Best Scandinavian Movies of The 21st Century

List by john Last updated June 14, 2017

Language barrier aside, Scandinavia has produced some of the best movies of the last 17 years in an array of different genres. Some have even been made into English such as the 2009 Swedish film "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" created by danish director Niels Arden Oplev.

With all the glitz and glamour (and budget) of Hollywood Scandinavian films are more often than not swept under the run but they should not be because cinema is about story telling and that is something movies made in Scandinavia do in a unique way.

So here is my list of the Best Scandinavian Movies of The 21st Century chosen for:

  • general critical acclaim
  • My personal thought from viewing
  • story

Scandinavia best List order as defined by john

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Drama Thriller Crime
Based on the Worldwide Best Seller
Vote count 861 Vote avg 7.4/10 Watch trailer
Amazon US Rent


Pathfinder (2007)

Two Worlds, One War. The Ultimate Battle Begins.
Vote count 140 Vote avg 5.3/10 Watch trailer


Troll Hunter (2010)

You believe it when you see it!
Vote count 506 Vote avg 6.7/10 Watch trailer
Amazon US Rent


Headhunters (2011)

Thriller Crime
The hunt is on.
Vote count 347 Vote avg 7.2/10 Watch trailer
Amazon US Rent


Let the Right One In (2008)

Horror Drama
Eli is 12 years old. She’s been 12 for over 200 years and she just moved in next door.
Vote count 843 Vote avg 7.4/10 Watch trailer
Amazon US Rent


The Hunt (2011)

Action Horror Thriller
Vote count 5 Vote avg 5.4/10 Watch trailer


Brothers (2009)

Drama Thriller War
There are two sides to every family.
Vote count 525 Vote avg 6.8/10 Watch trailer


After the Wedding (2006)

Vote count 84 Vote avg 7.3/10 Watch trailer


Valhalla Rising (2009)

Adventure Drama Action
Vote count 253 Vote avg 5.8/10 Watch trailer



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