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People who added this item 375 Average listal rating (176 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes 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.
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People who added this item 365 Average listal rating (215 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Michael Collins 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.
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People who added this item 49 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
The film tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. The boys share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid..
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People who added this item 323 Average listal rating (194 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum for 'fallen women'.
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Agnes Browne (1999)
The unexpected death of her husband sends a woman and her seven children, ages 2-14, into emotional turmoil and financial crisis in 1967 Dublin.
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
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.
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People who added this item 425 Average listal rating (242 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
A sympathetic look at Republicans in early 20th century Ireland, and two brothers who are torn apart by anti-Brit rebellion.
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People who added this item 178 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Bloody Sunday (2002)
A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.
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People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.4
Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. The film focuses on the mothers of two of the strikers, and their struggle to save the lives of their sons.
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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
The General (1998)
The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the IRA, the UVF and members of his own team.
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
Michael Lynch is Dublin's most notorious criminal, his brazen robberies making him the bane of the Gardaí and a hero to his fellow working class city Northsiders..
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People who added this item 732 Average listal rating (405 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Hunger (2008)
Hunger follows life in the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland with an interpretation of the highly emotive events surrounding the 1981 IRA Hunger Strike.. and the last six weeks of the life of the Irish republican hunger striker Bobby Sands.
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People who added this item 86 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Based on Martin McGartland's real life story. Martin is a young lad from west Belfast in the late 1980s who is recruited by the British Police to spy on the IRA. He works his way up the ranks as a volunteer for the IRA whilst feeding information to his British handler and saving lives in the process.
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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (115 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
The true story of Danny Greene, a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970's.
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Titanic Town (1998)
A Belfast housewife takes up the peace cause which causes her family trouble with IRA sympathizers.
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People who added this item 41 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Van (1996)
Upon being fired from his job at the bakery, Bimbo and his best mate go into business for themselves and purchase a chipper (a fish and chips van); but will the pressures of financial success sour their friendship forever?
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People who added this item 632 Average listal rating (394 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
A police officer uncovers the real identity of his houseguest, an IRA terrorist in hiding.
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People who added this item 697 Average listal rating (435 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he didn't do imprisons his father as well; a British lawyer helps fight for their freedom.
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People who added this item 659 Average listal rating (432 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Far and Away (1992)
A young man (Tom Cruise) leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter (Nicole Kidman) after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big giveaway in Oklahoma ca. 1893..
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People who added this item 93 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
Brooklyn, 1975: two brothers looking for a way out of their working-class neighborhood make a pact to rob a local theater on the night of a Rolling Stones concert.
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An intimate portrait of a resilient and spirited young girl and her proud and dignified family, who are part of Ireland's "traveller" community.
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In the enchanted Emerald Isle, Darby O'Gill spins tall tales of leprechauns and banshees. Unfortunately, when he actually captures the leprechaun king and discovers their hidden gold, no one will believe him!
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People who added this item 619 Average listal rating (387 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world.
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Northern Irish TV chef Harry has a history of playing around, being drunk and fighting with his wife. Events on the eve of his divorce hearing force him to face the truth about the man he has become, and realize that he has the chance to begin again.
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People who added this item 76 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Evelyn (2002)
Desmond Doyle must battle The Catholic Church and the Irish courts when they decide to put his children into Church-run orphanages after his wife abandons the family & he struggles financially..
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People who added this item 226 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Based on a true story, this is about the Irish journalist Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett), a reporter for The Sunday Independent, who exposed some of Dublin's most powerful crime barons and drug lords in 1996..
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People who added this item 173 Average listal rating (117 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money..
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People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Kisses (2008)
Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
Borstal Boy (2000)
Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as a teenager in a British labor camp by a liberal warden..
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People who added this item 137 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Boxer (1997)
19 year old Belfastian Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the IRA. He leaves behind among others his 14 year old girlfriend, Maggie Hamill. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old working class neighborhood to resume his life as a boxer..
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People who added this item 552 Average listal rating (280 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
