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Scott R. Larson

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Irish-themed Films…

These are movies made in and/or about Ireland or featuring Irish characters or figures or are otherwise of possible interest to people interested in Ireland…

About Adam
The Actors
Ag Trasnú an Atlantaigh Dhuibh (Crossing the Black Atlantic)
Agin’ the Wall (short)
Agnes Browne
Aithrí (Penance)
All God’s Children (short)
Angela’s Ashes
The Angelus (short)
Any Last Words (short)
Ardeevan (short)
As na Ráillí (Off the Rails) (short)
Bachelor Boy (short)
Beloved Enemy
The Birthday (short)
Black Ice
Blessed Fruit (short)
The Book That Wrote Itself
Borstal Boy
The Boxer
The Boy from Mercury
The Boys & Girl from County Clare
Breakfast on Pluto
Brian Friel
The Brylcreem Boys
Buskers (short)
“But I Let It Pass…” (short)
The Butcher Boy
The Butterfly Collector (short)
Caca Milis (short)
The Callback Queen
The Case of Majella McGinty (short)
Catch Yourself On (short)
Celtic Maidens (short)
Chicken (short)
Circle of Friends
Clare Sa Spier (short)
Na Cloigne
The Closer You Get
Comm-Raid on The Potemkin (short)
The Commitments
Conspiracy of Silence
Coolockland (short)
Cowboys and Angels
Cré na Cille
The Crooked Mile
Dan Dan, Dad & Me
Dancing at Lughnasa
Darby O’Gill and the Little People
A Date for Mad Mary
The Dead
Dillusc (short)
The Disappearance of Finbar
Disco Pigs
Do Armed Robbers Have Love Affairs (short)
Doing Really Well (short)
Dream Kitchen (short)
Dreaming the Quiet Man
The Drummer and the Keeper
Elsewhere (short)
Essie’s Last Stand (short)
The Faeries of Blackheath Woods (short)
Fall Into Half-Angel (short)
Far and Away
The Farmer’s Wife (short)
Féileachán (Driving Lesson) (short)
The Field
The Fifth Province
Fifty Percent Grey (short)
A Film with Me in It
Finbar Lebowitz (short)
The Flag
Fluent Dysphasia (short)
Flush (short)
Fortune’s Wheel
Frankie (short)
Frankie Starlight
Freedom Highway: Songs of Resistance and Liberation
Full Circle (short)
The General
Gentleman Prizefighter
Give Up Yer Aul Sins (short)
Gold in the Streets
Goldfish Memory
Good Vibrations
The Guard
Half Full, Half Empty (short)
The Halo Effect
Handsome Devil
The Hardy Bucks Movie
Headwrecker (short)
Hill 16
His & Hers
Hit & Run (short)
Home Is the Hero
The Honeymooners
How About You
How Harry Became a Tree
How to Cheat in the Leaving Certificate
I Could Read the Sky
I Went Down
If I Should Fall from Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story
If These Walls Could Speak (short)
In America
In Bruges
In Loco Parentis (School Life)
In Loving Memory (short)
In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America
Into the West
Irish Destiny
