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1. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 341,136 | Gross: $77.81M

2. Oz (1997–2003)

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

8.8
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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

Votes: 73,674

3. 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.

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

Votes: 207,020 | Gross: $0.03M

4. Road to Perdition (2002)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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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.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken

Votes: 214,380 | Gross: $104.45M

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.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 157,209 | Gross: $61.65M

6. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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88 Metascore

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

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 112,042 | Gross: $9.60M

7. Grounded for Life (2001–2005)

TV-14 | 22 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.

Stars: Donal Logue, Megyn Price, Kevin Corrigan, Lynsey Bartilson

Votes: 12,785

8. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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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.

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

Votes: 145,653 | Gross: $31.84M

9. The Devil's Own (1997)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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53 Metascore

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

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin, Rubén Blades

Votes: 49,413 | Gross: $42.87M

10. Father Ted (1995–1998)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

8.6
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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

Votes: 29,181

11. She's the One (1996)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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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.

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

Votes: 14,713 | Gross: $9.45M

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

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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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.

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

Votes: 55,879 | Gross: $10.27M

13. Keeping the Faith (2000)

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

6.4
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60 Metascore

Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.

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

Votes: 46,265 | Gross: $37.05M

14. 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.

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

Votes: 27,455 | Gross: $43.89M

15. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, War

7.5
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82 Metascore

Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald

Votes: 39,490 | Gross: $1.83M

16. The Quiet Man (1952)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

Votes: 29,045 | Gross: $10.55M

17. State of Grace (1990)

R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A New York cop is recruited to return to his hometown and infiltrate the mob ran by his best friend's brother.

Directors: Phil Joanou, Michael Lee Baron | Stars: Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright

Votes: 17,821 | Gross: $1.91M

18. 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.

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

Votes: 15,461 | Gross: $5.80M

19. 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.

Director: Bonnie Hunt | Stars: David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Carroll O'Connor, Robert Loggia

Votes: 17,233 | Gross: $32.66M

20. Ladder 49 (2004)

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

6.5
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47 Metascore

A firefighter, injured and trapped in a burning building, has flashbacks of his life as he drifts in and out of consciousness. Meanwhile, fellow firefighters led by the Chief attempt to rescue him.

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

Votes: 50,458 | Gross: $74.54M

21. In America (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child.

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

Votes: 37,752 | Gross: $15.54M

22. Ondine (2009)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie.

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

Votes: 17,945 | Gross: $0.55M

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.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 16,990

24. 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.

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

Votes: 6,601 | Gross: $10.25M

25. The Long Gray Line (1955)

Approved | 138 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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In 1898, Irish immigrant Martin Maher is hired as a civilian employee at West Point where, during a 50-year career, he rises to the rank of NCO and instructor.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Francis, Donald Crisp

Votes: 2,027

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

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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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.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud, Raf Vallone

Votes: 2,073

27. Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

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.

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

Votes: 11,174 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Going My Way (1944)

Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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Father Charles O'Mailey, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior.

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

Votes: 8,258 | Gross: $16.30M

29. 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.

Director: Peter Care | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Emile Hirsch, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 12,348 | Gross: $1.78M

30. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,477 | Gross: $0.12M

31. Lymelife (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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64 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 13,226 | Gross: $0.43M

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

Unrated | 126 min | Drama

7.4
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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.

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

Votes: 5,809 | Gross: $21.30M

33. The Molly Maguires (1970)

M | 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 »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar, Frank Finlay

Votes: 2,781

34. Salesman (1969)

G | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

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

Votes: 3,800

35. 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.

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

Votes: 4,047 | Gross: $0.13M

36. San Francisco (1936)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.3
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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.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt

Votes: 4,145

37. The Last Hurrah (1958)

Approved | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

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

Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Dianne Foster, Pat O'Brien

Votes: 2,338

38. Trouble Along the Way (1953)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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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 »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Wayne, Donna Reed, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully

Votes: 1,257

39. 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 religion, who deserted to ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Tom Berenger, Joaquim de Almeida, Daniela Romo, Mark Moses

Votes: 945 | Gross: $0.23M

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.

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

Votes: 2,758 | Gross: $0.00M

41. Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer (1993 TV Special)

R | 62 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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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.

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

Votes: 2,215

42. It's All Relative (2003–2004)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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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 »

Stars: Lenny Clarke, Harriet Sansom Harris, Reid Scott, Maggie Lawson

Votes: 248

43. The Hanging Garden (1997)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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William, a once obese and depressed adolescent, is able to move past his teenage years when he moves to the city and comes out as being gay. When he returns home though, he can't cope with his memories.

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

Votes: 2,635 | Gross: $0.93M

44. If Dad Only Knew (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | 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.

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

Votes: 646

45. Studs Lonigan (1960)

95 min | Drama

5.3
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A young man tries to escape the South Side of 1920s Chicago.

Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Christopher Knight, Frank Gorshin, Venetia Stevenson, Carolyn Craig

Votes: 216

46. Going My Way (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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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

Votes: 56

47. Out in the Silence (2009)

56 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

5.0
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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

Votes: 433

48. Letting Go of God (2008)

130 min | Documentary

8.3
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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 »

Director: Julia Sweeney

Votes: 574

49. Mortal Sins (1992 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 93 min | Thriller

5.6
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A serial killer confesses to a priest, who becomes a suspect and a sleuth because he cannot tell the police.

Director: Bradford May | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Roxann Dawson, Francis Guinan, Weston McMillan

Votes: 169

50. Beantown (2007)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A blood-soaked chronicle of the final desperate gang war between Boston's Irish and Italian mobs.

Director: Timothy Norman | Stars: Kristen Savage, Randy Paradis, Sean Fowler, Drew Paradis

Votes: 79