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Last updated August 19, 2017

In the Name of the Father Poster

In the Name of the Father

1993 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Nominated for seven Oscars in 1993, this biopic features the dramatic prowess of Daniel Day-Lewis as the Irishman Gerry Conlon, who was wrongfully sentenced to life in prison for an IRA terrorist attack that killed four people. As if a forced confession weren't enough injustice, the police work to implicate Conlon's father (Pete Postlethwaite) in the same crime. Emma Thompson plays the lawyer who worked for years to uncover the truth.
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The Secret of Kells

2009 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

When Vikings attack an Irish abbey, the monks must stop work on the legendary Book of Kells and protect their home. So Brendan, the 12-year-old nephew of Abbott Cellach, is tasked with completing the magnificent work.
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Jack Taylor

2010 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

As he faces his own struggles with the bottle, boozy but big-hearted ex-cop Jack Taylor earns a reputation for being a tough-as-nails private investigator who's not afraid to take on ruthless vigilantes or track down merciless killers.
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Treasure Island

2012 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

In this retelling of the classic adventure novel, young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can direct a schooner to an island known for buried treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious man whose true motives challenge Jim's trust in the entire crew.
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Treasure Island

2012 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

In this retelling of the classic adventure novel, young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can direct a schooner to an island known for buried treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious man whose true motives challenge Jim's trust in the entire crew.
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Waking Ned Devine

1998 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

After discovering that lucky local Ned Devine croaked from the shock of hitting the jackpot in the national lottery, two men mastermind a scheme to impersonate him and collect his prize money.
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Jack Taylor

2010 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Set in and around Galway on Ireland's rugged western coast, Ken Bruen's bestselling crime novels leap to life in this series of TV movies featuring Jack Taylor, an alcoholic cop-turned-private-investigator who runs his new business from a barstool.
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Waveriders

2008 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Documentarian Joel Conroy traces the Irish origins of surfing, focusing largely on George Freeth, an Irishman of Hawaiian descent who is credited with popularizing the sport in the early 20th century.
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Omagh

2004 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

In this intensely emotional examination of the aftermath of the 1998 IRA bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland, Michael Gallagher (Gerard McSorley), the bereaved father of one of the victims, battles point-scoring politicians and face-saving police to find an explanation for what exactly happened -- and what should be done about it. This gripping film directed by Pete Travis garnered numerous international awards.
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The Boxer

1997 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Danny Flynn (Daniel Day-Lewis), a promising Irish boxer who was imprisoned for 14 years at age 18 for associating with the IRA, returns to his Belfast neighborhood just as IRA leader Joe Hamill (Brian Cox) is trying to negotiate peace with the British. Despite wanting to return to boxing and stay out of trouble, Danny is drawn back into turmoil when he reunites with old girlfriend Maggie (Emily Watson), who's married to an imprisoned IRA man.
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Tara Road

2005 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Marilyn, a grieving American mother, serendipitously meets Ria, an Irish wife recently dumped by her husband. Through a chance phone call, the two agree to swap houses for the summer and strive to find strength and healing amid new surroundings.
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Into the West

1992 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Given the chance to escape their dreary lives, two impoverished Irish brothers flee Dublin on a magical white steed. But they must embark on a daring rescue mission after the stallion ends up in the clutches of an unethical horse breeder.
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The Runway

2010 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

When a South American pilot crash lands in Co.Cork, the locals of a nearby village rally together to build a runway that will help get him back in the air.
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How About You

2007 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

When the manager of a retirement home in the Irish countryside asks her younger sister, Ellie (Hayley Atwell), to run the facility during the holidays, four mischievous residents take advantage of the power vacuum and turn the place upside down. As Ellie learns to take charge, the residents also come to terms with their own troubles. Anthony Byrne directs this heartwarming comedy-drama co-starring Joss Ackland and Vanessa Redgrave.
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Bloody Sunday Poster

Bloody Sunday

2002 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

On Sunday, Jan. 30, 1972, in a Catholic district of Northern Ireland, 13 unarmed civilian demonstrators were shot and killed by members of the British Parachute Regiment. Director Paul Greengrass's documentary-style drama depicts the massacre.
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Mad About Mambo

2000 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Teenage Danny wishes he could be a professional soccer player, but he doesn't have the right moves. When he hears his soccer idol cite samba as his reason for success, Danny decides to take up dancing -- and meets the girl of his dreams.
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Ondine

2009 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

A fisherman's life is transformed when he catches a beautiful and mysterious woman in his nets. As he falls helplessly in love, his daughter comes to believe that the woman is a magical creature.
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Death of a Superhero

2011 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Sick of chemo -- since it hasn't cured his leukemia -- 15-year-old Irish lad Daniel is full of fear, anger and worry. Concerned about dying a virgin, he's sent to a therapist whose compassionate yet pragmatic attitude helps him face his fears.
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The Field

1990 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

In 1930s western Ireland, feisty peasant Bull McCabe (Richard Harris) expects no competition when he bids on the piece of land he has rented and cultivated for many years. To his surprise, a wealthy Irish-American developer (Tom Berenger) wants the land, too. And so begins a protracted battle for the parcel in director Jim Sheridan's bleakly gritty drama, his follow-up to the acclaimed My Left Foot. John Hurt co-stars as the village idiot.
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Hear My Song

1991 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

British concert promoter Micky O'Neill (Adrian Dunbar) ends up in a jam when the man claiming to be Irish tenor Josef Locke -- who fled England 30 years ago to escape a tax evasion rap -- turns out to be an imposter. To redeem his reputation, Micky must find the real Locke (Ned Beatty) and persuade him to perform in a Liverpool nightclub. But with Locke facing arrest the moment he sets foot in England, coaxing him to return won't be easy.
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Stella Days Poster

Stella Days

2011 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

In mid-1950s Ireland, a parish priest -- in an attempt to raise funds for his church and merge his passion for film with his faith -- opens a small cinema in his community, provoking conflict with the bishop and the parishioners.
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Perrier's Bounty

2009 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

When a gangster orders his henchmen to collect a debt from small-time crook Michael McCrea, his unstable gal pal accidentally shoots one of the goons during the shakedown and the couple must go on the run -- along with Michael's errant father.
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Wake Wood Poster

Wake Wood

2011 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

After losing their only child, Alice, in a vicious dog attack, two grieving parents relocate to a small town where -- to their horror and fascination -- they discover a pagan ritual that will grant them three more days with their deceased daughter. Hoping to allay their sorrow, at least temporarily, the couple decides to go through with the rite, but the larger question remains, what happens after the three days have passed?
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The Dead Poster

The Dead

1987 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

An all-Irish cast lends authenticity to director John Huston's final film, based on a short story by James Joyce. After a convivial holiday dinner party, things begin to unravel when a couple addresses some prickly issues concerning their marriage.
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Night Train

1998 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

An ex-con who served time for doctoring the books of a gangster has to go into hiding. He moves into a Dublin boarding house, whose timid owner takes a shine to her new boarder and to his train sets, which they each use to escape reality.
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