Film The Best Nordic Noir Movies  

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Nordic noir films are crime mysteries that often have a dark atmosphere and morally ambiguous characters, and deal with social issues, corruption and cover-ups.


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The Hunters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Kjell Sundvall The Hunters is a 1996 Swedish thriller directed by Kjell Sundvall. A police officer from Stockholm moves back to his hometown Älvsbyn in Norrland in northern Sweden. He starts to work on a ...more

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The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Niels Arden Oplev The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2009 Swedish drama thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Swedish author/journalist Stieg Larsson. It is the first book in the trilogy known as ...more

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The Hunt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Reilcan Jones added Thomas Vinterberg The Hunt is a 2012 Danish drama film directed by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Mads Mikkelsen. The story is set in a small Danish village around Christmas, and follows a man who becomes the ...more

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The Man on the Roof is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Bo Widerberg The Man on the Roof is a 1976 Swedish film directed by Bo Widerberg, based on the 1971 novel The Abominable Man by Sjöwall and Wahlöö. The film is a crime thriller about the ...more

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Slim Susie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Ulf Malmros Slim Susie is a 2003 Swedish comedy crime film. It was directed by Ulf Malmros and written by Malmros and Petteri Nuottimäki. It's condsidered Ulf Malmros most popular film.

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Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesa... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake Martin Asphaug

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Roseanna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Daniel Alfredson Roseanna is a 1993 Swedish police film about Martin Beck, directed by Daniel Alfredson, based on the novel Roseanna.

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The Man on the Balcony is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
The Man on the Balcony Daniel Alfredson The Man on the Balcony is a 1993 Swedish-German crime thriller film, based on the book The Man on the Balcony written by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. This is the fourth film which ...more

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Nightwatch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Ole Bornedal Nightwatch is a 1994 Danish thriller film directed and written by Danish director Ole Bornedal. The film involves Martin who gets a student job as night watchman at the Forensic Medicine ...more

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Headhunters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Morten Tyldum Headhunters is a 2011 Norwegian-Swedish action thriller film, based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Jo Nesbø. The film was directed by Morten Tyldum and stars Aksel Hennie, Nikolaj ...more

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Daniel Alfredson The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest is a 2009 Swedish drama thriller film directed by Daniel Alfredson. It is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by the late Swedish author and ...more

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The Girl Who Played with Fire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Daniel Alfredson The Girl Who Played with Fire is a 2009 Swedish thriller film directed by Daniel Alfredson, and the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It is based on the best-selling novel of the same ...more

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Insomnia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Erik Skjoldbjærg Insomnia is a 1997 Norwegian thriller film about a police detective investigating a murder in a town located above the Arctic Circle. The investigation goes horribly wrong when he mistakenly ...more

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The Man from Majorca is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Bo Widerberg The Man from Majorca is a 1984 Swedish film directed by Bo Widerberg. The film is based on the novel Grisfesten by Leif G. W. Persson. The novel has big similarities with the Geijer affair. Leif ...more

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The Keeper of Lost Causes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
The Keeper of Lost Causes Mikkel Nørgaard The Keeper of Lost Causes is a 2013 thriller film written by Nikolaj Arcel and directed by Mikkel Nørgaard.

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Jar City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Baltasar Kormákur Jar City is a 2006 Icelandic film directed by Baltasar Kormákur. It is based on Mýrin, a novel written by Arnaldur Indriðason and released in English as Jar City. ...more

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Nobel's Last Will is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Nobel's Last Will Peter Flinth While covering the annual Nobel Banquet for tabloid Kvällspressen, crime reporter Annika Bengtzon witnesses a spectacular murder right in front of her. Two people are shot, one of them the ...more

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Crime and Punishment is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Crime and Punishment Aki Kaurismäki

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Easy Money II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Babak Najafi Easy Money II is a 2012 action/crime/drama film written by Maria Karlsson/Peter Birro/Babak Najafi/Fredrik Wikström/Jens Lapidus and directed by Babak Najafi.

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Raid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Raid Tapio Piirainen Raid is a 2003 Finnish crime film directed by Tapio Piirainen. It is an adaptation of the 2000 television series of the same name. The screenplay was written by Nykänen and Piirainen.

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Smilla's Sense of Snow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Bille August Smilla's Sense of Snow is a 1997 Danish thriller film directed by Bille August and starring Julia Ormond, Gabriel Byrne, and Richard Harris. Based on the 1992 novel Miss Smilla's Feeling for ...more

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False Trail is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Kjell Sundvall False Trail is a 2011 Swedish thriller directed by Kjell Sundvall with Rolf Lassgård and Peter Stormare in the main roles. The film is the sequel the 1996 film The Hunters, it ...more

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Reykjavík-Rotterdam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Óskar Jónasson Reykjavík-Rotterdam is an Icelandic film directed by Óskar Jónasson and starring Baltasar Kormákur.

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The Kiss of Evil is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
The Kiss of Evil Anders Engström The Kiss of Evil is a 2011 Finnish crime film directed by Anders Engström.

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Avalon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nordic Noir Movies
Axel Petersén Avalon is a 2011 thriller film written by Axel Petersén and directed by Axel Petersén.