What are the best Liam Neeson movies?

Not knowing action star royalty Liam Neeson is a bit unbelievable—or maybe not. After all, it’s been more than a decade since a clip from his hit movie Taken went viral for that iconic line he said to his daughter’s kidnapper. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who got chills running down my spine when he said “...I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.” It may have not been his first movie but it cemented his position as one of the best actions stars of his generation.

Liam Neeson is popularly known for his role in the action-thriller Taken trilogy but his acting portfolio boasts many box-office hits that are worth watching. He rose to prominence after he wowed everyone with his acting prowess in the critically acclaimed Steven Spielberg movie Schindler’s List. Since then, he has continuously starred in successful movies such as the 1998 film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, the fourth installment of the science fiction movie franchise Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom of the Menace, the high fantasy movie series The Chronicles of Narnia where he voiced Aslan, and many more. Though not all of his works are gold, he does have a good amount of movies that you should definitely see. To help you get started, we’ve already listed the best Liam Neeson movies you should watch on your next movie night. Check out the list below and let us know which ones you enjoyed the most by leaving comments or votes. 

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    #1Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    Schindler's List, a work of Steven Spielberg, is about the story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist that puts his life and his family's lives at risk by helping 1,100 Jews survive the extermination camps.


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    Mildred Newman
    Written on February 12, 2020
    "Liam's acting in schindler's list gave me goosebumps...Like seriously. The holocaust + steven spielberg + liam neeson is perfection."
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    #2Les Misérables (1998)

    Les Misérables (1998)

    Les Misérables is a 1998 adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel by director Bille August. The story follows Jean Valjean’s attempt on starting a new life after being released from prison. Les Misérables is top-billed by Liam Neeson and Uma Thurman.


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    Catalina Hurtado
    Written on February 12, 2020
    "I thought this was also a musical. Got excited to see Liam singing One Day more lol. But hands down the best adaptation so far and good casting. "
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    Taken is an action thriller movie released in 2008. The movie follows ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills as he tries to save his daughter who was kidnapped by an Albanian gang. Taken is written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen and directed by Pierre Morel.


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    Gary Weaver
    Written on February 12, 2020
    "Watched this more than 10x!!! Best Liam Neeson movie ever!!"


Before becoming the overprotective dad Bryan Mills in the iconic movie trilogy Taken, did you know that Liam Neeson almost played James Bond? If he didn’t pass the offer, he would’ve potentially starred in the GoldenEye, one of the best James Bond movies ever. At that time, Neeson cited the lack of interest in action movies as the reason which is a little funny as he’s now known as a prominent action star. It wasn’t until recently that he disclosed the real case for his refusal in an interview with U.K.’s Hull Daily Mail. It turns out that his then-girlfriend, the late Natasha Richardson, threatened him, “If you play James Bond we’re not getting married!” Imagine being torn between career or love. It must’ve been difficult but apparently, not for the Taken star. Neeson, who was so in love with her, threw away the chance of becoming the high profile Cassanova spy and married the love of his life. The missed opportunity barely left a dent on his career as he rose in popularity and starred in various box-office hits such as Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia, and the Taken Trilogy.

How he finally dipped into action movies is another interesting story. Liam Neeson was not the first choice for the lead role in Taken but after Jeff Bridges dropped out of the project, Liam accepted the role. He was certain that the film will flop but still hopped on so he can spend four months in Paris and have karate lessons all for free. The following success of the movie came as a surprise as well as the next two installments of the franchise. He has since then become a household name in action movies and if that’s your thing, you might be interested in our list of the best action movies.

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    #4The Commuter

    The Commuter

    The Commuter is a 2018 action-thriller film written by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi. The film is about an insurance salesman caught up in a criminal conspiracy. The film was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and it stars Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, and more. 


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    Zhao Song
    Written on February 12, 2020
    "Liam should never have Taken that train. HAHAHA an okay-ish movie tho"
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    #5Batman Begins

    Batman Begins
    The epic superhero trilogy by Christopher Nolan started with this movie, that focuses on the childhood of Bruce Wayne and his training for becoming Batman. It's very useful for understand Batman's moral code. 

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    Scott Johnson
    Written on February 12, 2020
    "-1 stars bcs liam is not the main star here but props to his portrayal of ra's al ghul!"
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    #6The Grey

    The Grey

    The Grey is a film about the seven oil workers stranded after a plane crash trying to survive the Alaskan wilderness. Liam Neeson stars as John Ottway, a skilled hunter leading the group to safety.


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    #7Love Actually

    Love Actually

    Love Actually is a 2003 romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The film follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with their love lives. It stars Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, and more.


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Best What are the best Liam Neeson movies
1Schindler's ListMovies 17 Paid
2Les Misérables (1998)Movies 13 Paid
3TakenMovies 9 Paid
4The CommuterMovies 2 Paid
5Batman BeginsMovies 2 Paid
6The GreyMovies 2 Paid
7Love ActuallyMovies 1 Paid

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