Finnish Movies

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1. Above Dark Waters (2013)

108 min | Drama

A ravishing story about little Pete and his survival and growth in the gray area between love and fear.

Director: Peter Franzén | Stars: Olavi Angervo, Matleena Kuusniemi, Milja Tuunainen, Samuli Edelmann

Votes: 480

2. Boy Upside Down (2014)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

A tragicomedy about an 11-year old boy whose parents die in a car accident. The boy refuses to mourn; instead, he develops an obsession of investigating the accident. Oliver gets to know a ... See full summary »

Director: Juha Lehtola | Stars: Esa Nikkilä, Kari Hietalahti, Susanna Haavisto, Maria Heiskanen

Votes: 143

5. Fanatics (2012)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

A buddy comedy about a fanatic small town football supporter who falls in love with a perfect girl, only to notice that his dream-girl supports the wrong football team. Now he has to befriend the enemy or forget the girl he loves.

Director: Teppo Airaksinen | Stars: Eero Ritala, Joonas Saartamo, Jussi Vatanen, Lotta Kaihua

Votes: 1,015

6. For the Living and the Dead (2005)

95 min | Biography, Drama

An ordinary suburban family is shattered when their youngest son is killed in an accidental fire while locked inside the family's car on their yard. Mother Marja can't stop crying, father ... See full summary »

Director: Kari Paljakka | Stars: Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Katja Küttner, Johannes Paljakka, Risto Salmi

Votes: 256

7. Handcuff King (2002)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

In the 1970s, a 12-year-old boy Esko lives in Tornio, northern Finland, a town bordering Sweden across the river. Esko befriends a Swedish boy, Pate, and learns to share his obsession for ... See full summary »

Director: Arto Koskinen | Stars: Miikka Enbuske, Maija Junno, Heikki Hela, Sulevi Peltola

Votes: 503

8. Heart of a Lion (2013)

104 min | Drama, Romance

Neo-Nazi falls in love with a woman who has a black son and finds himself fighting with conflicting feelings.

Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Peter Franzén, Laura Birn, Jasper Pääkkönen, Yusufa Sidibeh

Votes: 3,329

9. Lapland Odyssey (2010)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A comedy about Janne, a man from Lapland in Northern Finland, a man who has made a career out of living on welfare. Inari, his girlfriend, is tired of Janne's incapability of getting a grip... See full summary »

Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Pamela Tola, Jussi Vatanen, Jasper Pääkkönen, Timo Lavikainen

Votes: 5,408

10. Last Cowboy Standing (2009)

123 min | Drama

In 1972, Rupert, 8 and Evert, 6 are two lovable and wildly imaginative brothers, lost in their cowboys-and-Indians fantasies and in the playground romances with the neighborhood girls. In ... See full summary »

Director: Zaida Bergroth | Stars: Ilmari Järvenpää, Onni Tommila, Lauri Tilkanen, Iiro Panula

Votes: 572

11. Mother of Mine (2005)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, War

During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. From the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002)), "... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,029

13. My Superhero (2010)

15 min | Short, Drama, Family

Country boy Oskari travels with his mother to the city. There he meets his superhero. However, all is not quite as seven-year-old Oskari imagined. He is faced with a difficult choice.

Director: P.V. Lehtinen | Stars: Aappo Pääkkölä, Valtteri Hakulinen, Milka Ahlroth, Minna Koskela

Votes: 20

14. Naked Harbour (2012)

123 min | Drama

Naked Harbour tells the story of people who seek love and acceptance at any cost.

Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Alma Pöysti, Aino Louhimies, Sean Pertwee, Deogracias Masomi

Votes: 2,410

16. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

71 Metascore

In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 meters deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up. This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.

Director: Jalmari Helander | Stars: Jorma Tommila, Onni Tommila, Peeter Jakobi, Tommi Korpela

Votes: 23,933 | Gross: $0.26M

17. The Hijack That Went South (2013)

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Aarno Lamminparras hijacked an airplane with a gun in 1978. A true story.

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä | Stars: Kari Hietalahti, Aake Kalliala, Jussi Vatanen, Elina Keinonen

Votes: 836

18. Unna ja Nuuk (2006)

78 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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Director: Saara Cantell | Stars: Rosa Salomaa, Toni Leppe, Jenni Banerjee, Kristiina Halkola

Votes: 154

19. Valo (2005)

84 min | Biography, Drama, Family

A historical drama about a small boy, who decides to dedicate his life for fighting for goodness.

Director: Kaija Juurikkala | Stars: Joni Kehusmaa, Vili Järvinen, Sara-Maria Juntunen, Alina Sakko

Votes: 113

20. Village People (2013)

85 min | Comedy

The long-time president of the Republic of Finland, Urho Kaleva Kekkonen is scheduled to visit Alli's Bar on his way to northern Finland.

Director: Marja Pyykkö | Stars: Wilma Rosenqvist, Merja Larivaara, Marjaana Maijala, Konsta Mäkelä

Votes: 368

21. Perheenjakaja (2015)

18 min | Short, Drama

HOMEBREAKER is a story about parents constantly fighting with each other upsetting their son Eelis social and school life and then a near tragedy finally brought the family together.

