Thursday, March 17, 2011

Five Films for St. Patrick's Day

My five favorite Irish movies movies that have something to do with Ireland, in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

5. The Van

A hilariously vulgar flick--part buddy movie, part social commentary, and all around fabulous.

4. The Dead

Haunting, quiet, subtle, and devastating.

3. The Commitments

Raucous, outrageously funny, and simply wonderful. I would say it's my favorite Irish musical, but see below.

2. Into the West

Complete Gaelic malarkey, but I adore it anyway, and so do you. (You're crying right now; don't even pretend to deny it.)

1. Once

Every bit a fairy tale as Into the West...but a wise, adult, completely ordinary and therefore all that much more beautiful one. Worth watching every year on March 17th.

Your favorites, anyone?


Jacob M said...

I'm still a sucker for "The Quiet Man" w/ John Wayne. "Once" is a great choice!

Tom the Younger said...

Watching "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" has become a tradition at our house. I like "The Quiet Man" too, but less often. It's always surprising how long it is compared to current movies.