Afterword - Danish favourites

by john-1-220828 | created - 08 Mar 2014 | updated - 18 Nov 2015 | Public

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1. Babette's Feast (1987)

G | 103 min | Drama

During the late 19th century, a strict religious community in a Danish village takes in a French refugee from the Franco-Prussian War as a servant to the late pastor's daughters.

Director: Gabriel Axel | Stars: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle

Votes: 16,366 | Gross: $4.40M

2. Italian for Beginners (2000)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

Several lonely hearts in a semi-provincial suburb of a town in Denmark use a beginner's course in Italian as the platform to meet the romance of their lives.

Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Anders W. Berthelsen, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Anette Støvelbæk, Peter Gantzler

Votes: 12,288 | Gross: $4.45M

3. 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: 9,243 | Gross: $2.05M

4. The Celebration (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama

82 Metascore

At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

Votes: 73,462 | Gross: $1.65M

5. The One and Only (1999)

106 min | Comedy, Romance

When handyman Niller comes to install Sus' new kitchen one day, their immediate crush is a sweet escape from both of their problematic relationships.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Niels Olsen, Søs Egelind, Rafael Edholm

Votes: 3,916

6. Mifune (1999)

R | 98 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

Kresten's dad dies and he returns to the farm on Lolland to take care of things incl. his retarded brother. He employs a hooker as maid. He loses wife and job due to lies. The maid's kid brother moves in and they're a family of 4.

Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen | Stars: Iben Hjejle, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jesper Asholt, Emil Tarding

Votes: 7,196 | Gross: $0.59M

7. Matador (1978–1982)

67 min | Drama

A man comes to Korsbæk, Denmark, in 1929, opens a women's clothing store in competition with an established one - bringing him up against the conservative establishment including the bank manager. We follow the families until after WWII.

Stars: Jørgen Buckhøj, Buster Larsen, Ghita Nørby, Malene Schwartz

Votes: 3,508

8. Flickering Lights (2000)

Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

47 Metascore

A gang of 4 Danish criminals are ordered by Færingen to steal a bag from a safe. When they see DKK4,000,000 in the bag, they keep it for themselves and head for Spain. They end up in a ruin of an old restaurant on Funen and renovate it.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: Søren Pilmark, Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Votes: 17,710

9. In the Middle of the Night (1984)

131 min | Drama, Comedy

Benny (Kim Larsen) and Arnold (Erik Clausen) are homeless and along with others living on Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The police is set to clear the building they squat in, but on the night of ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Balling | Stars: Kim Larsen, Erik Clausen, Birgitte Raaberg, Holger Boland

Votes: 2,159

10. Memories of a Marriage (1989)

90 min | Drama

The active Regitze and passive Karl Aage have a party with friends and family at their allotment garden. He reminisces his life with her from meeting her during WWII, having a son, the son graduating, etc. up to present day.

Director: Kaspar Rostrup | Stars: Frits Helmuth, Mikael Helmuth, Ghita Nørby, Rikke Bendsen

Votes: 593

11. Love Is All You Need (2012)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

A hairdresser, who has lost her hair to cancer, finds out her husband is having an affair, travels to Italy for her daughter's wedding, and meets a widower who still blames the world for the loss of his wife.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Molly Blixt Egelind, Sebastian Jessen

Votes: 12,256 | Gross: $1.63M

12. Flame & Citron (2008)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

74 Metascore

A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group.

Director: Ole Christian Madsen | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade, Peter Mygind

Votes: 16,478 | Gross: $0.15M

13. 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: 36,581 | Gross: $1.01M

14. Terkel in Trouble (2004)

Not Rated | 77 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

Terkel is an average teenager whose life takes a turn for the worse when a girl who had a crush on him kills herself and an unknown maniac starts stalking him.

Directors: Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen, Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Stefan Fjeldmark | Stars: Anders Matthesen, Kim Mattheson, Bill Bailey, Ben Bishop

Votes: 8,941 | Gross: $0.01M

15. 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: 10,374 | Gross: $0.38M

16. Shake It (2001)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

Jacob is a young man used to getting everything he wants. For several years, he has been living in a happy homosexual partnership with Jørgen, and one night Jacob decides to pop the big ... See full summary »

Director: Hella Joof | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Charlotte Munck, Troels Lyby, Jesper Lohmann

Votes: 3,012

17. Old, New, Borrowed and Blue (2003)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Katrine is getting married. Her boyfriend's discretion, their apartment is great, her in-laws is okay. Katrine has only one problem, she has sometimes so difficult to tell the truth. A few ... See full summary »

Director: Natasha Arthy | Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Björn Kjellman, Søren Byder, Lotte Andersen

Votes: 860

18. The Green Butchers (2003)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

2 Danish friends are tired of their employer and open their own butcher shop. An electrician accidentally dies in the freezer and he's sold as marinated chicken and business picks up. What happens when they run out of "chicken"?

