Total Film Magazine's 29 Incredible Irish Movies

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1.
Once (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
 
2.
The Quiet Man (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
3.
Kisses (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
 
4.
In the Name of the Father (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
 
5.
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
 
6.
In America (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
Angela's Ashes (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences... (145 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
9.
Michael Collins (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer. (206 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
12.
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum. (114 mins.)
Director: Peter Mullan
 
13.
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
 
14.
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...
 
15.
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money. (91 mins.)
Director: Kirk Jones
 
16.
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
 
17.
Intermission (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: John Crowley
 
18.
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
 
19.
Bloody Sunday (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972. (107 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
20.
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
 
21.
Flight of the Doves (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
While fleeing across the Irish countryside, two orphans are pursued by their villainous uncle, a master of disguises. (105 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
22.
Into the West (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
23.
The Devil's Own (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A police officer uncovers the real identity of his house-guest, an I.R.A. terrorist in hiding. (111 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
24.
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
 
25.
My Left Foot (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. (103 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
26.
Some Mother's Son (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
27.
Da (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his "Da"). While at his boyhood home... (102 mins.)
Director: Matt Clark
 
28.
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
 
29.
Hear My Song (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Owner of a failing club seeks infamous Irish singer Josef Locke in order to bring business and success to his club (113 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom