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Old 03-14-2017, 09:32 PM
 
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What are your favorite classic movies concerning Ireland?
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:11 AM
 
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First to come to mind is In the Name of the Father. Love Pete Postlethwaite.

Also, The Committments - haven't thought about that movie in ages but remember enjoying it.
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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The Long Good Friday (1979)

Odd Man Out (1947)

Hidden Agenda (1990)

Shake Hands With the Devil (1959)

Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:17 AM
 
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Not really St. Patricks Day related, but definitely Ireland related ... I thought Brooklyn was an excellent movie.
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:41 AM
 
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I agree Brookklyn was good, sweet story.
I came from an Irish family. Dad said we were 150% Irish. He didn't think fondly of St.Patrick but Our family go to movie (albeit an oldie) was
"The Quiet Man" with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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If you want to see Sean Connery's first movie (I believe), watch Disney's "Darby O'Gill and the Little People". As a child, the banshee scared the heck out of me but oh boy, Sean Connery was handsome!
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:48 PM
 
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...Our family go to movie (albeit an oldie) was
"The Quiet Man" with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.
A great choice.
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Old 03-15-2017, 03:01 PM
 
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What are your favorite classic movies concerning Ireland?
I don't really have any, not "classics" - but I'm pretty damn fed up with The Quiet Man being eternally TV. After a few years of it, I got bored, but the more I look at it now, the more I see the distasteful underlying messages, such as that physical fighting is a good way to resolve things.

Every year, I keep thinking I should call up TV stations and complain, with suggestions, but I never get around to it. I'd like to see them show The Secret of Roan Inish, for a change, or Waking Ned Devine, or Michael Collins, or Angela's Ashes.

Oh, wait - I just realized, I do have one Irish film I truly love, though not a classic, one of the best films of that year, but I don't know of anyone who's seen it, except people that I practically forced: The Guard.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_guard_2011/
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Old 03-15-2017, 03:38 PM
 
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Leap Year with Amy Adams was filmed mostly in Ireland.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:31 AM
 
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Another vote for "The Quiet Man".
I also love "The Matchmaker" with Janene Garafalo (sp?) and Denis Leary.
"The Long Grey Line" with Maureen O'hara and Tyrone Power. although it is set at West Point, the two main characters are Irish immigrants and it is a wonderful movie.
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