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

2. Headhunters (2011)
13
2
Headhunters
R
13
2
Role:
Clas Greve
Starring:
Julie R. Ølgaard, Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Eivind Sander
Directed By:
Morten Tyldum
3. Shot Caller (2017)
20
3
Shot Caller
R
20
3

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. 

Role:
Jacob / Money
Starring:
Jon Bernthal, Benjamin Bratt, Max Greenfield, Omari Hardwick, Lake Bell
Directed By:
Ric Roman Waugh
4. Nightwatch (1994)
13
2
Nightwatch
R
13
2

Nightwatch is a mystery thriller film which tells the story of Martin Bork, a law student who takes up a job as a night watchman at the Forensic Medicine Institute, believing it will allow him time to focus on studies. Meanwhile, a series of murders begin occurring in Copenhagen, and mysterious things start occurring at the morgue, making Martin a suspect.   

Role:
Martin (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
Starring:
Kim Bodnia, Sofie Gråbøl, Lotte Andersen, Ulf Pilgaard
Directed By:
Ole Bornedal
5. Bent (1997)
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5
Bent
NC-17
13
5

Max is a gay Jewish man, living in 1930s Berlin, during the time of the Nazi regime. He is caught and sent to a concentration camp. He tries to deny that he is gay, and gets a yellow label, meant for Jews, instead of the pink one, meant for gays. He soon meets another prisoner named Horst, who proudly wears the pink label, and begins to develop an attraction to him.  

Role:
Wolf (as Nikolaj Waldau)
Starring:
Directed By:
Sean Mathias
6. Tusen ganger god natt (2013)
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2
Tusen ganger god natt
11
2

This war drama film tells the story of Rebecca, who is one of the world’s best war photographers. However, due to her dedication to her dangerous job, she finds herself at conflicts with her family, when her husband refuses to put up with her dangerous life anymore. She must now make a choice between her passion for covering war zones, and her family.

Role:
Marcus
Starring:
Juliette Binoche, Lauryn Canny, Adrianna Cramer Curtis, Larry Mullen Jr.
Directed By:
Erik Poppe
7. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
11
4
Kingdom of Heaven
R
11
4

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.

Directed By:
8. Oblivion (2013)
12
3
Oblivion
PG-13
12
3

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.

Role:
Sykes
Starring:
Directed By:
Joseph Kosinski
9. A Second Chance (2014)
14
2
A Second Chance
14
2
Role:
Andreas
Starring:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Ulrich Thomsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Roland Møller
Directed By:
Susanne Bier
11. Blackthorn (2011)
11
2
Blackthorn
R
11
2

Butch Cassidy is a criminal who has been on the run for many years. He wants to visit his home one last time to pay a visit to his family, and therefore eventually he embarks on a journey along with a young thief. However, their journey is not easy, as they are targeted by vicious gangs and corrupt lawmen.

Role:
James Joven
Starring:
Sam Shepard, Stephen Rea, Eduardo Noriega, Magaly Solier
Directed By:
Mateo Gil
12. Against the Ice (2022)
11
2
Against the Ice
13
11
2

Against the Ice is a historical adventure drama film which revolves around the struggles of two men, who fight to survive after they are left behind during an expedition in Greenland.

Role:
Ejnar Mikkelsen
13. Enigma (2001)
10
2
Enigma
R
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.    

Role:
Puck (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
Starring:
Corin Redgrave, Kate Winslet, Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows, Jeremy Northam
Directed By:
14. The Baker (2007)
10
2
The Baker
PG-13
10
2
Role:
Bjorn
Starring:
Damian Lewis, Kate Ashfield, Anthony O'Donnell, Dyfan Dwyfor
Directed By:
Gareth Lewis
15. Stealing Rembrandt (2003)
10
2
Stealing Rembrandt
10
2
Role:
Kenneth (as Nikolaj Coster Waldau)
Starring:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Brygmann, Sonja Richter, Jakob Cedergren
Directed By:
Jannik Johansen
16. The Silencing (2020)
14
2
The Silencing
R
14
2
Role:
Rayburn
17. Mama (2013)
13
2
Mama
PG-13
13
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.

