17 movies with Cillian Murphy in addition to Oppenheimer!
Cillian Murphy is a talented actor who has graced the big screen in a number of exciting and challenging roles. Most recently, he starred in the film Oppenheimer and received acclaim for his brilliant performance in this Christopher Nolan film. But before starring in Oppenheimer, his illustrious career had landed him roles in a wide variety of film genres, from dramas to thrillers to science fiction. The following is a full list of movies Cillian Murphy has starred in along with a full synopsis and the characters he has played in each movie:
28 days later (2002)
Jim (Cillian Murphy) is a man who awakens from a coma for 28 days after a deadly viral outbreak sweeps through England, turning most of the population into flesh-eating zombies. Waking up, he finds a world torn apart and invaded by destruction and emptiness. Along with a group of survivors, including Selina (Naomie Harris) and Frank (Brendan Gleeson), Jim tries to survive and find safety from this terrible terror. They fight to stay alive while finding out if there is any hope of restoring humanity.
This black comedy film depicts the lives of a group of people in Dublin, Ireland, who become entwined in a series of unexpected events. Cillian Murphy plays a character named John, a young man who is involved in an unplanned kidnapping. His stories intertwine with each other and present a distinctive black comedy by depicting the realities of city life.
Cold Mountain (2003)
In this war movie, Cillian Murphy plays a young soldier named Bardolph who is loyal to Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War. After being wounded in battle, Bardolph attempts to return to his Cold Mountain home. On his way home, he meets a young woman named Ada Monroe (Nicole Kidman) who is kind and helps him. Despite being embroiled in war and tragedy, Bardolph finds the true meaning of friendship and love.
The Pearl Girl (2003)
Cillian Murphy appears as the character of Pieter, a maid in the home of artist Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth). This film tells the story of the forbidden romance between Vermeer and one of his models, Griet (Scarlett Johansson). Pieter witnesses the emotional and artistic journey of Vermeer and Griet, and her involvement in their lives is part of a fascinating story.
28 weeks later (2007)
After 28 weeks of the zombie virus outbreak in England, the United States military forces are gradually reopening the City of London. Cillian Murphy returns as Jim, a former victim of the virus who hides a terrible secret about his immunity to the plague. However, when the virus returns, bringing new terrors, Jim must face even more deadly situations and must protect those he loves from it while he tries to save himself.
In this sci-fi film, Cillian Murphy stars as Robert Capa, an astronaut involved in a mission to save the waning sun to save humanity from Earth’s energy crisis. Robert Capa and his crew must face great challenges in space and may have to sacrifice everything for the survival of mankind.
On the Edge of Love (2008)
In this drama, Cillian Murphy stars as William Killick, a Navy officer who finds himself involved in a love triangle with poet Dylan Thomas (Matthew Rhys) and his childhood friend, Vera Phillips (Keira Knightley). This complicated love story takes place during World War II, and involves strong feelings and struggles to face harsh reality.
The Dark Knight (2008)
In the Batman sequel, Cillian Murphy reprises his role as Scarecrow, a villain back to wreak havoc on Gotham City. Scarecrow joins forces with the Joker (Heath Ledger) in pursuit of him to create fear and chaos in the city. Meanwhile, Batman (Christian Bale) tries to take on two formidable foes at once to protect Gotham from destruction.
Cillian Murphy plays a character named John, a man with a complicated split personality. John lives in two different identities, as himself and as a woman named Emma. When his secret is revealed, he must face dire consequences and save himself from a dark past.
In this complex sci-fi film, Cillian Murphy stars as Robert Fischer, heir to a large corporation. He becomes the target of ideas being stolen from his subconscious by a group of idea thieves led by Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio). In the course of carrying out this mission, Cobb must face unexpected spiritual obstacles and physical dangers.
Tron: Legacy (2010)
Cillian Murphy appears as Ed Dillinger Jr., the son of the antagonist in the original “Tron” movie. After his death, his father left a legacy in the form of a malicious computer program that seeks to gain control of a large technology company that is after the main character, Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund). Ed Dillinger Jr. must choose between continuing in the path of his father or facing a fundamental change in his life.
In this thriller, Cillian Murphy and Thandie Newton play a couple who rent a desert island for a vacation and face problems in their marriage. However, their vacation takes a turn for the worse when an injured man (Jamie Bell) appears on the beach and informs them of a deadly plague currently sweeping the world. As they search for a way to survive, they must also deal with complicated internal conflicts.
In Time (2011)
In this science fiction film, Cillian Murphy plays Raymond Leon, a security guard who tries to arrest the main character played by Justin Timberlake on charges of murder. In a world where human lifespan has been regulated and measured as currency, Raymond Leon pursues the suspect and must deal with unexpected and rapidly changing situations.
Red Lights (2012)
Cillian Murphy stars as Tom Buckley, a young physicist who works with his partner, Dr. Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver), to investigate supernatural phenomena and uncover the deception behind the infamous paranormal magic. However, when they try to uncover the truth behind a famous psychic named Simon Silver (Robert De Niro), they must face the unthinkable.
This drama film tells the story of a girl named Skunk (Eloise Laurence) who witnesses an incident that changes the lives of the people around her. Cillian Murphy stars as Mike Kiernan, the head of the family trying to protect his neighbors from violence and looking for a way to resolve the growing conflict peacefully.
In this sci-fi film, Cillian Murphy plays a character named Agent Buchanan, an FBI agent whose job it is to investigate the actions of a genius scientist who has created artificial intelligence and combined it with the human body. When the scientist (Johnny Depp) begins to control technology and the world with unfathomable powers, Agent Buchanan must face an uphill battle to find a way to stop this grave threat.
A Quiet Place 2 (2020)
In A Quite Place 2, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe) are forced to flee their home and face danger outside their once-safe world. They discover that the monstrous creatures are not the only threat they must face. On their way, they meet Emmett (Cillian Murphy), a man who was once a close friend of the Abbott family before a terrible disaster struck. But after this disaster, Emmet became a traumatized man.
That’s 17 movies that Cillian Murphy has starred in. She has shown the extraordinary acting talent of hers through the various roles that she has played in these movies. From hero roles to antagonists, he manages to bring all the characters to life with great passion and authenticity, making him one of the leading actors in the entertainment industry. The films in which he has starred will always be remembered by the public and will contribute irreplaceable works to the world of cinema.