Happy St. Patrick's Day!
What better way to celebrate the popular Irish holiday than to watch a couple of amazing Irish-centric films. Once you get back from that St. Patrick's Day parade you're attending or after you down a few Guinness pints with your friends, come back and check out these incredibly movies perfect for celebrating the big day.
Check out the list below for our favorite movies about Ireland, St. Patrick's Day and Irish and Irish-American people:
The Quiet Man (1952): John Wayne plays a boxer who goes back to his native Ireland to settle down, but a dispute over property and family leads to an iconic fist fight with a rival.
The Commitments (1991): This dramedy is a classic Irish film that follows a group of Dublin citizens who form a R&B group and have to grapple with fame's effect on their relationships.
Far and Away (1992): Remember when Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were an item? This film about Irish immigrants in 1890s America will make you nostalgic in a number of ways.
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The Boondock Saints (1999): This American thriller follows Irish Catholic twin brothers on their quest to dispel violence and crime from Boston by killing off its population of criminals.
In the Name of the Father (1993): The Academy Award-nominated thriller follows Daniel Day-Lewis as he plays a man from Belfast who is imprisoned for a pub bombing that he has nothing to do with.
The Luck of the Irish (2001): This Disney Channel Original Movie follows a high-schooler on his quest to save his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun. It's a must-watch for any millennial on St. Paddy's Day.
The Departed (2006): The 2006 Best Picture winner follows an Irish mob boss played by Jack Nicholson who plants a mole in the police. It's an explosive movie that everyone needs to see -- one of Martin Scorsese's best films.
Once (2007): The film that produced the Academy Award-winning song "Falling Slowly" is based in Dublin, Ireland and follows a pair of struggling musicians.
Brooklyn (2015): This Academy Award-nominated film follows a young Irish immigrant (played masterfully by Saoirse Ronan) in the 1950s as she navigates love, loss and a foreign culture.
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