Finnish movies

by kauralasoo | created - 05 Jun 2011 | updated - 05 Mar 2012 | Public

List of Finnish movies that I have seen. Potentially useful to somebody who is interested in learning Finnish and wants to watch movies to practice it.

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1. Kinnunen (2007 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Director: Andri Luup | Stars: Sesa Lehto, Maria Peterson, Ott Aardam, Ksenja Agarkova

Votes: 104

2. Bad Boys (2003)

126 min | Action, Biography, Crime

Four well-mannered but poorly grown brothers drift into a life of crime when their schizophrenic father is sent to the mental hospital.

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä | Stars: Peter Franzén, Niko Saarela, Lauri Nurkse, Jasper Pääkkönen

Votes: 4,453

3. Lights in the Dusk (2006)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

In Helsinki, a lonely night watchman is caught up in a series of misadventures with a femme fatale and a crooked businessman.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Janne Hyytiäinen, Maria Järvenhelmi, Maria Heiskanen, Ilkka Koivula

Votes: 6,234 | Gross: $0.01M

4. The Man Without a Past (2002)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

M arrives in Helsinki only to be viciously attacked by thugs and pronounced dead by medics. He revives but with no memory of his past or his identity. He rebuilds his life from scratch, but the past inevitably catches up with him.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Annikki Tähti, Juhani Niemelä

Votes: 21,388 | Gross: $0.92M

5. Sauna (2008)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror

As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey.

Director: Antti-Jussi Annila | Stars: Ville Virtanen, Tommi Eronen, Viktor Klimenko, Rain Tolk

Votes: 6,666

6. Hellsinki (2009)

133 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Professional criminals in Finland from 1966 to 1979.

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä | Stars: Samuli Edelmann, Peter Franzén, Kari Hietalahti, Pihla Viitala

Votes: 3,158

7. Rare Exports (2010)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

71 Metascore

In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 meters deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up. This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.

Director: Jalmari Helander | Stars: Jorma Tommila, Onni Tommila, Peeter Jakobi, Tommi Korpela

Votes: 25,280 | Gross: $0.26M

8. Lapland Odyssey (2010)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A comedy about Janne, a man from Lapland in Northern Finland, a man who has made a career out of living on welfare. Inari, his girlfriend, is tired of Janne's incapability of getting a grip... See full summary »

Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Pamela Tola, Jussi Vatanen, Jasper Pääkkönen, Timo Lavikainen

Votes: 5,620

10. Frozen Land (2005)

130 min | Drama

When a schoolteacher is sacked he projects his bad mood at his troubled teen son. He in turn buys a CD player from a pawnshop with counterfeit money. This causes a chain-reaction that ... See full summary »

Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Jasper Pääkkönen, Mikko Leppilampi, Pamela Tola, Petteri Summanen

Votes: 5,593

11. Verta käsissämme (1958)

84 min | Drama

After returning home from being a prisoner of war, Captain Viktor Aaltona (Jussi Jurkka) gets a job from his friend, Rolf Bergas (Tauno Palo) with whom he had served. The men trust each ... See full summary »

Director: William Markus | Stars: Elina Pohjanpää, Jussi Jurkka, Tauno Palo, Pentti Siimes

Votes: 56

12. The Match Factory Girl (1990)

Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Comedy

A woman's terribly dull life is upended by a one-night stand pregnancy, causing her to seek retribution.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari, Vesa Vierikko

Votes: 8,537

13. Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (1994)

Not Rated | 62 min | Comedy, Romance

Lugubrious Finns Valto and Reino take to the road in search of coffee and vodka, without which their lives are not worth living. But their reveries are interrupted by the arrival of ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Kati Outinen, Matti Pellonpää, Kirsi Tykkyläinen, Mato Valtonen

Votes: 2,763

14. Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)

PG-13 | 79 min | Comedy, Music

Siberian rock band Leningrad Cowboys go to the USA in pursuit of fame.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Sakke Järvenpää, Heikki Keskinen

Votes: 6,620

15. Beauty and the Bastard (2005)

102 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A woman dulled with praise, Nelli is well on her way to Med-School thanks to her parents, but dreams of a career as a singer.

Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Pamela Tola, Samuel Vauramo, Joonas Saartamo, Eero Milonoff

Votes: 3,116

17. Bad Family (2010)

95 min | Drama

After a divorce a father raises his son on his own, while his ex-wife has custody over his daughter. When the mother dies, the brother end sister finally meet again.

Director: Aleksi Salmenperä | Stars: Ville Virtanen, Lauri Tilkanen, Pihla Viitala, Vera Kiiskinen

Votes: 830

18. Steam of Life (2010)

81 min | Documentary

Finnish men in sauna, speaking straight from the heart.

Directors: Joonas Berghäll, Mika Hotakainen | Stars: Timo Aalto, Pekka Ahonen, Aarne Aksila, Mauno Alasuutari

Votes: 2,394

19. The Border (2007)

114 min | Drama, History, Romance

"Raja 1918", also known as "The Border", is a Finnish war drama film directed by Lauri Törhönen set in the immediate aftermath of the Finnish Civil War of 1918. It is spring of 1918. A ... See full summary »

Director: Lauri Törhönen | Stars: Martin Bahne, Minna Haapkylä, Tommi Korpela, Leonid Mozgovoy

Votes: 904

20. Private Eye Vares (2004)

95 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

On the trail of a woman, Vares finds himself caught up with underworld characters who are on the trail of hidden millions.

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä | Stars: Juha Veijonen, Laura Malmivaara, Jari Halonen, Markku Peltola

Votes: 3,450

21. Tears of April (2008)

115 min | Drama, Romance, War

There is civil war in Finland. Between whites vs reds. A woman soldier of reds is captured by the whites. She is ordered to be executed.

Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Samuel Vauramo, Pihla Viitala, Eero Aho, Eemeli Louhimies

Votes: 1,325

22. Le Havre (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Kati Outinen

Votes: 19,574 | Gross: $0.61M



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