Liam Neeson played the role of Dr. Jerome Lovell in the movie 'Nell'. He starred opposite Jodie Foster.
33 A Walk Among the Tombstones
Liam Neeson stars as private investigator Matthew Scudder in 'A Walk Among the Tombstones'. He is hired by a drug trafficker to find out who kidnapped and killed his wife. Scudder must navigate through the dark underworld of New York City to find the truth.
32 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Liam Neeson starred as Qui-Gon Jinn in 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace'. He was a Jedi Master and mentor to Obi-Wan Kenobi. He was killed by Darth Maul in a lightsaber duel.
31 Run All Night
Liam Neeson plays Jimmy Conlon in the action thriller 'Run All Night'. He is an aging hitman for the Irish mob who is forced to confront his former employers when his estranged son becomes a target.
30 Five Minutes of Heaven
Liam Neeson stars as Alistair Little in the movie. Little is an ex-paramilitary member who was involved in a sectarian killing in 1975 in Northern Ireland and is given the chance to meet the brother of the man he killed 33 years earlier. The film follows the complex journey of reconciliation and forgiveness that the two men must embark on.
29 Seraphim Falls
Liam Neeson stars as Gideon in the Western drama film 'Seraphim Falls'. He plays a former soldier who is being hunted down by a vengeful Colonel (played by Pierce Brosnan).
Liam Neeson starred as Detective Jerry Black in the film 'Suspect'. The film follows Jerry as he investigates the death of an innocent young woman who was murdered in a random act of violence. As the investigation continues, Jerry begins to suspect a homeless man of the crime and must figure out how to handle the situation.
27 Ordinary Love
Liam Neeson stars in' Ordinary Love' as Tom, a longtime married couple who face a life-changing diagnosis when the wife is diagnosed with breast cancer. Tom and his wife Joan must find the courage and strength to face this challenge together, and in doing so, rediscover each other and the ordinary love that has sustained them for decades.
26 K-19: The Widowmaker
Liam Neeson plays the role of Captain Alexei Vostrikov in 'K-19: The Widowmaker'. The movie is a historical drama and tells the story of the Soviet submarine K-19 and its crew. Captain Vostrikov is assigned to the K-19 and is tasked with leading his crew on a dangerous mission in the early days of the Cold War. Neeson's performance in the film earned him a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
25 The A-Team
Liam Neeson stars in the action-packed movie, 'The A-Team', as a retired special forces Colonel named John "Hannibal" Smith. He leads a team of misfit ex-soldiers who have been wrongfully convicted and forced to take on dangerous missions. Neeson's role is that of a strategical mastermind, with an eye for detail and a knack for cleverly outmaneuvering his opponents. He is a no-nonsense leader, who will go to any lengths to protect his team and see that justice is served.
In 'Unknown', Neeson plays a doctor who wakes up from a coma to find that someone has stolen his identity. He is determined to find out who this person is and why his identity has been taken.
23 The Grey
Liam Neeson stars as John Ottway in the film 'The Grey'. He plays a hunter who is stranded in the Alaskan wilderness after a plane crash. He leads a group of survivors as they attempt to survive the harsh conditions and evade a pack of rogue wolves.
Liam Neeson stars as Bill Marks, an air marshal on a transatlantic flight from New York to London who is pitted against an unknown assailant who is threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes unless a ransom is paid.
21 Rob Roy
Liam Neeson stars as Rob Roy MacGregor in the historical drama film 'Rob Roy'. The film tells the story of Rob Roy MacGregor, a Scottish clan leader in the 18th century who fights against the tyranny of an English nobleman and his mercenary army. Neeson received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the film.
Liam Neeson stars as Harry Rawlings in' Widows'. Rawlings is the late husband of Veronica, played by Viola Davis, who takes it upon herself to complete the heist that her late husband was planning before his untimely death. Neeson's performance has been highly praised by critics, with many noting his ability to portray both a loving husband and a menacing criminal mastermind.
19 The Bounty
Liam Neeson played the role of Lieutenant William Bligh in the historical drama film, 'The Bounty'. The movie tells the story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, a real-life incident that took place in 1789. Neeson was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance.
Liam Neeson stars as pioneering sex researcher Alfred Kinsey in the biopic 'Kinsey'. He portrays Kinsey's dedication to his research and to his relationships with his wife and colleagues. His performance is emotive and complex, showing the passion with which Kinsey pursued his work.
17 Michael Collins
Liam Neeson played the title role of Michael Collins in the biographical historical drama of the same name. The film, directed by Neil Jordan, chronicles the life of Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins from 1916 to 1922.
