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1. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 919,923 | Gross: $75.60M

2. Excalibur (1981)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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56 Metascore

Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi

Votes: 55,047 | Gross: $34.97M

3. Vanity Fair (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

6.2
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53 Metascore

Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon) defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia Sedley (Romola Garai).

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Romola Garai, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Votes: 20,191 | Gross: $16.14M

4. A Touch of Frost (1992–2010)

TV-MA | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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DI Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Arthur White

Votes: 5,890

5. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,618

6. The Royal (2003–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.3
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Set in the 1960s, this British medical drama follows the staff and patients of St Aidan's Royal Free Hospital.

Stars: Robert Daws, Linda Armstrong, Amy Robbins, Denis Lill

Votes: 575

7. The Legend of 1900 (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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58 Metascore

A baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Mélanie Thierry, Bill Nunn

Votes: 55,460 | Gross: $0.26M

8. Ryan's Daughter (1970)

GP | 206 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Christopher Jones

Votes: 8,240 | Gross: $30.85M

9. Single-Handed (2007–2010)

TV-14 | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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Jack Driscoll moves back to his birth town on the Irish west coast to take over his retired dad's job as Garda/police Sgt. He solves different cases.

Stars: Owen McDonnell, David Herlihy, Ruth McCabe, Brian Gleeson

Votes: 883

10. Gorky Park (1983)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A Moscow police officer investigates a vicious triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level international political conspiracy.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Ian Bannen

Votes: 11,725 | Gross: $15.90M

11. Rawhead Rex (1986)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer.

Director: George Pavlou | Stars: David Dukes, Kelly Piper, Hugh O'Conor, Cora Venus Lunny

Votes: 4,424

12. Black Beauty (1994)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

Director: Caroline Thompson | Stars: Sean Bean, David Thewlis, Docs Keepin Time, Alan Cumming

Votes: 8,787 | Gross: $4.63M

13. King Ralph (1991)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John Hurt, Camille Coduri

Votes: 14,634 | Gross: $34.00M

14. Boon (1986–1992)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen. Harry retires and opens a hotel (The Grand Hotel), with Ken as a temporary odd-job man. During the seven seasons (1986-1992), Ken... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 677

15. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

6.0
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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making movies for television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 131

16. Half Moon Street (1986)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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A brilliant researcher in London who works as a high-class hooker in her spare time, becomes a pawn in a dangerous political game, when her latest client, a nobleman who is negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her.

Director: Bob Swaim | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine, Patrick Kavanagh, Faith Kent

Votes: 2,370 | Gross: $1.13M

17. The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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60 Metascore

During Napoleon's exile on St. Helena, some loyalists hire a look-alike to swap places with the deposed Emperor. While the impostor lives in luxury on the island, the real Napoleon returns to Paris in order to retake the throne.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle, Tim McInnerny, Tom Watson

Votes: 2,382 | Gross: $0.57M

18. The Playboys (1992)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and ... See full summary »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Albert Finney, Aidan Quinn, Robin Wright, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 1,091 | Gross: $4.91M

19. The Irish R.M. (1983–1985)

Not Rated | Comedy, Drama, History

7.9
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When Major Sinclair Yeates leaves his home in England to work as the Irish Resident Magistrate, he finds that the justice system needs tempering somewhat to suit the local needs - and that ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Bowles, Bryan Murray, Anna Manahan, Brendan Conroy

Votes: 174

20. Night of the Fox (1990 TV Movie)

R | 200 min | Adventure, Thriller, Drama

6.3
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An American officer on a landing craft carrying plans for the Allied invasion of Europe in Normandy takes part on landing maneuvers, his craft was attacked and sunk by German E-boats and he... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: George Peppard, Deborah Raffin, Michael York, David Birney

Votes: 293

21. Secret of the Cave (2006)

PG | 88 min | Adventure

4.9
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A young American boy spends his summer in Ireland and solves the mystery that captivates the entire village. Driven by curiosity and his own search for meaning in life, he faces his fears and discovers the Secret of the Cave.

Director: Zach C. Gray | Stars: Kevin Novotny, Patrick Bergin, Joseph Kelly, Sean Murphy

Votes: 464

22. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Anthology of plays and novels adapted into feature length movies.

