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The 50 Best Irish Movies To Entertain Yourself During Lockdown

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What are some of the best Irish movies?

Well, that is a decision that is not easy, and we are all in this together. I wanted to put together a list of famous Irish movies that you can enjoy during this difficult time. 

I am still currently stranded on the Cook Islands but making the most of this time here and enjoying it as best I can! 

These Irish movies are not in any particular order but you can see my top 10 Irish movies list here. 

Now once again these are not ranked in any order! I haven’t seen them all but I guess now is a good time to get watching. If you are curious about any of the movies I would suggest simply googling “Movie name trailer”

Keep in mind some you will find a combination of politics, love, struggle, hardship and life lessons in the movies. 

They nearly all have a good message to share and a lot of them are very well done. So don’t let the trailers put you off. 

Irish movies to watch in lockdown:

The 50 Best Irish Movies To Entertain Yourself During Lockdown

  1. The Quiet Man
  2. The Commitments
  3. The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  4. Rat
  5. My Left Foot
  6. Calvary
  7. In the Name Of The Father
  8. Waking Ned Devine
  9. The Field
  10. The Snapper
  11. Intermission
  12. Ryan’s Daughter
  13. Angela’s Ashes
  14. Bloody Sunday
  15. The Magdalene Sisters
  16. Into the West
  17. The Siege of Jadotville
  18. The Boondock Saints
  19. The Guard
  20. Black ’47
  21. Song for a Raggy Boy
  22. The General
  23. The Boxer
  24. The Foreigner
  25. P.S I Love You
  26. The Young Offenders
  27. War of the Buttons
  28. Brooklyn
  29. Philomena
  30. In Bruges
  31. The Most Fertile Man in Ireland
  32. Ondine
  33. Odd Man Out
  34. Jimmy’s Hall
  35. In America
  36. Fifty Dead Men Walking
  37. Michael Collins
  38. Five Minutes of Heaven
  39. Rory O’Shea Was Here
  40. Man About Dog
  41. Cardboard Gangsters
  42. Adam And Paul
  43. Darby O’Gill and the Little People
  44. Ryan’s Daughter
  45. Veronica Guerin
  46. Once
  47. The Irishman
  48. Accelerator
  49. An Everlasting Piece
  50. Breakfast on Pluto

Extra Mentions from the comments:

  • Grabbers 
  • The Secret of Ron Inish
  • The Boondock Saints
  • The Journey
  • The Informer (1939)
  • The Nightingale (2018) 
  • Kill The Irishman (the story if Danny Green)
  • Blown Away (1994)
  • Leap Year

Any other great Irish movies that are not on this list? Comment below and let me know.

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Stay safe,

Stephen 

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Saturday 18th of July 2020

Agnes Browne...with Anjelica Houston!

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Saturday 18th of July 2020

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Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

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John McAuliffe

Sunday 26th of April 2020

The Nightingale (2018) is about an Irish girl in Australia, set in 1825. A bit dark, and reminiscent of Black 47, but still well done. Certainly deserves a mention. Thanks for your posting, a lot of great movies on your list!

Irish Around The World

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

Thanks John I will add it now.

Jerry Lester

Saturday 25th of April 2020

I would like to see The Informer (1939) included.

Irish Around The World

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

Thanks Jerry I will add it now.