Irish cinema

It's one of the wonderful aspects of being part of the Letterboxd community that we have access to so many other cinephiles entrenched in their own national cinema. Many's the time I've landed specific recommendations I might otherwise never have come across from a fellow user keen to spread the best of their homeland's output. So, to do my bit, here's a ranked list of all* Irish films I've seen, from the very high to the very—sometimes sadly very, very—low. Enjoy, and feel free to recommend more I haven't seen. I would never dare claim this as anything remotely close to definitive.

* Well not all, one could write—in fact I have written—an extensive essay on the very loose boundaries of Irish cinema. I've excluded films with Irish funding under any of the various EU schemes that aren't particularly Irish-themed, and even included some entirely non-Irish funded films that are obviously Irish-themed. It's all very confusing.

  • Garage

    1

  • What Richard Did

    2

  • Hunger

    3

  • Silence

    4

  • The Dead

    5

  • Adam & Paul

    6

  • In Bruges

    7

  • The Door

    8

  • The Magdalene Sisters

    9

  • Stella Days

    10

  • My Brothers

    11

  • Get the Picture

    12

  • The Snapper

    13

  • Six Shooter

    14

  • The Swell Season

    15

  • Knuckle

    16

  • Wonder House

    17

  • Five Minutes of Heaven

    18

  • A Film with Me in It

    19

  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    20

  • The Van

    21

  • The Land Before Time

    22

  • Once

    23

  • Citadel

    24

  • Rat

    25

  • The Commitments

    26

  • The General

    27

  • Bloody Sunday

    28

  • As If I Am Not There

    29

  • Grabbers

    30

  • His & Hers

    31

  • The Secret of Kells

    32

  • I Went Down

    33

  • Korea

    34

  • Shadow Dancer

    35

  • Pilgrim Hill

    36

  • Ailsa

    37

  • Death of a Superhero

    38

  • The Runway

    39

  • Blazing the Trail: The O'Kalems in Ireland

    40

  • In America

    41

  • Another Way Home

    42

  • Out There

    43

  • Tim Robinson: Connemara

    44

  • Haywire

    45

  • Kisses

    46

  • Foxes

    47

  • Sensation

    48

  • Perrier's Bounty

    49

  • Albert Nobbs

    50

  • A Year 'til Sunday

    51

  • Dublin 26.06.08: A Film in 4 Days

    52

  • The Guard

    53

  • Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne

    54

  • Parked

    55

  • Moore Street Masala

    56

  • The Silent City

    57

  • The Crush

    58

  • Outcast

    59

  • The Good Man

    60

  • Breakfast on Pluto

    61

  • The Tiger's Tail

    62

  • Goldfish Memory

    63

  • Charlie Casanova

    64

  • Isolation

    65

  • Zonad

    66

  • Leap Year

    67