The Best/Top 100 Irish films

I've given 10/10 to the films on this list I recommend you watch.If you only watch 2 films on this list make them "The Butcher Boy" no.75 and "Six Shooter" no. 63.
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1.
Adam & Paul (2004)
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Two drug addicts negotiate their way through Dublin's city centre, encountering friends and family as they search for their next fix. (83 mins.)
“ This film follows a day in the life of 2 Dublin Heroin addicts, Adam and Paul.A black comedy with a feel good factor, you'll feel good that your not one of these two,poor bastards.Homeless and in constant need for heroin/money for heroin Adam and Paul wander around Dublin,where they don't get much luck in life .Funny as....
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
2.
Accelerator (2000)
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A Belfast man, who steals cars for a living, dreams of retiring to Barcelona. Suddenly he finds himself in conflict with a crazed gangster... (86 mins.)
Director: Vinny Murphy
“ A Belfast joyrider and Dublin joyrider race,for pride and a woman.Low budget,but good acting and available on dvd. ” - fmacruairi
 
3.
An Everlasting Piece (2000)
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Colm is a Catholic and George is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies... (103 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ A comedy gem about two lads,from opposite sides of the religious divide selling wigs during the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland.A highly under rated comedy,with a fantastic story line,believable scenarios,and a very realistic view of people getting on with life during times of adversity.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
4.
Angel (1982)
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Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police... (90 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ Stephen Rea stars as Saxophonist Danny who witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig.Based during "the troubles" all is not as it seems. Danny becomes the ordinary "everyman" of Nothern Ireland asking Why?.As he seeks answers director Neil Jordan reproduces an authentic picture of life in an Irish ghetto, with Danny providing biting dialouge, yet saying a lot more with his facial expressions ” - fmacruairi
 
5.
Trapped (2008)
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When Anton O'Neill returns home after five years at sea, he finds that 1970's Ireland is a radically different place to the one he left behind... (95 mins.)
Director: Graham Cantwell
“ Anton is a story based around a family durings 1970's Ireland, which is in a state of near civil war, he gets involved on the nationalist side and has to go on the run, but must return to protect his family,great stand off scene at the end. ” - fmacruairi
 
6.
Bloody Sunday (2002)
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A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972. (107 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
“ On January 30, 1972, the british paras murdered Irish men,women and children,unarmed protesters,for demanding equal rights, if you have Irish blood in your veins this film will make it boil.A true story filmed in the Bogside of Derry where the real massacre took place.Brutally realistic.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
7.
Blind Flight (2003)
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The true story of Irishman Brian Keenan and Englishman John McCarthy's extraordinary relationship as hostages of militias in Lebanon during the 1979-91 Civil War. (97 mins.)
Director: John Furse
“ The true story of Irishman Brian Keenan how was taken hostage by militias in Lebanon during the 1979-91 Civil War. ” - fmacruairi
 
8.
Borstal Boy (2000)
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Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as a teenager in a British labor camp by a liberal warden. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Sheridan
“ The film of Brendan Behan's" Borstal boy", the book is better by far. ” - fmacruairi
 
9.
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
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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. (128 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ Cillian Murphy excels as Patrick "Kitten" Braden, a Patrick Mc Cabe novel set in a border Irish town and London, directed by Neil Jordan.The acting of Murphy, Liam Nesson and Brendan Gleeson make you sympathetic towards the outrageous characters, while lending creedence to the sometimes surreal plot.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
10.
Calvary (2014)
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After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him. (102 mins.)
“ Finally a paddy with the balls to show the catholic church for what THEY stand for.P.R.I.E.S.T.,Paedophelia Ring In Every Small Town.Dress it up any way you want, the truth is the vatican is the biggest,richest most powerful paedophelia ring in THE WORLD.Feel free to leave IRELAND and *beep* off back to rome (WHERE YOUR LOYALTY LIES) anytime you want,cause your day is done here. ” - fmacruairi
 
11.
Cherrybomb (2009)
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Three teenagers go on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars that quickly spins beyond their control. (86 mins.)
“ Three teenagers go on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars that quickly spins beyond their control. ” - fmacruairi
 
