Since Tom Hanks revealed that he and his wife Rita Wilson had tested positive for the coronavirus, his name has been in the headlines for the past few weeks. Hanks remained optimistic throughout the process, as he provided updates to his followers with each new development in their recovery.
Hanks’ latest report suggests that the two “feel better” while in quarantine for two weeks after their diagnosis. He also noted that self-isolation is the best way to fight the pandemic, simply explaining that by doing this, “you don’t give it to anyone, you don’t get it from anyone.” It comes after they were released from hospital in Australia, where Hanks was filming a biopic of Elvis Presley.
With great concern around Hanks and most of the country on hiatus with many people ordered to take shelter locally, streaming services have boomed. Many shows, such as The tiger king on Netflix, have seen a viral takeoff due to the additional eyes browsing these platforms with more and more people working from home.
As such, the catalog of movies with Hanks is plentiful on Netflix, Disney + and Hulu. Here is a list of movies and where viewers can find them in the three services.
‘Toy Story’ 1-4
Disney + is the home of the four Toy story movies. Hanks lends his voice to Woody and plays alongside Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear. The first one Toy story created in 1995 and was followed by Toy story 2 and Toy story 3 in 1999 and 2010, respectively. Toy story 4 saw the two stars return for the latest film released in 2019.
In addition to the movies, a variety of short films starring Hanks and Allen are also available on the streaming platform, including Toy Story of Terror! (2013) and Toy Story that time has forgotten (2014).
Netflix is home to one of Hanks’ most iconic roles. Hanks won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Andrew Beckett, who was a gay AIDS patient working in one of the largest law firms in Philadelphia. The film is one of the first mainstream projects to tackle the problems of HIV and homophobia.
Denzel Washington played alongside Hanks. Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia” also won an Academy Award for best original song.
‘Turner and Hooch’ (1989)
Back on Disney +, Turner and Hooch sees Hanks playing alongside a dog. The plot focuses on the detective character of Hanks who must adopt Hooch. The two then work side by side to find a killer in a buddy comedy.
Mare Winningham and Craig T. Nelson also appear in the film. Disney + is apparently working on the release of a series with Josh Peck in a reboot.
Splash is on Disney + and was the first film released by Touchstone Picture which was created by Walt Disney Studios. Hanks and Daryl Hannah act in romantic comedy. A spin-off made for television was produced called Splash, Too four years after the original film was released. Hanks was not there.
John Candy appears in the film as Hanks’ screen brother.
“Save Mr. Banks” (2013)
In this film found on Disney +, Hanks embodies the man himself, Walt Disney. The story sees Disney trying to get the rights to the film for Mary Poppins by Pamela “P.L.” Travers. After a lot of back and forth and a revelation at the end, Disney ends up being granted the rights of the author.
Emma Thompson shares the role of Travers with Paul Giamatti and B.J. Novak also appearing in the film.
Unlike the films mentioned above, Forrest Gump, with the likes of Shipwrecked and Large, can be viewed on Hulu. In these cases, however, each requires a different add-on to watch these three iconic Hanks movies.
For Forrest Gump, users must have a Starz subscription Shipwrecked and Large require Cinemax and HBO, respectively. These three films feature all of Hanks’ most well-known roles throughout his brilliant acting career.