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1. Show Me Love (1998)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecka Liljeberg, Erica Carlson, Mathias Rust

Votes: 48,577 | Gross: $0.17M

2. Together (2000)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

In 1975, the dynamics of a Swedish commune begin to change upon the arrival of a beaten wife and her two kids.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson, Sam Kessel

Votes: 20,024 | Gross: $1.07M

3. Songs from the Second Floor (2000)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Lars Nordh, Stefan Larsson, Bengt C.W. Carlsson, Torbjörn Fahlström

Votes: 16,599 | Gross: $0.00M

4. Fanny and Alexander (1982)

R | 188 min | Drama

100 Metascore

Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt

Votes: 54,103 | Gross: $4.97M

5. Darling (I) (2007)

94 min | Drama

A tragic and comic tale about beautiful and self-absorbed Eva, who cheats on her boyfriend, which becomes the starting point of a slow but relentless descent down to the life of ordinary people and a surprising, but doomed friendship.

Director: Johan Kling | Stars: Michelle Meadows, Michael Segerström, Richard Ulfsäter, Michael Lindgren

Votes: 1,417

6. Snabba Cash (2010)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

When JW becomes a drug runner in order to maintain his double life, his fate becomes tied to two other men: Jorge, a fugitive on the run from both the Serbian mafia and the police, and mafia enforcer Mrado, who is on the hunt for Jorge.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Matias Varela, Dragomir Mrsic, Lisa Henni

Votes: 16,102 | Gross: $0.19M

7. Jalla! Jalla! (2000)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Roro, a foreign worker in Swedish parks, loves his girlfriend but is about to marry another girl to prevent her from being sent back to Lebanon. Roros best friend, Måns, has his own ... See full summary »

Director: Josef Fares | Stars: Fares Fares, Torkel Petersson, Tuva Novotny, Laleh Pourkarim

Votes: 12,636

8. Kopps (2003)

90 min | Action, Comedy

When a small town police station is threatened with shutting down because of too little crime, the police realise that something has to be done...

Director: Josef Fares | Stars: Fares Fares, Torkel Petersson, Göran Ragnerstam, Sissela Kyle

Votes: 18,514

9. Balls (2010)

97 min | Comedy

A heartwarming tale about a beloved father who is trying to cope with cultural clashes, loss and the search for love in average Swedish society.

Director: Josef Fares | Stars: Jan Fares, Torkel Petersson, Hamadi Khemiri, Nina Zanjani

Votes: 2,897

10. Everlasting Moments (2008)

Not Rated | 131 min | Drama, History

80 Metascore

In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, Jesper Christensen, Callin Öhrvall

Votes: 5,144 | Gross: $0.61M

11. The Crown Jewels (2011)

120 min | Drama

When she's arrested for attempting to murder the son of a factory owner, Fragancia spins a tale of love and betrayal that began in her youth.

Director: Ella Lemhagen | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Bill Skarsgård, Loa Falkman, Noah Byström

Votes: 2,405

12. My Life as a Dog (1985)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama, Comedy

82 Metascore

A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Brömssen, Anki Lidén, Melinda Kinnaman

Votes: 17,623 | Gross: $8.35M

13. As It Is in Heaven (2004)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A famous int'l conductor returns to his small childhood town in northern Sweden for early retirement. He's asked to help with the church choir. He affects the lives of all in the choir.

Director: Kay Pollak | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Helen Sjöholm, Lennart Jähkel

Votes: 15,703 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Oxen (1991)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

Swedish pauper's family is starving. In desperation, he steals his lord's ox. He hopes that the crime will not be revealed, but it happens.

Director: Sven Nykvist | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Ewa Fröling, Erland Josephson, Max von Sydow

Votes: 701

15. Vuxna människor (1999)

91 min | Comedy

Frank leads a respectable yuppie life working at a noted Stockholm law firm. He has also been married for eight years to his beautiful wife Nenne, who runs an upscale boutique. Yet Frank is... See full summary »

Directors: Felix Herngren, Fredrik Lindström | Stars: Felix Herngren, Karin Bjurström, Cecilia Ljung, Mikael Persbrandt

Votes: 2,348

16. Let the Right One In (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

82 Metascore

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl

Votes: 199,775 | Gross: $2.12M

17. Låt den rätte komma ut (2010)

87 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Adam wakes up with his hands chained to the ceiling, then a man appears in a screen and gives him two options. die or play a game. Let the Right One out is a parody of the 00's gore movies. "They create fear in the slapstick way" -Jönköpingsposten.

