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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 The Full Monty is a 1997 British comedy-drama 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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Trainspotting is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Robert Carlyle Movies
Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller 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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Marisa Tomei, Danny DeVito, John Goodman 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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Robert Carlyle, Danny Masterson, A Martinez California Solo is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Marshall Lewy.

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Jeffrey Jones, Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle 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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Robert Carlyle, James Nesbitt, Sophie Okonedo 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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Summer Robert Carlyle, Michael Socha, Rachael Blake 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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Gillian Anderson, Robert Carlyle, Ken Stott 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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Ian Somerhalder, Kelly Hu, Robert Carlyle 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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I Know You Know Robert Carlyle 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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Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner 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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Liev Schreiber, Julianna Margulies, Peter O'Toole 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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Meat Loaf, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer 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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Donald Sutherland, Mira Sorvino, Robert Carlyle 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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Robert Carlyle, Scott Glenn, Gary Lewis 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, Samia Ghadie, Gina McKee 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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Liv Tyler, Alan Cumming, Michael Gambon 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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Robert Carlyle, Emily Watson, 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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Born Equal Colin Firth, Robert Carlyle, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Born Equal is a television film produced for the BBC. Written and directed by BAFTA award-winning Dominic Savage, it stars Colin Firth, Robert Carlyle, David Oyelowo, Anne-Marie Duff and Emilia ...more

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Marooned Robert Carlyle, Liza Walker, Stevan Rimkus Marooned is a 1994 short film directed by Jonas Grimås

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Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Strong, Robert Carlyle 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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Tom Hardy, Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsig Flood is a British disaster film from 2007, directed by Tony Mitchell. It features Robert Carlyle, Jessalyn Gilsig, David Suchet and Tom Courtenay, and is based on the 2002 novel of the same ...more

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Lena Headey, Robert Carlyle, Ray Winstone 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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Class of '76 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Robert Carlyle Movies
Class of '76 Robert Carlyle, Claire Skinner 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

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Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Marsha Thomason 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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Kate Mara, Robert Carlyle, Billy Boyd 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 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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Kiefer Sutherland, Jon Voight, Robert Carlyle 24 is a television film based on the series 24.

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Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke 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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Pierce Brosnan, Denise Richards, John Cleese The World Is Not Enough is the nineteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film was directed by Michael Apted, ...more

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Robert Carlyle, Charles Dance, Ben Mendelsohn Black and White is a 2002 Australian film, directed by Craig Lahiff and starring Robert Carlyle, Charles Dance, Kerry Fox, David Ngoombujarra, and Colin Friels. Louis Nowra wrote the screenplay, ...more

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Michael Fassbender, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd Gunpowder, Treason & Plot is a 2004 BBC miniseries loosely based upon the lives of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her son James I of England. The writer Jimmy McGovern tells the story behind the ...more

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Rachel Weisz, John Malkovich, Jeremy Irons Eragon is a 2006 British-American fantasy-adventure film based on the novel of the same name by author Christopher Paolini. The cast includes Edward Speleers in the title role, Jeremy Irons, ...more

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Zig Zag Love Robert Carlyle, Joseph McFadden, Mark Lewis Jones Zig Zag Love is a 2009 drama film written by Mary Morris and directed by Gillies MacKinnon.

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Robert Carlyle The Beach is a 2000 adventure drama film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Alex Garland, which was adapted for the film by John Hodge. The film stars ...more

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Robert Carlyle, Susan Lynch, Michael Socha The Unloved is a British television drama starring Molly Windsor, Lauren Socha, Susan Lynch and Robert Carlyle. It is about an eleven-year-old girl called Lucy growing up in a children's home in ...more

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Gary Oldman, Robert Carlyle, Terence Stamp Dead Fish is a 2005 action/comedy film starring Gary Oldman, Robert Carlyle, Andrew-Lee Potts and Elena Anaya.

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Robin Williams, Ewan McGregor, William H. Macy Being Human is a 1994 British-Japanese comedy-drama film written and directed by Bill Forsyth and starring Robin Williams, John Turturro, Bill Nighy, Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Carlyle and ...more

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Robert Carlyle, Iain Glen Silent Scream is a 1990 biopic film about convicted murderer Larry Winters, in which Robert Carlyle made his film debut. It was directed by David Hayman.