The Best Cillian Murphy Movies

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

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

List features films like Retreat, The Wind That Shakes the Barley and more!

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  • On the Edge
    Cillian Murphy, Tricia Vessey, Jonathan Jackson
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: John Carney
  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley
    Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Red Eye
    Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Wes Craven
  • Disco Pigs
    Elaine Cassidy, Cillian Murphy, Geraldine O'Rawe
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Kirsten Sheridan
  • 28 Days Later
    Cillian Murphy, Noah Huntley, Naomie Harris
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Sunshine
    Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Batman Begins
    Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Inception
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Perrier's Bounty
    Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Gabriel Byrne
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Ian FitzGibbon
  • The Dark Knight
    Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Red Lights
    Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Olsen
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Rodrigo Cortés
  • Intermission
    Colin Farrell, Shirley Henderson, Kelly Macdonald
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: John Crowley
  • Peacock
    Cillian Murphy, Elliot Page, Susan Sarandon
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Michael Lander
  • Breakfast on Pluto
    Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Neil Jordan
  • Broken
    Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Lily James
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Rufus Norris
  • In Time
    Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Andrew Niccol
  • Watching the Detectives
    Cillian Murphy, Lucy Liu, Jason Sudeikis
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Paul Soter
  • Retreat
    Thandie Newton, Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Carl Tibbetts
  • How Harry Became a Tree
    Cillian Murphy, Colm Meaney, Kerry Condon
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Goran Paskaljević
  • The Edge of Love
    Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: John Maybury
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring
    Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Peter Webber
  • Cold Mountain
    Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Anthony Minghella
  • Tron: Legacy
    Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
  • Dali & I: The Surreal Story
    Al Pacino, Cillian Murphy
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Andrew Niccol
  • The Trench
    Paul Nicholls, Daniel Craig, Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: William Boyd