List of Amanda Award winning filmsby runefromnorway | created - 06 Aug 2016 | updated - 19 Aug 2018 | Public
excluding short films, tv series and documentary categories
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1. 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.
2. On the Threshold (1984)
90 min | Drama
The summer Lars turned 12, he still feels he should stay away from the girls, but the prostitute Lill teaches him to dance tango. He also have an uncle with a motorbike.
3. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.
Votes: 343,718 | Gross: $51.97M
4. Wives - Ten Years After (1985)
88 min | Comedy, Drama
Ten years have passed since our three heroines' first outing in 1975. Now the women meet at yet another class reunion. Not surprisingly, they are still unwilling to call it a night after ... See full summary »
5. Ran (1985)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.
Votes: 101,719 | Gross: $3.52M
6. Blackout (1986)
87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The hard-boiled private eye, Werner, has to deal with a beautiful and deadly femme fatale, a brutal chief of police, and a gangster boss called "the Spaniard" as he fights against crime and... See full summary »
7. X (1986)
94 min | Drama
Photographer John Gabriel, in his mid-twenties, coincidentally meets 13 year old Flora, who's run off from home and has nowhere to sleep. They start a love affair due to her need for affection.
8. Feldmann saken (1987)
87 min | Crime, Drama
Jacob and Rachel was killed on their flight to Sweden in 1942, and a year later their bodies are discovered, but after the war the case is again is opened, and the guilty is hunted.
9. Down by Law (1986)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.
Votes: 44,320 | Gross: $1.44M
10. Hard asfalt (1986)
109 min | Drama
Suburban teenager Ida grows up outside Oslo, is starting off with drugs and meets the homeless alcoholic charmer Knut, which soon is her big love. Destined for a hard life in drugs and alcohol, how can they turn their lives around?
12. Nattseilere (1986)
113 min | Adventure, Drama
Set on the island of Senja in Northern Norway in 1877. Båremor, a 14 year old girl is washed ashore almost dead. No-one knows her and she remembers nothing of her past. A poor fisherman ... See full summary »
13. Dirty Dancing (1987)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Votes: 181,083 | Gross: $0.62M
14. Is-slottet (1987)
78 min | Mystery, Drama
In a remote Norwegian mountain-area in the 1930s, two 12 year old girls Siss and Unn meet. They are friends, but for Unn it is more serious. She admits to having secret and indecent ... See full summary »
16. Karachi (1989)
95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Sara Philips is pressured into smuggling 2 kg heroin into Norway. She meets up with the narcotics agent Ted Hansen and lets him use her in a scheme to catch the powerful people in the drug ... See full summary »
18. A Handful of Time (1989)
97 min | Drama
Gothic thriller about Old Martin who heeds the voice of Anna, who calls him back to the mountain cabin where he left her to die while she gave birth to their surviving son.
19. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Music
The lives of an English working-class family are told out of order in a free-associative manner. The first part, "Distant Voices", focuses on the father's role in the family. The second part, "Still Lives", focuses on his children.
Votes: 3,251 | Gross: $0.69M
20. Landstrykere (1990)
138 min | Drama
The Knut Hamsun story about young adventurer Edevart and his friend and admirer August., which goes on a stray as salesmen, before they grow apart, split up due to life and love, before they meet up again.
21. Herman (1990)
88 min | Drama, Family
"Herman", based on Lars Saabye Christensen's novel of the same name, tells the story of the young boy Herman who suddenly loses his hair and becomes bald at the age of eleven. He follows ... See full summary »
23. Ju Dou (1990)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance
A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,963 | Gross: $1.99M
24. Frida - med hjertet i hånden (1991)
113 min | Comedy, Romance
Frida, aged 13, has discovered a book by psychoanalyst Erich Fromm called "The art of loving". Using it as a reference she sets out to better the love lives of her family and friends. But ... See full summary »
25. The Warrior's Heart (1992)
102 min | Drama, War
A Norwegian nurse falls in love with a Finnish soldier in the Winter War of 1939/40 between Finland and the Soviet Union. After settling down WW2 erupts, and he is lost in Finland, as she falls in love with the German soldier Maximilian.
26. Il capitano (1991)
110 min | Crime, Drama
The film is based on a true occurrence in Sweden in 1988. A Finish couple murdered a young boy and his parents when they prevented the theft of the son's bicycle. The film tries to describe... See full summary »
27. The Telegraphist (1993)
102 min | Drama
Mack is the most important man in a little society in North Western Norway around 1900. Telegrapher Rolandsen is a smart, funny and charming the ladies, even Mack's daughter.
28. The Prodigal Son (1992)
97 min | Drama, Thriller
Esa is a small time crook who has been precisely released from prison. He starts to make money by mugging people. One day psychiatrist Lindström rings Esa's doorbell. He has a very strange ... See full summary »
29. De frigjorte (1993)
97 min | Comedy
The early 1990's: 300,000 Danes are out of work. Viggo, a machinist with two grown children, is silent about feelings, scared he'll lose his job, loud about the value of trade unionism, ... See full summary »
30. As in Heaven (1992)
122 min | Drama, History
The west Coast of Iceland, late summer 1936. On a desolate farm, believed to be cursed since the 14th century, a tragic fate is about to befall the French exploration ship Pourquoi-pas.
32. The Crying Game (1992)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.
Votes: 48,023 | Gross: $62.55M
33. Speak Up! It's So Dark... (1993)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama
This provocative, penetrating drama revolves around Jacob, a Jewish pyschiatrist, and Soren, a Nazi skinhead, who meet accidently. Soren has just been beaten up while taking part in a neo-Nazi demonstration.
35. Secondløitnanten (1993)
102 min | Drama, War
The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale... See full summary »
36. Høyere enn himmelen (1993)
90 min | Drama, Family
Based upon the novel by Klaus Hagerup, we follow the grumpy 12 year old Mari, without any friends, not at all content with her body or her family. Interesingly enough, quite like her grumpy teacher, actually.
38. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Votes: 1,114,311 | Gross: $96.90M
39. Eggs (1995)
86 min | Comedy, Drama
Two brothers in their seventies, Pa and Moe, have lived together all their lives in a little house in the country, the only interruption being when Pa made a weekend trip to Småland on his ... See full summary »
40. Over stork og stein (1994)
99 min | Comedy, Drama
A married couple, unable to conceive, search for a male donor, but jealousy creates problems when the husband spies on his wife while posing as her brother.
42. Höst i paradiset (1995)
102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ragnar Persson, a 68-year-old widower, is living at his summer cottage with his son, Mikael, and his son's pregnant girlfriend, Catti. Ragnar falls in love with his neighbour, Vendela, who ... See full summary »
43. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,652,791 | Gross: $330.25M
44. Zero Kelvin (1995)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama
Larsen, an aspiring poet in 20's Oslo, leaves his girlfriend to spend a year as a trapper in East Greenland. There he is teamed with a seemingly rough old sailor/trapper, Randbek, and a ... See full summary »
45. 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.
46. Kristin Lavransdatter (1995)
180 min | Drama
Kristin is the daughter of a prominent landowner in medieval Norway. She grows up in total harmony with the ideals of the time: strong family ties, social pride and devout Christianity. She... See full summary »
47. Breaking the Waves (1996)
R | 159 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 58,232 | Gross: $4.04M
48. Il Postino (1994)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Votes: 31,058 | Gross: $21.85M