Movies and TV shows set in ireland

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in ireland ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, harsh, dramatic and talky films and TV shows about / with irish, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, multiple storylines, culture clash, brutality, runaway, catastrophe and drinking plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in Ireland, UK, USA and other countries.
ireland movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ireland: Leap Year (2010), Angela's Ashes (1999), Waking Ned Devine (1998), The Fall (2013), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Calvary (2014), Michael Collins (1996), '71 (2014), The Field (1990), The Secret of Roan Inish (1994).

List of movies set in ireland

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: touching, sentimental, humorous, sweet, scenic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, love affair, love triangle, couples, proposal, initially antagonists, irish, escapades, nothing goes right, road trip, bar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, wales, europe, boston
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Angela's Ashes (1999)
Genre: 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: touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, unemployment, irish, coming of age, human nature, parents and children, prejudice, rich and poor, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, new york, america ...
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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, resistance, ira, politics, rebellion, freedom, injustice, irish, torture, british empire, colonialism, british army ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, medical school, boston ...
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Waking Ned Devine (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: village, lottery, friendship, irish, golden years, comedy of errors, false identity, countryside, cons and scams, village life, dishonesty, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, england
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The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, female detective, police investigation, forensics, psychological thriller, law enforcement, crimes, evidence, coworker, therapy, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
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The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 172 min.
Story: American businessman Jack Woods rents a cottage on the enchanted Emerald Isle which is occupied by a family of leprechauns. Leprechaun Seamus Muldoon's son and son's friends crash the fairies' costume ball and Muldoon's son falls ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, stylized
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, supernatural ability, true love, friendship, good versus evil, imaginary, love and romance, adventure, ancient mystery, family ...
Place: ireland, europe
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
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, rough, suspense, depressing, brutal ...
Plot: sexual harassment, convent, nun, sexual abuse, human spirit, punishment, irish, life is a bitch, clergy, rebellion, humiliation, convent school ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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Calvary (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Style: bleak, captivating, dark humor, cynical, psychological ...
Plot: clergy, death threat, priest, human nature, small town life, social relations, confession, goodhearted, small town, character study, mysterious man, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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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, brutal, harsh, factual ...
Plot: fighting the system, civil war, politics, fight, leadership, war, treason, secret service, political unrest, state affairs, british empire, ira ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
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'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, survival, violence, war, ira, terrorism, explosion, riot, military, british, urban, street ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, london
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The Field (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. While no local dare bid ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: village, hopes, love and romance, society, social relations, life is a bitch, irish, human spirit, introspection, down on your luck, village life, tragedy ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
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The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, touching, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, riddles and clues, ancient mystery, family, young heroes, seal, fishing boat, legend, village, adventure, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: ireland, europe, scotland
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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, clever, serious, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: irish, robbery, crime, gangsters, master criminal, rise and fall, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangster ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Once (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, music, pianist, friendship, street musician, composer, recording studio, music store, recording session, song, romance, singer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, czech republic, london
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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: realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: music band, blues, irish, friendship, music, audition, star, singer, drugs/alcohol, unlikely partners, desire for fame, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Some Mother's Son (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the ...
Style: bleak, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prison, politics, strike, struggle, betrayal, human spirit, terrorism, dedicated lawyer, tragic hero, parents and children, custody, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
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The Run of the Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
Style: serious, gloomy, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, strained relationship, politics, romance, ira, single parent, innocence lost, parents and children, village, death in the family, family in crisis, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
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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, stylized, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gays and lesbians, gay, irish, homosexuality, terrorism, ira, funeral, priest, rape, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london
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Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, love triangle, working class, love and romance, love affair, community, starting over, true love, boarding house, ship, journey, marriage ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: ireland, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, usa, europe ...
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War of the Buttons (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: UK, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces and underwear of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with their parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: boy, rivalry, friendship, adventure, family, uninhibited rivalry, coming of age, button, teenage life, village, youth, mischievous children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Grabbers (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Something sinister has come to the shores of Erin Island, unbeknownst to the quaint population of this sleepy fishing village resting somewhere off Ireland’s coast. First, some fishermen go missing. Then there is the rash of whale carcasses ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, not serious, scary, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, monster, island, drunk, drugs/alcohol, deadly creature, village, misfit partners, survival, alcohol abuse, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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The Hallow (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.
Style: suspenseful, scary, fairy tale, serious, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: transformation, supernatural, family in danger, baby, dog, forest, irish, haunted house, survival, danger, tree, mill ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: small town, romance, self discovery, couple relations, father, coming of age, forbidden love, parents and children, siblings relations, social differences, school, village ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, illinois, europe, usa, chicago illinois ...
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Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
Style: talky, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: boy, motorcycle, bus, village, family life, human nature, sister, sibling relationship, parents and children, life is a bitch, factory, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: ireland, africa, europe, spain, england
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Rawhead Rex (1986)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: monster, village, gory, deadly creature, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, mutant, danger, small town, deadly, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe
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Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and the two very different men who love her.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: boy, stowaway, human nature, romance, self discovery, couple relations, forbidden love, ship, love triangle, parents and children, family life, love and romance ...
Place: ireland, europe, france, texas
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A Man of No Importance (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 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 "the right girl". His passion is Oscar ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, psychological, witty, cerebral ...
Plot: gay, bus, friendship, working class, church, pregnancy, family life, gays and lesbians, small town, single parent, writer's life, village ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: ireland, europe, england
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Love/Hate (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Modern-day underworld characters Nidge and John Boy wrestle for control of Dublin's illicit drug trade in this forceful crime drama.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: organized crime, crime, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, gang, male friendship, outlaw, crimes, addiction, life is a bitch, rivalry, gang war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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Amber (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 52 min.
Story: The disappearance of 14 year old Amber Bailey sets off a two-year search during which her family will go through unimaginable pressures. As the days, months and years progress the mystery deepens, and strange and terrifying clues come to light, ...
Style: emotional, twists and turns, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: missing person, missing daughter, crime, parents and children, suburbs, crime investigation, missing child, crimes, family problems, family relations, convict, female reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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Charlie (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland
Story: The political and personal life of Charlie Haughey during his time in office.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: political leader, head of state, rise and fall, politics, ambition, state affairs, political intrigue, rivalry, unfulfillment, politician
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland
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