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List of Cillian Murphy Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Dark Knight (2008)
69
8
The Dark Knight
PG-13
69
8

Considered to be one of the best superhero films ever made, The Dark Knight is the saga of the Batman’s quest to rid the city of Gotham of organized crime. Heath Ledger won a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of deadly antagonist Joker in the highest grosser of 2008.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
2. Inception (2010)
61
8
Inception
PG-13
61
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.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Thriller, Sci-Fi
3. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
45
9
The Dark Knight Rises
PG-13
45
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.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Action, Thriller
4. Batman Begins (2005)
37
8
Batman Begins
PG-13
37
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.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Action, Adventure
5. Dunkirk (2017)
20
6
Dunkirk
PG-13
20
6

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.

As:
Cast
Genres:
History, Drama, War, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, Lee Armstrong
6. 28 Days Later... (2002)
15
5
28 Days Later...
R
15
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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Jim
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Brendan Gleeson, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, David Schneider
7. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
8
3
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
8
3

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Damien
Director:
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Liam Cunningham, Pádraic Delaney, Orla Fitzgerald, Mary O'Riordan
8. Sunshine (2007)
11
4
Sunshine
R
11
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Capa
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Troy Garity, Rose Byrne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cliff Curtis, Chipo Chung, Michelle Yeoh
9. A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
11
4
A Quiet Place Part II
PG-13
11
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Emmett
Genres:
Drama,Horror,Sci-Fi,Thriller
10. Cold Mountain (2003)
9
4
Cold Mountain
R
9
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Minghella
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, History, War, Romance
11. Anthropoid (2016)
8
3
Anthropoid
R
8
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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Josef Gabcík
Director:
Sean Ellis
Genres:
Thriller, Biography, History, War
Star Cast:
Jamie Dornan, Brian Caspe, Karel Hermánek Jr., Sára Arnsteinová
12. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
7
3
Breakfast on Pluto
R
7
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Patrick 'Kitten' Braden
Director:
Neil Jordan
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson, Eva Birthistle, Morgan Jones, Mary Coughlan
13. Broken (2012)
7
3
Broken
7
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.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Rufus Norris
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Tim Roth, Lily James, Charlie Booty, Eloise Laurence
14. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
9
4
In the Heart of the Sea
PG-13
9
4

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Matthew Joy
Director:
Genres:
Biography, Thriller, History, Action, Adventure, Drama
15. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
8
3
Girl with a Pearl Earring
PG-13
8
3

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’.

As:
Cast
Role:
Pieter
Director:
Peter Webber
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Romance
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Essie Davis, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt
16. On the Edge (2001)
6
3
On the Edge
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jonathan Breech
Director:
John Carney
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Hickey, Martin Carney, Camille O'Sullivan, Vincent Walsh
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.   

As:
Cast
Director:
John Crowley
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Thriller, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Colin Farrell, Kerry Condon, Johnny Thompson, Emma Bolger, Deirdre Molloy
18. In Time (2011)
13
6
In Time
PG-13
13
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew Niccol
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Amanda Seyfried, Matt Bomer, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Galecki, Olivia Wilde, Justin Timberlake, Shyloh Oostwald
19. Anna (2018)
7
4
Anna
R
7
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Eric Lampaert, Sasha Luss
20. The Silent City (2006)
6
3
The Silent City
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Ruairi Robinson
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Short
Star Cast:
Don Wycherley, Garvan McGrath
21. Red Eye (2005)
7
4
Red Eye
PG-13
7
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jackson Rippner
Director:
Wes Craven
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Rachel McAdams, Brian Cox, Laura Johnson, Max Kasch
22. The Party (2017)
6
3
The Party
R
6
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Sally Potter
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Kristin Scott Thomas, Bruno Ganz, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson
23. Disco Pigs (2001)
6
3
Disco Pigs
TV-MA
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Pig - Darren
Director:
Kirsten Sheridan
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Gavin Friday, Elaine Cassidy, Sarah Gallagher, Charles Bark
24. Free Fire (2016)
6
3
Free Fire
R
6
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Chris
Director:
Ben Wheatley
Genres:
Action, Crime, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
25. Perrier's Bounty (2009)
5
3
Perrier's Bounty
R
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael
Director:
Ian Fitzgibbon
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance
Star Cast:
Gabriel Byrne, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Michael McElhatton
26. Transcendence (2014)
9
5
Transcendence
PG-13
9
5

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Agent Buchanan
Director:
Wally Pfister
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany
27. Red Lights (2012)
6
4
Red Lights
R
6
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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Buckley
Director:
Rodrigo Cortés
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Drama, Mystery
28. Peacock (2010)
5
3
Peacock
PG-13
5
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
John / Emma Skillpa
Director:
Michael Lander
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
29. Watching the Detectives (2007)
5
3
Watching the Detectives
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Neil
Director:
Paul Soter
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
30. The Edge of Love (2008)
5
3
The Edge of Love
5
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Maybury
Genres:
Romance, Biography, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Keira Knightley, Sienna Rose Miller, Paul Brooke, Geoffrey Beevers, Simon Armstrong, Ben Batt
31. The Trench (1999)
5
3
The Trench
5
3
As:
Cast
Director:
William Boyd
Genres:
War, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Paul Nicholls, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Danny Dyer, James D'Arcy
32. Retreat (2011)
5
3
Retreat
R
5
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.

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

Narrator/Dubbing

From the Mountain (2014)
8
1
From the Mountain
8
1
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Man (voice)
Director:
Michael John Whelan
Genres:
Short, Drama, History
Harriet and the Matches (2013)
6
2
Harriet and the Matches
6
2
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Cat (voice)
Director:
Miranda Howard-Williams
Genres:
Drama, Short, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Bernice Stegers, Helena Barlow

Animation Movies

The Overcoat (2017)
12
3
The Overcoat
12
3
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Akaky (voice)
Director:
Meelis Arulepp, Sean Mullen
Genres:
Animation, Short
Star Cast:
Alfred Molina, Michael McElhatton, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Mikel Murfi

TV Shows

Peaky Blinders
13
2
Peaky Blinders
TV-MA
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Thomas Shelby (24 episodes, 2013-2017)
Director:
Colm McCarthy, Tim Mielants, David Caffrey, Otto Bathurst, Tom Harper
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:

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.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Edward Dillinger (uncredited)
Director:
Joseph Kosinski
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Michael Sheen, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain