Tom Hanks' Best Movies

In this week's Total Recall, we count down the best-reviewed work of the Captain Phillips star.

Tom Hanks

Co-starring in a short-lived sitcom about cross-dressing friends generally isn't the most direct path to superstardom, but there's an exception to prove every rule -- only one, though; sorry, Peter Scolari -- and after racking up over $3 billion in domestic ticket receipts, winning a mantel full of awards (including back-to-back Best Actor Oscars), and starring in some of the best-reviewed films of the last 25 years, Tom Hanks has demonstrated that he's pretty darned exceptional. With his latest project, the fact-based Paul Greengrass thriller Captain Phillips, arriving in theaters this weekend, we decided now was the perfect time to pay tribute to an impressive body of work by twirling the dials on the Tomatometer, making a list of Hanks' best-reviewed films, and playing Total Recall!


90%

10. Cast Away

If there was ever any doubt as to the strength of Tom Hanks' appeal, it was thoroughly answered with 2000's Cast Away, a movie that asked viewers to spend over an hour watching its star wander an island with little to do and only a volleyball for companionship. He didn't just topline it, Hanks essentially was the film, absorbing a percentage of screen time that, in lesser hands, would have amounted to an endurance test for audiences. Happily, he proved up to the task, as attested by Cast Away's healthy $429 million worldwide gross -- not to mention the scores of overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics like Margaret A. McGurk of the Cincinnati Enquirer, who praised Hanks for rising to the challenges of the script: "The challenge to the character is matched by the challenge to the actor; for most of the movie Mr. Hanks is the only human being we see or hear. He tackles the job with stunning confidence in a performance stripped of gimmicks and driven by need."

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92%

9. Splash

Starring in a frothy romantic comedy as a man who falls in love with a mermaid may not seem like the surest path to starting a film career, but then, 1984's Splash was no ordinary movie -- in fact, it started a lot of things, among them an entire studio (Touchstone Pictures, created to allow Disney the ability to release more "adult" fare without sullying its name brand), a surge in the number of girls named Madison, and, supposedly, a name change for the Disneyland ride that eventually became Splash Mountain. Not bad for a movie featuring a pair of largely untested stars (Hanks was fresh from Bosom Buddies, and Hannah was known mainly for her role in Blade Runner) and a director most people still thought of as Opie Taylor (or Richie Cunningham). Nearly $70 million in domestic receipts (and one Academy Award nomination) later, and Hanks was on his way to stardom, thanks in part to positive critical buzz that has proven surprisingly durable; recently, Empire's Ian Freer held it up as "the movie that really showed Tom Hanks' promise as a deliverer of great comedy and heart-warming pathos."


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8. Saving Private Ryan

American directors have been making movies about World War II since 1940, and even as early as the 1980s, it was a genre associated by many with Norman Rockwell revisionism and John Wayne machismo. By 1998, for a movie about the war to add anything new to the dialogue, it would have to be something truly special -- but with Spielberg behind the cameras and a cast led by Tom Hanks, an actor as quintessentially American as apple pie, Saving Private Ryan was off to a pretty good start even before the first roll of film had been shot. The end result, of course, was one of the best-reviewed films (and biggest hits) of the year -- a $481 million hit that arrived perfectly timed to coincide with a new wave of interest in what Tom Brokaw dubbed "The Greatest Generation." Lauded for its sometimes shocking realism, Ryan was eventually nominated for 11 Academy Awards, and helped prompt Hanks' involvement (along with Spielberg and many others) in HBO's 10-part World War II documentary, Band of Brothers -- an important film, in other words, and one that, despite a few dissenting opinions (Andrew Sarris called it "tediously manipulative"), earned a healthy 92 percent Tomatometer thanks to plenty of high praise from critics like Richard Schickel of Time, who applauded it as "a war film that, entirely aware of its genre's conventions, transcends them as it transcends the simplistic moralities that inform its predecessors, to take the high, morally haunting ground."

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7. That Thing You Do!

