If you enjoyed our first list of essential Irish movies on the popular streaming platform, then you'll be delighted to hear that we've assembled another half-dozen homegrown celluloid contenders for your delectation. 

Here, then, are some more choice pickings from the ever-random Netflix pile... 

Cardboard Gangsters (2017)

If The Quiet Man isn't quite doing the trick, then maybe you might prefer this urgent snapshot of today's Ireland in all its gritty glory, a DIY gangster epic from director Mark O'Connor, driven by an IFTA winning performance from the great John Connors. Now... what about a sequel? 

Bad Day For The Cut (2017)

This unsung gem dropped on Netflix with little fanfare a while back; it's a smart, sharp and bloody revenge tale from Tyrone talents Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullins, with memorable performances from Nigel O’Neill and the perennially underrated Susan Lynch. If you enjoyed Shane Meadows' Dead Man's Shoes, or cult gem Blue Ruin, then you'll definitely dig this one - and you can't argue with that 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Siege Of Jadotville (2016)

The winner of four IFTAs, this Netflix original tells the true story of the Irish troops, led by Commandant Pat Quinlan, who in 1961 were besieged by overwhelming enemy forces while on a UN peacekeeping mission in the Congo, leading to a six-day stand off against French and Belgian Mercenaries. The film has gone a long way towards recognizing an unsung moment in Irish military history, while also suggesting that there's still life for Jamie Dornan as a movie star beyond those horrible (yet lucrative) Fifty Shades movies. 

Hunger (2008)

He's been stacking the turkeys high of late, so its time to take a moment and remind ourselves just how good Michael Fassbender can be given the right material, via his remarkable breakout performance as Bobby Sands in Steve McQueen's intense chamber piece, penned by Enda Walsh. That unbroken 17-minute shot, in which a priest played by Liam Cunningham tries to talk Sands out of his protest, is an absolute stunner. 

Standby (2014)

How about a little light relief? This slight but charming rom-com from brothers Rob and Ronan Burke - who just helmed The Damo & Ivor Movie - features a winning turn from Brian Gleeson (also hilarious in last year's Logan Lucky) as an aimless love-lorn, twentysomething who gets a second shot at romance with his first love (Mad Men star Jessica Pare) when she has an unexpected stopover in Dublin. It'd make a great double bill with Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx - how's that for a deep cut? 

In Bruges (2008)

Whisper it - we thought Three Billboards was overrated. So there. We'll stick with writer-director Martin McDonagh's debut feature, a pitch-black comedy made great by career-best performances from Colin Farrell and - in particular - Brendan Gleeson as a pair of hitmen on an accidental holiday on Belgium, with hilarious and grisly consequences. The Raglan Road scene remains one for the ages - that said, it's got to say something that the best sequence McDonagh's given us to date contains no dialogue whatsoever.