Most Popular Feature Films With Country of Origin Iceland


1. Interstellar (2014)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.6
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74 Metascore

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy

Votes: 1,058,349 | Gross: $187.99M

2. Everest (2015)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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64 Metascore

The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright, Martin Henderson

Votes: 156,209 | Gross: $43.25M

3. Stardust (2007)

PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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66 Metascore

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Ian McKellen

Votes: 221,465 | Gross: $38.35M

4. Hostel (2005)

R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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55 Metascore

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova

Votes: 145,590 | Gross: $47.28M

5. Z for Zachariah (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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68 Metascore

In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, two men and a young woman find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last known survivors.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine, Margot Robbie

Votes: 21,121 | Gross: $0.12M

6. Hostel: Part II (2007)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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46 Metascore

Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Lauren German, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips, Roger Bart

Votes: 73,449 | Gross: $17.54M

7. Dancer in the Dark (2000)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

8.0
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61 Metascore

An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare

Votes: 83,967 | Gross: $4.16M

8. Bokeh (2017)

92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.7
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56 Metascore

On a romantic getaway to Iceland, a young American couple wake up one morning to discover every person on earth has disappeared. Their struggle to survive and to reconcile the mysterious ... See full summary »

Directors: Geoffrey Orthwein, Andrew Sullivan | Stars: Maika Monroe, Matt O'Leary, Arnar Jónsson, Gunnar Helgason

Votes: 1,680

9. Breaking the Waves (1996)

R | 159 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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76 Metascore

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr

Votes: 51,556 | Gross: $4.04M

10. Hjartasteinn (2016)

129 min | Drama

7.8
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A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his ... See full summary »

Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson | Stars: Baldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Diljá Valsdóttir, Katla Njálsdóttir

Votes: 870

11. Død snø 2 (2014)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.9
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59 Metascore

Still on the run from a group of Nazi zombies, a man seeks the aid of a group of American zombie enthusiasts, and discovers new techniques for fighting the zombies.

Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Vegar Hoel, Ørjan Gamst, Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer

Votes: 17,860

12. Beowulf & Grendel (2005)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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53 Metascore

In Denmark, during the 6th century, Danish king Hrothgar and his warriors kill a troll whose son, Grendel, vows revenge.

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson | Stars: Hringur Ingvarsson, Spencer Wilding, Stellan Skarsgård, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson

Votes: 16,191 | Gross: $0.07M

13. Hrútar (2015)

R | 93 min | Drama

7.3
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In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.

Director: Grímur Hákonarson | Stars: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving, Jón Benónýsson

Votes: 8,324 | Gross: $0.14M

14. The Last Winter (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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69 Metascore

The American oil company North Corporation is building an ice road to explore the remote Northern Arctic National Wildlife Refuge seeking oil. The independent environmentalists together ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Fessenden | Stars: Ron Perlman, James Le Gros, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford

Votes: 7,580 | Gross: $0.03M

15. End of Sentence (2018)

Drama | Filming

After being widowed, Frank Fogle reluctantly embarks on a journey to honor his wife's last wish of spreading her ashes in a remote lake in her native Ireland and a promise of taking his ... See full summary »

Director: Elfar Adalsteins | Stars: John Hawkes, Logan Lerman, Sarah Bolger, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

16. Child Eater (2016)

82 min | Horror

5.1
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A simple night of babysitting takes a horrifying turn when Helen realizes the boogeyman really is in little Lucas' closet.

Director: Erlingur Thoroddsen | Stars: Cait Bliss, Colin Critchley, Jason Martin, Dave Klasko

Votes: 164

17. Fúsi (I) (2015)

94 min | Drama

7.5
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Fusi, a 43 year old man, still lives with his mother. His daily life is characterized by monotonous routine. The appearance of vibrant Sjöfn and young neighbour Hera will upset his old bachelor habits.

Director: Dagur Kári | Stars: Gunnar Jónsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Sigurjón Kjartansson, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir

Votes: 4,537

18. Vonarstræti (2014)

129 min | Drama

7.4
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Three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another. A young writer whose career is skyrocketing finds himself in a stormy marriage. He divorces his wife after the death of... See full summary »

Director: Baldvin Zophoníasson | Stars: Hera Hilmar, Thor Kristjansson, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson

Votes: 1,220

19. Metalhead (2013)

97 min | Drama

7.1
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79 Metascore

A girl is caught between the life that took her brother and her own inability to strike out on her own. In her grief, she finds solace in the dark music of Black Metal and dreams of becoming a rock star.

