If you like Cillian Murphy you should definitely watch our picks for his best movies.

Cillian Murphy born on May 25, 1976 is an Irish actor who began his career performing as a rock musician. After turning down a record deal, he began his acting career in theatre and moved to independent films in the late 1990s before he became a household name in Hollywood.


10. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Top 10 Cillian Murphy Movies 2In 1982 a New England whaling ship sank after the attack of a giant whale, inspiring the bestselling novel Moby-Dick. Based on the same real-life event, this 2015 biographical action-adventure takes us on a ride literally in the heart of the sea, having us hold our breaths for the characters. With a stellar star-cast consisting of Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, the tragic voyage is all set to begin!

Adventure, Drama | Director: Ron Howard

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9. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

Top 10 Cillian Murphy Movies 3Starring Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, and Eva Birthistle, this 2005 comedy drama revolves around the story of transgender Patrick “Kitten” Braden in a 1970s Irish town, who sets out on a search for his mother. Directed by Neil Jordan, the movie raises issues regarding a person’s struggle with identity and the lack of understanding received from conservative societies. The comedy-drama sort of shows us the same world we live in but in a completely different dimension!

Comedy, Drama | Director: Neil Jordan

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8. Sunshine (2007)

Top 10 Cillian Murphy Movies 4Sunshine is a 2007 fantasy thriller film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Alex Garland. The narrative is happening within the year 2057. The story follows a bunch of astronauts on a dangerous mission to light the dying Sun. The cast features Troy Garity, Chris Evans, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Michelle Yeoh, Benedict Wong, and Chipo Chung. It is a tale of a fictitious future. There is a subtle tone of melancholy throughout the movie. But, there is hope prevalent.

Science Fiction, Thriller | Director: Danny Boyle

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7. Anthropoid (2016)

Top 10 Cillian Murphy Movies 5Based on the epic Operation Anthropoid to take down the SS leader Reinhard Heydrich by Exile Czechoslovak soldiers in 1942, this historical thriller is all set to get the adrenaline pumping through our veins. Directed by Sean Ellis this 2016 published movie stars Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon, and Anna Geislerová. All set on the events of WWІІ, the feature film successfully captures the terror of the war and the tough choices everyone had to make. So get ready to take a fall through time and see resistance get a code name!

War, Thriller | Director: Sean Ellis

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6. Broken (2012)

Top 10 Cillian Murphy Movies 6Broken is a 2012 British coming-of-age, drama film directed by Rufus Norris starring Eloise Laurence and Tim Roth. This movie is projected as a little girl observes her life and of those around her. She goes through complicated sudden breakups within her family, which leaves her questioning a lot of the grown-up stuff. Her journey in connecting with elders is sweetly portrayed in her relating to the events she looks at. There are sudden twists in the plot.

Coming-of-age, Drama | Director: Rufus Norris

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5. Dunkirk (2017)

Top 10 Cillian Murphy Movies 7An eye-opening war film Dunkirk, released in 2017, depicts the evacuation of Allied troops and tells the story from three different viewpoints, the land, sea and air. The movie successfully portrays the feeling and emotions of every soldier and manages to capture the fear and confusion of the troops in all three locations with minimal dialogue. Another masterpiece delivered by the highly acclaimed director Christopher Nolan, the film serves as one of the most realistic depictions of World War П in cinematic history.

War, Historical Drama | Director: Christopher Nolan

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4. The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)

Top 10 Cillian Murphy Movies 8The Wind That Shakes the Barley is a 2006 published war drama directed by Ken Loach, set during the Irish War of Independence (1919–1921) and the Irish Civil War (1922–1923). A tale of two brothers that joined the Irish forces to fight for independence against the British rule. The civil war brought on very own tensions among the households. There are profound indications of the confusion faced by common men and troops alike.

War, Historical Drama | Director: Ken Loach

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3. 28 Days Later (2002)

Top 10 Cillian Murphy Movies 928 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Alex Garland, and starring Naomie Harris, Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, and Brendan Gleeson. Waking up in an abandoned Hospital, our lead character takes a blow in an empty world. He has not been consciously present once a mysterious virus drained all of the UK. Fighting his way out of a whirly brain and making an attempt to know what’s occurring, he makes his way to find his home.

Horror | Director: Danny Boyle

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2. Batman Begins (2005)

Top 10 Cillian Murphy Movies 10Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan and written by Nolan and David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, it stars Christian Bale, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Rutger Hauer, and Morgan Freeman. It is the remarkable story of billionaire Bruce Wayne and his story of becoming the criminal hunting Batman. In the fight against his enemies, the hero suffers from the blows of his inner child. Batman Begins is the prelude of the highly acclaimed Batman trilogy.

Superhero | Director: Christopher Nolan

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1. Inception (2010)

Top 10 Cillian Murphy Movies 11Inception tells the story Dom Cobb, a professional thief who steals secrets for a living by using a dream infiltrating technology. When he’s given a task to plant an idea into the brain of a CEO, Dom must complete the task and find his way back to the real world before he is sucked into the dream world forever. Regarded as one of the best movies of the 21stcentury, the science fiction film is directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Tom Hardy in the lead roles.

Science Fiction | Director: Christopher Nolan

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