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1.
Container (2006)
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Poetic, experimental and different, Container is described by Lukas Moodysson as "a black and white... (72 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
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You, the Living (2007)
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You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved. (95 mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
 
3.
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
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Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life. (109 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
4.
Show Me Love (1998)
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Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin. (89 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
5.
Jalla! Jalla! (2000)
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Roro, a foreign worker in Swedish parks, loves his girlfriend but is about to marry another girl to prevent her from being sent back to Lebanon... (88 mins.)
Director: Josef Fares
 
6.
Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008)
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A Swedish gay couple adopt what they think is an 18-month-old orphan, only to meet their new son, a 15-year-old homophobic delinquent. (103 mins.)
Director: Ella Lemhagen
 
7.
Simple Simon (2010)
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Younger brother with asperger syndrome help his older brother find a girlfriend. (85 mins.)
Director: Andreas Öhman
 
8.
A Hole in My Heart (2004)
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In a decript apartment, a young man watches as his father and a friend shoot an amateur porn film. Issues of morality, reality TV and friendship are explored. (98 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
9.
Elvira Madigan (1967)
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The Danish tightrope dancer Elvira Madigan meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away. (91 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
 
10.
Faithless (2000)
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An imaginary woman recollects the painful experience of adultery to a storyteller. (155 mins.)
Director: Liv Ullmann
 
11.
Let the Right One In (2008)
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Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
12.
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
 
13.
Dalecarlians (2004)
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Mia, who's living in Stockholm, comes home to her small childhood town to celebrate her father's birthday... (98 mins.)
Director: Maria Blom
 
14.
Evil (2003)
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Erik is expelled from school for fighting. He ends up at a private boarding school where the senior students control the young ones... (113 mins.)
 
15.
God Save the King (2005)
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A story about a young girl who leaves her hometown to pursue her dream of becoming a famous punk artist. (94 mins.)
Director: Ulf Malmros
 
16.
Kopps (2003)
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When a small town police station is threatened with shutting down because of too little crime, the police realise that something has to be done... (90 mins.)
Director: Josef Fares
 
17.
Slim Susie (2003)
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A young man returns to his hometown to look for his missing sister. (97 mins.)
Director: Ulf Malmros
 
18.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
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Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court. (147 mins.)
 
19.
The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
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As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name. (129 mins.)
 
20.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
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A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker. (152 mins.)
 
21.
The Wedding Photographer (2009)
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When the factory in Molkom shuts down, Robin leaves his beloved hometown to try his luck in Stockholm as a wedding photographer. This experience changes not merely his outlook on life but also his hairstyle. (113 mins.)
Director: Ulf Malmros
 
22.
Balls (2010)
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(97 mins.)
Director: Josef Fares
 
23.
Kidz in da Hood (2006)
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Kidz in da Hood is the gripping and warm story of Amina, who came to Sweden with her grandfather three years ago... (96 mins.)
 
24.
Mind the Gap (2007)
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Two girls of different background, one a immigrant from Turkey and the other a girl that needs to get out of her fathers shadow both apply to the police academy were they become close friends. (103 mins.)
 
25.
Sommaren med Göran (2009)
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A young man is searching for the woman of his dreams. In pursuit of love he sails out to a midsummer party in the seductive Swedish archipelago. (97 mins.)
 
26.
Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
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Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love. (139 mins.)
Director: Peter Flinth
 
27.
Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road (2008)
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The Knight Arn is sent on a last mission against Saladin. He has to win this battle, before he can go home to Sweden, and finally marry his Cecilia and start a family. But the peace back home is threatened by the Danes. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Flinth
 
28.
Easy Money (2010)
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When JW becomes a drug runner in order to maintain his double life, his fate becomes tied to two other men: Jorge, a fugitive on the run from both the Serbian mafia and the police, and mafia enforcer Mrado, who is on the hunt for Jorge. (124 mins.)
 
29.
Sandor slash Ida (2005)
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Party girl meets a male ballet dancer on the Internet. (93 mins.)
 
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No Time for Love (2009)
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When career focused Malou meets Bohemian Simon she realizes that opposites DO attract and that it's really only when you're open to the unexpected, that you truly live and feel life. (90 mins.)
 
32.
Storm (2005)
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DD is a smug fellow, almost 30 years of age, who can manage all by himself. At least that's what he thinks... (110 mins.)
Director: Mårlind, Stein
 
33.
Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
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Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things. (98 mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
 
34.
Hata Göteborg (2007)
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The gloomy, hate-filled lives of a group of teenage guys in the south of Sweden suddenly turn around when one of the guys' hippie-like cousin shows up. (82 mins.)
 
