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List Rules Movies about or set in the country of Ireland.

The luck of the Irish, finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, leprechauns, beautiful seascapes, castles overlooking the ocean, potatoes, St. Patrick’s Day, and Irish whisky – these are all quintessentially Irish. Many popular films are also set in or about the beautiful country of Ireland, thanks to its beautiful landscapes and rich history.

The movies featured on this list are the best about Ireland and all discuss the topic of Ireland in one way or another – some take a historical approach to the lives of Irish citizens and their roles in history, some are romantic movies set in the scenic beauty of the Irish countryside, while some are purely fictional entertainment based on scenes and stories from Ireland.

This list contains the best movies about Ireland including: Far and Away, The Crying Game, The Quiet Man, In the Name of the Father, Once, Michael Collins, Into the West, In America, The Secret of Roan Inish, Waking Ned Devine, Bloody Sunday, and Leap Year.

Vote up your favorite Irish flick or add a film you love about the land of Erin that isn't already on the list.
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The Quiet Man John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald

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In the Name of the Father Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Tom Wilkinson

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The Secret of Roan Inish Susan Lynch, John Lynch, Mick Lally

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MejaEhrenström added The Wind That Shakes the Barley Cillian Murphy, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald

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Michael Collins Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman

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Once Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Darren Healy

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The Commitments Andrea Corr, Colm Meaney, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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My Left Foot Daniel Day-Lewis, Fiona Shaw, Brenda Fricker

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The Boxer Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian Cox, Emily Watson

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Darby O'Gill and the Little People Sean Connery, Janet Munro, Estelle Winwood

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Into the West Ellen Barkin, Brendan Gleeson, Gabriel Byrne

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Waking Ned James Nesbitt, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan

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Far and Away Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Brendan Gleeson

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Bloody Sunday James Nesbitt, Gerard McSorley, Tim Pigott-Smith

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Veronica Guerin Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Ciarán Hinds

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Tristan & Isolde James Franco, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong

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The General Jon Voight, Brendan Gleeson, Maria Doyle Kennedy

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MejaEhrenström added Disco Pigs Cillian Murphy, Elaine Cassidy, Brían F. O'Byrne

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Angela’s Ashes

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The Crying Game Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson

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Finian's Rainbow Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Keenan Wynn

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Some Mother's Son Helen Mirren, Aidan Gillen, Fionnula Flanagan

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The Van Colm Meaney, Brendan O'Carroll, Rúaidhrí Conroy

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Ryan’s Daughter

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Ondine Colin Farrell, Stephen Rea, Tony Curran

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In America Djimon Hounsou, Samantha Morton, Paddy Constantine

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The Snapper Brendan Gleeson, Colm Meaney, Stanley Townsend

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The Magdalene Sisters Nora-Jane Noone, Anne-Marie Duff, Geraldine McEwan

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The Matchmaker Janeane Garofalo, Denis Leary, Saffron Burrows

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War of the Buttons Liam Cunningham, Colm Meaney, Frank Grimes

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Intermission Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy, Kelly Macdonald

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man John Gielgud, David Kelly, T. P. McKenna

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Hear My Song Ned Beatty, Tara Fitzgerald, Stephen Marcus

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Man About Dog Fionnula Flanagan, Allen Leech, Seán McGinley

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Little Nellie Kelly Judy Garland, George Murphy

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Flight of the Doves Dorothy McGuire, Ron Moody, Stanley Holloway

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Cry of the Innocent Cyril Cusack, Alexander Knox, Nigel Davenport

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Kisses Stephen Rea, Sean McDonagh, Hilda Fay

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Leap Year Amy Adams, John Lithgow, Matthew Goode

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The Devil’s Own