Channel your inner Irishman on St. Patrick’s Day with these five movies, all available for streaming. These films, set in Ireland or centered around Irish characters, can bring the Irish spirit to your small screen.
1. Waking Ned Devine (1998)
A rural Irish village tries to convince the lottery committee that Ned Devine, their recently deceased neighbor, is still alive so they can collect the money from his winning lottery ticket. Available for streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
2. Leprechaun: Origins (2014)
A group of young travelers is backpacking through Ireland when they wind in a small country town with a dark legend. Available for streaming on Hulu.
3. In the Name of the Father (1993)
A young man fights to clear his family name after he’s forced to falsely confess to being responsible for an Irish Republican Army bombing. Available for streaming on Amazon Prime.
4. The Crying Game (1992)
Irish Republican Army member Fergus promises to protect an acquaintance’s girlfriend when he dies. When Fergus himself develops feelings for her, he has to decide how much he’s willing to give up. Available for streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
5. The Quiet Man (1952)
A former American boxer retires to Ireland, where he’s originally from. While courting a young woman, he’s called upon to put the town bully – who also happens you be the woman’s brother – in his place. Available for streaming on Netflix.