Movies and TV shows set in scandinavia

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in scandinavia ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, suspense and exciting films and TV shows about / with danger, violence, murder, death, escapades, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), viking, betrayal and battles plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as scandinavia: Vikings (2013), Ragnarok (2020), Redbad (2018), Northmen - A Viking Saga (2014), The Ritual (2017), While We Live (2017), Headhunters (2011), My Good Enemy (2010), The 13th Warrior (1999), Norsemen (2016).

List of movies set in scandinavia

Vikings (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, captivating, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, vikings, norse mythology, battles, legends and myths, king, heroic, historical character, heroes, adventure, tough heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century, 7th century
Place: scandinavia, europe
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Ragnarok (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A small Norwegian town experiencing warm winters and violent downpours seems to be headed for another Ragnarök -- unless someone intervenes in time.
Style: sincere, realistic, emotional, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: norse mythology, supernatural power, end of the world, climate change, good versus evil, salvation, uncover truth, catastrophe, forces of nature, teenage protagonist, social relations, melting ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scandinavia, norway, eastern europe
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Redbad (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 160 min.
Story: In the year of 754 AD, during a time of epic battles and bloodshed, the legend of the pagan warrior king, Rebad, is born, but so is a new weapon against his people: Christianity. Redbad must ultimately unite a Viking army powerful enough to defeat ...
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful
Plot: pagan, heroes, vengeance, rivalry, death, danger, viking, family relations, culture clash, friendship, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: middle ages, 8th century
Place: scandinavia
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Northmen - A Viking Saga (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, UK, Germany, South Africa
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A band of Vikings cross enemy lines and a panicked race begins. The losers will pay with their lives.
Style: stylized, rough, atmospheric, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vikings, viking, battles, survival, escapades, adventure, ship, brutality, forest, betrayal, murder, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
Place: scandinavia, europe
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The Ritual (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: supernatural horror, lost in the woods, ritual, paganism, guilt, hiking, norse mythology, forest, supernatural, friends, monster, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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While We Live (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, "While We Live" follows four people in Northern Denmark and how their fates intertwine in a tragic accident.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: natural breasts, topless, mother daughter relationship, female nudity, father son relationship, funeral, car accident, hospital, family tragedy, death, sex scene, topless woman ...
Place: scandinavia, denmark
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Headhunters (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary..
Style: captivating, stylized, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: dishonesty, surveillance, mercenary, art thief, heist, chase, deception, thief, mind game, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, oslo norway
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My Good Enemy (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sensitive 12-year-old Alf is the low man on his class' totem pole, and he's sick of it. Forming a secret, Machiavellian alliance with another student who also has grown weary of being bullied, he hatches a plan to throw a wrench into the ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, contemplative
Plot: children, friendship, friendship between boys, boy, revenge, scandinavian girl, fight, school, violence, bullying, rabbit, club
Place: scandinavia, denmark, norway
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The 13th Warrior (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In AD 922, Arab courtier, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan accompanies a party of Vikings to the barbaric North to combat a terror that slaughters Vikings and devours their flesh.
Style: exciting, epic, suspenseful, scenic, rough ...
Plot: vikings, barbarian, battles, mission, viking, adventure, danger, heroic mission, sword and sorcery, heroes, fish out of water, violence ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century, ancient times
Place: scandinavia, iraq
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Norsemen (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Norway
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Norsemen is an epic and humorous drama series set in the Viking Age. The residents of an 8th-century Viking village experience political rivalry, social change and innovations that upend their culture and way of life.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, epic
Plot: viking, norse mythology, swords and armor, violence, battles, danger, society, myth, adventurer, family relations, survival, escapades ...
Time: 8th century
Place: scandinavia, norway
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The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, crime, serial killer, mind game, multiple suspects, partners against crime, police investigation, riddles and clues, murder, videotaping, forensics, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia, europe ...
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Shame (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a young teenager group, born 1999, and a pupil on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and her friends and their life, troubles, scandals and every day life. Which of the members represented changes per season.
Style: emotional, dramatic, sweet, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage sexuality, teenager, teenage boy, lgbt, gay teenager, teenage sex, teenage protagonist, friendship, teenage girl, teen angst, gay relationship, friendship between girls ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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Rebounce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: REBOUNCE is a colorful, tough and powerful film featuring Frederikke Dahl Hansen in the leading role. She plays opposite Anne Sofie Espersen and Dar Salim, and despite being only 16 years old she portrays toughness, charm, and vulnerability ...
Style: realistic, rough, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, parents and children, drug abuse, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, age difference, partying, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, scandinavia, europe
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In the Blood (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It’s summer in Copenhagen, it’s a time of endless days and careless nights. Simon is a 23-year-old medical student. He and his friends party and drink and chase girls and wake up the next day to do the whole thing all over again. But it’s also ...
Style: homoerotic, romantic, touching, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: cheating on boyfriend, friendship between men, organ transplant, friendship between boys, scandinavian girl, best friends, baby, hallucination, homoeroticism, birthday, best friend, roommate ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, copenhagen, bolivia, europe ...
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Thor (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, epic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, immortality, mythology, warrior, adventure, superhuman powers, protector, exile, giant, norse mythology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 10th century
