Danish movies

List of the best Danish movies selected by visitors to our site: Freddy Frogface, Marie Kroyer, The Commune, The Absent One, Armadillo, Silent Heart, The Great Bear, A War, Submarino, The Hunt.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Freddy Frogface (2011)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon
CountryDenmark

Based on a classic Danish children's book by Ole Lund Kirkegaard. Being small doesn't make life easy for little ten-year-old Victor and his friends, who not only have to face a world full of stern grown-ups but also the town bully Freddy Frogface. When a circus comes to the sleepy little town, Victor is thrilled at having the chance to perform in a talent show with his dog Sausage. Yet Freddy soon comes up with a sinister plot of his own to spoil Victor's plans...

Marie Kroyer (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryDenmark, Sweden
Duration01:42

Marie Krøyer is hailed as “the most beautiful woman in Europe” and leads a happy marriage life with her husband the great Danish painter P.S. Krøyer and an adorable daughter. However, not everything in her world is as perfect as it seems, and Marie’s life is crumbling as her dreams of a beloved wife, good mother and successful artist are unfulfilled. After hospitalizing her mentally ill husband Marie leaves for vacation, and in search for peace and comfort she finds herself falling in love with the young composer Hugo Alfven. Once again, internationally acclaimed Bille August exhibits the weaknesses of human beings in comparison to the ruthless nature. The grandeur scenery of deserted Scandinavian oceans speaks in volumes for the protagonists living in silence despite their lives being full of pains.

The Commune (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryDenmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Duration02:57

Erik, a lecturer in architecture, inherits his father’s large old house in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen. His wife Anna, a well-known television newscaster, suggests that they invite their friends to come and live with them. In this way she hopes to evade the boredom that has begun to seep into their marriage. Before long, a dozen women, men and children move into the country house, make collective decisions, engage in discussions and go swimming together in the nearby Øresund strait. They also rub each other up the wrong way on account of their smaller and larger idiosyncrasies. Their fragile equilibrium threatens to come undone when Erik falls in love with his student Emma and the young woman moves into the house. Fourteen-year-old Freja, daughter of Erik and Anna, aloofly observes these goings-on and seeks her own way.

The Absent One (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryDenmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration01:55

In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues points in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and is convicted for the murders. When the case ends up on Carls Mørck’s desk 20 years later, he soon realises that something is terribly wrong. As Carl and Assad start investigating the case, they are led on to an old emergency call from a desperate girl who seems to know the secrets of the murders. Soon they are plunged into an intense search for the girl, Kimmie, who has been missing since the murders happened. But Carl and Assad are not the only ones trying to track her down as the girl’s testimonial is of great danger to a group of influential men at the top of society who will do all they can to keep her silent.

Armadillo (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredocumentary, military
CountryDenmark, Sweden
Duration01:45

Danish soldiers are sent to Afghanistan in 2009 for 6 months, to help stabilize the country against the Taliban. They're stationed on Armadillo military base in Helman province. Unlike other war movies, this is the real deal - no actors.

Silent Heart (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryDenmark

The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their terminally-ill mother’s desire to die before her disease worsens; but, as the weekend progresses, their mother's decision becomes harder and harder to deal with, and old conflicts come to the surface.

The Great Bear (2011)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryDenmark
Duration01:15

Jonathan, 11, usually spends his vacations alone with his grandfather who lives on the edge of a vast forest populated by mythical animals. This year his kid sister Sophie joins him. But it's not cool to be stuck with a little sister, so he does what he can to avoid her. He succeeds entirely too well: Sophie is kidnapped by a giant, 1000-year-old bear. Now, Jonathan has to venture into the heart of the forest to confront the strange beings that dwell there and rescue his sister.

A War (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, military
CountryDenmark, France
Duration01:40

Company commander Claus Michael Pedersen and his men are stationed in Helmand, Afghanistan. Meanwhile back in Denmark, with a husband at war and three children missing their father, everyday life is a struggle for Claus' wife Maria. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy Taliban crossfire. In order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that ultimately sees him return to Denmark accused of a war crime.

Submarino (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryDenmark, Sweden
Duration01:45

As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. But the baby dies, and both brothers blame themselves. Many years later, Nick is out of prison after serving time for an assault. He drinks, lives in a shelter and tries to help an old friend. When their mother dies, Nick meets his brother at the funeral. The brother, who remains nameless, is a single father to a young boy, but also supports a drug habit that is spiraling out of control. When an opportunity presents itself, he becomes a drug dealer to secure his son's future. Eventually, the two brothers meet again.

The Hunt (2012)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama
CountryDenmark, Sweden
Duration01:55

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

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A Funny Man (2011)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography
CountryDenmark
Duration01:56

Opening in the seductive style of the sixties, »A Funny Man« uncovers the perennial loneliness that comedian Dirch Passer (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) has found himself in after a fast-tracked rise to fame. He struggles between his own desire to gain critical respect and servicing the audience¿s needs. Costing his kindred friendship to on-stage partner Kjeld Petersen (Lars Ranthe) Dirch takes on Steinbeck's classic »Of Mice and Men«, only for the audience to break out in laughter at his first line. Dirch's Lennie becomes a running joke, and so has, Dirch believes, his own life.

