Swedish Cinema

A list of all the films I have seen that were in Swedish, not necessarily from Sweden tho. As always, recommendations are welcome.
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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
 
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
 
3.
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
 
4.
Maid in Sweden (1971)
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Maid in Sweden tells the story of Inga, a 16-year-old Swedish girl who leaves her rural home to spend a weekend in the Swedish capital... (80 mins.)
Director: Floch Johnson
 
5.
Anita: Swedish Nymphet (1973)
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Anita is a girl of only 16 years, and while she has developed early physically, to a mature woman, she is psychologically completly ruthless... (95 mins.)
Director: Torgny Wickman
 
6.
Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973)
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A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute. (104 mins.)
 
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
 
8.
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
 
9.
Wallander (2005 TV Series)
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A Swedish cop in a small town by the Baltic coast. (90 mins.)
 
10.
Talk (1997 Short Film)
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Birger is old and retired from work. Still, he goes back to work since he has nothing else to do. Back... (14 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
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A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years. (152 mins.)
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
Nobel's Last Will (2012)
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At the Nobel Banquet reporter Annika Bengtzon is witness to the attempted murder of a nobel laureate and murder of a scientist... (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Flinth
 
17.
Hunger (1966)
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In 1890, Pontus, the starving writer, wanders the streets of Christiania, in search of love and a chance to get his work published... (112 mins.)
Director: Henning Carlsen
 
18.
Solstorm (2007)
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While in a party promoted by her chief and friend Måns Wenngren, the fiscal attorney, Rebecka Martinsson... (103 mins.)
Director: Leif Lindblom
 
19.
Exit (2006)
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There is a thin line between money and loyalty. Thomas Skepphult runs an investment company, and is... (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Lindmark
 
20.
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
 
21.
The Hypnotist (2012)
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A detective pairs himself with a famous psychologist on a case involving a traumatized young witness to a crime. (122 mins.)
 
22.
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012 Video)
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As the recording of a TV show has come to an end, a popular television presenter, Michelle Carlsson...
 
23.
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012 Video)
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The corpse of a young woman is found in a public park. Annika Bengtzon, a criminal reporter at the tabloid Kvällspressen... (89 mins.)
 
24.
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012 Video)
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A policeman is found dead in his bed. His son Alexander is missing. The police and Annika Bengtzon a crime reporter try to solve the murder and find the missing child simultaneously.
Director: Ulf Kvensler
 
25.
A Place in the Sun (2012 Video)
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A Swedish family is found murdered in their home in Costa del Sol in southern Spain - all except the 16-year-old daughter, who has disappeared without a trace. Is it a burglary gone wrong?
Director: Peter Flinth
 
26.
Studentfesten (2013)
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1994. Three overage students go on a wild ride while crashing graduation parties. (99 mins.)
Director: Simon Sandquist
 
27.
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
 
28.
Say That You Love Me (2006)
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Fatou is desperate for love and affection, so she and her friend put out half naked pictures on the net, and meet older boys. The boys know how to take advantage of that, and then it goes awfully wrong. (87 mins.)
Director: Daniel Fridell
 
29.
Inga (1968)
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Inga, a 17 year-old, is sent to live with a scheming aunt who wants her to become mistress of her rich neighbour. She falls for a common young man instead. (96 mins.)
Director: Joseph W. Sarno
 
30.
I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything... (121 mins.)
Director: Vilgot Sjöman
 
31.
I Am Curious (Blue) (1968)
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The same movie with the same characters, cast and crew as I am Curious (Yellow), but with some different scenes and a different political slant... (107 mins.)
Director: Vilgot Sjöman
 
32.
Leo (2007)
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Surrounded by his family and friends Leo celebrates his 30th birthday by toasting the future. But when the party ends and Leo and his girlfriend walk home something happens that will change their lives forever... (78 mins.)
Director: Josef Fares
 
33.
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
 
34.
As It Is in Heaven (2004)
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A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland... (133 mins.)
Director: Kay Pollak
 
35.
House of Angels (1992)
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A rural village is divided when an extraordinary couple move into a mansion. (127 mins.)
Director: Colin Nutley
 
36.
Änglagård - Andra sommaren (1994)
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Fanny and Zack is back, after she inherited Änglagård last year. Everytone looks forward to their new stay. Axel has told Fanny he is her father, but who else? Ivar also thinks he is her father. Be ready for expectations and confusions. (137 mins.)
Director: Colin Nutley
 
37.
Änglagård - Tredje gången gillt (2010)
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Yxared, where our friends Axel, Henning and all others live their life once more get to see Fanny, Zack and their daughter Alice. Alice wanted to come. Where are their roots? And who is really Fanny's father? And who is Alice's father? (117 mins.)
Director: Colin Nutley
 
38.
A Rational Solution (2009)
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A quartet of sterling performances from some of Sweden's top actors (including the wonderful Pernille... (98 mins.)
 