Place: scandinavia, new mexico, usa, norway
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Bloodride (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
TV show
Story: The doomed passengers aboard a spectral bus head toward a gruesome, unknown destination in this deliciously macabre horror anthology series.
Style: serious, disturbing, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: mysterious place, ghost, nightmare, wrong place wrong time, danger, suspicion, mysterious character, fear, murder, death, deadly, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scandinavia, norway, eastern europe
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Barbarians (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 280 min.
TV show
Story: Three people's fates are interwoven in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D., during which Germanic warriors halt the spread of the Roman Empire.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, breathtaking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, battles, invasion, viking, war, legendary, conflict, violence, society, power struggle, heroic, adventurer ...
Time: 1st century, middle ages
Place: scandinavia
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Clown (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Frank is left with the responsibility for his nephew Bo on an already planned canoe trip. Frank's mate Casper is also coming along. Weighed down a with their obligation, Frank and Casper nevertheless look forward to ending the trip at ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: irresponsible, odd couple, plan gone awry, social awkwardness, free spirited, silly humor, escapades, nothing goes right, buddies, weekend, on the road, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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The Hour of the Lynx (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Helen, a priest, is approached by scientist Lisbeth with a desperate plea for help. A young man, who has been sent to a high security psychiatric ward after having killed an old couple, has attempted suicide while rambling about God. Having been ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, criminal psychologist, society, deadly, characters in danger, psychopath, strong female presence, woman in danger, haunted by the past, peril, danger, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, denmark
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Under the Glacier (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Iceland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A hapless guy from the city visits an isolated Icelandic seaside settlement. He gradually realizes that the seals are not what they seem, and that two of the inhabitants are magicians, vieing for the favour of a mysterious woman. Liberated from a ...
Plot: magic, shaman, female director, duel, shapeshifting
Place: iceland, scandinavia
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A Man Like Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Iceland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A postal worker has some lunch in a chinese restaurant and falls in love with the waitress, who happens to be chinese. They start dating and quickly fall in and out of love, the waitress returning to China. The young man looks for comfort in his ...
Style: multicultural, captivating, romantic, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: chinese, interracial romance, cultural difference, dysfunctional family, social satire, male female relationship, lost love, fall in love, follow your dream, longing, chinese restaurant, asian ...
Place: iceland, scandinavia, china, hong kong
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, strong female character, danger, crime, missing person, hacker, uncover truth, search, journalist, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966, 60s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, london ...
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The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun (1968)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Horus, a kid living in a unnamed Scandinavian/Eastern Europe culture of the Iron Age, recovers the Sword of the Sun from the rock giant Moog and learns from his dying father that he must returns to his ancestral territory. In the process, he defends ...
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: giant, young, escapades, imaginary, good versus evil, adventure, odd couple, family, rivalry, obsessive quest, curses spells and rituals, friendship ...
Time: ancient history
Place: scandinavia, japan
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The Dissidents (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Estonia, Finland, Latvia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An upbeat comedy about three boys that escape from Soviet Estonia to Sweden via Finland in the 1980s to fulfill their dreams in the free world.
Style: humorous, contemplative, captivating, feel good, light
Plot: thief, escape, friendship, criminal, friend, heist, bank robbery, bank robber, refugee, crimes, iron curtain, socialism ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, estonia, scandinavia, sweden, finland ...
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A Viking Saga: Son of Thor (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drama set in the viking age, Helgi witnesses the destruction of his village and narrowly escapes to his uncle Rurik who raises him like his son. Many years later he meets the people responsible for his parents death and someone he never expected to ...
Style: saga, captivating, exciting, serious, tense ...
Plot: viking, battles, vengeance, adventure, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, love and romance, murder, paganism, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: europe, denmark, scandinavia
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Vinland Saga (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: For a thousand years, the Vikings have made quite a name and reputation for themselves as the strongest families with a thirst for violence. Thorfinn, the son of one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, spends his boyhood in a battlefield ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: norse mythology, vikings, sea battle, battles, war, viking, danger, folk hero, vandalism, power struggle, intrigue, exploration ...
Place: scandinavia
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The Head (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Japan
TV show
Story: Ten scientists trapped in a mobile science laboratory at the South Pole realize that one among them is a killer.
Style: suspense, mysterious, scary, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, fear, mystery, murder, investigation, search, mysterious event, climate change, isolation, research laboratory, catastrophe, rescue ...
Place: antarctica, south pole, scandinavia
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You, the Living (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Swedish city of Lethe, people from different walks of life take part in a series of short, deadpan vignettes that rush past. Some are just seconds long, none longer than a couple of minutes. A young woman (Jessica Lundberg) remembers a ...
Style: tragicomedy, melancholic, ironic, meditative, surreal ...
Plot: alienation, lifestyle, life, human nature, loneliness, existentialism, music, life philosophy, honest, pickpocket, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe, california, new jersey
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Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, winter, pastor, faith, priest, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, dishonesty, hopes, clergy, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: scandinavia, eastern europe, sweden
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Shame (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrives.
Style: psychological, bleak, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, civil war, politics, betrayal, on the run, crumbling marriage, introspection, political unrest, survival, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: scandinavia, eastern europe, sweden, israel, tokyo
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