Irish catholic movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant irish catholic movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, interesting, dramatic, serious, intense and talky films and TV shows about / with irish catholic, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, irish, redemption, brutality, vengeance, death and irish american plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Ireland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as irish catholic: Caddyshack (1980), The Brothers McMullen (1995), The Kids Are Alright (2018), It's All Relative (2003), State of Grace (1990), Sleepers (1996), The Untouchables (1987), Mystic River (2003), Ae Fond Kiss... (2004), Ray Donovan (2013).

List of irish catholic movies

Caddyshack (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist ...
Style: funny, light, intense, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: golf, country club, sport, female nudity, teenager, rivalry, husband wife relationship, peeping tom, pregnant teenager, teenage girl, lust, passionate kiss ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: usa, nebraska
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The Brothers McMullen (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Deals with the lives of the three Irish Catholic McMullen brothers from Long Island, New York, over three months, as they grapple with basic ideas and values — love, sex, marriage, religion and family — in the 1990s. Directed, written, produced ...
Style: realistic, talky, touching, witty, art house ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love, friendship, brothers, true love, irish catholic, guilt, writers, irish, marriage, island, destiny, culture clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, ireland, boston, california, long island ...
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The Kids Are Alright (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight boisterous boys. There are 10 people, three bedrooms, one bathroom and everyone in it for themselves.
Style: humorous, funny, atmospheric, absurd, sitcom ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: large family, working class, conservatism, irish catholic, career change, seminary, family conflict, suburbs, showbiz, mother, family, career ...
Time: 70s
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It's All Relative (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: It's All Relative is an ABC sitcom about a man who dates the adoptive daughter of a gay couple, which forces their very different families to learn to coexist.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sitcom, light, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, gay, class differences, protestant, gay parent, nothing goes right, eccentric family, culture clash, family problems, disorder, couples, meet the parents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: political, bleak, sexy, brutal, factual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: civil war, ira, rebellion, war, politics, resistance, freedom, irish republican army, injustice, occupation, debate, traitor ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, dublin ireland, northern ireland, europe ...
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State of Grace (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister ...
Style: suspense, neo noir, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gang, mafia, crimes, betrayal, homecoming, irish, friendship, gangsters, moral ambiguity, undercover, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, ireland, boston, manhattan new york city, usa ...
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Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, suspenseful, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: child abuse, childhood, vengeance, courtroom drama, lawyer, rape, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, pedophilia, friendship, pedophile, juvenile prison ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees
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The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, stylized, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, corruption, smuggling, crimes, tough cop, tough law enforcer, prohibition, prohibition era, tax evasion, gunfight ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspense, emotional, tense ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, loss of child, sexual abuse, murder, police investigation, childhood, child abuse, investigation, death in the family, tragic event, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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Ae Fond Kiss... (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young man upsets his Punjabi family when he falls in love with an Irish schoolteacher.
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, racism, culture clash, forbidden love, interracial romance, marriage, prejudice, family relations, love, society, tragic love, immigrants ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland, berlin germany, glasgow scotland, spain, manchester ...
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Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hollywood, identity crisis, family secret, power relations, teamwork, blackmail, relatives, family feud, family problems, expert, crimes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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The Hanging Garden (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: William, a once obese and troubled teen, goes back to his family's home after being gone, without word, for ten years and finds it (and his family) haunted with his past. He had moved to the city and become a fit, well-adjusted gay man, but ...
Style: sexy, thought provoking, bleak, disturbing, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, dysfunctional family, suicide, coming of age, homosexual, obesity, caught having sex, wedding ceremony, gay slur, sexuality, family relations, hanging ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, tokyo, nova scotia, canada, nova scotia
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Grounded for Life (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Right out of high school, Sean Finnerty got his girlfriend Claudia pregnant. Now she’s his wife, and at just 32, he’s somehow found himself with 14-year-old daughter Lily, two little boys, and a constant struggle between his need to be ...
Style: sitcom, feel good, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: everyday life, overbearing parent, family values, dysfunctional family, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, christianity, disorder, nothing goes right, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Father Ted (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: A crazy comedy about three rather strange parish priests exiled to Craggy Island, a remote island off the Irish west coast.
