Top 10 Liam Neeson Movies of All Time Before he hunted a black guy for sport (I guess technically after), he was an actor

I have a particular set of skills. Now that Liam Neeson is all over the news for saying some racist shit in the way he describes something he did when he was younger, I get to use those skills.

My skills are to list the best movies of Hollywood’s most iconic talents, whether actor, director, or final product.

Neeson’s one of the most iconic actors of modern times, so let’s explore his ten best movies. Don’t forget to check out these classic movies that are way more offensive than we originally thought.

10. The A-Team (2010) 48% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG-13
Director: Joe Carnahan
Starring: Liam Neeson, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Jessica Biel

This overlooked remake of an 80s classic has all the action movie ingredients and Neeson at his best.

9. A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) 33% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Seth MacFarlane
Starring: Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Seth MacFarlane

Obviously MacFarlane cast Theron so he could work with a hot chick, but at least it’s a great movie. Neeson does as good of a Man in Black as Ed Harris.

8. Michael Collins (1996) 77% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts, Aidan Quinn

This historical biopic has Neeson playing a real-life Irishman during the Irish Civil War. It’s one of his earlier hits.

7. Darkman (1990) 84% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels

After being burned alive and left for dead, the titular character in this film goes on a bit of a Taken quest way back in the 20th century.

6. A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) 67% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Scott Frank
Starring: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour

A private investigator is seeking the murderer of a drug kingpin’s wife. If the line got any thinner, it would be impossible for anyone to walk.

5. Love Actually (2003) 63% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Richard Curtis
Starring: Liam Neeson, Sienna Guillory, Keira Knightley

One of the greatest romcoms ever made has Neeson playing one of his softest roles. He’s definitely not the highlight of this film, but it shows he’s more than just a real-life vigilante.

4. The Grey (2011) 79% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Joe Carnahan
Starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

Wolves are hunting a group of oil workers being led from their crash site by a hunter. It’s a winterized version of Leo’s bear struggle in The Revenant.

3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2014) 76% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Andrew Adamson
Starring: Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Georgie Henley

This fantasy tale doesn’t show his face, but you’ll easily recognize the voice of Aslan. Neeson’s iconic roar will forever be remembered in association with this majestic cat.

2. Schindler’s List (1993) 97% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

Jews are rounded up by Nazis during the Holocaust, but Oskar Schindlers (Neeson) has other plans. He employs as many Jews as possible to save over 1200 lives during one of history’s great tragedies.

1. Taken (2008) 58% on Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG-13
Director: Pierre Morel
Starring: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

No matter what he does for the rest of his life, Neeson will always be remembered for giving us this brilliant piece of pop culture to reference for generations.

Bonus – Guest Appearance on Life’s Too Short

Neeson is hilarious in all the best ways when he wants to be, as evidenced by this great guest spot on HBO’s Life’s Too Short with Ricky Gervais, Warwick Davis, and Stephen Merchant. The humor is found in his lack of, which clearly he understands.


Dr. Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. You can find his work in Cracked, High Times, HuffPost, Lifewire, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other places, although much of it is no longer under his name. Dr. Penny loves annoying fake media.

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