7 Irish Flicks to Watch on St. Patrick's Day
While you dine on your corned beef and cabbage this lovely St. Patrick's Day, you may want to watch one of GossipCenter's favorite Irish films in honor of the Shamrock-laden holiday.
Whether it's hunky brothers in Boston you're after in "Boondock Saints" or Daniel Day-Lewis' captivating portrayal of Christy Brown in "My Left Foot," we're sure you will not be left disappointed after watching one our seven recommendations below! Happy St. Patty's Day!
"My Left Foot" (1989)
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker and Alison Whelan, this bio-pic follows the story of Christy Brown who learns to adapt with his cerebral palsy by painting and writing with his only controllable limb, his left foot.
"Waking Ned Devine" 1998
Written and directed by Kirk Jones, the hilarious comedy is about Irish townsfolk attempting to claim money from the lottery after the winner unfortunately dies from shock. The cast includes Ian Bannen, David Kelly and Fionnula Flanagan.
"Boondock Saints" (1999)
Starring Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus, this well known Irish crime-thriller follows fraternal twin brothers as they set out to rid Boston of its mobsters while being tracked by an FBI agent, marvelously portrayed by Willem Dafoe.
Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová star in this modern-day musical that tells the story of a busker and an immigrant during their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their chance love story.
"The Secret of Roan Inish" (1994)
Under the direction of John Sayles, the fantasy Indie film follows a girl named Fiona as she travels to live with her grandparents in a small Irish village. Soon she learns about one of her ancestors marring a Selkie, which is a seal who can turn into a human. Later Fiona discovers a naked boy on the abandon Isle of Roan Inish and sets out to uncover the secret of Roan Inish. The film stars Jeni Courtney, Dave Duffy and Mick Lally.
"Far and Away" (1992)
Before they were husband and wife, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman starred in this early ‘90s drama about a young man who leaves Ireland with his landlord’s daughter in 1893. Once they reach America, the pair learns to adjust to their new lives by getting jobs and earning their keep. Although both had dreams about the new world, they didn’t foresee the unfortunate hardships ahead.
"Gangs of New York" (2002)
Directed by Martin Scorsese, this famous bio-pic follows an Amsterdam Vallon as he returns to the Five Points area of New York City in 1893 to seek revenge against the man who murdered his father, Bill the Butcher. "Gangs of New York" stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Daniel Day-Lewis.