Best Movies of Lars von Trier

Melancholia (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 174 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $3.03M

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Breaking the Waves (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 165 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $4.04M

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

Dogville (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 149 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $1.53M

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away...

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 149 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $4.16M

An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 144 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $0.79M

A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.

Direktøren for det hele (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 139 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $0.05M

An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.

Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $0.33M

The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adulthood, obsessions and what led to her being in Seligman's care.

Epidemic (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: null

A film director and a script writer (performed by Lars von Trier and Niels Vørsel themselves) write a screenplay, in which an epidemic spreads about the whole world. Like the protagonist ...

Antichrist (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 125 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: $0.40M

A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Manderlay (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 122 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 46 | Earnings: $0.07M

A story of slavery, set in the southern U.S. in the 1930s.

Idioterne (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 119 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $0.01M

The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the "inner idiot" in themselves.

The House That Jack Built (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 114 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 41 | Earnings: null

The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.

Europa (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 79 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $1.01M

Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.

Forbrydelsens element (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 70 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A cop in a dystopian Europe investigates a serial killings suspect using controversial methods written by his now disgraced former mentor.

Befrielsesbilleder (1982)

Aggregate Rating: 52 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Lead Role: Edward Fleming, Kirsten Olesen, | Director: Lars von Trier,

A German officer visits his Danish mistress the days after the occupation of Denmark has ended.