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Updated March 18th, 2024 at 23:48 IST

Calvary, Once, Angela's Ashes: Irish Films To Watch On St Patrick's Day

From the dark yet comic Calvary to emigration film Angela's Ashes, here's taking a look at some Irish films to watch in honour of St. Patrick's Day.

1/7: Its primary theme being the tussle between religion and community, Calvary features the story of a Catholic priest who faces serious threat in his small Irish town. / Image: X

2/7: With a tragic love story against the backdrop of goosebump inducing music, 2007 film Once, was interestingly mounted on a humble budget of $160,000./ Image: X

3/7: Based on Frank McCourt's 1999 book of the same name, Angela's Ashes tells the real life story of the author's family who underwent forced emigration from America, back to Ireland. / Image: X

4/7: Daniel Day Lewis leads 1993 film In The Name of the Father based on the life of Gerry Conlon, an Irish man wrongly caught in a 1974 IRA UK bombing. He was in prison for 15 years before being acquitted/ Image: Mubi

5/7: In America, released in 2002, carries the story of an Irish family, fresh off the boat in America, as they try to kickstart their lives in New York City. / Image: X

6/7: Based on Roddy Doyle's book of the same name, 1991 film The Commitments follows working class Dublin residents who form an America-inspired band. / Image: X

7/7: Northern Ireland's decades long ethno-nationalist conflict forms the backdrop of 1992 psychological thriller The Crying Game, quite the controversial release at its time. / Image: X

Published March 18th, 2024 at 23:48 IST