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Famous Movies From Norway

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

A list made up of movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Flight of the Navigator. This list answers the questions What movies were shot in Norway?"
  • 1

    Breaking the Waves

    Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson


    Directed byLars von Trier

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  • 2


    Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall


    Directed byLars von Trier

    Dogville is a 2003 Danish drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier, and starring Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Chloë Sevigny, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Ben Gazzara and James...  more

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  • 3

    Dancer in the Dark

    Björk, Catherine Deneuve


    Directed byLars 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 Fallon...  more

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  • 4

    Flight of the Navigator

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens


    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    Flight of the Navigator is a 1986 comic science fiction film directed by Randal Kleiser and written by Mark H. Baker and Michael Burton, about David Freeman, a 12-year-old boy who is taken by an...  more

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  • 5

    The Mahabharata

    Andrzej Seweryn, Erika Alexander


    Directed byPeter Brook

    The Mahabharata is a 1989 film version of the Hindu epic Mahabharata directed by Peter Brook. Brook's original 1985 stage play was 9 hours long, and toured around the world for four years. In 1989,...  more
  • 6

    The Double Life of Véronique

    Irène Jacob, Philippe Volter


    Directed byKrzysztof Kieślowski

    The Double Life of Véronique is a 1991 French and Polish-language drama film directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and starring Irène Jacob. Written by Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz, the film...  more

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  • 7


    Connie Nielsen, Ulrich Thomsen


    Directed bySusanne Bier

    Brothers is a 2004 Danish drama film directed by Susanne Bier and written by Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen. It stars Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Connie Nielsen and Ulrich Thomsen. The film was remade as an...  more
  • 8

    The Witches

    Rowan Atkinson, Anjelica Huston


    Directed byNicolas Roeg

    The Witches is a 1990 comedy-fantasy film based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was directed by Nicolas Roeg and produced by Jim Henson Productions for Lorimar Film Entertainment and...  more

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  • 9


    Al Pacino, Annie Lennox


    Directed byHugh Hudson

    Revolution is a 1985 British historical drama film directed by Hugh Hudson, written by Robert Dillon, and starring Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, and Nastassja Kinski. The film stars Pacino as a New...  more

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  • 10

    Arn: The Knight Templar

    Stellan Skarsgård, Bibi Andersson


    Directed byPeter Flinth

    Arn: The Knight Templar is a 2007 epic film based on Jan Guillou's trilogy about the fictional Swedish Knight Templar Arn Magnusson. The film was released in December 2007 and the sequel, Arn – The...  more

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  • 11

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz


    Directed byNiels 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 the...  more
  • 12

    The Beautiful Country

    Nick Nolte, Tim Roth


    Directed byHans Petter Moland

    The Beautiful Country is a 2004 Vietnam-related drama film set in 1990. It is directed by Hans Petter Moland and starring Damien Nguyen, Nick Nolte, Bai Ling, Chau Thi Kim Xuan, Tim Roth, Anh Thu,...  more
  • 13

    Dead Snow

    Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist


    Directed byTommy Wirkola

    This film is a 2009 Norwegian zombie splatter film directed by Tommy Wirkola, starring Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, Jeppe Laursen, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Jenny Skavlan, and Lasse...  more

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  • 14


    Marisa Tomei, Matt Dillon


    Directed byBent Hamer

    Factotum is a 2005 film directed by Bent Hamer, adapted from the novel of the same name by Charles Bukowski. The script also makes use of Bukowski's poems published in What Matters Is How Well You...  more
  • 15

    90 Minutes

    Aksel Hennie, Bjørn Floberg


    Directed byEva Sørhaug

    90 Minutes is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Eva Sørhaug....
  • 16


    Lena Headey, Charlotte Rampling


    Directed byHans Petter Moland

    Aberdeen is a 2000 Norwegian-British drama film directed by Hans Petter Moland, starring Stellan Skarsgård, Lena Headey and Charlotte Rampling....  more
  • 17

    A Balloon for Allah

    Nefise Özkal Lorentzen


    Directed byNefise Özkal Lorentzen

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  • 18

    101 Reykjavík

    Victoria Abril, Baltasar Kormákur


    Directed byBaltasar Kormákur

    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 by Baltasar Kormákur and...  more
  • 19

    I Am Dina

    Christopher Eccleston, Mads Mikkelsen


    Directed byOle Bornedal

    I Am Dina is a 2002 Swedish-Norwegian-Danish film directed by Ole Bornedal. It is based on the 1989 book Dinas bok by Herbjørg Wassmo. The movie was one of the most high-profile in Norwegian movie...  more
  • 20


    Max von Sydow, Ghita Nørby


    Directed byJan Troell

    Hamsun is a 1996 Danish-Swedish-Norwegian-German drama directed by Jan Troell, about the later life of the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun, who together with his wife Marie Hamsun, went from being...  more
  • 21

    After the Wedding

    Mads Mikkelsen, Rolf Lassgård


    Directed bySusanne Bier

    After the Wedding is a 2006 Danish drama directed by Susanne Bier, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Sidse Babett Knudsen. The film was a critical and popular success and was nominated for the Academy...  more
  • 22

    Free Jimmy

    David Tennant, Woody Harrelson


    Directed byChristopher Nielsen

    Free Jimmy is a 2008 Norwegian/British computer adult animated comedy film first released in Norwegian in 2006, and later in English in 2008. The film was written and directed by acclaimed Norwegian...  more
  • 23


    Gabriel Byrne, Bjørn Sundquist


    Directed byNils Gaup

    Shipwrecked is a 1990 family action-adventure film. The film is a dramatization of Norwegian author Oluf Falck-Ytter's book Haakon Haakonsen: En Norsk Robinson. In Norway, it was titled "Haakon...  more
  • 24


    Alexander Skarsgård, Juliette Lewis


    Directed byTarik Saleh

    Metropia is a 2009 Swedish adult animated science-fiction film directed by Tarik Saleh. The screenplay was written by Fredrik Edin, Stig Larsson, and Tarik Saleh after a story by Tarik Saleh, Fredrik...  more
  • 25


    Stellan Skarsgård, Maria Bonnevie


    Directed byErik 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 shoots...  more