The best movies with Stephen Rea

List of the 10 best movies starring Stephen Rea, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Blackthorn
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Blackthorn

Role in movie: Mackinley
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n Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorne) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.

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Michael Collins
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Michael Collins

Role in movie: Ned Broy
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ichael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.

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The Butcher Boy
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The Butcher Boy

Role in movie: Da Brady
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rancie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When Francie's world turns to madness, he tries to counter it with further insanity, with dire consequences.

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Four Days in July
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Four Days in July

Role in movie:
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wo couples, one Catholic, one Protestant, exist on two sides of the chasm that is everyday life in Northern Ireland. Both women are expecting babies, both couples tell offbeat stories, both couples get by with what little they have. Yet Mike Leigh allows his actors to show not how much but how little these two couple have in common. "Four Days in July" is wonderful yet scathing look at the turmoil that has engulfed Northern Ireland for generations.

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Interview with the Vampire (Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles)
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Interview with the Vampire (Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles)

Role in movie: Santiago
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vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.

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The End of the Affair
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The End of the Affair

Role in movie: Henry Miles
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n a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his own jealousy and arranges to have her followed.

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Still Crazy
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Still Crazy

Role in movie: Tony Costello
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n the seventies Strange Fruit were it. They lived the rock lifestyle to the max, groupies, drugs, internal tension and an ex front man dead from an overdose. Even their demise was glamorous; when lightning struck the stage during an outdoor festival. 20 years on and these former rock gods they have now sunk deep into obscurity when the idea of a reunion tour is lodged in the head of Tony, former keyboard player of the Fruits. Tony sets out to find his former bandmates with the help of former manager Karen to see if they can recapture the magic and give themselves a second chance.

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Life is Sweet (Life Is Sweet)
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Life is Sweet (Life Is Sweet)

Role in movie: Patsy
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ust north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on Andy, a cook who forever puts off home remodeling projects, and with a drunken friend, buys a broken down lunch wagon. Natalie, with short neat hair and a snappy, droll manner, is a plumber; she has a holiday planned in America, but little else. Last is Nicola, odd man out: a snarl, big glasses, cigarette, mussed hair, jittery fingers, bulimic, jobless, and unhappy. How they interact and play out family conflict and love is the film's subject.

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The Crying Game
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The Crying Game

Role in movie: Fergus
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rish Republican Army member Fergus (Stephen Rea) forms an unexpected bond with Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Maguire (Adrian Dunbar). Jody makes Fergus promise he'll visit his girlfriend, Dil (Jaye Davidson), in London, and when Fergus flees to the city, he seeks her out. Hounded by his former IRA colleagues, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the enigmatic, and surprising, Dil.

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V for Vendetta
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V for Vendetta

Role in movie: Chief Inspector Eric Finch
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n a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as "V" conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When "V" rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.

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Stephen Rea

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stephen Rea (born 31 October 1946) is an Irish film and stage actor. Rea has appeared in a number of high profile films, both Irish and international, such as V for Vendetta, Michael Collins, Interview with the Vampire and Breakfast on Pluto. Rea was nominated for an Academy Award for his lead performance as Fergus in the 1992 film The Crying Game. Description above from the Wikipedia article Stephen Rea, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia
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