Although Henry Cavill began his acting career for a long time, he has really gained popularity after being cast as Superman in DC. If you want to see him more, you can refer to the list 8 best movies of Henry Cavill below.
1. Tristan And Isolde (2006)
Tristan and Iseult’s romance was one of the most influential stories in Western culture like Romeo and Juliet of Shakespear. The story has been adapted and reproduced countless times over the centuries in various art forms.
In terms of cinema, Tristan and Isolde did not appear until 2006, produced by brothers Tony and Ridley Scott. The movie was made more towards historical realism rather than sticking to the original work. This was a very tragic love story between the knight Tristian and the princess Isolde. The main stars of the movie were Franco and Sophia Myles. Henry Cavill was still participating as a supporting actor in this movie.
2. Stardust (2007)
This was also another supporting role, but Henry Cavill’s appearance in the movie was much more impressive. In fact, almost all of the characters in Stardust had their own mark. This was a very successful adaptation based on the novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman. It told about not only the magical but also the romantic journey of the young man in search of the shooting star falling to the ground to prove his love for a girl in the village. The star turned out to be a beautiful girl. There were many other people from royals to witches wanting to take her back for different purposes.
3. Sand Castle (2017)
This was a less-known Netflix film about a US Army private soldier and his platoon. They were stationed in Iraq with a mission to build a well in a rural village in the early years of the war. Director Fernando Coimbra had approached a rather new theme in war films. That was the tension between soldiers and the local people, as well as the pain in the hearts of soldiers who did not want to fight for a meaningless ideal.
4. Immortals (2011)
Based on a series of legends from Greek Mythology, Henry Cavill played the role of Theseus. He was a mortal chosen by Zeus to combat imminent calamities on the Earth. It was a conspiracy to free the Titans for the great war with the Gods. Tarsem Singh’s work only had splendid visuals, beautiful costume design, and bloody CGI clips. It provided a horror experience in an action movie. However, this was considered a step backward in Tarsem’s career, especially after the masterpiece The Fall.
5. The Witcher (2019)
Netflix’s blockbuster last year was considered a successful adaptation of the original series of novels from Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The story in the film told about the story of Geralt, a famous Witcher who specialized in quests to defeat dangerous monsters in exchange for bounties.
Geralt’s fate seemed to live forever through such days of killing, but it was a destiny for him to meet the sorceress Yennefer and his bond with Princess Ciri. Henry Cavill’s outstanding performance and his character’s personality made him got many compliments from fans of both the novel and the name of the same name.
6. Man of Steel (2013)
As the first brick to build the current DCEU, the story of Man of Steel contained many things to worry about. It showed the crisis of America when confronted with the appearance of aliens.
But in that dark background, Superman with optimistic blue eye color had carried the hope of mankind. Zack Snyder had done extremely well the task of building an S-symbol on Superman’s chest with unique and impressive audiovisual combat. This was also the movie that helped Henry Cavill to step up to the A list of Hollywood actors.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E (2015)
Although it was not a successful movie at the box office, the movie achieved a very good word of mouth effect and attracted a certain number of fans. The movie also attracted attention thanks to the appearance of the charming cast alongside Henry including Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, and Armie Hammer. Henry played the role of Napoleon Solo, a famous thief forced by the CIA to do a secret mission with a KGB agent. They must prevent a plot involving a Nazi nuclear bomb.
Similar to other Guy Ritchie’s movies, The Man from U.N.C.L.E had interesting and engaging storytelling with well-invested outfits. In addition, catchy tunes that were appropriate to the context made the audience satisfied. The work made many viewers reminiscent of the first generations of James Bond, instead of today’s fast action movies.
8. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
Season 6 of the Mission Impossible series seemed to take the franchise to a new level when everything of it was better than previous versions. The stunts which were filmed in real life amazed the audience. The fast pace of the action, the dramatic story with many twists that left your brain and heart without a moment’s rest.
This was a rare old-style action movie that still showed its quality despite living in the middle of the era of CGI. This was also a rare film Henry Cavill played the role of an extremely dangerous villain. His killer fingers made Ethan be in danger many times. The segment in Henry’s bathroom with Tom Cruise also reached the top of the best melee scenes of 2018.
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