With Samson Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Once (I) (2007)

R | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.8
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88 Metascore

A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerard Hendrick

Votes: 105,556 | Gross: $9.44M

2. A Dark Song (2016)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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71 Metascore

A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.

Director: Liam Gavin | Stars: Steve Oram, Catherine Walker, Susan Loughnane, Mark Huberman

Votes: 11,543

3. End of Sentence (2019)

Drama

8.2
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After being widowed, Frank Fogle reluctantly embarks on a journey to honor his wife's last wish of spreading her ashes in a remote lake in her native Ireland and a promise of taking his ... See full summary »

Director: Elfar Adalsteins | Stars: John Hawkes, Logan Lerman, Sarah Bolger, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

Votes: 14

4. Asylum (2005)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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51 Metascore

A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Natasha Richardson, Sean Harris, Marton Csokas, Ian McKellen

Votes: 4,633 | Gross: $0.37M

5. Grabbers (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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62 Metascore

When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive.

Director: Jon Wright | Stars: Killian Coyle, Stuart Graham, Michael Hough, Richard Coyle

Votes: 15,893

6. The Moth Diaries (2011)

R | 82 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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38 Metascore

Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Sarah Bolger, Sarah Gadon, Lily Cole, Anne Day-Jones

Votes: 6,030 | Gross: $0.00M

7. Stay (I) (2013)

TV-14 | 99 min | Drama

5.7
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48 Metascore

A woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home when the expected father wants nothing to do with her.

Director: Wiebke von Carolsfeld | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Taylor Schilling, Gina Moxley, Barry Keoghan

Votes: 635

8. Slipstream (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

4.9
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47 Metascore

Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his characters start to appear in his life, and vice versa.

Director: Anthony Hopkins | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Stella Hopkins, Christian Slater, John Turturro

Votes: 4,474 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Babygirl (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Set in the Bronx, BABYGIRL is a bitter-sweet drama about teenager LENA who, since she can remember, has watched her mom LUCY squander her life on a series of deadbeat men. When VICTOR, her ... See full summary »

Director: Macdara Vallely | Stars: Yainis Ynoa, Rosa Arredondo, Flaco Navaja, Joshua Rivera

Votes: 100

10. Cairo Time (2009)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

A romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.

Director: Ruba Nadda | Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya, Amina Annabi

Votes: 6,036 | Gross: $1.60M

11. The Sea (2013)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

5.9
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54 Metascore

The story of a man who returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife.

Director: Stephen Brown | Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Sinéad Cusack, Joe Gallagher, Karen Scully

Votes: 305

12. I Witness (II) (2018)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama

7.1
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An action drama about an enthusiastic junior officer from the Hague War Tribunal in pursuit of justice.

Director: Mitko Panov | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Natasha Petrovic, Pádraic Delaney, Mirsad Ibisevic

Votes: 18

13. Float Like a Butterfly (2018)

PG | 101 min | Drama

6.6
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From the producers of Once and Sing Street, Float Like a Butterfly is a powerful and timely story of a girl's fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of classic film Billy ... See full summary »

Director: Carmel Winters | Stars: Hazel Doupe, Dara Devaney, Johnny Collins, Ciaran Bermingham

Votes: 65

14. The Abduction Club (2002)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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A group of Irish noblemen kidnap girls in order to marry into their fortune and avoid becoming priests or soldiers.

Director: Stefan Schwartz | Stars: Alice Evans, Daniel Lapaine, Sophia Myles, Matthew Rhys

Votes: 1,624

15. Tiger Raid (2016)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.3
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Two mercenaries ride a wave of pitch-black camaraderie as they travel through the desert night on their way to carry out a kidnapping in Iraq. As the raid progresses, their frenzied world ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Dixon | Stars: Brian Gleeson, Damien Molony, Sofia Boutella, Rory Fleck Byrne

Votes: 423

16. The Governor (1995–1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Helen Hewitt is first woman put in charge of Barfield, a maximum security prison that had been nearly destroyed by a disastrous riot. Despite being greeted with open hostility by inmates ... See full summary »

Stars: Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Ron Donachie, David J. Nicholls

Votes: 98

17. Milo (I) (2012)

94 min | Drama

6.4
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Milo, an isolated 10-year-old boy with 'sensitive skin', lives a life rigidly controlled by his father. Sparked by his first friendship, he runs away from home to attend the school camping ... See full summary »

Directors: Berend Boorsma, Roel Boorsma | Stars: Stuart Graham, Jer O'Leary, Laura Vasiliu, Dolf de Vries

Votes: 196

18. Wildfire (I)

Drama | Post-production

The story of two sisters who grew up on the fractious Irish border. When one of them, who has been missing, finally returns home, the intense bond with her sister is re-ignited. Together ... See full summary »

Director: Cathy Brady | Stars: Nora-Jane Noone, Martin McCann, Nika McGuigan, David Pearse

19. The Most Fertile Man in Ireland (2000)

96 min | Comedy

5.3
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The most fertile man in Ireland is in serious demand.

