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The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies

Updated March 25, 2021 11.2k votes 2.3k voters 191.2k views86 items

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Here is a list of the best Liam Neeson movies, ranked best to worst by thousands of fans' votes. When Liam Neeson made his acting debut in 1978's Pilgrim's Progress, who knew that he would become one of the best action stars in the business? Neeson's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, but this Liam Neeson movies list is decided by how many votes each film receives, so only his most highly rated movies will be at the top of the list.

Liam Neeson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Liam Neeson movie of all time is, so if you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Liam Neeson films to end the squabble once and for all. And if you think his best role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one.

Examples of films on this list include Taken and Schindler's List, and this list answers the questions, "what are the best Liam Neeson movies?" and "what are the greatest Liam Neeson roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Neeson's dramatic work, you might also enjoy our list of best Ralph Fiennes movies and best Julianne Moore movies.

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    Schindler's List

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

    Character: Oskar Schindler

    Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by...  more

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    Taken

    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen

    Character: Bryan Mills

    Taken is a 2008 French action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel. A former CIA operative...  more

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    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Character: Henri Ducard / Ra's al Ghul

    Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics...  more

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    The Grey

    Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney

    Character: John Ottway

    The Grey is a 2011 American survival thriller co-written, produced and directed by Joe...  more

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    Rob Roy

    Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange

    Character: Rob Roy MacGregor

    Rob Roy is a 1995 adventure film directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Liam Neeson stars as Rob Roy...  more

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    Unknown

    Diane Kruger, Liam Neeson

    Character: Dr. Martin Harris

    Unknown is a 2011 thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. "Dr Martin Harris has come to...  more

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    Taken 2

    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen

    Character: Bryan Mills

    Taken 2 is a 2012 action drama thriller film written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen and...  more

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    Gangs of New York

    Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Character: "Priest" Vallon

    Gangs of New York is a 2002 American fictionalized historical drama film set in the mid-19th...  more

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    Love Actually

    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert

    Character: Daniel

    Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by...  more

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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Character: Ra's al Ghul

    The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC...  more

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    Non-Stop

    Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson

    Character: Bill Marks

    Non-Stop is a 2014 mystery-action thriller film starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle...  more
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    Michael Collins

    Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson

    Character: Michael Collins

    Michael Collins is a 1996 historical biopic written and directed by Neil Jordan and starring...  more

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    Kingdom of Heaven

    Eva Green, Liam Neeson

    Character: Godfrey of Ibelin

    Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic historical drama directed and produced by Ridley Scott and...  more

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    Character: Aslan

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure...  more

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    Cold Pursuit

    Liam Neeson, Laura Dern

    Character: Nelson "Nels" Coxman

    Cold Pursuit is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Hans Petter Moland....  more
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    Wrath of the Titans

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

    Character: Zeus

    Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 film directed by Jonathan Liebesman....  more

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    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

    Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley

    Character: Qui-Gon Jinn

    (32 Years Before Episode IV) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen...  more

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    Nell

    Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson

    Character: Dr. Jerome "Jerry" Lovell

    Nell is a 1994 American drama film starring Jodie Foster as a young woman who has to face...  more

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    Taken 3

    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen

    Character: Bryan Mills

    Taken 3 is a 2014 French action thriller film directed by Olivier Megaton and written by Luc...  more

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    Everest

    Liam Neeson, Jamling Tenzing Norgay

    Character: Narrator

    Everest is a 70mm American documentary film from MacGillivray Freeman Films about the...  more
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    K-19: The Widowmaker

    Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson

    Character: Mikhail Polenin

    K-19: The Widowmaker is a 2002 submarine thriller film about the first of many disasters that...  more

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    Les Misérables

    Uma Thurman, Claire Danes

    Character: Jean Valjean

    Les Misérables is a 1998 film adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name,...  more

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    Darkman

    Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand

    Character: Peyton Westlake / Darkman

    Darkman is a 1990 American superhero action film directed and co-written by Sam Raimi. It is...  more

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    A Walk Among the Tombstones

    Liam Neeson, Ruth Wilson

    Character: Matthew Scudder

    A Walk Among the Tombstones is a 2014 American crime drama-thriller film based on a novel by...  more
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    The A-Team

    Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper

    Character: John "Hannibal" Smith

    The A-Team is a 2010 American action-comedy film based on the television series of the same...  more

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