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List of Cillian Murphy Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. Inception (2010)
68
8
Inception
PG-13
68
8

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved.

Directed By:
3. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
49
9
The Dark Knight Rises
PG-13
49
9

Christopher Nolan concludes his The Dark Knight trilogy featuring DC superhero Batman by bringing him back from self-imposed exile to tackle the merciless mercenary Bane, who plans to take over Gotham city by controlling its dark underworld, with the help of the mysterious cat burglar Selina Kyle and his trusted butler Alfred.

Directed By:
4. Batman Begins (2005)
44
8
Batman Begins
PG-13
44
8

Christopher Nolan's reboot of the Batman series details the origin of the caped crusader as he travels to Asia, where he conquers his fears and trains in combat under Henri Ducard. However, after learning about Ducard's true identity and mission, he returns to Gotham to protect the city as Batman with help from associates Alfred and Lucius Fox.

Directed By:
5. Dunkirk (2017)
24
7
Dunkirk
PG-13
24
7

Through the eyes of young British private Tommy, the film chronicles how over 330,000 allied soldiers, who were cut off and surrounded by the German Army at the harbor of Dunkirk, France, were safely evacuated by mostly civilian boats and few British and French Navy vessels following the disastrous Battle of France in World War II.

Starring:
Kenneth Branagh, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Lee Armstrong
Directed By:
6. 28 Days Later... (2002)
21
5
28 Days Later...
R
21
5

A post-apocalyptic horror film, 28 Days Later depicts the breakdown of society following the accidental release of a highly contagious virus. Four survivors struggle to live as they try to evade getting infected and cope with the loss of the peaceful life they once lived.  

Role:
Jim
Starring:
Brendan Gleeson, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, David Schneider
Directed By:
7. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
15
5
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
15
5

The Wind That Shakes the Barley is a war-drama film, which takes us to the Irish War of Independence. It revolves around two brothers as they fight a guerrilla war against the British forces. However, when a treaty is negotiated, a civil war erupts, and the brothers find themselves on opposite sides of the war.  

Role:
Damien
Starring:
Liam Cunningham, Pádraic Delaney, Orla Fitzgerald, Mary O'Riordan
Directed By:
8. Sunshine (2007)
13
4
Sunshine
R
13
4

Set in the year 2057, the film follows a group of astronauts on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun. Inspired by the films 2001: A Space Odyssey and Solaris, the science fiction movie garnered several award nominations for its acting, directing, and production merits.

Role:
Robert Capa
Starring:
Troy Garity, Rose Byrne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cliff Curtis, Chipo Chung, Michelle Yeoh
Directed By:
9. A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
14
4
A Quiet Place Part II
PG-13
14
4

This post apocalyptic horror film revolves around the Abbot family as they try to survive after the entire world is attacked by deadly and powerful creatures that are blind but are quite sensitive to sound. After Lee Abbott passes away, along with her children, his wife Evelyn Abbott sets out to look for other survivors. They soon meet an old friend named Emmet, who has also lost his family, but refuses to help them out of cynicism.

Role:
Emmett
10. Cold Mountain (2003)
11
4
Cold Mountain
R
11
4

Set in the Civil War era, Cold Mountain is a period drama that revolves around a Confederate soldier as he makes an epic journey back to his beloved, who is also trying to rebuild her life in the face of trouble and danger. Starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger, it is a touching saga of love and war.

Directed By:
Anthony Minghella
11. Anthropoid (2016)
12
3
Anthropoid
R
12
3

Anthropoid is a war thriller film which tells the story of two Czech soldiers who parachute into their occupied homeland in order to assassinate a Nazi officer named Reinhard Heydrich, who is third in command of the Reich, after Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler.  

Role:
Josef Gabcík
Starring:
Jamie Dornan, Brian Caspe, Karel Hermánek Jr., Sára Arnsteinová
Directed By:
Sean Ellis
12. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
12
3
Breakfast on Pluto
R
12
3

Patrick is abandoned by his mother as a baby, but is soon discovered by Father Liam, who is coincidentally his real father. He is placed in an abusive foster home, but after growing up, he decides to set out in hopes of finding his mother.