Director: Ragnar Bragason | Stars: Thora Bjorg Helga, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson

Votes: 4,157

20. The Oath (2016)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Icelandic auteur Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband, 2 Guns, Everest) directs and stars in this psychological thriller about a father who tries to pull his daughter out of her world of drugs and... See full summary »

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Hera Hilmar, Baltasar Kormákur, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson

Votes: 332

21. Direktøren for det hele (2006)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

6.7
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Jens Albinus, Peter Gantzler, Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Benedikt Erlingsson

Votes: 9,418 | Gross: $0.05M

22. Ég Man Þig (2017)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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A story about a young man and woman who move into a small abandoned town in Iceland to renovate and old house. Little do they know the town has a dark history.

Director: Óskar Thór Axelsson | Stars: Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Thor Kristjansson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Anna Gunndís Guðmundsdóttir

Votes: 135

23. Þrestir (I) (2015)

99 min | Drama

6.9
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Ari's teenage lifestyle in the big city is disrupted as he is sent by his mother to live with his uninvolved father and his grandmother in a small fishing village.

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson | Stars: Rade Serbedzija, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Atli Oskar Fjalarsson, Jarkko Lahti

Votes: 1,026

24. Skammerens datter (2015)

96 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.0
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The Shamer's daughter, Dina, has unwillingly inherited her mother's supernatural ability. She can look straight into the soul of other people, making them feel ashamed of themselves. When ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Kainz | Stars: Jakob Oftebro, Roland Møller, Allan Hyde, Søren Malling

Votes: 1,962

25. A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

R | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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A husband and wife tangle with an investigator over her dead brother's million-dollar insurance policy.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Kharl Anton Leigh, Peter Coyote, Forest Whitaker, Juan Carlos Pardo Pardo

Votes: 4,115

26. Djúpið (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson, Joi Johannsson, Thora Bjorg Helga

Votes: 3,909

27. The Brothers Lionheart (1977)

106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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Brothers Jonatan and Skorpan lead a revolution against the tyrant Tengil in the magical afterlife land of Nangijala.

Director: Olle Hellbom | Stars: Staffan Götestam, Lars Söderdahl, Allan Edwall, Gunn Wållgren

Votes: 5,007

28. Den brysomme mannen (2006)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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In a strange city where every person seems content beyond reason a new man arrives in town and stirs up trouble by asking too many questions.

Director: Jens Lien | Stars: Trond Fausa, Petronella Barker, Per Schaanning, Birgitte Larsen

Votes: 13,825

29. Órói (2010)

93 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A 16-year old Icelandic boy's first kiss with another boy gives him "jitters"--feelings he can't deny. This is a well-written film that captures the confusion and excitement of being a ... See full summary »

Director: Baldvin Zophoníasson | Stars: Atli Oskar Fjalarsson, Ilva Holmes, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Birna Rún Eiríksdóttir

Votes: 1,165

30. 101 Reykjavík (2000)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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68 Metascore

Thirty-year-old Hlynur still lives with his mother and spends his days drinking, watching porn and surfing the net while living off unemployment checks. A girl is interested in him, but he ... See full summary »

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Victoria Abril, Hanna María Karlsdóttir, Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir

Votes: 8,511 | Gross: $0.01M

31. No Such Thing (2001)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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36 Metascore

"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.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Sarah Polley, Robert John Burke, Margrét Ákadóttir, Julie Anderson

Votes: 3,499 | Gross: $0.06M

32. The Best Intentions (1992)

182 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.9
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The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the intelligent, educated daughter of a rich family in ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Samuel Fröler, Pernilla August, Max von Sydow, Ghita Nørby

Votes: 2,272 | Gross: $1.30M

33. Svartur á leik (2012)

R | 104 min | Crime, Thriller

6.8
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After being reacquainted with a childhood friend Stebbi joins the drug trade world in order to pay off his debt. Inspired by actual events.

Director: Óskar Thór Axelsson | Stars: Thor Kristjansson, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Damon Younger, María Birta

Votes: 3,618

34. Rift (2017)

111 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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Two men in a secluded cabin are haunted by their dead relationship.

Director: Erlingur Thoroddsen | Stars: Björn Stefánsson, Sigurður Þór Óskarsson, Guðmundur Ólafsson, Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir

Votes: 62

35. Jar City (2006)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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75 Metascore

A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir

Votes: 4,424

36. Land Ho! (2014)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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68 Metascore

A pair of former brothers-in-law embark on a road trip through Iceland.

