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1. '71 (2014)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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83 Metascore

A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.

Writer: Gregory Burke | Director: Yann Demange | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Paul Popplewell

2. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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86 Metascore

An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat.

Writers: William Monahan, Alan Mak, Felix Chong | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

3. Patriot Games (1992)

R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets him and his family for revenge.

Writers: Tom Clancy, W. Peter Iliff, Donald Stewart | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Bean, Anne Archer, Patrick Bergin

4. Hunger (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.

Writers: Enda Walsh, Steve McQueen | Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon

5. Ronin (1998)

R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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67 Metascore

A freelancing former US intelligence agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians.

Writers: J.D. Zeik, David Mamet | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård

6. Michael Collins (1996)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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60 Metascore

Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.

Writer: Neil Jordan | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart

7. The Jackal (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.3
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36 Metascore

An imprisoned IRA sniper is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.

Writers: Kenneth Ross, Chuck Pfarrer | Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora

8. Jimmy's Hall (2014)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

6.7
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60 Metascore

Political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the country's 'Red Scare' of the 1930s.

Writers: Paul Laverty, Donal O'Kelly | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew Scott, Jim Norton

9. Angela's Ashes (1999)

R | 145 min | Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank McCourt, Laura Jones, Alan Parker | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens

10. Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Brilliant, flamboyant master criminal Michael Lynch is more interested in his image and his posterity than the actual profit from his ill-gotten gains.

Writer: Gerard Stembridge | Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Mullan, Stephen Dillane

11. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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59 Metascore

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.

Writers: Neil Jordan, Pat McCabe | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, Eva Birthistle, Liam Neeson

12. Veronica Guerin (2003)

R | 92 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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55 Metascore

An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.

Writers: Carol Doyle, Mary Agnes Donoghue | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker, Ciarán Hinds

13. Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)

R | 117 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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57 Metascore

Based on Martin McGartland's shocking real life story. Martin is a young lad from west Belfast in the late 1980s who is recruited by the British Police to spy on the IRA. He works his way ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin McGartland, Nicholas Davies, Kari Skogland | Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Zegers, Natalie Press

14. Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)

R | 89 min | Drama

6.7
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62 Metascore

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.

Writer: Guy Hibbert | Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Liam Neeson, James Nesbitt, Anamaria Marinca, Mark Ryder

15. Odd Man Out (1947)

Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery. Action takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Writers: F.L. Green, R.C. Sherriff | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, F.J. McCormick

16. Mr. Nice (2010)

121 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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60 Metascore

The life story of Howard Marks, an elite British drug smuggler.

Writers: Bernard Rose, Howard Marks | Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Chloë Sevigny, David Thewlis, Luis Tosar

17. Liam (2000)

R | 90 min | Drama

7.0
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74 Metascore

A family falls into poverty during the Depression.

Writer: Jimmy McGovern | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Anthony Borrows, Ian Hart, Claire Hackett, David Hart

18. Ticker (2001)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.5
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After a San Francisco detective's partner is murdered by Northern Irish terrorists, the officer joins the bomb squad in order to bring them to justice.

Writer: Paul B. Margolis | Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper, Steven Seagal, Jaime Pressly

19. Borstal Boy (2000)

93 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as a teenager in a British labor camp by a liberal warden.

Writers: Brendan Behan, Nye Heron, Peter Sheridan | Director: Peter Sheridan | Stars: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Eamon Glancy, Ian McElhinney

20. Omagh (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

7.3
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An examination of the aftermath of the 1998 Real IRA bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland.

Writers: Paul Greengrass, Guy Hibbert | Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Gerard McSorley, Michèle Forbes, Brenda Fricker, Stuart Graham

21. Shergar (1999)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.4
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Shergar is based on the true story of a champion race horse, allegedly abducted by the IRA, then rescued by an orphaned boy.

Writer: Dennis C. Lewiston | Director: Dennis C. Lewiston | Stars: Alan Barker, Billy Boyle, Stephen Brennan, Gary Cady

22. Naked Massacre (1976)

X | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.2
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A Vietnam vet terrorizes a house full of nurses.

