Movies about Ireland

List of the best movies about Ireland, selected by visitors to our site: The Boondock Saints, The Guard, The Devil's Doorway, Love's Everlasting Courage, Philomena, Knuckle, Inside I'm Dancing, Bokeh, Black '47, Brooklyn.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Boondock Saints (1999)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersMafia, FBI, Brothers
PlotWar, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceIreland, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Philosophical, Heavy, Tense

With a God-inspired moral obligation to act against evil, twin brothers Conner and Murphy set out to rid Boston of criminals. However, rather than working within the system, these Irish Americans decide to take swift retribution into their own hands.

The Guard (2011)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersSpecial agents, Gangsters, FBI
PlotJustice, Blackmail
PlaceIreland, Small cities
StylePhilosophical, Smart, Fancy, Black humor, Twisted plot

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 personality and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in County Galway, Boyle is a maverick with his own moral code. He has seen enough of the world to know there isn't much to it and has had plenty of time to think about it. When a fellow police officer disappears and Boyle's small town becomes key to a large drug trafficking investigation, he is forced to at least feign interest when dealing with the humorless FBI agent Wendell Everett assigned to the case.

The Devil's Doorway (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPriests, Demons, Nuns
PlotSupernatural, Obsession
StyleDepressive, Disturbing, Tense

In the autumn of 1960, Father Thomas Riley and Father John Thornton were sent by the Vatican to investigate a miraculous event in an Irish home for 'fallen women', only to uncover something much more horrific.

Love's Everlasting Courage (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
CountryRepublic of Ireland, USA
CharactersFamily, Mothers, Fathers

Clark Davis struggles to maintain his land and support his family during a long drought. With a bank loan to repay, his wife, Ellen, takes a job in town as a seamstress, but soon becomes ill with scarlet fever. Devastated to lose his beloved wife, Clark and his young daughter Missie turn to his parents Irene and Lloyd for support. Clark must find a way to save his farm and survive Ellen's death without losing the person he loves most: his daughter.

Philomena (2013)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
CharactersFamily, Writers, Journalists, Nuns, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Mystery, Adoption
PlaceEngland, Ireland
StyleFascinating, Touching, Gloomy, Serious, By books

A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.

Knuckle (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, documentary, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland

An epic 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting. This film follows a history of violent feuding between rival clans.

Inside I'm Dancing (2004)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France

Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.

Bokeh (2017)
Markimdb: 5
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryIceland, USA
PlotTime travel, Love, Survival

On a romantic getaway to Iceland, a young American couple wake up one morning to discover every person on Earth has disappeared. Their struggle to survive and to reconcile the mysterious event lead them to reconsider everything they know about themselves and the world.

Black '47 (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Luxembourg
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotWar, Death, Power
PlaceEngland, Ireland

In 1847, when Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years, Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, returns home to reunite with his estranged family, only to discover the cruelest reality, a black land where death reigns.

Brooklyn (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, USA
PlotTravel, Love triangle, Rivalry, True love, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Ships, Ireland, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Touching

In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.

Nails (2017)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland
PlotCars, Ghosts, Survival, Mystery
PlaceIreland, Hospitals
StyleExciting, Depressive, Heavy, Tense, Psychological problems

Paralyzed after a terrible accident, Dana struggles to regain her life and family when she encounters a malevolent ghost in her hospital room.

The Hallow (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Republic of Ireland
CharactersDogs, Police
PlotAbduction, Supernatural, Revenge, Survival, Moving
PlaceForest, England, Ireland, London, Village
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Disturbing, Serious

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.

Bridget & Eamon (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
CountryRepublic of Ireland
PlotHappiness, Relationship

Bridget & Eamon are the typical unhappily married 80s Irish couple. They live somewhere in the Midlands with their indeterminate number of children. Chain-smoking Bridget has notions. She wants the lifestyle from the pages of Woman's Way but wouldn't want to think about how much it would cost to heat South Fork.

Rebellion (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland
PlotWar, Political, Uprising
StyleFascinating, Serious

A group of young men and women in Dublin in 1916 are embroiled in a fight for independence during the Easter Rising.The story begins with the outbreak of World War I. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, social stability is eroded and Irish nationalism comes to the fore. The tumultuous events that follow are seen through the eyes of a group of friends from Dublin, Belfast and London as they play vital and conflicting roles in the narrative of Ireland's independence.

The Lodgers (2017)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersPoor, Twins, Soldier, Veterans
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Mystery, Curses, Witchcraft
PlaceIreland, Lake, Mansions
StyleDepressive, Gothic, Disturbing, Tense

1920, rural Ireland. Anglo-Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The Lodgers) which enforces three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight; they may not permit an outsider past the threshold; and if one attempts to escape, the life of the other is placed in jeopardy. When troubled war veteran Sean returns to the nearby village, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious Rachel, who in turn begins to break the rules set out by The Lodgers. The consequences pull Rachel into a deadly confrontation with her brother - and with the curse that haunts them.

Pilgrimage (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Belgium, USA

In 13th century Ireland a group of monks must escort a sacred relic across an Irish landscape fraught with peril.

The Secret Scripture (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
PlotMotorcycles, Fate, Mental disorders, Obsession, False accusations
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Ireland
TimeWorld War II
StyleTouching, Psychological problems

The hidden memoir of an elderly woman confined to a mental hospital reveals the history of her passionate yet tortured life, and of the religious and political upheavals in Ireland during the 1920s and 30s.

The Program (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
CharactersCyclists, Journalists, Trainers
PlotRacing, On real events, Investigation, Cancer, Chase
PlaceIreland, Hospitals
StyleAction, Serious, Fascinating

An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

The Young Offenders (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersMafia, Teens, Friends, Chickens, Thieves
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Money
PlaceBeach, Ireland, Small cities, Prison
StyleAction, Light

Two teenage boys cycle 160 km on stolen bikes pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro.

Savage Dog (2017)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, drama
PlacePrison, Ireland, Concentration camp
StyleExciting, Action

A story set in Indochina in 1959, a lawless land controlled by the criminal class: Vietnamese warlords and European war-criminals. Den-Dhin-Chan Labor Camp is run by four such dangerous men. The worst prison in the land, it is here that an Irish, former-champion boxer Martin Tillman has made a name for himself fighting tournaments, on which wealthy criminals gamble in high stakes events. When Tillman is due for release, he just wants to return home, but the corrupt forces running the jail will do everything in their power to keep him locked down. When all that Tillman holds dear is taken away in a vicious act of violence, he is forced to confront the men responsible and take his revenge. The birth of a legend.