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List of Colin Farrell Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. In Bruges (2008)
30
3
In Bruges
R
30
3

Martin McDonagh's debut feature-length movie In Bruges is a darkly delightful film that focuses on two Irish hitmen who go into hiding following a botched-up contract and are being chased by their enraged boss. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ray
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Ralph Fiennes, Brendan Gleeson, Elizabeth Berrington, Rudy Blomme, Olivier Bonjour
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
2. Minority Report (2002)
25
2
Minority Report
PG-13
25
2

Loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s 1954 short story, the movie is set in 2054 Washington where specialised police arrests murderers before they actually kill someone. Helping the police are three psychics or precogs who can predict these murders. John Anderton works for this special police force but when one day, he is identified as a future killer, he is forced to escape to prove his innocence.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
4. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
7
3
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
R
7
3

Cardiothoracic surgeon Steven Murphy leads a happy life with his wife Annie, teenage daughter Kim, and younger son Bob. When Steven introduces teenager Martin to the family, one by one everyone in Steven’s family starts falling ill and nearing death. As Martin’s connection to Steven’s past is revealed, things take a much darker turn. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Steven Murphy
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy
5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
20
3
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
PG-13
20
3

Wizard and magizoologist, Newt Scamander reaches New York with a suitcase full of magical creatures. Unfortunately, some of the creatures escape and he is accused of conspiring with the notorious dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald. Newt and Jacob, along with auror Tina and her sister Queenie now have to find the escaped creatures and set things right.

As:
Cast
Role:
Graves
Director:
David Yates
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
6. Phone Booth (2002)
25
2
Phone Booth
R
25
2

Stuart Shepard, a two-timing publicist in New York City, is forced to accept the truth by a mysterious sniper, who reveals his infidelity to his wife and girlfriend. What follows is a nail-biting, edge-of-the-seat thriller that revolves around a phone booth conversation between the sniper and Stuart.     

As:
Cast
Role:
Stu Shepard
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action, Mystery
7. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
14
1
Saving Mr. Banks
PG-13
14
1

After promising his daughters to make a movie on their favorite book, Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers, Walt Disney unsuccessfully attempts to obtain its movie rights for two decades. However, an overprotective Travers is determined not to let him bastardize her widely-loved creation, until she runs into financial problems and risks losing her house.

As:
Cast
Role:
Travers Goff
Director:
John Lee Hancock
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Biography, Music, Family
Star Cast:
8. Seven Psychopaths (2012)
20
2
Seven Psychopaths
R
20
2

The dark comedy revolves around struggling writer Marty Faranan. Things take a violent turn when his two best friends Billy and Hans kidnap violent gangster Charlie Costello’s pet Shih Tzu. Marty’s experiences, following that not only provide him the plot for his screenplay Seven Psychopaths but leave him a changed man.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Marty
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
9. The Way Back (2010)
13
0
The Way Back
PG-13
13
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Valka
Director:
Peter Weir
Genres:
Drama, History, Adventure
Star Cast:
Saoirse Ronan, Ed Harris, Dragos Bucur, Alexandru Potocean
10. Crazy Heart (2009)
12
1
Crazy Heart
R
12
1

A former country music star is now a traveling singer and songwriter, earning his living by singing in small town bars. He is alcoholic and alone in the world, with four or five marriages behind him. Then he meets a young reporter with a four year old son and romance begins to blossom. Although they enter into relationship his last chance of happiness is quickly threatened by his old habits. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Scott Cooper
Genres:
Music, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
11. Widows (2018)
9
0
Widows
R
9
0

Widows is a heist thriller film, which tells the story of four women who are widowed after their criminal husbands are killed in a police shootout. They eventually join forces and decide to execute the robbery that their spouses were planning.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Mulligan
Director:
Steve McQueen
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
12. The War Zone (1999)
9
1
The War Zone
R
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Nick
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tilda Swinton, Annabelle Apsion, Kate Ashfield, Lara Belmont, Freddie Cunliffe
13. Ondine (2009)
19
0
Ondine
PG-13
19
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Syracuse
Director:
Neil Jordan
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Dervla Kirwan, Alicja Bachleda, Alison Barry, Marion O'Dwyer
14. Winter's Tale (2014)
32
2
Winter's Tale
PG-13
32
2

Peter, a thief, who is raised by a supernatural demon, goes to Beverley Penn’s mansion attempting to rob it. However, he instead falls in love with the heiress named Beverley, who is poisoned and dies in his arms. After learning that he has the gift of reincarnation, he decides to set out in order to save her. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Lake
Director:
Akiva Goldsman
Genres:
Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, Drama
15. Horrible Bosses (2011)
14
1
Horrible Bosses
R
14
1

