My Movies: Must see films/Scandinavians

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1.
Terribly Happy (2008)
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A thriller about a Copenhagen cop who moves to a small town after having a nervous breakdown. (99 mins.)
 
2.
The Candidate (2008)
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Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder... (90 mins.)
Director: Kasper Barfoed
 
3.
Elvira Madigan (1967)
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The Danish tightrope dancer Elvira Madigan meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away. (91 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
 
4.
Nothing's All Bad (2010)
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Follows the lives of four longing souls. Ingeborg who feels unattractive and young Jonas who is so attractive... (93 mins.)
 
5.
The Broken (2008)
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In London, the radiologist Gina McVey organizes a surprise birthday party to her father John McVey with her boyfriend Stefan Chambers... (93 mins.)
Director: Sean Ellis
 
6.
Accused (2005)
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On the surface Henrik and Nina Christofferson are an ordinary family living happily. But they have a problem... (103 mins.)
Director: Jacob Thuesen
 
7.
Happy, Happy (2010)
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Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living... (85 mins.)
Director: Anne Sewitsky
 
8.
In a Better World (2010)
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The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait. (119 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
9.
The Hunt (2012)
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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. (115 mins.)
 
10.
Brothers (2004)
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Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan. (117 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
11.
The Half Brother (2013 Mini-Series)
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The life of a family spanning five generations in the 20th century Europe split in half by WW2, centering around the half brothers Barnum and Fred growing up together in Oslo; Barnum with his father, Fred searching for his. (362 mins.)
 
12.
Love Is All You Need (2012)
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A hairdresser who has lost her hair to cancer finds out her husband is having an affair, travels to Italy for her daughter's wedding and meets a widower who still blames the world for the loss of his wife. (116 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
13.
Faro (2013)
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The police are pursuing a man wanted for murder. If the man is arrested his daughter will be placed in foster care. To stay free they escape into the wilderness. Faro refers to a Portuguese city that the father once visited.
Director: Fredrik Edfeldt
 
14.
Borgen (2010 TV Series)
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A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister. (58 mins.)
 
15.
All That Matters Is Past (2012)
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Two brothers in their 40s are found dead in the forest. By their side lies a woman, very weak, but still alive... (105 mins.)
Director: Sara Johnsen
 
16.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
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A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker. (152 mins.)
 
17.
The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
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As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name. (129 mins.)
 
18.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
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Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court. (147 mins.)
 
19.
Vanishing Waves (2012)
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A neuron-transfer scientist experiments with the thoughts of a comatose young woman. (124 mins.)
 
20.
Faithless (2000)
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An imaginary woman recollects the painful experience of adultery to a storyteller. (155 mins.)
Director: Liv Ullmann
 
21.
After the Wedding (2006)
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A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret. (120 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
22.
Call Girl (2012)
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A young girl is recruited from the bottom rung of society into a ruthless world where power can get you anything. (140 mins.)
 
23.
A Royal Affair (2012)
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A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever. (137 mins.)
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
 
24.
Beyond (2010)
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A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism. (99 mins.)
Director: Pernilla August
 
25.
The Killing (2007 TV Series)
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Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences. (57 mins.)
 
26.
Open Hearts (2002)
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A Dogme film about an engaged couple that is torn apart after the man is paralyzed in an accident, and the woman falls in love with the husband of the woman who caused the accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
27.
101 Reykjavík (2000)
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Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing... (88 mins.)
 
28.
Home for Christmas (2010)
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The film looks at those who are desperately trying to connect or reconnect with their families, friends, or anyone who will listen. (90 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
 
29.
Stockholm East (2011)
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Stockholm East is a moving and compelling love story between two strangers, bound together by a tragedy... (92 mins.)
 
30.
The Celebration (1998)
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At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
 
31.
Troubled Water (2008)
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A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole. He struggles to build a new life, but his past is uncovered. (115 mins.)
Director: Erik Poppe
 
32.
The Reunion (2013)
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Anna Odell, a famous artist, doesn't get an invitation to her class reunion. She then makes a film about... (90 mins.)
Director: Anna Odell
 
33.
Heart of a Lion (2013)
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Neo-Nazi falls in love with a woman who has a black son and finds himself fighting with conflicting feelings. (104 mins.)
Director: Dome Karukoski
 
34.
Birthday (2009 Short Film)
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(18 mins.)
 
35.
All Things Fair (1995)
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Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher... (130 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
 
36.
The Legacy (2014 TV Series)
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The death of a matriarch brings forgotten secrets out into the open and causes a prolonged battle for the family inheritance. (55 mins.)
 
