Poll: Irish Films
Which of these Irish - or at least (partially) filmed in Ireland - films would you most like to see (again)? Discuss here
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Created Mar 17 2014
The Field (1990)
Jim Sheridan's adaption of John B. Keane's play about a man obsessed with a piece of land, with an Oscar nominated performance of Richard Harris in the lead role as "Bull" McCabe.
Leap Year (2010)
Anna Brady travels to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend Jeremy, because according to Irish tradition a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap year day must accept it.
The Quiet Man (1952)
John Ford's Oscar winning classic about a retired Irish American boxer (John Wayne) who returns to the village where he was born in the west of Ireland and falls in love with a local woman (Maureen O'Hara).
The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)
A sympathetic look at Republicans in early 20th century Ireland, and two brothers who are torn apart by anti-Brit rebellion.
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden (Cillian Murphy), comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.
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. Won an Oscar for Best Original Song ("Falling Slowly")
Michael Collins (1996)
Neil Jordan's film about Michael Collins (Liam Neeson), who plays a crucial role in the establishment of the Irish Free State in the 1920s, but becomes vilified by those hoping to create a completely independent Irish republic. Nominated for 2 Osccars.
The Dead (1987)
John Hustons last film, a screen adaption of a story by James Joyce, with Anjelica Huston and Donal McCann in the lead roles. Nominated for two Oscars.
Into the West (1992)
Gritty realism meets Irish mythology when Grandpa Ward gives the horse Tír na nÓg from the Land of Eternal Youth of Irish legend to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin.
My Left Foot (1989)
Daniel Day-Lewis's Oscar winning performance as Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy and learned to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot. Another Oscar went to Brenda Fricker who played his mother in the film.
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Jim Sheridan's drama with 7 Oscar nominations, about a man's coerced confession of an I.R.A. bombing he didn't commit, which imprisons his father as well. With Daniel Day-Lewis in the lead role.
An urban love story about people adrift and their convoluted journeys in the search for some kind of love. With Colin Farrell and Cillian Murphy.
The Commitments (1991)
Oscar nominated comedy drama, based on a novel by Roddy Doyle, about the travails of Jimmy Rabbitte to form the "World's Hardest Working Band," The Commitments, and bring soul music to the people of Dublin.
Angela's Ashes (1999)
The Oscar nominated drama, based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick.
Far and Away (1992)
Romantic drama starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as two young Irish lovers who leave Ireland for America when there is trouble with the girl's father.
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Romantic drama starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, in which a young widow travels to Ireland after discovering 10 messages left by her late husband with the intention to help ease her pain and let her start a new life.
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
David Lean's Oscar winning drama about the love affair of a married Irish woman with a British officer against the backdrop of village life and gun running by Irish rebels in the early part of the 20th century.
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Kubrick's multi Oscar winning screen adaption of the novel by Thackeray about an Irish rogue who seeks fortune and climbs the social ladder by through his marrigage to the widow of a European nobleman. Particularly memorable are the candlelit interior scenes which were filmed with no or only very limited additional lighting, using a specially manufactured lense.
War of the Buttons (1994)
Irish version of the story based on the novel by Louis Pergaud about the war between the boys of two neighbouring villages.
Strumpet City (1980)
Probably the best TV production ever by the Irish national broadcaster RTE, this miniseries about life in the Dublin tenements in the years before the Easter Rising of 1916, is an adaption of James Plunkett's novel, starring many of Ireland's finest actors: Donal McCann, David Kelly as the unforgettable tramp 'Rashers', Peter O'Toole as the charismatic Union leader Jim Larkin, and Peter Ustinov as King Edward II.
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
Drama about the lives of the five unmarried Mundy sisters in a village in rural Ireland in the 1930's, with Meryl Streep in the lead role and supporting performances by Michael Gambon and Rhys Ifans.
When Brendan Met Trudy (2000)
Hilarious romantic comedy about a the adventures and misadventures of a prim and proper Dublin school teacher after he meets a woman with a totally different outlook on life. Irish take on stuffy gent meets daffy dame, written by Roddy Doyle.
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Drama based on the true abuse that occurred in the Magdalene Laundries. It follows three young Irish women who struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.
The story of an Irish fisherman who discovers a woman in his fishing net who he believes to be a Selke (a water nymph). Starring Colin Farrell.
Steve McQueen's biographical drama about the Irish republican Bobby Sands, who leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike. With Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands.
The Secret of Kells (2009)
Oscar nominated animation about the boy behind the famed Book of Kells.
The Boxer (1997)
Sports drama with Daniel Day-Lewis in the lead role, telling the story of a Belfast man who after serving a lengthy prison sentence for involvement with the I.R.A. attempts to steer clear of sectarian issues in a city still deeply divided.
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human.
The Guard (2011)
Brendan Gleeson starring as an unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality, who is teamed up with an uptight FBI agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.
Drama about Desmond Doyle (Pierce Brosnan), an unemployed Irishman in the 1950's whose children are put into court run orphanages after his wife leaves them, and his fight to get his children back.
The Snapper (1993)
Adaption of Roddy Doyle's novel about Sharon Curley, a 20 year old girl living with her parents and many brothers and sisterswho, when she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, becomes the talk of the town.
Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
Drama based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against an untouchable prefect's sadistic disciplinary regime and other abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland.
Agnes Browne (1999)
Comedy drama directed by and starring Anjelica Huston, based on a novel by Bendan O'Carroll of Mrs Brown's Boys fame, about a woman, who is thrown into emotional turmoil and financial crisis after her husband's death, and her seven children, aged 2-14, set in Dublin in 1967. She is forced to borrow money from a ruthless loan shark to make ends meet...
Brendan Gleeson stars as a good-natured priest who must battle the dark forces closing in around him after he is threatened during a confession.
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