Forgotten/Overlooked Irish Tv/Film that needs a general release on DVD

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1.
The Break (1997)
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Dowd, who's IRA, escapes an Irish prison in a bloody jailbreak, making his way to New York City where he lives alone... (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Dornhelm
 
2.
Acceptable Levels (1985)
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A British TV crew interviewing a Catholic Belfast family gets some controversial footage, which headquarters destroys. (100 mins.)
Director: John Davies
 
3.
The Night Fighters (1960)
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In 1941, the IRA plans a campaign to coincide with the planned German invasion of England. Dermott O'Neil (Robert Mitchum) finds it easy to get into the IRA, but can he get out? (90 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
4.
A Love Divided (1999)
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The true story of a Catholic man and his Protestant wife, and the events resulting in the Co. Wexford... (98 mins.)
 
5.
Behold the Lamb (2011)
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Behold the Lamb is darkly comic road movie that follows Eddie, a fifty year old overweight and depressed accountant and Liz, a young tearaway as they travel across Northern Ireland to pick up a lamb. (85 mins.)
Director: John McIlduff
 
6.
Bogwoman (1997 TV Movie)
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In 1958 Ireland, family problems force a Donegal woman to the city of Derry; a city in turmoil as the Irish nation suffers and revolts from the brutal British invading forces. (84 mins.)
Director: Tom Collins
 
7.
Boxed (2002)
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The IRA, when executing an informer, calls on certain 'tame priests' to secretly provide last rites. (80 mins.)
Director: Marion Comer
 
8.
Country (2000)
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The film describes the relationship between a father and his two motherless sons in Ireland, and how it changes when their aunt from London arrives. (92 mins.)
Director: Kevin Liddy
 
9.
Cup Cake (2010)
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A 23 year old man, who lives in a world of his own, surrounded by robots and gadgets, is forced into reality. He discovers the importance of keeping a promise to his family, whilst realizing the importance of following his heart.
Director: Colin McIvor
 
10.
Exiled (1999)
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An Irishman emigrates to New York during the most heated point of the tensions in Northern Ireland in 1991... (88 mins.)
Director: Bill Muir
 
11.
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
 
12.
Fools of Fortune (1990)
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A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army. (109 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
 
13.
Frankie Starlight (1995)
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This is a story of a man (Walker), suffering from dwarfism, who writes an autobiographical account of his life... (101 mins.)
 
14.
Four Days in July (1984 TV Movie)
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A catholic and a protestant couple in Northern Ireland have amazing parallels in their lives, despite being either side of the divide. (96 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
15.
Flick (2000)
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Jack Flinter is skating on thin ice. Known to his friends as "Flick", he is drifting through life, dealing a bit of hash... (82 mins.)
Director: Fintan Connolly
 
16.
Giro City (1982)
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A television documentary team tries to present honest programs about Ireland and about local government corruption. (102 mins.)
Director: Karl Francis
 
17.
Give My Head Peace (1998 TV Series)
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During a standard police raid on the headquarters of the Lower Falls Rd battalion of the IRA a young... (30 mins.)
Director: David G. Croft
 
18.
Hush-a-Bye Baby (1990)
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A pregnant Irish girl tries to contact her boyfriend in British prison but her letters are not allowed through to him because she writes in Irish. (72 mins.)
Director: Margo Harkin
 
19.
Hennessy (1975)
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Hennessy is an Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. After his family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. (103 mins.)
Director: Don Sharp
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
High Boot Benny (1993)
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A police informant is found dead in a boarding-school situated near the border between Ulster and Eire... (82 mins.)
Director: Joe Comerford
 
22.
In This Corner (1985 TV Movie)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
23.
I See a Dark Stranger (1946)
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A young Irish woman hates England so much she becomes a Nazi spy. (112 mins.)
Director: Frank Launder
 
24.
Hostage (1985 Short Film)
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(40 mins.)
Director: Aisling Walsh
 
25.
Legend (2006 TV Series)
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The story of three very different Irish families, each one struggling to find their place amid the harsh realities of modern Ireland. (60 mins.)
 
26.
Love & Rage (1999)
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This film is based off of a true event that happened on the Achill Island which is off the West coast of Ireland in The Valley House. (100 mins.)
Director: Cathal Black
 
27.
Mise Éire (1959 Documentary)
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Mise Eire tells of events in Ireland leading up to, during, and immediately after the 1916 Easter Rising, extensively using original footage such as newsreels from the time. (88 mins.)
Director: George Morrison
 
28.
Midnight Man (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
British soldiers force a recently captured IRA terrorist to cooperate with them and then assign him... (104 mins.)
 
