Movies and TV shows set in denmark

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in denmark ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, bleak, captivating, tense and melancholic films and TV shows about / with murder, mentor, police investigation, friendship, dialogue, danger, father son relationship, storytelling, greed and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and other countries.
denmark
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TOP 10 movies tagged as denmark: The Danish Girl (2015), The Absent One (2014), The Fortress (2010), The Bridge (2011), The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013), Hamlet (1996), Babette's Feast (1987), The Purity of Vengeance (2018), This Life (2012), 1864 (2014).

List of movies set in denmark

 7.1
 149K
The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, painter, artist, love and romance, society, gender, life is a bitch, painting ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, paris france ...
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 7.1
 16K
The Absent One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues points in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: cold case, boarding school, murder, police investigation, partners against crime, mystery, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes, husband wife relationship, conspiracy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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 8.5
 15K
The Fortress (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Borgen is a drama series about the fight for political power – and about the personal sacrifices and consequences this has for those involved on and behind the political stage. The central figure is the 40-year old political leader Birgitte ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic, talky ...
Plot: politics, politician, marriage, media coverage, leader, journalist, ambition, family life, power struggle, state affairs, ambitious, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, scandinavia
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 8.6
 51K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 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.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crime, serial killer, police detective, mind game, murder, multiple suspects, partners against crime, riddles and clues, buried truth, forensics, police investigation, videotaping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the first book in Jussi Adler-Olsen's bestselling thriller series about Department Q THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES tells the story of the two policemen Carl Mørck and Assad who become involved in a five-year-old case concerning a missing ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: missing person, police detective, cold case, uncover truth, police investigation, partners, partners against crime, disappearance, crime, brother sister relationship, under the surface, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
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 7.8
 34K
Hamlet (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 242 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: prince, shakespeare, betrayal, murder, poisoning, ghost, drowning, haunted by the past, actor, funeral, royal family, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
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Babette's Feast (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The guest, a General at the Swedish court, is not related to the sister, but, as a callow young man, was in love with her, but chose his military career over happiness with her. His aunt is a member of the religious community. He is the one who, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: aging, siblings relations, eccentric family, birthday, family relations, elderly, lifestyle, lottery, maid, sister sister relationship, father son relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1830s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
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The Purity of Vengeance (2018)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In an older apartment in Copenhagen, some craftsmen make a scary discovery: behind a fake wall they find three mummified bodies sitting around a dining table with a free space ready. Carl Mørck and Assad from Department Q now have to find out who ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, melancholic, exciting, bleak
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: partners, murder, investigation, danger, undercover, mockery, medical experiment, cold case
Time: 21st century, 1960s
Place: denmark
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 6.6
 2K
This Life (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 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.
Style: captivating, emotional, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: heroes, war, danger, nazi occupation, resistance fighter, german soldier, danish, wehrmacht, freedom fighter, nazi, resistance, nazi soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: denmark, germany, scandinavia
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 6.6
 3K
1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
Story: When Austria and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, serious, realistic
Plot: war, love triangle, state affairs, wartime life, love and romance, siblings relations, battles, battle zone, love affair, life is a bitch, military, soldier ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: denmark, austria, europe
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Stolen Spring (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 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 teachers, especially Blomme, tormented the students. As a result ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: murder, high school life, poisoning, teenage life, teachers and students, life is a bitch, power relations, under the surface, social relations, school, teacher, education ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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When a Man Comes Home (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A small provincial town is buzzing with excitement: the town´s most illustrious son, a world-famous opera singer, is coming home. Meanwhile, Sebastian, a kitchen boy who is as good as married, falls head over heels in love with the new maid, Maria. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: small town, maid, gay parent, opera singer, lesbian interest, hotel, musician's life, celebrity culture, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
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 7.0
 3K
Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through grudging admiration to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when their illicit relationship is ...
Style: sexual, realistic, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: racism, gay, gays and lesbians, tragic love, radical, gender, forbidden love, society, love affair, unlikely couple, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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A Day in October (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During the month of October 1943, the Danish resistance movement and just plain ordinary citizens joined together in staging a mass exodus by fishing boats to neutral Sweden of their Jewish countrymen, practically on the eve of the Nazi's ...
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: rescue, evacuation, heroes, wartime life, love affair, against the rules, fall in love, love and romance, life is a bitch, war, danger, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: denmark, sweden, europe, copenhagen denmark
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 7.2
 15K
A Hijacking (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations – and an escalating potential for explosive violence.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, ransom, cook, cargo ship, psychology, spouse in danger, realism, workplace, ocean or sea, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
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 7.1
 7K
