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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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Interstellar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon

Released: 2014

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film ...more

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson

Released: 2005

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more

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K-19: The Widowmaker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard

Released: 2002

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

K-19: The Widowmaker is a 2002 submarine thriller film about the first of many disasters that befell the Soviet submarine K-19. The film was directed by Kathryn Bigelow, and stars Harrison Ford ...more

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Star Wars: The Force Awa... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 2015

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 2015 American epic space opera film directed by J. J. Abrams. Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. ...more

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The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

Released: 1997

Directed by: Luc Besson

The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and co-written by Luc Besson. It stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich. Mostly set in the ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Stardust is a 2007 British-American romantic fantasy film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust and stars an ensemble cast ...more

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Captain America: Civil W... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics character. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a ...more

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Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

Released: 1996

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, ...more

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Rogue One: A Star Wars S... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed

Released: 2016

Directed by: Gareth Edwards

This film is a 2016 American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards. The daughter (Felicity Jones) of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to take the plans.

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The Fate of the Furious ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
The Fate of the Furious Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

Released: 2017

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

The Fate of the Furious is a 2017 American-Chinese action film directed by F. Gary Gray, and the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. When a mysterious woman (Charlize ...more

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Blade Runner 2049 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright

Released: 2017

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American neo noir science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve, and a sequel to the 1982 film. A young blade runner's (Ryan Gosling) discovery of a long-buried ...more

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A Day or Two

Released: 2012

Directed by: Hlynur Pálmason

A Day or Two is a 2011 short film directed by Hlynur Pálmason.
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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig, Jon Voight

Released: 2001

Directed by: Simon West

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is a 2001 action film based on the popular Tomb Raider video game series featuring the character Lara Croft portrayed by Angelina Jolie. The film was directed by Simon ...more

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Thor: The Dark World is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Released: 2013

Directed by: Alan Taylor

Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film directed by Alan Taylor, based on the Marvel Comics character. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity ...more

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Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse

Released: 2000

Directed by: Lars von Trier

Dancer in the Dark is a 2000 Danish musical drama film directed by Lars von Trier and starring Icelandic singer Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Cara Seymour, Peter Stormare, Siobhan ...more

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Dr. Strangelove or: How ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

Released: 1964

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes fears of a nuclear ...more

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Star Trek Into Darkness ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

Released: 2013

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film. It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise and the sequel to 2009's Star Trek. J. J. Abrams directed a ...more

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Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

Released: 2012

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan ...more

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Judge Dredd is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, James Earl Jones

Released: 1995

Directed by: Danny Cannon

Judge Dredd is a 1995 American science fiction action film directed by Danny Cannon, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, Rob Schneider, Armand Assante, and Max von Sydow. The film is ...more

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Letters from Iwo Jima is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Ken Watanabe, Ryan Kelley, Kazunari Ninomiya

Released: 2006

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Letters from Iwo Jima is a 2006 Japanese-American film directed and co-produced by Clint Eastwood, starring Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya. The film portrays the Battle of Iwo Jima from the ...more

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

Jason Bourne is a 2016 American action thriller film directed and written by Paul Greengrass and film editor Christopher Rouse. The fifth installment of the Bourne film series and the direct ...more

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After Earth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Will Smith, Zoë Kravitz, Jaden Smith

Released: 2013

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

One Thousand A.E. is 2013 Science Fiction written by Stephen Gaghan and Gary Whitta and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

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Die Another Day is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Madonna, Halle Berry, Pierce Brosnan

Released: 2002

Directed by: Lee Tamahori

This film is the twentieth spy film in the James Bond series, and the fourth and last film to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film follows Bond as he leads a ...more

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The Secret Life of Walte... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2013

Directed by: Ben Stiller

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 2013 romantic adventure comedy-drama cult film directed by, produced by, and starring Ben Stiller. Gore Verbinski served as executive producer. This is the ...more

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Movies From Iceland
Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

Released: 2011

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a 2011 British-American action mystery film directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin. It is a sequel to ...more

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