Best Dutch Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Dutch Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, semi serious, serious and weird. Plot: father son relationship, death, friendship, love, teenager, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, cigarette smoking and fight. Genre: Drama, Comedy and Thriller. Country: Netherlands, USA and UK.
Best Dutch Movies
Best Dutch Movies
TOP Movies: Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012), Schneider vs. Bax (2015), The Northerners (1992), The Last Days of Emma Blank (2009), Abel (1986), The Dress (1996), Just Friends (2018), The Lobster (2015), SAS: Red Notice (2021), Dunkirk (2017), New Kids Nitro (2011), The Heineken Kidnapping (2011), Soof (2013), Party Monster (2003), Fish Tank (2009), Silver Bullet (1985), Benedetta (2021), Mysterious Skin (2004), Another Round (2020), Matterhorn (2013).

List of Best Movies

Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she's scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, school, hopes, social relations, leukemia, family, teenager, cancer, first kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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Schneider vs. Bax (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On his birthday, a hitman reluctantly takes on the easy task of killing a writer, only to find the job a lot more difficult than expected.
Style: captivating, humorous, exciting, suspense, slasher ...
Plot: hitman, birthday, assignment, novelist, murder, father daughter conflict, frame up, crimes, dark humor, female nudity, strong female character, writers ...
Time: 21st century
Place: netherlands
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The Northerners (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A black comedy set in the 1960s in a small Netherlands community, populated by a cast of eccentrics, all of whom hold a range of sexual obsessions and frustrated desires.
Style: slasher, art house, sexy, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: butcher, surrealism, teenager, suburbs, neglect, neighbor, human nature, eccentric family, parents and children, couple relations, sexual relations, small town ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: netherlands, europe, holland
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The Last Days of Emma Blank (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman living in a large country home drives her servants to mutiny with her outrageous demands as she waits for death to come for her.
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous, slasher ...
Plot: family relations, estate, farce, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, lifestyle, countryside, dark humor, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, holland
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Abel (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An extremely weird comedy about the life of 31- year-old Abel, who has never left home. After failing with doctors and psychiatrists, Abel's father Victor brings home Christine, a friend, in an attempt to teach Abel basic social skills. After ...
Style: art house, slasher, semi serious, surreal, clever ...
Plot: mama's boy, chase, cowardice, love and romance, parents and children, family life, eccentric family, couples, family relations, satire, stalking, middle class ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe
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The Dress (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story of a summer dress and those who have to do with it, especially the train conductor (played by van Warmerdam, the director). The dress functions as catalyst for the whimsical events, which turns out to be either tragic or hilarious.
Style: slasher, sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: fashion, striptease, sodomy, female nudity, rape, sexual abuse, stripper, teenage girl, absurdism, sex scene, sex crime, sensuality ...
Time: 90s
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Just Friends (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about two young men, their relationship and their relationship with their mothers.
Style: light, captivating, humorous, sincere, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay love, gay lead character, gay couple, gay romance, homosexuality, gay sex, male homosexuality, gay brother, gay son, father son relationship ...
Place: amsterdam
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The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Style: surreal, ironic, art house, clever, cerebral ...
Plot: distopia, absurdism, manhunt, blindness, suicide attempt, society, hotel, love, torture, animals, punishment, solitude ...
Time: 2010s, near future, future
Place: ireland, greece, hellas
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SAS: Red Notice (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An off-duty SAS soldier, Tom Buckingham, must thwart a terror attack on a train running through the Channel Tunnel. As the action escalates on the train, events transpire in the corridors of power that may make the difference as to whether ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: hostage, swat team, soldier, underground, terrorism, hostile takeover, special agents, hostage situation, runaway, ends with a wedding, sniper, commando mission ...
Time: 2020s
Place: georgia, london, england, english channel, paris france
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Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: epic, atmospheric, dramatic, suspense, cerebral ...
Plot: world war two, survival, military, war, evacuation, soldier, army, rescue mission, military officer, air attack, battlefield, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, middle ages, 20th century
Place: france, england, english channel, dunkirk, united kingdom ...
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New Kids Nitro (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Gerrie, Richard, Rikkert, Robbie and Barry from Maaskantje are in a big fight with the village of Schijndel. When a zombie kills someone from Brabant, things get out of hand.
Style: not serious, humorous, tense
Plot: zombie, chaos, disorder, dark humor, survival, friends, supernatural, buddies, chaos and mayhem, rivalry, goofy hero, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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The Heineken Kidnapping (2011)
Genre: Crime, History, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: On a cold November day in 1983, is the world's most successful and richest brewer Alfred Heineken and his chauffeur Ab Doderer the door of his office abducted. What follows is the most notorious and infamous kidnapping case that the Netherlands ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, ransom, crimes, confined, captivity, businessman, abuse, abduction, hollywood, beer, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe
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Soof (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Soof is reaching 40 and has everything she ever wanted: three children, a small catering business, a sweet husband Kasper and a lovely home. Until she starts asking herself: 'is this all there is'?
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, couple relations, couples, nothing goes right, cooking and food, family relations, life turned upside down, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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Party Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was a world like no other. Into this candy-colored, mirror ball playground stepped Michael Alig, a wannabe from nowhere special. Under the watchful eye of veteran club kid James St. James, Alig quickly rose ...
Style: stylized, serious, disturbing, talky, surreal ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: gay, drug addiction, addiction, gays and lesbians, drugs, friends, drug abuse, celebrity culture, life is a bitch, social misfits, drug addict, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, indiana ...
