Can You Name All of These Tom Hanks Movies From an Image?

By: J. Scott Wilson
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"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." While Forrest Gump didn't know what life held for him, you know what this quiz holds for you - endless fun! From his earliest film of He Knows You're Alone to his latest 2017 film The Post, Tom Hanks' acting has spanned from animated to live-action and comedy to drama. Can you remember the Tom Hanks' film from an image? Let's find out!

Tom Hanks was born in the mid-50s in Concord, California. Before he got his start in TV and film, the young actor began on the theater stage with a 1977 production of The Taming of the Shrew. Hanks got his film start in 1980, but his career boomed with the 1984 film Splash. After that, Tom Hanks would go on to star career changing films, such as Big, A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, and The Green Mile. And who could forget him as the voice of Woody in Toy Story?

Highly decorated, the actor has a total of 17 awards, which include two Academy Awards and eight Emmy Awards. With a career that spans well over 30 years, how many Tom Hanks films could you recognize from an image? Could you remember him dancing on a giant piano with Robert Loggia? What if you watched him land a plane on the Hudson River?

With over 40 films on his resume, how many of these Tom Hanks' films can you recognize from an image! His character, Jimmy Dugan said, "There's no crying in baseball." There's no crying in this quiz either!

Forrest Gump is one of Hanks' most polarizing characters. Many people love Forrest because he's so honest and plainspoken, but some find the character annoying and monotonal.

Every kid wishes they could be a grownup sometimes, and this film taps into that fantasy. Hanks plays a boy who gets his wish granted, only to find out it's not all it's cracked up to be.

Hanks was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for this movie, in which he's the only person on screen for the majority of its run time. FedEx parodied the package delivery scene at the end in a 2003 Super Bowl commercial!

This detective comedy matches Hanks with his only four-footed co-star, Beasley the dog. "Die Hard" vet Reginald VelJohnson also stars, again playing a cop.

This is the movie that made "Houston, we have a problem" into a catchphrase. It likely would have won the Best Picture Oscar if a little film called "Braveheart" hadn't also been nominated.

Hanks was perfectly cast as the heroic captain of the US Air flight that ended up in the Hudson River. Interesting note: If you're ever in Charlotte, N.C., the plane is on display at the airport museum!

Every kid has imagined that his toys come to life when he's not around. Heck, Bill Watterson based the entire "Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip on the idea. In this movie, we finally got to see what they get up to while we're asleep.

Steven Spielberg won the Best Director Oscar for the movie, and Hanks was nominated for best actor. Some historians have criticized the film for glorifying war, or for making WWII into "the good war."

This sprawling film spreads across six different eras, with Hanks playing a different character in each of them. The Wachowskis, who brought us the Matrix films, are old hands at bizarre plots and odd combinations.

Hanks worked opposite SNL legend Dan Aykroyd as the cop team at the center of this movie. Aykroyd is fantastic, but Hanks at times looks like he's trying to keep up.

Tom plays Walt Disney in this drama about the making of "Mary Poppins." Emma Thompson plays Poppins creator P.L. Travers, and the two of them make quite an acting pair on screen.

The animation style of this movie was off-putting for some of the children who were its target audience, with the hyper-real faces of the children and the many roles played by Hanks (including Santa). However, it's become a holiday classic and spawned dozens of train-based holiday amusements.

Tom Hanks has an incredible ability to carry a movie when he's the only one on screen for long periods, and that is on display here. He's a traveler who can't get into the U.S., but he can't go home either, so he takes up residence at JFK Airport.

The Coen brothers directed this somewhat weak black comedy, in which Hanks leads a gang of crooks planning a casino heist. It's worth watching for J.K. Simmons playing a demolitions expert named Garth Pancake.

Hanks produced this lavishly rendered version of the Maurice Sendak classic. It featured voices by such Hollywood greats as James Gandolfini and Catherine O'Hara.

This adaptation of the Stephen King novel rivals "The Shawshank Redemption" for a fervent fan base. Towering actor Michael Clarke Duncan was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as convict John Coffey, and won a host of other honors.

You might have heard the phrase "There's no crying in baseball!" and not known its origin. It's uttered by Tom Hanks, playing the coach of an all-female baseball team that included Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell among its players.

Before he played Sully, Hanks played another real-life role in this film. He plays the captain of a merchant ship who is taken hostage by Somali pirates and rescued by a SEAL team.

Fresh off her bizarrely intense performance in "Blade Runner," Daryl Hannah starred as a mermaid in this sweet, funny tale. Hanks is the human who falls in love with her after she rescues him when he falls overboard from his boat.

Hanks and Shelley Long make a great early '80s comedy couple as the new owners of the house described by the title. The film doesn't try to hide its comedic nature, even including a pair of contractor brothers with the last name of Shirk.

Hanks plays opposite Meg Ryan, making for one of the greatest rom-com teams in history. Hanks' character thinks he has a fatal disease, so he agrees for a sizable fee to throw himself into a volcano to mollify some frightened natives.

Hanks plays the lead as an attorney defending a Russian spy, but it's Mark Rylance who steals the show. He plays the spy, and his scenes during a prisoner exchange setup won him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

This early-career spy farce is not the strongest entry on Hanks' resume. It's notable, however, as the only time he shares screen time with Carrie Fisher.

