Tom Hiddleston Movies and TV Shows With His Best Performances & Ratings

Soumya Nair

Written by Soumya Nair

Updated On December 28, 2023

tom hiddleston movies and tv shows

Some actors have portrayed certain characters so well that the character becomes a synonym for the actor. One such character is Marvel’s most loved (or maybe most hated, you decide) villain Loki. You might change your perception of Tom Hiddleston today with this list of Tom Hiddleston movies and TV shows.  Movies Tom Hiddleston has been a part of range from action-packed thrillers to gothic horror and the actor has always left a mark no matter how small his role has been. 

Let’s admit, Loki has low-key grabbed everyone’s attention over the past few years (my puns are getting out of hand. Send help!). But did you know Hiddleston originally auditioned for the role of Thor and even had worked hard to bulk up his body for the character? But as they say, everything happens for a reason. Loki might be his most renowned character but it’s not fair to the actor’s massive talent to emphasis on just one character. Tom Hiddleston is a theatre artist and has been nominated for the Tony Award for Betrayal. His diverse acting resume is proof that this man was born to shine. 

While Loki season 2 promotions are in full swing we are taking a few steps back to reintroduce the star through Tom Hiddleston movies and TV shows that have showcased the actor’s best performance to date. 

I Saw the Light (2015)

I Saw the Light

The 2015 release is a biographical movie about the most influential country music singer Hank Williams. The biopic was criticized for its bizarre storytelling but Hiddleston was appreciated for his convincing portrayal of Hank Williams. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Holly Williams, granddaughter of Hank Williams, praised Hiddleston’s work in the movie.

The movie elaborated on the life of the renowned artist and his struggle with fame and personal life. What makes Tom Hiddleston movies so special are the efforts put in by the actor for the convincing portrayal of all the characters. For I Saw the Light, he trained and did his own singing in the movie and even performed live at the Hank Williams Festival. Apart from Hiddleston, I Saw the Light cast includes Elizabeth Olsen as Audrey, Cherry Jones as Lillie, Bradley Whitford as Fred, and Maddie Hasson as Billie Jean.

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 19%

Enjoy the trailer for I Saw the Light:

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

The action-packed movie is set just after the Vietnam War when a group of soldiers end up on a mysterious island. Hiddleston’s character of Captain James Conrad is a badass who helps the group with his surprising skills and eventually becomes their leader. He safeguards his group from the reptile-like creatures referred to as “Skullcrawlers.”

The movie earned an Oscar nomination in the special effects category. Kong: Skull Island is part of the King Kong franchise. The ensemble of talented cast does pretty well with what’s given to them but the plot had much more potential for improvisation.

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 75%

Watch the trailer for Kong: Skull Island

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Midnight in Paris

The 2011 romantic comedy marked the first Owen Wilson and Tom Hiddleston movie together. Owen Wilson played the lead character of Gil Pender whose heart belongs to the golden age of Paris but his fiance Inez does not agree with the notions of his artistic heart. The movie beautifully captured the concept of time travel mixed with a hint of fantasy and heartbreaks.

Hiddleston plays the character of author F. Scott Fitzgerald whom Gil meets when he time travels to the 1920s. Even though his screen time was limited in the movie, the actor successfully grabbed the attention of the audience. He so convincingly plays the role that it gets hard to differentiate Fitzgerald from Hiddleston.

IMDb Rating: 7.7/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%

Check out the trailer for Midnight in Paris:

War Horse (2011)

War Horse

The movie is a heart-touching story of a young boy Albert and his horse Joey. The Steven Speilberg directorial has many moments that will leave you teary-eyed and heartbroken. But for all the softies out there let me tell you the movie has a happy ending. 

When the World War breaks out, the army forces Albert’s family to enlist in the military. Not wanting to leave Joey alone on the battlefield, Albert promises to enlist himself as soon as he qualifies the age bar. Both Albert and Joey have to go through hell during the war so that they can meet each other again. This Tom Hiddleston movie is based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel of the same name and was nominated for numerous awards including Academy Awards, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA.

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 75%

Here is the trailer for War Horse:

Crimson Peak (2015)

Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak is a gothic romance movie starring Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam. Hiddleston seems to perfectly fit in the Gothic ambiance and effortlessly carries the sad pretty boy vibes around him. He bought out the complexities and dilemmas faced by the character on screen. 

Set in the Victorian era, Edith is an upcoming writer who falls for Thomas Sharpe, a stranger who approaches her father for funds for his red mine. A series of mysterious events including supernatural encounters follow soon after the duo gets married. Sure Edith is the victim in the story but as soon as Thomas falls for her his life turns into a tragedy that he himself created.

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 73%

Enjoy the trailer for Crimson Peak:

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

Only love alive

This might be the most underrated movie in the list of Tom Hiddleston movies and tv shows. This Jim Jarmusch directorial is an emo movie starring Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as two vampires named Adam and Eve respectively. The duo has been married for centuries but reunites after ages as Adam is struggling with his depression. 

Adam is a musician for centuries and has guided many young musicians in their careers. But slowly he is failing to find peace in the art as the world is stepping into modernization leaving behind the true emotions. The couple tries to get through the situation but is soon disturbed by Eve’s careless and wild younger sister. Overall the movie is a cute romance story of how even after centuries two individuals (I mean vampires) find peace in each other.

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86%

Watch the trailer for Only Lovers Left Live:

The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

The Deep Blue Sea

Set in the 1950s the movie is about a woman who is torn between a passionless marriage and a passionate but unstable affair. The movie stars Tom Hiddleston as Freddie Page, Rachel Weisz as Hester Collyer, and Simon Russell Beale as Sir William. 

Hester is married to Sir Williams who is a judge but their marriage lacks the passion she desires. When she meets the handsome former RAF pilot Freddie they embark on a lusty relationship. But Freddie’s PTSD due to his World War 2 experience makes it hard for Hester to stay in his company. Rachel was nominated for Golden Globe Award in the best actress category for her outstanding portrayal of Hester Collyer.

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 81%

Enjoy the trailer for The Deep Blue Sea:

The Deep Blue Sea Trailer – starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston | Film4 Trailer

Archipelago (2010)


This Tom Hiddleston movie fits perfectly in the slice-of-life genre and is yet another art-house drama masterpiece by Joanna Hogg. Hiddleston plays the character of Edward who is going through a quarter-life crisis and hence decides to quit his job and volunteer in Africa for some time. To bid him farewell, his mother Patricia, and sister Cynthia organize a family holiday in a cottage. 

The movie feels relatable in many instances as the family clearly cares for each other but can’t help but argue about every minor difference. Hogg captures the awkward silence with gloomy weather with such perfection it adds up to the character’s inner feelings. Overall if you understand the genre you can appreciate the movie in a better way.

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96%

Check out the trailer for Archipelago:

Loki (2021)

Loki Season 1

Aren’t we all at some point in our life guilty of falling for the villain? Well, falling for Loki is a guilt I will carry shamelessly for the rest of my life. Believe it or not, the villainous character of Loki was supposed to be just a supporting cast when he debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Thor. Look at our man now, having a whole series dedicated to him. The series picks up after the events of Avengers: Endgame is sent to receive punishment after breaking the rules of the multiverse.

Loki marked the most successful Marvel series. The Disney series is sure to exceed all your expectations no matter how high. Tom Hiddleston is without a doubt beyond outstanding in what he does but apart from his acting, the storyline, the cinematography, the CGI, everything just comes along perfectly. The series showcased the vulnerable side of Loki and you will realize the villain was never born to be a villain.

The mass success of the series has led to the sequel, Loki Season 2, which is set to release this year by October. The Loki fever has already set in with Mcdonald’s launching their Loki meal as part of their collaboration. 

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%

Enjoy the trailer for Loki Season 1:

The Night Manager (2016)

The Night Manager

The 2016 series is based on a novel of the same name by John le Carre. The story has been modernized so today’s audience can relate much more easily. The Night Manager has everything, from romance to action to betrayal to revenge. Another One of the must-watch Tom Hiddleston movies and TV shows that squeezed in the full potential of the actor and earned him a Golden Globe Award. It’s impressive how he manages to blend into such a wide array of characters effortlessly.

The series is about a night manager, Jonathan Pine, who is a former soldier and has been recruited as a spy to investigate an illegal arms dealer. This single series can stand as a testament to Hiddleston’s talent as brings a James Bond kinda vibe with his subtle yet powerful acting. 

IMDb Rating: 8/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91%

Here is the trailer for The Night Manager:

The Hollow Crown (2012)

crown man

Adapting a Shakespeare novel on-screen takes a hell lot of guts and BBC’s The Hollow Crown took the challenge elegantly and it’s safe to say they succeeded as well. Hiddleston plays the character of Prince Hal and though the series was released almost a decade ago, the actor carried the role like someone with years of experience. This one is an irreplaceable gem in the list of Tom Hiddleston movies and TV shows.

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98%

Check out the trailer for The Hollow Crown:


While it’s getting hard to wait for Loki Season 2 why not utilize the time and immerse ourselves in the impressive world of Tom Hiddleston movies and TV shows. The actor can be your romantic lead, your humorous villain, or a prince from a period drama. All in all, he can adapt to whatever character he wants and you will never recognize him outside of his character while watching him on screen. 

Author: Soumya Nair

Soumya Nair is an entertainment industry enthusiast who loves to write and bring in all the gossip and news to everyone interested. She always make sure to keep a keen eye on everything that goes behind the glam and glitter of the industry.

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