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

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The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne 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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The Man in the Iron Mask Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Laurie, John Malkovich 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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Little Women Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Claire Danes 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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Stigmata Portia de Rossi, Patricia Arquette, Nia Long 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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End of Days Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Tunney, Renee Olstead 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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Excalibur Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart 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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Ghost Ship Julianna Margulies, Emily Browning, Karl Urban 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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A Dangerous Woman Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Winger A Dangerous Woman is a 1993 film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. The screenplay was written by his then wife Naomi Foner, loosely based on the award winning novel of the same name by Mary ...more

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Assault on Precinct 13 Maria Bello, Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne 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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Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman Enemy of the State is a 1998 American spy-thriller about a group of rogue U.S. National Security Agency agents conspiring to kill a U.S. Congressman and try to cover up the murder. It was ...more

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A Simple Twist of Fate Steve Martin, Anne Heche, Laura Linney 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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Smilla's Sense of Snow Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Harris, Julia Ormond 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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Point of No Return Anne Bancroft, Bridget Fonda, Harvey Keitel 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 a ...more

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Spider Ralph Fiennes, Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson 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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Defence of the Realm Gabriel Byrne, Robbie Coltrane, Denholm Elliott 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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Dead Man Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, John Hurt Dead Man is a 1995 American Western film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Iggy Pop, Crispin Glover, John Hurt, Michael Wincott, Lance ...more

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Hello Again Sela Ward, Gabriel Byrne, Shelley Long Hello Again is a 1987 American romantic fantasy-comedy film, directed and produced by Frank Perry, written by Susan Isaacs and starring Shelley Long, Judith Ivey, Gabriel Byrne, Corbin Bernsen, ...more

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Trial by Jury William Hurt, Gabriel Byrne, Kathleen Quinlan 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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Jindabyne Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, Deborra-Lee Furness 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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The End of Violence Andie MacDowell, Gabriel Byrne, Bill Pullman 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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Vanity Fair Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers 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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Into the West Ellen Barkin, Brendan Gleeson, Gabriel Byrne 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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Mad Dog Time Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds, Jeff Goldblum Mad Dog Time is a 1996 ensemble cast crime film written and directed by Larry Bishop, released through United Artists. The film is notable for the various cameo appearances, including the first, ...more

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Quest for Camelot Pierce Brosnan, Celine Dion, Gary Oldman Quest for Camelot is a 1998 American animated musical fantasy film from Warner Bros. Animation, based on the novel The King's Damosel by Vera Chapman, it stars Jessalyn Gilsig, Cary Elwes, Jane ...more

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Lionheart Gabriel Byrne, Eric Stoltz, Dexter Fletcher 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

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The Last of the High Kings Christina Ricci, Jared Leto, Emily Mortimer The Last of the High Kings, also released under the title Summer Fling in some countries, is a 1996 coming of age comedy-drama film set in Howth, Dublin, Ireland in the 1970s where the teenagers ...more

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The Brylcreem Boys Gabriel Byrne, Billy Campbell, Angus Macfadyen The Brylcreem Boys is a 1998 film directed and co-written by Terence Ryan about the extraordinary neutrality arrangements pertaining to Ireland during World War II, by the Éamon de Valera ...more

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Buffalo Girls Liev Schreiber, Melanie Griffith, Anjelica Huston Buffalo Girls is a 1995 television film adapted from the 1990 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry. Directed by Rod Hardy, the film starred Gabriel Byrne, Anjelica Huston, and Melanie ...more

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A Soldier's Tale Gabriel Byrne, Judge Reinhold, Bernard Farcy 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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Shade Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx, Melanie Griffith Shade is a 2003 neo-noir crime drama starring Stuart Townsend, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Jamie Foxx, Roger Guenveur Smith, Melanie Griffith and Sylvester Stallone. The film follows a trio ...more

