The best of Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007)

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1.
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 ” - Tsotne
 
2.
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 ” - Tsotne
 
3.
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
“ 10/10 ” - Tsotne
 
4.
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
“ 10/10 ” - Tsotne
 
5.
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
“ 10/10 ” - Tsotne
 
6.
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
“ 9.5/10 ” - Tsotne
 
7.
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
“ 9.5/10 ” - Tsotne
 
8.
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 ” - Tsotne
 
9.
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
“ 9/10 ” - Tsotne
 
10.
Winter Light (1963)
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A small town priest struggles with his faith. (81 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 9/10 ” - Tsotne
 
11.
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
“ 8.5/10 ” - Tsotne
 
12.
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 8.5/10 ” - Tsotne
 
13.
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.)
“ 8.5/10 ” - Tsotne
 
14.
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
“ 8.5/10 ” - Tsotne
 
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
“ 8.5/10 ” - Tsotne
 
16.
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 ” - Tsotne
 
17.
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
“ 8/10 ” - Tsotne
 
18.
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 ” - Tsotne
 
19.
The Rite (1969 TV Movie)
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A judge in an unnamed country interviews three actors, together and singly, provoking them while investigating... (72 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 8/10 ” - Tsotne
 
20.
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 ” - Tsotne
 
21.
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980 TV Movie)
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Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter EGermann... (104 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 8/10 ” - Tsotne
 
22.
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 ” - Tsotne
 
23.
Saraband (2003 TV Movie)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 8/10 ” - Tsotne
 
24.
The Magic Flute (1975 TV Movie)
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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... (135 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - Tsotne
 
25.
Prison (1949)
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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... (79 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 7.5/10 ” - Tsotne
 
26.
Summer Interlude (1951)
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While waiting for the night rehearsal of the ballet Swan Lake, the lonely twenty-eight year-old ballerina Marie receives a diary through the mail... (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 7.5/10 ” - Tsotne
 
27.
The Devil's Eye (1960)
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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... (87 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 7.5/10 ” - Tsotne
 
28.
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
“ 7.5/10 ” - Tsotne