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Top 5 Tom Hardy Films You've Never Seen


Written by Andrea Buccino From unknown actor to all-out A-lister, this guy’s always ready for challenging roles. Welcome to WatchMojo UK, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 5 Tom Hardy Movies You've Never Seen. For this list, we take a look at some of Hardy’s lesser-known performances. He’s famous for “Dunkirk”, “Warrior” and “The Revenant” - but these are the films you might’ve missed. Special thanks to our user WordToTheWes for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool: WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 5 Tom Hardy Movies You've Never Seen


From unknown actor to all-out A-lister, this guy’s always ready for challenging roles. Welcome to WatchMojo UK, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 5 Tom Hardy Movies You've Never Seen.

For this list, we take a look at some of Hardy’s lesser-known performances. He’s famous for “Dunkirk”, “Warrior” and “The Revenant” - but these are the films you might’ve missed.

#5: “Scenes of a Sexual Nature” (2006)

A quirky comedy-drama centred on the stories of seven different couples, “Scenes of a Sexual Nature” sees Hardy play Noel, a lonely, down-on-his-luck type, seeking female companionship on a sunny day at Hampstead Heath. While the film was made with an extremely low budget, it boasts an exceptional ensemble cast, including Ewan McGregor, Andrew Lincoln and Sophie Okonedo - but Hardy definitely holds his own. He partners with Okonedo mostly, but the narrative frequently flits between characters, building small, satisfying bridges between one couple and the next.

#4: “London Road” (2015)

2015 was a big year for Hardy, with “Mad Max”, “Legend” and “The Revenant” all released within twelve months - but in amongst the blockbusters there was this brilliant Brit flick. A musical drama adapted from the stage and based on real-life events, the film focuses on the gruesome Steve Wright serial killings, in Ipswich in 2006. With words and lyrics directly lifted from interviews of the time, “London Road” sees Hardy play a cab driver coming to terms with the killings.

#3: “The Drop” (2014)

Hardy’s quite accustomed to gripping crime dramas, but this went under the radar more than most. Written by Dennis Lehane, the author who inspired Clint Eastwood’s “Mystic River” and Ben Affleck’s “Gone, Baby, Gone”, “The Drop” also features James Gandolfini’s final big-screen role. Hardy plays Bob Saginowski, a bartender in a Brooklyn bar owned by the Chechen mafia. But when the place is robbed, the gangsters demand their money back, and Bob gets caught between the mob and the police investigating the case. Turn your tension levels up to twelve.

#2: “Locke” (2013)

A film focused entirely on one man in his car, “Locke” subs fancy sets for a razor-sharp script - and a phenomenal lead performance. Hardy plays Ivan, the only character to appear on screen, as his life gets thrown into chaos while on a routine drive home to his family. And the story unfolds through a series of phone calls, as Ivan tries to organise his private, personal and professional affairs while en route to London. Hardy gives one of his most lauded performances here, including an interesting and unexpected take on the Welsh accent.

#1: “Stuart: A Life Backwards” (2007)

As Today’s list has proven, Hardy has a penchant for portraying edgy, difficult and complex characters - and here’s a prime example. A BBC/HBO TV film, “A Life Backwards” is based on the biography of Stuart Shorter, written by Shorter’s unlikely friend, Alexander Masters. It follows the life of a troubled, homeless man - with Hardy playing the eponymous role, and Benedict Cumberbatch starring as his eventual biographer. Hardy bagged a BAFTA nomination for the film, and it’s a must-see for fans of either actor.
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