St Patrick’s Day is the day to celebrate everything that is Irish and Netflix want to remind people that you can take a break from the festivities and watch a few episodes of Father Ted or films featuring some of Ireland’s greatest actors including Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnuala Flanagan Pierce Brosnan, Michael Fassbender, Colin Farrell, or Amy Huberman.

Here’s what they have to offer:

Irish Comedies

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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.

Frank
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.

Grabbers
Residents of an island off the coast of Ireland learn that the only way to survive an invasion of blood-sucking aliens is to stay drunk. A wonderfully inventive Irish comedy.

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

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Calvary
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.

Gold
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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