Warning: This list contains plot spoilers for Eternals.
Kit Harington is a rising star on the Hollywood scene, with an impressive career already blossoming for the 34-year old British actor. He is recognized for playing major roles both on television and on the big screen, most recently in Marvel’s Eternals.
Though he still has a bright and successful future ahead of him, Harington has already produced a bounty of work for audiences to discover, including several films and series that have been critically praised on noteworthy review sites like IMDb. The actor’s new and old fans alike can now discover his highest-rated works.
10 Gunpowder (2017) – 6.6
Stream On HBO Max
Gunpowder is a three-part BBC miniseries about the British revolutionary Robert Catesby, who planned a failed assassination attempt against King James I. The series stars the likes of Peter Mullen (The Claim), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), and Liv Tyler (The Lord of the Rings).
Not only does Harington portray the lead role of Robert Catesby, but he is actually also Catesby’s direct descendant, as reported by The Telegraph. The series received generally favorable reviews, as did Harington’s performance as the lead.
9 Eternals (2021) – 6.8
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Harington’s latest film was the 26th entry in the sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe, Eternals. In the movie, he plays the character of Dane Whitman, who is Sersi’s love interest in the present day after the end of her ill-fated marriage to Ikarus.
Though he does not play one of Eternals’ titular mythologically-inclined heroes, Harington’s character is indeed an important piece in the larger MCU. The film’s post-credits scene reveals that it will not be long before Whitman takes up the Ebony Blade to become the Black Knight.
8 7 Days In Hell (2015) – 7.1
Stream On HBO Max
7 Days in Hell is an HBO sports comedy film, created as a mockumentary, a style popularized by hit television series like The Office and Parks & Recreation. The television film is a parody of the longest tennis match in history, which occurred at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships.
Starring alongside Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Harington plays the character of Charles Poole. Poole is a tennis champion and the rival of Samberg’s Aaron Williams, whom he faces off against in a tennis match that lasts seven days.
7 Brimstone (2016) – 7.1
Stream On Showtime, Vudu, & Tubi
The 2016 film Brimstone is a Western depicting one family’s struggle to survive after a new preacher takes the pulpit in their hometown. The film stars major names like Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, and Emilia Jones. The movie became the recipient of numerous awards, including the Golden Film Award.
Harington stars in the role of Samuel, a character introduced in the film’s third act, titled “Genesis.” Samuel and his friend Wolf (Jack Roth) are discovered by Emilia Jones’s Johanna after they are wounded in a dispute with other travelers. As a result, Samuel is swept up in the town’s chaos.
6 Testament Of Youth (2014) – 7.3
Stream On Showtime & Starz
Testament of Youth is a 2014 drama film that takes place during World War I, starring Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander in one of the top-rated films of her career. The movie is based on the memoirs of Vera Brittain, who served as a combat nurse during the war.
In this film, Harington plays Roland Leighton, Brittain’s fiancé who is sent off to the war and is killed in combat. Leighton was indeed a real person, who is survived by his poems, which Brittain published after his passing.
5 How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) – 7.5
Stream On FXNow
The third installment in Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon series was an emotional and well-rounded conclusion to the beloved franchise, which saw the central relationship between Hiccup and his dragon Toothless culminate in a tearful goodbye.
This film marked the second time that Kit Harington voiced the character of Eret, son of Eret. In The Hidden World, Eret helps the dragon riders of Berk face their toughest opponent yet in the form of Grimmel the Grisly, who intends to kill Toothless as a part of his question to destroy all Nightfuries.
4 Criminal: UK (2019) – 7.6
Stream On Netflix
Criminal: UK is a British procedural series that premiered its first season on Netflix in 2019, to generally favorable reviews. Season 2 premiered one year later, receiving even more accolades than the first. The series depicts intense scenes of police investigations, all confined to a single interrogation room.
Kit Harington starred in one of the highest-rated episodes of the series, as the character Alex, a businessman accused of assaulting a female employee. Harington’s character was featured heavily in the promotional material, capitalizing both on the richness of his episode’s storytelling, as well as on the popularity of the actor himself.
3 How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) – 7.8
Stream On Netflix
Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2, released in 2014, was the rare sequel that expanded on the original in all the best ways possible, paving the way for an all-around successful animated franchise that is still fondly remembered today.
This film marked the first time that Kit Harington would appear in the franchise, playing the character of Eret, son of the similarly named Eret. Though Harington’s character starts off the film aligned with the evil Drago Bludvist, he eventually joins the heroes to help save the day.
2 Modern Love (2019-Present) – 8.0
Stream On Amazon Prime
Modern Love is a star-studded anthology romance series that debuted on Amazon Prime Video in October of 2019. Each episode features new major guest stars as they navigate their characters’ very different experiences of love in New York City.
Kit Harington appeared in the third episode of season 2, titled “Strangers on a (Dublin) Train.” The episode features Harington’s character Michael falling in love with Paula (Lucy Boynton), a woman whom he meets on a train to Dublin at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. The two are separated by the ensuing lockdowns, struggling to find each other based on limited information.
1 Game of Thrones (2011-2019) – 9.2
Stream On HBO Max
It may seem like the distant past, but it was not long ago that the HBO series Game of Thrones was the undisputed king of television. Its eight-season run was mostly lauded by critics and fans, with a special exception for its infamous final season, which turned many against the series due to its rushed storytelling and misrepresentations of fan-favorite characters.
One character that escaped the show (mostly) unscathed was Kit Harington’s Jon Snow, the illegitimate child of Ned Stark, whose heroism throughout the series earned him a special place in fans’ hearts. Snow is one of the few characters from the first season to survive through the series’ ending, playing a pivotal role in the final few episodes.
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