Most Popular Titles With Country of Origin Iceland


1. 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: 229,551 | Gross: $38.63M

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: 169,352 | Gross: $43.48M

3. 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: 151,892 | Gross: $47.33M

4. Hostel: Part II (2007)

R | 94 min | Crime, 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: 76,807 | Gross: $17.61M

5. Ég man þig (2017)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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A story about a young man and woman who move into a small abandoned town in Iceland to renovate an old house. Little do they know the town has a dark history.

Director: Óskar Thór Axelsson | Stars: Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Elma Stefania Agustsdottir, Thor Kristjansson, Anna Gunndís Guðmundsdóttir

Votes: 1,947

6. LazyTown (2002–2016)

TV-Y | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.8
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In this Nick Jr. television show, a pink-haired girl named Stephanie moves to LazyTown with her uncle (the mayor of LazyTown), where she tries to teach its extremely lazy residents that physical activity is beneficial.

Stars: Magnús Scheving, Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Julianna Rose Mauriello, Julie Westwood

Votes: 4,040

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: 88,110 | Gross: $4.18M

8. Ófærð (2015– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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In a remote town in Iceland, Police desperately try to solve a crime as a powerful storm descends upon the town.

Stars: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir

Votes: 8,361

9. 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: 23,313 | Gross: $0.12M

10. Modus (2015– )

45 min | Crime, Thriller

6.7
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During a snowy Christmas season in Sweden, psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik finds not only herself but also her autistic daughter drawn into the investigation of a number of ... See full summary »

Stars: Melinda Kinnaman, Henrik Norlén, Esmeralda Struwe, Simon J. Berger

Votes: 2,279

11. Bokeh (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.9
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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: 4,678

12. 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: 53,895 | Gross: $4.04M

13. Tuntematon sotilas (2017)

132 min | Drama, War

8.2
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A film adaptation of Väinö Linna's best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel's unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani.

Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Eero Aho, Johannes Holopainen, Jussi Vatanen, Aku Hirviniemi

Votes: 3,398

14. Arctic (2018)

Drama | Completed

A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost. He must then decide whether to remain in the ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Penna | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir

15. Stella Blómkvist (2017– )

Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Heida Reed (Poldark) stars as Stella Blómkvist, a sexy, hard-nosed and quick-witted lawyer with a dark past, fluid sexuality and a taste for whiskey and easy money. Her cases always lead to... See full summary »

Stars: Heida Reed, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Hannes Óli Ágústsson, Bing

Votes: 211

16. Hjartasteinn (2016)

Unrated | 129 min | Drama

7.5
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70 Metascore

In a fishing village in Iceland, a boy develops feelings for his best friend as his best friend pursues his affections for a girl.

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

Votes: 2,645

17. Tom of Finland (2017)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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56 Metascore

Award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of artist Touko Valio Laaksonen (aka Tom of Finland), one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture.

Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Pekka Strang, Seumas F. Sargent, Chris Myland, Alf Myreen

Votes: 2,800 | Gross: $0.38M

18. Liberty (2018)

58 min | Drama

6.2
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Christian moves to Tanzania with his do-good parents and tries to find his way in a community of ex-pats and Africans.

Stars: Connie Nielsen, Carsten Bjørnlund, Sofie Gråbøl, Magnus Krepper

Votes: 206

19. Case (2015– )

45 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A young girl is found hanged in a theater.

