15 Best Movies With The Hemsworth Brothers, Ranked (According To IMDb)

15 Best Movies With The Hemsworth Brothers, Ranked (According To IMDb)

When it comes to the Australian trio of the Hemsworth brothers, most people will probably know who Chris Hemsworth is thanks to his role as the Norse God-inspired character Thor Odinson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is one of the highest-grossing movie franchises to date.

That being said, both Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth have also had a few successful roles that have brought them some recognition. Liam’s biggest role came in The Hunger Games franchise, while Luke has shined among some smaller circles. In any case, it’s worth looking at all of their filmographies to see which projects the brothers have starred in and how this has made them successful in the world of cinema.

Updated on June 20th, 2022, by Hannah Saab: The Hemsworth brothers continue to be relevant in popular culture, with their impressive filmographies getting consistently high ratings from IMDb users. With Chris Hemsworth’s latest movie, Thor: Love and Thunder, coming out in a few weeks, it’s the best time to look back at more of his and his brothers’ top-scoring movies.

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15 Triangle (2009) – 6.9

Available to stream on Peacock.

Triangle is centered on the single mother Jess, who leaves her child behind for a little bit to go on a trip on a yacht with her friends. When a storm causes the yacht to capsize, they’re thankfully seemingly rescued by a passing derelict ocean liner, which marks the beginning of an endless nightmare for her and the other passengers.

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Liam Hemsworth plays the likable Victor in the psychological horror film. He’s one of the first to realize that something’s not quite right about the ship they’re on. There’s also an unforgettable gruesome scene that features him alongside the terrified protagonist.

14 The Dressmaker (2015) – 7.0

Available to stream on Prime Video.

When Tilly Dunnage returns to her small town in The Dressmaker, she finds herself feeling out of place and ridiculed by those around her because of her bizarre occupation. Things get even worse when a dark secret from her past becomes a scandalous subject among the townspeople.

Liam Hemsworth takes on the role of the charming Teddy McSwiney, who becomes Tilly’s love interest and source of comfort in her old home. His endearing personality and bravery make him a memorable character in the comedy-drama movie, which is mostly about the titular dressmaker’s experiences.

13 The Cabin In The Woods (2011) – 7.0

Available to rent on Apple TV.

Chris Hemsworth in The Cabin in the Woods

There are more than a few horror movies that follow a group of friends with archetypal characters, and The Cabin in the Woods is a horror-comedy film that pokes fun at this set-up. It revolves around a group of college students who spend time in a creepy cabin where they’re soon pursued by supernatural beings.

Curt Vaughan (played by Chris Hemsworth) is designated as “The Athlete” by the external forces manipulating their stay. His character plays into all the stereotypes well, making most scenes with him absolutely hilarious.

12 Thor (2011) – 7.0

Available to stream on Disney+.

Thor holding Mjolnir on the Rainbow Bridge

The god of thunder is first introduced in Marvel’s Thor, where he’s sent to earth by Odin as punishment for being disobedient. He also loses control over Mjolnir and has to work to prove that he’s worthy of wielding the hammer once again. His complex relationship with his brother Loki is also explored in the film.

It’s immediately obvious that Chris Hemsworth is perfect for the role of Thor, as he is able to inject charm, humor, and surprising emotional depth to the beloved character. The movie marks the beginning of his long stint playing the god in the MCU.

11 Bad Times At The El Royale (2018) – 7.1

Available to rent on Apple TV.

Set at the titular El Royale, a hotel located along the California–Nevada border, Bad Times at the El Royale depicts a group of strangers who harbor dark secrets. They get one night in the rundown hotel to maximize their last shot at redemption, but not everyone is ready to face the consequences of their past.

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Chris Hemsworth plays the fascinating role of Billy Lee, who doesn’t actually appear until he’s summoned by another character later in the film. He’s an evil cult leader who wreaks havoc among the guests, but the extent of his horrific actions aren’t revealed until the riveting conclusion.

10 The Hunger Games (2012) – 7.2

Available to rent on Apple TV.

Back in 2012, The Hunger Games became a cultural phenomenon with the books making waves even before that. Liam Hemsworth starred alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, and Elizabeth Banks among others in the franchise.

Set in a dystopian future, it follows a teenage girl named Katniss Everdeen who volunteers to participate in the deadly Hunger Games instead of her little sister. Hemsworth starred as Katniss’s best friend Gale Hawthorne, who supports the protagonist and eventually becomes part of the love triangle with Peeta.

9 Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) – 7.3

Available to stream on Disney+.

Tony Stark Thor Avengers Age of Ultron

Even though Avengers: Age of Ultron is often considered to be the weakest of the Avengers movies, it is still a good one. Like in other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chris Hemsworth plays the Norse God Thor, who begins to see hallucinations of a frightening future for his people.

