Irish movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant irish movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, intense, interesting, talky and dramatic films and TV shows about / with irish, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, runaway, brutality, death, culture clash, redemption and drinking plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Ireland and other countries.
irish movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as irish: Leap Year (2010), The Boondock Saints (1999), In Bruges (2008), Tristan + Isolde (2006), State of Grace (1990), Kill the Irishman (2011), Breakfast on Pluto (2005), Black Books (2000), Brotherhood (2006), Michael Collins (1996).

List of irish movies

Leap Year (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When yet another anniversary passes without a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Anna decides to take action. Aware of a Celtic tradition that allows women to pop the question on Feb. 29, she plans to follow her lover to Dublin and ask him to ...
Style: sweet, touching, sentimental, funny, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, couples, initially antagonists, road trip, irish, proposal, love affair, countryside, love triangle, nothing goes right, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, wales, boston, usa ...
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The Boondock Saints (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: With a God-inspired moral obligation to act against evil, twin brothers Conner and Murphy set out to rid Boston of criminals. However, rather than working within the system, these Irish Americans decide to take swift retribution into their own hands.
Style: neo noir, exciting, suspense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, mafia, crimes, shooting, siblings relations, mob boss, fbi, corpse, revenge, crime, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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In Bruges (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, twist ending, tragicomedy, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, irish, hitman, tourist, guilt, haunted by the past, death, neo-noir, suicidal, redemption, partners, canadian stereotype ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, bruges, europe, ireland, dublin ireland ...
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Tristan + Isolde (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.
Style: touching, exciting, romantic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, knight, romance, legends and myths, medieval, true love, love affair, infidelity, betrayal, swords and armor, lovers, irish ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, england, europe, cornwall, san francisco
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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Skillfully framed by an unknown enemy for the murder of a priest, wanted vigilante MacManus brothers Murphy and Connor must come out of hiding on a sheep farm in Ireland to fight for justice in Boston.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, murder, priest, friendship, crimes, revenge, vigilante, murderous pair, criminal heroes, deadly, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 50s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, massachusetts, new york
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, irish, undercover, gangsters, crime, crimes, working undercover, undercover agent, organized crime, reunion, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, boston ...
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Kill the Irishman (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, mob boss, gangsters, gang war, organized crime, corruption, irish, assassination attempt, crime, crimes, power struggle, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1977 ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, brooklyn new york city, new york ...
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Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.
Style: surreal, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gay slur, irish, dysfunctional family, self discovery, gay, small town life, hopes, family disapproval, social relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, big ben london
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Black Books (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Black Books centres around the foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner Bernard Black. Bernard’s devotion to the twin pleasures of drunkenness and wilful antagonism deepens and enriches both his life and that of Manny, his assistant. ...
Style: surreal, witty, humorous, sitcom, not serious ...
Plot: bookstore, weirdo, best friends, workplace, misfit, farce, friends, irish, salesman, odd couple, workplace situations, store ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
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Brotherhood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A working-class Irish family rules a city built on loyalty and corruption. The Caffee brothers, Tommy, a rising politician desperate for reelection, and Michael, a hardened criminal returning from seven years on the run and eager to reclaim his ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: organized crime, politician, dysfunctional family, irish, family relations, profanity, crimes, ambition, family problems, political corruption, mob boss, politics ...
Place: rhode island, usa
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Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Michael Collins plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic.
Style: serious, captivating, epic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, civil war, fight, irish, treason, secret service, war, ira, state affairs, political unrest, leadership ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, liverpool ...
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The General (1998)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Cahill netted over £40 million. He was untouchable - until a bullet from an IRA hitman ended it all.
Style: tense, serious, stylized, intense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, irish, robbery, master criminal, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crimes, crime, mastermind, cons and scams, danger, pursuit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 50s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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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, serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mermaid, small town, irish, redemption, small town life, hopes, love and romance, mysterious character, life is a bitch, stranger, loner, fish ...
Place: ireland, europe, new jersey
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The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females ...
Style: feel good, realistic, humorous, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: irish, soul music, music band, musician, friendship, star, backstage, singer, audition, profanity, blues, music ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: emotional, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: prison, bomb, trial, irish, torture, rebellion, lawyer, suprisingly clever, terrorist, courtroom, terrorism, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, northern ireland ...
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The Boxer (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Ireland
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: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: irish, boxing, prison, violence, politics, arson, ira, boxer, redemption, sport, love, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, poland
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The Crying Game (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Irish Republican Army member Fergus (Stephen Rea) forms an unexpected bond with Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Maguire (Adrian Dunbar). ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: tragic love, terrorism, gender bending, friendship, haunted by the past, hostage, sexuality, fall in love, irish, soldier, redemption, convict ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, ireland, northern ireland, england, europe
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My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: sincere, captivating, uplifting, biting, thought provoking ...
Plot: handicapped, cerebral palsy, poet, disability, irish, human spirit, courage, working class, paralysis, artist, family relations, painting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
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: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, rebel, starvation ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1910s, post world war one ...
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, england, europe, united kingdom ...
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Ned Kelly (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Crime, History, Romance, Western
Country: Australia, UK, USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After getting threatened by Kelly's friends and family, Constable Fitzpatrick places the blame on Ned Kelly and exaggerates what happened. With the biggest ever award available, Kelly and his gang set into the wild, to remain hidden from ...
Style: captivating, sincere, rough, romantic, factual ...
Plot: bank robbery, gang, folk hero, injustice, criminal heroes, irish, wilderness, crime, false accusation, rise and fall, ambition, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, victorian era
Place: australia, new south wales, ireland
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Murphy's Law (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Murphy's Law is a BBC television drama starring James Nesbitt as an undercover police officer, Tommy Murphy.
Style: serious, captivating, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: undercover, crime, police detective, working undercover, lone wolves, fighting crime, crimes, irish, haunted by the past, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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Intermission (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and ...
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: infidelity, crimes, crime, couple relations, irish, love and romance, male female relationship, multiple storylines, justice, eccentricity, unlikely friendships, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, sincere ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, parents and children, ira, alcohol abuse, injustice, unemployment, human nature, society, family relations, irish, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, year 1935
Place: ireland, new york, brooklyn new york city, europe, usa ...
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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: aids, artist, loss of son, redemption, dying, starting over, childhood, society, family life, parents and children, acceptance, overcoming ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ireland
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Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Martin McGartland's real life story as a informant for the British Police to spy on the IRA. Taking place from 1987-1991, Martin (Jim Sturgess) works his way up the ranks of the IRA, while keeping his informant with the police Fergis ...
Style: captivating, tense, based on true events, factual, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ira, secret agents, snitch, crime, crimes, danger, undercover, state affairs, irish, terrorism, submachine gun, riot police ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: ireland, europe, canada, scotland, middle east ...
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Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, ira, fighting the system, political unrest, state affairs, conflict, protest, social problems, social decay, life is a bitch, society, irish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
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Albert Nobbs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape ...
Style: stylized, sincere, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: cross dressing, master and servant, gender, maid, lesbian, woman dressed as man, hidden identity, loneliness, gender bending, society, transvestism, hotel ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1800s, 1930s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, england
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Far and Away (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A young man (Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new land, they find jobs and begin saving ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: follow your dream, adventure, romance, love and romance, against the odds, obsessive quest, rise and fall, american dream, irish, opposites attract, young lovers, irish american ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: usa, ireland, boston, europe, oklahoma
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Philomena (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, heartbreaking ...
Plot: nun, adoption, journalist, search, golden years, forgiveness, secret, loss of son, convent, self discovery, church, buried truth ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: ireland, england, usa, washington d.c., oxford university
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Copper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Kevin Corcoran is a rugged young Irish immigrant policeman trying to keep the peace in the historical Five Points neighborhood in 1860s New York City while searching for information on the disappearance of his wife and death of his daughter.
Style: serious, stylized, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: law enforcement, fighting crime, gunfight, ex military, police detective, crimes, power struggle, priest, black american, society, african american, crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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