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The Best Robert Carlyle Movies 

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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.

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

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Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy

Released: 1997

Directed by: Peter Cattaneo

The Full Monty is a 1997 British comedy film directed by Peter Cattaneo, starring Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, William Snape, Steve Huison, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber and Hugo Speer. The ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

Released: 1996

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Trainspotting is a 1996 British comedy drama film directed by Danny Boyle, and starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald. Based on ...more

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Robert Carlyle, Danny Masterson, A Martinez

Released: 2012

Directed by: Marshall Lewy

California Solo is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Marshall Lewy.
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Marisa Tomei, Danny DeVito, John Goodman

Released: 2005

Directed by: Randall Miller

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School is a 2005 musical romance film produced by Samuel Goldwyn Films and directed by Randall Miller. It is based on a 1990 short film of the ...more
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Jeffrey Jones, Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle

Released: 1999

Directed by: Antonia Bird

Ravenous is a 1999 horror film and satire directed by Antonia Bird and starring Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeffrey Jones and David Arquette. The film revolves around cannibalism in 1840s ...more

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Summer Robert Carlyle, Michael Socha, Rachael Blake

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kenneth Glenaan

Summer is a 2008 film directed by Kenneth Glenaan and starring Robert Carlyle and Rachael Blake. It tells the story of a lively and wayward spirit coming to terms with the realities of age and ...more
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Robert Carlyle, James Nesbitt, Sophie Okonedo

Released: 1995

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

Go Now is a 1995 television film directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Robert Carlyle as an MS-afflicted soccer player/construction worker struggling with the onset of multiple ...more
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Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2007

Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

28 Weeks Later is a 2007 British-Spanish post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film, structured as a sequel to the 2002 critical and commercial success, 28 Days Later. 28 Weeks Later was ...more

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Gillian Anderson, Robert Carlyle, Ken Stott

Released: 2005

Directed by: Pearse Elliott

The Mighty Celt is a 2005 drama film set in Northern Ireland, written and directed by Pearse Elliott. It stars Gillian Anderson, Robert Carlyle, Sean McGinley, Ken Stott and Tyrone McKenna. It ...more
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Meat Loaf, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ronny Yu

The 51st State is a 2001 Canadian-British action comedy film. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Ricky Tomlinson, Sean Pertwee, Rhys Ifans, and Meat Loaf. The film ...more
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Liev Schreiber, Julianna Margulies, Peter O'Toole

Released: 2003

Directed by: Christian Duguay

Hitler: The Rise of Evil is a Canadian TV miniseries in two parts, directed by Christian Duguay and produced by Alliance Atlantis. It explores Adolf Hitler's rise and his early consolidation of ...more
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Robert Carlyle, Scott Glenn, Gary Lewis

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ken Loach

Carla's Song is a British movie directed by Ken Loach with screenplay by Paul Laverty. Set in 1987, it tells the story of the relationship between a Scottish bus driver, George Lennox and Carla, ...more
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Robert Carlyle, Emily Watson, Alan Parker

Released: 1999

Directed by: Alan Parker

Angela's Ashes is a 1999 Irish-American drama film based on the memoir of the same name by Frank McCourt. It was co-written and directed by Alan Parker, and starred Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, ...more

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Liv Tyler, Alan Cumming, Michael Gambon

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jake Scott

Plunkett & Macleane is a 1999 British historical action comedy film directed by Jake Scott, and starring Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Liv Tyler. The story was co-written by Neal ...more
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Ian Somerhalder, Kelly Hu, Robert Carlyle

Released: 2009

Directed by: Scott Mann

The Tournament is a 2009 British independent thriller film, marking the directorial debut of local filmmaker Scott Mann. The film was conceived by Jonathan Frank and Nick Rowntree while at the ...more
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Donald Sutherland, Mira Sorvino, Robert Carlyle

Released: 2005

Directed by: Christian Duguay

Human Trafficking is a television miniseries about an American Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent going undercover to stop an organization from trafficking people, and shows the struggles ...more
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Lena Headey, Robert Carlyle, Ray Winstone

Released: 1997

Directed by: Antonia Bird

Face is a British crime drama directed by Antonia Bird and written by Ronan Bennett. It stars Robert Carlyle and Ray Winstone and features the acting debut of singer Damon Albarn.
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Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Marsha Thomason

Released: 1994

Directed by: Antonia Bird

Priest is a 1994 British drama film marking the debut of director Antonia Bird. The screenplay by Jimmy McGovern focuses on a Roman Catholic priest as he struggles with two issues that ...more
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Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Strong, Robert Carlyle

Released: 2001

Directed by: David L. Cunningham

To End All Wars is a 2001 war film starring Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland and Sakae Kimura and directed by David L. Cunningham.
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I Know You Know Robert Carlyle

Released: 2009

Directed by: Justin Kerrigan

I Know You Know is a 2009 feature film written and directed by Justin Kerrigan, his first major work since his debut with Human Traffic in 1999. The film is about a young boy who becomes ...more
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Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke

Released: 2002

Directed by: Shane Meadows

Once Upon a Time in the Midlands is a 2002 British romantic comedy film written and directed by Shane Meadows, starring Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke, Ricky Tomlinson and Shirley ...more
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Kate Mara, Robert Carlyle, Billy Boyd

Released: 2008

Directed by: Charles Martin Smith

Stone of Destiny is a 2008 Scottish-Canadian adventure/comedy film written and directed by Charles Martin Smith and starring Charlie Cox, Billy Boyd, Robert Carlyle, and Kate Mara. Based on real ...more
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Robert Carlyle, Ricky Tomlinson, Jim Coleman

Released: 1990

Directed by: Ken Loach

Riff-Raff is a 1991 British film directed by Ken Loach, starring Robert Carlyle and Ricky Tomlinson. It won the 1991 European Film Award Best Picture award. As with most Loach films, Riff-Raff ...more
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Robert Carlyle, Samia Ghadie, Gina McKee

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Hay

There's Only One Jimmy Grimble is a 2000 film set around Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. The film centred on one young boy's dream to play for Manchester City F.C.
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Class of '76 Robert Carlyle, Claire Skinner

Released: 2005

Directed by: Ashley Pearce

Class of '76 is a British drama screened on ITV in October 2005, written by John Ireland and directed by Ashley Pearce. Starring Robert Carlyle as an investigating police officer DI Tom Monroe, ...more