Highest Rated Titles With Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
6. Eldsmiðurinn (1983)
35 min | Documentary, Short
Eldsmiðurinn (The Blacksmith) is a film about an eighty year old craftsman and inventor, who lives alone on the east coast of Iceland. He claims to have made the first multi-gear bicycle ... See full summary »
Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
9. Heimsendir (2011– )
40 min | Comedy, Drama
Einar, a charismatic history teacher is committed to a remote mental asylum in Iceland. During the bank holiday weekend he initiates an uprising that transforms into a proper revolution where the lunatics literally take over the asylum.
10. Englar alheimsins (2000)
100 min | Biography, Drama
Páll is an artistic and sensitive young man. Getting dumped by his girlfriend, Dagny, triggers his descent into madness. We follow him on his way to what seems like inevitable doom; at home... See full summary »
11. Börn náttúrunnar (1991)
82 min | Drama, Romance
Old Thorgeir must leave his home far off in the Icelandic 'countryside' and move into a home for senior citizens in Reykjavik. There he meets an old friend from his childhood, Stella. ... See full summary »
13. A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism (2009)
103 min | Documentary
The mother of an autistic child is determined not to accept the pessimistic prognosis for her son.
Votes: 224 | Gross: $0.00M
14. Gargandi snilld (2005)
87 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary about the bustling Icelandic musical scene. This documentary covers some of Iceland's most talented and well-known musicians.
16. Rock in Reykjavik (1982)
83 min | Documentary, Music
Rokk í Reykjavík (Rock in Reykjavik) gives a thorough overview of the powerful and expanding rock scene in Iceland. Most of the film consists of performances by a wide variety of ... See full summary »
17. Djöflaeyjan (1996)
99 min | Comedy, Drama
The story of families living in barracks, left by the US Army in Reykjavik at the conclusion of World War II.
Votes: 870 | Gross: $0.01M
18. 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero (2011)
60 min | Drama
The film is a collection of one-minute short films created by 60 filmmakers from around the world on the theme of the death of cinema.
Directors: Phie Ambo, Shinji Aoyama, Gustav Deutsch, Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Michael Glawogger, Jorge Michel Grau, Gakuryû Ishii, Jussi Jaakola, Ken Jacobs, Vimukthi Jayasundara, Tolga Karaçelik, Naomi Kawase, Eric Khoo, Aku Louhimies, Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon, Brillante Mendoza, Amir Naderi, Chan-wook Park, Rafi Pitts, Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Simon Rumley, Albert Serra, Norbert Shieh, Auraeus Solito, Tom Tykwer, Gillian Wearing, Adam Wingard, Michael Winterbottom, Ming Jin Woo, Edmund Yeo, Brian Yuzna
19. Cold Fever (1995)
Unrated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A Japanese businessman travels to Iceland and has a series of misadventures while venturing to a remote area to perform a traditional burial ritual where his parents died several years back.
Votes: 1,512 | Gross: $0.34M
20. Mielensäpahoittaja (2014)
104 min | Comedy, Drama
The Grump is a man from the past. A man who knows that everything used to be so much better in the old days. Pretty much everything that's been done after 1953 has always managed to ruin ... See full summary »
21. Hross í oss (2013)
81 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences. The fortunes of the people in the country through the horses' perception.
Votes: 2,265 | Gross: $0.01M
22. Hemma (2013)
90 min | Drama, Romance
Lou mostly keeps to herself, grandmother Frida grieves for her husband's death, Tom isn't good at anything, and Henrik always finds the right book in his second-hand bookshop.
23. The Wager (2004)
88 min | Comedy, Romance
The Wager is a comedy with a tongue-in-cheek look at the Hollywood Film Industry. It stars Oscar nominee Burt Young (Chinatown, Rocky etc) as studio boss Jack Stockman who makes a bet with ... See full summary »
26. Direktøren for det hele (2006)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy
An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.
Votes: 9,340 | Gross: $0.05M
27. Cold Light (2004)
90 min | Drama
What could be better than knowing your future? And what could be worse? A love-filled childhood abruptly ends when catastrophe descends. One that the child had foreseen yet failed to act upon.
