St. Patrick’s Day isn’t exactly a day associated with movies, as opposed to say Valentine’s or Halloween. It’s of course much more closely linked to drunkenness, debauchery, and drunken debauchery. And, to some extent, Irish stuff. I guess.
I’m not tremendously invested in the holiday but I was recently asked what some good movies appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day might be. Thinking about an answer to that made me realize just how many terrific Irish or Ireland-related movies there have been, especially during the 1990s and onward.
Now as far as I know, I have no Irish blood in me, nor am I all that familiar with Irish customs or culture, nor am I terribly serious about finding the definitive list of movies related to Ireland or anything like that; I’m actually probably just perpetuating a ton of horribly reductive stereotypes. But if pressed, here are movies that I think are pretty great, and would not ruin your weekend if you were to watch them, and there’s even an off chance they could put you in an Irish or Irish-American spirit. I don’t know man, whatever. I’m drunk already.
Enough dilly-dallying, here’s 10 movies for you to watch this St. Patrick’s Day weekend, if you’re not out celebrating the way it’s evidently meant to be celebrated. They’re even good if you’re sober.
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