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1. Derry Girls (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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The personal exploits of a 16-year-old girl and her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 1990s.

Stars: Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell

Votes: 8,620

2. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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78 Metascore

The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander

Votes: 242,631 | Gross: $75.75M

3. The Foreigner (I) (2017)

R | 113 min | Action, Thriller

7.0
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55 Metascore

A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Katie Leung, Jackie Chan, Rufus Jones, Mark Tandy

Votes: 82,377 | Gross: $34.39M

4. The Fall (I) (2013–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serialist in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity.

Stars: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch, Aisling Franciosi

Votes: 66,061

5. The Crying Game (1992)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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90 Metascore

A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 47,563 | Gross: $62.55M

6. In the Name of the Father (1993)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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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: 142,225 | Gross: $25.01M

7. The Devil's Own (1997)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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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: 53,942 | Gross: $42.87M

8. Hunger (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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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: 61,459 | Gross: $0.15M

9. Maze (2017)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.9
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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: 2,496 | Gross: $0.02M

10. The Journey (III) (2016)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

6.6
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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: 1,089

11. The Boxer (1997)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.1
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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: 17,339 | Gross: $5.80M

12. Death and Nightingales (2018– )

Drama

6.4
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An epic tale of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge set in the Irish countryside in 1885.

Stars: Matthew Rhys, Ann Skelly, Jamie Dornan, Valene Kane

Votes: 822

13. Come Home (2018– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

6.8
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Greg and Marie have been married for nineteen years, when, seemingly out of the blue, Marie walks out on him and her three children - the last taboo of parenting.

Stars: Anthony Boyle, Brandon Brownlee, Christopher Eccleston, Paula Malcomson

Votes: 450

14. My Mother and Other Strangers (2016– )

60 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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In 1943, the Coyne family and their neighbours struggle to maintain a normal life after a US Army Air Force base is set up in the middle of their rural parish.

Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Michael Nevin, Hattie Morahan, Owen McDonnell

Votes: 1,053

15. Odd Man Out (1947)

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

7.8
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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: 8,005

16. Cherrybomb (2009)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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Three teenagers go on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars that quickly spins beyond their control.

Directors: Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn | Stars: Rupert Grint, Robert Sheehan, James Nesbitt, Niamh Quinn

Votes: 6,812

17. Miss Conception (2008)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

4.6
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33 Metascore

Georgina is an ambitious young London professional who learns she has only one month left in which to conceive a child. After exhausting all possibilities with her baby-phobic boyfriend, ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Styles | Stars: Heather Graham, Mia Kirshner, Orlando Seale, Tom Ellis

Votes: 2,538 | Gross: $0.00M

18. The Secret Life of Words (2005)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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68 Metascore

A hearing impaired factory worker gives up her first holiday in years and instead travels out to an oil rig, where she cares for a man suffering from severe burns.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Sarah Polley, Tim Robbins, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Javier Cámara

Votes: 11,404 | Gross: $0.02M

19. Hidden Agenda (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Mai Zetterling

Votes: 3,223 | Gross: $1.03M

20. A Christmas Star (2017)

82 min | Family

5.4
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Born under the Christmas Star, Noelle believes she has the gift to perform miracles, so when conniving developer McKerrod threatens her peaceful life she and her friends determine to use ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Elson | Stars: Robert James-Collier, Suranne Jones, Bronagh Waugh, Erin Galway-Kendrick

Votes: 758

21. Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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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: 11,746 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Some Mother's Son (1996)

R | 112 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British 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: 2,375 | Gross: $0.61M

23. The Informant (1997)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.5
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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: 553

24. I, Dolours (2018)

82 min | Documentary

7.1
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Documentary about Dolours Price, one of very few women who rose to the top of the IRA and who was involved in bombings during the Troubles in the 1970s.

Director: Maurice Sweeney | Stars: Lorna Larkin, Lauren Beale, Gail Brady, Frank Cannon

Votes: 99

25. Naked Massacre (1976)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, Thriller

5.1
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A Vietnam vet terrorizes a house full of nurses.

Director: Denis Héroux | Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Debra Berger, Christine Boisson, Myriam Boyer

Votes: 635

26. Cal (1984)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller, Romance

6.7
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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: 1,267

27. H-Block

Action, Biography, Crime | Announced

H-Block is set against the real story of the breakout from the maximum security Maze Prison in 1983, which saw 38 IRA prisoners escape and only 19 ever recaptured, and 20 guards shot or stabbed, with one dying.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Jamie Dornan, Pierce Brosnan

28. Angel (1982)

R | 92 min | Drama, Music

6.4
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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: 664

29. Shooting for Socrates (2014)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.9
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In November 1985, the troubled streets of Belfast are torn up by rioting yet again. In amongst the angry mob, we find nine year old Tommy, nonchalantly dribbling a ball through the insanity... See full summary »

Director: James Erskine | Stars: John Hannah, Conleth Hill, Richard Dormer, Art Parkinson

Votes: 205

30. Elephant (1989 TV Short)

Not Rated | 39 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.2
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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: 1,894

31. Nothing Personal (1995)

R | 86 min | Drama

6.9
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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: 447

32. Step Into Liquid (2003)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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72 Metascore

Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary.

