Our selection of great free Scandinavian films online with English subtitles. Each Scandinavian country is covered. Watch Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish films online for free instantly. Free films from Scandinavia on Youtube, but also the newest Scandinavian films on Netflix.
Denmark: Watch Free Danish films with English Subtitles online
By far my favorite film country of the last 10 years. Besides great comedy, drama and thrillers films Denmark also produce the greatest tv series like ‘The Killing’ and ‘Borgen’. Here we have found some excellent Danish films for free with English subtitles.
Green Butchers online
I cannot express how pleased I was to find this excellent Danish dark comedy online. Green Butchers is part of a comedy trilogy by Anders Thomas Jensen (the writer for Susanne Bier). It is not as famous as ‘Adam’s Apples’ but it is incredibly funny nonetheless. This Danish film online comes with English subtitles.
According to many one of the best comedies of the 2010’s. It is at least absurd and fascinating.
Teddy Bear online (2012)
According to The Filmtransition one of the Essential Danish films of the last few years. It is a wonderful drama about a body builder on his search for true love.
To Verdener – Worlds Apart online
Another great Danish film. To Verdener is by another one of Denmark’s most promising directors, Niels Oplev. Oplev is the man behind the Swedish thriller blockbusters The millenium Trilogy. To Verdener is a romantic drama about a Yehova Witness who is having to choose between love and religion. It can be found on Youtube.
Another awesome online Danish film with English subtitles on Youtube. It is directed by the popular Danish actor Peter Gantzler (famous from In China they Eat Dogs).
Sweden – Free Swedish films with English subtitles online
Another amazing Scandinavian film country, Sweden. Swedish cinema has a tremendous history and has always influenced world cinema. It is currently still being considered to produce the best foreign films and together with Denmark to make amazing thriller series.
Here the Swedish films online that I found with English subtitles for free on Youtube. Just look them up on Youtube, and enjoy.
Wild Strawberries online
A great old Swedish classic film online by Swedish most famous and legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. One of Europe’s most acclaimed directors. Here you can watch the Oscar-nominated 1957 Swedish film ‘Wild Strawberries’ online with English subs.
Cries & Whispers online
Another more recent Ingmar Bergman masterpiece, ‘Cries and Whispers’ from 1972. This Swedish romance film actually won an Oscar. It is a bit of a sad and cold film, but its a great film experience.
Pelle Svanslos online
Time for something light. Here you can watch this famous animated Swedish kids film online with English subs. It is both a film and a tv series that ran in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
As it is in Heaven online (2004)
The great feel-good yet dramatic film As it is in Heaven has been a great introduction for most people to Swedish cinema. It is about a successful conductor who returns to his childhood village. There he starts training the local choir. It is on Hulu for free with English subtitles.
The Millennium trilogy online
You can find all three Millennium trilogy films based on the books by Stieg Larsson on Hulu. Here is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but The Girl who played with Fire and the Girl who Kicked the Hornet‘s Nest is also there.
Norway – English Subtitled Norwegian films for free online
A lot smaller film industry compared to its neighbors, but not without excellent films. My favorite one is the 2006 film ‘Reprise’. Here i have found another pretty good free Norwegian film with English subtitles.
Som du ser Meg aka I Belong online
A rather popular and peculiar Norwegian film from 2012. It is a tragicomedy about people who act differently than that is expected of them. One of my favorite recent Scandinavian films.
Sophie’s World online
Not a very famous Norwegian film, but it is not bad at all. And best of all, it is free! Enjoy.
King Of Devil’s Island online
An excellent prison film in the line of riot films like Zero for Conduct. A big budget Norwegian production, with many non-professional actors.
Finland – Free Finnish films online with subs
Finland, mainly known for the masterpieces of Aki Kaurismaki, but there are a lot more great Finnish films online. Here I have found 2 particularly strong free Finnish films with English subtitles.
- Elokuu online
Terrific recent Finnish film from 2011 about a great summer in Finland.
- The White Reindeer online
A splendid old Finnish film from 1952 by Erik Blomberg which won a Golden Globe. It can be qualified to be a Scandinavian horror film online.
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