Scandinavian Noir Comedy

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1. Adam's Apples (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro, Paprika Steen

Votes: 40,594 | Gross: $0.00M

2. Kraftidioten (2014)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

74 Metascore

The honorable citizen Nils ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, when his son is mistakenly murdered, Nils takes action, which ignites a war between the vegan gangster "the Count" and the Serbian mafia boss Papa.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bruno Ganz, Pål Sverre Hagen, Jakob Oftebro

Votes: 17,673 | Gross: $0.05M

3. Lilyhammer (2012–2014)

TV-MA | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A New York mobster goes into hiding in rural Lillehammer in Norway after testifying against his former associates.

Stars: Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa, Steinar Sagen, Marian Saastad Ottesen

Votes: 22,607

4. In China They Eat Dogs (1999)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two brothers, one cold and ruthless, the other sensitive and reluctant, and their brutal misadventures.

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen | Stars: Kim Bodnia, Dejan Cukic, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Tomas Villum Jensen

Votes: 17,991

5. Gamle mænd i nye biler (2002)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The last wish of the dying "Monk" is for his foster child, Harald, to find his real son, Ludvig. But the latter is currently in a Swedish prison cell. Peter and Martin - the two chefs - ... See full summary »

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen | Stars: Kim Bodnia, Torkel Petersson, Tomas Villum Jensen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Votes: 8,152

6. Den gode strømer (2004)

87 min | Action, Comedy

A gang of small-time crooks screws up. Ripping off a Chinese shipping container, they find heroin belonging to Latvian mafia. A friend of theirs, a nice cop, tries to mediate, acting in good faith.

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen | Stars: Kim Bodnia, René Dif, Nicolas Bro, Robert Hansen

Votes: 2,006

7. De grønne slagtere (2003)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

Svend and Bjarne work for a butcher in a small Danish town. Fed up with their boss' arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop. After dismal beginnings, an unfortunate accident ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Line Kruse, Ole Thestrup

Votes: 17,074 | Gross: $0.00M

8. Blinkende lygter (2000)

Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

47 Metascore

Four small-time gangsters from Copenhagen trick a gangster boss: they take over 4,000,000 kroner which they were supposed to bring him. Trying to escape to Barcelona they are forced to stop... See full summary »

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: Søren Pilmark, Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Votes: 17,066

9. Hodejegerne (2011)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, 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: 89,166 | Gross: $1.20M

10. Rembrandt (2003)

109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Mick and Tom are an unlikely father-son team of petty thieves. They've been hired to steal a painting from a museum. By accident, they steal the wrong painting: Denmark's only original Rembrandt masterpiece, worth millions.

Director: Jannik Johansen | Stars: Lars Brygmann, Jakob Cedergren, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nicolas Bro

Votes: 2,814

11. Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

The good-hearted Harbour has spent his whole life trying to take care of his motherless and suicidal little brother, Wilbur. The brothers are inseparable. When in their thirties, they lose ... See full summary »

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Jamie Sives, Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson, Lisa McKinlay

Votes: 7,262 | Gross: $0.23M

12. En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

81 Metascore

Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Viktor Gyllenberg, Lotti Törnros

Votes: 13,528 | Gross: $0.22M

13. You, the Living (2007)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

81 Metascore

You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Elisabeth Helander, Jörgen Nohall, Jan Wikbladh, Björn Englund

Votes: 12,361 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Sånger från andra våningen (2000)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson, Bengt C.W. Carlsson, Torbjörn Fahlström

Votes: 15,083 | Gross: $0.00M

15. Mænd & høns (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

64 Metascore

Two outcast brothers, through getting to know their unknown family, discover a horrible truth about themselves and their relatives.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: David Dencik, Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Søren Malling

Votes: 8,452 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Sprængfarlig bombe (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Tony (Ulrich Thomsen) is angry and wants his money back after watching world-famous director, Claus Volter's (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) new film. Tony just got out of prison for violent behavior.

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mille Dinesen, Line Kruse

Votes: 2,162

17. Kunsten å tenke negativt (2006)

79 min | Comedy, Drama

The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass.

Director: Bård Breien | Stars: Fridtjov Såheim, Kirsti Eline Torhaug, Henrik Mestad, Marian Saastad Ottesen

Votes: 3,040

18. Arme Riddere (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

43 Metascore

Terrified and bloody, Oscar Svendsen awakes clinched to a shotgun in a strippers joint. Around him 8 dead men, and police aiming at him. To Oscar it's clear that he is innocent. It all started when four chaps won 1,7 million on the pools...

Director: Magnus Martens | Stars: Kyrre Hellum, Mads Ousdal, Henrik Mestad, Arthur Berning

Votes: 2,872

19. Junk Mail (1997)

83 min | Comedy, Thriller

A lazy postman puts his nose where it doesn't belong.

Director: Pål Sletaune | Stars: Robert Skjærstad, Andrine Sæther, Per Egil Aske, Eli Anne Linnestad

Votes: 1,882

20. Her er Harold (2014)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

After 40 years, Harold's successful business selling furniture, is bankrupt when IKEA decides to open a new superstore right next door. In anger and despair, he decides to go to Sweden to kidnap the IKEA-founder himself, Ingvar Kamprad.

Director: Gunnar Vikene | Stars: Bjørn Sundquist, Fanny Ketter, Björn Granath, Grethe Selius

Votes: 730

21. The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.

Director: Felix Herngren | Stars: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer

Votes: 33,962 | Gross: $1.08M

22. A Man Called Ove (2015)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

Director: Hannes Holm | Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll

Votes: 34,591 | Gross: $3.36M

23. En ganske snill mann (2010)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang, his ex, a few women - and a snitch. His son has a fiancé. Her family doesn't approve ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Jorunn Kjellsby, Gard B. Eidsvold

Votes: 6,081 | Gross: $0.04M

24. Hross í oss (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 2,574 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Head Above Water (1993)

97 min | Comedy, Thriller

Einar and Bjørn leave Lene on the island for a fishing trip, when her former lover, Gaute, appears drunk and falls asleep in her bed.

Director: Nils Gaup | Stars: Lene Elise Bergum, Svein Roger Karlsen, Morten Abel, Reidar Sørensen

Votes: 1,058

26. Dræberne fra Nibe (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The two tradesmen Ib and Edward are tired of their lifeless marriages and dream of living the good life from the stash of money they've earned moonlighting for years. After a huge fight ... See full summary »

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Nicolas Bro, Ulrich Thomsen, Mia Lyhne, Lene Maria Christensen

Votes: 1,344

27. Vet hard (2005)

88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Bennie, a clumsy criminal who's touchy about his weight, teams up with his adoptive father's biological (serial killer) son, his employees who in his absence turned his snack-bar into a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Oliehoek | Stars: Jack Wouterse, Kürt Rogiers, Bracha van Doesburgh, Jaak Van Assche

Votes: 3,166



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