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, bleak and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with danger, friendship, police investigation, murder, mentor, love and romance, father son relationship, catastrophe, pornography and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as denmark: The Danish Girl (2015), The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013), The Absent One (2014), The Fortress (2010), The Bridge (2011), Hamlet (1996), 1864 (2014), Babette's Feast (1987), The Purity of Vengeance (2018), This Life (2012).

List of movies set in denmark

 7.1
 156K
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, artist, gay, painter, gender, society, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, europe, copenhagen, brussels belgium ...
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: missing person, police investigation, police detective, cold case, uncover truth, partners against crime, partners, disappearance, crime, false identity, brother sister relationship, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
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 7.1
 18K
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, gloomy
Plot: cold case, police investigation, boarding school, murder, partners against crime, mystery, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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 8.5
 16K
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, leader, politician, marriage, media coverage, journalist, ambition, power struggle, state affairs, family life, democrat, liberal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, scandinavia
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 8.6
 54K
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, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, serial killer, police investigation, mind game, police detective, multiple suspects, partners against crime, murder, riddles and clues, buried truth, forensics, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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 7.7
 35K
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, classic literature ...
Plot: prince, murder, betrayal, royal family, funeral, shakespeare, intrigue, rivalry, love and romance, tragic hero, vengeance, couples ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, 1800s, 18th century
Place: denmark, europe, england
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, epic
Plot: war, love triangle, battles, military life, danger, military, political unrest, life is a bitch, soldier, army, brother brother relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: denmark, austria, 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: aging, elderly, siblings relations, eccentric family, birthday, lifestyle, lottery, maid, family relations, unspoken love, sister sister relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1870s, 1830s, 18th century
Place: denmark, france, europe, stockholm sweden, paris france
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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, mockery, undercover, medical experiment, danger, 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: emotional, disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: nazi occupation, danger, resistance fighter, war, freedom fighter, nazi, heroes, german soldier, wehrmacht, danish, resistance, world war two ...
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: realistic, serious, tense, bleak
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, teenage life, high school life, teachers and students, social relations, power relations, under the surface, school, poisoning, danish, education ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
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: realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: small town, lesbian interest, hotel, gay parent, opera singer, maid, artists and showbiz, couples, small town life, estrangement, infidelity, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: bleak, captivating, contemplative, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: rescue, evacuation, war, love and romance, fall in love, against humanity, life is a bitch, heroes, strong female presence, danger, secret place, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: denmark, sweden, europe, copenhagen denmark
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 6.0
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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: realistic, bleak, captivating, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, politics, military, battles, danger, society, heroes, confined, state affairs, against humanity, war, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
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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, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, ransom, cargo ship, hostages, moral dilemma, captivity, confined, hostage, danger, crimes ...
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, offbeat, realistic, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: countryside, prostitute, small town, love and romance, romance, disorder, dogma, lifestyle, society, sexual tension, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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 6.2
 158K
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, dragon, monster, sin, heroic mission, tragic hero, good versus evil, vikings, weakness, ancient, adventurer ...
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: ghost, betrayal, tragic love, insanity, revenge, tragic hero, rivalry, losing-it hero, deadly, state affairs, dishonesty, 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: offbeat, scary, suspenseful, semi serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapland, man eating monster, bridge, severed leg, monster, panic, scientist, professor, giant monster, mutant, supernatural, chaos ...
Time: prehistory
Place: denmark, europe, finland, copenhagen denmark
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 8.3
 260K
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, intense ...
Plot: false accusation, injustice, pedophile, life turned upside down, small town life, pedophilia, gossip and rumors, society, family relations, social relations, teacher, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, racism, couples, love and romance, love affair, friendship, unlikely couple, tragic love, society, self discovery, radical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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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, good versus evil, secret identity, rivalry, escapades, superhuman powers, master villain, imaginary, youth, laboratory, adventure, 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: suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, couple relations, family problems, estrangement, violence, friendship between men, woman in danger, couples, danger, losing-it hero, pregnant woman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: denmark, europe, scandinavia, copenhagen denmark
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A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, enigmatic, disturbing
Plot: child abduction, cold case, police investigation, police, missing child, letter, religion, religious faith, depression, brother brother relationship, secretary, police protagonist ...
Place: denmark
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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: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: family business, follow your dream, parents and children, couples, workplace, family problems, hopes, cooking and food, couple relations, father daughter relationship, family relations, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, usa, europe, new york, scandinavia
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 5.5
 1K
The Shooter (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The five days when Copenhagen was held in a panic grip by an intelligent activist and former elite shooter, who takes to arms when a woman journalist writes about the government’s broken promises in an environmental question.
Style: serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: politics, sniper, journalism, environmentalism, state affairs, society, media, reporter, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, greenland
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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, serious, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, coming of age, romance, fall in love, self discovery, womanizer, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, misfit, older man young girl relationship, track down, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, scandinavia, berlin germany, copenhagen ...
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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, family problems, teenage life, death in the family, teenage love, youth, parents and children, disorder, dysfunctional family, teenage boy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
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: exciting, humorous, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Plot: gang, heroes, crimes, crime, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, ghost, uninhibited rivalry, head of state, criminal heroes, 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, crimes, death in the family, family problems, culture clash, disorder, law enforcement, human nature, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, greenland, copenhagen denmark ...
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