The first teaming of Zemeckis and Tom Hanks brought them more than a box of chocolates: it brought Oscars for both.
It's the Tom Hanks show. Zemeckis's steady plays a modern-day Robinson Crusoe who forms a relationship with a volleyball.
Lush animated landscapes provide the backdrop for motion-capture performances, with Tom Hanks in multiple roles.
Zemeckis's tale of time travel used dazzling special effects, a solid cast, and a tight script to introduce the world to the flux capacitor.
Jodie Foster searches the heavens for intelligence, and Zemeckis finds a solution to the problem of depicting aliens in movies.
This sequel is a glimpse into a future everyone loves to imagine -- with flying skateboards, shiny fashion, and holograms.
Zemeckis creates an alternate Hollywood universe that mixes Chinatown noir and Looney Toons animation with equal audacity.
Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas spar in this romantic comedy with plenty of Indiana Jones-style adventure.
Zemeckis uses CGI to go grotesquely slapstick with an all-star cast -- Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, and Goldie Hawn.
This early work doesn't have big-budget special effects. But it's hardly a lemon -- mostly thanks to Kurt Russell's madcap performance.