The Batman, Saltburn, and Barry Keoghan's best movies ranked

Academy Award nominee Barry Keoghan has been in the spotlight this year more than ever, and his many versatile roles to date prove he's not going anywhere anytime soon.

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1. The Banshees of Inisherin

The Banshees of Inisherin
Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan in the film THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN. Photo by Jonathan Hession. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2023 Searchlight Pictures All Rights Reserved. /

And now, the best of the best of Keoghan's filmography. The Banshees of Inisherin is one of my favorite movies of the past decade, and the complex performances are one of the biggest reasons.

Directed by Martin McDonagh, the 2022 dark comedy is a reunion of Irish actors, as not only is Colin Farrell reunited with both Brendan Gleeson and Keoghan, but Keoghan had also worked with Gleeson before. Rounding out the cast is the talented Kerry Condon. All four actors were nominated for Academy Awards for the film.

The Banshees of Inisherin takes place in the 1920s as the Irish Civil War is coming to a close. The people of the fictional Irish island live pretty mundane lives, but when protagonist Pádraic (Farrell) learns his best friend Colm (Gleeson) no longer wants to associate with him, Pádraic is left confused and hopeless. Throughout the movie, we watch as Pádraic tries to mend his friendship with Colm as he also deals with everyday events of the island.

Keoghan plays a character named Dominic in The Banshees of Inisherin, an abused kid who just wants to lead a normal life. His performance is absolutely heartbreaking in the most subtle of ways, and it earned him a BAFTA Award win for Best Supporting Actor. Condon, who plays Pádraic's sister Siobhán (and the object of Dominic's affection) also won a BAFTA Award for her performance for Best Supporting Actress.

The Banshees of Inisherin makes you feel all the emotions, as it starts off silly and light and turns into a devastating story about humanity. There's so much to love about this movie and I'm glad it got the recognition it did. If you haven't seen it, what are you waiting for? (But make sure to have tissues ready!)

Where to watch: Stream on Max or on Hulu

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