It’s sincerely mind blowing to name the Icelandic movies. There are countless of them which are worth see, and got popularity the world over. If you wish to know which are the top 10 best Icelandic movies of all time, we here have an fascinating list.

10. Horizon

Director: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson and Bergur Berndburg
Genre: Documentary
It’s a wonderful Icelandic movie that talks about painter Georg Gudni Hauksson, who passed away. It’s a kind of headstone for this marvelous Icelandic artist.


9. Horsemen – Saga of Riders

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Genre: Drama
When To Expect It: Spring 2013
This movie was released in 2013. It’s a love story that has come from the true Icelandic culture. The movie has powerful characters, and is an ideal combination of romance and comedy.

Horsemen - Saga of Riders

8. Metal Head

Director: Ragnar Bragason
Genre: Drama
The Metal Head was also released in 2013. It’s by famous filmmaker Ragnar Bragason. The movie is a few woman, heavy metal and cows. The general story is worth to ascertain. So, don’t miss this movie.

Metal Head

7. Rocket Man

Director: Dagur Kari Petursson
Genre: Drama
Dagur Kari Petursson has followed up his English language debut “The Good Heart” with “Rocket Man,” which is about an old introvert who resides with his mother. The movie is marvelous. It’s all about relationships, love, and age variations.

Rocket Man

6. Silence of the Grave

Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Genre: Drama
The Silence of the Grave is an Icelandic film by Baltasar Kormakur. It’s an adaptation of “Jar City” novelist Arnaldur Indridason’s sort-of-sequel. The movie has high budget than the previous films of the same director.

Silence of the Grave

5. Spooks and Spirits

Director: Agust Gudmundsson
Genre: Black comedy
The Spooks and Spirits is a direction of Agust Gudmundsson. This black comedy is all about superstitions and unexplained things. The movie incorporates the weather which are highly entertaining and something to make you excited.

Spooks and Spirits

4. Staying Alive

Director: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
Genre: Drama/Comedy
The Staying Alive was released in 2014. It’s a narrative movie of Icelandic workhorse Fridriksson. The story is a few lesbian love relationship who face many ups and downs in life however still sticks to each other.

Staying Alive

3. The Winner

Director: Gudrun Ragnarsdottir
Genre: Drama
The Winner is yet one more wonderful and superb movie. It’s from Icelandic artist Gudrun Ragnarsdottir. The story is about six year old twins (a boy and a woman) who’re sent to a countryside youngsters’s home when their parents marriage falls apart.

The Winner

2. Blue Whale

Director: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
Genre: Documentary
The Blue Whale is a movie by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, who is legendary as a tremendous filmmaker of Iceland. It’s a easy yet superb story. The movie has various beautiful stars who’re surely going to occupy your attention.

Blue Whale

1. Cold Spring

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson
Genre: Comedy
The Cold Spring is one of the best and most superb Icelandic movies. It’s by up-and-coming Icelandic filmmaker Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson. The movie is about some individuals who recuperate alcoholic habits, and attempt to be back to normal lives

Cold Spring