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Review: Top 5 movies to watch for St. Patrick’s Day

The tradition of St.Patrick’s Day usually involves green beer, crowded bars and pubs. Why not stay in and cozy up to watch some movies to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day? For those who would really want to get in the spirit, make a drinking game out of any of the movies and get in on the fun.

Leprechaun (1993) If you’re looking for a St. Patrick’s Day film with some Halloween vibes, this is it. Dan O’Grady (Shay Duffin) takes a vacation in Ireland and steals gold form a leprechaun. The leprechaun wants his gold back so bad he follows O’Grady home. With the intention of murdering him and getting his gold back O’Grandy locks up the leprechaun and years later is accidentally set free and goes on a killing spree to avenge for his stolen gold.

The leprechaun searching for his stollen gold after being locked away. Photo credit: Google

Secret of Kells (2009) is a beautifully animated film for adults and children. Takes place in the abbey of Kells in Ireland and is about the book of Kells. Brendan, a curious 12-year-old who has lived behind walls and lived a sheltered life to protect the book of Kells, has to venture outside of the walls. Brendan goes through the forest and befriends the forest fairy. This film is cute, family friendly, full of green and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.

Brendan in the forest with Ashely the fairy of the forest as she shows him the beauty and magic of it. Photo credit: Google

The Hangover (2009) Lets be real, most of us have probably had a hangover in the past, especially after St. Patricks Day. Most people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with alcohol and usually drink throughout the whole day. I thought a movie about a hangover would be perfect for this special holiday for those who indulge in the drinking shenanigans. This film is about four friends who go to Las Vegas for a bachelor celebration. The next morning one of the friends is missing, the bachelor to be specific. None of them can remember anything from the night before. The three friends must then embark on a journey to find their friend and figure out what happened the night before.

The buddies hanging out in the elevator the day after their forgettable night as they search for their missing friend. Photo credit: Google

Leap year (2010) A romantic comedy that takes place in Ireland. According to an old Irish tradition, a man who is proposed to on leap day must accept the marriage. Amy Adams playing the main female character, Anna, goes to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend of four years. However, she realizes it is not as simple as she thought it would be. Along the way she learns a lot and realizes something she had not before. This would be a good movie for the couples or singles who like a cozy night in.

Anna taking to Declan a man from Ireland helping her find her boyfriend Jeramy. As they are talking Anna starts to rethink her relationship with Jeremy. Photo credit: Google

Wearing The Green: A Documentary on St. Patricks day (2017) For those looking to understand this holiday and the religious history behind it, this documentary is for you. It really helps understand the reason for the celebration and why people are supposed to wear green. It explains traditions and major events that are held all over the world.

One of the many festivities taking place on St. Patrick’s Day a parade in Dublin Ireland. Photo credit: Google