12.
Cal (1984)
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Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband... (102 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
“ Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA. ” - fmacruairi
 
13.
Crush Proof (1998)
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Out of prison at last, charismatic sociopath Neal tries to visit the baby son he's never seen, his indifferent parents... (91 mins.)
Director: Paul Tickell
“ Out of prison at last, charismatic sociopath Neal tries to visit the baby son he's never seen, his indifferent parents, and the grave of his horse - not in that order. But mainly he wants to rejoin his old gang in the "pony club" subculture of the wild Northside ” - fmacruairi
 
14.
Da (1988)
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A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home... (102 mins.)
Director: Matt Clark
“ A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not. ” - fmacruairi
 
15.
Divorcing Jack (1998)
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Black romantic comedy set around the troubled "peace process" and its effect on a cynical Belfast hack. (110 mins.)
Director: David Caffrey
“ David Thewlis brings Dan Starkey to life in this fast paced black comedy. A journo brings an American journo on a scoop. Murder, mayhem, whiskey and nuns with guns. Superb acting and storyline, a murder mystery, Belfast style,well worth a watch.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
16.
Disco Pigs (2001)
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A twisted rite of passage. (93 mins.)
“ Two 16-year-olds share a birthday, a love, a language of their own and a uniquely violent world view. Disco Pigs is an electric, disturbing and violent sprint through the unique world of Pig and Runt, two 17 year old kids who were born with a special, almost psychic affinity for one another. ” - fmacruairi
 
17.
Eat the Peach (1986)
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Two young Irish men are watching an old Elvis Presley movie in which a carnival cyclist performs an act called the Wall of Death. Transfixed, they decide to put together their own "Wall of Death." (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Ormrod
“ Two bored rednecks built a wall of death,to ride around in the evenings while their wives watch eastenders. ” - fmacruairi
 
18.
Eureka Street (1999 Mini-Series)
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The story of a group of people from Northern Ireland, trying to make their way in life in the face of sectarian and political polarization... (240 mins.)
Director: Adrian Shergold
“ The story of a group of people from Northern Ireland, trying to make their way in life in the face of sectarian and political polarization.This is a must see for the 3 lads out doing repossessions during the troubles.Its on you tube. ” - fmacruairi
 
19.
48 Angels (2007)
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Seamus is a 9 year old boy who has been diagnosed with a serious illness. In search of a miracle, he sets off to find God before God comes for him... (92 mins.)
Director: Marion Comer
“ Seamus is a 9 year old boy who has been diagnosed with a serious illness. In search of a miracle, he sets off to find God before God comes for him. ” - fmacruairi
 
20.
Family (1994 Mini-Series)
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This four-part made-for-TV drama focuses up close on a Dublin couple with four children. Charlo is a hustler... (118 mins.)
“ Sean McGinley stars as Charlo,set in the Dublin Northside Ghettos of the 80's recession,Charlo is a petty thief and thug, womaniser and drunk.Four 1 hour episodes showing life through the eyes of Charlo, his wife played by Ger Ryan,his daughter played by Neilí Conroyand his son.Excellent 10/10 available on dvd. ” - fmacruairi
 
21.
Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
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Based on Martin McGartland's shocking real life story. Martin is a young lad from west Belfast in the... (117 mins.)
Director: Kari Skogland
“ Based on Martin "Touting Bastard" Mc Gartland's life . Martin is a tout from west Belfast in the late 1980s who is recruited by the British Police to spy on the IRA.The graffiti on the walls used to read "I knew martin mc gartland, thank *@%! he didn't know me!".The most relastic film ever made about the troubles,bar none.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
22.
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
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The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two. (89 mins.)
“ The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two. ” - fmacruairi
 
23.
Good Vibrations (2012)
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A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene. (103 mins.)
 
