Best new Icelandic Movies in 2022 & 2021 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & Cinema List)


List of the latest Icelandic movies in 2022 and the best Icelandic movies of 2021 & the 2010's. Top Icelandic movies to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or in cinema's right now.

New Icelandic movies in 2022 in Cinema & on VOD

Top movies up for release in 2022 in cinema and on VOD
  • Beautiful Beings

    DIRECTOR: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
    CAST: Birgir Dagur Bjarkason, Áskell Einar Pálmason & Viktor Benóný Benediktsson
    A teenage boy has led quite an interesting life. He is raised by his clairvoyant mother with her amazing powers. A new boy is adopted by the mother and he’s one who has found himself to be on the receiving end of bullying. He is thrown into a group of misfits who find themselves going down violent paths with uncertain futures. This surreal drama comes from writer and director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Heartstone, Whale Valley) and stars Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Anita Briem, and Blær Hinriksson. Read more

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  • Against the Ice

    DIRECTOR: Peter Flinth
    CAST: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole & Charles Dance
    This Icelandic survival story depicts the historic adventure of two men facing the elements. Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen and crewmen Iver Iversen are adventuring through Greenland to prove that the island is all one piece and not up for grabs for the United States. It’s a difficult quest that finds the two men facing cold, hunger, and other dangerous elements that threaten their very survival. This thrilling tale of man vs. nature comes from director Peter Flinth (Arn: The Knight Templar, Beatles) with a cast that includes Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Joe Cole, and Heida Reed. Read more

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Best Icelandic movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2022

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and the 2010's best rated Icelandic movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ & More).
  • Lamb

    DIRECTOR: Valdimar Jóhannsson
    CAST: Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason & Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
    María and Ingvar are a couple without children in Iceland. They figure the roles of parents would not be in their future. All of that changes, however, when the two discover a mysterious baby that ends up on their farm within the barn. At first, the blessing of a little one in their lives brings them a happiness that wasn’t there before. As they continue to raise the child, however, they realize there may be a more sinister force at play that seeks to return the child back into the wild. Directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson in his directorial debut, this mixture of horror and mystery stars Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, and Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson. Read more

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  • Quake

    DIRECTOR: Tinna Hrafnsdóttir
    CAST: Anita Briem Tinna Hrafnsdóttir Edda Björgvinsdóttir
    Saga is a woman who finds her life proceeding down a much different path after having recently experienced an intense epilepsy seizure. Trying to recover from such an ordeal, she discovers that there’s more than just her epilepsy she has to deal with as troubling secrets from her past come back to haunt her. All of this forces her to question her roles as daughter, sister, partner, and mother in this stirring and somber drama from writer and director Tinna Hrafnsdóttir. Read more

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  • Backyard Village

    DIRECTOR: Marteinn Thorsson
    CAST: Tim Plester Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir Laufey Elíasdóttir
    The 40-year-old Brynja is still bitter about her mother having left her at such a young age. Still not being able to face, she seeks refuge in a small village just outside of Reykjavik. It is there where she meets the 50-year-old British tourist Mark and discovers that she may not be as alone in her troubles as she originally thought. This tender drama of cold comfort comes from director Marteinn Thorsson and stars Tim Plester, Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir, and Laufey Elíasdóttir. Read more

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  • A White White Day

    DIRECTOR: Hlynur Palmason
    CAST: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir & Hilmir Snær Guðnason
    Ingimundur (Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson) is a police chief that finds himself disillusioned with the world after the accidental death of his wife. He’s even more dismayed to discover that his late wife may have had an affair with a man, who Ingimundur promptly sets out to investigate. Hlynur Pálmason writes and directs this somber Icelandic crime drama of one man seeking answers. The film additionally stars Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, and Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir. Read more

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  • The County

    DIRECTOR: Grímur Hákonarson
    CAST: Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson & Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson
    Inga is an Icelandic farmer who has become a widow recently. She is determined to live her life the way she always wanted and decides to fight against the corrupt local agricultural cooperation. Read more

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  • Echo

    DIRECTOR: Rúnar Rúnarsson
    CAST: Ragnar Jónsson, Bjarki Thor &
    A bittersweet portrayal of contemporary Icelandic society, shot in 56 independent scenes. Often moving and funny in a subtly, this little gem is somewhat similar to Roy Andersson's best work. Read more

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  • París Norðursins

    DIRECTOR: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
    CAST: Björn Thors Helgi Björnsson Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
    Hugi is withdrawn far from the bustle of civilization and he loves his life as a teacher in a remote corner of Iceland but when his estranged father pays him a visit all... Read more

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    RATING: 65/100

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  • Vonarstræti

    DIRECTOR: Baldvin Zophoníasson
    CAST: Hera Hilmar Thor Kristjansson Þorsteinn Bachmann
    The plot follows three different stories, each depicting a life of a different individual independent of other two but their destinies cross paths and the stories get... Read more

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    RATING: 74/100

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  • Hross í oss

    DIRECTOR: Benedikt Erlingsson
    CAST: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson Charlotte Bøving Johann Pall Oddson
    The story is based on a beautiful countryside community of Iceland where an unusual depiction of love and bonding between horses and humans is highlighted through the... Read more

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    RATING: 69/100

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  • Málmhaus

    DIRECTOR: Ragnar Bragason
    CAST: Thora Bjorg Helga Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir
    A young girl, grieving for her brother in her solitude seeks succor in the shades of dark metal music, invoking in her a pursuit of novice dreams of becoming a rock-star. Read more

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    RATING: 71/100

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  • Djúpið

    DIRECTOR: Baltasar Kormákur
    CAST: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson Stefán Hallur Stefánsson Joi Johannsson
    The story depicts true events of a courageous survival; a fisherman's boat capsizes in the middle of freezing oceanic waters. Read more

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    RATING: 67/100

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  • Bokeh

    DIRECTOR: Geoffrey Orthwein & Andrew Sullivan
    CAST: Maika Monroe Matt O'Leary Arnar Jónsson
    A young American couple takes a romantic trip to Iceland. So far so good, until they wake up one morning and find out the entire population is gone and they appear to be the ones left on the island... Read more

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    RATING: 84/100

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  • Arctic

    DIRECTOR: Joe Penna
    CAST: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir
    A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative... Read more

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Like the country itself, movies from this snowy and icy island are almost always intriguing. Admirable, for a country with only a 300.000 residents!