Director: Dudi Appleton | Stars: Kris Marshall, Kathy Kiera Clarke, Bronagh Gallagher, James Nesbitt

Votes: 542

20. Bachelors Walk (2001–2003)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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The series revolves around three young men, Barry, Raymond and Michael, who share a house on Dublin's Batchelor's Walk.

Stars: Don Wycherley, Simon Delaney, Keith McErlean, Marcella Plunkett

Votes: 102

21. Run & Jump (2013)

Unrated | 106 min | Drama

6.3
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71 Metascore

An American doctor travels to Ireland to study the Casey family after 38-year-old Conor suffers a stroke which changes his personality, leaving dynamo wife and mother Vanetia to run the show.

Director: Steph Green | Stars: Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam, Will Forte, Ciara Gallagher

Votes: 1,192 | Gross: $0.01M

22. The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)

105 min | Drama, Mystery

6.5
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47 Metascore

Finbar and Danny are close childhood friends who live in a depressing neighbourhood in an Irish town. Finbar gets the chance to play soccer in an international soccer team abroad but can't ... See full summary »

Director: Sue Clayton | Stars: Luke Griffin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Sean Lawlor, Chris Meehan

Votes: 543

23. Rat (2000)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.9
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A woman becomes furious when her husband arrives home from the local pub and turns into a rat.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Imelda Staunton, Frank Kelly, David Wilmot

Votes: 886 | Gross: $0.00M

24. Rose Plays Julie

Drama | Post-production

An adopted girl who seeks out her birth mother only to be told her mother has no desire to meet her.

Directors: Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy | Stars: Ann Skelly, Orla Brady, Aidan Gillen, Annabell Rickerby

25. Cellar Door (2018)

90 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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The story follows Aidie, a fighter inside and out, as she searches for her son while in the grip of the Church.

Director: Viko Nikci | Stars: Karen Hassan, Catherine Walker, Una Carroll, Chloe Grogan

Votes: 26

26. The Break (1997)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.8
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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 »

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Stephen Rea, Alfred Molina, Rosana Pastor, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 330

27. Watermelon (2003 TV Movie)

74 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Marion Keyes' story about a young woman and her baby, Kate.

Director: Kieron J. Walsh | Stars: Anna Friel, Brenda Fricker, Ciarán McMenamin, Sean McGinley

Votes: 284

28. The Truth Commissioner (2016)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

5.7
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A drama about a truth commissioner appointed to chair a South African style truth commission in Northern Ireland.

Director: Declan Recks | Stars: Roger Allam, Barry Ward, Conleth Hill, Madeleine Mantock

Votes: 164

29. True North (II) (2006)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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The crew of a bankrupt Scottish trawler turn to smuggling illegal immigrants over the stormy waters of the North Sea.

Director: Steve Hudson | Stars: Peter Mullan, Martin Compston, Gary Lewis, Steven Robertson

Votes: 933

30. Eden (2008)

Unrated | 83 min | Drama

5.9
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63 Metascore

A married couple's relationship begins to fall apart as their 10th wedding anniversary approaches.

Director: Declan Recks | Stars: Aidan Kelly, Eileen Walsh, Pádraic Delaney, Karl Shiels

Votes: 197 | Gross: $0.04M

31. The Castle

115 min | Drama | Post-production

Monika's dream to play a one in a lifetime concert is cut short by her mother. However, she stops at nothing to pursue her dream.

Director: Lina Luzyte | Stars: Barbora Bareikyte, Gabija Jaraminaite, Jurate Onaityte, Martyna Peszko

32. Coming Home (V) (2014)

86 min | Documentary, Drama

6.9
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A wrongly convicted father comes home after 13 years in prison to discover his real battle is building a relationship with his daughter.

Director: Viko Nikci

Votes: 15

33. The Englishman (2007)

86 min | Drama

7.8
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Henry opens his life to a woman and a damaged boy. As they move closer the past pulls them apart.

Director: Ian Sellar | Stars: Velibor Topic, Branka Katic, Aidan David, Carmit Levité

Votes: 43

34. Snap (I) (2010)

83 min | Drama

6.7
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This often-scathing Irish meller begins with a documentary crew invading the home of Sandra who has agreed to be interviewed despite her caustic tongue and what seems like a burning desire ... See full summary »

Director: Carmel Winters | Stars: Aisling O'Sullivan, Stephen Moran, Eileen Walsh, Mick Lally

Votes: 62

35. The Honeymooners (2003)

90 min | Comedy

5.7
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Raw, funny and poignant, 'The Honeymooners' tells the story of a jilted groom and a waitress who make an unlikely alliance and find themselves in the depths of rural Ireland. Together they ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Golden | Stars: Jonathan Byrne, Alex Reid, Justine Mitchell, Conor Mullen

