The Best Ian McShane Movies

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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.

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  • Sexy Beast
    Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Jonathan Glazer
  • If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
    Suzanne Pleshette, Ian McShane, Mildred Natwick
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Mel Stuart
  • Yesterday's Hero
    Suzanne Somers, Ian McShane, Paul Nicholas
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Neil Leifer
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    John Hurt, Ian McShane, Samantha Eggar
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Ralph Thomas
  • Tam-Lin
    Ava Gardner, Ian McShane, Stephanie Beacham
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Roddy McDowall
  • The Last of Sheila
    Raquel Welch, James Coburn, Ian McShane
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Herbert Ross
  • Kung Fu Panda
    Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: John Stevenson, Mark Osborne
  • Coraline
    Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Henry Selick
  • We Are Marshall
    Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Ian McShane
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: McG
  • 44 Inch Chest
    John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Ian McShane
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Malcolm Venville
  • Sky West and Crooked
    Ian McShane, Hayley Mills, Annette Crosbie
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: John Mills
  • Sitting Target
    Ian McShane, Jill St. John, Oliver Reed
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Douglas Hickox
  • Battle of Britain
    Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Guy Hamilton
  • Villain
    Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Donald Sinden
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Michael Tuchner
  • The Fifth Musketeer
    Ursula Andress, Olivia de Havilland, Ian McShane
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Ken Annakin
  • Shrek the Third
    Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Chris Miller
  • The Murders in the Rue Morgue
    Val Kilmer, George C. Scott, Rebecca De Mornay
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
  • Journey into Fear
    Vincent Price, Ian McShane, Shelley Winters
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Daniel Mann
  • Scoop
    Scarlett Johansson, Woody Allen, Hugh Jackman
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Ordeal by Innocence
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    Faye Dunaway, Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Desmond Davis
  • Torchlight
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    Ian McShane, Pamela Sue Martin, Al Corley
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Thomas J. Wright
  • Ransom
    Sean Connery, Ian McShane, William Fox
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Caspar Wrede
  • The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
    Ian McShane, Alexander Ludwig, Christopher Eccleston
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: David L. Cunningham
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
    Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Rob Marshall
  • Deadwood
    Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Daniel Minahan