Sunday 21 July 2019

St Patrick's Day: Top 20 Irish movies and TV shows on Netflix

Michael Fassbender as Frank with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson
Michael Fassbender as Frank with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson
Brian Gleeson (far right) in The Stag
Ben Barnes, right, and Robert Sheehan in 'Killing Bono'. Barnes plays Neil McCormick, a schoolmate of U2.
Pat Shortt in Irish comic drama 'Life's a Breeze'
Fr Ted
Killian Scott and Brendan Gleeson in Calvary
VIGOUR: Geraldine McEwan as the sadistic Sister Bridget in ‘The Magdalene Sisters’
Colin Farrell in Ondine
Byrne as Tom Reagan in the Cohen Brothers' "Miller's Crossing," 1990. Photo: Twentieth Century Fox
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

If you don't fancy heading out and about this St Patrick's Day there's always Netflix and the streaming service features plenty of Irish movies and TV shows and flicks featuring our biggest stars.

Indulge in a little nostalgia with Father Ted or check out our greatest actors from Brendan Gleeson to Fionnula Flanagan to Colin Farrell doing what they do best.

Irish Comedies

The Stag

A groom-to-be agrees to a bachelor party in the great outdoors, but the weekend takes a turn for the weird when the bride's boorish brother shows up – Stars Andrew Scott & Amy Huberman.


An aspiring musician joins a band of eccentrics led by an enigmatic singer -- who wears a fake head -- and his unstable girlfriend.  Stars Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson

Killing Bono

Determined to be a rock star, a Dublin boy starting his own band prevents his brother from joining a group formed by a classmate -- a band called U2.

Life’s A Breeze

A cash-strapped Irish clan inadvertently discards a mattress that's stuffed with nearly a million euros, igniting a wild goose chase to find it again.


Irish Comedians

Father Ted  (Dermot Morgan, Ardal O’Hanlon & Paul McLynn)

Dermot Morgan stars as Father Ted, one of three Catholic priests who are exiled to a remote Irish island after misdeeds brought them under the scrutiny of the bishop. There, the priests are tended to by neurotic housekeeper Mrs. Doyle.

Black Books (Dylan Moran)

A misanthropic bookshop owner named Bernard Black (Dylan Moran) wakes up from a bender to discover, to his horror, that he's hired cheery Manny Bianco as a clerk

Crooked Man with Tommy Tiernan

CROOKED MAN is the show that Tommy toured for 18 months and was recorded at the infamous home of real stand up in Ireland, City Limits Comedy, Cork. CROOKED MAN perfectly captures the passion and vitality of Tommys inimitable live show.


Irish Dramas


An anonymous man comes to Father James in confession and vows to kill him in one week, simply because the priest is himself a good man. Stars Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran

The Magdelene Sisters

Four women are condemned to indefinite servitude in the Magdalene Laundries, where they'll work to atone for their "sins."

Bloody Sunday

This drama depicts the 1972 massacre in Northern Ireland, when members of the British Parachute Regiment shot and killed 13 unarmed demonstrators.


A man returns home after a 10-year absence to reconnect with his ex-wife and daughter, but finds them living with his domineering former P.E. teacher.  Stars James Nesbitt and Kerry Condon.


Irish Actors

Ondine  (Colin Farrell)

A fisherman's life is transformed when he catches a mysterious woman in his nets. His daughter comes to believe that the woman is a magical creature.

Deadman Down (Colin Farrell)

This taut crime thriller stars Colin Farrell as a brutal gang enforcer who falls for a woman bent on exacting revenge on his boss.

Seraphim Falls (Liam Neeson & Pierce Brosnan)

A former Confederate colonel leads a posse into the mountainous American West on a hunt for an ex-Union officer who committed a wartime atrocity

Millers Crossing (Gabriel Byrne)

As the adviser to a 1920s Irish kingpin, Tom's loyalty is tested when he takes up with his boss's girl. Meanwhile, rivals threaten their crime racket.

Love is All You Need (Pierce Brosnan)

A group of people in Italy search for love, and deal with jealousy, passion and loneliness as they struggle to change their lives for the better.

A long way down (Pierce Brosnan)

When a faded TV personality decides to jump off a London skyscraper on New Year's Eve, he meets three lost souls who had the exact same plan

Nell (Liam Neeson)

Two doctors are astonished to discover a backwoods North Carolina woman who has formed her own language after being cut off from civilization

The Other Man (Liam Neeson)

After a shoe designer vanishes, her doting husband learns about her affair with a suave Spaniard and becomes obsessed with learning the details.

Stigmata  (Gabriel Byrne)

After an atheist woman's hands and feet begin to mysteriously bleed, she and an investigating priest are thrust headlong into supernatural terror.

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