The 10 Best Tom Hiddleston Movies

The 10 Best Tom Hiddleston Movies

Since his on-screen debut in the British television adaptation of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001) Tom Hiddleston has taken on various roles both on film, multiple TV series and stage productions, many of which are critically acclaimed and have led to many award nominations and wins for the actor. It wasn’t until his role as Loki the tricky and charming son of Odin in Marvel’s Thor in 2011, that Hiddleston gained international recognition. With Thor Hiddleston not only became an official member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), he became a fan favorite as the villain everyone loves to hate. He has worked with legendary directors such as Steven Spielberg in War Horse, Guillermo del Toro on Crimson Peak and Taika Waititi on Thor: Ragnarok. Having been in the industry for more than twenty years Hiddleston has quite the resume, here are ten of his best films to date.

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

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In this dark romance by director Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers) Hiddleston stars as Adam (Hiddleston) a vampire suffering from depression who no longer finds contentment in the love he and his life partner Eve (Tilda Swinton) and the many contributions he has made to music and science. When Adam finally reunites with Eve after years of separation, his life is thrown even further off-kilter with the sudden arrival of her younger sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska). Only Lovers Left Alive has received praise for its dark moody visual aesthetics, a trademark of Jarmusch’s as many of his films take place at night, as well as the music and the performances of Hiddleston and Swinton.

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

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Following the devastating events of Iron Man: Age of Ultron, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the planet Sakaar where he learns of the impending doom of the universe known as Ragnarok. To stop Hela (Cate Blanchett) the woman who calls herself the Goddess of Death, Thor must team up with his estranged brother Loki to stop her before all hell breaks loose. With Taika Waititi’s trademark off-kilter humor, Hiddleston was able to show the lighter and slightly relatable side of Loki, especially through his interactions with Thor where they behaved more like siblings than in any of the previous MCU films.

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Crimson Peak (2015)

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In this gothic supernatural romance from famed director Guillermo del Toro, young author Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) decides to move to marry the mysterious Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) after she suffers a tragic familial loss. As to be expected with any del Toro film Crimson Peak is set in a house that has a chilling atmosphere that is as mysterious as the owner himself and his twin sister Lucille (Jessica Chastain), and Edith has to figure out if the things she sees are real or if she’s losing her mind. As Thomas, Hiddleston somehow manages to be both an aloof and sympathetic character that leaves quite an impression.

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Thor (2011)

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From the gilded archways and high vaulted ceiling of the palace to the iridescently shimmering Bifrost, director Kenneth Branagh had the chance to do what few filmmakers have had, build a whole new universe and realm filled with places and characters unlike any seen before. In Thor, the titular characters played by Chris Hemsworth is banished to Earth by his father Odin after creating trouble between the Asgardians and the with the Frost Giants whom they have had a tenuous treaty with for millennia. In his introduction to fans of the franchise, Hiddleston was able to make the character of Loki his own with his trademark arrogance accompanied with trademark smirk, perfectly encapsulating the characteristics of the God of Mischief as he’s known in literature.

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

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When a team made up of a British Special Air Service veteran James Conrad (Hiddleston) scientist, a photojournalist (Brie Larson) and U.S. military personnel lead by Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson), land on an island in the South Pacific, the last thing they expected to find were animals, insects and vegetation. As the group tries to escape, they encounter the giant gorilla known as Kong and learn the lesson that sometimes nature fights back. Kong: Skull Island works great as a modern-day take on the monster movie genre with solid visuals, pacing and a cast led by Hiddleston that work well together.

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High Rise (2015)

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Based on the novel of the same name High-Rise looks at what happens when the residents of a London high-rise in the 70’s begins to experience their lives and the world they’ve created in their building, begins to fall apart. With a star-studded cast that features actors such as Jeremy Irons, Elizabeth Moss, and Luke Evans, the film examines what happens when people become too reliant on technology and isolate themselves from society. 

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War Horse (2011)

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During the first World War, Albert Narracott (Jeremy Irvine) and his beloved horse Joey are separated and they both go an extraordinary journey that takes them through the muddy and bloody battlefields of Europe back to each other. Though Hiddleston had a short role in the ensemble cast, his character Captain James Nicholls was one example of the kindness people are still capable of while existing in horrible conditions. Told from the perspective of Joey and Albert, War Horse if a film that tugs at the viewer’s heartstrings as they are able to relate to both main characters.

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The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

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Feeling bereft and unsatisfied with her marriage Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz) begins a torrid and reckless affair with retired RAF pilot Freddie Page (Hiddleston). Caught between the passion she feels with Freddie, and the stability she has with her husband, Hester struggles with making a choice that will forever change her life. Hiddleston and Weisz both give amazing performances as their chemistry creates an atmosphere that is as sensual as it is sad and laced with the regrets both characters feel.

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Unrelated (2007)

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Realizing that she needs time away from her husband, Anna (Kathryn Worth) accepts an invitation to vacation in Tuscany with her friend. While there Anna struggles with her attraction to the much younger Oakley (Hiddleston, and her feelings towards her husband and the challenges of getting older. Unrelated has received much acclaim for its impressive cast performances, direction by Joanna Hogg, who takes an unflinching look at the lives of middle-class British society.

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Archipelago (2010)

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Before he leaves on a humanitarian trip to Africa, Edward’s (Hiddleston) mother Patricia (Kate Fahy) and sister Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), invite him on a family vacation. As the holiday begins tensions and old resentments rise to the surface when outsiders are invited to join in. Director Joanna Hogg does a wonderful job of exploring the family dynamic between siblings and their parent, and the sense of isolation felt in the small town of Tresco in the Isles of Sicily provides the perfecting setting.

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