The dark comedy follows three friends, Nick Hendricks, Dale Arbus, and Kurt Buckman who decide to kill their respective horribly abusive bosses. Praised for its impeccable comic timing by the cast, the movie has also received criticism for its racist, sexist, and homophobic jokes.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Seth Gordon
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
16. The Lobster (2015)
10
1
The Lobster
R
10
1

The Lobster is a dark romantic comedy film, which is set in a dystopian era, where single men or women have to find themselves a partner within forty-five days or they are forcibly turned into an animal of their choosing.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Whishaw, Rachel Weisz, Jacqueline Abrahams, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Jessica Barden
17. Tigerland (2000)
13
2
Tigerland
R
13
2

Tigerland is a war drama film, which takes us to the time of the Vietnam War. It revolves around a group of American recruits who go through advanced training at Fort Polk, before heading for Vietnam to fight in the war. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Pvt. Roland Bozz
Director:
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Michael Shannon, Clifton Collins Jr., Matthew Davis, Tom Guiry, Shea Whigham
18. The Beguiled (2017)
12
1
The Beguiled
R
12
1

During the Civil War, a wounded soldier John McBurney, takes shelter in an all-girls boarding school in Virginia. Due to his good looks, all the women are immediately fascinated by him. When he is able to move again, he thinks of staying at the school itself as a gardener, as he doesn’t want to return to battle again.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Corporal McBurney
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
19. A Home at the End of the World (2004)
13
1
A Home at the End of the World
R
13
1

Bobby and Jonathan are good friends, but their lives get quite complicated when Jonathan’s wife seduces Bobby and gets pregnant with his baby. Things even get worse after Jonathan discovers that he has AIDS.

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Mayer
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Sissy Spacek, Robin Wright, Ryan Donowho, Andrew Chalmers
20. Dead Man Down (2013)
19
2
Dead Man Down
R
19
2

Victor has infiltrated the criminal empire of kingpin Alphonse Hoyt to make Alphonse pay for the murder of his wife and daughter. Victor’s actions are noticed by his neighbor Beatrice who wants to blackmail Victor to take revenge on the man who disfigured her face. A final confrontation will decide all of their fates.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Victor
Director:
Niels Arden Oplev
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
F. Murray Abraham, Terrence Howard, Dominic Cooper, Noomi Rapace, Isabelle Huppert
21. Veronica Guerin (2003)
10
1
Veronica Guerin
R
10
1

This biographical film tells us the story of Veronica Guerin who is an investigative reporter working for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade continues to grow, she decides to write a series of stories exposing the drug dealers.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Cate Blanchett, Ciarán Hinds, Brenda Fricker, Barry Barnes
22. The Recruit (2003)
17
3
The Recruit
PG-13
17
3

James Clayton is recruited by Senior CIA instructor Walter Burke to be trained at the Farm, the CIA training facility. Unfortunately, he is let go after failing an exercise. Later, Burke tells him that he actually passed and recruits him as an undercover agent. But nothing is what it seems.  

As:
Cast
Role:
James Douglas Clayton
Director:
Roger Donaldson
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Action, Romance
Star Cast:
Al Pacino, Bridget Moynahan, Gabriel Macht, Kenneth Mitchell
23. Intermission (2003)
9
1
Intermission
R
9
1

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
Role:
Lehiff
Director:
John Crowley
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Thriller, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Cillian Murphy, Kerry Condon, Johnny Thompson, Emma Bolger, Deirdre Molloy
24. The New World (2005)
13
2
The New World
PG-13
13
2

Set up against a historical backdrop, the film focuses on the passionate native princess, Pocahontas. In love with John Smith, an ambitious English soldier taken prisoner by the natives, she helps him in many ways before being banished by her father. Although Smith reciprocates her love, his career is equally important to him. So, he leaves for England while Pocahontas is told that he has died. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Smith
Director:
Genres:
History, Drama, Biography, Romance
Star Cast:
Jonathan Pryce, Christopher Plummer, Ben Mendelsohn, Noah Taylor, Christian Bale, Q'orianka Kilcher, August Schellenberg
25. Pride and Glory (2008)
13
2
Pride and Glory
R
13
2

When NYPD detective Ray Tierney is appointed to investigate four officers’ death at a drug-dealer’s place, his investigations suggest police corruption. Ray’s brother Francis Jr. is that precinct’s commanding officer, while father Francis Sr. is Asst. Chief. The family pressure mounts as Ray’s brother-in-law Sergeant Jimmy Egan is found to have shady connections. Will Ray’s revelations tear the family and NYPD apart?

