“There’s games beyond the fucking game,” – Stringer Bell, The Wire. It’s one of the most memorable roles of Idris Elba and it seems like he’s living by those words even now. Elba is a chameleon when it comes to acting, how many actors do you know who slip into the shoes of a loving dad as easily as being a gunslinger? No matter what character you ask of him, he brings it to the screen effortlessly without breaking a sweat and moreover he makes it look cool. He can sit in one place, hardly moving but still make his presence felt and outshine even the main protagonist. His skills are insanely unbelievable and I’m not exaggerating even a bit, as a matter of fact, I feel like I’m understating his acting. With that said, here is the list of top Idris Elba movies and TV shows selected from his impressive filmography. You can watch some of these best Idris Elba movies on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. The Dark Tower
Surely the film did not match up to its expectations. But this movie propelled Elba’s career as the main protagonist. His prowess as an outstanding actor came out in The Dark Tower like never before. He completely eclipsed Matthew Mcconaughey. He owned the movie. You must also consider the time of its release. It tells us that, the producers and the directors have now started to see him in the summer blockbusters. Days are not far when we’ll see him in big budget movies alongside with Hollywood heavyweights.
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11. Thor movies
No matter how big or small the role is. No matter how short the screen time is. If played right any role could be a memorable one. Elba played a Nordic God, Heimdall, in the movie. Not only he made his presence felt among the heavyweights: Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins but marvelled by acting, Marvel Studios signed got him to sign a contract of four movies with the studio.