Best Irish Movies

Irish movies aren't all about leprechauns and rolling green hills (though they do pop up in some of the titles on this list). They're also about moving family dramas, serious political movements, and learning to cope with loss. For St. Patrick's Day or any day, take a virtual trip to the Land of Erin with these great films.

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Angela's Christmas

age 6+

Enchanting, affecting holiday tale has mild suspense.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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Angela's Christmas Wish

age 6+

Some emotional intensity in uplifting Ireland-set sequel.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Song of the Sea

age 7+

Beautiful Irish tale explores myths, sibling relationship.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
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Darby O'Gill and the Little People

age 8+

'50s Disney tale set in Ireland has drinking, some violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1996)
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The Secret of Roan Inish

age 8+

Gentle Irish folk tale of a young girl's island odyssey.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)
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Wolfwalkers

age 8+

Lush, lyrical Irish folktale has dark moments, peril.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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The Quiet Man

age 9+

Old-fashioned charmer for the family.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1952)
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The Secret of Kells

age 9+

Magical animated adventure is intense but beautiful.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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Finding You

age 10+

Pleasant romance about self-discovery has some drinking.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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A Shine of Rainbows

age 10+

Magical coming-of-age story is intensely emotional.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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Into the West

age 11+

Irish tearjerker with a hint of magic deals with loss.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1993)
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The Legend of Longwood

age 11+

Mythical horse adventure has some peril, spooky scenes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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Waking Ned Devine

age 11+

Some funny parts, but kids may not be interested.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1998)
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Circle of Friends

age 13+

Sweet Irish romantic drama has adult themes, sexual content.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1995)
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Once

age 13+

Sweet, romantic musical hits all the right notes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2007)
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Sing Street

age 13+

Brilliant (if edgy) musical drama celebrates creativity.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2016)
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Belfast

age 14+

Drama set in 1960s Northern Ireland has violence, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Brooklyn

age 14+

Poignant immigration drama is romantic, thought-provoking.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2015)
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God's Creatures

age 14+

Irish drama about a sexual assault; language, smoking.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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Angela's Ashes

age 15+

Bleak Irish biopic has drinking, infant deaths, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)
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