The Worst Tom Hanks Movie of All Time, According to Critics

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There are few actors with a better track record than Tom Hanks. The Oscar-winning star of classics like Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, and Big has an impressive filmography and an affable demeanor that has helped him become one of the country's most beloved celebrities. You could endlessly debate the best Hanks performance, with choices as eclectic as Philadelphia and Toy Story. But what about the disappointing entries on his résumé? We have a clear handle on the top picks, but it's time to look at the worst Tom Hanks movies ever made.

To do that, we turned to review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, which has a ranked list of every Tom Hanks film. We went through the lowest rated entries and came up with the worst reviewed movies the actor has ever made. (Note that Rotten Tomatoes ranks using an algorithm, which means the list is not based solely on the score, but on how many reviews there are and by which critics.) Read on to find out the worst movies starring one of the country's best actors, and for more mistakes by the greats, check out The 20 Worst Movies Starring Oscar-Winning Actors.

22

Cloud Atlas (2012)

tom hanks in cloud atlas
tom hanks in cloud atlas

Rotten Tomatoes score: 66 percent

21

Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

joe versus the volcano
joe versus the volcano

Rotten Tomatoes score: 61 percent

And for more flubs by beloved actors, revisit The Worst Jennifer Aniston Movies of All Time, According to Critics.

20

The Terminal (2004)

tom hanks in the terminal
tom hanks in the terminal

Rotten Tomatoes score: 61 percent

19

Volunteers (1985)

tom hanks in volunteers
tom hanks in volunteers

Rotten Tomatoes score: 58 percent

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18

Nothing in Common (1986)

tom hanks in nothing in common
tom hanks in nothing in common

Rotten Tomatoes score: 54 percent

17

The Polar Express (2004)

tom hanks in the polar express
tom hanks in the polar express

Rotten Tomatoes score: 56 percent

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16

Punchline (1988)

tom hanks in punchline
tom hanks in punchline

Rotten Tomatoes score: 56 percent

15

The Ladykillers (2004)

tom hanks in the ladykillers
tom hanks in the ladykillers

Rotten Tomatoes score: 54 percent

14

Bachelor Party (1984)

tom hanks in bachelor party
tom hanks in bachelor party

Rotten Tomatoes score: 54 percent

13

The 'Burbs (1989)

tom hanks in the burbs
tom hanks in the burbs

Rotten Tomatoes score: 53 percent

12

Turner and Hooch (1989)

tom hanks in turner and hooch
tom hanks in turner and hooch

Rotten Tomatoes score: 52 percent

11

Dragnet (1987)

tom hanks in dragnet
tom hanks in dragnet

Rotten Tomatoes score: 51 percent

10

The Money Pit (1986)

tom hanks in the money pit
tom hanks in the money pit

Rotten Tomatoes score: 50 percent

9

The Man With One Red Shoe (1985)

tom hanks in the man with one red shoe
tom hanks in the man with one red shoe

Rotten Tomatoes score: 47 percent

8

Extremely Loud&Incredibly Close (2012)

tom hanks in extremely loud and incredibly close
tom hanks in extremely loud and incredibly close

Rotten Tomatoes score: 46 percent

7

Larry Crowne (2011)

tom hanks in larry crowne
tom hanks in larry crowne

Rotten Tomatoes score: 37 percent

6

Angels&Demons (2009)

tom hanks in angels and demons
tom hanks in angels and demons

Rotten Tomatoes score: 37 percent

And for more regrettable follow-ups, check out The Worst Movie Sequels of All Time, According to Critics.

5

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

tom hanks in the da vinci code
tom hanks in the da vinci code

Rotten Tomatoes score: 26 percent

4

Inferno (2016)

tom hanks in inferno
tom hanks in inferno

Rotten Tomatoes score: 23 percent

3

Ithaca (2016)

tom hanks in ithaca
tom hanks in ithaca

Rotten Tomatoes score: 22 percent

And for a walk down bad movie memory lane, find out The Worst Movie That Came Out the Year You Graduated.

2

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

tom hanks in the bonfire of the vanities
tom hanks in the bonfire of the vanities

Rotten Tomatoes score: 16 percent

1

The Circle (2017)

tom hanks in the circle
tom hanks in the circle

Rotten Tomatoes score: 15 percent

And for more of the worst of the worst, These Are the Movies on Rotten Tomatoes With 0 Percent Ratings.