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10 Deadly Irish Films You Should Watch On Netflix This Weekend

By Sarah

March 15, 2018 at 10:40am

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With snow showers and freezing cold temperatures forecast for this St Patrick’s Weekend, we reckon it's a safe bet we're gonna skip town altogether and opt for a few sneaky cans in the gaff. 

Nice and warm and cosy. It's what St. Patrick himself would've wanted, okay? So to go all out and be mad patriotic etc., hop onto Netflix for a full-on Irish film binge watch. 

Here's our pick of the best ones to watch this weekend. Proud to be Irish and all that... 

 1. The Hardy Bucks Movie

Party-loving Irelanders plan a road trip to Poland to take in some soccer and sights. But their journey veers way off course when they hit Amsterdam.

2. Cardboard Gangsters

Cardboard Gangsters follows the story of a group of young lads in Darndale, led by Jay Connolly (John Connors), who sell drugs to make a living. They set out in a bid to gain more money and power and enter the big leagues of the drug trade.

3. Sing Street

In 1980s Dublin, a teen whose family is falling apart transfers to a tough school, where he forms a rock band to fit in and win a girl's attention.  Stars Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton and Jack Reynor.

4. The Young Offenders

Never ones to think things through, two Irish teens steal bicycles and set off to the coast to find a bale of cocaine from a smugglers capsized ship.  

5. Handsome Devil

A self-described outsider is sent to a rugby-obsessed boarding school, where he forms an unexpected bond with the star player. Stars Fionn O’Shea, Nicolas Galitzine, Andrew Scott and Moe Dunford.

6. Hunger

A film on the 1981 hunger strikes by Republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. Bobby Sands is one of a group of prisoners who first "took to the blanket" with a "dirty protest" in pursuit of their claims for recognition as political prisoners. 

Sands then became the first one of the group to embark on a hunger strike that was to end in his death.

7. Ondine

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

8. The Siege of Jadotville

Winner of four IFTAs, The Siege of Jadotville tells the true story of Irish Soldiers who were besieged by overwhelming enemy forces while on a UN peacekeeping mission in the Congo.  The heroes led by Commandant Pat Quinlan fought for five days and heroically defended their outpost.   

A Netflix Original film, based on the book Siege at Jadotville : The Irish Army’s Forgotten Battle by Declan Power. Stars Jamie Dornan, Jason O’Mara, Mark Strong, Sam Keeley and Fionn O’Shea.

9. In Bruges

After a particularly difficult job, hit men Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson) head to Belgium to hide out until things cool down. Ray hates the medieval city they land in, but Ken finds its beauty and peacefulness enchanting. 

Their experiences become increasingly surreal and possibly life-changing as they encounter tourists, locals, an American dwarf and a potential romance for Ray.

10. Bad Day For The Cut

A mild-mannered, middle-aged Irish farmer embarks on a bloody quest to avenge his mother's murder. He soon discovers her dark past while wading through the criminal underworld of Belfast.

We'll drink to these.

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