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

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

This list is made up of a variety of films, including Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and Citizen X.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Stephen Rea movies?" and "What are the greatest Stephen Rea roles of all time?"

Stephen Rea is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Robert Altman, Stephen Hopkins and Danny Boyle.

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Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson The Crying Game is a 1992 British psychological thriller drama film written and directed by Neil Jordan. The film explores themes of race, gender, nationality, and sexuality against the backdrop ...more

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Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 Vertigo graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore ...more

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Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles is a 1994 American romantic horror film directed by Neil Jordan, based on the 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, and starring ...more

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Liam Neeson, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson Breakfast on Pluto is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Neil Jordan and based on the novel of the same name by Patrick McCabe, as adapted by Jordan and McCabe. This dark comedy ...more

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Sandra Oh, Gina Gershon, Emily Procter Guinevere is a 1999 American drama film about the artistic and romantic relationship between a young student and her older mentor. The film was written and directed by Audrey Wells and stars ...more

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Julianne Moore, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs The End of the Affair is a 1999 drama film directed by Neil Jordan and starring Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore and Stephen Rea. The film is based on The End of the Affair, a 1951 novel by British ...more

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Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner The Company of Wolves is a 1984 British Gothic fantasy-horror film directed by Neil Jordan, written by Angela Carter and Jordan, and starring Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, Stephen Rea and ...more

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Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Imelda Staunton Citizen X is a 1995 biography crime drama film written by Robert Cullen and Chris Gerolmo and directed by Chris Gerolmo.

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Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman Michael Collins is a 1996 historical biopic written and directed by Neil Jordan and starring Liam Neeson as Michael Collins, the Irish patriot and revolutionary who died in the Irish Civil War. ...more

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Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn Evelyn is a 2002 drama film, loosely based on the true story of Desmond Doyle and his fight in the Irish courts to be reunited with his children. The film stars Sophie Vavasseur in the title ...more

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Colin Farrell, Stephen Rea, Tony Curran Ondine is a 2009 Irish romantic drama film directed and written by Neil Jordan and starring Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda. The film was shot on location in Castletownbere, Ireland, and ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Annette Bening, Aidan Quinn In Dreams is a 1999 psychological thriller film directed by Neil Jordan. It stars Annette Bening as a New England illustrator who begins experiencing visions of a missing child who turns out to ...more

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Billy Connolly, Bill Nighy, Timothy Spall Still Crazy is a 1998 British comedy film about a fictional 1970s rock band named "Strange Fruit", who, after being split up for two decades, are persuaded to get back together to ...more

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Geena Davis, James Gandolfini, Margaret Cho Angie is a 1994 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Martha Coolidge, and starring Geena Davis as the titular character. It is based on the 1991 novel Angie, I Says by Avra Wing, ...more

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Stephen Rea, Lotte Verbeek, Paul Ronan Nothing Personal is a 2009 Dutch/Irish drama film written and directed by Urszula Antoniak. It was presented at the Locarno International Film Festival for the international competition. It won ...more

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Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Russell Hornsby Stuck is a 2007 thriller film directed by Stuart Gordon and starring Mena Suvari and Stephen Rea, with a plot inspired by a true story. The film premiered on May 21, 2007 at the Cannes Film ...more

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Idris Elba, Hilary Swank, AnnaSophia Robb The Reaping is an 2007 American horror film, starring Hilary Swank. The film was directed by Stephen Hopkins for Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and Dark Castle Entertainment. ...more

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Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Phoebe Cates Princess Caraboo is a 1994 British-American historical comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Michael Austin, based on the real-life 19th-century character Princess Caraboo, who passed ...more

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Sinéad O'Connor, Brendan Gleeson, Stephen Rea The Butcher Boy is an 1997 Irish tragicomic drama film adapted to film by Neil Jordan and Patrick McCabe from McCabe's 1992 novel of the same name. Set in the early 1960s, The Butcher Boy is ...more

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Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy Underworld: Awakening is a 2012 American 3D action horror film directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. It is the fourth installment in the Underworld film series, with Kate ...more

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Natascha McElhone, Stephen Dorff, Stephen Rea FeardotCom is a 2002 American/Luxembourgian horror film directed by William Malone and starring Stephen Dorff, Natascha McElhone and Stephen Rea. Released on August 30, 2002 in the United ...more

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Daniel Craig, Stephen Rea, Francesca Annis Copenhagen is a 2002 British television drama film written and directed by Howard Davies and starring Daniel Craig and Stephen Rea. It is based in Michael Frayn's 1998 Tony Award-winning play of ...more

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Julia Roberts, Sophia Loren, Kim Basinger Prêt-à-Porter, released in the US as Ready to Wear, is a 1994 American satirical comedy film co-written, directed, and produced by Robert Altman and shot during the Paris, France, ...more

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Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, David Thewlis Life Is Sweet is a 1990 British comedy-drama film directed by Mike Leigh, starring Jim Broadbent, Alison Steadman, Claire Skinner, Jane Horrocks and Timothy Spall. Leigh's third cinematic film, ...more

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John Cusack, James Caan, Brendan Gleeson This Is My Father is a 1998 Irish-American film directed by Paul Quinn. It tells the story of an Irish couple from the '30s and their son trying to find his roots.

