Welcome to my first post of 2018! This time, I will cover something we all love to do, which is watching movies and TV series 🙂
The environment to practice your Danish understanding is perfect as you can be at home, feeling the hygge vibe with your dictionary and hot chocolate. Alternatively, you can also be commuting and watching it on your phone.
In this post, I will share with you some of the resources I use to watch movies and series. I will also recommend some movies which I personally watched at home or at school, but also movies recommended by Danes. Please note some movies may not be amazing, but because they are available in Danish, this helps practice your Danish.
I will not include so many links without subtitles, as it can be very challenging not to have subtitles. However, by Module 5 you should be able to understand a lot more without subtitles, especially if it is Danish TV news and documentaries.
This post is actually aimed at anyone currently learning Danish, so I would suggest the following:
Module 1 : Use English subtitles and watch in Danish.
Module 2 : Use English subtitles and watch in Danish
Module 3 : Use English subtitles and watch in Danish. If you feel like pushing yourself, switch to Danish subtitles
Module 4: Use Danish subtitles and watch in Danish
Module 5: Use Danish subtitles and watch in Danish. If you feel like pushing yourself, remove all subtitles.
You will be amazed how much you can improve your listening and understanding by simply watching movies, series and documentaries in Danish!
Have fun and challenge yourself 🙂
Resources for Danish films, TV series and documentaries
Great website with thousands of films and many series to watch in Danish, but also in other languages. A great alternative to Netflix, that is free of charge. You need to register first at your local library, which will give you a pin code to login.
Based on which library you are assigned to, you may be able to watch a different amount of films on a monthly basis.
I really like this website as the quality is excellent and you can use subtitles in Danish. Please note this may note be so suitable if you have trouble to read Danish, i.e: early modules.Subtitles available in Danish
DR has a huge database to choose from if you want to watch in Danish. Have a look at their website and choose what you like. Their content is not available for an unlimited period, so make sure to double check when it will be removed. I use DR.dk quite a lot, as it is excellent quality, subtitled and easy to find what I am searching for.Subtitles available in Danish
DR Bonanza has many old films, documentaries and series available online. They are not so recent programs, therefore the quality is not always the best. However, it is a great way to practice. There are many programs to choose from, the best is for you to just browse the website and search based on your personal interests.No subtitles available
Even if this one is kind of super obvious, I still need to mention it in this post. Unlike the previous websites, Netflix has a limited amount of Danish material available, however they have Danish and English subtitles all the time, which is a great help for the early modules, all the way up to module 5.
The downside is that you need to pay a subscription, unless you know someone who is super nice and can borrow their account for you to practice Danish!Subtitles available in Danish
Dansk Filmskat has a nice collection of not so recent Danish movies. It is a subscription based website, but worth a shot if you really want to dive into Danish movies. You can search movies according to various filters in case you want to narrow down a title.Subtitles available in Danish
Films, TV series and documentaries to watch
Here is a list that I would recommend, if you want to improve your Danish level and dive deeper into the culture. Some may not be available in the above platforms, so I will let you decide the best way to find them online or offline 🙂
This is a work in progress list, which I will update continuously.
|Title Platform Type Comments||Platform||Type||Comments|
|Adams Æbler||Movie||Not available on above platforms|
|Blå mænd||Netflix||Movie||Search for "Take the trash"|
|De Grønne Slagtere||Movie||Not available on above platforms|
|Efter Bryllupet||Netflix||Movie||Search for "After the wedding"|
|En enkelt til Korsør||Netflix||Movie|
|En kongelig Affære||Netflix||Movie||Search for "A Royal affair"|
|Italiensk for begyndere||Movie||Not available on above platforms|
|Jagten||Netflix||Movie||Search for "The Hunt"|
|Olsen-banden ser rødt||Movie||Not available on above platforms|
|Pusher||Netflix||Movie||Series of 3 films|