Irish War of Independence films

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films about Irish War of Independence and Irish Civil War during 1919 - 1923

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1. Troubles (1988– )

208 min | Drama

A grand hotel fallen into decay, two women with secrets and a dangerous political situation about to boil over - these intriguing elements all combine in this gripping drama from the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Charleson, Ian Richardson, Cathleen Delany, Emer Gillespie

Votes: 58

2. Ascendancy (1983)

92 min | Drama

Connie is a member of the British landowning "Ascendancy" in Ireland after WWI. Through a chance friendship with a British soldier, she learns how sheltered she has been, and chooses to ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Julie Covington, Ian Charleson, John Phillips, Susan Engel

Votes: 41

3. The Last September (1999)

R | 103 min | Drama, History, Romance

69 Metascore

In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying... See full summary »

Director: Deborah Warner | Stars: Michael Gambon, Tom Hickey, Keeley Hawes, David Tennant

Votes: 751 | Gross: $0.47M

4. Behind the Mask (1991)

75 min | Documentary, War

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

Director: Frank Martin | Stars: John Fitzpatrick, Brenda Bruce, Jackson Burns, Brandan Hughes

Votes: 50

5. Ballyseedy (1997 TV Movie)

94 min | History

Dramatised retelling of the Ballyseedy massacre of 1923, during the Irish Civil War, when nine IRA prisoners died after they were bound together and forced to walk into a mine field.

Director: Frank Hand | Stars: Justin Aylmer, Fran Brennan, Barry Cassin, John Fraher

6. The Treaty (1991 TV Movie)

107 min | Drama, History

In 1921, the Anglo-Irish Treaty between the unrecognised Irish Republic and the British government is concluded after high-stakes negotiations.

Director: Jonathan Lewis | Stars: Patrick Condren, Ian Bannen, Julian Fellowes, Malcolm Douglas

Votes: 113

7. Saoirse? (1961)

92 min | Documentary, War

Documents the period 1919-1922 in Ireland's history, covering the war of independence against the British and the civil war that followed using archive footage from the time, including original newsreel footage.

Director: George Morrison | Stars: Liam Budhlaeir, Aindreas O'Gallchoir, Padraig O'Raghallaigh

Votes: 9

8. A Terrible Beauty... (2013 TV Movie)

97 min | Documentary, Drama, History

A Terrible Beauty is the story of the men and women of the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916, Irish and British, caught up in a conflict many did not understand and of the innocent men and ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Farrell | Stars: Hugh O'Conor, Owen McDonnell, Rick Burn, Karen Ardiff

Votes: 24

9. The Informer (1935)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama

In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster, Margot Grahame

Votes: 5,055

10. Beloved Enemy (1936)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

In 1921, Irish rebels launch an uprising with the aim of creating an Irish republic, independent of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. One of the rebellion's leaders and a ... See full summary »

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Merle Oberon, Brian Aherne, Karen Morley, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 255

11. Ryan's Daughter (1970)

GP | 206 min | Drama, Romance

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.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Christopher Jones

Votes: 7,596 | Gross: $30.85M

12. Michael Collins (1996)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 27,128 | Gross: $11.09M

13. A Nightingale Falling (2014)

110 min | Drama, History, War

Set in Ireland during the War of Independence, two sisters lives are changed forever as they care for a wounded soldier. What transpires is a tragic love story of a household and its inhabitants, caught in the crucible of dark deep secrets.

Directors: Garret Daly, Martina McGlynn | Stars: Tara Breathnach, Muireann Bird, Gerard McCarthy, Brian Fortune

Votes: 203

14. The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, War

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: 41,669 | Gross: $1.83M

15. The Secret Scripture (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

37 Metascore

A woman keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Jack Reynor, Rooney Mara, Eric Bana, Aidan Turner

Votes: 4,516

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