The Best Colin Farrell Movies of All Time

No. 3. Tigerland (2000)

After Joel Schumacher destroyed the Batman franchise (I still have a bitter taste in my mouth), the director made the small war drama Tigerland, a gritty, superbly acted film that featured a then-unknown Colin Farrell. This is the movie that launched Farrell’s career, with many critics calling him the next big thing. That never quite happened, but they were right about one thing: Farrell is an excellent actor who deserves greater recognition.

No. 2. The New World (2005)

Terrence Malick’s love-it-or-hate-it drama about the romance between Sacagawea and colonist John Smith is well worth the spiritual journey. The movie isn’t for everyone, but its sweeping visuals and natural settings contrasted against the human turmoil Malick paints so vividly make The New World a modern masterpiece. While some have faulted Farrell’s casting, the actor turns in one of the best performances of his career.

No. 1. In Bruges (2008)

Easily one of the most overlooked movies of the century, In Bruges is an absolutely hysterical and offbeat crime comedy about two hit men who go into hiding in the Belgium tourist town of Bruges. There, one of the hit men – played to perfection by Colin Farrell – falls in love while also striking up a bond with a drug-abusing celebrity “midget”. In Bruges exemplifies Farrell’s excellent range, and is also a great movie.

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By Erik Samdahl
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  • jill e

    I just watched Intermission with Colin Farrell and saw The way back last week. Definitely a great actor. Not bad to look at too.

  • Flossie

    I fell in love with Colin when I saw In Bruges (somehow, I had never seen his earlier works). I’ve spent the last couple of years catching up on his work, and I’m a huge fan of his.

    I just saw Fright Night and loved it!

  • sigjward

    Finally, someone got it right… In Bruges is Farrell’s best movie, by far