Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these 10 Irish movies available to stream

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For many people, St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to gather friends and family while sharing a meal (and a pint) together. This year instead of meeting up in person though, it’s the time to celebrate with a Guiness and some traditional Irish snacks from the comfort of your own home. 

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If you’re looking to bring some of the luck of the Irish to your life, you can also get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with one of the many movies available to stream online. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best movies (along with where to find them) that will transport you straight to the Emerald Isle without ever leaving your couch.

Netflix

P.S. I Love You

P.S. I Love You. Image via IMDB.

In this tearjerker, Holly (Hilary Swank) deals with the loss of her husband Gerry (Gerard Butler) who has planned a series of touching letters for Holly to process her grief after his death. As she celebrates her 30th birthday, Holly receives the first letter from Gerry, starting her life on an entirely new path.  

The Young Offenders

The Young Offenders. Image via IMDB.

The Young Offenders is a comedy about best friends Conor and Jock, who come across a capsized boat in Cork that contained 61 bales of cocaine, each worth seven million euros. The duo steals a bale in the hopes of making it rich, but things don’t go exactly as planned.

Dare To Be Wild

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In this romantic movie that’s based on a true story, Irish landscape designer Mary (Emma Greenwell) fights to bring her wild and unconventional style to the esteemed Chelsea Flower Show as she navigates her budding romance with garden builder and part-time fiddle-player Christy (Tom Hughes).

Handsome Devil

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Two opposite students attending a rugby-obsessed boarding school form an unlikely friendship with the help of a sympathetic teacher (“Fleabag’s” Andrew Scott), but it can only stand so much. Will their peers win out, or will the students learn to embrace their own voices?

The Irishman

The Irishman. Image via IMDB.

Though it takes place in the United States, Martin Scorsese’s latest hit deserves an honorary spot on our list for its title alone. This gritty drama follows Frank Sheeran (Robert De Nero) as he becomes involved with crime lord Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) and his Pennsylvania gang. 

Amazon Prime

Brooklyn

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In this movie based on the novel of the same name, a young Irish immigrant Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) moves to Brooklyn, N.Y. in the 1950’s. While living away from her family for the first time, Eilis navigates homesickness, romance, and choosing a life for herself that exists between the two countries.

Leap Year

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When another anniversary passes Anna (Amy Adams) by without a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Aware of a Celtic tradition that allows women to pop the question on Feb. 29, she plans to follow her lover to Dublin and ask him to marry her.

Philomena

Philomena. Image via IMDB.

In 1952, Irish teenager Philomena (Dame Judi Dench) gives birth to a son out of wedlock, and is sent to live with him in a convent. When the boy is taken to America to be adopted as a toddler, Philomena spends the next 50 years tirelessly searching for her son. She eventually meets BBC reporter Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) who takes interest in her quest and vows to help her find her son. 

Disney Plus

Darby O Gill and the Little People

Darby O Gill and the Little People. Image via Amazon.

In this 1959 film, Darby O'Gill (Albert Sharpe) is a down-on-his-luck father who loses his job to a younger man (Sean Connery). On his way home, Darby slips through a portal to the land of the leprechauns, where he meets the leprechaun king and winds up accidentally bringing the little monarch home with him. 

The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish. Image via Amazon.

In this Disney Channel original movie, a basketball-playing teenager (Ryan Merriman) learns about his Irish heritage as he battles for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.

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