The Girl… With The Dragon Tattoo (2009); Who Played With Fire (2009), Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest (2010)
Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy has become one of the biggest literary forces of the twenty first century, but for many, the Swedish cinema adaptations are the definitive film version of both the story and it's now iconic protagonist, Lisbeth Salander. A bisexual goth computer-hacker, she is hardly the most conventional movie heroine, but Noomi Rapace plays her with such integrity that it's hard to dislike her, even if she does lash out at everyone around her. Initially just instrumental to catching a murderer, the series soon shifts its focus wholly onto her as we learn of all the injustices she has suffered at the hands of her family, social services and the government. One of the greatest pieces of Scandinavian cinema ever and the archetypal piece of Nordic Noir, this has understandably gone on to become one of its biggest worldwide exports. And all with a bisexual heroine!