Top 200 Scandinavian Films

by minalex | created - 20 Sep 2011 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

[C] Films from Sweden (96), Denmark (60), Finland (23), Norway (17) and Iceland (4).

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1. Den hvide slavinde (1907)

7 min | Short

A young girl reads an ad in the newspaper and enthusiastically shows it to a young man, who cares for her. She leaves on the train; the young man gives her a carrier pigeon. At the end of ... See full summary »

Director: Viggo Larsen | Stars: Gerda Jensen, Viggo Larsen, Gustav Lund

Votes: 11

2. The Woman Always Pays (1910)

38 min | Short, Drama

At a tramcar in Copenhagen the piano teacher Magda Vang meets the young man Knud Svane, who falls in love with her. She is invited to spend the summer with him and his parents at the ... See full summary »

Director: Urban Gad | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Robert Dinesen, Poul Reumert, Hans Neergaard

Votes: 764

3. The Gardener (1912)

Short, Drama

A gardener runs a nursery. His son has fallen in love with the daughter of one of the workers at the nursery. The gardener, who has a good eye for daughter, runs furiously his son out of the house.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Gösta Ekman, Lili Beck, Gunnar Bohman

Votes: 160

4. Mother and Daughter (1912)

Short

Raoul meets Elvira. He becomes fond of her and they start a relationship. Elvira's daughter has also fallen in love with Raoul. She commence a relationship with him. This leads to a deadly conflict of jealousy.

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Nils Elffors, Lilly Jacobson, Anna Norrie, Mauritz Stiller

5. Ingeborg Holm (1913)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

Single mother is separated from her children due to financial struggles.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Hilda Borgström, Aron Lindgren, Erik Lindholm, Georg Grönroos

Votes: 961

6. Sealed Orders (1914)

84 min | Drama, Mystery

On the brink of war, Lt. van Hauen is summoned to take command of the cruiser, but due to unforeseen events, he is wrongfully convicted as a traitor.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Karen Caspersen, Otto Reinwald, Fritz Lamprecht

Votes: 505

7. Dödskyssen (1916)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Dr Monro is found dead in his home. Three people are testifying before the police about what happened.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Albin Lavén, Mathias Taube, Wanda Rothgardt

Votes: 200

8. A Man There Was (1917)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama, War

Terje Vigen, a sailor, suffers the loss of his family through the cruelty of another man. Years later, when his enemy's family finds itself dependent on Terje's beneficence, Terje must ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, August Falck, Edith Erastoff, Bergliot Husberg

Votes: 1,526

9. The Outlaw and His Wife (1918)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama

A stranger comes to work at widow Halla's farm.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Edith Erastoff, John Ekman, Nils Aréhn

Votes: 1,531

10. Sir Arne's Treasure (1919)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, History

Three Scottish officers, including Sir Archi, murder Sir Arne and his household for a coffin filled with silver coins. The only survivor is Elsalill, who moves to relatives in Marstrand. ... See full summary »

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Erik Stocklassa, Bror Berger, Richard Lund, Axel Nilsson

Votes: 1,189

11. Erotikon (1920)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

EROTIKON surely pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable on the screen in 1920: Irene, the bored wife of a distracted entomologist, pursues a womanizing aviator, but she may actually be... See full summary »

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Anders de Wahl, Tora Teje, Karin Molander, Elin Lagergren

Votes: 723

12. The Parson's Widow (1920)

TV-14 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A young man is elected by a small village to be its parson. As part of his duties, he is required to marry the widow of the parson before him. This poses two problems--first, the widow is ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Hildur Carlberg, Einar Röd, Greta Almroth, Olav Aukrust

Votes: 1,045

13. Leaves From Satan's Book (1920)

TV-14 | 167 min | Drama

In 4 episodic tales of human suffering; the temptation of Jesus, the Spanish Inquisition, the French Revolution and the Russo-Finnish war of 1918, Satan attempts to win God's favor.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Helge Nissen, Halvard Hoff, Jacob Texiere, Hallander Helleman

Votes: 1,092

14. Secret of the Monastery (1920)

54 min | Drama

Two weary travelers come upon a monastery. While staying the night, they learn of its mysterious founding.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Tore Svennberg, Tora Teje, Richard Lund, Renée Björling

Votes: 324

15. Karin Ingmarsdotter (1920)

115 min | Drama

A young woman can't forgive her fiance for getting drunk and rejects him. In an ironic twist of fate, the man she marries becomes an alcoholic.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Nils Aréhn, Josua Bengtson, Bror Berger, Harriet Bosse

Votes: 102

17. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg, Astrid Holm

Votes: 10,240

18. Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, History

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in Eastern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 12,066

19. The Blizzard (1923)

101 min | Drama

Gunnar Hede, a young Swedish man, wants to become a professional musician, but when his father suddenly dies he is pressured by his family to take over the family business, raising and ... See full summary »

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Gustav Aronson, Stina Berg, Hugo Björne, Pauline Brunius

Votes: 145

20. The Village Shoemakers (1923)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

Rural comedy of the intrigues and stratagems involving a country wedding.

Director: Erkki Karu | Stars: Axel Slangus, Heidi Blåfield, Kirsti Suonio, Alarik Korhonen

Votes: 66

21. The Saga of Gösta Berling (1924)

Not Rated | 183 min | Drama, Romance

A drunkard priest who has been cast out by his community struggles to atone and regain his honour and dignity.

