9 Fabulous St. Patrick’s Day Family Movies for All Ages


Looking for great St. Patrick's Day family movies? Check out 9 of our favorite films that celebrate the Irish!

If you think there aren’t many good St. Patrick’s Day family movies, you’re just not looking in the right spot! While there may not be a ton of movies that revolve specifically around the holiday, you’ll find plenty of great movies with an Irish theme to watch together. Whether you choose a historical adventure that shows the plight of the Irish when they first arrived to the US or a whimsical fantasy featuring the iconic leprechauns, your family will love snuggling up to these great St. Patrick’s Day family movies!

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Our Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Family Movies


Far and Away

Far and Away is a 1992 romantic adventure drama movie starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, along with other cast members including Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky and Barbara Babcock. The movie takes place in the 1890’s, Cruise and Kidman play Irish immigrants who are in search of making a better life for themselves in the United States.

Waking Ned Devine

Waking Ned Devine is a 1998 comedy film that stars Ian Bannen, David Kelly and Fionnula Flanagan. The movie takes place in Ireland and tells the story of a lottery winner who suddenly dies and the folks in his town try to claim his money. This one is best for watching with your teens and older children.

The Secret of Kells

The Secret of Kells is a 2009 animated fantasy movie starring Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Paul Young, Christen Mooney and Michael McGrath. The movie tells the story of a young boy growing up in the Kells Monastery in Ireland, under his uncle’s strict supervision. The young boy secretly takes on the task of learning calligraphy while the uncle prepares for a Viking invasion.

Leapin’ Leprechauns

Leapin’ Leprechauns is a 1995 children’s action fantasy film that stars John Bluthal, Grant Cramer, Sharon Lee Jones, Gregory Smith and Erica Nicole Hess. It is the story of a group of Leprechauns and an Irish elder on a mission to stop the building of a theme park on their land.

More great St. Patrick’s Day Family Movies

A few more awesome family movies to watch on St. Patrick’s Day include:

  • The Secret of Roan Inish
  • The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns
  • Finian’s Rainbow
  • Luck of the Irish
  • Darby O’Gill and the Little People

Have fun watching these St. Patrick’s Day family movies together! As an extra special treat, whip up our St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes with a Secret Healthier Twist to enjoy during the movie!


Do you have any favorite St. Patrick’s Day family movies? Share in the comments!

21 thoughts on “9 Fabulous St. Patrick’s Day Family Movies for All Ages”

  1. Desiree L Barlow

    What about John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in “The Quiet Man”, a classic with gorgeous scenery, or “Leap Year” with Amy Adams? I personally found Finian’s Rainbow highly overrated and super boring!

  2. I can’t like the Disney Channel movie Luck of the Irish is one of our favorites. It has lassiter from Pysch in it and it just makes it so much better.

  3. Darby O’gill and the Little People is one of my favorite childhood movies. I can’t remember the last time I’ve watched it. Great idea to spend St. Patty’s Day watching movies.

  4. My family is Irish and we always look forward to St. Patrick’s Day! My grandmother makes a Bailey’s chocolate cheesecake that is absolutely to die for. Thinking about it just gets me excited for the holiday!

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