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​'Saving Private Ryan' Voted Best Tom Hanks Movie

Jess Hardiman

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​'Saving Private Ryan' Voted Best Tom Hanks Movie

It's a tough one to call, but apparently Saving Private Ryan is the best Tom Hanks movie of all time, according to a poll on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.

We all know that Tom Hanks is one of the world's most respected actors - in fact, he's so admired that he was even recently named the greatest actor in entertainment history in a poll from film fans across the world.

But while the fact that he's an all-round badass seems fairly unanimous, not all of us can agree on what we think is his best work. No doubt that's probably because there's simply too much to choose from, with everything from family favourites like the Toy Story series through to thrillers such as Bridge of Spies to his name.

Hoping to see where we all stand, Rotten Tomatoes let the general public loose on Hanks' extensive back catalogue - with epic WWII drama Saving Private Ryan coming out on top.

Fans were able to rank their favourites, essentially giving each one a thumbs up or thumbs down, and the 1998 Spielberg-directed film leads the way with 1.5k positive votes.

In the movie (which is also widely regarded as the greatest war film ever made) Hanks plays protagonist Captain John H. Miller, who is quietly authoritative - unlike many of the aggressive, tyrannical leaders often found in other war films.

It's a powerful role that saw him nominated for a Best Actor Oscar, with the film also getting a nomination for Best Picture. The Oscar may gone elsewhere for those particular accolades, but it did manage to win Best Director and Best Cinematography, among others.

Credit: DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures
Credit: DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures

Ranked in second place arethe Toy Stories films (cheating slightly, as there's three of those), followed up by 2000's Cast Away.

The rest of the list also features, in order of popularity, Catch Me If You Can, Apollo 13, Big, Bridge of Spies, Captain Phillips, Splash and That Thing You Do.

In the same roundup, Rotten Tomatoes also ranks the critical ranking for Tom Hanks films, comparing the results of film critics' reviews.

The outcome of this is slightly different, with the Toy Story films coming in at number one with an average score of 100%, followed by Big, Catch Me If You Can, Apollo 13, Captain Phillips and That Thing You Do.

Saving Private Ryan, meanwhile, doesn't show up until seventh place thanks to a not-so-perfect (but also none too shoddy) 92%, and is then followed by Splash, Bride of Spies and, finally, Cast Away.

You're still able to rank the films, so if you're not happy with the current results (though to be honest, why wouldn't you be?) then get on over to Rotten Tomatoes and cast your vote.

Featured Image Credit: DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures

Topics: Entertainment News, Film, Entertainment, TV and Film, Tom Hanks, Toy Story

Jess Hardiman
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