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1. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.9
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

2. The Boondock Saints (1999)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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44 Metascore

Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.

Writer: Troy Duffy | Director: Troy Duffy | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco

3. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Writers: Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

4. Road to Perdition (2002)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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72 Metascore

Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living.

Writers: Max Allan Collins, Richard Piers Rayner, David Self | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken

5. Cinderella Man (2005)

PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.0
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69 Metascore

The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

Writers: Cliff Hollingsworth, Akiva Goldsman | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

6. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Writer: Dustin Lance Black | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

7. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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88 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Writers: Budd Schulberg, Malcolm Johnson | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

8. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

R | 118 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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24 Metascore

The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn that their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, they go back to Boston to bring justice to those responsible and avenge the priest.

Writers: Troy Duffy, Taylor Duffy | Director: Troy Duffy | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly, Clifton Collins Jr.

9. Keeping the Faith (2000)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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60 Metascore

A story about two friends, a priest and a rabbi, who fall in love with the same beauty (Jenna Elfman).

Writer: Stuart Blumberg | Director: Edward Norton | Stars: Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Jenna Elfman, Anne Bancroft

10. Grounded for Life (2001–2005)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Thirty-something Irish Catholic couple Sean and Claudia deal with their three children as well as Sean's judgmental father and his carefree brother.

Creators: Bill Martin, Mike Schiff | Stars: Donal Logue, Megyn Price, Kevin Corrigan, Lynsey Bartilson

11. The Devil's Own (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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53 Metascore

A police officer uncovers the real identity of his house-guest, an I.R.A. terrorist in hiding.

Writers: Kevin Jarre, David Aaron Cohen, Vincent Patrick | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin, Rubén Blades

12. Ladder 49 (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads,... See full summary »

Writer: Lewis Colick | Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Robert Patrick

13. The Quiet Man (1952)

Approved | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A retired American boxer returns to the village where he was born in Ireland, where he finds love.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Maurice Walsh | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

14. Father Ted (1995–1998)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

8.7
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Crazy sitcom about 3 priests and their housekeeper who live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland it seems!

Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn

15. Return to Me (2000)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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54 Metascore

A man who falls in love with the woman who received his wife's heart must decide which woman it is who holds his heart.

Writers: Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Andrew Stern, Samantha Goodman | Director: Bonnie Hunt | Stars: David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Carroll O'Connor, Robert Loggia

16. In America (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States.

Writers: Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan | Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Djimon Hounsou, Sarah Bolger

17. Must Love Dogs (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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46 Metascore

A forty-something preschool teacher looks to the personals for a change of pace and a relationship, with hilarious results.

Writers: Claire Cook, Gary David Goldberg | Director: Gary David Goldberg | Stars: Diane Lane, John Cusack, Elizabeth Perkins, Christopher Plummer

18. She's the One (1996)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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The love lives of two brothers, Mickey and Francis, interconnect as Francis cheats on his wife with Mickey's ex-girlfriend, while Mickey impulsively marries a stranger.

Writer: Edward Burns | Director: Edward Burns | Stars: Edward Burns, Jennifer Aniston, John Mahoney, Michael McGlone

19. Ondine (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

The story of an Irish fisherman who discovers a woman in his fishing net who he believes to be a Selke (a water nymph).

Writer: Neil Jordan | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan, Alison Barry

20. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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82 Metascore

A sympathetic look at Republicans in early 20th century Ireland, and two brothers who are torn apart by anti-Brit rebellion.

Writer: Paul Laverty | Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald

21. State of Grace (1990)

R | 134 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry... See full summary »

Writer: Dennis McIntyre | Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright

22. The Boxer (1997)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.1
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75 Metascore

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.

Writers: Jim Sheridan, Terry George | Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Daragh Donnelly, Frank Coughlan, Sean Kearns

23. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.

Writers: John Wexley, Warren Duff, Rowland Brown | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

24. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.

Writers: Chris Fuhrman, Jeff Stockwell, Michael Petroni | Director: Peter Care | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Emile Hirsch, Vincent D'Onofrio

25. Lymelife (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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64 Metascore

A family unit begins to bow under the pressure of a failing marriage.

Writers: Derick Martini, Steven Martini | Director: Derick Martini | Stars: Rory Culkin, Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessy, Emma Roberts

26. Going My Way (1944)

TV-G | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy, but his level gaze and twinkling eyes make it clear that he knows ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Butler, Frank Cavett, Leo McCarey | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown

27. The Brothers McMullen (1995)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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73 Metascore

Three Irish Catholic brothers from Long Island struggle to deal with love, marriage, and infidelity.

Writer: Edward Burns | Director: Edward Burns | Stars: Jack Mulcahy, Michael McGlone, Edward Burns, Shari Albert

28. The Snapper (1993 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters. When she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, she becomes the talk of ... See full summary »

Writer: Roddy Doyle | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Colm Meaney, Tina Kellegher, Ruth McCabe, Eanna MacLiam

29. The Scarlet and the Black (1983 TV Movie)

143 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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Vatican efforts, lead by Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, to save Allied POWs and downed Allied airmen as the Nazis invade Rome.

Writers: J.P. Gallagher, David Butler | Director: Jerry London | Stars: Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud, Raf Vallone

30. The Groomsmen (2006)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.2
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57 Metascore

A groom (Ed Burns) and his four attendants wrestle with issues related to friendship and maturity a week before the big day.

