Brush up on your Irish culture with these engaging flicks
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we've rounded up the top 10 films set in the lush, rolling hills of the Emerald Isle. In a country thick with history and magical folklore, there's always a good story to be found.
This documentary-style drama portrays the turbulent Irish civil rights movement of the '70s. The film follows activist Ivan Cooper through the events leading up to the incident that killed 13 activists and wounded more than a dozen. R
The tiny Irish village of Tully More realizes its destiny when one of its residents wins a large sum from the national lottery. Upon discovering the ill-fated winner, the townspeople devise a scheme to hold on to the winnings, since, aft
Jimmy Rabbitte wants to bring a soul band to Dublin, but he has one problem: no singers or musicians. After scrounging up a wide range of young talent and old-time players, it looks as if his dream may come true. But will personal strife
This thrilling biopic follows the life of Michael Collins, the "Lion of Ireland." Liam Neeson plays Collins, who led the rebellion against British rule in the early '20s. Collins founded the Irish Free State in 1921, but was eventually b
Based on the bestselling autobiography by Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes portrays the struggles of Frankie and his family as they weather personal and political turmoil during Ireland's revolution. As his family moves between New York and
When 10-year-old Fiona is sent to a small sea village in Donegal, she uncovers a host of legends about her own family. The realizations spark an adventure to uncover the secrets of her past and the rich Irish folklore surrounding them.
Set in 1950s Ireland, the film follows best friends Benny and Eve as they begin their life at University College in Dublin. Along the way, they reignite old friendships and discover new ones, particularly with the charming Jack Foley, pl
A man looks back on his upbringing among five unmarried sisters (the youngest his mother) in rural Ireland. The drama builds in the summer of 1936, when the crowded household receives a surprise addition that shakes up life as everyone k
When Marcy is sent to a small Irish village to trace the ancestral roots of her Senator boss, the headstrong businesswoman finds herself in the middle of the annual matchmaking festival. Though love is the last thing on her mind, the vil
When Irish brothers Damien and Teddy engage in the gruesome resistance against Britain in 1920, they lay everything on the line for their country and each other. But when a political compromise is finally made, splitting Ireland in two,