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, captivating, tense, touching and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with friendship, family relations, police investigation, death, couples, murder, love, mentor, love and romance and danish plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and other countries.
denmark
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denmark movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as denmark: The Bridge (2011), The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013), The Danish Girl (2015), The Purity of Vengeance (2018), The Absent One (2014), The Hunt (2012), The Rain (2018), Speed Walking (2014), 1864 (2014), Borgen (2010).

List of movies set in denmark

 8.6
 68K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, captivating, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, multiple suspects, police investigation, mind game, partners against crime, riddles and clues, murder, forensics, killings, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, scandinavia, copenhagen, europe ...
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The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, missing person, cold case, uncover truth, unsolved crime, false identity, partners against crime, under the surface, disappearance, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen
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 7.1
 184K
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: touching, emotional, romantic, heartbreaking, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, art, gay, lgbtq, artist, couple relations, gays and lesbians, painting, portrait, transvestite, secret ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: denmark, paris france, copenhagen, europe, brussels ...
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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, exciting, rough, melancholic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: investigation, partners, medical experiment, murder, cold case, undercover, mockery, police officer, nypd, crimes, teenager, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, 2010s, year 1961
Place: denmark, copenhagen
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 7.1
 24K
The Absent One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, noir ...
Plot: cold case, police investigation, partners against crime, murder, boarding school, mystery, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2010s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia
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 8.3
 324K
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: thought provoking, bleak, psychological, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: injustice, false accusation, life turned upside down, pedophile, teacher, child abuse, small town life, father son relationship, social injustice, divorce, society, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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 6.3
 36K
The Rain (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety. A Scandinavian thriller series.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: post apocalypse, virus, survival, illness, vestiges of humanity, bunker, zombie, pandemic, walking dead, brother sister relationship, death, desperation ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: denmark
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Speed Walking (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a quirky, small town, situated in the outskirts of everything, 14-year-old Martin is getting ready for one of the most formal transitions from boy to man; the communion. It's 1976, music's in the air and hormones are blossoming. But in ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, love triangle, small town, teenage boy, gay, friendship between boys, first gay sexual experience, loss of mother, gay interest, sex scene, family problems, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: denmark
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 6.7
 4K
1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 460 min.
TV show
Story: When Austria and Prussia declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: brother brother relationship, military, love triangle, soldier, battles, military life, life is a bitch, political unrest, german history, army, war, heart attack ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria, prussia, europe
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 8.5
 25K
Borgen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
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: political, serious, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: politics, leader, marriage, journalist, media coverage, politician, prime minister, ambition, state affairs, power struggle, family life, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, greenland, scandinavia
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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: emotional, touching, atmospheric, talky, sentimental ...
Plot: food, cooking, religion, aging, cooking and food, catholic, elderly, life philosophy, sister sister relationship, redemption, friendship, birthday ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century, 1830s ...
Place: denmark, paris france, france, vatican, europe ...
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 6.4
 8K
The Commune (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Erik, a lecturer in architecture, inherits his father’s large old house in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen. His wife Anna, a well-known television newscaster, suggests that they invite their friends to come and live with them. In this way she hopes ...
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, psychological, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: commune, marriage, jealousy, architect, teacher student relationship, infidelity, professor, student, husband wife relationship, love, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 2016, 70s
Place: denmark, copenhagen
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 7.8
 41K
Land of Mine (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners of war were handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they were ordered to remove the more than two million ...
Style: suspense, emotional, brutal, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: world war two, german soldier, minefield, nazi, teenager, prisoners of war, child soldier, beach, survival, war, war crime, pow ...
Time: post world war two, 1940s, future, year 1945, 20th century
Place: denmark, germany
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 7.0
 13K
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: emotional, intense, disturbing, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, romance, older man teenage girl relationship, coming of age, fall in love, teenager, womanizer, self discovery, misfit, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, canada, new jersey, copenhagen, berlin germany ...
