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

by fmacruairi | created - 09 Jan 2012 | updated - 17 Oct 2013 | Public

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1. The Break (1997)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.8
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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, avoids Irish hangouts, and works as a dishwasher. When a good deed gets... See full summary »

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Stephen Rea, Alfred Molina, Rosana Pastor, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 315

2. Acceptable Levels (1985)

100 min

5.9
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A British TV crew interviewing a Catholic Belfast family gets some controversial footage, which headquarters destroys.

Director: John Davies | Stars: Kay Adshead, Andy Rashleigh, Patrick Higgins, Tracey Lynch

Votes: 19

3. The Night Fighters (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | War, Drama, Action

6.1
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In 1941, the I.R.A. plans a campaign to coincide with the planned German invasion of England. Dermott O'Neil (Robert Mitchum) finds it easy to get into the I.R.A., but can he get out?

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Richard Harris, Anne Heywood, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 227

4. A Love Divided (1999)

Unrated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

The true story of a Catholic man and his Protestant wife, and the events resulting in the Co. Wexford, Ireland community when the wife decides she doesn't appreciate being forced to send ... See full summary »

Director: Syd Macartney | Stars: Peter Caffrey, Brendan Conroy, Orla Brady, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 282

5. Behold the Lamb (2011)

85 min | Drama

6.2
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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.

Director: John McIlduff | Stars: Aoife Duffin, Nigel O'Neill, Sandra Ni Bhroin, Barry Etherson

Votes: 66

6. Bogwoman (1997 TV Movie)

84 min

6.9
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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.

Director: Tom Collins | Stars: Rachael Dowling, Peter Mullan, Sean McGinley, Noelle Brown

Votes: 238

7. Boxed (2002)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama

6.8
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The IRA, when executing an informer, calls on certain 'tame priests' to secretly provide last rites.

Director: Marion Comer | Stars: Tom Murphy, Darragh Kelly, Catherine Cusack, Brendan Mackey

Votes: 45

8. Country (2000)

92 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Kevin Liddy | Stars: Lisa Harrow, Des Cave, Gary Lydon, Marcella Plunkett

Votes: 42

9. Cup Cake (2010)

TV-PG | 86 min | Comedy

6.2
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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 | Stars: Adam Best, Michelle Fairley, Clive Russell, Paddy Jenkins

Votes: 46

10. Exiled (1999)

88 min | Romance, Thriller

7.7
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An Irishman emigrates to New York during the most heated point of the tensions in Northern Ireland in 1991. However, escaping the conflict in his home country does not free him from the ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Muir | Stars: Paul Ronan, Ronan Carr, Jenny Conroy, Paul Anthony McGraine

Votes: 18

11. Eat the Peach (1986)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

6.1
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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."

Director: Peter Ormrod | Stars: Stephen Brennan, Eamon Morrissey, Catherine Byrne, Niall Toibin

Votes: 227 | Gross: $0.22M

12. Fools of Fortune (1990)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army.

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Iain Glen, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Sean T. McClory, Frankie McCafferty

Votes: 176 | Gross: $0.08M

13. Frankie Starlight (1995)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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This is a story of a man (Walker), suffering from dwarfism, who writes an autobiographical account of his life. In flashbacks, we see how he was conceived to a woman (Parillaud) at the end ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Matt Dillon, Anne Parillaud, Gabriel Byrne, Corban Walker

Votes: 785 | Gross: $0.08M

14. Four Days in July (1984 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Brid Brennan, Des McAleer, Paula Hamilton, Charles Lawson

Votes: 198

15. Flick (II) (2000)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.8
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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, drinking and screwing around. His girlfriend Alice has had enough. ... See full summary »

Director: Fintan Connolly | Stars: David Murray, Isabelle Menke, David Wilmot, Gerard Mannix Flynn

Votes: 62

16. Giro City (1982)

102 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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A television documentary team tries to present honest programs about Ireland and about local government corruption.

Director: Karl Francis | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Jon Finch, Kenneth Colley, James Donnelly

Votes: 34

17. Give My Head Peace (1998–2007)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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During a standard police raid on the headquarters of the Lower Falls Rd battalion of the IRA a young RUC officer falls in love with the daughter of the leader of the battalion. However he ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim McGarry, Damon Quinn, Michael McDowell, Martin Reid

Votes: 100

18. Hush-a-Bye Baby (1990)

72 min

7.2
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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.

Director: Margo Harkin | Stars: Emer McCourt, Michael Liebmann, Cathy Casey, Julie Marie Reynolds

Votes: 79

19. Hennessy (1975)

PG | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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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.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, Richard Johnson, Trevor Howard

Votes: 376

20. How Harry Became a Tree (2001)

R | 99 min | Drama

6.8
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This drama is set in rural Ireland. Believing that "a man is measured by his enemies", Harry Maloney ('Colm Meany') sets out to ruin George O'Flaherty - the most powerful man in town, who ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Paskaljevic | Stars: Colm Meaney, Adrian Dunbar, Cillian Murphy, Kerry Condon

Votes: 717

21. High Boot Benny (1993)

82 min | Drama

5.2
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A police informant is found dead in a boarding-school situated near the border between Ulster and Eire. There are three suspects: the protestant school headmistress; Marley, an unfrocked ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Comerford | Stars: Marc O'Shea, Alan Devlin, Frances Tomelty, Fiona Nicholas

Votes: 35

22. In This Corner (1986 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

2.6
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Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Robert Wisden, Patrick Tierney, Neil Munro, Brenda Bazinet

Votes: 89

23. I See a Dark Stranger (1946)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.1
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A young Irish woman hates England so much she becomes a Nazi spy.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Trevor Howard, Raymond Huntley, William G. O'Gorman

Votes: 1,015

24. Hostage (1985)

40 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: Marie Conmee, Alan Devlin, Margaret Doyle, Peter Gowern

25. Legend (2006– )

60 min | Drama

8.3
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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.

Stars: Pádraic Delaney, Allen Leech, Ruth Bradley, Simon Keogh

Votes: 32

26. Love & Rage (1999)

R | 100 min | Drama

5.3
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This film is based on true events that happened on Achill Island off the West coast of Ireland, in The Valley House.

Director: Cathal Black | Stars: Greta Scacchi, Daniel Craig, Stephen Dillane, Valerie Edmond

Votes: 362

27. Mise Éire (1959)

88 min | Documentary

7.5
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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.

Director: George Morrison | Stars: Liam Budhlaeir, Padraig O'Raghallaigh

Votes: 24

28. Midnight Man (1997 TV Movie)

R | 104 min | Action, Thriller, Drama

5.5
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British soldiers force a recently captured IRA terrorist to cooperate with them and then assign him to go undercover with a gang of terrorists and prevent them from killing the U.S. ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Rob Lowe, Kenneth Cranham, Deborah Moore, Hannes Jaenicke

Votes: 155

29. Mapmaker (2001)

100 min | Thriller

5.8
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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. As local tensions are stirred by the discovery, the ... See full summary »

Director: Johnny Gogan | Stars: Brían F. O'Byrne, Susan Lynch, Brendan Coyle, Ian McElhinney

Votes: 81

30. Maeve (1983)

110 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Pat Murphy | Stars: Mary Jackson, Mark Mulholland, Brid Brennan, Trudy Kelly

Votes: 14

31. Making Ends Meet (1999)

52 min | Comedy, Drama

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Welcome to the world of the petty Dublin criminal. There's Massive, Mags, the Byrne brothers and then there's Cal, a small-time crook who always has time to help the elderly even when he's ... See full summary »

Director: Declan Recks | Stars: Paul Raynor, Patrick Hyland, Des Cave, Paul Meade

32. More Than a Sacrifice (1995)

Documentary

8.0
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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

Votes: 9

33. Peacefire (2008)

87 min | Drama

7.2
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A gritty, urban drama, laced with car-crime, political intrigue and a savagely dark sense of humour.

Director: Macdara Vallely | Stars: John Travers, Gerard Jordan, Sean Roberts, Conor MacNeill

Votes: 31

34. Paddy Whacked: The Irish Mob (2006 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary

8.4
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Before John Gotti and Frank Lucas, there was "Paddy".

Directors: Wayne Chesler, Don Sperling | Stars: Robert Gillings, Gerard Adimando, Ray Arrucci, Stephen Beach

Votes: 14

35. Patriots (1996)

Not Rated | 83 min | Thriller

5.8
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A true story of an American woman caught up in the struggle for Irish independence.

Director: Frank Kerr | Stars: Linda Amendola, Mark Newell, Aidan Parkinson, Dermott Petty

Votes: 74

36. Peaches (2000)

84 min | Comedy

4.8
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Frank leaves college and faces a Summer of discontent.

