Best Finnish Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Finnish Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, serious, humorous, captivating, touching and light. Plot: friendship, finnish, mentor, brutality, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, destiny, death and dark humor. Genre: Drama, Comedy and Romance. Country: Finland, USA and Canada.
Best Finnish Movies
Best Finnish Movies
TOP Movies: Frozen Land (2005), Christmas Story (2007), Letters to Father Jacob (2009), The Winter War (1989), Aurora (2019), Ariel (1988), Euthanizer (2017), The Home of Dark Butterflies (2008), Hellsinki (2009), The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Rendel (2017), Ambush (1999), Bad Boys (2003), The Tough Ones (1999), A Man's Job (2007), Shadows in Paradise (1986), Kummeli Goldrush (1997), The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019), Upswing (2003), The Other Side of Hope (2017).

List of Best Movies

 7.4
 6K
Frozen Land (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a schoolteacher is sacked, he projects his bad mood at his troubled teenage son. The son, in turn, buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This starts a chain reaction of misery as every victim projects his problems on to ...
Style: bleak, emotional, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: depression, domestic violence, fired from the job, family relations, alcoholic, drug abuse, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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Christmas Story (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Finland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hundreds of years ago in Lapland, a little boy named Nikolas loses his family in an accident. The villagers decide to look after the orphaned boy together. Once a year - at Christmas - Nikolas moves to a new home. To show his gratitude, Nikolas ...
Style: touching, feel good, captivating, serious
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: santa claus, orphan, christmas, apprentice, friendship, toys, village, young heroes, selflessness, secret, carpenter, christmas present ...
Place: finland, europe
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Letters to Father Jacob (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless. But when the letters stop, the pastor is devastated and ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, pardon, forgiveness, friendship, starting over, self discovery, hopes, society, clergy, warden, blind character, remorse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: finland, europe
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The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: epic, realistic, bleak, tense, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, resistance, politics, political unrest, battle zone, family relations, communism, heroes, state affairs, soldier ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1939
Place: finland, europe, russia, ussr, soviet union ...
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 6.8
 1K
Aurora (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: One night at a hot-dog stand in Finnish Lapland, a commitment-phobic party animal, Aurora, meets Iranian Darian. Darian suddenly asks her to marry him. Darian needs to marry a Finnish woman to get an asylum for himself and his daughter. Aurora turns ...
Plot: love, parenthood, karaoke, death, broken family, iranian, refugee, sauna, winter, death of mother, alcohol abuse, drinking alcohol ...
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 7.5
 6K
Ariel (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Taisto Kasurinen is a Finnish coal miner whose father has just committed suicide and who is framed for a crime he did not commit. In jail, he starts to dream about leaving the country and starting a new life. He escapes from prison but things ...
Style: stylized, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: fall in love, escape, falling in love, prisoner, prison, couples, strong sexual content, life turned upside down, seaport, disorder, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
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 6.8
 2K
Euthanizer (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Euthanizer tells the story of a mechanic who euthanises sick and old pets as a side job. Despite the grim work, he has a soft spot for the animals. Trouble stirs when the owner of a dog he was supposed to end realises that the canine is still alive. ...
Style: captivating, ironic, tense, gothic
Plot: revenge, euthanasia, dog, suffering, mechanic, past, violence, fear, escapades, dark humor, danger, nothing goes right ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland
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The Home of Dark Butterflies (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Haunted by his traumatic past and cautious about the prospects of an uncertain future, a fourteen year old boy named Juhani winds up in an isolated boys' home known as The Island. Juhani (Niilo Syvaoja) has been shuttled between foster homes ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic
Plot: island, teenager, isolation, friendship, youth, school, juvenile delinquent, family relations, haunted by the past, couple relations, family problems, dark secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
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 6.7
 3K
Hellsinki (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Besides the journey of Tomppa and Krisu, the main characters of the film, Rööperi tells the story of Gypsy Kari, Arska, Bisquit, Uki and a bunch of other bad boys and criminals; it tells of their memorable and unscrupulous journey from crime and ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, brutal, psychological ...
Plot: drug abuse, criminal, crimes, gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, heist, going straight, drugs, gang of thieves, friendship, criminal gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Finland, USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green ...
Style: funny, entertaining, colourful, humorous, buddy comedy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: talking animals, bird, bomb, pig, adventure, island, villain, creativity, battle, slingshot, battles, beach ...
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 4.6
 2K
Rendel (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Finnish superhero, a masked vigilante Rendel seeks for revenge and fights against VALA, the huge criminal organization.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, captivating
Plot: masked vigilante, vigilante, revenge, crime fighter, torture, violence, explosion, beating, split personality, loss of family, psychological trauma, father son relationship ...
Place: finland
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 6.8
 4K
Ambush (1999)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness ...
Style: realistic, sincere, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: world war two, war, military life, battles, military, danger, behind enemy lines, losing-it hero, heroes, soldier, school, death of father ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 40s, 1930s
Place: russia, eastern europe, germany, poland
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 6.2
 5K
Bad Boys (2003)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The story bases on four Finnish brothers, nicknamed 'the Eura Daltons' who received nation-wide notoriety for tearing gas pumps apart when they needed cash. The cast is an impressive one: the brothers are portrayed by Peter Franzen, Lauri ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, criminal heroes, youth, misfit, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, society, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland
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The Tough Ones (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third man involved in the robbery, the one who was not convicted, ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, disturbing, rough
Plot: small town, deadly, juvenile delinquency, buddies, youth, criminal heroes, society, dark humor, crime and punishment, terrorizing, lawyers and clients, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: finland, europe
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 6.5
 2K
A Man's Job (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Juha is 38 years old and has three small children and a depressed wife. He sees himself as strong and believes a man should provide for his family. But one day Juha is fired from his job. Ashamed, he weaves a web of lies to hide the fact from his ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prostitution, family relations, unemployment, hidden identity, couples, family problems, prostitute, dishonesty, life is a bitch, career change, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, finland
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Shadows in Paradise (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: An episode in the life of Nikander, a garbage man, involving the death of a co-worker, an affair and much more.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental
Plot: friendship, hopes, love affair, couple relations, down on your luck, life is a bitch, romance, love and romance, unfulfillment, dark humor, dull life, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986
Place: finland, europe, estonia, helsinki finland
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Kummeli Goldrush (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Psychiatric patient Elmeri knows about the existence of a gold treasure in Finnish Lapland, hidden there by his late father who somehow managed to capture it from withdrawing German troops on the last days of WW2. His openly gay nurse helps him ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, road movie, funny ...
