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List of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. Headhunters (2011)
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2
Headhunters
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12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Clas Greve
Director:
Morten Tyldum
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Julie R. Ølgaard, Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Eivind Sander
3. Shot Caller (2017)
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2
Shot Caller
R
15
2

Successful professional and family man Jacob Harlon is sentenced to prison-term for fatal DUI accident. The harsh conditions and brutality of the jail force him to join prison gang for survival, transforming a normal citizen into a hardened crime-gang member, Money. When released, the gang, refusing to release their grip on him, forces him into organizing a risky crime against rival mob. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jacob / Money
Director:
Ric Roman Waugh
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Jon Bernthal, Benjamin Bratt, Max Greenfield, Omari Hardwick, Lake Bell
4. Nightwatch (1994)
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2
Nightwatch
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Martin (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
Director:
Ole Bornedal
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Sofie Gråbøl, Kim Bodnia, Lotte Andersen, Ulf Pilgaard
6. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
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2
Kingdom of Heaven
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11
2

Producer-director Ridley Scott’s historical adventure drama Kingdom of Heaven is an adapted depiction of Balian of Ibelin, the 12th century crusader of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. After losing his family, Balian, a French blacksmith, joins the Crusade to defend Jerusalem, where he finds love, and becomes a leader who fights against the Ayyubid Sultan Saladin, in the Battle of Hattin.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
War, History, Action, Adventure, Drama
7. Tusen ganger god natt (2013)
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2
Tusen ganger god natt
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marcus
Director:
Erik Poppe
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Juliette Binoche, Lauryn Canny, Adrianna Cramer Curtis, Larry Mullen Jr.
8. Oblivion (2013)
11
2
Oblivion
PG-13
11
2

In a post-apocalyptic Earth depleted by a devastating war against alien Scavengers, Jack Harper works as a drone repairman with communications partner Victoria to maintain fusion generators. Eager to leave Earth and join other survivors in Saturn's moon Titan, he begins to question his perception of reality after he rescues a beautiful woman he had visions of.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sykes
Director:
Joseph Kosinski
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Star Cast:
9. A Second Chance (2014)
11
2
A Second Chance
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Andreas
Director:
Susanne Bier
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Ulrich Thomsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Roland Møller
10. The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
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2
The Kautokeino Rebellion
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Nils Gaup
Genres:
History, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Nyqvist, Mikkel Gaup, Mikael Persbrandt, Anni-Kristiina Juuso
11. Blackthorn (2011)
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2
Blackthorn
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
James Joven
Director:
Mateo Gil
Genres:
Western, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Sam Shepard, Stephen Rea, Eduardo Noriega, Magaly Solier
12. Enigma (2001)
10
2
Enigma
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10
2

Enigma is a war thriller romance film which takes us to the time of the Second World War. The British authorities enlist the help of Tom Jericho, a young genius, to help them break an important code of the Nazis. Meanwhile, he needs to solve another mystery behind a woman whom he is in love with.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Puck (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, War, Drama, Romance, Mystery
Star Cast:
Corin Redgrave, Kate Winslet, Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows, Jeremy Northam
13. The Baker (2007)
10
2
The Baker
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bjorn
Director:
Gareth Lewis
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Damian Lewis, Kate Ashfield, Anthony O'Donnell, Dyfan Dwyfor
14. Stealing Rembrandt (2003)
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2
Stealing Rembrandt
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kenneth (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
Director:
Jannik Johansen
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Brygmann, Sonja Richter, Jakob Cedergren
15. Wimbledon (2004)
10
2
Wimbledon
PG-13
10
2

After slipping to the rank of 119, British tennis pro Peter colt decides to retire from competitive tennis. As he appears for his last Wimbledon, he meets Lizzie Bradbury, an American rising star and the two fall in love. Peter once again  starts winning games. But Lizzie's overprotective father objects to the liaison, fearing it will hamper her career.    

