Best new Finnish Movies in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)


The Vore's Film staff selects the top best Finnish movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Mika Kaurismäki, Dome Karukoski & Timo Koivusalo Finland's biggest directors?

Think of Finnish cinema, and you’ll say ‘Aki Kaurismäki’. With list, we want to prove that the Finland has more to offer than just that.

New Finnish movies in 2018

Top movies up for release in 2018

  • The Violin Player

    DIRECTOR: Paavo Westerberg
    CAST: Kim Bodnia Samuli Edelmann Matleena Kuusniemi


    Karin is a very gifted violin player. After a tragic accident, she is no longer able to continue her blossoming career. She starts to teach, but quickly falls in love with one of her most talented students. 'The Violin Player' is a spot-on portrayal of the world of classical music. Read more

    RATING: 74/100

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Best Finnish movies of 2017

Top rated 2017 Finnish movies

  • Toivon tuolla puolen

    DIRECTOR: Aki Kaurismäki
    CAST: ille Virtanen Kati Outinen Tommi Korpela


    2017 marks the return of Finland's most renowned and beloved filmmaker, Aki Kaurismaki. Thematically, there is a slight resemblance with his previous film, Le Havre, as it deals with migrant problems. This time around set in his native country, though. Read more

    RATING: 83/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 3rd, 2017

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  • Tom of Finland

    DIRECTOR: Dome Karukoski
    CAST: Jakob Oftebro Werner Daehn Jimmy Shaw


    The Life and Times of Touko Laaksonen AKA Tom of Finland, an army officer turned iconic gay artist. Read more

    RATING: 82/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 3rd, 2017

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Best Finnish movies on Netflix or DVD in 2018

2010's best rated Finnish movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  • The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

    DIRECTOR: Juho Kuosmanen
    CAST: Oona Airola Jarkko Lahti Eero Milonoff


    A charming little film about a Finland's icon Olli Mäki, a shy and down to earth amateur boxer at the brink of worldwide success in 1962. The film was shot in black and white entirely, which adds up to the nostalgic vibe. Won 'A Certain Regard' at Cannes 2016. Funny and heartwarming. Read more

    RATING: 74/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 2nd, 2016

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  • Mielensäpahoittaja

    DIRECTOR: Dome Karukoski
    CAST: Antti Litja Petra Frey Mari Perankoski


    The story depicts a man's disgruntled approach towards modern means of life; Grump loves the simple concept of life in past but when he meets an accident and has to... Read more

    RATING: 69/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 5th, 2014

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  • Rare Exports

    DIRECTOR: Jalmari Helander
    CAST: Jorma Tommila Peeter Jakobi Onni Tommila


    Christmas's biggest secret is held 486 meters deep in the earth of a forest, and an adventurous group of explorers has decided to dig it out to prove the existence... Read more

    RATING: 67/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 3rd, 2010

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  • Lärjungen

    DIRECTOR: Ulrika Bengts
    CAST: Erik Lönngren Patrik Kumpulainen Niklas Groundstroem


    The plot is set in the 1939, Finland where a young teenager Carl, is appointed at a light house as a disciple and so he is trained by a very strict and demanding light... Read more

    RATING: 66/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 27th, 2013

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  • Kielletty Hedelmä

    DIRECTOR: Dome Karukoski
    CAST: Marjut Maristo Amanda Pilke Malla Malmivaara


    The story highlights the experience of two young teenagers who belong to a very conservative community, when they arrive at the city of Helsinki for the first time in... Read more

    RATING: 64/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 13th, 2009

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  • Big Game

    DIRECTOR: Jalmari Helander
    CAST: Samuel L. Jackson Onni Tommila Ray Stevenson


    The film depicts a situation after the crash of AirForce1 which is shot down near the woods in Finland where a teenager is camping. He witnesses the crash and helps the... Read more

    RATING: 54/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 26th, 2015

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