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Famous Movies From Ireland

Updated July 1, 2020 85.3k views839 items

List of popular movies from Ireland, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Ireland are included. This list of famous films made in Ireland includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Ireland should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Ireland is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

Examples of movies on this list include Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Princess Bride, and more. If you've ever wondered what movies were shot in Ireland, find out here!

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  • 1
    Enemy at the Gates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    Enemy at the Gates

    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law

    Released2001

    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

    Enemy at the Gates is a 2001 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. The film's title is taken... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    Braveheart

    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau

    Released1995

    Directed byMel Gibson

    Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released2015

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

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  • 6
    Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2009

    Directed byDavid Yates

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2009 fantasy film directed by David Yates and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    Ella Enchanted

    Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum

    Released2004

    Directed byTommy O'Haver

    Ella Enchanted is a 2004 British–American–Irish fantasy romantic comedy film loosely based on... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Around the World in 80 Days is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    Around the World in 80 Days

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Q

    Released2004

    Directed byFrank Coraci

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  • 9
    King Arthur is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    King Arthur

    Keira Knightley, Clive Owen

    Released2004

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

    King Arthur is a 2004 action adventure film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by David... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    The Crying Game is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    The Crying Game

    Forest Whitaker, Jim Broadbent

    Released1992

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    The Crying Game is a 1992 British psychological thriller drama film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Snow White and the Huntsman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    Snow White and the Huntsman

    Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart

    Released2012

    Directed byRupert Sanders

    Snow White and the Huntsman is a 2012 American dark fantasy action film based on the German... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    The Count of Monte Cristo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel

    Released2002

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

    The Count of Monte Cristo is a 2002 adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant

    Released2001

    Directed bySharon Maguire

    Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    The Quiet Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    The Quiet Man

    John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara

    Released1952

    Directed byJohn Ford

    The Quiet Man is a 1952 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Ford. It stars... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    The Land Before Time is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    The Land Before Time

    Diana Ross, Frank Welker

    Released1988

    Directed byDon Bluth

    The Land Before Time is a 1988 American-Irish animated adventure drama film directed and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    8.5 Hours is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    8.5 Hours

    Tom O'Sullivan, Victor Burke

    Released2010

    Directed byBrian Lally

    8.5 Hours is a 2008 Irish film written and directed by Brian Lally. The film tells the story... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    All Dogs Go to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    All Dogs Go to Heaven

    Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise

    Released1989

    Directed byDon Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster

    All Dogs Go to Heaven is a 1989 American–Irish animated musical adventure comedy film directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Black 47 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    Black 47

    Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville

    Released2018

    Directed byLance Daly

    Black 47 is a 2018 drama directed by Lance Daly, based on the Irish short film An Ranger.... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Michael Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    Michael Collins

    Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson

    Released1996

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    Michael Collins is a 1996 historical biopic written and directed by Neil Jordan and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    In Bruges is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    In Bruges

    Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2008

    Directed byMartin McDonagh

    In Bruges is a 2008 British-American comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh. The... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Reign of Fire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    Reign of Fire

    Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2002

    Directed byRob Bowman

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  • 22
    Rock-a-Doodle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    Rock-a-Doodle

    Christopher Plummer, Glen Campbell

    Released1992

    Directed byDon Bluth

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  • 23
    Sing Street is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    Sing Street

    Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor

    Released2016

    Directed byJohn Carney

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  • 24
    Marley & Me is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    Marley & Me

    Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Frankel

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  • 25
    A Ferret Called Mickey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Movies From Ireland

    A Ferret Called Mickey

    A Ferret Called Mickey is a 2003 Irish short film directed by Barry Dignam about a father who... more on Wikipedia
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