Five Favorite Films

Cillian Murphy's Five Favorite Films

by | August 12, 2016 | Comments

Irish actor Cillian Murphy first came to international attention when he starred in Danny Boyle’s zombie thriller 28 Days Later in 2002, and since then, he’s racked up a number of impressive credits. Most notably, Murphy reunited with Boyle for Sunshine, collaborated with Christopher Nolan on multiple projects (the Dark Knight trilogy), and worked with Ken Loach, Wes Craven, and Neil Jordan, in addition to starring in his own period BBC drama, Peaky Blinders.

This week, Murphy stars in World War II thriller Anthropoid, based on the true story of the assassination of a high-ranking Nazi officer by Czechoslovakian operatives, and he was kind enough to share his Five Favorite Films. Read on for the full list.

Scarecrow (1973) 75%

I rented this film by mistake when I was 15 with my brother. They told us it was a scary movie. It pretty much made me want to be an actor. Al Pacino will break your heart. And Gene Hackman will break your other heart.

Mean Streets (1973) 97%

Another very early formative film for me. Extraordinary energy and performances from De Niro and Keitel, with Scorsese beginning to cast a spell over filmmaking in the 1970s.

La Haine (1996) 100%

Still relevant, still shocking. Stunning performances and direction. A film I revisit very often. Vincent Cassel is a bit of a hero.

The Butcher Boy (1997) 77%

Arguably the finest Irish book and Irish film of the last few decades. Twisted and funny and dark. Pat McCabe and Neil Jordan are masters.

The Night of the Hunter (1955) 99%

A masterpiece visually and in so many ways, but also a tragedy as Charles Laughton only directed this one film. Robert Mitchum is so rivetingly magnetic.

Anthropoid opens in limited release this Friday, August 12.

Tag Cloud

Sundance tv talk Syfy See It Skip It OWN franchise criterion Holidays Television Academy docudrama Song of Ice and Fire Comedy Central Cartoon Network hispanic Black History Month Animation 2016 mission: impossible Amazon Prime History sequel 2015 Rocky sitcom spider-man anthology Black Mirror toy story psycho scary movies political drama PlayStation free movies talk show adaptation Fantasy Warner Bros. USA Summer cinemax cancelled TV series Shudder nature Horror Freeform TLC facebook San Diego Comic-Con indiana jones Starz Netflix Christmas movies cops ABC Family Disney Logo APB festivals Peacock USA Network Hear Us Out YouTube Film Festival Superheroe BBC One TBS Reality Martial Arts Walt Disney Pictures Calendar cancelled television directors Fox News Grammys The Purge Avengers reboot indie Pop 4/20 RT21 FOX spinoff Adult Swim thriller crime thriller Hulu witnail Comic Book psychological thriller comics TV Brie Larson ITV BBC Christmas DC Universe 24 frames Holiday Turner Classic Movies Disney Channel Netflix documentaries game show Box Office Amazon Studios dogs Countdown justice league comedies stoner boxoffice discovery Sony Pictures miniseries Travel Channel hist Vudu Mindy Kaling doctor who Elton John IFC Films Marvel Television Comics on TV Tarantino National Geographic streaming romance Valentine's Day ABC Dark Horse Comics blockbuster NYCC CNN comic Apple TV+ FX Super Bowl Sundance TV Marathons all-time Comedy werewolf Mary poppins die hard 45 technology CW Seed Mudbound Funimation Paramount canceled TV shows GLAAD Esquire President Stephen King Rocketman unscripted 2020 Arrowverse a nightmare on elm street golden globes concert satire HBO Disney+ Disney Plus travel Nominations Spring TV Acorn TV TCA transformers dramedy DC Comics crossover Superheroes HBO Go DC streaming service christmas movies rotten movies we love reviews Marvel Amazon Prime Video green book Pop TV independent cancelled YouTube Premium X-Men American Society of Cinematographers 2017 Trailer SundanceTV video 71st Emmy Awards medical drama Food Network Election Year in Review E! mockumentary Awards Tour AMC DGA IFC BBC America CBS All Access Ellie Kemper game of thrones Photos video on demand supernatural biography dark harry potter revenge Lucasfilm LGBTQ zombies south america romantic comedy Teen Mary Tyler Moore TCA Awards Universal series Drama Watching Series TNT theme song A&E E3 Television Critics Association YouTube Red foreign TIFF Writers Guild of America Music A24 documentary news what to watch critics police drama New York Comic Con Columbia Pictures dc sports Heroines disaster Crunchyroll Tomatazos chucky slashers Marvel Studios BAFTA latino Pet Sematary teaser Certified Fresh cancelled TV shows films Sci-Fi social media CBS Lifetime Christmas movies blaxploitation best movies The Witch spanish language diversity halloween ESPN HBO Max cooking Pixar 2019 2018 Trivia TV Land joker PBS adventure Apple TV Plus parents SDCC aliens Sundance Now OneApp name the review zero dark thirty Disney streaming service El Rey breaking bad Star Wars renewed TV shows Hallmark Christmas movies MSNBC TV renewals Amazon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Bravo Emmys ghosts war true crime GoT universal monsters Ghostbusters Ovation Thanksgiving casting screen actors guild Country The CW Toys Chilling Adventures of Sabrina elevated horror animated Anna Paquin Pirates crime Musicals natural history Podcast Polls and Games Endgame batman asian-american Discovery Channel canceled Quiz book singing competition Extras Lionsgate Cannes VOD Cosplay Turner Britbox Premiere Dates Film Classic Film 21st Century Fox award winner FXX movie SXSW WarnerMedia vampires Western zombie Winners ratings space MCU finale 20th Century Fox Schedule versus Musical Tumblr LGBT Mary Poppins Returns Sneak Peek cars television CMT Lifetime comiccon Opinion Spike Infographic Set visit period drama PaleyFest based on movie composers Oscars Apple Masterpiece Character Guide DirecTV Tubi dceu Red Carpet Creative Arts Emmys kids historical drama The Walking Dead children's TV Mystery anime Rom-Com Captain marvel Interview GIFs sag awards binge Paramount Network Women's History Month VH1 Baby Yoda NBC VICE TCA Winter 2020 Hallmark The Arrangement spy thriller Biopics WGN Family Star Trek Academy Awards Awards stand-up comedy jamie lee curtis science fiction Rock twilight Crackle serial killer BET quibi politics Epix Spectrum Originals cults Disney Plus Chernobyl screenings strong female leads First Reviews crime drama First Look Showtime child's play Fall TV spain dragons Video Games Trophy Talk TruTV TCA 2017 BET Awards mutant Winter TV cats cartoon richard e. Grant Binge Guide Pride Month MTV Kids & Family FX on Hulu YA Best and Worst Action RT History TCM Nat Geo Emmy Nominations 007 Nickelodeon Reality Competition robots Shondaland