Best new Danish Movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

It sure is a miracle that a country so little produces so many brilliant movies. The Danish industry has been one of the leading figures in Europe. This list of movies will show you why.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best Danish movies of 2017 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Thomas Vinterberg, Niels Arden Oplev & Anders Thomas Jensen Denmark's biggest directors?

How much greatness are you allowed to reasonably expect from a small film country like Denmark? Judging by the best Danish films in its history, I’d say you may expect a lot. Because their best films are way better and more innovative than most films of small and big European countries alike, and the Danes have not only delivered quality, they also deliver quantity. In recent history, in the 2000’s, Denmark once again had the eye of the international film community following its every move. With Dogme 95 directors hitting maturity, and with other upcoming powerful filmmakers, both male and female, delivering new Danish films cinephiles go crazy for, Danish film was flourishing and breaking language barriers by exporting their films worldwide. Particularly commercially successful were the old Dogme 95 giants like Lars von Trier (Nymphomaniac, 2014) and Thomas Vinterberg (Jagten, 2012) who kept experimenting with film and continuously pushing its boundaries, both in terms of style and content. But there were also the luxury oozing drama films by Susanne Bier (After the Wedding, 2005), the magnificently absurd comedies by Anders Thomas Jensen (Adam’s Apples, 2005)), and the violent crime films (the Pusher trilogy) by Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, 2011).

Danish movies2017
Popular actorsKristofer Hivju, Nikolaj Lie Kaas & Jakob Oftebro
Trending movies9. april, Krigen & Men and Chicken

Anticipated 2017 Danish movies to watch

    Mesteren (The Man) (Thursday March 2, 2017)

    Mesteren (The Man) film poster Director
    Charlotte Sieling
    Jakob Oftebro
    Ane Dahl Torp
    Søren Malling

    Simon is a successful, wealthy and respected artist living in Copenhagen with his much younger wife. One day , his unknown son Casper shows up, who happens to be a quite talendted painter too. Soon, the two of them compete instead bond. 'The Man' is not only a clever exploration of a complicated father-son relationship, but often a funny portrayal of the art world at the same time. ...Read more

    At elske Pia (To Love Pia) (Tuesday November 21, 2017)

    At elske Pia (To Love Pia) film poster Director
    Daniel Borgman
    Pia Skovgaard
    Jens Jensen
    Céline Skovgaard

    To Love Pia is a touching and sometimes uneasy film about an old, mentally disabled woman looking for love. ...Read more

Best Danish movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

2010's best rated Danish movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

    Jagten (Thursday January 10, 2013)

    Jagten film poster Director
    Thomas Vinterberg
    Mads Mikkelsen
    Thomas Bo Larsen
    Annika Wedderkopp

    The struggle of a lonely teacher for his son's custody seems to ease when he meets a woman and then a good news from the son...Read more

    Stille Hjerte (Thursday November 13, 2014)

    Stille Hjerte film poster Director
    Bille August
    Ghita Nørby,
    Paprika Steen
    Danica Curcic

    An old woman suffers from a fatal disease and wishes to die before the disease worsens but the desire is not easy to handle when...Read more

    Kapringen (Thursday January 10, 2013)

    Kapringen film poster Director
    Tobias Lindholm
    Pilou Asbæk
    Søren Malling
    Dar Salim

    Kapringen or The Hijacking is the new Tobias Lindhom film. Lindhom is probably the most important new name in the Danish cinema of the 10’s. He is best known for writing screenplays for Vinterberg’s drama’s, like for Jagten and Submarino, but he made his own directorial debut with R in 2010, together with action film director Michael Noer. Now at the end of 2012 (released internationally in 2013) he made a film about the hot international topic of Somali pirating, and can therefore best be explained in contrast to that other hijacking film, Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips (2013) with Tom Hanks. In Kapringen a ship also gets hijacked by Somalian pirates, but where Captain Phillips relies heavily on suspense, and is tense and jittery with a shaky cam, only to become emotionally engaging at the very end, Kapringen is much more understated and has a lot less ‘action’, but leaves the viewer behind with a better understanding of the pirates, and leaves you behind much more devastated....Read more

    Kollektivet (Tuesday January 14, 2014)

    Kollektivet film poster Director
    Thomas Vinterberg
    Fares Fares
    Ulrich Thomsen
    Trine Dyrholm

    A great new film by Thomas Vinterberg, one of Denmark's greatest directors (Jagten, Festen). Kollektivet reminds of Tillsammans, that other great Scandinavian commune film by Lukas Moodysson. In Kollektivet, a young bourgouis couple decides to turn their new home into a commune. At first, the group seems to live a life in full harmony, but it doesn't take long they face some serious challenges. ...Read more

    Kapgang (Thursday August 28, 2014)

    Kapgang film poster Director
    Niels Arden Oplev
    Villads Bøye
    Anders W. Berthelsen
    Sidse Babett Knudsen

    The film is set in 1970s in a Danish province where the grown ups are under the effect of porn liberation moment while a young boy...Read more

    When Animals Dream (Friday August 28, 2015)

    When Animals Dream film poster Director
    Jonas Alexander Arnby
    Sonia Suhl
    Lars Mikkelsen
    Sonja Richter

    When Animal Dreams is the first feature film of video clip director Arnby turned film director. And that shows; this unusual coming of age werewolf story about a young girl in a remote fishing village who has to come to terms with her strange powers looks very flashy. Plot-wise, When Animals Dreams falls short from time to time, but Arnby succeeds in creating an outlandish world that feels very naturalistic and poetic at the same time....Read more

    Vicevaerten (Sunday January 6, 2013)

    Vicevaerten film poster Director
    Katrine Wiedemann
    Lars Mikkelsen
    Julie Zangenberg
    Peter Plaugborg

    This small by Lars von Trier executively produced absurdist, and pleasantly disturbing erotic tale, is one of the most interesting films to have been released in 2013. It was written by Kim Fupz Aakeson (best known for the British Perfect Sense, 2011) who is not unfamiliar with writing screenplays about films in which sex and perversions are exposed incredibly honestly. The premise of Vicevaerten (English title: The Caretaker’s tale) is very rich: it is about a bitter and unpleasant man who comes across a beautiful and mysterious girl who lives in his apartment building, and is completely naked and turns out to have sexual healing powers. He is not very reluctant to make full use of this. It was pretty well exploited, but I cannot help feeling that there was a bit more there. It stays perhaps a little bit too superficial, but this was probably what director Katrine Wiedemann was going for. A film you should definitely check out. Here is a trailer with English subtitles....Read more

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Denmark country statistics

Rank#15 (List of most popular countries)
ActorsKristofer Hivju, Nikolaj Lie Kaas & Jakob Oftebro
Trending9. april, Krigen & Men and Chicken
Amount of country films per year from 2010 to 2017

43 Danish movies scheduled for release this year.

Denmark continues to produce few movies a year, but for such a small country it's rather impressive. Especially if you take into account the quality of each film. Nowadays, the number of Danish directors in Hollywood is increasing, and therefore the number of English language movies co-produced by Denmark as well.

List of highest grossers of the decade & budget

TitleBox officeBudget
Melancholia (2011)$7.4M$3M
Den skaldede frisør (2012)$1.6M$5.5M
En kongelig affære (2012)46M kr.$7.4M