As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Egan
Director:
Gavin O'Connor
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Edward Norton, Frank Grillo, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich, Jennifer Ehle
26. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
10
2
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
PG-13
10
2

A fantastical morality tale, set in the present-day, THE MOVIE It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his 'Imaginarium', a traveling show where members of the audience get opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. An inveterate gambler, thousands of years ago Dr. Parnassus made a bet with the devil, Mr. Nick, in which he won immortality. Centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr. Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his daughter reached her 16th birthday, she would become the property of Mr Nick.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Fantasy, Adventure
27. Hart's War (2002)
18
0
Hart's War
R
18
0

This war drama tells the story of a law student who joins the army, during the Second World War, and gets imprisoned by the Nazis shortly after. Later, he is asked to defend a Negro man who is accused of a murder. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Thomas W. Hart
Director:
Gregory Hoblit
Genres:
Drama, War
28. Total Recall (2012)
18
1
Total Recall
PG-13
18
1

A critically panned remake of the 1990’s movie Total Recall, it follows the story of factory worker Douglas Quaid. He visits Rekall, a company that turns dreams into memories and soon starts recalling his memories. He must stop himself from killing Matthias, the leader of the resistance while under the control of UFB Chancellor Cohaagen. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Douglas Quaid / Hauser
Director:
Len Wiseman
Genres:
Adventure, Thriller, Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
29. Cassandra's Dream (2007)
9
0
Cassandra's Dream
PG-13
9
0

Cassandra’s Dream is a suspense crime drama film, which tells the story of two brothers who are going through financial woes. When a third party proposes that they turn to crime, things get quite ugly and the two brothers become enemies. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Terry Blaine
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Ewan McGregor, Tamzin Outhwaite, Peter-Hugo Daly, John Benfield, Clare Higgins
30. Fright Night (2011)
12
0
Fright Night
R
12
0

A remake of Tom Holland's 1985 film of the same name, this movie follows a teenaged boy who discovers that his neighbor is actually a blood-thirsty vampire on a never-ending killing spree. A brutal fight ensues between the two amidst other frightening events. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jerry
Director:
Craig Gillespie
Genres:
Horror, Comedy
Star Cast:
31. Dumbo (2019)
10
1
Dumbo
PG
10
1

Holt is a circus performer who is tasked with caring for a young elephant named Dumbo, having oversized ears. However, it is soon discovered that Dumbo’s ears can help him to fly, and a few cunning men try to take advantage of the situation.

As:
Cast
Role:
Holt Farrier
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
32. Solace (2015)
14
2
Solace
R
14
2

Dr. John Clancy, a retired physician with psychic powers, has turned reclusive after his daughter’s untimely death two years ago. When FBI special agent Joe Merriwether seeks his help to track a serial killer, Clancy accepts reluctantly. Soon, Clancy realizes that the suspect Charles Ambrose, who thinks he is on a mission, also is a psychic, with powers far exceeding than his.

As:
Cast
Role:
Charles Ambrose
Director:
Afonso Poyart
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Drama
33. Triage (2009)
8
0
Triage
R
8
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Mark Walsh
Director:
Danis Tanovic
Genres:
Drama, War, Mystery
Star Cast:
Christopher Lee, Jamie Sives, Paz Vega, Kelly Reilly
34. American Outlaws (2001)
17
0
American Outlaws
PG-13
17
0

The residents of a small town unite against a cunning land baron, who is planning to grab land from their farmers and move them out to make way for a railroad.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jesse James
Director:
Les Mayfield
Genres:
Western, Action
Star Cast:
Ali Larter, Timothy Dalton, Kathy Bates, Gabriel Macht, Scott Caan
35. London Boulevard (2010)
13
1
London Boulevard
R
13
1

After being tired of his life of crime, an ex-convict Harry Mitchell, takes up a job as an actress’s bodyguard. However, an underground crime lord has different plans for him. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mitchel
Director:
William Monahan
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Keira Knightley, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin
36. S.W.A.T. (2003)
16
1
S.W.A.T.
PG-13
16
1

SWAT officers Brian Gamble and Jim Street are suspended after disobeying orders during a bank robbery. Street is given another chance when veteran Sergeant Hondo Harrelson assembles a special SWAT team of five members, which captures drug lord Alexander Montel. However, Gamble turns against his former colleagues when Montel declares a massive reward for breaking him out.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Street
Director:
Clark Johnson
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
37. Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)
7
0
Ordinary Decent Criminal
R
7
0

Based on the story of Irish crime boss Martin Cahill, Ordinary Decent Criminal is a crime action comedy film which tells the story of Michael Lynch, one of the most notorious criminals in Dublin. While he is not spending time with his family, he is planning heists, along with his gang. He robs from the rich and donates to the poor, which makes him an iconic figure. However, his life turns upside down when all his enemies unite against him.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Christoph Waltz, Kevin Spacey, Peter Mullan, Stephen Dillane, Linda Fiorentino
38. Miami Vice (2006)
13
0
Miami Vice
R
13
0

