The Best Jonathan Rhys-Meyers Movies 

Updated June 11, 2019 472 votes 124 voters 11.4k views 23 items

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

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

This list has a variety of films, like The Loss of Sexual Innocence and The Tesseract, in it.

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Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer

Released: 2005

Directed by: Woody Allen

Match Point is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Woody Allen which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Brian Cox, and Penelope Wilton. Rhys ...more

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Robin Williams, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kirsten Sheridan

August Rush is a 2007 drama film directed by Kirsten Sheridan and written by Nick Castle, James V. Hart, and Paul Castro, and produced by Richard Barton Lewis. Deciding to run away to New York ...more

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Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

Released: 2002

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha

Bend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaznay Lewis and Archie Panjabi, first released in the ...more

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Christian Bale, Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Released: 1998

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Velvet Goldmine is a British drama film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes set in Britain during the glam rock days of the early 1970s; it tells the story of the fictional pop star Brian ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Colin Farrell

Released: 2004

Directed by: Oliver Stone, Wilhelm Sasnal, Anka Sasnal

Alexander is a 2004 action adventure biography film written by Oliver Stone, Christopher Kyle and Laeta Kalogridis and directed by Oliver Stone.

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Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

Released: 2006

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Mission: Impossible III (stylized as M:i:III) is a 2006 American action spy film directed by J. J. Abrams, and the third film in the Mission: Impossible series. Retired from field work, IMF ...more

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Mischa Barton, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Madeleine Stowe

Released: 2003

Directed by: Marcus Adams

Octane (released as Pulse in the United States) is a 2003 horror film directed by Marcus Adams and starring Madeleine Stowe, Mischa Barton, and Norman Reedus. The film follows a divorced mother ...more
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Mark Ruffalo, Tobey Maguire, Jewel

Released: 1999

Directed by: Ang Lee

Ride with the Devil is a 1999 American film directed by Ang Lee. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by James Schamus, based on a book entitled Woe to Live On, by author Daniel ...more

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Minnie Driver, Tom Wilkinson

Released: 1998

Directed by: Sandra Goldbacher

The Governess is a 1998 British period drama film written and directed by Sandra Goldbacher. The screenplay focuses on a young Jewish woman of Sephardic background, who reinvents herself as a ...more
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Clive Owen, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Malcolm McDowell

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mike Hodges

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead is a 2003 British crime film directed by Mike Hodges, from a screenplay by Philip Korf. The film bears many striking similarities to Hodges' directorial debut, the ...more
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Michelle Yeoh, Radha Mitchell

Released: 2008

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

The Children of Huang Shi is a Chinese 2008 film. The film centres on the story of George Hogg and the sixty orphans that he led across China in an effort to save them from conscription during ...more

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Patrick Stewart, Glenn Close, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

The Lion in Winter is a 2003 made-for-television remake of the 1968 film of the same name. The remake was first shown on December 26, 2003 in the U.K. and premiered on U.S. television on May 26, ...more
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Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Released: 1999

Directed by: Julie Taymor

Titus is a 1999 Italian-American-British fantasy thriller film adaptation of Shakespeare's revenge tragedy Titus Andronicus, about the downfall of a Roman general. Starring Anthony Hopkins and ...more

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Michael Gambon, Albert Finney

Released: 1994

Directed by: Suri Krishnamma

A Man of No Importance is a 1994 comedy drama film directed by Suri Krishnamma and starring Albert Finney.
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Saskia Reeves, Alexander Rendell

Released: 2003

Directed by: Oxide Pang Chun

The Tesseract, is a 2003 thriller film starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Based on the novel of the same name by Alex Garland, it is directed by Oxide Pang. The film examines four seemingly ...more
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Elizabeth Hurley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Dennis Hopper

Released: 1996

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Samson and Delilah is a German/Italian/American telefilm that was first shown on TNT in the USA. It was directed by Nicolas Roeg. The lion is a puppet from Jim Henson's Creature Shop. This ...more
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Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mira Nair

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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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Saffron Burrows, Kelly Macdonald

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mike Figgis

The Loss of Sexual Innocence is a 1999 film written and directed by Mike Figgis. It tells the story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life, in a non-linear and ...more
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anna Friel, Joely Richardson

Released: 1998

Directed by: Stephen Poliakoff

The Tribe is a 1998 television film written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, and starring Joely Richardson, Jeremy Northam, and Anna Friel. The film was made in 1996, but only first appeared ...more
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Charles Durning, Kurtwood Smith, Costas Mandylor

Released: 1998

Directed by: Scott Paulin

Shelter is a 1998 action thriller film written by Max Strom and directed by Scott Paulin.
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Ben Kingsley, Peter O'Toole, Julia Ormond

Released: 2014

Directed by: Alister Grierson

Mary, Mother of Christ is a 2014 action biography drama film written by Barbara Nicolosi and directed by Alister Grierson.
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Kevin Bacon, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Calista Flockhart

Released: 1997

Directed by: Guy Ferland

Telling Lies in America is a 1997 drama film directed by Guy Ferland and written by Joe Eszterhas.
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Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman

Released: 1996

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Michael Collins is a 1996 historical biopic written and directed by Neil Jordan and starring Liam Neeson as Michael Collins. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.