Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A Roundup of Irish Movies for St. Patrick's Day


Looking for some Irish entertainment as you get ready for St. Patrick's Day? Here's a great roundup of Irish movies:


The Quiet Man

An American boxer returns to Ireland to live in peace, but his bride's burly brother picks a fight. Oscar for director John Ford.







Leap Year

When Anna’s (Amy Adams) four-year anniversary to her boyfriend passes without an engagement ring, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Inspired by an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on Leap Day, Anna follows Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin to propose to him. But after landing on the wrong side of Ireland, she must enlist the help of the handsome and carefree local Declan (Matthew Goode) to get her across the country. Along the way, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places.




The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns

Welcome to the end of the rainbow, where love, fortune and fantasy await the lucky! Spectacular special effects, a star-studded international cast, and a story as timeless as the Emerald Isle itself combine to create a fantastical tale that will touch hearts and dazzle the imagination! The adventure begins as American Jack Woods (Randy Quaid) finds himself far from home in a quaint Irish village where he reluctantly befriends a ragtag group of leprechauns. When a forbidden love affair ignites an ancient war between the leprechauns and the trooping fairies, The Grand Banshee (Whoopi Goldberg) warns of impending doom. Jack is appointed to restore harmony...but will peace prevail before the unthinkable happens? With superb performances by Colm Meaney, Kieran Culkin and Roger Daltrey, The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns is a flight of fancy that will weave a touch of mischief and magic into the lives of all who share it!


Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Take a wee bit of ancient folklore, mix in some spectacular special effects and a magical cast (including Sean Connery) -- and you've got one of the most enchanting fantasies of all time! A frisky old storyteller named Darby O'Gill is desperately seeking the proverbial pot of gold. There's just one tiny thing standing in his way: a 21-inch leprechaun named King Brian. In order to get the gold, Darby must match his wits against the shrewd little trickster -- which proves no small task, indeed! Fall under the spell of DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE for a fun-filled evening of magic, mirth, and nonstop shenanigans!



Finian's Rainbow

Fred Astaire headlines an all-star cast in the big-screen version of oneof the greatest musicals ever to come from the Broadway stage--Finian'sRainbow.Everyone in the world knows that all Americans are millionaires--butonly Finian McLonergan (Astaire), of Glocca Morra, Ireland, knows why.By a process of mathematics, logic and moonbeams, Finian deduces that it's the soil around Fort Knox: Why else would Americans dig the gold out of California to bury it again in Kentucky? All Finian has to do is wait for a full moon, waylay a leprechaun (Tommy Steele), borrow his magical crock of gold and devise a "reason" for his daughter, Sharon(Petula Clark), about why they must travel to Rainbow Valley in the state of "Missitucky."


The Secret of Kells

Magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in a sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times.

In a remote medieval outpost of Ireland, young Brendan embarks on a new life of adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying a book brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the falry Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?


A Shine of Rainbows

A truly inspiring story of one ordinary family’s extraordinary journey. An orphaned boy named Tomás is adopted by Maire O’Donnell (Connie Nielsen) to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire’s reluctant husband Alec (Aidan Quinn) refuses to accept Tomás as his own son, the boy drifts down a fateful path of adventure and self-discovery, illuminating how rainbows can shine around--and within--us all.




The Secret of Roan Inish

Ten-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a selkie -- a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother washed out to sea in a cradle, and some think that he is being raised by the seals. Then Fiona catches sight of a naked little boy on the abandoned isle of Roan Inish and takes a more active role in uncovering the mysteries which abound.




Waking Ned Devine

When Ned Devine dies from shock after winning the lottery, two longtime friends, Micheal and Jackie, discover the body and agree Ned would want them to benefit from his good luck. They embark upon an outrageous scheme to claim the ticket but first they have to get all the townsfolk to go along with their plan!







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