Movies about Ireland

Movies about Ireland
List of the best movies about Ireland, selected by visitors to our site: The Magdalene Sisters, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, The Guard, Breakfast on Pluto, Hunger, Intermission, Brooklyn, The Stag, The Secret Scripture, Jimmy's Hall.

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

Genre
Country
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:59

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.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration02:07

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.

The Guard (2011)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, comedy, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:36

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.

Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration02:08

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.

Hunger (2008)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:36

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.

Intermission (2003)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:45

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.

Brooklyn (2015)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, Republic of Ireland
Duration02:42

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

The Stag (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:34

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.

The Secret Scripture (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration02:30

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.

Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France
Duration01:49

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

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Frank (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:35

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.

Once (2007)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:25

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.

Calvary (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:42

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

What If (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryCanada, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:33

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?

The Crying Game (1992)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration01:52

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.

Shadow Dancer (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:40

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

Adam & Paul (2004)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland

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.

Garage (2007)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:25

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.

In America (2003)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:28

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.

Perrier's Bounty (2009)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:28

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

On the Edge (2001)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:25

On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.

Philomena (2013)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:38

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

Leprechaun Returns (2018)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA

A group of unwitting sorority sisters accidentally awaken the serial-killing Leprechaun after they build a sorority house on his hunting grounds.

Wild Mountain Thyme (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA

Headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon has her heart set on winning her neighbour Anthony Reilly's love. The problem is, Anthony seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father's plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew, Anthony is jolted into pursuing his dreams.

Take Shelter (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

Stan & Ollie (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:37

With their golden era long behind them, comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille and Ida – a formidable double act in their own right – the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public

Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie (2014)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland

When Moore Street market-trader Agnes Brown finds her livelihood under threat from a ruthless developer, she and her family embark on a campaign to save her stall, aided as only the Browns will be by a motley troop of blind trainee Ninjas, an alcoholic solicitor, and a barrister with Tourettes Syndrome.

The Path (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:05

The Path explores the unknown and mysterious world of the cult-like Meyerist Movement in upstate New York. At the center of the movement lies Eddie, a conflicted husband; Sarah, his devoted wife; and Cal, an ambitious leader. We follow each as they contend with deep issues involving relationships, faith, and power.

P.S. I Love You (2007)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

The Devil's Own (1997)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

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 nothing about Frankie's real identity. Their surprising friendship, and Tom's growing suspicions, forces Frankie to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder.




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