In an attempt to make Earth safer, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner create an AI-based global defense program named “Ultron.” However, the program gains a mind and body of its own and the Avengers must find a way to prevent him from killing everyone on the planet.

8 Doctor Strange (2016) – 7.5

Available to stream on Disney+.

Though Thor doesn’t actually act as one of the main protagonists in the first Doctor Strange movie (this role is for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Stephen Strange himself), he does make an appearance in the mid-credits scene which is why the movie is listed in his filmography. In the scene, he asks for Doctor Strange’s help in locating his father.

The film revolves around the surgeon Stephen Strange and how he breaks his hands in a car crash which prevents him from continuing his career. Instead of giving up, he finds a place where he can learn the mystic arts that are supposed to restore his health.

7 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) – 7.5

Available to rent on Apple TV.

The Hunger Games Catching Fire Liam Hemsworth

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the second installment in the franchise and often the one considered to be the best of the four movies. This time, Liam Hemsworth’s Gale has a more significant role with the romantic triangle storyline being an integral part of Katniss’ story.

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After winning the previous Hunger Games, it seems that life can now be a little simpler. And yet, Katniss must now head back into the arena to fight the victors of many previous iterations. In the meantime, Gale is punished for standing up to the authoritarian rulers, but eventually finds himself alongside Katniss.

6 Star Trek (2009) – 7.9

Available to rent on Apple TV.

J.J. Abrams’s reboot of Star Trek was a successful one back in 2009 both in terms of critical and commercial success. Taking place in an alternate reality, the story follows Kirk and Spock aboard the USS Enterprise fighting Nero who has traveled from the future and is now threatening the United Federation of Planets.

Even though Chris Hemsworth only appears at the beginning of the movie as James T. Kirk’s father George, his role was quite memorable nonetheless. His emotional sacrifice sets the tone for the rest of the film.

5 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – 7.9

Available to stream on Disney+.

Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Ragnarok

By far the most well-known of Taika Waititi’s works, Thor: Ragnarok completely reimagines the character of Thor making him more light-hearted rather than perpetually serious. Moreover, Chris’s brother Luke Hemsworth makes a cameo appearance playing the Asgardian actor playing Thor.

After the death of their father Odin, Thor and Loki discover that they have an older sister named Hela who now wants to take over Asgard. After getting trapped on the planet Sakaar, the two brothers must find a way to escape and save Asgard and their people. They meet characters like The Grandmaster and Korg along the way.

4 The Avengers (2012) – 8.0

Available to stream on Disney+.

The first superhero ensemble movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers is still one of the most critically and commercially successful entries in the entire franchise. Thor’s brother Loki (who had gone rogue in Thor’s solo movie), now wants to overtake Earth with the help of an alien army.

The spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D., under the command of Nick Fury, recruits the six mightiest heroes from the planet to defend it, including Thor. Chris Hemsworth continues to impress with his role as the powerful Thor, whose conflict with Loki gets more complicated.

3 Rush (2013) – 8.1

Available to stream on Netflix.

Even with the success of 2019’s Ford v Ferrari, Ron Howard’s Rush remains one of the most beloved sports biopics ever made – including those about racing. Chris Hemsworth stars alongside Daniel Brühl and Olivia Wilde.

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The movie focuses on the 1976 Formula 1 season rivalry between two Formula One drivers: the British James Hunt (Hemsworth) and Austrian Niki Lauda. Hemsworth does an excellent job at playing the arrogant and overconfident racing driver, who soon finds himself facing troubles in his failing marriage and compromised career.

2 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – 8.4

Available to stream on Disney+.

Avengers Infinity War Thor Thanos Stormbreaker

The Russo brothers first proved themselves to be great directors within the MCU with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, but their reputation was really cemented with Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos had been teased as the biggest villain of all for several years, and here, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy have to team up to fight him as he tries to obliterate half of the universe.

Chris Hemsworth continues his role as Thor in the gripping superhero movie, and plays an important part in some of the major action sequences in Infinity War. At this point, Thor is hurting from a devastating loss, which influences his character development in the sequel.

1 Avengers: Endgame (2019) – 8.4

Available to stream on Disney+.

Civilian Thor in Avengers Endgame

Obviously, there is no greater movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far than Avengers: Endgame. With the movie breaking numerous records, it became one of the most if not the most successful superhero movie in history. With half of the universe gone, the remaining superheroes, including Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, decide to find a way to bring everything back even if it means making difficult sacrifices along the way.

Thor, in particular, goes through an important personal journey where he copes with the loss of his people and his mother Frigga. A trip to the past gives him renewed strength that is apparent until the very end of the film where a crucial decision is made about his future in the MCU.

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