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, melancholic, talky, serious and dramatic films and TV shows about / with mentor, irish, storytelling, culture clash, dialogue, runaway, suprisingly clever, drinking alcohol, catastrophe and brutality 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), Wolfwalkers (2020), Once (2007), Michael Collins (1996), Brooklyn (2015), The Fall (2013), The Secret of Roan Inish (1994), The Hallow (2015).

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: sweet, touching, sentimental, funny, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, initially antagonists, opposites attract, couples, irish, countryside, road trip, beautiful scenery, proposal, love affair, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, wales, boston, 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, sentimental ...
Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, ira, parents and children, injustice, unemployment, alcohol abuse, youth, family relations, irish, human nature, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1935
Place: ireland, new york, brooklyn new york city, europe, usa ...
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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, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, ira, rebellion, resistance, politics, freedom, torture, occupation, debate, injustice, execution, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, england, europe, united kingdom ...
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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, suspense, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, life is a bitch, corporal punishment, human spirit, mistreatment, violence against women, sexual abuse, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland, latin america
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The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
TV show
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, feel good, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, gnome, true love, love and romance, good versus evil, star crossed lovers, friendship, couples, supernatural ability, ancient mystery ...
Place: ireland, europe
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Wolfwalkers (2020)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In a time of superstition and magic, when wolves are seen as demonic and nature an evil to be tamed, a young apprentice hunter comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last pack. But when she saves a wild native girl, their friendship leads ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: wolf, friendship, celtic, father daughter relationship, folklore, family relations, hunter, lone wolves, courage, legends and myths, happy ending, human animal relationship ...
Time: 17th century
Place: 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: musician's life, street musician, pianist, music, recording studio, friendship, singer, romance, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, london, europe, czech republic
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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: captivating, serious, epic, brutal, harsh ...
Plot: fighting the system, politics, civil war, fight, irish, treason, secret service, irish republican army, war, ira, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, post world war one, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, dublin 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, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, starting over, love and romance, love triangle, working class, homesickness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, true love, friendship, marriage proposal, female protagonist, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: ireland, brooklyn new york city, new york, europe, usa ...
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The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, female detective, police detective, police investigation, policewoman, crimes, forensics, law enforcement, coworker, victim, evidence, violence against women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, united kingdom, northern ireland, belfast
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The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
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: touching, sentimental, scenic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: island, friendship, seal the animal, ancient mystery, legend, family, adventure, young heroes, social relations, riddles and clues, fishing boat, children ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1946
Place: ireland, europe, scotland
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The Hallow (2015)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
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, macabre, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forest, supernatural, family in danger, transformation, survival, legend, haunted house, deadly creature, isolation, monster, couples, creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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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: talky, humorous, semi serious, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: drug dealing, blackmail, police investigation, small town, fbi, crimes, smuggling, law enforcement, disorder, bribery, partners against crime, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
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The Secret of Kells (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Belgium, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that ...
Style: stylized, exciting, fairy tale, serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fairy, legends and myths, good versus evil, monastery, heroic mission, self discovery, monk, forest, sea monster, obsessive quest, young heroes ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: ireland, europe
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Father Ted (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: priest, island, clergy, bishop, friendship, catholic church, against the odds, family relations, contests and competitions, love and romance, workplace, eccentric family ...
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: heroes, revolution, rescue, rivalry, adventure, state affairs, political unrest, political intrigue, against the odds, religions or cults, corrupted ruler, dishonesty ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ireland, england
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Normal People (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 339 min.
TV show
Story: Marianne and Connell weave in and out of each other’s lives in this exploration of sex, power and the desire to love and be loved. Adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel.
Style: affectionate, romantic, touching, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Plot: star crossed lovers, secret relationship, rich woman poor man, university, female nudity, coming of age, love story, small town, school, male nudity, social misfits, couple relations ...
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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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, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, 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, exciting, romantic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, knight, romance, true love, medieval, love affair, legends and myths, betrayal, infidelity, tragic love, swords and armor, king ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, england, cornwall, europe, san francisco
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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: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: lottery, village, friendship, irish, countryside, dishonesty, buddies, nothing goes right, golden years, pretense, impersonating, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: 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, realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, coming of age, ira, family relations, politics, police officer, strained relationship, father son relationship, countryside, romance, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
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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, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: irish, musician, friendship, blues, audition, backstage, singer, music, bittersweet, performance, manager, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe
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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: farmer, village, life is a bitch, human spirit, hopes, society, real estate, fight, threat, catastrophe, social relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, 70s
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: tense, serious, stylized, intense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, irish, robbery, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crimes, mastermind, cons and scams, adaptation, brutality, gang ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: World War I seems far away from Ireland's Dingle peninsula when Rosy Ryan Shaughnessy goes horseback riding on the beach with the young English officer. There was a magnetic attraction between them the day he was the only customer in her ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: village, political unrest, love triangle, soldier, world war one, romance, forbidden love, fall in love, couples, treason, officer, extramarital affair ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, england, california
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Calvary (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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, captivating, atmospheric, bleak, cynical ...
Plot: clergy, confession, death threat, priest, painting, human nature, small town life, social relations, goodhearted, catholic church, small town, recovering alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, talky ...
Plot: family relations, romance, self discovery, family life, forbidden love, unfulfillment, love and romance, love triangle, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, death in the family ...
Time: post world war two
Place: ireland, france, europe, texas
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Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, touching, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: music band, music, mental illness, suicide, identity, musician, strange person, eccentricity, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, austin texas, britain
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Barry Lyndon (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora engages to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him for a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to ...
Style: epic, realistic, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, aristocracy, duel, jealousy, nobility, debt, social climbing, glory, escapades, dishonesty, pistol duel, irony ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: ireland, england, prussia, europe, belgium ...
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This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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: bittersweet, small town, romance, coming of age, family problems, social relations, couples, family relations, youth, society, love and romance, misfit ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, europe, usa ...
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