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Movies: Best Movies in Norwegian(Norsk)

Norwegian (Norwegian: norsk [ˈnɔʂːk]) is a North Germanic language from the Indo-European language family spoken mainly in Norway, where it is an official language. Along with Swedish and Danish, Norwegian forms a dialect continuum of more or less mutually intelligible local and regional varieties; some Norwegian and Swedish dialects, in particular, are very close. These Scandinavian languages, together with Faroese and Icelandic as well as some extinct languages, constitute the North Germanic languages. Faroese and Icelandic are not mutually intelligible with Norwegian in their spoken form because continental Scandinavian has diverged from them. While the two Germanic languages with the greatest numbers of speakers, English and German, have close similarities with Norwegian, neither is mutually intelligible with it. Norwegian is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Age. Today there are two official forms of written Norwegian, Bokmål (Riksmål) and Nynorsk (Landsmål), each with its own variants. Bokmål developed from the Dano-Norwegian language that replaced Middle Norwegian as the elite language after the union of Denmark–Norway in the 16th and 17th centuries and then evolved in Norway, while N... ()

Norwegian is spoken in Norway and 1,860 movies (between 1903 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Norway (1,698). Popular genres for Norwegian movies are Drama (754), Comedy (363) and Documentary (335). Headhunters (2011), Shipwrecked (1990), The Wave (2015), Louis & Luca and the Snow Machine (2013) and The Worst Person in the World (2021) are among the best known & most successful Norwegian movies.


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Headhunters(2011)

R
| 1h 40min | Thriller, Crime, Action
3.6/5 (with 531 votes)

An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.

Shipwrecked(1990)

3.3/5 (with 28 votes)

A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates.

The Wave(2015)

R
| 1h 44min | Thriller
3.4/5 (with 564 votes)

Although theorised, no one is really ready when a mountain pass above the scenic and narrow Geiranger fjord in Norway collapses and creates a tsunami over 300 feet high. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.

Louis & Luca and the Snow Machine(2013)

3.4/5 (with 13 votes)

The small town of Pinchcliffe is experiencing a great lack of snow, which is why the inventor Reodor Felgen is asked to create a snow machine. However, things does not go as planned.

The Worst Person in the World(2021)

2h 1min | Drama, Comedy

Julie (30) lives with Aksel (early 40s), a cult graphic novelist. Aksel is caring and their life in the Oslo art world is full of cocktails and events. But Julie feels she is mainly living Aksel’s life. Unable to bear the brunt of her family’s expectations or Aksel’s desire for a child, Julie keeps chasing ever-changing personal dreams. One evening, while desperately looking to rediscover a few lost sensations of her youth, Julie sneaks into a random wedding party, where she meets Eivind, a man her age….

The Worst Person in the World(2021)

R
| 2h 1min | Drama, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 419 votes)

The chronicles of four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.

The 12th Man(2017)

NR
| 2h 16min | War, Drama
3.7/5 (with 220 votes)

After a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, a Norwegian resistance fighter finds himself fleeing the Gestapo through the snowbound reaches of Scandinavia.

Directed by Harald Zwart - With Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Julia Bache-Wiig, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Erich Redman, Marie Blokhus, ...

The King's Choice(2016)

2h 13min | War, Action, Drama
3.4/5 (with 64 votes)

On 9 April 1940, German soldiers arrive in the city of Oslo. The King of Norway faces a choice that will change his country forever. The King's Choice is a story about the three most dramatic days in Norway's history, the royal family's escape and King Haakon's difficult choice after Nazi Germany's invasion of Norway.

Journey to the Christmas Star(2012)

3.0/5 (with 73 votes)

13 year old kind-hearted Sonja arrives at a tiny village together with a company of bandits. But there is a curse on the village. A long time ago, the King’s only daughter Goldhair disappeared while searching for the Christmas Star. The Queen died of a broken heart, leaving the shattered King all on his own. From that day on, the King cursed the Christmas Star, thereby causing darkness and grief to descend upon the land. However, an old sage has revealed that Goldhair is still alive, and will return only if the King finds the way back to the Christmas Star. Ever since, the King has been searching for the Christmas Star every Christmas, but all in vain.

In the Forest of Huckybucky(2016)

3.1/5 (with 2 votes)

In the woods there lives a mouse and his friends, and they are always scared of getting eaten by the fox or other predators who can't get food in a fair way. They have to make some laws so they all can live togheter in peace.

Louis & Luca: The Big Cheese Race(2015)

3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

Two rival villages, Flåklypa and Slidre, decide to re-launch their traditional Cheese Race after years of inactivity. The boastful bird Nolan, the anxious hedgehog Louis and the kind-hearted inventor Reodor are sure they’ll come out on top in this adventurous showdown, but their opponents are not to be taken lightly, and there’s much more than honour at stake here.

Louis & Luca: Mission to the Moon(2018)

3.2/5 (with 9 votes)

In the international race to the moon, the Norwegian mission is led by brilliant inventor Reodor from the village of Pinchcliffe. With Luca the Magpie as the brave astronaut, what could possibly go wrong?

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The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King(2017)

1h 40min | Adventure, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 123 votes)

Espen “Ash Lad”, a poor farmer’s son, embarks on a dangerous quest with his brothers to save the princess from a vile troll known as the Mountain King – in order to collect a reward and save his family’s farm from ruin.

Ragnarok(2013)

2.9/5 (with 93 votes)

Archaeologist Sigurd Svendsen discovers that the Oseberg ship hides a secret from the Viking Age. Along with his two children put Sigurd out on a quest to find the truth. The mystery leads them into "No Man's Land" between Norway and Russia where no man traveling in modern times. Old runes take on new meaning when the secret they uncover is more frightening than anyone could have imagined.