Director: Marko Pekkanen | Stars: Topi Tarvainen, Katariina Kemppainen, Johanna Kokko, Tanja Väisänen

Votes: 16

22. Lapland Odyssey 2 (2015)

87 min | Comedy

It's been three years since we last met Janne and Inari. Since then, they've had a daughter named Lumi. Janne and his friends experience a new adventure, this time on an autumn night. The ... See full summary »

Director: Teppo Airaksinen | Stars: Jussi Vatanen, Pamela Tola, Timo Lavikainen, Miia Nuutila

Votes: 1,436

23. Changes (2014)

88 min | Drama

Antti and Muhis are bound by friendship, tolerance and the courage to listen to their inner voices - and a secret that changes everything.

Director: Sami Laitinen | Stars: Marc Gassot, Kimi Vilkkula, Nuutti Konttinen, Pia Runnakko

Votes: 103

24. Ella and Friends 2 (2013)

84 min | Family

Pate has hard time learning math so he decides to be a rock star. Perhaps he wouldn't need to study anymore.

Director: Marko Mäkilaakso | Stars: Eero Milonoff, Jarkko Niemi, Malla Malmivaara, Freja Teijonsalo

Votes: 61

25. Little Wing (2016)

100 min | Drama

Little Wing tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu (Linnea Skog), who's quickly growing to adulthood, and about her mother (Paula Vesala), who doesn't want to grow up.

Director: Selma Vilhunen | Stars: Linnea Skog, Paula Vesala, Lauri Maijala, Santtu Karvonen

Votes: 632

26. The Island of Secrets (2014)

86 min | Adventure, Family, Romance

Toni discovers his new friend, a talented free-diver, is being forced to help dangerous smugglers steal national treasures from an underwater cave.

Director: Taavi Vartia | Stars: Nuutti Konttinen, Emil Auno, Veikka Vainikka, Ifigeneia Tzola

Votes: 266

27. Unexpected Journey (2017)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

Lasse is an old racist who has lives in an apartment block filled with a selection of refugees and immigrants. Kamal is a 16-year old boy who's fed up in his life in Finland, and dreams of ... See full summary »

Director: Samuli Valkama | Stars: Noah Kin, Heikki Nousiainen, Mikko Nousiainen, Saga Sarkola

Votes: 228

28. Star Boys (2017)

82 min | Drama

Two Finnish boys battle adolescence and family troubles. Meanwhile, their homes are being encroached upon by inevitable urban development.

Director: Visa Koiso-Kanttila | Stars: Vili Saarela, Olavi Angervo, Antti Luusuaniemi, Pihla Viitala

Votes: 162

29. On Dark Paths (2014)

20 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Sometimes the only way to safety lies on dark paths....

Director: Paul J. Vogel | Stars: Pessi Kivilä, Oskari Katajisto, Minna Hämäläinen, Marjatta Rinne

Votes: 41

30. The Legacy (2015)

26 min | Short, Drama

A coming-of-age story of the blood bond between brothers, almost impossible to break.

Director: Jussi Hiltunen | Stars: Iivari Raittinen, Onni Tommila, Sasa Toivonen, Aki Oksala

Votes: 26

31. Lapland Odyssey 3 (2017)

103 min | Comedy

Janne is having an emotional crisis and decides to go for a hike in the beautiful nature of Lapland - alone. As usual, things don't work out that easily. Inari wants to return to work life ... See full summary »

Director: Tiina Lymi | Stars: Pamela Tola, Jani Volanen, Jussi Vatanen, Tommi Eronen

Votes: 600

32. Huulilla (2013)

9 min | Short, Drama, Family

An afternoon at the amusement park. Viljami, 12, takes a step towards his adolescense.

Director: Joonas Rutanen | Stars: Martti Pohto, Rosanna Liuski, Iikka Forss, Minna Puolanto

Votes: 25

33. HeavySaurus: The Movie (2015)

85 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

Heavysaurs is a partly animated live action family adventure about two kids who find five funny dinosaur creatures that love to eat and play rock music. When the creatures are taken into ... See full summary »

Director: Pekka Karjalainen | Stars: Milo Snellman, Salli Siivonen, Olavi Tikka, Jonas Saari

Votes: 61

34. Rakastan Annaa (2016)

11 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Santeri (13) looks on as older guys are driving their motor bikes and wants to be part of their world. He combs his hair and goes to meet his friend Anna (13). At Anna's home childhood's anarchy meets puberty.

Director: Joonas Rutanen | Stars: Sebastian Ruotanen, Anna Kare, Hilla Pekkarinen

Votes: 20

35. Kid Svensk (2007)

90 min | Drama

The year is 1984. It's summer, and the rebellious 12-year-old girl Kid wants to stay in Gothenburg, but her mother has other plans. Kid discovers that summer vacation in Finland isn't as ... See full summary »

Director: Nanna Huolman | Stars: Mia Saarinen, Milka Ahlroth, Jim Rautiainen, Mari Rantasila

Votes: 495

36. Laugh or Die (2018)

103 min | Drama, History, War

In a detention camp in 1918, a group of Finnish actors are sentenced to death. When an important German general arrives, the camp's vicious commandant forges out a cruel plan: the ... See full summary »

Director: Heikki Kujanpää | Stars: Martti Suosalo, Jani Volanen, Leena Pöysti, Paavo Kinnunen

Votes: 431

37. Off the Map (2016)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A woman finds out that his boyfriend has been living a secret double life. She finds a bag of money and decides to make a run for it. She is accompanied by a little girl named Anna running ... See full summary »

Director: Tiina Lymi | Stars: Lotta Kaihua, Jussi Vatanen, Eedit Patrakka, Antti Holma

Votes: 372

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