We’ve seen many actors playing the highly popular, cherished Superman – from George Reeves and Christopher Reeve to Brandon Routh and Henry Cavill, yet, the commercially most successful Superman movies have featured Henry Cavill himself (read ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’). The accomplished British actor has become a synonym of masculinity and has redefined the new standards of sexy with his stint as the Man of Steel. Sparing a few others (including and especially Chris Evans), it would be difficult to recreate the bewitching on-screen charm and the irresistible demeanour that Henry Cavill possesses, and his fans are definitely going to drool over it for some time to come.
For those who’ve witnessed the recently published trailer of ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout‘ must have been already smitten by Henry Cavill (and his voice) and the punches that he throws which are an absolute reminiscent of the Son of Krypton himself, albeit in a new bearded avatar. And then, of course, there’s always Tom Cruise and his usual sidekicks in the movie. And Michelle Monaghan. Henry Cavill, who came into the limelight after his stint as Superman, didn’t have a prolonged acting career prior to ‘Man of Steel’, which had only started in the early 2000s. Nevertheless, Cavill’s journey has only been just more than a decade old and we’ve already witnessed some of his class acts and we’re sure there’s more to come. With one other Superman film in his contract after ‘Justice League’ and with the likes of ‘Mission: Impossible’ coming in from his kitty, Cavill has miles to go. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of his top Henry Cavill movies and TV shows. You can watch some of these Henry Cavill movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu.
13. Blood Creek (2009)
Set in two different timelines – the 1930s and the 2000s in West Virginia, ‘Blood Creek’ follows the horrors of the occult experimentations done by the Third Reich (with Michael Fassbender in the lead) and their repercussions 70 years later. Henry Cavill, in the role of Evan Marshall, is a wary, lowly 25-year old who has lost his brother Victor and is taken aback when he returns unscathed. The Marshalls then set out on a mission to free the innocents from a 70-year-old curse. Though the story is refreshing and rather unheard of, the movie seems to have many loose ends and a wavering plot, which is why it was panned throughout. A watchable affair though, I must say.