De 100 bästa svenska filmerna

by jim_ruuth | created - 24 Sep 2011 | updated - 03 Jun 2017 | Public

The 100 best Swedish Films that I've seen.

Jag har skippat svenska polisfilmer och filmserier då de är svåra att ranka självständiga när det släppts 30 olika Beck, Wallander, Livvakterna, Van Veeteren, Hassel, Hamilton, Arne Dahl, Jönssonligan, Tusenbröder, Johan Falk, Irene Huss etc, etc, etc

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1. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

Votes: 147,788

2. Lilya 4-Ever (2002)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

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.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Oksana Akinshina, Artyom Bogucharskiy, Pavel Ponomaryov, Lyubov Agapova

Votes: 40,445 | Gross: $0.18M

3. The New Land (1972)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Western

A Swedish immigrant family struggle to establish a new life for themselves in the forest of Minnesota in the mid 19th Century.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Pierre Lindstedt

Votes: 3,421

4. Fanny and Alexander (1982)

R | 188 min | Drama

100 Metascore

Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt

Votes: 53,151 | Gross: $4.97M

5. Persona (1966)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personae are melding together.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 90,306

6. Scenes from a Marriage (1973– )

PG | 283 min | Drama

Ten years within the marriage of Marianne and Johan.

Stars: Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Bibi Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom

Votes: 14,013

7. Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (1990)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War

Swedish national Raoul Wallenberg, newcomer to politics and international machinations, travels to German-occupied Budapest during WWII in order to effectively intervene in the fate of ... See full summary »

Director: Kjell Grede | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Katharina Thalbach, Károly Eperjes, Miklós Székely B.

Votes: 892

8. Oxen (1991)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

Swedish pauper's family are starving. In desperation, he steals his lord's ox. He hopes that the crime will not be revealed, but it happens.

Director: Sven Nykvist | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Ewa Fröling, Erland Josephson, Max von Sydow

Votes: 675

9. Everlasting Moments (2008)

Not Rated | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

80 Metascore

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.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, Jesper Christensen, Callin Öhrvall

Votes: 5,050 | Gross: $0.61M

10. The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982)

108 min | Drama

A mentally challenged man escapes from his tyrannical master and finds happiness when a poor family takes him in.

Director: Hans Alfredson | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Maria Johansson, Hans Alfredson, Per Myrberg

Votes: 2,700

11. Show Me Love (1998)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecka Liljeberg, Erica Carlson, Mathias Rust

Votes: 47,949 | Gross: $0.17M

12. Autumn Sonata (1978)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Music

A married daughter who longs for her mother's love is visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk

Votes: 21,913

13. All Things Fair (1995)

Unrated | 130 min | Drama, Romance, War

Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Johan Widerberg, Marika Lagercrantz, Tomas von Brömssen, Karin Huldt

Votes: 5,228

14. Faithless (2000)

R | 142 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

An imaginary woman recollects the painful experience of adultery to a storyteller.

Director: Liv Ullmann | Stars: Lena Endre, Erland Josephson, Krister Henriksson, Thomas Hanzon

Votes: 3,126 | Gross: $0.73M

15. The Hunters (1996)

R | 113 min | Crime, Thriller

A Stockholm cop moves back home to his brother near Norway and Finland. He investigates out of control deer poaching. He confiscates riffles with no permits. Everybody, even his brother and local cops, are against him. Things escalate.

