The Irish are great storytellers, which means they've also made some damn fine films. If you want to go beyond the wearing (and drinking) of the green for St. Patrick's Day, hit up Netflix for some great cinematic yarns.

This month, you can stream films with Irish stars Colin Farrell, Pierce Brosnan, Gabriel Byrne, Brendan Gleeson, and Maureen O'Hara, and movies by eminent Irish directors Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan. Take your pick from IRA thrillers, romances, real-life dramas, and tales of mythical creatures that only live on the Emerald Isle.

And if it's a good belly laugh you want, there's "The Last Leprechaun," which was shot in South Africa and is about as Irish as Lucky Charms.

(Film availability subject to change.)irish movies on netflix