Norwegian filmsby aforeginer | created - 16 Jun 2017 | updated - 21 May 2018 | Public
a list of essential norwegian films in chronological order.
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1. Gipsy Anne (1920)
93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The story of an orphaned girl brought up by the Storlein family. Young Anne (Asta Nielsen) is brought as an infant to the Storlein farm by her mother, who has been traveling and is in need ... See full summary »
2. Markens grøde (1921)
107 min | Drama
After the Nobel prize winning Knut Hamsun-novel, with it's criticism of industrialization, urbanizing and loss of values. The farmer Isak makes a farm out of barren soil, together with Inger and their two sons. She kills the third.
3. Pan (1922)
96 min | Drama
Lieutenant Thomas Glahn, a hunter and ex-military man, lives alone in a forest hut with his faithful dog. Meeting Edvarda, the daughter of a merchant, they feel strongly attracted to each other, but neither understands the other's love.
4. The Bridal Party in Hardanger (1926)
104 min | Drama, Romance
Based on the novel "Marit Skjølte" by Kristofer Janson, this Norwegian silent movie tells the story of young Marit and her love, Anders, who travels to America to seek his fortune. Without ... See full summary »
5. The Bride of Glomdal (1926)
115 min | Drama, Romance
Tore takes over the rundown family farm. Applying his youthful energy, he intends to make it into a big farm like Glomgården on the other side of the river, where beautiful Berit lives. ... See full summary »
7. Kristine Valdresdatter (1930)
97 min | Drama, Romance
Every year Lord Wakefield goes to beautiful Vang in Norway to fish. One summer he meets the beautiful Anne, and falls in love. Next spring Anne gives birth to a child.
8. Den store barnedåpen (1931)
104 min | Comedy, Drama
Den arbeidsløsa Harald får bo hos dobbelt-Petra, hvor også Alvilde bor med sitt barn som hun har med en sjøgutt som stakk av. Harald treffer sjøgutten og denger ham opp. Harald har trodd ... See full summary »
9. To levende og en død (1937)
82 min | Crime, Drama
A postal clerk is robbed and threatened to his life, giving up the money. In his community he is seen upon as a coward, ruining his family. After moving he meets a man who seems to knows it, wanting to help him regain his life and honor.
10. Fant (1937)
95 min | Crime, Drama
An orphan, Josefa, runs away from her threatening uncle with whom she is living, and stows away on traveller Fændrik's boat. She is no better off with him, however, as he forces himself on ... See full summary »
11. Gjest Baardsen (1939)
99 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime
In the poor Norway in the early 1800s Gjest Baardsen starts off like a Robin Hood, stealing from the rich, giving to the poor. Based on the real character which became the poor mans hero, and got lots of help to get away from the law.
12. Tante Pose (1940)
92 min | Comedy, Family
Under julefeiringen hos sorenskriver Bals blir det hemmelig forlovelse mellom to av hans vakre døtre og to studenter på julebesøk. Husdragen, tante Pose, spionerer på de unge. Tante Pose ... See full summary »
13. Den forsvundne pølsemaker (1941)
98 min | Comedy
The detectives Gløgg and Rask is put on the task of finding out what has happened to the lost sausage maker H. Brand. They find him after a lot of trouble.
16. Kampen om tungtvannet (1948)
Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Drama, War
A factual reconstruction of the sabotage events which took place to prevent Hitler's Germany in getting the heavy water needed to make an atomic bomb during WW2.
17. Boys from the Streets (1949)
77 min | Drama
The movie takes place on Oslo's east side sometime during the twenties. It depicts the workers' environment by traditional elements like unemployment, strike, poverty, alcoholism, absent ... See full summary »
20. Skadeskutt (1951)
94 min | Drama
In "Skadeskutt" we follow the couple Einar and Else Wang in a painful drama about love, happiness, sorrow and eternal damnation. About a couple's struggle trying to get pregnant and the ... See full summary »
21. Emergency Landing (1952)
100 min | Drama, Crime, War
World War 2: An American bomber is shot down over the western side of the Oslo fjord, and survivors are hidden in a church by local citizens to escape German occupants.
22. Ung frue forsvunnet (1953)
91 min | Drama
A young teacher comes back home after a mountain trip, and finds his wife missing. Noone has seen her since the day he left for the trip. The police starts an investigation starts to find out what has happened.
23. Suicide Mission (1954)
Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, War
"Shetlandsgjengen", which translates as "the Shetland-gang", relates the true story of the illegal traffic across the North Sea from German occupied Norway to Shetland during World War II. ... See full summary »
24. Cirkus Fandango (1954)
87 min | Drama
Circus Fandango is a traveling workplace where everyone has to work together to make their living. A trade where occupational pride, commitment, but maybe also loneliness when getting old, like the clown Papa.
