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Movies: Best Movies in Swedish(Svenska)

Swedish (svenska [²svɛnːska] (listen)) is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden (as the sole official language), and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to some extent with Danish, although the degree of mutual intelligibility is largely dependent on the dialect and accent of the speaker. Written Norwegian and Danish are usually more easily understood by Swedish speakers than the spoken languages, due to the differences in tone, accent and intonation. Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. It has the most speakers of the North Germanic languages. While being strongly related to its southern neighbour language German in vocabulary, the word order, grammatic system and pronunciation are vastly different. Standard Swedish, spoken by most Swedes, is the national language that evolved from the Central Swedish dialects in the 19th century and was well established by the beginning of the 20th century. While distinct regional varieties descending from the older rural dialects still exist, the spoken and written language is uniform and standardized. The standar... ()

Swedish is spoken in Sweden, Finland and Åland and 3,111 movies (between 1905 and 2020) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Sweden (2,786). Popular genres for Swedish movies are Drama (1,351), Comedy (714) and Documentary (365). The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009), Popular Music (2004) and Ann and Eve (1970) are among the best known & most successful Swedish movies.


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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo(2009)

R
| 2h 32min | Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 840 votes)

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece.

The Girl Who Played with Fire(2009)

R
| 2h 9min | Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 463 votes)

Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex trafficking in Sweden and those in high office who abuse underage girls, Blomkvist immediately throws himself into the investigation.

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

R
| 2h 27min | Action, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 374 votes)

After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in a hospital and is set to face trial for attempted murder on her eventual release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and his researchers at Millennium magazine, Salander must prove her innocence. In doing this she plays against powerful enemies and her own past.

Popular Music(2004)

1h 40min | Comedy, Drama
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

Two boys grow up together in town of Pajala at 60's united by rock-n-roll music.

Directed by Reza Bagher

Ann and Eve(1970)

1h 44min | Drama

The story concerns the Yugoslavian holiday of two toothsome Swedish girls. One of the girls, played by Maria Liljedahl, is (metaphorically speaking) a world-champion in the promiscuity sweepstakes, bedding men (and women) in great profusion. Somehow, the movie also manages to be about film reviewers and film directors. Variety) commented '...the film's inherently good visual and physical qualities are themselves dissipated in [the director's] cynicism, ennui, and involuted intellectual mirror tricks.'.

Directed by Arne Mattsson - With Gio Petré

Borg vs McEnroe(2017)

1h 48min | Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 306 votes)

The Swedish Björn Borg and the American John McEnroe, the best tennis players in the world, maintain a legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.

Let the Right One In(2008)

R
| 1h 55min | Horror, Drama
3.8/5 (with 819 votes)

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 Eli, who only appears at night in the snow-covered playground outside their building.

Directed by Tomas Alfredson - With Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Henrik Dahl, Per Ragnar, Elif Ceylan, Peter Carlberg, ...

Sällskapsresan II - Snowroller(1985)

1h 31min | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 15 votes)

Stig-Helmer takes another vacation with his norwegian friend Ole. This time it's time for a skiing vacation in the Alps. Of course, Stig-Helmer has never learnt downhill skiing, but he attends a ski school. And together they manage to charm two women also on vacation.

The Touch(1971)

1h 55min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home.

Macken - Roy's & Roger's Bilservice(1990)

1h 32min | Comedy
2.3/5 (with 4 votes)

Roy and Roger decide to close their gasstation for the summer, to try to find where, what and how their lost father is. Roger also falls in love and much more.

Directed by Claes Eriksson

Fanny & Alexander(1982)

R
| 3h 8min | Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 150 votes)

As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny and Alexander enjoy a happy life with their parents, who run a theater company. After their father dies unexpectedly, however, the siblings end up in a joyless home when their mother, Emilie, marries a stern bishop. The bleak situation gradually grows worse as the bishop becomes more controlling, but dedicated relatives make a valiant attempt to aid Emilie, Fanny and Alexander.

Framed(1988)

1h 41min | Action, Comedy
2.5/5 (with 9 votes)

Conny is a chemistry teacher who is framed for drug possession. Unable to prove his innocence he ends up in prison. When he finds a secret exit some inmates "persuades" him to participate in a heist. Things become extremely hectic as he tries to prove his innocence as well as "helping" his inmates. When Conny thinks that it couldn't possibly get any worse he meets Susanne, a policewoman...

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Sällskapsresan eller Finns det svenskt kaffe på grisfesten(1980)

1h 47min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 23 votes)

Stig-Helmer and Ole Bramserud on a trip to the Canary Islands for Christmas.

Beyond(2010)

1h 39min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

A poignant story, told with sincerity and humor, about a young woman´s dramatic childhood and about her grief and the struggle to move on. Noomi Rapace plays the main character in her first feature after the success with the Millennium trilogy and she plays opposite her husband, actor Ola Rapace.Award winning actress Pernilla August makes her directorial debut with her take on the bestselling novel Svinalängorna by Susanna Alakoski.In other main roles we see rising star Tehilla Blad and the Finnish acclaimed actors, Ville Virtanen and Outi Mäenpää.A morning just before Christmas, Leena, 34, receives a phone call from a hospital in her childhood hometown telling her that her mother is dying. This news takes her on a journey to face her mother for the first time in her adult life. Leena has fought all her life to let go of her grief over her lost and dark childhood. She is now forced to deal with her past to be able to move on.

