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1. Ordet (1955)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Fantasy

Follows the lives of the Borgen family, as they deal with inner conflict, as well as religious conflict with each other, and the rest of the town.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Hanne Aagesen

Votes: 12,846

2. A Family (2010)

102 min | Drama

A successful Danish family faces agonizing choices when its charismatic patriarch falls ill.

Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen | Stars: Jesper Christensen, Lene Maria Christensen, Pilou Asbæk, Anne Louise Hassing

Votes: 1,178

3. The Hunt (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama

77 Metascore

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.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm

Votes: 255,068 | Gross: $0.69M

4. In Your Arms (2015)

88 min | Drama

Maria is a young and caring nurse who wants to break free. Niels is an incurable patient who wants to travel to Switzerland to commit assisted suicide. Together they embark on an intense ... See full summary »

Director: Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm | Stars: Lisa Carlehed, Peter Plaugborg, Johanna Wokalek, Verena Bosshard

Votes: 232

5. Nightwatch (1994)

R | 107 min | Thriller

A law student starts working as nightwatchman at Department of Forensic Medicine in Copenhagen. His mad friend gets him on a game of dare that escalates. As a serial-killer's victims start piling up at work, he becomes a suspect.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sofie Gråbøl, Kim Bodnia, Lotte Andersen

Votes: 14,488

6. Gertrud (1964)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

In the elegant world of artists and musicians, Gertrud ends her marriage to Gustav and takes a lover, the composer Erland Jansson.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe, Ebbe Rode, Baard Owe

Votes: 5,167

7. Day of Wrath (1943)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam, Kirsten Andreasen

Votes: 8,565

8. Leaves From Satan's Book (1920)

TV-14 | 167 min | Drama

In 4 episodic tales of human suffering; the temptation of Jesus, the Spanish Inquisition, the French Revolution and the Russo-Finnish war of 1918, Satan attempts to win God's favor.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Helge Nissen, Halvard Hoff, Jacob Texiere, Hallander Helleman

Votes: 1,044

9. The Guilty (2018)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

83 Metascore

A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.

Director: Gustav Möller | Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen

Votes: 34,131 | Gross: $0.21M

10. Room 205 (2007)

R | 91 min | Horror

Katrine moves to a student residence in Copenhagen. She's told the myth of the ghost from room 205. But when a mirror breaks an evil spirit is released and the body count starts.

Director: Martin Barnewitz | Stars: Neel Rønholt, Mikkel Arndt, Julie R. Ølgaard, Mira Wanting

Votes: 1,350

11. What We Become (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

60 Metascore

A family of four is quarantined in their home as a virulent strand of the flu spreads into town and they are forced to the extreme to escape alive.

Director: Bo Mikkelsen | Stars: Benjamin Engell, Troels Lyby, Mille Dinesen, Ella Solgaard

Votes: 3,156

12. Final Hour (1995)

83 min | Horror, Thriller

Some students gets locked up in their school and is stalked by a killer. But as time goes by, it turns out that there is more to this than it seems.

Director: Martin Schmidt | Stars: Lene Laub Oksen, Mette Bratlann, Tomas Villum Jensen, Karl Bille

Votes: 1,093

13. Boy (2011)

96 min | Drama

18-year old Christian has just graduated from high school. At his summer job he is seduced by the 36-year old single mother Sanne. Soon he is drawn into a world of sensuality and his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Gantzler | Stars: Sebastian Jessen, Marie Louise Wille, Helle Merete Sørensen, Mikkel Bjerrum

Votes: 506

14. Parents (2016)

G | 86 min | Drama, Mystery

When their son moves out, a couple buys the condo from their youth and furnish it as back then. They start living as then and one day, they're same age as their son. Other twists follow.

Director: Christian Tafdrup | Stars: Miri Ann Beuschel, Emilia Imperatore Bjørnvad, Anton Honik, Elliott Crosset Hove

Votes: 544

15. Terribly Happy (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

74 Metascore

A thriller about a Copenhagen cop who moves to a small town after having a nervous breakdown.

