Tom Hanks Movies To Watch On His Birthday Based On Any Mood!

We want to wish a very happy birthday to the one and only…Tom Hanks! To celebrate, here are some of his best movies to watch based on whatever mood you’re in.

66 has never looked so good! Renowned actor Tom Hanks is celebrating his birthday today, and we want to give fans a chance to watch some of his best movies–one for every mood! Let’s see what they are.


Forrest Gump (1994)

If you want to cry, then Forrest Gump is the perfect sentimental movie to watch. This film chronicles the unique life of Forrest, a simple-minded, but loving man, who partakes in huge moments in history. While Forest endures many tragedies, it’s his ever-lasting optimism in the unfortunate circumstances that somehow brings the most tears.

Stream now on Netflix!


Big (1988)

If you’re in a laughing type of mood, then the box office smash hit Big is perfect! Hanks uncovers his inner child to the world in this comedy in which his character, Josh, wishes to turn out to become big… to be a grownup… which actually happens.

Hanks drives the character on a compacted “growing up” ride, as he enjoys binge-eating, playing with toys, and sleepovers, to then changing taking on grown-up responsibilities like having a job.

Watch Big on either Hulu or Amazon Prime Video!


The Da Vinci Code (2006)

Looking for a mystery type of movie? Well, look no further! The Da Vinci Code is about a murder that happens inside the Louvre, with clues hidden inside the Da Vinci paintings–which leads to the discovery of a mystery that has been protected by a secret society for over two thousand years.

You can catch this film on HBO Max!


Toy Story (1995)

If you’re in the mood for a nostalgic type of movie, then why not watch the first Toy Story on Disney Plus! Even still to this day, Toy Story is marked as a technical achievement as it was the first completely computer-animated film.

While this movie explored a new friendship between Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), it also brought a new perspective of growing-up.


Apollo 13 (1995)

Perhaps you’re in a docu-drama type of mood, and if that’s the case, then go on Amazon Prime and start streaming Apollo 13! This film is based on a true story about the Apollo 13 lunar mission. But, things start to go sideways as an oxygen tank explodes, causing the moon landing to be canceled and the crew’s lives to be in danger.


Everyone at AfterBuzz TV wishes Tom Hanks a very happy birthday!

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