Films and TV Series to Stream Now: Denmark

Welcome to my third and final post of Scandinavian films and TV series to stream now while you’re staying safer at home. Here I feature films and TV shows from Denmark. Previously, I shared films and TV series from Norway and Sweden.

Denmark has won three Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film over the years – Babette’s Feast (1987), Pelle the Conqueror (1989), and In a Better World (2011) – all of which can be streamed now. See below for details.

As I mentioned in my previous posts, for streaming options, you have, of course, the usual suspects – Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and more – but don’t forget that you may have free streaming options available from your public library through hoopla and kanopy as well. These two services offer plenty of free foreign and domestic films and TV shows at no charge.

** Movies/TV series with double asterisks are ones I’ve enjoyed and recommend, assuming you’re in the mood for that genre.


Films from Denmark

A Fortunate Man (Lykke-Per)

A Hijacking

A Royal Affair

  • Director: Nikolaj Arcel (2012)
  • Genre: Historical, Based on True Story
  • Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, 2012
  • Where to Watch: hoopla, Amazon Prime Video (included with Magnolia Selects)

A Second Chance

A War

  • Director: Tobias Lindholm (2015)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, 2015
  • Where to Watch: hoopla, Amazon Prime Video (included with Magnolia Selects)

Across the Waters

Adam’s Apples

Applause

  • Director: Martin Zandvliet (2009)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Where to Watch: hoopla, kanopy

April 9th

  • Director: Roni Ezra (2015)
  • Genre: Drama, Historical
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video (included with Prime)

Armadillo

 

 

Babette’s Feast

 

** Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Flickering Lights

In a Better World

  • Director: Susanne Bier (2011)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film, 2011
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Land of Mine

  • Director: Martin Zandvliet (2016)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, 2016
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Pelle the Conqueror

  • Director: Bille August (1987)
  • Genre: Drama, Historical
  • Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film, 1989
  • Where to Watch: hoopla, kanopy, Amazon Prime Video

Pusher

Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands

Pusher III: I’m the Angel of Death

  • Director: Nicolas Winding Refn (2006)
  • Genre: Drama, Suspense
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Queen of Hearts

Smilla’s Sense of Snow

Summer of ’92

  • Director: Kaspar Barfoed (1987)
  • Genre: Historical, Sports
  • Where to Watch: Netflix

Teddy Bear

The Commune

** The Guilty

The Hunt

  • Director: Thomas Vinterberg (2012)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, 2013
  • Where to Watch: hoopla, Amazon Prime Video (included with Magnolia Selects)

You Disappear

 

 

 


TV Series

1864

  • Genre: Drama, Historical
  • Director: Ole Bornedal (2014)
  • 8 episodes about 60 minutes each
  • Where to Watch: hoopla

Borgen – Seasons 1, 2, & 3

  • Genre: Drama (2010, 2011, 2013)
  • Each season 10 episodes about 60 minutes each
  • Where to Watch: hoopla

Lulu: The Bankrobber’s Wife

  • Genre: Mystery, Drama
  • Director: Jannik Johansen (2009)
  • 12 episodes about 45 minutes each
  • Where to Watch: hoopla

Straight Forward

  • Genre: Suspense, Thriller
  • Directors: Riccardo Pellizzeri, Charlie Haskell, Peter Burger (2019)
  • 8 episodes about 45 minutes each
  • Where to Watch: hoopla

The Eagle – Seasons 1, 2, & 3

  • Genre: Crime, Drama (2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Starring: Jens Albinus
  • Each season 8 episodes about 60 minutes each
  • Where to Watch: hoopla

The Legacy

  • Genre: Mystery, Drama
  • Director: Permilla August (2014)
  • 10 episodes about 60 minutes each
  • Where to Watch: hoopla

The Rain –  Seasons 1 & 2

  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Post-Apocalyptic
  • 8 and 6 episodes about 45 minutes each
  • Where to Watch: Netflix

Unit One – Seasons 1, 2, & 3

  • Genre: Crime, Drama (2000, 2001, 2002)
  • Seasons 1 & 2: 12 episodes about 60 minutes each
  • Season 3: 8 episodes about 60 minutes each
  • Where to Watch: hoopla

 

 


Which films and TV shows have you seen and recommend? Do you have others to add to the list? Share in the comments or email me. I’d love to hear.

Films and TV Series to Stream Now: Sweden

Welcome to my latest post of Scandinavian films and TV series to stream now while you’re staying safer at home. Here I feature films and TV shows from Sweden. Previously, I shared Films & TV Series to Stream Now: Norway. Stay tuned for Denmark.

Over the years, Sweden has won three Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film – The Virgin Spring (1960), Through the Glass Darkly (1961), and Fanny & Alexander (1983) – all of them directed by Ingmar Bergman and which can all be streamed now. See below for details.

In the case of Sweden, I found it interesting that I had not seen many of the movies and TV shows listed, but I had read many of the books upon which they were based. I enjoyed the books (I even consider them among my favorite Scandinavian reads) but I am often hesitant to see movies that are based on books I’ve read and enjoyed. But maybe that will change during this coronavirus self-quarantine time.

As I mentioned in my previous post, for streaming options, you have, of course, the usual suspects – Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and more – but don’t forget that you may have free streaming options available from your public library through hoopla and kanopy as well. These two services offer plenty of free foreign and domestic films and TV shows at no charge.

* Movies/TV series with one asterisk are ones I’ve watched but don’t necessarily recommend unless you’re up for something a bit out of the ordinary.

** Movies/TV series with double asterisks are ones I’ve enjoyed and recommend, assuming you’re in the mood for that genre.


