The Top 30 Danish movies of all time according to the DAHF.dk community (2012 vote).by Malte006 | created - 08 Sep 2012 | updated - 08 Sep 2012 | Public
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1. 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.
4. Flickering Lights (2000)
Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A gang of 4 Danish criminals are ordered by Færingen to steal a bag from a safe. When they see DKK4,000,000 in the bag, they keep it for themselves and head for Spain. They end up in a ruin of an old restaurant on Funen and renovate it.
5. 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.
6. Tree of Knowledge (1981)
101 min | Drama
As a group of Danish children pass into adolescence, gradually the most popular girl becomes an outcast, for trivial reasons that she never understands.
7. In the Middle of the Night (1984)
131 min | Drama, Comedy
Benny (Kim Larsen) and Arnold (Erik Clausen) are homeless and along with others living on Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The police is set to clear the building they squat in, but on the night of ... See full summary »
8. Stolen Spring (1993)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama
At their 25th high-school anniversary some bourgeois citizens remember their time in school as a happy one. In reality it was quite the contrary. The school was a madhouse in which the ... See full summary »
9. The Kingdom (1994–1997)
TV-MA | 561 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Doctors at an ultramodern hospital in Denmark become convinced, by way of weird, inexplicable happenings, that the place is haunted.
Votes: 16,094 | Gross: $0.09M
10. Klown (2010)
R | 93 min | Comedy
In order to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank 'kidnaps' her 12-year-old nephew and tags along on his best friend Casper's debauched weekend canoe trip.
Votes: 9,383 | Gross: $0.07M
11. 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.
12. Zappa (1983)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In the early '60s, 3 Danish classmates join a "den"/tree house. Steen likes his pet fish Zappa because it eats the weaker fish. Bjørn attracts girls and Mulle is a talkative, strong boy. Steen gets them into burglary and later escalates.
13. Tro, håb og kærlighed (1984)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Denmark, 1963: Teenagers Bjørn and Erik are into girls and being in a band helps Bjørn meet Anna. Erik likes Kirsten but she likes Bjørn. Having a mentally ill mom at home also ruins Erik's chances. Anna's pregnancy changes everything.
16. 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.
17. The Green Butchers (2003)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
2 Danish friends are tired of their employer and open their own butcher shop. An electrician accidentally dies in the freezer and he's sold as marinated chicken and business picks up. What happens when they run out of "chicken"?
Votes: 17,724 | Gross: $0.00M
18. King's Game (2004)
Not Rated | 107 min | Thriller
Election for the Danish parliament is up and the main opposition party has a chance at winning and it's leader at becoming next prime minister. The leader is hospitalized and the scheming begins.
19. The Olsen Gang in Jutland (1971)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
The Olsen gang in Jutland. Ones again Egon Olsen has a plan when he gets out of Vridslose State Prison. He has found out that the Germans left a large sum of money (in American dollars and ... See full summary »
20. The Olsen Gang Sees Red (1976)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
Egon and the gang are hired to stage a robbery of an antique Chinese vase for an economically challenged baron. Naturally they fooled, which infuriates Egon. The gang tries to get back at ... See full summary »
21. R (2010)
Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
22. 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 »
Votes: 9,250 | Gross: $2.05M
27. Martha (1967)
93 min | Comedy, Family
S/S Martha is from 1927 and no maintenance's been done since. Forgotten by HQ in CPH, the Danish crew has a good, stressless time. They celebrate a virgin crew member's 17th birthday buying him a woman. Suddenly, Martha's noticed by HQ.
29. Me and Charly (1978)
98 min | Drama
Steffen is picnicking with his girlfriend, daughter of a rich businessman, when he meets Charly - trying to steal Steffen's moped. Later they end up as BFFs despite the differences.
30. The Chronic Innocence (1985)
97 min | Drama
Danish high school seniors Janus and Tore are BFFs. They meet the new girl in school, Helle, at a party and Tore falls in love and starts dating her. Helle's mom is also interested in Tore.