7 Irish-themed Movies to Watch on St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day! If you're planning to go out and drink as much Guinness and green beer as possible, drink responsibly. If you are planning a night in alone or with friends, here are 7 Irish movies that you can stream on Amazon and watch in celebration of the holiday.

My Left Foot (1989)

The film that gave Daniel Day-Lewis his first Oscar for Best Actor follows the life of Irishman Christy Brown, a man with crippling cerebral palsy, who uses his left foot to write and paint. Brenda Fricker, the first Irish actress to win an Oscar, plays Brown's mother in the film.

The Secret of Kells (2009)

An Oscar-nominated animated film about a boy in medieval Ireland who helps to illustrate the Book of Kells and defend his people from the Vikings.

Waking Ned Devine (1998)

Ned Devine wins the Irish National Lottery but dies soon after getting the news. Ned's friends devise a fantastic scheme to claim his winnings for their village in this comedy.

Far and Away (1992)

Director Ron Howard's drama about Joseph Donnelly (Tom Cruise) and Shannon Christie (Nicole Kidman) leave their home country of Ireland in hopes to make a better life in America.

The Crying Game (1992)

A haunting film about an IRA volunteer and a kidnapped British soldier starring Forest Whitaker, Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson and Jaye Davidson.

In Bruges (2008)

Two Irish hitmen (Collin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson) go into hiding in Bruges, Brussels in this dark film written and directed by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh.

Leprechuan (1993)

The horror film that gave Jennifer Anniston her first movie role gave many unlucky viewers a fright or a laugh. Never mess with a Leprechaun's bag of gold.

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