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1. Calvary (2014)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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91 Metascore

After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

Writer: John Michael McDonagh | Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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81 Metascore

Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic.

Writers: Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Eric Sykes

3. Troy (2004)

R | 163 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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56 Metascore

An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.

Writers: Homer, David Benioff | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Julian Glover

4. Braveheart (1995)

R | 177 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.4
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68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.

Writer: Randall Wallace | Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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65 Metascore

As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

Writers: Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling | Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy

6. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

R | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.

Writer: William Monahan | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Martin Hancock

7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

PG-13 | 138 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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71 Metascore

With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

Writers: Michael Goldenberg, J.K. Rowling | Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Brendan Gleeson

8. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Writers: Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

9. In Bruges (2008)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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67 Metascore

Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.

Writer: Martin McDonagh | Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Elizabeth Berrington

10. 28 Days Later... (2002)

R | 113 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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73 Metascore

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

Writer: Alex Garland | Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer

11. The Village (2004)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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44 Metascore

The population of a small, isolated countryside village believe that their alliance with the mysterious creatures that inhabit the forest around them is coming to an end.

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan | Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard

12. The Smurfs 2 (2013)

PG | 105 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.4
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34 Metascore

The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs.

Writers: J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Karey Kirkpatrick, Peyo | Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry, Hank Azaria

13. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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65 Metascore

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

Writers: Brian Aldiss, Ian Watson, Steven Spielberg | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards

14. Mission: Impossible II (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.0
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60 Metascore

A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera"

Writers: Bruce Geller, Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, Robert Towne | Director: John Woo | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames

15. Safe House (2012)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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52 Metascore

A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.

Writer: David Guggenheim | Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick, Vera Farmiga

16. Beowulf (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.3
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59 Metascore

The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing towns, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge.

Writers: Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary, Anonymous | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover, Angelina Jolie, Robin Wright

17. The Company You Keep (2012)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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57 Metascore

A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who has discovered his identity.

Writers: Lem Dobbs, Neil Gordon | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robert Redford, Brit Marling, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte

18. The Raven (I) (2012)

R | 110 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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44 Metascore

When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality.

Writers: Hannah Shakespeare, Ben Livingston | Director: James McTeigue | Stars: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson

19. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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73 Metascore

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

Writers: Charles Frazier, Anthony Minghella | Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins

20. The Guard (2011)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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78 Metascore

An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.

Writer: John Michael McDonagh | Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Ronan Collins

21. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

Writer: Gideon Defoe | Directors: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt | Stars: Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Martin Freeman

22. Green Zone (2010)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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63 Metascore

Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Rajiv Chandrasekaran | Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Jason Isaacs, Greg Kinnear, Igal Naor

23. Suffragette (2015)

Drama | Filming

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

Writer: Abi Morgan | Director: Sarah Gavron | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Romola Garai

24. Lake Placid (1999)

R | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.6
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33 Metascore

Horror-Comedy about a man-eating crocodile loose in the lake.

Writer: David E. Kelley | Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson

25. Albert Nobbs (2011)

R | 113 min | Drama

6.7
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57 Metascore

Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.

Writers: Gabriella Prekop, John Banville, Glenn Close, George Moore, István Szabó | Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Antonia Campbell-Hughes

26. Heart of the Sea (2015)

Drama | Post-production

Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.

Writers: Rick Jaffa, Charles Leavitt, Peter Morgan, Nathaniel Philbrick, Amanda Silver | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw

27. Far and Away (1992)

PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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49 Metascore

A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When ... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Dolman, Ron Howard | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky

28. The Grand Seduction (2013)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy

7.5
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The small harbor of Tickle Cove is in dire need of a doctor so that the town can land a contract to secure a factory which will save the town from financial ruin. Village resident Murray ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Dowse, Ken Scott | Director: Don McKellar | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent

29. Michael Collins (1996)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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60 Metascore

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.

Writer: Neil Jordan | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart

30. The Punisher (1989)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as the Punisher.

Writer: Boaz Yakin | Director: Mark Goldblatt | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeroen Krabbé, Kim Miyori

31. The Secret of Kells (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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81 Metascore

The animated story of the boy behind the famed Book of Kells.

