NORWEGIAN FILMS I've seen

by OJT | created - 17 Feb 2014 | updated - 26 Dec 2017 | Public

I see most Norwegian films. Here are the Norwegian films I've seen and rated, and the ones I'm planning to see when I get the chance. On average they are getting better and better, something this list shows! Except for a very few terribly ones made the last years. Check out the gems!

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1. Headhunters (2011)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

72 Metascore

An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie R. Ølgaard

Votes: 92,165 | Gross: $1.20M

2. 1,000 Times Good Night (2013)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, War

57 Metascore

Rebecca is one of the world's top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her husband refuses to put up with her dangerous life any longer. He and their young ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lauryn Canny, Adrianna Cramer Curtis

Votes: 6,979 | Gross: $0.05M

3. Gurin with the Foxtail (1998)

76 min | Animation, Family, Adventure

A gnome named Gurin wakes up with a foxtail as punishment for his practical jokes.

Directors: John M. Jacobsen, Nille Tystad | Stars: Toralv Maurstad, Grethe Kausland, Pia Borgli, Wenche Foss

Votes: 606

4. Solan og Ludvig - Jul i Flåklypa (2013)

76 min | Animation, Family

The small town of Flåklypa is experiencing great lack of snow, which is why the inventor Reodor Felgen is asked to create a snow machine. However, things does not go as planned.

Director: Rasmus A. Sivertsen | Stars: Kari Ann Grønsund, Trond Høvik, Trond Brænne, Kåre Conradi

Votes: 1,352

5. Ragnarok (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure

52 Metascore

Norwegian archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen forms a small team and sets off to find the true meaning of the secret runes found carved in rock and accidentally awakens a giant monster.

Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Sofia Helin, Bjørn Sundquist

Votes: 7,127 | Gross: $0.00M

6. Pioneer (2013)

R | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A thriller set at the beginning of the 1980's Norwegian Oil Boom and centered on a diver whose obsession with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea leads to tragedy.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, Stephanie Sigman

Votes: 4,563 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Kill Buljo 2 (2013)

88 min | Comedy

Jompa Tormann is back, and everything is better, except the humor, which is even worse than in the first movie of vengeance.

Director: Vegar Hoel | Stars: Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Tommy Wirkola, Jeppe Beck Laursen, Christian Rubeck

Votes: 808

8. Kill Buljo: The Movie (2007)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A Norwegian parody of Kill Bill.

Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Stig Frode Henriksen, Tommy Wirkola, Linda Øverlie Nilsen, Natasha Angel Dahle

Votes: 3,596

9. Pornopung (2013)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

The novice Christian discovers a new world when big-time pick up artists Karl and Leo decide to teach him the tricks of their trade and change him into the kind of guy girls want to sleep with.

Director: Johan Kaos | Stars: Ole Christoffer Ertvaag, Herbert Nordrum, Anders Rydning, Gitte Witt

Votes: 1,390

10. Detektiv Downs (2013)

84 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Detective Robert has Downs, his own office, a trench coat and a Bogart hat. The only thing he is missing is a case. But then a lady comes to his rescue.

Director: Bård Breien | Stars: Svein André Hofsø Myhre, Martin L. Lotherington, Bjørn Sothberg, Berit Kullander

Votes: 446

11. Søsken til evig tid (2013)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

The siblings Magnar and Oddny, are in their 70'ies still living together on a remote mountain generation farm. Here time has stood still.

Director: Frode Fimland | Stars: Magnar Kleiva, Oddny Kleiva

Votes: 79

12. Supervention (II) (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Sport

A ski documentary showcasing modern freeskiing, free riding and snowboarding.

Directors: Filip Christensen, Even Sigstad | Stars: Anders Backe, Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen, Tim Durtschi, Terje Håkonsen

Votes: 767

13. Chasing the Wind (2013)

91 min | Drama

When grandma dies, Anna has to go back to what's left of the small family, 10 years after she left. There's she confronted with what she fled from back then.

Director: Rune Denstad Langlo | Stars: Marie Blokhus, Sven-Bertil Taube, Tobias Santelmann, Frederik Meldal Nørgaard

Votes: 398

14. The Optimists (2013)

92 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

A documentary about an unusual volleyball team in Hamar, Norway, with ladies aged from 66 to 98. Now they are up for their first match, after 30 years of training.

Director: Gunhild Magnor | Stars: Gerd Bergersen, Lillemor Berthelsen, Mary Holst Bremstad, Aase-Marit Børke

Votes: 165

15. It's Only Make Believe (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

A woman goes to prison for murder. After being released back into society, she tries to create a new life for her and her now nine year old daughter. But her dark past comes back to haunt her and threaten both of their lives.

Director: Arild Østin Ommundsen | Stars: Silje Salomonsen, Tomas Alf Larsen, Egil Birkeland, Vegar Hoel

Votes: 565

16. Nowhere Home (2012)

93 min | Documentary, Drama

In 2009 the Norwegian government introduced new rules to enforce immigration. One was the rule for preliminary stay for sole minors under 18. Who's responsible for them?