Director: Henrik Ruben Genz | Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Lene Maria Christensen, Kim Bodnia, Lars Brygmann

Votes: 5,034 | Gross: $0.07M

16. The Celebration (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama

82 Metascore

At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

Votes: 74,790 | Gross: $1.65M

17. Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake (2005)

95 min | Crime, Drama

The year is 1962. Erik, his newly aquainted friend Edmund and his grown-up brother Henry are going to spend their summer holiday in a fairly decayed house just near the lake Genesaret. One ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Asphaug | Stars: Anton Lundqvist, Jesper Adefelt, Jonas Karlsson, Johan H:son Kjellgren

Votes: 2,222

18. The Heavenly Play (1942)

106 min | Drama

Mats Ersson is engaged to Marit and they plan to get married in the spring. But when the plague comes, the people accuse Marit of witchcraft. She is sentenced to death. Mats can not ... See full summary »

Director: Alf Sjöberg | Stars: Rune Lindström, Eivor Landström, Anders Henrikson, Holger Löwenadler

Votes: 44

19. Rebounce (2011)

92 min | Drama

Louise's mother, Susan was in prison and that's why she lives with her gran. But now her mum has been released. She thinks her mum is just great. Seen through the eyes of this teenager, ... See full summary »

Director: Heidi Maria Faisst | Stars: Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Anne Sofie Espersen, Kirsten Olesen, Niels Skousen

Votes: 276

20. R (2010)

Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

67 Metascore

The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward... See full summary »

Directors: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer | Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Møller, Jacob Gredsted

Votes: 4,298

21. Pelle the Conqueror (1987)

PG-13 | 157 min | Drama

The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow, Erik Paaske, Björn Granath

Votes: 9,517 | Gross: $2.05M

22. Open Hearts (2002)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A Dogme film about an engaged couple that is torn apart after the man is paralyzed in an accident, and the woman falls in love with the husband of the woman who caused the accident.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Sonja Richter, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Paprika Steen

Votes: 9,192 | Gross: $0.12M

23. The Inheritance (2003)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A young man is torn between his individual hopes and his sense of duty when his father dies and he is expected to take over the family industry.

Director: Per Fly | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Lisa Werlinder, Ghita Nørby, Karina Skands

Votes: 4,499

24. Stolen Spring (1993)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

We follow 4 classmates in a strict boys' secondary school in 1950s Copenhagen, where a sadistic teacher torments his students. We meet them again at their 35 year class reunion.

Director: Peter Schrøder | Stars: Frits Helmuth, Tomas Villum Jensen, Jesper Langberg, Adam Simonsen

Votes: 1,820

25. In the Blood (2016)

114 min | Drama

Four students buy an apartment together in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, and move in together. We follow their 20s, their ups and downs and the loneliness they discover after they split.

Director: Rasmus Heisterberg | Stars: Kristoffer Bech, Susana Hermansen Valenzuela, Nana Kirstine Bruhn-Rasmussen, Elliott Crosset Hove

Votes: 574

26. The Snake Pit (1948)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Mystery

A detailed chronicle of a woman during her stay in a mental institution.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn, Celeste Holm

Votes: 6,231 | Gross: $10.00M

27. One Summer of Happiness (1951)

103 min | Drama, Romance

After graduating from high school 19 year old Göran goes to his uncle Anders's farm in the countryside for recreation. It's summer and a lot of work to do at the farm, but he, the city ... See full summary »

Director: Arne Mattsson | Stars: Edvin Adolphson, Ulla Jacobsson, John Elfström, Folke Sundquist

Votes: 641

28. After the Wedding (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama

78 Metascore

A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rolf Lassgård, Neeral Mulchandani

Votes: 30,339 | Gross: $0.41M

29. Brotherhood (2009)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when it's discovered.

Director: Nicolo Donato | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, David Dencik, Nicolas Bro, Morten Holst

Votes: 3,029 | Gross: $0.02M

30. Ride Upon the Storm (2017– )

60 min | Drama

The story centers on a family of priests: Johannes, Elisabeth and their sons August and Christian. Johannes is God-like to his sons - he gives, loves, and punishes. His favoritism for ... See full summary »

Stars: Lars Mikkelsen, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Simon Sears, Fanny Louise Bernth

Votes: 1,038

31. The Legacy (2014–2017)

55 min | Drama

The death of a matriarch brings forgotten secrets out into the open and causes a prolonged battle for the family inheritance.

