Best Brendan Gleeson movies

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Best Brendan Gleeson movies
We present our ranking of the best Brendan Gleeson movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Brendan Gleeson.

TOP 25:
The General
The General
Brendan Gleeson as: Martin Cahill
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1998
In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Cahill netted over £40 million. He was untouchable - until a bullet from an IRA hitman ended it all.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Klaus Kinski movies?

TOP 24:
The Butcher Boy
The Butcher Boy
Brendan Gleeson as: Father Bubbles
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1997
Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When Francie's world turns to madness, he tries to counter it with further insanity, with dire consequences.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Fiona Shaw movies?


TOP 23:
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain
Brendan Gleeson as: Stobrod Thewes
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Release: 2003
In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind to tend their farm. As Inman makes his perilous journey home, Ada struggles to keep their home intact with the assistance of Ruby, a mysterious drifter sent to help her by a kindly neighbor.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Eileen Atkins movies?

TOP 22:
The Field
The Field
Brendan Gleeson as: Quarryman
Genre: Drama
Release: 1990
"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. While no local dare bid against him, a wealthy American decides he requires the field to build a highway. "Bull" and his son decide they must try to convince the American to let go of his ambition and return home, but the consequences of their plot prove sinister.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Richard Harris movies?

TOP 21:
The Guard
The Guard
Brendan Gleeson as: Sergeant Gerry Boyle
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Release: 2011
Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass personality and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in County Galway, Boyle is a maverick with his own moral code. He has seen enough of the world to know there isn't much to it and has had plenty of time to think about it. When a fellow police officer disappears and Boyle's small town becomes key to a large drug trafficking investigation, he is forced to at least feign interest when dealing with the humorless FBI agent Wendell Everett assigned to the case.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Dominique McElligott movies?


TOP 20:
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Brendan Gleeson as: Lord Johnson-Johnson
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Adventure
Release: 2001
David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Haley Joel Osment movies?

TOP 19:
Michael Collins
Michael Collins
Brendan Gleeson as: Liam Tobin
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Release: 1996
Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jonathan Rhys Meyers movies?

TOP 18:
Troy
Troy
Brendan Gleeson as: Menelaos
Genre: Adventure, History
Release: 2004
In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Julie Christie movies?


TOP 17:
Harrison's Flowers
Harrison's Flowers
Brendan Gleeson as: Marc Stevenson
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Release: 2000
Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last assignment, in war-torn Yugoslavia, in 1991, at the height of the fighting. Word comes back that he apparently died in a building collapse, but his wife Sarah (also a journalist for Newsweek) refuses to believe that he's dead and goes looking for him. She's helped immensely by the photo-journalists Eric Kyle and Marc Stevenson that she runs into over there; together, they're determined to make it through the chaotic landscape to Vukovar, which is not only the nexus of the war but where she believes Harrison is located. Meanwhile, Harrison's son Cesar is looking after his father's prized greenhouse, keeping hope, and flowers, alive.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Elias Koteas movies?

TOP 16:
Calvary
Calvary
Brendan Gleeson as: Father James Lavelle
Genre: Drama
Release: 2014
After being threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Aidan Gillen movies?

TOP 15:

28 Days Later

28 Days Later
Brendan Gleeson as: Frank
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 2002
Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs -- and it's absolutely impossible to contain.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Naomie Harris movies?


TOP 14:

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Brendan Gleeson as: Clarence (segment "The Mortal Remains")
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Release: 2018
Vignettes weaving together the stories of six individuals in the old West at the end of the Civil War. Following the tales of a sharp-shooting songster, a wannabe bank robber, two weary traveling performers, a lone gold prospector, a woman traveling the West to an uncertain future, and a motley crew of strangers undertaking a carriage ride.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Harry Melling movies?

TOP 13:

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York
Brendan Gleeson as: Walter "Monk" McGinn
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Release: 2002
It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Stephen Graham movies?

TOP 12:

Breakfast on Pluto

Breakfast on Pluto
Brendan Gleeson as: John-Joe
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2005
In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his transgender nature is beyond the town's understanding.

TOP 11:

Suffragette

Suffragette
Brendan Gleeson as: Arthur Steed
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2015
Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.


TOP 10:

Six Shooter

Six Shooter
Brendan Gleeson as: Donnelly
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2004
A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball...

TOP 9:

Paddington 2

Paddington 2
Brendan Gleeson as: Knuckles McGinty
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Release: 2017
Paddington, now happily settled with the Browns, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy, but it is stolen.

TOP 8:

In Bruges

In Bruges
Brendan Gleeson as: Ken Daley
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Release: 2008
Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.

TOP 7:

The Secret of Kells

The Secret of Kells
Brendan Gleeson as: Abbot Cellach (voice)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Family
Release: 2009
Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that will take him beyond the abbey walls and into the enchanted forest where dangerous mythical creatures hide. Will Brendan succeed in his quest?

TOP 6:

Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow
Brendan Gleeson as: General Brigham
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Release: 2014
Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same day and is forced to fight and die again... and again - as physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop.


TOP 5:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Brendan Gleeson as: Alastor 'Mad­Eye' Moody
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Release: 2007
Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – dubbed 'Dumbledore's Army' – to defend themselves against the dark arts.

TOP 4:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Brendan Gleeson as: Alastor 'Mad-Eye' Moody
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Release: 2010
Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous Death Eaters on the loose, the world is more dangerous than ever.

TOP 3:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Brendan Gleeson as: Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Release: 2005
Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that he stands for.

TOP 2:

Braveheart

Braveheart
Brendan Gleeson as: Hamish Campbell
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Release: 1995
Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.

TOP 1:

Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea
Brendan Gleeson as: Conor / Mac Lir (voice)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Family
Release: 2014
The story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as they are drawn into a world Ben knows only from his mother’s folktales. But this is no bedtime story; these fairy folk have been in our world far too long. It soon becomes clear to Ben that Saoirse is the key to their survival.



If you like the best Brendan Gleeson movies, then you will also like the best Liam Neeson movies, where many of their films coincide.