35.
The Ketchup Effect (2004)
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A teenager's reputation is destroyed when she falls asleep drunk at a party and some boys take provocative photos of her. (90 mins.)
Director: Teresa Fabik
 
36.
Trust Me (2010)
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A comical fresco on human misdemeanors and betrayals... A film about our right to not be perfect. (105 mins.)
Director: Johan Kling
 
37.
Together (2000)
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Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, she packs her bags, takes the kids and goes to her brother Göran... (106 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
38.
Zozo (2005)
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A Lebanese boy gets separated from his family during the civil war and ends up in Sweden. (105 mins.)
Director: Josef Fares
 
39.
In a Better World (2010)
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The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait. (119 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
40.
Kitchen Stories (2003)
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A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. (95 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
 
41.
Next Door (2005)
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John has just been left by his girlfriend Ingrid. That day he allows himself to be seduced into a mystical and scary world, where it is impossible to separate truth from the lies (75 mins.)
Director: Pål Sletaune
 
42.
The Idiots (1998)
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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. (117 mins.)
 
43.
The Crown Jewels (2011)
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Fragancia is arrested for the attempted murder of Richard Persson, the son of a powerful factory owner... (120 mins.)
Director: Ella Lemhagen
 
44.
The Invisible (2002)
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After an attack leaves him in limbo, invisible to the living and also near death. A teenager discovers the only person who might be able to help him, is his attacker. (101 mins.)
 
45.
Babylonsjukan (2004)
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Young woman with a dead-end job and no apartment moves in with a slacker and his friends. (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Espinosa
 
46.
Four Shades of Brown (2004)
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An eccentric millionaire dies at a manor in Dalarna in Sweden, leaving behind three sons and a mistress. One of four parallel stories about parents and children. Four sides of Sweden. Four shades of brown. (192 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
47.
Pure (2010)
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Katarina is 20 years old. With a troubled past in a dreary suburb, her life seems to be already set in stone - until she discovers music... (97 mins.)
Director: Lisa Langseth
 
48.
Angels in Fast Motion (2005)
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The intense, realistic and unflinching tale of Maria, Allan and Steso, who are struggling for survival in urban life, about drugs. (125 mins.)
 
49.
Frostbitten (2006)
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Vampires terrorize a city in Norrbotten. (98 mins.)
Director: Anders Banke
 
50.
World of Glory (1992 Short Film)
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A plain, ordinary man tells us about his work as a real-estate broker, his dead father, his ordinary home and so on in a naturalistic voice... (14 mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
 
51.
In China They Eat Dogs (1999)
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Two brothers, one cold and ruthless, the other sensitive and reluctant, and their brutal misadventures. (91 mins.)
 
52.
Open Hearts (2002)
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A Dogme film about an engaged couple that is torn apart after the man is paralyzed in an accident, and the woman falls in love with the husband of the woman who caused the accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
53.
Fröken Sverige (2004)
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Moa is in her early 20s, works at a factory and lives by herself in a cottage in the forest. She is a vegan and follows her friends and demonstrations, mostly to fit in. But at home, by herself, she listens to pop music and use make-up. (92 mins.)
 
54.
A Different Way (2003)
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Hannah is 18 and she has just moved away from home, planning a life on her own. She meets Jens, who... (100 mins.)
 
55.
I Don't Want to Live this Life (2008 Documentary)
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Swedish documentary from the Gothenburg area about young drug abusers. (72 mins.)
 
56.
Sandor slash Ida (2005)
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Party girl meets a male ballet dancer on the Internet. (93 mins.)
 
57.
Capricciosa (2003)
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Henrik is seventeen and dreaming of becoming a professional soccer player. He lives with his parents and two younger siblings. When his mother dies it shakes the family's life. Henrik is the one who has to keep the family together. (105 mins.)
Director: Reza Bagher
 
58.
One Eye Red (2007)
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Halim, a young boy who tries to find himself after the death of his mother. (91 mins.)
 
59.
In Your Veins (2009)
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A romantic drama about a security officer who tries to hide her secrets from her lover, a cop. (92 mins.)
Director: Beata Gårdeler
 
60.
Lyckantropen (2002 Short Film)
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In a quiet neighborhood of a small town we find a family in turmoil as a man struggles for balance in his relations to himself and his family... (28 mins.)
Director: Steve Ericsson
 
61.
Original (2009)
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Henry has been acting the human chameleon all his life - a pale reflection of other people's expectations... (104 mins.)
 
62.
Stockholm Boogie (2005)
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We are following the two cousins and best friends, Jerka and Hoffe, during a typical night out in Stockholm. It's summertime and anything can happen. (82 mins.)
Director: John Lindgren
 
63.
Instead of Abracadabra (2008 Short Film)
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A man who still lives with his parents tries to realize his dream of becoming a magician. (22 mins.)
Director: Patrik Eklund
 
64.
Falkenberg Farewell (2006)
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The last summer the five boys are together in Falkenberg. They are now grown up to be young men, on their way out into the world. At least most of them. (91 mins.)
 
65.
Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (2012)
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JW (Joel Kinnaman, Robocop, The Killing), the promising business student who became an organized coke smuggler in Easy Money... (99 mins.)
Director: Babak Najafi
 
66.
Kiss Me (2011)
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A young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her soon-to-be stepmother's lesbian daughter. (105 mins.)
 
67.
Mammoth (2009)
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While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the Philippines, the maid's family struggles to deal with her absence. (125 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson