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The Best Robert Carlyle Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 2.0k votes 284 voters 13.9k views39 items

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

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

Everything from The Full Monty to Once Upon a Time in the Midlands is included on this list.

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  • Plunkett & Macleane1
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    Plunkett & Macleane

    Liv Tyler, Alan Cumming

    Released1999

    Directed byJake Scott

    Plunkett & Macleane is a 1999 British historical action comedy film directed by Jake Scott,...  more
  • The Full Monty2
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    The Full Monty

    Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson

    Released1997

    Directed byPeter Cattaneo

    The Full Monty is a 1997 British comedy film directed by Peter Cattaneo, starring Robert...  more

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  • I Know You Know3
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    I Know You Know

    Robert Carlyle

    Released2009

    Directed byJustin Kerrigan

    I Know You Know is a 2009 feature film written and directed by Justin Kerrigan, his first...  more
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  • Trainspotting4
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    Trainspotting

    Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle

    Released1996

    Directed byDanny Boyle

    Trainspotting is a 1996 British comedy drama film directed by Danny Boyle, and starring Ewan...  more

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    #120 of 369 The Best Movies Based On Books#453 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • There's Only One Jimmy Grimble5
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    There's Only One Jimmy Grimble

    Robert Carlyle, Samia Ghadie

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn Hay

    There's Only One Jimmy Grimble is a 2000 sports drama film set around Oldham, Greater...  more
  • Born Equal6
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    Born Equal

    Colin Firth, Robert Carlyle

    Released2006

    Directed byDominic Savage

    Born Equal is a television film produced for the BBC. Written and directed by BAFTA...  more
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  • Gunpowder, Treason & Plot7
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    Gunpowder, Treason & Plot

    Michael Fassbender, Robert Carlyle

    Released2004

    Directed byGillies MacKinnon

    Gunpowder, Treason & Plot is a 2004 BBC miniseries loosely based upon the lives of Mary, Queen...  more
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  • Black and White8
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    Black and White

    Robert Carlyle, Charles Dance

    Released2002

    Directed byCraig Lahiff

    Black and White is a 2002 Australian film, directed by Craig Lahiff and starring Robert...  more
  • Marooned9
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    Marooned

    Robert Carlyle, Liza Walker

    Released1994

    Directed byJonas Grimås

    Marooned is a 1994 short film directed by Jonas Grimås...  more
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  • Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School10

    Released2005

    Directed byRandall Miller

    Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School is a 2005 musical romance film produced by...  more
  • Ravenous11
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    Ravenous

    Jeffrey Jones, Guy Pearce

    Released1999

    Directed byAntonia Bird

    Ravenous is a 1999 horror film and satire directed by Antonia Bird and starring Guy Pearce,...  more
  • Zig Zag Love12
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    Zig Zag Love

    Robert Carlyle, Joseph McFadden

    Released2009

    Directed byGillies MacKinnon

    Zig Zag Love is a 2009 drama film written by Mary Morris and directed by Gillies MacKinnon....
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  • California Solo13
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    California Solo

    Robert Carlyle, Danny Masterson

    Released2012

    Directed byMarshall Lewy

    California Solo is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Marshall Lewy....  more
  • Summer14
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    Summer

    Robert Carlyle, Michael Socha

    Released2008

    Directed byKenneth Glenaan

    Summer is a 2008 film directed by Kenneth Glenaan and starring Robert Carlyle and Rachael...  more
  • The Beach15
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    The Beach

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton

    Released2000

    Directed byDanny Boyle

    The Beach is a 2000 adventure drama film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the 1996 novel...  more

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    #108 of 128 The Most Confusing Movies Ever Made#7 of 32 Great Movies Set on the Beach

  • Go Now16
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    Go Now

    Robert Carlyle, James Nesbitt

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Winterbottom

    Go Now is a 1995 television film directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Robert Carlyle...  more
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  • The 51st State17
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    The 51st State

    Meat Loaf, Robert Carlyle

    Released2001

    Directed byRonny Yu

    The 51st State is a 2001 Canadian-British action comedy film. The film stars Samuel L....  more
  • 28 Weeks Later18
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    28 Weeks Later

    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba

    Released2007

    Directed byJuan Carlos Fresnadillo

    28 Weeks Later is a 2007 British-Spanish post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film,...  more

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    #16 of 105 The Best Horror Movie Sequels#94 of 722 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

  • The Mighty Celt19
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    The Mighty Celt

    Gillian Anderson, Robert Carlyle

    Released2005

    Directed byPearse Elliott

    The Mighty Celt is a 2005 drama film set in Northern Ireland, written and directed by Pearse...  more
  • Dead Fish20
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    Dead Fish

    Gary Oldman, Robert Carlyle

    Released2005

    Dead Fish is a 2005 action/comedy film starring Gary Oldman, Robert Carlyle, Andrew-Lee Potts...  more
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  • Human Trafficking21
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    Human Trafficking

    Donald Sutherland, Mira Sorvino

    Released2005

    Directed byChristian Duguay

    Human Trafficking is a television miniseries about an American Immigration and Customs...  more
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  • The Tournament22
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    The Tournament

    Ian Somerhalder, Kelly Hu

    Released2009

    Directed byScott Mann

    The Tournament is a 2009 British independent thriller film, marking the directorial debut of...  more
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  • Carla's Song23
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    Carla's Song

    Robert Carlyle, Scott Glenn

    Released1996

    Directed byKen Loach

    Carla's Song is a British movie directed by Ken Loach with screenplay by Paul Laverty. Set in...  more
  • Hitler: The Rise of Evil24
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    Hitler: The Rise of Evil

    Liev Schreiber, Julianna Margulies

    Released2003

    Directed byChristian Duguay

    Hitler: The Rise of Evil is a Canadian TV miniseries in two parts, directed by Christian...  more
  • Angela's Ashes25
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    Angela's Ashes

    Robert Carlyle, Emily Watson

    Released1999

    Directed byAlan Parker

    Angela's Ashes is a 1999 Irish-American drama film based on the memoir of the same name by...  more