Some moviegoers who went to see That Thing You Do! expecting another "Tom Hanks movie" may have come away disappointed with his relative lack of screen time -- his character, the slick A&R executive known as Mr. White, is the textbook definition of a "minor but pivotal" role -- but if they paid attention to the credits, they saw that it had Hanks literally written all over it: he made his writing/directing debut with That Thing, which follows the speedy rise (and equally speedy fall) of a rock band in 1966. Though it wasn't a huge hit, the movie did spin off a medium-sized hit on the pop charts ("That Thing You Do," written by Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger and sung by future power pop demigod Mike Viola) and enjoyed highly favorable reviews from the likes of Desson Thomson of the Washington Post, who wrote, "first-time writer/director Tom Hanks stays about a half-beat ahead of the clichés with rim shots of boyish enthusiasm and deft comedy."

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6. Apollo 13

Hanks reunited with his Splash director, Ron Howard, for 1995's Apollo 13, a dramatization of NASA's aborted 1970 lunar mission that combined one of Hanks' biggest personal passions -- space travel -- with Hollywood's favorite thing: a blockbuster prestige picture. With a cast that featured a number of similarly prolific actors (among them Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris, and Hanks' Forrest Gump costar Gary Sinise), Apollo probably would have made decent money even if it had played fast and loose with the real-life details of the launch, but Howard and his crew strove for verisimilitude, going so far as to shoot portions of the film in actual zero gravity. The result was a summertime smash that restored some of space travel's luster for a jaded generation -- and made for an exceedingly good filmgoing experience according to most critics, including Roger Ebert, who called it "a powerful story, one of the year's best films, told with great clarity and remarkable technical detail, and acted without pumped-up histrionics."

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Comments

TheMovieGuy

Robbie Moore

I don't think The Toy Story trilogy should count, he does make a great voice but not technically 'acting'

Oct 9 - 04:40 PM

Branden Lucero

Branden Lucero

voice over IS acting, so it counts. but in my opinion, Toy Story should be grouped as a trilogy, not separate films - that say 99-100%.

Oct 9 - 05:06 PM

Vincent

Cutler the Witch Doctor

It is acting. You have to convey emotion through your voice.

Oct 9 - 06:02 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

exactly . . .

Oct 10 - 04:44 PM

Ethan Faidley

Ethan Faidley

He has more acting in 5 minutes of Toy Story than both Da Vinci Codes combined

Oct 12 - 08:03 AM

Jesse Klauber

Jesse Klauber

I totally agree. People dont win oscars for having the best voice in Hollywood, they win because they actually act not just read whats on the paper in front of them

Oct 9 - 07:05 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Voice acting is a lot harder than just reading what's on a paper.

Oct 9 - 11:17 PM

RoHiT

Good Looking RoHiT

Voice over is acting, dumbfuck.

Oct 9 - 09:16 PM

Tim Shanahan

Tim Shanahan

Amen

Oct 10 - 11:17 AM

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King  S.

King Simba

No, the difference between the voice work guys like Tom Hanks and Tim Allen do on major animated films and the cheap dubbing done for a lot of Japanese anime is the same as the difference between the acting done by Daniel Day Lewis or Meryl Streep in an oscar winning drama and the acting done by some teen in a cheap horror film. It's all classified as acting, but it's world's away in effort and quality.

And for the record I do think there are voicework actors who should be acknowledged for their effots. People like Frank Welker, Peter Cullen and Dan Castellaneta arguably have more talent than some big name stars. I mean Castellaneta played several characters on the Simpsons, giving each such a distinct voice you'd have to be paying close attention to guess that they were all played by the same person. I can't imagine Ashton Kutcher having such a range.

Oct 10 - 01:31 PM

Dave J

Dave J

If voice acting is acting then HG Wells should've won many Oscar awards for reading "War Of The Worlds"! "Acting" is like when random people can see you like on a stage like Shakespeare! It's not like people can get awards for listening to someone on the radio reading a script of a film!

Also, if what you're saying is true then all those other unknowns should've been acknowledged for doing many of the dubbing on many Japan animated cartoons, chop sockey movies, and foreign movies! The difference here is that Tom Hanks, Don Rickles, and Tim Allen etc...get paid more than the average dubber since they're also lending out their names, and big name actors majority of the people recognize can also draw people in to see animated movies too!

