Best Norwegian Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Norwegian Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, suspense, humorous and cult film. Plot: friendship, male nudity, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief), runaway, danger, family relations, hopes, mountain and storytelling. Genre: Drama, Comedy and Thriller. Country: Norway, USA and Sweden.
Best Norwegian Movies
Best Norwegian Movies
TOP Movies: Frozen (2013), The 12th Man (2017), Trollhunter (2010), U – July 22 (2018), The Quake (2018), Elling (2001), Dead Snow (2009), Reprise (2006), Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018), Downsizing (2017), A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010), Cold Prey (2006), Cadaver (2020), Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011), The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008), Ragnarok (2013), The race (2014), North (2009), The Tunnel (2019), Insomnia (1997).

List of Best Movies

 7.4
 580K
Frozen (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Young princess Anna of Arendelle dreams about finding true love at her sister Elsa’s coronation. Fate takes her on a dangerous journey in an attempt to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. She's accompanied by ice delivery ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, romantic, touching, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: princess, disney, family, adventure, sisters, snow, love and romance, royal family, supernatural ability, magical, family relations, imaginary ...
Place: europe, norway
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 7.4
 22K
The 12th Man (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his 11 comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud finds himself fleeing from the Gestapo through the snowbound reaches of Scandinavia.
Style: uplifting, suspense, based on true events, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gestapo, resistance fighter, coping, world war two, survival, pursuit, lone hero, courage, one man army, life & death, manhunt, storytelling ...
Time: year 1947, year 1945, year 1988, year 1940, 1940s ...
Place: norway, scotland, sweden
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 7.0
 70K
Trollhunter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.
Style: scary, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: troll, hunting, legends and myths, cryptozoology, giant, monster, dark fantasy, hunter, forest, secret government organization, adventure, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: norway, europe
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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, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966, 60s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, london ...
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 7.2
 13K
U – July 22 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The movie tells the story about a girl who has to hide and survive from terrorist Anders Breivik while looking for her little sister during the terrorist attacks in Norway on the island Utøya, July 22nd.
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: school shooting, summer camp, terrorism, teenage girl, terrorist attack, massacre, sister sister relationship, archive footage, group of friends, mental illness, hopes, violence ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, year 2011
Place: norway, oslo norway
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 6.2
 10K
The Quake (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A geologist races against time to save his estranged wife and two children when a devastating earthquake strikes Oslo, Norway.
Style: breathtaking, disaster movie, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: catastrophe, earthquake, geologist, disaster film, destruction, geology, demolished city, kids in trouble, saving a life, family, death of father, urban setting ...
Place: oslo norway
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 7.5
 14K
Elling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and female-obsessed virgin in his 40s. After two years, the men ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, mental institution, odd couple, social worker, misfit, love and romance, human nature, friendship between men, poet, pregnancy, giant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oslo norway, cambodia, bosnia, south pole, norway ...
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 6.3
 65K
Dead Snow (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Norway
Duration: 92 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: scary, parody, bleak, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, nazi zombie, dark humor, world war two, survival, supernatural, nazism, chases and races, friends, danger, cult, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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 7.3
 10K
Reprise (2006)
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: captivating, psychological, melancholic, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, depression, self discovery, love triangle, ambition, rise and fall, follow your dream, identity crisis, success, nervous breakdown, road not taken, health situation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, paris france, hawaii, oslo norway
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, France, Norway, UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfil his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: female spy, terrorist, spy, hand to hand combat, race against time, countdown, plutonium, fistfight, violence, mi6, rogue agent, terrorist group ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, kashmir, rome italy, london, france ...
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 5.7
 101K
Downsizing (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Norway
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A kindly occupational therapist undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.
Style: semi serious, melancholic, satirical
Plot: shrinking, miniature person, interracial romance, experiment, laboratory, poverty, neighbor, husband wife relationship, ecology, cleaning lady, bald man, journey ...
Time: future, near future
Place: new mexico, istanbul turkey, norway
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A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After serving a 12-year sentence for killing the man that slept with his wife, a man ponders whether he should try and reconcile with his family, or take revenge on those who turned him in.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: dark humor, childbirth, going straight, crimes, family relations, snitch, parents and children, gangsters, rivalry, child birth, release from prison, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe, oslo norway
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 6.3
 17K
Cold Prey (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Eirik and his girlfriend, Jannicke, join newly coupled Mikael and Ingunn, along with single wisecracker Morten, on a snowboarding excursion to a remote mountainous region in Norway. When Morten breaks his leg, however, and requires medical ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, cult film, brutal ...
Plot: group of friends, hotel, psychopath, danger, isolation, violence, skiing, survival, captivity, wilderness, weekend, manic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2000s
Place: europe, norway
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 5.1
 7K
Cadaver (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, a starving family find hope in a charismatic hotel owner. Lured by the prospect of a free dinner, they discover that the evening's entertainment blurs the lines between performance and reality. Will they ...
