Burns Night: 10 best Scottish films and TV shows on Netflix UK

Burns Night: 10 best Scottish films and TV shows on Netflix UK

Karen Gillan in romcom Not Another Happy Ending

Film and television from Scotland, including The Thick of It, Frankie Boyle and Still Game

If you want to set the scene for the annual feast of haggis, neeps and tatties that is Burns Night, there's a solid selection of Scottish films and TV on Netflix. The streaming service is particularly strong when it comes to quality Scots sitcoms, so sit back, pour yourself a dram and enjoy some of the best comedy, drama and movies to come out of Scotland.

Frankie Boyle Live – Scotland’s most acerbic and controversial comic in full filthy flow in this this feature length stand up performance. Not for the easily offended. And follow it up with two more Boyle stand up shows If I Could Reach Through Your TV and Strangle You I Would (2010) and The Last Days of Sodom (2012), also available on Netflix.

Gary: Tank Commander – Catch up on all three series of the military sitcom, written by and starring Greg McHugh (Fresh Meat) as Corporal Gary McLintoch.

Limmy's Show – Strange dark characters from the depths of Limmy's mind in this surreal sketch show featuring ex-junkie Jacqueline McCafferty, RPG TV host Falconhoof and the cosmic adventures of waster Dee Dee.

Burnistoun – Take a trip to the world of Burnistoun and meet the wonderfully weird residents of this fictional Scottish town created by Iain Connell and Robert Florence.

Not Another Happy Ending – Cute and sparky romcom starring Karen Gillan as a struggling author who writes her best work when she's unhappy. It premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2013.

Rab C Nesbitt – Gregor Fisher stars as alcoholic, unemployed street philosopher Rab C in the quintessential Scottish TV comedy.

Retreat – Tense claustrophobic thriller. Thandie Newton and Cillian Murphy's trip to a remote Scottish island is disturbed by the arrival of Jamie Bell. He claims the rest of the world is now in the grip of a global flu pandemic, but is he telling the truth?

Slow West – Aussie actor Kodi Smit-McPhee plays Scottish teenager Jay Cavendish who travels to the old west to track down the woman he loves with the help of bounty hunter Silas Selleck (Michael Fassbender). Most of the action takes place in America but there are flashbacks to life in the Highlands.

Still Game – Five seasons of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's Glaswegian OAP sitcom are ready to stream.

The Thick of It –Set behind closed doors at Westminster, but foul-mouthed 'Director of Communications' Malcolm Tucker (played with by a full throttle Peter Capaldi) is the star. Especially when he unleashes his fury in tandem with Scottish sparring partner, the equally abrasive and abusive, Jamie (Peter Higgins).

Or, you could find a Burn's Night event near you.