Writers: F.G. Ranger, Denis Héroux, Clenn Wood | Director: Denis Héroux | Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Debra Berger, Christine Boisson, Myriam Boyer

23. The Run of the Country (1995)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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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.

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

24. When the Sky Falls (2000)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the ... See full summary »

Writers: Guy Andrews, Ronan Gallagher, Colum McCann, Michael Sheridan | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Joan Allen, Patrick Bergin, Liam Cunningham, Kevin McNally

25. The Secret Invasion (1964)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Drama, History

5.8
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The Nazis imprison an Italian general who was planning to switch sides and turn over his army to the Allied side. Allied headquarters sends a small, somewhat misfit group of soldiers to ... See full summary »

Writer: R. Wright Campbell | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Stewart Granger, Raf Vallone, Mickey Rooney, Edd Byrnes

26. American Raspberry (1977)

R | 75 min | Comedy

5.1
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Some unknown source has interrupted all television transmissions around the world. In place of the regular broadcasts, a lineup of extremely tasteless programs and commercials have been ... See full summary »

Writers: John Baskin, Stephen Feinberg, Roger Shulman, Bradley R. Swirnoff | Director: Bradley R. Swirnoff | Stars: Paul Ainsley, Wil Albert, Royce D. Applegate, Meridith Baer

27. 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.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Wolfgang Wilhelm, Liam Redmond, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Trevor Howard, Raymond Huntley, Michael Howard

28. 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.

Writers: Mary Costello, Anne Devlin | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Julie Walters, Ciarán Hinds, Nuala O'Neill, James Loughran

29. I.R.A.: King of Nothing (2006)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

4.3
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A disgruntled I.R.A. member (Chapa) becomes Ireland's biggest threat to the peace process.

Writers: Damian Chapa, Carlton Holder | Director: Damian Chapa | Stars: Damian Chapa, Cian McCormack, Joe Estevez, Rachel Hunter

30. 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 »

Writers: Jack Higgins, Jurgen Wolff | Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Rob Lowe, Kenneth Cranham, Deborah Moore, Hannes Jaenicke

31. Riot (1996)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.8
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An heiress is kidnapped during the chaos of a riot.

Writers: William Applegate Jr., Joseph John Barmettler | Director: Joseph Merhi | Stars: Gary Daniels, Sugar Ray Leonard, Paige Rowland, Charles Napier

32. Fools of Fortune (1990)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

5.5
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A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army.

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

33. 48 Angels (2007)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama

5.6
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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. Inspired by Saint Columcille, Seamus sets... See full summary »

Writers: Marion Comer, Craig Holland | Director: Marion Comer | Stars: Shane Brolly, John Travers, Ciaran Flynn, Darragh Kelly

34. Voices from the Grave (2010)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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The story of the Northern Ireland Troubles through the unflinching testimony of two men who played key roles on opposite sides of that bloody conflict. Nearly ten years ago the two ... See full summary »

Director: Kate O'Callaghan | Star: Brian Sheridan

35. Off Piste (2015)

Action, Drama, Thriller | Post-production

An ex-SAS recluse, living in the mountains of France to escape a traumatic past, is hunted down by those who's lives he has destroyed.

Writers: Glen Kirby, Steve Trotter | Director: Glen Kirby | Stars: Katherine Fitzpatrick, James Kermack, Tony Fadil, Stephen Don

36. Trapped (2008)

95 min | Action, Drama, Romance

4.8
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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. Northern Ireland is in flames, and civil ... See full summary »

Writer: Anthony Fox | Director: Graham Cantwell | Stars: Gerard McSorley, Anthony Fox, Laura Way, Andy Smith

37. Hangman's House (1928)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.5
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Victor McLaglen, an exile Irish patriot, risks his life by returning to Ireland and helping a young couple. John Wayne is an over-enthusiastic spectator who smashes a picket fence.