Klown (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy
CountryDenmark
Duration01:33

Frank is left with the responsibility for his nephew Bo on an already planned canoe trip. Frank's mate Casper is also coming along. Weighed down a with their obligation, Frank and Casper nevertheless look forward to ending the trip at Skanderborg Festival where there's plenty there for the guys, a spree of drinking and women. Not the best example to set for young Bo. And how do their partners see it all?

Land of Mine (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryDenmark, Germany
Duration02:22

In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners of war were handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they were ordered to remove the more than two million mines that the Germans had placed in the sand along the coast. With their bare hands, crawling around in the sand, the boys were forced to perform the dangerous work under the leadership of the Danish sergeant, Carl Leopold Rasmussen.

Summer of '92 (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryDenmark, United Kingdom, Sweden

The 1992 Danish football team competes for the European Championship.

Winter Brothers (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryDenmark, Iceland
Duration02:36

A brother odyssey set in a workers' environment during a cold winter. We follow two brothers - their routines, habits and rituals - and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family.

Hope (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryNorway, Sweden, Denmark

A couple with a large blended family has grown apart. When the wife is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, their life breaks down and exposes neglected love.

The Saga of Biorn (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, cartoon, short
CountryDenmark
Duration00:07

An old Viking is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior's afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers that the right death isn't so easy.

Dark Horse (2005)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryDenmark, Iceland

A young man spurs romance and helps his friend and himself go through the struggles of their ordinary life in Denmark.

The King's Choice (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryNorway, Sweden, Denmark, Republic of Ireland
Duration04:42

On 9 April 1940, German soldiers arrive in the city of Oslo. The King of Norway faces a choice that will change his country forever. The King's Choice is a story about the three most dramatic days in Norway's history, the royal family's escape and King Haakon's difficult choice after Nazi Germany's invasion of Norway.

Northwest (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryDenmark
Duration01:31

Nordvest is a gangsterfilm set in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Casper (18), the oldest of 3 siblings, survives life on the streets by committing burglaries for the neighbourhood boss, Jamal. When Casper gets an offer to work for Jamal’s rival Björn, he jumps at the chance for a better life, making his way into a world of drugs and prostitution. As things escalate between Björn and Jamal, Casper finds himself and his family dead center of a conflict, that threatens to destroy them.

LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles - Attack of the Jedi (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecartoon
CountryDenmark, China
Duration00:22

When his Sith Clone experiment fails, Darth Sidious decides to start his own academy where Sith warriors help train a group of unruly “Badawans.” When Yoda discovers the existence of the Sith Academy, he decides to launch an all-out attack on it.

Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary, cartoon, history
CountryDenmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium

Ndola, Northern Rhodesia (currently Zambia), September 18th, 1961. Swedish Dag Hammarskjöld, UN Secretary-General, mysteriously dies in a plane crash. Decades later, Danish journalist and filmmaker Mads Brügger and Swedish researcher Göran Björkdahl investigate the case looking for a definitive closure.

Putin’s Kiss (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, documentary
CountryDenmark, Russia
Duration01:25

Masha Drokova is a rising star in Russia’s popular nationalistic youth movement, Nashi. A smart, ambitious teenager who – literally – embraced Vladimir Putin and his promise of a greater Russia, her dedication as an organizer is rewarded with a university scholarship, an apartment, and a job as a spokesperson. But her bright political future falters when she befriends a group of liberal journalists who are critical of the government, including blogger Oleg Kashin, who calls Nashi a “group of hooligans,” and she’s forced to confront the group’s dirty – even violent – tactics.

The Model (2016)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama
CountryDenmark
Duration02:04

When emerging fashion model Emma gets a chance to pursue her dream of becoming an international top model, she leaves her everyday life in Denmark behind, and moves to Paris. At a photo shoot in her new hometown, she meets the attractive photographer Shane White and they fall in love. But their relationship soon turns into a dangerous obsession for Emma.

The Queen of Versailles (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUSA, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Denmark

With the epic dimensions of a Shakespearean tragedy, The Queen of Versailles follows billionaires Jackie and David’s rags-to-riches story to uncover the innate virtues and flaws of their American dream. We open on the triumphant construction of the biggest house in America, a sprawling, 90,000-square-foot mansion inspired by Versailles. Since a booming time-share business built on the real-estate bubble is financing it, the economic crisis brings progress to a halt and seals the fate of its owners. We witness the impact of this turn of fortune over the next two years in a riveting film fraught with delusion, denial, and self-effacing humor.

Hacker (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction
CountryDenmark

13-year-old Benjamin discovers that his mother didn’t die in an accident as he was led to believe. The trail leads to high-ranking officials in the Danish Secret Service. "Trust no one!", he is told.

When Animals Dream (2014)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryDenmark, France
Duration01:24

The young woman, Marie, is an outsider in the small coastal community where she has grown up. The townspeople live in fear of her and not least her mother, who is wheelchair bound, suffering from a mysterious illness. When Marie discovers her body changing – long hair growing on her chest and back – she begins searching for answers concerning her family’s hidden past. Something that will have great consequences for herself and her family – and the choices she has to make.

The Backwater Gospel (2011)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, western, cartoon, short
CountryDenmark
Duration00:09

Backwater is doomed by the regular visits of the undertaker and its dwellers blame a tramp.

Adam's Apples (2005)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryDenmark, Germany
Duration01:31

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

The Neon Demon (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Belgium, Denmark, France
Duration01:43

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.




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