Entertainment The Best Movies Directed by Lars von Trier  

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List of all movies directed by Lars von Trier ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Lars von Trier are listed here and include movie posters and Lars von Trier movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Lars von Trier as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Lars von Trier movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Lars von Trier film is can be factored into this list.

From Lars von Trier's studio films to Lars von Trier's independent films, this Lars von Trier filmography keeps tabs on all Lars von Trier movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List is made up of movies like Melancholia and Dogville.

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All Lars von Trier director credits are included. This list of every movie that Lars von Trier has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Lars von Trier movie is and which actors starred in the Lars von Trier film.

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Nicole Kidman and John Hurt are among the many great actors who have worked on a Lars von Trier movie.

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Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt
Melancholia is a 2011 Danish art film written and directed by Lars von Trier, starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Cameron Spurr, and Kiefer Sutherland. The ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, John Hurt
Dogville is a 2003 Danish drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier, and starring Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Chloë Sevigny, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Ben ...more

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Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse
Dancer in the Dark is a 2000 Danish musical drama film directed by Lars von Trier and starring Icelandic singer Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Cara Seymour, Peter Stormare, Siobhan ...more

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Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm
Antichrist is a 2009 Danish experimental horror film written and directed by Lars von Trier. It tells the story of a couple (Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg) who, after the death of their ...more

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Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Udo Kier
Breaking the Waves is a 1996 drama, romance film directed by Lars von Trier.

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Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf
Nymphomaniac is a 2013 two-part drama art film written and directed by Lars von Trier. The film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, ...more

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Max von Sydow, Lars von Trier, Udo Kier
Europa is a 1991 Danish drama film directed by Lars von Trier. It is von Trier's third theatrical feature film and the final film in his Europa trilogy following The Element of Crime and ...more

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Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater
The Nymphoniac Part 2 is a 2013 drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier.

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Willem Dafoe, Bryce Dallas Howard, Lauren Bacall
Manderlay is a 2005 Danish drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier and the second part of von Trier's projected USA – Land of Opportunities trilogy. It stars Bryce Dallas Howard, who ...more

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Udo Kier, Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Jens Okking
The Kingdom is an eight-episode Danish television mini-series, created by Lars von Trier in 1994, and co-directed by Lars von Trier and Morten Arnfred. It has been edited together into a ...more

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Udo Kier, Kirsten Olesen, Baard Owe
Medea is a 1988 drama film directed by Lars von Trier. Based on the ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, it was written by Carl Theodor Dreyer, Preben Thomsen and Lars von Trier.

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Lars von Trier, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Paprika Steen
The Idiots is a 1998 Danish comedy-drama film directed by Lars von Trier. It is his first film made in compliance with the Dogme 95 Manifesto, and is also known as Dogme #2. It is the second ...more

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Lars von Trier, Patrick Bauchau, Alexandra Vandernoot
The Five Obstructions is a Danish film of 2003 by Lars von Trier and Jørgen Leth. The film is a documentary, but incorporates lengthy sections of experimental films produced by the ...more

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The Kingdom - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Lars von Trier
The Kingdom - Season 2

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Lars von Trier, Michael Elphick, Esmond Knight
The Element of Crime is a 1984 Danish art film co-written and directed by Lars von Trier. It is the first feature film directed by Trier and the first installment of the director's Europa ...more

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Lars von Trier, Jean-Marc Barr, Casper Christensen
The Boss of It All is a 2006 Danish comedy film written and directed by Lars von Trier.

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A Chess Game
A Chess Game is a 1969 short film written and directed by Lars von Trier.

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Josh Brolin, Lars von Trier, Golshifteh Farahani
To Each His Own Cinema is a 2007 French anthology film commissioned for the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. The film is a collection of 34 short films, each 3 minutes in length, by ...more

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Lars von Trier, Udo Kier, Ole Ernst
Epidemic is a Danish science fiction horror film of 1987 directed by Lars von Trier, the second installment of Trier's Europa trilogy. The other two films in the trilogy are The Element of Crime ...more

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Dogville: The Pilot
Dogville: The Pilot is a 2003 short drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier.

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D-dag Alexander Skarsgård
D-dag - Niels-Henning is a 2000 television film directed by Thomas Vinterberg.

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Dimension 1991-2024 Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Jean-Marc Barr
Dimension is a short film written and directed by Lars von Trier, released in 2010. The film was shot from 1991 to 1997. The original intention was to continue production in three-minute ...more

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A Flower
A Flower is a 1971 short film written and directed by Lars von Trier.

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A Dead Boring Experience
A Dead Boring Experience is a 1969 short film written and directed by Lars von Trier.