An Introverted St. Patrick’s Day

from the cheap

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.

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