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1. 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: 254,462 | Gross: $0.69M

2. 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: 30,283 | Gross: $0.41M

3. In a Better World (2010)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Markus Rygaard, Wil Johnson

Votes: 37,123 | Gross: $1.01M

4. Brothers (2004)

R | 117 min | Drama, War

76 Metascore

Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Connie Nielsen, Sarah Juel Werner

Votes: 10,494 | Gross: $0.38M

5. A Royal Affair (2012)

R | 137 min | Biography, Drama, History

73 Metascore

A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Trine Dyrholm

Votes: 41,949 | Gross: $1.55M

6. 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: 9,509 | Gross: $2.05M

7. Dogville (2003)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits the town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 130,150 | Gross: $1.53M

8. Hold Me Tight (2010)

80 min | Drama

A film about peer pressure and taking responsibility for one's own life. The story revolves around Sara, Mikkel, Hassan and Louise, four teenagers, who are searching for their own identity ... See full summary »

Director: Kaspar Munk | Stars: Julie Brochorst Andersen, Frederik Christian Johansen, Sofia Cukic, Hicham Najid

Votes: 492

9. Marie Krøyer (2012)

102 min | Biography, Drama

The story of the marriage between the painters Marie and P.S. Krøyer.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Søren Sætter-Lassen, Sverrir Gudnason, Lene Maria Christensen

Votes: 1,212

10. Silent Heart (2014)

97 min | Drama

Three generations of a family coming together over a weekend. A sick mother's wish to die before her disease worsens gets harder to handle as old conflicts come to the surface.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Ghita Nørby, Paprika Steen, Danica Curcic, Morten Grunwald

Votes: 1,491

11. Speed Walking (2014)

108 min | Drama, History

Martin (14) is forced to deal with confused sexuality and the loss of a mother in a provincial setting in the mid-seventies, where the famed Danish liberation of porn has had its influence on the grownups.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Villads Bøye, Anders W. Berthelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Frederik Winther Rasmussen

Votes: 1,267

12. 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: 2,219

13. Worlds Apart (2008)

116 min | Drama

The daughter of a Jehovah's Witness is forced to choose between religion and love when she falls for someone outside her faith.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Rosalinde Mynster, Pilou Asbæk, Jens Jørn Spottag, Sarah Boberg

Votes: 2,656

14. A Funny Man (2011)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama

A biography of the Danish actor and comedian, Dirch Passer.

Director: Martin Zandvliet | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Ranthe, Lars Brygmann, Malou Reymann

Votes: 2,545

15. Adam's Apples (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro, Paprika Steen

Votes: 42,952 | Gross: $0.00M

16. The Art of Crying (2006)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

Follows a precocious, eleven-year-old Allan, who tries desperately to keep his dysfunctional, rural family together during the social upheavals of the early seventies. Allan reveres his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Schønau Fog | Stars: Jannik Lorenzen, Jesper Asholt, Julie Kolbeck, Hanne Hedelund

Votes: 2,067

17. Manderlay (2005)

Not Rated | 139 min | Drama

46 Metascore

A story of slavery, set in the southern U.S. in the 1930s.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Isaach De Bankolé, Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 21,514 | Gross: $0.08M

18. Breaking the Waves (1996)

R | 159 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr

Votes: 58,978 | Gross: $4.04M

19. 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: 4,480 | Gross: $0.05M

20. Dancer in the Dark (2000)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

61 Metascore

An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare

Votes: 96,488 | Gross: $4.18M

21. Sealed Orders (1914)

84 min | Drama, Mystery

On the brink of war, Lt. van Hauen is summoned to take command of the cruiser, but due to unforeseen events, he is wrongfully convicted as a traitor.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Karen Caspersen, Otto Reinwald, Fritz Lamprecht

Votes: 461

22. 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: 22,957

23. 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: 3,124

24. 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: 2,295

25. 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: 4,498

26. All for One (2011)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Crime

4 childhood friends, 3 now petty criminals and Martin a petty cop, are trying to bring down a big time drug smuggler (Rutger Hauer), who has an art gallery as front.

Director: Rasmus Heide | Stars: Jon Lange, Jonatan Spang, Rasmus Bjerg, Mick Øgendahl

Votes: 2,336

27. In My Life (1978)

95 min | Drama, Romance

A young man finds love and settles down, but when his young wife spirals into depression they both have decisions to make.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Claus Strandberg, Kirsten Olesen, Jens Okking, Poul Bundgaard

Votes: 118

28. Dark Horse (2005)

Unrated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young man spurs romance and helps his friend and himself go through times and struggles of their ordinary life in Denmark.

