What are the best movies to watch this Saint Patrick's Day?

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The 17th day of March every year serves as a day of celebration for Irish people. This is when they commemorate the death of Ireland's foremost patron saint, Saint Patrick - hence, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated. During such season, festivities ran throughout the streets of Dublin and the whole of Ireland. Outside the country, the holiday is also celebrated in communities with a significantly large Irish population. One would find tons of people flooding the streets of Chicago for St. Patrick's Day, with signs of Irish heritage seen all around the city. This also goes for cities like San Francisco in California, New York, Savannah, and of course, Boston. The iconic holiday is known for parades, leprechauns, and the color green. The celebration also gives people an excuse for going out to pubs to get drunk.

There is so much about St. Patrick's Day that people, even non-Irish ones, find amusing. Their celebrations tend to be very festive, full of alcohol, and surrounded by bright colors. If you are not the type who wants to go out and party hard during this holiday, there are other ways to celebrate Irish pride and Celtic culture. Why not watch movies where you will find Irish central characters, actors, or that take place somewhere in Ireland. Through this, you may get a sense of what it feels like to be from such a beautiful country, even just for a whole film's duration. In this list, don't be surprised to find titles that feature Irish actors Daniel Day-Lewis and Saoirse Ronan as we have some of the best movies to watch this Saint Patrick's Day. 

  1. 1My Left Foot


    My Left Foot is a dramatic biography motion picture that features Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, and Alison Whelan. It was directed and written by Jim Sheridan and co-written for the screen by Shane Connaughton.

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  1. 2The Quiet Man


    The Quiet Man is a 1952 Technicolor American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Ford and stars John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, and Barry Fitzgerald and tells the story of a retired American boxer that returns to his native village in Ireland.

  2. 3Brooklyn


    Brooklyn is a romantic drama motion picture that features Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, and Domhnall Gleeson. It was directed by John Crowley and was written by Nick Hornby based on a novel by Colm Tóibín. The film premiered in 2015.

  1. 4In the Name of the Father


    In the Name of the Father is a 1993 biopic directed by Jim Sheridan, based on the book written by Gerry Conlon about the Guildford Four. It stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, and Emma Thompson. 

  2. 5The Departed


    The Departed is a movie directed by Martin Socrsese. Released in 2006, The Departed was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and features Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Jack Nicholson among others in the lead roles.

  3. 6Brain on Fire


    Brain on Fire is a true to life film directed by Gerard Barrett. It was initially released in 2017 and it features Chole Grace Moretz as Susannah Cahalan along with Richard Armitage, Thomas Mann, Jenny Slate, and more.


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