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The Best Gabriel Byrne Movies 

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Updated June 11, 2019 1k votes 166 voters 12.9k views 59 items

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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?"

Gabriel Byrne has worked with many famous directors, including big names like David Cronenberg and Tony Scott. Is Gabriel Byrne your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Rupert Everett and Alfred Molina films lists too.

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Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

Released: 1994

Directed by: Bryan Singer

The Usual Suspects is a 1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan Singer and written by Christopher McQuarrie. It stars Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio del ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Claire Danes

Released: 1994

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

Little Women is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong. The screenplay by Robin Swicord is based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name. It is the fifth feature film ...more

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Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Marcia Gay Harden

Released: 1990

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Miller's Crossing is a 1990 American film by the Coen brothers and starring Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Jon Polito, J. E. Freeman, and Albert Finney. The plot concerns a ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Laurie, John Malkovich

Released: 1998

Directed by: Randall Wallace

The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1998 adventure film directed, produced, and written by Randall Wallace, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role as the title character and villain, Jeremy ...more

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Portia de Rossi, Patricia Arquette, Nia Long

Released: 1999

Directed by: Rupert Wainwright

Stigmata is a 1999 supernatural horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright and starring Patricia Arquette as an atheist hairdresser from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who is afflicted with the ...more

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Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Boorman

Excalibur is a 1981 dramatic fantasy film directed, produced and co-written by John Boorman that retells the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. Based solely on the 15th ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Tunney, Renee Olstead

Released: 1999

Directed by: Peter Hyams

End of Days is a 1999 American action fantasy horror thriller film directed by Peter Hyams starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak, Rod Steiger, CCH Pounder, ...more

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Julianna Margulies, Emily Browning, Karl Urban

Released: 2002

Directed by: Steve Beck

Ghost Ship is a 2002 American-Australian horror film directed by Steve Beck. The film was shot in Queensland, Australia and Vancouver, Canada. It stars an ensemble cast featuring Gabriel Byrne, ...more

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Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Harris, Julia Ormond

Released: 1997

Directed by: Bille August

Smilla's Sense of Snow is a 1997 Danish thriller film directed by Bille August and starring Julia Ormond, Gabriel Byrne, and Richard Harris. Based on the 1992 novel Miss Smilla's Feeling for ...more
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Winger

Released: 1993

Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal

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Maria Bello, Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jean-François Richet

Assault on Precinct 13 is a 2005 action thriller film directed by Jean-François Richet, starring Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne. The cast also includes John Leguizamo, Maria Bello, Ja ...more
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Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tony Scott

Enemy of the State is a 1998 American spy-thriller about a group of rogue U.S. National Security Agency agents conspiring to take out a U.S. Congressman and try to cover up. It was written by ...more

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Gabriel Byrne, Timothy Spall, Natasha Richardson

Released: 1986

Directed by: Ken Russell

Gothic is a 1986 British horror film directed by Ken Russell, starring Gabriel Byrne as Lord Byron, Julian Sands as Percy Bysshe Shelley, Natasha Richardson as Mary Shelley, Myriam Cyr as Claire ...more
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Steve Martin, Anne Heche, Laura Linney

Released: 1994

Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon

A Simple Twist of Fate is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillies MacKinnon. The screenplay by Steve Martin is loosely based on the 1861 novel Silas Marner by George Eliot. Martin stars, ...more

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Ellen Barkin, Brendan Gleeson, Gabriel Byrne

Released: 1992

Directed by: Mike Newell

Into the West is a 1992 Irish magical realist film about Irish Travellers written by Jim Sheridan and directed by Mike Newell. Into the West was one of several major films to come from Ireland ...more
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Gabriel Byrne, Robbie Coltrane, Denholm Elliott

Released: 1986

Directed by: David Drury, David Drury

Defence of the Realm is a 1986 political thriller directed by David Drury, and starring Gabriel Byrne, Greta Scacchi, and Denholm Elliott, with Robbie Coltrane in a supporting role. The film ...more
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Ralph Fiennes, Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson

Released: 2002

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Spider is a 2002 Canadian/British psychological thriller film produced and directed by David Cronenberg and based on the novel of the same name by Patrick McGrath, who also wrote the screenplay. ...more
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Andie MacDowell, Gabriel Byrne, Bill Pullman

Released: 1997

Directed by: Wim Wenders

The End of Violence is a 1997 film by the German director Wim Wenders. The film's cast includes Bill Pullman, Gabriel Byrne, Traci Lind, Rosalind Chao, Andie MacDowell, and Loren Dean, among ...more
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Anne Bancroft, Bridget Fonda, Harvey Keitel

Released: 1993

Directed by: John Badham

Point of No Return is a 1993 American action film directed by John Badham and starring Bridget Fonda and Gabriel Byrne. It is a remake of Luc Besson's 1990 film Nikita. Maggie Hayward is found ...more

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Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mira Nair

Vanity Fair is a 2004 British-American costume drama film directed by Mira Nair and adapted from William Makepeace Thackeray's novel of the same name. The novel has been the subject of numerous ...more
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William Hurt, Gabriel Byrne, Kathleen Quinlan

Released: 1994

Directed by: Heywood Gould

Trial by Jury is a 1994 American thriller film directed by Heywood Gould and starring Joanne Whalley, Gabriel Byrne, Armand Assante and William Hurt.
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Gabriel Byrne, Judge Reinhold, Bernard Farcy

Released: 1988

Directed by: Larry Parr

A Soldier's Tale is a 1988 romantic drama film directed and produced by Larry Parr, starring Gabriel Byrne and Marianne Basler. It is based on a novel by M. K. Joseph.
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Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, Deborra-Lee Furness

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ray Lawrence

Jindabyne is a 2006 Australian drama film by director Ray Lawrence and starring Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney, Deborra-Lee Furness and John Howard. Jindabyne was filmed entirely on location in and ...more
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Mira Sorvino, Gabriel Byrne, Armin Mueller-Stahl

Released: 2009

Directed by: Aleksandr Buravsky

Attack on Leningrad, or just Leningrad, is a 2009 war film written and directed by Aleksandr Buravsky, set during the Siege of Leningrad.
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Gabriel Byrne, Eric Stoltz, Dexter Fletcher

Released: 1987

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Lionheart is a 1987 adventure film directed by Academy Award-winner Franklin J. Schaffner. The film is produced by Talia Shire and Stanley O'Toole. Shire's brother, Francis Ford Coppola, ...more