Every year, St. Patrick’s Day gives us all a chance to celebrate the spirit of Ireland with our friends and family.
What better way to honor this special day than by watching some fun-filled movies that will keep kids entertained while also teaching them about the history and culture of Ireland?
If you’re looking for a fantastic selection of films to watch with your kids on St. Patrick’s Day, then this is the movie list you need!
We’ve got an incredible list of some of the best St. Patrick’s Day movies for kids that are sure to bring smiles (and maybe even a few happy tears) to your faces!
So settle in, get comfortable, and let’s explore these amazing Irish-themed movies together.
25 Best St. Patrick’s Day Movies For Kids This March 17th
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Now, as a mom of 5 I know not all movies are created equally.
This is why you’ll find this list of movies has been organized into age appropriate categories for your family’s convenience.
Furthermore, you’ll find out whether the movie is available to stream on Netflix, Apple TV, YouTube or Amazon.
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I hope you and your family have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day watching some of these fantastic films!
St. Patrick’s Day Movies Preschoolers Will Watch
1 – The Secret of Kells
Starring Irish native Brendan Gleeson, The Secret of Kells immerses viewers in the tale of a 9th-century European monastery and its resident, young Brendan.
This captivating animation draws audiences into an isolated Irish world that is both mysterious and mesmerizing.
He embarks on an incredible journey to complete a magical project known as ‘The Book of Kells’ and discovers many myths about the mysterious book.
Along his journey, Brendan encounters a druid and teams up with another boy to protect the secret of Kells.
Together, they battle against fierce forces that threaten both their lives and their mission to preserve the book.
The Secret of Kells is available to stream on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
2 – Dwegons and Leprechauns
When a family inherits an old house, they are in for a delightful surprise.
Inside the home, they find it to be alive with wonderful, mythical creatures!
These magical little sprites bring the family closer together as they embark on exciting adventures and explore the mysterious secrets of their newfound home.
Who knows what wonders await them?
This cute animated movie is available to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube.
3 – Patrick: Brave Shepherd of the Emerald Isle
Drawing from historical facts and beloved traditions, Patrick: Brave Shepherd of the Emerald Isle transports viewers to a forgotten world of druids, warriors, and kings.
In order to conquer his own weaknesses and gain strength enough for an incredible saga of faith, Patrick must rely on God.
This animated movie would be an engaging film for young children to briefly learn about the history of St. Patrick and can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video or watched for free on YouTube.
4 – Luck (Apple TV)
Sam Greenfield is a clumsy young woman whose life has been constantly plagued by bad luck.
One night, she finds a penny that significantly improves her luck, but loses it soon after.
Sam finds herself on one adventure after another to help a little girl, Hazel, get adopted.
To do this Sam travels back and forth from the land where good luck and back luck are formed to make a good luck charm for those she loves.
This animated show has a pool of recognized voice talents such as Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Noblezada, and Simon Pegg.
Luck can be streamed on Apple TV+.
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5 – A Very Unlucky Leprechaun
A Very Unlucky Leprechaun is a hilarious movie about a mischievous leprechaun named Paddy O’Squigley who’s trying to figure out how to use his magical powers and regain his place in the world.
Along the way, he must face off against an evil sorcerer and help a young boy save his family from disaster.
With its delightful animation and zany characters, A Very Unlucky Leprechaun is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike!
A Very Unlucky Leprechaun is available to watch streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
6 – Darby O’Gill and the Little People
Darby O’Gill and the Little People is one movie I remember watching as a child.
This early Sean Connery movie follows a widowed Irishman named Darby who discovers a realm of Leprechauns living in the hills near his home.
With help from King Brian, Darby embarks on a wild adventure that brings him face to face with the powerful Lord Fitzpatrick.
Loaded with humor, thrills, and delightful Celtic mythology, this timeless Disney movie is perfect for families looking for some good old-fashioned fun.
You and your family can stream this movie on Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video.
7 – The Last Leprechaun
Ethel and Tommy Barrick are in for a surprise when they are sent to Ireland to spend the summer with their new stepmother.
Little do they know, this woman is not what she appears to be – she is an evil witch (who may scare some children), with real magical powers and a deep hatred for all things green.
The siblings find themselves caught up in an exciting adventure as they bravely battle against their wicked stepmother and her nefarious plans.
Their courage and resilience will be tested, as they work together to uncover the secrets of an old Irish village and protect its last leprechaun from destruction.
The Last Leprechaun is available to watch on the following streaming services: Amazon Prime Video and YouTube.
8 – How To Catch A Leprechaun
This is the year you’re going to catch a leprechaun!
You have set your traps, double checked your list, and now you’re ready.
So, will this be the year you catch your magical friend?
Before you watch this video, you will want to grab this leprechaun letter to child, so you can leave a fun surprise for your preschooler this year.
How To Catch A Leprechaun is based on the well loved children’s book. You may watch this on Amazon Prime Video.
9 – Wolfwalkers (Apple TV)
In Wolfwalkers, an Apple TV family animation, a brave young girl and her father move to a mysterious town in Ireland in the 1600s.
With their newfound home comes unexpected magical adversaries and friends.
As they discover the legend of the Wolfwalkers, a group of people who could transform into wolves, they must venture away from their comfort zone to save the wild lands of Ireland from destruction.
Through friendship, courage and resilience, our heroes learn to embrace the power of nature and work together to restore balance between humans and animals.
Your family can watch Wolfwalkers on Apple TV+.
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10 – Finian’s Rainbow
Finian’s Rainbow follows two Irish immigrants, a young Irishman and his daughter, who come to the United States with their magical Leprechaun friend.
They attempt to recover a stolen pot of gold, while also dealing with the prejudice of bigoted locals.
With help from an eclectic ensemble of characters, they ultimately find that love and understanding can overcome any obstacle.
As a side note, topics such as racism and bigotry are handled sensitively and the movie offers an uplifting message of friendship and acceptance.
This musical movie was nominated for an Academy Award, five Golden Globe Awards, and a Writers Guild of America Award.
Finian’s Rainbow is available to watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
11 – Leapin’ Leprechauns
Leapin’ Leprechauns follows a man on a dangerous quest to protect the land of leprechauns from being taken over by a theme park.
He teams up with two siblings and their newfound magical friends to battle against the evil forces that threaten their home.
Through courage, loyalty, and friendship, they ultimately save the leprechauns and their beloved homeland from destruction.
This movie is available to watch on Netflix and YouTube.
12 – The Secret of Roan Inish
The Secret of Roan Inish tells the story of a young girl named Fiona, who moves to a small fishing village in rural Ireland with her family.
While there, she discovers the legend of a selkie–a creature that can turn from seal to human form–and sets out on an adventure to uncover the truth about her missing brother and the secret of Roan Inish.
Along the way, Fiona discovers the power of nature and family bonds, and ultimately finds the answers she’s been seeking.
The Secret of Roan Inish can be streamed on YouTube and Amazon Prime Video.
13 – Leap Year
Leap Year is a fun romantic comedy about embracing the unexpected.
Anna Brady (Amy Adams), an ambitious woman from Boston, travels to Dublin in order to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day – an Irish tradition.
Along the way, she meets Declan, a lonely innkeeper who helps her realize what truly matters in life.
Through unexpected twists and turns, Anna learns lessons of love and friendship while finding out what it takes to get what you want in life.
Leap Year is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
14 – Riverdance: The Animated Adventure
Keegan and Moya embark on an epic journey to a magical world where they will discover the secrets of Riverdance, a special dance that had been passed down from his grandfather.
Along their incredible adventure, they face off against the Huntsman, an evil force aiming to disrupt the balance of Irish nature.
The critically acclaimed animated feature Riverdance: The Animated Adventure made its UK debut on 28 May 2021 via Sky Cinema, before being released for streaming in the US on Netflix on 14 January 2022.
15 – Waking Ned Devine
In the charming Irish village of Tullymore, its residents come together to try and claim a lottery jackpot won by one of their own.
However, when they find out that the winner has passed away from shock after discovering his winnings, they must devise an inventive plot to get their hands on the prize money.
This comedy can be streamed on YouTube or Amazon Prime Video.
16 – Dancing At Lughnasa
Set in a small Irish village during the 1930s, Dancing At Lughnasa stars Meryl Streep and follows the story of five unmarried sisters and their brother as they struggle to make ends meet during changing times.
Through music, dance, and love they strive to keep their family dynamic together even when external forces threaten to tear them apart.
Dancing At Lughnasa can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
17 – The Quiet Man
The Quiet Man is a classic movie starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.
