17 Movies to Watch on St. Patrick’s Day
Based on the 2009 novel by Colm Tóibín, director John Crowley’s Brooklyn is an intimate and lovely drama about a young Irish woman finding her way in a strange new homeland in Brooklyn while grappling with the life she’s left behind in Ireland.
Irish actor and musician Glen Hansard stars alongside Markéta Irglová, playing a duo living in Ireland and trying to make it in music.
Anna Brady (Amy Adams) hits Dublin to propose to her boyfriend Declan O'Callaghan (Matthew Goode) on Leap Day.
Far and Away
In this flick from Ron Howard, Joseph Donnelly (Tom Cruise) and Shannon Christie (Nicole Kidman) see drama in their home country of Ireland and make the decision to leave for America.
An adaptation of Irish author Frank McCourt's memoir by the same name, Angela's Ashes follows a family of immigrants living in Brooklyn as they eventually relocate back to Ireland.
In the Name of the Father
An Irishman (Daniel Day-Lewis) finds himself on the wrong side of the law in a major way after relocating to London.
The Crying Game
Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan brings The Crying Game, a thriller following members of the Irish Republican Army.
Irish stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson play Ray and Ken, two Irish hitmen who have gone into hiding.
An adaptation of Irish author Roddy Doyle's novel by the same name, The Commitments follows the formation of a soul band in Dublin.
A family of Irish immigrants settles down in New York City, exploring Manhattan at the height of its '80s madness.
An acclaimed drama from Steve McQueen brings the 1981 Irish hunger strike to the big screen.
The Quiet Man
John Wayne finds himself in Ireland as Sean Thornton, a man traveling back to the country in a quest for the family farm.
Circle of Friends
Irish filmmaker Pat O'Connor brings Irish author Maeve Binchy's novel Circle of Friends to the big screen. The movie follows three friends through their different paths of life.
The purveyors of pots of gold get reinterpreted in this horror flick, giving Jennifer Aniston her first big-screen role and many young viewers nightmares of leprechauns.
Irish actors Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Aidan Gillen, and Dylan Moran lend their star power to Calvary, following allegations of sex abuse in the Catholic Church in the country.
Irish stars Liam Cunningham and Brendan Gleeson star in The Guard with Don Cheadle and Mark Strong, following a member of the police force in western Ireland.
P.S. I Love You
A grieving widow (Hilary Swank) travels to Ireland and finds messages from her deceased husband.