Top 10 movies to watch on St. Patrick's Day

By Hannah Gullickson,

As we commemorate St. Patrick's death on March 17, we remember that the Christian, St. Patrick, spread Christianity to fourth-century Ireland, and we celebrate the fun of Irish culture.

Born in Roman-Britain, St. Patrick was captured by Irish barbarians before escaping to Britain, but when he returned to Ireland, he purposed to share Christianity to the Irish. We remember him not only for his feats, but also by his symbol of the shamrock, which he used to teach the Trinity to the Irish.

St. Patrick's Day honors that man, and many in America today celebrate the holiday with shamrocks, pots of gold, beer, and best of all, Irish-themed movies.

Although these selections do not reference St. Patrick, they help keep you in an Irish mood. As you watch films such as The Secret of Roan Inish or The Wind that Shakes the Barley, you'll be drawn to the myths of selkies or the history of the Irish Independence War. Some of these films will be just for fun, such as the romantic comedies The Matchmaker or Leap Year, while others will have a more serious tone such as Tom Cruise's Far and Away.

Never a dull moment, you'll be jolly with these Irish classics. Selected by TheCelebrityCafe.com, here are the top 10 best Irish films to watch on St. Patrick's Day.

Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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