Filmfront.no Top 250 Norwegian Movies

by lowenand | created - 27 Aug 2018 | updated - 18 Sep 2018 | Public

List as of 18th of September 2018. 250 beste norske filmer.

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1. The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975)

G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Reodor Felgen decides that he will enter a car race to defeat his former friend who has stolen his plans for a car.

Director: Ivo Caprino | Stars: Wenche Foss, Per Theodor Haugen, Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Leif Juster

Votes: 11,839

2. Elling (2001)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and... See full summary »

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marit Pia Jacobsen, Jørgen Langhelle

Votes: 13,536 | Gross: $0.31M

3. Pathfinder (1987)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjudes," roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little ... See full summary »

Director: Nils Gaup | Stars: Mikkel Gaup, Ingvald Guttorm, Nils Utsi, Henrik H. Buljo

Votes: 4,592

4. Oslo, August 31st (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

84 Metascore

One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava, Malin Crépin

Votes: 17,492 | Gross: $0.10M

5. Utøya: July 22 (2018)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

A teenage girl struggles to survive and to find her younger sister during the July 2011 terrorist mass murder at a political summer camp on the Norwegian island of Utøya.

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Andrea Berntzen, Aleksander Holmen, Solveig Koløen Birkeland, Brede Fristad

Votes: 9,048

6. Reprise (2006)

R | 105 min | Drama

79 Metascore

Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Espen Klouman Høiner, Viktoria Winge, Odd-Magnus Williamson

Votes: 8,821 | Gross: $0.55M

7. What Will People Say (2017)

106 min | Drama

69 Metascore

The story of Nisha, daughter of a Pakistani-Norwegian family, who is kidnapped to Pakistan by her parents when her father finds her in bed with a man.

Director: Iram Haq | Stars: Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna, Rohit Saraf

Votes: 3,357 | Gross: $0.04M

8. Insomnia (1997)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

In a Norwegian city with a 24-hour daylight cycle a Swedish murder investigator has been brought in on a special case. Sleep deprived, he makes a horrible mistake which is discovered by the killer he has been hunting.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Maria Mathiesen, Gisken Armand

Votes: 12,139 | Gross: $0.22M

9. 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: 25,077

10. The King's Choice (2016)

133 min | Biography, Drama, History

64 Metascore

April 1940. Norway has been invaded by Germany and the royal family and government have fled into the interior. The German envoy to Norway tries to negotiate a peace. Ultimately, the decision on Norway's future will rest with the King.

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Karl Markovics, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 5,819 | Gross: $0.11M

11. 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: 3,846

12. Thelma (II) (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

74 Metascore

A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge with devastating results.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Votes: 21,732 | Gross: $0.15M

13. Røverdatter (2018)

86 min | Documentary

Sofia, a tough young director, reunites with her father. He has spent a lot of time in prison and his life is marked by addiction. His biggest sorrow is that he lost Sofia. Her biggest hope is that she can help him and repair broken bonds.

Director: Sofia Haugan | Stars: Sofia Haugan, Kjell Magne Haugan, Trude Didriksen, Shaggy

Votes: 148

14. The Quake (2018)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

In 1904 an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale shook Oslo, with an epicenter in the "Oslo Graben" which runs under the Norwegian capital. There are now signs that indicate that we can expect a major future earthquake in Oslo.

Director: John Andreas Andersen | Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Edith Haagenrud-Sande, Kathrine Thorborg Johansen

Votes: 6,093 | Gross: $0.01M

15. The Orheim Company (2012)

104 min | Drama

Jarle Klepp gets a message that forces his mind back to something he'd rather forgotten - his childhood with his father in Stavanger. When "Orheim" was his surname.

Director: Arild Andresen | Stars: Vebjørn Enger, Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie A. Mosli, Glenn André Viste Bøe

Votes: 1,217

16. Nine Lives (1957)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

During World War II, nine members of the Norwegian Resistance trapped into a deadly Nazi ambush. Only one escapes on foot, and a fierce hunt through the ice desert has begun.

Director: Arne Skouen | Stars: Jack Fjeldstad, Henny Moan, Alf Malland, Joachim Holst-Jensen

Votes: 1,519

17. Orion's Belt (1985)

PG | 87 min | Action, Thriller

A group of seamen from Norway find a Soviet listening station and they become targets for both America and Russia. Another cold war takes place.