24.
H3 (2001)
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A moving insight into the 1981 Irish hunger strike in the Maze prison near Belfast. (88 mins.)
Director: Les Blair
“ 'H3' is a universal story of endurance and courage set inside Europe's most secure prison, the Maze prison in Northern Ireland. Here, in H3 - the bleakest of all the H-blocks - a group of young republican prisoners hold out for what they believe in, refusing to be labeled as criminals or co-operate with prison authorities.and available on dvd. ” - fmacruairi
 
25.
Hard Times (2009)
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The village of Kilcoulins Leap was once a thriving spa town, and was home to a famous Holy Well, but... (93 mins.)
Director: Tom Reeve
“ local Postie, Podger Byrnes, comes up with a plan to hijack a consignment of Viagra, and sell it on the open market in Amsterdam, his friends are desperate enough to try it. ” - fmacruairi
 
26.
Hunger (2008)
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Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike. (96 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ The last six weeks of the life of the Irish republican hunger striker Bobby Sands. ” - fmacruairi
 
27.
How About You... (2007)
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HOW ABOUT YOU tells the story of Ellie, a young woman left in charge of the residential home run by her older sister... (87 mins.)
Director: Anthony Byrne
“ A feel good film where a nordy girl teaches some old farts to enjoy life again, while the residents of the old folks home she works in have valuable lessons in life to pass on, well they would have seeing there about 1000years old. ” - fmacruairi
 
28.
Happy Ever Afters (2009)
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Two weddings collide when both receptions are held at one hotel. (101 mins.)
Director: Stephen Burke
“ Two weddings collide when both receptions are held at one hotel. ” - fmacruairi
 
29.
How Harry Became a Tree (2001)
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This drama is set in rural Ireland. Believing that "a man is measured by his enemies", Harry Maloney... (99 mins.)
“ how unwise it is to have an enemy in one's lifetime. Harry did not become the tree of life. ” - fmacruairi
 
30.
Hidden Agenda (1990)
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When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend... (108 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth. ” - fmacruairi
 
31.
In the Name of the Father (1993)
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A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them. (133 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
“ Man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he didn't do imprisons his father as well; a British lawyer helps fight for their freedom.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
32.
I Went Down (1997)
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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... (107 mins.)
“ 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 sends Git to Cork.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
33.
In Bruges (2008)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
“ Colin Farrell snorts coke and talks about the war coming between black and white midgets, still waiting for that particular battle scene ” - fmacruairi
 
34.
In America (2002)
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A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child. (105 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
“ An Irish family moves to the United States, to see how thran they really are, and al the'll ya what shambo, there are thran, aul fashioned as tae.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
35.
Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
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When the kinetic Rory moves into his room in the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, his effect on the home is immediate. Most telling is his friendship with Michael, a young man with cerebral palsy and nearly unintelligible speech. Somehow, Rory understands Michael, and encourages him to experience life outside the confines of home. (104 mins.)
“ A man paralaysed from the neck down,becomes Dublin's no.1 joyrider. ” - fmacruairi
 
36.
Intermission (2003)
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A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: John Crowley
“ A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence. ” - fmacruairi
 
37.
Into the West (1992)
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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. (97 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
“ Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. ” - fmacruairi
 
38.
Jimmy's Hall (2014)
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During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation. (109 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
39.
Kisses (2008)
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Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin. (72 mins.)
Director: Lance Daly
“ Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin. ” - fmacruairi
 
40.
Kings (2007)
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A group of men reunite for a friend's funeral. (88 mins.)
Director: Tom Collins
“ A group of men reunite for a friend's funeral.Mostly in Gaelic,subtitled. ” - fmacruairi
 
41.
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
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It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley... (104 mins.)
Director: David Keating
“ It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in school.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
42.
Michael Collins (1996)
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Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War. (133 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ The big man.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
43.
Mickybo and Me (2004)
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The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. They share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with the consequence that they run away to Australia. (95 mins.)
Director: Terry Loane
“ The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with the consequence that they run away to Australia.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
44.
My Left Foot (1989)
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Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. (103 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
“ The story of Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy. He learned to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
45.
Man About Dog (2004)
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Man About dog is an irreverent, witty and fast paced comedy caper about a tale of 3 losers who leave their quaint town with a debt of $50k to a bookie... (85 mins.)
 
