The best of Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007)

by Tsotne | created - 30 Aug 2011 | updated - 02 Oct 2011 | Public

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1. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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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.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

Votes: 126,668

10/10

2. Wild Strawberries (1957)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 72,048

10/10

3. The Silence (1963)

R | 96 min | Drama

8.0
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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.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Birger Malmsten, Håkan Jahnberg

Votes: 13,707

10/10

4. Persona (1966)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personas are melding together.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 73,076

10/10

5. Cries & Whispers (1972)

R | 91 min | Drama

8.2
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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.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin

Votes: 22,549

10/10

6. Shame (1968)

R | 103 min | Drama

8.1
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In the midst of a civil war, former violinists Jan and Eva Rosenberg, who have a tempestuous marriage, run a farm on a rural island. In spite of their best efforts to escape their homeland, the war impinges on every aspect of their lives.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Sigge Fürst, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 9,002

9.5/10

7. Fanny and Alexander (1982)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.1
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100 Metascore

Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt

Votes: 47,492 | Gross: $4.97M

9.5/10

8. The Magician (1958)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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When 'Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater' comes to town, there's bound to be a spectacle. Reading reports of a variety of supernatural disturbances at Vogler's prior performances abroad, the ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Naima Wifstrand

Votes: 7,035

9/10

9. The Virgin Spring (1960)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.1
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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.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitta Pettersson

Votes: 21,031

9/10

10. Nattvardsgästerna (1963)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

8.1
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A small town priest struggles with his faith.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow

Votes: 16,001

9/10

11. Summer with Monika (1953)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A pair of teenagers meet one summer day, start a reckless affair and abandon their families to be with one another.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen, Åke Fridell

Votes: 8,995

8.5/10

12. Hour of the Wolf (1968)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror

7.7
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While vacationing on a remote Scandanavian island with his younger pregnant wife, an artist has an emotional breakdown while confronting his repressed desires.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gertrud Fridh, Georg Rydeberg

Votes: 13,964

8.5/10

13. Scenes from a Marriage (1973)

TV-PG | 283 min | Drama

8.5
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Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage. He is a college professor, she a divorce lawyer. They say that they are ... See full summary »

Stars: Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Bibi Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom

Votes: 12,792

8.5/10

14. Autumn Sonata (1978)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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A married daughter who longs for her mother's love is visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Votes: 17,782

8.5/10

15. Larmar och gör sig till (1997 TV Movie)

119 min | Drama

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Inventor Carl Åkerblom is a rosy-cheeked 54 year-old admirer of Franz Schubert - and a patient in the psychiatric ward of Akademiska Hospital in Uppsala, after having attempted to beat to ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Börje Ahlstedt, Marie Richardson, Erland Josephson, Pernilla August

Votes: 643

8.5/10

16. Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

7.7
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The complicated relationships between a circus ringmaster, his estranged wife and his lover.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Åke Grönberg, Harriet Andersson, Hasse Ekman, Anders Ek

Votes: 4,632

8/10

17. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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In Sweden at the turn of the century, members of the upper class and their servants find themselves in a romantic tangle that they try to work out amidst jealousy and heartbreak.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlqvist

Votes: 9,875

8/10

18. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

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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.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Votes: 17,378

8/10

19. Riten (1969 TV Movie)

72 min | Drama

7.3
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A judge in an unnamed country interviews three actors, together and singly, provoking them while investigating a pornographic performance for which they may face a fine. Their relationships... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Anders Ek, Gunnar Björnstrand, Erik Hell

Votes: 1,607

8/10

20. The Passion of Anna (1969)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.8
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A recently divorced man meets a emotionally devastated widow and they begin a love affair.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow, Erland Josephson

Votes: 6,559

8/10

21. From the Life of the Marionettes (1980 TV Movie)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.5
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Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter EGermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Robert Atzorn, Christine Buchegger, Martin Benrath, Rita Russek

Votes: 2,741

8/10

22. After the Rehearsal (1984 TV Movie)

R | 70 min | Drama

7.6
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Rational, exacting, and self-controlled theater director, Henrik Vogler, often stays after rehearsal to think and plan. On this day, Anna comes back, ostensibly looking for a bracelet. She ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Erland Josephson, Ingrid Thulin, Lena Olin, Nadja Palmstjerna-Weiss

Votes: 1,652

8.10

23. Saraband (2003 TV Movie)

R | 107 min | Drama, Music

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80 Metascore

Marianne, some thirty years after divorcing Johan, decides to visit her ex-husband at his summer home. She arrives in the middle of a family drama between Johan's son from another marriage and his granddaughter.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Börje Ahlstedt, Julia Dufvenius

Votes: 5,877 | Gross: $0.65M

8/10

24. The Magic Flute (1975 TV Movie)

G | 135 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

7.9
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The Queen of the Night offers her daughter Pamina to Tamino, but he has to bring her back from her father and priest Sarastro. She gives a magic flute to Tamino and magic bells to the bird ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ulrik Cold, Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Håkan Hagegård

Votes: 3,358

8/10

25. Prison (1949)

79 min | Drama

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A movie director is approached by his old math teacher with a great movie idea: the Devil declares that the Earth is hell. The director rejects the idea, but subsequent events in the life ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Doris Svedlund, Birger Malmsten, Eva Henning, Hasse Ekman

Votes: 1,138

7.5/10

26. Summer Interlude (1951)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A lonely woman recalls her first love thirteen years prior during a brief summer vacation.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Birger Malmsten, Alf Kjellin, Annalisa Ericson

Votes: 3,635

7.5/10

27. The Devil's Eye (1960)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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The devil has a stye in his eye, caused by the purity of a vicar's daughter. To get rid of it, he sends Don Juan up from hell to seduce the 20 year old Britt-Marie and to rob her of her ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Jarl Kulle, Bibi Andersson, Stig Järrel, Nils Poppe

Votes: 2,676

7.5/10

28. Face to Face (1976)

R | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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A married couple of psychiatrists has their relationship tested when one suffers a mental breakdown.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Aino Taube, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 3,817

7.5/10