Directors: Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens | Stars: Earl Lynn Nelson, Paul Eenhoorn, Daníel Gylfason, Þrúður Kristjánsdóttir

Votes: 2,199 | Gross: $0.73M

37. Guy X (2005)

R | 101 min | Comedy, War

5.1
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A black comedy set in 1979, about a soldier mistakenly posted to an Arctic military base.

Director: Saul Metzstein | Stars: Jason Biggs, Natascha McElhone, Jeremy Northam, Sean Tucker

Votes: 1,841

38. Nói albinói (2003)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

7.4
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68 Metascore

Is he the village idiot or a genius in disguise? 17 year old Noi drifts through life on a remote fjord in the north of Iceland. In winter, the fjord is cut off from the outside world, ... See full summary »

Director: Dagur Kári | Stars: Tómas Lemarquis, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Elín Hansdóttir, Anna Friðriksdóttir

Votes: 8,160 | Gross: $0.06M

39. Reykjavík-Rotterdam (2008)

88 min | Thriller

6.8
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Financial concerns tempt a security guard to return to his smuggling ways.

Director: Óskar Jónasson | Stars: Baltasar Kormákur, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson

Votes: 1,932

40. Dark Floors (2008)

R | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

4.5
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A man emerges with his autistic daughter and three others from a hospital elevator to find themselves trapped in the building with devilish monsters.

Directors: Pete Riski, Alan Smithee | Stars: William Hope, Leon Herbert, Ronald Pickup, Philip Bretherton

Votes: 6,014

41. Skytturnar (1987)

73 min | Drama

6.2
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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 »

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson | Stars: Thorarinn Oskar Thorarinsson, Eggert Gudmundsson, Harald G. Haraldsson, Karl Guðmundsson

Votes: 136

42. One Point O (2004)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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After receiving mysterious empty packages inside his apartment, a young computer-programmer begins a personal investigation into their origins.

Directors: Jeff Renfroe, Marteinn Thorsson | Stars: Richard Rees, Jeremy Sisto, Udo Kier, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 5,041

43. Autumn Lights (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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37 Metascore

An American photographer adrift in a remote Icelandic community becomes entangled in the lives of a mysterious European couple.

Director: Angad Aulakh | Stars: Guy Kent, Marta Gastini, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Thora Bjorg Helga

Votes: 1,903

44. Eldfjall (2011)

99 min | Drama

7.2
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Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson | Stars: Auður Drauma Bachmann, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Kristín Davíðsdóttir, Benedikt Erlingsson

Votes: 1,057

45. Hross í oss (2013)

81 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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74 Metascore

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.

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson | Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Charlotte Bøving, Johann Pall Oddson, Kristbjörg Kjeld

Votes: 2,303 | Gross: $0.01M

46. L'effet aquatique (2016)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Samir falls in love with Agathe, a swimming-instructor. To seduce her he pretends he doesn't know how to swim so she can teach him.

Directors: Sólveig Anspach, Jean-Luc Gaget | Stars: Samir Guesmi, Florence Loiret Caille, Didda Jónsdóttir, Philippe Rebbot

Votes: 440

47. Jargo (2004)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Director: Maria Solrun | Stars: Constantin von Jascheroff, Oktay Özdemir, Nora von Waldstätten, Udo Kier

Votes: 184

48. Brúðguminn (2008)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Jon, a middle-aged professor is going to get married tomorrow, for the second time, to one of his ex-students half his age. But it's not all roses. First, there's his cranky ... See full summary »

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir, Laufey Elíasdóttir, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson

Votes: 1,148

49. Blóðberg (2015)

100 min | Drama

6.5
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Gunnar is a sociologist in his fifties who has written countless self-help books. He lives in a beautiful house that is way too big for him and Dísa, his wife of thirty years. Their ... See full summary »

Director: Björn Hlynur Haraldsson | Stars: Harpa Arnardóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Margrét Guðmundsdóttir, Hilmir Jensson

Votes: 46

50. When the Raven Flies (1984)

109 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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An Irish man seeks vengeance against the vikings who killed his parents.

Director: Hrafn Gunnlaugsson | Stars: Jakob Þór Einarsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Helgi Skúlason, Gotti Sigurdarson

Votes: 2,048