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List of the best Brian Cox movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Brian Cox'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 Brian Cox movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Brian Cox movies will be at the top of the list. Brian Cox has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Brian Cox movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Brian Cox films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List ranges from Pope John Paul II to The Minus Man, plus much more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Brian Cox movies?" and "What are the greatest Brian Cox roles of all time?"
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Brian Cox, Tom Sizemore, Kim Dickens Red is a 2008 thriller film about a couple of kids who kill the title character, a dog named 'Red', during an attempted robbery. The dog's owner finds out who they are, and tries to bring them ...more

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Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American-German action spy film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name. It stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a man suffering from extreme memory loss ...more

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Lynda Carter, Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan Super Troopers is a 2001 crime-comedy film directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, written by and starring the Broken Lizard comedy group. Marisa Coughlan, Daniel von Bargen and Brian Cox co-star while ...more

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Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan The Bourne Supremacy is a 2004 American-German action and spy film starring Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne character. Though it takes the name of the second Bourne novel, its plot is entirely ...more

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Anna Paquin, Rosario Dawson, Edward Norton 25th Hour is a 2002 American drama film directed by Spike Lee and starring Edward Norton. Based on the novel The 25th Hour by David Benioff, who also wrote the screenplay, it tells the story of ...more

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Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt Rob Roy is a 1995 adventure film directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Liam Neeson stars as Rob Roy MacGregor, an 18th-century Scottish clan chief who battles with an unscrupulous nobleman in the ...more

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Brian Cox, Garcelle Beauvais, Joan Allen Manhunter is a 1986 American crime thriller film based on Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon. Written and directed by Michael Mann, it stars William Petersen as Will Graham and features Brian Cox ...more

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Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Brian Cox Movies
Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First ...more

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Katherine Heigl, Jesse Ventura, Brian Cox The Ringer is a 2005 comedy starring Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl, Christina Cartwright, and Brian Cox with cameos by Terry Funk and Jesse Ventura. Directed by Barry W. Blaustein, it was ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo Zodiac is a 2007 American mystery-thriller film directed by David Fincher and based on Robert Graysmith's non-fiction book of the same name. The Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. joint ...more

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Brian Cox, Kelly Macdonald, Tommy Flanagan Strictly Sinatra is a 2001 British drama film written and directed by Peter Capaldi. The film was released in the UK in 2001 by Focus Features and stars Ian Hart, Kelly Macdonald, and Brian

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Sean Bean, Brian Cox, Assumpta Serna Portugal 1809 - After saving the life of Sir Arthur Wellesley, Sgt Richard Sharpe is rewarded with the field commission of lieutenant. His first mission is to go behind enemy lines to Casa ...more

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Bill Murray, Alexis Bledel, Brian Cox Rushmore is a 1998 comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson about an eccentric teenager named Max Fischer, his friendship with rich industrialist Herman Blume, and their mutual love for ...more

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Brian Cox, Paul Dano, Bruce Altman L.I.E. is a 2001 American drama film about a relationship between Howie, a 15-year-old boy, and an ephebophile known as "Big John". The title is an acronym for the Long Island ...more

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Steven Seagal, Alexa Vega, Brian Cox The Glimmer Man is a 1996 American action film directed by John Gray, and produced by Steven Seagal, who also starred in the film. The film also co-stars Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton and ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer Match Point is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Woody Allen which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Brian Cox, and Penelope Wilton. Rhys ...more

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Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal Adaptation. is a 2002 American comedy-drama metafilm directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman. The film is based on Susan Orlean's non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, with numerous ...more

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Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne Troy is a 2004 American epic war film written by David Benioff and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It is loosely based on Homer's Iliad, which narrates the story of the 10 year Trojan War. ...more

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Hayden Panettiere, Christopher Walken, Hilary Swank The Affair of the Necklace is a 2001 American historical drama film directed by Charles Shyer. The screenplay by John Sweet is based on what became known as the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, ...more

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The Secret of the Nutcracker Brian Cox, Hélène Joy, Christopher Gray The Secret of the Nutcracker is a 2007 TV film directed by Eric Till.

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The Ring is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Brian Cox Movies
Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox The Ring is a 2002 American psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts. It is a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring, which was based on the novel Ring ...more

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Mark Wahlberg, Brian Cox, Chow Yun-Fat The Corruptor is a 1999 American action thriller film directed by James Foley, starring Chow Yun-fat and Mark Wahlberg. The film was released in the United States on March 5, 1999.

