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The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in norway ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, atmospheric and exciting films and TV shows about / with danger, snow, mentor, dialogue, death, storytelling, runaway, culture clash, betrayal and rivalry plots mostly in Drama, Action and Comedy genres shot in Norway, Sweden, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as norway: Thale (2012), Ragnarok (2013), The Snowman (2017), Shame (2015), Lilyhammer (2012), King of Devil's Island (2010), O'Horten (2007), Headhunters (2011), Mendel (1997), Outlander (2008).
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Shame
Drama, Romance
Norway
30 min.
 8.8
Lilyhammer
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Norway, USA
45 min.
 8.0
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U – July 22
Drama, Thriller
Norway
92 min.
 7.8
The Snowman
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
UK, USA, Sweden
119 min.
 5.1

List of movies set in norway

 5.6
 5K
Thale
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Norwegian folklore turns out to be real when Leo and Elvis encounter a girl called Thale in a basement. A regular cleaning job turns into a struggle for survival, while they're trying to figure out what or who Thale is. Could Thale be a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: deadly creature, in the woods, survival, gory, isolation, confined, danger, deadly, supernatural, legends and myths, wrong place wrong time, creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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 5.9
 7K
Ragnarok
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Norway
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen discovers that the Oseberg ship hides a secret from the Viking Age. Along with his two children put Sigurd out on a quest to find the truth. The mystery leads them into "No Man's Land" between Norway and ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, ancient mystery, legends and myths, danger, escapades, adventurer, obsessive quest, riddles and clues, norse mythology, wilderness, mystery, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, ancient history
Place: norway
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 5.1
 41K
The Snowman
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.
Style: serious, melancholic, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, missing person, murder, missing woman, based on a novel, clue, police detective, doctors, snowman, blood, decapitation ...
Time: year 1989, year 1945, year 2006, 2010s, 2000s
Place: norway, oslo norway
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 8.8
 21K
Shame
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 30 min.
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: sentimental, emotional, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenager, friendship, friendship between girls, teenage protagonist, gay relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage sex, teenage sexuality, muslim, lgbt, teenage boy, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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 8.0
 22K
Lilyhammer
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), is a former member of the New York mob. After testifying in a trial in the United States, Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway through the FBI's witness protection program. Frank Tagliano was ...
Style: talky, dark humor, semi serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, mafia, culture clash, small town, crime, fish out of water, crimes, gangsters, immigrants, witness protection, small town life, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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King of Devil's Island
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Norway, France, Sweden, Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, 1915. On the island Bastøy, outside Oslo, a group of young boys aged 11 to 18, are held in an institution for delinquent youth, notorious for its sadistic regime. One day a new boy, Erling, arrives, ...
Style: bleak, tense, atmospheric, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: island, boarding school, rebellion, prison, sexual abuse, isolation, boarding school life, punishment, storytelling, mentor, runaway, prison life ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915
Place: norway, poland, scandinavia
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 6.8
 4K
O'Horten
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, France, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Odd Horton is dependable and contained: he's a train driver retiring after 40 years of service, living a simple life. His idea of adventure is to fly from one city in Norway to another. Starting on the night of his retirement dinner, Odd has a ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, touching, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: aging, self discovery, elderly, retirement, hopes, unfulfillment, introspection, whiskey, train, airport, surrealism, train conductor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway
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 7.6
 89K
Headhunters
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: suspenseful, dark humor, clever, tense, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, crime, heist, police investigation, surveillance, greed, gunfight, art, infidelity, adultery, murder, mercenary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, oslo norway
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 6.4
 189
Mendel
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Jewish family leaves Germany after surviving the Holocaust and heads to Norway. Mendel, their youngest son, is too young to make sense of the Holocaust but tries to comprehend his family's actions during the war and their nightmares now. His ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, anti heroes, small town, immigrants, young heroes, haunted by the past, coming of age, nightmare, misfit, society, youth, family relations ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: norway, germany, bavaria, palestine, israel
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 6.3
 68K
Outlander
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During the reign of the Vikings, a man from another world crash-lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator. The man must fuse his advanced technology with the weaponry of the vikings to fight the monster.
Style: epic, exciting, serious, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, vengeance, deadly creature, aliens, space travel, mythology, monsters, fantasy world, alien invasion, first contact, alien encounter ...
Time: ancient history, future
Place: norway, europe
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Cold Prey III
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Takes place in the '80s where a group of teenagers go to visit an abandoned hotel, only to find themselves hunted by a psychotic killer through the Norwegian woods.
Style: serious, scary, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, serial killer, slasher, hotel, deadly, in the woods, escapades, youth, buddies, killer, psychopath, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: norway
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Max Manus: Man of War
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, adventure, idealism, german, nazi, resistance, heroic mission, wartime, escape, finnish, nazis, fascism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, africa, germany ...
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 6.3
 59K
Dead Snow
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eight medical students on a ski trip to Norway discover that Hitler's horrors live on when they come face to face with a battalion of zombie Nazi soldiers intent on devouring anyone unfortunate enough to wander into the remote mountains where ...
Style: dark humor, scary, humorous, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, gory, survival, nazi, cult, parody, brutality, best friends, vengeance, wartime, wilderness, torture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, europe, medical school
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 7.2
 17K
Into the White
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Sweden, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Into the White is an anti-war movie. High above the harsh Norwegian wilderness, English and German pilots shoot each other to the ground after a violent chance encounter. Isolated, they must fight to survive the brutal winter. Though war has made ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, exciting, based on true events
Plot: war, survival, isolation, wilderness, confined, soldier, uninhibited rivalry, human nature, introspection, wartime life, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: norway, europe
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Kitchen Stories
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Swedish efficiency researchers come to Norway for a study of Norwegian men, to optimize their use of their kitchen. Folke Nilsson (Tomas Norström) is assigned to study the habits of Isak Bjørvik (Joachim Calmeyer). By the rules of the research ...
