Forrest Gump

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Biopic, Romance, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 1990s, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1990 to 1999

Brief Synopsis: "A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability."

Overall Ranking: 277 (Rank from 1994: # 6)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 57.89%
Regular 42.11%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews100
Sober Film Critic James Brown99 - What I will say about the film is that it's a fantastical adventure from director Robert Zemeckis filled with the best kind of movie magic. To borrow a phrase from our titular character, this movie is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get.
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Jim Carrier98 - A classic movie with an all-time classic actor about one of the all-time classic characters in any movie.
JR B97
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less95(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest94
Bryan Lienesch93 - There's no other movie like it, and I'm not sure there ever will be.
Jamie Hawkins90
Jay of Life Vs Film90(full review)
David Baruffi88
Jester Smiles85 - I love this movie. I think it's a great movie with so many classic lines, and so much of the imagery has become so iconic. It's just a fantastic movie.
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Annwyn S80
Thomas Pollock80
Jeremy M80 - I loved the story. This movie was especially good because Tom Hanks went full retard, and everyone knows it's difficult as fuck to go full retard.
Sir M Hayes XIV80
Drezzy80 - The movie tugs too hard on the heartstrings too often for my liking, making repeat viewings less effective in the experience. The roles were cast perfectly, though, and it's hard to find a legitimately bad Steven Spielberg movie. Including the titular character in several of the key moments of the 20th century was great, even if it did pander to the Baby-Boomer Generation that, ultimately, fucked it all away.
Brandon H75
Patrick Devitt70

People Involved

  • Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump)
  • Robin Wright (Jenny Curran)
  • Gary Sinise (Lt. Dan Taylor)
  • Mykelti Williamson (Pvt. Benjamin Buford Bubba Blue)
  • Sally Field (Mrs. Gump)
  • Michael Conner Humphreys (Young Forrest Gump)
  • Peter Dobson (Elvis Presley)
  • Sonny Shroyer (Coach)
  • Jed Gillin (President John F. Kennedy)
  • Afemo Omilami (Drill Sergeant)
  • Steven Griffith (Tex)
  • John William Galt (President Johnson)
  • Nora Dunfee (Elderly Southern Woman on Park Bench)
  • Michael Mattison (Taxi Driver)
  • Haley Joel Osment (Forrest Gump Jr.)
  • Kitty K. Green (Bubbas Great-Grandmother)
  • Marlena Smalls (Mrs. Blue, Bubbas Mother)
  • Kevin Mangan (Jennys Father)
  • Sam Anderson (Principal)
  • Hanna Hall (Young Jenny Curran)
  • Alan Silvestri (Director)
  • Robert Zemeckis (Director)
  • Robert Zemeckis (Director)
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