Norwegian films I have watched

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1. Julia Julia (1981)

99 min | Comedy, Crime

Julia washes trains coupes for a living, when she one day meets the married Karl-Henrik, the secretary of the minister of justice. Falling in love with him, she also are involved in his criminal activity.

Directors: Petter Vennerød, Svend Wam | Stars: Gunilla Olsson, Knut Husebø, Audun Meling, Thomas Robsahm

Votes: 40

2. Bryllupsfesten (1989)

115 min | Comedy

Businessman Totto is on the verge of bankruptcy. Under cover of his daughters wedding, he plans on saving the family fortune by an advanced insurance scam. Burglars are to steal copies of valuable Munch-paintings. But which are the copies?

Directors: Petter Vennerød, Svend Wam | Stars: Knut Husebø, Eli Anne Linnestad, Julie Wiggen, Are Sjaastad

Votes: 203

3. Lakki... The Boy Who Could Fly (1992)

102 min | Drama

Surreal tale of a friendless, lonely boy who dreams of escape from a broken home with an neglectful, promiscuous. alcoholic mother and self-centered, clueless, absent father.

Director: Svend Wam | Stars: Anders Borchgrevink, Nina Gunke, Bjørn Skagestad, Jorunn Kjellsby

Votes: 230

4. 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.

Director: Kåre Bergstrøm | Stars: André Bjerke, Bjørg Engh, Henki Kolstad, Per Lillo-Stenberg

Votes: 1,576

5. Aldri annet enn bråk (1954)

77 min | Comedy, Drama

The Bråten family lives on the top floor in a sublet appartment in the suburbs of Oslo. The father, mother and 5 kids all share the space of this 1 room and a kitchen appartment. The father... See full summary »

Director: Edith Carlmar | Stars: Turid Haaland, Stig Egede-Nissen, Vigdis Røising, Sven Libaek

Votes: 114

6. Aldri mer 13! (1996)

77 min | Drama, Family

13-year old Rikke sees Bea, the new girl in her class, as a challenge.

Director: Sirin Eide | Stars: Sofie Cappelen, Martine Karlsen, Anne Krigsvoll, Svein Roger Karlsen

Votes: 273

7. Just Bea (2004)

86 min | Drama

Bea is 16 and nine months, and the only one left in her crowd who yet hasn't debuted sexually. This seems to be a problem for her when she falls in love with the most popular guy at school.... See full summary »

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Kaia Foss, Kamilla Grønli Hartvig, Ida Thurman-Moe, Maria Brinch

Votes: 1,300

8. Izzat (2005)

107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Izzat (honor), the concept of honor in North India and Pakistan

Director: Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen | Stars: Emil Marwa, Khawar Gomi Sadiq, Assad Siddique, Daud Mirza

Votes: 2,002

9. Nokas (2010)

87 min | Action, Biography, Crime

The movie portrays Norway's most spectacular robbery, where 11 men occupied central Stavanger for twenty minutes and escaped with 57 million kroner (appx $10 million). A police officer was shot and killed.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Marit Synnøve Berg, Frode Winther, Morten Larsen, Tov Sletta

Votes: 3,929

10. Elling (2001)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and... See full summary »

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marit Pia Jacobsen, Jørgen Langhelle

Votes: 13,518 | Gross: $0.31M

11. Mother's Elling (2003)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

In this prequel to Elling (2001), Elling, a slightly autistic, but opinionated young man, lives with his aging mother who is worried what he'll do without her. She decides to take him on a trip to Spain to see new things.

Director: Eva Isaksen | Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen, Grete Nordrå, Helge Reiss, Christin Borge

Votes: 2,179

13. Den siste Fleksnes (1974)

86 min | Comedy, Romance

Fleksnes has a good life, but misses the woman in his life. His mother is helpful, and has several solutions to the problem to prevent him from being the last Fleksnes. Charm school must be a solution.

Director: Bo Hermansson | Stars: Rolv Wesenlund, Aud Schønemann, Finn Mehlum, Per Christensen

Votes: 530

14. Heaven and Hell (1969)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Music

Norwegain cult drama about Eva (16) and Arne (17), both from well established homes, attend a class where a professor says that cannabis is harmless. Together with some friends they decide to try. The start of a drug Hell for all involved.

Director: Øyvind Vennerød | Stars: Sigrid Huun, Lillebjørn Nilsen, Georg Richter, Randi Kolstad

Votes: 180

15. Mannen som ikke kunne le (1968)

98 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A man who can not laugh gets help by a psychiatrist.

Director: Bo Hermansson | Stars: Rolv Wesenlund, Birgitta Andersson, Harald Heide-Steen Jr., Thea Stabell

Votes: 237

17. Norske byggeklosser (1972)

94 min | Comedy

The married couple Ingrid and Olav Femte meets unforeseen troubles and bureaucracy when they build a new house. A hopeless and hilarious meet with the system.

