The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies

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List of the best Mads Mikkelsen movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Mads Mikkelsen's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Mads Mikkelsen movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Mads Mikkelsen movies will be at the top of the list. Mads Mikkelsen has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Mads Mikkelsen movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Mads Mikkelsen films to end the squabble once and for all.

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List films include Pusher II, Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself and many additional films as well.

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Movie fans who love Mads Mikkelsen have also been known to enjoy films starring Tom Wilkinson and Tom Hardy.

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  • Arctic is a 2018 Icelandic survival film directed by Joe Penna. After his rescue helicopter crashes, a man (Mads Mikkelsen) stranded in the Arctic must save an injured passenger and himself by ...more
  • The Hunt is a 2012 Danish drama film directed by Thomas Vinterberg. The story is set in a small Danish village around Christmas, and follows a man (Mads Mikkelsen) who becomes the target of mass ...more
  • A Royal Affair is a 2012 Danish romantic drama film directed by Nikolaj Arcel. A young queen (Alicia Vikander), who is married to an insane king (Mikkel Boe Folsgaard), falls secretly in love with ...more
  • Pusher II is a 2004 Danish crime film written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The film is the second film in the Pusher trilogy, portraying the lives of criminals in Copenhagen.
  • Adam's Apples is a 2005 Danish black comedy film directed by Anders Thomas Jensen. The film revolves around the theme of the Book of Job. The main roles are played by Ulrich Thomsen and Mads ...more
  • Open Hearts, is a 2002 Danish drama film directed by Susanne Bier using the minimalist filmmaking techniques of the Dogme 95 manifesto. It stars Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Sonja Richter and ...more
  • Riders of Justice is a 2020 Danish black comedy-drama film directed by Anders Thomas Jensen. Mathilde (Andrea Heick Gadeberg) loses her mother in a train accident and her father, Markus (Mads ...more
  • In 11th-century Scandinavia, an enslaved man dubbed One Eye (Mads Mikkelsen) because of an old facial wound stages a violent uprising against those who imprisoned him. One Eye links up with Eirik ...more
  • After the Wedding is a 2006 Danish drama directed by Susanne Bier, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Sidse Babett Knudsen. The film was a critical and popular success and was nominated for the Academy ...more
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  • The Door is a 2009 drama-mystery film directed by Anno Saul.
  • Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is a 2009 French film directed by Jan Kounen. It was chosen as the Closing Film of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, and was shown on 24 May 2009. Coco Chanel & Igor ...more
  • Prague is a 2006 drama film directed by Ole Christian Madsen.
  • The Green Butchers is a 2003 Danish film starring Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, and Line Kruse, written and directed by Anders Thomas Jensen. It is a black comedy featuring two butchers, Svend ...more
  • After receiving a license to kill, British Secret Service agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) heads to Madagascar, where he uncovers a link to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a man who finances terrorist ...more
  • Monas verden is a Danish film from 2001, directed by Jonas Elmer. The actors could work relatively freely of a script by Nikolaj Peyk. The story was first created by Jonas Elmer with Sidse Babet ...more
  • Flame & Citron is a 2008 Danish drama/action co-written and directed by Ole Christian Madsen. The film, a fictionalized account based on fact, is about two Danish resistance movement fighters ...more
  • Pusher is a 1996 Danish crime film co-written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The film was a success both in Denmark and many other European countries. The film became the first of a trilogy ...more
  • Academy Award™ winner Anders Thomas Jensen, whose style has been described as a cross between Tarantino and The Coen brothers, has pulled a stunner with FLICKERING LIGHTS; both shocking and funny, ...more
  • Shake It All About is a 2001 Danish comedy-drama directed by Hella Joof. It was entered into the 24th Moscow International Film Festival.
  • Polar is a 2019 action film directed by Jonas Åkerlund, based on the comics by Victor Santos. A master assassin (Mads Mikkelsen) comes out of retirement to contend with a group of young hit men.
  • Bleeder is a 1999 Danish crime drama film written, produced, and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The film was a big hit in Denmark, much like Refn's previous film Pusher.
  • Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself is a Danish-Scottish film from 2002. Harbour and his suicidal brother inherit their father's second-hand bookshop in their native Glasgow. Their lives become entangled ...more
  • In this interpretation of the classic tale, Arthur (Clive Owen) is a cavalry officer in the Roman army defending Hadrian's Wall against rebellious Britons. He and his troops are expecting to be ...more
  • Moomins and the Comet Chase is a 2010 stop motion film compiled from the Comet in Moominland-based episodes of the 1977–1982 The Moomins TV series animated at Se-ma-for in Poland, restored and ...more