Ireland has a long cinema history from the beginning of the 19th century when the first film from the Lumière brothers was screened. Later lots of Irish movies were produced by great film directors who used Ireland as back-drop of their works. These Irish movies list: Alfred Hitchcock’s Juno and the Paycock (1930); Robert Flaherty’s epic documentary Man of Aran (1934); Carol Reed’s Odd Man Out; Francis Ford Coppola’s Finian’s Rainbow (1968), David Lean’s Ryan’s Daughter (1970); Robert Altman’s Images (1972) and the films of Irish-American John Huston Moby Dick (1956), The Mackintosh Man (1973) and The Dead (1987). Also John Ford made a number of good Irish movies in and about Ireland: The Informer (1935), The Plough and the Stars (1936), The Quiet Man (1952), and The Rising of the Moon (1957). More recently Irish mob films Ron Howard’s Far and Away (1992), John Sayles’s Secret of Roan Inish (1994). Famous Irish movie about history Braveheart was filmed in 1994 by Mel Gibson. He used a beautiful Irish nature to enhance of the movie's effect.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10 (8533 votes)

The Guard

Sergeant Gerry Boyle is a small-town Irish cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humor, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international cocaine-smuggling ring that has brought straight-laced FBI agent Wendell Everett to his door.

Rating: 6.8 out of 10 (892 votes)

Albert Nobbs

Glenn Close plays a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men's clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making.

Rating: 6.3 out of 10 (207 votes)

Wake Wood

The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.

Rating: 6.1 out of 10 (1284 votes)

Killing Bono

Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10 (94 votes)

Man on the Train

A mysterious criminal rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor, his plans take an unlikely turn. With no place to stay, the professor generously welcomes him into his home. As the two men talk, a bond forms between these two polar opposites, and surprising moments of humor and compassion emerge. As they begin to understand each other more, they each examine the choices they've made in their lives, secretly longing to live the type of lifestyle the other man has lived, based on the desire to escape their own.

Rating: 6.1 out of 10 (16184 votes)

Leap Year

A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged.

Rating: 7 out of 10 (120 votes)

The Runway

The Runway is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who landed his plane near Mallow, in 1983. Against all odds, the people of the town came together to build a runway to get him home and briefly caught the imagination of the nation. It is the story of Paco, a young boy without a father who adopts the pilot and convinces the town to build a runway to get him home.

Rating: 6.4 out of 10 (2011 votes)

Essential Killing

A Taliban member who lives in Afghanistan is taken captive by the Americans after killing three American soldiers. He is transferred to Europe for interrogation but manages to escape from his captors and becomes an escaped convict on a continent he does not know.

Rating: 5.4 out of 10 (733 votes)

Outcast

It tells the tale of Petronella (a Scottish/Romany girl) and Fergal (her mysterious Irish traveller boyfriend). As their doomed relationship plays out, a Beast stalks the estate, killing locals, working its way towards our protagonists. Meanwhile Cathal and Liam, two mysterious travellers from Ireland use ritual and magic on a blood hunt. Mary, Fergal's mother performs ritual and magic of her own. As Cathal comes face to face with Mary in a vicious finale we know one thing: the Beast must die.

Rating: 4.4 out of 10 (219 votes)

Spiderhole

Molly, together with her three art student friends, embark upon a mission to find an empty house in London, with the view to the living as squatters, free from rent, and free to party. Having found the ideal squat, they break in and go about the merry business of dressing the stark interior to reflect their artistic selves. Darkness pervades their new dwelling place, a darkness through which they discover the full implications of their intrepid choice. A nightmare unfolds that traps the viewer and protagonists alike in a terrifying and unforgiving new reality. Who or what is orchestrating their bloody demise and why? The house appeared to be empty and yet a malevolent force is clearly at work.

Rating: 4.8 out of 10 (32 votes)

Come on Eileen

One summer, mother and ex dancer, Eileen lapses back to a troubled past as she starts a new relationship... we watch as she and her family combust. The film, shot on a micro budget, treads between darkness and humour as it moves from its beginning in the suburban cricket club to its conclusion at a music festival.

