The Best Tom Hardy Movies And TV Shows Of All Time

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Over 2,000 movie fans have come together to cast their votes for the best Tom Hardy movies and shows. From his unforgettable roles in films like Mad Max: Fury Road and Inception, to more recent hits such as Venom and Dunkirk, Tom Hardy's career has been full of captivating performances. Each of these films and TV shows showcase the actor's unique ability to draw audiences into a character's story while also delivering stunning visuals. Whether it be playing a menacing villain or an endearing hero, Hardy brings something special every time he steps on screen.

The Dark Knight Rises is one of the fan favorites from this list, with its thrilling action scenes and thought-provoking themes about morality and justice still resonating even today. Another popular pick is Warrior - an emotionally powerful drama about two brothers competing in a MMA tournament that will decide who receives their father’s approval. On the lighter side there's This Means War which follows a pair of CIA agents who discover they are dating the same woman.

These are just some of the amazing films and shows that made it onto our list. If you’re looking for quality entertainment featuring outstanding performances from one of Hollywood’s most talented actors, then make sure you vote up your favorite Tom Hardy movies and shows here.

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  • Warrior
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    Joel Edgerton, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte
    986 votes
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

    Character: Tommy Riordan Conlon

    Warrior is a visceral sports drama that delves into the world of mixed martial arts. It intertwines the lives of two estranged brothers, Tommy (Tom Hardy) and Brendan (Joel Edgerton), who tread their paths in the unforgiving cage-fighting circuit. Tommy, an ex-Marine with a troubled past, seeks redemption, while Brendan, a high-school teacher fighting to keep his family afloat, seeks survival. As they independently enter Sparta, the biggest tournament in the history of the sport, their stories intersect inevitably, leading to a climax that's as intense as it is unexpected. Directed by Gavin O'Connor, Warrior earned Nick Nolte an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Paddy Conlon - the brothers' recovering alcoholic father and former coach.

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  • Lawless
    2
    Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke
    926 votes
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: John Hillcoat

    Character: Forrest Bondurant

    In 1931, the Bondurant brothers of Franklin County, Va., run a multipurpose backwoods establishment that hides their true business, bootlegging. Middle brother Forrest (Tom Hardy) is the brain of the operation; older Howard (Jason Clarke) is the brawn, and younger Jack (Shia LaBeouf), the lookout. Though the local police have taken bribes and left the brothers alone, a violent war erupts when a sadistic lawman (Guy Pearce) from Chicago arrives and tries to shut down the Bondurants operation.

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  • Bronson
    3
    Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews
    678 votes
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn

    Character: Charles Bronson / Michael Peterson

    In this drama based on a true story, there's no one tougher or more brutal in the English penal system than prisoner Michael Peterson, aka Charles Bronson (Tom Hardy). First incarcerated after robbing a jewelry store, the married Bronson is sentenced to seven years. But his incorrigible, savage behavior quickly gets him in trouble with guards, fellow inmates and even a dog. The only place where Bronson can't do any harm is in solitary confinement, where he spends most of his time.

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  • The Dark Knight Rises
    4
    Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy
    849 votes
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Christopher Nolan

    Character: Bane

    In The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, we witness an older, broken Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) emerge from seclusion to protect Gotham City. The city is now under threat from Bane (Tom Hardy), a ruthless terrorist with a mysterious past. As the tale unfolds, a cunning cat burglar named Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) enters the fray. Meanwhile, Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) grapples with the city's corruption. Genre-wise, it's an action-packed superhero film that won numerous awards for its visual effects and sound editing.
  • Legend
    5
    Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis
    270 votes
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Brian Helgeland

    Character: Ronald Kray and Reginald Kray

    Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray (Tom Hardy) and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running nightclubs and protection rackets. With police Detective Leonard "Nipper" Read hot on their heels, the brothers continue their rapid rise to power and achieve tabloid notoriety.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road
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    Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
    713 votes
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: George Miller

    Character: Max Rockatansky

    In the dystopian spectacle Mad Max: Fury Road, Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy) finds himself embroiled in a frantic chase across the apocalyptic wasteland. Caught up with him is Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a resilient woman on a mission to free the Five Wives from their captor, Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). The film, directed by George Miller, is a high-octane action thriller that pushes boundaries of cinematic storytelling. A whirlwind of explosive stunts, it won six Academy Awards including Best Production Design and Best Film Editing.

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