Director: Victor Säf | Stars: Lukas Ingström, Kenny Hegg, Emil Gunnarsson, Victor Säf

Votes: 22

18. Änglagård - Tredje gången gillt (2010)

117 min | Comedy, Drama

Yxared, where our friends Axel, Henning and all others live their life once more get to see Fanny, Zack and their daughter Alice. Alice wanted to come. Where are their roots? And who is really Fanny's father? And who is Alice's father?

Director: Colin Nutley | Stars: Helena Bergström, Rikard Wolff, Sven Wollter, Reine Brynolfsson

Votes: 941

19. Änglagård - Andra sommaren (1994)

137 min | Comedy, Drama

Fanny and Zack is back, after she inherited Änglagård last year. Everytone looks forward to their new stay. Axel has told Fanny he is her father, but who else? Ivar also thinks he is her father. Be ready for expectations and confusions.

Director: Colin Nutley | Stars: Helena Bergström, Rikard Wolff, Ernst Günther, Tord Peterson

Votes: 1,957

20. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

76 Metascore

A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

Votes: 203,074 | Gross: $10.10M

21. The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

66 Metascore

As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.

Director: Daniel Alfredson | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre, Peter Andersson

Votes: 87,936 | Gross: $9.08M

22. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.

Director: Daniel Alfredson | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Annika Hallin

Votes: 65,423 | Gross: $5.19M

23. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 402,418 | Gross: $102.52M

24. De Düva: The Dove (1968)

15 min | Short, Comedy

This short film is a parody of some of Ingmar Bergman's best known films, including Wild Strawberries (Smultronstaellet) and The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet). The dialog, seemingly in... See full summary »

Directors: George Coe, Anthony Lover | Stars: Pamela Burrell, George Coe, Sidney Davis, Madeline Kahn

Votes: 777

25. Four Shades of Brown (2004)

192 min | Comedy, Drama

An eccentric millionaire dies at a manor in Dalarna in Sweden, leaving behind three sons and a mistress. One of four parallel stories about parents and children. Four sides of Sweden. Four shades of brown.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Robert Gustafsson, Maria Kulle, Karl Linnertorp, Jonas Inde

Votes: 4,078

26. Wild Strawberries (1957)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 89,009

27. The Reunion (2002)

103 min | Comedy

35-year old Magnus Edkvist hates class reunions as much as anyone and usually skip them. Still he accepts an invitation for a reunion for class he left over twenty years ago. But he has his... See full summary »

Directors: Måns Herngren, Hannes Holm | Stars: Mikael Almqvist, Inday Ba, Sacha Baptiste, Urban Bergsten

Votes: 1,914

28. Adam & Eva (1997)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Adam and Eva have been married for four years. But the romance has disappeared from their relationship and has been replaced by boredom and old routine. When Adam meets his brother's ... See full summary »

Directors: Måns Herngren, Hannes Holm | Stars: Björn Kjellman, Josefin Nilsson, Tintin Anderzon, Jacob Ericksson

Votes: 2,777

29. The Hunters (1996)

R | 113 min | Crime, Thriller

A Stockholm cop moves back home to his brother near Norway and Finland. He investigates out of control deer poaching. He confiscates riffles with no permits. Everybody, even his brother and local cops, are against him. Things escalate.

Director: Kjell Sundvall | Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Lennart Jähkel, Jarmo Mäkinen, Tomas Norström

Votes: 7,446

30. False Trail (2011)

129 min | Mystery, Thriller

The sequel to Jagarna (1996), the film concerns Erik who is asked to return to his hometown in Sweden to solve a brutal murder. Although hesitant to go back due to unfavourable memories of ... See full summary »

Director: Kjell Sundvall | Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Peter Stormare, Annika Nordin, Kim Tjernström

Votes: 4,821

31. Zozo (2005)

105 min | Drama, Family, War

A Lebanese boy gets separated from his family during the civil war and ends up in Sweden.

