Mijn Ierse films (My Irish Films)

by jvantilborg-40483 | created - 31 May 2015 | updated - 04 Jan 2017 | Public

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1. Calvary (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama

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: 52,985 | Gross: $3.59M

2. Love & Savagery (2009)

95 min | Drama, Romance

In 1969, a visiting geologist from Newfoundland arouses scandal in a small Irish village when he romances a local girl who's destined for the convent.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Allan Hawco, Sarah Greene, Louise Nicol, Martha Burns

Votes: 268

3. The Van (1996)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

Set in the fictional Dublin suburb of Barrytown, Bimbo is a baker who loses his job after being made redundant. Bimbo then acquires the help of his best friend, Larry, to set up a successful burger van.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Colm Meaney, Donal O'Kelly, Ger Ryan, Caroline Rothwell

Votes: 4,001 | Gross: $0.62M

4. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: The Snapper (1993)

R | 91 min | Drama

83 Metascore

Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters. When she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, she becomes the talk of ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Colm Meaney, Tina Kellegher, Ruth McCabe, Eanna MacLiam

Votes: 5,401 | Gross: $3.32M

5. 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: 30,276 | Gross: $14.92M

6. 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: 24,910 | Gross: $4.89M

7. The Boys & Girl from County Clare (2003)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

59 Metascore

In 1965, Jimmy McMahon and his group of Liverpudlians plot to win the annual céilí music competition in Ireland.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Colm Meaney, Bernard Hill, Shaun Evans, Andrea Corr

Votes: 1,322 | Gross: $0.14M

8. My Brothers (2010)

87 min | Drama

51 Metascore

Set over Halloween weekend of 1987, My Brothers is the story of three young brothers' epic quest to replace their dying father's watch. Noel, 17, serious, weighed down by responsibility; ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Fraser | Stars: Tim Creed, Paul Courtney, Tj Griffin, Don Wycherley

Votes: 166

9. Parked (III) (2010)

94 min | Drama

47 Metascore

Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him, and brightens up his lonely world. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets ... See full summary »

Director: Darragh Byrne | Stars: Colin Morgan, Colm Meaney, Milka Ahlroth, Stuart Graham

Votes: 2,172

10. The Mighty Celt (2005)

82 min | Drama

Donal is a 14-year old who develops a passion for greyhound racing. He works in a kennel, which is owned by Good Joe. Good Joe promises Donal ownership of Donal's favorite greyhound, The ... See full summary »

Director: Pearse Elliott | Stars: Ken Stott, Tyrone McKenna, Gillian Anderson, Richard Dormer

Votes: 714

11. 32A (2007)

89 min | Drama

This story is set in the "in-between" time of a girl's life, when she is no longer a child and not yet a woman. We open with our heroine, Maeve, putting on her new snow white bra, and ... See full summary »

Director: Marian Quinn | Stars: Ailish McCarthy, Sophie Jo Wasson, Orla Long, Riona Smith

Votes: 351

12. Once (I) (2007)

R | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance

88 Metascore

A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerard Hendrick

Votes: 106,041 | Gross: $9.44M

13. Waking Ned Devine (1998)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

71 Metascore

When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.

Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan, Susan Lynch

Votes: 23,969 | Gross: $24.79M

14. The Crying Game (1992)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

90 Metascore

A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 48,044 | Gross: $62.55M

15. 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: 144,347 | Gross: $25.01M

16. Run & Jump (2013)

Unrated | 106 min | Drama

71 Metascore

An American doctor travels to Ireland to study the Casey family after 38-year-old Conor suffers a stroke which changes his personality, leaving dynamo wife and mother Vanetia to run the show.

Director: Steph Green | Stars: Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam, Will Forte, Ciara Gallagher

Votes: 1,197 | Gross: $0.01M

17. 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: 22,282 | Gross: $0.77M

18. 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: 76,110 | Gross: $5.36M

19. 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: 62,287 | Gross: $14.74M

20. Circle of Friends (1995)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

'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 ... See full summary »

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Minnie Driver, Geraldine O'Rawe, Saffron Burrows

Votes: 7,719 | Gross: $23.40M

21. Mickybo and Me (2004)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. They share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), with the consequence that they run away to Australia.

Director: Terry Loane | Stars: John Joesph Mcneill, Niall Wright, Julie Walters, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 1,829

22. 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: 5,372 | Gross: $0.56M

23. Kisses (2008)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama

68 Metascore

Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.

