Liam Neeson has had a very interesting career in Hollywood. Like many, he started out with bit parts and supporting roles before becoming a leading man in high-profile dramas like Schindler’s List and Rob Roy. His career took another drastic turn thanks to the Taken films and he suddenly became the hottest action hero in movies.
While Neeson has more than his share of classic movies on his filmography, he is not always picky when it comes to his projects. This can lead to some pretty bad movies that even his biggest fans might have a hard time watching. Here are the worst Liam Neeson movies according to IMDB.
10 Clash Of The Titans (5.8)
Clash of the Titans was a beloved sword-and-sandals fantasy film so it was only a matter of time before the big-budget remake came about. The movie follows Perseus, a demigod and son of Zeus (Neeson). Along with a band of warriors, Perseus is forced to defend Earth against creatures from the underworld.
The movie doesn’t let down those viewers who were looking for big expensive spectacles. But when you look past all the CGI noise, the movie doesn’t have a lot going for it. Neeson looks to be giving the bare minimum in a role that requires little of him.
9 Battleship (5.8)
After Michael Bay made a big-budget sci-fi epic out of the Transformers toy line, studios thought they could take the same approach to making a movie version of the beloved board game Battleship. While that idea seems laughable, that’s about as much entertainment as the movie is going to provide.
The movie follows a group of Navy soldiers who find themselves under attack from alien warships. Neeson has a supporting role as one of the commanding officers. Unfortunately, most of the focus is placed on the less interesting young cast and dull action scenes.
8 Gun Shy (5.7)
Neeson has proven he can be a very funny guy when the situation calls for it, but not all comedies on his filmography are hits. Gun Shy was meant to be a fun crime-comedy with Neeson playing a talented DEA agent who suffers from anxiety after a bust goes wrong.
The talented cast, which includes Sandra Bullock and Oliver Platt, try their hardest, but the script lets them down. The movie is surprisingly low-brown, relying on tired humor rather than embrace the dark comedy it is presenting itself as.
7 The Nut Job (5.7)
Neeson has lent his very recognizable vocals to some great animated film, like The Lego Movie. But The Nut Job is a movie that must embarrass him even if his face is never shown. The movie follows a group of woodland creatures that plan an elaborate heist of a nut shop to stock up food for winter.
Even the younger viewers would probably not find much joy in this boring and unimaginative animated adventure. Neeson plays the tough raccoon leader of the animals but he doesn’t seem to be having much fun with the role. There are plenty of similar yet entertaining animated films better worth your time.
6 Wrath Of The Titans (5.7)
Despite a pretty lukewarm reception for the first film, Clash of the Titans somehow got a sequel in which Neeson returns as the boisterous Zeus. This time around, Perseus must travel to the underworld to rescue Zeus who has been taken by Ares and Hades who are unleashing the monstrous titans on the world.
The sequel repeats the same mistakes of the first film, only worsening them. The characters are still uninteresting and the plot is still unengaging. The movie just becomes a CGI mess without any of the fun audiences expected with such an adventure.
5 Men in Black: International (5.6)
Men in Black was a hugely entertaining sci-fi comedy in the 90s. Sadly, it is one of those films that spawned a franchise that never came close to matching the original. The worst entry in the series was the latest reboot, Men in Black: International.
Despite pairing Neeson with the likes of Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson for this new adventure, the movie was reportedly torn apart by a troubled production. The result is a messy and unfocused film that could be the final nail in the coffin of this franchise.
4 The Other Man (5.4)
Neeson seems to have an affection for thrillers focusing on deception within a relationship. Sometimes this can result in an effective and intriguing film. Other times, you get something like The Other Man.
Neeson stars as a man whose wife dies then receives a letter from a man he doesn’t know. Obsession leads the husband to attempt to track down the mystery man and find out his relationship with the man’s dead wife. The potential of the premise is wasted on a dull and tensionless slog.
3 Ruby Cairo (5.0)
Some of Neeson’s less successful films are high-profile projects, while others luckily go under the radar. Ruby Cairo is one of the latter as it hardly made an impact on anyone when it was released or since then.
The mystery thriller stars Andie MacDowell as a woman whose husband dies mysteriously while on a business trip. As she looks into his dealings, she finds that he may have been hiding some dark secrets from her. The illogical plot is too tedious to follow and the mystery is too uninteresting to care about.
2 The Haunting (5.0)
The Haunting is a remake of a classic horror film from 1963. While that film holds up even today, the remake is a laughable misfire. Neeson stars alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Owen Wilson as participants in a research study taking place in a haunted mansion.
The scares are few and far between with effects that felt dated when the film was released. The cast is fine but seems to be struggling with the ridiculous of the movie and its story.
1 Satisfaction (4.9)
Before he was one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood, Neeson was relegated to playing the boyfriend role in forgettable comedies. Satisfaction followed a female band as they tried to make it big and get their shot at stardom. Neeson plays a music manager who falls for the lead singer (Justine Bateman).
We’re apparently supposed to think a band who plays covers of Rolling Stones songs is supposed to be amazing which is only where this movie’s problems begin. The comedy isn’t funny and the characters are thin. The only way it might interest viewers is seeing Neeson and Julia Roberts in early roles.