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Top 10 Best Icelandic Movies of All Time

It is sincerely mind blowing to name the Icelandic movies. There are countless of them which are worth see, and got popularity the world over. If you want to know which are the top 10 best Icelandic movies of all time, we here have an interesting list.

Best Icelandic Movies of All Time

10. Horizon

Director: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson and Bergur Berndburg
Genre: Documentary
It is a wonderful Icelandic movie that talks about painter Georg Gudni Hauksson, who passed away. It is a kind of headstone for this marvelous Icelandic artist.


9. Horsemen – Saga of Riders

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Genre: Drama
When To Expect It: Spring 2013
This movie was released in 2013. It is a love story that has come from the true Icelandic culture. The movie has powerful characters, and is a perfect combination of romance and comedy.

Horsemen - Saga of Riders

8. Metal Head

Director: Ragnar Bragason
Genre: Drama
The Metal Head was also released in 2013. It is by famous filmmaker Ragnar Bragason. The movie is about a girl, heavy metal and cows. The overall story is worth to check. So, don’t miss this movie.

Metal Head

7. Rocket Man

Director: Dagur Kari Petursson
Genre: Drama
Dagur Kari Petursson has followed up his English language debut “The Good Heart” with “Rocket Man,” which is about an old introvert who is living with his mother. The movie is marvelous. It is all about relationships, love, and age differences.

Rocket Man

6. Silence of the Grave

Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Genre: Drama
The Silence of the Grave is an Icelandic film by Baltasar Kormakur. It is an adaptation of “Jar City” novelist Arnaldur Indridason’s sort-of-sequel. The movie has high budget than the previous films of the same director.

Silence of the Grave

5. Spooks and Spirits

Director: Agust Gudmundsson
Genre: Black comedy
The Spooks and Spirits is a direction of Agust Gudmundsson. This black comedy is all about superstitions and unexplained things. The movie contains the elements which are highly entertaining and something to make you excited.

Spooks and Spirits

4. Staying Alive

Director: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
Genre: Drama/Comedy
The Staying Alive was released in 2014. It is a narrative movie of Icelandic workhorse Fridriksson. The story is about a lesbian love relationship who face many ups and downs in life but still sticks to one another.

Staying Alive

3. The Winner

Director: Gudrun Ragnarsdottir
Genre: Drama
The Winner is yet another wonderful and amazing movie. It is from Icelandic artist Gudrun Ragnarsdottir. The story is about six year old twins (a boy and a girl) who are sent to a countryside children’s home when their parents marriage falls apart.

The Winner

2. Blue Whale

Director: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
Genre: Documentary
The Blue Whale is a movie by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, who is famous as an amazing filmmaker of Iceland. It is a simple yet amazing story. The movie has various beautiful stars who are surely going to occupy your attention.

Blue Whale

1. Cold Spring

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson
Genre: Comedy
The Cold Spring is one of the finest and most amazing Icelandic movies. It is by up-and-coming Icelandic filmmaker Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson. The movie is about some persons who recover alcoholic habits, and try to be back to normal lives

Cold Spring

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