Great Directors: Ingmar Bergman

In the words of Woody Allen: "probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera." Films DIRECTED by Ingmar Bergman. I chose that I enter only the films directed and not include the films only written by Bergman because for me direction is what brings the script to life, what gives the movie magic.
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1.
Crisis (1946)
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A small-town piano teacher is shocked by the arrival of her foster daughter's real mother, whose young lover soon follows and causes further disruption. (93 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
2.
It Rains on Our Love (1946)
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Maggi meets David after having missed her train, and they spend the night together. Penniless, the young lovers break into a summer cottage... (95 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
3.
A Ship Bound for India (1947)
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Sailor Johannes Blom returns to his home port, after seven years at sea, to find that Sally, the girl he has been thinking of while away... (98 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
4.
Music in Darkness (1948)
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In Sweden, the upper-class pianist Bengt Vyldeke suffers an accident in the military drill and becomes blind... (87 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
5.
Port of Call (1948)
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A suicidal factory girl out of reformatory school, anxious to escape her overbearing mother, falls in love with a sailor who can't forgive her past. (100 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
6.
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.
Thirst (1949)
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A needy couple in a bad marriage travel back to Stockholm after a trip to Italy. Meanwhile, a widow resists seductions from two different persons - her psychiatrist and a lesbian friend. (83 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
8.
To Joy (1950)
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Two violinists playing in the same orchestra fall in love and get married, but they can't get along. (98 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
9.
This Can't Happen Here (1950)
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Atka Natas is a secret agent from the oppressive regime of Liquidatzia. He visits his estranged wife Vera... (84 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
10.
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
 
11.
Secrets of Women (1952)
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Rakel, Marta, Karin and Annette are married to four brothers. While waiting in a summer cottage for their husbands to come home... (107 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
12.
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
 
13.
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
 
14.
A Lesson in Love (1954)
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After 15 years of marriage, David and Marianne have grown apart. David has had an affair with a patient... (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
15.
Dreams (1955)
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In Stockholm, the fashion photographer Susanne Frank misses her married lover Henrik Lobelius that lives in Gothenburg with his wife and children... (87 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
16.
Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
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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. (108 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
17.
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
 
18.
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
 
19.
Brink of Life (1958)
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Three women in a maternity ward reveal their lives and intimate thoughts to each other while in a maternity ward together, where they face the choice of keeping their babies or offering them for adoption. (84 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
20.
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
 
21.
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
 
22.
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
 
23.
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
 
24.
Winter Light (1963)
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A small town priest struggles with his faith. (81 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
25.
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
 
26.
All These Women (1964)
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The pretentious critic Cornelius is writing a biography on a famous cellist and to do some research he goes to stay in his house for a few days... (80 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
27.
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
 
28.
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
 
29.
Shame (1968)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
30.
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
 
31.
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
 
32.
The Touch (1971)
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A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home... (115 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
33.
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
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
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.)
 
36.
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
 
37.
The Serpent's Egg (1977)
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Following the suicide of his beloved brother and deaths of even the most distant acquaintances, Abel Rosenberg attempts to discover the truth while facing depression, alcoholism, and anti-semitism. (119 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
38.
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
 
39.
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
 
40.
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
 
41.
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
 
42.
The Blessed Ones (1986 TV Movie)
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A middle-aged teacher is suffering from paranoid delusions. Her slightly younger man is bit by bit pulled into her condition... (81 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
43.
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
 
44.
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