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, serious, captivating, humorous, emotional and sentimental. Plot: father son relationship, friends, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, female nudity, male nudity, life is a bitch, teenage boy and cigarette smoking. Genre: Drama, Comedy and Thriller. Country: Netherlands, Belgium and UK.
Best Dutch Movies
Best Dutch Movies
TOP Movies: Boys (2014), Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012), Just Friends (2018), Dunkirk (2017), Another Round (2020), Fish Tank (2009), Mysterious Skin (2004), Simon (2004), De Marathon (2012), Admiral (2015), New Kids Turbo (2010), Riphagen (2016), The Marriage Escape (2020), Love Is All (2007), Regret! (2013), The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), Wolf (2013), Kauwboy (2012), Ferry (2021), Stricken (2009).

List of Best Movies

 7.4
 13K
Boys (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: gay, gay teenager, teenage love, friendship, gay love, teen angst, gay romance, fall in love, gay relationship, teenage life, love and romance, gay athlete ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
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: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: terminal illness, school, youth, life is a bitch, teenage love, hopes, social relations, family, leukemia, soccer, first kiss, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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 7.1
 3K
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: gay cinema, light, captivating, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay lead character, gay romance, gay couple, gay love, gay protagonist, homosexuality, male homosexuality, gay sex, gay brother, romance ...
Place: amsterdam
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 7.8
 579K
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: dramatic, atmospheric, epic, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, rescue mission, british history, wartime, warship, war, survival, evacuation, british army, army, military officer, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: europe, france, england, english channel, united kingdom ...
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 7.8
 86K
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, semi serious, ironic, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: teacher, alcohol abuse, drinking alcohol, drinking, drunkenness, binge drinking, group of friends, experiment gone awry, experiment, teacher student relationship, alcohol, friendship ...
Time: year 2011, year 2013
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, denmark, eastern europe
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 7.3
 60K
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: bleak, serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, rebelliousness, innocence lost, fall in love, youth, life is a bitch, adolescence, coming of age, party, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, california
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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, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Plot: homosexual rape, male rape, child molestation, pedophilia, homosexual, man boy relationship, child abuse, sexual abuse, gay teenager, gay rape, homosexuality, gay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, kansas
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 7.9
 8K
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, melancholic, compassionate, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, human nature, life is a bitch, introspection, unfulfillment, drug dealing, cancer, gay, homosexual, dentist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, europe, amsterdam, canada, new jersey ...
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 7.5
 7K
De 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: humorous, realistic, sincere, captivating, semi serious
Plot: against the odds, sport, friends, ambition, buddies, mechanic, personal growth, friendship, contests and competitions, marathon, hospital, garage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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 7.0
 9K
Admiral (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
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, serious, realistic
Plot: naval battle, battles, war, state affairs, military, ocean, ocean or sea, heroic mission, danger, soldier, leadership, civil war ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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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, suspenseful, macabre, offbeat, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, insanity, mad scientist, crimes, experiment gone awry, confined, surgeon, victim, psychopath, violence, body horror, sadistic horror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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 6.4
 15K
New Kids Turbo (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Five friends from 'Maaskantje' are getting fired because of the economic crisis. They decide that they won't pay for anything anymore.
Style: stylized, realistic, exciting, humorous, not serious
Audience: teens
Plot: partners, society, goofy hero, crimes, buddies, disorder, economic crisis, manhunt, erection, friends, profanity, silly humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
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 7.1
 7K
Riphagen (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The true story about the biggest warcriminal from Holland during world war II, Andries "Al Capone" Riphagen.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, nazi, violence, betrayal, dishonesty, nazis, con artists, military, jews, life is a bitch, jewish, society ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, 20th century
Place: holland, amsterdam
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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: apple pie, dialect, goat, veterinarian, passive aggressive woman, passive aggressive behavior, emotional abuse, cake, husband wife conflict, photographer, bossy wife, man in underwear ...
