Top 10 Entertaining Movies Starring Liam Neeson | Inspirationfeed

With decades of acting behind him and countless box office hits to his name, Liam Neeson remains a Hollywood staple. Thanks to his distinctive voice and intense acting, Neeson continues to thrill fans to this day. If you count yourself among his posse, then this page is just for you. We have hand-picked his 10 best movies for your next Liam Neeson Marathon!

1. Batman Begins (2005)

IMDB Rating: 8.2/10

Showing the start of the Batman legend, young Bruce witnesses the murder of his parents and it sets him on a mission to train as a killer in order to take his revenge. After years of training as a martial artist, he joins the League of Shadows led by Ra’s al Ghul.

When he learns that the league plans to destroy Gotham because the city has too many criminals, he makes the difficult decision to turn his back on the league and return to his home as Batman. But his old Shadow comrades are not done with either Bruce or Gotham City and the stage is set for an action-packed showdown.

2. Love Actually (2003)

IMDB Rating: 7.6/10

In this popular romance tale, several short stories follow different couples as they meet, fall in love, grow apart or learn to trust again after suffering a deep betrayal in love. All the couples are linked to each other, either through family, their workplace or the overall storyline. Besides Liam Neeson, you can look forward to more appearances by favorites such as Rowan Atkinson, Kiera Knightly, and Hugh Grant.

3. Darkman (1990)

IMDB Rating: 6.4/10

This superhero film explains the origin story of “Darkman,” an elusive man with a bandaged face. Dr Peyton Westlake is trying to develop artificial skin for burn victims but one day, he is attacked at his workplace. When he doesn’t give them what they came for, the attackers burn his face and body with acid, severely disfiguring him.

After he wakes up from a coma, Westlake escapes from the hospital and discover that the acid burns had numbed his ability to physically feel any sensations, giving him more strength and resistance to pain. With these new abilities, he sets out to confront the mobsters who turned his life upside down and the results are pretty dark superhero stuff.

4. Taken (2008)

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

Bryan Mills is a security officer but has a background in the CIA and he is also a retired Green Beret. When his estranged teenage daughter is kidnapped by a sex trafficking ring, the kidnappers have no idea what this enraged dad can do.

In the film that boosted Neeson’s visibility as an action star, the story follows Mills as he navigates the seedy and heartbreaking world of human trafficking to find his daughter before she disappears forever.

5. Honest Thief (2020)

IMDB Rating: 6.0/10

Tom Dolan is the “In-and-out bandit,” a bank robber that performed a successful series of heists. But when he falls in love, Dolan realizes that he cannot continue with his life of crime. So he decides to give himself up, hoping for a short sentence and a normal life afterwards.

He confesses to the FBI, who sends two agents to investigate his claim that all the money he stole is being kept at a certain location. But when the agents see the money, greed makes them go rogue and they steal it. Tom has to flee for his life, keep his girlfriend safe and fight for his innocence when the agents pin a murder on him.

6. The Marksman (2021)

IMDB Rating: 6.0/10

In his heyday, Jim Hanson was a United States Marine Corps Scout sniper. But these days he is a Vietnam War veteran and a widower with a heavy drinking problem. He spends his days reporting illegal border crossings to the border patrol but one day when he catches a mother and son trying to enter the country, he is drawn into a shootout with cartel members following the pair.

After the mother is killed, Hanson is left with the boy, Miguel, and he decides to take him to the woman’s family in Chicago. After stealing Miguel back from border control agents, they set off on a road trip to reunite the kid with his family. But the journey becomes increasingly dangerous when Hanson realizes that they are being pursued by cartel members and corrupt police officials alike.

7. The Ice Road (2021)

IMDB Rating: 5.6/10

Mike McCann and his brother Gurty are two rough truckers. One day, they get into a brawl with other truckers and as a result, the McCanns are fired. When Mike learns that ice truckers are needed to transport critical equipment to rescue trapped miners, the brothers take the dangerous job.

But the job turns out to be more lethal than they could ever have imagined. Some of the truckers in their convoy are part of the mine sabotage and they will stop at nothing to prevent the delivery. Mike has to fight for his own survival and the lives of the men trapped in the mine.

8. Schindler’s List (1993)

IMDB Rating: 8.9/10

Based on a remarkable true story, the movie follows the attempts of Oskar Schindler, a German factory owner who devised a plan to save as many Jews as he could from World War II death camps. After he witnesses an entire ghetto of Jewish families massacred, he steps up his efforts to save more people.

Schindler uses an ingenious approach of bribery and friendly relationships with Nazi officials, despite being horrified by their personal depravity and brutality towards Jewish captives. Schindler mainly “hired” Jewish prisoners from camps to work at his factories to prevent them from being killed, convincing the SS that Jewish slave labor in his munitions business was necessary to win the war.

9. Non-Stop (2014)

IMDB Rating: 6.9/10

When US Marshall Bill Marks boards a plane, he is in for a tough ride. During the flight, he gets an anonymous text message claiming that a passenger will die every 20 minutes unless millions are paid into the blackmailer’s bank account. At first, Marks is uncertain about the whole thing but then his partner and the pilot die.

Marks has to act quickly to find the killer on board the plane but nothing is what it seems and not everyone appreciates his claims about a blackmailer only he seems to be in contact with. The passengers and authorities believe that Marks is the highjacker. The real mastermind, however, is still there and hell-bent on taking the plane down.

10. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

IMDB Rating: 6.9/10

When all the children living in London are evacuated from the city during World War II, the Pevensie siblings are sent to a country home. There they discover a wardrobe that leads to the magical world of Narnia. But as incredible as this realm is, the inhabitants are also divided by war. But this time, the power struggle is between a witch-queen and Aslan, a lion who wishes to return Narnia to a happy place.

Narnia is in the grip of a never-ending winter – a curse put upon the land by the evil White Queen. The children have to help Aslan (voiced by Neeson) to overcome the powerful influence of the Queen and save the magical kingdom.

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