Director: Josef Fares | Stars: Imad Creidi, Antoinette Turk, Elias Gergi, Carmen Lebbos

Votes: 3,009

32. Evil (2003)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

61 Metascore

A teenage boy expelled from school for fighting arrives at a boarding school where the systematic bullying of younger students is encouraged as a means to maintain discipline, and decides to fight back.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Andreas Wilson, Henrik Lundström, Gustaf Skarsgård, Linda Zilliacus

Votes: 34,533 | Gross: $0.02M

33. Sunes sommar (1993)

83 min | Comedy, Family

It's summer and Sune Anderssons family is planning a holiday in Greece. Sunes father, Rudolf is sulking because then he won't be able to go on his beloved fishing trip. But after seeing how... See full summary »

Director: Stephan Apelgren | Stars: Peter Haber, Carina Lidbom, Andreas Hoffer, Gabriel Odenhammar

Votes: 3,797

34. Pippi Longstocking (1969)

G | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Pippi Longstocking, a super-strong redheaded little girl, moves into her father's cottage Villa Villekulla, and has adventures with her next-door neighbors Tommy and Annika in this compilation film of the classic Swedish TV series.

Director: Olle Hellbom | Stars: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Margot Trooger

Votes: 3,907

35. Pippi on the Run (1970)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Fed up with their strict parents, Tommy and Annika run away from home, with their friend Pippi Longstocking to look after them in their long trek.

Director: Olle Hellbom | Stars: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Hans Alfredson

Votes: 3,187

36. Alfons Åberg (1979–1994)

10 min | Animation, Short, Family

7-year-old Alfons Åberg lives with his father and the cat Pussel.

Star: Björn Gustafson

Votes: 309

37. Nobel's Last Will (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Reporter Annika is at the Nobel prize awards, when shooting kills a woman and wounds an Israeli stem cell scientist. Annika is silenced as witness, so she investigates the killed woman while the press writes about the Israeli.

Director: Peter Flinth | Stars: Malin Crépin, Björn Kjellman, Leif Andrée, Kajsa Ernst

Votes: 2,557

38. Kiss Me (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her soon-to-be stepmother's lesbian daughter.

Director: Alexandra-Therese Keining | Stars: Ruth Vega Fernandez, Liv Mjönes, Krister Henriksson, Lena Endre

Votes: 8,904

39. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

Votes: 152,418

40. Kejsarn av Portugallien (1944)

109 min | Drama

The poor farmer Jan is getting very old when he becomes father to the girl, Klara Gulla. First, he sees the child as a burden, but when he receives the newborn child in his arms he is ... See full summary »

Director: Gustaf Molander | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Gunn Wållgren, Karl-Arne Holmsten, Hilda Borgström

Votes: 47

41. Kejsarn av Portugallien (1992–1993)

173 min | Drama

A Swedish farmer gets crazy and imagines that his daughter has become emperor of Portugallien and he himself emperor.

Stars: Ingvar Hirdwall, Gunilla Nyroos, Inga Landgré, Allan Svensson

Votes: 249

42. The Guy in the Grave Next Door (2002)

94 min | Romance

Modern, urban librarian meets simple, traditional farmer and falls in love.

Director: Kjell Sundvall | Stars: Elisabet Carlsson, Michael Nyqvist, Annika Olsson, Anna Azcárate

Votes: 2,785

43. Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter (1977)

30 min | Family

Childrens' educational program from the 70's. Sweet and funny.

Stars: Magnus Härenstam, Brasse Brännström, Eva Remaeus, Monica Zetterlund

Votes: 528

44. Real Humans (2012–2014)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a parallel present the artificial human has come into its own. Robots no longer have anything robot-like about them. New technology and advancements in the field of science have made it ... See full summary »

Stars: Lisette Pagler, Pia Halvorsen, Johan Paulsen, Natalie Minnevik

Votes: 5,860

45. The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982)

108 min | Drama

A mentally challenged man escapes from his tyrannical master and finds happiness when a poor family takes him in.

Director: Hans Alfredson | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Maria Johansson, Hans Alfredson, Per Myrberg

Votes: 2,769