5 superb Irish films you need to watch this Saint Patrick’s Day

St Patricks Day Irish Film Room

Pour yourself a cool glass of beer and get ready to sit back and relax to a good film this Saint Patrick’s Day. Here are five superb films you need to watch to get into the Irish spirit.

Sing Street – 2016 

The Golden Globe nominated film, Sing Street, is a coming-of-age comedy that tells the story of a boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s. The boy escapes his strained family life, and tries to impress a mysterious girl, by starting a band.

Sing Street stars Ferdia Walsh-Peelo (Vikings), Kelly Thornton (Life’s a Breeze), Maria Doyle Kennedy (The Conjuring 2), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), and Jack Reynor (Glassland).

Rotten Tomatoes‘ score: 96% fresh certified fresh. 

Room – 2015

Directed by Dublin-born Lenny Abrahamson and penned by Irish novelist and screenwriter Emma Donoghue, the Oscar award-winning drama Room takes you on the harrowing journey of 5-year old Jack and his mother, who are confined to a 10-by-10-shed they call ‘Room’. 

Room stars Oscar award-winning Actress Brie Larson (Short Term 12), and Jacob Tremblay (Before I Wake). 

Rotten Tomatoes’ score: 94% certified fresh. 

The Young Offenders – 2016

The Young Offenders is inspired by the true story of Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure in 2007. The comedy film tells the story of trouble-making best friends Conor and Jock who devise a law breaking plan. 

When a drug-trafficking boat capsized off the coast of West Cork and 61 bales of cocaine, each worth 7 million euro, are seized, word gets out that a bale is missing. The Cork teenagers decide to steal two bikes and go road tripping to find the missing bale, and escape their troubled home lives.

Rotten Tomatoes‘ score: 100% fresh

Once – 2007

Once is an Oscar award-winning modern-day musical about a guitarist busker and an immigrant piano player who meet in Dublin and write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

Once is Written and Directed by the Dublin-born filmmaker John Carney. The film stars Glen Hansard (Sing Street) and Markéta Irglová (The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Rotten Tomatoes‘ score: 97% certified fresh

Brooklyn -2015

The three-time Oscar-nominated film, Brooklyn, is Directed by Irish filmmaker John Crowley and based on a novel, of the same name, by Irish Author Colm Tóibín.

Brooklyn tells the story of an Irish immigrant who relocates to Brooklyn in the 1950s, where she falls in a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she is forced to choose between two countries and the lives that exist within them. 

The film stars two-time Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel).

Rotten Tomatoes‘ score: 97% certified fresh

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5 superb Irish films you need to watch this Saint Patrick’s Day

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