The Irish Pub
It Came from Connemara
It’ll Always Be 11:16 (short)
Ivor the Insomniac (short)
The J Wanderer: On the Road in America
Jacob Wrestling with the Angel (short)
James Joyce: The Trials of Ulysses
Just a Little Bit of Love: A Tribute to Des Smyth (short)
Killing Bono
Killing the Afternoon (short)
King of the Travellers
Krapp’s Last Tape
Last Mango in Dublin (short)
The Last September
The Last Time (short)
Laws of Attraction
A Leap of Faith
Leap Year
Life in the Fast Lane (short)
Life’s a Breeze
Limbo (short)
Lón sa Spéir (Men at Lunch)
Lost & Found
Lotus (short)
(Dublin-born painter)
Lover’s Leap (short)
LSD ‘73 (short)
The Making of a Prodigy (short)
Man About Dog
The Matchmaker
Maze (short)
The McCourts of Limerick
Meeting Che Guevara and the Man from Maybury Hill (short)
Michael Collins
The Mighty Celt
Mister John
The Most Fertile Man in Ireland
Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie
My Friend Joe
An Náisiún (The Nation 1923)
Naked in Cuba (short)
Natural Grace
The Nephew
New Boy (short)
Night People
Night Train
Ninety Seconds (short)
No Man’s Land
The Nook (short)
The O’Briens
Older Than Ireland
Olive (short)
On the Edge
On the Nose
One Million Dubliners
Oscar Wilde: Spendthrift of Genius
Outcasts by Choice
P.S. I Love You
The Parting (short)
Pavee Lackeen
Phantom (short)
Photos to Send: People to Go Back To
Pilgrim Hill
Pitch ‘n’ Putt (short)
Positive Discrimination
Pride and Joy
Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx
The Quare Fellow
The Quiet Man
Racism (short)
The Rafters
The Randomer
Rocky Road to Dublin
The Runway
Satellites and Meteorites
The Sea
The Secret of Roan Inish
Shadow Dancer
Ship of Fools (short)
Short Order
Silent Grace
Sineater (short)
Sing Street
Six Semesters
Six Shooter (short)
Small Engine Repair
A Soldier’s Song (short)
Some Mother’s Son
Songs for Amy
Spin the Bottle
The Stag (The Bachelor Weekend)
Storm (short)
Stutterer (short)
Summer of the Flying Saucer
The Sun, the Moon and the Stars
Sunset Heights
Super-8 (short)
Sweety Barrett (The Tale of Sweety Barrett)
Teenage Kicks: The Undertones
Therapy (short)
This Is My Father
This Is the Sea
This Must Be the Place
Three Brothers
Titanic Town
To Russia with Love
Tommy Tiernan: Crooked Man
Tonight Is Cancelled – Irish production featuring an Irish character in Kosovo
Trojan Eddie
Tubberware (short)
2 by 4
Up the Country (short)
The Van
Veronica Guerin
Vox Humana (notes for a small opera)
Waking Ned Devine
War of the Buttons
Waterloo Dentures (short)
Way Past (short)
What Richard Did
When Brendan Met Trudy
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Winter’s End
Words Upon the Window Pane
The Yank
You and Me Tide (short)
The Young Offenders
Zulu 9 (short)

