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AngelAngel (1982)
Dir. Neil Jordan
Feat. Stephen Rea, Marie Kean, Ray McAnally
The gritty feature debut of Irish director Neil Jordan stars Stephen Rea as a saxophonist who witnesses the gangland murder of the band's manager and…
Company of WolvesCompany of Wolves (1984)
Dir. Neil Jordan
Feat. Angela Lansbury, Stephen Rea
This modest, dream–like horror fantasy was liked so much by author Anne Rice, it led to the Irish director calling the shots on INTERVIEW WITH…
Life Is SweetLife Is Sweet (1990) Recommended
Dir. Mike Leigh
Feat. Alison Steadman, Timothy Spall, Jane Horrocks
Life is always bittersweet in a Mike Leigh film, but never so funny. Naturalism and caricature harmonise is this domestic black comedy thanks to his…
Crying Game, TheCrying Game, The (1992) Recommended
Dir. Neil Jordan
Feat. Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Forest Whitaker
An IRA terrorist attempts to shrug off his past but becomes involved with the chantreuse sister of the man he was obliged to murder. Surprise hit…
Bad BehaviourBad Behaviour (1993)
Dir. Les Blair
Feat. Stephen Rea, Sinead Cusack, Phil Daniels
Middle life and class are sliced from the Leigh/Loach mould, but with more improvisation and less cynicism. Stephen Rea plays a town planner at the…
Princess CarabooPrincess Caraboo (1994)
Dir. Michael Austin
Feat. Phoebe Cates, Kevin Kline, Jim Broadbent
All star cast gather for this whimsical tale of an 'abducted' Indonesian princess who may or may not be conniving her way into 19th Century British…
AngieAngie (1994)
Dir. Martha Coolidge
Feat. Geena Davis, Stephen Rea
Geena Davis brings real authenticity to her role as an expectant mother who, after meeting flamboyant Irishman Stephen Rea, discovers there's is more…
Pret-a-PorterPret-a-Porter (1994)
Dir. Robert Altman
Feat. Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Sophia Loren
Director Altman's take on the Paris fashion industry hasn't the edgy sarcasm or the incisiveness of his THE PLAYER and SHORT CUTS, but is…
Citizen XCitizen X (1995)
Dir. Chris Gerolmo
Feat. Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow
A suitably disturbing account of the world's most prolific serial killer, Viktor Burakov, a man whose eight year, 52–victim reign of terror…
Crime of the CenturyCrime of the Century (1996)
Dir. Mark Rydell
Feat. Stephen Rea, Isabella Rossellini, J.T. Walsh
Astute re–enactment of the controversial Lindbergh trial that resulted in a supposed wrongful execution for the kidnap and murder of a baby in…
Butcher Boy, TheButcher Boy, The (1998) Recommended
Dir. Neil Jordan
Feat. Eamonn Owens, Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw
Despairing yet distinctive black comedy depicts the insanity implicit in a boy's view of his small town in Ireland, circa 1962. Adopts a lurid…
This Is My FatherThis Is My Father (1998)
Dir. Paul Quinn
Feat. James Caan, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea
The discovery of an old family photo triggers a trip to Ireland and into the past for Irish–American James Caan and his nephew. Inevitably…
End of the Affair, TheEnd of the Affair, The (1999)
Dir. Neil Jordan
Feat. Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Stephen Rea
Graham Greene's most personal novel is a supremely cynical, thorny affirmation of religious faith, a quality that Ralph Fiennes embodies in a…
Life Before This, TheLife Before This, The (1999)
Dir. Jerry Ciccoritti
Feat. Sarah Polley, Stephen Rea, Joe Pantoliano
Based loosely on a real–life shootout in Toronto, this ambitious drama postulates life as a mosaic of interconnected actions, where often…
GuinevereGuinevere (2001)
Dir. Audrey Wells
Feat. Sarah Polley, Stephen Rea
Sarah Polley (GO) headlines in this Sundance–winning indie, as a directionless Harvard graduate who falls under the spell of…
Musketeer, TheMusketeer, The (2002)
Dir. Peter Hyams
Feat. Justin Chambers, Tim Roth, Mena Suvari
Concentrating itself on one of Dumas’s “Three Musketeers”, D’Artagnan (Justin Chambers) fights the influence of a villainous Tim Roth in 17th…
Fear Dot ComFear Dot Com ( (2002)
Dir. William Malone
Feat. Stephen Dorff, Stephen Rea, Natascha McElhone
Incoherent horror flick that goes on–line with the plot of Japanese horror film RING, this will be most compared to the American remake of that…
On the EdgeOn the Edge (2002)
Dir. John Carney
Feat. Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea
Fairly risky and consistently bleak drama set around three teenage mental patients and their doctor. Thin treatment of the subject matter is redeemed…
EvelynEvelyn (2002)
Dir. Bruce Beresford
Feat. Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Margulies, Stephen Rea
A labour–of–love for Irishman Pierce Brosnan as actor and producer, this is a heartfelt family drama about a working class father who…
BloomBloom (2003)
Dir. Sean Walsh
Feat. Stephen Rea, Angeline Ball, Hugh O'Conor
The second attempt at adaptating James Joyce's famously 'difficult' novel "Ulysses" is more ambitious (and successsful) than the 1967 version at…
I Inside, The I Inside, The (2003)
Dir. Roland Suso Richter
Feat. Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Polley, Piper Perabo
Head–scratching psychological thriller centred on an amnesiac (Phillippe) who cannot recall the last two years of his life and begins to travel…