Stars: Trine Dyrholm, Marie Bach Hansen, Carsten Bjørnlund, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

Votes: 2,614

32. Forbrydelsen (2007–2012)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences.

Stars: Sofie Gråbøl, Morten Suurballe, Lars Mikkelsen, Bjarne Henriksen

Votes: 22,696

33. Bron/Broen (2011–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.

Stars: Sofia Helin, Rafael Pettersson, Sarah Boberg, Dag Malmberg

Votes: 52,456

34. A Caretaker's Tale (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

Harsh and bitter, apartment caretaker Per despises everyone and everything around him until he comes across a mysterious naked girl in an empty apartment. She doesn't know how to talk, walk... See full summary »

Director: Katrine Wiedemann | Stars: Lars Mikkelsen, Julie Zangenberg, Peter Plaugborg, Nicolaj Kopernikus

Votes: 654

35. Christian IV (2018)

90 min | Drama, History

1648. King Christian IV of Denmark is dying. Weak and feeble, he travels towards Copenhagen by horse and carriage to see his beloved capital one last time. Along the way, Christian sends ... See full summary »

Director: Kasper Kalle | Stars: Baard Owe, Karen-Lise Mynster, Rudi Køhnke, Rosalinde Mynster

Votes: 68

36. A Fortunate Man (2018)

TV-14 | 162 min | Drama

In the late 19th century, Peter Sidenius is an ambitious young man from a devout Christian family in Western Denmark, who travels to the Danish capital of Copenhagen to study engineering, ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Esben Smed, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Benjamin Kitter, Julie Christiansen

Votes: 3,229

37. Winter Brothers (2017)

TV-14 | 94 min | Drama

63 Metascore

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

Director: Hlynur Palmason | Stars: Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears, Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lars Mikkelsen

Votes: 1,134

38. The Shamer's Daughter (2015)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Shamer's daughter, Dina, has unwillingly inherited her mother's supernatural ability. She can look straight into the soul of other people, making them feel ashamed of themselves. When ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Kainz | Stars: Jakob Oftebro, Roland Møller, Allan Hyde, Maria Bonnevie

Votes: 3,163

39. Arctic (2018)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Drama

71 Metascore

A man stranded in the Arctic after a plane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown.

Director: Joe Penna | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir, Tintrinai Thikhasuk

Votes: 34,212 | Gross: $2.41M

40. The Bench (2000)

93 min | Drama

Kaj is an alcoholic living on the money the Danish state is providing him. Him and his friends spend their time drinking beer at a public bench. One day Kaj's life turns upside down when a young lady and her child moves in next to him.

Director: Per Fly | Stars: Jesper Christensen, Marius Sonne Janischefska, Stine Holm Joensen, Nicolaj Kopernikus

Votes: 3,797

41. This Life (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, War

The true story of the Fiil's a family of innkeepers who during Nazi-Germany's occupation of Denmark took up arms against the German occupiers. But in the fight for freedom, some must die so that others may live.

Director: Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis | Stars: Jens Jørn Spottag, Bodil Jørgensen, Thomas Ernst, Laura Winther Møller

Votes: 2,221

42. You Are Not Alone (1978)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

Two precocious boys explore their sexuality at boarding school.

Directors: Ernst Johansen, Lasse Nielsen | Stars: Anders Agensø, Peter Bjerg, Ove Sprogøe, Elin Reimer

Votes: 3,668

43. The King Is Alive (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama

52 Metascore

When a bus breaks down in the desert, the passengers decide to stage "King Lear."

Director: Kristian Levring | Stars: Miles Anderson, Romane Bohringer, David Bradley, David Calder

Votes: 1,814 | Gross: $0.10M



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