Movies and TV shows set in northern ireland

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in northern ireland ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, tense, bleak, psychological and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with murder, ira, terrorism, politics, catholic, political unrest, state affairs, death, irish republican army and terrorist plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in UK, Ireland, USA and other countries.
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northern ireland movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as northern ireland: The Devil's Own (1997), Derry Girls (2018), Hunger (2008), Maze (2017), The Fall (2013), Death and Nightingales (2018), Bloody Sunday (2002), The Truth Commissioner (2016), Omagh (2004), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008).

List of movies set in northern ireland

The Devil's Own (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, police investigation, terrorist, murder, friendship, vengeance, betrayal, danger, rebelliousness, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, northern ireland, ireland, usa, europe ...
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 8.4
 22K
Derry Girls (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the early 1990s, this sitcom features the personal exploits of a 16 year old girl, her family and friends during the Troubles.
Style: atmospheric, light, touching, sincere, sitcom
Plot: teenager, youth, school, society, teenage life, friendship, protestant, high school, schoolgirl, nun, coming of age, catholic
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: northern ireland
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 7.5
 67K
Hunger (2008)
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: disturbing, bleak, sincere, rough, serious ...
Plot: prisoner, prison, ira, suffering, prison life, protest, humiliation, hunger, police brutality, dying, fighting the system, idealism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: northern ireland, ireland, europe, belfast
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 5.9
 3K
Maze (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP Maze, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.
Style: complex, psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ira, prison escape, assassination attempt, male objectification, terrorist, prison, murder, danger, society, prison riot, hunger, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1983, contemporary
Place: northern ireland, ireland, belfast
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 8.1
 87K
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 thriller, psychological, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, female detective, police investigation, policewoman, crimes, forensics, law enforcement, coworker, victim, crime, violence against women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, united kingdom, belfast
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Death and Nightingales (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: An epic tale of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge set in the beautiful, haunting countryside of Fermanagh in the North of Ireland in 1885.
Plot: birthday, terrorist bombing, catholic, protestant, dynamite, priest, quarry, abusive stepfather
Time: 19th century
Place: northern ireland
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 7.6
 24K
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: civil rights, ira, fighting the system, political unrest, state affairs, conflict, protest, social problems, social decay, life is a bitch, society, irish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england, california ...
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The Truth Commissioner (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in a post-Troubles Northern Ireland, The Truth Commissioner follows the fictional story of Henry Stanfield, played by Roger Allam, a career diplomat who has just been appointed as Truth Commissioner to Northern Ireland. Eager to make good as a ...
Plot: politics, ira, ethnic conflict, war crime, intolerance
Place: northern ireland
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 7.2
 2K
Omagh (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie starts at the 1998 bomb attack by the Real IRA at Omagh, Northern Ireland. The attack killed 31 people. Michael Gallagher one of the relatives of the victims starts an examination to bring the people responsible to court.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, bomb, rebellion, fighting the system, uncover truth, false accusation, human spirit, redemption, social decay, injustice, society ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe
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Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this continuation to the adventure of the demon superhero, an evil elf breaks an ancient pact between humans and creatures, as he declares war against humanity. He is on a mission to release The Golden Army, a deadly group of fighting machines ...
Style: exciting, stylized, psychotronic, humorous, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, anti heroes, superhero, supernatural ability, heaven and hell, good versus evil, army, heroes, supernatural, adventure, evil, fate of humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: northern ireland, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Crying Game (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Irish Republican Army member Fergus (Stephen Rea) forms an unexpected bond with Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Maguire (Adrian Dunbar). ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: tragic love, terrorism, gender bending, friendship, haunted by the past, hostage, sexuality, fall in love, irish, soldier, redemption, convict ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, ireland, northern ireland, england, europe
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 6.5
 2K
Bloodlands (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 222 min.
TV show
Story: Northern Irish police officer DCI Tom Brannick connects a suicide note with an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: police, policewoman, female terrorist, terrorist, who done it, uncover truth, deadly, vengeance, danger, suspicion, evidence, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, northern ireland
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 7.8
 2K
Cracker (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After living in Australia for the past decade, Fitz and Judith return to Manchester in 2004 for their daughter Katie's wedding. Drinking too much at the reception, Fitz stumbles through a rambling toast, which only embarrasses the bride. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, criminal psychologist, murder, who done it, police investigation, tough law enforcer, unlikely criminals, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, neck breaking, broken neck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern ireland, manchester
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With or Without You (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Rosie and Vincent know each other for ten years, and are married for five. She doesn't like her job, he isn't too pleased working with her dad. They're trying to have a baby. One morning Benoit, a Frenchman and former pen pal of ...
Style: sexual, sincere, semi serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, bittersweet, family problems, couples, thirtysomething life, couple relations, love triangle, romance, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, britain
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 6.2
 12K
Shadow Dancer (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1990s Belfast, a woman is forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son.
Style: realistic, serious, political thriller, suspenseful, tense
