Movies about Ireland

Movies about Ireland
List of the best movies about Ireland, selected by visitors to our site: The Magdalene Sisters, Philomena, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Inside I'm Dancing, The Guard, Breakfast on Pluto, The Boondock Saints, Hunger, Brooklyn, Intermission.

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

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Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:59
CharactersNuns, Priests, Orphans
PlotUprising
PlaceIreland
StyleDepressive, Serious

Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly caught flirting with the boys. All have to work in a laundry under the strict supervision of the nuns, who break their wills through sadistic punishment.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:38
CharactersFamily, Writers, Journalists, Nuns, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Mystery, Adoption
PlaceEngland, Ireland
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration02:07
PlotWar, Political, Freedom, Fear, Uprising
PlaceIreland
StyleFascinating, Depressive

In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in the Irish Republican Army, but political events are soon set in motion that tear the brothers apart.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France
Duration01:38
PlaceIreland
StyleInspirational

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:36
CharactersGangsters, Special agents, FBI
PlotJustice, Blackmail
PlaceIreland, Small cities
StyleTwisted plot, Philosophical, Smart, Fancy, Black humor

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersGay, Musicians, Transgender people, Singers
PlotFuneral
PlaceIreland
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:49
CharactersMafia, FBI, Brothers
PlotWar, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceIreland, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Heavy

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:36
CharactersTerrorists
PlotOn real events, Hunger, Uprising
PlacePrison, Ireland
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, Republic of Ireland
Duration02:42
CharactersLosers
PlotTravel, Friendship, Death, Love triangle, True love
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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersFriends
PlotRobbery, Justice
PlaceIreland, USA
StyleTense, Fancy, Gloomy, Touching

A raucous story of the interweaving lives and loves of small-town delinquents, shady cops, pretty good girls and very bad boys. With Irish guts and grit, lives collide, preconceptions shatter and romance is tested to the extreme. An ill-timed and poorly executed couple's break-up sets off a chain of events affecting everyone in town.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:34
CharactersFriends
PlotWedding, Bachelor party, Friendship, Debts
PlaceForest, Ireland
StyleFor men

At his fiancée’s urging, a very modern Irish groom-to-be reluctantly agrees to a stag weekend with his friends, camping in the western wilderness of Ireland. Much to their chagrin, these modern men are joined by the brother of the bride, a crazy, unpredictable alpha male known as “The Machine”, and an explosive Id to their collective Ego. The Machine is a force of nature, and under his leadership, the men—stripped of modern comfort, convenience and, finally, clothing—must begin their journey into the wild.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:25
CharactersMusicians, Pianists
PlotLove, Music
PlaceIreland
StyleTo cry, Touching

A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France
Duration01:49
CharactersHeroes, Priests, Poor
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Boxing, Political, Uprising
PlaceVillage, Ireland
StyleFascinating, Touching, Serious

Jimmy Gralton returns from New York and reopens his beloved community hall, only to meet opposition from the local parish.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration02:30
CharactersPsychotherapists
PlotMotorcycles, Obsession, Mental disorders, Fate, False accusations
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Ireland
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, history
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration01:51
CharactersFamily, Poor, Mothers
PlotWar, Death, Hunger, Power
PlaceEngland, Ireland
Time19th century

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:35
CharactersLesbians
PlotMusic, Mental disorders, Music group
PlaceIreland

A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:42
CharactersPriests
PlaceIreland
StylePsychological problems, Makes me think, Depressive

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersGay, Soldier
PlotFriendship, Hostage
PlaceIreland, London
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Touching, Disturbing

Irish Republican Army member Fergus forms an unexpected bond with Jody, a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude and Maguire. Jody makes Fergus promise he'll visit his girlfriend, Dil, in London, and when Fergus flees to the city, he seeks her out. Hounded by his former IRA colleagues, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the enigmatic, and surprising, Dil.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryCanada, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:33
CharactersFriends
PlotLove, Wedding, Friendship, Loneliness, Fate
PlaceIreland, Canada
StyleRomantic, Cute, Touching

Wallace, a medical school dropout, has been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan, seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry, an animator who lives with her long term boyfriend Ben. Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. But there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder: what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:40
CharactersSpy
PlaceEngland, Ireland, London
StyleAction, By books, Serious, Disturbing

Set in 1990s Belfast, a woman is forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:42
CharactersDemons, Nuns, Priests
PlotObsession, Supernatural
PlaceIreland
StyleTense, Depressive, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersArtists
PlotMusic

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotDrug addict
PlaceIreland
StyleGloomy, Depressive

Adam and Paul are two young junkies living in Dublin and perpetually on the lookout for their next fix. During their search, they encounter various unsavoury characters and make some futile attempts at petty theft. As their day progresses, Adam and Paul get into a good share of trouble as they do whatever they can to score heroin, eventually running afoul of an imposing thug -- who only drags them into more shady activities.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland

After her mother’s death, Stacey moves with her uncle Will to a remote region in the Irish midlands. As the two cautiously get to know each other, they have to deal with the dark shadows of the past.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:25
CharactersDogs, Teens, Horses, Friends, Losers
PlotDancing, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Ireland, Small cities
StyleGloomy

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:28
CharactersDogs, Gangsters, Partners
PlotMoney, Rivalry
PlaceIreland
StyleExciting, Depressive, For men, Disturbing

A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.

Markimdb: 5
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA, Iceland
Duration01:53
PlotLove, Survival, Apocalypse, Time travel, Loneliness
PlaceIreland
StyleMakes me think

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:04
CharactersHorses, Spy, Military, Soldier
PlotBoxing, Jealousy, Debts, Funeral
PlaceEngland, Ireland
Time18th century
StyleFascinating, Epic

An Irish rogue uses his cunning and wit to work his way up the social classes of 18th century England, transforming himself from the humble Redmond Barry into the noble Barry Lyndon.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersTaxi drivers, Actors, Artists
PlotFamily life
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States, a chance to get over the lost son. They have no money and the apartment is in bad condition.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:45
CharactersDogs, Police
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Revenge, Supernatural, Moving
PlaceVillage, Forest, England, Ireland, London
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Creepy, Serious, Disturbing

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.





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