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1. The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, War

82 Metascore

Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald

Votes: 43,627 | Gross: $1.83M

2. Ryan's Daughter (1970)

GP | 206 min | Drama, Romance

Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Christopher Jones

Votes: 8,190 | Gross: $30.85M

3. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

73 Metascore

When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 30,615 | Gross: $14.92M

4. Jimmy's Hall (2014)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

63 Metascore

During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry, Simone Kirby

Votes: 5,450 | Gross: $0.56M

5. Route Irish (2010)

109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The story of a private security contractor in Iraq who rejected the official explanation of his friend's death and sets out to discover the truth.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Mark Womack, Andrea Lowe, John Bishop, Geoff Bell

Votes: 4,102

6. Michael Collins (1996)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart

Votes: 28,255 | Gross: $11.09M

7. The Field (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

When a field (which has been farmed by the McCabe family for generations) goes up for auction, the patriarch of the McCabe family will stop at nothing to prevent a rich American from buying it.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean, Frances Tomelty

Votes: 5,223 | Gross: $1.41M

8. My Left Foot (1989)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

97 Metascore

Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan

Votes: 63,266 | Gross: $14.74M

9. The Boxer (1997)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

75 Metascore

Young Danny Flynn is released from prison 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Daragh Donnelly, Frank Coughlan

Votes: 17,822 | Gross: $5.80M

10. In the Name of the Father (1993)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama

84 Metascore

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie, Philip King

Votes: 146,521 | Gross: $25.01M

11. Hunger (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon

Votes: 62,755 | Gross: $0.15M

12. Omagh (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

An examination of the aftermath of the 1998 Real IRA bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Gerard McSorley, Michèle Forbes, Brenda Fricker, Stuart Graham

Votes: 1,535

13. Bloody Sunday (2002)

R | 107 min | Drama, History, War

90 Metascore

A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Allan Gildea

Votes: 22,451 | Gross: $0.77M

14. The Journey (III) (2016)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

53 Metascore

During the 2006 Northern Ireland peace talks, Sinn Féin leader Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney) and Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall) are forced to travel by car together.

Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, John Hurt, Freddie Highmore

Votes: 1,254

15. Brooklyn (2015)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 122,057 | Gross: $38.32M

16. Philomena (2013)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham

Votes: 90,623 | Gross: $37.71M

17. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

R | 114 min | Drama

83 Metascore

Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Eileen Walsh, Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone, Anne-Marie Duff

Votes: 25,082 | Gross: $4.89M

18. Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

62 Metascore

The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Liam Neeson, James Nesbitt, Anamaria Marinca, Mark Ryder

Votes: 11,882 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

Martin McGartland joins the I.R.A. and feeds information to Britain's Special Branch Agent Fergus.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Zegers, Natalie Press

Votes: 10,534

20. Some Mother's Son (1996)

R | 112 min | Drama, History

Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in an Irish prison, in which I.R.A. prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of I.R.A. prisoners as criminals rather than ... See full summary »

Director: Terry George | Stars: Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanagan, Aidan Gillen, David O'Hara

Votes: 2,415 | Gross: $0.61M

21. Veronica Guerin (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 18,461 | Gross: $1.57M

22. The General (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the I.R.A., the U.V.F., and members of his own team.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 7,733 | Gross: $1.21M

23. Calvary (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama, Western

77 Metascore

After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 53,592 | Gross: $3.59M

24. The Guard (2011)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

78 Metascore

An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.

Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Ronan Collins

Votes: 76,999 | Gross: $5.36M

25. What Richard Did (2012)

TV-MA | 88 min | Drama

80 Metascore

What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Stars: Jack Reynor, Fionn Walton, Gavin Drea, Patrick Gibson

Votes: 4,387

26. Famine (II)

165 min | Action, Drama, History | Pre-production

Ottoman a Muslim country lends a charitable hand to Ireland during their hour of need. In 1847 Ottoman sent aid to Ireland during their hour of need, the great famine, the most devastating ... See full summary »

Director: Omer Sarikaya | Stars: Chris Mulkey, Daniel Baldwin, Gary Stretch, Mariann Gavelo

27. The Disappeared (2013)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

An investigation into the victims killed and secretly buried by the IRA during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Director: Alison Millar | Stars: Gerry Adams, Bill Clinton, Seamus Heaney, Darragh MacIntyre

Votes: 25

28. Black '47 (2018)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

65 Metascore

Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family.

Director: Lance Daly | Stars: Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox

Votes: 8,258 | Gross: $0.05M

29. ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre (2019 TV Movie)

71 min | Documentary, Crime, Music

In 1974, while on the way home from a gig, the apolitical rock group, The Miami Showband, fell into the crosshairs of a Protestant unionist paramilitary group that planted explosives on their bus when it was stopped at a fake checkpoint.

Director: Stuart Sender | Stars: Stephen Travers, Bertie Ahern, Alan Brecknell, Anne Cadwallader

Votes: 759

30. I, Dolours (2018)

82 min | Documentary

Documentary about Dolours Price, one of very few women who rose to the top of the IRA and who was involved in bombings during the Troubles in the 1970s.

Director: Maurice Sweeney | Stars: Lorna Larkin, Lauren Beale, Gail Brady, Frank Cannon

Votes: 150



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