Orlando Bloom has featured in an incredible 38 films throughout his career – yep, he’s been busy! As a true Orlando fan, I can say we’ve watched them ALL back to front. Therefore, I have chosen the top 10 (in my personal opinion) check them out…
BEWARE there might be a few spoilers in here, so skim past the descriptions of the ones you haven’t already watched!
1. ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ (2002)
Like all of the Lord of the Rings, this film is based on the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. This is the second film in the trilogy and in my opinion hands down the best one. It features an action-packed plot with great character development. The plot centres around Frodo and Sams adventure to Mordor (base of the evil Sauron). En route, they encounter the incredible character of Gollum, who is dominated by the Rings power. Together they are on a mission to save the people of Rohan against Saurons evil powers. Alongside the other main characters – Gandalf, Gimli, Aragorn and Legolas who have the same goal and stay on Rohan grounds to protect. Orlando plays the character of Legolas.
2. ‘Lord of the Rings: Return of the King’ (2003)
This is the final movie of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. So yep you guessed it, the directors have gone all out to make sure it goes out with a bang (literally). The nightmare comes to an end as the Evil Eye of Sauron explodes and Frodo and Sam manage to escape. At least that’s what they think… the explosion causes Mount Doom to erupt so Mordor crumbles with the hobits still there. It’s safe to say this part of the movie is absolute chaos as everything crumbles before their eyes. But fear not! Gandalf flies in with the eagles to rescue the hobbits. Aragorn is crowned King of Gondor and takes Arwen as his queen! A very happy ending indeed.
3. ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’ (2001)
This was the very first instalment in the Lord of the Rings series – little did we all know how much of a success it would be. It all begins with the main character Frodo who inherits the One Ring. He’s unsure of its powers and goes to Gandalf to enquire. Gandalf warns is also unsure but warns him to keep it secret and unused until he finds out. And he does just that for the next 17 years! He needs to destroy Mount Doom and along his quest, he realises that the ring is protecting him from evil.
4. Tour de Pharmacy (2017)
You’re probably not expecting to see this film on the list, but I absolutely love it! It’s very different from the usual blockbuster movies that Orlando stars in but it’s incredible all the same. Tour de Pharmacy is a mockumentary/comedy with some fantastic actors. The main characters are Marty Hass (Andy Samberg), Slim Robinson (Daveed Diggs), Gustav Ditters (John Gena) and Adrian Baton ( Freddie Highmore) and Juji Pepe (Orlando Bloom). A team of (drugged up) bikers are determined to complete the 1982 Tour de France. Will they complete it?
5. ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’ (2003)
This was the first-ever Pirates of the Caribbean movie and it’s safe to say it gained its fan base very rapidly after release. So we knew a second one was guaranteed. But little did we know that we’d be blessed with a total of 6! The plot starts off with a bunch of evil pirates who destroy a seaside town and kidnap the governor’s daughter, Elizabeth Swann. In desperation to save her, the governor calls in Captain Jack Sparrow, known for his heroicness and pure heart. They both team up and hunt down the nasty pirates, rescue Elizabeth and get revenge.
6. ‘Black Hawk Down’ (2001)
Orlando Bloom plays PFC Todd Blackburn in this war/action movie. The film is set in 1993 and is based on a real-life event in Somali East Africa. In October 1993, the U.S sent the special forces into Somalia to help save the people from the destructive government. The people of Somalia were in great danger with no water, food or aid and were struggling to survive. However, the Somalian forces are fighting back and the U.S forces are in great danger.
7. ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ (2013)
Although this film was released after the Lord of the Rings, it was actually written before and is a prequel. It takes place in the same universe but 60 years before the Lord of the Rings! The film centres around the adventure/quest of thirteen dwarves, Thorin, Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf to the Lonely Moutain in search to steal the Arkenstone from the dragon. The journey is filled with lots of obstacles and all of their lives are in great danger.
8. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (2014)
Needless to say, there have been many adaptations of the story of Romeo and Juliet. But this film is by far one of the best! Orlando Bloom takes the leading role as Romeo. I don’t think it’s necessary to explain the plot… everyone has either watched the original or a modern adaption at some point. But this version is phenomenal (perhaps I’m biased because Bloom is featured in it though).
9. ‘The Good Doctor’ (2011)
The Good Doctor is a thriller/drama where Orlando Bloom plays the starring role as Dr Martin Blake. A talented doctor whose powerful and demanding personality alienates him from the other doctors and nurses. At face value, he presents himself as a caring doctor with all the patients best interests at heart, but there is a much darker side to him. His narcissistic traits mean he has a need to control everything and everyone. 18-year-old Diane Nixon is admitted into the hospital with a kidney infection and when he cures her, her family are extremely grateful. Referring to him as ‘their hero’ boosts his ego massively. He tampers with her medications so she stays ill and gives everyone the illusion that he is helping to continue to fuel his ego. But he goes too far.
10. ‘Digging for Fire’ (2015)
Orlando Bloom plays the character of Ben in this drama/comedy movie. The plot centres around a happily married couple, Tim and Lee, that are raising their young boy together. However, they are both clearly at very different stages in life. Both take a weekend break away from one another and the movie centres around this weekend. Whilst Lee is seeking answers on parenthood and marriage, Tim is digging the backyard with his friends. He’s searching for more after discovering a gun and bone in his backyard.