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen, Line Kruse, Ole Thestrup

Votes: 17,708 | Gross: $0.00M

19. 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: 41,923 | Gross: $0.00M

20. Klown (2010)

R | 93 min | Comedy

62 Metascore

In order to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank 'kidnaps' her 12-year-old nephew and tags along on his best friend Casper's debauched weekend canoe trip.

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Mia Lyhne

Votes: 9,378 | Gross: $0.07M

21. The Reunion (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

Niels is invited to a 25 year reunion for his student years, and is given the task of holding the main speech. This comes at a bad time. He is troubled with his self consciousness, eyesight, Hemmoroids and age bothering him.

Director: Niels Nørløv Hansen | Stars: Nicolaj Kopernikus, Anders W. Berthelsen, Troels Lyby, Therese Glahn

Votes: 2,505

22. Pusher (1996)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Thriller

72 Metascore

A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Kim Bodnia, Zlatko Buric, Laura Drasbæk, Slavko Labovic

Votes: 31,322 | Gross: $0.00M

23. The Bench (2000)

93 min | Drama

Kaj is an alcoholic living on the money the Danish state is providing him. Him and his friends spend their time drinking beer at a public bench. One day Kaj's life turns upside down when a young lady and her child moves in next to him.

Director: Per Fly | Stars: Jesper Christensen, Marius Sonne Janischefska, Stine Holm Joensen, Nicolaj Kopernikus

Votes: 3,713

24. In China They Eat Dogs (1999)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two brothers, one cold and ruthless, the other sensitive and reluctant, and their brutal misadventures.

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen | Stars: Kim Bodnia, Dejan Cukic, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Tomas Villum Jensen

Votes: 18,475

25. Love at First Hiccough (1999)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

16 y.o. Danish high school sophomore Viktor falls in love with senior Anja at 1st hiccup. Their little brothers (BFFs) invite him to Anja's 18th birthday party. Viktor's 2 friends also help. Where does Anja's arrogant boyfriend fit in?

Director: Tomas Villum Jensen | Stars: Robert Hansen, Sofie Lassen-Kahlke, Sebastian Jessen, Rasmus Albeck

Votes: 2,254

26. Boy (2011)

96 min | Drama

18-year old Christian has just graduated from high school. At his summer job he is seduced by the 36-year old single mother Sanne. Soon he is drawn into a world of sensuality and his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Gantzler | Stars: Sebastian Jessen, Marie Louise Wille, Helle Merete Sørensen, Mikkel Bjerrum

Votes: 483

27. Unit 1 (2000–2004)

75 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A mobile task force is dispatched across Denmark to help local police solve tough cases.

Stars: Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen, Lars Brygmann, Waage Sandø

Votes: 2,796

28. Park Road (2009– )

43 min | Comedy, Mystery

Three siblings escape the attention of some angry gangsters by settling into a quiet residential street, where they think nothing can go wrong.

Stars: Henrik Prip, Laura Drasbæk, Christian Tafdrup, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina

Votes: 370

29. Better Times (2004–2007)

58 min | Drama

Starting in 1949, the series follows four young Danes through 25 years of history and personal developments in a story about finding yourself in a world of changes.

Stars: Anne Louise Hassing, Anders W. Berthelsen, Maibritt Saerens, Waage Sandø

Votes: 1,286

30. 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: 243,117 | Gross: $0.69M

31. Old Men in New Cars: In China They Eat Dogs II (2002)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Fresh out of a Danish prison, Harald bosses his old gang around, into visiting his hospitalized foster dad, who wants to see his bio son before dying. The son's in a Swedish prison. Then there's a money matter - robbing a bank.

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen | Stars: Kim Bodnia, Torkel Petersson, Tomas Villum Jensen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Votes: 8,329

32. Terribly Happy (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

74 Metascore

A thriller about a Copenhagen cop who moves to a small town after having a nervous breakdown.

Director: Henrik Ruben Genz | Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Lene Maria Christensen, Kim Bodnia, Lars Brygmann

Votes: 4,951 | Gross: $0.07M

33. Oh Happy Day (2004)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A Baptist preacher from Harlem gets stranded in a provincial Danish town, after a bus accident involving his touring gospel choir. Alone amidst suspicious Danes, he teaches the local church... See full summary »

Director: Hella Joof | Stars: Lotte Andersen, Malik Yoba, Ditte Gråbøl, Kurt Ravn

Votes: 692

34. 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: 21,271

35. Sex, Drugs & Taxation (2013)

110 min | Biography, Drama

Based on true events, two notorious and provocative figures of modern Danish history, Spies and Glistrup, provide a radical view on liberty through money, sex and drugs.

Director: Christoffer Boe | Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Nicolas Bro, Jesper Christensen, Jacob Højlev Jørgensen

Votes: 1,808

36. 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: 1,426



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