Pop some popcorn this St. Patrick’s Day and indulge in some must-see Irish-based movies!
The talented Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, journeys from Ireland to Brooklyn with secrets that unravel as her story plays out. This film was nominated three times for an Academy Award and reveals the difficulties of an Irish women making her way to America during the 1950s.
The Quiet Man (1952)
The Quiet Man is a classic drama about a boxer who leaves America to return to his homeland—Ireland—in hopes to reclaim his family’s farm, but runs into a bit of trouble. This 1950s Irish classic, starring John Wayne, is worth a watch!
The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)
A trying drama that’s plot surrounds the Irish War of Independence, is well depicted by Irish actor and lead, Cillian Murphy, who is known for his roles in Peaky Blinders, Inception, and The Dark Knight.
The Boxer (1997)
Well known actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, plays a young Irish Prisoner in Belfast. Upon his characters release, he becomes a boxer who, along his journey, finds himself helping other aspiring boxers. This well received sports-drama had been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards after it was released in 1997.
Leap Year (2010)
This 2010 romantic comedy will have you laughing at the cheesy lines read by American Actress, Amy Adams, and English actor, Matthew Goode. As the pair attempt to journey through Dublin in hopes to fulfill a supposed Irish tradition, you will be captivated by the green scenery of Ireland along the way.
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