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List of the best Idris Elba movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Idris Elba's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Idris Elba movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Idris Elba movies will be at the top of the list. Idris Elba has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Idris Elba movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Idris Elba films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Idris Elba role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Idris Elba performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list features films like American Gangster, Thor, and Pacific Rim.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Idris Elba movies?" and "What are the greatest Idris Elba roles of all time?"

Tyler Perry and Ridley Scott are among those who have directed Idris Elba at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Movie fans who love Idris Elba have also been known to enjoy films starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tom Wilkinson.

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American Gangster Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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Daddy's Little Girls Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Louis Gossett

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Thor Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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Pacific Rim Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman

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Thor: The Dark World Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Chris Hemsworth

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Takers Zoe Saldana, Chris Brown, Idris Elba

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Prometheus Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

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148 68
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This Christmas Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Jessica Stroup

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132 63
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28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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RocknRolla Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy

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Zootopia Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Alan Tudyk

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The Losers Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Chris Evans

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The Gospel Idris Elba, China Anne McClain, Keshia Knight Pulliam

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Prom Night Idris Elba, Brittany Snow, Jana Kramer

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Buffalo Soldiers Anna Paquin, Idris Elba, Joaquin Phoenix

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds

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One Love Idris Elba, Ky-Mani Marley, Vas Blackwood

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Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

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The Unborn Gary Oldman, Idris Elba, Odette Annable

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All in the Game Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Danny Dyer

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Sometimes in April Idris Elba, Debra Winger, Noah Emmerich

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The Reaping Idris Elba, Hilary Swank, AnnaSophia Robb

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Sorted Kelly Brook, Tim Curry, Idris Elba

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Clubbed Idris Elba, Colin Salmon, Neil Morrissey

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Legacy Idris Elba, Lara Pulver, Eamonn Walker

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge

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The Jungle Book Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba

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Star Trek Beyond Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana

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Belle maman Idris Elba, Catherine Deneuve, Stéphane Audran

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No Good Deed Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Leslie Bibb

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The Dark Tower Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, Matthew McConaughey

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Bastille Day Idris Elba, Kelly Reilly, Richard Madden

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The Gunman Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem

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The Human Contract Idris Elba, Jada Pinkett Smith, Paz Vega

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Obsessed Beyoncé Knowles, Ali Larter, Idris Elba

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Prom Night Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow, Leslie Nielsen

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Beasts of No Nation Idris Elba, Ama K. Abebrese

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No Good Deed Milla Jovovich, Samuel L. Jackson, Emily VanCamp

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Second Coming Melody Mccraney, Adonis Stevens, Katarina Noel

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Cobie Smulders

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Finding Dory Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks