With BBC Northern Ireland (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Fall (I) (2013–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serialist in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity.

Stars: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch, Aisling Franciosi

Votes: 68,648

2. Ballykissangel (1996–2001)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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An English priest is transferred to a small Irish village.

Stars: Frankie McCafferty, Joe Savino, Deirdre Donnelly, Gary Whelan

Votes: 1,231

3. Messiah (2001)

152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned to the case and plunged head-on into a nightmare.

Stars: Ken Stott, Frances Grey, Jamie Draven, Kieran O'Brien

Votes: 1,747

4. Cherrybomb (2009)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Three teenagers go on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars that quickly spins beyond their control.

Directors: Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn | Stars: Rupert Grint, Robert Sheehan, James Nesbitt, Niamh Quinn

Votes: 6,851

5. Paradox (2009–2010)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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During a period of high activity on the sun a physicist receives images in his lab that show an event that has yet to happen.

Stars: Tamzin Outhwaite, Emun Elliott, Mark Bonnar, Chiké Okonkwo

Votes: 1,539

6. Murphy's Law (2003–2007)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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As a maverick cop with a dark past, DS Tommy Murphy fails a psychiatric assessment but is given one last chance by his boss and given a dangerous undercover assignment.

Stars: James Nesbitt, Del Synnott, Claudia Harrison, Mark Benton

Votes: 1,006

7. Jamaica Inn (2014– )

177 min | Drama

6.5
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A young woman moves in with her aunt and uncle and soon discovers unsavory happenings in her new home.

Stars: Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew McNulty, Sean Harris, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 1,423

8. Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Liam Neeson, James Nesbitt, Anamaria Marinca, Mark Ryder

Votes: 11,854 | Gross: $0.01M

9. The Boy Who Would Be King (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography, History

6.0
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A biography looking at the character and reign of King Charles II.

Director: Nick Rossiter | Stars: Jack Davenport, Martin Alexander, Russell Saunders, Mark Lockyer

Votes: 23

10. Hidden (2011)

57 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death ... See full summary »

Stars: Philip Glenister, Thekla Reuten, Anna Chancellor, Matthew Marsh

Votes: 731

11. Mulholland Drive (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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Follow Patrick Kielty's journey to find the truth about William Mulholland, the man who provided water for Los Angeles. He uncovers a story of water, power, and money in Southern California... See full summary »

Star: Patrick Kielty

Votes: 9

12. Elephant (1989 TV Short)

Not Rated | 39 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible.

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Gary Walker, Bill Hamilton, Michael Foyle, Danny Small

Votes: 1,971

13. Lilies (2007)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Tough, sexy, funny and heartbreaking, Lillies details the lives of Iris, May and Ruby Moss - Catholic sisters coming of age in a dockland terraced house. Familial love sustains them, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian McCardie, Catherine Tyldesley, Kerrie Hayes, Leanne Rowe

Votes: 734

14. Messiah: The Harrowing (2005)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Red Metcalfe's analytical skills are stretched to the limit as he tries to fathom the workings of the mind of a killer determined to create their own Hell.

Stars: Ken Stott, Neil Dudgeon, Helen McCrory, Maxine Peake

Votes: 658

15. Middletown (2006)

88 min | Drama

5.8
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An overzealous priest returns to his home town and ends up battling against his brother for the heart of the locals.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Daniel Mays, Eva Birthistle, Gerard McSorley

Votes: 316

16. Give My Head Peace (1998–2007)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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During a standard police raid on the headquarters of the Lower Falls Rd battalion of the IRA a young RUC officer falls in love with the daughter of the leader of the battalion. However he ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim McGarry, Damon Quinn, Michael McDowell, Martin Reid

Votes: 118

17. Occupation (2009)

Drama, War

7.7
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Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.

Stars: James Nesbitt, Stephen Graham, Warren Brown, Nonso Anozie

Votes: 662

18. Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend (2011 TV Movie)

88 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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Tells the story of the greatest natural disaster of the ancient world, an event that experts believe inspired the legend of Atlantis.

Director: Tony Mitchell | Stars: Stephanie Leonidas, Reece Ritchie, Langley Kirkwood, Isadora Verwey

Votes: 984

19. The Hanging Gale (1995– )

Drama, History

7.8
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The four brothers of the Phelan family battle to save their farm and their family from the ravages of the Irish Potato Famine in 1846, and from an English land agent who takes a dislike to ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe McGann, Mark McGann, Paul McGann, Stephen McGann

Votes: 162

20. Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002–2003)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A man is buried alive, and Metcalfe must delve into a serial killer's psyche.

Stars: Frances Grey, Gillian Taylforth, Emily Joyce, Dani Biernat

Votes: 802

21. Pulling Moves (2004– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Four Belfast lads, two of whom still live at home with their mammies, while the other two have on/off relationships with mothers their own ages, seek gainful employment while prepared to ... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Delaney, Ciarán McMenamin, Kevin Elliot, Ciaran Nolan

Votes: 58

22. Fairy Tales (2008– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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Traditional fairy tales are loosely adapted into a modern setting.

Stars: Bernard Hill, Lee Ingleby, James Nesbitt, Denise Van Outen

Votes: 106

23. The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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Eight men escape from the most isolated prison on earth. Only one man survives and the story he recounts shocks the British establishment to the core. This story is the last confession of Alexander Pearce.

Director: Michael James Rowland | Stars: Adrian Dunbar, Ciarán McMenamin, Dan Wyllie, Don Hany

Votes: 604

24. Messiah: The Promise (2004)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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As a prison riot erupts into violence, Red comes face to face with the ring leader: the man who once held him hostage and nearly drove him mad. But what they don't know is a killer's amongst them, preying on their weaknesses.

Stars: Anthony Lennon, Rufus Jones, Olivia Busby, Leo Bill

Votes: 667

25. Wild Ireland: The Edge of the World (2017)

118 min | Documentary

8.6
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Ireland's Wild Coastis a journey along one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world, featuring the wildlife and wild places that makeitso special. Thisseries features Ireland's west coast and wildlife wonders.

Star: Colin Stafford-Johnson

Votes: 53

26. The Innocence Project (2006– )

Drama

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When someone spends years in a prison wrongfully accused without any hope left, they are the only solution. A group of law students with their professor in charge sets such desperate people... See full summary »

Stars: Lloyd Owen, Christine Bottomley, Ruth Bradley, Stephen Graham

Votes: 86

27. Rebel Heart (2001– )

196 min | Drama

7.6
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The move towards independence in Ireland, from the 1916 Easter Rising until the 1922 civil war is seen through the eyes of a naive idealistic young man

Stars: James D'Arcy, Frank Laverty, Vincent Regan, Paloma Baeza

Votes: 108

28. The Blame Game (2005– )

Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.8
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News and comedy collide in this satirical Northern Ireland chat show, where members of the public get to ask a panel of comedians their burning questions of the week.

Stars: Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane, Tim McGarry, Neil Delamere

Votes: 24

29. The Man Who Crossed Hitler (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, History

6.8
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In November 1930 brown-shirted storm troopers of Hitler's SA break into the Communist Eden Palace club,killing several members. Jewish lawyer Hans Litten prosecutes them and,at the ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Hardy | Stars: Ed Stoppard, Ian Hart, Bill Paterson, Sarah Smart

Votes: 244

30. Beauty Queen and Single (2017– )

29 min | Documentary

8.5
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Unlucky-in-love beauty queens from Northern Ireland undergo a dramatic make-under before embarking on a series of dates to see if they can find a connection with a man that is more than just skin deep.

Stars: Karen Montague, Gemma Garrett, Rebecca Maguire, Amira Graham

Votes: 15

31. Is This Rape? Sex on Trial (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Crime

6.2
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A specially written drama about a sexual encounter and are put to the test to see if they can work out if it is consensual sex or if a crime has been committed.

Directors: John O'Kane, Ben Anthony | Stars: Jack Brett Anderson, Skye Bennett, Jordan Bolger, Hayley Wareham

Votes: 10

32. Holy Cross (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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Violence erupts in north Belfast when the residents of Glenbyrn, a predominantly Protestant suburb, object to schoolgirls walking through their neighbourhood from the Catholic area of Ardoyne to the Holy Cross primary school.

Director: Mark Brozel | Stars: Louise Doran, Andrew Foott-Stephens, Bronagh Gallagher, Emma Whyte

Votes: 94

33. Amongst Women (1998– )

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Based on the novel by John McGahern and set in Ireland in the 1950s, the series tells the story of Moran and his children. Especially the girls find it difficult to get away from the ... See full summary »

Stars: Tony Doyle, Ger Ryan, Susan Lynch, Geraldine O'Rawe

Votes: 58

34. Rough Diamond (2006– )

Drama

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Beautiful rural Ireland. Elegant racehorses. Money. Family. A David and Goliath family drama pitting brilliant, but near bankrupt, young trainer Aidan against mega rich neighbour Mr. ... See full summary »

Stars: Conor Mullen, Stanley Townsend, Lorraine Pilkington, Eamon Morrissey

Votes: 59

35. The Disappeared (2013)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

6.9
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An investigation into the victims killed and secretly buried by the IRA during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Director: Alison Millar | Stars: Gerry Adams, Bill Clinton, Seamus Heaney, Darragh MacIntyre

Votes: 24

36. Heroes of the Somme (2016)

59 min | Documentary

7.4
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The Heroes of the Somme uses original archive from the Western Front to uncover the stories of seven of the men whose remarkable bravery won them the Victoria Cross, Britain's most prized military medal.

