St. Patrick's Day Movies
St. Patrick's Day movies for the family to enjoy, such as The Quiet Man, Darby O'Gill and the Little People, or Riverdance. Browse the list below to pick out a favorite or to choose a movie you haven't seen before.
Actors: Michael Flatley, Jean Butler
The Riverdance journey from its extraordinary beginnings at the Point Theatre, Dublin, with original stars Michael Flatley and Jean Butler, through its phenomenal success in Radio City Music Hall, New York to its latest live recording in Geneva.
Actors: Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Djimon Hounsou, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger
A deeply personal and poignant tale of a poor Irish family searching for a better life In America. Through the eyes of their spunky daughters, two anguished parents find hope and the ability to once again believe in love and magic…even amidst the dangers of New York's harrowing Hell's Kitchen.
The Quiet Man
Actors: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara
A boxer returns to the Emerald Isle to live a peaceful life but finds a firey prospective wife. An Irish taming of the shrew with a John Wayne twist.
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Actors: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro
Darby O'Gill is an estate caretaker, but he's more fond of telling tall tales in the local pub about the wee folk than keeping the grounds. A new man is sent in to take his place, and O'Gill doesn't know what will become of himself and his daughter. He snags three spectacular opportunities, however, when he catches the king of the leprechauns.
Actors: Fred Astaire, Petula Clark
Fred Astaire plays Finian McLonergan, an Irishman who has traveled to America in hopes of planting a pilfered pot of gold near Fort Knox and watching it grow. Petula Clark, a '60s pop icon, sings with unaffected loveliness as she plays Fred's daughter.
Actors: Walter Brennan, Matthew Garber,
Grandpa and his grandchildren are picnicking in the woods and his granddaughter finds a couple of gnomes who believe they are the only gnomes in the world. Grandfather agrees to help them find other gnomes and the Disney style complications and fun begins.
Out of Ireland
Actors: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Noah Emmerich, Sean McCann, Kenneth Welsh
A documentary of the Irish Irish emigration, including the the uprising of 1798 and the Great Famine of the 1840s, and their troubles to assimilate into a new world. This documentary provides perspective on the poverty and political repression at home that forced the Irish to cross a dangerous ocean to find a better life.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Actors: Cillian Murphy, Padraic Delaney
Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien abandons his burgeoning career as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom. As the Irish freedom fighters bold tactics bring the British to a breaking point, both sides finally agree to a treaty to end the bloodshed. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and families who fought side by side, find themselves pitted against one another, putting their loyalties to the ultimate test.
Into The West
Actors: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Brendan Gleeson, Colm Meaney
A down-and-out father, Papa Reilly leads a miserable existence in a Dublin slum along with his two young sons. The two kids who receive a gift from their grandpa of a magical horse. But when a rich breeder tries desperately to take the horse away from them, their only hope is to escape and become the coolest outlaws ever to ride...Into the West!
Actors: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts
Neil Jordan returns to the strife-torn Irish political landscape for this real-life epic set in 1920 and starring Liam Neeson as the legendary Irish revolutionary leader and Julia Roberts as his headstrong fiancee.
Waking Ned Devine
Actors: Ian Bannen, Fionnula Flanagan
A comedy set in a tiny, rural Irish town. When lottery winner Ned Devine is found dead - lottery ticket in hand and all - the townsfolk ban together to fool the authorities into thinking Ned is alive so they can receive the cash and share it.
The Secret of Roan Inish
Actors: Jeni Courtney, Eileen Colgan
Ten-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a selkie -- a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother washed out to sea in a cradle, and some think that he is being raised by the seals. Then Fiona catches sight of a naked little boy on the abandoned isle of Roan Inish and takes a more active role in uncovering the mysteries which abound.
My Left Foot
Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker
Legendary Irishman Christy Brown who, despite crippling cerebral palsy, learned to use his one controllable extremity -- his left foot -- to become an accomplished artist and writer.
Ballad of the Irish Horse
Nurtured by the mild climate and rich grasses, the horses of Ireland have always flourished. From magnificent wild stallions to sturdy work ponies and the elegant racing thoroughbreds-Ireland's horses are an enduring part of the country's history, work, and play.
Dancing at Lughnasa
Actors: Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon
The emotional lives of the five unmarried Mundy sisters in 1936 rural Ireland. In their mutual care is 8-year-old Michael, the illegitimate son of youngest sister. Beautiful music, excellent performances, and gorgeous Irish countryside.
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