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Many years ago, when Shan and I celebrated our first St Patrick's Day, she made corned beef, cabbage and potatoes, we poured pints of Guinness and sat down to watch a movie. What to watch? Braveheart of course! As we sat there we both realized that we were watching a movie about Scotland and not Ireland but it was so funny it became a tradition. So, we watch Braveheart every year for St Pat's. But it also makes me wonder what would be some good movies to watch that were actually Irish related. Any good suggestions?

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troymccluresf
Mar. 13th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
The only acceptable answer is Darby O'Gill and the Little People.
democritus
Mar. 13th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
Haha, we actually did watch that one year! It was one of my favorites as a kid. I've got it on my computer, gotta put it on a DVD and watch it again this year.
seadiver
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Is that the one with young Sean Connery? Haha, I remember, "That is a beautiful man."
lumpyone
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
Love that movie! A /very/ young Sean Connery doesn't make me think of James Bond, fortunately.
ange420
Mar. 13th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
I'll grant ya 3 wishes, big or small, but wish a 4th and ya lose them all. [cackle]
delphica
Mar. 13th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
The Commitments
The Snapper
Waking Ned Devine
I Went Down
democritus
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
Oooh thanks, I love The Commitments!
psycat90
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
I actually had Leprechaun on my queue, but I took it off last week. I watched it a few years ago, and believe it or not, it was even too horrible for me.
democritus
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
/Garth holding flashlight under chin
"Aaahh I'm a leprechaun, give me back me gold!"
/Garth
lumpyone
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Boondock Saints
The wife and I do the corned beef, cabbage and potatoes thing every St. Paddy's Day as well, along with Boondock Saints. The ONLY movie for your St. Paddy's Day viewing IMHO :) With the story taking place initially on St. Paddy's Day, it just sets the mood very well.
democritus
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Boondock Saints
Oh sweet. That's on Netflix' Watch it now, so we'll be watching that one this St Pat's!
porkbarrel
Mar. 13th, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Boondock Saints
Considering that it is St. Patty's in the first scene of that movie, and it's totally kick ass, you made a wise choice.
notacoupleodogs
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
Michael Collins!

Also, coincedentally, I'm eating a corned beef sandwich right now. I made corned beef yesterday! Not cabbage though, hurl!
democritus
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
OMG that movie was so depressing! Everyone dies! It's like the Irish version of Glory.
notacoupleodogs
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
But I thought you cry into your beer every night, why change for St Patty's Day?
democritus
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
I cry with tears of JOY!
katiekilldare
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
I highly recommend "Waking Ned Devine". I own it. My God, that's a funny movie, and it goes great with beer. And maybe whiskey.
democritus
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
We did watch that a while ago but I can't remember too much about it. Gotta watch it again.
porkbarrel
Mar. 13th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
If you're into realist musical romance films, Once was well reviewed. I thought it was good, but it's kind of out of the ordinary and has a really slow moving plot.
democritus
Mar. 13th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Oh I loved that movie! The music was great!
welfy
Mar. 13th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
I'm a big fan of Waking Ned Devine. It's so cute!
edwardina
Mar. 14th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
Can't go wrong with The Quiet Man.
digirb_backward
Mar. 16th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
even more depressing? try angelas ashes. or in the name of the father about irish prisoners on a hunger strike.

for action, boondock saints.

for fun, the secret of roan inish and my personal favorite irish movie of all time, war of the buttons.
democritus
Mar. 16th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC)
Oooh I loved Angela's Ashes, In the Name of the Father and Secret of Roan Inish. I will check out War of the Buttons.
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