The Dig And Four More Irish Sleeper Hits

The Dig Drama

We’ve seen plenty of evidence to suggest that we’re living in a golden age of Irish cinema – and another convincing argument has just landed on Virgin Movies in the form of The Dig. A dark drama directed by Belfast brothers Andy and Ryan Tohill, and starring the magnificent Moe Dunford, it tells the story of a convicted murderer who forms an unlikely partnership with a grieving father searching for a body in an endless bog.




Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99, it serves as a gritty and gripping reminder of the sort of magic that’s produced right here at home – and it’s far from the only film to fit that bill! In fact, there’s a veritable treasure trove of homegrown heroics to be found on Virgin Movies right now – including some that might just have passed you by the first time around. So clear your schedule’s and get to catching up right now; these are the sleeper hits to have Irish eyes smiling!




Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99


A touching and honest tale of an unlikely friendship, Nick Kelly’s heartfelt film follows Gabriel and Christopher, a pair of young men with mental health issues. Despite the serious subject, it’s warm, witty and optimistic enough to guarantee you’ll finish with a smile on your face – even if there might be a tear or two shed along the way!






Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99


Aiden Gillen takes centre-stage in this engaging drama tracking the attempts of a man released from prison in order to look after his teenaged niece. It’s subtle rather than spectacular, but the accomplished performances and tender script – as well as a dollop of humour – make for an affecting film that shows how life in the real world can be as difficult as behind bars!






Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99


If you thought the world of investment banking was cut-throat, then you won’t believe what they get up to once they’re fired! Part The Wolf of Wall Street, part Fight Club, this deliciously dark thriller sees John Bradley and Killian Scott start a vicious new business, and it’s as fabulously entertaining as it is fearsome. Also; Barry Keoghan’s cameo is chilling in the very best way!






Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99


While the raw and emotional drama certainly made waves over the past twelve months, a film as important as this could never receive too much attention! Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford (hello again, Moe!) star as a young couple who find themselves without a home; the tale itself is memorable enough, but the fashion in which Paddy Breathnach crafts the story brings it to a whole new level…




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