Danish movies

List of the best Danish movies selected by visitors to our site: Dogville, Dancer in the Dark, Kon-Tiki, Breaking the Waves, The Hunt, Melancholia, Antichrist, Only God Forgives, Song for a Raggy Boy, Evil.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Dogville (2003)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryDenmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Italy
PlotBank robbery, Revenge, Mystery, Slavery, Betrayal
PlaceMountains, Small cities
StyleMakes me think, Action, Depressive, Smart, Explicit scenes

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so Grace works hard under the employ of various townspeople to win their favor. Tensions flare, however, and Grace's status as a helpless outsider provokes vicious contempt and abuse from the citizens of Dogville.

Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, musical, crime
CountryDenmark, Sweden, USA, Argentina, United Kingdom, Germany, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, France
CharactersBlind, Friends
PlotFate, Mystery, Dreams, Friendship, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching, Depressive, Serious, Heartbreaking

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope through her love of musicals, escaping life's troubles - even if just for a moment - by dreaming up little numbers to the rhythmic beats of her surroundings.

Kon-Tiki (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreadventure, biography, history
CountryNorway, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Survival, Expeditions, Obsession
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Serious, Epic, Action

The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Breaking the Waves (1996)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain
CharactersGods, Nurses
PlotLove, Depression, Obsession, Self-sacrifice
PlaceScotland, Small cities
StyleAction, Depressive, Sad ones, Psychological problems, Heartbreaking

In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.

The Hunt (2012)
Markimdb: 8.3
CountryDenmark, Sweden
CharactersSisters, Partners
PlotFalse accusations, Rivalry
PlaceAsia, India
StyleExciting, Makes me think, Depressive, Disturbing, Serious

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.

Melancholia (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden, France, Germany
CharactersHorses, Parents, Family, Sisters, Friends
PlotApocalypse, Disasters, Wedding, Depression, Fear
PlaceParty, Hospitals, Estate, Mansions
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Gloomy, Psychological problems

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Antichrist (2009)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, drama
CountryDenmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
PlotDepression, Death, Obsession, Fear, Hypnosis
StyleDepressive, Explicit scenes, Psychological problems

A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Only God Forgives (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryDenmark, Sweden, Thailand, USA, France
PlotBoxing, Revenge
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Fancy, Disturbing, Serious

Julian, who runs a Thai boxing club as a front organization for his family's drug smuggling operation, is forced by his mother Crystal to find and kill the individual responsible for his brother's recent death.

Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
Markimdb: 7.6
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Denmark, Spain

William Franklin is a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States only to repatriate in 1939 after his leftist political views cause him to lose his job. Franklin becomes the first non-cleric instructor at St. Jude's, a school for wayward boys run by Brother John, who is a firm believer in strong discipline.

Evil (2003)
Markimdb: 7.8
CountrySweden, Denmark
PlotUprising, Friendship
PlaceBoarding school
StyleTouching, Heavy, Serious

Stockholm, the fifties. Though academically bright, violent pupil Erik Ponti is expelled from his state school with the headmaster’s words “there’s only one word for people like you – evil… what you need is a good thrashing, and more”. In fact already Erik frequently receives a ‘good’ thrashing at the hands of his sadistic stepfather – so he is packed off by his mother to boardingschool

In a Better World (2010)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden
CharactersTeachers, Parents
PlotDivorce, Loneliness, Friendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching, Soulful, Action, Depressive

The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.

My Good Enemy (2010)
Markimdb: 6.7

Sensitive 12-year-old Alf is the low man on his class' totem pole, and he's sick of it. Forming a secret, Machiavellian alliance with another student who also has grown weary of being bullied, he hatches a plan to throw a wrench into the well-oiled gears of the school social order. Everything seems to go according to plan, until Alf discovers that turning the tables on his tormentors has its own dire consequences.

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
CountryDenmark, Germany, France, Belgium
CharactersFamily, Mothers, Fathers
PlotLove, Seduction, Obsession, Love with age difference, Relationship
StyleSoulful, Explicit scenes

A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac. Joe tells her life and sexual experiences with hundreds of men since she was a young teenager while Seligman tells about his hobbies, such as fly fishing, reading about Fibonacci numbers or listening to organ music.

Pusher (1996)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, crime
CharactersGangsters, Friends
StyleFascinating, Action, Heavy, Disturbing, Serious

A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.

Perfect Sense (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Republic of Ireland
CharactersCooks, Scientists
PlotApocalypse, Love, Relationship, Passion, End of the world
StylePhilosophical, Makes me think, Serious, Romantic

Susan is a scientist searching for answers to important questions. So important that she has given up on other things, like love - until she meets Micheal. Susan and Michael find themselves embarking on a sensual adventure while the world around them seems to be falling apart. A life-affirming look at what it means to love and be loved in turbulent times.

The Celebration (1998)
Markimdb: 8
CountryDenmark, Sweden
PlotDepression, Mystery, Birthday
PlaceParty, Hotels
StyleTouching, Soulful, Smart, Gloomy, Black humor

A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech dislodges all the masks, which finally fall completely as the father-son conflict intensifies and the bewildered guests look on.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
CharactersHackers, Maniacs, Nephews
PlotMystery, Investigation, Fear

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece

Metropia (2009)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, cartoon, detective
CountrySweden, Denmark, Norway
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

In the near future, oil reserves are nearly depleted and Europe is connected by series of underground tunnels. While navigating these tunnels, Roger hears voices, one in particular. Seeking a way to rid himself of the voice only leads Roger deeper into a bizarre conspiracy of control - mind and body.

Lilya 4-ever (2002)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime
CountrySweden, Denmark
CharactersTeens, Poor
PlotOn real events, Death, Slavery, Friendship
StyleSoulful, Depressive, Serious

Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working as a prostitute, and later meets Andrei. He offers her a good job in Sweden, but when Lilya arrives her life quickly enters a downward spiral.

Valhalla Rising (2009)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryDenmark, United Kingdom
CharactersVikings, Losers, Mute, Heroes, Warriors
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Revenge
StylePhilosophical, Atmospheric, Depressive, Heavy, Fancy

1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of darkness. On their flight, One Eye and Are board a Viking vessel, but the ship is soon engulfed by an endless fog that clears only as the crew sights an unknown land. As the new world reveals its secrets and the Vikings confront their terrible and bloody fate, One Eye discovers his true self.