Style: surreal, sitcom, semi serious, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: clergy, priest, island, catholic church, bishop, friendship, catholic priest, against the odds, family relations, contests and competitions, love and romance, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Ondine (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net believing her to be a mermaid.
Style: sentimental, touching, fairy tale, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: irish, small town, mermaid, father daughter relationship, character study, self discovery, secrets, solitude, adaptation, redemption, hopes, love and romance ...
Place: ireland, new jersey, europe
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She's the One (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mickey, a free-spirited New York cabbie, and Francis, a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, are extremely competitive and confused about women as a result of their father's influence. Though they disagree about everything, they have one ...
Style: talky, melancholic, humorous, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: infidelity, relationships, unlikely friendships, taxi driver, dangerous attraction, unlikely couple, wedding, sibling relationship, love of one's life, siblings relations, love affair, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new orleans, ireland, usa
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The Scarlet and the Black (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from openly arresting him, ...
Style: realistic, factual, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, nazi, soldier, catholic, fighting the system, military, clergy, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, politics, hopes, survival ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: vatican, europe, rome italy, california, germany ...
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Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: atmospheric, harsh, bleak, tense, emotional ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, vengeance, organized crime, revenge, criminal's revenge, bank robbery, hitman, murder, assassin, violence, betrayal ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
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Return to Me (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It took a lot of cajoling to get Bob (Duchovny), a recently widowed architect, to go on a blind date at a quirky Irish-Italian eatery. Once there, he's smitten instantly not with his date but with the sharp-witted waitress, Grace (Driver). ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing, teens
Plot: destiny, romance, love and romance, unlikely friendships, fall in love, hopes, love of one's life, couples, coincidence, couple relations, love, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, italy
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One Man's Hero (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War, Western
Country: Mexico, USA, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: One Man's Hero tells the little-known story of the "St. Patrick's Battalion" or "San Patricios," a group of mostly Irish and other immigrants of the Catholic faith who deserted to Mexico after encountering religious and ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Plot: military, soldier, culture clash, foe turned friend, society, tragic hero, immigrants, heroes, prisoner, mexican, death, anger ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, political, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay, politics, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, civil rights, protest, homosexual, discrimination, murder, male homosexuality, politician, lgbt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
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Lymelife (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A coming of age dramedy where infidelity, real estate, and Lyme disease have two families falling apart on Long Island in the early eighties. Scott, 15, is at the point in his life when he finds out that the most important people around him, his ...
Style: sexy, talky, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, infidelity, love, family, marital problem, american dream, first love, marriage, violence, teenage love, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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Keeping the Faith (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Best friends since they were kids, Rabbi Jacob Schram and Father Brian Finn are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly, once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful ...
Style: romantic, feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, rabbi, romance, priest, catholicism, love story, friendship, jewish, love, judaism, love and romance, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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In America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States, a chance to get over the lost son. They have no money and the apartment is in bad condition.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, childhood, artist, loss of son, starting over, dying, society, overcoming, family problems, acceptance, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, ireland, usa, manhattan new york city
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Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: tense, stylized, epic, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, organized crime, gangsters, revenge, vengeance, street gang, betrayal, crime boss, violent, courage, gang war, fistfight ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, edwardian era, 1840s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 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.
Style: psychological, rough, emotional, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, reconciliation, murder, memory, haunted by the past, secrets, life is a bitch, acceptance, gangsters, ira, vengeance, tv show ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1975, 2000s
Place: ireland, london, europe, northern ireland, australia
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The Devil's Own (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, political ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, police investigation, terrorist, murder, friendship, vengeance, spy, revenge, chase, rebelliousness, anonymity ...
Time: 90s
Place: northern ireland, new york, ireland, usa, europe ...
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The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.
Style: realistic, talky, harsh, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, coming of age, youth, prank, friendship, boy, adaptation, dark humor, juvenile delinquency, friends, high school life, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, emotional, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, human spirit, underdog, great depression, boxer, athlete's life, poverty, depression, fight, financial problem, family ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new jersey, netherlands, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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The Boxer (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the I.R.A. in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Maggie Hamill. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, sexy, light ...
Plot: boxing, sport, love, irish, fight, prison, politics, irish republican army, redemption, boxer, martial arts, british ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, london, northern ireland, poland
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