The best Norwegian movies made

by kman-norway | created - 06 Feb 2011 | updated - 06 Feb 2011 | Public

Get an insight in the Norwegian contribution to the art of movies. I'm born and bred in Norway, hope you like the movies I suggest.

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1. Flåklypa Grand Prix (1975)

G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.4
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Reodor Felgen decides that he will enter a car race to defeat his former friend who has stolen his plans for a car.

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Wenche Foss, Per Theodor Haugen, Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Leif Juster

Votes: 11,031

The champion of Norwegian movies! a timeless classic every movie-lover must see.

2. Olsen-banden tar gull (1972)

94 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Egon vender denne gangen tilbake fra fengslet med nøkkelen til den store fangsten. En skatt fra tyskertiden som en tysk general har stukket unna på Sørlandet i håp om å nyte sitt liv basert... See full summary »

Director: Knut Bohwim | Stars: Arve Opsahl, Carsten Byhring, Sverre Holm, Aud Schønemann

Votes: 721

The Olsen-Banden movies are legendary here. This is the very best of them in my opinion.

3. Max Manus: Man of War (2008)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.3
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60 Metascore

The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Ken Duken

Votes: 23,635

Great film about our resistance in WW2. Should have got more acknowledgment internationally.

4. Buddy (2003)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Kristoffer is a billboard hanger, 24 years old and carefree. When his girlfriend Elisabeth dumps him for the boss of her trend bureau, his life falls into pieces. He feels like a loser. By ... See full summary »

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Nicolai Cleve Broch, Aksel Hennie, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Pia Tjelta

Votes: 4,005

Cozy flick about friendship, a few laughs as well.

5. Uno (2004)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

6.9
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Uno is a story from inner-city Oslo about David, a twentyfive-year-old with few prospects for the future. His days are spent hanging around with petty criminals at an inner-city gym. Still,... See full summary »

Directors: Aksel Hennie, John Andreas Andersen | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Floberg, Espen Juul Kristiansen

Votes: 3,659

To make a street gangster movie is not very Norwegian, but these guys did it and the result was great! A pulsating movie in the style of the Danish classic Pusher (1996).

6. Sønner (2006)

103 min | Drama

7.2
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Trouble starts when Lars, a 25-year-old with few prospects for the future, discovers that an older man is fooling around with the teenage boys in his suburb. A terrible rage is triggered in... See full summary »

Director: Erik Richter Strand | Stars: Nils Jørgen Kaalstad, Mikkel Bratt Silset, Edward Schultheiss, Henrik Mestad

Votes: 1,306

An important movie about pedophilia as seen from various perspectives.

7. Naboer (2005)

Unrated | 75 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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John has just been left by his girlfriend Ingrid. That day he allows himself to be seduced into a mystical and scary world, where it is impossible to separate truth from the lies

Director: Pål Sletaune | Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie A. Mosli, Julia Schacht, Anna Bache-Wiig

Votes: 7,806

A thriller starring one of our best actors; Kristoffer Joner. He is able to portrait his characters brilliantly, and this is one of his best performances.

8. Orions belte (1985)

PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.9
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A group of seamen from Norway find a Soviet listening station and they become targets for both America and Russia. Another cold war takes place.

Directors: Ola Solum, Tristan de Vere Cole | Stars: Helge Jordal, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Hans Ola Sørlie, Kjersti Holmen

Votes: 1,740

The first Norwegian action movie, starring actor legend Helge Jordal.

9. Elling (2001)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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70 Metascore

When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and... See full summary »

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marit Pia Jacobsen, Jørgen Langhelle

Votes: 12,918 | Gross: $0.31M

Nominated for the Oscars, this great film takes you into the universe of the neurotic Elling.

10. The Other Side of Sunday (1996)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The Other Side of Sunday, Also known in Norwegian as "Sndags Engler", is a movie that criticizes the small, and often tight church community. We follow the Preachers Daughter; Maria in her ... See full summary »

Director: Berit Nesheim | Stars: Marie Theisen, Hildegun Riise, Bjørn Sundquist, Sylvia Salvesen

Votes: 1,068

Also nominated for the Oscars, a great watch.

11. Blodsbånd (2007)

100 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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The story of 15-year old Mirush. He travels to Norway to find his father, as he left the family in the lurch when Mirush was small. Now his dad is running a restaurant in Oslo's backyards ... See full summary »

Director: Marius Holst | Stars: Enrico Lo Verso, Nazif Muarremi, Glenn Andre Kaada, Ramadan Huseini

Votes: 497

A film that never got the acknowledgment it deserved.

12. United (2003)

85 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.2
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Kåre and Anna live in a little town on the west coast of Norway, they have been together since their childhood. As long as they have had hot feelings for each other they also have had hot ... See full summary »

Director: Magnus Martens | Stars: Håvard Lilleheie, Berte Rommetveit, Vegar Hoel, Sondre Sørheim

Votes: 1,080

Another cozy flick, this one follows the standard rules for romantic comedies. Check it out with your significant other! If you don't have one, wait till you do!