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The Best St. Patrick's Day Movies to Watch Over the Holiday Weekend

Here's a roundup of movies to watch during St. Patrick's Day weekend, including 'Banshees of Inisherin,' and Lindsay Lohan's latest 'Irish Wish'

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The Banshees of Inisherin, Irish Wish, Belfast

Cheers to St. Patrick's Day weekend!

Pair that pint with some popcorn and point your eyes to the screen because lucky for you, there are a ton of movies to binge-watch in celebration of the holiday.

Between Irish classics like 1952's The Quiet Man and modern Oscar-winning hits like 2021's Belfast, there are various options across all genres. If you're looking for something more family-friendly, check out 2020's animated movie Wolfwalkers.

Favor Irish actors like award-winning Cillian Murphy? Turn on 2006's The Wind that Shakes the Barley. Fan of Saoirse Ronan? 2015's tear-jerking Brooklyn stars the Ireland native, who won a Best Actress Oscar for her work.

What's St. Patty's Day without a little shenanigans? Lindsay Lohan's latest Netflix rom-com, Irish Wish, gives viewers just that as it chronicles a dream-turned-reality after her spontaneous wish comes true.

Scroll on for the best movies to watch St. Patrick's Day weekend!

Irish Wish

<p>Netflix</p> Ed Speleers and Lindsay Lohan in "Irish Wish"

Netflix

Ed Speleers and Lindsay Lohan in "Irish Wish"

Lindsay Lohan stars in Irish Wish, playing a woman named Maddie who attends a wedding in Ireland. Meanwhile, she’s in love with the groom-to-be.

“When the love of her life gets engaged to her best friend, Maddie puts her feelings aside to be a bridesmaid at their wedding in Ireland," reads an official synopsis for the Netflix original rom-com. "Days before the pair are set to marry, Maddie makes a spontaneous wish for true love, only to wake up as the bride-to-be. With her dream seeming to come true, Maddie soon realizes that her real soulmate is someone else entirely."

Watch Irish Wish on Netflix

Banshees of Inisherin

<p>Searchlight Pictures/Moviestore/Shutterstock</p> Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in "The Banshees of Inisherin"

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Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in "The Banshees of Inisherin"

The Oscar-nominated film Banshees of Inisherin is set on a remote, fictional island off the west coast of Ireland in the 1920s. It stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two best friends who find themselves in an unfortunate situation when one suddenly ends their relationship, with major consequences for each of them.

The film's cast is stacked, featuring other stars such as Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon.

Watch Banshees of Inisherin on Prime Video and Max

Belfast

<p>Rob Youngson/Focus Features/THA/Shutterstock</p> "Belfast"

Rob Youngson/Focus Features/THA/Shutterstock

"Belfast"

Belfast is based on the personal experiences of Kenneth Branagh, the film’s director who won the 2022 Oscar for his work. The black-and-white movie is described as "a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy's childhood, amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s.”

The acclaimed film, starring Jamie Dornan as the young father of two boys and Caitríona Balfe as his wife, tells the story of how a family's life is changed by the upheaval around them, prompting them to contemplate leaving their home forever amid the "civil war" that's broken out in the streets.

Watch Belfast on Prime Video and Apple TV+

The Quiet Girl (2023)

<p>Bankside Films / Courtesy of Everett</p> Catherine Clinch and Carrie Crowley in "The Quiet Girl"

Bankside Films / Courtesy of Everett

Catherine Clinch and Carrie Crowley in "The Quiet Girl"

The Quiet Girl is an Irish feature set in the 1980s following a young neglected girl named Cáit, played by Catherine Clinch, who is sent away from her chaotic family for the summer. She goes to live with middle-aged farm couple Eibhlín and Seán, respectively played by Carrie Crowley and Andrew Bennett.

Finding solace in their custody, Cáit adapts to her foster parents' candid nature. However, she discovers a tragic hidden truth within her newfound sanctuary.

Watch The Quiet Girl on Hulu and Apple TV+

The Quiet Man (1952)

<p>Republic/Kobal/Shutterstock</p> John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in "The Quiet Man"

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John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in "The Quiet Man"

The Quiet Man is a 1952 romantic comedy-drama, directed by John Ford. It follows a retired boxer named Sean Thornton, played by John Wayne, who returns home to his native Ireland. Upon his arrival, he falls for a spirited young woman named Mary Kate, played by Maureen O'Hara.

Watch The Quiet Man on Amazon Prime

Brooklyn (2015)

<p>Kerry Brown/Fox Searchlight/Kobal/Shutterstock</p> Emory Cohen and Saoirse Ronan in "Brooklyn"

Kerry Brown/Fox Searchlight/Kobal/Shutterstock

Emory Cohen and Saoirse Ronan in "Brooklyn"

Brooklyn stars Saoirse Ronan as an Irish immigrant named Eilis Lace on her journey in 1950s New York City. As she navigates a new chapter lured by the promise of America, she finds herself having to choose between a life in Brooklyn or her home back in Ireland.

Ronan earned an Oscar nod for Best Actress for her work in Brooklyn. The film also received nominations for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Watch Brooklyn on Prime Video and Apple TV+

Wolfwalkers (2020)

<p>Apple TV+</p> "Wolfwalkers"

Apple TV+

"Wolfwalkers"

Wolfwalkers is an animated movie made by the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon. The fantasy film, which earned an Oscar nod for Best Animated Feature, follows a young hunter and her father’s journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. Along the way, she makes friends with a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to turn into wolves by night.

Watch Wolfwalkers on Apple TV+

Just My Luck (2006)

<p>Barry Wetcher/20th Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock</p> Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine in "Just My Luck"

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Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine in "Just My Luck"

St. Patrick's Day is all about luck, right? That's why this Lindsay Lohan-led film is perfect for the serendipitous-centric holiday, as the film follows a woman named Ashely, who is considered one of the luckiest women in the world.

However, her world turns upside down after she kisses a stranger, played by Chris Pine, swapping her good fortune for his bad luck.

Watch Just My Luck on Hulu

Once (2007)

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova in "Once"
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova in "Once"

Between the Irish step dance and the jig, music — let alone bagpipes — is synonymous with St. Patrick's Day. The 2007 movie Once focuses on just that.

The romantic musical drama, directed by John Carney, follows a Dublin busker and a Czech immigrant who meet up in Dublin and try to write and record an album together. (As for how it went — let's just say the movie's signature song, "Falling Slowly," won the Oscar for Best Original Song.)

Watch Once on Prime Video and Apple TV+

The Irish Pub (2013)

<p>The Irish Pub/IMDB</p> "The Irish Pub"

The Irish Pub/IMDB

"The Irish Pub"

Also synonymous with St. Patty's Day? Drinking. That's why 2013's The Irish Pub is a perfect binge-watch for the occasion as the documentary gives viewers an inside look at pubs across Ireland through the eyes of its owners.

Watch The Irish Pub on Prime Video and Peacock

The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2007)

<p>Flick/Element/Pathe/Kobal/Shutterstock</p> Cillian Murphy and Orla Fitzgerald in "The Wind that Shakes the Barley"

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Cillian Murphy and Orla Fitzgerald in "The Wind that Shakes the Barley"

For those into the history of Ireland, 2007's The Wind that Shakes the Barley is for you! The dramatic time period piece follows "Irish workers who unite to form guerrilla armies to face the ruthless 'Black and Tan' squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland's bid for independence during the 1920s," per an official synopsis.

Watch The Wind that Shakes the Barley on Prime Video and Apple TV+

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