Style: apocalyptic, scary, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: post apocalypse, mother daughter relationship, hotel, corpse, fight, theater, girl, family, oppression, husband wife relationship, starvation, poverty ...
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Turn Me On, Dammit! (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 76 min.
Story: In Skoddeheimen, Norway, 15-year-old Alma is consumed by her hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, coming of age, phone sex, youth, sexual desire, high school hunk, sexual frustration, parents and children, high school life, masturbation, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe, scandinavia, oslo norway
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The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's November 1989 and the world is changing, so is Jarle who attends Kongsgård HS in Stavanger. He plays the guitar/lead singer in a local radical punkband, got a great girlfriend and has the coolest best friend. But its all about to change ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, first love, family relations, music band, gays and lesbians, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, coming out, young lovers, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: norway, europe
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 5.9
 8K
Ragnarok (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: norse mythology, ancient mystery, vikings, adventure, viking, legends and myths, danger, escapades, adventurer, riddles and clues, obsessive quest, archaeologist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, ancient history
Place: norway
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 6.2
 4K
The race (2014)
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: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting, realistic
Plot: car, car chase, rivalry, father daughter relationship, chases and races, race, contests and competitions, family relations, family problems, parents and children, ambition, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: norway, eastern europe, sweden
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The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Espen “Ash Lad”, a poor farmer’s son, embarks on a dangerous quest with his brothers to save the princess from a vile troll known as the Mountain King – in order to collect a reward and save his family’s farm from ruin.
Style: fairy tale, romantic, feel good, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: brother brother relationship, fantasy world, friendship, love and romance, family relations, good versus evil, troll, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, supernatural, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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 6.7
 3K
North (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 79 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, humorous, road movie, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the road, alcohol, self discovery, road trip, estrangement, introspection, wilderness, ex athlete, friendship, alcohol abuse, dull life, skiing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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 6.1
 3K
The Tunnel (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a truck crashes inside a tunnel, people on their way home for Christmas are brutally trapped in a deadly fire. With a blizzard raging outside, and the first responders struggling to get to the accident, it's every man for himself.
Style: disturbing, suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: rescue, survival, deadly, danger, firefighter, tunnel, mountain, smoking, catastrophe, life & death, youth, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.3
 13K
Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: tense, psychological, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, insomnia, crime, crimes, police detective, mystery, loss of partner, dishonesty, deadly, murder mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: norway, europe
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The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 100 miles north, a bit east and up, is Flåklypa... home of bicycle repairman Reodor Felgen and his two assistants - Solan Gundersen, morning bird and natural born optimist, and Ludvig who is a true pessimist. Sponsored by oil sheik Ben Redic Fy ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, exciting, cult film
Plot: chases and races, car race, mechanic, race, racing, adventure, master villain, escapades, rivalry, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Place: europe, norway
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 6.5
 3K
Happy, Happy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with her because she "isn't particularly ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, sexy, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cuckolded husband, family problems, love affair, love triangle, self discovery, sexual relations, adoption, male female relationship, dysfunctional marriage, marital problem, neighbor neighbor relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
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 6.7
 35K
The Wave (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the fact that mountain party Åkneset, located in the Geiranger fjord in Norway, one day will race out and create a violent tsunami of over 80 meters that will crush everything in its path before it hits land in Geiranger. A geologist gets ...
Style: tense, disaster movie, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, natural disaster, tsunami, mountain, underwater scene, geologist, underwater, landslide, disaster film, evacuation, hotel, bomb shelter ...
Time: 80s
Place: norway
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 6.8
 4K
Uno (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Best friends David and Morten work as gym instructors at Jarle's gym. Jarle is a sadistic small-time criminal whom, together with his son Lars, purchase and distribute anabolic steroids.
Style: serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: family relations, gang, custody, family problems, crimes, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, terminal illness, mentally challenged, friendship, death of father ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway
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Out of Nature (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Out of Nature is a journey inside Martins head. A family father in his 30s living in a small town of Norway. He feels alienated in his own life and longs to get away. Away from his job, away from his family, into the woods, up to the mountains. ...
Style: contemplative, semi serious, psychological, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, mountain, hiking, nature, midlife crisis, existentialism, imagination, estrangement, family relations, man versus nature, urination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway, eastern europe
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The Art of Negative Thinking (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sexual dysfunction, rehabilitation, hopes, isolation, dark humor, couples, disability, misfit, pessimism, husband wife relationship, self pity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.9
 611
Psychobitch (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frida is different. Self chosen different. Marius, on the other hand is the most perfect boy in class, and likes to show off. When they have to work together at school, it's the start of a turbulent and challenging relationship. Generation ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, unusual plot structure, contemplative ...
Plot: school, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, sexual tension, family relations, classmate classmate relationship, social awkwardness, passive aggressive girl, social outcast, chase, female sociopath, friend ...
Place: eastern europe
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 6.5
 4K
Hold Up (2010)
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: suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, true crime, police, police officer killed, gang, confined, incompetent police, master criminal, thief, hostage, money, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
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