Movies About The Troubles On Netflix

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Movies About The Troubles On Netflix

When it comes to Movies About The Troubles On Netflix, there is no limit to the creators who explored this feeling. Here are 20 of the best ones.

In the Name of the Father (1993)

In the Name of the Father
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Jim Sheridan, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie, Philip King
Rated R

In the Name of the Father is a 1993 biographical drama directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Daniel Day-Lewis. It tells the true story of the Guildford Four, four Irish people falsely convicted of a terrorist bombing in London in 1974. Gerry Conlon (Day-Lewis) is a petty thief living in Belfast who is arrested and convicted in the bombing. After his father Giuseppe (Pete Postlethwaite) is also arrested, Gerry is forced to make a false confession in order to protect his father. Gerry and Giuseppe are both sentenced to life in prison. With the help of a British lawyer, Gareth Pierce (Emma Thompson), Gerry and Giuseppe fight to prove their innocence. The film follows the lengthy legal battle, as well as the deep bond between father and son, as they struggle to maintain hope and eventually clear their names.

Bloody Sunday (2002)

Bloody Sunday
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Paul Greengrass, starring James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Allan Gildea
Rated R

Bloody Sunday is a 2002 docudrama about the events of January 30, 1972 in Northern Ireland - the day when British paratroopers opened fire on peaceful civil rights demonstrators in Derry, resulting in the deaths of 14 people. Directed by Paul Greengrass, this powerful film presents the events leading up to Bloody Sunday in a realistic and balanced manner, from the perspective of both sides of the conflict. The film follows the story of the main characters leading up to the fateful day, including a Catholic priest and a British lieutenant. Through the alternating perspectives of the characters, the audience is able to appreciate and understand the complexity of the situation and its tragic outcome.

The Long Good Friday (1980)

The Long Good Friday
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Mackenzie, starring Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman, Leo Dolan
Rated R

The Long Good Friday is a British crime drama film directed by John Mackenzie and starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. Set in London during the Thatcher era, it follows the fortunes of ambitious London gangster Harold Shand (Hoskins) and his criminal empire. Shand is in the process of transforming his criminal enterprise into legitimate businesses and land deals, with the help of his American partners. However, his plans are complicated by bombings and a mysterious blackmailer who is targeting Shand and his associates. As his business empire crumbles and his life spirals into chaos, Shand must confront his enemies and come to terms with his own mortality. A classic crime drama, The Long Good Friday is regarded as one of the best British films of the 1980s.

Hunger (2008)

Hunger
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Steve McQueen, starring Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahon
Rated Not Rated

Hunger is a 2008 British drama film directed by Steve McQueen and written by Enda Walsh. The film depicts the story of Bobby Sands, an Irish Prisoner of War and IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in Northern Ireland's Maze Prison. Bobby's strike is a personal journey of self-discovery and self-preservation, as he risks life and limb to take a stand against the British Government and its refusal to recognize the political prisoners as anything more than criminals. The film follows several months of the strike, culminating in Bobby's death and the eventual victory for the prisoners. With intense performances, brilliant cinematography and a deeply moving score, Hunger is an unflinching exploration of resilience, sacrifice and the human spirit in its darkest hour.

Ronin (1998)

Ronin
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Frankenheimer, starring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård
Rated R

The Boxer (1997)

The Boxer
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jim Sheridan, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Daragh Donnelly, Frank Coughlan
Rated R

The Foreigner (2017)

The Foreigner
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Martin Campbell, starring Katie Leung, Jackie Chan, Rufus Jones, Mark Tandy
Rated R

Patriot Games (1992)

Patriot Games
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Phillip Noyce, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Bean, Anne Archer, Patrick Bergin
Rated R

Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)

Fifty Dead Men Walking
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Kari Skogland, starring Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Zegers, Natalie Press
Rated R

Veronica Guerin (2003)

Veronica Guerin
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Joel Schumacher, starring Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker, Ciarán Hinds
Rated R

The Outsider (1979)

The Outsider
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Tony Luraschi, starring Craig Wasson, Sterling Hayden, Patricia Quinn, Niall O'Brien
Rated R

Borstal Boy (2000)

Borstal Boy
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Peter Sheridan, starring Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Eamon Glancy, Ian McElhinney
Rated Not Rated

The Journey (2016)

The Journey
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Nick Hamm, starring Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, John Hurt, Freddie Highmore
Rated PG-13

Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)

Five Minutes of Heaven
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Oliver Hirschbiegel, starring Liam Neeson, James Nesbitt, Anamaria Marinca, Mark Ryder
Rated R

The Jackal (1997)

The Jackal
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Michael Caton-Jones, starring Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora
Rated R

Free Fire (2016)

Free Fire
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Ben Wheatley, starring Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy
Rated R

The Devil's Own (1997)

The Devil's Own
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Alan J. Pakula, starring Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin, Rubén Blades
Rated R

Shadow Dancer (2012)

Shadow Dancer
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From James Marsh, starring Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson, Aidan Gillen
Rated R

An Everlasting Piece (2000)

An Everlasting Piece
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Barry Levinson, starring Barry McEvoy, Brían F. O'Byrne, Anna Friel, Pauline McLynn
Rated R

The Last September (1999)

The Last September
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Deborah Warner, starring Michael Gambon, Tom Hickey, Keeley Hawes, David Tennant
Rated R

 



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