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, dramatic, melancholic and talky films and TV shows about / with irish, storytelling, mentor, culture clash, runaway, dialogue, drinking, brutality, suprisingly clever and catastrophe 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), Once (2007), Angela's Ashes (1999), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), The Fall (2013), Michael Collins (1996), The Hallow (2015), Calvary (2014), Circle of Friends (1995), The Guard (2011).

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, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, initially antagonists, couples, love triangle, love affair, proposal, road trip, irish, nothing goes right, escapades, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, wales, boston
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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, music, pianist, friendship, singer, recording studio, romance, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, hopes, musician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, london, europe, czech republic
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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, ira, alcohol abuse, parents and children, injustice, unemployment, society, human nature, family relations, irish, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: ireland, new york, europe, usa, 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, occupation, debate, injustice, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, britain, boston ...
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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: kids, family outing, pre-teens, date night
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, true love, love and romance, friendship, couples, good versus evil, supernatural ability, star crossed lovers, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, parallel world ...
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, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, punishment, sexual harassment, sin, life is a bitch, society, violence against women, sexual abuse, human spirit, rebellion, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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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, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, female detective, police detective, psychological thriller, crimes, policewoman, forensics, law enforcement, coworker, victim, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
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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, civil war, fight, irish, secret service, treason, war, ira, state affairs, leadership, political unrest ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, israel
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The Hallow (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, forest, family in danger, transformation, survival, legend, deadly creature, isolation, danger, in the woods, supernatural power, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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Calvary (2014)
Genre: Comedy, 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, atmospheric, dark humor ...
Plot: clergy, confession, death threat, priest, small town life, social relations, goodhearted, human nature, small town, painting, recovering alcoholic, catholic church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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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, pregnancy, small town, romance, coming of age, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 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, drug smuggling, crime, crimes, smuggling, law enforcement, disorder, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, boston
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The Secret of Kells (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, USA, Denmark, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Hungary
Duration: 71 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, serious, feel good, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: in the woods, adventure, fairy, legends and myths, viking, good versus evil, monk, trapped, monastery, underwater, obsessive quest, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, europe
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Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland, USA
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, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, love triangle, love and romance, working class, starting over, love affair, brooklyn new york city, homesickness, community, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, true love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: ireland, new york, europe, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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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, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: lottery, village, friendship, irish, countryside, comedy of errors, disorder, dishonesty, untimely death, buddies, impersonating, pretense ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, terrorism, war, violence, military, riot, explosion, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 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, talky, psychological ...
Plot: village, human spirit, life is a bitch, hopes, society, farmer, threat, fight, real estate, catastrophe, down on your luck, social relations ...
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: serious, tense, stylized, intense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, irish, robbery, master criminal, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crimes, crime, mastermind, cons and scams, danger, pursuit ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 50s, 20th century, 70s
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: sentimental, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: aunt niece relationship, family relations, family life, human nature, parents and children, siblings relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, sibling relationship, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, village ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: ireland, africa, europe, spain, england
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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, touching, psychological, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, forbidden love, romance, family life, self discovery, unfulfillment, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, death in the family, human nature ...
Place: ireland, france, europe, texas
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Barry Lyndon (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, 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, jealousy, nobility, debt, social climbing, glory, escapades, dishonesty, irony, spy, soldier ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1780s, 1770s
Place: ireland, england, europe, belgium, berlin germany
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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 relations, social relations, family life, couples, family problems, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, usa, 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, realistic, psychological, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, legal, terrorism, family relations, struggle, strike, terrorist, human spirit, tragic hero, confined ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
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: touching, sentimental, scenic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: island, riddles and clues, ancient mystery, legend, family, friendship, adventure, young heroes, social relations, danger, seal the animal, fishing boat ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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: sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, coming of age, ira, family relations, politics, police officer, countryside, father son relationship, strained relationship, romance, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
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Tristan + Isolde (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, legends and myths, love affair, infidelity, betrayal, true love, medieval, swords and armor, lovers, irish ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, england, europe, cornwall, san francisco
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The Commitments (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
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, cult film, semi serious ...
Plot: irish, music band, friendship, blues, backstage, star, profanity, audition, soul music, singer, dublin ireland, musician ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gay, irish, dysfunctional family, hopes, gay slur, social relations, self discovery, gays and lesbians, musician's life, gender ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london
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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: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: organized crime, ex convict, rivalry, gang, gang war, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, criminal, outlaw ...
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, realistic, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: missing person, family relations, parents and children, family problems, missing child, suburbs, missing daughter, teenage girl, reporter, investigation, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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