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1. Kätilö (2015)

119 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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A Finnish midwife falls in love with a German-Finnish SS-officer during the Lapland War, in the middle of WWII.

Director: Antti Jokinen | Stars: Krista Kosonen, Lauri Tilkanen, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Tommi Korpela

Votes: 656

2. Tuntematon sotilas (2017)

Drama, War | Filming

A film adaptation of Väinö Linna's best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel's unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani.

Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Samuel Vauramo, Jarkko Lahti, Eero Aho, Joonas Saartamo

3. Tali-Ihantala 1944 (2007)

117 min | Drama, History, War

5.8
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The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back... See full summary »

Directors: Åke Lindman, Sakari Kirjavainen | Stars: Rauno Ahonen, Mikkomarkus Ahtiainen, Frank Biermann, Jussi Brech

Votes: 1,468

4. Mother of Mine (2005)

111 min | Drama, War

7.7
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During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. "Mother of Mine", the latest from the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina - Som om... See full summary »

Director: Klaus Härö | Stars: Topi Majaniemi, Marjaana Maijala, Maria Lundqvist, Michael Nyqvist

Votes: 3,692

5. Tuntematon sotilas (1955)

181 min | Drama, War

7.9
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It is the summer of 1941. An eastern-Finnish machine gun company receives an order to turn in their surplus equipment. The company is transferred to the front lines. The next morning the ... See full summary »

Director: Edvin Laine | Stars: Kosti Klemelä, Heikki Savolainen, Reino Tolvanen, Veikko Sinisalo

Votes: 5,879

6. Ambush (1999)

123 min | War, Drama

6.8
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Set during the World War 2. In the summer of 1941 the Finnish army crosses the border of Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola goes through the wilderness around the Lieksa lake to ... See full summary »

Director: Olli Saarela | Stars: Peter Franzén, Irina Björklund, Kari Heiskanen, Taisto Reimaluoto

Votes: 3,706

7. Tuntematon sotilas (1985)

199 min | Drama, War

7.5
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This film is the second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna with the same name as the film. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the ... See full summary »

Director: Rauni Mollberg | Stars: Risto Tuorila, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Paavo Liski, Mika Mäkelä

Votes: 2,009

8. War of the Dead (I) (2011)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.1
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A platoon of American and Finnish soldiers is driven deep into a Russian forest where its Captain discovers a terrifying secret.

Director: Marko Mäkilaakso | Stars: Andrew Tiernan, Jouko Ahola, Samuel Vauramo, Mikko Leppilampi

Votes: 2,212

9. Framom främsta linjen (2004)

127 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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A story of the infantry regiment 61 that fought from Syväri to the Karelian Ishtmus.

Director: Åke Lindman | Stars: Tobias Zilliacus, Ilkka Heiskanen, Christopher Weiss, Kim Gustafsson

Votes: 1,293

10. Kuun metsän Kaisa (2016)

82 min | Documentary

8.0
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Director: Katja Gauriloff | Stars: Kaisa Gauriloff, Jaakko Sverloff, Elli Sääskilahti, Robert Crottet

Votes: 53

11. Där vi en gång gått (2011)

126 min | Drama

5.9
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Otso "The Main Man" Hultkrantz is playing the leading role of the young Allu Kajander in Where We Once Walked, based on a novel about a civil war raging between the Red and the White in Finland.

Director: Peter Lindholm | Stars: Selma af Schulten, Nina Kaipainen, Birthe Wingren, Johan Storgård

Votes: 195

12. Koirankynnen leikkaaja (2004)

105 min | Drama

6.8
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Bright young soldier Mertsi suffers a permanent brain injury in the Second World War. In the late 1940s he wanders around the Finnish countryside looking for simple work and relying on ... See full summary »

Director: Markku Pölönen | Stars: Peter Franzén, Taisto Reimaluoto, Ahti Kuoppala, Ville Virtanen

Votes: 1,241

13. Lupaus (2005)

112 min | Drama, War

6.3
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The film tells about members of Finnish women's Lotta Service during the Second World War through the eyes of three young women.

Director: Ilkka Vanne | Stars: Laura Birn, Karoliina Vanne, Pertti Sveholm, Miitta Sorvali

Votes: 619

14. Tulennielijä (1998)

100 min | Drama

6.8
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The twin sisters Helena and Irene are born in Helsinki during World War II. A few months later their mother, Sirkka, leaves the girls in the care of their grandmother, an old communist, and... See full summary »

Director: Pirjo Honkasalo | Stars: Elina Hurme, Tiina Weckström, Elena Leeve, Elsa Saisio

Votes: 271

15. Sensuela (1973)

109 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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A Lappish girl, the only daughter of a reindeer herder, rescues a crashed German fighter pilot during WW2. The two develop warm feelings for each other during his convalescence.

