Best Swedish Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Swedish Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, emotional, visually appealing, melancholic, serious and thought provoking. Plot: loneliness, storytelling, female nudity, drinking, drinking alcohol, depression, friendship, bittersweet, swedish and childhood. Genre: Drama, Romance and Comedy. Country: Sweden, Denmark and USA.
Best Swedish Movies
Best Swedish Movies
TOP Movies: A Man Called Ove (2015), Another Round (2020), Let the Right One In (2008), Midsommar (2019), The Hunt (2012), Swiss Army Man (2016), Cries & Whispers (1972), Red Dot (2021), Persona (1966), Tumbbad (2018), As It Is in Heaven (2004), My Life as a Dog (1985), The Unthinkable (2018), Simple Simon (2010), The Reunion (2013), In a Better World (2010), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Pure (2010), The Celebration (1998), The Best Man's Wedding (2000).

List of Best Movies

A Man Called Ove (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Despite grumpy 59 year-old Ove being deposed as president of his condominium association, but he keeps looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite Ove and she ...
Style: touching, compassionate, emotional, ironic, scenic ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, suicide attempt, cancer, suicidal thoughts, flashback, suicide thoughts, mentor, life & death, loneliness, love ...
Time: year 2014
Place: sweden, spain, eastern europe
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 7.8
 86K
Another Round (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four high school teachers launch a drinking experiment: upholding a constant low level of intoxication.
Style: unusual plot structure, semi serious, ironic, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: teacher, alcohol abuse, drinking alcohol, drinking, drunkenness, binge drinking, group of friends, experiment gone awry, experiment, teacher student relationship, alcohol, friendship ...
Time: year 2011, year 2013
Place: copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, denmark, 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: bullying, supernatural, vampire, friendship, loneliness, bully, hidden identity, deadly creature, mysterious character, youth, immortality, vampire human love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, 1700s, 18th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 225K
Midsommar (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Style: brutal, enigmatic, rough, suspenseful, psychedelic ...
Plot: ritual, paganism, hallucinogenic drug, sacrifice, magic mushroom, community, cult, incest, death, travel, blood, trip ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, strong female character, sexual abuse, hacker, danger, crime, missing person, uncover truth, search, journalist, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966, 60s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, london ...
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 8.3
 295K
The Hunt (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Style: thought provoking, bleak, psychological, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: false accusation, pedophile, injustice, life turned upside down, small town life, gossip and rumors, society, family relations, social relations, teacher, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
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 7.0
 109K
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new ...
Style: surreal, psychotronic, buddy comedy, touching, absurd ...
Plot: surrealism, desert island, hallucination, survival, corpse, life philosophy, friendship, friends, magic realism, loneliness, gross out humor, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
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Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, human nature, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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 5.5
 11K
Red Dot (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On a hiking trip to rekindle their marriage, a couple find themselves fleeing for their lives in the unforgiving wilderness from an unknown shooter.
Style: macabre, suspense, suspenseful, brutal
Plot: manhunt, travel, survival horror, family problems, escapades, paranoia, showdown, crumbling marriage, vacation, family crisis, survival, life & death ...
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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 8.1
 107K
Persona (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, psychological, experimental, talky ...
Plot: nurse, confession, actress, postmodernism, dream, psychiatry, patient, betrayal, dreams, identity crisis, sexual activity, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 33K
Tumbbad (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: India, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: India, 1918. On the outskirts of Tumbbad, a cursed village where it always rains, Vinayak, along with his mother and his brother, care of a mysterious old woman who keeps the secret of an ancestral treasure which Vinayak gets obsessed with.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, scary
Plot: treasure, greed, father son relationship, evil, treasure hunt, mythology, gold coin, independence, village, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, tomb ...
Time: 20th century, year 1947, year 1918, 1930s
Place: india
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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, music, village, 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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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, stylized ...
Plot: boxing, coming of age, small town, friendship, soccer, tomboy, teenage life, bittersweet, dog, loneliness, separated, family problems ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe
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The Unthinkable (2018)
Genre: Action, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sweden faces a mysterious attack while Alex tries to reunite with his youth love, Anna.
Plot: midsummer, political conflict, invasion, attack, love, power plant, car accident, plane crash, piano playing, helicopter crash, fictional war, playing piano ...