Oct 10 - 01:10 PM

Daniel Sohn

Daniel Sohn

Just because something doesn't get recognition doesn't discredit the talent behind it

Oct 10 - 02:50 PM

Dave J

Dave J

What's cheap dubbing and what's good dubbing "King Simba" for it's still labelled as 'voiceover' work! I mean, if the movie or the animation is still watchable to the average viewer, who does the voice acting is totally irreverent upon watching many Disney classics during the hey day including "Pinocchio" and "Winnie the Pooh"! Those unknown dubbers still get paid but not as much as let's say Myers, Murphy and Diaz for doing the "Shrek" movies, and Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Don Rickles for doing the Toy Story series! Just because as I've said below a lot of people know who they're since they're also successful as comedians and as actors or on other forms of entertainment!

Oct 10 - 02:57 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Someone needs to revisit Orson Welles Mercury Theater radio shows, or check out Boris Karloff or Vincent Price reading Edgar Allen Poe. Voice work can be just as evocative as any performance.

Oct 10 - 03:06 PM

Dave J

Dave J

@Daniel Sohn -Look, I'm not discrediting anyone's talent here, but if you're going to give recognition to Tom Hanks and comp. for doing the voice overs for the "Toy Story" films then you should also do the same to all the others as well including the ones you don't recognize and are not in the spotlight for other work including "Mickey Mouse", "Snow White", "Winnie the Pooh", "Garfield", "Sleeping Beauty" and "Dumbo" among many others just because they don't do any other acting work! Don't dictate voice over work to acknowledge only to celebrities you know, but also to the ones who're not as famous as Tom Hanks and Mike Myers!

I mean, there's obviously a 'double standard' here, whereas celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Tim Allen and Robin Williams as well as all the other 'well known' celebrities get "praised" for doing their work, how about praising the thousands of unknowns who did the voiceover work for doing animations on other animations such as Scooby Doo, Dumbo and Mickey Mouse! Why limit to just celebrities that you know from the movie industry!

Oct 10 - 03:19 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Look Daniel, do you go "oh, the people who did the voice over work for "Dumbo" and "The Lion King" should be acknowledged and nominated for awards" - I think not!

Oct 10 - 03:23 PM

Smith Curry

Smith Curry

The voice makes or breaks a character. For example, lets say Bobcat Goldthwait (his stand up voice) was Woody instead of Tom Hanks. Totally different character.

Oct 9 - 10:24 PM

Anang F. Sulistyono

Anang F. Sulistyono

-again- Voice over IS acting. You should consider to read and learn some more mate.

Oct 9 - 10:47 PM

Noah Abraham G.

Noah Abraham Goucher

Voice acting is and always will be acting. In a way, it is more challenging than "regular" acting, because you're relying only on your voice; the rest is out of your hands. I can't believe people are still saying this.

Oct 9 - 11:19 PM

Joe D.

Joe Dub

LOL true, true...

Oct 10 - 08:24 AM

Dave J

Dave J

If that is the case then how come "no" one has ever gotten an Oscar nomination for doing voice acting work?

Oct 10 - 01:31 PM

King  S.

King Simba

No science fiction film ever won an oscar for best picture or director. Doesn't discredit all the classics the genre has produced over the years.

Oct 10 - 01:33 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Okay, let me rephrase what I've just said then- 'how come no one has ever gotten nominated for doing any voice over work! And just like some animated films, science-fiction did get some nominations! "Voice acting" should not be categorized in the same category as acting!

Oct 10 - 02:39 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Maybe the fault lies with the oscars themselves?

Oct 10 - 02:53 PM

Dave J

Dave J

No, there's a double standard where well known celebrities can get recognized for doing voiceover work for the animated films they do- but that can't be said the same for most other people who's also done voice over work for a living! I mean, they have to be famous for doing other acting jobs such as to star in movies and theatre!

Oct 10 - 03:28 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Please understand this question very carefully "King Simba"! Had Tom Hanks and company who did the "Toy Story" movies have never done any other acting work either on stage or on front of a camera, and that the voice over work is just like what it is now- would you still care about who and what they look like if they have never starred in a movie before? If Tom Hanks and comp. were virtually unknowns!

