The Best Ian McShane Movies 

Updated August 2, 2019 401 votes 66 voters 9.8k views 56 items

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

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

Torchlight and Nemesis Game are only the beginning of the films on this list.

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

Joseph McGinty Nichol and Woody Allen are among those who have directed Ian McShane at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Ray Winstone

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jonathan Glazer

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Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 2008

Directed by: John Stevenson, Mark Osborne

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Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane

Released: 2009

Directed by: Henry Selick

Coraline is a 2009 American stop-motion animated 3D dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's 2002 novel of the same name. It was produced by Laika and distributed by Focus Features. Written and ...more

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Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

Released: 2006

Directed by: Joseph McGinty Nichol

We Are Marshall is a 2006 American historical drama biopic film directed by McG. It depicts the aftermath of the 1970 incident that 37 football players on the Marshall University Thundering Herd ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy

Released: 2007

Directed by: Chris Miller, Raman Hui

Shrek the Third is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film, and the third installment in the Shrek franchise. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and is the first in the series ...more

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Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1969

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

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Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Keith Richards

Released: 2011

Directed by: Rob Marshall

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John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Ian McShane

Released: 2009

Directed by: Malcolm Venville

44 Inch Chest is a 2009 British crime drama film directed by Malcolm Venville in his directorial debut. The film stars Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Dillane and ...more

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Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez

Released: 2008

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson

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Joan Collins, Ian McShane, Suzanne Pleshette

Released: 1969

Directed by: Mel Stuart

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Ian McShane, Hayley Mills, Annette Crosbie

Released: 1966

Directed by: John Mills

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Raquel Welch, James Coburn, Ian McShane

Released: 1973

Directed by: Herbert Ross

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Christopher Eccleston, Ian McShane, Frances Conroy

Released: 2007

Directed by: David L. Cunningham

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Isla Fisher, Sissy Spacek, Will Arnett

Released: 2007

Directed by: Akiva Schaffer

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Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane

Released: 2013

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning, Glenn Close

Released: 2005

Directed by: Rodrigo García

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Suzanne Somers, Ian McShane, Paul Nicholas

Released: 1979

Directed by: Neil Leifer

Yesterday's Hero is a 1979 British film starring Ian McShane, Suzanne Somers, Adam Faith, Paul Nicholas and Cary Elwes. It also features Glynis Barber and Emma Samms in their early performances. ...more
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Ava Gardner, Ian McShane, Stephanie Beacham

Released: 1970

Directed by: Roddy McDowall

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Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Ian McKellen

Released: 2007

Directed by: Chris Weitz

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Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Woody Allen

Released: 2006

Directed by: Woody Allen

Scoop is a 2006 American-British romantic comedy mystery written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Ian McShane, and Allen himself. The film was released ...more

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Ursula Andress, Olivia de Havilland, Ian McShane

Released: 1979

Directed by: Ken Annakin

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Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

Released: 2012

Directed by: Rupert Sanders

Snow White and the Huntsman is a 2012 American dark fantasy action film based on the German fairy tale "Snow White" compiled by the Brothers Grimm. In the film's retelling of the tale, ...more

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Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon, Frankie Muniz

Released: 2003

Directed by: Harald Zwart

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Bradley Cooper, Renée Zellweger, Ian McShane

Released: 2009

Directed by: Christian Alvart

Case 39 is a 2009 American psychological horror film directed by Christian Alvart, and stars Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Bradley Cooper and Ian McShane. The film was shot in ...more

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Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Donald Sinden

Released: 1971

Directed by: Michael Tuchner

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