Best Finnish Movies

Introduction to the best Finnish Movies with a top 5

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The cinema of Finland is not very extensive. Especially in comparison to the European movies of other countries, it is rather small. Nonetheless, there are a few very good Finnish movies produced. Here you can read about the best Finnish movies. If you click on the title you will find a short summary, review and trailer of that particular film. For now we are also providing you with an IMDb rating. We hope to replace it soon with our own rating system. Enjoy the best Finnish movies the cinema of Finland has to offer! We have to warn you though: the Finnish cinema is the not the lightest and the most cheerful. If you would like to read more about Finnish cinema you should have a look in our Finnish Movie section and find out all about Finnish films.

The Best Finnish movies top 5 is based on our personal perspective and based on the Internet Movie Database user rating. All movies are films that have been watched by a lot of people in the Finland.

Top 5 Best Finnish Movies

1. The Winter War – Talvisota (1989)
Director: Pekka Parrika
Cast: Taneli Mäkelä, Vesa Vierikko and Timo Torikka
IMDb Rating: 8.0

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This great Finnish movie deals with the story of two brothers who leave their village to fight the Russians in 1939. The brothers belong to a legion of reserve soldiers that all of a sudden got called in for service.

2. The Man without a past – Mies vailla menneisyyttä (2002)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Cast: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen and Annikki Tähti
IMDb Rating: 7.6

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When a man arrives in Helsinki he gets beaten so badly that he loses his memory.

3. Mother of Mine – Äideistä parhain (2005)

Director: Klaus Härö
Cast: Topi Majaniemi, Marjaana Maijala and Maria Lundqvist
IMDb Rating: 7.5

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During the First World War Eero gets separated from his biological mother.      He was one of the 5000 children that was brought to neutral Sweden at the time war started.

4. Drifting Clouds – Kauas pilvet karkaavat (1996)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
Cast: Kati Outinen, Kari Väänänen and Elina Salo
IMDb Rating: 7.5

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This Finnish movie is about a married couple that gets hit hard by the recession. As a consequence they both lose their job.

5. Frozen Land- Paha maa (2005)
Director: Aku Louhimies
Cast: Jasper Pääkkönen, Mikko Leppilampi and Pamela Tola
IMDb Rating: 7.5

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The misery of the one gets continuously handed over to the other. Reason: alcohol.

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