37.
Flies on the Wall (2005)
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My Larsen is a documentarian in her early thirties. Self-centered and assertive, she likes to challenge and provoke her surroundings... (92 mins.)
Director: Åke Sandgren
 
38.
In Your Hands (2004)
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Anna is a recent graduate theologian who are in search of a job. When she is offered a temporary job as a priest at a women's prison... (101 mins.)
 
39.
Thicker Than Water (2014 TV Series)
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A mother sends postcards to her estranged son and daughter inviting them back to the guest house they grew up in. She gives each of her children one piece of advice and leaves them to ponder the meaning. (58 mins.)
 
40.
Mother, I Love You (2013)
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Raimonds, a 12 year old boy, falls into a world of petty crime while trying to stay out of trouble with his mother. (83 mins.)
Director: Janis Nords
 
41.
Thicker Than Water (2014 TV Series)
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A mother sends postcards to her estranged son and daughter inviting them back to the guest house they grew up in. She gives each of her children one piece of advice and leaves them to ponder the meaning. (58 mins.)
 
42.
A Swedish Love Story (1970)
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Two teenagers fall in love over the summer, in spite of cynical and disapproving adults who dismiss their relationship as being nothing but young love. (115 mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
 
43.
A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)
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Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang... (113 mins.)
 
44.
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
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One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo. (95 mins.)
Director: Joachim Trier
 
45.
Headhunters (2011)
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An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary. (100 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
 
46.
Daisy Diamond (2007)
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A tragic story about Anna who dreams of one thing only: making it as an actress. She moves from Sweden to Copenhagen to pursue her dream... (94 mins.)
Director: Simon Staho
 
47.
Happy End (2011)
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A fairytale for adults. It's about five people with an important liaison to one another. The characters... (97 mins.)
Director: Björn Runge
 
48.
Eyewitness (2014 Mini-Series)
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Two 15 year old boys secretly meet up in the forest, only to witness a blood bath. They are seen, but escape trying to keep this as a secret, both in fear of the perpetrator and that their secret is revealed. (59 mins.)
 
49.
Easy Money (2010)
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When JW becomes a drug runner in order to maintain his double life, his fate becomes tied to two other men: Jorge, a fugitive on the run from both the Serbian mafia and the police, and mafia enforcer Mrado, who is on the hunt for Jorge. (124 mins.)
 
50.
Easy Money III: Life Deluxe (2013)
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JW now lives in exile and is more determined than ever to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla... (127 mins.)
Director: Jens Jonsson
 
51.
Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (2012)
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JW (Joel Kinnaman, Robocop, The Killing), the promising business student who became an organized coke smuggler in Easy Money... (99 mins.)
Director: Babak Najafi
 
52.
False Trail (2011)
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The sequel to Jagarna (1996), the film concerns Erik who is asked to return to his hometown in Sweden to solve a brutal murder... (129 mins.)
Director: Kjell Sundvall
 
53.
Kiss Me (2011)
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A young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her soon-to-be stepmother's lesbian daughter. (105 mins.)
 
54.
Mercy (2012)
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A struggling German couple starts finding each other again after keeping as a secret about being responsible for a horrific accident. (132 mins.)
 
55.
Trollhunter (2010)
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A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter. (103 mins.)
Director: André Øvredal
 
56.
The Cliff (2009 Mini-Series)
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The Cliff is a dramatic mystery about a Crime Detective who is sent to a small community in Iceland... (54 mins.)
Director: Reynir Lyngdal
 
57.
Kiss Me (2011)
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A young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her soon-to-be stepmother's lesbian daughter. (105 mins.)
 
58.
Jordskott (2015 TV Series)
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A detective returns to her hometown seven years after her daughter's disappearance, trying to find a connection to a current case. (60 mins.)
 
59.
Follow the Money (2016 TV Series)
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A series about the company Energreen. Where we are following a policeman working on a case, where he is trying to figure out... (60 mins.)
Director: Per Fly
 
60.
The Judge (2005)
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Judge Jens Christian makes a ruling to deport a political activist and potential political refugee. When the activist attempts suicide it sparks off Jens' biggest professional crisis, but his personal life is also in chaos. (89 mins.)
Director: Gert Fredholm