16 Red Nose Day Actually
Liam Neeson appears in the 'Red Nose Day Actually' a follow-up to Richard Curtis' movie 'Love Actually'. In the special, Neeson reprises his role as Daniel, the widowed father of Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster). He is seen at the end of the special, reuniting with his estranged best friend, Karl (Rodrigo Santoro).
Liam Neeson stars as a 17th century Jesuit priest on a mission to bring Christianity to Japan, where he must confront his own faith and beliefs amidst the bloody persecution of Christians.
14 Breakfast on Pluto
Liam Neeson plays the role of Father Liam in the British-Irish drama film 'Breakfast on Pluto'. He is the local parish priest in the small Irish town where the protagonist is growing up. Father Liam is supportive and sympathetic to the orphaned Kitten, the protagonist, and her struggles with identity and belonging.
13 Kingdom of Heaven
Liam Neeson stars as Godfrey of Ibelin in Ridley Scott's epic drama 'Kingdom of Heaven'. Godfrey is an idealistic and honorable knight, a veteran of the Crusades who has returned home to his family's small village in the Kingdom of Jerusalem. He is determined to protect the kingdom's citizens from the advances of the invading Saracen forces. Despite his best efforts, Godfrey's village is destroyed and he is forced to lead a ragtag group of survivors to the holy city of Jerusalem.
Liam Neeson stars as Uther Pendragon in the film adaptation of the Arthurian legend, 'Excalibur'. Uther is King Arthur's father, a powerful ruler who is determined to keep the kingdom safe from invaders.
11 The Next Three Days
Liam Neeson stars as John Brennan in the crime drama film 'The Next Three Days'. He plays a husband determined to free his wife from prison after she is convicted of a murder she claims she did not commit. He attempts to break her out of prison in a daring and suspenseful mission.
10 Les Misérables
Liam Neeson stars as the Bishop of Digne in 'Les Misérables', offering support and guidance to the desperate Jean Valjean. His powerful performance is filled with compassion and wisdom as he guides Valjean on his journey.
9 The Mission
Liam Neeson played the character of Fielding, a mercenary, in the 1986 film 'The Mission'. The movie, directed by Roland Joffé, is set in the 18th century and tells the story of a Spanish Jesuit priest, Father Gabriel (played by Jeremy Irons), and a former slave trader, Rodrigo Mendoza (played by Robert De Niro), who undertake a mission to convert the indigenous people of South America. Neeson's character, Fielding, is a member of Mendoza's mercenary group and plays a significant role in the conflicts and struggles encountered during the mission
8 A Monster Calls
Liam Neeson stars as a giant tree monster who visits a young boy named Conor (Lewis MacDougall) and tells him stories to help him deal with the struggles of his life. Neeson's character helps Conor to understand his emotions and the difficult decisions he must make.
7 Husbands and Wives
Liam Neeson played the role of Jack, an old friend of Sally's (played by Juliette Lewis). He was only in the film for one scene, but it was a memorable one.
6 Gangs of New York
Liam Neeson plays the role of "William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting in the movie 'Gangs of New York'. He is a feared gang leader of the "Dead Rabbits" gang in the Five Points area of New York City during the mid-19th century. He is a ruthless and violent man who will stop at nothing to protect his turf from other gangs in the area. His character is a formidable opponent for the protagonist, Amsterdam Vallon, who seeks revenge for his father's death at the hands of Bill the Butcher.
5 Love Actually
Liam Neeson plays Daniel, the widowed father of Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster). He is a kind, caring man who faces the challenge of raising his son alone after his wife's death. He is eventually able to find the courage to reach out to his new love interest, Karen (Emma Thompson).
Liam Neeson stars as Bryan Mills in the action thriller 'Taken'.The film follows Mills as he sets out on a mission to rescue his daughter, who was kidnapped while vacationing in Paris. Neeson's performance as the determined father is intense and gripping. He is relentless in his pursuit of his daughter's kidnappers and is willing to go to any lengths to ensure her safety.
3 Batman Begins
Liam Neeson portrayed the role of Ra's al Ghul in the film 'Batman Begins'. Neeson's character is a mysterious and powerful figure who is the leader of the League of Shadows, a group of vigilantes who seek to bring balance to the world. Ra's al Ghul serves as a mentor to Bruce Wayne and helps him to become the Batman. Neeson brings a sense of gravitas to the role, and his voice gives the character a regal quality.
2 The Dark Knight Rises
Liam Neeson played the character Ra's al Ghul in 'The Dark Knight Rises'. He was the leader of the League of Shadows and the main antagonist of the film.
1 Schindler's List
Liam Neeson starred as Oskar Schindler in the film 'Schindler's List'. In the film, Schindler is a German businessman who risks his life and fortune to protect and save more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust.