Best Movies/TV Shows About the I.R.A.

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1. Patriot Games (1992)

R | 117 min | Action, Thriller

64 Metascore

When CIA analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets him and his family for revenge.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Bean, Anne Archer, Patrick Bergin

Votes: 94,914 | Gross: $83.29M

2. The Devil's Own (1997)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

53 Metascore

A police officer uncovers the real identity of his house-guest, an I.R.A. terrorist in hiding.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin, Rubén Blades

Votes: 54,177 | Gross: $42.87M

3. My Brother's War (1997)

R | 84 min | Action, Thriller

CIA guy and IRA guy reluctantly team up to catch IRA guy's rogue brother.

Director: James Brolin | Stars: Jennie Garth, James Brolin, Patrick Foy, Salvator Xuereb

Votes: 160

4. In the Name of the Father (1993)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama

84 Metascore

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie, Philip King

Votes: 142,966 | Gross: $25.01M

5. Some Mother's Son (1996)

R | 112 min | Drama, History

Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in an Irish prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as ... See full summary »

Director: Terry George | Stars: Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanagan, Aidan Gillen, David O'Hara

Votes: 2,388 | Gross: $0.61M

6. The Ultimate Weapon (1998)

R | 110 min | Action

When mercenary "Hardball" Cutter discovers that the team he is working with is actually a group of IRA gunrunners, he decides to put a stop to their plans. Furious with Cutter, the gunrunners target him, his partner, and his family.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Hulk Hogan, Carl Marotte, Cynthia Preston, Lynne Adams

Votes: 686

7. Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

Martin McGartland joins the I.R.A. and feeds information to Britain's Special Branch Agent Fergus.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Zegers, Natalie Press

Votes: 10,401

8. Hunger (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.

Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon

Votes: 61,666 | Gross: $0.15M

9. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

R | 110 min | Drama

Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 4,969

10. The Boxer (1997)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

75 Metascore

Young Danny Flynn is released from prison 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Daragh Donnelly, Frank Coughlan

Votes: 17,423 | Gross: $5.80M

11. Omagh (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

An examination of the aftermath of the 1998 Real IRA bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Gerard McSorley, Michèle Forbes, Brenda Fricker, Stuart Graham

Votes: 1,520

12. Bloody Sunday (2002)

R | 107 min | Drama, History, War

90 Metascore

A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Allan Gildea

Votes: 22,194 | Gross: $0.77M

13. The Informant (1997)

R | 105 min | Drama

A young I.R.A. member is forced to turn informant on his comrades, when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge.

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Anthony Brophy, Cary Elwes, Timothy Dalton, Maria Lennon

Votes: 555

14. Nothing Personal (1995)

R | 86 min | Drama

A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Ian Hart, John Lynch, James Frain, Michael Gambon

Votes: 449

15. When the Sky Falls (2000)

R | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton invades the Irish underworld and attempts to expose the illegitimate activities that she has found. Hampered by the system, a police ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Joan Allen, Patrick Bergin, Liam Cunningham, Kevin McNally

Votes: 657

16. Veronica Guerin (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 18,189 | Gross: $1.57M

17. Shadow Dancer (2012)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

71 Metascore

Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son's welfare.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 11,509 | Gross: $0.10M

18. Ronin (1998)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

67 Metascore

A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 162,562 | Gross: $41.62M

19. A Belfast Story (2013)

99 min | Crime, Drama

In a city left torn by war, when a series of murders awaken dormant memories, many fear the worst. Colm Meaney ("Hell On Wheels", "Layer Cake", "Con Air") and Malcolm Sinclair ("Casino ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Todd | Stars: Colm Meaney, Malcolm Sinclair, Tommy O'Neill, Paddy Rocks

Votes: 436

20. Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 11,767 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Free Fire (2016)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

63 Metascore

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shoot-out and a game of survival.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy

Votes: 36,552 | Gross: $1.80M

22. The Journey (III) (2016)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

53 Metascore

During the 2006 Northern Ireland peace talks, Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney) and Democratic Party leader Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall) are forced to travel by car together.

Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, John Hurt, Freddie Highmore

Votes: 1,125

23. Spooks (2002–2011)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 13,350

24. Rebellion (2016–2019)

TV-MA | 258 min | Drama, War

Rebellion is a five part serial drama about the birth of modern Ireland. The story is told from the perspectives of a group of fictional characters who live through the political events of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Stars: Ruth Bradley, Paul Reid, Brian McCardie, Tom Turner

Votes: 2,112

25. Maze (2017)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.

Director: Stephen Burke | Stars: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann, Eileen Walsh

Votes: 2,560 | Gross: $0.02M

26. Cal (1984)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller, Romance

Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Helen Mirren, John Lynch, Donal McCann, John Kavanagh

Votes: 1,273

27. H3 (2001)

88 min | Drama

A moving insight into the 1981 Irish hunger strike in the Maze prison near Belfast.