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..
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People who added this item 316 Average listal rating (204 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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The travails of Jimmy Rabbitte to form the "World's Hardest Working Band," The Commitments, and bring soul music to the people of Dublin, Ireland.
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People who added this item 171 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
Disco Pigs (2001)
Pig and Runt - born on the same day, in the same hospital, moments apart. Twins, all but by blood. Inseparable from birth, they are almost telepathic.. reaching 17, the inseparable are about to separate, and which one will survive depends on which one can break free..
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People who added this item 235 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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Neil Jordan's superb adaptation of Pat McCabe's disturbing 1992 novel about a 12-year-old Irish boy's descent into madness..
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People who added this item 1397 Average listal rating (940 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
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Encouraged by the public's praise, two Catholic brothers, Conner and Murphy MacManus bring a bloody brand of vigilante justice against Boston's Russian mafia and crime lord Yakavetta.
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The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, the duo return to Boston to bring justice to those responsible.
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People who added this item 203 Average listal rating (107 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.
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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother washed out to sea in a cradle shaped like a boat; someone in the family believes the boy is being raised by the seals. Then Fiona catches sight of a naked little boy on the abandoned Isle of Roan Inish and takes an active role in uncovering The Secret of Roan Inish.
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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
Ellie is a young woman left in charge of a residential home run by her older sister, over the Christmas period. Whilst most of the residents have left to spend the festive period with their families, four residents, known as 'the hardcore' remain. Their behavior is so terrible that the home faces closure as potential new residents are put off by their appalling antics.
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6
Rat (2000)
Dublin deliveryman Hubert Flynn feels peaked. Home from the pub, he lies down; while his nagging wife Conchita looks on, he turns into a rat..
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People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
A black comedy which tells the story of a down-on-his-luck actor who, through no fault of his own, ends up with a dead dog, a dead brother, a dead girlfriend and a dead landlord in his apartment. Shocked and unable to process what has occurred, he enlists the help of a hapless but hilarious friend. Together they hatch a genius plan to treat their predicament as a film scenario and try to rewrite the day.
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1967: Dan’s dull existence on a farm in the west of Ireland is turned topsy-turvy when aliens land in his back-yard. He must use all his guile to help them pass as humans while at the same time he falls for the alien girl.
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Garage (2007)
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.
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People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.4
Set in contemporary Dublin, Perrier’s Bounty is a fast paced comedy-thriller featuring three unlikely fugitives on the run from gangster supremo, Perrier, who is desperate to retain his pride and cash after the accidental murder of one of his loyal gang. With only 24 hours to escape certain death, the trio must beat the clock, stay awake, and above all, pay Perrier’s bounty.
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People who added this item 165 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
When the kinetic Rory moves into his room in the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, his effect on the home is immediate. Most telling is his friendship with Michael, a young man with cerebral palsy and nearly unintelligible speech. Somehow, Rory understands Michael, and encourages him to experience life outside the confines of home.
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People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.
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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
A middle-aged teacher discovers photos from his mother's past that convinces him that she has not told the truth about his real father. Venturing into Ireland where he believes his real father to be, a past romance slowly unfolds.
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
The Eclipse (2009)
In a seaside Irish town, a widower sparks with a visiting horror novelist while he also begins to believe he is seeing ghosts.
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.1
In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate with numerous guests. All of the principals are thrown into turmoil when one more guest arrives with considerable wit and unwanted advice..
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Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Aug 4 20:08
http://www.listal.com/movie/the-commitments-1991
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Aug 4 20:08
http://www.listal.com/movie/the-butcher-boy-1997
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Aug 4 20:08
Nope, that's it - cannot fill another accidental posting. So need a delete option!
Posted: 6 years, 10 months ago at Aug 9 4:11
I'm not sure if it fits, but Ps: I Love You talks and shows a little about Ireland and its culture
Posted: 6 years ago at Jun 11 0:46
TOP OF THE EVENING TO YOU--- I LOVE THE TRIALS& TRIBULATIONS- THE LOVE& LAUGHTER-THE DRINKING,DANCING& SINGING, AND EVERYTHING ELSE ABOUT THESE- EIRE PEOPLE THANKS FOR COMPILING THE LIST
Posted: 6 years ago at Jun 11 0:55
lol ~ Thank you!
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at May 10 12:33
http://www.listal.com/movie/the-boondock-saints
http://www.listal.com/movie/boondock-saints-ii-all-saints
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at May 10 23:56
The Quiet Man, Man of Aran, The Informer, My Left Foot are missing! :O

*votes nonetheless*
Posted: 5 years, 1 month ago at May 11 0:20
.. that's why I've been adding suggestions! Those movies are now on the list.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Dec 8 13:45
im irish and have seen loads of the films listed, iv always wondered why they never made a big budget film about the famine, it would be epic!! all the horrible things that happened and they'r are plenty of books to reference,maybe one day, this story needs to be told on the big screen
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Dec 8 17:21
Yea I'm half-Irish & I would enjoy seeing more Irish History movies besides those that just concentrate on The Troubles!
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Dec 8 17:55
were a troublesom bunch
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Oct 25 0:05
I'm Irish and I think you've done a great job on this list.

@AudreyDobbs--Nobody here actually says "top of the morning/evening" to you. That's just a bullshit stereotype put onto us, usually by Americans.

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