Tom Hiddleston is easily one of the most renowned actors in the industry, who gained a significant part of his popularity from his role as Loki, the Norse God of Mischief, in the MCU. Thomas William Hiddleston was born on 9th February 1981 in Westminster, London, and spent most of his childhood in Wimbledon. He later settled down in a village near Oxford and joined a boarding school named Windlesham House School. After graduating from Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge, he enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to study acting and graduated in the year 2005. Now that you know about Tom Hiddleston’s past, let us talk about his best movies and TV shows to date.
After his film debut in Unrelated (2007), Tom Hiddleston’s career has been unstoppable, making him extremely successful and gaining an ever-growing mass of fans. In this article, we rank all the major Tom Hiddleston movies and TV shows so if you are a fan and wish to watch his other performances, you’re in the right place!
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 debut on the big screen. This movie is more like a subtle commentary on lifelike and true-to-the-world human dilemmas and conflicts. Unrelated revolves around Anna (Kathryn Worth) and Oakley (Tom Hiddleston).
In this movie, Anna sets out on a vacation to Italy with a group of friends and eventually finds herself attracted to a local, carefree young man. The rest of the plot follows your classic British style of filmmaking, showcasing a slow and 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 is more like a commentary on life from the point of view of two vampires who’ve been married to each other for centuries. This movie is a unique and stand-out-of-the-crowd kind of love story. Only Lovers Left Alive revolves around Adam (Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton).
Adam is a sad and depressed musician who is tired of being alive for literal centuries and lives in Detroit, USA. Eve Lives in Tangier, Morocco. When Eve discovers that Adam is not doing well mentally, she comes to Detroit to visit him which makes Adam feel good but the happiness is spoilt when Eve’s sister Ava crashes their house unannounced. This movie is romantic and funny and is quite a watch if you’re into 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 is one of those movies which fit into the stereotypical image of British cinema. It’s slow, overly dramatic, and lacks a lot of things when it comes to storytelling. This movie revolves around a young woman who is the wife of an old British judge. She does not feel fulfilled in her marriage and gets entangled in a passionate affair with a former Royal Air Force pilot named Freddie Page (Hiddleston).
I won’t say it’s a bad movie because really it’s not, but you can’t call it a good one either. It sort of hangs in the middle of both spectrums, so if you wish to watch it, go ahead!
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%
Following a long list of movies incorporating the character of King Kong, one of the most critically acclaimed is Kong: Skull Island. This movie revolves around a group of researchers and soldiers who travel to an uncharted island where Hiddleston plays the role of an ex-British Special Air Service Captain named, James Conrad. He is hired to seek out an unusual race of reptiles referred to as “Skullcrawlers.”
This movie deserves serious appreciation for its cinematography and VFX. Skull Island will most definitely keep you on the edge of your seat for all of its runtime and is a movie I’d highly recommend you to watch.
12. High Rise (2015)
Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Royal, Luke Evans, Sienna Miller
Release Date- 13 May 2015
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 5.5/ 60%
If you are looking for a mind-boggling work of fiction, you should check out this Tom Hiddleston movie. This movie is based on a novel of the same name written by J. G. Ballard and follows a dystopian-like setting. This film revolves around the central character of Dr. Robert Laing, played by Hiddleston, who had just moved into a high-rise building which he discovers is divided into class distinction.
The upper floors are made specifically for the richer and upper-class people while the lower floors are meant for, well, lower-class people, and soon, this division takes a pretty dark turn. This movie is one of those that you may or may not like but if you’re up for it, do 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 more like a feather in Tom Hiddleston’s hat, according to Hiddleston himself. This movie is a “dream movie” for him. Even though he was not the lead actor in Midnight in Paris, his portrayal of F. Scott Fitzgerald left a remarkable mark on the audience.
Midnight in Paris revolves around a successful screenwriter who is trying to work on his new novel but is struggling to write a compelling work of literature. He, along with his fiancée’s family, goes on a tag-along trip to Paris and falls in love with the city.
One night he goes on a walk in the streets of Paris but an old car stops and the passengers invite him to go to a party. Soon he realizes that he is back in the 1920s, where he meets his most admired musicians, writers, and artists, giving him the inspiration he was looking for all along 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, was the movie that brought Hiddleston into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Loki, and as usual, his performance was nothing less than incredible. Even though this movie didn’t have Tom in the lead role, his performance won the hearts of everyone who witnessed his role, generating a fandom around Loki almost immediately.
I’m pretty sure that most of you have already watched this movie but if you haven’t, it really is worth your time, so, do watch it!
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%
If you are a fan of Gothic literature or are awestruck by the Gothic era, this movie is very much handcrafted for you. Crimson Peak is a Gothic-era thriller-horror movie that will leave you on the edge of your seat. It revolves around a young girl named Edith (Mia Wasikowska) who finds herself romantically attached to a British businessman named Sir Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston). However, her father is seriously against their relationship but after he dies in mysterious circumstances, Edith and Thomas marry each other.
Thomas takes her back to his old mansion but as she begins to settle in, she realizes her happily ever after is far from being a reality. This movie is a must-watch if you’re into horror movies, and I would highly recommend you to watch this one!
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%
After seeing Loki as a wicked villain who went all-out violent and twisted in Marvel’s Avengers, Thor: The Dark World picks up where Loki was imprisoned in Asgard after what he did. In this film, we see Loki repent him causing the death of his mother and fight alongside Thor against Malekith. We also see Loki die in the movie but it was just a projection created by him to help his brother and cheat death as well.. This movie shows us a version of Loki who can be good, a hero, and seeing that transition where he can possibly redeem himself was quite admirable.
