After 'Thor: Love and Thunder,' here are 10 Chris Hemsworth performances to see

After 'Thor: Love and Thunder,' here are 10 Chris Hemsworth performances to see ...

Chris Hemsworth became a household name when he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2011 as the God of Thunder, Thor, in the 2013 biopic, Rush? Or, perhaps, his three-year stint as Kim Hyde on the Australian soap opera Home and Away?

Hemsworth has proven time and time again how amazing an actor he is, capable of portraying a broad spectrum of characters in a wide range of genres. From true-story portrayals like in 2018's war drama, 12 Strong, to a dimwitted but loving intern in the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters, Chris has many more films to offer.

This article contains spoilers for all of the films discussed.

'Spiderhead' (2022)

Chris' second feature in 2022 takes viewers on a mind-altering journey through a state-of-the-art luxury prison called Spiderhead. Hemsworth plays the overseer, and Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett play prisoners in the jail. It was released on Netflix in June of this year to mixed reviews from critics and viewers.

The film, based on the dystopian short story Escape From Spiderhead, had a lot of potential that it did not live up to, according to critics. But the star-studded cast and their performances are what kept the film afloat.

'Snow White and The Huntsman' (2012)

The Huntsman and Snow White are a darker interpretation of the legendary German fairy tale from The Brothers Grimm that has been around for over two hundred years. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Bob Hoskins, and Sam Claflin.

The Huntsman: Winter's War was a box office hit, receiving mixed reviews from critics and audiences. It ranked number one in thirty countries over its opening weekend.

'Ghostbusters' (2016)

"Who gonna call? Ghostbusters!" The 1984 classic supernatural comedy remake features a comedic cast that includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. Many of the original cast members have also made appearances in the film, including Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver.

Ghostbusters received a lot of backlash for various reasons, but it became a box office sensation and received high reviews from critics upon its release, with a 73% on the Tomatometer from critics. While it can't compete with the iconic '80s release, it was praised for its ability to stand alone as a worthy franchise addition.

'Men In Black: International' (2019)

Men in Black: International, also known as MIB: International, features Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson as the leading Agent H and rookie Agent M of the Men in Black UK branch. Nor Will Smith nor Tommy Lee Jones have returned to reprise their roles.

The fourth installment of the MIB franchise was a box office success, but it was criticized by those who claimed the franchise was "running low on reasons to continue." It only received a 23% on the Tomatometer, but a 66% audience rating. It's funny and silly but worth watching if you like MIB.

'12 Strong' (2018)

The 12 Strong story, which is also known as 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers, is based on Doug Stanton's non-fiction book Horse Soldiers. It follows the members of the US Army Special Forces sent to Afghanistan immediately following the 2001 9/11 incidents.

Michael Pena, William Fichtner, Michael Shannon, and Navid Negahban also play Captain Mitch Nelson of the Green Berets Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA) 595, who has received mixed reviews, but it remains a box office smash and was praised by critics.

'Thor' (2011)

Chris grew to fame after starring in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's 2011 role as the great God of Thunder. Thor introduced him to the world in a larger sense, and the role has since ranked him among the world's highest paid actors.

Thor was a box office sensation, earning over four times its budget of just $150 million, and received excellent ratings from critics. With a 77% approval rating on the Tomatometer, it is considered the second best in the four-person franchise.

'The Cabin in the Woods' (2012)

The Cabin in the Woods is a horror film starring Hemsworth as Curt Vaughan. In his sixth film appearance, he plays a group of college kids attacked by zombies in a manipulated secluded area.

The Cabin in the Woods is a film that ended up performing significantly better than many expected. Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon directed the film in three days. The self-proclaimed attempt at reviving the slasher film genre achieved a 95 percent rating on the Tomatometer. It was able to keep viewers hooked and constantly unsure of what would happen next.

'In the Heart of the Sea' (2015)

Hemsworth and Benjamin Walker star in the historical drama In the Heart of the Sea, which is based on Nathaniel Philbrick's non-fiction book of the same name written in 2000. The film chronicles the story of the American whaling ship, Essex, that sank in 1820, and later inspired Herman Melville's, Moby Dick.

The film, which was hailed for its visuals and storytelling, was criticized by critics for failing to achieve the epic scale they desired. It sits at a floundering 43% on the Tomatometer, with only a 53% audience rating.

'Extraction' (2020)

Extraction, a 2020 action thriller on Netflix, follows viewers on a tense and moving adventure as Chris Hemsworth, the former Special Air Services Regiment operator turned black ops mercenary Tyler Rake. It's packed with surprises and unexpected twists and turns, but it's a edge-of-your-seat watch that'll leave you with burning questions.

Extraction was praised for its performances, and action sequences, including an incredible one-take gunfight, were dubbed fantastic by Netflix. Following its surprising cliffhanger conclusion, there were immediate hopes of a sequel, which will be released next year.

'Rush' (2013)

Chris Hemsworth will play British Formula One racing driver James Hunt in the biographical sports film Rush, which follows the race between Hunt and fellow F1 Australian racing driver Niki Lauda (played by Daniel Bruhl) during the 1976 racing season.

The film directed by Ron Howard was a box office smash, earning $98 million internationally on a budget of only $38 million. Hemsworth is well-known for his performance, as well as Bruhl's, in Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus. The film maintains an 88% approval rating on the Tomatometer.