Role:
Patrick 'Kitten' Braden
Starring:
Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson, Eva Birthistle, Morgan Jones, Mary Coughlan
Directed By:
Neil Jordan
13. Broken (2012)
9
3
Broken
9
3

Emily Cunningham lives with her father, her brother and their helper. She is friends with Rick, her neighbor. She receives a terrible shock when her friend Rick is beaten up by Mr Oswald, when one of his daughters accuses Rick of rape. Soon it is proven that she lied, and Rick is released. However, this event starts to affect Emily’s life, and it starts going downhill.   

Starring:
Tim Roth, Lily James, Charlie Booty, Eloise Laurence
Directed By:
Rufus Norris
14. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
14
5
In the Heart of the Sea
PG-13
14
5

In 1820, Captain George Pollard sails with his crew onboard the whaling ship Essex, but it is sunk by an apparently vengeful gigantic whale that continues to chase the survivors who are driven to drastic extremes to outlast a rescue attempt. Thirty years later, Herman Melville visits the last surviving crew member for the story of his novel Moby-Dick.

Role:
Matthew Joy
Starring:
Chris Hemsworth, Ben Whishaw, Charlotte Riley, Brendan Gleeson, Benjamin Walker
Directed By:
15. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
8
4
Girl with a Pearl Earring
PG-13
8
4

Dutch girl, Griet, goes to work as a maid for famed painter, Johannes Vermeer, and an unlikely friendship develops between the two which they keep a secret. Meanwhile, Vermeer’s patron, Van Ruijven, lusts over Griet. To protect Griet, Vermeer decides to paint a portrait of her for Ruijven which ends up being the famed ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’.

Role:
Pieter
Starring:
Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Essie Davis, Joanna Scanlan, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt
Directed By:
Peter Webber
16. On the Edge (2001)
7
3
On the Edge
R
7
3
Role:
Jonathan Breech
Starring:
Paul Hickey, Martin Carney, Camille O'Sullivan, Vincent Walsh
Directed By:
John Carney
17. Intermission (2003)
6
3
Intermission
R
6
3

Intermission is a black comedy crime film in which due to a series of coincidences and disorganized relationships, the lives of several people living in Dublin, intersect with one another.   

Starring:
Colin Farrell, Kerry Condon, Johnny Thompson, Emma Bolger, Deirdre Molloy
Directed By:
John Crowley
18. In Time (2011)
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6
In Time
PG-13
16
6

Time is the currency in the futuristic setting of In Time; people stop aging at 25, with only a year left to live, unless they can afford more time. Wrongfully accused of murder for having more time than he should, factory worker Will Salas goes on the run with a hostage, who proves to be key to challenging the system.

Starring:
Amanda Seyfried, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Galecki, Olivia Wilde, Justin Timberlake, Shyloh Oostwald
Directed By:
Andrew Niccol
19. Anna (2018)
8
4
Anna
R
8
4

Anna is a young beautiful Russian woman who has been a victim of domestic abuse, and wants to escape this life at any cost. Her life takes a turn when she accepts an offer from a KGB officer Alex, to work as an assassin for five years, after which she would be free. She soon begins working as an undercover fashion model in Paris.

Starring:
Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Eric Lampaert, Sasha Luss
Directed By:
20. The Silent City (2006)
7
3
The Silent City
7
3
Starring:
Don Wycherley, Garvan McGrath
Directed By:
Ruairi Robinson
21. Red Eye (2005)
11
4
Red Eye
PG-13
11
4

Hotel manager, Lisa Reisert, finds herself entrapped in an assassination plot on Charles Keefe, the United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. The assassin, Jackson Rippner is seated next to her on a flight and has kidnapped her father to ensure her compliance and she must find a way out. 

Role:
Jackson Rippner
Starring:
Rachel McAdams, Brian Cox, Laura Johnson, Max Kasch
Directed By:
Wes Craven
22. The Party (2017)
10
3
The Party
R
10
3

In order to celebrate her promotion, Janet hosts a party. Along with her best friend, some other friends arrive as well. However, things take a turn after an announcement by her husband, and the night doesn’t go as expected.