Role:
Lucas / Jeffrey
Starring:
Jessica Chastain, Daniel Kash, Isabelle Nélisse, Megan Charpentier
Directed By:
Andy Muschietti
18. Klown Forever (2015)
10
2
Klown Forever
R
10
2
Starring:
Isla Fisher, Iben Hjejle, Casper Christensen, Frank Hvam
Directed By:
Mikkel Nørgaard
19. Wimbledon (2004)
10
3
Wimbledon
PG-13
10
3

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.    

Starring:
Kirsten Dunst, Sam Neill, Jon Favreau, James McAvoy, Paul Bettany, Bernard Hill
Directed By:
Richard Loncraine
20. The Other Woman (2014)
10
4
The Other Woman
PG-13
10
4

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. 

Role:
Mark King
Starring:
Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Don Johnson
Directed By:
Nick Cassavetes
21. At World's End (2009)
9
2
At World's End
9
2
Role:
Severin Geertsen
Starring:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Nicolas Bro, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Kee Chan
Directed By:
Tomas Villum Jensen
22. Small Crimes (2017)
10
3
Small Crimes
TV-MA
10
3

Small Crimes is a crime drama film which tells the story of Joe Denton, a corrupt police officer, who is sent to prison after he attempts to murder district attorney Phil Coakley. He is eventually released but he finds that he has gained the enmity of the police force, and his ex-wife has also left the city with their children, and she doesn’t wish to speak to him again. Although he wishes to start a new beginning, he finds that he is still trapped in the mess that he had created in the past.     

Role:
Joe Denton
Starring:
Gary Cole, Molly Parker, Robert Forster, Jacki Weaver
Directed By:
E.L. Katz
23. 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.

Starring:
Harrison Ford, Alan Arkin, Paul Bettany, Virginia Madsen, Carly Schroeder, Jimmy Bennett, Gail Ann Lewis
Directed By:
Richard Loncraine
24. The Good Cop (2004)
9
2
The Good Cop
9
2
Starring:
Kim Bodnia, Iben Hjejle, Nicolas Bro, René Dif
Directed By:
Lasse Spang Olsen
25. Gods of Egypt (2016)
10
4
Gods of Egypt
PG-13
10
4

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.

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

TV Movie(s)

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

Animation(s)

The Simpsons (1989)
The Simpsons
TV-14
Starring:
Mr. T, Danny DeVito, Alyson Hannigan, Meg Ryan, Hugh Laurie, Leonard Nimoy, Steve Carell
Directed By:
Mark Kirkland, Steven Dean Moore, Bob Anderson, Matthew Nastuk, Jim Reardon

TV Shows and Videos

Game of Thrones (2011)
Game of Thrones
TV-MA
Starring:
Jonathan Pryce, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Mark Gatiss, Jason Momoa, Ian McShane, Lena Headey, Indira Varma
Directed By:
Alan Taylor, David Nutter, Alex Graves, Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa
GivingTales (2015)
GivingTales
Starring:
Ewan McGregor, Stephen Fry, David Walliams, Roger Moore, Michael Caine, Joanna Lumley, Joan Collins
Directed By:
Klaus Lovgreen
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Saturday Night Live
TV-PG
Starring:
John Hurt, Bob Odenkirk, Randy Quaid, Chris Parnell, Louis C.K., Rick Moranis, Dave Attell
Directed By:
Ben Stiller, Dave Wilson, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Don Roy King, James Signorelli
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
Role:
Jaime Lannister
Starring:
Sophie Turner, Pilou Asbaek, Aidan Gillen, Conleth Hill, Pilou Asbæk
New Amsterdam (2008)
New Amsterdam
Role:
John Amsterdam / ... (8 episodes, 2008)
Starring:
Kristen Connolly, Alyssa Sutherland, Robert Clohessy, Stephen Henderson, Alexie Gilmore
Directed By:
John David Coles
Lock, Stock... (2000)
Lock, Stock...
Starring:
Martin Freeman, Jack Wild, Bradley Walsh, Ralph Brown, Daniel Caltagirone, Scott Maslen, Shaun Parkes
Directed By:
David Thacker, Nick Jones, Rudolf Mestdagh