Movies about Sweden

Movies about Sweden
List of the best films about Sweden, selected by visitors to our site: The Girl in the Spider's Web, Pelé: Birth of a Legend, Désirée, Wallander, Midsommar, Stockholm, The Serpent's Egg, The American, The Giant, The Counterfeit Traitor.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany, Sweden
Duration01:55

In Stockholm, Sweden, hacker Lisbeth Salander is hired by Frans Balder, a computer engineer, to retrieve a program that he believes it is too dangerous to exist.

Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

Désirée (1954)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

In Marseilles, France in 1794, Desiree Clary, a young millinery clerk, becomes infatuated with Napoleon Bonaparte, but winds up wedding Genaral Jean-Baptiste Berandotte, an aid to Napoleon who later joins the forces that bring about the Emperor's downfall. Josephine Beauharnais, a worldly courtesan marries Napoleon and becomes Empress of France, but is then cast aside by her spouse when she proves unable to produce an heir to the throne.

Wallander (2008)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, Germany, USA

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 books by Henning Mankell.

Midsommar (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Sweden
Duration02:28

A group of friends travels to Sweden to visit the rural hometown of one of them 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.

Stockholm (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryCanada, USA

Based on the extraordinary true story of the European city’s 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis that was documented in the 1974 New Yorker article “The Bank Drama” by Daniel Lang. The events grasped the world’s attention when the hostages bonded with their captors and turned against the authorities, giving rise to the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm Syndrome.”

The Serpent's Egg (1977)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryWest Germany, USA

The Serpent's Egg follows a week in the life of Abel Rosenberg, an out-of-work American circus acrobat living in poverty-stricken Berlin following Germany's defeat in World War I.

The American (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:41

Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, assassin Jack embarks on a double life that may be more relaxing than is good for him.

The Giant (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, sport
CountrySweden, Denmark

A film about Rikard, age 30. He is autistic and severely disfigured. He lives in a home for disabled people. He was separated from his mother as a three-year-old, and this continues to torment him today. To deal with life's trials, Rikard escapes into a fantasy world in which he's a 50-meter-tall giant.

The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama
CountrySweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, France
Duration01:41

An absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humour as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man.

Johan Falk: De 107 patrioterna (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySweden

It's a beautiful day in Slottsskogen, Gothenburg idyllic city park, when suddenly the unthinkable happens - gunfire amidst all people. Two gangsters shooting game against each other and a large police operation starts. The conflict grows rapidly to involve several gangs from Gothenburg underworld. GSI switched to try to identify a new thread which proves to be both larger and better armed than any other. The only clue is a tattoo on one of the killed gang members.

The Hypnotist (2012)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySweden
Duration02:01

After a young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer determined to wipe out the entire family, Detective Inspector Joona Linna works with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the son who narrowly escaped death in order to find the one surviving daughter before the murderer does.

A Holy Mess (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy
CountrySweden

A comedy about the new alternative family and how different family situations and relationships come to a head during the premier family weekend.

Love and Lemons (2013)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySweden
Duration01:39

Agnes has most things in life: a family who are always there for her, a good job in the restaurant industry, a boyfriend who loves her, and a best friend whom she knows inside out. Or does she? All of a sudden things begin to crumble, one by one, and soon nothing is as it was.

Sweat (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryPoland, Sweden

Three days in the life of fitness motivator Sylwia Zając, whose presence on social media has made her a celebrity. Although she has hundreds of thousands of followers, is surrounded by loyal employees and admired by acquaintances, she is looking for true intimacy.

The Prize (1963)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

For some reason, this year's Nobel prize in literature has been awarded to the young author Andrew Craig, who seems to be more interested in women and drinking than writing. Another laureate is Dr. Max Stratman, the famous German-American physicist who comes to Stockholm with his young and beautiful niece Emily. The Foreign Department also gives him an assistant during his stay, Miss Andersson. Craig soon notices that Dr. Stratman is acting strangely. The second time they meet, Dr. Stratman does not even recognize him.

Spring Tide (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Germany, Belgium
Duration01:13

A late summer night in 1990 a young pregnant woman is brutally murdered by being buried in the sand, to slowly become submerged by the tide. 25 years later, the sadistic murder remains unsolved. Olivia Rönning receives the task of studying the case as a cold case exercise at the Police Academy. Olivia becomes almost obsessed with the murder when she discovers that her father previously worked with the investigation. She quickly realizes that she must get a hold of the principal investigator, detective Tom Stilton, but he seems to have disappeared from the face of the Earth.

Echoes from the Dead (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountrySweden

On a foggy day, Julia's six-year-old son Jens is called missing. Despite a thorough search, the boy is never found. Twenty years later, Julia’s father receives one of the shoes Jens was wearing the day he disappeared. Who sent it? Why? Is the boy still alive? This inexplicable act suddenly awakens a hope in Julia that she might see her son again… or that she could find his body and murderer. As she returns to her father’s island, she hears stories of the mythical Nils Kant – a murderer who once was the terror of the island. He is dead and buried for years, long before Julia’s son disappeared. But Julia’s father uncovers that his death and burial were only a fake. While on his tracks, Julia accepts the help and love of Lennart, a local police inspector. His dark and mysterious past brings him a lot closer to Jens’s disappearance that she might think…

Play (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountrySweden, France
Duration01:58

In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The thieves used an elaborate scheme called the 'little brother number' or 'brother trick', involving advanced role-play and gang rhetoric rather than physical violence.

Greyzone (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden

When a brilliant drone engineer, Victoria, is taken hostage in her own home, a series of dangerous events are set into motion in this high octane thriller.

Nils Holgerssons wunderbare Reise (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Sweden
Duration00:56

Thirteen year-old Nils Holgersson is bored dwelling on a farm with his parents. Instead of helping on the farm, he prefers to play pranks and tease animals. One day life unexpectedly changed Nils...

The Perfect Patient (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySweden, Belgium

The captivating story of Sweden's greatest judicial scandal ever, about one man who sacrificed everything in his hunt for the truth.

Borg vs McEnroe (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountrySweden, Denmark, Finland
Duration02:20

The story of the world's greatest tennis icons – Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe – and their legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.

False Trail (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, crime
CountrySweden
Duration02:09

The Interrogator Erik Backstrom is forced to return to his former home village to solve a murder mystery, in which the local polices and some hunters and even Erik's family seems to be involved. Soon, the conflicts are in full action, especially between Erik and the local police Torsten. Torsten does not support Erik very much in his job and has, for some personal reasons, already arrested a suspected perpetrator. Eric takes great risks when he starts digging in the criminal material of the horrible murder case.

I Promise You Anarchy (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryMexico, Germany

Miguel and Johnny know each other since childhood. They are dedicated to skate and have fun. To earn easy money and continue skating, they sell their own blood to a clandestine contact in a hospital. The activity becomes business until a large transaction is not as they imagined.

Sound of Noise (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama, crime, music
CountrySweden, France
Duration01:42

A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city.

Beyond (2010)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountrySweden, Finland, Denmark
Duration01:39

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.

Operation Ragnarok (2018)
Markimdb: 3.5
Genrehorror, action
CountrySweden

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.

I'll Take Sweden (1965)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

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.




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