Finland's history

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1. Tuntematon sotilas (1955)

177 min | Drama, War

It is the summer of 1941. An eastern-Finnish machine gun company receives an order to turn in their surplus equipment. The company is transferred to the front lines. The next morning the ... See full summary »

Director: Edvin Laine | Stars: Kosti Klemelä, Heikki Savolainen, Reino Tolvanen, Veikko Sinisalo

Votes: 6,468

2. Tuntematon sotilas (2017)

132 min | Drama, War

A film adaptation of Väinö Linna's best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel's unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani.

Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Eero Aho, Johannes Holopainen, Jussi Vatanen, Aku Hirviniemi

Votes: 5,181

3. Tuntematon sotilas (1985)

199 min | Drama, War

This film is the second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna with the same name as the film. The story is based on Linna's experiences as an infantry man in the ... See full summary »

Director: Rauni Mollberg | Stars: Risto Tuorila, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Paavo Liski, Mika Mäkelä

Votes: 2,371

4. Talvisota (1989)

199 min | Drama, History, War

In 1939, two Finnish brothers are conscripted in the army to fight in the war between Finland and the Soviet Union.

Director: Pekka Parikka | Stars: Taneli Mäkelä, Vesa Vierikko, Timo Torikka, Heikki Paavilainen

Votes: 7,060

5. Framom främsta linjen (2004)

127 min | Drama, History, War

A story of the infantry regiment 61 that fought from Syväri to the Karelian Ishtmus.

Director: Åke Lindman | Stars: Tobias Zilliacus, Ilkka Heiskanen, Christoffer Weiss, Kim Gustafsson

Votes: 1,384

6. Tali-Ihantala 1944 (2007)

117 min | Drama, History, War

The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back... See full summary »

Directors: Åke Lindman, Sakari Kirjavainen | Stars: Rauno Ahonen, Mikkomarkus Ahtiainen, Frank Biermann, Jussi Brech

Votes: 1,597

7. Ambush (1999)

Not Rated | 123 min | War, Drama

Set during the World War 2. In the summer of 1941 the Finnish army crosses the border of Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola goes through the wilderness around the Lieksa lake to ... See full summary »

Director: Olli Saarela | Stars: Peter Franzén, Irina Björklund, Kari Heiskanen, Taisto Reimaluoto

Votes: 3,879

8. Täällä Pohjantähden alla (1968)

186 min | Drama, History, War

Täällä Pohjantähden alla is based on the book with the same title. It is a story of the little village. The movie starts in the 1890's and it ends to the Finnish civil war in 1918. Story ... See full summary »

Director: Edvin Laine | Stars: Aarno Sulkanen, Titta Karakorpi, Risto Taulo, Anja Pohjola

Votes: 801

10. Täällä Pohjantähden alla (2009)

193 min | Drama, Romance, War

A new film-adaptation of Väinö Linna's famous book here Beneath the North Star.

Director: Timo Koivusalo | Stars: Ilkka Koivula, Vera Kiiskinen, Risto Tuorila, Ritva Jalonen

Votes: 597

11. Täällä Pohjantähden alla II (2010)

138 min | Drama, War

Continues to follow the life of a Finnish family from aftermath of the Finnish Civil War to the Second World War which unites the country. But at what cost?

Director: Timo Koivusalo | Stars: Ilkka Koivula, Vera Kiiskinen, Risto Tuorila, Ritva Jalonen

Votes: 324

12. Mother of Mine (2005)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, War

During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. From the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina - Som om jag inte fanns (2002)), "... See full summary »

Director: Klaus Härö | Stars: Topi Majaniemi, Marjaana Maijala, Maria Lundqvist, Michael Nyqvist

Votes: 3,973

13. Raja 1918 (2007)

114 min | Drama, History, Romance

"Raja 1918", also known as "The Border", is a Finnish war drama film directed by Lauri Törhönen set in the immediate aftermath of the Finnish Civil War of 1918. It is spring of 1918. A ... See full summary »

Director: Lauri Törhönen | Stars: Martin Bahne, Minna Haapkylä, Tommi Korpela, Leonid Mozgovoy

Votes: 858

14. Käsky (2008)

115 min | Drama, Romance, War

There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.

Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Samuel Vauramo, Pihla Viitala, Eero Aho, Eemeli Louhimies

Votes: 1,253

15. Lupaus (2005)

112 min | Drama, War

The film tells about members of Finnish women's Lotta Service during the Second World War through the eyes of three young women.

Director: Ilkka Vanne | Stars: Laura Birn, Karoliina Vanne, Pertti Sveholm, Miitta Sorvali

Votes: 700

16. Hylätyt talot, autiot pihat (2000)

103 min | Drama, War

Summer 1944 in Finnish Karelia; after a long lull, the Soviet army launches an overwhelming offensive that throws everything into disarray. Martta has barely time to marry Aarne before she ... See full summary »

Director: Lauri Törhönen | Stars: Mats Långbacka, Jonna Järnefelt, Sari Puumalainen, Carl-Kristian Rundman

Votes: 284

19. Pikkusisar (1999)

107 min | Drama, War, Romance

Katri's husband has died in the Finnish Winter War. When the Continuation War begins, Katri volunteers to work in a Helsinki military hospital. She is courted by a patient, a ... See full summary »

Director: Taru Mäkelä | Stars: Vera Kiiskinen, Tarmo Ruubel, Kai Lehtinen, Annaleena Sipilä

Votes: 152

20. Päämaja (1970)

88 min | Drama, History, War

June 1944. The attention of the world is focused on Normandy, but the change of the tide can be felt in Finland also. Rumours of preparations of a massive Soviet attack in the Karelian ... See full summary »

Director: Matti Kassila | Stars: Joel Rinne, Jussi Jurkka, Tamara Lund, Kapo Manto

Votes: 173

21. Sibelius (2003)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life story of Jean Sibelius, a Finnish composer.

Director: Timo Koivusalo | Stars: Martti Suosalo, Heikki Nousiainen, Miina Turunen, Seela Sella

Votes: 661

22. Kulkuri ja joutsen (1999)

117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The film tells the story of two very popular Finnish singer/songwriters: Tapio Rautavaara (Tapio Liinoja) and Repe Helismaa (Martti Suosalo), who worked together until their relationship ... See full summary »

Director: Timo Koivusalo | Stars: Tapio Liinoja, Martti Suosalo, Heikki Nousiainen, Anna Haaranen

Votes: 566

23. Rentun ruusu (2001)

102 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The life of Irwin Goodman, a Finnish singer.

