Best Swedish Movies of the last decades

Our overview of the top 10 best Swedish movies of the last 4 decades.

Top 10 Swedish Movies

1. Fanny and Alexander – Fanny Och Alexander (1982)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin and Börje Ahlstedt 

IMDb Rating: 8.2

At the start of the twentieth century, the children of a local director and actress grow up in a Swedish city coping with the death of their father.

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2. Let the Right one in – Låt den rätte komma in (2008)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Cast: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson and Per Ragnar
IMDb Rating: 8.1

Oscar is a twelve year old boy residing in the suburbs of Stockholm. There he meets a vampire girl. This film is by many considered to be one of the best Swedish movies of the recent years.

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3. Offret – The Sacrifice (1986)
Director: Andrei Tarkovskij
Cast: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood and Tommy Kjellqvist
IMDb Rating: 8.0

One of the more pretentious Swedish movies. The atmosphere at Alexander’s birthday party gets rather grim when they hear there is a nuclear war approaching.

4. Evil – Ondskan (2004)

Director : Mikael Håfström
Cast: Andreas Wilson, Henrik Lundström and Gustaf Skarsgård
IMDb Rating: 7.8

After being expelled Erik is sent to a private school where he challenges the authority of the older swedish movies -ondskan

5. Fucking Åmål (1998)

Director: Lukas Moodysson
Cast: Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecka Liljeberg and Erica Carlson
IMDb Rating: 7.8

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Two young girls experience what it is like growing up as a teenager in a small town in Sweden.


6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Män som hatar kvinnor (2009)
Director:: Niels Arden Oplev
Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace and Ewa Fröling
IMDb Rating: 7.7

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A journalist and a hacker are hired to envestigate a very old case. They have to solve the murder of a woman belonging to a very wealthy family.

 7. My Life as a Dog – Mitt liv som hund (1985)

Director: Lasse Hallström
Cast: Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Brömssen and Anki Lidén
IMDb Rating: 7.7

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Ingmar and his brother live alone with their mother until it is determined that their mother is terminally ill.

8. As it is in Heaven – Så som i himmelen (2004)
Director: Kay Pollak
Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren and Helen Sjöholm
IMDb Rating: 7.5

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A very famous Swedish conductor swaps his busy city life for some peace and quiet in his childhood village. In our  eyes one of the best Swedish movies of all time. It has the rare quality of being feelgood and serious at the same time.

9. The Best Intentions – Den goda viljan (1992)
Director: Bille August
Cast: Samuel Fröler, Pernilla August and Max von Sydow
IMDb Rating: 7.6

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Not a film by Ingmar Bergman, but a film about his parents. Fortunately, Billie August also makes some of the best Swedish Movies.

10. Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick – Everlasting Moments (2008)
Director: Jan Troell
Cast: Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt and Jesper Christensen
IMDb Rating: 7.5

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In Sweden, just after the turning of the century amidst social change, wars and chaos, Maria wins a camera in a raffle.

So that is our list of best Swedish Movies in general. Want more? Browse through our website. We also provide the best movies by genre, and we have also had a look at best Swedish tv series.