Best Irish Movies

Irish movies aren't all about leprechauns and rolling green hills (though there are plenty of both 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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Song of the Sea Movie Poster Image
Beautiful Irish tale explores myths, sibling relationship.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Darby O'Gill and the Little People Movie Poster Image
Imaginative story will draw tweens and teens in.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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The Secret of Roan Inish Movie Poster Image
Gentle Irish folk tale of a young girl's island odyssey.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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The Quiet Man Movie Poster Image
Old-fashioned charmer for the family.
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(Release Year: 1952)
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The Secret of Kells Movie Poster Image
Magical animated adventure is intense but beautiful.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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A Shine of Rainbows Movie Poster Image
Magical coming-of-age story is intensely emotional.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Into the West Movie Poster Image
Irish tearjerker with a hint of magic deals with loss.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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The Legend of Longwood Movie Poster Image
Mythical horse adventure has some peril, spooky scenes.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Waking Ned Devine Movie Poster Image
Some funny parts, but kids may not be interested.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Once Movie Poster Image
Sweet, romantic musical hits all the right notes.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Sing Street Movie Poster Image
Brilliant (if edgy) musical drama celebrates creativity.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Brooklyn Movie Poster Image
Poignant immigration drama is romantic, thought-provoking.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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In America Movie Poster Image
Moving but slightly graphic; mature teens only.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Ondine Movie Poster Image
Dreamy drama mixes intense themes with some iffy content.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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An Everlasting Piece Movie Poster Image
Powerful story of Northern Ireland for adults.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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The Commitments Movie Poster Image
Joyous '90s musical-drama has lots of profanity.
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(Release Year: 1991)
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My Left Foot Movie Poster Image
Gritty yet uplifting tale of artist with cerebral palsy.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley Movie Poster Image
IRA drama is thoughtful, smart -- and bloody.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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Bloody Sunday Movie Poster Image
Powerful retelling of 1972 demonstrations.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Calvary Movie Poster Image
Mature material in thoughtful, powerful Irish drama.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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