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1. Och Piccadilly Circus ligger inte i Kumla (2014)

95 min | Crime, Drama

A love story in the shadow of a crime. It's summertime in Kumla, Sweden,and the year is 1967. 17-year-old Mauritz longs to get away from his small hometown and see the world. Together with ... See full summary »

Director: Bengt Danneborn | Stars: Anton Ahremalm, Amanda Ekblom-Käck, Tom Lofterud, Jennifer Karlberg

Votes: 88

2. Mr. Bjarnfreðarson (2009)

109 min | Comedy

Georg tries to get his life back on track after a five year stint in jail.

Director: Ragnar Bragason | Stars: Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Hilmir Jensson, Jökull Steinarsson, Guðmundur Lúðvík Þorvaldsson

Votes: 838

3. Letter to the King (2014)

75 min | Drama

Letter to the King portrays five people on a day trip from a refugee camp to Oslo, a welcome change in an otherwise monotonous life. But we soon realize that each and every one of them has ... See full summary »

Director: Hisham Zaman | Stars: Ali Bag Salimi, Zheer Durhan, Nazmi Kirik, Hassan Dimirci

Votes: 221

4. Oskyldigt dömd (2008–2009)

Crime, Drama

Markus Haglund (Mikael Persbrandt) is a criminal law professor fond of liquors, promiscuous relationships and disobeying superiors. At Uppsala University near Stockholm, he establishes a ... See full summary »

Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Helena Af Sandeberg, Sofia Ledarp, Francisco Sobrado

Votes: 456

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: 14,136

6. Daybreak (2003)

R | 108 min | Drama

60 Metascore

Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest ... See full summary »

Director: Björn Runge | Stars: Pernilla August, Jakob Eklund, Leif Andrée, Marie Richardson

Votes: 1,385 | Gross: $0.01M

7. The One and Only (1999)

106 min | Comedy, Romance

When handyman Niller comes to install Sus' new kitchen one day, their immediate crush is a sweet escape from both of their problematic relationships.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Niels Olsen, Søs Egelind, Rafael Edholm

Votes: 3,951

8. Love Is All You Need (2012)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

A hairdresser, who has lost her hair to cancer, finds out her husband is having an affair, travels to Italy for her daughter's wedding, and meets a widower who still blames the world for the loss of his wife.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Molly Blixt Egelind, Sebastian Jessen

Votes: 12,329 | Gross: $1.63M

9. A Second Chance (2014)

102 min | Drama, Thriller

35 Metascore

A conscientious police officer who investigates a violent case of domestic dispute in the squalid apartment of a drug addict has to make the most contemptible decision in his life. Just how far would a parent go to get a second chance?

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Roland Møller, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Ulrich Thomsen

Votes: 5,080

10. Men & Chicken (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

64 Metascore

Two outcast brothers, through getting to know their unknown family, discover a horrible truth about themselves and their relatives.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: David Dencik, Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Søren Malling

Votes: 9,281 | Gross: $0.03M

11. White Night (2007)

100 min | Drama

A psychological drama about Ulrich, a workaholic whose life takes a drastic turn when he is involved in a fatal accident. As his guilt grows, his life slowly crumbles around him. Next, an ... See full summary »

Director: Jannik Johansen | Stars: Lars Brygmann, Anne Sofie Espersen, Morten Grunwald, Nicolas Bro

Votes: 507

12. Fukssvansen (2001)

90 min | Comedy

Dennis and Carl are brothers who live on a small farm in the Danish countryside. None too bright, Dennis wants a girlfriend for Christmas. Carl makes sure that Dennis gets just that when he... See full summary »

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Martin Buch, Anders W. Berthelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Tommy Kenter

Votes: 1,137

13. Mifune (1999)

R | 98 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

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.

Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen | Stars: Iben Hjejle, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jesper Asholt, Emil Tarding

Votes: 7,225 | Gross: $0.59M

14. Skagerrak (2003)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Skagerrak is the story of being hit by happiness when you least expect it. In their late twenties and tired of partying their way around the world, Danish Marie and Irish Sophie come ashore... See full summary »

Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen | Stars: Iben Hjejle, Bronagh Gallagher, Martin Henderson, Ewen Bremner

Votes: 721

15. With Your Permission (2007)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ordinary Jan has no easy life. He is by far the most unpopular employee at work. At home it's even worse. His marriage with the not so ordinary Bente is on the verge of a breakdown. Jan's ... See full summary »

Director: Paprika Steen | Stars: Lars Brygmann, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Nicolaj Kopernikus, Rasmus Bjerg

Votes: 645

16. Lærkevej - til døden os skiller (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

The alcoholic Elisabeth, is dying due to kidney failure. So she is in desperat need of a kidney transplant, and the hunt for a kidney donor begins ...

Director: Mogens Hagedorn | Stars: Søs Egelind, Søren Spanning, Anette Støvelbæk, Henrik Prip

Votes: 259

17. Old Men in New Cars: In China They Eat Dogs II (2002)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Fresh out of a Danish prison, Harald bosses his old gang around, into visiting his hospitalized foster dad, who wants to see his bio son before dying. The son's in a Swedish prison. Then there's a money matter - robbing a bank.

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen | Stars: Kim Bodnia, Torkel Petersson, Tomas Villum Jensen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Votes: 8,368

18. Accused (2005)

103 min | Drama

On the surface Henrik and Nina Christofferson are an ordinary family living happily. But they have a problem. Their daughter, Stine, a difficult 14 year old, has a habit of telling lies in ... See full summary »

Director: Jacob Thuesen | Stars: Troels Lyby, Sofie Gråbøl, Paw Henriksen, Louise Mieritz

Votes: 1,876

19. What No One Knows (2008)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

Thomas' sister is a journalist and wants to talk to him but "drowns" just before. In her apartment he finds papers about biochemical weapons and the Danish intelligence agency their dead dad was in. Thomas investigates.

Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen | Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Maria Bonnevie, Ghita Nørby, Henning Jensen

Votes: 1,228

20. Just Another Love Story (2007)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

Life in the suburbs as a father of two has worn down Jonas. When a victim of a car crash mistakes him for her boyfriend Sebastian, things take a very dramatic turn as the line between truth and deception is erased.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Rebecka Hemse, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Charlotte Fich

Votes: 4,428 | Gross: $0.05M

21. Drabet (2005)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

A college professor abandons his family and his career in order to champion his mistress, a student radical accused of killing a policeman.

Director: Per Fly | Stars: Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August, Beate Bille, Charlotte Fich

Votes: 2,276

22. Love at First Hiccough (1999)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

16 y.o. Danish high school sophomore Viktor falls in love with senior Anja at 1st hiccup. Their little brothers (BFFs) invite him to Anja's 18th birthday party. Viktor's 2 friends also help. Where does Anja's arrogant boyfriend fit in?

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen | Stars: Robert Hansen, Sofie Lassen-Kahlke, Sebastian Jessen, Rasmus Albeck

Votes: 2,279

23. The Good Cop (2004)

87 min | Action, Comedy

A gang of small-time crooks screws up. Ripping off a Chinese shipping container, they find heroin belonging to Latvian mafia. A friend of theirs, a nice cop, tries to mediate, acting in good faith.

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen | Stars: Kim Bodnia, René Dif, Nicolas Bro, Robert Hansen

Votes: 2,062

24. Monsterthursday (2004)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A quirky romantic drama set in remote coastal Norway takes the viewer on a tumultuous ride through surfing aspirations, extreme weather and love.

Director: Arild Østin Ommundsen | Stars: Vegar Hoel, Silje Salomonsen, Andreas Cappelen, Kim Bodnia

Votes: 716

25. As It Is in Heaven (2004)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland, in the far north of Sweden. It doesn't take long before he is ... See full summary »

Director: Kay Pollak | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Helen Sjöholm, Lennart Jähkel

Votes: 15,360 | Gross: $0.01M

26. The Preacher's Wife (1996)

PG | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An angel comes to Earth to help a preacher save his church and his family.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines

Votes: 10,292 | Gross: $48.10M

27. Songs from the Second Floor (2000)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson, Bengt C.W. Carlsson, Torbjörn Fahlström

Votes: 15,893 | Gross: $0.00M

28. Involuntary (2008)

98 min | Drama

74 Metascore

In several unrelated stories, the consequences of putting ones foot down - or failing to do so - are explored.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Villmar Björkman, Linnea Cart-Lamy, Leif Edlund, Sara Eriksson

Votes: 4,349

29. Under the Sun (1998)

130 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

Olof lives alone on a farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read and write, he is dependent on his younger friend, Erik. Olof advertises for a housekeeper, and Ellen arrives. During summer Olof's heart and Erik's desires develops.

Director: Colin Nutley | Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Helena Bergström, Johan Widerberg, Gunilla Röör

Votes: 2,170 | Gross: $0.29M

30. Kid Svensk (2007)

90 min | Drama

The year is 1984. It's summer, and the rebellious 12-year-old girl Kid wants to stay in Gothenburg, but her mother has other plans. Kid discovers that summer vacation in Finland isn't as ... See full summary »

Director: Nanna Huolman | Stars: Mia Saarinen, Milka Ahlroth, Jim Rautiainen, Mari Rantasila

Votes: 495

31. Dalecarlians (2004)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

Mia, who's living in Stockholm, comes home to her small childhood town to celebrate her father's birthday. There she finds herself looked down-upon by her oldest sister; and she has to ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Blom | Stars: Sofia Helin, Kajsa Ernst, Ann Petrén, Lars-Gunnar Aronsson

Votes: 3,543

32. 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.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Søren Pilmark, Nastja Arcel, Nicolas Bro

Votes: 4,066

33. Letters to Father Jacob (2009)

74 min | Drama

65 Metascore

With few options, newly pardoned convict Leila agrees to work as an assistant to a blind pastor. Father Jacob spends his days answering the letters of the needy, which Leila finds pointless... See full summary »

Director: Klaus Härö | Stars: Kaarina Hazard, Heikki Nousiainen, Jukka Keinonen, Esko Roine

Votes: 2,070

34. Headhunters (2011)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

72 Metascore

An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie R. Ølgaard

Votes: 91,747 | Gross: $1.20M

35. Murk (2005)

124 min | Drama, Thriller

The psychological thriller "Murk" tells the story of Jacob, who is investigating into the circumstances surrounding his sister's death on her wedding night.

Director: Jannik Johansen | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Nicolas Bro, Laura Drasbæk, Lisbet Lundquist

Votes: 2,519

36. Department Q: The Absent One (2014)

Not Rated | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

The murder of young twins initially implicates a group of upper class students as the killers, though the case takes a turn or two from its starting point.

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Pilou Asbæk, David Dencik

Votes: 16,091

37. Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

62 Metascore

Police inspector Carl Mørck is put in charge of a department of cold cases, joined only by his assistant, Assad. They dig into a case about a disappeared woman.

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Per Scheel Krüger, Troels Lyby, Øyvind B. Fabricius Holm

Votes: 21,605



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