With Norsk Filmfond (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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81 Metascore

Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Viktor Gyllenberg, Lotti Törnros

Votes: 15,291 | Gross: $0.22M

2. You, the Living (2007)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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81 Metascore

You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Elisabeth Helander, Jörgen Nohall, Jan Wikbladh, Björn Englund

Votes: 13,487 | Gross: $0.02M

3. Factotum (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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71 Metascore

This drama centers on Hank Chinaski, the fictional alter-ego of "Factotum" author Charles Bukowski, who wanders around Los Angeles, CA trying to live off jobs which don't interfere with his primary interest, which is writing. Along the way, he fends off the distractions offered by women, drinking and gambling.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Didier Flamand

Votes: 13,530 | Gross: $0.81M

4. Next Door (2005)

Unrated | 75 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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John has just been left by his girlfriend Ingrid. That day he allows himself to be seduced into a mystical and scary world, where it is impossible to separate truth from the lies

Director: Pål Sletaune | Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie A. Mosli, Julia Schacht, Anna Bache-Wiig

Votes: 8,469

5. Strings (2004)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A Prince leaves his city and sets off to avenge his father, not aware his father wasn't murdered, and in reality, committed suicide, and soon learns the truth about his people from a warrior woman.

Director: Anders Rønnow Klarlund | Stars: James McAvoy, Catherine McCormack, Julian Glover, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 3,930

6. Metropia (2009)

TV-14 | 86 min | Animation, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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47 Metascore

A complex story of a misaligned man, though good intent, creating a nightmarish Dystopian existence.

Director: Tarik Saleh | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Juliette Lewis, Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 7,239

7. Dark Woods (2003)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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5 Norwegians head for a cabin in the wilderness for a few days of team building. But strange things start happening - especially down by the water where they find an abandoned tent. Is there someone else?

Director: Pål Øie | Stars: Bjørn Floberg, Kristoffer Joner, Eva Röse, Sampda Sharma

Votes: 5,205

8. The Beautiful Country (2004)

R | 125 min | Drama

7.4
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64 Metascore

After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Damien Nguyen, Bai Ling, Dang Quoc Thinh Tran, Thi Hoa Mai

Votes: 3,649 | Gross: $0.44M

9. The Inheritance (2003)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

A young man is torn between his individual hopes and his sense of duty when his father dies and he is expected to take over the family industry.

Director: Per Fly | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Lisa Werlinder, Ghita Nørby, Karina Skands

Votes: 4,525

10. Wolf Summer (2003)

87 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.9
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A young girl becomes friends with a wolf and its little puppy. She decides to save them from three local shepherds.

Director: Peder Norlund | Stars: Julia Pauline Boracco Braathen, Jørgen Langhelle, Line Verndal, Samuel Fröler

Votes: 962

11. O'Horten (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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78 Metascore

A drama focused on a life-changing moment in 67-year-old train engineer Odd Horten's existence: the evening of his retirement.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Baard Owe, Espen Skjønberg, Ghita Nørby, Henny Moan

Votes: 3,654 | Gross: $0.30M

12. Drabet (2005)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.7
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A college professor abandons his family and his career in order to champion his mistress, a student radical accused of killing a policeman.

Director: Per Fly | Stars: Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August, Beate Bille, Charlotte Fich

Votes: 2,317

13. Bright Nights (2017)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

5.8
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A father tries to rekindle his relationship with his son after years of absence and lack of communication. He takes him on a car ride across northern Norway, hoping it is not too late.

Director: Thomas Arslan | Stars: Georg Friedrich, Tristan Göbel, Marie Leuenberger, Hanna Karlberg

Votes: 384

14. Maria (2008– )

Drama

5.9
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Stars: Charlotte Frogner, Sigrid Edvardsson, Ingar Helge Gimle, Anne Marit Jacobsen

Votes: 94

15. Immediate Boarding (2003)

89 min | Family

5.4
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Two 11-year olds, Julia and Martin, decide to swap lives with each other.

Director: Ella Lemhagen | Stars: Amanda Davin, Jørgen Langhelle, Helena Af Sandeberg, Torkel Petersson

Votes: 564

16. Wolf (2008)

95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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An examination of how the traditions of the Sami villagers in northern Sweden is confronted with modern day society.

Director: Daniel Alfredson | Stars: Peter Stormare, Robin Lundberg, Rolf Degerlund, Marie Delleskog

Votes: 1,193

17. The Beast of Beauty (2003)

90 min | Family, Horror

4.9
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Little Lotte and her father who works as the Queens bodyguard moves in with Kristin, a former beauty queen, and her daughter, Vendela. Kristin is grooming Vendela to win the Little Miss ... See full summary »

Director: Hilde Heier | Stars: Amanda Jean Kvakland, Bård Tufte Johansen, Bente Wethal, Øivind Egeland

Votes: 261

18. Ran (2005– )

200 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Five men who grew up together plan an enormous robbery.

Stars: Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Kyrre Hellum, Edward Schultheiss, Biniham Yhidego

Votes: 316

19. Amazon Jack (2007)

72 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

4.7
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The world's rarest and cutest creature, Amazon Jack, lives on a peaceful island. When a greedy millionaire puts out a reward to find him, Jack must leave his home, evade capture, and outwit the tycoon before he ends up in a zoo!

Directors: Jørgen Lerdam, Flemming Quist Møller, Anders Sørensen | Stars: Jesper Klein, Kaya Brüel, Claus Ryskjær, Ole Fick

Votes: 209

20. Make Believe (2003)

109 min | Drama

3.0
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A film about the love of life, love of truth and love between two people who do not understand that they love each other.

Director: Kjell Grede | Stars: Shanti Roney, Tuva Novotny, Ing-Marie Carlsson, Örjan Ramberg

Votes: 166

21. All About My Father (2002)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Young film director Even Benestad tells the story of his own father Espen Benestad who is a transvestite and seeks his son's acceptance.

Director: Even Benestad | Stars: Espen Benestad, Elsa Almås, Elisabeth Benestad, Liv

Votes: 413

22. Pelle the Police Car (2002)

74 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.2
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Pelle The Police car is a movie about a little girl called Maria who gets her bicycle stolen by some filthy thieves with filthy plans. Uncle Rikhard, a local policeman wants to help little ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Kaiser | Stars: Hege Elise Strømsnes, Gard B. Eidsvold, Bjørn Sundquist, Jørgen Langhelle

Votes: 107

23. The Giant (2005)

80 min | Documentary

7.0
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We follow the TV personality "the giant" Erik Bye in several project the three last years of his life. Even if he got sick the latter months of is life, his thoughts was very much alive.

Directors: Hallvard Bræin, Arne B. Rostad | Stars: Willy Andresen, Erik Bye

Votes: 90

24. Håkon Bleken, maler (2009)

63 min | Documentary

7.2
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A challenging portrait of Håkon Bleken, one of Norway's most renowned contemporary painters.

Director: Hallvard Bræin | Star: Håkon Bleken

Votes: 11

25. Hvis jeg faller (2006)

Short, Comedy, Drama

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Director: Johanne Helgeland | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Marika Lagercrantz, Svein Tindberg

26. A Perfect Day for Golf (2008)

15 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Paramedics Gudmund and Frode are on their way to hospital with a patient when their ambulance breaks down. Meanwhile, the English golfer Julius arrives at the green with his caddie Alfred. ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Magnusson | Stars: John Hatch, Kristofer Hivju, Nicholas Hope, Ragnhild Mønness

Votes: 6

27. Hypochondriacs (2007)

48 min | Documentary

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8:45 am. Hypochondriacs Clinic, Bergen, Norway. A young man is waiting for his consultation to start. In the next room, Dr. Wilhelmsen reads briefly through his journal, invites the patient... See full summary »

Director: Lars Leegaard Marøy

28. 165 Hässelby (2005)

79 min | Documentary, Drama

6.0
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A documentary about the everyday lives of several youths from the Stockholm suburb of Hässelby, including a young man with ADHD and a music artist.

Director: Mia Engberg | Stars: Dino, Camilla Gabrielli, Francesco Gabrielli, Julio Oleo

Votes: 6

29. Skyldig (2016)

19 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

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Two dubious men accepts a job for a mysterious man. In a psychologist's office, sits Alexander, a young insurance advisor who is struggling to remember the events of the previous night.

Director: Jacob Andersen | Stars: Kenneth Barelli, Patrick Finzi, Sverre Horge, Sigurd Lange

30. Save the Children (2003)

6 min | Short

6.4
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Eli (8) and Tarals (5) sell lottery tickets to benefit blind children in Africa

Director: Terje Rangnes | Stars: Luis Engebrigtsen Bye, Rosa Engebrigtsen Bye, Trond Høvik

Votes: 36

31. Med dobbelt bunn - Odvar Nordli forteller (2007)

52 min | Biography, History, War

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Director: Ingebjørg Tale Weiss | Star: Odvar Nordli

32. Parat (2009)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Director: Magne Pettersen | Stars: John Sigurd Kristensen, Anne Krigsvoll, Hege Aga Edelsteen, Per Kjerstad

Votes: 23

33. Que será, será (2002)

14 min | Short

5.5
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A tragicomic look at an evening in the life of the newly elected President of the Norwegian Esperanto Society and his nervous preparations for his first Annual General Meeting in this ... See full summary »

Director: Geir Greni | Stars: Solveig Kloppen, Robert Skjærstad, Espen Torkildsen

Votes: 20

34. Tragedien Rigel (2005 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, War

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Directors: Trygve Berge, Svein Rune Nyland | Stars: Pål Rønning, Asbjørn Schultz, Chris Page, Max-Jürgen Dohrn


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