Director: Edward Hart | Stars: Richard Dormer, Gavin Hughes

Votes: 19

37. The Nightwatch (1989 TV Movie)

50 min | Thriller

6.9
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Dark and Brooding thriller. A group of mercenaries are assembled in Amsterdam by a British intelligence officer. Believing they are awaiting the details of a new mission, they decide to ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Lisa Carville, James Cosmo, Tony Doyle, Michael Feast

Votes: 55

38. L.O.L (2010– )

30 min | Comedy

3.6
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An experimental pilot series featuring new comedy writer performers from the island of Irleand. This three part series brings together new comedy characters such as: Bad Cops, Under the ... See full summary »

Stars: Yasmine Akram, Micky Bartlett, Aisling Bea, Miche Doherty

Votes: 13

39. In Cold Blood (2006– )

28 min | Documentary

9.2
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An in depth look at police investigations and the science, including forensics and pathology, that have helped solve some of Northern Ireland's most high-profile murder cases in recent years.

Stars: Mark L. Cowden, Maria Ann Hylton, Thomas James Scott, Mickey Mason

Votes: 8

40. Brendan Smyth: Betrayal of Trust (2011 TV Movie)

59 min | Drama

6.6
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Dramatisation of the events surrounding the case of abusive priest Father Brendan Smyth.

Director: Michael McDowell | Stars: Richard Dormer, Ian Beattie, Ian McElhinney, Maria Connolly

Votes: 28

41. Spotlight (1973– )

News

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Stars: Kevin Magee, Gavin Esler, Barbara McCann, Seamus Boyd

42. The Music Room (2018)

Short, Drama

9.0
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A young boy escapes from his parents constant fighting by conducting an imaginary orchestra in his bedroom with his only support beyond the room being his music teacher. In time his dreams come true.

Director: Mick Gordon | Stars: Isaac Heslip, Patrick O'Kane, Aislín McGuckin, Stella McCusker

Votes: 6

43. UK's Strongest Man (1992– )

60 min | Sport

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Stars: Matt Bell, Nick Aldis, Glenn Ross, Stuart Storey

44. Nice Guy Eddie (2002– )

60 min | Drama

6.0
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Wisecracking Private Investigator Eddie McMullen deals with small problems and everyday people on the streets of Liverpool before returning home to tackle the dramas of family life amid his wife, mother, and daughters.

Stars: Ricky Tomlinson, Tom Ellis, Rachel Davies, Elizabeth Spriggs

Votes: 12

45. Monkeys (1989 TV Movie)

Drama

4.7
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The story of John DeLorean's life, involvement in drug trafficking and eventual arrest. Based on the book 'The DeLorean Tapes' by Ivan Fallon.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Manning Redwood, William Hootkins, Harry Ditson, Clarke Peters

Votes: 23

46. President Hollywood (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.4
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Jonathan Freedland shows how 2008's race for the White House was run before on 'The West Wing', and argues that the relationship between on-screen art and political life isn't new.

Director: Janette Ballard | Stars: Jonathan Freedland, Eli Attie, Tad Devine, Ken Duberstein

Votes: 8

47. Waveriders (2008)

80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.1
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The untold story of big-wave surfing in Ireland.

Director: Joel Conroy | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Kelly Slater, Richard Fitzgerald, Gabe Davies

Votes: 148

48. The Trouble with Christmas (2010 TV Movie)

Family

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Director: Richard Weller | Stars: Séainín Brennan, Eamonn Holmes, Tim McGarry, Jayne Wisener

49. Prostitution: What's the Harm? (2014 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 57 min | Documentary

5.9
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Billie JD Porter goes in search of the human face of the prostitution business, talking to the young men who pay for sex and to the young women who sell their bodies.

Director: Joanna Burge | Stars: Billie JD Porter, Harry Sims

Votes: 45

50. As the Beast Sleeps (2002 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

7.7
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Director: Harry Bradbeer | Stars: Stuart Graham, Patrick O'Kane, Colum Convey, Laine Megaw

Votes: 27


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