The Dubliner magazine, with the help of Jameson Whiskey distillers, has run a survey to discover the ten most popular Irish films of all time. Around 10,000 people were asked to cast their votes for their favourite Irish film and at the end of the day Alan Parkers film The Commitments came out on top. The movie about the trials and tribulations of an Irish cover band who idolized Wilson Pickett was based on Roddy Doyles book of the same name and was an international hit when it was released in 1991. Three films by Dublin director Jim Sheridan were also high on the list: My Left Foot, released in 1989, the true story of disabled artist and writer Christy Brown, won Oscars for Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker, which was ranked second in the Dubliner poll. In third place In The Name of the Father, once again starring Day-Lewis as one of the wrongfully convicted Guilford Four IRA pub bombers, is another of Sheridans movies based on a true story. The other films included in the all-time top ten were, in order of preference: The Quiet Man , The Snapper, Michael Collins, The Field (also by Sheridan), Intermission, Veronica Guerin and in tenth position, Inside I'm Dancing.
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