6. Thor (2011)
Original Release Date: May 6, 2011
Box Office: While not the highest-performing Marvel film, Thor still did well in theaters. It earned nearly 500 million dollars.
Critical Acclaim: As is the case with most Marvel movies, critics loved it. They thought the grandeur of Asgard contrasted well with the mundane life of Earth. Both Chris Hemsworth and Hiddleston were heavily praised for their portrayals of Thor and Loki.
About the Role: This is one of the best films for Loki fans as it truly introduces the struggles beholden to the God of Mischief. While he is technically the antagonist of this movie, he’s not necessarily a full-on villain.
Instead, Hiddleston gets to truly play the conflicting nature of Loki as he tries to understand his place in Asgard after discovering the truth about Odin, his brother, and the realm he thought he belonged to.
Simply the Best: Thor: Ragnarok has largely been considered the best Thor film since its release, but the 2011 Thor film is also a fantastic movie that gets looked over and forgotten.
Hiddleston was reunited with Kenneth Branagh, and his Shakespearan touch can certainly be felt through the dramatic tension built between these two Gods. At the end of the day, they may be immortal and powerful beings, but they also struggle with very human problems like sibling rivalry, jealousy, and arrogance.