Best Dutch film & television

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1. Schneider vs. Bax (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Thriller

On his birthday, a hitman reluctantly takes on the easy task of killing a writer, only to find the job a lot more difficult than expected.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam | Stars: Tom Dewispelaere, Alex van Warmerdam, Maria Kraakman, Gene Bervoets

Votes: 2,653

2. Borgman (2013)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

66 Metascore

A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam | Stars: Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Alex van Warmerdam

Votes: 14,767 | Gross: $0.06M

3. Can Go Through Skin (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

The silent aftermath of a young woman's disaster is broken by her discovery of nature's old rhythms.

Director: Esther Rots | Stars: Rifka Lodeizen, Wim Opbrouck, Chris Borowski, Elisabeth van Nimwegen

Votes: 595

4. Voyeur (I) (1986)

100 min | Comedy

A well-to-do, shut-in thirty-something faces city life, family secrets and his own quirks when he is finally thrown out by his parents.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam | Stars: Alex van Warmerdam, Henri Garcin, Olga Zuiderhoek, Annet Malherbe

Votes: 2,021

5. Suzy Q (1999 TV Movie)

82 min | Biography, Drama

A weekend in the life of a bizarre family in the sixties. Their lives will never be the same after it.

Director: Martin Koolhoven | Stars: Carice van Houten, Roeland Fernhout, Linda van Dyck, Jack Wouterse

Votes: 492

6. Aanmodderfakker (2014)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

A 30-something slacker finds his carefree life turned upside down when he falls for his sister's teenage babysitter.

Director: Michiel ten Horn | Stars: Pepijn Cladder, Anis de Jong, Yannick van de Velde, Wolf de Witte van Leeuwen

Votes: 2,522

8. Matterhorn (2013)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

A lonely widower finds himself facing both his own regrets and his devout Calvinist community when he takes a deranged vagrant into his home.

Director: Diederik Ebbinge | Stars: Ton Kas, René van 't Hof, Porgy Franssen, Ariane Schluter

Votes: 1,624

9. Little Sister (1995)

91 min | Drama, Mystery

Martijn is obsessed with his younger sister Daantje and visits her to make a documentary about her. He manages to invade Daantje's life with his video camera, but soon unresolved issues from a distant past come to the surface.

Director: Robert Jan Westdijk | Stars: Kim van Kooten, Romijn Conen, Hugo Metsers, Bert Pot

Votes: 2,242

10. A'dam - E.V.A. (2011– )

Drama

About a young couple Adam and Eve, who live in Amsterdam.

Stars: Teun Luijkx, Eva van de Wijdeven, Rick Paul van Mulligen, Urmie Plein

Votes: 315

11. De uitverkorene (2006 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama

The two brothers Van der Laan, of strict religion, have been running Holland's most successful software company for 10 years when suddenly their financial manager leaves the firm. The lives... See full summary »

Director: Theu Boermans | Stars: Antje Boermans, Pierre Bokma, Titus Goeman Borgesius, Krijn ter Braak

Votes: 422

12. Bluebird (2004 TV Movie)

77 min | Drama, Music

Merel, a talented young girl, is suddenly getting bullied at school.

Director: Mijke de Jong | Stars: Elske Rotteveel, Kees Scholten, Elsie de Brauw, Jaap Spijkers

Votes: 518

13. My Queen Karo (2009)

101 min | Drama, Romance

A young girl witnesses the moral dilemmas of free love when her parents join a squatter community in 1970s Amsterdam.

Director: Dorothée Van Den Berghe | Stars: Anna Franziska Jaeger, Déborah François, Matthias Schoenaerts, Maria Kraakman

Votes: 890

14. Ober (2006)

97 min | Comedy

A downtrodden waiter decides to take up matters with the screenwriter determined to make him suffer.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam | Stars: Alex van Warmerdam, Ariane Schluter, Jaap Spijkers, Mark Rietman

Votes: 2,752

15. Miss Minoes (2001)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

50 Metascore

A cat who turns into a young woman helps a journalist protect their town from a factory boss with an evil plan.

Director: Vincent Bal | Stars: Carice van Houten, Theo Maassen, Sarah Bannier, Pierre Bokma

Votes: 4,429 | Gross: $0.01M

16. The Vanishing (1988)

Not Rated | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller

Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.

Director: George Sluizer | Stars: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege, Gwen Eckhaus

Votes: 30,374

17. Simon (2004)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

59 Metascore

A mild-mannered gay dentist and a hedonist womanizer rekindle their unlikely friendship when the latter's terminal cancer drives them back together after a decade apart.

Director: Eddy Terstall | Stars: Cees Geel, Marcel Hensema, Rifka Lodeizen, Nadja Hüpscher

Votes: 7,815 | Gross: $0.00M

18. De Marathon (2012)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

After finding out that they have a debt of EUR40.000 with the tax service, four very out-of-shape men working at a car shop start to train for a marathon, in which they can win the money to pay the debt.

