Irish Films and Mini Series

SOME.... of the best Irish films.....Enjoy.
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1.
Falling for a Dancer (1998 TV Movie)
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Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant... (50 mins.)
 
2.
The Quiet Man (1952)
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A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
3.
Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
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A wily old codger matches wits with the king of the leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker. (93 mins.)
 
4.
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
 
5.
The Van (1996)
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The third installment of Irish author Roddy Doyle's 'Barrytown Trilogy', following 'The Commitments' and 'The Snapper'... (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
6.
The Most Fertile Man in Ireland (2000)
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The most fertile man in Ireland is in serious demand. (96 mins.)
Director: Dudi Appleton
 
7.
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
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When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money. (91 mins.)
Director: Kirk Jones
 
8.
Leap Year (2010)
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Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it. (100 mins.)
Director: Anand Tucker
 
9.
The Commitments (1991)
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When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house. (118 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
10.
The Field (1990)
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"Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing endlessly for the sake of the land... (107 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
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
 
14.
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
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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
 
15.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
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Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. (127 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
16.
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
 
17.
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
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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
 
18.
Screen Two (1985 TV Series)
Episode: The Snapper (1993)
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Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters...
 
19.
War of the Buttons (1994)
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The children of Ballydowse & Carrickdowse engage in battles in which they cut off the buttons, shoe-laces... (94 mins.)
Director: John Roberts
 
20.
The Butcher Boy (1997)
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Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent... (110 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
21.
Turning Green (2005)
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Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself... (85 mins.)
 
22.
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
 
23.
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
 
24.
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
 
25.
The MatchMaker (1997)
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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
 
26.
The Boys & Girl from County Clare (2003)
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In 1965, Jimmy McMahon and his group of Liverpudlians plot to win the annual céilí music competition in Ireland. (90 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
 
27.
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
 
28.
A Belfast Story (2013)
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In a city left torn by war, when a series of murders awaken dormant memories, many fear the worst. Colm Meaney ("Hell On Wheels"... (99 mins.)
Director: Nathan Todd
 
29.
Angela's Ashes (1999)
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Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences... (145 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
30.
A Man of No Importance (1994)
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Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay... (99 mins.)
Director: Suri Krishnamma
 
31.
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
 
32.
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... (104 mins.)
Director: Joe O'Byrne
 
33.
Durango (1999 TV Movie)
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In 1939 Ireland, a young man decides to lead a forty mile cattle drive rather than selling his cattle to an unscrupulous local buyer... (98 mins.)
Director: Brent Shields
 
34.
No Tears (2002 Mini-Series)
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A drama based on the Irish bloodbank scandal of the 1990s, where it was discovered that women treated with the blood product Anti D in the Seventies had been contaminated with Hepatitis C.
Director: Stephen Burke
 
35.
Conspiracy of Silence (2003)
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A can of worms is opened within the Irish Catholic Church following two controversial incidents, the suicide of Frank Sweeney... (90 mins.)
Director: John Deery
 
36.
Veronica Guerin (2003)
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An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
37.
Omagh (2004 TV Movie)
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An examination of the aftermath of the 1998 Real IRA bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland. (106 mins.)
Director: Pete Travis
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
Closing the Ring (2007)
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A young man searches for the proper owner of a ring that belonged to a U.S. World War II bomber gunner who crashed in Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 1, 1944. (118 mins.)
 
40.
Jumpers (1997 Short Film)
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It's Christmas, and in a Belfast toyshop, three despairing people are forced to contemplate suicide... (18 mins.)
Director: Konrad Jay
 
41.
On the Nose (2001)
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A luckless gambler finally finds the secret to picking winners at the track - a head in a jar. (104 mins.)
Director: David Caffrey
 
42.
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.)
 
43.
Nora (2000)
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In 1904, in Dublin, James Joyce chats up Nora Barnacle, a hotel maid recently come from Galway. She enchants him with her frank... (106 mins.)
Director: Pat Murphy
 
44.
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
 
45.
Lamb (1985)
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"Lamb" focuses on the relationship between Brother Michael Lamb (Liam Neeson), a teacher in a Roman... (110 mins.)
Director: Colin Gregg
 
46.
A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
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Martin, an IRA hitman, is seen by a catholic priest while carrying out a hit. He grows a bond with the priest and his niece. But his past and his former employers put all their lives in danger. (107 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
 
47.
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
 
48.
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
 
49.
Grabbers (2012)
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When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Jon Wright
 
50.
Made in Belfast (2013)
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After his best-selling novel exposes the private lives of his closest friends, Jack Kelly returns home... (85 mins.)
Director: Paul Kennedy
 
51.
The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)
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Finbar and Danny are close childhood friends who live in a depressing neighbourhood in an Irish town... (105 mins.)
Director: Sue Clayton
 
52.
Sweety Barrett (1998)
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Sweety Barret is a big man with a gentle nature, who is not exactly known for his brain power. He loses his job with a travelling circus and is stranded in an Irish village, where he gets caught up in a local vendetta. (92 mins.)
Director: Stephen Bradley
 
53.
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
 
54.
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.)
 
55.
Disco Pigs (2001)
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A twisted rite of passage. (93 mins.)
 
56.
Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion (2012 Short Film)
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A spirited 7-year-old, growing up in Dublin in the 1970's, can't wait to make her Holy Communion. The only problem is - she's the wrong religion. (13 mins.)
Director: Shimmy Marcus
 
57.
This Is the Sea (1997)
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The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic... (100 mins.)
Director: Mary McGuckian
 
58.
The Eclipse (2009)
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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
 
59.
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
 
60.
This Is My Father (1998)
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Widowed Kieran Johnson is a lonely, middle-aged, Chicago-based high school history teacher who feels disconnected to his life... (119 mins.)
Director: Paul Quinn
 
61.
Evelyn (2002)
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1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His... (94 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
62.
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
 
63.
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.)
 
64.
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
 
65.
Stella Days (2011)
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A small town cinema in rural Ireland becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between faith and passion, Rome and Hollywood and a man and his conscience. (100 mins.)
 
66.
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.)