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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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Mar. 13th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
The only acceptable answer is Darby O'Gill and the Little People.
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.
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Is that the one with young Sean Connery? Haha, I remember, "That is a beautiful man."
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
Love that movie! A /very/ young Sean Connery doesn't make me think of James Bond, fortunately.
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]
Mar. 13th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
The Commitments
The Snapper
Waking Ned Devine
I Went Down
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
Oooh thanks, I love The Commitments!
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.
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
/Garth holding flashlight under chin
"Aaahh I'm a leprechaun, give me back me gold!"
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.
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!
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.
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!
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
OMG that movie was so depressing! Everyone dies! It's like the Irish version of Glory.
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
But I thought you cry into your beer every night, why change for St Patty's Day?
Mar. 13th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
I cry with tears of JOY!
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.
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.
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.
Mar. 13th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Oh I loved that movie! The music was great!
Mar. 13th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
I'm a big fan of Waking Ned Devine. It's so cute!
Mar. 14th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
Can't go wrong with The Quiet Man.
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.
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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