From books and video games to becoming one of Netflix’s most anticipated shows, Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher series has reached a level of popularity rivaled by few franchises. The Witcher is now on its second season on the industry-leading streaming service and fans both new and old to The Continent are eager for even more monster-killing content.
With established stars like Henry Cavill and emerging actors like Freya Allen and Joey Batey, Netflix’s The Witcher is undoubtedly one of the best ongoing shows. But, for anyone desperate for even more of the tremendous talent featured in the series, these are the top of the pile when it comes to movies starring The Witcher’s cast.
10 The Thing Is More Bearded Brilliance From Kristofer Hivju
While this 2011 prequel does share its name with the 1982 sci-fi horror sensation, it’s simply no match for John Carpenter’s masterpiece. When standing on its own merit though, The Thing has more than enough thrills to warrant its existence, and it offers a fascinating glimpse into the events that took place before the Kurt Russell-starring classic.
Kristofer Hivju is the man behind the beastly tusks of Nivellen in The Witcher and more famously, the bruting beard of Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones. He stars in the film alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton.
9 Eden Lake Features The Talents Of The Man Under King Foltest’s Crown
A nominee for Best British Film, James Watkins’ slasher flick Eden Lake is a ruthless, upsetting, and graphically violent horror film that is in no way suitable for the faint of heart.
A startlingly realistic exploitation of the fears surrounding social decay in 2000s Britain, the horror focuses on a young couple played by Michael Fassbender and Kelly Reilly as they become the unexpected victims of a gang of vicious youths. The Witcher fans will recognize King Foltest in the gory flick. Shaun Dooley plays a supporting role.
8 The Count of Monte Cristo Is Proof That Henry Cavill Was Always Headed For Superstardom
Long before Henry Cavill’s blinding biceps were stretching the spandex of Superman’s suit, the British actor was honing his craft alongside Guy Pearce, Jim Caviezel, and Richard Harris in 2002’s The Count of Monte Cristo.
With the film only being Cavill’s second feature, he doesn’t exactly hog the screentime. Yet, it’s still intriguing to watch the young thespian in action in such a highly acclaimed motion picture. He was still a decade away from putting on Clark Kent’s glasses, and even further from portraying Geralt of Rivia, but Henry Cavill was destined for stardom and it’s clear to see in The Count of Monte Cristo.
7 The Man Behind Dijkstra Also Appears In The Witcher: Nightmare Of The Wolf
It’s perhaps not all that surprising that a cast member from The Witcher is featured in Netflix’s spin-off animation movie Nightmare of the Wolf.
Fans of the main series may not initially recognize the voice of Deglan in the film, but the harsh, husky tones are those of the man that plays Dijkstra in The Witcher. Graham McTavish is a Hollywood veteran with a long list of intriguing roles to his name. He arguably steals the show in Nightmare of the Wolf, but only time will tell if he can accomplish the same feat in the main series.
6 Graham McTavish Holds His Own Amongst Heavyweights In Creed
Another film featuring Scottish star Graham McTavish, Creed is the surprisingly fantastic continuation of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky series, delivering emotional gut punches amongst stunning fight choreography and camerawork.
Ryan Coogler’s movie focuses on the son of Rocky Balboa’s great rival and friend, Apollo Creed, and Stallone’s iconic slugger is tasked with training the young fighter. Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson star alongside the action movie legend. Sylvester Stallone even managed to score his first acting Oscar nomination for his part in the film.
5 Pusher Is A Danish Delight Featuring Kim Bodnia
Before Nicolas Winding Refn broke into Hollywood with his mesmerizing car thriller Drive, the Danish director was creating critically acclaimed crime flicks in his home country. Pusher is undoubtedly the highlight of these years, with the gangster film not only becoming hugely significant and influential in Denmark, but it also marked the movie debut of Tinseltown star Mads Mikkelsen.
The Witcher’s Kim Bodnia leads Pusher’s line as Frank, and his performance earned him a hugely successful career as an actor in Denmark. Which in turn eventually led to his casting as the wise old Witcher Vesemir in the Netflix series.
4 The Descent Boasts MyAnna Buring’s Brand Of Movie Magic
Neil Marshall’s harrowing horror The Descent is a cave dive filled with terrifying creatures, captivating characters, and goosebumps-inducing action sequences. The British fright-fest is one of the UK’s finest exports when it comes to the horror genre.
For anyone yearning for more of MyAnna Buring’s magic, The Descent features her talents on full display. A heart-pounding horror complete with an all-female lead cast and spine-chilling creatures that have to be seen to be believed, The Descent is truly a career highlight for Tissaia’s talented actress.
3 Zack Snyder’s Justice League Has Henry Cavill In The Role That Made Him A Household Name
The American filmmaker may be a divisive figure in Hollywood for some fans, but there’s no denying the tremendous improvements that were made with Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League when compared with the 2017 version of the film. As was the case with the original theatrical release, The Witcher’s Henry Cavill displays his supersized talent as Clark Kent/Superman.
The movie’s four-hour runtime is understandably off-putting for many potential viewers, but with a few strategic breaks in place, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is an excellent experience for comic book lovers, superhero stans, and film buffs alike.
2 Henry Cavill Is At The Top Of His Game In Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Much like the franchise’s star, Tom Cruise, the Mission: Impossible series has remarkably managed to improve with age. One of the spy saga’s best additions though was the inclusion of Henry Cavill in 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
Thanks to his showing as Superman, Cavill was already a household name when he joined the likes of Cruise, Ving Rhames, and Simon Pegg in the Mission: Impossible franchise, yet Fallout showed that Cavill was far from a one-trick pony and that he had all the range needed to sustain a career at the top.
1 The Last Of The Mohicans Is Filled With Acting Royalty, Including Queen Calanthe Herself, Jodhi May
Arguably the greatest film to feature a member of The Witcher’s cast in a prominent role is the Daniel Day-Lewis starring epic The Last of the Mohicans. Jodhi May, better known to The Witcher fans as Queen Calanthe, plays a supporting role in Michael Mann’s picture.
A fascinating, engaging, and visually breathtaking look at the struggles of a dying Native American tribe, The Last of the Mohicans released to critical acclaim in 1992 and unsurprisingly led to Daniel Day-Lewis receiving award nominations for his typically spectacular performance.
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