Plot: ira, moral dilemma, radical, family relations, snitch, undercover, betrayal, state affairs, political unrest, siblings relations, loss of son, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1973, year 1993, 1990s ...
Place: ireland, england, london, belfast, united kingdom ...
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 7.2
 2K
The Secret (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Secret is the story of a real-life double murder. James Nesbitt plays Colin Howell, a respectable dentist and pillar of the community, who became a killer in partnership with a Sunday school teacher, Hazel Buchanan, played by Genevieve ...
Style: captivating, suspense, sexy, suspenseful
Plot: extramarital affair, double murder, murder, sex scene, dentist, husband wife relationship, adultery, danger, love and romance, adaptation, death, unfaithful wife ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: northern ireland
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Shooting for Socrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: SHOOTING FOR SOCRATES is a David Vs. Goliath set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. It tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: hopes, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, family relations, youth, sport, sport team, parents and children, soccer, underdog, soccer fan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: mexico, ireland, brazil, northern ireland, belfast
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 6.4
 786
Angel (1982)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So begins his quest to avenge her. He seeks an answer to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, bleak, gloomy
Plot: murder, politics, investigation, mind game, mute or deaf, crime, rivalry, witnessing a crime, obsessive quest, crimes, obsession, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
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 8.0
 136
The Treaty (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: How the Anglo-Irish Treaty between the unrecognised Irish Republic, represented by Michael Collins, and the British government was concluded after high-stakes negotiations in 1921.
Plot: convention, politics, negotiation, independence
Place: ireland, northern ireland
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A Quiet Day in Belfast (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Andrew Angus Dalrymple's realistic portrait of a British soldier, his Irish lover and her twin sister amidst the strife of Northern Ireland.
Plot: bomb, terrorism, protestant, children, pistol, sniper, mistaken identity, kidnapping, religion, mass child killing, catholic, dead children ...
Place: belfast, northern ireland, ireland
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My Mother and Other Strangers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in 1943 following the Coyne family and their neighbours as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a US Army Air Force base is set up in the middle of their rural parish.
Plot: world war two, family, countryside, children in wartime, soldier, love triangle, american soldier, troubled marriage, parish
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: northern ireland
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 6.4
 409
Titanic Town (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Belfast 1972: The politically naive Bernie is trying to bring up a normal family in less than normal surroundings. Her best friend is accidentally shot dead by the IRA, and her neighbours are constantly raided by the army. In this climate of fear ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: politics, school, family relations, terrorism, political unrest, haunted by the past, social decay, doctors and patients, danger, state affairs, legal, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
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 6.7
 171
The Outsider (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Michael Flaherty (Craig Wasson), an American Vietnam veteran of Irish descent, returns to Belfast to join the cause of his grandfather, Seamus (Sterling Hayden). Soon he finds that he is not as welcomed in his home country as he imagined he would ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: war, life is a bitch, tragic hero, dishonesty, unfulfillment, state affairs, rivalry, manipulations, ira, power relations, strong violent content, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, detroit, northern ireland
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Children in the Crossfire (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For the children of Northern Ireland, violence and hatred are a way of life passed from one generation to the next. In "Children in the Crossfire" four children from both sides of the conflict come to America through a special project, and ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: injustice, religions or cults, reunion, self discovery, unemployment, culture clash, friendship, political unrest, adventure, life is a bitch, politics, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, california, england, los angeles, northern ireland
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 7K
Cherrybomb (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Cherry Bomb follows teenagers Luke, Malachy, and Michelle as they embark on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars. But what starts out as a game turns deadly serious when the three discover that they can't get off the ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, coming of age, buddies, teenage life, drugs/alcohol, danger, rivalry, youth, dishonesty, wild ride, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
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This Is the Sea (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: religions or cults, forbidden love, fall in love, folk, true love, political unrest, siblings relations, tragic love, graphic violence, profanity, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, northern ireland
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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, uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, prison, betrayal, legal, family relations, terrorism, strike, struggle, terrorist, human spirit, british, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, vatican, england
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The Secret Life of Words (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Ireland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A touching story of a deaf girl who is sent to an oil rig to take care of a man who has been blinded in a terrible accident. The girl has a special ability to communicate with the men on board and especially with her patient as they share intimate ...
Style: touching, melancholic, compassionate, sentimental, romantic ...
Plot: factory worker, friendship, factory, haunted by the past, nurse, oil rig, understanding, couple relations, human nature, depression, disability, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, yugoslavia, former yugoslavia, copenhagen ...
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Hidden Agenda (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, investigation, conspiracy, terrorism, torture, parade, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, folk, political corruption, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, england, northern ireland
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 6.6
 1K
Cal (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Ireland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, tense, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, guilt, couples, ira, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, assassination, deadly, unfulfillment, state affairs, tragic hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, belfast
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