39.
The Kyoto Connection (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
On a trip to Japan a woman accidentally enters the wrong car. The driver is a sexually frustrated loner. (72 mins.)
Director: Sadao Nakajima
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
Force Majeure (2014)
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A family vacationing in the French Alps is confronted with a devastating avalanche. (120 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
42.
Bitter Sweetheart (2007)
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Lina, a girl in her early teens discovers herself and the people around her.
Director: Hella Joof
 
43.
The Girl (2009)
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Story of a nine-and-a-half year old girl left alone in Sweden while her family is in Africa during the summer of 1981. (100 mins.)
Director: Fredrik Edfeldt
 
44.
Misa mi (2003)
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When her mother died, 10 year old girl Misa's world stopped. And when her father, along with her new girlfriend... (80 mins.)
Director: Linus Torell
 
45.
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.)
 
46.
Wallander (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Den svaga punkten (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A horse breeder is found dead, and almost everything proves that he is been kicked by his horse. But the post-mortem shows the opposite... (90 mins.)
 
47.
Involuntary (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In several unrelated stories, the consequences of putting ones foot down - or failing to do so - are explored. (98 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
48.
Autobiographical Scene Number 6882 (2005 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A group of friends watches as one of them attempts to jump into the water from a bridge. (9 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
49.
Wallander (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Hämnden (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The small town Ystad in Sweden is suddenly struck by could be terrorist attacks after the townhouse... (90 mins.)
 
50.
The Reunion (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A famous artist isn't invited to her class reunion. She makes a film about what could've happened if she had gone there and confronted her bullies, and later shows that film to her former classmates. (90 mins.)
Director: Anna Odell
 
51.
Monica Z (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The world famous Swedish jazz singer, actress and icon Monica Zetterlund's life through stardom and hardship. (111 mins.)
Director: Per Fly
 
52.
Mig äger ingen (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story about 5-year-old Lisa's unconditional love for her alcoholic father. There is also a depiction... (104 mins.)
 
53.
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey. (114 mins.)
Director: Felix Herngren
 
54.
Miss Kicki (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
"Kicki has after several years abroad returned to Sweden. Her 17-year old son has been brought up by... (88 mins.)
Director: Håkon Liu
 
55.
Underdog (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
23-year-old "Dino" (Bianca Kronlöf) dreams of a different life. Like an abundance of Swedes her age... (97 mins.)
Director: Ronnie Sandahl
 
56.
Diary of a Rape (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Young Lena is trapped in a complex situation of sex and lies. (90 mins.)
Director: Gustav Wiklund
 
57.
Hamilton: I nationens intresse (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Special agent Hamilton goes undercover and joins a Russian mafia organization that smuggles swedish weapons to terrorists... (109 mins.)
 
58.
Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Special agent Carl Hamilton is forced to play by his own rules when his goddaughter is kidnapped by terrorists, as he learns that he will get no help from the Swedish secret services. (90 mins.)
Director: Tobias Falk
 
59.
Becoming Zlatan (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (100 mins.)
 
60.
The Hunters (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A policeman from Stockholm comes up to Norrland in Sweden to join his brother, now that their parents are dead... (113 mins.)
Director: Kjell Sundvall
 
61.
The Bomber (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The Victoriastadium is totally destroyed in a bomb attack and Christina Furhage, head-responsible for the Olympic Games in Stockholm... (128 mins.)
Director: Colin Nutley
 
62.
My Life as a Dog (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives. (101 mins.)
 
63.
Justine & Juliette (1975)
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Two sisters, Justine and Juliette, are as different as it's possible to be, but they both wind up working as prostitutes... (91 mins.)
Director: Bert Torn
 
64.
Montenegro (1981)
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A bored wealthy housewife on the verge of insanity cuts loose with some lively Yugoslavian immigrants who delight in their bohemian lifestyle. (96 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
 
65.
A Man Called Ove (2015)
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Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. (116 mins.)
Director: Hannes Holm
 
66.
A Serious Game (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An adaptation of Hjalmar Söderberg's novel "The Serious Game" from 1912. The great Swedish love story. (115 mins.)
Director: Pernilla August
 
67.
The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The 101 year old man Allan Karlsson goes through Europe in search for a Russian soda recipe he lost during the early 70s. Unfortunately, he is not the only one who is looking for it. (108 mins.)
 
68.
Morden i Sandhamn (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Viveca Sten's popular novels come to life in "The Sandhamn Murders", a perfect mix of Nordic crime and the beautiful surroundings of the outer Stockholm archipelago. (45 mins.)