by Cara Young, Opinion Editor
For all you introverted readers who find the best place to celebrate anything is in your living room, here is a list of films you can watch on St Patrick’s Day.
In the Name of the Father (1993)– A crime drama in which after his father, Giuseppe Conlon (Pete Postlethwaite), and son, Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis), are wrongfully imprisoned they, and one determined lawyer, Gareth Peirce (Emma Thompson), fight the legal system and their men keeping them locked away.
Leprechaun (1993- 2014)- A movie of comedic horror based around the Irish fairies: leprechauns and their mischievous ways.
Michael Collins (1996)– A classic film depicting the conflict and strife of Ireland during the independence movement starring Liam Neeson and Julia Roberts.
The Boondock Saints (1999)– The journey of a detective, the criminals he’s hunting down and investigating just how criminal they are starring Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, and Norman Reedus.
Gangs Of New York (2003)- A star-studded look at 1863 New York and its gang violence featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Daniel Day-Lewis.
Hunger (2008)- A look into the hunger strike of Northern Irish prison lead by Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender).
Leap Year (2010)- A romantic comedy, for those who are into that, about an old Irish opportunity for a woman to propose marriage on February 29th featuring Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, and Adam Scott.
The Guard (2011)- A formula comedy about a small-town Irish police officer, Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson), and his laissez-faire approach to the law when joined by a tight laced FBI agent, Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle), in pursuit of drug smugglers.
Calvary (2014)- A grim comedic thriller about an Irish priest whom is threatened in confessional and given 7 days to sort his affairs before he will be shot, starring Brendan Gleeson.
Brooklyn (2015)- A romantic drama centering around a young female Irish immigrant, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), and her Italian love interest, Tony (Emory Cohen), their relationship and its struggles when she has to return home.