The Best Colm Meaney Movies

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

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

List films include The Van, Die Hard 2 and many additional films as well.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Colm Meaney include names like Ron Howard, Renny Harlin and Simon West.

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  • Law Abiding Citizen
    1
    Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Colm Meaney
    9 votes
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: F. Gary Gray
    In the gripping thriller Law Abiding Citizen, Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler), a family man turned vigilante, embarks on a relentless pursuit of justice. When his wife and daughter are brutally murdered, a flawed legal system sees the killer walk free, pushing Clyde into a ruthless game of cat-and-mouse with hotshot prosecutor Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx). As Clyde's methods grow increasingly elaborate and destructive, the line between justice and revenge blurs. This film is a riveting exploration of morality within the law, testing the boundaries of right and wrong in its relentless quest for retribution.

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  • Into the West
    2
    Gabriel Byrne, Colm Meaney, Ellen Barkin
    6 votes
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Mike Newell
    Impoverished in Dublin, youngsters Ossie (Ciaran Fitzgerald) and Tito (Ruaidhri Conroy) live with their widowed father (Gabriel Byrne), who drowns his grief in drink. Their grim existence is uplifted by the arrival of their itinerant grandfather (David Kelly), who has brought with him a magical horse from legend -- Tir na nOg. But when crooked cops discover the prized animal, they commandeer it, intending to sell it as a racing horse. Furious, the boys resolve to rescue the mythical creature.

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  • The Last of the Mohicans
    3
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means
    12 votes
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Michael Mann
    In the stirring historical drama, The Last of the Mohicans, protagonist Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis) navigates the perilous landscape of 1757 colonial America. Amidst the chaos of the French and Indian War, he embarks on a mission to rescue two daughters of a British colonel. The film intricately weaves an entrancing tale of love, honor, and survival against a backdrop of all-consuming war. Directed by Michael Mann, it received an Academy Award for Best Sound. Its poignant narrative and striking cinematography make it a cinematic masterpiece that immerses viewers in a tumultuous era long past.
  • Die Hard 2
    4
    Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton
    10 votes
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Renny Harlin
    Die Hard 2, an action-packed thriller, sees the return of NYPD officer John McClane (Bruce Willis), who is waiting for his wife at Washington's Dulles Airport. Unbeknownst to him, a group of rogue military operatives led by Colonel Stuart (William Sadler) has seized control of the airport, holding the planes hostage in mid-air. As police and airport security scramble, it's up to McClane to take matters into his own hands. Director Renny Harlin masterfully escalates tension throughout this high-stakes sequel that blends suspense, action, and Willis's iconic one-liners.

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  • Layer Cake
    5
    Daniel Craig, Colm Meaney, Kenneth Cranham
    9 votes
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
    In Layer Cake, Daniel Craig portrays an unnamed drug dealer, a character who's polished, suave, and notorious in the London underworld. As he plans for early retirement, this protagonist finds himself entangled in an intricate web of deceit and murder spun by his boss Jimmy Price (Kenneth Cranham). This British crime thriller, directed by Matthew Vaughn, takes the audience on a labyrinthine journey through the treacherous underbelly of England's capital. Noted for its tight plot and gritty realism, Layer Cake is a riveting exploration of organized crime that serves as a potent reminder of the consequences of ambition and greed.

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  • The Commitments
    6
    Robert Arkins, Johnny Murphy, Angeline Ball
    9 votes
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Alan Parker
    Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins), a self-proclaimed promoter, decides to organize an R&B group to fill the musical void in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland. The band comes together but ends up consisting entirely of white musicians who have little experience with the genre. Even though their raw talent and lofty aspirations gain the group notoriety, the pitfalls of fame began to tear at their newfound friendships as they prepare for their big show. Based on the novel by Roddy Doyle.

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