Place: scandinavia, sweden, eastern europe
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 9K
Simple Simon (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Simon has Asperger's syndrome and doesn't like changes in his life. He lives with his big brother Sam and Sam's girlfriend Frida. When Frida can't stand having to adapt to Simon's peculiarities anymore she takes off, leaving ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: asperger's syndrome, mental illness, obsessive quest, youth, couple relations, nursing, escapades, romance, teenage life, brother brother relationship, looking for love, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 5K
The Reunion (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A film between fiction and reality, highlighting questions about group dynamics and established hierarchies. A group of people meet for their high school reunion 20 years later. One of them talks about her being bullied and outcast and soon the ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: reunion, life is a bitch, adulthood, realism, social relations, human nature, haunted by the past, misfit, disorder, breaking point, bullying, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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In a Better World (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Style: emotional, bleak, thought provoking, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: bully, friendship, father son relationship, bullying, loneliness, bomb, divorce, moral dilemma, marital problem, anger, small town, refugee camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sudan, denmark, europe, africa, london ...
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Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: island, mental illness, schizophrenia, incest, insanity, brother sister incest, electroshock therapy, dysfunctional family, confined, family problems, estrangement, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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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, adolescence vs adulthood, fall in love, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, solace, betrayal, infidelity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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The Celebration (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech ...
Style: suspense, gloomy, talky, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, suicide, birthday, secret, incest, child abuse, pedophile, child rape, family secret, hotel, depression, party ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, europe
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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 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Drinking the tasty Folk Soda puts a spring in the 101 Year Old Man’s step and his next adventure takes him around the World and back to Sweden, during which time he is chased by the CIA, a Balinese debt collector and becomes an executive at a soft ...
Plot: jacuzzi, soda, dynamite, cold war, oval office, flashback, american abroad, cigar smoking, cia agent, bayonet, englishman abroad, monkey
Place: eastern europe, moscow russia, washington d.c., berlin germany
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 4K
Monica Z (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Monica Z" is a biopic about the Swedish singer and actress Monica Zetterlund focusing on her journey from a job as a telephone operator in a small town in Sweden to stardom in the clubs of New York and Stockholm.
Style: emotional, realistic, factual, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: jazz singer, single mother, rising to stardom, ambition, nightclub singer, fame, jazz, drinking problem, father daughter relationship, follow your dream, relationship problems, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: sweden, new york, europe, usa, eastern europe ...
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 7.2
 37K
The Wife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, lyrical, twists and turns
Plot: novelist, writers, nobel prize, professor, infidelity, sexism, extramarital affair, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, marriage, revelation, aspiring writer ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s, 1990s, 1950s ...
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, sweden, manhattan new york city, new york ...
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 13K
Shame (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrives.
Style: psychological, bleak, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: island, soldier, war, civil war, politics, betrayal, crumbling marriage, on the run, battles, introspection, political unrest, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: scandinavia, eastern europe, sweden, israel, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 23K
Winter Light (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, priest, faith, winter, pastor, midlife crisis, isolation, small town, family problems, family relations, nuclear, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 26K
Border (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, she is forced to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.
Style: art house, rough, neurotic, bleak
Plot: troll, border guard, sadistic psychopath, child pornography, child molestation, father daughter relationship, baby, child abuse, body horror, deformity, animal cruelty, norse mythology ...
Place: sweden, finland, eastern europe
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 2K
Drifters (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Minna, a drug addict who makes a living dealing drugs, can't pay rent and after cheating some delinquents she runs with the money. She meets Katja and they move together to an illegal residence outside the city, where a group of people have ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: homeless woman, drug addiction, prostitution, friendship, drug addict, arrested, jail, homeless shelter, drug use, drug dealing, prison, drug dealer ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 181K
Atomic Blonde (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, harsh, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: female spy, female assassin, undercover agent, double agent, woman fights a man, female agent, female warrior, spy, lesbian, femme fatale, cold war, undercover ...
Time: year 1989, 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany, germany, eastern europe ...
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Something Must Break (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Sebastian meets Andreas for the first time, he knows they belong together. While Sebastian defies gender norms — flouting convention in his androgynous fluidity — straight-identifying Andreas becomes unable to accept his attraction to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, avant garde ...
Plot: gender, transsexual, gay, gays and lesbians, misfit, fall in love, introspection, looking for love, couples, strong sexual content, love and romance, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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