Movies and TV shows set in sweden

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in sweden ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, touching and captivating films and TV shows about / with youth, murder, couples, society, family relations, love and romance, swedish, male nudity, friendship and deadly plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sweden: The Bridge (2011), Wallander (2008), The Ritual (2017), Beck (1997), Show Me Love (1998), Lilya 4-Ever (2002), ZONE 261 - Operation Ragnarok (2018), Welcome to Sweden (2014), We Are the Best! (2013), 100 Code (2015).

List of movies set in sweden

 8.6
 63K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, crime, mind game, serial killer, multiple suspects, police investigation, partners against crime, riddles and clues, forensics, murder, videotaping, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, scandinavia, copenhagen, europe ...
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 7.9
 14K
Wallander (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: This drama follows Inspector Kurt Wallander – a middle-aged everyman – as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the apparently sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden. Based on the international best-selling ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder investigation, forensics, loneliness, crime, crimes, small town, depression, drinking problem, life is a bitch, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
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 6.3
 86K
The Ritual (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.
Style: tense, enigmatic, psychological, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: ritual, lost in the woods, supernatural horror, paganism, guilt, forest, supernatural, hiking, sacrifice, witchcraft, monster, norse mythology ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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 7.4
 5K
Beck (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Beck follows the Swedish police officer Martin Beck and his partner Gunvald Larson investigating various crimes.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, police investigation, swedish, law enforcement, serial killer, crimes, crime, deadly, mystery, police protagonist, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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 7.5
 51K
Show Me Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she has never done *it*. Another girl ...
Style: sexual, touching, sentimental, sexy, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, teenage love, first love, lesbian relationship, lgbt teen, gays and lesbians, lgbt, small town, self discovery, coming out, fall in love, lesbian teen ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
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 7.8
 44K
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, harsh, thought provoking ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, human trafficking, poverty, sexual abuse, prostitution, teenage prostitution, downfall, rape, russian, forced prostitution, social decay ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, eastern europe, russia ...
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ZONE 261 - Operation Ragnarok (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A town in south of Sweden is isolated after a viral outbreak. The Swedes and immigrants still inside must band together to survive the onslaught.
Style: bleak, rough, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infected, survival, deadly, danger, supernatural, plague, isolation, confined, infection, monster, zombie, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Welcome to Sweden (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The fish-out-of-water story of New York accountant Bruce, who falls in love with a Swedish girl named Emma and follows her to Sweden.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, expatriate, starting over, hopes, accountant, life turned upside down, couples, living with parents, family relations, misfit, meet the parents, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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We Are the Best! (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 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.
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: friendship, music, music band, punk, rebellion, teenage life, best friends, ambition, girl band, teenager, punk rock, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, 70s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden ...
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 7.3
 3K
100 Code (2015)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New York, USA. Stockholm, Sweden. Over the past twelve months young, blonde, blue-eyed women have been found dead in a meadow where Asphodel flowers grow. New York Detective Tommy Conley gets a special dispensation from the NYPD to go observe and ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, partners against crime, murder, crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners, forensics, father daughter relationship, psychopath, victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe
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The Girl King (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Finland, Canada, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, baroque, serious ...
Plot: lesbian interest, lesbian, queen, lesbian sex, royal family, lesbian romance, head of state, forbidden love, heir to the throne, love interest, royal court, society ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: sweden, europe
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 6.5
 1K
Sebbe (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Duct tape, electrical cables, trigger, explosives. Sebbe never planned to build a bomb. It just happened. Sebbe is 15 years old and lives with his mother in an apartment that is too narrow. He does his best. He never strikes back. Sebbe loves his ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: single parent, teenage boy, teenage life, introspection, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, youth, juvenile delinquency, parents and children, society, family relations, escape from reality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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 7.1
 5K
Involuntary (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's almost summer in Sweden and minor indiscretions and misbehavior abound. Leffe likes to show off for his friends and play salacious pranks, especially when he's drinking. Meanwhile, a righteous grade-school teacher doesn't know ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: multiple storylines, prank, unsupportive coworkers, teenage life, workplace, mischievous children, teenager, male female relationship, bus driver, photograph, youth, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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As It Is in Heaven (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A musical romantic tragedy about a famous composer who moves back to his small hometown after having had heart troubles. His search for a simple everyday life leads him into teaching the local church choir which is not easily accepted by the town ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, lyrical, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: choir, village, music, musician's life, ambition, teachers and students, human nature, romance, rehearsal, church, school, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia, milan italy ...
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The Best Man's Wedding (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Roro and Måns who are best friends, work at the park management and get to do all the shit jobs - clean up duck ponds and pick up dog poop. Roro's Swedish girlfriend Lisa wants to be introduced to his family but he refuses for a long time ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: erection, immigrants, impotence, friends, arranged marriage, couples, spanking, culture clash, love triangle, sexual dysfunction, romance, proposal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, lebanon
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The New Country (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 232 min.
