Born in South East England, Orlando Bloom has always been eye candy for the girls in Hollywood movies. Being a part of big banner and high budget movies like Troy, Lord of the Rings, and Pirates of the Caribbean it would not be wrong to say that Orlando Bloom this chocolaty actor has time and again managed to remain in the spotlight inspite of no substantial acting-heavy movies in his career. However, for the fans of Orlando Bloom, we have made a list of his top 12 Movies. So grab your popcorns and find a corner seat because Legolas the star archer is here to strike you with his arrows of love. Cheers.
12. The Good Doctor (2011)
Playing the role of a psychotic doctor, Orlando Bloom is here to take all your ailments away. When a medical student Martin joins his residency, he thinks of slowly winning everyone with his charm and charisma. However, what happens is totally opposite. Due to his arrogant nature, the nurses avoid him, and he gets in trouble with his superiors. When a young 18-year-old girl comes with a kidney disorder, Martin does everything in his power to keep that girl in the hospital inflating his ego every day, even if it means killing her. What will this new version of Dr. Hyde do next?
11. Elizabethtown (2005)
Causing his company a loss of billions of dollars, Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom) decides it is better to commit suicide instead of facing the consequences of his actions. However, when he is about to end his despicable life, his sister calls to inform him that their father has died and he must return to his home in Elizabethtown immediately. Broken by his personal and professional life, Drew travels alone on a late night flight to his hometown. It is a chance encounter with a flight attendant Claire Colburn (Kirsten Dunst) which revives his spirits and teaches him to deal with the problems in his life.
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
The mischievous games of the Pirates have transformed into a tale of good and evil with a little magic sprinkled into it. Davy Jones, the captain of the Flying Dutchman, has returned to take an unpaid debt from Jack Sparrow, the notorious pirate who seems to deceive death every single time. To avoid getting his soul trapped in the infamous locker of Davy Jones, Jack devises a plan to steal his heart which shall give him control over the magical Flying Dutchman and its undead captain. Will Turner and Elizabeth having termed as mutineers by the government have also joined Sparrow on his quest for their own personal gains. What will the deadly trio lose this time?
9. Zulu (2013)
Ali Sokhela (Forrest Whittaker) black police chief and his partner Brian Epkeen (Orland Bloom) have the difficult job to keep peace in the dark alleys of Cape Town. The streets of one of the biggest cities in Africa look shiny as a newly mined diamond but are about to get crimson red. With a new drug in the market, a young woman getting brutally murdered, and black children getting disappeared in the middle of the night, it is upon these two to solve the apparent conspiracy before the racial hatred consumes the whole city.An impressive performance from both of the lead actors.
8. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
To fight against the East India company’s oppression and mission to eliminate pirates from the entire earth, the Brethren court of the pirate lords is convening. However, there is a catch. Jack Sparrow is one of those pirate lords and seeing as he is in Davy Jones’ locker, he is unable to attend the all-important meeting. Newly resurrected Barbossa along with Elizabeth and William team up to bring back Jack from the locker, and ride one last time against Davy Jones who has been forced to serve under the company. With Davy Jones in their front and the monster Kraken on their tail, will the savvy pirates be able to cheat death for one last time?
7. The Three Musketeers (2011)
Athos, Porthos, and Aramis leap off the pages of Alexander Dumas’ classic and head face first in a struggle against anonymity. With no one to defend and no battle to fight, the three musketeers have lost their purpose and spend their life as vagrants. When the Cardinal of France tries to insert tension between the king and queen, so that he can annex the kingdom, musketeers must return one last time. To evade the Duke of Buckingham, the enemy charging from the front and expose the traitor within, the Musketeers will have to keep all their wits about them. A rare film with Orland Bloom as an antagonist, this is ‘The Three Musketeers.’
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6. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
An ancient ring with immense power and the capability to rise the lord of evil Sauron from his slumber has resurfaced. A hobbit of the name Frodo alongwith his companions has to make the tough journey to the Cracks of Doom where the ring can be destroyed. In Frodo’s quest to stop evil from conquering the earth, stands by his side Legolas the Elf. Well, you guessed it. Even though Orlando Bloom looks more like a dwarf with pointy ears, he plays an elf who has made it his life’s mission to make sure that the hobbits reach the mountain safely and are successful in destroying the ring.
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl (2003)
A one of a kind movie, the first installment of Pirates franchise goes out of its way to cater eccentricity and quirkiness, unlike any other Disney movie. A story about Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) -the betrayed Captain of the ship Black Pearl- it tells how the ingenious pirate tries to take back his ship from the mutineer Captain Barbossa. Unaware of his dark past, the blacksmith William Turner (Orlando Bloom) joins Jack Sparrow to bring back the love of his life Elizabeth. Little does William know that every pirate’s plan hinges on his survival and strangely his blood.
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The final installment in the three-part mega-series, this movie wraps up the famed fight between good and evil. On the one hand, Aragorn is joined by Legolas to defend the town of Minas Tirith against Sauron’s final attack. On the other side, Samwise Gamgee and Frodo Baggins alongwith the mysterious and deadly creature Gollum are walking towards Mount Doom, where the ring can be finally destroyed, putting a stop to the all-pervading powers of Sauron. Fighting their own fights on separate fronts, the two armies will have to hinder the approach of evil forces to save Middle Earth from getting destroyed.
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Frodo and Sam journey to destroy the sinister ring continues. Sauron is making it very difficult for the couple of friends to reach their destination along with a strange being Gollum who is deceptive and wants to keep the ring for himself, following them around. On the other hand, Legolas and Aragorn must fight the Rohan kingdom and its king who has fallen under the spell of Sauron. The two parties need to complete their missions on time if they want to stop the evil eye from rising. One of the iconic movies of Bloom’s career, this one consists of some eye-catching acting from the British actor.
2. Troy (2004)
Troy is perhaps one of the best and biggest blockbusters Orlando Bloom has been a part of. Based on Iliad the most celebrated Ancient Greek classic of all times, Troy tells the life stories of historical figures like Helen of Troy, Paris the guy who stole her from his husband, Hector who wants to save his motherland at all costs, and of course Achilles the demigod slashing bodies on battleground in a race towards glory. Watch an epic war between the Greek and Trojan army, where thousands of people will perish just because of an ego battle and false love. A timeless classic, Troy is one war movie you can’t miss.
1. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
A story of the 12th century Crusades and the siege of Jerusalem, Kingdom of Heaven gives a fictionalized version of the life and death of Balian of Ibelin (Orlando Bloom). The famous lord of Ibelin and loyal servant to the throne of Jerusalem, Balian is shown as a blacksmith who came from the English countryside. After meeting his long-estranged father Baron Godfrey, Balian travels to the promised land in search of redemption but gets engulfed in the religious politics instead. After Saladin, the famous Muslim ruler, attacks to take back Jerusalem in the Battle of Hattin, Balian defends the city bravely despite his Christian brothers conspiring against him.
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