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Loncraine
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Sport
16. Klown Forever (2015)
10
2
Klown Forever
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Mikkel Nørgaard
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Isla Fisher, Iben Hjejle, Casper Christensen, Frank Hvam
17. Mama (2013)
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2
Mama
PG-13
11
2

After a psychological breakdown, Jeffrey Desange kills his colleagues and estranged wife, then abducts his little daughters, Victoria and Lily. Five years later, Jeffrey’s twin Lucas and his girlfriend Annabel find the girls in a forest cabin and take them in. However, strange incidences force them to wonder whether some supernatural presence, whom the girls refer as ‘Mama,’ has accompanied them.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lucas / Jeffrey
Director:
Andy Muschietti
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jessica Chastain, Daniel Kash, Isabelle Nélisse, Megan Charpentier
18. The Silencing (2020)
11
2
The Silencing
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rayburn
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
19. The Other Woman (2014)
10
2
The Other Woman
PG-13
10
2

Carly Whitten has been dating the suave Mark King but is soon horrified to find he is married to loving wife Kate. Carly and Kate are further shocked to find that Mark has been cheating on both with a third woman, Amber. The three then team up to take revenge on Mark. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mark King
Director:
Nick Cassavetes
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
20. At World's End (2009)
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2
At World's End
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Severin Geertsen
Director:
Tomas Villum Jensen
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Romance, Action
Star Cast:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Nicolas Bro, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Kee Chan
21. Small Crimes (2017)
9
3
Small Crimes
TV-MA
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Denton
Director:
E.L. Katz
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Gary Cole, Molly Parker, Robert Forster, Jacki Weaver
22. Firewall (2006)
9
2
Firewall
PG-13
9
2

Jack Stanfield, head security executive of a bank, is forced by a scheming criminal to steal $100 million from his bank, as ransom for his family held captive at home. He pays by infiltrating bank’s computer security that he designed, but the criminals kidnap his family with no intentions of their safe return. Now he must act fast to save his family.

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Loncraine
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Alan Arkin, Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Virginia Madsen, Carly Schroeder, Jimmy Bennett, Gail Ann Lewis
23. The Good Cop (2004)
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2
The Good Cop
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Lasse Spang Olsen
Genres:
Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kim Bodnia, Iben Hjejle, Nicolas Bro, René Dif
24. Gods of Egypt (2016)
9
2
Gods of Egypt
PG-13
9
2

Jealous Set, the God of darkness and violence, kills his brother Osiris at the coronation of Osiris's son Horus, and seizing the throne of Egypt, declares that humans have to pay riches to pass into afterlife. A young thief named Bek attempts to retrieve the eyes of exiled god Horus in exchange for his girlfriend's life.

