Entertainment The Best Stephen Rea Movies  

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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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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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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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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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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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Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Imelda Staunton
Citizen X is a 1995 biography drama film written by Robert Cullen and Chris Gerolmo and directed by Chris Gerolmo.
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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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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. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
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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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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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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hacks 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.