ControlControl (2004)
Dir. Tim Hunter
Feat. Ray Liotta, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Rodriguez
Ray Liotta is typically compelling as an unrepentant sociopath on 'death row', who, in return for his life, agrees to become a guinea pig in a…
Good Shepherd, TheGood Shepherd, The (2004)
Dir. Lewin Webb
Feat. Christian Slater, Stephen Rea, Molly Parker
Canadian thriller loosely based on Hitchcock's I CONFESS, in which an ambitious cleric becomes uneasy about being recruited to defend the church in a…
V for VendettaV for Vendetta (2005) Recommended
Dir. James McTeigue
Feat. Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea
Set in the year 2020, this dystopian thriller adapts Alan Moore's graphic novel about a world where deadly viruses have wiped out most of America and…
Tara RoadTara Road (2005)
Dir. Gillies MacKinnon
Feat. Andie MacDowell, Olivia Williams, Stephen Rea
An attractive cast distinguishes this middling adaptation of Mauve Binchy's (CIRCLE OF FRIENDS) best–seller, in which two women – one…
Breakfast on PlutoBreakfast on Pluto (2005)
Dir. Neil Jordan
Feat. Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson
Cillian Murphy glitters in this whimsical drama as an Irish transgender escort during the social and political upheaval of the 70s. Despite the…
Sixty SixSixty Six (2006) Recommended
Dir. Paul Weiland
Feat. Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Rea
Gentle, uplifting British comedy–drama about a young boy preparing for his Bar Mitzvah in North London, which just happens to clash with the…
Halo Effect, The Halo Effect, The (2006)
Dir. Lance Daly
Feat. Stephen Rea
Half–baked Irish jig delivers an enjoyable performance from Stephen Rea, but little else in its story of a downtrodden takeaway worker whose…
Reaping, TheReaping, The (2007)
Feat. Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, Idris Elba
Apocalyptic horror hokum set in bible belt America, with Hilary Swank managing to rise above the schlock as a former missionary turned scientific…
StuckStuck (2007)
Dir. Stuart Gordon
Feat. Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Russell Hornsby
Macabre morality play that's unfortunately based on the true tale of a young woman who ran over a homeless man, and left him bleeding to death in her…
OndineOndine (2009)
Dir. Neil Jordan
Feat. Colin Farrell, Alicia Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan
Lyrical modern fairytale with Colin Farrell, a luckless fisherman living with his ailing daughter, catching a beautiful woman in his nets who may or…
Father and Son (TV Mini-Series)Father and Son (TV Mini-Series) (2009)
Dir. Brian Kirk
Feat. Dougray Scott, Sophie Okonedo, Stephen Rea
Gritty, tough–minded BBC serial examines the reverberations of crime across two parallel storylines: a father (Scott), whose wife was murdered…
Shadow Line, The (TV Series)Shadow Line, The (TV Series) (2011) Recommended
Dir. Hugo Blick
Feat. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Rafe Spall
This quality BBC production builds a compelling and morally complex story around the death of a convicted drugs smuggler, whose murder is…
BlackthornBlackthorn (2011)
Dir. Mateo Gil
Feat. Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea
Rugged western with Sam Shepard as a decidedly grizzled Butch Cassidy living out his days in Bolivia and venturing out for one more adventure.…
Underworld: AwakeningUnderworld: Awakening (2012)
Dir. Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Feat. Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Charles Dance
When the human race wages war on both the Vampire and Lycan species, leather–clad warrioress Kate Beckinsale goes to battle in this routine…
Tasting MenuTasting Menu (2013)
Dir. Roger Gual
Feat. Stephen Rea, Fionnula Flanagan, Togo Igawa
The last ever service at the "world's best restaurant" is the backdrop for a series of lighthearted romantic encounters in this culinary comedy with…
Honourable Woman, The (TV Mini-series)Honourable Woman, The (TV Mini-series) (2014) Aro Favourite
Feat. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea, Lubna Azabal
A rigorous, fast–paced thriller with Maggie Gyllenhaal as a woman who inherits her father's arms business, and finds herself in a international…
Dickensian (TV Mini-series)Dickensian (TV Mini-series) (2015)
Feat. Tuppence Middleton, Sophie Rundle, Stephen Rea
A drama series that plays within the detailed literary universe of Charles Dickens, colliding many of his iconic characters on the streets of 19th…
War and Peace (TV Series)War and Peace (TV Series) (2016) Recommended
Dir. Tom Harper
Feat. Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton
Stellar BBC take on the Tolstoy's classic tale of aristocratic families caught in the tumult of Napoleon's invasion of Russia.
GretaGreta (2018)
Dir. Neil Jordan
Feat. Isabelle Huppert, Chloe Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe
Creepy psychological thriller from Neil Jordan with a reliably fantastic performance from Huppert as a lonely widow with a sinister agenda who…
Black '47Black '47 (2018)
Dir. Lance Daly
Feat. James Frecheville, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea
A harrowing revenge thriller set in 1847 during the Irish Famine, where an ranger abandons his post in the British Army to return to his family as…

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