Kw-logo-smaller

Best St. Patrick's Day Movies

Sean Connery starred in the classic Disney film Darby O'Gill and the Little People.
Courtesy of Disney

No matter what your background, it's hard not to feel a little bit Irish on Saint Patrick's Day. But if you still need a little nudge to get you in the festive spirit, here are a few movies that are bound to inspire you!

No. 5: In America

With more Irish-Americans in the world than there are actual Irish citizens, it's no wonder the tale of the Irish in America has become so closely linked to St. Patrick's Day. In fact, the world's first St. Patrick's Day parade was held in New York City. So it's to New York this movie heads to chart the struggles of a recently arrived Irish family as they to find their feet in America. While there's no mention of St. Patrick, the film does get to the heart of the Irish immigrant's experience - and that's well worth celebrating.

No. 4: Luck of the Irish

When Steven Fitzgerald, a newspaper reporter from New York, meets a leprechaun and a beautiful young woman while traveling in Ireland he can't believe his luck. Steven becomes torn between his old life in New York (complete with wealthy fiancée) and returning to his Irish roots. This flick has Little People, Irish-American immigrants and the green, green grass of Ireland. What more can you ask for?

No. 3: The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns

Whoopi Goldberg and Keiran Culkin star in this Hallmark movie set in the Emerald Isle. In it, an American businessman named Jack discovers that the cottage he's rented is occupied by a family of leprechauns. Jack unwittingly is thrown into the middle of a long-standing feud between the leprechauns and the fairies. His adventures with the little people are sure to put you in the festive mood!

No 2: The Last Leprechaun

St. Patrick's Day takes on a sinister new twist in The Last Leprechaun. In it, a brother and sister are sent to live with their father's new fiancée in Ireland where they discover their future stepmother has dark powers linked to the little people! A great flick for those of you who find the regular shamrocks and rainbows element of St.Paddy's too cheesy.

No. 1: Darby O'Gill and the Little People

This classic Irish flick goes waaaaay back to when Sean Connery wasn't an old man (you thought he was hatched that way, didn't you?). In fact, is it wrong to notice that he's actually looking kind of cute? In the flick, Darby O'Gill is a storyteller who tells tall tales of leprechauns and banshees. But when Darby actually captures the King of the Leprechauns, no one will believe him!

Have Your Say

What St. Patrick's Day movies are on your list? Let us know!

 

>
>

readers voted!

Comments

Wooper1255

Wooper1255 wrote:

SpongeBob sent me here. O_O Btw, cool. ^3^
commented: Sat Mar 29, 2014

emolove325

emolove325 wrote:

william wallace
commented: Sat Mar 15, 2014

cena10

cena10 wrote:

Asomè st patricks day ever
commented: Mon Mar 18, 2013

there are 65 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

Poll

How Do You Celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

  • Dress up in green.
  • Listen to U2 and eat Irish stew.
  • Play the harp and dance around like a leprechaun.
  • Search for a pot of gold.

related stories

Micro_lucky cupcakes - micro
Lads and lassies it’s that time of year again to don our green garments and celebrate the Irish h...
Micro_cross-mic
Kidzworld's created a special St. Patrick's Day Puzzle to test your knowledge on this green holi...
It’s March and spring is finally in the air (depending on where you live!). There’s so much to do...
Micro_style_micro
Kick off St. Patrick's Day in style with green gear and shamrock-inspired accessories. Kidzworld ...
Micro_leprechaun_micro
St. Patrick's Day is the day to honor St. Patrick and celebrate all things Irish. Kidzworld is he...

Entertainment in the forums

babydoll2baby
babydoll2baby posted in TV Shows:
no
reply 32 minutes
babydoll2baby
babydoll2baby posted in Celebs:
niall horan
reply 37 minutes
rue21forever3
rue21forever3 posted in Celebs:
Jenson Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Kellan Lutz, and Taylor Lautner
reply about 2 hours
9bella
9bella posted in Celebs:
don't Laugh but Devon bostick 
reply about 3 hours
kayshay
kayshay posted in Celebs:
omg,omg its chris brown i looove him he is sooooo fine n his songs r the best
reply about 3 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Hour-of-code-tumb

Millions of Students will be doing an Hour of Code with Tynker December 8th-14th...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!