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 7.0
 8K
Love Is All (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A romantic comedy told with a set of interwoven Christmas tales about life, love, forgiveness and caring. A heroic vagrant becomes a TV sensation Santa Claws, while a prince takes a menial job at a department store to woo his sweetheart.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friendship, looking for love, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, gender, couples, homeless, lifesaver, family relations, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, amsterdam
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 7.1
 2K
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: teen drama
Plot: friendship, bullying, youth, high school, social relations, suicide, regret, teenage boy, bully, teacher, friends, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
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The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The loss of their young daughter threatens to destroy the love and faith of two married musicians.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: terminal illness, opposites attract, singer, grief, tragic event, musician, fighting illness, coping, love affair, couple relations, loss of child, dying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001
Place: belgium, europe, san francisco
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 7.3
 4K
Wolf (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young boxer is making a name for himself inside the ring. Outside the ring, he is sucked into a world of crime. He becomes increasingly entangled in his own ambition.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise to the top, crimes, moral dilemma, social decay, immigrants, society, ambition, kickboxing, danger, graphic violence, boxing, cross country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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 7.2
 2K
Kauwboy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Jojo lives with his father, a security guard with a volatile personality who drinks to manage the unspoken despair he feels about his wife's absence, which he refuses to discuss with his son. In the midst of so much uncertainty, ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, friendship, escape from reality, pets, father son relationship, dishonesty, life & death, youth, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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 7.0
 7K
Ferry (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before he built a drug empire, Ferry Bouman returns to his hometown on a revenge mission that finds his loyalty tested — and a love that alters his life.
Plot: empire, undercover, drug, police, drugs, criminal, drug crime, drug dealer, revenge, mission, attack
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 6.8
 5K
Stricken (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Handsome Dutchman Stijn is the star of an advertising agency with his buddy Frenk and a hot womanizer. The boys start their own agency and Stijn marries colleague Carmen, who accepts his incurable greed for truly meaningless one-night-stands. Even ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: husband wife relationship, self discovery, cancer, infidelity, womanizer, human nature, true love, supportive spouse, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, crumbling relationship, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
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The Renovation (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tessa opens her luxurious clinic with a big party. She is smart, beautiful, savvy, and happily married with an intelligent adolescent son. But appearances are deceptive. In reality, her marriage is falling apart, her house renovation is a disaster ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: cheating wife, manipulation, crumbling marriage, manipulations, family problems, unfulfillment, loveless marriage, surgery, transplant, renovation, infidelity, unhappy wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
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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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, captivity, crimes, confined, hostage, businessman, abuse, abduction, crime, beer, cell ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland
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 6.8
 6K
Loft (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five best friends, all married, decide to share a loft apartment. In this loft they meet their mistresses and conquests. Everything seems perfect, until one morning the body of an unknown young woman is found in the loft. The group of friends begin ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, secret place, loft, whodunit, friends, couples, uncover truth, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, mistrust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
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 7.2
 2K
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: humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, tragicomedy, gloomy ...
Plot: mentally challenged, society, obsession, social relations, friendship, father figure, loneliness, religions or cults, homeless, dull life, village, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, netherlands
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 7.2
 5K
Godforsaken! (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two small town Dutch boys whose socially unnatural friendship is so close, they care nothing for human or divine rules and lose all grip on reality, sliding into violent crime.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang, hitman, friendship, pregnancy, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, gangster, organized crime, gangsters, suburbs, love ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, contemporary
Place: germany
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 7.1
 13K
Girl (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl, born in a boy's body, dreams of becoming a ballerina and will push her body to its limits in order for her dream to succeed.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, sentimental, lgbt cinema, social ...
Plot: transsexual, ballerina, father daughter relationship, gender identity, first sexual experience, sexual desire, teenager, self mutilation, male nudity, school, single father, self harm ...
Time: 2010s
Place: antwerp, belgium
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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, deadly, disorder, supernatural, friends, dark humor, rivalry, goofy hero, survival, danger, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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Bros Before Hos (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Because of a bad marriage of their parents, two brothers Jules and Max made a pact never to get into a relationship with a woman. Therefore, they live a party-life in which they sleep with a different girl every day. However this changes when Jules ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous, sex comedy
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: romance, buddies, family relations, love triangle, siblings relations, fall in love, love and romance, rivalry, best friend, brother brother relationship, friendship between men, male friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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 6.6
 4K
Family Way (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 132 min.
Story: All the members of the De Roover family have ended up at a point of no return in their lives where crucial choices have to be made. Winnie wants a child. Her husband Rutmer wants to get in touch with his feelings. His brother Charlie doesn't ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, romance, eccentric family, parents and children, couple relations, couples, anniversary, videotaping, siblings relations, group therapy, love and romance, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, amsterdam
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