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26th May 2016

New Netflix regulation is great news for Irish film lovers

Netflix is life changing.

The streaming service has changed the way we view TV, when we watch TV and how much TV we watch binge on.

It’s magnificent but it does get to the point where it feels like you’ve seen everything worth watching. Sure, there’s a massive array of worldwide titles, but maybe sometimes it’d be nice to watch something more home grown.

The Irish film industry is booming and we have some spectacular titles to thank our native filmmakers for. It seems the EU also sees the value in our unique content and has enforced a ruling that all streaming services must included 20% local content.

We look forward to seeing the new additions. If you want to get ahead of the curve, check out some of our favourites.


Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

Sing Street

In 1985, a Dublin teenager forms a rock ‘n’ roll band to win the heart of an aspiring model. It’s heartwarming and has a magnificent sound track.

Small Engine Repair

An aspiring country singer and a weary mechanic living in a quiet Northern Ireland community receive an uneasy chill when an old friend is released from prison.

Older than Ireland

Older Than Ireland features thirty men and women aged 100 years and over. Often funny and at times poignant, the film explores each centenarian’s journey, from their birth at the dawn of Irish independence to their life as a centenarian in modern day Ireland

His and Hers

His & Hers is a 2009 Irish documentary film in which Irish women, mainly from the Midlands of Ireland, talk about their relationships with men.