Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ireland on Film 1: 100 Irish Films (20 Great Ones and 80 Other Famous Ones)


20 Really Good Films about Ireland

1.        Angel (Neil Jordan, 1982)
2.        Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
3.        Bloody Sunday (Paul Greengrass, 2002)
4.        Cal (Pat O’Conner, 1984)
5.        Hidden Agenda (Ken Loach, 1990)
6.        Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008)
7.        Intermission (John Crowley, 2003)
8.        Lamb (Colin Gregg, 1985)
9.        Michael Collins (Neil Jordan, 1996)
10.      My Left Foot (Jim Sheridan, 1989)
11.      Odd Man Out (Carol Reed, 1947)
12.      The Boxer (Jim Sheridan, 1997)
13.      The Commitments (Alan Parker, 1991)
14.      The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992)
15.      The General (John Boorman, 1998)
16.      The Guard (John Michael McDonagh, 2011)
17.      The Magdalene Sisters (Peter Mullan, 2002)
18.      The Quiet Man (John Ford, 1952)
19.      The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Ken Loach, 2006)
20.      Ulysses (Joseph Strick, 1967)


  
80 Other Notable Films Set in Ireland

  1. A Film With Me In It (Ian Fitzgibbon, 2008) with Dylan Moran
  2. A Man of No Importance (Suri Krishnamma, 1994) with Albert Finney
  3. A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man (Joseph Strick, 1977) from James Joyce’s novel
  4. A Prayer For The Dying (Mike Hodges, 1987) with Mickey Rourke. Script by Irish playwright Martin Lynch.
  5. A Quiet Day In Belfast (Milad Bessada, 1974) with Margot Kidder
  6. A Sense Of Loss (Marcel Ophüls, 1973) documentary featuring Bernadette Devlin and Ian Paisley
  7. A Terrible Beauty (Tay Garnett, 1960) with Robert Mitchum       
  8. Acceptable Levels (John Davies, 1985)
  9. Adam and Paul (Leonard Abrahamson, 2004)
  10. Agnes Browne (Angelica Huston, 1999)
  11. Albert Nobbs (Rodrigo García, 2011)
  12. Angela's Ashes (Alan Parker, 1999) from Frank McCourt’s memoir
  13. Anne Devlin (Pat Murphy, 1984)
  14. Borstal Boy (Peter Sheridan, 2000) from the book by Brendan Behan
  15. Breakfast on Pluto (Neil Jordan, 2005)
  16. Captain Boycott (Frank Launder, 1947,) with Stewart Granger
  17. Captain Lightfoot (Douglas Sirk, 1955) with Rock Hudson
  18. Circle Of Friends (Pat O’Conner, 1995) 
  19. Da (Matt Clark, 1987) with Martin Sheen
  20. Dancing At Lughnasa (Pat O’Conner, 1998) with Meryl Steep
  21. Darby O'Gill and the Little People (Robert Stevenson, 1959) with Sean Connery
  22. Disco Pigs (Kirsten Sheridan, 2001)
  23. Eat the Peach (Peter Ormrod, 1986)
  24. Elephant (Alan Clarke, 1989) Short film
  25. Evelyn (Bruce Beresford, 2003) with Pierce Brosnan
  26. Far and Away (Ron Howard, 1992) with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
  27. Garage (Leonard Abrahamson, 2007) C.I.C.A.E. Award at Cannes
  28. Girl With Green Eyes (Desmond Davis, 1963) with Rita Tushingham
  29. High Spirits (Neil Jordan, 1988) with Peter O’Toole
  30. How About You... (Anthony Byrne, 2007) from Maeve Binchy’s short story
  31. I See a Dark Stranger (Frank Launder, 1946) with Deborah Kerr and Trevor Howard.
  32. I Went Down (Paddy Breathnach, 1997)
  33. Into the West (Mike Newell, 1992) with Gabriel Byrne and Ellen Barkin