25. Fire in the Night (1955)
96 min | Drama, Thriller
Tim works at a newspaper during day time, and is a pyromaniac at night. Only the newspaper's editor, which also is a childhood friend, knows about Tim's dark side. Until Margrethe also gets to know.
26. På solsiden (1956)
81 min | Drama
Ester (Randi Kolstad) has married into a wealthy family which lives in ignorant bliss about the world's problems. She doesn't get along with her mother-in-law (Ellen Isefjær), who thinks ... See full summary »
27. Nine Lives (1957)
96 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape from the German army from the coast of Northern Norway and across the border to the ... See full summary »
28. Fools in the Mountains (1957)
90 min | Comedy
At a high mountain hotel in Norway the porter Poppe tries to do the best he can for the guests with an often unhelpful piccolo Rudolf. This, however, leads to a lot of problems, and Poppe thinks some of the guests behave inappropriate.
29. Lake of the Dead (1958)
76 min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
A group of friends travel to a cabin in the Norwegian forest. It's a rumor that at night a crazy man can be heard screaming at a lake nearby the cabin.
30. The Chasers (1959)
94 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Two men attracted to the same woman are attending a trip with her in the Mountains during the bird hunting season. A triangular love drama ending with tragedy. Or is it, really?
31. Ugler i mosen (1959)
94 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery
Olso-familien Monsen arver onkel Pavels hus på Sørlandet. Når de reiser dit setter pikene på en gammel grammafonplate der onkel Pavel forteller om en formue som er gjemt i huset. Men for å ... See full summary »
32. The Wayward Girl (1959)
95 min | Drama
The story of a young Gerd, played by Liv Ullmann in her first leading role, who falls in love with a young boy. She is considered a 'loose' woman, and the boy's family does not accept their... See full summary »
33. Støv på hjernen (1959)
94 min | Comedy
Randi Svendsen is happy. Her everyday life is about keeping windows, floors, and clothes cleaner than the neighbour's. Randi's friend Edna however got a different view on the values of life... See full summary »
34. Kalde spor (1962)
96 min | Drama, War
Wartime 1944. Oddmund stays at a remote cabin in the high mountains, about to lead 12 refugees out of the country. But he also awaits the most important person is his life, Ragnhild, which isn't coming.
35. Hunger (1966)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama
In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of ... See full summary »
36. Det største spillet (1967)
129 min | Drama, War
Dette er bertningen om sørlending Gunvald Tomstad og hans dramatiske opplevelser da han under okkupasjonen måtte ta på seg en byrde som ingen kunne bære uten å bli merket for livet, hvis de... See full summary »
37. Motforestilling (1972)
97 min | Crime, Drama
A meta-film about a film and the common man in our own political reality. A reality that is just scenes of a film without any cinematic development, but which might be plain reality tomorrow.
38. Edvard Munch (1974 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 210 min | Biography, Drama, History
Following a rough chronology from 1884 to 1894, when Norwegian artist Edvard Munch began expressionism and established himself as northern Europe's most maligned and controversial artist, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,645 | Gross: $0.04M
39. The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975)
G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Reodor Felgen decides that he will enter a car race to defeat his former friend who has stolen his plans for a car.
40. Them and Us (1976)
91 min | Crime, Drama
The teenagers Lasse and Geir are arrested after making trouble on a night bus into town. After a night in the slammer they go home. To Geir's alcoholic mother and to Lasse's father, who is terrorizing the entire family.
41. Reisen til julestjernen (1976)
92 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A small princess in a small kingdom in Adventureland disappears on Christmas eve. She has gone out to find the Christmas Star. The Queen follows and the King curses the Christmas Star, so it disappears for years, until young Sonja arrives.
42. Orion's Belt (1985)
PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A group of seamen from Norway find a Soviet listening station and they become targets for both America and Russia. Another cold war takes place.
43. X (1986)
94 min | Drama
Photographer John Gabriel, in his mid-twenties, coincidentally meets 13 year old Flora, who's run off from home and has nowhere to sleep. They start a love affair due to her need for affection.
44. Pathfinder (1987)
86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called "tjudes," roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little ... See full summary »
47. Secondløitnanten (1993)
102 min | Drama, War
The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ. There he finds a lack of leadership and morale... See full summary »
48. Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (1994)
96 min | Drama
The young teenager Otto is entering the summer holidays in 60s Oslo, without getting a real holiday, and he is not accepted in the gang or the football team. But then he meets exciting mysterious Frank, which changes everything.
49. Eggs (1995)
86 min | Comedy, Drama