Director: Pål Bang-Hansen | Stars: Rolv Wesenlund, Bjørn Sand, Thea Stabell, Arve Opsahl

Votes: 781

18. Olsen-banden (II) (1968)

82 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

Egon Olsen has been behind bars for some time, but that hasn't stopped the criminal mastermind from making a plan - a plan to steal a very valuable golden statue, and never to fall behind ... See full summary »

Director: Knut Bohwim | Stars: Arve Opsahl, Carsten Byhring, Sverre Holm, Aud Schønemann

Votes: 1,464

19. Olsen-banden og Dynamitt-Harry (1970)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

After jail, the Olsen gang meets up again, but there's love in the air for Egon. he decides that ordinary steady work is the future. But honest work doesn't help if you are wrongfully accused. But Dynemite Harry is their secret weapon.

Director: Ove Kant | Stars: Arve Opsahl, Sverre Holm, Carsten Byhring, Harald Heide-Steen Jr.

Votes: 910

20. Olsen-banden og Dynamitt-Harry går amok (1973)

102 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

Egon Olsen and his gang is about to commit their biggest heist - stealing 6 millions from an under cover operation at a freight company, which the police also follows closely. The safe is both guarded by alarm and the company gorillas.

Director: Knut Bohwim | Stars: Arve Opsahl, Carsten Byhring, Sverre Holm, Harald Heide-Steen Jr.

Votes: 799

21. Olsen-banden møter kongen og knekten (1974)

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

It's all about the big money, four millions in easy coins. The Olsen Gang meets the King and the Jack., both criminals to fear.

Director: Knut Bohwim | Stars: Arve Opsahl, Carsten Byhring, Sverre Holm, Aud Schønemann

Votes: 754

22. Olsenbanden og Dynamitt-Harry på sporet (1977)

98 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

The Olsen Gang is robbed in Spain for the millions from their last coup. But Egon has a genius plan to get the money back by robbing the national railways for a gold transport.

Director: Knut Bohwim | Stars: Arve Opsahl, Carsten Byhring, Sverre Holm, Harald Heide-Steen Jr.

Votes: 699

23. 'Men Olsenbanden var ikke død!' (1984)

89 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

The Olsen Gang has traveled south after having success with their last coup. But someone still hasn't given up catching them.

Director: Knut Bohwim | Stars: Arve Opsahl, Carsten Byhring, Sverre Holm, Aud Schønemann

Votes: 607

24. Olsen-banden tar gull (1972)

94 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

Egon returns from prison with the key to a big heist, a hidden Nazi-treasure. After some trouble, the Olsen Gang finds the place, but problems are still topped when the international criminals Carina and Ricco turns up.

Director: Knut Bohwim | Stars: Arve Opsahl, Carsten Byhring, Sverre Holm, Aud Schønemann

Votes: 794

25. Odd Little Man (2000)

88 min | Biography, Comedy

Little Oddemann uses every means available to find Jesus, including his slingshot. The film takes us to Norway in the late 30's, where we meet a series of burlesque and humorous characters,... See full summary »

Director: Stein Leikanger | Stars: Fredrik Stenberg Ditlev-Simonsen, Martin Eidissen, Frederick Paasche, Gjertrud L. Jynge

Votes: 376

26. Max Manus: Man of War (2008)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama

60 Metascore

The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Ken Duken

Votes: 25,019

28. Hawaii, Oslo (2004)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

Hawaii, Oslo is the story of a handful of people who cross each other's path without necessarily knowing each other, during the hottest day of the year, in Oslo. We follow Frode and Milla. ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Trond Espen Seim, Jan Gunnar Røise, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Stig Henrik Hoff

Votes: 4,421

29. Jonny Vang (2003)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Three friends since childhood are trying to work out their complicated relationships. Jonny tries to be best friends with Magnus, Magnus tries to be married to Tuva, and Tuva tries to have sex with Jonny.

Director: Jens Lien | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Laila Goody, Fridtjov Såheim, Marit Andreassen

Votes: 1,421

30. Nattseilere (1986)

113 min | Adventure, Drama

Set on the island of Senja in Northern Norway in 1877. Båremor, a 14 year old girl is washed ashore almost dead. No-one knows her and she remembers nothing of her past. A poor fisherman ... See full summary »

Director: Tor M. Tørstad | Stars: Vera Holte, Helge Jordal, Per Oscarsson, Frode Rasmussen

Votes: 190

31. Curling King (2011)

90 min | Comedy, Sport

Curling skip Truls Pålsen's team has to make a come back after suffering from psychic problems with oversizing details.