Director: Les Blair | Stars: Brendan Mackey, Dean Lennox Kelly, Aidan Campbell, Tony Devlin

Votes: 117

28. Angel (1982)

R | 92 min | Drama, Music

Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Veronica Quilligan, Stephen Rea, Alan Devlin, Peter Caffrey

Votes: 670

29. The Break (1995)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Sport

A depressed and destitute Nick Irons, a tennis pro banned from the tour for slugging a player during a TV match, agrees to coach a bookie's "head case" son, Joel, who wants to turn pro. The... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Vincent Van Patten, Rae Dawn Chong, Martin Sheen, Valerie Perrine

Votes: 247

30. Patriots (1996)

Not Rated | 83 min | Thriller

A true story of an American woman caught up in the struggle for Irish independence.

Director: Frank Kerr | Stars: Linda Amendola, Mark Newell, Aidan Parkinson, Dermott Petty

Votes: 86

31. Shergar (1999)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Shergar is based on the true story of a champion race horse, allegedly abducted by the I.R.A., then rescued by an orphaned boy.

Director: Dennis C. Lewiston | Stars: Alan Barker, Billy Boyle, Stephen Brennan, Gary Cady

Votes: 399

32. The Last September (1999)

R | 103 min | Drama, History, Romance

69 Metascore

In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying... See full summary »

Director: Deborah Warner | Stars: Michael Gambon, Tom Hickey, Keeley Hawes, David Tennant

Votes: 769 | Gross: $0.47M

33. Harry's Game (1982– )

180 min | Thriller

Harry is an undercover agent for the British army sent to Northern Ireland to infiltrate the IRA and find (and terminate) the assassin of a British Cabinet Minister. Harry is alone, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Lonnen, Benjamin Whitrow, Nicholas Day, Geoffrey Chater

Votes: 340

34. A Quiet Day in Belfast (1974)

88 min | Drama

A brutally realistic drama dealing with the conflict between northern Irish "patriots" and British soldiers.

Director: Milad Bessada | Stars: Barry Foster, Margot Kidder, Sean McCann, Leo Leyden

Votes: 57

35. Peacefire (2008)

87 min | Drama

A gritty, urban drama, laced with car-crime, political intrigue and a savagely dark sense of humour.

Director: Macdara Vallely | Stars: John Travers, Gerard Jordan, Sean Roberts, Conor MacNeill

Votes: 35

36. Resurrection Man (1998)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: David Williamson, Stuart Townsend, Brenda Fricker, George Shane

Votes: 713

37. Hennessy (1975)

PG | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Hennessy is an Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the I.R.A. After his family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, Richard Johnson, Trevor Howard

Votes: 412

38. Fools of Fortune (1990)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Romance

A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army.

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Iain Glen, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Sean T. McClory, Frankie McCafferty

Votes: 185 | Gross: $0.08M

39. The Dawning (1988)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

An I.R.A. gunman (Sir Anthony Hopkins) on the run from the government. He meets up with an idealistic young woman (Rebecca Pidgeon) and attempts to win her support for his cause.

Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Rebecca Pidgeon, Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard

Votes: 308

40. Divorcing Jack (1998)

Not Rated | 110 min | Thriller, Comedy

Black romantic comedy set around the troubled "peace process" and its effect on a cynical Belfast hack.

Director: David Caffrey | Stars: David Thewlis, Rachel Griffiths, Jason Isaacs, Laura Fraser

Votes: 1,911

41. Boxed (2002)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama

The IRA, when executing an informer, calls on certain 'tame priests' to secretly provide last rites.

Director: Marion Comer | Stars: Tom Murphy, Darragh Kelly, Catherine Cusack, Brendan Mackey

Votes: 46

42. Trapped (2008)

95 min | Action, Drama, Romance

When Anton O'Neill returns home after five years at sea, he finds that 1970's Ireland is a radically different place to the one he left behind. Northern Ireland is in flames, and civil ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Cantwell | Stars: Gerard McSorley, Anthony Fox, Laura Way, Andy Smith

Votes: 101

43. Elephant (1989 TV Short)

Not Rated | 39 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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: 1,915

44. An Everlasting Piece (2000)

R | 103 min | Comedy

56 Metascore

Colm is a Catholic and George is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Barry McEvoy, Brían F. O'Byrne, Anna Friel, Pauline McLynn

Votes: 1,506 | Gross: $0.08M

45. The Outsider (1979)

R | 128 min | Drama, History, Thriller

A young American man joins the IRA in Ireland but soon finds out that he is being used for political purposes and propaganda.

Director: Tony Luraschi | Stars: Craig Wasson, Sterling Hayden, Patricia Quinn, Niall O'Brien

Votes: 157

46. Maeve (1981)

110 min | Drama

Maeve (Mary Jackson) returns to Belfast after being away for several years, and she stays in the family home with her sister and father.

Director: Pat Murphy | Stars: Mary Jackson, Mark Mulholland, Brid Brennan, Trudy Kelly

Votes: 22

47. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Contact (1985)

67 min | Drama

Drama about a platoon of British paratroopers on patrol in Northern Ireland

Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Sean Chapman, Steve Sweeney, Gary Hailes, Graham Fletcher-Cook

Votes: 165

48. Odd Man Out (1947)

Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery in Belfast.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, F.J. McCormick

Votes: 8,064