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List of famous film directors from Finland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Finland has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Finnish directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Finland and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

Items here include everything from Janne Kuusi to Heikki Partanen.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Finnish directors?" and "Which directors are from Finland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Finland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Finnish directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Åke Lindman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Åke Lindman Died at 81 (1928-2009)

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Aki Kaurismäki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland

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Aku Louhimies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Aku Louhimies age 49

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Aleksi Bardy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Aleksi Bardy age 47

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Aleksi Mäkelä is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland

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Aleksi Salmenperä is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Aleksi Salmenperä age 44

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Alexis Kouros is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Alexis Kouros age 56

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Anne Riitta Ciccone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland

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Antero Alli is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Antero Alli age 65

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Antti Heikki Pesonen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Antti Heikki Pesonen age 35

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Antti Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Antti Jokinen age 49

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Antti-Jussi Annila is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Antti-Jussi Annila age 40

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Armand Lohikoski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Armand Lohikoski Died at 93 (1912-2005)

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Arto Halonen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Arto Halonen age 53

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Auli Mantila is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Auli Mantila age 53

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Claes Olsson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Claes Olsson age 69

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Dome Karukoski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Dome Karukoski age 41

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Edvin Laine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Edvin Laine Died at 84 (1905-1989)

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Eija-Liisa Ahtila is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland

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Elina Katainen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Elina Katainen Died at 57 (1943-2000)

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Ere Kokkonen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Ere Kokkonen Died at 70 (1938-2008)

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Erik Blomberg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Erik Blomberg Died at 83 (1913-1996)

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Erkka Nissinen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland

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Erkki Karu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Erkki Karu Died at 48 (1887-1935)

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Erkko Kivikoski is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Erkko Kivikoski Died at 69 (1936-2005)

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Gustav Wiklund is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Gustav Wiklund age 83

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Hanna Hemilä is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Hanna Hemilä age 55

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Hanna Maylett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Hanna Maylett age 44

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Hannu Salonen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Hannu Salonen age 45

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Hannu Seikkula is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Hannu Seikkula age 67

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Harri J. Rantala is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Harri J. Rantala age 37

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Heikki Nousiainen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland

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Heikki Partanen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Heikki Partanen Died at 48 (1942-1990)

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Heikki Seppälä is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Heikki Seppälä age 76

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Iikka Vekhalti is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Iikka Vekhalti age 68

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Ilmari Unho is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Ilmari Unho Died at 55 (1906-1961)

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Ilppo Pohjola is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Ilppo Pohjola age 60

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Jaakko Korhonen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Jaakko Korhonen Died at 45 (1890-1935)

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Jaakko Pakkasvirta is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland

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Jaakko Talaskivi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Jaakko Talaskivi Died at 53 (1945-1998)

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Jack Witikka is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Jack Witikka Died at 86 (1916-2002)

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Jalmari Helander is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland

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Jani Ruscica is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Jani Ruscica age 39

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Janne Kuusi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Janne Kuusi age 63

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Jimi Tenor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Jimi Tenor age 52

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Johanna Vuoksenmaa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland

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Joona Tena is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Joona Tena age 52

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Jörn Donner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland
Jörn Donner age 84

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Jouko Aaltonen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland

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Juha Mäki-Jussila is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Finland