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Lars Hanson, Sven Scholander, Ellen Hartman-Cederström, Mona Mårtenson

Votes: 1,089

22. Master of the House (1925)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

When a man becomes tyrannical towards his family, the women of the house decide to teach him a lesson in gratitude.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Johannes Meyer, Astrid Holm, Karin Nellemose, Mathilde Nielsen

Votes: 1,715

23. The Bride of Glomdal (1926)

115 min | Drama, Romance

Tore takes over the rundown family farm. Applying his youthful energy, he intends to make it into a big farm like Glomgården on the other side of the river, where beautiful Berit lives. ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Einar Sissener, Tove Tellback, Stub Wiberg, Harald Stormoen

Votes: 419

24. Troll-Elgen (1927)

95 min | Drama, Mystery

The motherless moose calf acts like a cow, and the strange animal is the start of a lot of stories. Hunter's aren't interesting in hunting him down, except one. He has decided to do it in, the troll-moose.

Director: Walter Fyrst | Stars: Tryggve Larssen, Bengt Djurberg, Julie Lampe, Tove Tellback

Votes: 55

27. The Heavenly Play (1942)

106 min | Drama

Mats Ersson is engaged to Marit and they plan to get married in the spring. But when the plague comes, the people accuse Marit of witchcraft. She is sentenced to death. Mats can not ... See full summary »

Director: Alf Sjöberg | Stars: Rune Lindström, Eivor Landström, Anders Henrikson, Holger Löwenadler

Votes: 46

28. Day of Wrath (1943)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam, Kirsten Andreasen

Votes: 9,072

29. Ordet (1943)

108 min | Drama

A drama about mental disease, faith and doubt.

Director: Gustaf Molander | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Holger Löwenadler, Rune Lindström, Stig Olin

Votes: 84

30. Torment (1944)

95 min | Drama, Romance

An idealistic adolescent, suffering under the thumb of a sadistic schoolmaster, falls in love with a loose girl who is bullied and tormented by another lover.

Director: Alf Sjöberg | Stars: Stig Järrel, Alf Kjellin, Mai Zetterling, Olof Winnerstrand

Votes: 3,123

31. Red Meadows (1945)

85 min | War, Drama

A 1945 Danish war drama based on resistance fighter Ole Vlademar Juul's 1945 novel of the same name, is a suspense tale revolving around the memories of a Danish saboteur as he await s his execution in a German war-time prison.

Directors: Bodil Ipsen, Lau Lauritzen | Stars: Poul Reichhardt, Lisbeth Movin, Per Buckhøj, Gyrd Løfquist

Votes: 285

32. Crisis (1946)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

A small-town piano teacher is shocked by the arrival of her foster daughter's real mother, whose young lover soon follows and causes further disruption.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Inga Landgré, Stig Olin, Marianne Löfgren, Dagny Lind

Votes: 2,484

33. Två människor (1945)

78 min | Drama

Set entirely in one room, an innocent young man is accused of plagiarizing the work of an old professor. Later, he will be blamed for the professor's murder.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Wanda Rothgardt, Georg Rydeberg, Gabriel Alw, Stig Olin

Votes: 254

34. The Sacrifice (1946)

12 min | Short, Drama

Depicts the suggestive empathy the Old Norse blood sacrifice.

Director: Gösta Werner | Stars: Gunnar Björnstrand, Henrik Schildt, Yngve Nordwall, Olof Widgren

Votes: 58

35. Ditte, Child of Man (1946)

99 min | Drama

Ditte grows up with her grandparents. When the mother moves with Lars Peter, Ditte is taken home to take care of her siblings. She comes to work at Bakkegården, but is thrown out as she awaits children.

Director: Bjarne Henning-Jensen | Stars: Tove Maës, Karen Poulsen, Rasmus Ottesen, Karen Lykkehus

Votes: 359

36. Iris and the Lieutenant (1946)

86 min | Drama

The officer Robert Motander is invited to a dinner with his upper-class relatives. During the dinner he observes the beautiful young house-maid, Iris. He suggests that the two of them go ... See full summary »

Director: Alf Sjöberg | Stars: Mai Zetterling, Alf Kjellin, Åke Claesson, Holger Löwenadler

Votes: 66

37. Rhythm of a City (1947)

20 min | Documentary, Short

A short impression of Stockholm.

Director: Arne Sucksdorff | Star: Mats Björne

Votes: 99

38. They Caught the Ferry (1948)

11 min | Short, Drama, Horror

A man and a woman on a motorcycle arrive with a ferry to Assens. They want to catch the next ferry in Nyborg, on the other side of the island, but this ferry will leave in three quarters of... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Star: Joseph Koch

Votes: 979

39. Thirst (1949)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

A needy couple in a bad marriage travel back to Stockholm after a trip to Italy. Meanwhile, a widow resists seductions from two different persons - her psychiatrist and a lesbian friend.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Eva Henning, Birger Malmsten, Birgit Tengroth, Hasse Ekman

Votes: 2,083

40. Prison (1949)

79 min | Drama

A film director tries to create the best film in history, but finds out that human abilities have their limits.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Doris Svedlund, Birger Malmsten, Eva Henning, Hasse Ekman

Votes: 1,670

41. To Joy (1950)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

Two violinists playing in the same orchestra fall in love and get married, but they can't get along.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Stig Olin, Birger Malmsten, John Ekman

Votes: 2,445

42. Miss Julie (1951)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

An heiress begins to realize her attraction to one of her family's servants.

Director: Alf Sjöberg | Stars: Anita Björk, Ulf Palme, Märta Dorff, Lissi Alandh

Votes: 1,638

43. One Summer of Happiness (1951)

103 min | Drama, Romance

After graduation, a Swedish youth goes to live with his uncle in the countryside and immediately takes a liking to a local girl.

Director: Arne Mattsson | Stars: Edvin Adolphson, Ulla Jacobsson, John Elfström, Folke Sundquist

Votes: 692

44. Summer Interlude (1951)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

A lonely woman recalls her first love thirteen years prior during a brief summer vacation.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Birger Malmsten, Alf Kjellin, Annalisa Ericson

Votes: 5,127