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Fish Tank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Style: emotional, bleak, gloomy, disturbing, sincere ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: age difference, coming of age, mother's boyfriend, older man younger woman relationship, adolescence, dancing, sex with a minor, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, youth, fall in love, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, europe, england
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Silver Bullet (1985)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The small city of Tarker's Mill is startled by a series of sadistic murders. The population fears that this is the work of a maniac. During a search a mysterious, hairy creature is observed. This strange appearance is noticed once a month. ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: werewolf, beast, small town, supernatural, escapades, social relations, monster, murder, transformation, children, catholic priest, curfew ...
Time: 80s, year 1976, 70s
Place: maine
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Benedetta (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The story of Sister Benedetta Carlini, a 15th century nun who was hailed as a visionary but later accused of fabricated miracles, homosexuality and other charges, and imprisoned for 35 years.
Style: sexy, lgbt cinema, psychological, erotic, suspenseful ...
Plot: lesbian, nun, lgbt, lesbianism, lesbian romance, convent, catholicism, lesbian sex, lesbian relationship, female masturbation, catholic, crucifix ...
Time: 17th century, 15th century
Place: italy, europe, florence
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Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: disturbing, psychological, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, gay, sexual abuse, homosexual rape, child molestation, pedophilia, male rape, homosexual, coming of age, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, man boy relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1991 ...
Place: kansas, usa, new york
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The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a ...
Style: brutal, suspense, macabre, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mad scientist, insanity, crimes, victim, experiment gone awry, body horror, psychopath, violence, surgeon, brutality, sadistic horror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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Violet Perfume: No One Is Listening (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A poignant and moving urban drama, focusing on the growing problem of sexual assault in Mexico City. Director Sistach fictionalizes the true story of a friendship between two adolescent girls which is torn apart when one of them is brutally raped.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, rough, bleak
Plot: sexual abuse, sexual harassment, family relations, woman in danger, rich and poor, social decay, life is a bitch, family problems, urban ghetto life, city life, gender, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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Another Round (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.
Style: unusual plot structure, funny, ironic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: experiment, friendship, teacher, alcohol abuse, drunkenness, group of friends, dancing, restaurant, marriage, experiment gone awry, teacher student relationship, binge drinking ...
Time: year 2011, year 2013
Place: denmark, copenhagen, eastern europe
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Matterhorn (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fred lives on his own. His wife is dead, his son has left. He leans on the church, busses, meat-and-two-veg. Then Leo appears. Leo is a tramp. Fred lets Leo move in with him. An absurdist feature debut with a laugh and a tear in stuffy Netherlands.
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: mentally challenged, friendship, loneliness, obsession, society, social relations, father figure, gay, empathy, personal growth, grief, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, netherlands
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Admiral (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 151 min.
Story: When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and faces its own civil war no less, only one man, Michael de Ruyter, can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet.
Style: epic, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: naval battle, war, ocean, state affairs, military, battles, civil war, soldier, leadership, heroic mission, sea, ship ...
Time: 17th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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The Marathon (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 107 min.
Story: ‘The Marathon’ is a feature film which contains humour in combination with impressive drama. The garage of four jass playing, smoking and beer drinking mechanics is threatened to be closed. The ‘genius’ idea to run the marathon of Rotterdam ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sincere, captivating, semi serious
Plot: marathon, friendship, hospital, against the odds, sport, friends, personal growth, mechanic, buddies, ambition, running, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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The Marriage Escape (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jan is married to Gedda. Gedda loves him só much, it stifles Jan. When he has to move to a nursing home because of early onset dementia, their lives take a special turn.
Plot: family relations, elevator, funeral, awkward situation, veterinarian, emotional abuse, comedy of manners, male objectification, death, photographer, man in underwear, police ...
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Loving Vincent (2017)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Poland, UK, USA, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving ...
Style: thought provoking, adult animation, sincere, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: painter, artist, art, painting, obsession, suicide, genius, investigation, mental illness, friendship, mysterious death, guilt ...
Time: 19th century, year 1990
Place: paris france
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Simon (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When Camiel, a gay dentist, and Simon, a carefree café owner, collide in a traffic accident their lives become intrinsically entangled. When they bump into each other 14 years later, Simon is severely ill. Camiel experiences at close range how ...
Style: touching, emotional, compassionate, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: gay, friendship, terminal illness, drug addiction, loneliness, life is a bitch, human nature, gays and lesbians, introspection, drug dealing, unfulfillment, cancer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, canada, new jersey, europe, amsterdam ...
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Instant Dreams (2017)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: There could hardly be a more telling contrast between the analog and digital eras than the beautifully blurry memories captured in a Polaroid picture and the thousands of pin-sharp photos on an iPhone. In this ambitious visual essay, Willem Baptist ...
Plot: desert, time, land, formula, art, dream, photograph, polaroid, photo shoot
Place: los angeles, new york
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Regret! (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jochem is the target of bullying. David does not participate, but he dares intervene. The class teacher also does not engage., Jochem seems to attract the harassment, which gets worse every day. One morning David feels guilty. Why did he never ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: bullying, bully, friendship, youth, high school, social relations, coming of age, regret, suicide, teenage boy, teacher, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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Barbie Princess Adventure (2020)
Genre: Animation, Family, Musical
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 72 min.
Story: With new friends in a new kingdom, Barbie learns what it means to be herself when she trades places with a royal lookalike in this musical adventure.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Plot: barbie, lookalikes, princess, royalty, aristocracy, body swapping, secret, friendship, life turned upside down, adventure, mistaken identity, espionage ...
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