Irish Movies

Here are some great movies where the Irish play an important part in the plot of the story. Not all of these movies are suitable for every audience.

1. Evelyn (2002- rated PG)

2. Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959- Not rated)

3. Michael Collins (1996- rated R)

4. Behind the Waterfall (1995- rated PG)

5. This is My Father (1998- rated R)

6. Irish Luck (1939-Not Rated)
(The entire movie can be downloaded/watched from this link)

Disney also has a movie by this name that came out in 2001 and is pretty good.

7. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994- rated PG)

8. The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006- Not Rated)

9. The Magdalene Sisters (2002 – Rated R)

10. Frank McCourt’s The Irish and How they Got That Way (1997) (from the writer of Angela’s Ashes)
Here is a clip from the stage version



  1. I have seen three of those, that I remember. The Secret of Roan Inish, Michael Collins, and The Magdalene Sisters. Maybe Darby O’Gill and the Little People, but that may just be because I’ve heard of it for years. You left out The Quiet Man, which some people don’t think is really Irish, but I liked it anyway – John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. I think it takes place on the Isle of Aran. Anyway, again, some people (Patricia Kenneally Morrison, for one) don’t think it shows the Irish in a good light, but it was a fun movie. Thanks, Alicia, for putting this up.

    • I didn’t forget the Quiet Man, I don’t like it. I’m probably one of the few, I might like it if John Wayne wasn’t in it.

  2. Plus…

    Waking Ned Divine is pretty darn funny.

    Ondine is visually stunning.

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