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: friendship, small town, swedish, drinking, loneliness, unlikely friendships, human nature, deadpan, solitude, finnish, voyeurism, humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, finland ...
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 6.7
 3K
North
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Following a nervous breakdown, ski athlete Jomar has isolated himself in a lonely existence as the guard of a ski park. When he learns that he might be the father of a child way up north, he sets on a strange and poetic journey through Norway on a ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, gloomy, humorous ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, dull life, wilderness, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, introspection, alcohol, alcohol abuse, estrangement, road trip, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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Norwegian Ninja
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Norway
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Norwegian Ninja is the true story of how Commander Arne Treholt and his Ninja Force saved Norway during the Cold War. In 1983 the Ninja Force discovers that the sinister NATO force Stay Behind, who take charge in times of war and emergency, are ...
Style: not serious, humorous, surreal, offbeat, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, farce, martial arts, save the day, political intrigue, rivalry, parody, hotshot hero, master villain, secret agents, espionage, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway, europe, soviet union, usa
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 6.5
 4K
Hold Up
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the morning of April 5, 2004, the greatest bank robbery in Norwegian history was carried out in Stavanger. The robbery itself is the main character of the story, and it is illuminated from several angles in the course of the film, from the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, master criminal, crimes, law enforcement, disorder, gang, rubber gloves, true crime, police, police officer killed, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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The Saboteurs
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The story about the heavy water war unfolds during the prolouge, eruption and the end of the second world war. We follow the story of the the key personnel in the race of who develops the atomic bomb first.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: war, heroic mission, inventions and discoveries, soldier, blind ambition, moral dilemma, ambition, atomic bomb, danger, military, science, resistance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: norway, europe, england
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 7.2
 1K
Hamsun
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Knut Hamsun is Norway's most famous and admired author. Ever since he was young he has hated the English for the starvation they caused Norway during WWI. When the Germans occupy Norway 9 April 1940 he welcomes them and the protection they can ...
Style: talky, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: tragic hero, war, writer's life, betrayal, human nature, human spirit, idealism, introspection, anti semitism, anti war, holocaust, political unrest ...
Place: norway, europe, germany
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In Order of Disappearance
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Upstanding community leader Nils has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, stylized, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, vigilantism, kidnapping, gangsters, crime, gangster, murder, death, gory, vigilante, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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 5.7
 720
Homesick
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Charlotte, 27, meets her brother Henrik, 35, for the first time as an adult, it becomes an encounter without boundaries, between two people who don't know what a normal family is. How does sibling love manifest itself if you have never ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: destructive relationship, siblings relations, family relations, best friends, supportive spouse, self discovery, couple relations, life turned upside down, couples, friends, brother sister incest, incest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway
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 7.4
 8K
Reprise
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, reflective, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, depression, writer's life, writers, relationships, unlikely friendships, mentor, road not taken, complex characters, pornography, loneliness, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, oslo norway, hawaii, paris france
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 6.0
 4K
Pioneer
Genre: Thriller
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden, France, Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pioneer is set in the early '80s, at the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. Enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea and the authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a pipeline from depths of 500 meters. A ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, tense, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: uncover truth, dishonesty, losing-it hero, investigation, obsession, danger, scuba diving, underwater, ocean or sea, diving, greed, diver ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway
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Age of Heroes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.
Style: serious, suspenseful, epic, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, heroic mission, battles, adventure, chases and races, battle zone, military base, danger, escapades, heroes, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: norway, europe, scotland, scottish highlands
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The Other Side of Sunday
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Other Side of Sunday, also known in Norwegian as "Søndagsengler", is a movie that criticizes the small, and often tight, church community. We follow the Preacher's Daughter, Maria, on her journey to liberate herself from the ...
Style: sexual, atmospheric, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: coming of age, rebellion, father daughter relationship, rebelliousness, teenager, self discovery, childhood, parents and children, village, coming-of-age, hopes, god ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: norway, europe, tokyo, japan, scandinavia
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 6.3
 3K
The race
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: For all who remember Cannonball Run. Here is a modern twist on the subject. The longest, wildest and funniest car race, ever. From Oslo to the North Cape. The only rule is getting there first!
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, exciting
Plot: contests and competitions, parents and children, ambition, rivalry, family problems, family relations, chases and races, adolescence vs adulthood, estrangement, car, family, race ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: norway
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 5.2
 873
Switch
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mikkel (17) lives a good life in Oslo were he has heaps of friends. When his mother gets a new job, Mikkel has to move to a small town and start all over. Here, snowboard is the big thing and to be accepted by the new kids, Mikkel has to go into ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: contests and competitions, village, sport, teenage life, rivalry, youth, teenage love, village life, fall in love, ambition, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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The Terrorists
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Following a series of bomb attacks in London, a group of terrorists seize Britain's ambassador to Scandinavia. With the ambassador now a hostage in his residence, another group hijacks an airliner at the capital's airport, announcing that ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: airplane, hijacking, hostages, race against time, terrorism, tough heroes, chases and races, terrorist, confined, danger, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: norway, scandinavia, oslo norway
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Oslo, August 31st
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Style: talky, realistic, intellectual, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: addiction, suicide attempt, loneliness, suicide, drinking, writer's life, depression, human nature, drug addiction, character study, drugs, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, california, oslo norway
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