24 Iconic Tom Hanks Movies to Add to Your Watchlist

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Esteemed actor Tom Hanks has kept a steady, strong presence in the film industry for nearly four decades. The actor landed his debut role in Ron Howard’s 1984 film, “Splash,” and grew to become a household name after securing several roles in popular movies throughout the remainder of the 1980s and early 1990s, including “Big,” “Turner and Hooch,” and “A League of Their Own” (just a few of his beloved works of the time).

By the 1990s, Hanks started to stray away from the romance/comedy genre and began diving into more dramatic roles, including lawyer and AIDS patient Andrew Beckett in the 1993 film “Philadelphia,” which earned him an Oscar for best actor. Later, in 1994, Hanks once again garnered critical acclaim for his portrayal of Forrest Gump in the movie of the same name, for which he also won an Oscar for best actor.

Since his film debut in the 1980s, Hanks has established a lasting career in Hollywood and cemented himself as one of the greatest actors in modern history. Whether you recognize Hanks for his voice acting in beloved animated films like the Toy Story franchise or “The Polar Express” or you love him for his incredible versatility displayed in movies like “Greyhound” or “Finch,” here are 24 of the actor’s best movies.

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