The Irishman Liam Neeson has emerged as an indispensable and versatile actor in Hollywood with more than 100 films behind him of all types and colors.
William John Neeson was born in Ballymena (Antrim, Northern Ireland) on 7 June 1952. The British actor began his first notable role in the seventh art in 1981 with the feature film by Excalibur. But, without a doubt, world fame came to him for his starring role as Oskar Schindler is one of the cult films in the world of cinema: Schindler’s List (1993) that earned him the Oscar nomination for best actor. He has also been nominated 3 times at the Golden Globes and once at the BAFTA Awards for Schindler’s List (1993).
We collect your 9 best movies sorted from worst to best by IMDb and where to watch them online. Which is your favorite? Which movie are you missing? Any supporting role in a feature film that deserves special mention? Staying with only 10 is complicated and unfair in turn. For our part and given the extensive career of the actor, we have tried to select the best performances in which others in some of them led him to recognitions of different consideration attending to the IMDb score.
- Rob Roy, the passion of a rebel
- Michael Collins
- Love Actually
- Taken: Revenge
- Batman Begins
- Schindler’s list
- Platform: AppleTV and Amazon Videos
- Duration: 2 hours and 19 minutes
- Year: 1995
- Director: Michael Caton-Jones
- IMDb score: 6.9
It stars Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, and Brian Cox. It had a budget of 28 million dollars and grossed more than 31 million dollars at the box office. A film based on the story of Robert Roy MacGregor, better known as Rob Roy. Roy was a famous hero of Scottish folklore. In the recognition section, we highlight Tim Roth’s Oscar nomination for best actor.
- Platform: Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Google Play Store and AppleTV
- Duration: 1 hour and 46 minutes
- Year: 2014
- Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
- IMDb score: 6.9
A cast consisting of Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery, Nate Parker, Jason Butler Harner, Anson Mount and Lupita Nyong’o. From a budget of $50 million, the film was a box office success grossing over $220 million. Did you know that Non-Stop is silver pictures’ first film? The film was distributed by Universal.
- Platform: Filmin and PlutoTV
- Duration: 1 hour and 58 minutes
- Year: 2004
- Director: John Maggio and Barak Goodman
- IMDb score: 7.1
A cast consisting of Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O’Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Hutton, John Lithgow, Oliver Platt, Veronica Cartwright, Tim Curry, Lynn Redgrave, and Kathleen Chalfant. The film depicts part of the life of sexologist Alfred Kinsey. With the help of Wardell Pommery, he made the famous Kinsey report on human sexual behavior. In fact, it was a report that caused a great social stir in American society (and in Western society, in general) because it saw how Kinsey’s work demystified many intrinsic details of sexuality.
- Platform: HBO Max, AppleTV, RakutenTV, Google Play Store and Amazon Videos
- Duration: 2 hours and 12 minutes
- Year: 1996
- Director: Neil Jordan
- IMDb score: 7.2
It stars Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Alan Rickman, Stephen Rea, and Julia Roberts. It is a biographical film that recounts the life of Michael Collins who was an Irish patriotic revolutionary who died during the Irish Civil War. In the section of recognitions, we highlight the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival that year and the Volpi Cup for best actor won by Liam Neeson in the same Venice contest.
- Platform: Amazon Prime Video, Filmin, RakutenTV, AppleTV and Google Play Store
- Duration: 2 hours and 41 minutes
- Year: 2016
- Director: Martin Scorsese
- IMDb score: 7.2
It stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano and Ciarán Hinds. The film grossed just $23 million from a much larger budget of $50 million. The film is based on the 1966 novel by Shūsaku Endō. It was shot in Taiwan and contextualized in Nagasaki, Japan. Did you know that it is the third of Martin Scorsese’s 3 feature films about religious figures struggling with challenges to faith? The first two were The Last Temptation of Christ and Kundun.
- Platform: Netflix, Movistar+, AppleTV, Google Play Store, Microsoft Store and RakutenTV
- Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
- Year: 2003
- Director: Richard Curtis
- IMDb score: 7.6
Played by Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy and Rowan Atkinson. This romantic comedy by Richard Curtis had a great success at the box office internationally, grossing more than 246 million dollars from a budget of 30 million dollars. Did you know that the soundtrack album was in the Top 40 of the Billboard 200 in the US throughout 2004? It even reached No. 2 on BSO’s list.
- Platform: Disney+, RakutenTV, Microsoft Store, AppleTV and Google Play Store.
- Duration: 1 hour and 34 minutes
- Year: 2008
- Director: Pierre Morel
- IMDb score: 7.8
A cast consisting of Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshofsky, Holly Balance, Katie Cassidy, Xander Berkeley, Olivier Rabourdin, Gérard Watkins, and Famke Janssen. It had an undeniable success at the box office worldwide, grossing more than 226 million dollars from a budget of 25 million dollars. Liam Neeson plays Bryan Mills, a retired former CIA agent, and security expert who watches his daughter Kim kidnapped in Paris. From then on, he began an intense search for his daughter.
- Platform: HBO Max, AppleTV, RakutenTV, Google Play Store, Microsoft Store and Amazon Videos
- Duration: 2 hours and 21 minutes
- Year: 2005
- Director: Christopher Nolan
- IMDb score: 8.2
The first film of the Batman trilogy that Christopher Nolan brought us and that meant the restart of the series after previous failed attempts to adapt it to the big screen successfully. It had a budget of 150 million dollars and managed to raise more than 374 million dollars at the box office. Of the 3, it is the one that collected the least although it also had very good criticism and acceptance in general. He received 3 Saturn Awards (2006): Best Fantasy Film, Best Actor for Christian Bale, and Best Screenplay for Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. We highlight his Oscar nomination for best cinematography and his other 3 BAFTA award nominations for best production design, best sound, and best visual effects.
- Platform: Netflix, Movistar+, RakutenTV, AppleTV, Microsoft Store, Google Play Store and Amazon Videos
- Duration: 3 hours and 15 minutes
- Year: 1993
- Director: Steven Spielberg
- IMDb score: 8.9
Considered by many cinephiles as one of the best films in the history of cinema. Spielberg’s production was a box office success. It grossed $321.2 million worldwide. Awarded with 7 Oscars, including best film, best director, best-adapted screenplay, and best soundtrack, among many other recognitions such as 7 BAFTA and 3 Golden Globe awards. In 2004 the Library of Congress selected Schindler’s List for preservation in the National Film Registry. And in 2007, the American Film Institute included it in 8th place on its list of the hundred best American productions in history.