Brian Cox is one of the most talented and admired actors working in the film industry. The Scottish actor proved his acting chops by doing Shakespeare and made his film debut in the role of Leon Trotsky in the 1971 film Nicholas and Alexandra. Recently he played the role of the media titan Logan Roy in Succession, which is arguably one of the best television shows ever made. So, if you also love Brian Cox’s performances here are the best movies and shows starring Brian Cox you should watch.
10. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (Tubi)
Synopsis: It’s just another night at the morgue for a father (Brian Cox) and son (Emile Hirsch) team of coroners, until an unidentified, highly unusual corpse comes in. Discovered buried in the basement of the home of a brutally murdered family, the young Jane Doe—eerily well preserved and with no visible signs of trauma—is shrouded in mystery. As they work into the night to piece together the cause of her death, the two men begin to uncover the disturbing secrets of her life. Soon, a series of terrifying events make it clear: this Jane Doe may not be dead. The latest from Trollhunter director Andre Ovredal is a scarily unpredictable, supernatural shocker that never lets up.
9. The Ring (Paramount+)
Synopsis: When four teenagers all meet with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape, investigative reporter Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) tracks down the video… and watches it. Now, the legend is coming true, the clock is ticking and Rachel has just seven days to unravel the mystery of The Ring.
8. Red Eye (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Moments after takeoff, Lisa’s seatmate, Jackson (Cillian Murphy), menacingly reveals the real reason he’s on board: He is an operative in a plot to kill a rich and powerful businessman …. And Lisa is the key to its success. If she refuses to cooperate, her father will be killed by an assassin awaiting a call from Jackson.
7. Zodiac (Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Set in the bay area in the 60s and 70s, zodiac sees a murderer with seemingly random targets sending terrifying threats and cryptic codes to police and publishers all around san francisco, gripping the city with fear and paranoia and sparking the interest of a young cartoonist with a penchant for puzzles.
6. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Hulu)
Synopsis: “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is a revolution–an action-packed epic featuring stunning visual effects and creatures unlike anything ever seen before. At the story’s heart is Caesar (Andy Serkis), a chimpanzee who gains human-like intelligence and emotions from an experimental drug. Raised like a child by the drug’s creator (James Franco), Caesar ultimately finds himself taken from the humans he loves and imprisoned. Seeking justice, Caesar assembles a simian army and escapes–putting man and primate on a collision course that could change the planet forever.
5. Braveheart (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Braveheart, Mel Gibson’s richly detailed, Academy AwardÂ®-winning saga of fierce combat, tender love and the will to risk it all for freedom, is now a digitally remastered, two-disc Special Collector’s Edition DVD bursting with dynamic new special features. In an emotionally charged performance, Gibson is William Wallace, a bold Scotsman who uses the steel of his sword and the fire of his intellect to rally his countrymen to liberation from the English occupation of Scotland. Winner of five OscarsÂ® â€” Best Picture of 1995, Best Director (Gibson), Best Cinematography, Best Makeup and Best Sound Effects Editing â€” “Braveheart” is “the most sumptuous and involving historical epic since ‘Lawrence of Arabia’” (Rod Lurie, Los Angeles Magazine).
4. X2 (Starz)
Synopsis: After an anti-mutant “black ops” specialist abducts Xavier, imprisons his students and steals Cerebro, the fugitive X-Men and newcomer Night Crawler join forces with Magneto to rescue their brethren and forestall a holocaust.
3. The Bourne Franchise (Netflix & HBO Max)
The Bourne Identity (Synopsis): Get ready for the explosive, action-packed hit with incredible fight sequences starring Academy Award® winner Matt Damon (Ocean’s Eleven). Pulled from the sea with two bullets in his back, Jason Bourne discovers he has the skills of a very dangerous man and no memory of his violent past. Racing to unlock the secret of his own identity, he discovers the deadly truth: he’s an elite government agent. But to the government, Jason Bourne isn’t just their property, he’s a malfunctioning thirty-million-dollar weapon. Lethally trained, built to disappear, he’s an agent on the run who has to be taken out.
2. Manhunter (MovieSphere)
Synopsis: Three years after leaving the police force|Will Graham is begged by an old colleague to return|to help track down a murderer who operates on the full moon and has murdered two entire families. Endowed with a sixth sense|Graham has never used conventional ways to find psychopaths. Instead|he has developed a method which is dangerous for his own mental health for it allows him to be accepted by people with deranged minds and enables him to construct a path that will lead to the murderer.
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1. Succession (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Power, politics, money…it’s all in the family in this provocative, bitingly funny drama series about a highly dysfunctional dynasty. When aging, uber-wealthy patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox), CEO of one of the world’s largest media and entertainment conglomerates, decides to retire, each of his four grown children follows a personal agenda that doesn’t always sync with those of their siblings–or of their father. After Logan changes his mind about stepping down, he endures the often-childish bickering of his heirs while others in their orbit position themselves for a post-Logan world that seems imminent, though not predestined. Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, and Alan Ruck co-star as Logan’s children; also with Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, and Matthew Macfadyen.