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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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Sexy Beast Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Ray Winstone Sexy Beast is a 2000 British-Spanish crime film and the directorial debut of Jonathan Glazer. Glazer had previously directed music videos and commercials for companies such as Guinness and ...more

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Kung Fu Panda Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman Kung Fu Panda is a 2008 American computer-animated action comedy martial arts film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by John Stevenson and ...more

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Keith Richards Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides a 2011 action adventure film based on Tim Powers' novel. The film is directed by Rob Marshall

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Coraline Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane 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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Sky West and Crooked Ian McShane, Hayley Mills, Annette Crosbie Sky West and Crooked is a 1965 film, starring Hayley Mills, directed by her father John Mills, and co-written by her mother Mary Hayley Bell. It was released in the US as Gypsy Girl.

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Shrek the Third Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Murphy 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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We Are Marshall Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones We Are Marshall is a 2006 American historical drama biopic film directed by McG. It depicts the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 football players on the Marshall University ...more

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Death Race Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez Death Race is a 2008 American science fiction action thriller film produced, written, and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and starring Jason Statham. Though referred to as a remake of the 1975 ...more

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Jack the Giant Killer Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane Jack the Giant Slayer is a 2013 American fantasy adventure film based on the English fairy tales "Jack the Giant Killer" and "Jack and the Beanstalk". The film is directed by ...more

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44 Inch Chest John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Ian McShane 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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The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising Christopher Eccleston, Ian McShane, Frances Conroy The Seeker, titled The Dark Is Rising in the United Kingdom and The Seeker: The Dark is Rising in Canada, is a 2007 American film adaptation of the second book in the five-book young adult ...more

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The Last of Sheila Raquel Welch, James Coburn, Ian McShane The Last of Sheila is a 1973 mystery film that was directed by Herbert Ross and written directly for the screen by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim, It starred Richard Benjamin, Dyan Cannon, ...more

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Nine Lives Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning, Glenn Close Nine Lives is a 2005 American drama film written and directed by Rodrigo García. The screenplay, an example of hyperlink cinema, relates nine short, loosely intertwined tales with nine ...more

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The Golden Compass Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Ian McKellen The Golden Compass is a 2007 2007 fantasy-adventure film written by Chris Weitz and directed by Chris Weitz.

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The Fifth Musketeer Ursula Andress, Olivia de Havilland, Ian McShane The Fifth Musketeer is a 1979 film adaptation of the last section of the novel The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, père, which is itself based on the French legend of the Man in ...more

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Battle of Britain Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer Battle of Britain is a1969 action film directed by Guy Hamilton.

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Hot Rod Isla Fisher, Sissy Spacek, Will Arnett Hot Rod is a 2007 American comedy film co-written, directed, and starring members of The Lonely Island. The film stars Samberg as an amateur stuntman whose abusive step-father, Frank ...more

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Snow White and the Huntsman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ian McShane Movies
Snow White and the Huntsman Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth 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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Scoop Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Woody Allen Scoop is a 2006 American-British romantic comedy/murder mystery written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Ian McShane, and Allen himself. The film was ...more

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Case 39 Bradley Cooper, Renée Zellweger, Ian McShane 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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Agent Cody Banks Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon, Frankie Muniz Agent Cody Banks is a 2003 American action comedy film directed by Harald Zwart. Its story follows the adventures of the 15-year-old title character, played by Frankie Muniz, who has to finish ...more

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Tam-Lin Ava Gardner, Ian McShane, Stephanie Beacham Tam-Lin, also known as The Ballad of Tam-Lin, The Devil's Widow and The Devil's Woman, is a 1970 British film made by Commonwealth United Entertainment, Winkast Film Productions Ltd. and ...more

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Sitting Target Ian McShane, Jill St. John, Oliver Reed Sitting Target or Screaming Target is a 1972 British film directed by Douglas Hickox and shot in London. It stars Oliver Reed, Ian McShane and Jill St. John and was based on the 1970 novel by ...more

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If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Joan Collins, Ian McShane, Suzanne Pleshette If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium is a 1969 romantic comedy film made by Wolper Pictures and released by United Artists. It was directed by Mel Stuart, filmed on location throughout Europe, ...more

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Journey into Fear Vincent Price, Ian McShane, Shelley Winters Journey into Fear is a 1975 Canadian thriller film directed by Daniel Mann, and based on the novel of the same name by Eric Ambler. It stars Sam Waterston, Zero Mostel, Yvette Mimieux, Vincent ...more

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The Wild and the Willing John Hurt, Ian McShane, Samantha Eggar The Wild and the Willing is a 1962 British romantic drama film directed by Ralph Thomas and starring Virginia Maskell, Paul Rogers, Ian McShane, Samantha Eggar and John Hurt. It marked the film ...more

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Grace Kelly Christina Applegate, Cheryl Ladd, Ian McShane Grace Kelly is a 1983 tv film directed by Anthony Page.