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 as well, this movie is hand-crafted for you. Steven Spielberg’s War Horse is one of the first major projects undertaken by Hiddleston. This movie revolves around a steed named Joey raised by a farmboy named Albert. This horse is later bought by the United States Army and eventually is ridden by Captain James Nicholls (Hiddleston) who makes a promise to Albert to keep his horse safe. However, when the Captain and the horse end up on the battlefield, the captain is killed by machinegun fire but the horse miraculously survives.
Sadly, the horse is captured by the Germans and the whole movie revolves around how Joey managed to get back home to his farm. The cinematography and storytelling here are beyond compare, making this movie a must addition to your watchlist.
6. Avengers (2012)
Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson
Release Date- 4 May, 2012
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 8/ 91%
This movie brought all the MCU superheroes together as the team of the Earth’s mightiest heroes called the Avengers (check out the most powerful Avengers here). In this movie, Tom Hiddleston reprised his role as Loki who played the part of the main antagonist in this movie. Avengers revolved around the Earth’s mightiest heroes taking a stand against Loki and his forces in an attempt to prevent him from taking over Earth.
Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in this movie is a literal embodiment of wicked and he has portrayed the role in the best possible way. If you haven’t watched this movie, do add it to your watchlist cause you’re missing out on something you shouldn’t miss out on.
5. Loki TV Series (2021)
Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, Jonathan Majors
Release Date- 9 June, 2021
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 8.2/ 92%
Arguably the most loved performance by Tom Hiddleston to date is that of his representation of the Norse God of Mischief, Loki Laufeyson. This six-episode series revolves around Loki and TVA agent Mobius M Mobius trying to capture a variant of Loki himself, who is constantly hunting down other agents of the TVA and is hellbent on the destruction of TVA itself.
But are things as simple as they seem? Or there’s a much deeper darker secret? This series is a suspense thriller of its own and was a huge success worldwide. Loki became so popular that it is coming back this October 5 with Loki Season 2.
4. The Essex Serpent (2022)
Cast- Tom Hiddleston, Claire Danes, Frank Dillane, Clémence Poésy
Release Date- 13, May 2022
IMDB/ Rotten Tomatoes- 6.3/ 75%
The Essex Serpent is a six-episode series released on Apple TV in 2022 and is one of the best performances by Tom Hiddleston. This TV show is set in the Victorian Era, where a newly widowed woman named Cora (Claire Danes) moves to a small village in Essex following a superstition about a mythical serpent-like monster who has apparently returned to this particular village.
Tom Hiddleston plays the role of a pastor named Will Ransom who helps Cora throughout the series to figure out the mystery behind the Essex Serpent. This series is one of the most intriguing period dramas out there and if you enjoy a good mystery show, this is an absolute treat for you.
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%
This movie was the last one where we saw Tom Hiddleston as Loki in a lead role because, in Avengers Infinity War, Loki is sadly killed by Thanos. This is the movie where Loki actually redeems himself and stands for his brother and Asgard along with other heroes. This movie might be the first instance where we see Loki fight alongside his brother Thor in the flesh instead of some illusion he created. This movie is visually stunning and very well-made and is possibly the best Thor movie to date.
We see Loki die in Infinity War but his story didn’t end there. After the Avengers go back in time to gather the infinity stones, one of the Loki variants from the year 2012 escapes but is captured by the TVA in the Loki series, bringing the character back to life 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 will make you believe that Tom Hiddleston can fit into absolutely any role offered to him whether it be a romantic, a soldier, a literal God, or a spy. The Night Manager TV show revolves around a former British soldier named Johnathan Pine (Hiddleston) who now works as a night manager in a luxury hotel in Cairo.
Later on, he is recruited by an intelligence officer named Angela Burr who hands him the task of infiltrating into the cartel of Richard Roper, an illegal arms dealer, and gather intel and evidence against Roper. If you have a taste for spy flicks, this series will blow you away. I really, REALLY recommend you guys give 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 is easily one of the finest movies starring Tom Hiddleston. This movie is a tribute to the legendary country musician, Hank Williams and his short-lived life of 29 years. He was an extremely talented musician who gave the world some unforgettable songs but even though he was extremely talented, he succumbed to alcohol abuse, infidelity, and drug abuse causing his death from a heart attack in 1953.
Hiddleston plays the role of Hank Williams and has beautifully delved himself into the character. From the way he carries himself to the southern accent to learning music from scratch, Tom Hiddleston cracked this role and I would like to recommend this movie as a must-watch to all of you, trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
Overall, Hiddleston has proved himself to be an extremely versatile actor who can mold himself into absolutely any role presented to him. From serious characters to funny, to romantic he has proven himself to be able to tackle anything thrown at him and as movie enthusiasts, we truly respect that.
Upcoming Tom Hiddleston Movies
Other than his previous phenomenal performance, there are some serious exciting rumors about Tom Hiddleston’s upcoming movies and TV shows. It is rumored that Tom Hiddleston, along with Mobius will make an appearance in Deadpool 3 since TVA is going to be involved in Deadpool 3. Since Loki Season 2 is going to bring Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror, we might get to see Tom Hiddleston as Loki in upcoming Marvel movies like Avengers Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars as well.