Happy St. Patrick’s Day, streamers! If a night on the couch sounds more appealing to you than a night out celebrating, then this list is for you. In honor of the holiday, here are ten Irish-inspired movies for you to stream.

Did we miss any of your favorites? Drop us a comment below to let us know!

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Sing Street (2016): A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes. Available to stream on Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Netflix and VUDU.

Brooklyn (2015): An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Available to stream on Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, VUDU, and HBO NOW.

Once (2007): A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story. Available to stream on Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, VUDU, and CinemaNow.

Angela’s Ashes (1999): Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. Available to stream on Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, STARZ Play, Google Play, VUDU, and CinemaNow.

Michael Collins (1996): Neil Jordan’s historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War. Available to stream on Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, VUDU, and CinemaNow.

The Boxer (1997): Young Danny Flynn is released from prison after 14 years after “taking the rap” for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood. Available to stream on Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, STARZ Play, Google Play, and VUDU.

The Boondock Saints (1999): Fraternal Irish twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent. Available to stream on Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, VUDU and CinemaNow.

In America (2002): A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child. Available to stream on Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, VUDU, and CinemaNow.

Waking Ned Devine (1998): When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money. Available to stream on Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, and VUDU.

Five Minutes of Heaven (2009): The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen’s brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two. Available to stream on Amazon Video and Hulu.

Happy streaming!

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7 Comments
  • SKArcade

    Does The Crying Game count?

  • Kathryn Steere Butterly

    How did you not mention The Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara???

  • Lady K

    Also “Leap Year” with Amy Adams (2010). Tho not about March 17th, still nice scenes of the Irish Countryside and the folks in it as well.

  • You’ve listed some great ones above. More faves in the list of over 80 Irish-themed period dramas on Willow and Thatch http://www.willowandthatch.com/irish-costume-dramas-ireland/

  • Tony Fuerte

    Where’s The Commitments?

  • Mari Ann Cuore

    I recently watched Brooklyn! last week by casuality and absolutely loved everything about it! Thanks for share

  • phicrappazappa

    Sorry – best of all – Disney – Darby O’Gill And The Little People. Introducing Sean Connery – can’t top it.