Hey, Coach... you HAVE seen Band of Brothers, right? If not, it is bar none the greatest war movie/series out there. Saving Private Ryan, Platoon, its follow up "The Pacific", Tora Tora Tora, and even full metal jacket all pale in comparison to Band of Brothers. I recommend reading the Stephen Ambrose book first, a great historian that will be greatly missed, but it will give you an appreciation for how detailed his account of the true story was... and how true Tom Hanks and company stayed to the story in creating the film.
And, yes, I have always liked Tom Hanks... ever since watching Big and Turner and Hooch as a kid. I wasn't into a few like Castaway and You've Got Mail and that weird noir movie with Jude Law... but Catch Me If You Can is one of my favorites.
The wife and I are currently making our way through the series "Parenthood." Like it a lot more than I ever thought I would. We also recently watch Crazy Stupid Love, and it shocked me how much I liked it... I thought it was a chick flick, but its actually just a very funny movie.