29.
Mapmaker (2001)
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An imaginative thriller about a mapmaker who uncovers the body of an alleged informer while mapping a border beauty spot in Ireland... (100 mins.)
Director: Johnny Gogan
 
30.
Maeve (1983)
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(110 mins.)
Director: Pat Murphy
 
31.
Making Ends Meet (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Welcome to the world of the petty Dublin criminal. There's Massive, Mags, the Byrne brothers and then there's Cal... (52 mins.)
Director: Declan Recks
 
32.
More Than a Sacrifice (1995 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In 1994 the IRA called their Ceasefire. The film follows the lives (over the year of the first IRA cease-fire) of four republicans. For some the ending of the campaign may be more than a sacrifice.
Director: Tom Collins
 
33.
Peacefire (2008)
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A gritty, urban drama, laced with car-crime, political intrigue and a savagely dark sense of humour. (87 mins.)
Director: Macdara Vallely
 
34.
Paddy Whacked: The Irish Mob (2006 Documentary)
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Before John Gotti and Frank Lucas, there was "Paddy". (100 mins.)
 
35.
Patriots (1996)
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A true story of an American woman caught up in the struggle for Irish independence. (83 mins.)
Director: Frank Kerr
 
36.
Peaches (2000)
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Frank leaves college and faces a Summer of discontent. (84 mins.)
Director: Nick Grosso
 
37.
Pete's Meteor (1998)
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Micky is a tough, loudmouth but lovable 12 year old who lives with his younger brother and sister at his grandmother's house... (92 mins.)
Director: Joe O'Byrne
 
38.
Paths to Freedom (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Jeremy and Rats are two very different ex-cons, recently released from Dublin's Mountjoy Prison and... (30 mins.)
 
39.
Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
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A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch. (97 mins.)
 
40.
Relative Strangers (1999 Mini-Series)
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Maureen is an Irishwoman, happily married and living in Germany. Or so she thinks. When her husband dies... (187 mins.)
Director: Giles Foster
 
41.
Saltwater (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An Irish-Italian café owner in a seaside town faces a life crisis, as his wife recently died and he's severely in debt... (97 mins.)
Director: Conor McPherson
 
42.
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
 
43.
Southpaw (1999 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Follows the life of Olympic hopeful Francis Barrett as he overcomes social and cultural barriers to realise his dream of fighting for the Irish Olympic team. (79 mins.)
Director: Liam McGrath
 
44.
Sunset Heights (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In Ireland, Luke Bradley becomes caught between two rival gangs following the murder of his son. (93 mins.)
Director: Colm Villa
 
45.
Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the 1920's Ireland, IRA members are being lead by the war mongering Dr. Sean Lenihan, as they fight oppressive British forces. (111 mins.)
 
46.
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
 
47.
Silent Grace (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Based on true events, this is the story of a young girl who is caught joyriding and ends up sharing a prison cell with a political prisoner, a high ranking IRA woman. (87 mins.)
Director: Maeve Murphy
 
48.
Summer of the Flying Saucer (2008)
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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
 
49.
The Last of the High Kings (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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
 
50.
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
 
51.
Trojan Eddie (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The story of Eddie, a small town ex con, who discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything... (105 mins.)
 
52.
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
 
53.
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
 
54.
The Book That Wrote Itself (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Vincent Macken has wriiten his magnus Opus but nobody will publish it. To prove to the publishers and his detractors that his novel is great... (71 mins.)
Director: Liam O Mochain
 
55.
The Boy from Mercury (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Harry is an eight-year-old boy growing up in Ireland with his dis-spirited widowed mother and older brother... (87 mins.)
Director: Martin Duffy
 
56.
Two Ceasefires and a Wedding (1995 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Love across the barricades: RUC policeman Billy loves Emer, whose Da and brother Cal are IRA men. To Da and Cal's fury the IRA declare a ceasefire... (41 mins.)
Director: Stephen Butcher
 
57.
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
 
58.
The Irish Empire (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An exploration of the history of Irish migration. (250 mins.)
 
59.
The Maze (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The history of the notorious Maze prison and its role in the Northern Ireland conflict.
 
60.
The Savage Eye (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The show is a satirical and often surreal examination of subjects close to the hearts of the Irish people... (26 mins.)
 
61.
The Eliminator (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Set in Northern Ireland of the future, Computer genius O'Brien is working hard to build the VIPER, a military supercar... (86 mins.)
Director: Enda Hughes
 
62.
The Dawning (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An IRA gunman on the run from the government. He meets up with an idealistic young woman and attempts to win her support for his cause. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Knights
 
63.
The Bombmaker (2001 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A former IRA bombmaker is forced to resume her craft when her daughter is kidnapped. (180 mins.)
 
64.
The Last Bus Home (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Two young punks, Reena and Jessop, meet on the day the pope comes to Dublin in 1979. Their unholy alliance... (93 mins.)
Director: Johnny Gogan
 
65.
The Honeymooners (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Raw, funny and poignant, 'The Honeymooners' tells the story of a jilted groom and a waitress who make... (90 mins.)
Director: Karl Golden
 
66.
The Outsider (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A idealistic American joins the IRA in Ireland -but finds out that he is being used for political purposes and propaganda. (128 mins.)
Director: Tony Luraschi
 
67.
The Violent Enemy (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Irish terrorist breaks out of prison, and heads back to Ireland intending to blow up an electronics factory (94 mins.)
Director: Don Sharp
 
68.
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