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The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies 

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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.

Notable directors that have worked with Liam Neeson include names like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Christopher Nolan. Is Liam Neeson your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis films lists too.

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Taken is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

Released: 2008

Directed by: Pierre Morel

Taken is a 2008 French action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel. A former CIA operative (Liam Neeson) sets about tracking down his teenage daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) and her best friend ...more

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

Released: 1993

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas ...more

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson

Released: 2005

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more

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Rob Roy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt

Released: 1995

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Rob Roy is a 1995 adventure film directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Liam Neeson stars as Rob Roy MacGregor, an 18th-century Scottish clan chief who battles with an unscrupulous nobleman in the ...more

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The Grey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

Released: 2011

Directed by: Joe Carnahan

The Grey is a 2011 American survival thriller co-written, produced and directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo and Dermot Mulroney. It is based on the short story ...more

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Unknown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Diane Kruger, Liam Neeson, January Jones

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

Unknown is a 2011 thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. "Dr Martin Harris has come to rain-soaked Berlin for a biotechnology conference. The taxi driver, Gina, succeeds in saving ...more

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Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Gangs of New York is a 2002 American fictionalized historical drama film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of Lower Manhattan in 1863. The film was directed by Martin ...more

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Taken 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

Released: 2012

Directed by: Olivier Megaton

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman

Released: 2012

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman (Christian Bale), with the ...more

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Michael Collins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
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.
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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Curtis

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The Chronicles of Narnia... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andrew Adamson

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure film directed by Andrew Adamson and based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published ...more

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Star Wars Episode I: The... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor

Released: 1999

Directed by: George Lucas

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Kingdom of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton

Released: 2005

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic historical drama directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by William Monahan. It stars Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan ...more

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Non-Stop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
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Released: 2014

Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

Non-Stop is a 2014 mystery-action thriller film starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Lupita Nyong'o and Scoot McNairy and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. This is the first ...more
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Darkman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Bruce Campbell

Released: 1990

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, Liam Neeson

Released: 1998

Directed by: Bille August

Les Misérables is a 1998 film adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name, directed by Bille August. It stars Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, and Claire Danes. As in ...more

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Nell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson

Released: 1994

Directed by: Michael Apted

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K-19: The Widowmaker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard

Released: 2002

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

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Cold Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum

Released: 2019

Directed by: Hans Petter Moland

Cold Pursuit is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Hans Petter Moland. Snowplower Nelson "Mr. Plow" Coxman (Liam Neeson) seeks revenge against a drug cartel in his Rocky ...more
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Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

Released: 2010

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

Clash of the Titans is a 2010 British-American fantasy adventure film and remake of the 1981 film of the same name produced by MGM. The story is very loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus. ...more

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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson

Released: 2010

Directed by: Joe Carnahan

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The Chronicles of Narnia... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2008

Directed by: Andrew Adamson

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is a 2008 epic fantasy film based on Prince Caspian, the second published, fourth chronological novel in C. S. Lewis's epic fantasy series, The ...more

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Taken 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
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Released: 2015

Directed by: Olivier Megaton

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The Chronicles of Narnia... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies
Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Simon Pegg

Released: 2010

Directed by: Michael Apted

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