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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, melancholic and dramatic films and TV shows about / with irish, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, drinking, runaway, culture clash, brutality, multiple storylines and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in Ireland, UK, USA and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as ireland: Tristan + Isolde (2006), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), The Fall (2013), Calvary (2014), '71 (2014), Waking Ned Devine (1998), Angela's Ashes (1999), Leap Year (2010), The General (1998), Sing Street (2016).
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The Fall
Crime, Drama, Thriller
UK
60 min.
 8.2
Sing Street
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Ireland, UK, USA
106 min.
 8.0
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Black 47
Action, Drama
Ireland, Luxembourg
100 min.
 6.9
The Devil's Doorway
Horror
UK
76 min.
 5.1

List of movies set in ireland

Tristan + Isolde
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, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, forbidden love, lovers, irish, betrayal, infidelity, adultery, marriage, medieval, moral dilemma, knight, love story ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, england, europe, cornwall
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The Magdalene Sisters
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, realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating ...
Plot: irish, sexual abuse, rape, rebellion, christianity, religion, corruption, brutality, runaway, guilt, prison, sexual harassment ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: ireland, latin america, europe
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 8.2
 59K
The Fall
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: female detective, police detective, police investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, psychological thriller, evidence, coworker, corruption, crimes, forensics, therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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 7.4
 50K
Calvary
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: dark humor, atmospheric, bleak, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, irish, father daughter relationship, child abuse, murder, death, suicide attempt, clergy, catholicism, sexual abuse, human nature, death threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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 7.2
 44K
'71
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, tense, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, survival, british, soldier, war, brutality, terrorism, chase, irish, politics, urban, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: ireland, england
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Waking Ned Devine
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: friendship, irish, village, small town, greed, golden years, comedy of errors, lottery, death, british, storytelling, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, england
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 7.3
 19K
Angela's Ashes
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, emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: irish, poverty, childhood, prejudice, storytelling, drinking, coming of age, death, drugs/alcohol, children, catholicism, book ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, new york, boston ...
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 6.5
 82K
Leap Year
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: semi serious, sentimental, romantic, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, irish, wedding, love and romance, storytelling, love story, proposal, couples, beautiful scenery, happy ending, countryside, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, boston, wales
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 7.3
 7K
The General
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, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, irish, gangsters, gangster, organized crime, master criminal, rise and fall, moral ambiguity, brutality, police investigation, violence, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 80s, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley
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: realistic, bleak, serious, stylized, brutal ...
Plot: civil war, politics, rebellion, war, irish, freedom, torture, brutality, violence, political unrest, death, resistance ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, medical school
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 8.0
 69K
Sing Street
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, lyrical, interesting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, music, school, friendship, family, music band, bullying, teenager, coming-of-age, adolescence, brothers, rock and roll ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: ireland, england, london
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 7.4
 5K
The Field
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, bleak, serious, rough, dramatic ...
Plot: irish, tragedy, guilt, death, hopes, love, love and romance, family, redemption, village, secrets, relationships ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
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The Secret of Roan Inish
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, scenic, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: island, family, irish, young heroes, storytelling, magic, beautiful scenery, secrets, legends and myths, mythology, children, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: ireland, europe, scotland
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The Commitments
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, semi serious, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: music, irish, friendship, music band, blues, drugs/alcohol, rock and roll, music business, working class, mentor, unlikely partners, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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Leprechaun: Origins
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, dark humor, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: deadly creature, gory, vengeance, danger, deadly, death, violence, monster, legend, slasher, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, vacation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland, usa
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Some Mother's Son
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, serious, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: prison, politics, betrayal, irish, british, justice, death, dedicated lawyer, lawyer, murder, maze, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
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The Run of the Country
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, romance, death, irish, single parent, teenager, innocence lost, pornography, relationships, weapons, village, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
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 7.9
 103K
Once
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, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: music, friendship, romance, immigrants, irish, musician's life, pianist, love story, loneliness, love, folk, honest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, london, europe, czech republic
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Michael Collins
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: epic, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: civil war, politics, war, irish, idealism, rebellion, assassination, leadership, violence, murder, revolution, revenge ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
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Breakfast on Pluto
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, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, irish, cross dressing, transvestism, coming of age, friendship, hospital, rock, gays and lesbians, drinking, violence, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, london, europe
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 6.8
 4K
The Van
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in "Barrytown", a fictitious working-class quarter of Dublin. "Bimbo" Reeves gets laid off from his job. With his redundancy, he buys a van and sells fish and chips with his buddy Larry. Due to Ireland's surprising ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, touching ...
Plot: friendship, working class, irish, unemployment, buddies, drinking, unlikely friendships, single parent, suburbs, human nature, small town, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, london
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This Is My Father
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, heartbreaking ...
Plot: small town, romance, coming of age, irish, self discovery, catholicism, storytelling, love story, beautiful scenery, couple relations, love, mentor ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, europe, usa, illinois, california ...
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Circle of Friends
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: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, romance, coming of age, college, betrayal, pregnancy, small town, opposites attract, irish, unlikely friendships, book, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: ireland, europe
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War of the Buttons
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: friendship, adventure, family, coming of age, uninhibited rivalry, irish, gangs, childhood, adolescence, war, unlikely friendships, children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe
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 6.3
 15K
Grabbers
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, scary, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, island, irish, drugs/alcohol, deadly creature, alien, alien invasion, drinking, monsters, evil alien, aliens, beer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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 7.6
 59K
Hunger
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: prison, irish, idealism, brutality, politics, storytelling, death, violence, rebelliousness, suicide, prison life, maze ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
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 7.1
 16K
The Boxer
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, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: redemption, prison, irish, violence, politics, love, boxing, sport, british, brutality, going straight, love story ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
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 7.3
 73K
The Guard
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: talky, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: small town, police investigation, crime, irish, police corruption, police, murder, reluctant partners, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, blackmail, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, boston
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 6.9
 14K
Intermission
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: realistic, humorous, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: irish, crime, infidelity, violence, loneliness, drinking, working class, multiple storylines, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, male nudity, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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Dancing at Lughnasa
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, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: irish, family life, dancing, relationships, adultery, teacher, human nature, marriage, radio, drinking, bus, sisters ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: ireland, africa, europe, spain, england
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Tristan + Isolde 2006
6.8
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4.7
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8.8
Hawaii Five-O 1968
7.4
In Bruges 2008
7.9
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dublin ireland
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The Delinquent Season 2017
6.3
Sing Street 2016
8.0
Adam & Paul 2004
7.2
Albert Nobbs 2011
6.7
The General 1998
7.3
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ira
ira movies
Sons of Anarchy 2008
8.6
Hunger 2008
7.6
Ronin 1998
7.3
Patriot Games 1992
6.9
Breakfast on Pluto 2005
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irish republican army
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The Crying Game 1992
7.3
The General 1998
7.3
Hunger 2008
7.6
Ronin 1998
7.3
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7.5
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pub
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Shaun of the Dead 2004
7.9
Tony 2009
6.2
Agnes Browne 1999
6.6
An American Werewolf in London 1981
7.6
Rabbit on the Moon 2004
6.5
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catholic
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The Ledge 2011
6.6
In the Name Of 2013
6.4
The Drop 2014
7.1
There Be Dragons 2011
5.8
Elizabeth 1998
7.5
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northern ireland
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The Crying Game 1992
7.3
Hunger 2008
7.6
The Devil's Own 1997
6.1
Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008
7.0
Omagh 2004
7.3
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irish american
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7.2
Captain Phillips 2013
7.8
The Departed 2006
8.5
Fort Apache the Bronx 1981
6.7
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