The Junior Olsen Gang Rocks It(2004)

2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

The Gang form The Dynamites. After winning a talent competition they are told by manager Pop-Johansen that the band will be huge in the U.S. But is he only after their prize money?

The Junior Olsen Gang and the Silver Mine Mystery(2007)

1h 34min | Comedy, Kids & Family
1.8/5 (with 2 votes)

Hearing about the Kings Jewels hidden deep in a silver mine, the Junior Olsen Gang embark on a thrilling hunt to prevent the Jewels from landing in the wrong hands.

The Ash Lad: In Search of the Golden Castle(2019)

1h 39min | Fantasy, Adventure
3.4/5 (with 41 votes)

When the King and Queen are poisoned, brothers Per and Pål get arrested, suspected of being behind it. Younger brother Espen "Ash Lad" and Princess Kristin set out on a quest to find the mythical Soria Moria castle, which is said to be built of pure gold. In Soria Moria, there sits a well containing the Water of Life; the only thing that can cure Kristin's parents. But some wicked Danes are also on the hunt to find the castle. If Espen and Kristin fail, it will spell the end for the brothers, the kingdom - and perhaps the entire world.

The Junior Olsen Gang Goes Submarine(2003)

1h 35min | Comedy, Kids & Family
2.1/5 (with 3 votes)

On the orphanage Lykkebo, Egon sits and wants a real family - a mother and a father like Kjell has. The rich couple Gyldenløwe picks out 5 boys they consider adopting, but with a little sabotage Egon himself get picked. Suddely Egon is the rich son with a swimming pool and a big house. What Egon don't know is that Gyldenløwe has exchanged a million dollars for all the papers on Egon Olsen.

The Burning Sea(2021)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Action, Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 75 votes)

An oil platform dramatically goes down on the Norwegian coast, and researchers try to find out what happened when they realize this is just the start of something even more serious.

Directed by John Andreas Andersen - With Rolf Kristian Larsen, Kristine Kujath Thorp, Henrik Bjelland, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Bjørn Floberg, Anneke von der Lippe, ...

Buddy(2003)

3.1/5 (with 15 votes)

Kristoffer lives in Oslo with his friends Geir and Stig Inge. He works as a billboard installer, and in his spare time he makes a video diary with Geir and Stig, containing stunts of a Jackass-nature. When Kristoffer's girlfriend, Elisabeth, leaves him, his life seems to fall to pieces. Until his videos are featured on Norway's most popular talk show and Kristoffer becomes famous.

Doctor Proctor: Bubble in the Bathtub(2015)

3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

The lovesick Doctor Proctor has traveled back in time in a desperate attempt to alter history. He wants to stop the wedding between his beloved Juliette and the terrible Claude Cliché, but is trapped in time. Lise and Bulle have to help him back.

Cold Prey III(2010)

1h 35min | Horror
3.0/5 (with 65 votes)

In 1988, a group of teenagers go to visit an abandoned hotel, only to find themselves hunted by a psychotic killer through the Norwegian woods.

Directed by Mikkel Sandemose - With Nils Johnson

The Junior Olsen Gang at the Circus(2006)

1h 32min | Comedy, Kids & Family
2.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Rock'n'Roll and bananas has arrived the country, and Egon has found out about sabotage plans about a circus, in order to take it over.

Free Jimmy(2006)

PG-13
| 1h 26min | Animation, Comedy
2.6/5 (with 35 votes)

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.

Totally True Love(2011)

3.3/5 (with 18 votes)

When the new boy in class, Jørgen, moves into the haunted house down the road Anne’s world turns upside-down; she falls head over heals in love with him. All the girls in Anne’s class fall for Jørgen as well, including beautiful blonde pony-tailed Ellen. But that is of no hindrance to Anne; she is willing to go further than anyone to win him over. When done in the name of love, everything is allowed…isn’t it?

Directed by Anne Sewitsky - With Maria Annette Tanderø Berglyd, Otto Garli, Aurora Bach Rodal, Silje Breivik, Morten Faldaas, Stella T. Heie, ...

Dead Snow(2009)

R
| 1h 31min | Horror, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 483 votes)

Eight medical students on a ski trip to Norway discover that Hitler's horrors live on when they come face to face with a battalion of zombie Nazi soldiers intent on devouring anyone unfortunate enough to wander into the remote mountains where they were once sent to die.

The Junior Olsen Gang and the Master Thief(2010)

2.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Follows the Junior Olsen Gang as they hunt down missing tax money stolen from a bank in 1835.

Uro(2006)

1h 44min | Action, Crime
3.0/5 (with 10 votes)

Turning his back on a delinquent past and joining the police force, HP is determined to start doing the right thing. Soon he finds himself trapped in a web of lies, stretching out from both sides of the law. HP soon realizes that his present mission is closely connected to his own past, and that everything he worked so hard to escape from, is coming back to haunt him.

Just Super(2022)

3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

11-year-old gaming enthusiast Hedvig finds her life turned upside down when she is forced to replace her father as the town’s superhero much earlier than expected. But Hedvig is no superhero, and the challenges are far greater than her coaching father anticipated.

The Junior Olsen Gang and the Black Gold(2009)

2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Norwegian engineers are searching for oil and Egon Olsen convinces his friends to buy stocks in the oil market. In the process, Egon, stumbles upon a scheme to fool the Norwegian Government that there is indeed no traces of oil in the North Sea. The Olsen Gang tries to tell the ministry the truth about the oil but they are caught by Sheik El-Altan who, in order to make sure the boys keep their mouths shut, kidnaps Valborg and brings her to Egypt.

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