1 Swedish Collection

This is a selection pf the best Films I have seen by Swedish Directors or set in Sweden sorted out by director and year.
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- A Norwegian Collection
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls059287097/

- A German Collection
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls059641849/

- A Danish Collection
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1.
Liv & Ingmar (2012 Documentary)
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The 42 year long relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullmann and master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. (89 mins.)
Director: Dheeraj Akolkar
 
2.
Mig äger ingen (2013)
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The story about 5-year-old Lisa's unconditional love for her alcoholic father. There is also a depiction... (104 mins.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
World of Glory (1992 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
6.
A Swedish Love Story (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two teenagers fall in love over the summer, in spite of cynical and disapproving adults who dismiss their relationship as being nothing but young love. (115 mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
 
7.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. (127 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
8.
Let the Right One In (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
9.
Four Shades of Brown (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
 
10.
Screwed in Tallinn (1999 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Percy Nilegaard collects Swedish single men and embarks on a bus trip to Tallinn with a so-called "highly-experienced driver". (59 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
11.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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.)
 
12.
The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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.)
 
13.
She Monkeys (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Two adolescent girls on an equine acrobatics team form an intimate friendship that becomes threatened by their competitive nature. (83 mins.)
Director: Lisa Aschan
 
14.
The Best Intentions (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom... (180 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
15.
Beyond (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism. (99 mins.)
Director: Pernilla August
 
16.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
17.
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
 
18.
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls. (188 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
19.
Autumn Sonata (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A married daughter who longs for her mother's love gets visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist. (99 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
20.
Persona (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A nurse is put in charge of an actress who can't talk and finds that the actress's persona is melding with hers. (85 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
21.
Wild Strawberries (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence. (91 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
22.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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
 
23.
Something Must Break (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A gritty story taking place in Stockholm, about the passionate love between the self-abusive Sebastian who wants to be a woman, and the easy-going Andreas who is certainly not gay. (85 mins.)
 
24.
Fishy (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
(75 mins.)
Director: Maria Blom
 
25.
Nina Frisk (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Nina Frisk is a flight attendant who loves flying. She is happy above the clouds, far away from her dysfunctional family and superficial love life... (83 mins.)
Director: Maria Blom
 
26.
Dalecarlians (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Mia, who's living in Stockholm, comes home to her small childhood town to celebrate her father's birthday... (98 mins.)
Director: Maria Blom
 
27.
Three Miles North of Molkom (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Three miles north of Molkom, hidden deep in the lakeside forests of Sweden, lies Ängsbacka, a 21st Century playground for adults... (107 mins.)
 
28.
Seeds of the Fall (2009 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Middle-aged couple Rolf and Eva live in a passionless relationship. They wear and tear at each other and Eva begins to feel sexually frustrated... (18 mins.)
Director: Patrik Eklund
 
29.
Kopps (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
 
30.
Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
 
31.
Snowland (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In the snowy landscape of Lapland, a newly-widowed writer discovers the traces of a bygone love story through which she finds a way back to her own life. (142 mins.)
 
32.
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery. (122 mins.)
 
33.
The Hypnotist (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A detective pairs himself with a famous psychologist on a case involving a traumatized young witness to a crime. (122 mins.)
 
34.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. (107 mins.)
 
35.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home. (93 mins.)
 
36.
The Shipping News (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life. (111 mins.)
 
37.
Chocolat (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community. (121 mins.)
 
38.
The Cider House Rules (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world. (126 mins.)
 
39.
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
 
40.
Home (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Lou mostly keeps to herself, grandmother Frida grieves for her husband's death, Tom isn't good at anything, and Henrik always finds the right book in his second-hand bookshop. (90 mins.)
Director: Maximilian Hult
 
41.
Stockholm East (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Stockholm East is a moving and compelling love story between two strangers, bound together by a tragedy... (92 mins.)
 
42.
Kiss Me (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her soon-to-be stepmother's lesbian daughter. (105 mins.)
 
43.
Hotel (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Erika has it all: a good job, lots of friends and a secure relationship. Until the day it all falls apart... (97 mins.)
Director: Lisa Langseth
 
44.
Pure (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
45.
We Are the Best! (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. (102 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
46.
Mammoth (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
 
47.
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
 
48.
Together (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
 
49.
Show Me Love (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
50.
When Darkness Falls (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A gripping and intense thriller about honour, loyalty, and the courage to fight for what you believe. (133 mins.)
Director: Anders Nilsson
 
51.
Under the Sun (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Olof lives alone on a farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read and write, he is dependent on his younger friend, Erik. Olof advertises for a housekeeper, and Ellen arrives. During summer Olof's heart and Erik's desires develops. (130 mins.)
Director: Colin Nutley
 
52.
The Reunion (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Anna Odell, a famous artist, doesn't get an invitation to her class reunion. She then makes a film about... (90 mins.)
Director: Anna Odell
 
53.
Förtroligheten (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
In the night after the party, a masked man sneaks unseen into the dark house in the affluent neighborhood... (108 mins.)
Director: William Olsson
 
54.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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.)
 
55.
Force Majeure (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular. (120 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
56.
Play (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys... (118 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
57.
Incident by a Bank (2009 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An attempted bank robbery. Follows the thought process of two confused witnesses, the filmographer and the producer. (12 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
58.
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
 
59.
Before the Storm (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
This is a story of a disturbed normal life. In other words, it is a story that fear transforms the lives of the characters almost to destroy them... (106 mins.)
Director: Reza Parsa
 
60.
Eat Sleep Die (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young Eastern European immigrant, working in Sweden, is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of efficiencies. (104 mins.)
 
61.
Faithless (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An imaginary woman recollects the painful experience of adultery to a storyteller. (155 mins.)
Director: Liv Ullmann
 
62.
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat responsible for saving thousands of lives from the Nazi Holocaust. (200 mins.)
Director: Lamont Johnson
 
63.
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes. (101 mins.)
Director: Roy Andersson
 
64.
Everlasting Moments (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life. (131 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
 
65.
Child 44 (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union. (137 mins.)
Director: Daniel Espinosa
 
66.
A Man Called Ove (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association... (116 mins.)
Director: Hannes Holm