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The Best Tom Hardy Movies

Updated March 17, 2021 26.9k votes 2.1k voters 119.0k views35 items

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This list of the best Tom Hardy movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Since making his cinematic debut in 2001's Black Hawk Down, Tom Hardy has become one of the most reliable actors in the business. Tom Hardy'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 Tom Hardy movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Tom Hardy movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Tom Hardy movies?" and "What are the greatest Tom Hardy roles of all time?" The greatest Tom Hardy performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.  Famous flicks like The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, and Warrior appear in this Tom Hardy filmography, but its up to fans like you to decide if the more recent films he's played in or his early pictures are the best of the best. If you think the most impressive Tom Hardy role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Tom Hardy's fighting films, you might also enjoy our list of best Christian Bale movies and best Sylvester Stallone movies.

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    The Revenant

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2015

    Directed byAlejandro G. Iñárritu

    Character: John Fitzgerald

    The Revenant is a 2015 American semi-biographical epic western film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. A frontiersman (Leonardo DiCaprio) on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival...  more

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    Sweeney Todd

    Tom Hardy, Ray Winstone

    Released2006

    Directed byDavid Moore

    Character: Matthew

    Sweeney Todd is a 2006 film directed by David Moore....  more
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    Child 44

    Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman

    Released2014

    Directed byDaniel Espinosa

    Character: Leo Demidov

    Child 44 is a 2014 drama and thriller film written by Richard Price and Tom Rob Smith and directed by Daniel Espinosa....  more
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    Minotaur

    Tom Hardy, Rutger Hauer

    Released2006

    Directed byJonathan English

    Character: Theo

    Minotaur is a 2006 horror film, directed by Jonathan English. It stars Tom Hardy, Tony Todd, Ingrid Pitt and Rutger Hauer. It was filmed in Luxembourg....  more
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    The Virgin Queen

    Tom Hardy, Anne-Marie Duff

    Released2005

    Directed byCoky Giedroyc

    Character: Robert Dudley

    The Virgin Queen is a 2005 BBC and Power co-production, four-part miniseries based upon the life of Queen Elizabeth I, starring Anne-Marie Duff. As a drama, it focused heavily on Elizabeth's private...  more
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    Dunkirk

    Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh

    Released2017

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Character: Farrier

    Dunkirk is a 2017 British-American epic action thriller written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. During the early stages of WWII, Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium, Canada, and...  more

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    Scenes of a Sexual Nature

    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy

    Released2006

    Directed byEd Blum

    Character: Noel

    Scenes of a Sexual Nature is a 2006 British comedy-drama film directed by Ed Blum. It stars Ewan McGregor, among others....  more
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    Black Hawk Down

    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy

    Released2001

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Character: Lance Twombly

    Black Hawk Down is a 2001 American-British war film directed by Ridley Scott. It is an adaptation of the 1999 book of the same name by Mark Bowden based on his series of articles published in The...  more

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    Star Trek Nemesis

    Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hardy

    Released2002

    Directed byStuart Baird

    Character: Shinzon

    Star Trek: Nemesis is a 2002 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the tenth feature film in the Star Trek franchise and the last of the Star Trek films to include the...  more

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    Layer Cake

    Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy

    Released2005

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Character: Clarkie

    Layer Cake is a 2005 British thriller film directed by Matthew Vaughn, in his directorial debut. The screenplay was adapted by J. J. Connolly from his novel of the same name. The film was produced by...  more
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    Flood

    Tom Hardy, Robert Carlyle

    Released2007

    Directed byTony Mitchell

    Character: Zack

    Flood is a British disaster film from 2007, directed by Tony Mitchell. It features Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsig, David Suchet and Tom Courtenay, and is based on the 2002 novel of the same name by...  more
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    RocknRolla

    Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler

    Released2008

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Character: Handsome Bob

    RocknRolla is a 2008 British comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, and starring Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Mark Strong, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Jimi Mistry and Toby...  more

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    The Inheritance

    Tom Hardy, Imogen Toner

    Released2007

    Directed byCharles-Henri Belleville

    Character: Dad

    The Inheritance is a Scottish road movie following 2 brothers journeying north to find their late father’s inheritance. Made by Lyre Productions, the film was shot for just £5000 and filmed over the...  more
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    The Reckoning

    Tom Hardy, Willem Dafoe

    Released2002

    Directed byPaul McGuigan

    Character: Straw

    The Reckoning is a 2003 British-Spanish murder mystery drama film directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Paul Bettany, Willem Dafoe, Tom Hardy, Gina McKee, Brian Cox and Vincent Cassel. It was...  more
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    WΔZ

    Tom Hardy, Selma Blair

    Released2008

    Directed byTom Shankland

    Character: Pierre Jackson

    WΔZ is a 2007 crime horror thriller film starring Stellan Skarsgård, Melissa George, Selma Blair and Tom Hardy. The film was released in the United States with the title The Killing Gene....  more
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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2011

    Directed byTomas Alfredson

    Character: Ricki Tarr

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay was written by Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, based on the 1974 novel of the same name by John le...  more

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    Released2010

    Directed byGreg Williams

    Character: Dan

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    Locke

    Tom Hardy, Andrew Scott

    Released2013

    Directed bySteven Knight

    Character: Ivan Locke

    Locke is a 2013 British drama film written and directed by Steven Knight. The film stars Tom Hardy, with Tom Holland, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott, Ruth Wilson, Ben Daniels, and Alice Lowe providing...  more
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    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Character: Eames

    Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Elliot Page, Joseph...  more

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    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

    Released2015

    Directed byGeorge Miller

    Character: Max Rockatansky

    Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller. In a post apocalyptic desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, Max Rockatansky (Max Hardy) joins forces...  more

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    EMR

    Tom Hardy, Whitney Cummings

    Released2004

    Directed byJames Erskine, Danny McCullough

    Character: Henry

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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2012

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Character: Bane

    The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman (Christian Bale), with the help...  more

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    Bronson

    Tom Hardy, Amanda Burton

    Released2008

    Directed byNicolas Winding

    Character: Charles Bronson / Michael Peterson

    Bronson is a 2008 British fictionalised biographical psychological drama film co-written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Tom Hardy. The film follows the life of notorious prisoner...  more

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    Lethal Dose

    Tom Hardy, Melanie Brown

    Released2003

    Directed bySimon De Selva

    Character: Matt

    LD 50 Lethal Dose is a 2003 horror film directed by Simon De Selva, produced by Alistair MacLean-Clark and Basil Stephens and written by Matthew McGuchan. A group of animal rights activists set off...  more
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    Thick as Thieves

    Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy

    Released2009

    Directed byMimi Leder

    Character: Michaels

    Thick as Thieves is a 2009 American/German action crime/heist film directed by Mimi Leder, starring Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, and Radha Mitchell. The film was released direct-to-DVD on...  more