Director: Dana Brown | Stars: Laird Hamilton, Layne Beachley, Dan Malloy, Robert August

Votes: 2,509 | Gross: $3.67M

33. Bobby Sands: 66 Days (2016)

105 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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71 Metascore

In the spring of 1981 Irish Republican Bobby Sands' 66-day hunger strike brought the attention of the world to his cause. Drawing on an Irish Republican tradition of martyrdom, Sands' ... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Byrne | Stars: Gerry Adams, Mario Biaggi, Seán Donlon, Martin McCann

Votes: 453

34. Unquiet Graves (2018)

75 min | Documentary

8.3
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This feature-length documentary investigates the role the British government played in the murder of over 120 civilians in Counties Armagh and Tyrone from July 1972 to 1978.

Director: Sean A Murray | Stars: Patrick Buchanan, Chris McMahon, Chris Patrick-Simpson, Stephen Rea

Votes: 16

35. The Outsider (1979)

R | 128 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.9
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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

36. This Is the Sea (1997)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground ... See full summary »

Director: Mary McGuckian | Stars: Samantha Morton, Ross McDade, Richard Harris, Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 256

37. Guard (2017)

13 min | Short, Drama

9.1
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Katie wants to be able to handle herself, should she ever need to. Living alone in the house she grew up in, she makes a point of staying fit and strong, but her routine is disrupted when ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Harden | Stars: Bronagh Taggart, Michael McElhatton, Ian McElhinney, Carol Moore

Votes: 189

38. The Most Fertile Man in Ireland (2000)

96 min | Comedy

5.4
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The most fertile man in Ireland is in serious demand.

Director: Dudi Appleton | Stars: Kris Marshall, Kathy Kiera Clarke, Bronagh Gallagher, James Nesbitt

Votes: 542

39. Children in the Crossfire (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.1
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For the children of Northern Ireland, violence and hatred are a way of life passed from one generation to the next. In "Children in the Crossfire" four children from both sides of the ... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Julia Duffy, Charles Haid, David Huffman, Karen Valentine

Votes: 104

40. My Brother's War (1997)

R | 84 min | Action, Thriller

5.2
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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: 159

41. Dream On (II)

Comedy, Drama | Completed

One man's pursuit to become a scratch golfer within a year.

Director: Farren Blackburn | Stars: Sienna Guillory, Richard Coyle, Ben Cura, Jill Buchanan

42. Brendan Smyth: Betrayal of Trust (2011 TV Movie)

59 min | Drama

6.5
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Dramatisation of the events surrounding the case of abusive priest Father Brendan Smyth.

Director: Michael McDowell | Stars: Richard Dormer, Ian Beattie, Ian McElhinney, Maria Connolly

Votes: 26

43. Sunday (2002 TV Movie)

109 min | Drama

6.7
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Sunday tells the story of an infamous day in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland and how the events of that day were subsequently covered up by the British Government of the time. On Sunday... See full summary »

Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Ciarán McMenamin, Barry Mullan, Paul Campbell, Julieann Campbell

Votes: 160

44. The Treaty (1991 TV Movie)

107 min | Drama, History

8.1
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In 1921, the Anglo-Irish Treaty between the unrecognised Irish Republic and the British government is concluded after high-stakes negotiations.

Director: Jonathan Lewis | Stars: Patrick Condren, Ian Bannen, Julian Fellowes, Malcolm Douglas

Votes: 114

45. Wild About Harry (2000)

91 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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A sleazy chef is forced to face the truth about the man he has become and realizes that he has the chance to begin again.

Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Amanda Donohoe, James Nesbitt, Adrian Dunbar

Votes: 465

46. I Am Belfast (2015)

84 min | Documentary

6.6
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A visual, poetic depiction of Belfast and its citizens, told with love and passion of someone, who has left the city many years ago but is still fascinated by it. Themes brought up in the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Rosie McKee, Maud Bell, Helena Bereen

Votes: 276

47. Titanic Town (1998)

100 min | Drama

6.6
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73 Metascore

A Belfast housewife takes up the peace cause which causes her family trouble with IRA sympathizers.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Julie Walters, Ciarán Hinds, Nuala O'Neill, James Loughran

Votes: 378 | Gross: $0.06M

48. The Truth Commissioner (2016)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

5.6
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A drama about a truth commissioner appointed to chair a South African style truth commission in Northern Ireland.

Director: Declan Recks | Stars: Roger Allam, Barry Ward, Conleth Hill, Madeleine Mantock

Votes: 163

49. The Gentle Gunman (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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In 1941, in wartime U.K., two Irish brothers working for the I.R.A. come against their local leader's ruthless methods.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: John Mills, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Beatty, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 238

50. A Quiet Day in Belfast (1974)

88 min | Drama

7.0
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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: 56



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