Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2023 everyone! We hope that you have a great day today! We also hope that you’ll enjoy this day responsibly, and if you do decide to celebrate it at home (and not at the pub)… Then you should check out some cool Irish movies too. None of these picks were included in our 2021 article, but we hope you like our new batch of Irish Flicks.
So, grab that pint of Guinness, put on that green sweater and enjoy yourself.
However, IndieGala wouldn’t be IndieGala if we don’t offer a lot more sources of entertainment. Like cool games, you can check out and play on our website (if drinking isn’t your forte). Or perhaps you should check out some cool Irish movies. We have a great selection of those too. But first…
We’d love to say happy St. Patrick’s Day to every Irish out there. We hope you have a great holiday today.
St. Patrick’s Day 2023 And Video Games
We have plenty of games for you to pick and choose this St. Patrick’s Day. Survival Horrors like the Resident Evil series (check it out here) Adventures like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (here) and God Of War (here) and some light entertainment like No Man’s Sky (here), the Star Wars Collection (here). And even the Beer Brewing Simulator game (available here) to get you in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day. But if you’re craving something else, feel free to head out to IndieGala and find something more suitable for you. You’re welcome.
St. Patrick’s Day 2023 And Movies: 5 Fabulous Picks
That’s right. We have a good selection of movies that you should check out for St. Patrick’s Day. Dramas, comedies, documentaries and more. Scroll down to find out which ones made the cut.
The Banshees of Inisherin
The Banshees of Inisherin won 0 Oscars at this month’s Academy Awards but i’s still one of the most talked about movies of the year. Unapologetically Irish, it has an Irish cast and crew and it was filmed in Ireland too. Ironically the Foreign press association decided to put it in the best Comedy or musical movie category but that’s a topic for another story. However, it does have Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson back again in a Martin McDonagh movie. The Banshees of Inisherin is about two lifelong friends who find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship. What follows is truly a mix of tragedy and black comedy.
Fun fact: Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson agreed to be in the film seven years before it was greenlit.
The Wonder is a psychological period drama with the incredible Florence Pugh in the lead role. She plays Elizabeth “Lib” Wright in this harrowing movie that you must watch. Even if you’re not a huge fan of Miss Pugh. But why wouldn’t you be? She’s super talented and awesome. But yeah. The movie is Set shortly after the Great Famine and it follows an English nurse sent to a rural Irish village. Why? To observe a young ‘fasting girl’, who is seemingly able to miraculously survive without eating. Tom Burke, Toby Jones and Ciarán Hinds are all stellar in the supporting cast. But this one is a must-watch aside from the terrific performances. It’s dark, gritty and suspenseful. Highly recommended one.
Fun fact: Elaine Cassidy (Rosaleen O’Donnell) and Kíla Lord Cassidy (Anna O’Donnell) are mother and daughter in real life.
Lyra is a rather different movie. It’s a documentary movie, but at the same time, it’s a harrowing story about a murdered journalist. It follows the life of Northern Irish investigative journalist Lyra McKee by telling her story through her own work and words. At the time of her untimely death, Lyra was based in Belfast where she was murdered by the New IRA. Back in April 2019, just one day before Good Friday.
The documentary offers an intimate account of the life and career of the acclaimed journalist. But at the same time, it offers a complex vision of Northern Ireland. A country whose emotional and psychological scars after The Troubles are not yet closed.
Fun fact: The music is by David Holmes and he did it for free for Lyra.
The Quiet Girl
Another quintessential Irish Movie. And another one that’s Oscar-nominated too. Yes, The Quiet Girl is a coming Of Age drama set in rural Ireland in the early 80. It’s also a movie that has dialogue mostly in Irish. But it follows a withdrawn nine-year-old girl who experiences a loving home for the first time. When she spends the summer on a farm with distant relatives in Rinn Gaeltacht, County Waterford. Adapted from the book Foster by Claire Keegan, it’s a movie that you must watch.
Fun fact: The film takes place in 1981.
St. Patrick’s Day 2023: How Are You Celebrating It?
Let us know in the comment section. Drinking? Dancing? Playing Games? Watching Irish Movies? We’d love to know.