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on 4 Jan 2009 11:15

 
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Luck of the Irish

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1. Barry Lyndon (1975)

People who added this item 240  Average listal rating (139 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
2. The Quiet Man (1952)
An American boxer retires to Ireland, where he finds love.

A quaint and dated American view of Ireland!
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People who added this item 552  Average listal rating (305 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
3. My Left Foot (1989)
The story of Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy. He learned to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
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People who added this item 301  Average listal rating (190 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.5 
4. The Commitments (1991)
The story of one man's efforts to form a successful band "The Commitments", bringing soul music to the people of Dublin, Ireland.

Great music!
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People who added this item 166  Average listal rating (109 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
5. Waking Ned Devine (1998)
What would you do if a lottery winner died of shock in your small village?

Funny at times.
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People who added this item 49  Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
6. The Field (1990)

People who added this item 41  Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.8 
7. The Van (1996)
A redundant man and his best mate go into business for themselves and purchase a fish and chips van. Sounds terrible, but worth watching!
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People who added this item 7  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 5.3 
8. The Most Fertile Man in Ireland (2000)

People who added this item 50  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.5 
9. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

People who added this item 65  Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
10. Ryan's Daughter (1970)
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People who added this item 219  Average listal rating (74 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
11. The Butcher Boy (1997)
With a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. This isn't anything like the movie 'about a boy'; however!

Not one for the family.

People who added this item 77  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
12. Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
Based on the true story of a single teacher's courage to stand up against abuse in a Catholic Reformatory and Industrial School in 1939 Ireland.


Irish history is so depressing!
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13. Angela's Ashes (1999)
Based on the best selling autobiography by an Irish-expat, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty of the slums in pre-war Limerick. Very sad but essential viewing.

Irish history is so depressing!
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14. Evelyn (2002)
The Catholic Church and the Irish courts decide to put a widowed man's children into terribly harsh Church-run orphanages. Now he must battle the courts to get his children back and in doing so change history.

Irish history is so depressing!
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15. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse from within the Magdalene Sisters.

So depressing! Not a family movie!
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People who added this item 403  Average listal rating (217 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
16. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
An honest and at times very brutal look at life for republicans in early 20th century Ireland.

Irish history is so depressing!
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People who added this item 122  Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
17. Odd Man Out (1947)
A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery. Action takes place in Belfast.

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18. The Informer (1935)
In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in.

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19. Bloody Sunday (2002)
A dramatization of the peaceful Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre of the marchers by British forces.

Irish history is so depressing!
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20. Divorcing Jack (1998)
Black romantic comedy set around the troubled "peace process" and its effect on a cynical Belfast hack.
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21. The Dead (1987)
An adaptation of perhaps one of the greatest pieces of English-language literature by James Joyce; a love letter to the land of his ancestors and the country where his children grew up. The film is set at Christmas dinner in the house of two spinster musician sisters and their niece in turn-of-the-century Ireland, attended by friends and family. The all-Irish cast and careful period detail give the piece richness and gravity.

People who added this item 355  Average listal rating (203 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
22. Michael Collins (1996)
The story of Michael Collins and his struggle for the independence of Ireland.

Irish history is so depressing!


 

Need something to watch next St. Patrick's Day? Here is a list of movies with an Irish Theme, sadly most aren't family friendly!

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Comments

Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Dec 25 15:53
Irish history is usually depressing because it's full of the absolute misery we experienced throughout the majority of our existence. It's important for this history to be remembered so that it'll never ever happen again.

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