Movies About St Patrick's Day

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Movies About St Patrick's Day

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The Departed (2006)

The Departed
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg
Rated R

The Departed is a 2006 American crime thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg. The film is a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. It follows two men from vastly different backgrounds - an undercover cop (DiCaprio) infiltrating a criminal organization and an undercover mobster (Damon) infiltrating the police department. Both men quickly realize they are in a race against time to expose each other before either one is caught and killed. As they become more deeply entrenched in their double lives, the strain of leading a double life takes its toll and the consequences of their actions become increasingly dangerous. With great performances and a twisting plot, The Departed is a thrilling crime drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

The Banshees of Inisherin
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Martin McDonagh, starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan
Rated R

The Banshees of Inisherin is a gripping, heart-wrenching drama set in a small Irish town. It tells the story of a young, single mother, Katie O’Malley (Anya Taylor-Joy) and her teenage daughter, Molly (Lily Newmark). When Molly discovers a mysterious old box in their attic, she discovers a deadly secret – there is a supernatural presence stalking the town in the form of the Banshees of Inisherin. Together, Katie and Molly must unravel the truth about the Banshees and face their fears in order to save their town from destruction. With a cast of exceptional and emerging talent, The Banshees of Inisherin is a thrilling and terrifying tale of family, faith, and facing the unknown.

The Irishman (2019)

The Irishman
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel
Rated R

The Irishman is a 2019 American epic crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian. The film follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a WW2 veteran and mob hitman, from his involvement with the Bufalino crime family to his role in the disappearance of union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) in 1975. The film spans decades, with De Niro spending much of the movie in his elderly years as he reflects on his life choices and reckons with various consequences. Along the way, the audience is provided with a unique insight into the organized crime world of the 1950s and 1960s, and the relationship between Hoffa and the top echelons of the Mafia. As Frank navigates his way through a web of criminal activity and personal relationships, he begins to discover the true cost of loyalty and the power of redemption.

Once (2007)

Once
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From John Carney, starring Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerard Hendrick
Rated R

Once is a modern day musical set on the streets of Dublin, Ireland. It tells the story of a street musician (played by Glen Hansard) and an aspiring young Czech immigrant (played by Marketa Irglova) who form an unlikely bond through their shared love of music. As their friendship develops, so too does their music, and what begins as a simple street performance soon grows into a full-fledged album. In the end, they discover that the power of music can transcend all boundaries and bring people together.

The Boondock Saints (1999)

The Boondock Saints
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Troy Duffy, starring Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco
Rated R

The Boondock Saints is an action-thriller film set in Boston, Massachusetts and follows two Irish Catholic brothers, Connor and Murphy MacManus, who become vigilantes after they commit a gangland execution. After they become popular amongst the criminal underworld and the media dubs them "The Saints," they attract the attention of FBI agent Paul Smecker, who is trying to bring them to justice. With the help of a local crime boss, Il Duce, the brothers set out on a mission to take down the Boston mob and avenge their father's murder. Along the way, they must also deal with a mysterious assassin who is out to kill them. In the end, after a series of intense and violent shootouts, the brothers emerge victorious and the criminals of Boston are brought to justice.

The Quiet Man (1952)

The Quiet Man
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From John Ford, starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond
Rated Passed

The Quiet Man is a 1952 romantic comedy-drama directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Set in rural Ireland, the film tells the story of a retired American boxer, Sean Thornton (John Wayne), who returns to his homeland to reclaim his family's farm and to reconnect with his roots. Thornton is confronted by an overly protective and revengeful brother, and a hot-tempered neighbor who's interested in his land. His search for peace is complicated when he falls in love with the neighbor's sister, Mary Kate (Maureen O'Hara). Despite the obstacles, Thornton and Mary Kate eventually get married and live happily ever after. The film is both a celebration of the Irish culture and a reflection of the difficulties of immigration. The film won the Academy Award for Best Director, and is regarded as one of the most successful romantic comedies of all time.

Calvary (2014)

Calvary
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Michael McDonagh, starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen
Rated R

Michael Collins (1996)

Michael Collins
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Neil Jordan, starring Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart
Rated R

P.S. I Love You (2007)

P.S. I Love You
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Richard LaGravenese, starring Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Lisa Kudrow
Rated PG-13

Ondine (2009)

Ondine
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Neil Jordan, starring Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Dervla Kirwan, Alison Barry
Rated PG-13

Circle of Friends (1995)

Circle of Friends
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Pat O'Connor, starring Chris O'Donnell, Minnie Driver, Geraldine O'Rawe, Saffron Burrows
Rated PG-13

Leap Year (2010)

Leap Year
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Anand Tucker, starring Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow
Rated PG

Wild Mountain Thyme (2020)

Wild Mountain Thyme
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From John Patrick Shanley, starring Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Jon Hamm, Christopher Walken
Rated PG-13

 



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