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Barry Keoghan's movie roles, ranked according to critics

Barry Keoghan's movie roles, ranked according to critics
Barry Keoghan as Oliver in "Saltburn."
Barry Keoghan as Oliver in "Saltburn."Prime Video
  • Barry Keoghan has an impressive film résumé.

  • He's starred in three Oscar-nominated movies, as well as Marvel and DC titles.

  • Here are Keoghan's movies from best to worse, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

Barry Keoghan finally gets his chance to shine as the leading man in his latest movie "Saltburn."

Over the last few years, Keoghan has had standout performances in several major films such as "The Banshees of Inisherin," "Eternals" and "The Killing of a Sacred Deer." Yet he rarely plays the leading man.

In "Saltburn," an erotic thriller about a boy obsessed with his wealthy friend, Keoghan captivates audiences and manipulates their emotions from disgust to awe. The success of "Saltburn" has made Keoghan the Hollywood's new obsession.

Here are the 31-year-old actor's movies ranked according to their score on Rotten Tomatoes, which aggregates reviews from an array of professional critics.

15. "Stay" (2013)

Barry Keoghan and Taylor Schilling sitting on stone steps
Barry Keoghan and Taylor Schilling in "Stay."Gravitas Ventures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 24%

Summary: Based on a book of the same name, "Stay" follows an age-gap couple, Abby (Taylor Schilling) and Dermot (Aiden Quinn), who live in Ireland. When Abby becomes pregnant, the couple fights over what to do with the baby.

Keoghan plays Sean Meehan, a boy from the nearby village.

14. "Eternals" (2021)

Barry Keoghan in Marvel's "Eternals."
Barry Keoghan in Marvel's "Eternals."Sophie Mutevelian/Marvel Studios

Rotten Tomatoes score: 47%

Summary: The Chloe Zhao-directed Marvel movie follows a group of immortal aliens who have overseen Earth for thousands of years.

The Eternals decide to regroup after discovering their sworn enemies, the Deviants, are hunting them.

Keoghan plays Druig, an Eternal with the power of mind control.

13. "Trespass Against Us" (2016)

Barry Keoghan wearing a hoodie sitting in a church pew.
This is Barry Keoghan's first film with Brendan Gleeson before "The Banshees of Inisherin."A24

Rotten Tomatoes score: 57%

Summary: "Trespass Against Us" centers on three generations of a crime family living in rural England. Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) wants to leave the family business with his wife (Lyndsey Marshall) and son. But he fears retaliation from his crime-boss father, Colby (Brendan Gleeson).

Keoghan plays Windows, a member of the gang.

12. "Saltburn" (2023)

Barry Keoghan in "Saltburn."
Barry Keoghan was nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA for his role in "Saltburn."Amazon MGM Studios

Rotten Tomatoes score: 71%

Summary: Keoghan plays Oliver, a poor, lonely Oxford student who befriends the rich and popular Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi). One day, Felix invites Oliver to stay at his family's estate, Saltburn, unaware of Oliver's true intentions.

11. "Mammal" (2016)

Barry Keoghan in "Mammal."
Barry Keoghan plays a homeless man in "Mammal."Mance Media

Rotten Tomatoes score: 75%

Summary: Oscar-nominated actor Rachel Griffiths stars in this film as Margaret, a woman grieving her missing son. To cope with her loss, she befriends a homeless young man (Keoghan) who is similar to the son she lost.

10. "Black ‘47" (2018)

Barry Keoghan holding a musket gun
Many of Keoghan's early movies were set in Ireland or Northern Ireland.IFC Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 78%

Summary: "Black '47" is a period drama set in Ireland during the Great Famine. In the film, Martin Feeney (James Frecheville) abandons his post in the British Army to return to his family. He is horrified to see his home devastated by famine, but the authorities hunt him before he can help.

Keoghan plays Hobson, an English soldier who helps hunt Feeney.

9. "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" (2017)

Barry Keoghan eating spaghetti in "The Killing of a Sacred Deer."
This is Barry Keoghan's first film with Colin Farrell before "The Banshees of Inisherin."A24

Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%

Summary: After Martin's (Keoghan) father dies on the operating table, he seeks out the surgeon responsible, Steven (Colin Farrell). Martin's interactions with Steven, his wife, and their two children seem innocent until the whole family falls ill.

