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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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28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cillian Murphy Movies
Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris
28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle. The screenplay was written by Alex Garland. The film stars Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, ...more

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Cillian Murphy, Elaine Cassidy, Brían F. O'Byrne
Disco Pigs is a 2001 Irish film directed by Kirsten Sheridan and written by Enda Walsh, who adapted it from his 1996 play of the same name. Cillian Murphy and Elaine Cassidy star as Cork ...more

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Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Mark Strong
Sunshine is a 2007 British science fiction thriller film directed by Danny Boyle. The film was adapted from a screenplay written by Alex Garland about the crew of a spacecraft on a dangerous ...more

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Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea, Jonathan Jackson
On the Edge is a 2001 Irish film directed by John Carney and starring Cillian Murphy, Tricia Vessey, Jonathan Jackson and Stephen Rea. The dramedy tells the story of a suicidal young man and his ...more

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cillian Murphy Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard
Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more

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Cillian Murphy, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald
The Wind That Shakes the Barley is a 2006 Irish war drama film directed by Ken Loach, set during the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. Written by long-time Loach collaborator ...more

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Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox
Red Eye is a 2005 American thriller film directed by Wes Craven and starring Rachel McAdams as a hotel manager ensnared in a plot by a terrorist while aboard a red-eye flight to Miami. The film ...more

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cillian Murphy Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger
The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more

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Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Gabriel Byrne
Perrier's Bounty is an Irish crime thriller comedy set in modern-day Dublin. Describing it as an "urban western", sophomore director Ian Fitzgibbon directed the film, which stars ...more

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Liam Neeson, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson
Breakfast on Pluto is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Neil Jordan and based on the novel of the same name by Patrick McCabe, as adapted by Jordan and McCabe. This dark comedy ...more

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Susan Sarandon, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy
Peacock is a 2010 American psychological thriller directed by Michael Lander, written by Lander and Ryan Roy, and starring Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page and Susan Sarandon. It was editor Sally ...more

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cillian Murphy Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson
Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more

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Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy
The Edge of Love is a 2008 John Maybury drama film starring Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy and Matthew Rhys from a script by Sharman Macdonald, Knightley's mother. Originally ...more

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Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy, Kelly Macdonald
Intermission is a 2003 Irish black comedy crime film directed by John Crowley and written by Mark O'Rowe. It tells the story of John and Deirdre, a recently separated young couple, and people ...more

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Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Olsen
Red Lights is a 2012 Spanish-American thriller film written and directed by Rodrigo Cortés and starring Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Toby Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, ...more

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Lucy Liu, Cillian Murphy, Jason Sudeikis
Watching the Detectives is a 2007 romantic comedy film written and directed by Paul Soter. The film stars Cillian Murphy as the film geek owner of an independent video rental store whose life is ...more

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Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Lily James
Broken is a 2012 British coming-of-age drama film directed by Rufus Norris starring Eloise Laurence and Tim Roth. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012. It is based on the ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Cillian Murphy
Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2003 drama film directed by Peter Webber. The screenplay was adapted by screenwriter Olivia Hetreed, based on the novel of the same name by Tracy Chevalier. ...more

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Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake
Now (originally titled I'm.Mortal) is an upcoming film starring Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Matt Bomer and Alex Pettyfer. The film is written and directed ...more

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Cillian Murphy, Colm Meaney, Kerry Condon
How Harry Became a Tree is a 2001 drama film directed by Goran Paskaljević.

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Thandie Newton, Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell
Retreat is an 2011 British horror-thriller film and the directorial debut of former film editor Carl Tibbets. The film stars Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell, and Thandie Newton as three people ...more

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Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law
Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Charles Frazier. It stars Jude Law, Nicole ...more

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Cillian Murphy, Feist, David Fox
The Water is a short film directed by Kevin Drew starring Cillian Murphy, David Fox and Drew's Broken Social Scene bandmate, Leslie Feist.

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Dali & I: The Surreal Story Al Pacino, Cillian Murphy

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Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy, Derek Jacobi
Hippie Hippie Shake is an unreleased British drama film produced by Working Title Films. The film is based on a memoir by Richard Neville, editor of the Australian satirical magazine Oz, and ...more