Tom Hardy is one of those actors who is just as good at picking great roles as he is at playing them. These are the eight best movies with Hardy, ranked by IMDb rating. We also tell you where to stream them.
The British actor has already worked with some of today’s greatest directors when he’s not winning martial arts tournaments.
The best Tom Hardy movies
But with a career spanning more than two decades, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to body of work.
That’s why we’ve made a list of Hardy’s eight best movies, ranked by IMDb rating. From his breakthrough role in Black Hawk Down to his recent role as Venom in Sony’s Marvel films: these are the films that have made Hardy one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood.
8. Wuthering Heights (2009)
Tom Hardy has done more than rock hard action. You wouldn’t expect him in an adaptation of Jane Austen, but he really played a part in Wuthering Heights, from 2009, with which we kick off this list. Infatuation, jealousy, revenge and an impossible love: the film has all the classic romantic and drama elements you would expect from Jane Austen. You know the recipe: if you love it, this is an absolute must-watch.
Wuthering Heights is unfortunately nowhere to stream at the time of writing. Keep an eye on Film.nl to check where you can buy it.
IMDb Score: 7.5
7. Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007)
Tom Hardy has not only played in expensive blockbusters. meet Stuart: A Life Backwards, probably the only movie on this list that doesn’t look familiar to you. Still, it’s worth checking out, because it’s a gripping film about friendship and dealing with trauma. The film follows writer Alexander Masters (Benedict Cumberbatch) as he reflects on the life of his unlikely friend, Stuart (Tom Hardy), a homeless alcoholic. The film is based on the true events and shows how two people can find each other in the most unlikely of circumstances.
Stuart: A Life Backwards can now be seen on HBO Max
IMDb Score: 7.7
6. Dunkirk (2017)
Christopher Nolan loves Tom Hardy. You will encounter his films more often in this list. But now we’ve come to Dunkirk, one of the best war films of the past twenty years. Dunkirk is about the allied soldiers who were surrounded by the German army at Dunkirk, in 1940, and last minute were still evacuated during a fierce battle. A special film, especially because of the lack of plot, which you would prefer to see in the cinema. With, yes, a role for Tom Hardy.
Dunkirk can now be seen on Pathé Thuis and HBO Max
IMDb Score: 7.8
5. The Revenant (2015)
The Revenant is a true masterpiece by director Alejandro G. Inarritu. The film won three Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. Bee The Revenant Of course, you immediately think of Leonardo DiCaprio, who is absolutely magical in the lead role as Hugh Glass, who is left for dead by his hunting team after being attacked by a bear. But don’t forget that Tom Hardy also appears in the credits of this beautiful film.
The Revenant is now available on Disney+, Prime Video and Videoland
IMDb Score: 8.0
4. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
It’s been seven years since Mad Max: Fury Road came out. A rollercoaster ride of a film that has no equal. Luckily we get a sequel. But before that, we’re going back with Tom Hardy to that post-apocalyptic wasteland, where people rebel against a tyrannical ruler. The insane action that follows is unforgettable.
Mad Max: Fury Road can now be seen on Pathé Thuis, Netflix, HBO Max and Videoland
IMDb Score: 8.1
3. Warrior (2011)
warrior is a film about two brothers who face each other in a mixed martial arts tournament. The youngest brother, played by Tom Hardy, is trained by his father, played by Nick Nolte. The older brother, played by Joel Edgerton, is estranged from his family and has his own problems. It is arguably the best fighting film of the past twenty years.
warrior can now be seen on Pathé Thuis and Netflix
IMDb Score: 8.2
2. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
‘The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 epic crime film directed by Christopher Nolan. A filmmaker with whom Tom Hardy, spoiler, also made his best film. Eight years after the Joker terror attack, Batman is forced out of exile to save Gotham City from the guerrilla terrorist Bane. With a strong cast including Christian Bale, Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises a visually beautiful and brutal film that you will not soon forget.’
The Dark Knight Rises can now be seen on Pathé Thuis and HBO Max
IMDb Score: 8.4
Christopher Nolan’s oeuvre is impressive and extensive, but Inception is perhaps his best work. This film is about a thief who steals business secrets using dream exchange technology. But when he’s tasked with planting an idea in a CEO’s mind, his tragic past threatens to jeopardize the project and his team. A top film with an IMDb score of 8.8, which you certainly don’t want to miss.
Inception can now be seen on Pathé Thuis, Netflix and HBO Max
IMDb Score: 8.8
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