Director: Diederick Koopal | Stars: Stefan de Walle, Martin van Waardenberg, Marcel Hensema, Frank Lammers

Votes: 5,986

19. The Deflowering of Eva van End (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

The members of a dysfunctional family begin to reinvent themselves thanks to the exchange student who moves in with them.

Director: Michiel ten Horn | Stars: Vivian Dierickx, Jacqueline Blom, Ton Kas, Tomer Pawlicki

Votes: 883

20. Confetti Harvest (2014)

94 min | Drama

To be Chosen. That is the most important life goal in the strict religious environment of Katelijne. For her, though, reading and stories are much more important. Is she thus risking her 'Grace period'?

Director: Tallulah Hazekamp Schwab | Stars: Hendrikje Nieuwerf, Suzan Boogaerdt, Steven van Watermeulen, Yannick de Waal

Votes: 460

21. De wederopstanding van een klootzak (2013)

90 min | Drama

A criminal starts questioning his violent way of life when he searches for the unknown assailant who almost shot him to death.

Director: Guido van Driel | Stars: Yorick van Wageningen, Goua Robert Grovogui, Juda Goslinga, René Groothof

Votes: 610

22. The Last Days of Emma Blank (2009)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

A woman living in a large country home drives her servants to mutiny with her outrageous demands as she waits for death to come for her.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam | Stars: Marlies Heuer, Gene Bervoets, Annet Malherbe, Eva van de Wijdeven

Votes: 1,883

23. The Northerners (1992)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

During the summer of 1960, the idiosyncratic residents of a one-street Dutch suburb collide in intertwining stories of desire and frustration.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam | Stars: Jack Wouterse, Annet Malherbe, Rudolf Lucieer, Loes Wouterson

Votes: 2,671

24. Hollands Hoop (2014– )

50 min | Crime

Forensic psychiatrist Fokke Augustinus makes an unexpected career change when he inherits his father's mansion in Groningen where he becomes involved with a criminal organization with a marijuana plantation on his father's land.

Stars: Marcel Hensema, Kim van Kooten, Martijn Lakemeier, Megan de Kruijf

Votes: 938

25. Nothing to Lose (2008)

88 min | Crime, Thriller

A man convicted of killing his own father and sister escapes from a criminal hospital to track down his mother and prove his innocence.

Director: Pieter Kuijpers | Stars: Theo Maassen, Lisa Smit, Bob Schwarze, Ria Marks

Votes: 3,100

26. Nothing Personal (I) (2009)

85 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Urszula Antoniak | Stars: Lotte Verbeek, Stephen Rea, Tom Charlfa, Ann Marie Horan

Votes: 4,307

27. Wolf (I) (2013)

Unrated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

A promising kickboxer struggles to resist the temptations of a life of crime.

Director: Jim Taihuttu | Stars: Marwan Kenzari, Chems Eddine Amar, Steef Cuijpers, Raymond Thiry

Votes: 3,282

28. Turkish Delight (1973)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance

A young love must struggle against an old problems.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Monique van de Ven, Rutger Hauer, Tonny Huurdeman, Wim van den Brink

Votes: 9,283

29. Cloaca (2003 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama, Comedy

Four old college friends in their forties come together in a time of trouble and despair. Old joy relives, but the harsh reality of their problems can't satisfy them and eventually endangers their friendships.

Director: Willem van de Sande Bakhuyzen | Stars: Peter Blok, Pierre Bokma, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Jaap Spijkers

Votes: 1,660

30. Stages (2007)

80 min | Drama

STAGES is a film about Roos and Martin, who are divorced but haven't become detached yet. When their 17-year old son Isaac withdraws ever deeper into silent isolation, they try to find a ... See full summary »

Director: Mijke de Jong | Stars: Elsie de Brauw, Marcel Musters, Stijn Koomen, Jeroen Willems

Votes: 196

31. The Surprise (2015)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

After both signing an agreement with a company that offers to end their lives when they least expect it, a dejected millionaire and a disheartened young woman fall in love and have to find a way to get out of their binding contracts.

Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Georgina Verbaan, Jan Decleir, Henry Goodman

Votes: 3,536

32. Tussen 10 en 12 (2014)

71 min | Drama, Family

After the police deliver him a piece of devastating news, a teenage boy and his girlfriend are taken on a trip through Rotterdam to find and inform his parents.

Director: Peter Hoogendoorn | Stars: Nasrdin Dchar, Cynthia Abma, Ko Zandvliet, Elise van 't Laar

Votes: 138

33. Silent Ones (2013)

97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A girl wakes up after a car crash. Her younger brother has disappeared. As she promised him, she boards a cargo ship to find a new life. Then the shady Gábor crosses her path. A surreal trip on the fragile edge of life and death.