Director: Teuvo Tulio | Stars: Marianne Mardi, Mauritz Åkerman, Ismo Saario, Ossi Elstelä

Votes: 327

16. Manillaköysi (1976 TV Movie)

70 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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Director: Veli-Matti Saikkonen | Stars: Erkki Pajala, Vesa Mäkelä, Esko Hukkanen, Martti Kuningas

Votes: 134

17. Kuulustelu (2009)

110 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Finnish Kerttu Nuorteva is spying for the Russians in Helsinki during World War II. She is arrested and interrogated in the hope that she will uncover the Soviet Union espionage tactics.

Director: Jörn Donner | Stars: Minna Haapkylä, Marcus Groth, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Lauri Nurkse

Votes: 249

18. The Boys (1962)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.2
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A group of mischievous Finnish boys experience the ups and downs of life during World War 2.

Director: Mikko Niskanen | Stars: Pentti Tarkiainen, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Uti Saurio, Hannu Vironmäki

Votes: 692

19. Hella W (2011)

82 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.3
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The life of a heroine. The life and work of Hella Wuolijoki. A poet, spy and millionaire, she turned into an internationally acclaimed businesswoman, politician and playwright, who ... See full summary »

Director: Juha Wuolijoki | Stars: Tiina Weckström, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Matleena Kuusniemi, Maria Heiskanen

Votes: 259

20. Hylätyt talot, autiot pihat (2000)

103 min | Drama, War

5.6
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Summer 1944 in Finnish Karelia; after a long lull, the Soviet army launches an overwhelming offensive that throws everything into disarray. Martta has barely time to marry Aarne before she ... See full summary »

Director: Lauri Törhönen | Stars: Mats Långbacka, Jonna Järnefelt, Sari Puumalainen, Carl-Kristian Rundman

Votes: 268

21. Sodan murtamat (2016)

82 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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Director: Timo Korhonen | Stars: Hannu Huhtala, Erja Johansson, Kauko Mäkinen, Sisko Laukkanen

Votes: 28

22. Täällä Pohjantähden alla II (2010)

138 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Director: Timo Koivusalo | Stars: Ilkka Koivula, Vera Kiiskinen, Risto Tuorila, Ritva Jalonen

Votes: 224

23. Pedon merkki (1981)

120 min | Drama, War

5.6
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Follows several Finnish officers and soldiers during World War II, mainly in the Finnish headquarters.

Director: Jaakko Pakkasvirta | Stars: Esko Salminen, Irina Milan, Tom Wentzel, Hannu Lauri

Votes: 116

24. Ompelijatar (2015)

93 min | Documentary

7.1
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Life and death of the last woman executed in Finland

Director: Ville Suhonen | Stars: Vera Kiiskinen, Pekka Milonoff, Laura Birn, Elena Leeve

Votes: 43

25. Sota ja mielenrauha (2016)

72 min | Documentary, History, War

7.1
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War and Peace of Mind explores what war does to the human mind and how both, the individuals and the nation as a whole, survive it psychologically. Finland and WWII, locally known as continuation war, is the backdrop of this documentary.

Director: Ari Matikainen | Stars: Markku Jokisipilä, Jenni Kirves, Ville Kivimäki, Juha Mälkki

Votes: 37

26. Sissit (1963)

106 min | Drama, War

7.1
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Lieutenant Takala joins a group of war veterans who gather in a restaurant to reminisce their unit's operations on the Finnish-Soviet front. A flashback takes us back to summer 1944 where ... See full summary »

Director: Mikko Niskanen | Stars: Matti Oravisto, Kauko Laurikainen, Paul Budsko, Heimo Lepistö

Votes: 247

27. Päämaja (1970)

88 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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June 1944. The attention of the world is focused on Normandy, but the change of the tide can be felt in Finland also. Rumours of preparations of a massive Soviet attack in the Karelian ... See full summary »

Director: Matti Kassila | Stars: Joel Rinne, Jussi Jurkka, Tamara Lund, Kapo Manto

Votes: 159

28. Pikkusisar (1999)

107 min | Drama, War, Romance

5.9
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Katri's husband has died in the Finnish Winter War. When the Continuation War begins, Katri volunteers to work in a Helsinki military hospital. She is courted by a patient, a ... See full summary »

Director: Taru Mäkelä | Stars: Vera Kiiskinen, Tarmo Ruubel, Kai Lehtinen, Annaleena Sipilä

Votes: 150

29. Punainen kolmio (2015– )

179 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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Stars: Vappu Nalbantoglu, Eero Aho, Emmi Pesonen, Raimo Grönberg

Votes: 27

30. Tauno Tukevan sota (2010– )

50 min | Drama, War

6.4
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Stars: Jaakko Saariluoma, Eero Ritala, Taisto Reimaluoto, Erika Eronen

