What is The Best Irish Film Of All Time?

The Dubliner magazine, together with Jamesons Irish Whiskey.. Mmmm.. are asking What is the Best Irish Film of All Time?. In order to qualify, the film you choose must satisfy two of the following requirements: 1. Made in Ireland 2. Irish director 3. Irish producer 4. Starring Irish actors… and they’ve got plenty of excellent films to choose from.. and a few not-so-excellent.. Far and Away??.. sheesh.. but they will accept other nominations.. Excalibur?.. As long as it isn’t The Quiet Man.. *shakes head*

  • Chester

    The Quiet Man, to me, is one of the most enjoyable movies I have ever seen. The fact that it happens to be of an Irish persuasion is irrelevant. It’s a warm, happy movie that people with good in their hearts can relate to and really enjoy. For the rest of you, I’m sorry.

    Certainly, there were a number of Irish actors and actresses in it, and the location filming adds to its authenticity as well.

    In any case, it doesn’t seem worth arguing about, everybody is entitled to his or her own opinion, and no one is likely to change another’s opinion.

    Darby O’Gill and the Little People runs a close second to The Quiet Man (OK, I realize it might not officially qualify, but it sure makes me think Ireland!).

  • Chester

    The Quiet Man, to me, is one of the most enjoyable movies I have ever seen. The fact that it happens to be of an Irish persuasion is irrelevant. It’s a warm, happy movie that people with good in their hearts can relate to and really enjoy. For the rest of you, I’m sorry.

    Certainly, there were a number of Irish actors and actresses in it, and the location filming adds to its authenticity as well.

    In any case, it doesn’t seem worth arguing about, everybody is entitled to his or her own opinion, and no one is likely to change another’s opinion.

    Darby O’Gill and the Little People runs a close second to The Quiet Man (OK, I realize it might not officially qualify, but it sure makes me think Ireland!).

  • Pacman

    The Boondock Saints should qualify hands down. Ultra violent but totally hilarious.

  • JFD

    Best irish movie;

    Spare me the tweeness of the past.

    I think ‘guilt trip’ was fantastic, as was the recent ‘Halo Effect’.

    However I think the best Irish film never made would be ‘Eureka Street’ – I’d sell me granny to see that on the big screen.

  • smokey

    the quiet man is popular in many counties of the world as it has some grand footage of the countryside of ireland. it tells a story which many of us have forgotten in the modern age of voilence and bad language which appears to be the standard of todays movies. i for one don’t know many of the other movies listed but i do know TQM and as it was asked for your personal vote for the movie that you liked then each to our own and we should have the right to vote for the movie we liked the best without having to defend our choice. i feel if a movie will help with the tourism to the country why put it down it has to be doing something right to get the people over to ireland and spending the tourist dollar there

  • ssr

    ‘man about dog’,’the commitments’ or ‘the van’ should win, and I’m sure there’s more brilliant film’s that I can’t think of now. Personally, when it comes to making Irish films, I think the comedies are always the best

  • Tochais Síoraí

    100 posts so far and no-one’s mentioned Eat the Peach, surely the Irish film of the early 80s and a cert in any Irish Top 10.

  • Roger

    Seems I’m not the only one whom thinks that TQM is the best Irish movie.

  • maca

    Coincidentally, guess what film was on here (in Finland) yesterday … i’ll give a few clues: John Wayne … a red haired cailín … paddywhackery … TQM ! Dat’s right Surr, to be sure. It seems no nation is spared!

  • James Boyle

    What about Saving Private Ryan. Made in Ireland with some minor Irish actors and thousands of FCA extras.

  • Alan McDonald

    Maca,

    What are you doing in Finland? My wife has been there twice and is a huge fan of the country. Is it a lot like Ireland, as I suspect, what with all the bogs and all? Except for the reindeer and saunas, that is. And the north of Finland is almost like a different country, isn’t it?

    Oh yes, and the Finns sincerely hate their eastern neighbors, the Russians, causing them to end up on the wrong side during WWII.

  • Alan McDonald

    Oh, and sorry, I forgot to say something about movies….

    Oh, yes, Cillian Murphy from Cork is in the new Batman movie! And, Liam Neeson of Ballymena, too.