Tuesday is St. Patrick’s Day and Irish men and women all over the world will be celebrating their culture and heritage. For many, this will involve a trip to the local Irish pub for a few pints of Guinness, but before you head out to the bars – or for those who prefer a quiet night at home – there are other ways to revel in your Irish pride. Netflix, for example, has quite a few quintessentially Irish movies to help people celebrate.
Family Friendly Movies:
- “The Secret of Kells” (2009) – This animated film about a boy who comes across an ancient, mystical book is brimming with Celtic mythology.
- “Into the West” (1992) – Gabriel Byrne and Ellen Barkin star in this film about two boys who set out to find their horse after it was stolen from their Dublin apartment.
“The Last Leprechaun” (1998) – Siblings must work together to save the last king of the Leprechauns from their soon to be stepmother.
“Dwegons and Leprechauns” (2014) – A family discovers Dwegonland when they move into their new home.
Other Festive Movies:
- “My Left Foot” (1989) – Daniel Day-Lewis won his first Oscar for this film for his role as Irish author Christy Brown, who suffered from Cerebral Palsy.
- “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” (2006) –Starring Cillian Murphy (“28 Days Later”), Ken Loach’s film tells the story of two brothers fighting against British forces in the Irish War of Independence.
- “In Bruges” (2008) – Nominated for a best original screenplay Oscar, “In Bruges” follows an Irish hit man, played by Colin Farrell, and his partner (Brendan Gleeson) as they hide out in Belgium.
“Leprechaun” (1993) – A young Jennifer Aniston stars in this horror flick about a murderous 600-year-old leprechaun.
“Morgan Murphy: Irish Goodbye” (2013) – Standup comedian Morgan Murphy talks about everything from “Planned Parenthood to teen sexters.”
What will you be watching on St. Patrick’s Day? Tweet your thoughts to @Ja9GarofaloTV.