Top 16 Tom Hiddleston Movies and TV Shows

Top 16 Tom Hiddleston Movies and TV Shows

Since his debut in “Unrelated” (2007), Tom Hiddleston’s career has surged, earning him immense success and a growing fan base. Here, we rank his standout performances, providing a guide for fans eager to explore his diverse roles.

16. Unrelated (2007)

Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Kathryn Worth, Emma Hiddleston, Harry Kershaw
Release Date- October 2007 (London Film Festival)
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.7/ 89%

Unrelated, released in 2007, marked Tom Hiddleston’s big screen debut, offering a subtle commentary on human dilemmas. The film centers on Anna (Kathryn Worth) and Oakley (Tom Hiddleston).

Anna vacations in Italy with friends and becomes attracted to a carefree local. The plot unfolds in classic British filmmaking style, emphasizing a slow, character-centric storyline.

15. Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin
Release Date- 11 April 2014
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.2/86%

This movie portrays life through the lens of two long-married vampires, offering a unique love story. Only Lovers Left Alive centers on Adam (Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton).

Adam, a melancholic musician weary from centuries of existence, resides in Detroit, USA. Eve, his spouse, lives in Tangier, Morocco. When Eve learns of Adam’s mental distress, she travels to Detroit to support him. However, their reunion is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Eve’s sister, Ava. Despite this, the film intertwines romance and humor, making it a captivating choice for fans of romantic comedies.

14. Deep Blue Sea (2012)

Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Rachel Weisz, Ann Mitchell, Simon Russel Beale, Harry Hadden-patton
Release Date- 23 March 2012
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.2/ 80%

Deep Blue Sea typifies British cinema: deliberate, melodramatic, yet somewhat lacking in narrative depth. The plot centers on a discontented young woman married to an aging British judge who embarks on a passionate affair with a former Royal Air Force pilot, Freddie Page (Hiddleston).

It’s not a terrible movie, but it’s not particularly good either; it occupies a middle ground. Feel free to watch it if you’re curious!

13. Kong Skull Island (2017)

Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman
Release Date: 10 March 2017
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes: 6.7/ 75%

Among the myriad films featuring King Kong, Kong: Skull Island stands out as one of the most critically acclaimed. The plot follows a team of researchers and soldiers journeying to an uncharted island. Hiddleston portrays James Conrad, an ex-British Special Air Service Captain hired to locate the enigmatic “Skullcrawlers.”

This movie deserves serious appreciation for its cinematography and VFX. Skull Island will keep you on the edge of your seat for its entire runtime and is highly recommended.

12. High Rise (2015)

Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Royal, Luke Evans, Sienna Miller
Release Date- 13 May 2015
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 5.5/ 60%

The upper floors are for the richer and upper-class while the lower floors are for the lower-class, and soon, this division takes a dark turn. This movie is one you may or may not like but if you’re up for it, give it a chance!

11. Midnight in Paris (2011)

Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Corey St0ll, Rachel McAdams
Release Date- 10 May 2011
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.6/10

Midnight in Paris is akin to a feather in Tom Hiddleston’s cap, a “dream movie” for him. Despite not being the lead, his portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald made a remarkable impact.

Midnight in Paris follows a successful screenwriter struggling to craft his new novel. On a trip to Paris with his fiancée’s family, he falls for the city’s charm.

One night, while walking the streets of Paris, he is invited to a party by passengers in an old car. Transported back to the 1920s, he encounters his most admired musicians, writers, and artists, providing the inspiration he sought for his new novel.

10. Thor (2011)

Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Chis Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba
Release Date- 2 May 2011
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7/ 77%

Thor, released in 2011, introduced Hiddleston as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his performance was incredible. Even though he wasn’t the lead, his portrayal captivated audiences, creating an instant fandom.

If you haven’t watched this movie yet, it’s worth your time.

9. Crimson Peak (2015)

Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Charles Matthew Hunnam
Release Date- 16 October, 2015
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.5/ 73%

8. Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston
Release Date- 8 November, 2013
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.8/ 67%

Following Loki’s portrayal as a wicked villain in Marvel’s Avengers, Thor: The Dark World resumes with his imprisonment in Asgard for his actions. The film depicts Loki repenting for causing his mother’s death and fighting alongside Thor against Malekith. His apparent death later revealed as a projection showcases his cunning to aid his brother. This portrayal of Loki’s potential redemption adds depth to his character.

