For the Men:
The Boondock Saints : Cult classic about two Irish Brothers who become “Saints” and get even with bad guys.
Gangs of New York: Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio star in this gritty film about life as an Irish immigrant in early New York City.
The Departed: An action packed and star studded film about a cop who infiltrates an Irish gang only to find out there is a rat in the police force.
For the Ladies:
Leap Year: A girl plans a trip to Ireland during a leap year to propose to her boyfriend. In Ireland, if a girl proposes to man during said leap year, he can’t say no.
Once: A touching independent film about two young people coming together through music and relationships. Fun fact : Winner for Best Original Song at the Oscars in 2008
The Magdalene Sisters: A fictionalized and gritty look at what happened to three young women as they are sent to a Catholic Asylum.
For the Kids:
The Secret of Roan Inish: One of my favorite films about Irish folklore revolving around seals. A little girl is convinced her brother was adopted by seals and looks to find him.
The Secret Garden: An English/Irish film about a young English girl who was raised in India and has to move back to England to live with her uncle.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Irish writer C.S. Lewis wrote this children book series that Disney adapted into films. The film centers around the four Pevensie children who go on an adventure to the magical land of Narnia.
Break out the Guinness or Lucky Charms, depending on your age, and enjoy some great films on St. Patrick’s Day.