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Gothic Gabriel Byrne, Timothy Spall, Natasha Richardson 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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The Keep Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne, Scott Glenn The Keep is a 1983 horror film directed by Michael Mann and starring Scott Glenn, Gabriel Byrne, Jürgen Prochnow, Alberta Watson and Ian McKellen. It was released by Paramount Pictures. The ...more

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Attack on Leningrad Mira Sorvino, Gabriel Byrne, Armin Mueller-Stahl 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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Hanna K. Gabriel Byrne, Jill Clayburgh, Ronald Guttman Hannah K. is a 1983 drama film directed by Costa Gavras, starring Jill Clayburgh and Gabriel Byrne.

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Wah-Wah Julie Walters, Gabriel Byrne, Nicholas Hoult Wah-Wah is a 2005 drama film, written and directed by British actor Richard E. Grant and loosely based on his childhood in Swaziland. It stars Nicholas Hoult, Gabriel Byrne, Emily Watson, ...more

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Polish Wedding Kristen Bell, Claire Danes, Gabriel Byrne Polish Wedding is a 1998 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Theresa Connelly and is also Kristen Bell's film debut in her uncredited role. It was screened at the Sundance Film ...more

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Played Val Kilmer, Gabriel Byrne, Vinnie Jones Played is a 2006 crime film produced by Caspar von Winterfeldt, Nick Simunek and Mick Rossi, executive produced by John Daly, co-produced by Nigel Mead and Lenny Bitondo, written by Sean Stanek ...more

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P.S. Paul Rudd, Topher Grace, Laura Linney p.s. is a 2004 drama film directed by Dylan Kidd. The screenplay by Kidd and Helen Schulman is based on Schulman's 2001 novel p.s. The film stars Laura Linney and Topher Grace.

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey Robert De Niro, Kathy Bates, Harvey Keitel The Bridge of San Luis Rey is a 2004 drama film directed by Mary McGuckian and featuring an ensemble cast of American and international actors. It is based on Thornton Wilder's novel of the same ...more

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Virginia's Run Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Zegers, Rachel Skarsten Virginia's Run is a 2002 Canadian-American independent family drama/coming of age film. The movie was filmed in Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

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The Outsider Gabriel Byrne, Sterling Hayden, Patricia Quinn The Outsider is a 1980 film thriller set largely in Belfast during The Troubles; it was the first film directed by Italian-American Tony Luraschi. The film is based on the book The Heritage of ...more

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Weapons of Mass Distraction Ben Kingsley, Gabriel Byrne, Mimi Rogers Weapons of Mass Distraction is a 1997 film starring Gabriel Byrne, Ben Kingsley, Mimi Rogers, Jeffrey Tambor, and other stars in an ensemble cast, about two media moguls and their fight over ...more

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Patrick Gabriel Byrne, Mick Molloy

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Canone inverso Gabriel Byrne, Hans Matheson, Rachel Shelley Canone inverso - Making Love, also known as The Inverse Canon, is a 2000 Italian drama film directed by Ricky Tognazzi. It is based on the novel Canone Inverso written by Paolo Maurensig. The ...more

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Delete Gemma Arterton, Gabriel Byrne, Matthew Goode Crooked House is a 2013 mystery film.

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Perrier's Bounty 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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The Courier Gabriel Byrne, Aidan Gillen The Courier is a 1988 action-thriller film directed by Frank Deasy and Joe Lee.

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I, Anna Hayley Atwell, Charlotte Rampling, Gabriel Byrne I, Anna is a 2012 noir thriller film written and directed by Barnaby Southcombe and based on Elsa Lewin's novel of the same name. The film stars Southcombe's mother Charlotte Rampling alongside ...more

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Julia and Julia Sting, Kathleen Turner, Gabriel Byrne Julia and Julia is a 1987 Italian drama film directed by Peter Del Monte. The screenplay by Silvia Napolitano, Sandro Petraglia, Joseph Minion, and Del Monte is based on a story by Napolitano.