The Dutch Movies & TV-Series section
Dutch movies are not to everyone’s liking. They can at times be very vulgar and blunt. They can however at the same time also be very moving and sensitive. Another obstacle might be the language which is not always very pleasant to the ears. Maybe it’s for these reasons that Dutch cinema has not been very successful abroad. Within its own borders though it is quite popular. In 2011 it turned out that Dutch movies were doing very well in Dutch theaters. For instance, the recent comedy success of ‘New Kids on the block’ and ‘Gooische Vrouwen’ have filled the cinemas everywhere around the country. Also films by producer and director Reinout Oerlemans have been very popular and have given rise to a lot of public debate.
Our favorite Dutch Movies
New and upcoming Dutch films
Cinema is always changing. The Dutch cinema is no exception. Therefore, we want to provide you with the newest greatest films of the Netherlands. We attempt to provide complete lists of the film releases of each year. Here are the new Dutch movies.
Dutch film directors
Getting to know the most popular directors is getting to know the country’s cinema. Here is our top 5 of favorite Dutch movie directors.
Go straight to our best Dutch Movies of all time top 10 to have a look at our ranking of the very best of Dutch cinema. Or go to our normal Dutch Movies list. Only the best films as well, but more and without a ranking.
Dutch TV Series
If you have an interest in Dutch films, you must also be wondering about what the best Dutch TV Series are. Have a look in our Dutch tv-series section.
Dutch Cinema Forum
You are also very welcome to join us in our Dutch Movies forum where we discuss all Dutch Films and TV-Series. If you are currently working on a film project in The Netherlands (Holland) feel free to promote it. Unfortunately we have decided to close down our forums.
Buy Dutch DVD/Bluray in our film store
Here you can buy Dutch movies online. We have selected high quailty Dutch films with English Subtitles (and more) – Dutch Movies on DVD.
Watch Dutch Movies online
Here you can watch the best Dutch films online with subtitles – Watch Dutch movies online.
Dutch Cinema in a Nutshell
The Dutch film industry remains relatively small with just 20 produced films a year. Also the amount of International prizes is not very significant. In the Netherlands (Holland) film history they have only won three Oscars. Respectively for the Assault (1986), Antonia (1995) and Character (1997). However, we do feel that Dutch cinema deserves a lot more than this.
Internationally there are a few actors, actresses and directors that have accumulated some fame. Most notably Director Paul Verhoeven who we know from Basic Instinct and Starship Troopers. But also Rutger Hauer and Jeroen Krabbe have played in some big hollywood productions. An upcoming star is actress Carice van Houten who has played in Valkyrie alongside Tom cruise, and will be featuring in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones.
So there is plenty going on in Dutch films. We have gathered the very best Dutch movies for you so that you can get acquainted with the Cinema of The Netherlands. Are you from the Netherlands? Then read it in Dutch at Cinema-Internationaal.nl.