Top 10 Tom Hardy Movies Ranked
If you are a fan of Tom Hardy you are not alone. Once you start watching his movies, you can't help but search for his other work. Here are some of the must watch Tom Hardy movies ranked.
English actor Edward Thomas Hardy has had an impressive career. He may have started out as a model, but he’s evolved into one of the most respected and versatile actors in Hollwyood. Here is a list of Tom Hardy's best movies.
10. The Revenant (2015)
Adventure movie 'The Revenant' stars Leonardo DiCaprio as frontiersman Hugh Glass and Tom Hardy as a trapper named John Fitzgerald in the 1820s. After being mauled by a bear, Glass is left for dead by his companions. This is on the advice of Fitzgerald (who murders Glass’ son for good measure) and so begins an epic tale of survival and vengeance. Tom Hardy was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the Oscars for his role in this movie.
9. Lawless (2012)
Western drama 'Lawless' is set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, and sees Tom Hardy as Forrest Bondurant, the tough-as-nails middle brother of the bootlegging Bondurant gang, with Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke playing the other brothers in the family. Lawless is directed by John Hillcoat, and Tom Hardy's performance as Forrest Bondurant in this movie is quite stunning.
8. Venom (2018)
Tom Hardy plays the role of an investigative journalist named Eddie Brock. Attempting a comeback following a scandal, Brock accidentally becomes the host of Venom, a violent, super powerful alien symbiote. Now he has to find some sort of detente with his new symbiotic passenger, while using his newfound powers to protect the world from a shadowy organization looking for a symbiote of their own.
One of the reasons that Hardy took the role of Venom was reportedly because his son was a big fan of the character. If you like Marvel movies, you should definitely watch this one. The sequel 'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' will be out on Oct 15th, 2021.
7. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley (Gary Oldman) is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole at the heart of MI6. The movie is based on the classic spy novel by famed writer John Le Carré, and features a bevy British actors like Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, and Toby Jones. Hardy plays a pivotal character named Ricki Tarr, the field agent who first informs Smiley of the existence of the mole.
6. The Drop (2014)
In this crime thriller, Hardy plays Bobby Saginowski, a former loan shark that’s trying to stay under the radar as a bartender. Unfortunately, he's working at a mob-owned bar on that functions as a ‘drop’ for mob payments. After a robbery gone wrong, Bobby finds himself the target of investigations by both the cops and the mob, but neither group realizes just how far Bobby is willing to go to survive.
5. Inception (2010)
Christopher Nolan's mind-bending thriller is about a man named Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets. He's offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious. Hardy plays one of Cobb's associates, Eames, who specializes in identity theft and forgery, and reminds us during a gunfight that "you mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling" as he readies a rocket launcher.
4. Warrior (2011)
Hardy plays Tommy, a U.S. Marine that asks his (very) estranged alcoholic father (Nick Nolte) for help training as a mixed martial arts fighter, hoping to win $5 million in an upcoming tournament. Tommy's older brother, Brendan (Joel Edgerton) is also competing in the same tournament, hoping to use the money to get out of the debt he incurred because his daughter needed open-heart surgery. The family drama here hits just as hard as the fight scenes, and Hardy joins Nolte for one specific scene that will be long-remembered as one of the oldest actor's most powerful.
3. Dunkirk (2017)
The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who, after a disastrous invasion attempt, were cut off and surrounded by the German army on the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II. Hardy plays a Spitfire pilot determined to protect the desperate ground troops from German planes while the soldiers wait for rescue.
2. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane (Hardy), a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's Finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.
1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and survival seems to require brutality. Hardy plays a former cop, "Mad" Max Rockatansky (the role made Mel Gibson famous), now a shell of a man who only exists to survive after his family is killed. Max meets his match in a woman named Furiousa (Charlize Theron), and whose quest to break the chains of slavery my help Max find his soul again.
Tom Hardy's career ignited with his first major role in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers in 2001. That same year he also landed a small role as a soldier in the Ridley Scott's epic war movie 'Black Hawk Down'. The following years saw Hardy turn in reliable performances in movies such as 'Layer Cake,' 'Marie Antoinette,' and 'Rocknrolla.' Indie film fans took notice of Hardy when he took on the title role in 'Bronson,' a performance that won him the Best Actor award at the 2009 British Independent Film Awards. But it was his breakthrough performance in the movie 'Inception' helped him become a Hollywood movie star. Tom Hardy's net worth is around $45 million, and upcoming projects include 'The Things They Carried,' 'Mad Max: The Wasteland,' 'War Party,' and 'Havoc.'