Irish american movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant irish american movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, rough, tense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with irish american, murder, mentor, violence, dialogue, storytelling, chase, brutality, betrayal and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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irish american movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as irish american: The Fighter (2010), The Equalizer (2014), True Confessions (1981), Only the Lonely (1991), Must Love Dogs (2005), Madigan (1968), A History of Violence (2005), Gone Baby Gone (2007), Fort Apache the Bronx (1981), The Departed (2006).

List of irish american movies

 7.8
 307K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: sincere, realistic, rough, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, sport, boxer, underdog, self destructing, addiction, boxing, title bout, black eye, irish american, ex boxer, shame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new hampshire, atlantic city new jersey ...
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 7.2
 279K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: suspense, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilante, corruption, righting the wronged, organized crime, crime, tough heroes, gory, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
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True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, priest, crime, prostitute, redemption, political corruption, police corruption, clergy, gangsters, introspection, siblings relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Only the Lonely (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Danny Muldoon, a Chicago policeman, still lives with his overbearing mother Rose. He meets and falls in love with Theresa Luna , whose father owns the local funeral parlour. Naturally, his mother objects to the relationship, and Danny and Theresa ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mortician, romance, parents and children, fall in love, jealousy, falling in love, mama's boy, love and romance, couples, family relations, couple relations, irish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, ireland, california
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 5.9
 28K
Must Love Dogs (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Sarah Nolan is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, internet dating, teacher, dating, children, romance, pets, looking for love, love and romance, pet dog, single, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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 6.6
 3K
Madigan (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, partners against crime, crime, marriage, police station, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, investigation, manhunt, race against time, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: small town, robbery, violence, criminal's revenge, attempted robbery, mafia, mistaken identity, lawyer, marriage, fight, crime, self defense ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.7
 225K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, missing child, private detective, conspiracy, murder, violence, life is a bitch, victim, secret, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, police, murder, police protagonist, evil man, crime, prostitute, police corruption, rebellion, gang, police investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey ...
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 8.5
 1.0M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, working undercover, undercover cop, mafia, undercover, police, mind game, organized crime, crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, harvard university, china, taiwan
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: ship, hijacking, pirate, hostages, navy, kidnapping, confined, team, rescue, ship captain, terrorism, u.s. navy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2009
Place: somalia, africa, united states, vermont, kenya ...
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, rough, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, determination, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, boxing, feminism, contests and competitions, training, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, england, california, missouri ...
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 7.3
 93K
Caddyshack (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At an exclusive country club, an ambitious young caddy, Danny Noonan, eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favour of the elitist ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: golf, sport, country club, golf course, explosion, underwear, lightning, class differences, rivalry, bishop, bet, cheating ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: nebraska, usa
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Song of Granite (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The life story of traditional Irish folk singer Joe Heaney, who is estimated to have recorded in excess of 500 traditional Irish sean nós ('old style') songs. Heaney moved from Ireland to the UK, and then on to New York City, where he ...
Plot: irish, singer, music, beach, small town, teacher, father son relationship, student, singing, song, village, classroom ...
Place: ireland
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 6.3
 76K
The Commuter (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A businessman, on his daily commute home, gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.
Style: surprise ending, tense, exciting, suspense, rough
Plot: train, conspiracy, money, train wreck, fired from the job, destruction, deception, deal, fight, telephone call, fbi, cell phone ...
Time: 2010s
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city
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 6.3
 24K
The Shack (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. ...
Style: philosophical, suspenseful, psychedelic, sad
Plot: forgiveness, christian, god, death of daughter, depression, hate, missing child, guilt, husband wife relationship, metaphor, angst, serial killer ...
Place: oregon
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 6.5
 3K
Scarlett (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Austria
Duration: 360 min.
Story: The greatest love story ever told began with Gone with the Wind and continues in this sweeping epic sequel, as Scarlett, Rhett and a host of unforgettable characters go from tragedy to triumph in an action-packed saga of international scope
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, captivating, epic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, pregnancy, couple relations, romance, infidelity, siblings relations, fall in love, couples, family relations, intrigue, society ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, georgia ...
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 6.8
 4K
Prime Cut (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: murder, chase, collector, drug dealing, violence, corruption, revenge, crime, small community, cornfield, white slavery, farm ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: kansas, usa, new jersey
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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
Plot: drawing, car accident, alcoholic, paralysis, wheelchair, drunkenness, disability, alcoholics anonymous, rehabilitation, drunk driver, cartoonist, paraplegic ...
Time: year 1972
Place: portland oregon, oregon
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 8.3
 62K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, clever, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, blackmail, power relations, family problems, hollywood, identity crisis, family secret, teamwork, intrigue, businessman, millionaire, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 5.6
 28K
Suburbicon (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the quiet family town of Suburbicon during the 1950s, the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge ...
Style: serious, sad, twists and turns
Plot: murder, racism, scam, boy, father son relationship, investigation, black american, prejudice, dark secret, police, home invasion, accomplice ...
Time: 1950s
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 6.2
 577
The Glory Guys (1965)
Genre: Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though a fictionalized Western based on George Armstrong Custer's 7th Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, the film is almost a generic war story covering the enlistment, training, and operational deployment of a group of ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, cynical, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, cavalry, military, rivalry, love triangle, war, rebelliousness, culture clash, military life, racism, injustice, battles ...
Time: 19th century
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Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA, Canada, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Evil dream-demon Freddy Krueger devises a plan to manipulate the unstoppable Jason Vorhees into hacking up the teenagers of Elm Street in an effort to make people remember the name Freddy Krueger, thus freeing him from limbo.
Style: scary, brutal, suspense, bloody, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, serial killer, slasher, murder, danger, gory, small town, summer camp, brutality, blood, violence, two killers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: ohio, new jersey, midwest
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 7.7
 265
Night Heat (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Night Heat is a Canadian police drama series, which aired on CTV from 1985 to 1991. The show also aired on CBS in the United States from 1987 to 1993 and was the first Canadian-produced drama series to air on an American network. CBS aired the ...
Plot: police partner, police investigation, tough cop, police detective, irish american, police station, buddy cop, informant, murder, reporter, police
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The Irishman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Plot: mob, labor union, mafia, hitman, murder, flashback, gun, gangster, death, regret, house, irish american ...
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Crown Heights (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Colin Warner was wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devoted his life to proving his innocence.
Plot: miscarriage of justice, wrongful conviction, brooklyn new york city, violence, sex, prison, murder, beating, flash forward, bare breasts, female nudity, african american ...
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 6.3
 40K
The Beguiled (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school, young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in ...
Style: gothic, sexy, suspense, romantic
Plot: sexual tension, american civil war, union soldier, girls' school, seduction, confederate soldier, southern belle, teacher, rage, murder, wounded soldier, amputee ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: virginia
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Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, criminal heroes, crimes, mafia, mob boss, businessman, prohibition, politician, corruption, ambitious, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, chicago illinois
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 6.9
 25K
Memphis Belle (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, mission, bomber, engineer, war, battles, military, airplane, u.s. air force, one last job, behind enemy lines, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: europe, england, germany, australia
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Sullivan & Son (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Sullivan & Son is an American comedy television series created by Rob Long and Steve Byrne that is broadcast on TBS. It stars Byrne as Steve Sullivan, who surprises his parents when he leaves his job as a corporate lawyer to take over a bar ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: bar, family business, parents and children, workplace, family relations, group of friends, bartender, irish american, korean american, asian american, bar owner, childhood friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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