Director: Lance Daly | Stars: Kelly O'Neill, Shane Curry, Paul Roe, Roy Dempsey

Votes: 1,728 | Gross: $0.08M

24. Intermission (2003)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Kelly Macdonald, Colin Farrell, Shirley Henderson

Votes: 14,734 | Gross: $0.90M

25. Angela's Ashes (1999)

R | 145 min | Drama

54 Metascore

Based on the best-selling autobiography by Irish expatriate Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens

Votes: 19,300 | Gross: $13.04M

26. This Is My Father (I) (1998)

R | 119 min | Romance, Drama

Widowed Kieran Johnson is a lonely, middle-aged, Chicago-based high school history teacher who feels disconnected to his life. He decides to take a trip to his mother's small old hometown ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Quinn | Stars: Aidan Quinn, James Caan, Jacob Tierney, Colm Meaney

Votes: 1,615 | Gross: $1.08M

27. Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Romance

Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Gerard McSorley, Catherine McCormack

Votes: 3,275 | Gross: $2.29M

28. The War Zone (1999)

R | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.

Director: Tim Roth | Stars: Ray Winstone, Annabelle Apsion, Kate Ashfield, Lara Belmont

Votes: 9,154 | Gross: $0.25M

29. 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: 11,818 | Gross: $0.01M

30. This Is the Sea (1997)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Mary McGuckian | Stars: Samantha Morton, Ross McDade, Richard Harris, Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 260

31. 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: 7,991 | Gross: $30.85M

32. The Last of the High Kings (1996)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in... See full summary »

Director: David Keating | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Jared Leto, Christina Ricci, Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 1,669

33. 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 IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,395 | Gross: $0.61M

34. The Tiger's Tail (2006)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

After a chance encounter, a Dubliner (Gleeson) is stalked by a murderous facsimile of himself.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Kim Cattrall, Ciarán Hinds, Sinéad Cusack

Votes: 1,223

35. Garage (2007)

85 min | Drama

A tragicomedy set in the world of gas stations in rural Ireland, where over-diligent employee of the garage searches for intimacy during the course of a life-changing summer.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Stars: Pat Shortt, John Keogh, George Costigan, Anne-Marie Duff

Votes: 2,697

36. A Man of No Importance (1994)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him... See full summary »

Director: Suri Krishnamma | Stars: Albert Finney, Brenda Fricker, Michael Gambon, Tara Fitzgerald

Votes: 929 | Gross: $0.93M

37. A Love Divided (1999)

Unrated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

The true story of a Catholic man and his Protestant wife, and the events resulting in the Co. Wexford, Ireland community when the wife decides she doesn't appreciate being forced to send ... See full summary »

Director: Syd Macartney | Stars: Peter Caffrey, Brendan Conroy, Orla Brady, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 295

38. Kings (I) (2007)

88 min | Drama

A group of men reunite for a friend's funeral.

Director: Tom Collins | Stars: Colm Meaney, Donal O'Kelly, Brendan Conroy, Donncha Crowley

Votes: 659

39. Agnes Browne (1999)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

The unexpected death of her husband sends a woman and her seven children, ages 2-14, into emotional turmoil and financial crisis in 1967 Dublin. She is forced to borrow money from a ... See full summary »

Director: Anjelica Huston | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Marion O'Dwyer, Niall O'Shea, Ciaran Owens

Votes: 1,939 | Gross: $0.14M

40. Gold (2014)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An offbeat comedy about an estranged father who returns to his hometown after an absence of ten years in order to reconnect with his daughter and ex-wife but unwittingly finds himself responsible for almost destroying all their lives.

Director: Niall Heery | Stars: James Nesbitt, Maisie Williams, David Wilmot, Kerry Condon

Votes: 1,317

41. Mystics (2003)

90 min | Comedy

A dark comedy about two old-time con-men who pretend to be able to communicate with the dead.

Director: David Blair | Stars: Milo O'Shea, David Kelly, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 219

42. 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: 119,736 | Gross: $38.32M

43. The Nephew (1998)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

A little island off Ireland. A small town. An old conflict. Fresh wind.

Director: Eugene Brady | Stars: Niall Toibin, Sinéad Cusack, Luke Griffin, Phelim Drew

Votes: 1,350

44. Evelyn (2002)

PG | 94 min | Drama

55 Metascore

1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment, and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn, Sophie Vavasseur

Votes: 6,062 | Gross: $1.48M

45. Sing Street (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

79 Metascore

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor

Votes: 76,825 | Gross: $3.24M

46. Shadow Dancer (2012)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

71 Metascore

Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son's welfare.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 11,550 | Gross: $0.10M



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