With Icelandic Film (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Breaking the Waves (1996)

R | 159 min | Drama

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: 57,855 | Gross: $4.04M

2. 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: 94,531 | Gross: $4.18M

3. Beowulf & Grendel (2005)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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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 Sigurdsson

Votes: 16,916 | Gross: $0.07M

4. No Such Thing (2001)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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36 Metascore

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: 3,713 | Gross: $0.06M

5. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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38 Metascore

A fictional photographer's quest to spiritually rediscover herself is interspersed with documentary footage of scientists and theologians discussing the philosophical aspects of quantum physics.

Directors: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente | Stars: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, John Ross Bowie, Robert Bailey Jr.

Votes: 12,860 | Gross: $10.94M

6. One Point O (2004)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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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: 5,361

7. Wildside (1998)

95 min | Drama

6.5
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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.

Director: Simon Staho | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Mads Mikkelsen, Nukâka, Pálína Jónsdóttir

Votes: 600

8. Angels of the Universe (2000)

100 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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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 »

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson | Stars: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Baltasar Kormákur, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson

Votes: 2,646

9. Sweety Barrett (1998)

TV-14 | 92 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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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.

Director: Stephen Bradley | Stars: Brendan O'Carroll, Brendan Gleeson, Tony Rohr, Andrew Scott

Votes: 171

10. Children of Nature (1991)

82 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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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 »

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson | Stars: Gísli Halldórsson, Sigríður Hagalín, Baldvin Halldórsson, Björn Karlsson

Votes: 1,279

11. Benjamin, the Dove (1995)

88 min | Drama, Family

7.1
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Benjamin dufa is movie about four friends. They love knights and dream to be knights when they grow up. The friends get in trouble with bullies and one of them (Baldur) gets in serious ... See full summary »

Director: Gísli Snær Erlingsson | Stars: Sturla Sighvatsson, Gunnar Cauthery, Sigfús Sturluson, Hjörleifur Björnsson

Votes: 247

12. The Sex Life of the Belgians (1994)

85 min | Biography, Comedy, Romance

5.8
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A semi-autobiography of the first 28 years of the director, the Flemish anarchist Jan Bucquoy.

Director: Jan Bucquoy | Stars: Jean-Henri Compère, Noe Francq, Isabelle Legros, Sophie Schneider

Votes: 516

13. Devil's Island (1996)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The story of families living in barracks, left by the US Army in Reykjavik at the conclusion of World War II.

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson | Stars: Baltasar Kormákur, Gísli Halldórsson, Sigurveig Jónsdóttir, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir

Votes: 956 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Cold Fever (1995)

Unrated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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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.

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Lili Taylor, Fisher Stevens, Gísli Halldórsson

Votes: 1,641 | Gross: $0.34M

15. Cold Light (2004)

90 min | Drama

6.6
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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.

Director: Hilmar Oddsson | Stars: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir, Ruth Olafsdottir, Steinunn Harðardóttir

Votes: 547

16. Hin helgu vé (1993)

84 min | Drama

5.9
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On a small island in the west of Island, Gestur, only seven years old, falls in love with 20 years old Helga. When she introduces him her fiancée one day, he decides to fight the competitor... See full summary »

Director: Hrafn Gunnlaugsson | Stars: Steinþór Rafn Matthíasson, Alda Sigurðardóttir, Helgi Skúlason, Tinna Finnbogadóttir

Votes: 145

17. Blossi/810551 (1997)

82 min | Drama

3.6
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Director: Júlíus Kemp | Stars: Páll Banine, Þóra Dungal, Finni Johannsson, Jón Gnarr

Votes: 161

18. Ikíngut (2000)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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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 »

Director: Gísli Snær Erlingsson | Stars: Hjalti Rúnar Jónsson, Hans Tittus Nakinge, Pálmi Gestsson, Elva Ósk Ólafsdóttir

Votes: 211

19. Falcons (2002)

91 min | Drama

6.1
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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 »

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson | Stars: Keith Carradine, Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Magnús Ólafsson

Votes: 351

20. Count Me Out (1997)

78 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.0
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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).

Director: Ari Kristinsson | Stars: Bergþóra Aradóttir, Freydís Kristófersdóttir, Edda Heidrún Backman, Halldóra Björnsdóttir

Votes: 181

21. Wallpaper: An Erotic Love Story (1992)

85 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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A careless art student is kicked out of school because of poor attendance and lack of interest. His friend gets a job to manage a restaurant. They bet over who will be first to "process" the waitress.

Director: Júlíus Kemp | Stars: Baltasar Kormákur, Steinn Ármann Magnússon, Ingibjörg Stefánsdóttir, Ari Matthíasson

Votes: 166

22. The Wager (2004)

88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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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 »

Director: Sigur-Björn | Stars: Chris Devlin, Kristine Alexandria, Burt Young, Priscilla Inga Taylor

Votes: 67

23. Regína (2001)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6.2
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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.

Director: María Sigurðardóttir | Stars: Siddy Holloway, Benedikt Clausen, Baltasar Kormákur, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir

Votes: 84

24. Fiasco (2000)

87 min | Comedy

2.7
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Set in present-day Reykjavik, Fiasco draws a narrative circle of interconnecting stories in which the three members of the Bardal household deal with the secret loves in their lives.

Director: Ragnar Bragason | Stars: Margrét Ákadóttir, Silja Hauksdóttir, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Eggert Þorleifsson

Votes: 420

25. Movie Days (1994)

82 min | Drama

6.5
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The story of a boyhood spent in Iceland in the 1960's. Tomas loves the movies and is highly influenced by them.

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson | Stars: Örvar Jens Arnarsson, Rúrik Haraldsson, Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir, Orri Helgason

Votes: 307

26. Maria (I) (1997)

92 min | Drama

6.2
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Director: Einar Heimisson | Stars: Barbara Auer, Monica Bleibtreu, Helga Jónsdóttir, Arnar Jónsson

Votes: 30

27. 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: 157

28. Rock in Reykjavik (1982)

83 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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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 »

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson | Stars: Hilmar Örn Agnarsson, Júlíus Agnarsson, Eyþór Arnaldsson, Sigtryggur Baldursson

Votes: 159

29. Split (II) (1999)

100 min | Drama

4.7
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Director: Canan Gerede | Stars: Mahir Günsiray, Baltasar Kormákur, Burçin Abdullah, Cezmi Baskin

Votes: 39

30. Underwater Iceland (1997)

52 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Marko Röhr | Stars: Antti Reini, Ari Ilola, Karl Gunnarsson, Mika Uusitalo

Votes: 13

31. Plan B (2000)

72 min | Crime, Drama

4.5
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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 »

Director: Jóhann Sigmarsson | Stars: Óttarr Proppé, Grímur Hjartarson, Axel Ragnheidur, Davíð Þór Jónsson

Votes: 45

32. Omfavn mig måne (2002)

89 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Elisabeth Rygaard | Stars: Bora Akkas, Gürol, Mazlum Çimen, Sebnem Köstem

Votes: 68

33. Kúrekar norðursins (1984)

81 min | Documentary

6.0
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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

Votes: 18

34. Elfland (1997)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary on the elves in Iceland.

Director: Jean-Michel Roux

35. Siggi Valli on a Motorbike (1997)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Böðvar Bjarki Pétursson | Stars: Jón Ingi Hannesson, Sigurður Valgarð Jónsson, Sigurður Karl Magnússon

36. Brennu-njálssaga (1980)

18 min | Short

6.3
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Instructions on how a copy of this classical work of medieval Icelandic literature may be burnt on a fire.

Director: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson

Votes: 35


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