Dutch Cinemaby Sebastian-20 | created - 21 Jan 2014 | updated - 17 Oct 2016 | Public
List of some of the best and worse in Dutch cinema in no particular order. This list contains films, TV-movies and documentaries.
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1. The Vanishing (1988)
Not Rated | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller
Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.
3. Simon (2004)
TV-MA | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
A mild-mannered gay dentist and a hedonist womanizer rekindle their unlikely friendship when the latter's terminal cancer drives them back together after a decade apart.
Votes: 7,870 | Gross: $0.00M
4. Black Book (2006)
R | 145 min | Drama, Thriller, War
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Votes: 70,924 | Gross: $4.40M
5. Character (1997)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.
Votes: 10,224 | Gross: $0.71M
6. Antonia's Line (1995)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.
Votes: 7,961 | Gross: $4.82M
7. The Assault (1986)
PG | 144 min | Drama, History, Romance
A Dutch doctor, haunted by grueling childhood memories of World War II, struggles to find peace as he spends his life looking for answers about the tragic night that shaped him.
Votes: 2,960 | Gross: $0.20M
10. Village by the River (1958)
PG | 92 min | Drama
An independent-thinking doctor in a rural community with his own ideas of how medicine should be practiced begins to find himself ostracized from the community after one of his patients commits suicide.
11. Twin Sisters (2002)
R | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War
Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany.
Votes: 6,330 | Gross: $0.00M
12. Zus & Zo (2001)
Unrated | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Zus & Zo shows what three sisters are willing to do to stop their would-be sister-in-law from coming into possession of Paraíso, their beloved family summer home on the Portuguese coast.
Votes: 1,557 | Gross: $0.03M
13. Mariken van Nieumeghen (1974)
80 min | Drama
A sparkling film and surprising look into the middle ages by means of the story of Mariken, whose beauty is used by the devilish comedian Moenen to put people up against each other.
14. Nothing Personal (I) (2009)
85 min | Drama
Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her ... See full summary »
18. The Dark Room of Damocles (1963)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, War
The fainthearted cigar trader Ducker keeps himself quiet during World War II. That changes when parachutist Dorbeck lands in his backyard. It turns out the parachutist bears a remarkable ... See full summary »
19. Code Blue (2011)
81 min | Drama
Marian, a middle aged nurse, devotes herself to her patients like a saint. Sometimes she even takes on the role of a redeemer, by helping the gravely ill to the soothing order of ultimate ... See full summary »
22. A Long Story (2013)
89 min | Drama
After the death of his French wife, Ward tries to pick up the pieces back home in Holland. He hires Romanian worker Doru to reconstruct his house, but when Doru suddenly disappears, Ward is... See full summary »
23. Angst (2009)
95 min | Documentary
In Fear, documentary filmmaker Michiel van Erp creates a collage of inhabitants of the city of Amsterdam who struggle with various anxiety disorders. Today, more patients with anxiety ... See full summary »
24. Dakota (1974)
100 min | Adventure, Drama
A Dutch pilot with a real passion for flying risks everything to keep his DC3/Dakota plane in the air. Excellent attention to detail and the beautiful backdrop of the Caribbean make this ... See full summary »
25. AmnesiA (2001)
90 min | Drama, Comedy, Mystery
A photographer returns to his parental home because his mother is seriously ill. The confrontation with his past leads to panic in a surreal, stylised psychological drama.
27. Hush Hush Baby (2004)
89 min | Comedy, Drama
Abdullah 'Ap' Bentarek may be happy that, unlike his Uncle Yusuf who stayed in the ancestral Moroccan mountain village, his own father, Ali, moved to the Netherlands. However, the boy has ... See full summary »
28. Het schnitzelparadijs (2005)
82 min | Comedy, Romance
A romantic comedy about the adventures of Nordip Doenia, a clever young Moroccan guy in The Netherlands. His parents destine him for great things, but Nordip clearly has different ideas. He... See full summary »
29. South (2004)
87 min | Drama
Martje is the manager of a successful laundry service, but in her personal life she struggles with her self-image after the amputation of one of her breasts. After she is humiliated when ... See full summary »
34. Fanfare (1958)
86 min | Comedy, Music
After a fight the brass band in a small village splits up into two separate bands. They both want to win a contest and will do anything to prevent the other band from winning it.
35. New Earth (1933)
36 min | Documentary, Short
The film is a documentary portraying a struggle as man tries to subdue nature. To prevent flooding and for purposes of land reclamation, the people of the Netherlands struggle and succeed ... See full summary »
39. Caged (2011 Video)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Thriller
After years of suppressing her desires, Stella finds she can no longer ignore her deep-rooted longings. Breaking out of her cage and starting a secret double-life, Stella transforms into a ... See full summary »
40. Swingers (2002)
93 min | Drama, Romance
Despite Diana's insecure nature, she and her husband Julian agree with the idea to sexually experiment with another couple. They put out an ad on the net to which the well experienced Alex ... See full summary »
41. Tricked (2012)
Not Rated | 55 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
During his 50th birthday party thrown by his wife, Remco's life takes a turn for the worse. His business partners are scheming behind his back to sell him out and his former mistress shows up pregnant.
43. John, the Knife and the River (1972)
96 min | Crime, Drama
An older man consumed by jealousy over his much younger wife decides to venture into the jungle in search of riches without her. When he returns 4 years later, he finds that his mistrust in her may have been well-founded.
44. The Girl and Death (2012)
127 min | Drama, Romance
The Girl and Death tells us the impossible love story of Nicolai and the courtesan Elise. A love obstructed by materialism, wealth and death threat.
45. De wisselwachter (1986)
R | 96 min | Drama