46.
Nothing Personal (2009)
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Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up... (85 mins.)
“ A woman leaves Holland and goes to Ireland, where she chooses to lead a solitary, wandering existence, striding through the austere landscapes of Connemara ” - fmacruairi
 
47.
No Surrender (1985)
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A scheduling mixup means two groups of old-timers have reserved the same bar for a party on the same night... (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Smith
“ A scheduling mix up means two groups of old-timers have reserved the same bar for a party on the same night. The situation is trickier than expected since the bar is in Liverpool, and one group are Protestant die-hard's while the other consists of Catholics hard-liners. ” - fmacruairi
 
48.
Nothing Personal (1995)
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A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire... (85 mins.)
“ A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of Shankill Road Loyalists, and his one-time friend Liam, a Catholic. ” - fmacruairi
 
49.
Ondine (2009)
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An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie. (111 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ The story of an Irish fisherman who discovers a woman in his fishing net who he believes to be a Selke (a water nymph). ” - fmacruairi
 
50.
On the Edge (2001)
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On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center. (85 mins.)
Director: John Carney
“ On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center. ” - fmacruairi
 
51.
Once (2007)
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A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. (85 mins.)
Director: John Carney
“ A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. ” - fmacruairi
 
52.
Parked (2010)
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Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him... (94 mins.)
Director: Darragh Byrne
 
53.
Pete's Meteor (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Micky is a tough, loudmouth but lovable 12 year old who lives with his younger brother and sister at his grandmother's house... (104 mins.)
Director: Joe O'Byrne
“ Micky is a tough, loudmouth but lovable 12 year old who lives with his younger brother and sister at his grandmother's house. One day, a meteorite lands in his backyard and the kids believe that it was sent down to them by their dead parents (who they believe live up in the stars). The government ships away the rock and sends it to the local university. In the children's efforts to retrieve the meteor they believe is theirs, they meet a dorky scientist who finds a place in his heart for the kids. ” - fmacruairi
 
54.
Perrier's Bounty (2009)
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A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies. (88 mins.)
Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
“ A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies. ” - fmacruairi
 
55.
Paths to Freedom (2000 TV Series)
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Jeremy and Rats are two very different ex-cons, recently released from Dublin's Mountjoy Prison and... (30 mins.)
“ Rats gets out of jail and struggles,documentary style comedy ” - fmacruairi
 
56.
Philomena (2013)
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A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. (98 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
57.
Resurrection Man (1998)
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Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them... (102 mins.)
Director: Marc Evans
“ Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them.Based on the true story of the shankill butchers. ” - fmacruairi
 
58.
Rat (2000)
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A woman becomes furious when her husband arrives home from the local pub and turns into a rat. (89 mins.)
Director: Steve Barron
 
59.
River Queen (2005)
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An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand. (114 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
“ An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand. ” - fmacruairi
 
60.
Some Mother's Son (1996)
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Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands... (112 mins.)
Director: Terry George
“ Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strikes in the maze prison. ” - fmacruairi
 
61.
Studs (2006)
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Emmet Rovers are the team at the bottom of the league, and after losing their manager they are now faced with the loss of their home grounds. Maybe a manager can bring some luck for the team. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Mercier
“ An alcho manages the local football team.Comedy. ” - fmacruairi
 
62.
Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
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"Song for a Raggy Boy" is based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland. (94 mins.)
Director: Aisling Walsh
“ "Song for a Raggy Boy" is based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland. ” - fmacruairi
 
63.
Six Shooter (2004 Short Film)
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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.... (27 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
“ A black Irish comedy about a train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange young oddball.The funniest story about a cow you will ever hear!!.Brendan Gleeson stars in this unmissable short (26 mins) by Martin Mc Donagh (In Bruges),not for the easily offended,a cinematic gem.Stream,rent,download,buy...steal a copy now.
11/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
64.
Sing Street (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes. (106 mins.)
Director: John Carney
 
65.
Spin the Bottle (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Rats is released from prison and needs to make some money; fast. To his dismay, things have changed... (90 mins.)
Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
“ A film about rat's second attempt to go straight,while getting the money together,to send his sister to lourdes.Comedy
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
66.
Summer of the Flying Saucer (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
It's Ireland in 1967, when a Flying Saucer full of aliens lands on Dan's farm. Dan falls in love with an alien girl and tries his best to make everybody believe she and the other aliens are humans. (86 mins.)
Director: Martin Duffy
“ The time is the summer of 1967 and young Danny Mullaney has returned home from school in the city to his tiny, conservative, close-minded, stick-in-the-mud village. He attracts a few stares because student life in Galway has transformed him into Greg from the Brady Bunch kitted out like John Lennon. As if that’s not enough, he soon learns that a space craft has crash landed in the vicinity and the young space woman is the girl of his dreams. ” - fmacruairi
 
67.
The Boxer (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Young Danny Flynn is released from prison after 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood. (113 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
“ Nineteen year old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the IRA in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his fourteen year old girlfriend. ” - fmacruairi
 
68.
The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Finbar and Danny are close childhood friends who live in a depressing neighbourhood in an Irish town... (105 mins.)
Director: Sue Clayton
 
69.
The Most Fertile Man in Ireland (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
The most fertile man in Ireland is in serious demand. (96 mins.)
Director: Dudi Appleton
 
70.
The Commitments (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house. (118 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
“ The travails of Jimmy Rabbitte to form the "World's Hardest Working Band," The Commitments, and bring soul music to the people of Dublin, Ireland. ” - fmacruairi
 
71.
The Field (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing endlessly for the sake of the land... (107 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
“ "The land boy,THE LAND".A must see for fans of "Broke back mountain" and "Priscilla queen of the desert".The Bull is a sexually repressed homosexual who wants nothing more that to settle down with his lover the bird, yes the nicknames are a big give away, so no prizes for guessing who the daddy is. Rural Ireland is not ready for such wellies clad man love, and bull takes to strangling donkeys to release his sexual tension. ” - fmacruairi
 
72.
The Guard (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (96 mins.)
 
73.
The General (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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, the UVF and members of his own team. (124 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
“ The life story of Ireland's most famous criminal, excellent cinematography, a must see for crime fans. ” - fmacruairi
 
74.
The Halo Effect (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Extreme sports the parts you do not see in documentaries. Especially what can go wrong. (97 mins.)
Director: Lance Daly
“ Gambling's not a problem...The problem's not winning
Stephen rea is a chip shop owner who's customers and staff are more messed up than he is, a near impossible state of being to achieve.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
75.
The Butcher Boy (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent... (110 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ The story of Francie who has a mental defect for a mother and an alcoholic father. A bad wee bastard our francie who decides to terrorize a local family because they called his family pigs. BIG mistake,top class acting and cinematography.The cream of Irish cinema.If you only watch two film on my list make it this and six shooter.
11/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
76.
The Van (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The third installment of Irish author Roddy Doyle's 'Barrytown Trilogy', following 'The Commitments' and 'The Snapper'... (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ The third installment of Irish author Roddy Doyle's 'Barrytown Trilogy', following 'The Commitments' and 'The Snapper' ” - fmacruairi
 
77.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. (127 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ A sympathetic look at Republicans in early 20th century Ireland, and two brothers who are torn apart by anti-Brit rebellion. ” - fmacruairi
 
78.
Turning Green (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself... (85 mins.)
“ Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. ” - fmacruairi
 
79.
The Run of the Country (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In a small village on the border of Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland, the relationship between a short tempered policeman and his rebellious son becomes even more strenuous when the young man falls for a "wrong" girl. (109 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
“ A pity this is so hard to find,a film with a real story and none of that aul hididdlee de *beep* border town,dead ma,leaving cert,father a guard, best mate a nutty farmer, girlfriend a different religion.A lot to sort out in the one summer.
Quote:Tarred and feathered hey bhouy, they'll not forget you around here in a hurry.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
80.
The Craic (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Two Irish actors (Jimeoin McKeown, Alan McKee) flee from 1988 Belfast after a violent confrontation... (89 mins.)
Director: Ted Emery
“ The story of every Irish mans visit to Australia, sit tight sir,one year visa me hole,thanks 4 da aul ABN number to,no hard feelings, sure a jokes a joke,no ursel. ” - fmacruairi
 
81.
The Informant (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young IRA member is forced to turn informant on his comrades when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge. (149 mins.)
Director: Jim McBride
“ A young IRA member is forced to turn informant on his comrades when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge. ” - fmacruairi
 