Writer: Edward Burns | Director: Edward Burns | Stars: Edward Burns, Matthew Lillard, Brittany Murphy, Heather Burns

31. Stolen Summer (2002)

PG | 91 min | Drama

6.5
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36 Metascore

Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to ... See full summary »

Writer: Pete Jones | Director: Pete Jones | Stars: Amara Balthrop-Lewis, Kevin Pollak, Aidan Quinn, Bonnie Hunt

32. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

Unrated | 126 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Leo McCarey | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers, William Gargan

33. The Long Gray Line (1955)

138 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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The life story of a salt-of-the-earth Irish immigrant, who becomes an Army Noncommissioned Officer and spends his 50 year career at the United States Military Academy at West Point. This ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Hope, Marty Maher, Nardi Reeder Campion | Director: John Ford | Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Francis, Donald Crisp

34. San Francisco (1936)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.

Writers: Anita Loos, Robert E. Hopkins | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt

35. The Molly Maguires (1970)

PG | 124 min | Drama, History

6.9
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Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur H. Lewis, Walter Bernstein | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar, Frank Finlay

36. It's All Relative (2003–2004)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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So you think Romeo and Juliet had family issues? Listen to this. Bobby is a bartender and the only son of gregarious, salt-of-the-earth Irish Catholic parents from Boston. His fiancée, Liz,... See full summary »

Creators: Anne Flett-Giordano, Chuck Ranberg | Stars: Reid Scott, Christopher Sieber, John Benjamin Hickey, Lenny Clarke

37. Studs Lonigan (1960)

95 min | Drama

5.4
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A young man tries to escape the South Side of 1920s Chicago.

Writers: James T. Farrell, Philip Yordan | Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Christopher Knight, Frank Gorshin, Venetia Stevenson, Carolyn Craig

38. Salesman (1968)

G | 85 min | Documentary

7.9
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Four relentless door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Paul Brennan, Charles McDevitt, James Baker, Raymond Martos

39. The Hanging Garden (1997)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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William, a once obese and troubled teen, goes back to his family's home after being gone, without word, for ten years and finds it (and his family) haunted with his past. He had moved to ... See full summary »

Writer: Thom Fitzgerald | Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Chris Leavins, Kerry Fox, Ian Parsons, Peter MacNeill

40. Ash Wednesday (2002)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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40 Metascore

Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers (Burns and Wood) who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.

Writer: Edward Burns | Director: Edward Burns | Stars: Brian Burns, Vincent Rubino, Jimmy Cummings, Elijah Wood

41. Trouble Along the Way (1953)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.8
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Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying ... See full summary »

Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Douglas Morrow, Robert Hardy Andrews | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Wayne, Donna Reed, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully

42. The Last Hurrah (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Drama

7.4
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Frank Skeffington is an old Irish-American political boss, running for re-election as Mayor of of a US town for the last time.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Edwin O'Connor | Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

43. One Man's Hero (1999)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, History

6.2
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24 Metascore

"One Man's Hero" tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish and other immigrants of the Catholic faith who deserted to Mexico ... See full summary »

Writer: Milton S. Gelman | Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Tom Berenger, Joaquim de Almeida, Daniela Romo, Mark Moses

44. Outing Riley (2004)

Comedy

6.4
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Bobby, the youngest boy in an Irish Catholic family, is gay and his coming out to his brothers and the family's way of dealing with the news is the basis of this film.

Writer: Pete Jones | Director: Pete Jones | Stars: Pete Jones, Nathan Fillion, Stoney Westmoreland, Dev Kennedy

45. Mortal Sins (1992 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 93 min | Thriller

5.5
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A serial killer confesses to a priest, who becomes a suspect and a sleuth because he cannot tell the police.

Writers: Greg Martinelli, Dennis Paoli | Director: Bradford May | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Roxann Dawson, Francis Guinan, Weston McMillan

46. No Cure for Cancer (1992 TV Movie)

R | 62 min | Comedy

7.8
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Ticked off comic Denis Leary talks honestly about subjects ranging from smoking, red meat, drugs, his family, rehab, and yes, cancer.

Writer: Denis Leary | Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Denis Leary, Chris Phillips, Adam Roth

47. Letting Go of God (2008)

Documentary

7.9
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Letting Go of God is a humorous monologue by Julia Sweeney chronicling her search for God. She begins in the Catholic church, the religion her family raised her in, and takes a Bible study ... See full summary »

Writer: Julia Sweeney | Director: Julia Sweeney

48. Going My Way (1962–1963)

60 min | Comedy

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Father O'Malley is sent to a parish in lower-class New York City to assist old, crusty pastor Father Fitzgibbon. Mrs. Featherstone is the housekeeper in the rectory. When he arrives, Father... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Kelly, Leo G. Carroll, Dick York, Nydia Westman

49. Out in the Silence (2009)

56 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

7.1
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The announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small hometown and a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school.

Directors: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson | Stars: C.J. Bills, Diane Granley, Linda Henderson, Roxanne Hitchcock

50. Lenny (1990–1991)

30 min | Comedy

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Creator: Don Reo | Stars: Lenny Clarke, Lee Garlington, Peter Dobson, Alice Drummond