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The Best Brendan Gleeson Movies

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List of the best Brendan Gleeson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Brendan Gleeson's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Brendan Gleeson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Brendan Gleeson movies will be at the top of the list. Brendan Gleeson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Brendan Gleeson movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Brendan Gleeson films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Brendan Gleeson role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Brendan Gleeson performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list is made up of many different films, including In My Country and The Guard.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Brendan Gleeson movies?" and "What are the greatest Brendan Gleeson roles of all time?"


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    The Guard

    Don Cheadle, Mark Strong
    The Guard is a 2011 comedy/thriller film written and directed by John Michael...  more
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    Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd
    Calvary is a 2014 Irish drama film written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. The film...  more
  • 3

    In Bruges

    Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes
    In Bruges is a 2008 British-American comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh. The...  more

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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and...  more

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    Michael Collins

    Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson
    Michael Collins is a 1996 historical biopic written and directed by Neil Jordan and starring...  more
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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau
    Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel...  more

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    Gangs of New York

    Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio
    Gangs of New York is a 2002 American fictionalized historical drama film set in the mid-19th...  more

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    Far and Away

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman
    Far and Away is a 1992 romance film directed by Ron Howard from a script by Howard and Bob...  more

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    28 Days Later

    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston
    28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle. The...  more

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  • 10

    Into the West

    Ellen Barkin, Brendan Gleeson
    Into the West is a 1992 Irish magical realist film about Irish Travellers written by Jim...  more
  • 11


    Isabelle Huppert, Brendan Gleeson
    Frankie is a 2019 American-French drama film directed by Ira Sachs. Frankie calls together,...  more
  • 12
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates...  more

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  • 13

    The General

    Jon Voight, Brendan Gleeson
    The General is an Irish crime film directed by John Boorman about Dublin crime boss Martin...  more
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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and...  more

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    The Village

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver
    The Village is a 2004 American psychological thriller film, written, produced, and directed by...  more

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    Harrison's Flowers

    Gerard Butler, Brendan Gleeson
    Harrison's Flowers is a 2001 French film by Elie Chouraqui. It stars, among others, Andie...  more
  • 17

    Cold Mountain

    Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman
    Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is...  more

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    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    Meryl Streep, Robin Williams
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence, also known as A.I., is a 2001 American science fiction film...  more

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  • 19

    Green Zone

    Matt Damon, Brendan Gleeson
    Green Zone is a 2010 British-French-American thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass. The...  more

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    Lake Placid

    Betty White, Mariska Hargitay
    Lake Placid is a 1999 American monster horror comedy film. The film was written by David E....  more
  • 21

    Kingdom of Heaven

    Eva Green, Liam Neeson
    Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic historical drama directed and produced by Ridley Scott and...  more

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    Brad Pitt, Eric Bana
    Troy is a 2004 epic period war film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, loosely based on Homer's...  more

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    I Went Down

    Brendan Gleeson, Michael McElhatton
    I Went Down is an Irish comedy crime film by director Paddy Breathnach released 3 October 1997....  more
  • 24

    Black Irish

    Emily VanCamp, Brendan Gleeson
    Black Irish is a 2007 drama film written and directed by Brad Gann....  more
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    Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins
    Beowulf is a 2007 American motion capture computer-animated fantasy film directed by Robert...  more

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