  34. Juno and the Paycock (Alfred Hitchcock, 1930) from Sean O’Casey’s play
  35. Killing Bono (Nick Hamm, 2011)
  36. Man of Aran (Robert Flaherty, 1934) Classic anthropological documentary
  37. Nora (Pat Murphy, 2000) with Ewan McGregor as James Joyce
  38. Oh Mr Porter (Marcel Varnel, 1937) Classic Will Hay comedy
  39. Once (John Carney, 2006)
  40. Ondine (Neil Jordan, 2010)
  41. Ordinary Decent Criminal (Thaddeus O'Sullivan, 2000) with Kevin Spacey
  42. Ourselves Alone (Brian Desmond Hurst 1936)
  43. Parnell (John M. Stahl, 1937) with Clark Gable
  44. Perrier's Bounty (Ian Fitzgibbon, 2009) with Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson
  45. Philadelphia, Here I Come! (John Quested, 1975) from the Brian Friel play
  46. Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx (Waris Hussein, 1970) with Gene Wilder
  47. Reefer and the Model (Joe Commerford, 1989)
  48. Return to Glennascaul (1953) with Orson Welles (short film)
  49. Ryan's Daughter (David Lean, 1970)
  50. Shake Hands With The Devil (1959) with James Cagney
  51. Some Mother's Son (Terry George, 1996)
  52. Song For a Raggy Boy (Aisling Walsh, 2003) with Aidan Quinn
  53. Tara Road (Gillies MacKinnon, 2005) from Maeve Binchy’s novel, starring Andie McDowell, set in US and Ireland
  54. The Blackwater Lightship (John Erman, 2004) (TV  movie) with Dianne Wiest , Gina McKee & Angela Lansbury, based on Colm Toibin's novel
  55. The Butcher Boy (Neil Jordan, 1997)
  56. The Country Girls (Desmond Davis, 1984) (TV  movie) with Sam Neill, from Edna O’Brien’s novel
  57. The Dead (John Huston, 1987)
  58. The Field (Jim Sheridan, 1990) with Richard Harris
  59. The Gentle Gunman (Basil Dearden ,1952) with John Mills and Dirk Bogarde
  60. The Informant (Jim McBride, 1997) IRA Story with Timothy Dalton
  61. The Informer (John Ford, 1935)
  62. The Last of the High Kings (David Keating, 1996) with Christina Ricci and Gabriel Byrne 
  63. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (Jack Clayton, 1987) from Brian Moore’s novel
  64. The Matchmaker (Mark Joffe, 1997) with Janeane Garofalo
  65. The Nephew (Eugene Brady 1998) with Pierce Brosnan
  66. The Playboy of the Western World (Brian Desmond Hurst, 1963) from the JM Synge play
  67. The Plough And The Stars (John Ford, 1936) from the Sean O’Casey play, with Barbara Stanwyck
  68. The Quare Fellow (Arthur Dreifuss, 1962) from the Brendan Behan play
  69. The Rising Of The Moon (John Ford, 1957) with Tyrone Power
  70. The Secret of Roan Inish (John Sayles, 1994)
  71. The Snapper (Stephen Frears, 1993) from Roddy Doyle’s novel
  72. The Van (Stephen Frears, 1996) from Roddy Doyle’s novel
  73. This Is My Father (Paul Quinn 1998) with James Caan
  74. This Is The Sea (Mary McGuckian, 1997) with Richard Harris
  75. Titanic Town (Roger Michell, 1998) with Julie Walters
  76. Troubles (Christopher Morahan, 1988) TV Movie adaptation of JG Farrell’s novel, with Sean Bean
  77. Veronica Guerin (Joel Schumacher, 2003) with Cate Blanchett
  78. Waking Ned Devine (Kirk Jones, 1998)
  79. When Brendan Met Trudy (Kieron J. Walsh, 2000) written by Roddy Doyle
  80. Young Cassidy (Jack Cardiff, John Ford, 1965) from Sean O’Casey’s Autobiography
  

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