Sully. 2016. USA. Directed by Clint Eastwood
Hanks stars as Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger in Eastwood's take on the “Miracle on the Hudson,” Sullenberger's January 2009 plane landing on the Hudson River. The pilot's quick thinking and veteran instincts saved the lives of all 155 people on board US Airways flight 1549 after a flock of Canada geese disabled both engines shortly after takeoff. Hanks keeps the film on course with his performance as a decent, low-key professional thrust into the national spotlight.