Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ireland on Film 3: 50 Films Featuring Irish Characters Abroad

Top: In the Name of the Father, Claire Dolan
Bottom: Snatch, Gangs of New York

I’ve included films about Irish-Americans, Irish-Australians etc only if their ‘Irishness’ is heavily emphasised in the story. I’ve added details just for a few of the lesser-known films



Set in the US

1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
2. Ash Wednesday (2002)
3. Black Irish (2007)
4. Blown Away (1994)
5. Claire Dolan (1998) 
6. Gangs Of New York (2002)
7. Going My Way (1944)
8. In America (2002)
9. Kill the Irishman (2011) 
10. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
11. Miller’s Crossing (1990)
12. Open Range (2003)  
13. Rattle and Hum (1988)
14. Road to Perdition (2002)
15. State of Grace (1990)
16. Studs Lonigan (1960)
17. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
18. The Boondock Saints (2000)
19. The Brothers McMullen (1995) 
20. The Cardinal (1963) 
21. The Devil's Own (1997) 
22. The Fighter (2010)
23. The Fighting 69th (1940) with James Cagney, Pat O'Brien
24. The Jackal (1997)
25. The Lady from Shanghai (1948) with Orson Welles as an Irishman
26. The Last Hurrah (1958) with Spencer Tracy
27. The Long Gray Line (1955) 
28. The Molly Maguires (1970) 
29. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Set in Britain

30. Ae Fond Kiss... (2004) 
31. Becoming Jane (2007) film concerns Jane Austen’s Irish romantic interest
32. Felicia's Journey (1999) with Bob Hoskins
33. Hennessy (1975) with Rod Steiger as an IRA man
34. In the Name of the Father (1993) 
35. No Surrender (1985) 
36. Patriot Games (1992)
37. Snatch (2000)
38. The Eagle Has Landed (1977) (Britain and Germany)
39. The Long Good Friday (1980)
40. The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)/Oscar Wilde (1960)/Wilde (1997)

Set in other countries

41. Duck, You Sucker! (1972) (Mexico)
42. Finian's Rainbow (1968) (The mythical state of Missitucky)
43. In Bruges (2008) (Belgium)
44. Murphy’s War (1971) (Venezuela)
45. Ned Kelly (1970 and 2004) (Australia)
46. Ronin (1998) (France)
47. The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition (2000) (Antarctica) 
48. The Irishman (1978) (Australia)
49. The Luck Of Ginger Coffey (1964) from Brian Moore’s novel (Canada)
50. The Sundowners (1960)  (Australia)




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