Whether he’s a Jedi, a man with a particular set of skills, or a superhero out of revenge Liam Neeson has portrayed a multitude of characters good and bad. We’ve combed through the Neeson library and come up with what we see as his 10 best performances.
10. Taken (2008)
A great performance from Neeson with great action and a great script. Much better than the sequels and full of Neeson chewing up the scenery.
9. Star Wars The Phantom Menace (1999)
The rest of the film aside, Neeson’s performance as Qui-Gon Jinn is worth the admission alone. I want him to be every Jedi. Now only if we could cut out the rest of the film…
8. Satisfaction (1988)
Not a Neeson film so much as it is about young women trying to make it in a band, but Neeson does a really good job in it as a bar owner and love interest of the main character. It was surprising how honest and normal he is here, none of the bravado from Taken, but still a great performance.
7. Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
This mystery thriller didn’t get a lot of press, but it was a good detective story with some decent action by the aging Neeson. Skip Taken 3 and seek out this one.
6. Darkman (1990)
A cult hit for all the right reasons. This film made me love Neeson. You’ll love him too.
5. The A-Team (2010)
Easily the best part of this film, Neeson’s portrayal of Hannibal is fantastic. He chews up the scenery and keeps you engaged. Mindless action and crazy stunts abound, but Neeson is the glue.
4. The Lego Movie (2014)
It’s a fun film all around and Neeson’s turn as Good Cop/Bad Cop is funny and very much entertaining. More animated Neeson please.
3. A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014)
An over-the-top villain being played in an over-the-top way. This film is funny and crazy, but Neeson shines in this comedic role.
2. Unknown (2011)
Another underrated performance from the last few years. Neeson is good here and feels like he wants to be here, unlike the Taken sequels.
1. Schindler’s List (1993)
A must watch even if you don’t like Neeson. A great film that should be everyone’s list.
Do you agree with our list? Did we forget any? Let us know down in the comments.
All opinions are that of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Deck Ape...or anyone else. Arrr!