Badly needed.

Has the long weekend got the better of you?

We just can't hack the Bank Holiday session and today is generally a day for ringing up the local takeaway and settling in for the night with a good film or TV show.

It is still our national holiday though, so here are a few deadly Irish films and TV shows on Netflix right now.

The Hardy Bucks Movie

The party-loving lads famous for their YouTube skits plan a road trip to Poland to take in some soccer and sights but the madness ensues when they hit Amsterdam en route.

Cardboard Gangsters

John Connors plays the role of Jay Connolly in this film which follows a group of young lads from Darndale in Dublin, who sell drugs to make a living. 

Sing Street

Based in Dublin in the 80s, Sing Street follows a teenager who forms a rock band to fit in and win a girl's attention - something 90% of the population can possibly resonate with. 

The Young Offenders

The TV show is brewing up a storm at the moment and if you've yet to check out the original movie, then get going! The loveable rogues Conor and Jock steal bicycles and set off to the coast to find a bale of cocaine from a smugglers capsized ship.  

The Siege of Jadotville

Winner of four IFTAs, this Netflix original film tells the true story of Irish Soldiers who were besieged by enemy forces while on a UN peacekeeping mission in the Congo.  


This film starring Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands focuses on the real life events of the 1981 hunger strikes by Republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. 

Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope

This dark comic drama written by Stefanie Preissner and starring Amy Huberman is about two young women, one of which starts to spiral out of control.

The Magdalene Sisters

In 1964, three teenage Irish girls are sent to a Magdalene asylum. There, the girls perform hard labour supervised by cruel nuns and dream about escaping. 


Brendan Gleeson plays an honest and good-hearted priest who struggles against his cynical, spiteful community after he receives a death threat from an unknown parishioner. 


When the mother of young Evelyn Doyle abandons her family, her devastated father Desmond, played by Pierce Brosnan, is left to care for Evelyn and her brothers on his own. Evelyn and her brothers are removed from his care and sent to separate orphanages but Desmond challenges the Irish courts to bring his children home.

In Bruges

How about some Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson this Bank Holiday Monday? After a particularly difficult job, hit men Ray and Ken head to Belgium to hide out until things cool down.