20. I Went Down (1997)
> IMDb user rating: 6.9/10 (2,094 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 86% (755 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 84% (19 reviews)
> Directed by: Pаddy Breathnach
An ex-con (David Wilmot) teams up with a dim-witted mobster (Brendan Gleeson) for a dangerous job in this wisecracking crime comedy. It puts an Irish twist on the classic “odd couple” premise and doubles as an eventful road movie.
19. The Dead (1987)
> IMDb user rating: 7.2/10 (8,153 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 77% (2,500 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 93% (29 reviews)
> Directed by: John Huston
A famous short story by Irish author James Joyce laid the groundwork for this acclaimed drama. Over the course of a single night in 1904, a Dublin-based married couple (Anjelica Huston and Donal McCann) experience subtle revelations. Director John Huston’s final film, it was released months after his death.
18. Calvary (2014)
> IMDb user rating: 7.4/10 (59,423 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 80% (10,000 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 89% (173 reviews)
> Directed by: John Michael McDonagh
Irish actor Brendan Gleeson delivers a top-notch performance as Father James in this mysterious crime dramedy. After his life is threatened by an unseen man, the good-natured priest finds himself grappling with dark forces from within his own community.
17. The Crying Game (1992)
> IMDb user rating: 7.3/10 (53,518 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 78% (31,869 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 94% (66 reviews)
> Directed by: Neil Jordan
Director Neil Jordan captured the indie zeitgeist with this dramatic thriller, which features one of the most iconic reveals in movie history. The story centers on a Provisional IRA volunteer (Stephen Rea), who forges a complex romantic relationship while trying to escape from his violent past. It won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay.
16. The Informer (1935)
> IMDb user rating: 7.4/10 (6,183 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 77% (1,085 votes)
> Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score: 94% (16 reviews)
> Directed by: John Ford
Best known for his classic Old Hollywood Westerns, director John Ford tackled Irish history and politics with this heralded drama. Against the backdrop of the Irish Revolution of 1922, an IRA outcast (Victor McLaglen) turns on his former partners and suffers the consequences. It won four Academy Awards.
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