Stars: Judi Dench, Richard O'Callaghan, Frederick Treves, Anthony Jackson

Votes: 22

23. St. Patrick: The Irish Legend (2000 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

5.2
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A young Christian boy attends a druid worship that is attacked by invading Irish tribes. Taken captive, he is taken back to Ireland to become a slave. Enduring many hardships, he finds ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hughes | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Luke Griffin, Alan Bates, Susannah York

Votes: 253

24. Class of '61 (1993 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.5
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Three West Point 1861 generation cadets and friends go on opposite sides after the breakout of The Civil War, with tragic consequences. A subplot involves Lucius, a Shelby Peyton's slave, who kills a slave trader and goes on the run.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Christien Anholt, Andre Braugher, Dan Futterman, Josh Lucas

Votes: 384

25. Lovespell (1981)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.5
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The classic Arthurian tale of tragic love. In medieval times, Lord of Cornwall decides to marry an Irish princess Isolde. However, his most loyal knight Tristan becomes bewitched by her beauty and they fall hopelessly in love.

Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Richard Burton, Kate Mulgrew, Nicholas Clay, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 154

26. The Outsider (1979)

R | 128 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.8
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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: 159

27. Bachelors Walk (2001–2003)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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The series revolves around three young men, Barry, Raymond and Michael, who share a house on Dublin's Batchelor's Walk.

Stars: Don Wycherley, Simon Delaney, Keith McErlean, Marcella Plunkett

Votes: 103

28. Echoes (1988– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Life in the small Irish town of Castle Bay in the 1950s.

Stars: Barbara Brennan, Bernie Downes, Eric Erskine, Robert Hines

Votes: 38

29. Rat (2000)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.9
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A woman becomes furious when her husband arrives home from the local pub and turns into a rat.

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Imelda Staunton, Frank Kelly, David Wilmot

Votes: 892 | Gross: $0.00M

30. Conspiracy of Silence (2003)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

A can of worms is opened within the Irish Catholic Church following two controversial incidents, the suicide of Frank Sweeney, a parish priest and the expulsion of Daniel McLaughlin, a ... See full summary »

Director: John Deery | Stars: Jonathan Forbes, Brenda Fricker, Niall O'Brien, Catherine Cusack

Votes: 344 | Gross: $0.00M

31. Goldfish Memory (2003)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A light-hearted look at the dangers and delights of dating in contemporary Dublin

Director: Liz Gill | Stars: Sean Campion, Flora Montgomery, Stuart Graham, Jean Butler

Votes: 1,639

32. Love Is the Drug (2004– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A relationship drama series set in Drogheda, Ireland which centers on the lives and loves of the young Kirwan family.

Stars: Allen Leech, Garrett Lombard, Chris Newman, Ruth Negga

Votes: 39

33. When Brendan Met Trudy (2000)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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53 Metascore

A teacher meets a woman who turns out to be a thief and they introduce each other to new things.

Director: Kieron J. Walsh | Stars: Peter McDonald, Flora Montgomery, Marie Mullen, Pauline McLynn

Votes: 1,250 | Gross: $0.13M

34. Rough Diamond (2006– )

Drama

7.5
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Beautiful rural Ireland. Elegant racehorses. Money. Family. A David and Goliath family drama pitting brilliant, but near bankrupt, young trainer Aidan against mega rich neighbour Mr. ... See full summary »

Stars: Conor Mullen, Stanley Townsend, Lorraine Pilkington, Eamon Morrissey

Votes: 59

35. Bella Block (1994– )

Crime

6.7
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For more than 20 years determined Hannelore Hoger on ZDF as former Hamburg police chief commissioner against criminals.

Stars: Hannelore Hoger, Hansjürgen Hürrig, Rudolf Kowalski, Devid Striesow

Votes: 158

36. On Home Ground (2001– )

Drama, Sport

7.3
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TV series about a GAA club in a fictional Irish small town. The team is hoping to finally win the country championship, a title which has eluded them so far.

