One of the best Irish movies ever made has just been added to Netflix 8 months ago

One of the best Irish movies ever made has just been added to Netflix

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Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan star in the dark thriller.

Recently we highlighted how Netflix had made 10 big movies newly available to watch on its service but today (Tuesday, 30 November) the streamer has gone and added a film with strong Irish connections.

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Released in 2017 and co-produced by Element Pictures and Screen Ireland, the psychological horror-thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer reunited Colin Farrell with Yorgos Lanthimos, the director of The Lobster.

Here, the Irish actor plays a cardiac surgeon who secretly befriends a teenage boy with a connection to his past (played by an incredible, hypnotic Barry Keoghan).

However, after he introduces the boy to his wife (Nicole Kidman) and children, the surgeon's kids begin to fall mysteriously ill.

Revealing any more would do a disservice to the film but we would advise people thinking of watching The Killing of a Sacred Deer to go in prepared as it's incredibly bleak, dark and unsettling.

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However, it's those exact qualities that make the movie such an unforgettable watch.

This is along with Lanthimos' penchant for truly black comedy and his gift for crafting unique and strange worlds with their own distinct atmosphere and rules almost entirely through dialogue and his actors' performances.

If you won't take our word for it, The Killing of a Sacred Deer boasts an impressive 80% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

It's available to watch on Netflix in Ireland now.

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And if you like it, why not check out JOE's interview with its star Colin Farrell that we conducted at the time of the movie's release.

Clip via JOE.ie / Main image via A24

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