Your Norwegian TV
You can watch many of Norway’s offerings from the comfort of your own sofa
Want to catch up on Norwegian TV shows and films without leaving your house? If you use Netflix or Amazon Video, you have access to quite a bit of content from Norway—probably more than you realize! Here’s a selection of shows and films from the last five years that are available through streaming services and on DVD in the U.S.
The Heavy Water War: When the Nazis secure a heavy water plant to realize their plan to create an atomic bomb, the Norwegian allies struggle to sabotage the operation. Available on Netflix and Amazon Video.
Lilyhammer: After testifying against the Mafia, ex-gangster Frank Tagliano enters witness protection and asks to be sent to Norway. Available on Netflix, Netflix DVD, and Amazon Video.
Occupied: In the near future, Russia initiates a “silk glove” invasion of Norway to restart oil production, but soon uncertainty, chaos, and danger erupt. Available on Netflix.
1,000 Times Good Night: After a near-death experience, war photojournalist Rebecca is forced to choose between her work and the family on whom she depends. Available on Netflix, Netflix DVD, and Amazon Video.
1001 Grams: A scientist travels to a conference on the true weight of a kilogram just as her carefully calibrated emotional life begins to unravel. Available on Netflix and Amazon Video.
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead: After medical student Martin escapes from Nazi zombies, he gathers an army to face off against the bloodthirsty, undead battalion. Available on Netflix, Netflix DVD, and Amazon Video.
Escape: Ten years after the Black Plague, 19-year-old Signe is captured after merciless killers wipe out her family. Learning she faces a fate far worse than death, her only choice is to run away—but her escape doesn’t go unnoticed, and now the chase is on. Available on Netflix DVD and Amazon Video.
Headhunters: A corporate recruiter steals artwork to maintain his lavish lifestyle. But one painting he targets belongs to a headhunter of a different kind. Available on Netflix, Netflix DVD, and Amazon Video.
I Am Yours: A single Pakistani mom living in Norway pursues an unlikely acting career, shaming her family with her untraditional ways and dubious relationships. Available on Netflix and Amazon Video.
Jackpot: Suspected of murder by the police, Oscar Svendson tries to prove his innocence with the tale of a huge lottery win that went very wrong. Available on Netflix and Amazon Video.
Kon-Tiki: With five loyal friends in tow, explorer Thor Heyerdal sails a fragile balsa wood raft along an ancient path some 4,300 miles across the Pacific. Available on Netflix DVD and Amazon Video.
The Monitor: After escaping her abusive husband, Anna and her 8-year-old son move to a secret location in a cavernous apartment building. But she keeps hearing frightening noises—like the sound of a child being murdered. Available on Netflix DVD and Amazon Video.
Oslo, August 31st: This psychological drama follows a day in the life of Anders, a recovering drug addict who travels to his old stomping grounds of Oslo for a job interview. Available on Netflix DVD and Amazon Video.
Pioneer: At the birth of the Nordic oil boom of the 1980s, a diver begins to suspect a conspiracy involving a team of Americans and the Norwegian government. Available on Netflix, Netflix DVD, and Amazon Video.
Ragnarok: An archaeologist sets out to find a link between an ancient shipwreck and the Viking apocalypse known as Ragnarok, only to make a chilling discovery. Available on Netflix, Netflix DVD, and Amazon Video.
Supervention: This documentary follows a group of talented skiers and snowboarders as they travel to exotic destinations and execute daring feats. Available on Netflix and Amazon Video.
Thale: While cleaning up a bloody crime scene, two buddies encounter a captive creature of Norwegian myth: a beautiful mute female with a tail. Available on Netflix, Netflix DVD, and Amazon Video.
The Wave: Geologist Kristian Elkjord senses something wrong with the mountain overlooking his scenic town. When a landslide sends tons of rock crashing into the water, everyone has ten minutes to escape the resulting tsunami. Available on Amazon Video and coming soon to Redbox.
This article originally appeared in the July 1, 2016, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.