Votes: 237

36. Little Foxes (2009)

90 min | Drama

5.2
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Alzbeta and Tina are sisters bound by jealousy and love, an unspoken history hovering over them like a dark cloud. It is this history that compels Alzbeta to refuse Tina's help in finding a... See full summary »

Director: Mira Fornay | Stars: Réka Derzsi, Jitka Hlavácová, Aaron Monaghan, Jonathan Byrne

Votes: 94

37. A Long Way Home

Drama | Announced

Exiled from Ireland to the wilds of the New Zealand's West Coast when his father is presumed lost at sea, young Sean enlists the help of a hobo dwarf to escape the clutches of his mad, cruel aunt and find his way back home.

Director: Paki Smith

38. Belonging to Laura (2009)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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Belonging To Laura is a modernization and hilariously witty remake of Oscar Wilde's classic play Lady Windermere's Fan. The play takes place on Laura Windermere's 21st Birthday. Engaged to ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Golden | Stars: Aisling Bea, Kelly Gough, Gerard McCarthy, Philip O'Sullivan

Votes: 17

39. Jericho (2009)

10 min | Short, Fantasy

7.0
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Franky Bannon can't cope. In his fifties, recently widowed, he is suicidal. Until his bizarre imaginary childhood friends return to show him that the world is beautiful.

Director: Liam Gavin | Stars: Joe Rooney, Mark Cantan, Mark McNamara, Helen MacDermott

Votes: 24

40. Pigs (1984)

78 min | Drama

4.1
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Grim tale of marginalized souls in an apocalyptic Dublin inner city. Jimmy takes up residence in a derelict and once elegant house in a no-go inner area. He is soon joined by other ... See full summary »

Director: Cathal Black | Stars: Jimmy Brennan, George Shane, Maurice O'Donoghue, Liam Halligan

Votes: 45

41. Innisfree (1990)

G | 110 min | Documentary

7.3
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Documentary in which the camera of Jose Luis Guerín returns, almost forty years later, to the same places where the mythical film of John Ford 'The quiet Man' was shot. The locality of ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Guerín | Stars: Bartley O'Feeney, Padraig O'Feeney, Anna Livia Ryan, Anne Slattery

Votes: 133

42. A Basket Full of Wallpaper (1998)

27 min | Short

8.3
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Director: Joe Lee | Stars: Togo Igawa, John Cronin, Anne Kent, Aonghus Og McAnally

Votes: 6

43. Sunshower (2009)

13 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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On her way home from a party, drunk and driving a stolen car, a girl (17) hits an old man walking by the side of the road. When he won't wake up and the car won't start, it seems all she can do is bury him.

Director: Liam Gavin | Stars: Brendan Conroy, Jenn Murray

Votes: 21

44. Man of Fire (2004)

3 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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A man is consumed with fire.

Director: Kieron J. Walsh | Star: Luke Hayden

Votes: 12

45. Nostradamus and Me (2004)

16 min | Drama, Short, Romance

7.2
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Dublin. 1986. Nora has never kissed a boy. But who has time for that when the arms race is out of control and the world is falling apart? Now two Frenchmen, Antoine, the French exchange ... See full summary »

Director: Eilis Kirwan | Stars: Carla Young, Keith Burke, Claire Flynn, Billie Traynor

Votes: 26

46. Short (2000)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Marty is very short; but he's neither nasty nor brutish, he's a genuinely nice guy, rich in friends but solitary in the game of love. Women, as he says, are over his head; he's out of their... See full summary »

Director: Imogen Murphy | Stars: Alan Pentony, Lesley Conroy, Maclean Burke, Anne MacFarlane

Votes: 77

47. Dogsbody (1999)

13 min | Short

6.7
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When Ger lends 500 pounds to an associate of Seany, Seany decides that they need to take the man's greyhound as collateral.

Director: Karl Golden | Stars: Peter Caffrey, Simon Delaney, Sally the Greyhound

Votes: 12

48. Johnny Baxter's Head (2000)

21 min | Short, Thriller

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The story of John The Baptist, Salome and King Herod is re-told in this shocking, sexy modern day thriller. The film traces the last few hours of "Johnny Baxter's" life, seen through the eyes of the mysterious 'Exectioner.'

Director: Scott Morgan | Stars: Noel McGee, Philip Richey, Niko Thomas, Sarah Wilson

49. Beached (2001)

15 min | Short

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Director: Karl Golden | Stars: Nicole Bohan, Veronica Duffy, Mark Dunne, Sinead Flynn

50. All God's Children (2003)

Short, Thriller

6.6
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Director: Tom Cosgrove | Stars: Gerry O'Brien, Michael McCabe, Myles Purcell

Votes: 8


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