Stars: Amy Huberman, Rory Keenan, Sean McGinley, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 18

37. Brond (1987– )

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Add a Plot

Stars: Stratford Johns, John Hannah, Louise Beattie, James Cosmo

Votes: 53

38. Who Bombed Birmingham? (1990 TV Movie)

105 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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In 1974, a pair of pub bombings rocked Birmingham, England. The terrorist attacks killed dozens of innocent civilians, and wounded many more. But another tragedy took place in their ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Beckham | Stars: Martin Shaw, John Hurt, Roger Allam, John Kavanagh

Votes: 79

39. The Year of the French (1982– )

Drama, History, War

7.8
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In 1798, a small force of French troops sail to Ireland to support the local rebels against the British forces under Lord Cornwallis.

Stars: Jean-Claude Drouot, Keith Buckley, François Perrot, Gilles Ségal

Votes: 25

40. Capital Letters (2004)

84 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Taiwo hopes to make a life for herself and her twin sister in the faraway city of Dublin. Fearing what may await her on her arrival, Taiwo makes a desperate bid for freedom from her Dublin ... See full summary »

Director: Ciarán O'Connor | Stars: Ruth Negga, Karl Shiels, Fergus Cardiff, Ger Carey

Votes: 23

41. Paddywhackery (2007– )

Comedy, Fantasy

7.6
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Bilingual (Irish/English) comedy series about Paddy, who after losing his job with a big international company, and then meeting the ghost of a long-dead Irishwoman whose Irish language ... See full summary »

Stars: Paddy C. Courtney, Fionnula Flanagan, Richard Morton, Siobhán O'Kelly

Votes: 14

42. The Life and Times of Henry Pratt (1992– )

240 min | Drama, Comedy

7.9
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Growing up in the North of England in the 1930's and 1940's, Henry Pratt spends his life searching for a means of survival and learning how to deal with his eccentric relationships along the way.

Stars: Dinah Stabb, Maggie O'Neill, Brian McGrath, Jack Deam

Votes: 16

43. The Last Bus Home (1997)

93 min | Drama

5.5
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Two young punks, Reena and Jessop, meet on the day the pope comes to Dublin in 1979. Their unholy alliance leads to bed and the formation of The Dead Patriots, a punk band. Three years ... See full summary »

Director: Johnny Gogan | Stars: Annie Ryan, Brían F. O'Byrne, Anthony Brophy, John Cronin

Votes: 34

44. Ailsa (1994)

75 min | Drama

8.1
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Miles Butler lives an uneventful life with his girlfriend until he discovers the body of his landlord in a neighbouring apartment. The tragedy of this moment makes a deep impression on ... See full summary »

Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Brendan Coyle, Andrea Irvine, Juliette Gruber, Gary Lydon

Votes: 30

45. Teeth (II) (2007)

2 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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A last laugh tale of two old friends, their teeth and a fishing trip that leaves them lost for words.

Directors: John Kennedy, Ruairí O'Brien | Stars: Niall O'Brien, Niall Toibin

Votes: 111

46. Insurrection (1966– )

Drama, History

7.9
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An eight part series dramatizing the Irish Easter Rising of 1916. The series was commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rising.

Stars: Ray McAnally, Eoin O'Súilleabháin, Gerry Alexander, Maurie Taylor

Votes: 16

47. Hide & Seek (2006– )

60 min | Drama

3.8
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Taking place over four consecutive days it follows events in the life of the Holden family. The main focus, however, is on Paul Holden a man suffering from increasingly traumatic nightmares about a terrible childhood tragedy he witnessed.

Stars: Michael McElhatton, Karl Geary, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Tito Long

Votes: 6

48. Situations Vacant (2008)

97 min | Comedy

5.8
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Some people live to work. Some people work to live. Dave Bracken works to love.

Director: Lisa Mulcahy | Stars: Diarmuid Noyes, Sam Corry, Shaun Dunne, Mary Murray

Votes: 20

49. Broken Harvest (1994)

97 min | Drama

6.3
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After the death of his mother, an Irish emigrant in New York remembers stories from the past in Ireland. These are stories of the rivalry between two men, who not only vied for the love of ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice O'Callaghan | Stars: Colin Lane, Marian Quinn, Niall O'Brien, Darren McHugh

Votes: 53

50. The Long Way Home (1995)

45 min | Drama

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Ray Priest leaves his wife, Maria, after they row at a family wedding. As he drives into the night he picks up a young hitch-hiker. The hitch-hiker is a mysterious character, sometimes ... See full summary »

Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Niall O'Brien, Phelim Drew, Anne Kent



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