Top 10 Irish Movies To Watch on St. Patrick’s Day Holiday

Why do we celebrate St Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick’s Day observes of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green.


10 Irish Movies List Begin With

P.S. I Love You

Hillary Swank stars in this 2007 heartwarming romantic comedy, where she navigates life with posthumous help from her deceased husband (Gerard Butler) in Ireland.

Older Than Ireland

Directed by Alex Fegan (The Irish Pub), OLDER THAN IRELAND is a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish men and women aged 100 or over. Often funny and at times poignant, the film explores each centenarian’s journey, from their birth at the dawn of Irish independence to their life as a centenarian in modern day Ireland. Reflecting on such key events as the day they got their first pair of shoes, the thrill of their first kiss, from the magic of their wedding day to the tragic loss of their loved ones, these centenarians have lived through it all. Having witnessed a century of immense social, political and technological change each centenarian has a unique perspective on life and its true meaning. From the oldest Irish person ever on record, 113-year-old Kathleen Snavely to Ireland’s oldest man, 108-year-old Luke Dolan we meet a colourful cast of characters, from all walks of life, from the four corners of Ireland. These centenarians are our living history and these are their extraordinary stories.


Starring: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh Directed By: John Carney Synopsis: A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

The Luck of the Irish

For a family-friendly choice, look no further than this 2001 Disney film starring Ryan Merriman as a teenage basketball star who must save his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.

Darby O’Gill and the Little People

Starting off the list strong is this 1959 Robert Stevenson-directed leprechaun-themed movie. It follows Darby (Albert Sharpe) who’s just been fired from his job and accidentally slips through a portal to the land of little people. There, he convinces a leprechaun king (Jimmy O’Dea) to bring him back home with the promise — or curse — of three wishes.


BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

The Banshees of Inisherin

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN follows lifelong friends Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Pádraic, aided by his sister Siobhán (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Pádraic’s repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences.

Veronica Guerin

In this 2003 film based on a true story, Cate Blanchett stars as journalist Veronica Guerin, an investigative reporter at an Irish newspaper who works to uncover the underground drug trade in Ireland.

Wild Mountain Thyme

Starring: Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Jon Hamm, Christopher Walken Directed By: John Patrick Shanley Synopsis: Headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon has her heart set on winning the love of her neighbor, Anthony Reilly. But Anthony remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer, still stung by his father’s plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew.


In this 2014 thriller, Brendan Gleeson plays an Irish priest, who struggles with his small community after receiving an anonymous death threat from an unknown parishioner.

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