Good Irish Movies?

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  1. Nick_Scott

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    My wife is Irish-American, and loves everything "irish".

    She is asking for some DVD/Tapes of Irish films for Chrismas, and I am looking for suggestions.

    She likes films that have alot of Irish culture, geography, accents, history, etc.

    She has:
    Michael Collins.
    Angelas Ashes
    Quiet Man
    Matchmaker (terrible movie, but Excellent scenery).
    Waking Ned Divine.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Sean Campbell

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    'Into the West' is a pretty good movie, a charming fantasy about two kids from the northside of Dublin and their relationship with a magical white horse.
    It's been one of my favourite movies since I first saw it in the early 90s. Plenty of great scenery in the second half.
     
  3. SteveGon

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    Here's some more:

    The Commitments

    Odd Man Out

    I See a Dark Stranger

    The Eternal

    The Secret of Roan Inish

    Evelyn



    All of those are on DVD. [​IMG]
     
  4. Nick_Scott

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    I've seen the Secret of Roan Inish, and its pretty good. I think I'll put it on the list.

    The commitments is "dublin irish", so not really irish, as my wife would say. [​IMG]

    -nick
     
  5. Steve Christou

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    Shouldn't the topic header be 'Good Oirish Movies?'.[​IMG]

    Arggh begorrah! Oi'd recommend that classic Tom Cruise - Nicole Kidman epic
    Far and Away one of those good bad films [or should that be bad good films?],
    Tom Cruise's fookin' oirish accent was a corker! Aye! [​IMG]

    For oirish accents you canna beat Colin 'feckin' Farrell, well he actually is Irish!
     
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    The Boondock Saints? [​IMG]
     
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    Not a lot of history, but lotsa accents: The Crying Game. However, unless this has been re-released, it's the worse fucking DVD I have ever seen.

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    Holadem
     
  9. Nick_Scott

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    I just read up on: Odd man out and I see a dark Stranger on IMDB.

    They sound like great movies, though probobly not my wifes type. I might just get them for myself. How is the tranfer?

    Nick
     
  10. SteveGon

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    The transfers on ISADS and OMO are perfectly acceptable, all things considered. Definitely worth picking up.
     
  11. Richard Kim

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    How about Barry Lyndon?
     
  12. Sean Moon

    Sean Moon Cinematographer

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    Millers Crossing is kinda Irish themed.
     
  13. Jeremy_Watson

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    I'd also recommend The Field (1990), has an amazing performance by Richard Harris.
     
  14. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    `John Ford made an interesting film titled The Informer set in Ireland in the 20s. Not his best and unlike any of his Westerns, it is worth a watch.
     
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    John Huston's film version of James Joyce's The Dead (1987) is worth a viewing. Many didn't like it; I thought it was OK. I don't think it's available, or ever has been available, on DVD.
     
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    I would recommend The Boxer with Daniel Day Lewis. It's a very good movie that you rarely hear anything about. It's about an Irish boxer and his dealings with the IRA.
     
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    Isn't In the Name of the Father an Irish movie? In any event, it's still a great movie.
     
  18. Jason Seaver

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    There's a great movie by Jim Sheridan (The Boxer, In The Name Of The Father, My Left Foot) coming to theaters this fall called In America, about a family of Irish immigrants in New York City. Probably won't be out on DVD until sometime next year, but it'll be well worth an evening out (it was the closing film at the Boston Irish Film Festival this spring).
     
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    Just about anything John Ford made usually has a lot of Oirish in it--one unexpected one that really stands out is The Long Gray Line; not set in Ireland but the major characters are Irish and they hugely play up that angle.
    My review:
    http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/sho...w.php3?ID=2885
     
  20. Steve Christou

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    Ooo arrr aye and begorrah, how aboot dem Leprechaun films? An Oirish vershon of Frody Krooger and there's probly aboot 8 or 9 of dem too! I think I saw the first on a video rental many Guinness's agoo, all I coon remember then was som fookin' ugly short bloke in a funny coot, that was the video shop guy, coon't remember the film...
     

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