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

The country's most beloved actor has still made some notoriously bad films.

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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 RyanForrest 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
Warner Bros. Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 66 percent

21
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

joe versus the volcano
Warner Bros.

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
DreamWorks Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 61 percent

19
Volunteers (1985)

tom hanks in volunteers
TriStar Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 58 percent

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18
Nothing in Common (1986)

tom hanks in nothing in common
TriStar Pictures / Getty Images

Rotten Tomatoes score: 54 percent

17
The Polar Express (2004)

tom hanks in the polar express
Warner Bros. Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 56 percent

And for more recent disappointments, these are The Worst Movies of 2020, According to Critics.

16
Punchline (1988)

tom hanks in punchline
Columbia Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 56 percent

15
The Ladykillers (2004)

tom hanks in the ladykillers
Buena Vista Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 54 percent

14
Bachelor Party (1984)

tom hanks in bachelor party
20th Century Fox

Rotten Tomatoes score: 54 percent

13
The 'Burbs (1989)

tom hanks in the burbs
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 53 percent

12
Turner and Hooch (1989)

tom hanks in turner and hooch
Buena Vista Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 52 percent

11
Dragnet (1987)

tom hanks in dragnet
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 51 percent

10
The Money Pit (1986)

tom hanks in the money pit
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 50 percent

9
The Man With One Red Shoe (1985)

tom hanks in the man with one red shoe
20th Century Fox

Rotten Tomatoes score: 47 percent

8
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012)

tom hanks in extremely loud and incredibly close
Warner Bros. Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 46 percent

7
Larry Crowne (2011)

tom hanks in larry crowne
Universal Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 37 percent

6
Angels & Demons (2009)

tom hanks in angels and demons
Sony Pictures Releasing

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
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 26 percent

4
Inferno (2016)

tom hanks in inferno
Sony Pictures Releasing

Rotten Tomatoes score: 23 percent

3
Ithaca (2016)

tom hanks in ithaca
Momentum Pictures

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
Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 16 percent

1
The Circle (2017)

tom hanks in the circle
STX Films

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.

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