Jussi Award for Best Finnish Film

The title says it all. The award was not given between 1988–1992.
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1.
Shadows in Paradise (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a coworker, a love affair and much more. (76 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
2.
The Prodigal Son (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Esa is a small time crook who has been precisely released from prison. He starts to make money by mugging people... (97 mins.)
Director: Veikko Aaltonen
 
3.
The Land of Happiness (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Nostalgic comedy set in the early 1960s, when the tango was all the rage. The "prodigal son" Tenho returns... (60 mins.)
 
4.
Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Lugubrious Finns Valto and Reino take to the road in search of coffee and vodka, without which their lives are not worth living... (62 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
5.
Kivenpyörittäjän kylä (1995)
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Pekka returns to his native village to attend a wedding. The village has lost its younger generations... (90 mins.)
 
6.
Drifting Clouds (1996)
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The recession hits a couple in Helsinki. (96 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
7.
Sairaan kaunis maailma (1997)
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Two teenagers from Helsinki are sent on a mission by their drug dealer. (96 mins.)
Director: Jarmo Lampela
 
8.
A Summer by the River (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Topi's mother, who is also Tenho's wife dies and Tenho and Topi have to move out from the town because they don't have enough money to pay their rent... (85 mins.)
 
9.
Ambush (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Set during the World War 2. In the summer of 1941 the Finnish army crosses the border of Russia. A platoon led by Lt... (123 mins.)
Director: Olli Saarela
 
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The River (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Episodic study of feelings where six stories intertwine over one Saturday in a small town. Two boys save a young woman... (104 mins.)
Director: Jarmo Lampela
 
12.
The Man Without a Past (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The second part of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki... (97 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
13.
Upswing (2003)
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Katri and Janne want to make a trip, which none of their friends have made. They end up in Jakomäki. (98 mins.)
 
14.
Dog Nail Clipper (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Bright young soldier Mertsi suffers a permanent brain injury in the Second World War. In the late 1940s... (105 mins.)
 
15.
Frozen Land (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money... (130 mins.)
Director: Aku Louhimies
 
16.
Lights in the Dusk (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In Helsinki, a lonely night watchman is caught up in a series of misadventures with a femme fatale and a crooked businessman. (78 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
17.
Black Ice (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Saara is a middle-aged doctor who one day finds out that her architect-husband Leo is having an affair with a younger woman... (110 mins.)
Director: Petri Kotwica
 
18.
The Flight Before Christmas (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young reindeer who suffers from vertigo learns to overcome his fear, takes flying lessons from a clumsy flying squirrel and heads to the North pole to save a troubled Santa and his fleet of flying reindeer. (80 mins.)
 
19.
Letters to Father Jacob (2009)
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With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father... (74 mins.)
Director: Klaus Härö
 
20.
Lapland Odyssey (2010)
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A comedy about Janne, a man from Lapland in Northern Finland, a man who has made a career out of living on welfare... (92 mins.)
Director: Dome Karukoski
 
21.
Le Havre (2011)
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When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. (93 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
22.
Almost 18 (2012)
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Karri, Pete, André, Akseli and Joni are dealing with same issues as every other young man; fears and hopes for future, disillusions and problems with parents. (110 mins.)
Director: Maarit Lalli
 
23.
Concrete Night (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A fourteen-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother. (96 mins.)
Director: Pirjo Honkasalo
 
24.
They Have Escaped (2014)
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Two teenage outcasts run away from a halfway house and embark on a rambling cross-country journey. (102 mins.)
 
25.
The Fencer (2015)
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Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice. (99 mins.)
Director: Klaus Härö