Movies about Ireland

List of the best movies about Ireland, selected by visitors to our site: Calm with Horses, Wild Mountain Thyme, Wolfwalkers, Extra Ordinary, Never Grow Old, The Devil's Doorway, Black '47, Don’t Leave Home, Stan & Ollie, Rosy
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Calm with Horses (2020)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland

In darkest rural Ireland, ex-boxer Douglas 'Arm' Armstrong has become the feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family, whilst also trying to be a good father to his autistic five-year-old son, Jack. Torn between these two families, Arm's loyalties are truly tested when he is asked to kill for the first time.

Wild Mountain Thyme (2020)
StyleAtmospheric, Romantic

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.

Wolfwalkers (2020)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Luxembourg, France, USA, United Kingdom
CharactersWolves, Hunters

In a time of superstition and magic, when wolves are seen as demonic and nature an evil to be tamed, a young apprentice hunter comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last pack. But when she saves a wild native girl, their friendship leads her to discover the world of the Wolfwalkers and transform her into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.

Extra Ordinary (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Belgium
PlotFear, Witchcraft, Obsession, Supernatural, Adventure, Rivalry, Investigation, Death, Ghosts
PlaceIreland, Small cities

A driving instructor must use her other-worldly gifts to save a lonely man’s daughter from a rock star looking to use her for Satanic purposes.

Never Grow Old (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, drama, western
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersCriminals, Horses, Sheriffs
PlotLove, Survival, Death, Weapon, Funeral, Justice
PlaceSmall cities, Ireland

An Irish undertaker profits when outlaws take over a peaceful town, but his own family come under threat as the death toll increases dramatically.

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

Black '47 (2018)
Mark3 (imdb: 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.

Don’t Leave Home (2018)
Markimdb: 5
Genrefantasy, drama
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural

An American artist’s obsession with a disturbing urban legend leads her to an investigation of the story’s origins at the crumbling estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland.

Stan & Ollie (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
CharactersActors, Friends, Comedians, Elephants
PlotDancing, Mystery, On real events
PlaceTrains, Ships, Ireland
StyleSoulful, Touching

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

Rosy (2018)
Mark3.6 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama
CharactersActors, Maniacs, Dogs
PlotAbduction, Relationship, Obsession
PlaceSchool, Hotels, Ireland
StyleTense, Disturbing, Touching, Heavy, Makes me think

A socially awkward young man kidnaps an aspiring actress with the hope that they will fall in love. A psychosexual noir that explores power dynamics between men and women.

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Leprechaun Returns (2018)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, music
CountryUSA, Canada, South Africa

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

Bokeh (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 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.

Nails (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrehorror, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland
PlotGhosts, Cars
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Depressive, Tense

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

The Lodgers (2017)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersSoldier, Twins, Poor
PlotSupernatural, Curses, Mystery, Ghosts, Witchcraft
PlaceIreland, Mansions, Lake
StyleGothic, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Savage Dog (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genreaction, drama
PlaceIreland, Concentration camp, Prison
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.

Pilgrimage (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 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.

Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredocumentary, biography, sport
CountryRepublic of Ireland

Conor McGregor is the biggest star in the history of Mixed Martial Arts. Filmed over the course of 4 years, Notorious is the exclusive, all-access account of Conor’s meteoric rise from claiming benefits and living in his parents' spare room in Dublin to claiming multiple championship UFC belts and seven figure pay-packets in Las Vegas.

Bad Day for the Cut (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom

A middle-aged Irish farmer, who still lives at home with his mother, sets off on a mission of revenge when the old lady is murdered.

Handsome Devil (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersGay, Losers, Teachers
PlotRivalry, Mystery, Blackmail
PlaceSchool, Trains, College, Ships, Ireland
StyleTouching, Fascinating, Makes me think

A music-mad 16-year-old outcast at a rugby-mad boarding school forms an unlikely friendship with his dashing new roommate.

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
PlotPolitical, War, Uprising

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 Secret Scripture (2016)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
PlotMotorcycles, Fate, False accusations, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceIreland, Psychiatric hospitals

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 Young Offenders (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersMafia, Teens, Friends, Thieves, Chickens
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel
PlaceIreland, Small cities, Beach

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.

Sing Street (2016)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Singers, Musicians, Mothers, Pupils, Family
PlotLove, Relationship, Art, Dancing, Motorcycles, Music, Happiness
PlaceSchool, Ireland, Trains, England, London

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.

The Siege of Jadotville (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryRepublic of Ireland, South Africa
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotWar, Political, Power, Freedom, Revenge, Survival, Justice, Uprising, On real events
StyleTense, Action, Disturbing, Interesting

Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during in the early 1960s.

Lazer Team (2016)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, action, comedy
CharactersLosers, Aliens, Soldier, Girlfriends
PlotTechnology, Internet
PlaceIreland, Parallel worlds
StyleTense, By comics, Smart

In the late 1970's, the SETI project received a one time signal from outer space. It looked exactly as theorists thought a communication from an alien civilization would -- unfortunately it has never been decoded. Or so we were told. Unbeknownst to the general public the signal was translated and told us two things: 1) We are not alone. 2) The galaxy is a dangerous place.

A Date for Mad Mary (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersThieves, Single mothers, Photographers, Girlfriends, Taxi drivers
PlaceTrains, Prison, Night Clubs, Ireland

"Mad" Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is maid of honor. When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong.

