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1. Intermission (2003)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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: 14,983 | Gross: $0.90M

2. Ondine (2009)

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

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: 19,634 | Gross: $0.55M

3. The Blackwater Lightship (2004 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Drama

A man in the final stages of A.I.D.S. is cared for by his sister, mother, and grandmother.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Dianne Wiest, Gina McKee, Keith McErlean, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 292

4. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

73 Metascore

When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 31,201 | Gross: $14.92M

5. 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: 44,803 | Gross: $1.83M

6. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

R | 114 min | Drama

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: 25,372 | Gross: $4.89M

7. My Name Is Emily (2015)

94 min | Drama

55 Metascore

On her 16th birthday, Emily runs away from her foster home and, with the help of her new friend Arden, sets out on a road trip to break her father out of a psychiatric institution.

Director: Simon Fitzmaurice | Stars: Evanna Lynch, George Webster, Michael Smiley, Deirdre Mullins

Votes: 855

8. Ryan's Daughter (1970)

R | 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: 8,453 | Gross: $30.85M

9. Viva (2015)

R | 100 min | Drama

69 Metascore

When his estranged father returns, a hairdresser is forced to quit performing at the local drag club.

Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría, Luis Alberto García, Renata Maikel Machin Blanco

Votes: 1,568 | Gross: $0.18M

10. Shrooms (2007)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

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: 15,744 | Gross: $0.00M

11. The Boxer (1997)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

75 Metascore

Young Danny Flynn is released from prison 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, Emily Watson, Daragh Donnelly, Frank Coughlan

Votes: 18,303 | Gross: $5.80M

12. The Field (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

When a field (which has been farmed by the McCabe family for generations) goes up for auction, the patriarch of the McCabe family will stop at nothing to prevent a rich American from buying it.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 5,332 | Gross: $1.41M

13. Bloody Sunday (2002)

R | 107 min | Drama, History, War

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: 22,791 | Gross: $0.77M

14. Calvary (2014)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 54,482 | Gross: $3.59M

15. The Guard (2011)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

78 Metascore

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.

Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Ronan Collins

Votes: 78,221 | Gross: $5.36M

16. What Richard Did (2012)

TV-MA | 88 min | Drama

80 Metascore

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 »

Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Stars: Jack Reynor, Fionn Walton, Gavin Drea, Patrick Gibson

Votes: 4,720

17. Byzantium (2012)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

66 Metascore

Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 39,967 | Gross: $0.08M

18. The Sea (2013)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

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: 325

19. The Bachelor Weekend (2013)

TV-MA | 94 min | Comedy

57 Metascore

A bachelor party weekend in the great outdoors takes some unexpected detours.

Director: John Butler | Stars: Andrew Scott, Hugh O'Conor, Peter McDonald, Brian Gleeson

Votes: 4,147

20. Run & Jump (2013)

Unrated | 106 min | Drama

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: 1,217 | Gross: $0.01M

21. The Gift (2014)

113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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

Director: Tom Collins | Stars: Michelle Beamish, Charlotte Bradley, Ciarán Charles, Lee Crowley

Votes: 452

22. Hunger (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon

Votes: 63,740 | Gross: $0.15M

23. Disco Pigs (2001)

TV-MA | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Pig and Runt - born on the same day, in the same hospital, moments apart. Twins, all but by blood. Inseparable from birth, they are almost telepathic. They are also partners in crime, with ... See full summary »

Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Cillian Murphy, Sarah Gallagher, Charles Bark

Votes: 4,245

24. A Date for Mad Mary (2016)

82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A woman newly released from prison seeks a date to bring to her best friend's wedding.

Director: Darren Thornton | Stars: Seána Kerslake, Carolyn Bracken, Denise McCormack, Barbara Brennan

Votes: 1,750

25. Circle of Friends (1995)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

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: 7,859 | Gross: $23.40M

26. Some Mother's Son (1996)

R | 112 min | Drama, History

Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in an Irish prison, in which I.R.A. prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of I.R.A. prisoners as criminals rather than ... See full summary »

Director: Terry George | Stars: Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanagan, Aidan Gillen, David O'Hara

Votes: 2,491 | Gross: $0.61M

27. My Left Foot (1989)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

97 Metascore

Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan

Votes: 65,135 | Gross: $14.74M

28. On the Edge (2001)

R | 85 min | Drama

On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Tricia Vessey, Martin Carney, Paul Hickey

Votes: 3,762

29. Once (I) (2007)

R | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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: 108,253 | Gross: $9.44M

30. The Siege of Jadotville (2016)

TV-MA | 108 min | Action, Drama, History

Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s.

Director: Richie Smyth | Stars: Richard Lukunku, Danny Sapani, Andrew Stock, Mark Strong

Votes: 28,668

31. 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: Rooney Mara, Theo James, Aidan Turner, Eric Bana

Votes: 6,066

32. You're Ugly Too (2015)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

After her mother's death, Stacey (Lauren Kinsella) moves with her uncle Will (Aiden Gillen) to a remote region in the Irish midlands. As the two cautiously get to know each other,they have ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Noonan | Stars: Aidan Gillen, Lauren Kinsella, George Pistereanu, Erika Sainte

Votes: 671

33. Never Grow Old (2019)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Western

65 Metascore

An Irish undertaker profits when outlaws take over a peaceful American frontier town, but his family comes under threat as the death toll rises.

Director: Ivan Kavanagh | Stars: Emile Hirsch, John Cusack, Déborah François, Molly McCann

Votes: 2,653

34. The Professor and the Madman (2019)

124 min | Biography, Drama

25 Metascore

Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid-19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.

Director: Farhad Safinia | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sean Penn, Eddie Marsan, Natalie Dormer

Votes: 26,614

35. Bloom (I) (2003)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

Adapted from James Joyce's Ulysses, Bloom is the enthralling story of June 16th, 1904 and a gateway into the consiousness of its three main characters: Stephen Dedalus, Molly Bloom and the extraordinary Leopold Bloom.

Director: Sean Walsh | Stars: Stephen Rea, Angeline Ball, Hugh O'Conor, Neilí Conroy

Votes: 336



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