Starring:
Kristin Scott Thomas, Bruno Ganz, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson
Directed By:
Sally Potter
23. Disco Pigs (2001)
8
3
Disco Pigs
TV-MA
8
3
Role:
Pig - Darren
Starring:
Gavin Friday, Elaine Cassidy, Sarah Gallagher, Charles Bark
Directed By:
Kirsten Sheridan
24. Free Fire (2016)
7
3
Free Fire
R
7
3

A black-market arms deal goes outrageously wrong, and it turns into a shootout between two gangs. Justine finds herself caught in the crossfire, and is forced to navigate her way through a warehouse. 

Role:
Chris
Starring:
Sharlto Copley, Noah Taylor, Brie Larson, Enzo Cilenti
Directed By:
Ben Wheatley
25. Perrier's Bounty (2009)
6
3
Perrier's Bounty
R
6
3

When regular guy Michael McCrea fails to return the money he borrowed from the local loan-shark and kingpin Darren Perrier, he is threatened by Perrier’s goons. He then decides to break-in and steal. But things go wrong and a scuffle results in accidental death of one of the thugs by Michael’s neighbor Brenda. Now Michael, his father, Jim, and Brenda are on the run…..

Role:
Michael
Starring:
Gabriel Byrne, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Michael McElhatton
Directed By:
Ian Fitzgibbon
26. Transcendence (2014)
10
6
Transcendence
PG-13
10
6

Dr. Will Caster is involved in developing a sentient computer when he is shot by an anti-technology terrorist group R.I.F.T. With only a month to live, his wife Evelyn uploads his consciousness into a quantum computer. But soon Evelyn and his best friend Max must find a way to stop him when he starts controlling human minds. 

Role:
Agent Buchanan
Starring:
Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany
Directed By:
Wally Pfister
27. Red Lights (2012)
10
4
Red Lights
R
10
4

Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant Tom Buckley, a physicist, are devoted to the study of paranormal activities and ruthlessly oppose Simon Silver, a world renowned psychic. Shortly Matheson dies from a chronic vascular condition. Around the same time, Silver resurfaces in public and begins to perform.  

Role:
Tom Buckley
Starring:
Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Olsen, Robert De Niro, Toby Jones
Directed By:
Rodrigo Cortés
28. Peacock (2010)
6
3
Peacock
PG-13
6
3

Peacock is a town where the people know each other quite well. The only person who is reserved and secretive is John Skillpa, a clerk working for a bank. After a train accident occurs, the mystery involving him starts to unveil.

Role:
John / Emma Skillpa
Starring:
Susan Sarandon, Bill Pullman, Ellen Page, Josh Lucas
Directed By:
Michael Lander
29. Watching the Detectives (2007)
7
3
Watching the Detectives
7
3
Role:
Neil
Starring:
Lucy Liu, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Callie Thorne
Directed By:
Paul Soter
30. The Edge of Love (2008)
6
3
The Edge of Love
6
3

In a war-torn London, Dylan, a Welsh poet, bumps into his childhood sweetheart Vera, after a long time. However, Dylan Thomas is now married to another woman named Caitlin.

Starring:
Keira Knightley, Sienna Rose Miller, Paul Brooke, Geoffrey Beevers, Simon Armstrong, Ben Batt
Directed By:
John Maybury
31. The Trench (1999)
5
3
The Trench
5
3
Starring:
Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Paul Nicholls, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Danny Dyer, James D'Arcy
Directed By:
William Boyd
32. Retreat (2011)
6
3
Retreat
R
6
3

Kate and Martin are cut off from the outside world while they try to cope with a personal tragedy. They go to an uninhabited island to take a break. However, as fate would have it, a stranger brings the news of an airborne disease rushing through Europe.