Mifune (1999)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kresten, newly wed, is on the threshold of a great career success in his father-in-law´s company. But when the death of his own father takes him back to his poverty-stricken childhood home, far out in the country, his career plans fall apart. For ...
Style: clever, realistic, offbeat, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: countryside, prostitute, small town, family relations, couple relations, nothing goes right, romance, love and romance, siblings relations, society, social differences, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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 6.2
 156K
Beowulf (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 6th-century Scandinavian warrior, Beowulf embarks on a mission to slay the manlike ogre Grendel, a descendant of Cain.
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, fairy tale, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, monster, dragon, legends and myths, sin, heroic mission, good versus evil, weakness, ancient, adventurer, vengeance, queen ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Hamlet comes home from university to find his uncle married to his mother, and his father's ghost haunting the battlements and scaring the watch. Then his father's ghost directs him to seek revenge.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, gloomy, realistic
Plot: ghost, betrayal, tragic love, insanity, revenge, uncover truth, rivalry, vengeance, unfulfillment, parents and children, losing-it hero, royal family ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
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 3.6
 3K
Reptilicus (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A portion of the tail of a prehistoric reptile is discovered in Denmark. It regenerates into the entire reptile, which proceeds to destroy buildings and property and generally make a nuisance of itself. It can fly, swim, and walk, and has ...
Style: rough, semi serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scientist, professor, lapland, bridge, panic, monster, giant monster, severed leg, man eating monster, misfit, chaos, supernatural ...
Time: prehistory
Place: denmark, europe, finland, copenhagen denmark
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 8.3
 247K
The Hunt (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 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.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: false accusation, pedophile, injustice, life turned upside down, small town life, gossip and rumors, pedophilia, social relations, family relations, society, teacher, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, kindergarten
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 6.8
 6K
Bleeder (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Leo and Louise are a young couple living together in Copenhagen. Leo often goes out with his friends while Louise usually stays home. But when Louise tells Leo she's pregnant, a spark is ignited and Leo begins to become cold and distant. His ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, couple relations, family problems, estrangement, violence, friendship between men, couples, losing-it hero, woman in danger, danger, shyness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia, copenhagen denmark
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 7.1
 12K
Copenhagen (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After weeks of traveling through Europe, the immature William finds himself in Copenhagen, the place of his father’s birth. He befriends the youthful Effy, who works in William’s hotel as part of an internship program, and they set off to find ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, touching, serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, romance, fall in love, self discovery, womanizer, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, misfit, haunted by the past, disorder, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, berlin germany, copenhagen, scandinavia ...
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The Olsen Gang Gets Polished (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Olsen-Banden skal udføre en betroet opgave for selveste Statsministeriet: H.C. Andersens originale fjerpen skal stjæles fra det Danske Export Museum, det gælder angiveligt Rigets sikkerhed og gode omdømme. Men Hallandsen har igen taget røven ...
Style: humorous, exciting, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Plot: gang, heroes, crime, rivalry, ghost, danger, dishonesty, head of state, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, foot chase, plan gone wrong ...
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark
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Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Smilla Jaspersen, half Danish, half Greenlander, attempts to understand the death of a small boy who falls from the roof of her apartment building. Suspecting wrongdoing, Smilla uncovers a trail of clues leading towards a secretive corporation that ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, amateur detective, death in the family, family problems, crimes, culture clash, human nature, disorder, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, greenland, copenhagen denmark ...
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 6.7
 20K
Hamlet (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, poisoning, tragic hero, prince, revenge, state affairs, parents and children, royal family, family relations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, spirit ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark, europe, england
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Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: 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 employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, immigrants, working class, life is a bitch, parents and children, island, family relations, down on your luck, misfit ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, seaport
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Those Who Kill (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Those Who Kill is a Danish crime TV series from 2011, which follows a fictitious unit within Copenhagen Police which specialises in investigating serial murders. The series was aired as five two-part stories in Denmark, but has aired as five feature ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, forensics, deadly, law enforcement, crime, short lived, female protagonist, bodies, crimes, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark
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After the Wedding (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, UK, Norway
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: marriage, wedding, poverty, orphanage, wealth, millionaire, family, family problems, family secret, couple relations, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, india, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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Something in the Air (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When clairvoyant Pernille meets Journalist Daniel, who is on a mission to write an exposé about Fact & Fiction in the clairvoyant world, Daniel falls in love with her. And funnily enough, she hadn't seen it coming.
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, journalism, romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, love affair, working undercover, love and romance, dishonesty, big city, clairvoyant, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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Follow the Money (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 'Deceived' is about economic crime. About what happens to people when greed and ambition corrupts. The series exposeses viewers into economic crimes complex world. In the banks, the stock exchange and in boardrooms.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, dishonesty, legal investigation, corporate crimes, cons and scams, uncover truth, hopes, price of justice, legal, greed, police detective, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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