From leading roles to supporting, gangsters to DC comic characters, let’s take a look at the best Colin Farrell movies of all time.
Colin Farrell is one of the most diverse Irish actors out there. He can do it all, comedy, drama, horror, and with every performance, he brings something different.
Having recently just won the award for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival, we can’t wait to see his latest film, The Banshees of Inisherin. Until then, though, let’s take a look at the best Colin Farrell movies of all time.
10. The Way Back – a harrowing escape story
Starring alongside the likes of Ed Harris and fellow Irish talent Saoirse Ronan, The Way Back tells the story of a young Polish officer’s successful and harrowing escape from a Siberian gulag.
The prisoners, one of which is played by Colin Farrell, must travel over 6500 km( 4000 mi) on foot to reach freedom in India.
9. Horrible Bosses – a hilarious character
One of the more light-hearted films in Colin Farrell’s movie repertoire, Horrible Bosses is a hilarious American comedy film where Farrell plays one of the horrible bosses alongside Jennifer Anniston and Kevin Spacey.
This is one of the best Colin Farrell movies of all time because it really proves the diversity of characters he can play.
8. The Gentlemen – a tracksuit-wearing Dublin gangster played by Farrell
Starring alongside Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant, and other huge names in film and television, Colin Farrell plays Coach in The Gentlemen.
The movie follows the story of an American ex-pat trying to sell off his marijuana empire in London, a move that triggers a series of bribes, schemes, and more.
While we think the movie itself is average, Colin Farrell brings the exact amount of comedic relief that it needs.
7. The Batman – an unrecognisable Colin Farrell
So, Colin Farrell plays the Penguin in the most recent Batman movie installment, The Batman. Many who watched the film didn’t even realise it was the Irish actor at first as his face was completely transformed for the role.
6. Thirteen Lives – based on real events
Colin Farrell dons an English accent in Thirteen Lives as he plays John Volanthen, one of the lead divers in the Tham Luang cave rescue in Thailand in 2018.
The movie gives a very accurate portrayal of the rescue mission that gripped the world and eventually led the boys to safety.
5. After Yang – a metaphysical science fiction drama
After Yang gives Black Mirror vibes as it follows what happens after a man’s daughter’s beloved companion, an android called Yang, malfunctions.
Jake (Farrell) searches for a way to fix it and, in doing so, realises how life has been passing him by as he reconnects with his wife and daughter.
4. Phone Booth – you’ll stop breathing for this one
If you’re after a nail-biting, anxiety-inducing thriller, Phone Booth should be at the top of your list.
Phone Booth sees Colin Farrell take on the role of Stuart Shepard, a publicist who finds his life and the lives of those around him in danger when he answers a ringing phone at a phone booth.
3. The Killing of a Sacred Deer – a great film by Yorgos Lanthimos
A movie with many hidden meanings and motifs, The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a psychological horror thriller directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.
In the movie, Colin Farrell plays a surgeon who takes in a young boy. However, all is not as it seems with the boy he has taken in. See where Farrell ranks on our list of the most famous people from Dublin of all time.
2. In Bruges – one of the best Colin Farrell movies of all time
Farrell and Gleeson play two hitmen sent to Bruges, Belgium, to carry out a job. The Irish gangster movie takes a turn when Ken (Gleeson) is told by his boss to kill Ray (Farrell).
1. The Lobster – a completely unique movie
In first place on our list of the best Colin Farrell movies of all time is The Lobster. A sinister but hilarious black comedy, The Lobster is set in a strange dystopian world where single people who don’t find a partner within 45 days are turned into an animal of their choosing.
So, if you haven’t seen this film, make sure to get it on your watch list now.