In 1998, Cillian Murphy made his film debut in the movie, The Tale of Sweety Barrett. From here he followed up his acting work with appearances in films such as SunburnThe Trench, and Disco Pigs.

To begin with, his on-screen roles were small parts, in lesser-known movies, but soon Murphy’s star began to rise. Roles in Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later and Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins became important to his career, and these parts helped to increase his presence on the big screen.

During the ‘00s, other key roles soon followed, including Red Eye, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, and another Danny Boyle film, Sunshine. Moving into the 2010s, Murphy re-teamed with director Christopher Nolan for Inception, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises, and appeared in films such as Red Lights and Transcendence.

But how familiar are you with Cillian Murphy’s back catalogue of movies? If you were asked to name them all what would you say?

Well, don’t worry, because I can help. In this post you will find a list of all Cillian Murphy’s movies, presented in chronological order, starting with minor roles and bit parts in his early pictures, and running through to more substantial roles in later life.


A list of every Cillian Murphy movie in order

  • The Tale of Sweety Barrett (1998)
  • Sunburn (1999)
  • The Trench (1999)
  • Disco Pigs (2001)
  • How Harry Became a Tree (2001)
  • On the Edge (2001)
  • 28 Days Later (2002)
  • Intermission (2003)
  • Girl With a Pearl Earring (2003)
  • Cold Mountain (2003)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Red Eye (2005)
  • Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
  • The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)
  • Sunshine (2007)
  • Watching the Detectives (2007)
  • The Edge of Love (2008)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Perrier’s Bounty (2009)
  • Peacock (2010)
  • Inception (2010)
  • TRON: Legacy (2010)*
  • Retreat (2011)
  • In Time (2011)
  • Red Lights (2012)
  • Broken (2012)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Aloft (2014)
  • Transcendence (2014)
  • In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
  • Anthropoid (2016)
  • Free Fire (2016)
  • The Party (2017)
  • Dunkirk (2017)
  • Delinquent Season (2018)
  • Anna (2019)
  • A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
  • Oppenheimer (2023)

*Uncredited role 


Above are all of Cillian Murphy’s movie appearances, but which are your favourites? Is 28 Days Later your No.1 film, or is Dunkirk your go-to picture? 

Whichever Murphy movie is your favourite, sound off in the comments below and let everyone know.


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