Best Danish filmsby steenben-160-354924 | created - 8 months ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
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1. The Idiots (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama
The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the "inner idiot" in themselves.
Votes: 27,686 | Gross: $0.01M
2. The Dark Side of the Moon (1986)
90 min | Drama, Romance
A man has been in prison for sixteen years after killing of his wife. Now he seeks to create a new life, where he only finds warmth and fellowship with Turkish immigrants. He will also try to come to terms with the daughter who hates him.
4. Long Story Short (2015)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Long Story Short is the story of Ellen and her friends, all in their late thirties/early forties, and their more or less self-inflicted complications of love and longing for romantic ... See full summary »
5. The Hunt (2012)
R | 115 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 238,408 | Gross: $0.69M
6. Submarino (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
Two brothers meet at their mother's funeral, each in his way on a path of self-destruction, both haunted by a tragedy in their youth.
7. Babette's Feast (1987)
G | 103 min | Drama
During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters.
Votes: 16,242 | Gross: $4.40M
8. Armadillo (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War
Danish soldiers are sent to Afghanistan in 2009 for 6 month, to help stabilize the country against Taliban. They're stationed on Armadillo military base in Helman province. Unlike other war movies, this is the real deal - no actors.
Director: Janus Metz
Votes: 8,876 | Gross: $0.01M
9. 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.
10. 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: 16,012 | Gross: $0.09M
11. The Dolphin (2017)
29 min | Short, Drama
Anna takes her 7-years old son Robert to the beach to finish his swimming course, the DOLPHIN, but something is terribly wrong and Anna needs to face reality.
12. Land of Mine (2015)
R | 100 min | Drama, History, War
In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.
Votes: 27,766 | Gross: $0.44M
13. Land of Plenty (1983)
106 min | Drama
Knud is a pig farmer, and he lives woth his wife, Katrine, and their two young children. But life gets tough when the problems start to pile up at the pig farm and in their private life.
17. 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.
18. Benny's Bathtub (1971)
41 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
While Benny's father is busy working and his mother occupied with friends Benny discover a wonderful world in his own bathtub.
22. Hunger (1966)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama
In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published. All he meets is defeat and suffering while his sense of ... See full summary »
26. 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: 9,175 | Gross: $2.05M
28. Mifune (1999)
R | 98 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama
Kresten's dad dies and he returns to the farm on Lolland to take care of things incl. his retarded brother. He employs a hooker as maid. He loses wife and job due to lies. The maid's kid brother moves in and they're a family of 4.
Votes: 7,174 | Gross: $0.59M
30. Häxan (1922)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror
Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.
31. Jeppe på bjerget (1981)
110 min | Comedy
The Baron, and his people decide to imagine a social experiment. They carry Jeppe, who is the most inept peasant of all, and who is senseless of drinking, up into the Baron's bed to see ... See full summary »
32. Sonny Soufflé chok show (1986–1987)
30 min | Action, Adventure, Animation
Two hosts (Sonny & Sonny) present various segments, including the adventure/romantic series "Tannhäuser" (a spoof on Star Wars featuring the mechanic Reinhardt and his son Kurt struggling ... See full summary »
33. We Are All Demons (1969)
98 min | Drama
He is showing up like a shadow to seamen, and death and shipwreck follow in his tracks. He is their anxiety. Now he is targeting the proud Ariel, and the captain realizes is days are counted.
34. Ditte, Child of Man (1946)
99 min | Drama
Ditte grows up with her grandparents. When the mother moves with Lars Peter, Ditte is taken home to take care of her siblings. She comes to work at Bakkegården, but is thrown out as she awaits children.
35. Prop and Berta (2000)
Not Rated | 77 min | Animation, Family
Prop & Berta is the story of a friendship between a little stout man and a big and proud cow, who are able to talk to each other. Together they confront an ugly and evil witch who is ... See full summary »
37. Altid ballade (1955)
90 min | Drama
Early Danish kitchen sink drama by Academy Award winner Gabriel Axel with an entertaining mix of working class daily life, children rivalry, crime and romance.
38. Tro, håb og kærlighed (1984)
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.
40. 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.
44. Kira's Reason: A Love Story (2001)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
Kira and Mads try to work out their marriage, after Kira has been two years in a mental institution, but is she really ready for the real world?
Votes: 887 | Gross: $0.00M
45. We Shall Overcome (2006)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Family
A drama about a boy who's inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and challenges repressive school authority in 1969 Denmark.
46. The Charmer (2017)
100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
"The Charmer" is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately looking to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time is running out he falls in love and his past catches up with him.
Votes: 524 | Gross: $0.03M
47. Holiday (I) (2018)
93 min | Crime, Drama
A love triangle featuring the trophy girlfriend of a petty drug lord, caught up in a web of luxury and violence in a modern dark gangster tale set in the beautiful port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera.