Summer is here! Now that you’ve got all this free time on your hands, we here at ANDPOP are committed to filling your empty calendar with endless, binge-worthy TV shows and movies. ANDPOP’s Lazy Summer series is officially in full swing.
An accent, a man bun AND those deep, dark brown eyes?! We didn’t stand a chance against Orlando Bloom’s charm. He’s a certified Hollywood heartthrob — and one of our first celebrity crushes.
The British babe has been captivating audiences on screen in iconic fantasy films, historical dramas and epic adventure flicks since the early 2000s. From a brave elf to sexy, swashbuckling pirate, Bloom has played a variety of memorable characters — solidifying his status as a truly talented actor.
While he’s been making headlines more recently for his romantic relationships — post-divorce from Victoria Secret model and baby-mama Miranda Kerr, he’s been linked to many A-list celebrities like Katy Perry and Selena Gomez — summer is the perfect time to spend your time and effort more wisely…
By watching some of the incredible films Orlando has been a part of.
Here are 10 Orlando Bloom movies you should totally re-watch:
This gorgeous Greek historical drama is definitely worth watching. Starring Eric Bana, Diane Kruger and Brad Pitt, the film follows the decade-long Trojan War. While Orlando Bloom’s character — Paris — is basically a spoiled brat who sets off the entire bloody chain of events, you can ogle over Achilles — the bad ass warrior played by Brad Pitt.
Black Hawk Down, 2001
This star-studded army flick is based on the real life Battle of Mogadishu — in which members of the U.S. military attempted to capture Mohamed Farrah Aidid, a Somali opposition group leader who overthrew the government during the African nation’s civil war in 1993. With Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy and — of course — Orlando Bloom all donning fatigues in this action-packed war film, you’ll be overwhelmed by the amount of hotness hitting your screen.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean Trilogy, 2003 — 2007
This extremely successful Disney franchise is nothing short of entertaining. With Captain Jack Sparrow leading the way — aka one of Johnny Depp’s most iconic characters — you’ll be swept off on some awesome adventures on the high seas. Plus, Orlando totally rocks the pirate wardrobe.
The Good Doctor, 2011
This creepy thriller shows a completely different side of Orlando’s acting abilities, leaving you with chills (and not the good kind). Bloom plays Martin E. Blake, an English medical student who moves to Southern California to finish his residency — but the doctor-in-training has a dark side, putting everyone around him in danger.
Romeo & Juliet, 2014
After Orlando starred in this modern Broadway stage production of the Shakespeare classic in 2013, two of the performances were recorded and released in theatres during Valentine’s Day week the following year. In this particular adaption, the Montagues are caucasian while the Capulets are African American — highlighting the struggles inner-racial couples face. If you’re a theatre buff, this is a must-watch.
This Cameron Crowe-directed indie dramedy is a quirky film with an incredible soundtrack. Stunning to watch, the movie follows Drew Baylor (Bloom). whose suicide attempt is interrupted by a call from his sister, informing him that his father has died of a heart attack. Drew then goes on a cross-country road trip to retrieve his father’s body from his hometown — Elizabethtown, Kentucky. He interacts with a ton of interesting characters along the way, including kooky flight attendant Claire, played by Kristen Dunst.
The Lord Of The Rings Franchise, 2001 — 2003
One of Orlando’s most iconic roles is that of Legolas, the elf of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy who most notably NEVER fails to state the obvious. In the films Orlando proves he’s great with weaponry, combat, and dealing with long locks of luscious hair.
New York, I Love You, 2008
A collection of short films, New York, I Love You chronicles eleven unique stories surrounding the subject of love. If you’re a fan of flicks like Love Actually and Paris, je t’aime , you’ll adore this movie.
The Three Musketeers, 2011
Orlando gets his villain on in the 2011 reboot of the iconic Three Musketeers tale. While the reviews were less than stellar, we have a feeling you’ll enjoy the awesome action sequences and Logan Lerman rockin’ a long wig.
The Calcium Kid, 2004
This hilarious, British mockumentary follows the fictional story of milkman Jimmy Connelly, who is thrust into fighting in middleweight champion of the world.