Director: Ricky Rijneke | Stars: Fatih Dervisoglu, Roland Rába, Orsolya Tóth

Votes: 2,062

34. The Dark Room of Damocles (1963)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, War

The fainthearted cigar trader Ducker keeps himself quiet during World War II. That changes when parachutist Dorbeck lands in his backyard. It turns out the parachutist bears a remarkable ... See full summary »

Director: Fons Rademakers | Stars: Lex Schoorel, Nan Los, Van Doude, Guus Verstraete

Votes: 559

35. Secrets of War (2014)

95 min | Drama, Family, History

During WWII, the friendship of two boys is at risk when a girl tells a very personal secret to only one of them.

Director: Dennis Bots | Stars: Maas Bronkhuyzen, Joes Brauers, Michael Nierse, Tonko Bossen

Votes: 1,644

36. Missie Aarde (2015– )

24 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

In 2063, with all of Earth flooded except for the Netherlands, a crew of misfits aboard the Dutch spaceship Tasman are humanity's last and only hope for finding a new home planet.

Stars: Wart Kamps, Kim van Kooten, Alex Klaasen, Leo Alkemade

Votes: 445

37. Twin Sisters (2002)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War

Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany.

Director: Ben Sombogaart | Stars: Ellen Vogel, Gudrun Okras, Thekla Reuten, Nadja Uhl

Votes: 6,193 | Gross: $0.00M

38. Loonies (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Family

Loonies is a touching comedy about five psychiatric patients who are forced to exchange their familiar surroundings for an old-fashioned, impersonal institution. Partly because of the ... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Eerhart | Stars: Karin van Holst Pellekaan, Martin van Waardenberg, Dick van den Toorn, Judith Bovenberg

Votes: 559

39. Loenatik, te gek! (2014)

81 min | Comedy, Family

A group of friendly mental patients find out that their old nurse is being kidnapped. After being reunited they start a rescue party but wreak some havoc along the way to find her.

Director: Johan Timmers | Stars: Karin van Holst Pellekaan, Martin van Waardenberg, John Buijsman, Dick van den Toorn

Votes: 136

40. Interview (2003)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Renowned journalist Pierre has to interview the most famous Dutch actress, Katja Schuurman, against his wishes.

Director: Theo van Gogh | Stars: Katja Schuurman, Pierre Bokma, Theo Maassen, Ellen Ten Damme

Votes: 1,454

41. Alle tijd (2011)

96 min | Drama, Romance

When Molly, the 21 year-old sister of Maarten, departs the family home, she leaves her older brother with empty nest syndrome. But it also opens up new opportunities for him, such as the ... See full summary »

Director: Job Gosschalk | Stars: Paul de Leeuw, Karina Smulders, Lineke Rijxman, Teun Luijkx

Votes: 813

42. Diep (2005)

90 min | Drama

A story about the 14 year old Heleen who makes the transition of child to adult with pain and effort in the wild 70s. While her parents going to divorce she is exploring the world of sex, drugs and love on her own.

Director: Simone van Dusseldorp | Stars: Tjeerd Bischoff, Hunter Bussemaker, Marcel Faber, Monic Hendrickx

Votes: 306

43. The Assault (1986)

PG | 144 min | Drama, History, Romance

A Dutch doctor, haunted by grueling childhood memories of World War II, struggles to find peace as he spends his life looking for answers about the tragic night that shaped him.

Director: Fons Rademakers | Stars: Derek de Lint, Marc van Uchelen, Monique van de Ven, John Kraaykamp

Votes: 2,865 | Gross: $0.20M

44. The Dress (1996)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

An artist, a school girl, a maid, a train conductor and a business executive are drawn into a great wheel of misfortune as all their lives are touched by the existence of one very particular summer dress.

Director: Alex van Warmerdam | Stars: Henri Garcin, Ingeborg Elzevier, Khaldoun Elmecky, Margo Dames

Votes: 1,709

45. Farewell to the Moon (2014)

94 min | Drama

It's the hot summer of 1972. On the 9th floor of a tower block on the outskirts of a Dutch provincial town the sixties finally kicked in. Change is in the air and actually materializes the ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Tuinder | Stars: David Eilander, Marcel Faber, Pauline Greidanus, Marcel Hensema

Votes: 119

46. Grimm (2003)

103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

One winter's day Jacob and his sister Marie are left behind in the woods by their unemployed father. In his coat Jacob finds a note from his mother urging them to go to their uncle in Spain... See full summary »

Director: Alex van Warmerdam | Stars: Teresa Berganza, Johan Leysen, Halina Reijn, Jacob Derwig

Votes: 1,683

47. Character (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.

Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Pavlik Jansen op de Haar, Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huêt, Betty Schuurman

Votes: 9,992 | Gross: $0.71M

48. Off Screen (2005)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

March 11th, 2002. John R. takes the head of security and 17 others hostage in Amsterdam biggest skyscraper. John R. demands to speak with the Philips head of Sound&Vision. His goal is to ... See full summary »

Director: Pieter Kuijpers | Stars: Jeroen Krabbé, Jan Decleir, Astrid Joosten, Theu Boermans

Votes: 1,214