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Best Movies to Watch on St Patrick’s Day

Best Movies to Watch on St Patrick's DaySt Patrick’s Day is an ideal time for eating corned beef and cabbage, drinking Guinness beer and watching a great Irish-based movie. Whether it is about leprechauns, Irish immigrants or Ireland marriage proposals, there are some interesting movies to choose from.


Leprechaun is a 1993 horror comedy movie that is the 1st is a series of 7 movies in the franchise, followed by Leprechaun 2 in 1994, Leprechaun 3 in 1995, Leprechaun 4: In Space in 1997, Leprechaun in the Hood in 2000, Leprechaun: Back 2 the Hood in 2003 and Leprechaun: Origins in 2014. The movie focuses on The Leprechaun, who is out for revenge against the O’Grady family, whom he thinks stole of pot of gold. Leprechaun stars Warwick Davis as The Leprechaun.


Brooklyn is a 2015 romantic drama movie that is based on the 2009 book of the same name by Colm Toibin. The movie is set in the early 1950’s and focuses on Ellis Lacey, a young woman living in Ireland, who immigrates to Brooklyn, New York, where she falls in love with Tony Fiorello, an Italian plumber. Brooklyn stars Saoirse Ronan as Ellis and Emory Cohen as Tony.

Leap Year

Leap Year is a 2010 romantic comedy movie. It tells the story of Anna Brady, a real estate stager and Jeremy Sloane, her cardiologist boyfriend. After waiting for 4 years for Jeremy to propose to her, Anna takes matters into her own hands to traveling to Dublin, where Jeremy is at a conference, to propose to him on Leap Day. Leap Year stars Amy Adams as Anna and Adam Scott as Jeremy.

Far and Away

Far and Away is a 1992 romantic adventure drama movie. The movie takes place in 1892 in Ireland and tells the tale of Joseph Donnelly and Shannon Christie, who immigrate to America in search of free land. They take part in the 1893 Land Run in Oklahoma Territory. Far and Away stars Tom Cruise as Joseph and Nicole Kidman as Shannon.

The Secret of Kells

The Secret of Kells is a 2009 animated fantasy movie. Brendan is a young boy living in the Monastery of Kells, a tightly knit community. Soon, he becomes an apprentice for Brother Aidan, a master illuminator, who created the Book of Iona, which is said to turn darkness into light. The Secret of Kells stars Evan McGuire as Brendan and Mick Lally as Brother Aidan.

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  1. Kathy Myers says

    These are cute movies, I am going to have to watch one or maybe two for St Patricks Day!!

  2. Ana De- Jesus says

    I have to admit I have not heard of any of these movies but I do love the sound of the secret of kells as I am a huge fan of fantasies, especially animated ones. What a perfect movie to watch for ST Paddy’s day as well!

  3. Ail Rost says

    We’re such suckers at our house for a good movie .. and these all look so good! My hubby loves horror movies .. so I’m betting he’d like Leprechaun and I’m a softie so I’d probably go for Brooklyn

  4. Claudia Blanton says

    okay, I am ashamed to say, that I have not seen any of these movies, even though I heard of some of them. Wow, I am really behind. Thanks for the inspiration. Blessings!

  5. Lindsey says

    Ima movie junkie and you’ve got some great choices, especially leap year as that I’ve not yet seen

  6. Ana Ojha says

    Some great list of the movies to watch on St. Patrick Days! I’ve already watched Brooklyn and Leap Year from your list and really enjoyed it!

  7. Kimberly C. says

    Nice list. Yes, Leprechaun is totally appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day.

  8. Rose Sahetapy says

    I like the idea to watch a movie to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I haven’t seen these movies except Brooklyn and ‘Far and Away’, but I’m sure they are amazing movies to watch.

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