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The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies

Updated August 29, 2019 1.6k votes 393 voters 21.4k views31 items

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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.

If you think the best Mads Mikkelsen role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Mads Mikkelsen performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Mads Mikkelsen movies?" and "What are the greatest Mads Mikkelsen roles of all time?"

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    The Hunt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    The Hunt

    Mads Mikkelsen, Alexandra Rapaport

    Released2012

    Directed byThomas Vinterberg

    The Hunt is a 2012 Danish drama film directed by Thomas Vinterberg. The story is set in a... more on Wikipedia
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    A Royal Affair is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    A Royal Affair

    Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander

    Released2012

    Directed byNikolaj Arcel

    A Royal Affair is a 2012 Danish romantic drama film directed by Nikolaj Arcel. A young queen... more on Wikipedia
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    Adam's Apples is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Adam's Apples

    Mads Mikkelsen, Ulrich Thomsen

    Released2005

    Directed byAnders Thomas Jensen

    Adam's Apples is a 2005 Danish black comedy film directed by Anders Thomas Jensen. The film... more on Wikipedia
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    Valhalla Rising is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Valhalla Rising

    Mads Mikkelsen, Jamie Sives

    Released2009

    Directed byNicolas Winding

    "Visionary director Nicolas Winding Refn's brutal and highly metaphorical early medieval... more on Wikipedia

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    Pusher II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Pusher II

    Mads Mikkelsen, Linse Kessler

    Released2004

    Directed byNicolas Winding

    Pusher II is a 2004 Danish crime film written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The film... more on Wikipedia
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    Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Casino Royale

    Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green

    Released2006

    Directed byMartin Campbell

    Casino Royale is the twenty-first film in the Eon Productions James Bond film series and the... more on Wikipedia

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    After the Wedding is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    After the Wedding

    Mads Mikkelsen, Rolf Lassgård

    Released2006

    Directed bySusanne Bier

    After the Wedding is a 2006 Danish drama directed by Susanne Bier, starring Mads Mikkelsen and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Open Hearts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Open Hearts

    Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

    Released2002

    Directed bySusanne Bier

    Open Hearts, is a 2002 Danish drama film directed by Susanne Bier using the minimalist... more on Wikipedia

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    The Green Butchers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    The Green Butchers

    Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro

    Released2003

    Directed byAnders Thomas Jensen

    The Green Butchers is a 2003 Danish film starring Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, and Line... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Michael Kohlhaas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Michael Kohlhaas

  • 11
    Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

    Mads Mikkelsen, Anna Mouglalis

    Released2009

    Directed byJan Kounen

    Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is a 2009 French film directed by Jan Kounen. It was chosen as... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Prague is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Prague

    Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade

    Released2006

    Directed byOle Christian Madsen

    Prague is a 2006 drama film directed by Ole Christian Madsen.
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    Arctic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Arctic

    Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir

    Released2019

    Directed byJoe Penna

    Arctic is a 2018 Icelandic survival film directed by Joe Penna. After his rescue helicopter... more on Wikipedia
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    Pusher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Pusher

    Mads Mikkelsen, Kim Bodnia

    Released1996

    Directed byNicolas Winding

    Pusher is a 1996 Danish crime film co-written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The film... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Flame & Citron is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Flame & Citron

    Mads Mikkelsen, Lars Mikkelsen

    Released2008

    Directed byOle Christian Madsen

    Flame & Citron is a 2008 Danish drama/action co-written and directed by Ole Christian Madsen.... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    The Door is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    The Door

    Mads Mikkelsen, Jessica Schwarz

    Released2009

    Directed byAnno Saul

    The Door is a 2009 drama-mystery film directed by Anno Saul.
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    Flickering Lights is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Flickering Lights

    Mads Mikkelsen, Ulrich Thomsen

    Released2000

    Directed byAnders Thomas Jensen

    Academy Award™ winner Anders Thomas Jensen, whose style has been described as a cross between... more on Wikipedia
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    Shake It All About is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Shake It All About

    Mads Mikkelsen, Troels Lyby

    Released2001

    Directed byHella Joof

    Shake It All About is a 2001 Danish comedy-drama directed by Hella Joof. It was entered into... more on Wikipedia
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    King Arthur is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    King Arthur

    Keira Knightley, Clive Owen

    Released2004

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

    King Arthur is a 2004 action adventure film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by David... more on Wikipedia

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    Polar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Polar

    Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens

    Released2019

    Directed byJonas Åkerlund

    Polar is a 2019 action film directed by Jonas Åkerlund, based on the comics by Victor Santos.... more on Wikipedia

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    Bleeder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Bleeder

    Mads Mikkelsen, Kim Bodnia

    Released1999

    Directed byNicolas Winding

    Bleeder is a 1999 Danish crime drama film written, produced, and directed by Nicolas Winding... more on Wikipedia
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    I Am Dina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    I Am Dina

    Christopher Eccleston, Mads Mikkelsen

    Released2002

    Directed byOle Bornedal

    I Am Dina is a 2002 Swedish-Norwegian-Danish film directed by Ole Bornedal. It is based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    War Below Zero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    War Below Zero

    Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger

    Released2012

    Directed byÁgúst Guðmundsson

    War Below Zero is a 2012 thriller and war film written by Ágúst Guðmundsson and directed by...
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    Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

    Mads Mikkelsen, Shirley Henderson

    Released2002

    Directed byLone Scherfig

    Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself is a Danish-Scottish film from 2002. Harbour and his suicidal... more on Wikipedia
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    Monas verden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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    Monas verden

    Mads Mikkelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen

    Released2001

    Directed byJonas Elmer

    Monas verden is a Danish film from 2001, directed by Jonas Elmer. The actors could work... more on Wikipedia
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