With Bórd Scannán na hÉireann (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 60,229

2. Once (2007)

R | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.9
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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: 103,190 | Gross: $9.44M

3. 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: 41,537 | Gross: $1.83M

4. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, Eva Birthistle, Liam Neeson

Votes: 19,256 | Gross: $0.83M

5. The Secret of Kells (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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81 Metascore

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.

Directors: Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey | Stars: Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Christen Mooney

Votes: 27,408 | Gross: $0.69M

6. Becoming Jane (2007)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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55 Metascore

A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell

Votes: 52,956 | Gross: $18.67M

7. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

R | 114 min | Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Eileen Walsh, Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone, Anne-Marie Duff

Votes: 24,322 | Gross: $4.89M

8. Shrooms (2007)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

4.7
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A group of friends are stalked and murdered whilst looking for psilocybin mushrooms in the Irish woods.

Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Lindsey Haun, Jack Huston, Max Kasch, Maya Hazen

Votes: 15,052 | Gross: $0.00M

9. Circle of Friends (1995)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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70 Metascore

'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at ... See full summary »

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Minnie Driver, Geraldine O'Rawe, Saffron Burrows

Votes: 7,534 | Gross: $23.40M

10. Bloody Sunday (2002)

R | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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90 Metascore

A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Allan Gildea

Votes: 21,682 | Gross: $0.77M

11. Stitches (I) (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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A clown comes back from the dead to haunt those who took his life during a fatal party mishap.

Director: Conor McMahon | Stars: Ross Noble, Tommy Knight, Eoghan McQuinn, Gemma-Leah Devereux

Votes: 7,962

12. My Boy Jack (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 18-year-old son after he goes missing during World War I.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: David Haig, Daniel Radcliffe, Kim Cattrall, Carey Mulligan

Votes: 4,843

13. Wake Wood (2009)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.

Director: David Keating | Stars: Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle, Timothy Spall, Ella Connolly

Votes: 7,296

14. Intermission (2003)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Kelly Macdonald, Colin Farrell, Shirley Henderson

Votes: 14,462 | Gross: $0.90M

15. Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Brilliant, flamboyant master criminal Michael Lynch is more interested in his image and his posterity than the actual profit from his ill-gotten gains.

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Mullan, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 12,597

16. Isolation (2005)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong.

Director: Billy O'Brien | Stars: Essie Davis, Sean Harris, Marcel Iures, Crispin Letts

Votes: 6,011

17. 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: 11,493 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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59 Metascore

When the kinetic Rory moves into his room in the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, his effect on the home is immediate. Most telling is his friendship with Michael, a young man with cerebral palsy and nearly unintelligible speech. Somehow, Rory understands Michael, and encourages him to experience life outside the confines of home.

Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: James McAvoy, Steven Robertson, Romola Garai, Alan King

Votes: 13,083 | Gross: $0.02M

19. Puffball: The Devil's Eyeball (2007)

R | 120 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

4.3
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Powerful supernatural forces are unleashed when a young architect (Kelly Reilly) becomes pregnant after moving to an isolated and mysterious valley to build a house. And when the ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Kelly Reilly, Miranda Richardson, Rita Tushingham, Oscar Pearce

Votes: 887

20. Murphy's Law (2003–2007)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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As a maverick cop with a dark past, DS Tommy Murphy fails a psychiatric assessment but is given one last chance by his boss and given a dangerous undercover assignment.

Stars: James Nesbitt, Del Synnott, Sarah Berger, Michael Feast

Votes: 900

21. Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Gerard McSorley, Catherine McCormack

Votes: 3,177 | Gross: $2.29M

22. When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)

PG-13 | 92 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson, Bradley Johnson

Votes: 3,838 | Gross: $1.07M

23. Outcast (2010)

R | 98 min | Horror

5.4
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It tells the tale of Petronella (a Scottish/Romany girl) and Fergal (her mysterious Irish traveller boyfriend). As their doomed relationship plays out, a Beast stalks the estate, killing ... See full summary »

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Kate Dickie, Niall Bruton, Hanna Stanbridge, Josh Whitelaw

Votes: 2,104

24. About Adam (2000)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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64 Metascore

A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend.

Director: Gerard Stembridge | Stars: Stuart Townsend, Kate Hudson, Tommy Tiernan, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 6,085 | Gross: $0.15M

25. Freeze Frame (2004)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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55 Metascore

After being accused of a triple-murder, a man films his every moment of his to provide an alibi. Things takes a worst turn when a detective suspects him and the tapes goes missing which can prove his innocence.

Director: John Simpson | Stars: Lee Evans, Sean McGinley, Ian McNeice, Colin Salmon

Votes: 2,710

26. Waiting for Godot (2001)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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Two tramps wait for a man named Godot, but instead meet a pompous man and his stooped-over slave.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Barry McGovern, Johnny Murphy, Alan Stanford, Stephen Brennan

Votes: 1,054

27. The Last September (1999)

R | 103 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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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: 749 | Gross: $0.47M

28. Parked (III) (2010)

94 min | Drama

6.8
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47 Metascore

Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him, and brightens up his lonely world. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets ... See full summary »

Director: Darragh Byrne | Stars: Colin Morgan, Colm Meaney, Milka Ahlroth, Stuart Graham

Votes: 2,018

29. Essential Killing (2010)

R | 83 min | Thriller, War

6.1
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An Afghan POW attempts his escape.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Emmanuelle Seigner, Zach Cohen, Iftach Ophir

Votes: 6,932

30. The Actors (2003)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Two failed actors decide to pull a con on a local gangster by pretending to be the people to whom he owes money.

Director: Conor McPherson | Stars: Michael Caine, Dylan Moran, Michael Gambon, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,585

31. I Went Down (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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69 Metascore

Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who ... See full summary »

Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Peter McDonald, Antoine Byrne, David Wilmot

Votes: 1,849 | Gross: $0.41M

32. Garage (2007)

85 min | Drama

7.1
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A tragicomedy set in the world of gas stations in rural Ireland, where over-diligent employee of the garage searches for intimacy during the course of a life-changing summer.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Stars: Pat Shortt, John Keogh, George Costigan, Anne-Marie Duff

Votes: 2,615

33. Angel (1982)

R | 92 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Veronica Quilligan, Stephen Rea, Alan Devlin, Peter Caffrey

Votes: 629

34. Man About Dog (2004)

85 min | Comedy

6.6
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Man About dog is an irreverent, witty and fast paced comedy caper about a tale of 3 losers who leave their quaint town with a debt of $50k to a bookie, only to embark on a journey of ... See full summary »

Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Allen Leech, Tom Murphy, Ciaran Nolan, Sean McGinley

Votes: 912

35. Borstal Boy (2000)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as a teenager in a British labor camp by a liberal warden.

Director: Peter Sheridan | Stars: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Eamon Glancy, Ian McElhinney

Votes: 2,173 | Gross: $0.09M

36. The Old Curiosity Shop (2007 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

6.6
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A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Toby Jones, Sophie Vavasseur, Gina McKee

Votes: 605

37. Mickybo and Me (2004)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. They share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), with the consequence that they run away to Australia.

Director: Terry Loane | Stars: John Joesph Mcneill, Niall Wright, Julie Walters, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 1,784

38. Dollhouse (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

4.9
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A group of street teens from Dublin's inner city break into a house in an upper class suburb. The break-in quickly moves into a night of frenzy, scandal and consequence.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Seána Kerslake, Johnny Ward, Kate Stanley Brennan, Shane Curry

Votes: 368

39. A Man of No Importance (1994)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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62 Metascore

Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him... See full summary »

Director: Suri Krishnamma | Stars: Albert Finney, Brenda Fricker, Michael Gambon, Tara Fitzgerald

Votes: 858 | Gross: $0.93M

40. Frankie Starlight (1995)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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This is a story of a man (Walker), suffering from dwarfism, who writes an autobiographical account of his life. In flashbacks, we see how he was conceived to a woman (Parillaud) at the end ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Matt Dillon, Anne Parillaud, Gabriel Byrne, Corban Walker

Votes: 798 | Gross: $0.08M

41. How Harry Became a Tree (2001)

R | 99 min | Drama

6.8
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This drama is set in rural Ireland. Believing that "a man is measured by his enemies", Harry Maloney ('Colm Meany') sets out to ruin George O'Flaherty - the most powerful man in town, who ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Paskaljevic | Stars: Colm Meaney, Adrian Dunbar, Cillian Murphy, Kerry Condon

Votes: 747

42. Love & Rage (1999)

R | 100 min | Drama

5.3
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This film is based on true events that happened on Achill Island off the West coast of Ireland, in The Valley House.

Director: Cathal Black | Stars: Greta Scacchi, Daniel Craig, Stephen Dillane, Valerie Edmond

Votes: 382

43. Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Family

6.7
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A gang of sharp witted street kids save Sherlock Holmes from an accusation of murder and help to foil an audacious robbery while rescuing members of their own gang.

Director: Julian Kemp | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Bill Paterson, Anna Chancellor, Michael Maloney

Votes: 209

44. Nothing Personal (1995)

R | 86 min | Drama

6.9
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A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Ian Hart, John Lynch, James Frain, Michael Gambon

Votes: 434

45. Puckoon (2002)

82 min | Comedy

5.8
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Spike Milligan's book about the divided Irish village of Puckoon comes to the big screen.

Director: Terence Ryan | Stars: Sean Hughes, Elliott Gould, Daragh O'Malley, John Lynch

Votes: 329

46. The Mighty Celt (2005)

82 min | Drama

6.9
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Donal is a 14-year old who develops a passion for greyhound racing. He works in a kennel, which is owned by Good Joe. Good Joe promises Donal ownership of Donal's favorite greyhound, The ... See full summary »

Director: Pearse Elliott | Stars: Ken Stott, Tyrone McKenna, Gillian Anderson, Richard Dormer

Votes: 702

47. The German (2008)

10 min | Short, Action

7.0
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November 1940, during the greatest conflict man has ever known, an epic duel unfolds between two ace pilots, each willing to take the match to it's ultimate conclusion. Unknown to the pilots is a fate neither has considered.

Director: Nick Ryan | Stars: Toby Kebbell, Christian Brassington, Glenn Mullins, Gary Murphy

Votes: 174

48. Dead Bodies (2003)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

6.3
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The return of a vengeful ex-girlfriend sets into motion a series of gruesome events for a hapless Irish bachelor in director Robert Quinn's grim black comedy.

Director: Robert Quinn | Stars: Andrew Scott, Katy Davis, Eamonn Owens, Darren Healy

Votes: 857

49. An Bronntanas (2014– )

Thriller

8.1
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A lifeboat crew discovers millions of euros worth of drugs on a fishing boat off the coast of Ireland.

Stars: John Finn, Owen McDonnell, Pól Ó Griofa, Janusz Sheagall

Votes: 565

50. True North (II) (2006)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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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: 926


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