Written and directed: Neil Jordan Starring: Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts, Aidan Quinn, Alan Rickman, Sean McGinley and Stephen Rea. Nominated for two Oscars. Plot: After the disastrous defeat of Irish rebels by superior British forces during the Easter Week rebellion of 1916, Michael Collins develops new strategies for the independence of Ireland. His tactics include […]

Director: John Boorman Starring: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Gabriel Byrne, Liam Neeson, Cherie Lunghi, Nicholas Clay. Plot: As the title would suggest, the film follows the travels of the legendary sword Excalibur through Arthurian myth, from the violent, powerful hands of Uther Pendragon, to a long-years’ rest in the stone to being redrawn by Uther’s […]

Director: Mel Gibson Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Sean McGinley, Patrick McGoohan, Brendan Gleeson, Brian Cox, Plot: William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace’s father and […]

Director: Joel Schumacher Starring: Cate Blanchett, Gerard McSorley, Brenda Fricker, Colin Farrell and many more. Plot: Based on the true story about Irish journalist Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett), a reporter for The Sunday Independent, who exposed some of Dublin’s most powerful crime barons and drug lords in 1996. But later that year she was gunned […]

Director: Kevin Reynolds Starring: James Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, and Henry Cavill. Plot: The Count of Monte Cristo’ is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes’ girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned […]

Director: John Boorman Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Jon Voight, Maria Doyle-Kennedy, Angeline Ball and many more. Plot: The General is the movie based on the real life goings-on of gangster Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the IRA, the UVF and members […]

Director: Tommy O’Haver Starring: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwis, Joanne Lumley, Minnie Driver and Vivica A. Fox. Plot: Based on Gail Carson Levine’s award winning novel, this is the story of Ella, a young woman who was given a “gift” of obedience by a fairy named Lucinda. Anything anyone tells her to do, she […]

Director: Jim Sheridan Starring: Daniel Day Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Ray McAnally, and Fiona Shaw. Double Oscar Winner in 1990. Plot: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural […]

Director: Mike Newell Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, David Kelly, Colm Meaney, Brendan Gleeson, Ciaran Fitzgerald and Ruaidhri Conroy. Plot: A beautiful white stallion, called Tir na nOg, appears mysteriously to a Traveller grandfather and his two grandsons in an Irish slum. The younger of the two boys is the only one who can control […]

Director: Anand Tucker Starring: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode & Adam Scott Plot: Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, to propose to her boyfriend Jeremy on February 29, leap day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who is proposed to on a leap day must accept it. While mid-flight to Dublin, there is a storm […]