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, touching, serious, harsh, dramatic and talky films and TV shows about / with irish, storytelling, mentor, drinking, culture clash, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, brutality and multiple storylines 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), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), The Fall (2013), Once (2007), The Hallow (2015), Brooklyn (2015), Waking Ned Devine (1998), Michael Collins (1996), The Field (1990).

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: fall in love, love and romance, love affair, initially antagonists, love triangle, couples, proposal, irish, escapades, nothing goes right, road trip, bar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, wales, 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: emotional, touching, serious, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, unemployment, ira, parents and children, injustice, society, human nature, irish, loss of sibling, prejudice, teacher ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, new york, europe, usa, america ...
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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: stylized, semi serious, feel good, captivating, humorous
Audience: pre-teens, date night, kids, family outing
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, love and romance, true love, couples, friendship, good versus evil, supernatural ability, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, star crossed lovers, imaginary ...
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, brutal, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: convent, nun, sexual harassment, punishment, life is a bitch, sin, violence against women, human spirit, irish, rebellion, sexual abuse, society ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin 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, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, irish, torture, debate, occupation, injustice, starvation ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, medical school, europe, boston ...
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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, female detective, police investigation, police detective, forensics, policewoman, law enforcement, victim, crimes, evidence, coworker, psychological thriller ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
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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, sincere, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: street musician, musician's life, pianist, music, friendship, singer, recording studio, romance, unfulfilled love, hopes, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, czech republic, london
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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, intense, atmospheric, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, family in danger, transformation, survival, forest, legend, deadly creature, isolation, danger, in the woods, supernatural power, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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, touching, romantic, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, love and romance, love triangle, working class, starting over, love affair, homesickness, community, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, true love, brooklyn new york city ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, new york, europe, manhattan new york city, usa ...
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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: touching, humorous, offbeat, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: lottery, village, friendship, irish, pretense, social relations, comedy of errors, countryside, disorder, buddies, dishonesty, untimely death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england
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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: captivating, serious, epic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, ira, civil war, fight, treason, secret service, war, political unrest, state affairs, leadership, irish ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
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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, talky, psychological ...
Plot: village, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, society, real estate, farmer, fight, threat, down on your luck, love and romance, village life ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
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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, serious, tense, intense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, master criminal, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crime, mastermind, cons and scams, danger, irish, adaptation, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 50s
Place: ireland, europe
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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: meditative, bleak, captivating, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: clergy, death threat, priest, social relations, goodhearted, confession, human nature, small town life, small town, painting, catholic church, recovering alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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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: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: aunt niece relationship, family life, human nature, siblings relations, parents and children, love and romance, life is a bitch, family relations, sibling relationship, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, bus ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: ireland, africa, europe, england, spain
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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: serious, realistic, touching, psychological, talky ...
Plot: self discovery, family life, romance, forbidden love, family relations, love triangle, parents and children, death in the family, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, human nature ...
Place: ireland, europe, france, texas
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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: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: small town, romance, coming of age, self discovery, social relations, family relations, family problems, family life, siblings relations, youth, forbidden love, society ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, illinois, usa, europe, chicago illinois ...
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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, emotional, uplifting, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, terrorism, strike, struggle, human spirit, family life, family problems, political unrest, fighting the system, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, england
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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: sentimental, touching, scenic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: island, ancient mystery, riddles and clues, legend, family, adventure, young heroes, friendship, danger, social relations, seal the animal, fishing boat ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, scotland
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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: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: village, coming of age, politics, ira, strained relationship, father son relationship, romance, teenage life, death in the family, fall in love, village life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
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Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: '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 University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, humorous, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, coming of age, pregnancy, small town, friendship, romance, betrayal, love affair, youth, orphan, abortion, college life ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
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The Guard (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass ...
Style: humorous, talky, semi serious, enigmatic, witty ...
Plot: drug dealing, blackmail, police investigation, small town, fbi, crime, smuggling, law enforcement, disorder, partners against crime, crimes, bribery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, boston
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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, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: music band, irish, friendship, audition, singer, star, blues, music, manager, backstage, rivalry, musician ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, 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, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gay, irish, dysfunctional family, self discovery, social relations, gays and lesbians, human spirit, hopes, musician's life, small town life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london
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Father Ted (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A crazy comedy about three rather strange parish priests exiled to Craggy Island, a remote island off the Irish west coast.
Style: surreal, semi serious, not serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: priest, island, clergy, friendship, family relations, against the odds, love and romance, eccentric family, bishop, social awkwardness, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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The Fighting Prince of Donegal (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Family, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ireland 1587. Hugh O'Donnell inherits the title of The O'Donnell, the prince of Donegal, and tries to unite Ireland to make war on England. But then Hugh is kidnapped and imprisoned by the Viceroy of Ireland and held ransom for the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, sincere, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: prince, rivalry, revolution, rescue, against the odds, political unrest, political intrigue, state affairs, adventure, romance, corrupted ruler, heroes ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ireland, england
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The Playboys (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: love, circus, sin, small town, fall in love, romance, small town life, society, pregnancy, social relations, human nature, jealousy ...
Time: 50s
Place: ireland, europe
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'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, violence, military, terrorism, riot, explosion, irish republican army, war, british, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, london
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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: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: rivalry, boy, friendship, adventure, family, coming of age, village, friends, social relations, youth, uninhibited rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: ireland, europe
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Grabbers (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, scary, suspenseful, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, evil alien, island, drunk, survival, supernatural, danger, deadly creature, deadly, drunkenness, pub, eaten alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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