What are the best Idris Elba movies?

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    #1Beasts of No Nation

    Beasts of No Nation

    Beasts of No Nation is a 2015 Netflix original movie directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. This military drama stars Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, and Kurt Egyiawan. It tells the story of an African guerilla army fighting in their country's civil war.

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    Julia Freeman
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "I knew Elba was a good actor, but I didn't know he was this good. I wish more roles like this comes to this man! Raise the flag brother! We salute you! If you haven't watched it yet, I suggest you get Netflix and watch it now. "
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    #2The Dark Tower

    The Dark Tower

    The Dark Tower is a western horror and adventure science fiction film adaptation of Stephen King's novel series, directed by Nikolaj Arcel. It was first released on July 31, 2017, by Columbia Pictures. It starred Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, and Fran Kranz.

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    Grace Diaz
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "WELP, I wished this wasn't one of the films here for my love MR IDRIS ELBA! I mean he was really good here, and played the character just about 100% perfectly but movie itself was kind of bland, espeically for a Stephen King book nerd like me! Can people just stop trying too hard in making their own twists to Kings' wonderful books? Elba was good through, along with Matthew"
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    #3Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok is a superhero fantasy movie directed by indie director Taika Waititi. It was released in 2017. It is the third film in the Thor series. It starred Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, and Tessa Thompson.

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    Lisa Perkins
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "I don't know if any actor can pull off what Idris did as Heimdall in all Thor films, especially in Ragnarok! Only he can do so much with such a limited role"
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    #4Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond is a science fiction adventure film directed by Justin Lin based on the Star Trek series written by Gene Roddenberry. This is the 13th film in the Star Trek film franchise and the 3rd installment in the reboot series. 

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    Roger Richardson
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "Couldn't think of a better Krall than my idol Idris Elba! Perfect, just perfect!"
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    #5The Gunman

    The Gunman

    The Gunman is an action, drama, and suspense thriller directed by Pierre Morel. It was released in 2015 and starred Sean Penn, Idris Elba, and Ray Winstone. It is about a former black ops specialist on his road for revenge.

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    Lori Castillo
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "Sean Penn, good. Elba, better. Plot, meh. Seriously guys, as a big Idris Elba fan, I like most of his movies, but this movie could have used a lot more motivation. :)"
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    #6No Good Deed

    No Good Deed

    No Good Deed is an adaptation and retelling of the classic Robin Hood tale written by Kara Connolly with a female lead character. It was first released in July 2017. It's about a modern archer who was sent back to the time of Robin Hood.

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    Liu Lee
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "Damn! Came back here to say whoever put this movie here was a genius. 10/10!"
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    #7Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim

    Pacific Rim is a Guillermo del Toro Action/Sci-Fi movie released on July 2013 in the United States. The film stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Diego Klattenhoff.

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    Nathan Harper
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "Nice to see this one included here. Really good film for a scifi alien and monster movie. A step ahead of most of its kind, this is the film where I thought Elba is fit to be the next icon similar to Morgan Freeman or Will Smith. "
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    #8Finding Dory

    Finding Dory

    Finding Dory is the story of Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. 

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    Donna Ruiz
    Written on June 15, 2018
    "Weird choice! but I guess Elba is so good that even his voice gets appreciated! Nice work. "

Summary

Best What are the best Idris Elba movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Beasts of No NationMovies 16 Paid
2The Dark TowerMovies 10 Paid
3Thor: RagnarokMovies 9 Paid
4Star Trek BeyondMovies 7 Paid
5The GunmanMovies 6 Paid
6No Good DeedBooks 3 Paid
7Pacific RimMovies 1 Paid
8Finding DoryMovies 1 Paid
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