Oct 10 - 03:42 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Yes.

Oct 10 - 04:05 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Dave, everyone seems to agree with me - voice acting is, in fact, acting. Mel Blanc, dude. Deal with it.

Oct 10 - 04:25 PM

Dave J

Dave J

That's funny did "King Simba" changed his username to that idiot Janson!

Oct 10 - 04:27 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Voice acting is acting but not in the same realm as on front of a camera, or on front of a large studio audience- duh! And since when did you enter into this discussion!

Oct 10 - 04:37 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

That door over there called 'the internet'.

Oct 10 - 04:45 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Where did you say "voice acting is, in fact, acting"? Just so people will know this!

Oct 10 - 04:55 PM

Dave J

Dave J

As a matter of fact, let me rephrase that question again, which everybody that agrees with you when it should've been that you agree with other users!

Oct 10 - 06:08 PM

King  S.

King Simba

"Had Tom Hanks and company who did the "Toy Story" movies have never done any other acting work either on stage or on front of a camera, and that the voice over work is just like what it is now- would you still care about who and what they look like if they have never starred in a movie before?"

I didn't know who Vin Diesel was when I first saw the Iron Giant and I still appreciated his work on that film. Heck, to this day I don't think any of his live action performances have been as powerful as the one he did in that film.

"No, there's a double standard where well known celebrities can get recognized for doing voiceover work for the animated films they do- but that can't be said the same for most other people who's also done voice over work for a living!"

It's all about quality. Ashton Kutcher and Daniel Day Lewis both do acting, by your standards they should both get the same amount of recognition. The quality of voicework done on a major animated film is a lot different than that done on a cheap Japanese dub.

And as I've said before, yes there ARE voicework actors who should get recognition. If you were to ask me who give the best performance in the Transformers trilogy, I wouldn't hesitate to say Peter Cullen.

Oct 10 - 11:34 PM

Dave J

Dave J

It's all about quality. Ashton Kutcher and Daniel Day Lewis both do acting, by your standards they should both get the same amount of recognition"

No, I'm not saying that at all! As a matter of fact, to use both actors who depend on the media is not even a good analogy since they're both in the same field! I'm just saying that while everybody 'praising' voice work done from well known celebrities, "most" people would not have praise other voice work who're virtually unknowns such as the cartoons that you grew up with, that moved you when you were a little child from television, do you really know most of those names who did the voice work, or do you remember some of the names, because some had been doing voice work for a living? If the answer is "no" then you'll see the double standard! I mean, I grew up with Popeye, Scooby doo, and The Flintstones, and out of all of the voice over actors, the only one I know about is Mel Blanc! There's nothing really wrong about that since it's a natural occurrence!

Oct 11 - 02:06 PM

Dave J

Dave J

To use movie stars or celebrities to do voice work is also part of marketing!

Oct 11 - 02:14 PM

Joe D.

Joe Dub

Despite the fact that the title on the page is 'Tom Hanks' Best Movies,' you'll see below that how ACTUALLY, as this IS a movie rating/review site, it's more specifically Tom Hanks' BEST REVIEWED WORK, which would obviously include the "Toy Story" films. But aside from that, as many others have pointed out, voice-over work IS acting, and is in many ways harder than traditional acting, as the ONLY thing you have to express emotion is JUST your voice as opposed to voice, facial expressions, AND body language... So yeah.

Oct 10 - 08:23 AM

Dave J

Dave J

I totally disagree because as I've listened to many actors on talk show circuits and so forth, and many had said that if anyone can do well on theatre(stage) then they can pretty much do anything because if an actor/ actress f-cks up on screen/ or in this case voice acting then they can redo it all over again as opposed to on stage, once you f-ck up the audience are going to see or notice it including a sneeze or a fart during a performance!

