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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.

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
Mads Mikkelsen, Alexandra Rapaport, Thomas Bo Larsen

Released: 2012

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg

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
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A Royal Affair is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander, Harriet Walter

Released: 2012

Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel

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 ...more
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Adam's Apples is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Nicolas Bro

Released: 2005

Directed by: Anders Thomas Jensen

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
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After the Wedding is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Rolf Lassgård, Sidse Babett Knudsen

Released: 2006

Directed by: Susanne Bier

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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Valhalla Rising is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Jamie Sives, Gary Lewis

Released: 2009

Directed by: Nicolas Winding

"Visionary director Nicolas Winding Refn's brutal and highly metaphorical early medieval epic. One-Eye (Mads Mikkelsen), a mute warrior of formidable strength, has been held prisoner by the ...more

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Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

Released: 2006

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Casino Royale is the twenty-first film in the Eon Productions James Bond film series and the first to star Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Directed by Martin Campbell and ...more

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Open Hearts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Paprika Steen

Released: 2002

Directed by: Susanne Bier

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 ...more

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Pusher II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Linse Kessler, Zlatko Buric

Released: 2004

Directed by: Nicolas Winding

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.
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The Green Butchers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Released: 2003

Directed by: Anders Thomas Jensen

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, ...more
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Flame & Citron is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Lars Mikkelsen, Hanns Zischler

Released: 2008

Directed by: Ole Christian Madsen

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 ...more

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Prague is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Stine Stengade, Jana Plodková

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ole Christian Madsen

Prague is a 2006 drama film directed by Ole Christian Madsen.
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Michael Kohlhaas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
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Coco Chanel & Igor S... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Anna Mouglalis, Anatole Taubman

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jan Kounen

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 ...more

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The Door is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
The Door Mads Mikkelsen, Jessica Schwarz, Heike Makatsch

Released: 2009

Directed by: Anno Saul

The Door is a 2009 drama-mystery film directed by Anno Saul.
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Flickering Lights is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Iben Hjejle

Released: 2000

Directed by: Anders Thomas Jensen

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 ...more
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Pusher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Kim Bodnia, Zlatko Buric

Released: 1996

Directed by: Nicolas Winding

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 ...more
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King Arthur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Ray Winstone

Released: 2004

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

King Arthur is a 2004 action adventure film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by David Franzoni. It stars Clive Owen as the title character, Ioan Gruffudd as Lancelot, and Keira Knightley as ...more

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Shake It All About is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Troels Lyby, Charlotte Munck

Released: 2001

Directed by: Hella Joof

Shake It All About is a 2001 Danish comedy-drama directed by Hella Joof. It was entered into the 24th Moscow International Film Festival.
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Bleeder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Kim Bodnia, Zlatko Buric

Released: 1999

Directed by: Nicolas Winding

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.
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Arctic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir

Released: 2019

Directed by: Joe Penna

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
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Wilbur Wants to Kill Him... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Shirley Henderson, Jamie Sives

Released: 2002

Directed by: Lone Scherfig

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 ...more
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Polar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick

Released: 2019

Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund

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

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I Am Dina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Christopher Eccleston, Mads Mikkelsen, Gérard Depardieu

Released: 2002

Directed by: Ole Bornedal

I Am Dina is a 2002 Swedish-Norwegian-Danish film directed by Ole Bornedal. It is based on the 1989 book Dinas bok by Herbjørg Wassmo. The movie was one of the most high-profile in ...more
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Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

Released: 2010

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

Clash of the Titans is a 2010 British-American fantasy adventure film and remake of the 1981 film of the same name produced by MGM. The story is very loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus. ...more

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Monas verden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mads Mikkelsen Movies
Monas verden Mads Mikkelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Thomas Bo Larsen

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jonas Elmer

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