Director: Nick Grosso | Stars: Matthew Rhys, Kelly Reilly, Justin Salinger, Matthew Dunster

Votes: 83

37. Pete's Meteor (1998)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

4.8
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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. One day, a meteorite lands in his backyard and the kids believe... See full summary »

Director: Joe O'Byrne | Stars: Brenda Fricker, Alfred Molina, Mike Myers, John Kavanagh

Votes: 306

38. Paths to Freedom (2000– )

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Jeremy and Rats are two very different ex-cons, recently released from Dublin's Mountjoy Prison and agree to be filmed as part of a documentary series following what life is like for former... See full summary »

Stars: Michael McElhatton, Brendan Coyle, Deirdre O'Kane, Pat Leavy

Votes: 134

39. Red Roses and Petrol (2003)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.8
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33 Metascore

A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.

Director: Tamar Simon Hoffs | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Olivia Tracey, Heather Juergensen, Max Beesley

Votes: 102

40. Relative Strangers (1999– )

187 min | Drama

6.5
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Maureen is an Irishwoman, happily married and living in Germany. Or so she thinks. When her husband dies, she finds that not only had he debts, but was also a bigamist, having had a second ... See full summary »

Stars: Brenda Fricker, Robin Laing, Karen Ardiff, Benjamin Butler

Votes: 51

41. Saltwater (2000)

97 min

6.5
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An Irish-Italian café owner in a seaside town faces a life crisis, as his wife recently died and he's severely in debt. His oldest son tries to help, but has serious problems of his own, ... See full summary »

Director: Conor McPherson | Stars: Peter McDonald, Brian Cox, Conor Mullen, Laurence Kinlan

Votes: 226

42. Some Mother's Son (1996)

R | 112 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as ... See full summary »

Director: Terry George | Stars: Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanagan, Aidan Gillen, David O'Hara

Votes: 2,252 | Gross: $0.61M

43. Southpaw (1999)

77 min | Documentary, Sport

6.7
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: Liam McGrath | Stars: Francis Barrett, Chick Gillen, Tom Humphries, Colum Flynn

Votes: 106 | Gross: $0.03M

44. Sunset Heights (1999)

93 min

6.3
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In Ireland, Luke Bradley becomes caught between two rival gangs following the murder of his son.

Director: Colm Villa | Stars: Toby Stephens, Jim Norton, James Cosmo, Patrick O'Kane

Votes: 43

45. Shake Hands with the Devil (1959)

Not Rated | 111 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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In 1920s Ireland, I.R.A. members are being lead by the war mongering Dr. Sean Lenihan, as they fight oppressive British forces.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter, Glynis Johns

Votes: 905

46. Spin the Bottle (2004)

90 min | Comedy

6.3
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Rats is released from prison and needs to make some money; fast. To his dismay, things have changed dramatically during his absence; his mother no longer has time for him and his ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon | Stars: Michael McElhatton, Barry Barnes, Victoria Burke, Liam Carney

Votes: 211

47. Silent Grace (2001)

87 min | Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Maeve Murphy | Stars: Orla Brady, Cathleen Bradley, Cara Seymour, Dawn Bradfield

Votes: 38

48. Summer of the Flying Saucer (2008)

86 min | Family

5.1
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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.

Director: Martin Duffy | Stars: Robert Sheehan, Lorcan Cranitch, Nicola Coughlan, Jens Winter

Votes: 52

49. The Last of the High Kings (1996)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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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. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in... See full summary »

Director: David Keating | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Jared Leto, Christina Ricci, Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 1,607

50. The Run of the Country (1995)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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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.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Albert Finney, Matt Keeslar, Victoria Smurfit, Anthony Brophy

Votes: 344 | Gross: $0.47M

51. Trojan Eddie (1996)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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The story of Eddie, a small town ex-con, who discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything. Eddie sees a way to rise above the low life by setting up on his own. What he ... See full summary »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Stephen Rea, Richard Harris, Stuart Townsend, Aislín McGuckin

Votes: 242

52. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes and active role to unravel the mysterious secrets.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Jeni Courtney, Eileen Colgan, Mick Lally, Pat Slowey

Votes: 6,346 | Gross: $6.10M

53. Titanic Town (1998)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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73 Metascore

A Belfast housewife takes up the peace cause which causes her family trouble with IRA sympathizers.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Julie Walters, Ciarán Hinds, Nuala O'Neill, James Loughran