These movies that are not really about Ireland or the Irish but which include characters that are Irish, or at least ethnically Irish…

All Good Children
American Wedding (American Pie: The Wedding) (Irish-American characters)
Angels & Demons (Ewan McGregor as a Northern Ireland-born Camerlengo)
April Flowers (an Irish bartender at Kelly’s in Queens, New York)
August Rush (Jonathan Rhys Meyers as an Irish rocker in the US, directed by Kirsten Sheridan)
Back to the Future Part III (Marty meets his great-grandparents, Seamus and Maggie McFly)
Bedrooms and Hallways (Irish character)
Bend It Like Beckham (Jonathan Rhys Meyers coaches ladies soccer)
The Big Sleep (convoluted mystery involves missing IRA veteran Sean Regan)
Black Narcissus (Irish character)
The Blind Side (based on the true story of the family of Irish-American Sean Tuohy)
Bridesmaids (Chris O’Dowd as a cop with a definite non-Wisconsin accent)
Bridge of Spies (story of Irish-American James B. Donovan, whose daughter is played by Irish actor Eve Hewson)
Burke and Hare (two Irish serial killers in 19th century Edinburgh)
Claire Dolan (Irish-Americans)
Daredevil (Colin Farrell as an Irish super-villain)
The Departed (Irish-American cops and mobsters in south Boston)
The Devil’s Own
Doubt (various Irish-Americans, including a handyman who claims to be from Mullingar)
The Fog of War (documentary on a prominent Irish-American)
Gangs of New York (Irish in America)
Ghost Town – among the numerous phantoms: Irish Eddie
Good Will Hunting (Irish-Americans)
Gosford Park (includes an Irish maid)
The Groomsmen (Irish-Americans)
Gulliver’s Travels – inspired by Jonathan Swift
The Hallelujah Trail (Irish teamsters in the Old West)
A Hard Day’s Night (Dublin-born Wilford Brambell as Paul’s “very clean” Irish grandfather)
Heaven’s Gate – Richard Masur as an Irish station master named Cully
In a World… – Jason O’Mara as a randy hotel guest with a desired speaking accent
Inside Llewyn Davis – an Irish folk group sport some lovely jumpers
Johnny Was – Irish characters in Brixton
Last Chance Harvey (Bronagh Gallagher as Oonagh and Pascal Scott as Paddy the postman)
Liam (Irish in England)
A Long Way from Home – Brenda Fricker as an expat in the south of France
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
Machuca (an Irish priest in Chile)
The Magnificent Seven (Charles Bronson as a half-Irish/half-Mexican hired gun)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (crew includes an Irish surgeon/naturalist)
Match Point (Ambitious young Irishman in London)
Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood reads Yeats and speaks Gaelic)
Moon (Dominique McElligott as Sam Rockwell’s Irish wife)
The Music Man – Pert Kelton essaying one of the dodgiest but entertaining stage Irish accents on film
A Night to Remember (story of an Irish-built ship which includes a number of Irish characters)
On Broadway
Once Upon a Time in the West (hapless Irish family on the American frontier)
One Man’s Hero (Irish characters)
Open Range (Michael Gambon as ruthless Irish land baron)
Paris Was a Woman (includes Irish writers)
The Producers (features two of the most stereotyped Irish cops ever, plus one of the title characters has a name borrowed from James Joyce)
The Proposition (Irish outlaws in Australia)
Reds (Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson as Irish-American writers Louis Bryant and Eugene O’Neill)
Return to Me (Irish[/Italian]-Americans)
Ronin (includes Irish characters)
The Royal Tenenbaums (Irish[/Jewish]-Americans)
Shallow Hal (includes one sort-of Irish character)
She’s the One (Irish-Americans)
The Simpsons Movie (Lisa gets an Irish boyfriend)
Snatch (includes Irish characters)
Tears of the Sun (Irish nuns)
Titanic (includes Irish characters)
Velvet Goldmine (cameo by Oscar Wilde)
Wilde (Dublin-born writer)
Withnail & I (includes a memorable encounter in a republican pub)
You Kill Me (Irish-American gangsters, led by Dennis Farina, and Irish-American mourners at a wake figure prominently)

These movies are not specifically set in Ireland, but substantial filming was done on the Emerald Isle…

Alfred the Great
Botched – filmed mostly in Wickow, with various Irish actors playing Russians
Excalibur – filmed in Wicklow, Kerry and Tipperary; early roles for Gabriel Byrne and Liam Neeson
The Lobster – mostly filmed at Parknasilla Hotel in Sneeme, County Kerry
Love & Friendship – Irish co-production
Peaches – Irish production
The Reluctant Revolutionary – Irish co-production
Saving Private Ryan

Here are some movies that don’t have anything particularly to do with Ireland but which feature Irish talent…

