Most Popular Irish-Language Feature Films
1. Gangs of New York (2002)
R | 167 min | Crime, Drama
In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.
Votes: 334,228 | Gross: $77.68M
4. Zardoz (1974)
R | 105 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.
5. The Siege of Jadotville (2016)
108 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s.
8. Miller's Crossing (1990)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.
Votes: 108,967 | Gross: $5.08M
9. Song of the Sea (2014)
PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the fairies and save the spirit world.
Votes: 33,711 | Gross: $0.85M
11. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, War
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.
Votes: 38,837 | Gross: $1.83M
12. The Guard (2011)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Thriller
An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.
Votes: 68,410 | Gross: $5.36M
13. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 18,181 | Gross: $0.83M
16. The Secret of Kells (2009)
Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.
Votes: 24,912 | Gross: $0.69M
19. Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)
Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
20. Felicia's Journey (1999)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller
A lonely middle-aged catering manager spends all of his time studying tapes of an eccentric TV chef. Meanwhile, a young woman is making her way from Ireland to find her boyfriend, who moved... See full summary »
Votes: 6,946 | Gross: $0.82M
21. Nothing Personal (I) (2009)
85 min | Drama
Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her ... See full summary »
23. What Richard Did (2012)
88 min | Drama
What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the ... See full summary »
24. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
PG | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,246 | Gross: $6.10M
25. Jimmy's Hall (2014)
PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History
During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation.
Votes: 4,588 | Gross: $0.56M
27. Van Diemen's Land (2009)
104 min | Biography, Drama, History
The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour, a place of ultra banishment and punishment,... See full summary »
28. Jindabyne (2006)
R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,915 | Gross: $0.40M
30. Some Mother's Son (1996)
R | 112 min | Drama, History
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 »
Votes: 2,207 | Gross: $0.61M
31. The Long Gray Line (1955)
Approved | 138 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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 »
33. Taffin (1988)
R | 96 min | Action, Thriller
An Irish tough-guy debt collector is asked by his local community to help rid the town of developers bent on building a chemical plant on the outskirts of town. The developers are ruthless ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,178 | Gross: $0.16M
35. Widows' Peak (1994)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Edwina has just moved into the neighborhood known as "Widows' Peak," so called due to the prevalent marital status of the residents, who tend to be a rather exclusive bunch. The residents ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,376 | Gross: $6.24M
36. Song of Granite (2017)
104 min | Biography, Drama
Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins brings the dramatic life story of legendary seannós singer Joe Heaney to the screen in THE SONG IN GRANITE, an audacious exploration of the man and his music... See full summary »
38. The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008)
60 min | Biography, Drama, History
Eight men escape from the most isolated prison on earth. Only one man survives and the story he recounts shocks the British establishment to the core. This story is the last confession of Alexander Pearce.
40. The Courier (1988)
R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When a courier at the D-Day Courier Service mistakenly finds a pile of money in his regular delivery, he does some digging only to discover that the messenger company is a front for a drug ... See full summary »
41. An Bronntanas (2014)
113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
An Bronntanas is a contemporary Irish crime thriller set against the backdrop of the Connemara Coastline on the West of Ireland and the dramatic lives of a local lifeboat crew. The story is told through both Irish and English.
42. The Break (1997)
R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
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 »
45. Silence (III) (2012)
87 min | Drama
Eoghan is a sound recordist who is returning to Ireland for the first time in 15 years. His reason for returning is a job offer: to find and record places free from man-made sound. His ... See full summary »
46. The Manifesto Chronicles: The Betrayal (2018)
122 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror | Pre-production
The secretive Blazing Star society calls upon their most formidable Knights of the Mystic Rose; James, Valeria and Lucius to hunt down a seemingly indestructible serial killer in the City of Boston.
47. Je me souviens (I) (2009)
In Abitibi, in 1948, Richard Bombardier, a miner,dies tragically on Saint-Valentine's Day night. The entire mining community believes it was Mathilde his wife, who killed him, which is not ... See full summary »
48. Ailsa (1994)
75 min | Drama
Miles Butler lives an uneventful life with his girlfriend until he discovers the body of his landlord in a neighbouring apartment. The tragedy of this moment makes a deep impression on ... See full summary »