As:
Cast
Role:
Horus
Director:
Alex Proyas
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Gerard Butler, Brenton Thwaites, John Samaha, Courtney Eaton
25. My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure (2004)
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1
My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Miklos
Director:
Scott Spiegel
Genres:
Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Raymond Cruz, Alexandra Staden, Fred Pearson, Valentin Teodosiu
26. Domino (2018)
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1
Domino
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Christian
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Guy Pearce, Nicolas Bro, Carice van Houten, Søren Malling
27. Chicken/Egg (2016)
13
3
Chicken/Egg
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Kenneth
Director:
James D'Arcy
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Hayley Atwell, Max Fowler, Huxley Davenport, Tilly Gaunt
28. Aurum (2012)
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2
Aurum
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
James Barclay
Genres:
Thriller, Short, Drama
Star Cast:
James Barclay, Laura Bach, Thomas Magnussen, Ibi Støving, Laura Bro
29. Wildside (1998)
10
2
Wildside
10
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Ossy (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
Director:
Simon Staho
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mads Mikkelsen, Nukâka, Pálína Jónsdóttir, Sævar Örn
30. The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 (2007)
10
2
The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jacob Thuesen
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Lars von Trier, Jonatan Spang, David Dencik, Carl Martin Norén
31. The Headsman (2005)
11
2
The Headsman
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Martin
Director:
Simon Aeby
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Steven Berkoff, Patrick Godfrey, Julie Cox, Lili Gesler
32. 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman (2002)
10
2
24 Hours in the Life of a Woman
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Anton
Director:
Laurent Bouhnik
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michel Serrault, Bérénice Bejo, Agnès Jaoui, Clément van den Bergh
33. Misery Harbour (1999)
10
2
Misery Harbour
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Espen Arnakke (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
Director:
Nils Gaup
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hywel Bennett, Knut Husebø, Stuart Graham, Anneke von der Lippe
34. 3 Things (2017)
9
2
3 Things
9
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Mikael
Director:
Jens Dahl
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Jacob Lohmann, Lærke Winther, Morten Holst
35. The Bouncer (2003)
9
2
The Bouncer
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Svend
Director:
Jesper W. Nielsen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Per Oscarsson, Iben Hjejle, Lars Hjortshøj, Rita Angela
36. Triple Dare (2006)
9
2
Triple Dare
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Christina Rosendahl
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sebastian Jessen, Emma Leth, Cathrine Bjørn, Amalie Lindegård
37. The Cable Club (1999)
9
2
The Cable Club
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Søren Fauli
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Birthe Neumann, Søren Fauli, Trine Michelsen, Trine Runge
38. På fremmed mark (2000)
9
2
På fremmed mark
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Holt
Director:
Aage Rais-Nordentoft
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Mikkel Bay, Anders Valentinus Dam, Anne Seier Hansen, Bjarne Henriksen
39. Hemmeligheder (1997)
9
3
Hemmeligheder
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mads
Director:
Jørn Faurschou
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Laura Drasbæk, Helle Fagralid, Peter Hesse Overgaard, Nina Gunke
40. Wonderful and Loved by All (2007)
9
2
Wonderful and Loved by All
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Micke
Director:
Hannes Holm
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Reine Brynolfsson, Martina Haag, Ellen Jelinek, Katrin Sundberg
41. Angel of the Night (1998)
7
1
Angel of the Night
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Shaky González
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Stokholm, Mette Louise Holland, Tomas Villum Jensen
42. Himmerland (2008)
7
1
Himmerland
7
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Thomas
Director:
James Barclay
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Zlatko Buric, James Barclay, Julie R. Ølgaard, Neel Rønholt

TV Movie(s)

1. Virtuality (2009)
9
2
Virtuality
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Commander Frank Pike
Director:
Peter Berg
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Joy Bryant, Ritchie Coster, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Kerry Bishé
2. Filthy Gorgeous (2006)
11
2
Filthy Gorgeous
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alex
Director:
Robert Allan Ackerman
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Isabella Rossellini, Maya Stange, Kate Jennings Grant, Eva Simon
3. Slaget på tasken (1993)
11
2
Slaget på tasken
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Christian
Director:
Thomas Vinterberg
Star Cast:
Ann Eleonora Jørgensen
4. Jacobs liste (1997)
10
2
Jacobs liste
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jacob (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
Director:
Lars Mortensen
Star Cast:
Iben Hjejle, Nicolaj Kopernikus, Anna Himmelstrup, Marina Bouras

Animation(s)

TV Shows and Videos

Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms (2017)
Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms
As:
Cast
Role:
Jaime Lannister
Genres:
Fantasy
Star Cast:
Sophie Turner, Aidan Gillen, Conleth Hill, Pilou Asbæk
New Amsterdam (2008)
New Amsterdam
As:
Cast
Role:
John Amsterdam / ... (8 episodes, 2008)
Director:
John David Coles
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Kristen Connolly, Robert Clohessy, Stephen Henderson, Alexie Gilmore
Lock, Stock... (2000)
Lock, Stock...
As:
Cast
Director:
David Thacker, Nick Jones, Rudolf Mestdagh
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Bradley Walsh, Martin Freeman, Jack Wild, Ralph Brown, Daniel Caltagirone, Scott Maslen, Shaun Parkes