Directors: Ola Solum, Tristan de Vere Cole | Stars: Helge Jordal, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Hans Ola Sørlie, Kjersti Holmen

Votes: 1,890

18. Blind Spot (2018)

98 min | Drama

BLIND SPOT is a story about the grey zones in mental illness; the blind spots hard to discover, as experienced by a mother realizing her daughter struggling with far worse issues than she realized.

Director: Tuva Novotny | Stars: Teodor Barsnes-Simonsen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Per Frisch, Ellen Heyerdahl Janzon

Votes: 480

19. Detector (2000)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

Daniel Jul is a 28 year old psychiatrist, still living with his mom. He and his friend Ronny have one thing in common, they like searching for metallic objects in the ground. One day they ... See full summary »

Director: Pål Jackman | Stars: Mads Ousdal, Hildegun Riise, Ingjerd Egeberg, Allan Svensson

Votes: 1,378

20. Fools in the Mountains (1957)

90 min | Comedy

At a high mountain hotel in Norway the porter Poppe tries to do the best he can for the guests with an often unhelpful piccolo Rudolf. This, however, leads to a lot of problems, and Poppe thinks some of the guests behave inappropriate.

Director: Edith Carlmar | Stars: Leif Juster, Unni Bernhoft, Frank Robert, Nanna Stenersen

Votes: 1,020

21. The 12th Man (2017)

Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History, Thriller

70 Metascore

They were 12 saboteurs. The Nazis killed 11 of them. This is the true story of the one who got away...

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Marie Blokhus, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen

Votes: 13,493

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: 2,168

23. 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: 91,972 | Gross: $1.20M

24. 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: 6,950 | Gross: $0.05M

25. Lake of the Dead (1958)

76 min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery

A group of friends travel to a cabin in the Norwegian forest. It's a rumor that at night a crazy man can be heard screaming at a lake nearby the cabin.

Director: Kåre Bergstrøm | Stars: André Bjerke, Bjørg Engh, Henki Kolstad, Per Lillo-Stenberg

Votes: 1,583

26. A Somewhat Gentle Man (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: 6,328 | Gross: $0.04M

27. 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: 1,341

28. Edvard Munch (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 210 min | Biography, Drama, History

Following a rough chronology from 1884 to 1894, when Norwegian artist Edvard Munch began expressionism and established himself as northern Europe's most maligned and controversial artist, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Geir Westby, Gro Fraas, Kerstii Allum, Eric Allum

Votes: 2,693 | Gross: $0.04M

29. Dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen (2016)

75 min | Animation, Family, Musical

In the woods there lives a mouse and his friends, and they are always scared of getting eaten by the fox or other predators who can't get food in a fair way. They have to make some laws so they all can live togheter in peace.

Director: Rasmus A. Sivertsen | Stars: Nils Jørgen Kaalstad, Stig Henrik Hoff, Frank Kjosås, Jakob Schøyen Andersen

Votes: 416

30. Hunger (1966)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of ... See full summary »

Director: Henning Carlsen | Stars: Per Oscarsson, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitte Federspiel, Knud Rex

Votes: 2,562

31. Trollhunter (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

61 Metascore

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.

Director: André Øvredal | Stars: Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Nærum, Glenn Erland Tosterud

Votes: 64,403 | Gross: $0.25M

32. Upperdog (2009)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

As young children, half-siblings Axel and Yanne are adopted to Norway. They are separated on arrival, he to material wealth on Oslo's west side, she to an average family on the east side. ... See full summary »

Director: Sara Johnsen | Stars: Hermann Sabado, Agnieszka Grochowska, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Bang Chau

Votes: 1,398

33. Troubled Water (2008)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Music

A man convicted in his teens for killing a child is released on parole. He struggles to build a new life, but his past is uncovered.

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Trine Dyrholm, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Fredrik Grøndahl

Votes: 5,461

34. The Other Side of Sunday (1996)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

The Other Side of Sunday criticizes the small, and often tight church community. We follow the Preachers Daughter; Maria, in her journey to liberate herself from the stiff church community and her strict religious father.