In the movie, Sean Thornton returns home to Ireland from America and falls in love with a fiery redhead named Mary Kate Danaher who is already promised to another man.
Sean must face off against her brother, the local bully, in a fight to win Mary Kate’s heart.
This movie can be streamed on YouTube and Amazon Prime Video.
18 – The Legend of Longwood
In The Legend of Longwood, Mickey, an American girl from New York, must save a small Irish town from an ancient curse.
To do this she must redeem a ghostly black knight and protect a herd of magical horses from a ruthless woman.
With the help of an unlikely group of companions, she embarks on her mission with courage and determination.
Along the way, Mickey discovers strength within herself as she battles her enemies and faces her fears.
As she faces each challenge head-on, our heroine finds out that believing in yourself can unlock the power to believe in miracles and ultimately triumph over evil.
This movie does have some spooky scenes and can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
19 – Living the Tradition: An Enchanting Journey into Old Irish Airs
Living the Journey follows Ilse de Ziah as she travels around Ireland to find the history and stories behind Irish music.
Through conversations with renowned musicians, Ilse discovers traditional Irish airs and performs each piece beautifully.
This documentary is a must-watch for anyone interested in learning more about Ireland’s musical past.
Living the Journey can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
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20 – The Luck of the Irish
The Luck of the Irish is a charming movie about Kyle, a young basketball-loving teenager who travels to Ireland with his family.
There, he learns that he’s descended from a long line of leprechauns and must use his newfound magical powers to prevent an evil developer from taking over their land.
With its vibrant animation and lovable characters, The Luck of the Irish offers an entertaining take on traditional folklore that kids and parents alike will enjoy.
The Luck of the Irish is available to watch streaming on Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video.
21 – The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns
An American’s holiday to Ireland turns out to be much more than expected when he is introduced to the world of magical creatures like leprechauns and fairies.
A forbidden love story then blooms between two of these enchanting beings – the mischievous Mickey, a leprechaun, and Jessica, a fairy.
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns can be watched on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube.
22 – The Gnome Mobile
The Gnome Mobile tells the story of a multi-millionaire lumberman and his two grandchildren as they encounter two gnomes who, according to them, are the last of their kind.
Along their journey, they must overcome obstacles and uncover secrets in order to find out more about the mysterious gnomes.
This classic Disney movie can be streamed on Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video.
23 – I Captured The King of the Leprechauns
If you’re a fan of the classic Disney movie Darby O’Gill and the Little People, then I Captured the King of Leprechauns is an absolute must-watch!
With this episode, Disney buffs can get a sneak peek behind the scenes at their beloved St. Patrick’s Day flick.
Don’t miss out on your chance to see what goes into making such a magical film.
You can watch this film on YouTube and Amazon Prime Video.
24 – Song of the Sea
Song of the Sea is an animated film about a family of Irish selkies.
When the father mysteriously disappears, it’s up to Saoirse and her brother Ben to solve the mystery of his disappearance.
Along the way they discover secrets about their family history and discover the power of music and friendship.
This movie is perfect for fans of Irish folklore and animation alike.
Song of the Sea can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
25 – Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village
Do you believe in miracles?
Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village explores the belief that a group of Irish people has about the Virgin Mary appearing in West of Ireland.
The city of Knock is full of stories about the miraculous events that happened there and people’s faith in the power of miracles.
This documentary is a perfect watch for anyone interested in learning more about Irish culture and its relationship with religion.
Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
What a great opportunity to experience St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th!
Overall, these movies are guaranteed to give kids a unique and exciting way of celebrating the spirit of Ireland.
Each movie is packed with cultural and historical references that will help young viewers connect more deeply with the Emerald Island’s traditions.
Stories about hope, love, goodwill, and family values come together making these movies just what your kids need to enjoy the most out of this special holiday!
Plus, they can still get their annual dose of good luck sent over from leprechauns across the world too!
So gather your family around the TV and watch one of these amazing Irish-themed movies on St. Patrick’s Day – it’ll be sure to bring you all loads of luck, fun and really magical memories too.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from us here at Home Faith Family!
Micah Klug is a wife, homeschooling mother to five children, and author. She teaches time-tested solutions to help parents remember what matters most in life, including strengthening their home, faith, and family relationships. To learn how a child who grew up in an authoritarian home is now creating an environment of peace and joy in her own home visit this page. If you want to contact Micah, send her an email here or email [email protected]