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We absolutely love the Ghanaian/Sierra Leonean /British Hollywood actor, singer, rapper and DJ. The FAB platform celebrates every successful African act and Elba is no exception. Today we focus our throwback post on the amazing act. Enjoy our list of the ‘Top 1o Idris Elba movies we can’t stop talking about’. Feel free to share with us some of your favourite picks too.

1. Daddy’s Little Girls

Starring as Monty James in the Tyler Perry movie, Idris Elba shows his good fatherly traits as he fights for the custody of his kids from his estranged crazy & corrupt wife (Tasha Smith), and of course he finds love in his Ivy league lawyer Julia (Gabrielle Union) to make the perfect love story.

2. Obsessed

We all love a committed man and the British/African actor plays the good husband in this film. Obsessed tells the story of Lisa, an office temporary worker played by Larter, who falls in love with her boss, Derek Charles (Elba), and attempts to seduce him. Derek’s wife, Sharon (Beyoncé), learns of Lisa’s obsessive behavior, and suspects an affair.

3. Mandela Long Walk To Freedom

The film based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Elba plays Mandela in the epic movie.

4. Pacific Rim

The film is set in the 2020s, when Earth is at war with the Kaijus,1 colossal monsters which have emerged from an interdimensional portal on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Pacific Rim is a 2013 American science fiction monster film starring Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, amongst others.

5. Prometheus

It centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as it follows a star map discovered among the artifacts of several ancient Earth cultures. Seeking the origins of humanity, the crew arrives on a distant world and discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human race. Idris Elba plays the role of Captain Janek in the movie.

7. The Losers

Idris Elba plays the tough Roque in the action comedy film. The Losers are an elite black-ops team of United States Special Forces operatives who were sent to Bolivia in a search-and-destroy mission on a compound run by a drug lord. Idris Elba who is British wowed us with his unique American accent and we believed it!

8. Takers
The film follows a group of professional bank robbers- Michael Ealy, Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, late Paul Walker and of course Idris Elba who specialize in spectacular robberies, as they are pulled into one last job by a recently paroled cohort- T.I. only to be pitted against a hard-boiled detective Matt Dillon who interrupt their heist. Elba plays the guy who keeps the gang together and we could not help but notice how he brought his Brit sexiness back in the film as Gordon Cozier.

9. Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Thor. It is the sequel to 2011’s Thor and the eighth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Elba who played Heimdall was more pronounced as the gatekeeper of the Asgard world in this sequel than the first 2011 film.

10. The Gospel

The story tells the tale of the ‘Prodigal Son’ and Elba plays a preacher effortlessly in the Tyler Perry film. The film received three nominations in the Black Reel Awards of 2006 and Idris Elba was nominated for Best Actor.

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