Swedish movies: an overview
Fanny och Alexander - one of our top picks of greatest swedish movies
Sweden is a country with a film history that goes way back. From this history the Swedish filmmakers have learned a great deal, because Sweden has turned in to one of the most interesting film industries in the world. A lot of people are familiar with the Swedish crime series and children’s movies, but there is so much more to explore. The best and most well-known Swedish movies shall be discussed here, so that you can also enjoy the best Swedish movies Sweden has to offer.
New and upcoming film releases from Sweden
Sweden is increasingly popular. The international public’s eye is set on Scandinavia. We also want to keep you up to date of the great films that are being released in Sweden. Per year we attempt to make complete lists off all Swedish releases and select the finest. Here are the new Swedish Movies.
Swedish film directors
Knowing the right directors is the key to knowing a country’s cinema. Sweden has got an impressive amount of successful ones. Here are our favorite Swedish movie directors.
If you prefer to have a ranking you should go straight to our best Best Swedish movies top 10 to have a look. Our Swedish Movies list displays all our Swedish movies. All film discussions include reviews, trailers and ratings.
Swedish TV Series
As you are interested in Swedish Cinema it might be an idea to also browse through our Swedish TV Series Section where we discuss the best Swedish series.
You can also join our Swedish Forum and talk about the TV Series and Films or promote your own film projects. The forum is currently closed.
Buy Swedish DVD’s or Bluray online
Here you can purchase the best Swedish films on DVD or Bluray. We have selected some great films with English subtitles. So check out the Swedish movies on DVD.
Watch Swedish Movies online
We also offer the possibility of watching Swedish films instantly online with English subtitles – Watch Swedish movies online.
Nutshell – quickly introducing you
Most people in Europa are, without realising it, already acquainted with Swedish movies. In our childhood we have all thoroughly enjoyed the amazing Swedish children’s movies and series. Children’s films like ‘Ronia the Robber’s Daughter’ (1984) and ‘the Brothers Lionheart’ (1977) oozed a certain warmth, coziness and realness, which all Europeans embraced. And in a sense, Swedish movies for grown-ups are not so much different. Although of course dealing with more serious matters, they also provide authenticity and intimacy. Even Swedish crime series like ‘Wallander’, an immensely popular series, manage to engage people on a very personal level. Perhaps it is because they are less over-produced than most American movies and series, that they feel more real and compelling.
The Face of the Swedish Cinema is of course Ingmar Bergman, who passed away in 2007. His movies have put Swedish cinema on the map. His film the ‘The Seventh Seal’ is with an 8.4 on IMDb still the highest rated Swedish film to date, and with this rating is represented on IMDb’s top 250 list. It has been quite a while since he has made his last movie, but his cinematography is still widely studied by upcoming new directors. Also in more recent years the Swedish Film industry has accumulated quite some success. With films like ‘As it is in Heaven’ Kay Pollak has caught the international film watcher’s eye, and has also been nominated for an Oscar. Of course, we can not forget about the Millennium Trilogy, based on the books of Stieg Larsson, which has created a true hype in Europe.
The top 10 of best Swedish movies is based on the films that from 1980 onwards have received the highest rating on the Internet Movie Database IMDb. This means that just one Ingmar Bergman film on the list. It is highly recommended to watch his other films as well. In particular, the mentioned above Seventh Seal, but also the films ‘Persona (1966) and ‘Wild Strawberries’ (1957).