7. War Horse (2011)

Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Emily Watson
Release Date- 25 December, 2011
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.2/ 75%

If you love animals and are a fan of Tom Hiddleston, this movie is for you. Steven Spielberg’s War Horse is one of the first major projects with Hiddleston. The movie revolves around a steed named Joey, raised by a farmboy named Albert. This horse is later bought by the United States Army and ridden by Captain James Nicholls (Hiddleston), who promises Albert to keep his horse safe. However, on the battlefield, the captain is killed by machinegun fire, while the horse miraculously survives.

The horse is captured by the Germans, and the movie centers on Joey’s journey back home. The cinematography and storytelling are exceptional, making this a must-watch film.

6. Avengers (2012)

This movie united all MCU superheroes as the Avengers, Earth’s mightiest heroes. Tom Hiddleston returned as Loki, the main antagonist. The plot revolves around the Avengers opposing Loki’s attempt to conquer Earth.

Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in this movie embodies wickedness perfectly. If you haven’t watched it yet, add it to your watchlist.

5. Loki TV Series (2021)

Arguably Tom Hiddleston’s best performance to date is his portrayal of Loki Laufeyson, the Norse God of Mischief, in this six-episode series. The plot revolves around Loki and TVA agent Mobius M. Mobius pursuing a variant of Loki who is hunting down TVA agents and aiming to destroy the TVA.

But are things as simple as they seem? Or is there a much darker secret? This series is a suspense thriller in its own right and achieved worldwide success. Loki was so popular that it returns October 5 with Season 2.

4. The Essex Serpent (2022)

Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Claire Danes, Frank Dillane, Clémence Poésy
Release Date: 13th May 2022
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes: 6.3/75%

The Essex Serpent, a six-episode series on Apple TV released in 2022, features one of Tom Hiddleston’s standout performances. Set in the Victorian Era, it follows Cora (played by Claire Danes), a newly widowed woman who relocates to a small Essex village due to rumors of a mythical serpent-like creature.

Tom Hiddleston portrays Will Ransom, a pastor who aids Cora in unraveling the mystery of the Essex Serpent. This period drama stands out for its intrigue, making it a must-watch for fans of mystery shows.

3. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Goldblum, Taika Watiti, Cate Blanchett, Karl Urban
Release Date- 3 November, 2017
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 7.9/ 93%

In this movie, Tom Hiddleston portrays Loki for the last time in a leading role, as his character meets his demise at the hands of Thanos in Avengers Infinity War. Here, Loki undergoes redemption, standing alongside his brother Thor and other heroes in defense of Asgard. It marks the first occasion where Loki physically fights alongside Thor rather than through illusion. Visually stunning and masterfully crafted, this film arguably stands as the pinnacle of the Thor series.

In Infinity War, Loki dies, but his story doesn’t end there. After the Avengers time-travel to gather the infinity stones, a 2012 Loki variant escapes but is captured by the TVA in the Loki series, resurrecting the character in a standalone series.

2. The Night Manager (2016)

Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Elizabeth Debiki, Olivia Colman
Release Date- 21 February, 2016
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 8/ 91%

The Night Manager is a series that showcases Tom Hiddleston’s versatility, portraying him seamlessly in various roles such as romantic leads, soldiers, literal gods, and spies. The show follows Johnathan Pine (Hiddleston), a former British soldier turned night manager at a luxury hotel in Cairo.

Recruited by intelligence officer Angela Burr, Pine is tasked with infiltrating Richard Roper’s cartel, an illegal arms dealer, to gather evidence against him. If you enjoy spy thrillers, this series is a must-watch. I highly recommend giving it a try!

1. I Saw The Light (2015)

Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Maddie Hasson, Wrenn Schmidt, James DuMont
Release Date- 1 April, 2016
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 5.8/ 19%

I Saw the Light stands as one of Tom Hiddleston’s finest films, a homage to Hank Williams, the legendary country musician whose life ended at just 29. Despite his extraordinary musical talent, Williams’ life was marred by alcohol, infidelity, and drugs, leading to his death from a heart attack in 1953.

Hiddleston portrays Hank Williams impeccably, immersing himself in the character’s nuances, accent, and musicality. His dedication to the role, from mastering the southern drawl to learning music from scratch, is commendable. I highly recommend this movie as a must-watch; you won’t be disappointed.

Overall, Hiddleston demonstrates remarkable versatility, seamlessly transitioning between serious, comedic, and romantic roles. His ability to adapt to any character is truly admirable, earning the respect of movie enthusiasts.

Upcoming Tom Hiddleston Projects

Besides his previous outstanding performances, exciting rumors circulate about Tom Hiddleston’s upcoming projects. It’s speculated that Hiddleston, alongside Mobius, will appear in Deadpool 3, given the involvement of TVA in the film. With Loki Season 2 introducing Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror, there’s potential for Hiddleston to reprise his role in upcoming Marvel movies like Avengers Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars.