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, interesting, intense, dramatic and harsh films and TV shows about / with irish, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, brutality, death, redemption, catastrophe and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Ireland and other countries.
irish movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as irish: In Bruges (2008), Leap Year (2010), The Boondock Saints (1999), Ondine (2009), Breakfast on Pluto (2005), My Left Foot (1989), Angela's Ashes (1999), Ronin (1998), Tristan & Isolde (2006), The Magdalene Sisters (2002).

List of irish movies

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, humorous, cynical, tragicomedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, irish, hitman, guilt, haunted by the past, tourist, dwarf, partners, friendship, death, suicidal, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: bruges, belgium, ireland, europe, amsterdam ...
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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: romantic, touching, sweet, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fall in love, irish, opposites attract, couples, love and romance, initially antagonists, love affair, love triangle, countryside, road trip, proposal, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, wales, boston ...
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The Boondock Saints (1999)
Genre: Action, 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, suspense, twists and turns, surprise ending, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, crimes, revenge, violent, vengeance, mafia, siblings relations, fbi, morality, philosophy, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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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: touching, sentimental, sweet, fairy tale, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: irish, mermaid, small town, father daughter relationship, self discovery, character study, secrets, solitude, adaptation, redemption, hopes, love and romance ...
Place: ireland, new jersey, europe
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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, compassionate, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: transvestism, gay, lgbt, irish, gay slur, gender bending, coming of age, transsexual, gender, ira, family disapproval, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ireland, england, london, europe, big ben london
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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: inspirational, touching, sincere, unusual plot structure, sexy ...
Plot: disability, handicapped, paralysis, cerebral palsy, irish, artist, working class, writers, human spirit, courage, art, poet ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 20th century
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, compassionate, serious, sincere ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, ira, parents and children, injustice, youth, family relations, irish, unemployment, human nature, society, childhood ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: ireland, new york, brooklyn new york city, boston, england ...
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Ronin (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A briefcase with undisclosed contents – sought by Irish terrorists and the Russian mob – makes its way into criminals' hands. An Irish liaison assembles a squad of mercenaries, or 'ronin', and gives them the thorny task of ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, car chase, mercenary, mafia, cia, lone hero, heist, spy, secret agents, ira, car, irish ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, nice france, french riviera, europe
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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, romantic, exciting, stylized, intense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: medieval, forbidden love, love affair, knight, romance, love story, true love, betrayal, legends and myths, infidelity, tragic love, swords and armor ...
Time: middle ages, 50s
Place: ireland, england, cornwall, europe, san francisco
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, disturbing, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: convent, nun, life is a bitch, corporal punishment, sexual harassment, violence against women, human spirit, sin, punishment, evil nun, sexual abuse, mistreatment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, latin america, europe
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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, witty, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, crimes, irish, justice, unlikely friendships, multiple storylines, eccentricity, couple relations, love and romance, gangsters, heist, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Genre: Action, 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, twists and turns, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, revenge, irish, murder, crimes, assassin, justice, gunfight, betrayal, violence, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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: neo noir, suspense, tense, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, gangsters, gang, undercover, betrayal, crimes, homecoming, irish, friendship, moral ambiguity, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, ireland, manhattan new york city, boston, usa ...
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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, brutal, twists and turns, thought provoking, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, mob boss, gang war, organized crime, gang, corruption, irish, crimes, criminal, murder, hitman ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, ireland, boston, ohio, new york ...
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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, sentimental, touching, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, adventure, love and romance, follow your dream, irish, opposites attract, against the odds, obsessive quest, american dream, rise and fall, love, natural disaster ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 1890s
Place: ireland, usa, oklahoma, boston, europe
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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: romantic, captivating, factual, rough, sincere ...
Plot: gang, bank robbery, folk hero, irish, crimes, injustice, wilderness, resistance, lawlessness, ambition, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1880s
Place: australia, new south wales, ireland
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Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: sentimental, romantic, touching, realistic, light ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, starting over, love and romance, love triangle, true love, female protagonist, friendship, homesickness, irish, immigration, working class, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: ireland, brooklyn new york city, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa ...
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Black Books (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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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: sitcom, humorous, surreal, witty, not serious ...
Plot: bookstore, weirdo, workplace, best friends, irish, friends, misfit, farce, workplace problem, uptight character, workplace situations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe
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The Crying Game (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan
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: twists and turns, sexy, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: tragic love, transsexual, kidnapping, terrorism, haunted by the past, hostage, sexuality, transvestite, gender, friendship, gender bending, irish ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, london, england, europe
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The Butcher Boy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When Francie's world turns to ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, friendship, murder, childhood, irish, coming of age, boarding school, transformation, human nature, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe
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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: sexy, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, light ...
Plot: boxing, sport, irish, love, prison, politics, fight, ira, boxer, redemption, british, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, london, northern ireland, poland
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Michael Collins (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Ireland
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: political, harsh, brutal, factual, intense ...
Plot: politics, war, fighting the system, irish republican army, fight, civil war, irish, british empire, treason, secret service, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, london, israel, europe ...
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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: stylized, tense, serious, clever, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, crimes, irish, adaptation, master criminal, brutality, law enforcement, criminal heroes, mastermind, cons and scams, art theft ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
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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, atmospheric, affectionate ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: music, rock and roll, working class, musician, irish, friendship, bittersweet, chase, hip hop, happy ending, childhood, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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: political, thought provoking, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prison, lawyer, terrorist, father son relationship, courtroom, irish, bomb, court, justice, politics, legal, false accusation of murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, england, london, europe, northern ireland ...
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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, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Plot: journalist, convent, adoption, nun, catholic church, self discovery, journalism, faith, religious intolerance, forgiveness, golden years, catholic ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: ireland, washington d.c., england, usa, oxford 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: bleak, political, sexy, factual, brutal ...
Plot: civil war, ira, rebellion, war, politics, torture, resistance, freedom, irish republican army, injustice, irish, occupation ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one, 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, dublin ireland, europe, britain ...
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Leprechaun (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A horrific Leprechaun goes on a rampage after his precious bag of gold coins is stolen. He uses all of his magical destructive powers to trick, terrorize and kill anyone who is unlucky enough to hinder his relentless search. In a frantic attempt to ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspense, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, legends and myths, supernatural, murder, deadly creature, vengeance, chase, violence, irish, brutality, family in danger, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
Place: north dakota, usa
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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, rough, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, vengeance, organized crime, revenge, street gang, betrayal, gang war, crime boss, courage, criminal heroes, social decay ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 50s, 1860s, 1840s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love story, death, love and romance, romance, terminal illness, starting over, grief, life philosophy, couples, loss of spouse, family relations, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city
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