Director: Margreth Olin | Stars: Goli Mohammed Ali, Husein Ali, Khalid Faquiri, Hassan

Votes: 118

17. Before Snowfall (2013)

96 min | Drama

BEFORE SNOWFALL is a road movie that becomes an odyssey from East to West for young Siyar, a village-boy from Iraqi-Kurdistan. His journey begins when his older sister, Nermin, flees her ... See full summary »

Director: Hisham Zaman | Stars: Abdullah Taher, Suzan Ilir, Bahar Ozen, Ava Abdulsattar

Votes: 495

18. I Am Yours (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

Mina is a young single mother living in Oslo with her 6 year old son Felix. She is of Norwegian Pakistani descent with a troubled family relationship. Constantly looking for love, Mina ... See full summary »

Director: Iram Haq | Stars: Amrita Acharia, Ola Rapace, Prince Singh, Rabia Noreen

Votes: 630

19. Gulabi Gang (2012)

96 min | Documentary

In Bundelkhand, India, a revolution is in the making among the poorest of the poor, as the fiery women of the Gulabi Gang empower themselves and take up the fight against gender violence, caste oppression and widespread corruption.

Director: Nishtha Jain | Stars: Sampat Pal Devi, Ram Dulari, Devrati, Babu

Votes: 195

20. Must Have Been Love (2012)

85 min | Drama, Romance

On holiday in Istanbul Kaisa meets Jacob and she falls head over heels in love. The day after Jakob leaves back home, without Kajsa even knowing his last name. Some time later they meet up again, but Jakob doesn't remember their fling.

Director: Eirik Svensson | Stars: Pamela Tola, Espen Klouman Høiner, Laura Birn, Audun Hjort

Votes: 549

21. Kon-Tiki (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, History

62 Metascore

Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson

Votes: 42,528 | Gross: $1.52M

22. Kon-Tiki (1950)

Approved | 77 min | Documentary

A documentary about the Kon-Tiki expedition of the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl.

Director: Thor Heyerdahl | Stars: Thor Heyerdahl, Herman Watzinger, Erik Hesselberg, Knut Haugland

Votes: 2,174

23. Bravehearts (2012)

108 min | Documentary

A documentary about youth politicians changes radically when a terrorist commits Utøya-massacre of 69 party kids while filming.

Director: Kari Anne Moe | Stars: Henrik Wangberg, Sana El Morabit, Johanne Butenschøn Lindheim, Haakon Vedum

Votes: 281

24. Å begrave en hund (2013)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

How far are you willing to go to keep your childhood best friends? Not very far. What happens when the yearly trip this turns out very different from what's normal?

Directors: Julian Hagemann, Andreas Lisberg | Stars: Emilie Christensen, Sveinung Eide, Emily Ellis, Simen Aurstad Gjernes

Votes: 80

25. Pushwagner (2011)

Unrated | 73 min | Documentary

A personal portrait of a small man with a great personality. The directors followed the artist Pushwagner for three years. He is an artist who is in danger of losing everything.

Directors: Even Benestad, August Baugstø Hanssen | Star: Hariton Pushwagner

Votes: 220

26. Max Manus: Man of War (2008)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama

60 Metascore

The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Ken Duken

Votes: 25,135

27. Twigson Ties the Knot (2010)

78 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

When Lillebror's mother is mysteriously hurt in a biking accident, Lillebror and Knerten turn the town upside down trying to find the culprit.

Director: Martin Lund | Stars: Adrian Grønnevik Smith, Åsleik Engmark, Pernille Sørensen, Jan Gunnar Røise

Votes: 186

28. Mother's Elling (2003)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

In this prequel to Elling (2001), Elling, a slightly autistic, but opinionated young man, lives with his aging mother who is worried what he'll do without her. She decides to take him on a trip to Spain to see new things.

Director: Eva Isaksen | Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen, Grete Nordrå, Helge Reiss, Christin Borge

Votes: 2,185

29. Knerten (2009)

74 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Lillebror, a mischievous and quick-witted boy, has just moved out of town and not made any new friends yet. One day he discovers a twig - Knerten - in a pile of firewood, and this becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Åsleik Engmark | Stars: Adrian Grønnevik Smith, Åsleik Engmark, Pernille Sørensen, Jan Gunnar Røise

Votes: 409

30. Magic Silver (2009)

82 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Princess Fjellrose has never been outside the safe mountain, until her father is sick and dying. Only humans down in the valley can save him. She goes on a dangerous journey, and put their world in danger, in spite of her good intentions.

Directors: Katarina Launing, Roar Uthaug | Stars: Ane Viola Semb, Johan Tinus Lindgren, Finn Schau, Sigve Bøe

Votes: 444

31. På hau i havet (2004)

101 min | Documentary

A fresh and colorful meet with the local revue on the island Magerøya in Finnmark county in North-Norway. We get to know all the local people in the revue - old, young, women and men - and hear their own stories.