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Sheryl Crow, Owen Wilson, Janeane Garofalo The Minus Man is a 1999 film starring Owen Wilson and Janeane Garofalo, based on the novel by Lew McCreary, and directed by Hampton Fancher, who also wrote the screenplay. The film centers on a ...more

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Robert Duvall, Michael Keaton, Brian Cox A Shot at Glory is a film by Michael Corrente produced in 1999 and released in 2001, starring Robert Duvall and the Scottish football player Ally McCoist. It had limited commercial and critical ...more

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Brian Cox, Kirsty Mitchell, Tam White Legend of Loch Lomond: IMAX is a 2001 drama short film directed by Mike Slee.

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Michael Keaton, Andy Garcia, Brian Cox Desperate Measures is a 1998 American action thriller film starring Michael Keaton, Andy García, Marcia Gay Harden and Brian Cox, directed by Barbet Schroeder. It was filmed in both the ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox The Long Kiss Goodnight is a 1996 action film directed and produced by Renny Harlin, written and produced by Shane Black and starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson.

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Tom Hardy, Willem Dafoe, Simon Pegg The Reckoning is a 2003 British-Spanish murder mystery drama film directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Paul Bettany, Willem Dafoe, Tom Hardy, Gina McKee, Brian Cox and Vincent Cassel. It was ...more

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George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated comedy film based on the Roald Dahl children's novel of the same name. The film is about a fox who steals food each night from three ...more

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Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian Cox, Emily Watson The Boxer is a 1997 film by Irish director Jim Sheridan. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Emily Watson, the film centers on the life of a boxer and former Provisional IRA volunteer Danny Flynn, ...more

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Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths The Rookie is a 2002 sports drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on the true story of Jim Morris, who had a brief, but famous Major League ...more

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Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic book series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves Chain Reaction is a 1996 American action film directed by Andrew Davis, starring Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward, Kevin Dunn and Brian Cox. It presents a fictional account ...more

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Will Ferrell, John Goodman, Dan Aykroyd The Campaign is a 2012 American political comedy film starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two North Carolinians vying for a seat in Congress. The screenplay was written by Shawn ...more

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Smallpox 2002 Brian Cox, Sterling K. Brown, Leigh Zimmerman Smallpox 2002: Silent Weapon is a fictional docudrama produced by Wall to Wall, showing how a single act of bioterrorism leads to terrifying consequences globally.

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Daniel Craig, Sean Bean, Brian Cox Spain 1809 - Colonel Sir Henry Simmerson arrives with his new regiment, the South Essex, and Wellesley decides to keep in Simmerson's good graces by arranging for the South Essex to blow up the ...more

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Evan Rachel Wood Running with Scissors is a 2006 American black comedy film based on Augusten Burroughs' 2002 memoir of the same name, written and directed by Ryan Murphy, and starring Joseph Cross, Annette ...more

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Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, J.K. Simmons For Love of the Game is a 1999 American drama sports film based on the novel of the same title by Michael Shaara. It is directed by Sam Raimi and stars Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston. The film ...more

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Shoot For The Sun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Brian Cox Movies
Shoot For The Sun Brian Cox, Billy McColl

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James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow Rise of the Apes is in pre-production as of May 2010. This origin story for a new franchise takes place in modern day San Francisco and will star James Franco. It is currently scheduled for a ...more

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Kate Beckinsale, Christian Bale, Helen Mirren Prince of Jutland is a 1994 film adaptation of the Danish legend of prince Amleth, drawing upon the 12th century works of Saxo Grammaticus, which was also the inspiration for Shakespeare's ...more

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A Woman in Winter Brian Cox

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The Lost Language of Cranes Brian Cox, Rene Auberjonois, Eileen Atkins The Lost Language of Cranes is a 1991 British television film directed by Nigel Finch. Made by the BBC for their Screen Two series; it is an adaptation of the 1986 novel of the same name by ...more

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Jaclyn Smith, Timothy Dalton, Brian Cox Florence Nightingale is a 1985 television film directed by Daryl Duke.

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Lost & Found Brian Cox Lost & Found is a 2009 TV film directed by Michael Engler.

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Get the Picture Brian Cox, Lloyd Owen, Tolga Safer Get the Picture is a 2004 short war film written and directed by Rupert Wyatt.

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Brian Cox, Dee Wallace, Bill Moseley Exit Humanity is a 2011 drama horror film written and directed by John Geddes.

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Blumenthal Brian Cox, Meiling Melançon, Bill Sage Blumenthal is a 2013 comedy film written and directed by Seth Fisher.

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Marple: They Do It with Mirrors Joan Collins, Brian Cox, Alexei Sayle Marple: They Do It with Mirrors is a 2009 mystery-drama crime film written by Paul Rutman and directed by Andy Wilson.