What are your favourite Irish films of all time? Our Facebook followers recommended these oldies but goodies...
What would you add to this list?
IrelandXO_DMFriday 27th Nov 2020, 12:59PM
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Flight of the Doves! Filmed in different parts of County Galway including my first home in Dunlo Street, Ballinasloe, where they filmed the Garda Barracks scenes! They used actual Gardai as extras because my Uncle Liam was a young recruit at the time and he is in it!
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If you get a chance, the documentary called Out of Ireland is great.
I love anything Irish but the first Irish movie I saw at the cinema was Ryan's Daughter. Loved the story and the scenery in that one.
Another one I loved particularly was Philomena, partly because of Judi Dench but it was a true story.
THANKS for this listing above, so many others I haven't seen that I will look out for now. :)
Guess where my name comes from - now you know what my Dad's favorite movie was!
I'd like to add Man of Arran by Robert J Flaherty 1934
Black '47 - Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the film follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. The title is taken from the most devastating year of the famine, 1847, which is referred to as "Black '47". The film is much like an old-style American Western, but the Irish version...
Dennis A Smith
The Molly Maguires
1973 film about late 19th cebtury Irish immigrant miners in Pittsburgh area, struggling for fair wages and conditions and taking extreme action.
Stars Richard Harris and Sean Connery (in his best film I'd say!).
Belfast (directed by Kenneth Branagh)
My Left Foot
Hear My Song
Brooklyn (with Saiorse Ronan)
The Quiet Girl
A Shine of Rainbows
Far and Away
Blue Max..... Although it is not an Irish film... It was filmed in Ireland near Dublin. I remember as a child watching the dog fights above my Aunt & Uncles cottage and also driving to find 'The Set'. The whole family went to see it was a big Blockbuster and I remember feeling that we had been part of it... Sounds weird now, but through the eyes of a child!
Breakfast on Pluto
DARE TO BE WILD 2014 based on the true story of Mary Reynolds who wanted to be a landscape designer and enter the Chelsea Garden Show. Emma Greenwell, Tom Hughes.
THE MOST FERTILE MAN IN IRELAND 2000 some ladies in Belfast were finding it difficult to fall pregnant - who you going to call - the man with the highest sperm count in Ireland. But will he get snipped or not. James Nesbitt, Kris Marshall, Bronagh Gallagher.
I agree with "The Banshees of Inisherin," "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" and "The Secret of Roan Inish." I would also add: "Black '47," "The Wonder," "Angela's Ashes" and "Ondine."
I am surprised no one mentioned 'By the Rising of the Moon' by Tyrone Power. Perhaps because it is rarely shown (at least in Chicago) nut I recomment looking for it