Writers: Philip Klein, Marion Orth, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne | Director: John Ford | Stars: June Collyer, Larry Kent, Victor McLaglen, Earle Foxe

38. Run Chrissie Run! (1984)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.9
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The action moves along quickly, jumping over holes in the script, in this made-for-television drama about Eve, an ex-terrorist from Germany who is forced to escape to Australia with her ... See full summary »

Writers: Graham Hartley, Keith Leopold | Director: Chris Langman | Stars: Carmen Duncan, Michael Aitkens, Shane Briant, Red Symons

39. The Year London Blew Up: 1974 (2005 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama

7.7
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1974-1975 - a year of terrorism across London. Adapted for the screen from the book 'Timebomb.'

Writer: Mark Hayhurst | Director: Edmund Coulthard | Stars: Michael Colgan, Jonjo O'Neill, Edward MacLiam, Chris O'Dowd

40. Peacefire (2008)

87 min | Drama

6.7
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A gritty, urban drama, laced with car-crime, political intrigue and a savagely dark sense of humour.

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

41. Endgame in Ireland (2001 TV Movie)

240 min | Documentary

7.5
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Twenty years of secret negotiations behind the Northern Ireland peace process - from Bobby Sands to the Good Friday Agreement.

Directors: Mark Anderson, Mick Gold | Stars: Gerry Adams, Bertie Ahern, Tony Blair, Denis Bradley

42. Corto Maltese: Heads and Mushrooms (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

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Compilation of three adventures of laconic adventurer Corto Maltese set in 1917. He searches for El Dorado in Venezuela, finds a suitcase every political faction in Honduras will kill for and helps Sinn Féin fight the British army.

Writers: Giorgia Cecere, Nadine Lamari, Hélène Monsché, Hugo Pratt, Jean Pécheux, Thierry Thomas | Directors: Richard Danto, Liam Saury | Stars: Paul Bandey, Richard Berry, Leslie Clack, Christian Erickson

43. Exiled (1999)

88 min | Romance, Thriller

6.8
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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 »

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

44. Behind the Mask (1991)

75 min | Documentary, War

8.0
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Documentary about rebel group IRA (Irish Republican Army), and their view of the conflict against the British and the Protestants of Northern Irleland.

Writers: Nick Anning, Danny Grilly | Director: Frank Martin | Stars: John Fitzpatrick, Brenda Bruce, Jackson Burns, Brandan Hughes

45. The Enigma of Frank Ryan (2012)

Drama

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The life of Frank Ryan (1902- 1944) who was an Irish radical, International Brigade volunteer in Spain, and Nazi collaborator in Berlin.

Writer: Desmond Bell | Director: Desmond Bell | Stars: Barry Barnes, Rick Crawford, Dara Devaney, Mia Gallagher

46. DeLorean (2016 TV Mini-Series)

Biography, Drama | Announced

John Zachary DeLorean, the legend behind the Pontiac GTO, stunned the business world by handing in his resignation as Vice President of General Motors. By his mid-forties he was their most ... See full summary »

47. A Hungry Feeling: The Life and Death of Brendan Behan (1988)

85 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Allan Miller | Stars: Brendan Behan, Liam Clancy

48. When the War Ends (2011)

36 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

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'When the war ends, the struggle begins.' Every day Robert is confronted with his past: in 1974 he joins the IRA at the age of seventeen. Since then he fights for the separation of Northern... See full summary »

Director: Thijs Schreuder

49. Der Unsichtbare Mann (2014 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Christmas Day 1960. After five years of imprisonment a young man escapes in a snowy winter night with a file and linen from Britain's safest prison in Belfast. Chasing him: an army forced ... See full summary »

Writers: Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, Georg Misch | Directors: Georg Misch, Úna Ní Dhonghaíle

50. Banned in the UK (2005– )
Episode: 1985-1989 (2005)

Documentary

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Controversy and censorship from the mid to late 80s, including the rave scene, football hooliganism, the Heysel Stadium disaster, the Beastie Boys tour, Spy Catcher, The Satanic Verses, Clause 28, Visions of Ecstasy, and the Zircon affair.

Stars: Gerry Adams, Rupert Allason, Tony Benn, Garry Bushell