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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.

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

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  • 1
    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
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    Released2011

    Directed byRob Marshall

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  • 2
    Coraline
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    Coraline

    Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning

    Released2009

    Directed byHenry Selick

    Coraline is a 2009 American stop-motion animated 3D dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    We Are Marshall
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    We Are Marshall

    Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara

    Released2006

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

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  • 4
    Shrek the Third
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    Shrek the Third

    Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake

    Released2007

    Directed byChris Miller, Raman Hui

    Shrek the Third is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film, and the third... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Battle of Britain
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    Battle of Britain

    Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

    Released1969

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

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  • 6
    If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
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    If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium

    Joan Collins, Ian McShane

    Released1969

    Directed byMel Stuart

    If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium is a 1969 romantic comedy film made by Wolper Pictures... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    44 Inch Chest
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    44 Inch Chest

    John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson

    Released2009

    Directed byMalcolm Venville

    44 Inch Chest is a 2009 British crime drama film directed by Malcolm Venville in his... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Yesterday's Hero
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    Yesterday's Hero

    Suzanne Somers, Ian McShane

    Released1979

    Directed byNeil Leifer

    Yesterday's Hero is a 1979 British film starring Ian McShane, Suzanne Somers, Adam Faith, Paul... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    The Last of Sheila
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    5

    The Last of Sheila

    Raquel Welch, James Coburn

    Released1973

    Directed byHerbert Ross

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  • 10
    The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
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    The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising

    Christopher Eccleston, Ian McShane

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid L. Cunningham

    The Seeker, titled The Dark Is Rising in the United Kingdom and The Seeker: The Dark is Rising... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Sky West and Crooked
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    Sky West and Crooked

    Ian McShane, Hayley Mills

    Released1966

    Directed byJohn Mills

    Sky West and Crooked is a 1965 film, starring Hayley Mills, directed by her father John Mills,... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Tam-Lin
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    Tam-Lin

    Ava Gardner, Ian McShane

    Released1970

    Directed byRoddy McDowall

    Tam-Lin, also known as The Ballad of Tam-Lin, The Devil's Widow and The Devil's Woman, is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Nine Lives
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    Nine Lives

    Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning

    Released2005

    Directed byRodrigo García

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  • 14
    Jack the Giant Killer
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    Jack the Giant Killer

    Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci

    Released2013

    Directed byBryan Singer

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  • 15
    Death Race
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    Death Race

    Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson

    Released2008

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

    This film is a 2008 American science fiction action thriller film produced, written, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Hot Rod
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    Hot Rod

    Isla Fisher, Sissy Spacek

    Released2007

    Directed byAkiva Schaffer

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  • 17
    Sexy Beast
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    Sexy Beast

    Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane

    Released2001

    Directed byJonathan Glazer

    Sexy Beast is a 2001 British-Spanish crime thriller film directed by Jonathan Glazer. A... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Villain
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    Villain

    Richard Burton, Ian McShane

    Released1971

    Directed byMichael Tuchner

    Villain is a 1971 gangster film directed by Michael Tuchner and starring Richard Burton, Ian... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    The Golden Compass
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    The Golden Compass

    Nicole Kidman, Eva Green

    Released2007

    Directed byChris Weitz

    The Golden Compass is a 2007 American fantasy-adventure film directed by Chris Weitz. A young... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Ransom
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    Ransom

    Sean Connery, Ian McShane

    Released1975

    Directed byCaspar Wrede

    Ransom is a 1974 film starring Sean Connery and Ian McShane and directed by Finnish director... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Scoop
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    Scoop

    Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman

    Released2006

    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • 22
    The Fifth Musketeer
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    The Fifth Musketeer

    Ursula Andress, Olivia de Havilland

    Released1979

    Directed byKen Annakin

    The Fifth Musketeer is a 1979 film adaptation of the last section of the novel The Vicomte de... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Agent Cody Banks
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    Agent Cody Banks

    Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon

    Released2003

    Directed byHarald Zwart

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  • 24
    Case 39
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    Case 39

    Bradley Cooper, Renée Zellweger

    Released2009

    Directed byChristian Alvart

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    Snow White and the Huntsman
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    Snow White and the Huntsman

    Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart

    Released2012

    Directed byRupert Sanders

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