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The Best Tom Hardy Movies

Updated June 14, 2019 28.4k votes 2.1k voters 118.1k views36 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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  • 1
    The Revenant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    The Revenant

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2015

    Directed byAlejandro G. Iñárritu

    The Revenant is a 2015 American semi-biographical epic western film directed by Alejandro G.... more on Wikipedia

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    Child 44 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Child 44

    Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman

    Released2014

    Directed byDaniel Espinosa

    Child 44 is a 2014 drama and thriller film written by Richard Price and Tom Rob Smith and... more on Wikipedia
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    Sweeney Todd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Sweeney Todd

    Tom Hardy, Ray Winstone

    Released2006

    Directed byDavid Moore

    Sweeney Todd is a 2006 film directed by David Moore.
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    The Virgin Queen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    The Virgin Queen

    Tom Hardy, Anne-Marie Duff

    Released2005

    Directed byCoky Giedroyc

    The Virgin Queen is a 2005 BBC and Power co-production, four-part miniseries based upon the... more on Wikipedia
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    Dunkirk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Dunkirk

    Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh

    Released2017

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Dunkirk is a 2017 British-American epic action thriller written, co-produced, and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Star Trek Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Star Trek Nemesis

    Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hardy

    Released2002

    Directed byStuart Baird

    Star Trek: Nemesis is a 2002 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It... more on Wikipedia

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    Black Hawk Down is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Black Hawk Down

    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy

    Released2001

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Black Hawk Down is a 2001 American-British war film directed by Ridley Scott. It is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Colditz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Colditz

    Tom Hardy, Jason Priestley

    Released2005

    Directed byStuart Orme

    Colditz is a 2005 TV film directed by Stuart Orme.
  • 9
    Layer Cake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Layer Cake

    Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy

    Released2004

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Layer Cake is a 2004 British thriller film directed by Matthew Vaughn, in his directorial... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    The Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    The Reckoning

    Tom Hardy, Willem Dafoe

    Released2002

    Directed byPaul McGuigan

    The Reckoning is a 2003 British-Spanish murder mystery drama film directed by Paul McGuigan... more on Wikipedia

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    RocknRolla is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    RocknRolla

    Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler

    Released2008

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    RocknRolla is a 2008 British comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Gideon's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Gideon's Daughter

    Emily Blunt, Tom Hardy

    Released2005

    Directed byStephen Poliakoff

    Gideon's Daughter is the second of two linked BBC television dramas written & directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Bro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Released2010

    Directed byGreg Williams

    Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother is a 2010 short drama film written by Douglas Ray and Greg...
  • 14
    Locke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Locke

    Tom Hardy, Andrew Scott

    Released2013

    Directed bySteven Knight

    Locke is a 2013 British drama film written and directed by Steven Knight. The film stars Tom... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2011

    Directed byTomas Alfredson

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay... more on Wikipedia

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    Minotaur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Minotaur

    Tom Hardy, Rutger Hauer

    Released2006

    Directed byJonathan English

    Minotaur is a 2006 horror film, directed by Jonathan English. It stars Tom Hardy, Tony Todd,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Sucker Punch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Sucker Punch

    Tom Hardy, Baz Warne

    Released2008

    Directed byMalcolm Martin

    Sucker Punch is a 2008 action film written and directed by Malcolm Martin.
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    Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

    Released2015

    Directed byGeorge Miller

    Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller. In a post apocalyptic... more on Wikipedia

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    Thick as Thieves is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Thick as Thieves

    Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy

    Released2009

    Directed byMimi Leder

    Thick as Thieves is a 2009 American/German action crime/heist film directed by Mimi Leder,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Flood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Flood

    Tom Hardy, Robert Carlyle

    Released2007

    Directed byTony Mitchell

    Flood is a British disaster film from 2007, directed by Tony Mitchell. It features Robert... more on Wikipedia
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    Scenes of a Sexual Nature is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Scenes of a Sexual Nature

    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy

    Released2006

    Directed byEd Blum

    Scenes of a Sexual Nature is a 2006 British comedy-drama film directed by Ed Blum. It stars... more on Wikipedia
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    Inception is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2012

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC... more on Wikipedia

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    Bronson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    Bronson

    Tom Hardy, Amanda Burton

    Released2008

    Directed byNicolas Winding

    Bronson is a 2008 British fictionalised biographical psychological drama film co-written and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Inheritance is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
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    The Inheritance

    Tom Hardy, Imogen Toner

    Released2007

    Directed byCharles-Henri Belleville

    The Inheritance is a Scottish road movie following 2 brothers journeying north to find their... more on Wikipedia
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