Seven Irish films to watch on Netflix for St Patrick's Day

Some Irish themed films to indulge in over the next few days.

Seven Irish films to watch on Netflix for St Patrick's Day

With St Patrick's Day parades cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak and many at home due to social distancing, it's handy to having something decent to watch.

Netflix has a host of films and TV shows to enjoy and we've picked out some with an Irish angle to indulge in - given the month we're in.

Katie

A brilliant documentary about a brilliant sports star.

Ross Whitaker's documentary follows Katie Taylor as she looks to fight back from a year of turmoil to make it as pro-fighter.

Dublin Old School

Emmet Kirwan co-wrote and stars in this 2018 hit, based on the play of the same name.

It follows Jason, a drugged-out DJ who reconnects with his estranged brother over a lost weekend in Dublin and sees where his hedonistic lifestyle could lead in the end.

The Young Offenders

From the capital to the real capital.

The film launched a hit TV series and first introduced us to Conor and Jock.

Re-watch the original film that set the best friends on a wild chase to find a bale of cocaine from a smuggler's capsized ship.

The Breadwinner

Cartoon Saloons animation was highly praised when released in 2017, even earning an Oscar nomination.

It tells the story of an 11-year-old Afghan girl who disguises herself as a boy and takes on odd jobs to provide for her family when her father is arrested.

Handsome Devil

What happens when a self-confessed outsider is enrolled in a rugby school?

Comedy-drama Handsome Devil finds out.

It tells the story of Ned who is forced to room with the star of the rugby team - but they end up forming a bond.

Black 47

Stephen Rea stars in this famine-based drama.

It follows a ranger who had been fighting for the British Empire, who then abandons his post.

He returns to Ireland to reunite with his family and plots revenge on those who responsible for the Great Famine.

The Irishman

If you have a few hours to spare, the Martin Scorsese epic is for you.

It tells the story of hitman Frank Sheeran, who looks back on his life in crime working for mobster Russell Bufalino his time working for the powerful Teamster Jimmy Hoffa.

The film reunites Scorsese with Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

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