Tom Hanks is someone who can convince people to watch his newest film just because he’s in it. Even if they don’t know anything about the plot, people will still go see the movie for him.
Tom Hanks’ newest movie is a hit
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Tom Hanks has for a long time been considered one of the top actors working in Hollywood, but the recent Steven Spielberg project Bridge of Spies seems to have surprised people. The film is a small but absorbing tale about the real life incident that resulted in the capture of James Foley, the journalist who was kidnapped by the Islamic State and made the subject of a widely shared propaganda video. Although the film was not a hit with critics, it’s proving to be a big hit with the Netflix audience, so much so that it has become the most watched film of all time. According to The Wrap, Tom Hanks’s latest effort has so far beaten the two numbers one title from last year – La La Land. Based on the 2013 film of the same name, Damien Chazelle’s musical has taken in 110 million views to date.
The film’s success
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Circle is the most watched movie on Netflix of all time. It managed to attract a staggering 44.7 million viewers, and it managed that despite not even coming close to being an Oscar contender in 2017. The movie is based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Dave Eggers, and Hanks stars alongside Emma Watson, John Boyega and Patton Oswalt. That this film has gone down so well on Netflix has many people questioning whether there’s any longer a need to have an awards season. Many times, films become critically acclaimed and have genuine critical praise, but still fail to pick up any awards, and while that’s always a tough situation for the film’s director, the film simply didn’t have the power to pick up any awards.
According to the Telegraph, Tom Hanks’ new movie Sully has just become the most-watched film on Netflix. The sports drama, based on the true story of pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who landed a commercial airliner on the Hudson River after losing both engines, had already enjoyed massive success at the box office, racking up $220 million in ticket sales. Sully was described by Tom Hanks as the best project he had ever been involved in, while Sully Sullenberger himself called it one of the most satisfying performances of his career.
Hanks plays the titular role of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, a celebrated American pilot who overcomes a crisis of conscience and is given the chance to redeem his past mistakes.
1. Larry Crowne (2011)
2. Elvis Has Left the Building (2004)
3. The Da Vinci Code (2006) / Angels & Demons (2009)
4. The ’Burbs (1989)
5. Road to Perdition (2002)
6. Sully (2016)
7. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
8. Turner & Hooch (1989)
9. Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
10. The Terminal (2004)