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Initial post: 15 Apr 2012 17:15:45 BDT
Song for a raggy boy and Ryan's daughter are two of my favourites, I also enjoyed The Wind that shakes the Barley.

Posted on 15 Apr 2012 17:27:49 BDT
J.Yasimoto says:
It's "The Butcher Boy" for me...

Posted on 15 Apr 2012 20:03:29 BDT
gille liath says:
I have to say I find most recent Irish (or, as they often are, Oirish) films unbearable. Ryan's Daughter is brilliant visually, though a bit wobbly as a story; and I know it's cheesy, but I have a soft spot for The Quiet Man. It's really a sort of film version of Spancil Hill, an expat's fantasy of a dream Ireland.

Woman o' the house: where's my tay?

Posted on 16 Apr 2012 15:54:07 BDT
Huck Flynn says:
Darby O'Gill and the litttle people
Crying Game
Once
fewer than i thought

Posted on 16 Apr 2012 19:16:42 BDT
The Guard [DVD]

Posted on 16 Apr 2012 22:35:25 BDT
Cheddarwasp says:
I thought THE GUARD was brilliant. On a more serious note I thought Peter Mullan's film THE MAGDALENE SISTERS (2002) was excellent and probably up there with ANGELA'S ASHES (1999) and THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY (2006) as my favourites.

Posted on 16 Apr 2012 22:55:40 BDT
Post Soviet says:
My fave is Adam And Paul [DVD] [2004], bittersweet black comedy about two Dublin heroin junkies. Recommend.

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 02:03:46 BDT
Finian's Rainbow [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 03:05:50 BDT
Anita says:
'In The Name Of The Father'

I second 'Angela's Ashes' and perhaps "Magdalene Sisters'

Posted on 18 Apr 2012 12:14:38 BDT
Randy Lahey says:
'Far and Away'. Ha ha ha ha ha! Only joking. That was appalling.
'The Commitments' gets my vote!

Posted on 18 Apr 2012 14:02:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Apr 2012 14:14:27 BDT
ronq says:
Quiet Man - John Wayne
Circle Of Friends (Special Edition) [DVD]
Circle of Friends was a great surprise when I first saw it. I had not read this Maeve Binchy book but the film version was a delight.
The Quiet Man got my attention when at the age of 7 I was taken to see it by my single mum who was a big fan of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara and probably missing a lot of romance.

Posted on 22 Apr 2012 18:30:56 BDT
Tikka says:
Patriot Games - teacherous Fenians disposed of one by one - mostly by each other....

Posted on 22 Apr 2012 22:40:26 BDT
Veronica Guerin

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 12:16:57 BDT
Mrs T E Dunn says:
Totally agree

Posted on 30 Apr 2012 17:46:45 BDT
The wine that shakes the barley

truly shows absolutely disgusting practices of the black and tans

up the IRa

Posted on 3 May 2012 00:43:45 BDT
"Darby O'GILL And The Little People".

I loved watching it as a widdle fellah and still have it in my DVD collection.

Posted on 3 May 2012 10:33:58 BDT
easytiger says:
'No Surrender' just about sums it up.

Posted on 13 May 2012 12:32:00 BDT
The quite man for me, I love the fighting scene

Posted on 13 May 2012 21:05:46 BDT
H. Renshaw says:
I've enjoyed most Irish films, but the best Scottish film that stayed with me for years is 'BRIGADOON', with Gene Kelly. What a wonderful dreamy, yet somehow realistic film although mysterious. I bought it again last year for a member of my family, so that they could grasp what I was trying to tell them about this mystic place, that Gene Kelly couldn't find the second time around.

Posted on 16 May 2012 07:20:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 May 2012 07:21:42 BDT
DB Edwards says:
THE QUIET MAN. John Ford Directed. John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara starred. A lovely and charming movie with a sweet side, a funny side and a dramatic side. Fine Stuff It Is.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2012 18:25:32 BDT
DB Edwards says:
Aye. The music is a hoot, too laddie.

Posted on 18 May 2012 08:34:10 BDT
Definitely The Crying Game - one of the best fims ever made (for me) AND without a doubt, The Dead directed by John Huston, starring his daughter Angelica Huston and about the relationships between a bunch of people in the ninteenth century or early 20th C. Funny, sad, wonderful little cameos of people and some great poetry at the end.

Posted on 18 May 2012 21:55:52 BDT
Fifi says:
who can forget the Commitments - "Oi'm black and Oi'm proud!"

Posted on 24 Jun 2012 23:01:00 BDT
Jukebox Bill says:
The Miracle, written and directed by Neil Jordan and a great performance by Beverly d'Angelo, singing 'Stardust'.

Posted on 25 Jun 2012 22:27:13 BDT
folks check out Mickey Bo and Me, The General, Man about Dog.

All three solid films with great cast.
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