The only thing I agree with you on is that because Hanks is credited for doing the voice overs for those animated movies, that the Toy Story films "shouldn't" be left out! Which goes to say that if the "Toy Story" movies used people who're virtually unknowns then those movies wouldn't have gotten the same recognition that it did since everybody knows what Tom Hanks, Don Rickles and Tim Allen physically looks like- not majority of the voice actors who do the voices of most animations shown on television as well as non-English speaking films for people who don't like to read subtitles! I mean, out of all the animated voice works done throughout the years including "Snow White", "Sleeping Beauty" to "Mickey Mouse", "Garfield" and "Charlie Brown" how many of them do you know what they 'look' like because I bet you anything that it's next to none, aside from Mel Blanc the man of a 1000 voices, the characters from "The Simpsons", "South Park" and "Seth McFarlane" of "Family Guy" and "American Dad" who I want to remind you that he may have never "acted" on film nor on stage in his life aside from the Oscars or some plays in high school!

Oct 10 - 01:08 PM

Dave J

Dave J

The Simpsons" even did a small parody on this as well, when "Krusty the Clown" went into a sound studio for the intention of recording his so-called "voice acting" work and all he did was read from a few cue cards for a few minutes before he takes off again! To draw each of the pages accordingly to the story teller takes up way more time than anyone doing the voice over work- just saying!

Oct 10 - 01:21 PM

Sir Phobos

Sir Phobos

I kind of agree with Dave. Although I guess voice over is a form of acting, it is definitely not comparable to on screen acting. Can you really distinguish who gave a better voice over? Did Tim Allen do a better job than Tom hanks? Was the guy who did Aladdin's voice any good? I do think big time celebrities get too much credit for voice overs

Oct 11 - 09:27 AM

Graham Ashton

Graham Ashton

Krusty was reading lines for a doll sound box. Slightly difference than voicing a written character for a feature film or TV show. No?

Oct 15 - 05:29 AM

Bob F.

Bob Franca

So many good ones, they won't even all fit on a top 10.

Oct 9 - 04:49 PM

Vincent

Cutler the Witch Doctor

Road to Perdition should have definitely been higher than an 82%. I think it was way better than the massively boring snooze fest known as Cast Away.

Oct 9 - 06:08 PM

Halimali

Halimali Halim

Oh I too agree, both Road to Perdition and The Green Mile were much better than Cast Away

Oct 10 - 01:17 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I had no idea the RT scores for Forrest Gump and Philadelphia were so low. In terms of the latter, arguably Hanks' best performance, that's a damn shame. No way on Earth that either film is less classic than That Thing You Do, which was almost immediately forgettable.

Personally, I always liked Joe Vs. the Volcano, but Big isn't far behind.

Oct 9 - 04:53 PM

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Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Sorry. My donkey died :(

Oct 10 - 02:15 AM

King  S.

King Simba

Agreed about Forrest Gump, but I actually think the rating for Philadelphia is pretty fair. It got a lot of recognition for being the first mainstream film to really tackle AIDS and homosexuality, but aside from that I thought it was merely good, not great.

Oct 9 - 11:25 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Demme is a deft director, and he did excellent work in Philadelphia, along with both Hanks and Denzel's incredible performances. It's well-written, well-staged and immaculately shot. No apologies.

Oct 10 - 02:18 AM

King  S.

King Simba

Oh, I agree that it's well made and it features one of Hanks' best performances, I just don't think it's one of his best films.

As for the no apologies bit, I actually thought the film was kind of tame regarding its subject matter, but then again I suppose for its time it probably was pretty controversial.

Oct 10 - 11:43 AM

Zachary Christiansen

Zachary Christiansen

Agreed, I was like: "And where the heck is Forrest Gump?"

Oct 10 - 05:00 PM

Green Gilmore

Green Gilmore

Why is there a trailer for State of Play on #7 instead of That Thing You Do?

Oct 9 - 04:55 PM

rt-ryan

Ryan Fujitani

Thanks for catching that. It's been fixed.

Oct 9 - 05:23 PM

Branden Lucero

Branden Lucero

voice over IS acting, so it counts. but in my opinion, Toy Story should be grouped as a trilogy, not separate films - that say 99-100%.

Oct 9 - 05:06 PM

rt-ryan

Ryan Fujitani

Thanks for catching that. It's been fixed.