Rating: 6.8 out of 10 (6697 votes)

Ondine

On the coast of Cork, Syracuse is a fisherman, on the wagon, living alone. His precocious daughter, Annie, about 10, has failing kidneys. One day, a nearly-drowned young woman comes up in his net; she speaks oddly, calls herself Ondine, and wants no one to see her. He puts her up in an isolated cottage that was his mother's. Annie discovers Ondine's presence and believes she's a selkie, a mythical seal turned human while on land. If this is a fairy tale, is there a happily ever after, or do the realities of alcohol, illness, and worse intrude, including Syracuse's inveterate bad luck? As his priest tell him, misery's easy, it's happiness you have to work at. Any hope of that?

Rating: 5.3 out of 10 (1160 votes)

I Come with the Rain

Ex-Los Angeles cop turned private eye Kline travels to Hong Kong in search of Shitao, the missing son of a powerful pharmaceutical conglomerate boss. Enlisting Meng Zi a friend and a former colleague now working for the Hong Kong Police, Kline follows a faint trail left by the ethereal Shitao. The path leads to local gangster Su Dongpo and his beautiful, drug addicted girlfriend Lili. But Kline is distracted from his search, haunted by memories of the serial killer Hasford whose 'body of work' was the reason Kline quit the police force. Will Kline once again need to lose his mind to find his latest quarry?

Rating: 6.4 out of 10 (1045 votes)

The Flight Before Christmas

A reindeer boy named Niko dreams about flying like his father, whom he has never met. Despite constant mocking from others, he sneaks out of his home valley to take flying lessons from Julius, a flying squirrel.

Rating: 6 out of 10 (167 votes)

El juego del ahorcado

A story of a passionate sentimental initiation out of the ordinary; with a crime story and suspects, and two young characters.

Rating: 8.1 out of 10 (29640 votes)

Once

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.

Rating: 7.3 out of 10 (8175 votes)

Breakfast on Pluto

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.

Rating: 5.9 out of 10 (44180 votes)

Reign of Fire

It is twenty years in the future, and the planet has been devastated by vicious fire-breathing dragons. The last vestiges of humanity now struggle for survival at remote outposts. In a ruined castle in the English countryside, Quinn is desperately trying to hold together a band of frightened, restless survivors. As a boy, Quinn watched his mother die protecting him from one of the beasts, and is still haunted by the memory. One day, a group of American rogues shows up, led by a brash, tough-guy named Van Zam. He claims to have discovered a way to kill the dragons once and for all, and enlists Quinn's help. But doing so will force Quinn to confront his own frightening memories. This, and Quinn's responsibilities to those that are under his protection, results in a battle of wills between the two men. In the end, events cause them both to realize that they must work together to defeat the monsters--both without and within.

Rating: 7.8 out of 10 (9882 votes)

Bloody Sunday

Documentary-style drama showing the events that lead up to the tragic incident on January 30, 1972 in the Northern Ireland town of Derry when a protest march led by civil rights activist Ivan Cooper was fired upon by British troops, killing 13 protesters and wounding 14 more.

Rating: 7.4 out of 10 (73183 votes)

Enemy at the Gates

During the WWII battle of Stalingrad, two snipers, a Russian, and a German, are locked in a battle of wills and marksmanship, while the Russian is boosted to the status of hero by a political official.

Rating: 6.9 out of 10 (53519 votes)

Bridget Jones's Diary

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Rating: 8 out of 10 (0 votes)

In the Name of the Father

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.

Rating: 6.1 out of 10 (7582 votes)

All Dogs Go to Heaven

When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing that damns him to Hell. Once back, he teams with his old partner, Itchy to prep his retaliation. He also stumbles on to an orphan girl who can talk to the animals, thus allowing him to get the inside info on the races to ensure his wins to finance his plans. However, all the while, he is still haunted by nightmares on what's waiting for him on the other side unless he can prove that he is worthy of Heaven again.

Rating: 7 out of 10 (18443 votes)

The Land Before Time

An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each onea different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to worktogether in order to survive.

Rating: 7.2 out of 10 (51 votes)

Rocky Road to Dublin

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