The Best Movies About Ireland

Mar 13, 2024 | Geography, Movies

Are you ready to explore the Emerald Isle through the silver screen? Ireland has captured the hearts of audiences with its awe-inspiring landscapes, rich history, and unique culture. And what better way to experience this enchanting country than through film? From heartwarming comedies to gripping dramas, Ireland’s diverse movie scene has something for everyone. So grab a pint of Guinness and get comfortable, as we journey through the best movies about Ireland that will leave you feeling charmed and captivated. So sit back, relax, and let us take you on a cinematic adventure through the Emerald Isle.


1. Finding You (2021)

Finding YouAs the golden sun set over the rugged cliffs of an Irish coastal village, an unlikely romance was about to unfold. The tranquil solitude was shattered by the arrival of a heartthrob movie star and his entourage, there to film his latest fantasy-action flick.






2. Hidden Ireland (2023)

Hidden IrelandExperience the vibrant and captivating landscapes of Ireland with your host, Peter Greenberg. Follow along as he takes you on a journey through both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, uncovering hidden gems in Dublin, Belfast, Cape Clear, and beyond. From iconic landmarks like the Cliffs of Moher to luxurious escapes at Ashford Castle, get ready for an unforgettable adventure filled with rich culture, stunning scenery, and endless possibilities.






3. As Luck Would Have It (2021)

As Luck Would Have ItLindsey’s business savvy led her to Ireland, where she found the perfect plot of land for a luxurious retreat. However, she was met with skepticism from the locals who were protective of their small town’s traditions. Determined to prove herself and win them over, Lindsey decides to participate in the town’s annual matchmaking festival.






4. An Irish Goodbye (2022)

Nestled in the rolling hills of rural Northern Ireland, a quaint farmhouse stands as the setting for ‘An Irish Goodbye’, a darkly comedic tale of two estranged brothers. Turlough and Lorcan are forced to put their differences aside when they receive news of their mother’s passing (played by the brilliant Michelle Fairley).


5. Wild Mountain Thyme (2020)

In the rolling hills of Ireland, a love story unfolds between two stubborn souls. Rosemary Muldoon, a fiery and determined farmer, has her sights set on winning the heart of her neighbor, Anthony Reilly. But Anthony seems completely oblivious to her charms, hindered by a mysterious family curse.


6. The Wonder (2022)

From the acclaimed author of “Room” comes a mesmerizing story that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew. Starring the talented Florence Pugh, this film brings to life the gripping narrative of Anna O’Donnell, a young girl from Ireland who is said to have stopped eating at the age of eleven.


7. TWISTERS (1996)

From the creators of iconic film franchises such as Jurassic Park, The Bourne series, and Indiana Jones comes a modern take on the 1996 hit disaster movie, Twister. Helmed by acclaimed director Lee Isaac Chung, known for his Oscar-nominated work in Minari, Twisters features an all-star cast including Golden Globe nominee Daisy Edgar-Jones (Where the Crawdads Sing, Normal People) and Glen Powell (Anyone But You, Top Gun: Maverick), portraying two opposing forces who must band together to understand and possibly conquer the immense power of tornadoes.


8. Black 47 (2018)

In the midst of Ireland’s Great Famine, soldier Feeney returns home from battle only to find his country in ruins. His mother has starved to death and his brother has been unjustly hanged by the British. Fuelled by grief and anger, Feeney sets out on a journey for revenge against those who have caused so much pain and suffering.


9. The Fabelmans (2022)

The Fabelmans is a highly anticipated film directed and written by the legendary Steven Spielberg. Collaborating with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, known for his brilliant works such as Angels in America and Caroline, or Change, Spielberg has once again crafted a masterpiece.

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