Most widely held works about Tom Hanks
Most widely held works by Tom Hanks
Forrest Gump ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 3,011 libraries worldwide
The story follows the life of low I.Q. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) and his meeting with the love of his life Jenny. The film chronicles his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's including a meeting with Elvis Presley, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, fighting in Vietnam, etc. The problem is, he doesn't realize the significance of his actions. Forrest comes to embody a generation.
Toy story ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,675 libraries worldwide
Woody the cowboy and Buzz Lightyear, two talking toys, have a fantastic adventure when they go out into the world. This new version contains improved video and audio along with several new bonus features, including all-new games and music videos, new deleted scenes, documentary featurettes, and more.
The war ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,551 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.
Apollo 13 ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 2,530 libraries worldwide
"Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time, and the odds, to bring them home"--Container.
The Polar Express ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,343 libraries worldwide
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.
My big fat Greek wedding ( Visual )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,340 libraries worldwide
Toula is a quiet, devoted daughter in a big, crazy Greek family. Working in her father's restaurant, she hides behind her family and keeps the world at a distance. One day at the restaurant she finds herself pouring coffee for a man who inspires her to change her life, and the way she sees the world ... forever.
Saving Private Ryan ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2,292 libraries worldwide
Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.
John Adams ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,200 libraries worldwide
While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history.
Toy story 3 ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,085 libraries worldwide
Andy is 17 years old and headed off to college, meaning he doesn't have a place in his life for childhood things. The toys (save for Woody), fearing they'll be packed away in the attic and forgotten about forever, are mistakenly donated to the local daycare facility. There, their wishes to be played with once again are fulfilled all too well. They also meet a new collection of toys, including Barbie, Ken, Mr. Pricklepants, Chuckles the clown, and the grandfatherly Lots-O' Huggin' Bear, who may not be exactly who he seems to be. When Woody realizes that Andy still wants his toys, it's up to him to stage a daring rescue effort and break his friends out of Sunnyside Day Care.
Charlie Wilson's war ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,044 libraries worldwide
In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson was best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he was a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, once Charlie is prodded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight of the people who are suffering from the effects of the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of a maverick CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support needed to defeat the Soviet Union. Ultimately, Charlie learns that while military victory can be obtained, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone's sorrow. Based on a true story.
You've got mail ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,969 libraries worldwide
A romance in which superstore book chain magnate Hanks and cozy children's bookshop owner Ryan are anonymous e-mail cyberpals who fall head-over-laptops in love, unaware that they are combative business rivals.
The green mile ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,948 libraries worldwide
Death Row guards at a penitentiary, in the 1930's, have a moral dilemma with their job when they discover one of their prisoners, a convicted murderer, has a special gift.
Philadelphia ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,944 libraries worldwide
Powerful story of two lawyers who join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has AIDS.
Where the wild things are ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,908 libraries worldwide
Max has an active imagination, who will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including Carol who has the same temperament as Max. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems.
Sleepless in Seattle ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,831 libraries worldwide
After hearing a man confess his love for his dearly departed wife on a call-in radio show, a woman falls deeply, inexplicably in love with him. Deciding he is her destiny, she treks across country on a wildly romantic impulse to meet him.
Road to Perdition ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,769 libraries worldwide
Michael Sullivan works as an enforcer for his adopted father, Irish gangster John Rooney. When Sullivan's son, Mike Jr., witnesses one of his father's killings on Rooney's behalf, the gangster decides that his ward and his family are liabilities that must be removed. Sullivan tries to safeguard his son and get even with the man who betrayed him, while his son focuses on bonding with his emotionally distant father.
Band of brothers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,762 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, an elite rifle company that parachuted into France early on D-Day morning, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden, and suffered heavy casualties. Also includes a documentary about the soldiers in Easy Company.
Toy story 2 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,701 libraries worldwide
The fun and adventure continues when Andy goes off to cowboy camp and the toys are left to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody, who hasn't the slightest clue that he's a greatly valued collectible.
Big ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,615 libraries worldwide
A 12-year-old boy's wish comes true when he asks a mechanical carnival genie to make him 'big'. He manages to land a job at a toy company where he experiences the complications of being an adult.
Saving Private Ryan ( Visual )
63 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,571 libraries worldwide
The story begins with World War II's historic D-Day invasion of Normandy beach. Once the men move beyond the beach, Captain John Miller must take his men behind the German lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have already been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.
Action and adventure films AIDS (Disease) Animated films Apollo 13 (Spacecraft) Arctic Ocean--North Pole Biography Children's films Comedy films Comedy films Death row inmates Documentary television programs Drama Fantasy films Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired France--Normandy Friendship Hanks, Tom Historical television programs History Juvenile works Lightyear, Buzz (Fictitious character) Love Lovell, Jim Man-woman relationships Military campaigns Missing in action People with mental disabilities Prisons Romantic comedy films Social aspects Soldiers Space flight to the moon Space vehicle accidents Supernatural Television adaptations Television mini-series Television programs Toys United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films War work World War (1939-1945)
Hanks, Thomas J.
Hanks, Thomas J. 1956-
Hanks, Thomas Jeffrey.
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