Director: Kjell Sundvall | Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Lennart Jähkel, Jarmo Mäkinen, Tomas Norström

Votes: 7,237

16. The Sacrifice (1986)

PG | 149 min | Drama

At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir

Votes: 20,944 | Gross: $0.30M

17. Wild Strawberries (1957)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 86,644

18. The Emigrants (1971)

PG | 151 min | Drama, History

In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Sven-Olof Bern

Votes: 4,900

19. Hamsun (1996)

Not Rated | 159 min | Biography, Drama, War

Norwegian Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun's controversial support for the Nazi regime during WW2 and its consequences for the Hamsun family after the war.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Ghita Nørby, Anette Hoff, Gard B. Eidsvold

Votes: 1,361

20. Man on the Roof (1976)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Police lieutenant Nyman is murdered in his hospital bed and Martin Beck and his colleagues have another murder to solve. They discover that Nyman was a very tough policeman who received ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt, Sven Wollter, Thomas Hellberg, Håkan Serner

Votes: 3,388

21. Evil (2003)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

61 Metascore

A teenage boy expelled from school for fighting arrives at a boarding school where the systematic bullying of younger students is encouraged as a means to maintain discipline, and decides to fight back.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Andreas Wilson, Henrik Lundström, Gustaf Skarsgård, Linda Zilliacus

Votes: 34,084 | Gross: $0.02M

22. As It Is in Heaven (2004)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland, in the far north of Sweden. It doesn't take long before he is ... See full summary »

Director: Kay Pollak | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Helen Sjöholm, Lennart Jähkel

Votes: 15,465 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Shame (1968)

R | 103 min | Drama

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.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Sigge Fürst, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 10,870

24. Cries & Whispers (1972)

R | 91 min | Drama

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.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin

Votes: 26,724

25. A Serious Game (2016)

115 min | Drama, Romance

An adaptation of Hjalmar Söderberg's novel "The Serious Game" from 1912. The great Swedish love story.

Director: Pernilla August | Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Karin Franz Körlof, Liv Mjönes, Michael Nyqvist

Votes: 786

26. Zozo (2005)

105 min | Drama, Family, War

A Lebanese boy gets separated from his family during the civil war and ends up in Sweden.

Director: Josef Fares | Stars: Imad Creidi, Antoinette Turk, Elias Gergi, Carmen Lebbos

Votes: 2,953

27. Under the Sun (1998)

130 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

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.

Director: Colin Nutley | Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Helena Bergström, Johan Widerberg, Gunilla Röör

Votes: 2,186 | Gross: $0.29M

28. Together (2000)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

In 1975, the dynamics of a Swedish commune begin to change upon the arrival of a beaten wife and her two kids.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson, Sam Kessel

Votes: 19,783 | Gross: $1.07M

29. The Virgin Spring (1960)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

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.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitta Pettersson

Votes: 24,320 | Gross: $1.53M

30. Suddenly (2006)

96 min | Drama

The mother and the younger son in a happy family dies in a car-accident. The father and the teenage-son Jonas survives the accident. Now they have to move on with their lives together.

Director: Johan Brisinger | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Anastasios Soulis, Moa Gammel, Catherine Hansson

Votes: 1,206

31. Day and Night (2004)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

Thomas has decided to die, and spends his last day driving around to say good-bye to everybody, his son, wife, mistress and all others. Nobody understands that this good-bye is definite, and still he says things they will never forget.

Director: Simon Staho | Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Sam Kessel, Maria Bonnevie, Michael Nyqvist

Votes: 1,517

32. The Passion of Anna (1969)

R | 101 min | Drama

A recently divorced man meets an emotionally devastated widow and they begin a love affair.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow, Erland Josephson

Votes: 7,580

33. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

76 Metascore

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.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

Votes: 200,582 | Gross: $10.10M

34. Mig äger ingen (2013)

104 min | Drama

The story about 5-year-old Lisa's unconditional love for her alcoholic father. There is also a depiction of Sweden in the 70's and working class fading ideals. The mother leaves the family ... See full summary »

Director: Kjell-Åke Andersson | Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Hanna Alström, Ida Engvoll, Karin Franz Körlof

Votes: 1,944

35. Let the Right One In (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

82 Metascore

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl

Votes: 197,688 | Gross: $2.12M

36. Beyond (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism.

Director: Pernilla August | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Ola Rapace, Outi Mäenpää, Ville Virtanen

Votes: 3,581

37. House of Angels (1992)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

A rural village is divided when an extraordinary couple move into a mansion.

Director: Colin Nutley | Stars: Helena Bergström, Rikard Wolff, Sven Wollter, Reine Brynolfsson

Votes: 4,093 | Gross: $0.29M

38. A Song for Martin (2001)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Music, Romance

72 Metascore

Swedish composer/conductor Martin and concertmaster Barbara fall in love. After their divorces, they're happily married. While composing an opera, Martin is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. It slowly changes him.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Sven Wollter, Viveka Seldahl, Reine Brynolfsson, Linda Källgren

Votes: 1,047 | Gross: $0.03M

39. Private Confessions (1996 TV Movie)

196 min | Biography, Drama

Five conversations frame a flawed marriage in this film written by Ingmar Bergman about his parents. Guilt-ridden wife Anna (Pernilla August) divulges an extramarital affair to a priest, ... See full summary »

Director: Liv Ullmann | Stars: Pernilla August, Max von Sydow, Samuel Fröler, Thomas Hanzon

Votes: 387 | Gross: $0.01M

40. The Brothers Lionheart (1977)

106 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

Brothers Jonatan and Skorpan lead a revolution against the tyrant Tengil in the magical afterlife land of Nangijala.

Director: Olle Hellbom | Stars: Staffan Götestam, Lars Söderdahl, Allan Edwall, Gunn Wållgren

Votes: 5,733

41. Summer with Monika (1953)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

A pair of teenagers meet one summer day, start a reckless affair and abandon their families to be with one another.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen, Åke Fridell

Votes: 11,251

42. Rasmus på luffen (1981)

105 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Rasmus lives at an orphanage. He's OK, but wants a mom and a dad, and from time to time some comes to find a child, but they always chose little girls curls. Rasmus realizes he has to run away and find parents himself.

Director: Olle Hellbom | Stars: Allan Edwall, Erik Lindgren, Jarl Kulle, Håkan Serner

Votes: 1,931

43. Vuxna människor (1999)

91 min | Comedy

Frank leads a respectable yuppie life working at a noted Stockholm law firm. He has also been married for eight years to his beautiful wife Nenne, who runs an upscale boutique. Yet Frank is... See full summary »

Directors: Felix Herngren, Fredrik Lindström | Stars: Felix Herngren, Karin Bjurström, Cecilia Ljung, Mikael Persbrandt

Votes: 2,332

44. Call Girl (2012)

140 min | Drama, Thriller

A young girl is recruited from the bottom rung of society into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.

Director: Mikael Marcimain | Stars: Sofia Karemyr, Simon J. Berger, Josefin Asplund, Pernilla August

Votes: 4,229

45. Himlens hjärta (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

Two couples, old friends, end up in a heated debate over adultery at a dinner party.

Director: Simon Staho | Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Endre, Jakob Eklund, Maria Lundqvist

Votes: 625

46. Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)

R | 139 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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.

Director: Peter Flinth | Stars: Joakim Nätterqvist, Sofia Helin, Stellan Skarsgård, Michael Nyqvist

Votes: 20,328

47. The Adventures of Picasso (1978)

88 min | Comedy

Already in his childhood, Pablo Picasso show talent for painting and is sent to the Academy of Arts in Madrid. He becomes a painter but has to live in Paris in poverty. But one day he is ... See full summary »

Director: Tage Danielsson | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Hans Alfredson, Margaretha Krook, Lena Olin

Votes: 3,094

48. Popular Music (2004)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

Two boys grow up together in the town of Pajala during the 1960s. United by rock'n'roll music.

Director: Reza Bagher | Stars: Max Enderfors, Andreas af Enehielm, Jarmo Mäkinen, Kati Outinen

Votes: 4,930

49. Saraband (2003 TV Movie)

R | 107 min | Drama, Music