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, bleak, tense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with family relations, danger, friendship, murder, male nudity, father son relationship, police investigation, life is a bitch, couples and society 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 Absent One (2014), The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013), The Purity of Vengeance (2018), The Danish Girl (2015), 1864 (2014), The Fortress (2010), When a Man Comes Home (2007), Babette's Feast (1987), The Hunt (2012).

List of movies set in denmark

 8.6
 59K
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: atmospheric, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, crime, serial killer, mind game, multiple suspects, partners against crime, police investigation, riddles and clues, murder, videotaping, forensics, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia, europe ...
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 7.1
 20K
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, gloomy
Plot: cold case, police investigation, boarding school, murder, partners against crime, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, nudity (full frontal - brief), father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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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, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: missing person, police detective, police investigation, cold case, uncover truth, partners against crime, partners, crime, disappearance, false identity, brother sister relationship, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, melancholic, bleak
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: partners, investigation, murder, medical experiment, danger, undercover, mockery, cold case, abused woman, co worker co worker relationship, shower, corpse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 21st century, 2010s, year 1961
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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 7.1
 165K
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, artist, gender identity, painter, love and romance, society, gender, gay ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, paris france, copenhagen denmark, europe ...
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 6.7
 3K
1864 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, War
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 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: love triangle, battles, war, military, danger, military life, political unrest, soldier, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship, army, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria, prussia, europe
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 8.5
 20K
The Fortress (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: serious, tense, captivating, realistic, clever ...
Plot: politics, leader, politician, marriage, media coverage, journalist, power struggle, state affairs, ambition, family life, journalism, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, greenland, 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, light, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, opera singer, maid, hotel, homecoming, family relations, musician's life, estrangement, dysfunctional family, parents and children, celebrity culture, gay parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: cooking, aging, elderly, cooking and food, eccentric family, siblings relations, birthday, family relations, lottery, maid, lifestyle, refugee ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s, 1830s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, paris france, stockholm sweden
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 8.3
 284K
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, captivating, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: false accusation, pedophile, injustice, life turned upside down, small town life, gossip and rumors, society, family relations, social relations, teacher, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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 6.3
 31K
The Rain (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 321 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, captivating, exciting, scary, bleak ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: post apocalypse, virus, survival, danger, illness, vestiges of humanity, pandemic, search, walking dead, brother sister relationship, death, group of strangers ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: denmark
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 7.7
 36K
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, serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, couples, royal court ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
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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, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, forensics, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, profiler, deadly, crime, female protagonist, short lived, bodies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
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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: realistic, emotional, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, danger, resistance fighter, war, freedom fighter, nazi, heroes, female director, family relations, danish, german soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: denmark, germany, scandinavia
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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: serious, realistic, tense, bleak
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, social relations, under the surface, power relations, poisoning, teachers and students, high school life, teenage life, school, education, danish ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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A Day in October (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 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: touching, gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, evacuation, world war two, love affair, wartime life, fall in love, heroes, danger, war, life is a bitch, against humanity, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: denmark, sweden, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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 6.1
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The Only Way (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In April 1940, the armies of Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The Danish government promised peaceful cooperation on the condition that Denmark s Jews remain free. The Nazi s agreed. In October, 1943, the agreement was broken...This is the true and ...
Style: contemplative, thought provoking, uplifting, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, war, state affairs, against humanity, heroes, confined, danger, battles, military, politics, society ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
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 7.2
 16K
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: bleak, tense, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, hostage, ransom, cargo ship, hostages, captivity, moral dilemma, confined, escapades, danger ...
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, captivating, atmospheric, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: countryside, prostitute, small town, graphic violence, dogma, sexual tension, family relations, disorder, yuppie, couples, honeymoon, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, copenhagen denmark
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 6.2
 162K
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, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, legends and myths, monster, dragon, heroic mission, good versus evil, sin, tragic hero, magic, viking, escapades, ancient ...
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: captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, betrayal, tragic love, revenge, insanity, unfulfillment, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, royal family, vengeance, uncover truth ...
Time: middle ages
Place: denmark
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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: suspenseful, rough, offbeat, semi serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, professor, scientist, giant monster, lapland, severed leg, bridge, monster, panic, man eating monster, space and aliens, disorder ...
Time: prehistory
Place: denmark, finland, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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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: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, racism, friendship, love affair, couples, love and romance, society, unlikely couple, self discovery, tragic love, radical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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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: feel good, humorous, captivating, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, fall in love, romance, love affair, journalism, unlikely couple, clairvoyant, friendship, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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 5.2
 2K
Antboy (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
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, tense, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, secret identity, escapades, rivalry, master villain, imaginary, youth, laboratory, adventure, young heroes ...
Place: denmark, copenhagen
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 6.8
 7K
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, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, couple relations, family problems, estrangement, violence, friendship between men, graphic violence, couples, woman in danger, danger, losing-it hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An old note is found in a bottle in Jutland which has travelled across the ocean for a long time. The note is hard to decipher, but when the Danish investigators from Section Q receive it, the odd personalities within the section find a new angle on ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, enigmatic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: child abduction, cold case, police investigation, missing child, police, letter, religion, farm, religious faith, police protagonist, secretary, depression ...
Place: denmark
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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, crimes, heroes, crime, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, ghost, danger, dishonesty, head of state, criminal heroes, plan gone wrong ...
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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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: immigrants, father son relationship, youth, poverty, farm, life is a bitch, working class, parents and children, island, misfit, family relations, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe
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 5.6
 165
Storm (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drengen Freddie elsker hunde og hader hundemishandlere. Så da han ser en mand på gaden være rigtig modbydelig mod sin hund, tager han affære og kidnapper hunden, som han giver navnet Storm. Freddie gemmer Storm på sit værelse, for hans far vil ...
Style: touching, feel good, serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, contests and competitions, friendship, parents and children, animal life, friends, family relations, pets, father son relationship, child protagonist, elementary school, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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