Stars: Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, Magnús Jónsson, Birna Rún Eiríksdóttir, Elma Stefania Agustsdottir

Votes: 927

20. The Oath (2016)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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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: Baltasar Kormákur, Hera Hilmar, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Margrét Bjarnadóttir

Votes: 1,136

21. Hraunið (2014– )

183 min | Crime

6.8
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When Reykjavik crime detective Helgi Marvin Runarsson is called in to investigate a suicide case on Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the case turns out to be far from simple. Pulled into a sinister ... See full summary »

Stars: Atli Rafn Sigurðsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Heida Reed, Joi Johannsson

Votes: 804

22. 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: 19,073

23. 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: 16,463 | Gross: $0.07M

24. Given (2016)

72 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family | Completed

7.8
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GIVEN is the story of a legacy that takes one unique family on an adventure from their home in Kauai around the world. Told through the memories of a child, Given is the simple yet ... See full summary »

Director: Jess Bianchi | Stars: Aamion Goodwin, Daize Goodwin, Given Goodwin, True Goodwin

Votes: 1,107

25. Fangar (2017– )

320 min | Drama

7.2
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Linda is sent to serve time in Iceland's only women's prison for a vicious assault that leaves her father in a coma. But no-one knows that she harbors a dark secret that could tear her family apart, a secret that could set her free.

Stars: Þorsteinn Bachmann, Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir

Votes: 204

26. Undir trénu (2017)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson | Stars: Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann

Votes: 581

27. Vinterbrødre (2017)

94 min | Drama

6.9
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A brother odyssey set in a worker environment during a cold winter. We follow two brothers, their routines, habits, rituals and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family.

Director: Hlynur Palmason | Stars: Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears, Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lars Mikkelsen

Votes: 420

28. 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: 9,667 | Gross: $0.14M

29. End of Sentence (2018)

Drama | Post-production

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

30. Innsaei (2016)

75 min | Documentary

6.7
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A story of soul searching, science, nature and creativity, InnSæi takes us on a global journey to uncover the art of connecting within in today's world of distraction and stress.

Directors: Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir, Kristín Ólafsdóttir | Star: Hrund Gunnsteinsdottir

Votes: 726

31. 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: 9,746 | Gross: $0.05M

32. 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: Roland Møller, Jakob Oftebro, Allan Hyde, Maria Bonnevie

Votes: 2,449

33. Þrestir (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, Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir

Votes: 1,183

34. 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: 5,269

35. Autumn Lights (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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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: 3,214 | Gross: $0.20M

36. 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: 4,228

37. 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: 7,870 | Gross: $0.03M

38. Metalhead (2013)

Not Rated | 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: 4,700

39. PLOEY - You Never Fly Alone (2018)

Animation, Adventure, Family

6.3
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A plover chick has not learned to fly when his family migrates in the fall. He must survive the arctic winter, vicious enemies and himself in order to be reunited with his beloved one next spring.

Director: Árni Ásgeirsson | Stars: Jamie Oram, Harriet Perring, Iain Stuart Robertson, Richard Cotton

Votes: 58

40. Rift (2017)

111 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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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: 472

41. Hamarinn (2009– )

54 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The Cliff is a dramatic mystery about a Crime Detective who is sent to a small community in Iceland to help a local policewoman investigate a suspicious accident. Together they unravel a ... See full summary »

Stars: Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Unnur Birna Jónsdóttir, Ari Kapríus Kristjánsson, Dóra Jóhannsdóttir

Votes: 361

42. 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: 4,234

43. Den brysomme mannen (2006)

Not Rated | 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: 14,578

44. 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: 2,279 | Gross: $0.73M

45. 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: 6,155

46. 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: 3,566 | Gross: $0.06M

47. Vonarstræti (2014)

129 min | Drama

7.3
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A Reykjavik pre-school teacher struggles to raise her daughter while selling casual sex to help make ends meet.

Director: Baldvin Zophoníasson | Stars: Hera Hilmar, Thor Kristjansson, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Atli Oskar Fjalarsson

Votes: 1,357

48. Andið eðlilega (2018)

95 min | Drama

8.1
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Two women's lives will intersect while trapped in circumstances unforeseen. Between a struggling Icelandic mother and an asylum seeker from Guinea-Bissau, a delicate bond will form as both strategize to get their lives back on track.

Director: Isold Uggadottir | Stars: Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, Babetida Sadjo, Patrik Nökkvi Pétursson, Bragi Arnason

Votes: 95

49. Jar City (2006)

Not Rated | 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: 4,578

50. 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: 3,751