Votes: 368 | Gross: $0.06M

54. The Book That Wrote Itself (1999)

71 min | Comedy

5.0
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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, he decides to live out the story of his novel. ... See full summary »

Director: Liam O Mochain | Stars: Liam O Mochain, Antoinette Guiney, Orlaith Rafter, Paul Mahon

Votes: 106

55. The Boy from Mercury (1996)

87 min

7.2
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Harry is an eight-year-old boy growing up in Ireland with his dis-spirited widowed mother and older brother. He is bullied in school, and his only real friend is his dog Max. His great joy ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Duffy | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Tom Courtenay, Hugh O'Conor, James Hickey

Votes: 89

56. Two Ceasefires and a Wedding (1995 TV Short)

41 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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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. Does this mean they will have to welcome ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Butcher | Stars: Michael McDowell, Tim McGarry, Nuala McKeever, Damon Quinn

Votes: 40

57. The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)

105 min | Drama, Mystery

6.6
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47 Metascore

Finbar and Danny are close childhood friends who live in a depressing neighbourhood in an Irish town. Finbar gets the chance to play soccer in an international soccer team abroad but can't ... See full summary »

Director: Sue Clayton | Stars: Luke Griffin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Sean Lawlor, Chris Meehan

Votes: 519

58. The Irish Empire (1999– )

250 min

7.5
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An exploration of the history of Irish migration.

Star: Fiona Shaw

Votes: 15

59. The Maze (2002 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.9
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The history of the notorious Maze prison and its role in the Northern Ireland conflict.

Stars: Liam Neeson, Denis Faul, Bik McFarlane, Mo Mowlam

Votes: 14

60. The Savage Eye (2009– )

26 min | Comedy

8.3
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The show is a satirical and often surreal examination of subjects close to the hearts of the Irish people. It takes the form of a fake anthropological documentary as if made by British ... See full summary »

Stars: David McSavage, John Colleary, Patrick McDonnell, Dorothy Cotter

Votes: 148

61. The Eliminator (1997)

86 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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Set in Northern Ireland of the future, Computer genius O'Brien is working hard to build the VIPER, a military supercar. He is captured, and the computer codes to the car are stolen. The ... See full summary »

Director: Enda Hughes | Stars: Michael Colgan, Donna Crilly, Mik Duffy, Ed Hughes

Votes: 15

62. The Dawning (1988)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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An I.R.A. gunman on the run from the government. He meets up with an idealistic young woman and attempts to win her support for his cause.

Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Rebecca Pidgeon, Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard

Votes: 290

63. The Bombmaker (2001 TV Movie)

180 min | Action

6.6
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A former IRA bombmaker is forced to resume her craft when her daughter is kidnapped.

Director: Graham Theakston | Stars: Dervla Kirwan, Mark Womack, Ciara Lyons, David Hunt

Votes: 101

64. The Last Bus Home (1997)

93 min | Drama

5.3
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Two young punks, Reena and Jessop, meet on the day the pope comes to Dublin in 1979. Their unholy alliance leads to bed and the formation of The Dead Patriots, a punk band. Three years ... See full summary »

Director: Johnny Gogan | Stars: Annie Ryan, Brían F. O'Byrne, Anthony Brophy, John Cronin

Votes: 32

65. The Honeymooners (2003)

90 min | Comedy

5.7
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Raw, funny and poignant, 'The Honeymooners' tells the story of a jilted groom and a waitress who make an unlikely alliance and find themselves in the depths of rural Ireland. Together they ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Golden | Stars: Jonathan Byrne, Alex Reid, Justine Mitchell, Conor Mullen

Votes: 234

66. The Outsider (1979)

R | 128 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.0
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A young American man joins the IRA in Ireland but soon finds out that he is being used for political purposes and propaganda.

Director: Tony Luraschi | Stars: Craig Wasson, Sterling Hayden, Patricia Quinn, Niall O'Brien

Votes: 138

67. The Violent Enemy (1967)

94 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Irish terrorist breaks out of prison, and heads back to Ireland intending to blow up an electronics factory

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Tom Bell, Susan Hampshire, Ed Begley, Noel Purcell

Votes: 48

68. Vicious Circle (1999 TV Movie)

105 min

6.0
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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.

Director: David Blair | Stars: Ken Stott, Gerard McSorley, Andrew Connolly, John Kavanagh

Votes: 70