The Best Tom Hanks Movies


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95
/26/

Toy Story (1995)
Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.
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81
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4.2
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93
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95
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91
/38/

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.
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8.3
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81
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78
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4.0
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98
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89
/607553/
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92
/39/

Toy Story 3 (2010)
Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.
84
7.9
/518135/
79
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76
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4.0
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100
/169/
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86
/1000500/
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88
/34/

Toy Story 2 (1999)
Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggen, owner of Al's Toy Barn kidnaps Woody. Andy's toys mount a daring rescue mission, Buzz Lightyear meets his match and Woody has to decide where he and his heart truly belong.
84
8.8
/1769675/
86
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85
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4.1
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71
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95
/1244237/
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82
/20/

Forrest Gump (1994)
A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.
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7.8
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78
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76
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3.7
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97
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94
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84
/57/

Toy Story 4 (2019)
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.
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89
/749091/
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75
/39/

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.
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7.8
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79
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76
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3.7
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89
/152497/
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82
/48/

Captain Phillips (2013)
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
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8.6
/1122499/
86
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85
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4.1
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78
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94
/813770/
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61
/36/

The Green Mile (1999)
A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.
80
7.6
/263575/
80
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74
/3700/
3.7
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96
/92/
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87
/432979/
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77
/22/

Apollo 13 (1995)
The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the astronauts work furiously with the ground crew to avert tragedy.
80
7.7
/5984/
78
/393/
75
/169/
3.7
/10286/
92
/37/
Audience
90
/246/

Spielberg (2017)
A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg.
79
7.8
/514132/
79
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76
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3.8
/118882/
88
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84
/743960/
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73
/32/

Cast Away (2000)
Chuck Nolan, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia crashes at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and finds himself marooned on a desolate island. With no way to escape, Chuck must find ways to survive in his new home.
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7.3
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73
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71
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3.7
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95
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92
/11258/
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80
/50/

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel's perspective on life is transformed.
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87
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81
/48/

Bridge of Spies (2015)
During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.
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7.5
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76
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72
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3.4
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94
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84
/2714/

Toy Story of Terror! (2013)
What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story of Terror.
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7.3
/195623/
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82
/401979/
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73
/20/

Big (1988)
When a young boy makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big—he wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the unfamiliar world of grown-ups including getting a job and having his first romantic encounter with a woman.
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7.7
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74
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/188862/
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72
/36/

Road to Perdition (2002)
Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him.
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7.7
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77
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3.8
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89
/183355/
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/21/

Philadelphia (1993)
Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.
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/3494/

The Pixar Story (2007)
A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The contributions of John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs are profiled. The decline of two-dimensional animation is chronicled as three-dimensional animation rises. Hard work and creativity seem to share the screen in equal proportions.
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7.2
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3.3
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100
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/809/

Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie's room in this Toy Story That Time Forgot.
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7.4
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78
/20394/
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3.4
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Audience
84
/48547/
Metacritics
74
/46/

Sully (2016)
On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and career.
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7.3
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74
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70
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3.3
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77
/1823372/
Metacritics
80
/36/

The Simpsons Movie (2007)
After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.
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6.9
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74
/1020/
68
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3.6
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78
/126507/
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71
/22/

That Thing You Do! (1996)
A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.
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7.2
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74
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70
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3.4
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88
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73
/12353/
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83
/51/

The Post (2017)
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
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7.5
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76
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74
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3.4
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84
/111554/
Metacritics
65
/46/

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.
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7.5
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77
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72
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3.5
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76
/62/

Partysaurus Rex (2012)
When Rex finds himself left behind in the bathroom, he puts his limbs to use by getting a bath going for a bunch of new toy friends.
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7.3
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/1955/
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3.7
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84
/367007/
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67
/20/

A League of Their Own (1992)
As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell co-star as two of the sisters' teammates.
73
7.8
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82
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74
/58/
3.9
/3541/
97
/32/
Audience
89
/4041/

The Celluloid Closet (1996)
This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have occupied in cinema history, and shows the evolution of the entertainment industry's role in shaping perceptions of LGBT figures. The issues addressed include secrecy – which initially defined homosexuality – as well as the demonization of the homosexual community with the advent of AIDS, and finally the shift toward acceptance and positivity in the modern era.
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7.3
/7567/
72
/839/
70
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3.3
/5488/
Audience
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/408/

Hawaiian Vacation (2011)
The toys throw Ken and Barbie a Hawaiian vacation in Bonnie's room.
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7.0
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74
/4723/
75
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3.1
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79
/213/
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75
/1459/
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64
/37/

Greyhound (2020)
A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the surrounding enemy Nazi U-boats in order to give the allies a chance to win the war.
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73
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68
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3.2
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74
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79
/878183/
Metacritics
73
/39/

Cars (2006)
Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town's offbeat characters.
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7.1
/5755/
72
/776/
68
/313/
3.3
/4925/
Audience
78
/1623/

Small Fry (2011)
A fast food restaurant mini variant of Buzz forcibly switches places with the real Buzz and his friends have to deal with the obnoxious impostor.
70
6.8
/89914/
67
/3700/
66
/990/
3.4
/116448/
86
/271/
Audience
67
/2098/
Metacritics
68
/49/

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)
14 years after making a film about his journey across the USA, Borat risks life and limb when he returns to the United States with his young daughter, and reveals more about the culture, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the political elections.
70
6.8
/157851/
71
/2700/
67
/1460/
3.3
/42883/
75
/59/
Audience
75
/297306/
Metacritics
72
/17/

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Desperate to find his dad Sam a date, a young boy calls into a radio show and catches the attention of Annie, a journalist who wants to meet Sam atop the Empire State Building.
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7.0
/109362/
71
/1974/
66
/911/
3.2
/18412/
82
/202/
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73
/226432/
Metacritics
67
/39/

Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
The true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets had some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
69
7.4
/401365/
77
/9772/
73
/5249/
3.5
/84008/
61
/206/
Audience
74
/408061/
Metacritics
55
/41/

The Terminal (2004)
Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living – and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant.
68
7.6
/3498/
81
/135/
74
/59/
3.7
/3505/
82
/33/
Audience
85
/167/
Metacritics
60
/11/

Quincy (2018)
An intimate look into the life of icon Quincy Jones. A unique force in music and popular culture for 70 years, Jones has transcended racial and cultural boundaries; his story is inextricably woven into the fabric of America.
67
7.4
/342154/
73
/10753/
68
/5362/
3.4
/69514/
67
/282/
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66
/187698/
Metacritics
55
/45/

Cloud Atlas (2012)
A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.
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6.6
/191396/
71
/3928/
66
/2173/
3.3
/46603/
70
/89/
Audience
73
/462449/
Metacritics
57
/19/

You've Got Mail (1998)
Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet—both blissfully unaware that he's trying to put her out of business.
67
7.0
/592407/
71
/18199/
67
/8026/
2.9
/115810/
58
/227/
Audience
85
/2385106/
Metacritics
61
/35/

Transformers (2007)
Young teenager, Sam Witwicky becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots – the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Sam holds the clue to unimaginable power and the Decepticons will stop at nothing to retrieve it.
64
6.9
/67211/
73
/1932/
67
/736/
3.5
/26761/
53
/38/
Audience
71
/60873/
Metacritics
45
/20/

The 'Burbs (1989)
When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who much prefers drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube expected to spend his vacation.
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6.2
/68323/
66
/1406/
63
/851/
3.0
/15519/
Metacritics
71
/15/

Splash (1984)
A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.
63
6.6
/169170/
72
/9419/
67
/4128/
3.1
/88648/
56
/208/
Audience
63
/242288/
Metacritics
61
/36/

The Polar Express (2004)
When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
60
6.1
/39939/
67
/4442/
58
/790/
2.8
/8163/
71
/148/
Audience
54
/10235/
Metacritics
58
/35/

A Hologram for the King (2016)
Alan Clay, a struggling American businessman, travels to Saudi Arabia to sell a new technology to the King, only to be challenged by endless Middle Eastern bureaucracy, a perpetually absent monarch, and a suspicious growth on his back.
60
6.9
/97157/
74
/2355/
70
/1522/
3.0
/20747/
45
/187/
Audience
61
/79938/
Metacritics
46
/41/

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock.
59
6.3
/35218/
68
/687/
63
/425/
2.9
/5455/
54
/26/
Audience
56
/37595/
Metacritics
56
/4/

Bachelor Party (1984)
This outrageously funny look at one man's final moments of bachelorhood stars Tom Hanks as Rick, reluctant recipient of a bachelor bash given by a group of friends who view partying as their full-time religion. Rick's worried fiancée, Debbie (Tawny Kitaen), dresses up in disguise and crashes the party to spy on her future husband.
59
6.4
/51540/
70
/1403/
64
/700/
3.0
/14234/
48
/21/
Audience
58
/52650/
Metacritics
49
/14/

The Money Pit (1986)
After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buy what looks like the home of their dreams—only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling mansion falls to pieces around them, the two watch in hilarious horror as everything—including the kitchen sink—disappears into the Money Pit.
58
6.7
/270041/
71
/9271/
67
/4939/
3.0
/40665/
37
/259/
Audience
57
/531767/
Metacritics
48
/36/

Angels & Demons (2009)
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is recruited by the Vatican to investigate the apparent return of the Illuminati - a secret, underground organization - after four cardinals are kidnapped on the night of the papal conclave.


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