Anna Karenina – Domhnall Gleeson, David Wilmot
Arthur – Geraldine Fitzgerald
About a Boy – Victoria Smurfit
Angel Baby – John Lynch
Atonement – Saoirse Ronan
Avatar – Peter Dillon as shuttle crew chief
Batman Begins – Liam Neeson, Cillian Murphy
Before and After – Liam Neeson
Begin Again – written and directed by John Carney
Being Julia – Michael Gambon
The Boat That Rocked (Pirate Radio) – Kenneth Branagh, Chris O’Dowd
Boy A – directed by John Crowley
The Bride of Frankenstein – Una O’Connor as the Frankenstein family’s hysterical servant
Brideshead Revisited – Michael Gambon
A Bright Shining Lie – directed by Terry George
Bright Young Things – Peter O’Toole
Calendar Girls – Ciarán Hinds
Camelot – Richard Harris as King Arthur
Canone inverso – making love – Gabriel Byrne
Captain America: Civil War – Tipperary’s Kerry Condon as the voice inside Iron Man’s suit
Celebrity – Kenneth Branagh
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – David Kelly
Children of the Revolution – directed by Shane O’Sullivan
Chocolat – Hugh O’Conor
A Christmas Carol (Scrooge) – directed by Brian Desmond Hurst
Christmas in Connecticut – Belfast-born Una O’Connor as a judgmental Irish maid
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – Liam Neeson
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – Liam Neeson
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian – Liam Neeson
City of Ember – Saoirse Ronan
Clash of the Titans – Liam Neeson, Liam Cunningham, Martin McCann
Cry, The Beloved Country – Richard Harris
Cuban Fury – Chris O’Dowd
Dante’s Peak – Pierce Brosnan
The Dark Knight – Cillian Murphy, briefly
The Dark Knight Rises – Liam Neeson, briefly
Dead Man – Gabriel Byrne
Dean Spanley – Peter O’Toole
Departure – Finbar Lynch and Niamh Cusack
Die Another Day – Pierce Brosnan
Dunkirk – Cillian Murphy and Barry Keoghan
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara make a brief cameo in a film clip of The Quiet Man, prompting young Henry Thomas to kiss the already-beautiful Erika Eleniak
The End of the Affair – Stephen Rea, directed by Neil Jordan
The End of Violence – Gabriel Byrne
Enemy of the State – Gabriel Byrne
The Farthest
Florence Foster Jenkins – John Kavanagh as Arturo Toscanini and Bríd Brennan as Kitty the maid
The Ghost (The Ghost Writer) – Pierce Brosnan
Gladiator – Richard Harris
Goldeneye – Pierce Brosnan
Goodbye Christopher Robin – Domhnall Gleeson
Goodbye Mr. Chips – Peter O’Toole
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Saoirse Ronan
The Grand Seduction – Brendan Gleeson in Newfoundland
Grand Theft Parsons – directed by David Caffrey
Gulliver’s Travels – Chris O’Dowd as a slimy miniature general
Hamlet [1996] – Kenneth Branagh
Hamlet [2000] – Karl Geary
Hanna – Saoirse Ronan
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Richard Harris, Kenneth Branagh, Fiona Shaw, Devon Murray
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – Brendan Gleeson, Evanna Lynch, Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Gambon (briefly), Fiona Shaw (very briefly)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – Michael Gambon, Evanna Lynch, Domhnall Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds, Devon Murray
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Devon Murray
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Michael Gambon, Evanna Lynch, Devon Murray
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Evanna Lynch, Devon Murray
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) – Richard Harris, Fiona Shaw, Devon Murray
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Michael Gambon, Fiona Shaw, Devon Murray
The Haunting – Liam Neeson
The Hippopotamus – Fiona Shaw
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – James Nesbitt and Aidan Turner play dwarves
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – James Nesbitt and Aidan Turner play dwarves one last time
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – James Nesbitt and Aidan Turner still playing dwarves
A Home at the End of the World – Colin Farrell
Horrible Bosses – Colin Farrell
How to Steal a Million – Peter O’Toole
An Ideal Husband (adapted from Oscar Wilde’s play)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – Colin Farrell
Imagine This (short) – directed by John Callaghan
In Dreams – directed by Neil Jordan with Stephen Rea as a psychiatrist
Inception – Cillian Murphy
Is This Now – Brigid Shine
Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell – Peter O’Toole
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten – inevitable interview with Bono
The King’s Speech – Michael Gambon as King George V
Kingdom of Heaven – Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson
Lady Bird – Saoirse Ronan as a Sacramento teen
Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man – U2 pay tribute and perform with Montreal’s troubadour
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou – Michael Gambon
Life During Wartime – Ciarán Hinds
Lincoln – Naturalized Irishman Daniel Day-Lewis’s third Oscar-winning lead role
A Royal Night Out – Jack Reynor