29. Vildspor (1998)
95 min | Drama
Charming desperado Ossy, carryng a deadly secret, tracks down his childhood pal Jimmy in Iceland. But Jimmy, now with a family and a regular job, will do anything to hide his past.
30. Sweety Barrett (1998)
92 min | Crime, Drama
Sweety Barret is a big man with a gentle nature, who is not exactly known for his brain power. He loses his job with a travelling circus and is stranded in an Irish village, where he gets caught up in a local vendetta.
31. Mamma Gógó (2010)
90 min | Drama
A film director's personal journey experiencing his mother's disappearance into the Alzheimer disease, a film with essential Fridriksson's ingredients, humour, compassion and strong visual style.
35. Ikíngut (2000)
90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the middle ages a small Greenlandic boy comes drifting with an Iceberg to a remote and superstitious settlement in Iceland and is believed to be an evil spirit by his looks. He saves a ... See full summary »
36. Count Me Out (1997)
78 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A little girl "kidnaps" her half-sister in order to get the attention of her father who left her mother years ago for another woman (who gave birth to her half-sister).
37. No Such Thing (2001)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
"No Such Thing" tells the story of a young journalist who journeys to Iceland to find her missing fiancée only to encounter a mythical creature. She eventually forges a relationship with the being.
Votes: 3,484 | Gross: $0.06M
38. One Point O (2004)
R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After receiving mysterious empty packages inside his apartment, a young computer-programmer begins a personal investigation into their origins.
39. Regína (2001)
90 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
Regina wants to go to summer camp but her mom can't afford it. She discovers that she can control people by singing and she takes advantage of that. She has a lot of adventures with her friend Peter.
40. Skytturnar (1987)
73 min | Drama
Two friends, who are experienced whale hunters, decide to settle down in Rekyavik at the end of the whaling season. During a night on the town, the duo lands in a heap of trouble after they... See full summary »
41. Falcons (2002)
91 min | Drama
Simon a mysterious man with a past returns to Iceland with the intention to end his no good life. Before he can complete his task he meets a young women DÚA who he believes might be his ... See full summary »
42. On Top Down Under (2002)
26 min | Short
On Top - Iceland, a lighthouse, a cold winter evening. Her thoughts drift back to that summer ... to bathing in the hot springs ... to when they first met ... and embraced. Down Under - ... See full summary »
43. Beowulf & Grendel (2005)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In Denmark, during the 6th century, Danish king Hrothgar and his warriors kill a troll whose son, Grendel, vows revenge.
Votes: 16,142 | Gross: $0.07M
44. Virgil Bliss (2001)
93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Virgil Bliss is a man obsessed with living a normal life, finding a good job, marrying a decent woman, and building a family of his own. But as a recently paroled career thief with a ... See full summary »
Votes: 221 | Gross: $0.00M
45. Kúrekar norðursins (1984)
81 min | Documentary
In the summer of 1984, Iceland's king of country music, Hallbjörn Hjartarson, arranged the first and only Icelandic cowboy-festival. This celebration of western culture took place in ... See full summary »
Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
47. Witchcraft (1999)
The young and fanatical Jon is appointed pastor to a remote church in 17th century Iceland. As is custom, he marries the widow of his predecessor, a woman much older than he is. He is ... See full summary »
50. Plan B (2000)
72 min | Crime, Drama
Two men in their late twenties, Jim and Frank, old friends from childhood, both emaciated and very grunge guys, meet again after many years. Jim, trying hard to get his life back on track, ... See full summary »
55. Lítill geimfari (2011)
17 min | Short, Drama
A short film about a young boy's escape from reality, the search for love and security, about cryptic messages from outer space and an invisible friend in the cellar. Based on the ... See full summary »
58. Taka tvö (2005–2006)
55 min | Biography, History, Talk-Show
A twenty-part interview series with Icelandic film directors and other filmmakers about their films, showing excerpts from their films and discussing the ideas and approaches regarding their work.
59. Flugþrá (1989 TV Short)
Based on 17th century Icelandic folklore. A young man made himself wings and flew over the Hvítá river. This was supposed to be the work of the devil so the bishop orders the boy to be whipped and burns the wings.