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1. 1916 Seachtar na Cásca (2010– )

Drama, History

8.5
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Stars: Rory Mullen, Tadhg Murphy, Seán T. Ó Meallaigh, Stephen D'Arcy

2. 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, William Wallce 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

3. The Treaty (1991 TV Movie)

Drama, History

8.4
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A faithful depiction of how a key treaty between the Southern Irish, represented by Michael Collins, and the English government was concluded after tough long high-stakes negotiations in 1921.

Writer: Brian Phelan | Director: Jonathan Lewis | Stars: Patrick Condren, Ian Bannen, Julian Fellowes, Malcolm Douglas

4. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire': Dark Matters, New Masters (2005)

Documentary

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Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Rupert Grint

5. Song of the Sea (2014)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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Saoirse is a child who is the last of the selkies, women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into people. She escapes from her grandmother's home to journey to the sea ... See full summary »

Writer: Will Collins | Director: Tomm Moore | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, David Rawle, Pat Shortt

6. The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009 TV Movie)

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Writers: Barry Adelman, Ken Shapiro, Jon Macks | Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Amy Adams, Brooke Adams, Christina Applegate

7. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.0
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71 Metascore

A military officer is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. When this officer is enabled with the same power, he teams up with a Special Forces warrior to try and end the war.

Writers: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Hiroshi Sakurazaka | Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson

8. 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

9. Immaturity for Charity (2012 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Comedy sketches made to raise money for St. Francis Hospice in Raheny, Dublin.

Writers: Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Moloney | Director: John Butler | Stars: Cathy Belton, Andrew Bennett, Gary Egan, Brendan Gleeson

10. Screenplay (1986–1993)
Episode: Love Lies Bleeding (1993)

89 min | Comedy

8.0
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Conn is an IRA murderer serving a life sentence in an Irish prison. He is given a 24 hour home leave during which he goes from point to point in Belfast looking to revenge his lover's murder.

Writer: Ronan Bennett | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Mark Rylance, Élisabeth Bourgine, John Kavanagh, Brendan Gleeson

11. The 6th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards (2009 TV Movie)

141 min

7.9
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Writer: Clint Velour | Director: David Donaghy | Stars: Ryan Tubridy, Mary McAleese, Bosco Hogan, Gerry Anderson

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 28 Days Later... (2002)

R | 113 min | Horror

7.6
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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

16. 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

17. The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (2009 TV Special)

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And we're off...as a 40-style radio announcer tells us about the value of television, somehow footage of LeBron is involved... See full synopsis »

Writers: Paul Greenberg, Billy Grundfest, Jon Macks, David Wild, Joe Kelly | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christina Applegate, Army Archerd

18. Noreen (2010)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Writer: Domhnall Gleeson | Director: Domhnall Gleeson | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Gerard Byrne, Sean McCarthy

19. 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

20. Calvary (2014)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.5
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77 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

21. The Path to Redemption (2006 Video)

143 min | Documentary

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From pre-production to release, we are given an exclusive look into the making of Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven (2005). Interviews with the cast and crew members take up the bulk of this... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Simon Atherton, Orlando Bloom, Gary Brozenich, Marton Csokas

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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 partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. 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

25. 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

26. The General (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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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

27. Dear Sarah (1989 TV Movie)

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Writer: Tom McGurk | Director: Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Stella McCusker, Barry McGovern, Paddy Rocks, Bronagh Gallagher

28. Troy (2004)

R | 163 min | Adventure

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

29. 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

30. 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

31. The Snapper (1993 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

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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

32. 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

33. Harrison's Flowers (2000)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance, War

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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

34. The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2010 TV Movie)

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Welcome to the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards, and your host, Ricky Gervais. You may know him as the man who created The Office... See full synopsis »

Writers: Barry Adelman, Dave Boone, Jon Macks | Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Amy Adams, Jane Adams, Christina Aguilera

35. The Lifeboat (1994– )

50 min | Adventure, Drama

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The lives and missions of the crew of a Welsh rescue boat.

Creator: Lynda La Plante | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Richard Lynch, Neil Royston, Tim Wylton

36. 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

37. 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

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. 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

40. This Is My Father (I) (1998)

R | 119 min | Romance, Drama

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Widowed Kieran Johnson is a lonely, middle-aged, Chicago-based high school history teacher who feels disconnected to his life. He decides to take a trip to his mother's small old hometown ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Quinn | Director: Paul Quinn | Stars: Aidan Quinn, James Caan, Jacob Tierney, Colm Meaney

41. The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012 TV Special)

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Cut to the inside of the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actors practice their "I'm totally laughing for real and not at all upset" faces as host Ricky Gervais comes out... See full synopsis »

Writer: Jon Macks | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Brad Pitt, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp

42. Shootout (2003– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Big time producer Peter Guber and Variety's Peter Bart sit down with the biggest names in the business.

Stars: Peter Guber, Jeff Brenner, Clint Eastwood, Charlize Theron

43. 4 Play (1989–1991)
Episode: In the Border Country (1991)

Drama

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Writer: Daniel Mornin | Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Saskia Reeves, Sean McGinley, Sean Bean

44. The Grand Seduction (2013)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

7.0
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57 Metascore

To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.

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

45. 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

46. I Went Down (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who ... See full summary »

Writer: Conor McPherson | Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Peter McDonald, Antoine Byrne, David Wilmot

47. Kidnapped (1995 TV Movie)

155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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When Scottish young gentleman David Balfour's father dies, he leaves school to collect his inheritance from uncle Ebenezer, who in turn sells the boy as a future slave to a pirate ship. ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, John Goldsmith, Michael Barlow, Rob Hedden | Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Armand Assante, Patrick Malahide, Michael Kitchen, Brian Blessed

48. The Cake (2001)

18 min | Short

7.0
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A blind man (Paul) is getting onto his usual train and he sits beside Catherine. He has no manners and he will not leave Catherine alone he eats his cake with no manners and annoys ... See full summary »

Writer: Brian Lynch | Director: Jennifer Keegan | Stars: Charlotte Bradley, Brendan Gleeson, Eithne McGuinness, Phyllis Ryan

49. Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

PG-13 | 112 min | Thriller

6.9
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50 Metascore

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, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson

50. 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