8. "Traders" (2015)

Killian Scott  in "Traders."
Killian Scott stars as Harry Fox in "Traders." Barry Keoghan is just Ken.Sunfilm Entertainment

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

Summary: Harry (Killian Fox) gets pulled into a dangerous scheme after losing his job. His friend Vernon (John Bradley) has set up a secret fight club where competitors sell all their possessions and fight to the death for each other's money.

Keoghan plays Ken, a minor character in the movie.

7. "The Batman" (2022)

Robert Pattinson as Batman, standing in a crime scene.
Barry Keoghan played the Joker to Robert Pattinson's (above) Batman in "The Batman."Warner Bros. Pictures

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%

Summary: Robert Pattinson stars as Batman in the latest take on the caped crusader. In this story, Batman is chasing a serial killer who keeps murdering political figures. As Batman goes down a rabbit hole to find the killer, he also uncovers secrets about Gotham's past.

Keoghan makes a small appearance at the end of the movie as Batman's greatest rival, the Joker.

6. "American Animals" (2018)

Jared Abrahamson, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner and Barry Keoghan star in the heist docudrama "American Animals."
Jared Abrahamson, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, and Barry Keoghan star in the heist docudrama "American Animals."HBO Max

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

Summary: "American Animals" is a docudrama about the 2004 Transylvania University book heist, a failed attempt by four college students to steal rare books worth millions.

Jared Abrahamson, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, and Keoghan play the four students, but the movie also has segments of interviews with the actual thieves and victims.

5. "The Green Knight" (2021)

Barry Keoghan as a scavenger in "The Green Knight."
Barry Keoghan as a scavenger in "The Green Knight."A24

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

Summary: Dev Patel stars in this surreal retelling of the Arthurian myth of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." After Gawain (Patel) foolishly agrees to a challenge from an unknown enemy, he must journey to uphold his end of the bargain and prove he is a true hero.

Keoghan plays a thief Gawain meets on his journey.

4. "Dunkirk" (2017)

Mark Rylance and Barry Keoghan in "Dunkirk."
Barry Keoghan plays a civilian called Geoge in "Dunkirk."Warner Bros.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

Summary: "Dunkirk" was the first Oscar-winning movie that Keoghan appeared in. The Christopher Nolan-directed war film depicts the British evacuation of Dunkirk, France, during World War II.

The event is shown through the eyes of a soldier trapped in Dunkirk, two Royal Air Force pilots, and a group of civilians who used their boat to help soldiers evacuate. Keoghan plays George, one of the civilians caught in the crossfire.

3. "Calm with Horses" (2019)

Barry Keoghan dyes his hair blonde in "Calm with Horses."
The movie was also titled "The Shadow of Violence."Saban Films

Rotten Tomatoes score: 94%

Summary: Keoghan goes blonde to play a gang enforcer in this crime thriller set in rural Ireland. Dympna (Keoghan) and Douglas "Arm" Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis) are feared members of the Devers gang. Arm's loyalty is tested when he is ordered to kill for the first time.

2. "'71" (2014)

Barry Keoghan and Jack O'Connell in "71'"
Barry Keoghan and Jack O'Connell in "71.'"Black Label Media

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

Summary: "'71" is a crime period drama set during the 20th-century conflict in Northern Ireland, known as the Troubles. Gary Hook (Jack O'Connell), a British Army recruit, arrives in Belfast to help contain volatile areas. When violent policing sparks a riot, Hook is separated from his comrades and must hide between multiple opposing factions.

Keoghan plays Sean Bannon, a young boy Hook meets in the chaos.

1. "The Banshees of Inisherin" (2022)

The Banshees of Inisherin
"The Banshees of Inisherin" received 9 Oscar nominations in 2023.Jonathan Hession/Courtesy of Searchlight Picture

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

Summary: Set on the small fictional island of Inisherin in the middle of the Irish Civil War, the Oscar-nominated movie follows two friends, Colm Doherty (Brendan Gleeson) and Padraic (Colin Farrell), who have a big disagreement. The turmoil caused by the end of their friendship spills across the island.

Keoghan received his first supporting-actor Oscar nomination for starring in this film as the lovable island idiot Dominic Kearney.

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