The Top 10 Award Winning Irish Films
Irish films are more popular than ever — with great movies made by award-winning filmmakers including Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan and featuring popular stars Colin Farrell and Cillian Murphy. Here is our list of the top 10 Irish films.
The Crying Game
In Neil Jordan’s psychological thriller, a reluctant agent of the Irish Republican Army discovers that some people just aren’t who you expect them to be. Fergus (Stephen Rea) is an IRA “volunteer” who, despite personal misgivings, takes part in the kidnapping of a Black British soldier, Jody (Forest Whitaker), stationed in Northern Ireland. After befriending the soldier, Fergus promises to look after his girlfriend Dil (Jaye Davidson).
Set in a small town in Ireland, John Crowley’s ensemble drama is a rich, nuanced film — crowded with lovely moments and complicated stories. Rising stars Colin Farrell, Shirley Henderson, Kelly MacDonald, and Cillian Murphy lead the terrific cast.