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Famous Movies From Iceland

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List of popular movies from Iceland, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Iceland are included. This list of famous films made in Iceland includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Iceland should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Iceland is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

List contains movies like Interstellar, Batman Begins, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Captain America: Civil War, and more. If you're ever wondered what movies were shot in Iceland, find out here! 

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Peter Capaldi, Shauna Macdonald, Martin Compston
Niceland (Population. 1.000.002) is an Icelandic film. In 2004, it took the Edda Award for "Screenplay of the Year". It was nominated for, but did not win, "Best Film".
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Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgård, Sarah Polley
Beowulf & Grendel is a 2005 film loosely based on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. Filmed in Iceland and directed by Sturla Gunnarsson, it stars Gerard Butler as Beowulf, Stellan ...more
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Helen Mirren, Julie Christie, Sarah Polley
No Such Thing is a 2001 United States-Icelandic film directed by Hal Hartley. It tells the story of Beatrice, a tabloid journalist whose fiancé is killed by a monster in Iceland. The ...more
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Andrzej Seweryn, Erika Alexander, Georges Corraface
The Mahabharata is a 1989 film version of the Indian epic based on the history of India [Citation needed], Mahabharata directed by Peter Brook. Brook's original 1985 stage play was 9 hours long, ...more
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Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Udo Kier
Breaking the Waves is a 1996 drama, romance film directed by Lars von Trier.
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Kate Beckinsale, Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons
Contraband is an 2012 American action thriller film directed by Baltasar Kormákur, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Caleb Landry Jones, Giovanni Ribisi, Lukas Haas, ...more
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Victoria Abril, Baltasar Kormákur, Hilmir Snær Guðnason
101 Reykjavík is a 1996 novel by Hallgrímur Helgason which found international fame in 2000 when made into a film. Both are set in Reykjavík, Iceland. The film was directed ...more
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Jeremy Renner, Julia Stiles, Forest Whitaker
A Little Trip to Heaven is an Icelandic-American noir-inspired drama and thriller film from 2005, directed by Icelandic director of The Sea, Baltasar Kormákur. The film is set in the U.S. ...more
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Max von Sydow, Pernilla August, Samuel Fröler
The Best Intentions is a 1992 Swedish drama film directed by Bille August and written by Ingmar Bergman. It is semi-autobiographical and tells the story of the complex courtship of Bergman's ...more
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King Arthur: Legend of the Swo... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is a 2017 Australian-American epic adventure drama film directed by Guy Ritchie. The young Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) runs the back passages of Londinium with his ...more
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Anima Guðmundur Ólafsson, Jörundur Ragnarsson, Sveinn Olafur Gunnarsson
Anima is a 2012 short / drama film written by Jóhannes Nordal & Hallur Örn Árnason and directed by Hallur Örn Árnason.
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Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko
Oblivion is a 2012 action and science fiction film written by Joseph Kosinski and William Monahan and directed by Joseph Kosinski.
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Transformers: Age of Extinctio... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci
Transformers: Age of Extinction is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line, and is the fourth film in the series. After a dangerous bounty ...more
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The Tree of Life is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain
The Tree of Life is a 2011 American experimental drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain. The film chronicles the origins and ...more
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The League of Extraordinary Ge... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Sean Connery, Peta Wilson, Shane West
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, also promoted as LXG, is a 2003 superhero film loosely based on the first volume of the comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan ...more
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Brian Cox, Paul Dano, Stephanie Szostak
The Good Heart is an Icelandic independent film written and directed by Dagur Kári, starring Brian Cox and Paul Dano. It debuted at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.
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Lili Taylor, Fisher Stevens, Seijun Suzuki
Cold Fever is a 1995 Icelandic film directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson. It is a road movie set in Iceland and was the first of Friðrik's films to be made in the English ...more
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Nicolas Bro, Anders Hove, Thomas W. Gabrielsson
Dark Horse is a 2005 Danish film directed by Dagur Kári about a young man, his best friend, and a girl. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
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Keith Carradine, Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson
Falcons, is the seventh film directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson. This film, released in 2002, is mostly in English language and therefore this drama is considered to be a ...more
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Journey to the Center of the E... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutchersonm, Seth Meyers
Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 2008 American 3-D science fantasy adventure film starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, and Anita Briem. It is not considered a sequel or a remake of ...more
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Noah is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe
Noah is a 2014 American biblically inspired epic directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel, and inspired by the story of Noah's Ark from the Book of Genesis. The film ...more
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Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Erlendur Eiriksson
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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Thröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Guðmundur Ólafsson, Tómas Lemarquis
Noi the Albino is an Icelandic film by director Dagur Kári released in 2003. The film explores the life of teenage outsider Nói in a remote fishing village in western Iceland. It ...more
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Þorsteinn Bachmann, Erlendur Eiriksson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
Eleven Men Out is comedy-drama directed by Robert Ingi Douglas. The film participated in the Toronto International Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, and the Hawaii ...more
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Eggert Þorleifsson, Thorarinn Oskar Thorarinsson, Eggert Guðmundsson
White Whales the third film directed by Icelandic director Friðrik Þór Friðriksson in 1987. Starring Eggert Guðmundsson, Þórarinn Óskar ...more