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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?"

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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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gabriel Byrne Movies
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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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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Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Marcia Gay Harden
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 take out a U.S. Congressman and try to cover up. It was written by ...more
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Kate Beckinsale, Christian Bale, Helen Mirren
Prince of Jutland is a 1994 film adaptation of the Danish legend of prince Amleth, drawing upon the 12th century works of Saxo Grammaticus, which was also the inspiration for Shakespeare's ...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.
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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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Gabriel Byrne, Liya Kebede, Gad Elmaleh
Capital is a 2012 French drama film directed by Costa-Gavras, about ruthless ambition, power struggle, greed and deception in the international world of finance.
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Gabriel Byrne, Pauline McLynn, Peter McDonald
When Brendan Met Trudy is a 2001 film directed by first time director Kieron J. Walsh and written by Roddy Doyle. The story is about a Dublin schoolteacher who falls in love with a mysterious ...more
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Tim Roth, Gabriel Byrne, Khandi Alexander
Emmett's Mark is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Keith Snyder and starring Scott Wolf, Khandi Alexander, Talia Balsam, Sarah Clarke, John Doman, with Tim Roth and Gabriel Byrne. The ...more
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Richard Harris, Gabriel Byrne, Samantha Morton
This Is the Sea is an Irish film, released in 1997, directed and written by Mary McGuckian and produced by Michael Garland. It is a romance film, focusing on the relationship between the ...more
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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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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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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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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 found ...more
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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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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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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