Best new Danish Movies in 2021 & 2020 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & Cinema List)


List of the latest Danish movies in 2021 and the best Danish movies of 2020 & the 2010's. Top Danish movies to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or in cinema's right now.

New Danish movies in 2021 in Cinema & on VOD

Top movies up for release in 2021 in cinema and on VOD
  • Riders of Justice

    DIRECTOR: Anders Thomas Jensen
    CAST: Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas & Lars Brygmann
    Markus is a father who just wants to get home to his teenage daughter Mathilde. That trip home turns tragic when trying to deal with his wife having died in an accident with a train. Or at least it seemed like an accident. A math expert who was on that train takes a look at the incident and believes there may be more to this than just an unfortunate tragedy. This off-beat thriller comedy comes from director Anders Thomas Jensen (Men & Chicken, Adam’s Apples). Read more

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  • Marco effekten

    DIRECTOR: Martin Zandvliet
    CAST: Ulrich Thomsen, Zaki Youssef & Sofie Torp
    Based on the Danish crime novel written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, this crime thriller follows the teenager Marco who happens to stumble across a dead body. Being from a gypsy family, he flees the scene and tries to hide this information. But the pursuing commissioner Carl Mørck (Ulrich Thomsen) needs to find this teenager if he wants to find any hope of finding out who murdered this victim. Directed by Martin Zandvliet, this stirring crime thriller additionally stars Thomas W. Gabrielsson and Sofie Torp. Read more

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Best Danish movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2021

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and the 2010's best rated Danish movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ & More).
  • Before the Frost

    DIRECTOR: Michael Noer
    CAST: Jesper Christensen, Magnus Krepper & Ghita Nørby
    During the tough winter of 1851, a poor Danish farmer faces a horrible dilemma; should he allow his daughter to marry a wealthy farmer he has known (and disliked) all his life? Read more

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  • Into the Darkness

    DIRECTOR: Anders Refn
    CAST: Jesper Christensen, Patricia Schumann, Julie Agnete Vang, Erik Madsen
    Karl Skov runs a successful factory in Copenhagen and is well respected within the community. When the Nazi's occupy Denmark, he wishes to proceed his business like he always did, but this appears to be more morally problematic then he could fathom. Read more

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  • Queen of Hearts

    DIRECTOR: May el-Toukhy
    CAST: Trine Dyrholm, Magnus Krepper, Gustav Lindh, Mads Wille
    Anne is a successful lawyer, specialized in juvenile crime. When her husband takes in his troubled son from a previous marriage, an unhealthy relationship unfolds between the boy and Anne. Danish melodrama a la Susanne Bier at its best. Read more

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  • The Outsider

    DIRECTOR: Martin Zandvliet
    CAST: Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano, Kippei Shîna, Shioli Kutsuna
    Danish Director Zandvliet has a big English-language film out in 2018. It's a post-World War 2 Gangster story about an American Soldier joining the Japanese Yakuza. It's a Netflix Original starring big names like Jared Leto & Emile Hirsch Read more

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    RATING: 85/100

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  • Holiday

    DIRECTOR: Isabella Eklöf
    CAST: Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lai Yde, Thijs Römer, Koray Alay
    Sascha is the sweetheart of a wealthy gangster. They live a life full of luxury on the French coast. But this life takes its toll too. So when Sacha bumps into a honest fisherman, she finds herself entangled in a complicated and dangerous menage-a-trois. Read more

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  • The House That Jack Built

    DIRECTOR: Lars von Trier
    CAST: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan
    Denmark most iconic director is back with a refreshing take on the serial killer genre, examining each murder and how it defined the killer. Read more

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    RATING: 91/100

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  • Du Forsvinder

    DIRECTOR: Peter Schønau Fog
    CAST: Trine Dyrholm Nikolaj Lie Kaas Michael Nyqvist
    Somewhat reminiscent of Susanne Bier's finest drama films, 'You Disappear' tells the touching and thought-provoking story of a successful headmaster who gets caught stealing from his own school. When it is discovered that there's a huge brain tumor in his skull, his wife tries to prevent him going to jail. She believes his personality has changed because of the tumor. Read more

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    RATING: 75/100

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  • Mesteren (The Man)

    DIRECTOR: Charlotte Sieling
    CAST: 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

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    RATING: 79/100

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  • Jagten

    DIRECTOR: Thomas Vinterberg
    CAST: 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 follows but the ephemeral joy soon... Read more

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    RATING: 8.3/100

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  • Kollektivet

    DIRECTOR: Thomas Vinterberg
    CAST: 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

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    RATING: 65/100

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  • Kapgang

    DIRECTOR: Niels Arden Oplev
    CAST: 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 who has just lost his mother has to... Read more

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    RATING: 6.7/100

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  • Stille Hjerte

    DIRECTOR: Bille August
    CAST: 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 old conflicts reappear as three... Read more

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    RATING: 7.2/100

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  • When Animals Dream

    DIRECTOR: Jonas Alexander Arnby
    CAST: 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

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    RATING: 5.8/100

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  • Vicevaerten

    DIRECTOR: Katrine Wiedemann
    CAST: 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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    RATING: 5.4/100

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  • Kapringen

    DIRECTOR: Tobias Lindholm
    CAST: 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

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    RATING: 7.2/100

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  • At elske Pia (To Love Pia)

    DIRECTOR: Daniel Borgman
    CAST: 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

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    RATING: 74/100

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  • The Guilty

    DIRECTOR: Gustav Möller
    CAST: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen
    Police officer Asger Holm, demoted to desk work as an alarm dispatcher, answers a call from a panicked woman who claims to have been kidnapped. Confined to the police station and with the phone as his... Read more

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  • Domino

    DIRECTOR: Brian De Palma
    CAST: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Carice van Houten, Guy Pearce
    When his partner dies, a Copenhagen police inspector is determined to find out what happened. Read more

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    RATING: 83/100

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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. 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).