People who know today's Tom Hanks might be surprised to know he was in this wild farce. He plays a bus driver whose future father-in-law is determined to make him be unfaithful to his fiancee on his wedding night.

Nora Ephron, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan prove a potent combination again in this kid-fueled rom-com. Hanks plays a widower whose son tricks him into meeting Ryan on the observation deck of the Empire State Building.

This homage to the one-hit wonders of the '60s pop scene features Hanks as an A&R man for a record company. One fun thing about the movie is the cameos, including Hanks' son Colin, his wife, Rita Wilson, and even Peter Scolari, his "Bosom Buddies" co-star.

This film adaptation of the Tom Wolfe novel was received with scorn by critics and audiences alike. It was nominated for Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Actress and Worst Supporting Actress for the Razzies. Fortunately, Tom escaped being nominated.

This wrenching film won Hanks a well-deserved Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of a successful lawyer stricken by AIDS. He sues his firm for discrimination with the help of an attorney played by Denzel Washington, and many issues of anti-gay discrimination are brought to the forefront.

Tom hasn't done a ton of "himself" roles, preferring to play characters. However, even he couldn't resist the lure of joining in the Simpsons' first trip to the big screen.

Hanks gets to be a little bit creepy in this film, playing a Steve Jobs-like leader of a social media consortium bent on penetrating every part of daily life. The movie proved to be the last performances of both Bill Paxton and Glenne Headly.

Early in his career, Hanks displayed a flair for broad, madcap comedy. This one should be required viewing for anyone moving to the land of HOAs and cul-de-sacs.

Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law and a then-unknown Daniel Craig (James Bond) headline this '30s-set gangster flick. Hanks and Newman have incredible chemistry, and it's nice to see Hanks playing a character who might for a change not be morally pure.

Hanks plays a careworn, burned-out salesman who finds himself in Saudi Arabia trying to sell a holographic conferencing system to the Saudi king. The critics loved it, but it was one of the lowest-grossing movies of Hanks' career.

Here we see one of the first rom-coms where the protagonists don't wait on a phone call, but on an incoming email notification. This Nora Ephron-penned script solidified Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan as one of Hollywood's greatest onscreen couples.

Hanks played the title role, a party-oriented (the drinking kind) U.S. representative who ends up being investigated for cocaine use. He gets involved in supporting the mujahadeen in Afghanistan, and finds his noble cause there.

Some critics pointed to this as a passing of the torch, with Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio sharing screen time. It's based on the true story of Frank Abagnale, who posed as an airline pilot and pulled off scams worth millions before age 19.

Antimatter and the Antichrist collide in this sequel to "The Da Vinci Code." Hanks, as Prof. Robert Langdon, has to find an antimatter bomb and save the College of Cardinals so they can elect a new pope. In his spare time, he juggles, maybe?

Buzz Lightyear leads the rest of Andy's toys to rescue Woody (Hanks), who's been kidnapped by a toy collector. One of the funniest moments is when Buzz comes up against another Buzz Lightyear doll. Talk about an identity crisis!

Hanks co-wrote, produced and directed this romantic comedy, in which he starred with Julia Roberts. Tom may have officially gotten word on this that he was a little old to do rom-coms, as it made very little money and three-quarters of the audience was over 50.

Hanks' role as Woody is the emotional heart of the Toy Story movies. In this one, the toys end up in a day care and see the other side of toy (and human) life.

This small film gave Meg Ryan a chance to direct her old rom-com partner. Hanks plays a small role as a resident of a town where a local boy serves as telegraph messenger during WWII while most of the other boys in the town have gone off to war.

Colin Hanks is actually the star of this film, but his father, Tom, has a small role as ... his father! Colin takes a job as road manager for a mentalist played by John Malkovich. Talk about an acting class!

This odd little film actually starred John Corbett and Kim Basinger. She plays a traveling cosmetic saleswoman who may or may not be killing Elvis impersonators. Hanks plays one of the impersonators, obviously having fun.

This TV movie is notable as being Hanks' first major starring role. The story itself is a fairly hysterical piece, casting role-playing game players as various kinds of neurotics and psychotics.

Tom gets to star opposite comedy legend Jackie Gleason in what would be Gleason's final film role. They play father and son, and it gave Hanks a chance to flex his dramatic-acting muscles a bit.

This is one of the most ballyhooed movies of Hanks' career. The book sold hundreds of millions of copies, and the weight on his shoulders to pull off the character of Robert Langdon was huge. He pulled it off well, according to fans and critics.

This movie, centered on the terrorist events of 9/11 and their impact on a young boy with Asperger's Syndrome, is a guaranteed tear-jerker. Hanks plays the boy's German immigrant father, who is killed when the towers fall while he's leaving a phone message for his son.

You might have never heard of this Hanks film, as it was put out only in limited release. He plays a young RAF officer who falls in love with a Jewish girl while recovering from war wounds.

This was Hanks' third trip into Dan Brown's world of religious intrigue, playing professor Robert Langdon. Like the previous two, it got lukewarm reviews but made a stout profit at the box office.

Every actor has a skeleton or two in his closet, and this definitely counts as Tom's. His feature film debut is a slasher flick also known as "Blood Wedding" ... and that's about all you need to know about it!

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