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Where to watch Liam Neeson's best action movies, plus what to know about 'Retribution'

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Liam Neeson's got a brand new action vehicle to show off his particular set of skills. "Retribution" is out now, exclusively in theaters. (Yahoo News; Everett Collection)

When it comes to being an action star, Liam Neeson has a very particular set of skills. The Northern Irish actor, also known for his roles in blockbusters like Love Actually, Silence, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and the Oscar-winning Schindler’s List, has been expertly portraying gunslinging heroes since stepping into the role of ex-CIA agent and protective father Bryan Mills in the 2009 film Taken. Now, Neeson’s back behind the wheel of a new action thriller, Retribution, which rolled into theaters this weekend. Here’s what you need to know about the new Liam Neeson movie, plus where it falls in the ranking of Liam Neeson’s top 10 action movies (and how to watch all of them).

When does Retribution come out?

Retribution premiered exclusively in theaters on August 25, 2023.

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Retribution plot

The new Liam Neeson movie follows a father who receives a strange phone call while commuting with his kids one day. The mystery caller has rigged the car with bombs, sending the family on a high-speed, high stakes chase across the city completing confusing tasks to appease the attacker.

Retribution cast

Alongside Neeson, the Retribution cast includes Noma Dumezweni, Lilly Aspell, Jack Champion, Embeth Davidtz and Matthew Modine.

Liam Neeson’s top 10 action movies

Ranked according to Rotten Tomatoes audience scores, not critics, since Neeson’s action movies tend to score really “Rotten” in the eyes of critics.

1. Honest Thief (2020) - 87%

Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, Jai Courtney, Jeffrey Donovan, Anthony Ramos and Robert Patrick star in Honest Thief, a 2020 action film about a notorious bank robber who decides to turn himself in, only to find his confession has fallen into the hands of two crooked cops.

Watch on Prime Video

2. Taken (2009) - 85%

In what is arguably Liam Neeson’s most iconic action movie, an ex-CIA officer must track down a group of human traffickers after they kidnap his teenage daughter while on vacation in France. Maggie Grace and Leland Orser also star.

Watch on Starz

3. The Marksman (2021) - 83%

Neeson stars in this heart-wrenching action thriller as a former Marine living peacefully as a rancher on the Arizona-Mexican border. When he finds himself responsible for the safety of an 11-year-old migrant boy, everything changes.

Rent on Amazon

4. Blacklight (2022) - 82%

In Blacklight, Neeson plays a “fixer” for the FBI who starts to question everything when a journalist uncovers the bureau’s true agenda.

Watch on Prime Video

5. Memory (2022) - 81%

Neeson stars as an expert assassin who draws the line at working for a dangerous crime organization in the 2022 action thriller Memory.

Watch on Prime Video

6. The A-Team (2010) - 66%

Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Patrick Wilson and Neeson star in 2010’s The A-Team.

Watch on Hulu

7. Retribution

Alongside Neeson, the cast of this new thriller includes Noma Dumezweni, Lilly Aspell, Jack Champion, Embeth Davidtz and Matthew Modine. Retribution is now playing in theaters.

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8. Non-Stop (2014) - 63%

Neeson and Julianne Moore co-star in this thriller about a U.S. Air Marshal who finds himself the prime suspect in his own case on a transatlantic flight to London.

Watch on Netflix

9. The Grey (2012) - 61%

It’s Neeson vs. a pack of wolves in the Alaskan wilderness in this 2012 action drama The Grey, which also stars Dermot Mulroney and Frank Grillo.

Watch on Netflix

10. Run All Night (2015) - 56%

Neeson stars in this 2015 mob thriller alongside Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman and Common.

Watch on Max