Loved Idris Elba in HBO’s The Wire? Here are 10 more watches you can catch him in!

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He must have been in front when God was handing out talents because Idris Elba is one massively skilled individual  — an actor, a director, a musician, and a producer. He is now starring in an indie offering, Three Thousand Years of Longing, what looks to be a charming, quirky, and slightly dark offering.

In the movie, Idris Elba plays opposite Tilda Swinton as a Djinn who offers to grant her three wishes. The trailer doesn’t give away much when it comes to the complexities of the story, but the production value is solid and we love the magical element reminiscent of those fairytales we loved as kids. Before Three Thousand Years of Longing though, he was Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire, one of his more recognized works, which tells a narrative of the narcotics  scene in Baltimore. 

Also read: 5 Movies Tilda Swinton Showed She’s a One-of-a-kind Talent

Can’t wait to see more of Idris? Here are ten more movies and shows that you can watch!

  • Luther (2010-2019)

With an 8.4 Imdb rating and an 80% Rotten Tomato score, as well as its strong trailer,  you can’t help but be intrigued at this psychological crime thriller about a detective named Luther (Idris Elba) who lives in a world of complexities surrounding justice and evil. From the trailer at least, you can expect a winner. This series has won Idris Elba a Golden Globe for Best Actor at the 2012 awards. 

Watch on hulu.

  • Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)

While Ghost Rider is hiding out in remote Eastern Europe, he is recruited by a sect to take on the devil, who wants to take over his mortal son’s body on the kid’s birthday. In this film, Idris Elba plays Moreau, a French member of a secret religious organization who Ghost Rider joins forces with.

Watch on Vudu.

  • Prometheus (2012)


In the mood for a horror-thriller? This might be a film you need to watch. The movie is set in the late 21st century and centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus searching for the origin of humanity.  The group eventually discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human species.

Watch on YouTube,  Google Play, and Apple TV

  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Learn about the life of the world’s first Black president — from his childhood to his battles in his quest for freedom — in this biopic starring Idris Elba. Nelson Mandela was the president of South Africa from 1994-1999. 

Watch on Vudu.

  • The Jungle Book (2016)

Hear Idris Elba voice Shere Khan, the keen antagonist tiger of the film who will stop at nothing to kill Mowgli. The Jungle Book cartoon has captured our imaginations as children and it will be interesting on how Mowgli, the man-cub’s adventures are interpreted in live action. In the adventurous wild world of the Indian jungle, Mowgli was brought as an infant by the black panther Bagheera. There, his adventures as a man-cub begins. 

Watch on Vudu.

  • Zootopia (2016)

In the city of Zootopia, Judy becomes the first rabbit to join the police force. In her quest to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means pairing up with red fox, Nick Wilde, who she thinks will make her job even harder. Here, Idris Elba plays Chief Bogo, the police chief of the Zootopia

Trailer: YouTube and Google Play.

  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017) 

In this installment, Thor finds himself imprisoned and faced with a gladiatorial fight against the Hulk. Thor now has to find a way to survive so that he can stop Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

Trailer: YouTube, Google Play, and Apple Tv.

  • Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw (2019)

By now, almost everyone knows the Fast & Furious franchise, winning audiences with its action-packed scenes and exciting storylines. In this ninth installment of the franchise, we follow Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw as they team up with Shaw’s sister (Kirby) against a cyberterrorist (Idris Elba) who is threatening the world with a deadly virus. 

Watch on YouTube, Google Play, and Apple tv.

  • The Suicide Squad (2021)

In this DC offering, several convicts join a group called Suicide Squad in exchange for an ease in their criminal sentences. The group is then sent to Corto Maltese to destroy the giant alien starfish, Starro the Conqueror, before it falls into the local government’s control.

Watch it on HBO Go.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 the second installment of the action-adventure comedy film based on the Japanese video game series published by Sega.The film follows Sonic, a blue hedgehog who has supersonic running speeds. He teams up with a town sheriff, Tom Wachowski (Marsden) and Tails to stop the bad guys, including Dr. Robotnik, and  Knuckles the Echidna (voiced by Idris Elba). 

Watch it on Apple TV.  

If you’re in the mood for action-packed and thrilling watches, you’ll most likely have a good time binging on these watches. Enjoy! Good content. Awesome vibes. Great time. You know your at #TheBOB. Spread the word!

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