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Blue Dragon Ian McShane, Freddie Highmore

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Too Scared to Scream Ian McShane, Anne Archer, Mike Connors Too Scared to Scream is a 1985 Independent Film/Thriller/Horror movie. It was directed by Tony Lo Bianco. Starring Mike Connors, Anne Archer and Ian McShane, it revolves around a string of ...more

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Nemesis Game Ian McShane, Jay Baruchel, Carly Pope Nemesis Game is a 2003 mystery-thriller film directed and written by Jesse Warn. The story itself involves the main character, Sara Novak, solving complex riddles and mysterious deaths of people ...more

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Yesterday's Hero Suzanne Somers, Ian McShane, Paul Nicholas 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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The Sorcerer's Apprentice Nicolas Cage, Monica Bellucci, Teresa Palmer The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a 2010 American fantasy adventure film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Jon Turteltaub, and released by Walt Disney Pictures, the team behind the National ...more

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Villain Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Donald Sinden Villain is a 1971 gangster film directed by Michael Tuchner and starring Richard Burton, Ian McShane, T. P. McKenna and Donald Sinden.

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Ransom Sean Connery, Ian McShane, William Fox Ransom is a 1974 film starring Sean Connery and Ian McShane and directed by Finnish director Caspar Wrede. The plot concerns a group of terrorists who try to extract a large sum of money from ...more

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The Pleasure Girls Ian McShane, Klaus Kinski, Francesca Annis The Pleasure Girls is a 1965 British drama film directed by Gerry O'Hara and starring Francesca Annis, Ian McShane and Klaus Kinski.

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Bollywood Queen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ian McShane Movies
Bollywood Queen James McAvoy, Ian McShane, Karen David Bollywood Queen is a British Indian take on the William Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet, directed by Jeremy Wooding and starring Preeya Kalidas and James McAvoy in the lead roles. Produced by ...more

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Perry Mason: The Case of the D... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ian McShane Movies
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception Ian McShane, Yvette Mimieux, Raymond Burr

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Babylon 5: The River of Souls is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ian McShane Movies
Babylon 5: The River of Souls Martin Sheen, Ian McShane, Tracy Scoggins The River of Souls is the third feature-length film set in the Babylon 5 universe. It was originally broadcast November 17, 1998 on TNT, as one of two films shown over the 1998–1999 season to ...more

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Torchlight Ian McShane, Pamela Sue Martin, Al Corley Torchlight is a 1985 drama film directed by Thomas J. Wright.

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Grand Larceny Omar Sharif, Ian McShane, Marilu Henner Grand Larceny is a 1987 thriller film directed by Jeannot Szwarc and starring Marilu Henner, Ian McShane, Omar Sharif and Louis Jourdan.

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Code Name: Diamond Head Ian McShane, France Nuyen, Roy Thinnes Code Name: Diamond Head is a film directed by Jeannot Szwarc released on May 3, 1977.

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The Great Escape II: The Untold Story Christopher Reeve, Ian McShane, Donald Pleasence The Great Escape II: The Untold Story is a 178 minute, made-for-TV "sequel" to the 1963 movie The Great Escape. Made in 1988, it stars Christopher Reeve, Judd Hirsch, Tony Denison, Ian ...more

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The Lives of Jenny Dolan Ian McShane The Lives of Jenny Dolan is a 1975 film directed by Jerry Jameson.

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The Murders in the Rue Morgue Val Kilmer, George C. Scott, Rebecca De Mornay "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a 1986 film adapted from American author and poet Edgar Allan Poe's short story of the same title. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc, the film stars Val ...more

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Left Hand of Gemini is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ian McShane Movies
Left Hand of Gemini Ian McShane, Richard Egan, Patricia Blair Left Hand of Gemini is a 1972 American science fiction film starring Ian McShane, Ursula Thiess and Richard Egan.

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Dick Francis: In the Frame Ian McShane Dick Francis: In the Frame is a 1989 television film directed by Wigbert Wicker.

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D.R.E.A.M. Team Martin Sheen, Angie Everhart, Traci Lords D.R.E.A.M. Team is a 1999 action adventure film directed by Dean Hamilton and written by Mike Snyder.

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The Great Riviera Bank Robbery Ian McShane, Warren Clarke, Christopher Malcolm The Great Riviera Bank Robbery, also known as Dirty Money, is a motion picture written and directed by Francis Megahy. Main actors Ian McShane, Warren Clarke, Stephen Greif, and Christopher

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Ordeal by Innocence Faye Dunaway, Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer Ordeal by Innocence is a 1985 mystery film directed by Desmond Davis. It stars Donald Sutherland and Faye Dunaway. It is based on the Agatha Christie novel Ordeal by Innocence.

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Cheaper to Keep Her Ian McShane, Wallace Shawn, Tovah Feldshuh Cheaper to Keep Her is a 1981 comedy film directed by Ken Annakin, which starred singer-turned-actor Mac Davis alongside Tovah Feldshuh.