Story: A 15 year old Somalian boy meets a 40 year old Iranian man on a refugee camp in Skåne, in the south of Sweden. With the threat of deportation hanging over them they decide to the take their faiths in their own hands and together they go on a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, tense, humorous ...
Plot: refugee, african, on the road, human nature, friendship, discrimination, working class, on the run, obsessive quest, culture clash, estrangement, deportation ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
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 5.9
 629
Grown Ups (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every year, Albert buys his daughter an initiatory journey to a European country. For her 17th birthday he chooses a trip to Sweden to look for a Viking's treasure. When they arrive in the rented house, it is occupied by Anika and Christine, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, art house
Plot: treasure hunt, single parent, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, parents and children, love and romance, youth, couples, island, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
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Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In rural Sweden of the early 1950s, little Elina goes to school again after recovering from tuberculosis, the same illness that has killed her father a few years earlier. Elina's family belongs to Finnish-speaking Finns frowned upon by a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: discrimination, school, finnish, escapades, missing person, siblings relations, family relations, family, solace, apprentice, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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 6.7
 2K
The Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of a ten-year-old girl left alone in her house in the summer of 1981.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, childhood, friends, friendship, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, coming of age, introspection, when the parents are away, hopes, home alone, summer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe, africa
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 7.2
 5K
Jordskott (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Inspector Eva Thörnblad returns to Silver Height seven years after her daughter Josefine disappeared by a lake in the woods. The body was never found and the girl was believed to have drowned. Now a boy has vanished without a trace and ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: missing child, small town, uncover truth, police investigation, family problems, murder, danger, crimes, serial killer, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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 5.9
 558
Corridor (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Lonely medical student Frank is pleased with his flat, a quiet place to focus on his coming exams. But when he meets the girl upstairs, the intrusive Lotte, he realizes there is something wrong with the place. Each time he leaves his apartment, ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: apartment building, mystery, danger, deadly, crimes, murder, student, neighbor, uncover truth, suspicion, domestic disturbance, concierge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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The Man from Majorca (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Stockholm, on St. Lucy's feast day, a bandit daringly robs a crowded post office. Within a fortnight, two witnesses are dead. Two cops from vice squad, Johansson and Jarnebring, who were the first to the crime scene, pursue all leads and ...
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: car chase, chase, murder, robbery, corruption, investigation, secret police, post office, chases and races, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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 6.1
 1K
I Am Curious (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The same movie with the same characters, cast and crew as I am Curious (Yellow), but with some different scenes and a different political slant. The political focus in Blue is personal relationships, religion, prisons and sex. Blue omits much of the ...
Style: sexual, stylized, atmospheric, biting, sexy ...
Plot: politics, economics, socialism, money, strong sexual content, love affair, idealism, prison life, self discovery, sexual relations, social differences, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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 6.9
 4K
Pure (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 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. Everything changes when she hears a performance of Mozart’s 'Requiem' at the Gothenburg Concert ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: love affair, self discovery, fall in love, adolescence vs adulthood, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, couples, solace, betrayal, infidelity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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I'll Take Sweden (1965)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bob Holcomb will do anything to stop his daughter JoJo from tying the knot with her lazy boyfriend, even move her all the way to Sweden! But once they're "safely" out of the country, JoJo falls for a sly Swedish playboy.
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: parents and children, teenage love, small town, fall in love, couples, family relations, disorder, young lovers, nothing goes right, hopes, youth, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
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Let the Right One In (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a trio of bullies. He befriends his twelve-year-old, next-door neighbor ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, captivating, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: bullying, vampire, supernatural, friendship, loneliness, bully, deadly creature, hidden identity, mysterious character, youth, immortality, vampire human love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, 1700s, 18th century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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 6.9
 9K
Slim Susie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Erik, a Stockholm urbanite, learns that his beauty-queen sister, Susie, is missing, he goes to their country roots to look for her. But after talking to the eccentric locals -- including a shy video store clerk and a corrupt police officer -- ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, clever, suspense ...
Plot: small town, confession, love and romance, gang, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, dark humor, family relations, missing person, disappearance, drowning ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.
Style: tense, captivating, bleak, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, spy, double agent, state affairs, dishonesty, life is a bitch, undercover, betrayal, secret agents, danger, forgery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, berlin germany, copenhagen ...
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 5.5
 4K
Frostbitten (2006)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Country: Sweden, Russia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Vampires terrorize a city in Norrbotten, Sweden.
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, virus, transformation, deadly, danger, imaginary, deadly creature, supernatural, chaos, curses spells and rituals, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: sweden, ukraine, finland, eastern europe
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Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.
Style: thought provoking, intellectual, sincere, disturbing, philosophical ...
Plot: abusive stepfather, brother sister relationship, bishop, christmas, ghost, childhood, child abuse, emotional abuse, marriage as hell, family relations, beating, death of father ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 90s, turn of the century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo
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