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Mena Suvari, Catherine Deneuve, Tim Roth The Musketeer is a 2001 American film based on Alexandre Dumas, père's classic novel The Three Musketeers, directed by Peter Hyams and starring Catherine Deneuve, Mena Suvari, Stephen ...more

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Piper Perabo, Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Polley The I Inside is a 2003 psychological thriller directed by Roland Suso Richter. It was written by Michael Cooney based on his own play Point of Death. This film has no connection with the ...more

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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stephen Rea, Gary Beadle Until Death is a 2007 American action film directed by Simon Fellows, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Gary Beadle. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on April 24, ...more

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Jane Birkin, Stephen Rea, Adrian Brine Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is a 1995 Belgian-French drama film directed by Marion Hänsel. It was entered into the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. The plot is based on the short ...more

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sam Shepard, Dominique McElligott Blackthorn is a 2011 western drama film wriiten by Miguel Barros and directed by Mateo Gil. "The final years in the life of legendary bandit Butch Cassidy are shrouded in mystery, from his ...more

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Stephen Rea, Irène Jacob, Derek de Lint All Men Are Mortal is a film based on the novel All Men Are Mortal by Simone de Beauvoir. It was directed by Ate de Jong and released in 1995. The film's tagline was, She longed to be ...more

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Isabella Rossellini, Michael Moriarty, Stephen Rea Crime of the Century is a 1996 HBO television film directed by Mark Rydell. It presents a dramatization of the Lindbergh kidnapping. The film stars Stephen Rea as Bruno Hauptmann and Isabella ...more

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Helena Bonham Carter, Catherine Tate, Stephen Rea Sixty Six is a 2006 British biographical-comedy-drama film about a bar mitzvah which takes place in London on the day of the 1966 world cup final based on the true life bar mitzvah of director ...more

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Christina Ricci, Jared Leto, Emily Mortimer The Last of the High Kings, also released under the title Summer Fling in some countries, is a 1996 coming of age comedy-drama film set in Howth, Dublin, Ireland in the 1970s where the teenagers ...more

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Kiefer Sutherland, Samantha Morton, Stephen Rea River Queen is a 2005 New Zealand film directed by Vincent Ward and starring Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland, Cliff Curtis and Temuera Morrison. The film opened to mixed reviews but performed ...more

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Patrick Stewart, Timothy Dalton, Twiggy The Doctor and the Devils is a 1985 film directed by Freddie Francis.

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Christian Slater, Stephen Rea, Molly Parker The Good Shepherd is a 2004 drama film directed by Lewis Webb, starring Christian Slater, Molly Parker and Stephen Rea. The film follows a straying Catholic priest's investigation of a troubled ...more

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Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Jim Broadbent Black 47 is a 2018 drama directed by Lance Daly, based on the Irish short film An Ranger. During the Great Famine in Ireland, an Irish Ranger (James Frecheville) who has been fighting for the ...more

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Willem Dafoe, Michelle Rodriguez, Ray Liotta Control is a 2004 American direct-to-video film directed by Tim Hunter and starring Ray Liotta, Willem Dafoe and Michelle Rodriguez. It was produced by a United States production company and ...more

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Christopher Lee, Shannyn Sossamon, Vinnie Jones The Heavy is a 2010 thriller film directed by Marcus Warren and stars Vinnie Jones, Gary Stretch, Shannyn Sossamon and Christopher Lee.

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Lisa Kudrow, Tom Arnold, John Ritter Hacks is a 1997 film written and directed by Gary Rosen. The film premiered at the AFI Los Angeles Film Festival.

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Stephen Rea, Lolita Davidovich, Danny Wells Snow in August is a 2001 drama film directed by Richard Friedenberg.

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Stephen Rea, Sean McDonagh, Hilda Fay Kisses is a 2008 Irish drama film directed by Lance Daly. The film is a coming of age drama about two ragamuffin preadolescents, next door neighbors each from dysfunctional families living in a ...more

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Aidan Quinn, Ossie Davis, Stephen Rea Proud is a 2004 film directed by Mary Pat Kelly and stars veteran actor and activist Ossie Davis, in his final film performance. The motion picture was filmed in Elmira NY and Buffalo, NY. The ...more

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Stephen Rea, Hannah Lochner, Dylan Everett The Devil's Mercy is a 2008 horror-thriller written by James A. McLean and directed by Melanie Orr.

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The Curse of Styria is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Stephen Rea Movies
Stephen Rea, Eleanor Tomlinson, Erika Marozsán Styria is a fantasy horror mystery thriller film written and directed by Mauricio Chernovetzky and Mark Devendorf.

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Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea, Jonathan Jackson On the Edge is a 2001 Irish film directed by John Carney and starring Cillian Murphy, Tricia Vessey, Jonathan Jackson and Stephen Rea. The dramedy tells the story of a suicidal young man and his ...more

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Chloë Sevigny, Brian De Palma, Stephen Rea Sisters is a 2006 independent horror film directed by Douglas Buck. It is a remake of the 1973 Brian De Palma film of the same name. The film stars Stephen Rea, Lou Doillon, and Chloë ...more

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Kacey Barnfield, Stephen Rea, Roisin Roadkill is a 2011 telefilm. It was released on DVD on August 30, 2011. It stars Kacey Barnfield, Oliver James, Diarmuid Noyes and Stephen Rea. The film was shot on location in Ireland. It is ...more

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Stephen Rea, Sinéad Cusack, Phil Daniels Bad Behaviour is a 1993 British comedy film directed by Les Blair and starring Stephen Rea, Sinéad Cusack and Philip Jackson. The film depicts an Irish couple living with their family in