Movies That Catch the Spirit of Irelandby urbanemovies | created - 11 Mar 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
Which movie filmed in Ireland best captures the spirit of Ireland?
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1. Once (I) (2007)
R | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance
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.
Votes: 111,724 | Gross: $9.44M
2. The Quiet Man (1952)
Passed | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he falls for a spirited redhead whose brother is contemptuous of their union.
Votes: 35,585 | Gross: $10.55M
3. Song of the Sea (2014)
PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the fairies and save the spirit world.
Votes: 53,436 | Gross: $0.86M
4. P.S. I Love You (2007)
PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Votes: 201,696 | Gross: $53.70M
5. My Left Foot (1989)
R | 103 min | Biography, Drama
Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.
Votes: 69,433 | Gross: $14.74M
6. Brooklyn (2015)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Votes: 133,539 | Gross: $38.32M
7. In the Name of the Father (1993)
R | 133 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A man's coerced confession to an I.R.A. bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.
Votes: 161,133 | Gross: $25.01M
8. Albert Nobbs (2011)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.
Votes: 23,722 | Gross: $3.01M
9. Sing Street (2016)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 86,791 | Gross: $3.24M
10. The Boxer (1997)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Young Danny Flynn is released from prison 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood.
Votes: 19,518 | Gross: $5.80M
11. Leap Year (2010)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance
Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose to her boyfriend Jeremy on February 29, leap day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it.
Votes: 97,560 | Gross: $25.92M
12. The Guard (2011)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.
Votes: 82,138 | Gross: $5.36M
13. The Commitments (1991)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed Dublin boy, decides to put together a soul band made up entirely of the Irish working class.
Votes: 33,284 | Gross: $14.92M
14. The Secret of Kells (2009)
Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.
Votes: 32,786 | Gross: $0.69M
15. The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)
Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, War
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.
Votes: 47,412 | Gross: $1.83M
16. Michael Collins (1996)
R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.
Votes: 29,949 | Gross: $11.09M
17. Love, Rosie (2014)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance
Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another...or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.
Votes: 125,302 | Gross: $0.02M
18. Far and Away (1992)
PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A young Irish couple flee to the States, but subsequently struggle to obtain land and prosper freely.
Votes: 59,835 | Gross: $58.88M
19. Angela's Ashes (1999)
R | 145 min | Biography, Drama
Based on the best-selling autobiography by Irish expatriate Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the ... See full summary »
Votes: 20,830 | Gross: $13.04M
20. Ondine (2009)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net whom his precocious daughter believes to be a selkie.
Votes: 20,216 | Gross: $0.55M
21. Circle of Friends (1995)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance
3 women, who've been friends since childhood, meet at university in Dublin in 1957. Student and boyfriend life begins.
Votes: 8,084 | Gross: $23.40M
22. Laws of Attraction (2004)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.
Votes: 22,413 | Gross: $17.85M
23. Tristan + Isolde (2006)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Drama, Romance
An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers.
Votes: 50,837 | Gross: $14.73M
24. Philomena (2013)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
Votes: 95,388 | Gross: $37.71M
25. Calvary (2014)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Votes: 56,640 | Gross: $3.59M
26. Bloody Sunday (2002)
R | 107 min | Drama, History, War
A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.
Votes: 23,713 | Gross: $0.77M
27. Veronica Guerin (2003)
R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.
Votes: 19,425 | Gross: $1.57M
28. Frank (II) (2014)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Votes: 75,759 | Gross: $0.64M
29. The Field (1990)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
When a field (which has been farmed by the McCabe family for generations) goes up for auction, the patriarch of the McCabe family will stop at nothing to prevent a rich American from buying it.
Votes: 5,721 | Gross: $1.41M
30. The General (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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 I.R.A., the U.V.F., and members of his own team.
Votes: 8,286 | Gross: $1.21M
31. Ryan's Daughter (1970)
R | 206 min | Drama, Romance
Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer.
Votes: 8,983 | Gross: $30.85M
32. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
PG | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes an active role to unravel the mysterious secrets.
Votes: 7,347 | Gross: $6.10M
33. Black '47 (2018)
R | 100 min | Action, Drama, History
Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the drama follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family.
Votes: 10,708 | Gross: $0.05M
34. Wolfwalkers (2020)
PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A young apprentice hunter and her father journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night.
35. Here Are the Young Men (2020)
96 min | Drama
Dublin teenagers Matthew, nihilistic Rez, and the deranged Kearney, leave school to a social vacuum of drinking and drugs, falling into shocking acts of transgression.
36. The Cured (2017)
R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A disease that turns people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. This leads to militant government interference.
Votes: 7,942 | Gross: $0.02M
37. The Lodgers (2017)
R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A family curse confines orphaned twins Rachel and Edwards to their home, in punishment for their ancestors' sins. Bound to the rules of a haunting childhood lullaby, the twins must never let any outsiders inside the house.
38. Zoo (I) (2017)
PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family, History
Young Tom Hall (Art Parkinson) and his misfit friends fight to save "Buster" the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1941.