Vuxna människor(1999)

1h 31min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 7 votes)

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 deeply bored with his life and is supremely randy. He even fantasizes about the marriage counselor that he and Nenne visit weekly. Eventually, Frank shacks up with a young fetching art student named Sofia, though the experience wracks Frank with guilt. Meanwhile, Nenne's friend and co-worker Rosie suspects that Frank is having an affair, though she does not have the nerve to tell her. Little does Rosie suspect, however, that her friend is sleeping with her lover Georg, an uptight journalist with an ego the size of Finland. Soon wires get crossed, and all hell breaks loose.

Directed by Felix Herngren - With Felix Herngren

A Man Called Ove(2015)

1h 56min | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 231 votes)

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 accidentally back into Ove’s mailbox, it sets off a series of unexpected changes in his life.

Patrik, Age 1.5(2008)

1h 43min | Drama, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 26 votes)

Göran and Sven have been cleared for adoption and they have a possibility to adopt a swedish orphan, Patrik 1,5. But when Patrik arrives he turns out to be someone else, not the little boy they were expecting. A comma had been misplaced, and in comes a 15-year-old homophobic with a criminal past.

The Democratic Terrorist(1992)

1h 36min | Thriller, Action
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Hamilton is assigned to infiltrate a terrorist group in West Germany, a part of the Red Army Faction (RAF), that supposedly are planning an operation in Sweden. Hamilton is chosen because of his background in the leftist movement. As a member of the group, he takes part in bank robberies — the preferred way of the RAF to finance their operations. In the end, when all terrorists are in one place, he leads the German Counter-terrorism unit GSG 9 to the location. Description above from the Wikipedia article Carl Hamilton novels, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Directed by Per Berglund - With Stellan Skarsgård

Children's Island(1980)

3.5/5 (with 4 votes)

Reine is supposed to go to a summercamp called 'Childrens island' but decides to remain in Stockholm over the summer while his mother is working at a hotel. She thinks he is at the camp and he tells her he his. We then follow him around Stockholm that summer and see what he encounter on the path of life.

Border(2018)

3.4/5 (with 130 votes)

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.

Directed by Ali Abbasi - With Jörgen Thorsson, Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff

BlackJack(1990)

1h 51min | Drama, Music
2.4/5 (with 5 votes)

Kaj, Lennart and Robert are 30-somethings who goes out to dance every weekend. At one dance they meet Inger, whom Kaj falls in love with. Kaj has some friends who are playing in a band. The drummer Tommy is known for being the local Casanova, seducing women when ever he gets the chance. It doesn't take him long to have an affair with Inger, behind Kaj's back.

Directed by Colin Nutley - With Helena Bergström

Force Majeure(2014)

R
| 1h 58min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 220 votes)

While holidaying in the French Alps, a Swedish family deals with acts of cowardliness as an avalanche breaks out.

Reine & Mimmi i fjällen!(1997)

1h 38min | Comedy
0.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Mimmi starts to get enough, Reine just work all the time and watching TV. At last Reine has to choose, either they go to vacation together or Mimmi goes alone and if she does she can't promise that she will come back. Reine chooses the first alternative and books a vacation trip up to the mountains, many of their friends also booked the same vacation place.

Lilya 4-ever(2002)

R
| 1h 49min | Crime, Drama
3.9/5 (with 128 votes)

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 as a prostitute, and later meets Andrei. He offers her a good job in Sweden, but when Lilya arrives her life quickly enters a downward spiral.

Peter-No-Tail(1981)

3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

Peter-No-Tail is a cat who's born without a proper tail on a farm by the Swedish countryside. Due to economical difficulties, the farmer is forced to get rid of Peter. The farmer can't bring himself to drown the cat, so he sneaks Peter inside the car of a family who are renting a house close to the farm for their summer vacation. When the family finally reach their home in Uppsala, Sweden, they find Peter and decide to keep him. Without a tail, he becomes the talk of the town among the other cats and, especially Mike, who teases him cruelly. Mean Mike and his two companions, Bill and Bull, are notorious for the nasty tricks they like to play on other cats. Mike is currently trying to court Molly Silk-Nose, but his rough and silly approach does not impress her, since she becomes interested in the kind and gentle Peter. But Mike won't give up that easily and he has a plan for how he'll get his revenge.

Directed by Jan Gissberg

The Virgin Spring(1960)

1h 30min | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 115 votes)

Devout Christians Töre and Märeta send their only daughter, the virginal Karin, and their foster daughter, the unrepentant Ingeri, to deliver candles to a distant church. On their way through the woods, the girls encounter a group of savage goat herders who brutally rape and murder Karin as Ingeri remains hidden. When the killers unwittingly seek refuge in the farmhouse of Töre and Märeta, Töre plots a fitting revenge.

The Sacrifice(1986)

2h 29min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 90 votes)

Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.

Square Dance(1987)

PG-13
| 1h 52min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.

We Are the Best!(2013)

1h 42min | Drama, Music
3.6/5 (with 40 votes)

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.

Directed by Lukas Moodysson - With David Dencik, Ann-Sofie Rase, Daniel Goldmann, Sofi Ahlström Helleday, Lena Nylén, Bernt Östman, ...

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words(2015)

1h 54min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 15 votes)

A personal portrait of mythical and controversial actress Ingrid Bergman based on her many home movies and diaries.

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