Director: Ole Endresen | Stars: Atle Antonsen, Linn Skåber, Kåre Conradi, Ingar Helge Gimle

Votes: 2,005

32. Frida - med hjertet i hånden (1991)

113 min | Comedy, Romance

Frida, aged 13, has discovered a book by psychoanalyst Erich Fromm called "The art of loving". Using it as a reference she sets out to better the love lives of her family and friends. But ... See full summary »

Director: Berit Nesheim | Stars: Maria Kvalheim, Ellen Horn, Helge Jordal, Andreas Bratlie

Votes: 393

33. Detector (2000)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

Daniel Jul is a 28 year old psychiatrist, still living with his mom. He and his friend Ronny have one thing in common, they like searching for metallic objects in the ground. One day they ... See full summary »

Director: Pål Jackman | Stars: Mads Ousdal, Hildegun Riise, Ingjerd Egeberg, Allan Svensson

Votes: 1,377

34. 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.

Director: Arne Skouen | Stars: Henki Kolstad, Jack Kennedy, Randi Kolstad, Bjarne Andersen

Votes: 79

35. 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.

Director: Arne Skouen | Stars: Arne Arnardo, Joachim Holst-Jensen, Ilselil Larsen, Toralv Maurstad

Votes: 43

36. Nine Lives (1957)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

During World War II, nine members of the Norwegian Resistance trapped into a deadly Nazi ambush. Only one escapes on foot, and a fierce hunt through the ice desert has begun.

Director: Arne Skouen | Stars: Jack Fjeldstad, Henny Moan, Alf Malland, Joachim Holst-Jensen

Votes: 1,517

37. Børning (2014)

89 min | Action, Comedy

The illegal sports car race "Steet legal" goes 2000 kilometers through Norway from Oslo to North Cape, and Roy has been challenged to participate. At the same time, he has to look after his daughter.

Director: Hallvard Bræin | Stars: Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Ida Husøy, Sven Nordin, Otto Jespersen

Votes: 3,380

38. Open Future (1983)

118 min | Drama

A 16 year old boy growing up in the 60'ies, trying to go his own ways. He is inseparable from his friends and starts dropping school and starts experimenting with life, sex, drugs, alcohol.

Directors: Petter Vennerød, Svend Wam | Stars: Thomas Robsahm, Are Sjaastad, Espen Moreite, Julie Wiggen

Votes: 101

39. 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.

Director: Svend Wam | Stars: Torgeir Schjerven, Lasse Tømte, Kjersti Døvigen, Jorunn Kjellsby

Votes: 409

40. The Silent Majority (1977)

91 min | Drama

Young Øystein lives in a small apartment outside Oslo, where every day is filled with everyday habits, and he is constantly looking for someone to marry. Then he meets Britt, which hates conformity and traditional values.

Director: Svend Wam | Stars: Torgeir Schjerven, Gunilla Olsson, Marie Takvam, Sverre Gran

Votes: 60

41. Says Who..!? (1978)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

Filmen tar utgangspunkt i hvilken frihet man egentlig har i et vestlig demokrati. Hovedpersonen anser den som meget liten. Han opplever seg selv som gjennomsensurert og kneblet. Ottar er en... See full summary »

Director: Petter Vennerød | Stars: Petter Vennerød, Sossen Krohg, Sverre Gran, Stein Rosenlund

Votes: 52

42. Plastposen (1986)

88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

An ordinary man Reinert, goes out in the morning for throwing his garbage in a plastic-bag. At the same time a bank-robbery happens in the neighborhood. The loot from the robbery is also kept in a plastic-bag.

Director: Hans Otto Nicolayssen | Stars: Jon Skolmen, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Hilde Grythe, Ingar Helge Gimle

Votes: 370

43. 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 »

Director: Leif Sinding | Stars: Henny Skjønberg, Einar Vaage, Hans Bille, Joachim Holst-Jensen

Votes: 304

45. Stompa, selvfølgelig! (1963)

84 min | Adventure, Family, Comedy

Langåsen private school has it's 50 years anniversary, and the students are to make a celebration show in the gym. But a school inspector is also to visit the school just about then.

Director: Nils-Reinhardt Christensen | Stars: Ole Enger, Knut Eide, Didrik Arnesen, Ingmar Wareng

Votes: 100

46. Trollhunter (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

61 Metascore

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.

Director: André Øvredal | Stars: Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Nærum, Glenn Erland Tosterud

Votes: 64,168 | Gross: $0.25M

47. Uno (2004)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

Uno is a story from inner-city Oslo about David, a twentyfive-year-old with few prospects for the future. His days are spent hanging around with petty criminals at an inner-city gym. Still,... See full summary »

Directors: Aksel Hennie, John Andreas Andersen | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Floberg, Espen Juul Kristiansen

Votes: 3,840

48. United (2003)

85 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Kåre and Anna live in a little town on the west coast of Norway, they have been together since their childhood. As long as they have had hot feelings for each other they also have had hot ... See full summary »

Director: Magnus Martens | Stars: Håvard Lilleheie, Berte Rommetveit, Vegar Hoel, Sondre Sørheim

Votes: 1,107