The Path (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersFamily, Deer, Drivers
PlotReligious, Sects, Cheating, Travel
PlaceUSA, Ireland, Scotland
StyleMakes me think, Tense

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.

Brooklyn (2015)
Mark3 (imdb: 7.5)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Canada, Belgium, USA
PlotRivalry, Love triangle, Travel
PlaceSchool, Ireland, USA, Ships
StyleTo cry, Touching

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

The Hallow (2015)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.7)
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Republic of Ireland
CharactersPolice, Dogs
PlotAbduction, Revenge, Moving, Supernatural, Survival
PlaceForest, England, Ireland, London, Village
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric, Light

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.

The Program (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
CharactersJournalists, Cyclists, Trainers
PlotCancer, Investigation, Racing, Chase, On real events

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.

Slow West (2015)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrethriller, drama, western
CountryUnited Kingdom, New Zealand
CharactersTeens, Friends, Gangsters, Horses, Hunters, Dogs, Thieves, Indians
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love, Skirmishes, Death, Loneliness
PlaceForest, USA, Wild West, Ireland
StyleDisturbing, Action, Tense

In the Old West, a 17-year-old Scottish boy teams up with a mysterious gunman to find the woman with whom he is infatuated.

'71 (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotSurvival, War
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing, Fascinating, For men

A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.

Jimmy's Hall (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France
CharactersHeroes, Priests
PlotPolitical, Rivalry, Dancing, Boxing, Uprising, On real events
PlaceIreland, Village
StyleTouching, Fascinating

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

Miss Julie (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryNorway, United Kingdom, Canada, USA, France, Republic of Ireland
CharactersDogs, Thieves
PlotLove triangle, Love, Money, Seduction
PlaceIreland, Estate

Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her.

The Canal (2014)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
PlotSupernatural, Missing people, Ghosts
TimeNew Year
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, Action, Tense

Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, David begins to unravel, and the house’s eerie history threatens to repeat itself. Dripping with tension and chilling to the core, this visceral Irish ghost story is a visually arresting and genuinely shocking journey into the darkness within.

Love, Rosie (2014)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryGermany, United Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotLove, Fate, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, England, Ireland
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie and Alex have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different directions. As each navigates the complexities of life, love, and everything in between, they always find their way back to each other - but is it just friendship, or something more? Based on Cecelia Ahern's bestselling novel, LOVE, ROSIE is a heart-warming, modern comedy-of-errors posing the ultimate question: do we really only get one shot at true love?

Song of the Sea (2014)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantasy, family, cartoon
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, France
CharactersHeroes, Dogs
PlotSupernatural, Adventure, Superpowers
PlaceLighthouse, Ireland
StyleTouching, Fascinating

The story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as they are drawn into a world Ben knows only from his mother’s folktales. But this is no bedtime story; these fairy folk have been in our world far too long. It soon becomes clear to Ben that Saoirse is the key to their survival.

Leprechaun: Origins (2014)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 3.2)
Genrehorror, fantasy
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Death, Chase
StyleDisturbing, Unexpected ending

Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

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

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.

Philomena (2013)
Mark5 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
CharactersFamily, Mothers, Journalists, Nuns, Reporters, Writers
PlotMystery, Adoption, On real events
PlaceIreland, England
StyleTouching, Fascinating, Gloomy

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

The Stag (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
PlaceIreland, Forest
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.

The Food Guide to Love (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySpain, Republic of Ireland, France
PlotLove triangle

A dysfunctional love story about an Irish food writer and a politically committed Spanish woman.

Dark Touch (2013)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 4.8)
CountryFrance, Republic of Ireland, Sweden
CharactersParents, Police, Friends
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Telekinesis, Superpowers
PlaceIreland, School
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

Niamh is the lone survivor of a bloody massacre after the furniture and objects in her family’s isolated house take on a monstrous life of their own. The police ignore her wild stories and the family friends and social worker who take her in try to introduce a new life. But in this psychological thriller, Niamh is unable to leave her violent past behind her, endangering everyone who crosses her path.

What If (2013)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada
PlotLove, Fate, Justice, Loneliness
StyleTouching, Cute

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?

Moone Boy (2012)
Markimdb: 8.1
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
CharactersFriends, Childrens
PlaceIreland, School, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fancy

Martin Moone is a young boy who relies on the help of his imaginary friend Sean to deal with the quandaries of life in a wacky small-town Irish family in the 1980's.

Good Vibrations (2012)
Mark4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
PlotObsession, Music, On real events
StyleSoulful, Touching, Fascinating

The story of music legend Terri Hooley, a key figure in Belfast's punk rock scene. Hooley founded the Good Vibrations store from which a record label sprung, representing bands such as The Undertones, Rudi and The Outcasts.

What Richard Did (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
CountryRepublic of Ireland
PlotDeath, Funeral
PlaceIreland, Party, Beach
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating

What Richard Did is a striking portrait of the fall of a Dublin golden-boy and high school rugby star whose world unravels one summer night.

Shadow Dancer (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
PlaceIreland, England, London
StyleAction, Disturbing

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

Animals (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, Republic of Ireland, Finland
PlaceEngland, Australia, Ireland

Laura and Tyler are best friends and drinking buddies whose hedonistic existence falls under the creeping horror of adulthood when Laura gets engaged to Jim – an ambitious pianist who surprisingly decides to go teetotal.