Director: Dagur Kári | Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Nicolas Bro, Tilly Scott Pedersen, Morten Suurballe

Votes: 3,129

29. 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: 12,812

30. Europa (1991)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier, Ernst-Hugo Järegård

Votes: 18,758 | Gross: $1.01M

31. Afskåret (2016)

82 min | Drama

On her way to the Swedish highlands, 19-year old Sarah receives a disturbing text; a compromising sex video of her may be circulating the Internet. While determining the existence of this ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Fløe | Stars: Emilie Kruse, Morten Deurell, Mira Brandes, Thomas Magnussen

Votes: 18

32. Master of the House (1925)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

When a man becomes tyrannical towards his family, the women of the house decide to teach him a lesson in gratitude.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm, Karin Nellemose, Mathilde Nielsen

Votes: 1,593

33. 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: 3,172

34. The Way to Mandalay (2018)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story about one of Denmark's greatest musicians, John Mogensen, his success and failure throughout life as an artist, husband and father - from childhood, through his time in Four Jacks... See full summary »

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Rasmus Bjerg, Henrik Noël Olesen, Harald Kaiser Hermann, Rikke Louise Andersson

Votes: 858

35. Pound for Pound (2017)

97 min | Biography, Drama

Biography about boxer Jørgen 'Gamle' Hansen.

Director: Mikkel Serup | Stars: Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Arnold Oceng, Lene Maria Christensen, Kristian Fjord

Votes: 340

36. While We Live (2017)

98 min | Drama

Inspired by true events, "While We Live" follows four people in Northern Denmark and how their fates intertwine in a tragic accident.

Director: Mehdi Avaz | Stars: Sebastian Jessen, Julie Christiansen, Charlotte Munck, Nikolaj Groth

Votes: 989

37. Never Again a Tomorrow (2017)

96 min | Drama

The famous and aging artist, Thorvald (Erik Clausen), believes that he is both immortal and indispensable. But as his heart stops one day, he is not ready to leave this world. An angel (... See full summary »

Director: Erik Clausen | Stars: Esben Dalgaard Andersen, Britt Bendixen, Nicolas Bro, Erik Clausen

Votes: 212

38. Ditte & Louise (2018)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy

Ditte and Louise are two middle-aged actresses and best friends. Together they form a comedy duo, which travels around the country. Louise has accepted that the entertainment industry can't... See full summary »

Director: Niclas Bendixen | Stars: Ditte Hansen, Louise Mieritz, Lotte Andersen, Anders W. Berthelsen

Votes: 419

39. 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: 67

40. People Get Eaten (2015)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

Good-hearted mechanic Herluf is test-driving a car, but forgets the way back to the garage, and has to ask for directions. At a party, he forgets the words to his favorite song. And one day, he disappears.

Director: Erik Clausen | Stars: Bodil Jørgensen, Erik Clausen, Lærke Winther, Jens Andersen

Votes: 431

41. April 9th (2015)

93 min | Drama, History, War

On April 9, 1940 Germany invaded Denmark. Based on real events - in Southern Jutland a military unit on bicycles was sent south to help hold back the Germans until reinforcement.

Director: Roni Ezra | Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Lars Mikkelsen, Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears

Votes: 4,196

42. Shrouded Destiny: A Star Wars Long Tale Fan Film Production

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi | Filming

500 years before the Clone Wars the Galactic Republic builds "The Citadel", which is a maximum security facility designed to keep "Rogue Jedi" imprisoned. Rogue Jedi all over the galaxy are... See full summary »

Director: Shahbaz Sarwar | Stars: Lars Mikkelsen, Camilla Lau, Oliver Wilson, Lauren Okadigbo

43. 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: 5,153

44. Reconstruction (2003)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

A young man who thought himself already in love with a nice girl is drawn into a literary drama when he is captured by a deep and stimulating love affair.

Director: Christoffer Boe | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Maria Bonnevie, Krister Henriksson, Klaus Mulbjerg

Votes: 6,899 | Gross: $0.07M

45. Druk (2020)

Drama | Post-production

There is a theory that man is born with half a per mille too little. That alcohol in the blood opens the mind to the outside world, problems seem smaller and creativity increases. We know ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Bonnevie, Thomas Bo Larsen, Susse Wold

46. Hooray for the Blue Hussars (1970)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

How do you choose a new lieutenant for the cavalry in 1893? Send them riding all night, during which they must drink 3 litres of champagne and have 2 love affairs.

Director: Annelise Reenberg | Stars: Lone Hertz, Susse Wold, Ghita Nørby, Dirch Passer

Votes: 351

47. Tine (1964)

137 min | Drama

Based on the novel by Herman Bang, about Tine experiencing the outbreak of the war in 1864, where she is to housekeep and take care of a mansion in wear time, while having a love affair with the master, while his wife is away.

Director: Knud Leif Thomsen | Stars: Lone Hertz, Jørgen Reenberg, Birgitte Federspiel, Ellen Gottschalch

Votes: 42

48. Unfaithful (1966)

94 min | Drama

5.7