Plot: treasure hunt, lapland, odd couple, misfit, gays and lesbians, obsessive quest, mentally unstable, unlikely partners, escapades, unlikely friendships, gold rush, nazi officer ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: finland, europe, poland
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The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Finland, USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their beef to the next level.
Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, colourful, light
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: bird, island, revenge, foe turned friend, rivalry, childhood friends, adventure, cartoon pig, childhood friend, heroic mission, villain, flashing ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
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 6.7
 3K
Upswing (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Katri and Janne want to make a trip, which none of their friends have made. They end up in Jakomäki.
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: hidden identity, fish out of water, farce, rich and poor, social differences, cons and scams, disorder, bad trip, dark humor, dishonesty, society, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
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The Other Side of Hope (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A restaurateur befriends a Syrian refugee who has recently arrived in Finland.
Style: captivating, humorous, serious, realistic
Plot: restaurant, refugee, restaurant owner, racism, loss of family, illegal alien, life is a bitch, unemployment, drinking alcohol, syrian refugee, brother sister reunion, cooking ...
Time: 2010s
Place: helsinki finland, eastern europe, finland
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Beauty and the Bastard (2005)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Modern finnish movie about two very different young adults that after a chance meeting end up making music together and fall in love. While Nellis parents have the perfect career and man planned, she dreams of becoming a singer. Through a chance ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, melancholic, entertaining, sexy ...
Plot: opposites attract, hip hop, hip hop culture, music, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, self discovery, forbidden love, coming of age, friendship, rap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
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 6.7
 885
The Mine (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young and ambitious civil servant Jussi finds himself being in charge of the environmental permit of a huge nickel and uranium mine in Northern Finland. The Talvivaara mine, led by a charismatic globe trotting visioner Pekka Perä is introducing ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, touching, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: mining, investigation, nature, environmental issue, morality, politician, politics, corruption, technology, interrogation, government official, business ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: finland
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 6.8
 801
Distractions (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Distracted by life, Mr. Makkonen misses his engagement party by decades. From the cradle to the grave, life keeps interrupting, not only him, but a tired mother, a doomed superhero and the rest of the comrades in this uncontrollable world. Mixing ...
Style: macabre, humorous, unusual plot structure, feel good, light
Plot: alcoholic, absurd humor, friendship, dark humor, alcohol abuse, real estate agent, anxiety, friend, heaven, machismo, misunderstanding, testicles ...
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 6.3
 1K
Screwed (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-olds Miku and Elias find themselves, and each other, during a summer in the Finnish countryside.
Style: humorous, disturbing, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay relationship, sexual identity, party, couple relations, gay interest, skinny dipping, lake, male nudity, destiny, friendship, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland, portland oregon, los angeles
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Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Finland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning begins with Captain James B. Pirk of the starship Kickstart shipwrecked on the 21st century Earth with his crew. Originally from the distant future, Pirk and his crew traveled back in time to save the Earth from hostile ...
Style: parody, exciting, serious, futuristic, light ...
Plot: space opera, spacecraft, emperor, outer space, space travel, time travel, parallel world, space wars, space station, escapades, man versus machine, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: russia, finland
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Dog Nail Clipper (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bright young soldier Mertsi suffers a permanent brain injury in the Second World War. In the late 1940s he wanders around the Finnish countryside looking for simple work and relying on other people's help. A workmate, Ville, tells him about his ...
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, sincere, touching
Plot: human animal relationship, dog, nature, war injury, post war, lumberjack, wilderness, life is a bitch, life philosophy, post traumatic stress disorder, war buddy, veteran ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
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Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Biopic of Finnish singer and songwriter, Juice Leskinen.
Plot: wedding reception, burial, memorial service, rock and roll, alcohol abuse, poet, love, song, band, poetry, rock music, performance ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: finland
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Naked Harbour (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Naked Harbour is a movie about Finnish love in the year 2011. It is a story about people who seek love and acceptance at any cost. During one winter week all its characters face something irreversible.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, couples, innocence lost, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitute, woman on top, single mother, russian, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland
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 6.6
 542
Land of Hope (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anni, a daughter of a wealthy family and used to secure life, falls in love with Veikko, a war invalid of the Continuation War. Anni leaves her past behind her and starts leading the life of a pioneer, in the wild forests of northern Karelia, in a ...
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, field, husband wife relationship, wedding, bakery, loss of brother, grief, nurse, father daughter relationship, death of brother, post war, taking off shirt ...
Time: post world war two, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: finland
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 7.8
 499
Gourmet Club (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Finland
Duration: 65 min.
Story: "Gourmet Club" follows a doctor who belongs to a small but exclusive gourmet club, in which the five upper-class members take turns providing the main course, wagering as to who can identify a mystery exotic ingredient. Things get ...
Plot: erection, debt, dinner, doctor, club, restaurant, betting, banker, wealth, cannibalism, bet, social climber ...
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