9. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Original Release Date: February 21, 2014
Box Office: Considering the film only made about 600,000 dollars altogether after earning 7.6 million dollars on a 7 million dollar budget, we can say it broke even and not much more.
Critical Acclaim: This offbeat film was praised for the most part by critics who recommend seeing the film solely for the performances of Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston. While they enjoyed the strangeness of the vampires in this world, it has been somewhat forgotten over time.
About the Role: Many people who don’t watch a lot of Hiddleston’s work may be under the mistaken impression that he is solely a serious actor.
That is far from true. Perhaps his most notable “comedic” role was in Thor: Ragnarok, but Hiddleston has taken on subtle comedic roles and darkly humorous projects for almost his entire career. That is certainly true for this film, where he plays a married vampire named Adam.
Simply the Best: Adam is something of a depressed vampire who has become listless and downtrodden over the years. He is on the brink of suicide because he feels there is no greater purpose in life now that humans have sullied much of his work and influence.
He and his partner, Eve, must try to navigate modern society and figure out where they belong in the world by using literature, art, music, and other notable artistic influences to pontificate on life’s biggest questions.