When an operation involving an FBI informant goes awry, detective, Ricardo Tubbs and Sonny Crockett, decide to go undercover to find out who the real culprit is. Their mission brings them in contact with the drug lord Arcángel de Jesús Montoya whose right hand woman, Isabella becomes romantically involved with Sonny. Meanwhile Tubbs’s girlfriend and co-worker gets kidnapped.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sonny Crockett
Director:
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Naomie Harris, Jamie Foxx, Ciarán Hinds, Li Gong
39. Alexander (2004)
13
3
Alexander
R
13
3

The movie follows Alexander the Great from his childhood and continues till his adventurous life comes to end with his death at the age of thirty two. When he becomes the King of Macedonia, he starts off an expedition to conquer the world – Persia, Egypt, Afghanistan and India. His relationships with his parents Philips and Olympias; friend Hephaistion and wife Roxana are also explored.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, War, Biography, History, Action, Drama
41. Miss Julie (2014)
7
1
Miss Julie
PG-13
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
John
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jessica Chastain, Samantha Morton, Nora McMenamy
42. Daredevil (2003)
8
1
Daredevil
PG-13
8
1

Daredevil is the film adaptation of the eponymous Marvel Comics character who is a masked vigilante protecting a New York City neighbourhood from crime but gets embroiled with dangerous criminals like Bullseye and Kingpin. Ben Affleck plays a blind lawyer, Matt Murdock, and his alter ego, Daredevil, in this action film that also features another Marvel Comics character, Elektra.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bullseye
Director:
Mark Steven Johnson
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
43. Ava (2020)
1
0
Ava
R
1
0

Beautiful and efficient Ava, a professional assassin working for a black ops organization, specializes in risky and high-profile hits. She attracts unwarranted attention as she reconnects with estranged family and breaks work protocol by questioning the targets. Considered a liability after a failed hit, she is marked for death. Now Ava needs all her skills to beat the assassins at their game. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Simon
Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
44. Artemis Fowl (2020)
3
0
Artemis Fowl
PG
3
0

Artemis, a 12 year old criminal prodigy, is trying to find his missing father. He soon comes  across a secret world of fairies, and enters into conflict with them.

As:
Cast
Role:
Artemis Fowl Sr.
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
45. Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
8
0
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
PG-13
8
0

After the owner of his firm suffers a heart attack, Roman, a lawyer for the firm, is forced to appear in courtroom trials that don’t go too well.  Eventually, the firm goes broke which forces Roman to find another job.

As:
Cast
Role:
George
Director:
Dan Gilroy
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Denzel Washington, Carmen Ejogo, Shelley Hennig, Lynda Gravatt
46. Kicking It (2008)
7
0
Kicking It
7
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself - Narrator
Director:
Susan Koch, Jeff Werner
Genres:
Documentary, Sport
Star Cast:
Brandon Francis
47. Frankie Starlight (1995)
8
0
Frankie Starlight
R
8
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Genres:
Drama, War, Romance
Star Cast:
Gabriel Byrne, Matt Dillon, Anne Parillaud, Niall Toibin
48. The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)
6
0
The Disappearance of Finbar
6
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Sue Clayton
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Sean Lawlor, Luke Griffin, Chris Meehan
49. Drinking Crude (1997)
6
0
Drinking Crude
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Click
Director:
Owen McPolin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Andrew Scott, James Quarton, Eva Birthistle, Heather Craney

TV Movie(s)

2. Falling for a Dancer (1998)
7
0
Falling for a Dancer
7
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Standeven
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Dermot Crowley, Liam Cunningham, Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Rory Murray

Animation(s)

Epic (2013)
Epic
PG
Plot:

Seventeen years old Mary Katherine moves in with her estranged father, eccentric scientist Professor Bomba, who believes there are tiny humanoids called Leafmen, protecting the forests. When the skeptical Mary is actually transported to the world of the Leafmen, she embarks on a great adventure to save them from the evil Mandrake and the Boggans. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Chris Wedge
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Family

TV Shows and Videos

Ballykissangel (1996)
Ballykissangel
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Lydon, Richard Standeven, Simon Massey, Simon Meyers, Dermot Boyd
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lena Headey, Niall Toibin, Frankie McCafferty, Joe Savino, Deirdre Donnelly
Love in the 21st Century (1999)
Love in the 21st Century
As:
Cast
Director:
Sandy Johnson, Matthew Evans, Sheree Folkson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
David Tennant, Ray Stevenson, Catherine McCormack, Clare Holman

Colin Farrell Awards

Golden Globe Awards
In Bruges Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 2009
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Winner Best Trans-Atlantic Breakthrough Performer 2003