Oct 9 - 05:23 PM

Thomas Levesque

Thomas Levesque

my 10 favorite Tom Hanks movies are
1-Forrest Gump
2-Toy Story(Including toy story 2 & 3)
3-Cast Away
4-Splash
5-Big
6-Larry Crowne
7-Saving Private Ryan
8-Philadelphia
9-The Green Mile
10-Extremly Loud, Incredibly Close

Oct 9 - 05:27 PM

Vincent

Cutler the Witch Doctor

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close????? Sorry, that film was possibly the worst film I've seen in a while. Well, Hard Candy, Juno, and Drive are actually the worst, but it's up there in terms of the worst of the worst.

Oct 9 - 06:05 PM

Branden M.

Branden Mata

Drive and Juno are great films...and Hard Candy was an okay film with phenomenal performances by Ellen Page and Patrick Wilson...So I don't know what your talking about.

Oct 9 - 08:47 PM

Joe Lafollette

Joe Lafollette

Im glad i wasnt the only person who didnt enjoy Drive.

Oct 12 - 04:09 PM

Max Power

Max Power

Are you trying to troll?

Oct 9 - 10:26 PM

Vincent

Cutler the Witch Doctor

No. These films really suck.

Oct 10 - 02:46 AM

Bertram Krogh

Bertram Krogh

It infuriates me when people say a movie "sucks", without giving their opinion on why they think it does. Please elaborate.

Oct 10 - 06:34 AM

Vincent

Cutler the Witch Doctor

Click my account and read my reviews, but if you want a short explanation:

Hard Candy is just Hard Candy. A grotesque film that tries to be edgy, but fails.

Juno, intentional quirkiness. Promotion of teen pregnancy. Terrible performances. Boring and bland.

Drive, cliche after cliche. Then, false advertisement. Cheesy scenes. Too much staring and not enough dialogue. Zero character development. Awkward performances. Head stomping.

Oct 10 - 12:23 PM

Zac Milne

Zac Milne

Drive really sucked. Glad I'm not the only one who noticed.

Oct 10 - 05:09 PM

Thomas Levesque

Thomas Levesque

idiot, i like drive, but do u see that this is tom hanks best movies not best ryan gosling movies.

Nov 23 - 07:39 PM

Sir Phobos

Sir Phobos

Good thing it's his favorite Tom Hanks movies and not yours than. Troll alert, all hands to battle stations.

Oct 11 - 09:36 AM

Infernal D.

Infernal Dude 2.0

I don't understand the love for That Thing You Do. Lame movie.

Road to Perdition and Private Ryan would be my favorite Hanks movies while Gump and Philly are his best performances.

Oct 9 - 05:33 PM

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Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Sorry. My donkey died :(

Oct 10 - 02:15 AM

Typhon

Typhon Q

All these are great. I can't even think of a bad Tom Hanks movie.

Oct 9 - 06:01 PM

Justen Noll

Justen Noll

Larry Crowne...'nough said.

Oct 9 - 06:49 PM

Armond White Sucks

Michael Baldelli

Joe Versus the Volcano. Saw it at the drive-in when I was a kid. Hated it then, hate it now.

Oct 9 - 07:56 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Bonfire of the Vanities. Good luck with that.

Oct 10 - 02:18 AM

Vincent

Cutler the Witch Doctor

It is acting. You have to convey emotion through your voice.

Oct 9 - 06:02 PM

Gordon Franklin Terry Sr

Gordon Terry

exactly . . .

Oct 10 - 04:44 PM

Ethan Faidley

Ethan Faidley

He has more acting in 5 minutes of Toy Story than both Da Vinci Codes combined

Oct 12 - 08:03 AM

Ben Venidos

Ben Venidos

We had this exact same Total Recall last year when Cloud Atlas came out. Couldn't you have done a Total Recall of films about pirate heists this week? I'm so sick of each TR just being about the best-reviewed works of an actor or director.

Oct 9 - 06:03 PM

Armond White Sucks

Michael Baldelli

It's RT, were you actually expecting them to put effort into something?