A Long Way Down – Pierce Brosnan
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – songs by Enya
The Loss of Sexual Innocence – Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Love Actually – Liam Neeson
Love Punch – Pierce Brosnan
Loving – Ruth Negga
Mamma Mia! – Pierce Brosnan
The Man in the Iron Mask – Gabriel Byrne
Man of La Mancha – Peter O’Toole
Marie Antoinette – Jamie Dornan as a seductive count
Margot at the Wedding – Ciarán Hinds
Mars Attacks! – Pierce Brosnan
McLintock! – Maureen O’Hara
Miami Vice – Colin Farrell as Sonny Crockett and Ciarán Hinds as an FBI agent
A Mighty Heart – Irish co-production
Milk (short) – Brenda Fricker
Millions – James Nesbitt
Mindhorn – amusing cameo by Kenneth Branagh
Minority Report – Colin Farrell
Miracle on 34th Street – Maureen O’Hara
Les Misérables – Colm Wilkinson as a kindly bishop
Mission: Impossible 2 – Brendan Gleeson
Moll Flanders – John Lynch
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – Robert Sheehan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Aidan Turner
Mrs. Doubtfire – Pierce Brosnan
My Favorite Year – Peter O’Toole
My Kingdom – Richard Harris
My Week with Marilyn – Kenneth Branagh plays Laurence Olivier
Never Say Never Again – Gavan O’Herlihy as Kim Basinger’s ill-fated brother
Nine – Irish resident and citizen Daniel Day-Lewis
Notes on a Scandal – Andrew Simpson
On a Clear Day – Sean McGinley
One Chance – Colm Meaney
The Others – Fionnula Flanagan and Elaine Cassidy
The Parent Trap – Maureen O’Hara
The Phantom of the Opera – Ciarán Hinds as co-manager of the Paris Opera
Phantom Thread – allegedly final film performance by Wicklow man Daniel Day-Lewis
Poison Pen – Irish production with a largely Irish cast and crew
Pride – Irishman Andrew Scott playing a Welshman and American Ben Schnetzer playing an Irishman
Ratatouille – Peter O’Toole
Red Eye – Cillian Murphy
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Chavez: Inside the Coup) – directed by Kim Bartley and Donnacha O’Briain
The Road Within – Robert Sheehan
Robin and Marian – Richard Harris as Richard the Lionheart
Robin Hood – Gerard McSorley as Baron Fitzrobert and Ciaran Flynn as Loop
The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Belfast’s Patricia Quinn as Magenta, a domestic
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Ian McElhinney as General Dodonna and Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma
Room – Irish co-production directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Emma Donoghue
S.W.A.T. – Colin Farrell
Saving Mr. Banks – Colin Farrell plays Emma Thompson’s father
Seraphim Falls – Pierce Brosnan and Liam Neeson!
Shanghai Knights – Aidan Gillen
Shaun of the Dead – Dylan Moran
Den Skaldede Frisør (Love Is All You Need) – Pierce Brosnan as an expat in Denmark and Italy
Sixty Six – Stephen Rea as an asthma specialist and Sean McGinley as band leader from Cork
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow – Michael Gambon
Spectre – Andrew Scott as C
Spider – Gabriel Byrne
The Spiderwick Chronicles – Sarah Bolger
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – Cyril Cusack as “Control”; filmed at County Wicklow’s Ardmore Studios
St. Vincent – Chris O’Dowd as a teaching priest
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace – Liam Neeson
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens – Domhnall Gleeson (as General Hux) and Skellig Michael (as Luke Skywalker’s retreat)
Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi – Domhnall Gleeson (again as General Hux) and Skellig Michael and southwest Kerry as “the most unfindable place in the galaxy”
Stardust – Peter O’Toole, David Kelly
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker) – Sarah Bolger
Straight to Hell – Shane MacGowan and other Pogues
The Stunt Man – Peter O’Toole
The Sum of All Fears – Ciarán Hinds
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – Jayne Wisener as the ingénue Johanna
The Tailor of Panama – Pierce Brosnan, Brendan Gleeson (Irish co-production)
The Thin Man – Roscommon-born Maureen O’Sullivan
The Thomas Crown Affair – Pierce Brosnan
Thor – directed by Kenneth Branagh
Thor: The Dark World – Chris O’Dowd as Jane Foster’s hapless suitor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – written and directed by Irish-passport-holder Martin McDonagh and featuring Tipperary’s Kerry Condon as the billboard office secretary
The Time Machine – Samantha and Omero Mumba
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Ciarán Hinds
Titus – Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Tomorrow Never Dies – Pierce Brosnan
Transamerica – Fionnula Flanagan
Troy – Brendan Gleeson, Peter O’Toole
True Grit – Domhnall Gleeson, Jarlath Conroy
The World Is Not Enough – Pierce Brosnan
28 Days Later – Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson
Venus – Peter O’Toole
A View to a Kill – Alison Doody as Bond girl Jenny Flex
The Village – Brendan Gleeson
X+Y (A Beautiful Young Mind) – Martin McCann
X-Men: Days of Future Past – Michael Fassbender
X-Men: First Class – Michael Fassbender