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All the Best St Patrick’s Day Movies for Kids

Here is the complete library of movies and TV shows for St. Patrick’s Day movies for kids available to stream.

I don’t know of many movies that were made specifically about St. Patrick’s Day. However, there are a lot of fun options for kids and families.

Watching movies on St. Patrick’s Day can become a family tradition. You and your family can learn about Ireland and the Irish people.

When we think of St. Patrick’s Day, we remember the things we see in retail stores: rainbows, gold, and lots of green. But there’s so much more to the history of St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick made it his life’s work to convert the Irish to Christianity. But over the years, St. Patrick’s Day has expanded to celebrate both its namesake and the Irish as a whole.

The Irish-themed movies available include family-friendly options, cartoons, romance, comedies, crime thrillers, and classic musicals. Others show the trials and tribulations of the Irish at home and in the U.S. Here are all the best St. Patrick’s Day movies for kids.

All the Best St Patrick’s Day Movies for Kids

The Secret of Kells
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Brendan Gleeson, Liam Hourican, Evan McGuire (Actors)

The Secret of Kells

In the remote Irish woods, Cellach (young Brendan Gleeson) prepares a fortress for an impending attack by a Viking war party.

Unbeknown to Cellach, his young nephew Brendan (Evan McGuire) — who has no taste for battle — works secretly as an apprentice in the scriptorium of the local monastery, learning the ancient art of calligraphy.

As the Vikings approach, revered illuminator Aidan (Mick Lally) arrives at the monastery and recruits Brendan to complete a series of dangerous, magical tasks. This film contains Celtic mythology. (One of my favorite Irish movies for kids!)

Darby O’Gill and the Little People

A 1959 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring a young Sean Connery that tells the tale of a wily Irishman and his battle of wits with leprechauns.

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Unexpectedly, one of the old storyteller’s tall tales comes true when he captures the King of the Leprechauns, who must grant him three wishes. Lots of Irish dancing!

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Randy Quaid, Whoopi Goldberg, Roger Daltrey (Actors)

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (Ages 13+)

The film contains two main stories that eventually intertwine: the first being the story of an American businessman who visits Ireland and encounters magical leprechauns and the second, a story of a pair who falls in love and also who happen to be a fairy and a leprechaun, belonging to opposing sides of a magical war.

It contains many references to Romeo and Juliet such as two lovers taking poison and feuding clans. Stars Whoopi Goldberg.


best st patricks day movies for kids

The Luck of the Irish
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ryan Merriman, Henry Gibson, Alexis Lopez (Actors)

Luck Of The Irish (2009)

In this Disney movie, a teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.

Patrick, Brave Shepherd of the Emerald Isle
  • CCC of America (Producer)
  • English, Spanish, French (Subtitles)

Patrick: Brave Shepherd of the Emerald Isle

Fun-loving Patrick had it easy at his parents’ seaside villa. At 16, he thought he had it made for life–that is, until the day riders kidnapped him to nearby Ireland. Now a slave and shepherd, Patrick faced a bleak and uncertain future.

The Last Leprechaun
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Veronica Hamel, Jack Scalia (Actors)

The Last Leprechaun (2001) (Age 7+)

Ethel and Tommy Barridge reluctantly travel to Ireland to spend the summer with their new stepmother, Laura. 

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They soon realize that she’s even more sinister than they had already imagined, a truly menacing witch who uses her powers to tranquilize her insatiable greed.

Dwegons and Leprechauns
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Melissa Leo, Maggie Wheeler (Actors)

Dwegons and Leprechauns (2014) (PG)

A family inherits an old house and to their surprise, they find the home filled with wonderful and colorful creatures that bring the family together. Starring Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo.

Wearing The Green: A Documentary On St. Patrick's Day
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • San Juan Music (Director) - Liz Madden (Writer) - Liz Madden (Producer)

Wearing The Green: A Documentary On St. Patrick’s Day (2017)

This is a new documentary that brings you on a journey that captures the history of St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day, its traditions, events and global appreciation. 

This is an informative and lighthearted documentary narrated by Irish recording artist Liz Madden. (Watch free Amazon Prime)

 

How to Catch a Leprechaun
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Andy T. Jones (Actor)

How to Catch a Leprechaun (2017)

You’ve been planning night and day, and finally you’ve created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you’ll finally catch the leprechaun?

10 Little Leprechauns
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • --- (Director) - Maple Leaf Learning (Producer)

10 Little Leprechauns (2017)

Let’s sing the Ten Little Leprechauns song for St. Patrick’s Day! Great for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and the ESL / EFL classroom! (Watch free Amazon Prime)

Gnome-Mobile, The
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Walter Brennan, Matthew Garber, Karen Dotrice (Actors)

The Gnome-Mobile (1967) (Rated G)

In the Redwood Forests of California, a multi-millionaire lumberman and his two young grandchildren encounter two gnomes who are supposedly the last of their kind.

A Very Unlucky Leprechaun
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Warwick Davis, Tim Matheson, Danielle Lombardi (Actors)

A Very Unlucky Leprechaun (1998) (Rated PG)

Nine-year-old Molly and her father move to a house in Ireland they’ve inherited nicknamed “Misfortune Manor.” It brings bad luck to anyone who lives in it. 

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When Molly discovers a leprechaun living on the grounds whose luck has run out too. Classic Irish themes, right? Unfortunately, he has no luck because he hasn’t eaten a four-leaf clover in over a hundred years. 

Together, Molly and her new friend must work together to break the curse–and it’ll take more than a little bit of luck to save the day.

Finian's Rainbow
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Tommy Steele (Actors)

Finian’s Rainbow (1968) (Rated G)

Feisty Irish immigrant Finian McLonergan (Fred Astaire) and his faithful daughter, Sharon (Petula Clark), bearing a pot of gold stolen from the leprechaun Og (Tommy Steele), settle in the village of Rainbow Valley, Missitucky. 

Fred Astaire headlines an all-star cast in the big-screen version of one of the greatest musicals ever to come from the Broadway stage–Finian’s Rainbow.

Leapin Leprechauns (1997) (Rated PG)

It’s about an old man whose friends are the wee folk and they make a trip to America to visit his son and family. But what they don’t know is his son plans to build a theme park on the leprechaun’s home. 

You’ll laugh at the pranks the leprechauns pull on everyone, my favorite is when the king of the leprechauns falls into the garbage.

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