Director: Timo Koivusalo | Stars: Martti Suosalo, Ilkka Koivula, Vexi Salmi, Riitta Salminen

Votes: 1,064

24. Mommilan veriteot 1917 (1973)

76 min | Biography, Drama, History

The last day of Alfred Kordelin.

Director: Jotaarkka Pennanen | Stars: Reino Kalliolahti, Hannu Kahakorpi, Eero Kosteikko, Mikko Majanlahti

Votes: 71

25. 1918 (1957)

96 min | Drama, War

Pastor Samuel Bro has lost his faith in God. He is in conflict with the Church Council and is rejected from his priesthood. He moves away to a different life.

Director: T.J. Särkkä | Stars: Åke Lindman, Anneli Sauli, Ture Ara, Matti Aulos

Votes: 58

26. Lunastus (1997)

78 min | Drama

"The Redemption". In a small village in Eastern Finland in 1918, Patrick, who has taken care of the chaplain, teacher and physician, has been filled with loneliness and brutal spirit of work for five years.

Director: Olli Saarela | Stars: Kari Heiskanen, Jussi Puhakka, Jussi Lehtonen, Robert Enckell

Votes: 155

27. Suomen hauskin mies (2018)

103 min | Drama, History, War

In a detention camp in 1918, a group of Finnish actors are sentenced to death. When an important German general arrives, the camp's vicious commandant forges out a cruel plan: the ... See full summary »

Director: Heikki Kujanpää | Stars: Martti Suosalo, Jani Volanen, Leena Pöysti, Paavo Kinnunen

Votes: 117

29. Hovimäki (1999–2003)

50 min | Drama, History

The lives of the aristocratic Lindhof family and their servants from 1798 to 1907.

Stars: Riitta Salminen, Riko Eklundh, Nina Hukkinen, Anna Pitkämäki

Votes: 140

30. Badding (2000)

103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The life of Rauli "Badding" Somerjoki, a Finnish singer.

Director: Markku Pölönen | Stars: Janne Reinikainen, Karoliina Blackburn, Peter Franzén, Puntti Valtonen

Votes: 1,119

31. Stolen Death (1938)

101 min | Thriller

A thriller set in turn-of-the-century Helsinki, Stolen Death uses elements of German expressionism to tell the story of Finnish resistance fighters smuggling arms to overthrow the Tsarist ... See full summary »

Director: Nyrki Tapiovaara | Stars: Tuulikki Paananen, Ilmari Mänty, Santeri Karilo, Annie Mörk

Votes: 200

32. Tulen morsian (2016)

R | 110 min | Drama, History

Anna is a 16-year old in a village where women are accused of witchcraft. It's based on the witch hunts on Åland, Finland in the 1600s.

Director: Saara Cantell | Stars: Tuulia Eloranta, Magnus Krepper, Elin Petersdottir, Claes Malmberg

Votes: 807

33. Hiljaisuus (2011)

110 min | Drama, War

A drama between people under unconventional circumstances. In the Second World War Finland was the only nation who brought casualties killed-in-action back to be buried at home. These ... See full summary »

Director: Sakari Kirjavainen | Stars: Joonas Saartamo, Lauri Tilkanen, Terhi Suorlahti, Joanna Haartti

Votes: 365

34. Kätilö (2015)

119 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Finnish midwife falls in love with a German-Finnish SS-officer during the Lapland War, in the middle of WWII.

Director: Antti Jokinen | Stars: Krista Kosonen, Lauri Tilkanen, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Tommi Korpela

Votes: 965

38. Sissit (1963)

106 min | Drama, War

Lieutenant Takala joins a group of war veterans who gather in a restaurant to reminisce their unit's operations on the Finnish-Soviet front. A flashback takes us back to summer 1944 where ... See full summary »

Director: Mikko Niskanen | Stars: Matti Oravisto, Kauko Laurikainen, Paul Budsko, Heimo Lepistö

Votes: 270

39. Pedon merkki (1981)

120 min | Drama, War

Follows several Finnish officers and soldiers during World War II, mainly in the Finnish headquarters.

Director: Jaakko Pakkasvirta | Stars: Esko Salminen, Irina Milan, Tom Wentzel, Hannu Lauri

Votes: 120

41. Rööperi (2009)

133 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Professional criminals in Finland from 1966 to 1979.

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä | Stars: Samuli Edelmann, Peter Franzén, Kari Hietalahti, Pihla Viitala

Votes: 2,969

42. Hopeaa rajan takaa (1963)

76 min | Adventure, War

Summer 1941, soon after the Finnish Winter War. Wist and Anttala are young war veterans whose homes ended up on the wrong side of the new border after the Soviet Union claimed ownership of ... See full summary »

Director: Mikko Niskanen | Stars: Jaakko Pakkasvirta, Spede Pasanen, Veikko Kerttula, Esko Tuomi

Votes: 204



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