The 20 best of Ingmar Bergman

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1.
Wild Strawberries (1957)
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After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence. (91 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 10/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
2.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
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A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 10/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
3.
Autumn Sonata (1978)
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A married daughter who longs for her mother's love gets visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist. (99 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 10/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
4.
The Virgin Spring (1960)
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An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way. (89 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 10/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
5.
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
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Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls. (188 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 10/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
6.
Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
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It's late nineteenth century Sweden. Middle aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman and his nineteen year old current... (108 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 9/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
7.
Scenes from a Marriage (1973 Mini-Series)
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Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage... (283 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
8.
Persona (1966)
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A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personas are melding together. (85 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 9/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
9.
Cries & Whispers (1972)
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When a woman dying of cancer in early twentieth-century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long-repressed feelings between the siblings rise to the surface. (91 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 9/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
10.
Face to Face (1976)
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A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness. Dr. Jenny... (114 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 9/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
11.
The Magician (1958)
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When 'Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater' comes to town, there's bound to be a spectacle. Reading reports... (101 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 9/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
12.
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
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Recently released from a mental hospital; Karin rejoins her emotionally disconnected family and their island home, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe she is being visited by God. (89 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 8/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
13.
Winter Light (1963)
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A small town priest struggles with his faith. (81 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 8/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
14.
The Silence (1963)
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Two estranged sisters, Ester and Anna, and Anna's 10-year-old son travel to the Central European country on the verge of war. Ester becomes seriously ill and the three of them move into a hotel in a small town called Timoka. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 8/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
15.
In the Presence of a Clown (1997 TV Movie)
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Inventor Carl Åkerblom is a rosy-cheeked 54 year-old admirer of Franz Schubert - and a patient in the... (119 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 8/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
16.
The Passion of Anna (1969)
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Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends... (101 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 8/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
17.
Shame (1968)
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Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrive. (103 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 8/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
18.
Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
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While traveling in caravan through the country of Sweden, one member of the decadent Alberti Circus... (93 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 8/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
19.
Summer with Monika (1953)
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Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old... (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 8/10 ” - Igor Balashov
 
20.
After the Rehearsal (1984 TV Movie)
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Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan... (70 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 8/10 ” - Igor Balashov