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, touching, humorous, melancholic and captivating films and TV shows about / with youth, swedish, family relations, society, couples, culture clash, loneliness, male nudity, love and romance and death plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in Sweden, Denmark, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sweden: The Bridge (2011), The Ritual (2017), Beck (1997), Lilya 4-Ever (2002), Wallander (2008), Show Me Love (1998), ZONE 261 - Operation Ragnarok (2018), Welcome to Sweden (2014), We Are the Best! (2013), The Girl King (2015).

List of movies set in sweden

 8.6
 57K
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: crime, police detective, serial killer, mind game, multiple suspects, police investigation, murder, partners against crime, riddles and clues, videotaping, forensics, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia, europe ...
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 6.3
 74K
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: bleak, disturbing, enigmatic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: ritual, supernatural horror, guilt, paganism, lost in the woods, survival, friends, creature, norse mythology, hiking, supernatural, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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 7.4
 4K
Beck (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, law enforcement, serial killer, crimes, crime, mystery, deadly, murder, police, swedish ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
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 7.8
 42K
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, sincere, serious, thought provoking, harsh ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, human trafficking, poverty, sexual abuse, downfall, teenage prostitution, prostitution, forced prostitution, teenage life, social decay, rape ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, denmark, russia ...
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 7.9
 12K
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, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, loneliness, crimes, crime, murder investigation, forensics, mystery, life is a bitch, drinking problem, depression, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia
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 7.5
 50K
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, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, teenage love, first love, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, self discovery, small town, sexuality, lgbt, lgbt teen, fall in love, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
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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: rough, bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infected, survival, supernatural, danger, deadly, plague, isolation, confined, infection, monster, zombie, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fish out of water, expatriate, starting over, hopes, accountant, living with parents, meet the parents, couples, family relations, life turned upside down, couple relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: sweden, 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, punk, music band, music, rebellion, teenage life, best friends, ambition, girl band, teenager, coming of age, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, 70s
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, tokyo ...
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The Girl King (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Finland, Germany, Canada, Sweden, France
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: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, baroque ...
Plot: lesbian interest, lesbian, royal family, queen, head of state, love interest, heir to the throne, forbidden love, royal court, state affairs, love and romance, 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, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: teenage boy, teenage life, introspection, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, escape from reality, family relations, parents and children, society, losing-it hero, single parent ...
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: multiple storylines, prank, unsupportive coworkers, teenage life, workplace, mischievous children, male female relationship, teenager, photograph, bus driver, social relations, youth ...
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, Denmark
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: music, choir, village, musician's life, ambition, teachers and students, human nature, romance, school, church, rehearsal, christian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, austria, milan italy, australia
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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, couples, arranged marriage, culture clash, love triangle, sexual dysfunction, romance, sexual relations, lebanese ...
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, exciting, tense ...
Plot: refugee, teenager, african, working class, friendship, on the road, human nature, on the run, obsessive quest, discrimination, culture clash, misfit ...
Time: 90s
Place: sweden, europe
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 5.8
 598
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: touching, realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: school, discrimination, finnish, siblings relations, missing person, escapades, family, apprentice, solace, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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 5.9
 484
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: mystery, danger, deadly, crimes, murder, student, apartment building, neighbor, uncover truth, suspicion, domestic disturbance, concierge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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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, suspense, controversial ...
Plot: politics, economics, socialism, money, social differences, couple relations, sexual relations, media, state affairs, society, love and romance, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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 6.0
 275
The Abdication (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) abdicates and travels to Rome to embrace the Catholic church.
Style: touching, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: celibacy, forbidden love, catholic church, rivalry, romance, clergy, gender, religions or cults, unfulfilled love, state affairs, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: sweden, rome italy, europe
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You, the Living (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Swedish city of Lethe, people from different walks of life take part in a series of short, deadpan vignettes that rush past. Some are just seconds long, none longer than a couple of minutes. A young woman (Jessica Lundberg) remembers a ...
Style: tragicomedy, melancholic, ironic, meditative, surreal ...
Plot: alienation, lifestyle, life, human nature, loneliness, existentialism, music, life philosophy, honest, pickpocket, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, california, new jersey
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The Brothers Lionheart (1977)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, Iceland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 9-year old Karl Lejon, 'Skorpan' is suffering from tuberculosis and knows that he will die soon. But his older brother Jonathan tries to comfort him by promising that they one day will meet in Nangijala, a magic country beyond the stars. ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, epic, exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: family relations, afterlife, knight, rebellion, escapades, family, adventure, rivalry, supernatural, good versus evil, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, middle ages
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: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Plot: love and romance, youth, nothing goes right, hopes, family relations, couples, disorder, teenage love, parents and children, couple relations, fall in love, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
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My Life as a Dog (1985)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A boy, obsessed with comparing himself with those less fortunate, experiences a different life at the home of his aunt and uncle in 1959 Sweden.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: boxing, coming of age, small town, friendship, soccer, tomboy, teenage life, bittersweet, dog, loneliness, friends, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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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: supernatural, vampire, friendship, loneliness, bullying, hidden identity, deadly creature, bully, youth, vampire human love, immortality, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1700s, year 1982, 18th century
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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 7.4
 20K
Together (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, and goes to live with her brother, Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. Living in this leftist commune Elisabeth learns that the world can be viewed from ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, witty, talky ...
Plot: hippie, commune, friendship, socialism, ideology, reconciliation, lifestyle, idealism, fish out of water, family problems, society, love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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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: humorous, dark humor, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, confession, love and romance, crimes, gang, dishonesty, mystery, family relations, missing person, disappearance, drowning, gangsters ...
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: bleak, suspenseful, gloomy, tense, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, espionage, spy, wartime life, working undercover, double agent, undercover, state affairs, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, forgery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: sweden, germany, europe, stockholm sweden, copenhagen denmark ...
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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, dark humor, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, virus, transformation, teenager, party, deadly, danger, imaginary, deadly creature, supernatural, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: sweden, ukraine, finland
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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: bishop, christmas, ghost, childhood, child abuse, remarry, brother sister relationship, marriage as hell, emotional abuse, abusive stepfather, family relations, beating ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 90s, turn of the century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo
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