Role:
Martin
Starring:
Thandie Newton, Jimmy Yuill, Jamie Bell, Marilyn Mantle
Directed By:
Carl Tibbetts
33. Aloft (2014)
5
4
Aloft
R
5
4
Role:
Ivan
Starring:
Jennifer Connelly, Mélanie Laurent, Oona Chaplin, Ian Tracey
Directed By:
Claudia Llosa
34. Zonad (2003)
8
2
Zonad
8
2
Role:
Guy Hendrickson
Starring:
Simon Delaney, Antony Conaty, Maria Hayden, Shane Murray-Corcoran
Directed By:
John Carney, Kieran Carney, Tom Hall
35. Quando (1997)
7
3
Quando
7
3
Role:
Pat
Starring:
Paul Hickey, Paul Meade, Una Kavanagh
Directed By:
Declan Recks
36. A Man of Few Words (2000)
7
3
A Man of Few Words
7
3
Starring:
Lesley Conroy, Dawn Bradfield, Donncha Crowley, Fergal Doran
Directed By:
Terence White
37. 8:58: The Clock (2015)
7
3
8:58: The Clock
7
3
Role:
Generic Man
Starring:
Paul Hartnoll
Directed By:
Luke Losey
38. Watchmen (2001)
7
3
Watchmen
7
3
Role:
Phil
Starring:
Con O'Neill, Iain Robertson, Barry Ward, Jake Wood
Directed By:
Paloma Baeza
39. The Water (2009)
6
3
The Water
6
3
Role:
Son
Starring:
David Fox, Leslie Feist
Directed By:
Kevin Drew
40. Filleann an Feall (2000)
6
3
Filleann an Feall
6
3
Role:
Ger
Starring:
Aine Ni Mhuiri, Don Wycherley, Conor Nolan, Seán Ó Coisdealbha
Directed By:
Frankie McCafferty
41. Eviction (1999)
6
3
Eviction
6
3
Role:
Brendan McBride
Starring:
Denys Hawthorne, Maria Lennon, Rupert Vansittart, Dermot Martin
Directed By:
Tom Waller
42. How Harry Became a Tree (2001)
6
3
How Harry Became a Tree
R
6
3
Role:
Gus
Starring:
Adrian Dunbar, Colm Meaney, Kerry Condon, Pat Laffan
Directed By:
Goran Paskaljevic
43. Sunburn (1999)
6
3
Sunburn
6
3
Role:
Davin McDerby
Starring:
Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Paloma Baeza, Barry Ward, Michael Liebmann
Directed By:
Nelson Hume
44. Sweety Barrett (1998)
5
3
Sweety Barrett
TV-14
5
3
Starring:
Andy Serkis, Brendan Gleeson, Brendan O'Carroll, Tony Rohr
Directed By:
Stephen Bradley
45. The Delinquent Season (2017)
9
4
The Delinquent Season
9
4
Role:
Jim
Starring:
Andrew Scott, Eva Birthistle, Catherine Walker, Nathan O'Toole
Directed By:
Mark O'Rowe
46. At Death's Door (1999)
7
3
At Death's Door
7
3
Role:
Young Reaper
Starring:
Des Keogh, Keith McErlean, Mary Ryan, Marty Goggins
Directed By:
Conor Morrissey

Narrator/Dubbing

From the Mountain (2014)
8
1
From the Mountain
8
1
Role:
Man (voice)
Directed By:
Michael John Whelan
Harriet and the Matches (2013)
6
2
Harriet and the Matches
6
2
Role:
Cat (voice)
Starring:
Bernice Stegers, Helena Barlow
Directed By:
Miranda Howard-Williams

Animation Movies

The Overcoat (2017)
12
3
The Overcoat
12
3
Role:
Akaky (voice)
Starring:
Alfred Molina, Michael McElhatton, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Mikel Murfi
Directed By:
Meelis Arulepp, Sean Mullen

TV Shows

Peaky Blinders
25
2
Peaky Blinders
TV-MA
25
2
Role:
Thomas Shelby (24 episodes, 2013-2017)
Starring:
Sam Neill, Adrien Brody, Benjamin Zephaniah, Iddo Goldberg, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Tom Hardy, Charlotte Riley
Directed By:
Colm McCarthy, Tim Mielants, David Caffrey, Otto Bathurst, Tom Harper

Special Appearance/Cameo

Tron (2010)
10
5
Tron
PG
10
5

Kevin Flynn, the CEO of ENCOM International, disappears mysteriously. Twenty years later, his son, Sam sets out to investigate a signal that only his father could send and ends up in a digital world where the latter has been trapped. The duo now have to traverse the dangerous cyber universe ruled by malevolent program Clu and ruin his plans of capturing the real world.

Role:
Edward Dillinger (uncredited)
Starring:
Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Michael Sheen, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain
Directed By:
Joseph Kosinski