Director: Berit Nesheim | Stars: Marie Theisen, Hildegun Riise, Bjørn Sundquist, Sylvia Salvesen

Votes: 1,113

35. Blind (II) (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

83 Metascore

Forsaken in a new Oslo apartment, a frail blind woman battles to come to terms with her condition, as she slowly retracts into an elaborate fantasy bubble. Are her stories fanning her suspicions, or is this what total blindness looks like?

Director: Eskil Vogt | Stars: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali, Marius Kolbenstvedt

Votes: 6,618

36. 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: 4,427

37. Sons (2006)

103 min | Drama

Trouble starts when Lars, a 25-year-old with few prospects for the future, discovers that an older man is fooling around with the teenage boys in his suburb. A terrible rage is triggered in... See full summary »

Director: Erik Richter Strand | Stars: Nils Jørgen Kaalstad, Mikkel Bratt Silset, Edward Schultheiss, Henrik Mestad

Votes: 1,352

38. Mongoland (2001)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Pia is coming home for Christmas after traveling in England for about 6 months. She wants to catch up with her boyfriend, Kristoffer, who was supposed to have joined her on the trip, but ... See full summary »

Director: Arild Østin Ommundsen | Stars: Pia Tjelta, Kristoffer Joner, Vegar Hoel, Kim Andersen

Votes: 1,247

39. The Chasers (1959)

94 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Two men attracted to the same woman are attending a trip with her in the Mountains during the bird hunting season. A triangular love drama ending with tragedy. Or is it, really?

Director: Erik Løchen | Stars: Rolf Søder, Bente Børsum, Tor Stokke, Harald Aimarsen

Votes: 348

40. Handle with Care (2017)

102 min | Drama

After his wife's death, offshore oil worker Kjetil is having a hard time relating to his adopted son Daniel. In an act of desperation, he brings Daniel along to Colombia to search for the boy's biological mother.

Director: Arild Andresen | Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Marlon Moreno, Kristoffer Bech, Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Votes: 248

41. Golden Dawn Girls (2017)

92 min | Documentary

Following a daughter, wife and mother as they lead the political party Golden Dawn through the upcoming elections.

Director: Håvard Bustnes | Stars: Rena Dourou, Panagiotis Iliopoulos, Liana Kanelli, Ilias Kassidiaris

Votes: 183

42. Gjest Baardsen (1939)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime

In the poor Norway in the early 1800s Gjest Baardsen starts off like a Robin Hood, stealing from the rich, giving to the poor. Based on the real character which became the poor mans hero, and got lots of help to get away from the law.

Director: Tancred Ibsen | Stars: Alfred Maurstad, Vibeke Falk, Joachim Holst-Jensen, Lauritz Falk

Votes: 241

43. Cool Kids Don't Cry (2014)

100 min | Drama, Family, Sport

After an accident at school, the teenage-girl Anja must battle cancer while participating in summer camp, preparing for a soccer tournament and dealing with boys.

Director: Katarina Launing | Stars: Mia Helene Solberg Brekke, Victor Papadopoulos Jacobsen, Sigrid Welde, Ulrik William Græsli

Votes: 233

44. King of Devil's Island (2010)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama

Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?

Director: Marius Holst | Stars: Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen, Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner

Votes: 16,547 | Gross: $0.01M

45. Sealers: One Last Hunt (I) (2016)

98 min | Documentary

A motley crew refuse to accept the demise of Norwegian sealing and set out on a hazardous journey through the polar ice.

Directors: Gry Elisabeth Mortensen, Trude Berge Ottersen

Votes: 61

46. Two Buddies and a Badger (2015)

TV-PG | 75 min | Animation

A zany, musical road movie about two old friends and a badger who embark on an excessively grand adventure. Starring the musical duo Knutsen & Ludvigsen, world famous in Norway.

Directors: Rasmus A. Sivertsen, Rune Spaans | Stars: John F. Brungot, Hermann Sabado, Siri Nilsen, Frank Kjosås

Votes: 216

47. Hoggeren (2017)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

Anders moves from the city to a quiet small farm that belonged to his deceased parents and spends his days out in the forest, aimlessly chopping down trees. His only desire is to be out in nature, and to lose himself in the physical work. His attempt to escape is soon interrupted by the constant involvement of his pushy relatives who want to tell him what to do and how to do it. Soon it becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Jorunn Myklebust Syversen | Stars: Benjamin Helstad, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Aurora Nossen, Bjarne Syversen

Votes: 131

48. The Bothersome Man (2006)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy