Top Swedish Movies


The Top Swedish Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Swedish List". Lists are calculated daily.

1. Seventh Seal, The ( Det Sjunde inseglet )

Year of Release: 1958
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Fantasy/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Actors: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Inga Landgre, Bengt Ekerot
Plot: During the black plague a man is introduced to the Grim Reaper where he questions the existence of God and life in general.

2. Wild Strawberries ( Smultronstället )

Year of Release: 1957
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Actors: Victor Sjostrom, Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson
Plot: Professor of medicine Isak Borg travels to Lund University in order to receive his anniversary title. Along the road he meets strangers and relatives, and in his dreams he is confronted with his own past as well as fear of insufficiency.

3. Let the Right One In ( Låt den rätte komma in )

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Horror/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Actors: Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl
Plot: A child vampire finds friendship with an unexpected boy that lives in the apartment building.

4. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The ( Män som hatar kvinnor )

Year of Release: 2010
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Crime/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Actors: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Peter Haber
Plot: Based on first book of best-selling trilogy by Stieg Larsson - Mikael Blomkvist, a disgraced financial journalist is hired by an aging head of a once-powerful Swedish industrial firm to solve the 40-year-old mystery of his missing niece. Meanwhile, anti-social hacker Lisbeth Salander finds herself having to deal with a new caretaker while secretly aiding Blomkvist, until their paths finally cross.

5. Fanny and Alexander

Year of Release: 1983
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Actors: Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt, Pernilla Allwin, Kristian Almgren
Plot: The trials and travails of a pair brother and sister take place against the backdrop of early twentieth century Sweden. After their father passes away, the children's mother marries a harsh bishop, and the children seek refuge with their grandfather's lover, a local merchant.

6. Virgin Spring, The ( Jungfrukällan )

Year of Release: 1960
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Actors: Max von Sydow, Birgitta Pettersson, Axel Düberg, Birgitta Valberg
Plot: During the early 1500s in Sweden, a young virgin is murdered. The murders ironically seek shelter in the parents home in which a plot of revenge is taken against the sinners.

7. Cries and Whispers ( Viskningar och rop )

Year of Release: 1972
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Actors: Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullmann
Plot: In turn-of-the-century Sweden, a dying woman's sisters visit her at her country home. However, the sisters are consumed by selfishness and fear, while the woman's maid does her best to comfort her in her final days.

8. Winter Light ( Nattvardsgästerna )

Year of Release: 1963
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Actors: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow
Plot: A pastor of the village church begins to question his faith, and the people around him, who need him most, suffer the consequences.

9. Shame ( Skammen )

Year of Release: 1968
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Drama/War
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Actors: Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Sigge Fürst, Gunnar Björnstrand
Plot: Ingmar Bergman's reflection on war and how the psychological impact affects a couple trying to live their lives on a rural island.

10. Autumn Sonata ( Höstsonaten )

Year of Release: 1978
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Swedish
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Actors: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk
Plot: After being absent, a world-famous pianist returns home to her daughter. When she arrives, she is surprised to discover that Eva has also taken in her mentally-disabled sister, Helena from the institutions where she had been left years before. After a tense number of days, a late-night conversation will release everything that has been kept unsaid throughout the years.

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