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The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies

Updated January 21, 2021 11.7k votes 2.3k voters 190.8k views89 items

List RulesVote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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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  • Taken1
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    Taken

    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen

    Released2008

    Directed byPierre Morel

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

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  • Schindler's List2
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    Schindler's List

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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

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  • The Grey3
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    The Grey

    Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney

    Released2011

    Directed byJoe Carnahan

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

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  • Batman Begins4
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    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2005

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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

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  • Rob Roy5
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    Rob Roy

    Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Caton-Jones

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

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  • Unknown6
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    Unknown

    Diane Kruger, Liam Neeson

    Released2011

    Directed byJaume Collet-Serra

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

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  • Gangs of New York7
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    Gangs of New York

    Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released2002

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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

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  • Taken 28
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    Taken 2

    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen

    Released2012

    Directed byOlivier Megaton

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

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  • Love Actually9
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    Love Actually

    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Curtis

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

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  • The Dark Knight Rises10
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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2012

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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

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  • Non-Stop11
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    Non-Stop

    Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson

    Released2014

    Directed byJaume Collet-Serra

    Non-Stop is a 2014 mystery-action thriller film starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle...  more
  • Kingdom of Heaven12
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    Kingdom of Heaven

    Eva Green, Liam Neeson

    Released2005

    Directed byRidley Scott

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

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  • Michael Collins13
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    Michael Collins

    Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson

    Released1996

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    Michael Collins is a 1996 historical biopic written and directed by Neil Jordan and starring...  more
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe14

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrew Adamson

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

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  • Cold Pursuit15
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    Cold Pursuit

    Liam Neeson, Laura Dern

    Released2019

    Directed byHans Petter Moland

    Cold Pursuit is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Hans Petter Moland....  more
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace16
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    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

    Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley

    Released1999

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

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

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  • K-19: The Widowmaker17
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    K-19: The Widowmaker

    Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson

    Released2002

    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

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

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  • Nell18
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    Nell

    Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson

    Released1994

    Directed byMichael Apted

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

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  • Taken 319
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    Taken 3

    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen

    Released2015

    Directed byOlivier Megaton

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

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  • Everest20
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    Everest

    Liam Neeson, Jamling Tenzing Norgay

    Released1998

    Directed byDavid Breashears, Greg MacGillivray, Stephen Judson

    Everest is a 70mm American documentary film from MacGillivray Freeman Films about the...  more
  • Les Misérables21
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    Les Misérables

    Uma Thurman, Claire Danes

    Released1998

    Directed byBille August

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

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  • Darkman22
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    Darkman

    Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand

    Released1990

    Directed bySam Raimi

    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 Tombstones23
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    A Walk Among the Tombstones

    Liam Neeson, Ruth Wilson

    Released2014

    Directed byScott Frank

    A Walk Among the Tombstones is a 2014 American crime drama-thriller film based on a novel by...  more
  • The A-Team24
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    The A-Team

    Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper

    Released2010

    Directed byJoe Carnahan

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

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  • Clash of the Titans25
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    Clash of the Titans

    Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson

    Released2010

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

    Clash of the Titans is a 2010 British-American fantasy adventure film and remake of the 1981...  more

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