From Disturbing Real-Life Cases to Historical Films, 8 Nordic Movies Worth a Netflix Marathon
What’s new on your Netflix watchlist? When you’re looking for new titles to add, you want to make room for some of the best recent Nordic releases.
Countries like Norway and Iceland gave us great horror series and thrillers with supernatural elements, and even created their own genre that took the world by storm. The famous Nordic noir is dark, cold and full of intrigue (plus there are always stunning landscapes) and that’s why series in the genre have become some of the most watched and talked about.
But the genre encompasses more than just series; we can’t forget nordic cinema and its incredible films, ranging from those about disturbing real cases to historical films and productions with supernatural elements that can make you question reality in a way that other people’s films countries do not.
The advent of streaming means that the possibilities for viewing foreign series and films are virtually endless, and the Nordic selection on Netflix is particularly impressive. It includes many gems that have won awards at top international festivals.
Check out our suggestions for a dark and satisfying Nordic binge.
1. Black crab
Black Crab is a Swedish action thriller set in a war-torn post-apocalyptic future. During the winter, six soldiers are selected to go on a secret mission through the frozen land, risking their lives to transport a mysterious package that could end the war. The problem is that while they put their lives on the line to complete their mission, they don’t know what they’re carrying or who they can trust. At the center of the story, skater-turned-soldier Caroline Edh (Noomi Rapace) must do whatever she can to complete the task, while trying to save her family.