Director: Knut Erik Jensen | Stars: Ole Lindseth, Tor Egil Markusen, Kathe Nøstvold, Ole Anton Olsen

Votes: 20

32. Dead Snow (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

61 Metascore

A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Jeppe Beck Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan, Vegar Hoel

Votes: 61,514 | Gross: $0.04M

33. Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

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: 20,890

34. Just Bea (2004)

86 min | Drama

Bea is 16 and nine months, and the only one left in her crowd who yet hasn't debuted sexually. This seems to be a problem for her when she falls in love with the most popular guy at school.... See full summary »

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Kaia Foss, Kamilla Grønli Hartvig, Ida Thurman-Moe, Maria Brinch

Votes: 1,301

35. The Man Who Loved Haugesund (2004)

60 min | Documentary

The story about the poor Polish Moritz Rabinowitz who fell in love with the town of Haugesund, Norway, and became a wealthy clothes salesman, and was deported by the Nazi regime when they took control over Norway.

Directors: Jon Haukeland, Tore Vollan

Votes: 88

36. The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A teenage boy loses his footing when he finds himself drawn to the new boy in class.

Director: Stian Kristiansen | Stars: Rolf Kristian Larsen, Arthur Berning, Ida Elise Broch, Ole Christoffer Ertvaag

Votes: 4,180

37. The Beautiful Country (2004)

R | 125 min | Drama

64 Metascore

After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Damien Nguyen, Bai Ling, Dang Quoc Thinh Tran, Thi Hoa Mai

Votes: 3,615 | Gross: $0.44M

38. Cry in the Woods (2004)

106 min | Crime, Thriller

An unfortunate bank robber takes an escaped mental patient, wanted for murder, as hostage.

Director: Erich Hörtnagl | Stars: Lars Bom, Kristoffer Joner, Laila Goody, Stig Henrik Hoff

Votes: 969

39. This Is the Song You Need (2004)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A pizza delivery boy must balance the needs of his sick mother, his mentally retarded friend, and the comatose girl of his dreams.

Director: Tore Rygh | Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Trond Høvik, Nina Ellen Ødegård, Sally Nilsson

Votes: 421

40. Chlorox, Ammonium and Coffee (2004)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

On a hot summer's day, pregnant single mom and fishing disc clerk Maria needs a lot of money. She robs Jesus, and nothing becomes the same in the small community.

Director: Mona J. Hoel | Stars: Kjersti Holmen, Fares Fares, Svein Scharffenberg, Dennis Storhøi

Votes: 203

41. Høyere enn himmelen (1993)

90 min | Drama, Family

Based upon the novel by Klaus Hagerup, we follow the grumpy 12 year old Mari, without any friends, not at all content with her body or her family. Interesingly enough, quite like her grumpy teacher, actually.

Director: Berit Nesheim | Stars: Inger Lise Winjevoll, Harriet Andersson, Arne Willy Granli Johnsen, Birgitte Victoria Svendsen

Votes: 192

42. Lies Inc. (2004)

67 min | Sci-Fi

Amber city is the last city on earth with a breathable atmosphere. In this climate of fear and paranoia, Isan Epel finds herself trapped by her employers, Schilman's inc, after working in ... See full summary »

Director: César Ducasse | Stars: Ida Marie Bakkerud, Ingrid Enger Damon, Tuva Heger-Bratterud, Jan Hårstad

Votes: 1,163

43. The Color of Milk (2004)

94 min | Comedy, Romance

Selma's mother died giving birth to her, and Selma's step aunt is living proof that men only cause trouble. So the 11 year old girl makes a deal with her best friends that they will stay ... See full summary »

Director: Torun Lian | Stars: Lars Brunborg, Tobias Bøksle, Celine Engebrigtsen, Maria Elisabeth A. Hansen

Votes: 599

44. My Jealous Barber (2004)

72 min | Drama

Bent is a man who finds comfort in stability and safety, but when a woman moves into his building, he decides to make a change in his life, something his hairdresser does not like one bit.

Director: Annette Sjursen | Stars: Gard B. Eidsvold, Hildegun Riise, Bjørn Sundquist, Bjørn Eivind Aasland

Votes: 396

45. Uno (2004)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

Uno is a story from inner-city Oslo about David, a twentyfive-year-old with few prospects for the future. His days are spent hanging around with petty criminals at an inner-city gym. Still,... See full summary »

Directors: Aksel Hennie, John Andreas Andersen | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Floberg, Espen Juul Kristiansen

Votes: 3,858

46. Hawaii, Oslo (2004)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

Hawaii, Oslo is the story of a handful of people who cross each other's path without necessarily knowing each other, during the hottest day of the year, in Oslo. We follow Frode and Milla. ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Trond Espen Seim, Jan Gunnar Røise, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Stig Henrik Hoff

Votes: 4,433

47. Monsterthursday (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A quirky romantic drama set in remote coastal Norway takes the viewer on a tumultuous ride through surfing aspirations, extreme weather and love.

Director: Arild Østin Ommundsen | Stars: Vegar Hoel, Silje Salomonsen, Andreas Cappelen, Kim Bodnia

Votes: 719

48. The Crossing (2004)

103 min | Thriller, Comedy, Romance

5.5