82.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: The Snapper (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters...
“ This young wan from Dublin gets full shags the neighbour and get up da duff.Warm, funny view of an Irish family getting on with life while dealing with the assorted problems of a large family. Another film with a realistic view of Irish life.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
83.
The Crying Game (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world. (112 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ A British soldier is kidnaped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world.The biggest twist in a film ever. ” - fmacruairi
 
84.
The MatchMaker (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Marcy is an assistant to Senator John McGlory, who is having problems with a re-election campaign. Desperate for Irish votes... (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Joffe
“ Marcy is an assistant to Senator John McGlory, who is having problems with a re-election campaign. Desperate for Irish votes, McGlory's chief of staff Nick sends Marcy to Ireland to trace McGlory's relatives or ancestors. ” - fmacruairi
 
85.
Trojan Eddie (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The story of Eddie, a small town ex con, who discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything... (105 mins.)
“ The story of Eddie, a small town ex con, who discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything. ” - fmacruairi
 
86.
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland... (103 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
“ 10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother washed out to sea in a cradle shaped like a boat; someone in the family believes the boy is being raised by the seals. ” - fmacruairi
 
87.
The Young Offenders (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two teenage boys cycle 160km on stolen bikes pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro. (83 mins.)
Director: Peter Foott
 
88.
The Front Line (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An African immigrant bank security guard turns the tables on Dublin's nastiest criminals when they force him to be the "inside man" on a bank robbery (93 mins.)
Director: David Gleeson
“ An African immigrant bank security guard turns the tables on Dublin's nastiest criminals when they force him to be the "inside man" on a bank robbery. ” - fmacruairi
 
89.
The Secret of Kells (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. (75 mins.)
“ The animated story of the boy behind the famed Book of Kells.
10/10 ” - fmacruairi
 
90.
The Eclipse (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
In a seaside Irish town, a widower sparks with a visiting horror novelist while he also begins to believe he is seeing ghosts. (88 mins.)
Director: Conor McPherson
 
91.
Titanic Town (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Belfast housewife takes up the peace cause which causes her family trouble with IRA sympathizers. (100 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
92.
The Siege of Jadotville (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s. (108 mins.)
Director: Richie Smyth
 
93.
Veronica Guerin (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ An Irish journalist is assassinated by drug dealers she wrote about in a series of stories. ” - fmacruairi
 
94.
Vicious Circle (1999 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Criminal Martin Cahill gets in trouble when a major robbery succeeds. He aims for more trouble when he tries to do a large art robbery. (105 mins.)
Director: David Blair
“ Ken Stott plays the General, Martin Cahill, a great role for stott who plays a vicious bastard,my white rhino of films,cant get this anywhere, any suggestions? ” - fmacruairi
 
95.
What Richard Did (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers... (88 mins.)
 
96.
Wild About Harry (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A sleazy chef is forced to face the truth about the man he has become and realizes that he has the chance to begin again. (91 mins.)
Director: Declan Lowney
“ A sleazy chef is forced to face the truth about the man he has become and realizes that he has the chance to begin again. ” - fmacruairi
 
97.
War of the Buttons (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The children of Ballydowse & Carrickdowse engage in battles in which they cut off the buttons, shoe-laces... (94 mins.)
Director: John Roberts
 
98.
Screenplay (1986 TV Series)
Episode: You, Me & Marley (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A group of bored Roman Catholic teens from Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, steal cars and joyride around the city...
“ A very young looking Bronagh Gallagher stars in a one off t.v. movie about joyriders in West Belfast circa 92, 5 "Hoods" go joyriding until they come to the attention of the Police and I.R.A..Punishment beating's,cars rammed of the road ,shooting your car to pieces when ur in it, and that's just the police response in Northern Ireland!!!Gritty drama with good acting and available on dvd. ” - fmacruairi
 
99.
32A (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
This story is set in the "in-between" time of a girl's life, when she is no longer a child and not yet a woman... (89 mins.)
Director: Marian Quinn
“ This story is set in the "in-between" time of a girl's life, when she is no longer a child and not yet a woman. ” - fmacruairi
 
100.
'71 (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast. (99 mins.)
Director: Yann Demange