St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th this year, and here in the Just Poppin offices we just can’t wait to celebrate! To get us in the mood, we’re watching some of our favorite Irish movies from years gone by, so we thought we’d share the list with our lovely followers too. Whip up a batch of your favorite popcorn and get ready for a St Patricks Day movie night!
This plucky tale of a town trying to reclaim money after a local lottery winner dies before he can enjoy his winnings is full of Irish charm. Originally released in 1998, Kirk Jones’ comic caper is a funny, touching tale with a real sense of Irish community – a perfect film for the whole family to enjoy.
One for the adults only, but still definitely worth a watch, Oscar nominated Gangs of New York tells the story of Irish immigration and gang violence in New York during the 1800s. It features an A list cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Cameron Diaz, and is an exciting, action packed movie from start to finish.
This film, originally titled ‘Inside I’m Dancing’, stars James McAvoy as a young disabled man who bonds with a fellow home care resident with cerebral palsy. Together the two take on the town of Dublin and make friends and learn lessons along the way. Rory O’Shea Was Here is an uplifting tale which embodies the fighting Irish spirit. It’s a remarkable film that will stay with you long after the final credits roll.
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