Films from Sweden

A Man Called Ove

  • Director: Hannes Holm (2016)
  • Based on book by Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, 2016
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video (Sundance Now)

As It Is in Heaven

  • Director: Kay Pollak (2004)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Starring: Michael Nyqvist
  • Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, 2004
  • Where to Watch: hoopla

Becoming Astrid

  • Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen (2018)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video (included with Prime)

* Border

Britt-Marie Was Here

Fanny & Alexander

  • Director: Ingmar Bergman (1982)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film, 1983
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Force Majeure

** The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy #1)

** The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Trilogy #2)

** The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Millennium Trilogy #3)

Sami Blood

  • Director: Amanda Kernell (2017)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Where to Watch: hoopla

Simon and the Oaks

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared

  • Director: Felix Herngren & Måns Herngren (2016)
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Where to Watch: Netflix

* The Square

  • Director: Ruben Ostlund (2018)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, 2018
  • Where to Watch: hoopla, Amazon Prime Video

 

 

The Virgin Spring

  • Director: Ingmar Bergman (1960)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film, 1960
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

 

 

Through a Glass Darkly

  • Director: Ingmar Bergman (1961)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film, 1962
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

 

 


TV Series

Quicksand

Wallander: The Original Episodes

Wallander: Season 2

Wallander: Season 3

 


Which films and TV shows have you seen and recommend? Do you have others to add to the list? Share in the comments or email me. I’d love to hear.

Films and TV Series to Stream Now: Norway

Are you looking for fresh ideas of what to watch while you’re staying safer at home? In this post, I’m featuring films and TV series from Norway. Sweden and Denmark will follow shortly.

For streaming options, you have, of course, the usual suspects – Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, etc. – but don’t forget, you may have free streaming options available from your public library through hoopla and kanopy as well. These two services offer plenty of free foreign and domestic films and TV shows at no charge.

And finally, for Norwegian film and TV enthusiasts, another streaming option is Films of Norway, a subscription service that offers only Norwegian movies, TV series, documentaries, children’s programs, and more. The programs are in original Norwegian language. English subtitles are available. Trial memberships are available. Many programs not available elsewhere can be found at Films of Norway. I’ve included the programming that intrigued me the most in the lists below.

* Movies/TV series with asterisks are ones I’ve watched and enjoyed.


Films from Norway

* 1001 Grams (1001 gram)

22 July

Beatles

  • Director: Peter Flinth (2014)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Based on book by Lars Saabye Christensen, Beatles
  • Where to Watch: Films of Norway

Elling

  • Director: Petter Næss (2002)
  • Based on book by Ingvar Ambjørnsen, Elling
  • Genre: Drama
  • Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, 2001
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Headhunters

I Am Yours (Jeg er din)

  • Director: Iram Haq (2013)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Where to Watch: kanopy

In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten)

  • Director: Hans Petter Moland (2014)
  • Genre: Action
  • Starring: Stellan Skarsgård
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

* King of Devil’s Island (Kongen av Bastøy)

  • Director: Marius Holst (2010)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Starring: Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner
  • Where to Watch: hoopla, Amazon Prime Video (included with Prime)

Kon-Tiki (1950)

  • Director: Thor Heyerdahl
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary (Feature), 1952
  • Where to Watch: kanopy, Amazon Prime Video (included with Prime)

* Kon-Tiki (2012)

Kristin Lavransdatter

Max Manus: Man of War

Pioneer

  • Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg (2015)
  • Genre: Historical, Suspense
  • Where to Watch: hoopla

Sonja: The White Swan

  • Director: Anne Sewitsky (2018)
  • Genre: Drama, Biographical
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video (included with Prime)

The Almost Man (Mer eller minder mann)

  • Director: Martin Lund (2012)
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Where to Watch: kanopy

* The King’s Choice (Kongens nei)

The Last King

The Quake (Skjelvet)

  • Director: John Andreas Andersen (2018)
  • Genre: Action
  • Starring: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

The Snowman

* The Wave (Bølgen)

Thelma

Valley of Shadows

  • Director: Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen (2018)
  • Genre: Drama, Suspense
  • Where to Watch: hoopla, Amazon Prime Video (included with Prime)

* What Will People Say (Hva vil folk si)

 


TV Series

* Borderliner

  • Drama, Crime (2017)
  • 1 season of 8 episodes
  • Where to Watch: Netflix

* Home for Christmas

  • Comedy (2019)
  • 1 season of 6 episodes
  • Where to Watch: Netflix

Home Ground

  • Drama, Sports (2020)
  • 2 seasons
  • Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video (PBS Masterpiece)
  • Starring: Ane Dahl Torp

* Lilyhammer

  • Drama, Comedy, Crime (2014)
  • 3 seasons
  • Where to Watch: Netflix
  • Starring: Steven Van Zandt

Nobel

Norsemen

  • Comedy (2018)
  • 2 seasons
  • Where to Watch: Netflix

Occupied

Ragnarok

  • Drama (2020)
  • 1 season of 6 episodes
  • Where to Watch: Netflix

The Cheese Journey (Ostereisen)

  • Documentary (2018)
  • Food blogger and cookbook author Nevada Berg takes viewers on a journey through Norway to learn about cheese varieties.
  • 1 season of 3 episodes (about 10 minutes each)
  • Where to Watch: Films of Norway

* The Heavy Water War

The Oslo Killing

The River

The Valhalla Murders

  • Drama (2020)
  • 1 season of 7 episodes
  • Where to Watch: Netflix

Varg Veum

Wisting

 


* Movies/TV series with asterisks are ones I’ve watched and enjoyed.

Which shows are ones you’ve seen and recommend? Do you have others to add to the list? Share in the comments or email me. I’d love to hear.