Oct 9 - 07:56 PM

Ben Venidos

Ben Venidos

Yeah, but this is the second time I've seen them do Tom Hanks' Best Movies.

Oct 9 - 08:09 PM

Vincent

Cutler the Witch Doctor

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close????? Sorry, that film was possibly the worst film I've seen in a while. Well, Hard Candy, Juno, and Drive are actually the worst, but it's up there in terms of the worst of the worst.

Oct 9 - 06:05 PM

Branden M.

Branden Mata

Drive and Juno are great films...and Hard Candy was an okay film with phenomenal performances by Ellen Page and Patrick Wilson...So I don't know what your talking about.

Oct 9 - 08:47 PM

Joe Lafollette

Joe Lafollette

Im glad i wasnt the only person who didnt enjoy Drive.

Oct 12 - 04:09 PM

Max Power

Max Power

Are you trying to troll?

Oct 9 - 10:26 PM

Vincent

Cutler the Witch Doctor

No. These films really suck.

Oct 10 - 02:46 AM

Bertram Krogh

Bertram Krogh

It infuriates me when people say a movie "sucks", without giving their opinion on why they think it does. Please elaborate.

Oct 10 - 06:34 AM

Vincent

Cutler the Witch Doctor

Click my account and read my reviews, but if you want a short explanation:

Hard Candy is just Hard Candy. A grotesque film that tries to be edgy, but fails.

Juno, intentional quirkiness. Promotion of teen pregnancy. Terrible performances. Boring and bland.

Drive, cliche after cliche. Then, false advertisement. Cheesy scenes. Too much staring and not enough dialogue. Zero character development. Awkward performances. Head stomping.

Oct 10 - 12:23 PM

Zac Milne

Zac Milne

Drive really sucked. Glad I'm not the only one who noticed.

Oct 10 - 05:09 PM

Thomas Levesque

Thomas Levesque

idiot, i like drive, but do u see that this is tom hanks best movies not best ryan gosling movies.

Nov 23 - 07:39 PM

Sir Phobos

Sir Phobos

Good thing it's his favorite Tom Hanks movies and not yours than. Troll alert, all hands to battle stations.

Oct 11 - 09:36 AM

Vincent

Cutler the Witch Doctor

Road to Perdition should have definitely been higher than an 82%. I think it was way better than the massively boring snooze fest known as Cast Away.

Oct 9 - 06:08 PM

Halimali

Halimali Halim

Oh I too agree, both Road to Perdition and The Green Mile were much better than Cast Away

Oct 10 - 01:17 PM

Anthony DePierro

Anthony DePierro

Ok ... ok ... can Rotten Tomatoes please add the 3 movies that are missing from this list ... not taking anything away from his performance as Woody, but those movies would still be great with another competant movie star voicing the main character (George Clooney and Mel Gibson immediately came to mind).

Oct 9 - 06:12 PM

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Ryan Kramer

Ryan Kramer

Yes, thank you! And Tom himself has said that doing all the vocalizing for the first Toy Story seriously wore him out. (The poor guy is almost yelling half his lines in that flick.)

Oct 9 - 07:43 PM

Noah Abraham G.

Noah Abraham Goucher

George Clooney has a tendency to sound mildly sarcastic no matter what he's doing. It would ruin Woody.

And Mel Gibson? Seriously?

Oct 9 - 11:21 PM

Alberto Balsalm

Alberto Balsalm

WOAH! Leave Mel alone, my friend.

Oct 10 - 12:58 AM

Justen Noll

Justen Noll

Larry Crowne...'nough said.

Oct 9 - 06:49 PM

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Ryan Kramer

Ryan Kramer

Yes, thank you! And Tom himself has said that doing all the vocalizing for the first Toy Story seriously wore him out. (The poor guy is almost yelling half his lines in that flick.)

Oct 9 - 07:43 PM

Jesse Klauber

Jesse Klauber

I totally agree. People dont win oscars for having the best voice in Hollywood, they win because they actually act not just read whats on the paper in front of them

Oct 9 - 07:05 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Voice acting is a lot harder than just reading what's on a paper.

Oct 9 - 11:17 PM

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