Votes: 29

31. Tuntematon sotilas (2009 TV Movie)

118 min | Drama, War

6.5
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Directors: Mikko Kuparinen, Kristian Smeds | Stars: Henry Hanikka, Jouko Keskinen, Johannes Korpijaakko, Jaakko Kytömaa

Votes: 57

32. Ystävät, toverit (1990)

132 min | Drama

5.7
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Arno Jurmala is an appreciated nickel tycoon. He has an elegant wife and he owns a huge nickel factory somewhere in Northern Finland. When he is celebrating his birthday in the late 30s, ... See full summary »

Director: Rauni Mollberg | Stars: Mikk Mikiver, Stina Ekblad, Hannu Lauri, Paavo Liski

Votes: 90

33. Sotalapset (2003)

93 min | Documentary, War

6.5
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Documentary about the Finnish children who were evacuated to Sweden during World War II.

Director: Erja Dammert | Stars: Sirkka Artman, Riitta Grundel-Koskinen, Jorma Hauru, Irmeli Heino

Votes: 23

34. Rintamalotta (1956)

86 min | Drama, War

5.7
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Director: Aarne Tarkas | Stars: Leena Häkinen, Elina Salo, Eila Pehkonen, Pia Hattara

Votes: 64

35. Avskedet (1982)

90 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Tuija-Maija Niskanen | Stars: Carl-Axel Heiknert, Kerstin Tidelius, Pirkko Nurmi, Sanna Hultman

Votes: 37

36. Törni - sotilaan tarina (2007 Video)

58 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Director: Mika Karttunen | Stars: Bobby Burke, Allan Forsman, Peter Franzén, Aino Fryckman

Votes: 51

37. Tuntematon emäntä (2011)

80 min | Documentary, War

6.5
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Director: Elina Kivihalme | Stars: Onerva Hintikka, Pirkko Hämäläinen, Anna-Kaarina Jaakkola, Eeva Jalo

Votes: 19

38. Yhteinen vaimomme (1956)

88 min | Comedy

5.4
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Director: Valentin Vaala | Stars: Marjatta Kallio, Kosti Klemelä, Eero Eloranta, Anneli Haahdenmaa

Votes: 32

39. Vartioitu kylä 1944 (1978)

100 min | Drama, War

5.3
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Director: Timo Linnasalo | Stars: Raimo Grönberg, Markku Huhtamo, Kaija Kangas, Antti Litja

Votes: 33

40. Mahorkka (2000)

19 min | Short

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World War II. Two Russian soldiers travel to the Finnish front. They get lost and run out of cigarettes.

Director: Ville Jankeri | Stars: Mika Eirtovaara, Jussi Lehtonen, Antero Nieminen

41. Maailman kaunein tyttö (1953)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.3
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Unexpected romance is in the air when a young woman from Finnish boarding school meets an American millionaire.

Director: Veikko Itkonen | Stars: Armi Kuusela, Tauno Palo, Eija Karipää, Tarmo Manni

Votes: 45

42. Daavid - tarinoita kunniasta ja häpeästä (1997)

94 min | Documentary

8.0
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Documentary about Finnish Jews during WWII and their unique position as German allies.

Director: Taru Mäkelä | Stars: Seela Sella, Salomon Altschuler, John Anker, Scholem Bolotowsky

Votes: 6

43. Puolustusvoimain katsaus 8 (1941)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Valentin Vaala | Stars: Topo Leistelä, Theodor Vartiovaara

44. Göringin sauva (2010)

38 min | Documentary, Short, History

7.7
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Goring's Baton tells the story of Felix Forsman, a younf and curious Finnish war cinematographer, and his remarkable secret filming assignment in Nazi Germany.

Director: Pia Andell | Stars: Martin Bahne, Felix Forsman, Adolf Hitler, Gustaf Mannerheim

Votes: 30

45. Isien sota (2011– )

30 min | Documentary, History, War

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46. Suomen Marsalkka 4.6.1867 - 28.1.1951 (1951)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Carl-Erik Creutz, Gustaf Mannerheim

47. Yhdeksän miehen saappaat (1969– )

Drama, War

8.6
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Stars: Heikki Kinnunen, Veijo Pasanen, Risto Aaltonen, Aila Arajuuri

Votes: 9

48. Jäämarssi (2011)

85 min | Documentary, War

7.2
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Director: Ville Suhonen | Stars: Vilma Melasniemi, Eero Saarinen, Antti Seppänen, Antti Virmavirta

Votes: 18

49. Kun taivas repeää (1997)

182 min | Drama, War

8.3
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Stars: Eeva Hakulinen, Matti Ristinen, Carl-Kristian Rundman, Sari Havas

Votes: 51

50. Pohjantähti (1973)

202 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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A combination of Täällä Pohjantähden alla (1968) and Akseli ja Elina (1970), edited together by István Szintai for foreign markets.

Director: Edvin Laine | Stars: Olavi Ahonen, Dagi Angervo, Pekka Autiovuori, Asta Backman

Votes: 11