Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve put up a list of shows to watch. In our collection of Irish films, you’ll find a wide range of genres, from comedy to horror to documentary.
Some of them are worth a look if you haven’t before.
1. Michael Inside
As a prison drama, ‘Michael Inside’ is one of the best recently released Irish films. Overall, it’s one of the best prison dramas we’ve ever watched. Dafyhd Flynn, an 18-year-old who was jailed for smuggling drugs for a friend’s older brother, stars in the film. David (Moe Dunford) takes Michael under his wing when he’s in prison. With a haunting social commentary and a haunting script, it’s one of the best movies you’ll ever see.
2. Black 47
Feeney (James Frecheville) is a ranger who wants revenge for his family in the bleakest year of the Great Famine. Even though the English are portrayed simplistically as mustache-twirling villains in “Black 47,” the film fully embraces its reputation as a revenge thriller with plenty of action and brutality. Actors Stephen Rea, Barry Keoghan, and Hugo Weaving are among the crew.
3. The Young Offenders
‘The Young Offenders’ was initially a film before it became a popular television show. Filmed in Ireland in 2016, it tells the story of two teenagers, Jack and Conor, who set out on a bicycle journey to the coast of Cork. They are hoping to uncover a seven-million-euro cocaine bundle there. In the movie, P.J. Gallagher, who plays the boys’ principal in the television series, is actually a drug dealer who is chasing the cocaine..
4. Handsome Devil
‘Dead Poets Society’ is a strong influence on this heartfelt comedy. Fionn O’Shea, Ardal O’Hanlon, Amy Huberman, Andrew Scott, and Hugh O’Connor round out a stellar group. At boarding school, a lonesome student and a star athlete must share a room. Prejudice begins to affect their friendship, as well as the school as a whole.
5. Dublin Oldschool
When Jason isn’t going from one party to the next in the middle of the night, he’s snorting ecstasy and snorting cocaine. To his surprise, it’s a familiar figure from the past: his brother Daniel. Funny and thought-provoking, “Dublin Oldschool” is full of energy and great young talent. Not to mention completely insane.
It’s hard to believe that Katie Taylor’s career as a professional boxer is over. It is clear from this film that she worked tirelessly to win six amateur European championships, five world amateur championships, and an Olympic gold medal. Definitely worth the time.
7. The Lodgers
More of a gothic drama, “The Lodgers” is more than just a scary movie. It’s not all plain sailing, though. Two young twins, Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Millner), are isolated from the outside world in an Irish country house in the 1920s. As a result, Rachel tries to leave the house and begin a new life after meeting a war veteran with mental health issues. Despite the family curse and her twin’s desperate pleas, she is oblivious to them.
8. The Hole in the Ground
Seana Kerslake, a rising Irish actress, stars in “The Hole in the Ground.” Her character is a young mother who recently relocated with her son to a rural townhouse on the outskirts. Things begin to go awry for her, most noticeably in her young son. Not for arachnophobes, as you can see from the trailer below……
9. The Cured
‘The Cured’, starring Ellen Page (‘Juno’), is a new twist on the zombie genre. It envisions a society in which the sickness that causes humans to become cannibals has been eradicated. ‘The cured,’ on the other hand, are now social outcasts after committing such heinous acts and killing so many people while in their zombie form. There is a growing sense of resentment and a thirst for a revolution among them.
10. The Breadwinner
‘The Breadwinner’ is a must-see film for everyone. One of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. An Afghan girl named Parvana must cut her hair and wear male clothing to support her family following the arrest of her father, who was falsely imprisoned by the Taliban.
Netflix has a slew of excellent Irish television shows available as well.