September 17, 2015 8:56 PM   Subscribe

Each month I host a series of movie nights with a theme. October is going to be OcTomber. Recommend me some movies starring at least TWO people named Tom.

Writers/directors/major creative personnel named Tom count too. Genre/era/language/etc don't matter, they should be enjoyable but we enjoy a wide variety of things.
posted by doift to Media & Arts (22 answers total)
Top Gun, starring both Tom Cruise and Tom Skerritt.
posted by mochapickle at 9:03 PM on September 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

That Thing You Do! - Tom Hanks & Tom Everett Scott.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:04 PM on September 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

Black Hawk Down is a triple-Tom: Tom Sizemore, Tom Hardy, Tom Guiry
posted by mochapickle at 9:06 PM on September 17, 2015

Saving Private Ryan: Tom Hanks and Tom Sizemore
Inception: Tom Hardy and Tom Berenger
Prairie Home Companion: Tommy Lee Jones and Lilly TOMlin (okay, that one's a stretch)
posted by tonycpsu at 9:07 PM on September 17, 2015 [2 favorites]

Cloud Atlas has Tom Tykwer (director) and Tom Hanks.
posted by thetortoise at 9:07 PM on September 17, 2015 [2 favorites]

The Outsiders: Tom Cruise and Tom Waits
posted by tonycpsu at 9:12 PM on September 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

Gettysburg has Tom Berenger and C. Thomas Howell, and the latter is playing a man named Thomas. Bonus: There are also two Tims and a Ted.
posted by mochapickle at 9:13 PM on September 17, 2015

Shakespeare in Love - Tom Stoppard and Tom Wilkinson (along with, like, half of the English-speaking world)
posted by thetortoise at 9:19 PM on September 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

If source material counts, Bonfire of the Vanities - Tom Wolfe and Tom Hanks
posted by thetortoise at 9:25 PM on September 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

In the event you run out of Toms, IMDB can help (list of Toms and Two People Working Together search). Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a way to search for movies with two generic Toms in: you've got to pick specific Toms.
posted by asperity at 9:31 PM on September 17, 2015

A little left field, but Legend has Tom Hardy playing two different characters at once - does that count? (IMDB also tells me that Tom Hardy's stunt double is named Jacob TOMuri).
posted by une_heure_pleine at 10:13 PM on September 17, 2015 [2 favorites]

Best answer: "Splash" starring Tom Hanks and my late uncle Tom Toner who plays the role of the NYC cop who arrested Daryl Hannah as she emerged from the ocean. That Hanks guy took top billing, but my Uncle Tommy was the real star!
posted by three blind mice at 1:28 AM on September 18, 2015 [11 favorites]

Inherent Vice, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on a novel by Thomas Pynchon.
posted by stebulus at 4:36 AM on September 18, 2015

Freddy Got Fingered stars Tom Green and Rip Torn, and Torn looks a lot like Tom, depending on kerning.
posted by stebulus at 4:41 AM on September 18, 2015 [5 favorites]

Manhunter is based on a book by Thomas Harris, and stars Tom Noonan as Francis Dolarhyde.
posted by stebulus at 4:43 AM on September 18, 2015

Inception features Toms Hardy and Berenger.
posted by MsMolly at 6:54 AM on September 18, 2015

I think you should watch movies about tombs, because it's Oc-tomb-er.
posted by yarntheory at 9:12 AM on September 18, 2015 [1 favorite]

Midnight in Paris has Tom HIddleston as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Tom Cordier as Man Ray.
The Client has Tommy Lee Jones and J.T. (James Thomas) Walsh.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 10:02 AM on September 18, 2015

I would do every possible Tom Waits movie--but maybe hit these highlights:

Cold Feet
Down by Law
Mystery Men
Seven Psychopaths
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
Mystery Train
The Fisher King
Coffee and Cigarettes
And of course, Big Time if you can find it

If you only watch one, I recommend Cold Feet
posted by Kafkaesque at 10:14 AM on September 18, 2015

Walt Disney's Babes in Toyland: Tommy Sands and Tommy Kirk
Disney's animated Peter Pan: voices of Tom Conway (Narrator) and Tommy Luske (Michael Darling)
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:13 PM on September 18, 2015

Wolf Hall has so many characters named Tom/Thomas that you need a program, or at least a basic course in English history, to keep them straight.
posted by Dolley at 1:08 PM on September 18, 2015 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks everyone! The movie night committee is taking all your suggestions under advisement, but three blind mice gets the best answer for sheer charm.
posted by doift at 3:00 PM on October 3, 2015

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