Writers: Tomm Moore, Fabrice Ziolkowski | Directors: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey | Stars: Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Christen Mooney

32. Eliza Graves (2014)

PG-13 | Thriller | Completed

A recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues -- though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.

Writers: Joe Gangemi, Edgar Allan Poe | Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Brendan Gleeson

33. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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59 Metascore

In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.

Writers: Neil Jordan, Pat McCabe | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, Eva Birthistle, Liam Neeson

34. Dark Blue (2002)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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57 Metascore

A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

Writers: James Ellroy, David Ayer | Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele

35. The Tailor of Panama (2001)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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66 Metascore

A tailor living in Panama reluctantly becomes a spy for a British agent.

Writers: John le Carré, Andrew Davies, John Boorman | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Lee Curtis, Leonor Varela

36. Turbulence (1997)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

4.7
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After a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a stewardess must outwit a smooth-talking serial killer and land the plane herself.

Writer: Jonathan Brett | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson, Hector Elizondo

37. The Field (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama

7.4
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"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing endlessly for the sake of the land. And when the widow who owns the field decides to sell the field in a public ... See full summary »

Writers: John B. Keane, Jim Sheridan | Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Frances Tomelty

38. Into the Storm (2009 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm, Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII.

Writer: Hugh Whitemore | Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Clive Mantle, Adrian Scarborough, Jack Shepherd

39. Perrier's Bounty (2009)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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47 Metascore

A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.

Writer: Mark O'Rowe | Director: Ian Fitzgibbon | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Cillian Murphy, Michael McElhatton, Don Wycherley

40. Six Shooter (2004)

Unrated | 27 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball....

Writer: Martin McDonagh | Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Rúaidhrí Conroy, David Wilmot, Aisling O'Sullivan

41. The Snapper (1993 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters. When she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, she becomes the talk of ... See full summary »

Writer: Roddy Doyle | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Colm Meaney, Tina Kellegher, Ruth McCabe, Eanna MacLiam

42. The General (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the IRA, ... See full summary »

Writers: John Boorman, Paul Williams | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy

43. Made in Hollywood (2005– )

60 min | Talk-Show

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Creator: Cleveland O'Neal III | Stars: Kylie Erica Mar, Julie L. Harkness, Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay, Patrick Stinson

44. The Money (2014 TV Movie)

Drama

An American mogul and patriarch wields power and influence to expand his media empire and control his family.

Writer: David Milch | Director: Justin Chadwick | Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Ray Liotta, Brendan Gleeson, Dominique McElligott

45. Trespass Against Us

Action, Crime, Drama | Pre-production

A man looks to find a way to escape the criminal ways of his outlaw family.

Writer: Alastair Siddons | Director: Adam Smith | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson

46. Black Irish (2007)

R | 95 min | Drama

7.1
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A teenage boy longs to win the attention of his emotionally distant father.

Writer: Brad Gann | Director: Brad Gann | Stars: Michael Angarano, Brendan Gleeson, Emily VanCamp, Tom Guiry

47. The Butcher Boy (1997)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie ... See full summary »

Writers: Pat McCabe, Neil Jordan | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Eamonn Owens, Alan Boyle

48. Sexual Healing

Biography, Drama, Music | Announced

The film focuses on the later years of Marvin Gaye as he lived in Europe, putting his past drug abuse behind him and wrote his hit song Sexual Healing, along with promoter Freddy Cousaert.

Writer: Matthew Broughton | Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Clarke Peters, Jesse L. Martin, Dwight Henry

49. Into the West (1992)

PG | 97 min | Family, Adventure

7.0
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Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it.

Writers: Jim Sheridan, David Keating | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ciarán Fitzgerald, Rúaidhrí Conroy

50. Harrison's Flowers (2000)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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49 Metascore

When a Newsweek photojournalist disappears in war-torn Yugoslavia, his wife travels to Europe to find him.

Writers: Isabel Ellsen, Élie Chouraqui, Didier Le Pêcheur, Michael Katims | Director: Élie Chouraqui | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Scott Anton, Elias Koteas, Brendan Gleeson