Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Saint Patrick's Day Movie List

A month from today it will be Saint Patrick's Day. The day when a lot of people claim to be just a little bit Irish. While some individuals will be participating in parades and parties. Others will be watching those movies with Irish themes. Here's my list of movies I recommend for Saint Patrick's Day.

Far And Away

The 1992 movie starring Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise was all about two young Irish people who decide who through a series of events wind up immigrating to America. They are from different classes in Ireland. And they face the challenges of their new lives. It's has funny moments as well as serious ones. And while it may not be entirely accurate historically, it does give the viewers an idea of what life was like at that point in time. And it tells why so many people left Ireland during the period.

War Of The Buttons

1994 saw this version of a french story adapted to an Irish village. The movie is about the turf wars that go on around the village. It's a fun movie and kids always seem to enjoy it.

The Secret of Kells

2009 brought out this wonderful movie. It's an animated story about the boy behind The Book of Kells. It's an animated treasure. There are Viking raids, and loads of adventure. The movie earned an Oscar nomination that year. It's a beautiful film that will appeal to many.

The Crush

Sometimes the best films are actually short films. The Crush was put out in 2010. At first it seems like simple story, but boy does it get a little twisted. It's not for all ages even though it centers around a child. It's a really great film though. I recommend it! 

Killing Bono

Killing Bono came out in 2011. It's about the worst decision made in your life made by someone else. The story is based on the events around the creation of the band U2. But it doesn't really focus in on U2. If you are a fan of 80's music. You should watch it. But it does have an R rating so keep that in mind.

So these are my movie pick. Let me know what you all think of them and should there be any added?


  1. Thank you for the list! I want to check these out. I've heard good things about Far and Away.

  2. My favourite films would have to be Darby O'Gill and The Little People and Finian's Rainbow. Both oldies and, if truth be told, they fall into the category of 'so bad, they're good'!

  3. what about Gene Kelly's movies.