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The Best Gabriel Byrne Movies

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

If you think the best Gabriel Byrne role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Gabriel Byrne 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 I, Anna and Polish Wedding.

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

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  • End of Days1
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    End of Days

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Tunney

    Released1999

    Directed byPeter Hyams

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  • The Usual Suspects2
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    The Usual Suspects

    Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro

    Released1994

    Directed byBryan Singer

    The Usual Suspects is a 1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan...  more

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  • A Dangerous Woman3
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    A Dangerous Woman

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Released1993

    Directed byStephen Gyllenhaal

    A Dangerous Woman is a 1993 film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. The screenplay was written by...  more
  • Enemy of the State4
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    Enemy of the State

    Will Smith, Jack Black

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Scott

    Enemy of the State is a 1998 American spy-thriller about a group of rogue U.S. National...  more

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  • Assault on Precinct 135
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    Assault on Precinct 13

    Maria Bello, Ethan Hawke

    Released2005

    Directed byJean-François Richet

    Assault on Precinct 13 is a 2005 action thriller film directed by Jean-François Richet,...  more
  • Miller's Crossing6
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    Miller's Crossing

    Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand

    Released1990

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Miller's Crossing is a 1990 American film by the Coen brothers and starring Gabriel Byrne,...  more

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  • Little Women7
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    Little Women

    Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale

    Released1994

    Directed byGillian Armstrong

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  • The Man in the Iron Mask8
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    The Man in the Iron Mask

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Laurie

    Released1998

    Directed byRandall Wallace

    The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1998 adventure film directed, produced, and written by Randall...  more

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  • A Simple Twist of Fate9
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    A Simple Twist of Fate

    Steve Martin, Anne Heche

    Released1994

    Directed byGillies MacKinnon

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  • Vanity Fair10
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    Vanity Fair

    Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson

    Released2004

    Directed byMira Nair

    Vanity Fair is a 2004 British-American costume drama film directed by Mira Nair and adapted...  more
  • The End of Violence11
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    The End of Violence

    Andie MacDowell, Gabriel Byrne

    Released1997

    Directed byWim Wenders

    The End of Violence is a 1997 film by the German director Wim Wenders. The film's cast...  more
  • Point of No Return12
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    Point of No Return

    Anne Bancroft, Bridget Fonda

    Released1993

    Directed byJohn Badham

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  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey13
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    The Bridge of San Luis Rey

    Robert De Niro, Kathy Bates

    Released2004

    Directed byMary McGuckian

    The Bridge of San Luis Rey is a 2004 drama film directed by Mary McGuckian and featuring an...  more
  • Trial by Jury14
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    Trial by Jury

    William Hurt, Gabriel Byrne

    Released1994

    Directed byHeywood Gould

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  • Quest for Camelot15
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    Quest for Camelot

    Pierce Brosnan, Celine Dion

    Released1998

    Directed byFrederik Du Chau

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  • Stigmata16
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    Stigmata

    Portia de Rossi, Patricia Arquette

    Released1999

    Directed byRupert Wainwright

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  • Lionheart17
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    Lionheart

    Gabriel Byrne, Eric Stoltz

    Released1987

    Directed byFranklin J. Schaffner

    Lionheart is a 1987 adventure film directed by Academy Award-winner Franklin J. Schaffner. The...  more
  • Jindabyne18
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    Jindabyne

    Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne

    Released2006

    Directed byRay Lawrence

    Jindabyne is a 2006 Australian drama film by director Ray Lawrence and starring Gabriel Byrne,...  more
  • Excalibur19
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    Excalibur

    Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Boorman

    Excalibur is a 1981 dramatic fantasy film directed, produced and co-written by John Boorman...  more
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  • Wah-Wah20
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    Wah-Wah

    Julie Walters, Gabriel Byrne

    Released2006

    Directed byRichard E. Grant

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  • Hanna K.21
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    Hanna K.

    Gabriel Byrne, Jill Clayburgh

    Released1983

    Directed byCosta-Gavras

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  • Shade22
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    Shade

    Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx

    Released2003

    Directed byDamian Nieman

    Shade is a 2003 neo-noir crime drama starring Stuart Townsend, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton,...  more
  • Polish Wedding23
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    Polish Wedding

    Kristen Bell, Claire Danes

    Released1998

    Directed byTheresa Connelly

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  • Mad Dog Time24
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    Mad Dog Time

    Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds

    Released1996

    Directed byLarry Bishop

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  • The Last of the High Kings25
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    The Last of the High Kings

    Christina Ricci, Jared Leto

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid Keating

    The Last of the High Kings, also released under the title Summer Fling in some countries, is a...  more