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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.

Christopher Nolan and Joseph McGinty Nichol are among those who have directed Tom Hardy at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Movie fans who love Tom Hardy have also been known to enjoy films starring Emma Stone and Jason Statham.

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Warrior is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte Warrior is a 2011 American sports drama film directed by Gavin O'Connor and starring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton as two estranged brothers whose entrance into a mixed martial arts tournament ...more

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Lawless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Lawless Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf Lawless is a 2012 American crime drama film directed by John Hillcoat. The screenplay by Nick Cave is based on the historical novel The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant. The film ...more

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Bronson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Bronson Tom Hardy, Amanda Burton, James Lance 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 ...more

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
The Dark Knight Rises Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman 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 ...more

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The Revenant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
The Revenant Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson 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 ...more

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, ...more

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Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Mad Max: Fury Road Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne 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 ...more

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Child 44 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Child 44 Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace Child 44 is a 2014 drama and thriller film written by Richard Price and Tom Rob Smith and directed by Daniel Espinosa.

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RocknRolla is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
RocknRolla Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy RocknRolla is a 2008 British comedy crime film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, and starring Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Mark Strong, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Jimi Mistry and ...more

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Black Hawk Down is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Black Hawk Down Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom 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 ...more

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The Virgin Queen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
The Virgin Queen Tom Hardy, Anne-Marie Duff 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 ...more

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 Cold War 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 ...more

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Sweeney Todd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Sweeney Todd Tom Hardy, Ray Winstone, David Warner Sweeney Todd is a 2006 film directed by David Moore.

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Star Trek Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Star Trek Nemesis Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hardy, Patrick Stewart 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 ...more

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Locke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Locke Tom Hardy, Andrew Scott, Ruth Wilson 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 ...more

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Layer Cake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Layer Cake Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy, Daniel Craig Layer Cake is a 2004 British crime 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 ...more

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Dunkirk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Dunkirk Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh, James D'Arcy Dunkirk is a 2017 British-American epic action thriller written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. During the early stages of World War II, Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium, ...more

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The Reckoning is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
The Reckoning Tom Hardy, Willem Dafoe, Simon Pegg 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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Gideon's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Gideon's Daughter Emily Blunt, Tom Hardy, Bill Nighy Gideon's Daughter is the second of two linked BBC television dramas written & directed by Stephen Poliakoff. Produced independently for the BBC by Talkback Thames and starring Bill Nighy, ...more

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Colditz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Colditz Tom Hardy, Jason Priestley, Sophia Myles Colditz is a 2005 TV film directed by Stuart Orme.

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Thick as Thieves is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Thick as Thieves Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Antonio Banderas 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

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This Means War is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
This Means War Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Laura Vandervoort This Means War is a 2012 American romantic comedy spy film directed by McG. The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy as victims of a love triangle in which two CIA agents who ...more

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The Inheritance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
The Inheritance Tom Hardy, Imogen Toner 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 ...more

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Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Bro... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother Tom Hardy, Ben Macleod Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother is a 2010 short drama film written by Douglas Ray and Greg Williams and directed by Greg Williams.

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Scenes of a Sexual Nature is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Scenes of a Sexual Nature Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong Scenes of a Sexual Nature is a 2006 British comedy-drama film directed by Ed Blum. It stars Ewan McGregor, among others.

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WΔZ is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
WΔZ Tom Hardy, Selma Blair, Melissa George 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.

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Minotaur is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Minotaur Tom Hardy, Rutger Hauer, Tony Todd 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.

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Flood is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Flood Tom Hardy, Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsig 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 ...more

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EMR is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
EMR Tom Hardy, Whitney Cummings, Ross McCall

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Lethal Dose is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Lethal Dose Tom Hardy, Melanie Brown, Philip Winchester 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 ...more

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Sucker Punch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Sucker Punch Tom Hardy, Baz Warne, Danny John-Jules Sucker Punch is a 2008 action film written and directed by Malcolm Martin.

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London Road is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
London Road Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Kate Fleetwood

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Legend is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Legend Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis Legend is a 2015 French-British crime thriller film written and directed by Brian Helgeland. The film is adapted from John Pearson's book The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the ...more

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The Drop is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
The Drop Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini The Drop is a 2014 American crime drama film directed by Michaël R. Roskam, from a screenplay written by Dennis Lehane. The film is based on Lehane's 2009 short story "Animal ...more

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Marie Antoinette is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tom Hardy Movies
Marie Antoinette Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hardy, Rose Byrne Marie Antoinette is a 2006 historical drama film, written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It is based on the life of the Queen in the years leading up to the French Revolution. It won the Academy ...more