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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, meditative, compassionate, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: father son relationship, coming of age, poverty, immigrants, working class, farm, boy, corporal punishment, youth, family relations, bullying, tragedy ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1890s
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe
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Those Who Kill (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, profiler, forensics, law enforcement, policewoman, police investigation, crimes, criminal, homicide detective, police partner, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen
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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, captivating, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, opera singer, hotel, maid, family relations, homecoming, musician's life, estrangement, dysfunctional family, parents and children, celebrity culture, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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 7.8
 38K
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: stylized, atmospheric, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: shakespeare, revenge, prince, tragedy, betrayal, royal family, vengeance, ghost, medieval, murder, funeral, intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
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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: humorous, feel good, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, romance, fall in love, love affair, unlikely couple, journalism, friendship, couples, clairvoyant, city life, big city, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen
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 5.2
 2K
Antboy (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Denmark
Duration: 77 min.
Story: 12-year-old Pelle accidentally gets bitten by an ant and develops unimaginable superpowers. With help from his friend, comic book nerd Wilhelm, Pelle creates a secret identity as the superhero Antboy. Slowly things start to happen in the surburban ...
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, light, tense ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, youth, superhuman powers, good versus evil, rivalry, escapades, master villain, coming of age, laboratory, adventure, secret identity, insect ...
Place: denmark, copenhagen
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 7.5
 48K
A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: realistic, stylized, sexy, atmospheric, factual ...
Audience: date night, pre-teens
Plot: love affair, love triangle, royal family, aristocracy, queen, adultery, king, royal court, tragic love, infidelity, politics, coup d'etat ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, georgian era, victorian era, year 1968 ...
Place: denmark, europe, england, copenhagen, berlin germany ...
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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: realistic, serious, tense, bleak
Plot: murder, teenage life, lgbt, teacher, education, power relations, social relations, under the surface, poisoning, life is a bitch, school, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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 3.6
 4K
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: suspense, semi serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: giant monster, monster, monster terrorizes city, space and aliens, dinosaur, panic, professor, scientist, ocean, navy, acid, bazooka ...
Time: prehistory
Place: denmark, europe, finland, copenhagen
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 6.4
 352
A Polar Year (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Danish teacher takes a job in Greenland and tries to overcome the animosity of the tight-knit locals through a series of errors that help him embrace the snow-covered life.
Style: semi documentary, sincere, sweet, light, visually appealing ...
Plot: dog sled, blizzard, polar bear, isolation, grandfather grandson relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, language barrier, seal the animal, funeral, remote village, elementary school, hunting ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: greenland, denmark
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 6.8
 8K
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, couple relations, family problems, estrangement, friendship between men, violence, abusive relationship, couples, losing-it hero, woman in danger, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia, copenhagen
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 6.6
 1K
A Family (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ditte owns a gallery, has a loving boyfriend and her dream job in New York is within reach. But Ditte is also the youngest generation of the famous bakery dynasty, Rheinwald, and when her beloved, but dominating father comes down with a serious ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: family business, parents and children, couples, follow your dream, workplace, hopes, couple relations, cooking and food, family problems, father daughter relationship, death, food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, usa, new york, scandinavia
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 6.6
 6K
April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi occupation, soldier, military, battles, against the odds, friendship, wehrmacht, nazi, self discovery, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: denmark, europe
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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, atmospheric, bleak, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, conspiracy, snow, mystery, crimes, culture clash, family problems, amateur detective, death in the family, disorder, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, antarctica, europe, greenland
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 7.1
 3K
Worlds Apart (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The daughter of a Jehovah's Witness is forced to choose between religion and love when she falls for someone outside her faith.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, psychological, contemplative
Audience: teens
Plot: jehovah's witness, religions or cults, self discovery, introspection, teenage life, love and romance, moral dilemma, forbidden love, male female relationship, brainwashing, betrayal, separation from family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia
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Journey to Saturn (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Danish crew of misfits travel to Saturn in search for natural resources. However, the planet is colonized by a ruthless army of Aliens that turn their eye on Earth and invade Denmark. Thus, the crew change their mission to liberate Denmark.
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: space travel, heroic mission, supernatural, space and aliens, heroes, family, adventure, astronaut, alien invasion, working class, chaos, escapades ...
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, iraq
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