Swedish movies

List of the best Swedish movies selected by visitors to our site: A Conspiracy of Faith, The Nile Hilton Incident, Queen of Hearts, A Serious Game, Swoon, Their Finest, The Girl in the Spider's Web, The Wife, Atomic Blonde, The Snowman
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryDenmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:10
CharactersKillers, Police
PlotAbduction, Investigation, Religious, Depression

An old note is found in a bottle in Jutland which has travelled across the ocean for a long time. The note is hard to decipher, but when the Danish investigators from Section Q receive it, the odd personalities within the section find a new angle on it and try to unveil yet another old and diabolic case even though the lead is cold.

The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryMorocco, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France
Duration01:35
CharactersKillers, Police
PlotPolitical, Death, Investigation, Intrigue
PlaceEgypt, Hotels

In Cairo, weeks before the 2011 revolution, Police Detective Noredin is working in the infamous Kasr el-Nil Police Station when he is handed the case of a murdered singer. He soon realizes that the investigation concerns the power elite, close to the President’s inner circle.

Queen of Hearts (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller
Duration01:56
CharactersFamily
PlotTreason, Relationship

Anne, a brilliant and dedicated advocacy lawyer specialising in society’s most vulnerable, children and young adults, lives what appears to be the picture-perfect life with her doctor-husband, Peter, and their twin daughters. When her estranged teenage stepson, Gustav, moves in with them, Anne’s escalating desire leads her down a dangerous rabbit hole which, once exposed, unleashes a sequence of events destined to destroy her world.

A Serious Game (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySweden
CharactersArtists
PlotLove, Happiness
PlaceCountry houses

In the 1910s, journalist Arvid Stjärnblom and painter's daughter Lydia Stille fall in love with each other.

Swoon (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genremelodrama
Duration01:39
PlotLove
PlaceRides

John and Ninni - both heirs to their own individual amusement parks - fall in love amidst the whirling world they both inhabit. A forbidden love, a war between two families, puts their love and loyalty to the test.

Their Finest (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden
Duration02:21
CharactersActors, Dogs, Lesbians, Artists, Twins
PlaceLondon, Aircraft

During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and Francesca Knight) who undertook their own maritime mission to rescue wounded soldiers are met with mixed feelings by a dismissive all-male staff.

The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
Duration01:55
CharactersSpy, Journalists, Sisters
PlotPads, Investigation
StyleBy books, Fascinating

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.

The Wife (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
Duration01:40
CharactersPhotographers
PlotSuccess

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.

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryGermany, Sweden, USA
Duration02:32
CharactersStrong women, Killers, Lesbians, Hired assassins
PlotUndercover
TimeCold War
StyleUnexpected ending

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.

The Snowman (2017)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Sweden
Duration02:36
CharactersDetectives, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Snow
PlaceNorway
TimeWinter

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.

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Viceroy's House (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, India, Sweden
Duration02:21
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Political, Religious, Intrigue
PlaceIndia

In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.

Thelma (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryNorway, France, Denmark, Sweden
Duration02:16
CharactersParents, Family, Students, Mothers, Fathers, Lesbians
PlotReligious, Relationship
PlaceNorway
StyleFascinating

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities.

Tom of Finland (2017)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, biography
CountryFinland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersArtists, Friends, Gay, Thieves
PlotLove, Relationship, Art, Creation, Dancing
PlaceUSA, Aircraft

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

Tumbbad (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrehorror, thriller
Duration02:27
CharactersGods
PlotTreasures
PlaceIndia, Village
StyleDisturbing

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 that Vinayak gets obsessed with.

Border (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama
Duration01:45
CharactersTroll
StylePhilosophical, By books, Heavy

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.

Koko-di Koko-da (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror
Duration01:25
CharactersDogs, Cats
PlotMystery, Death, Weapon, Snow
PlaceMountains, Helicopters

As a couple goes on a trip to find their way back to each other, a sideshow artist and his shady entourage emerge from the woods, terrorizing them, luring them deeper into a maelstrom of psychological terror and humiliating slapstick.

The Dead Don't Die (2019)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
Duration02:00
CharactersZombie, Police
PlaceSmall cities

In a small peaceful town, zombies suddenly rise to terrorize the town. Now three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert must band together to defeat the undead.

Out Stealing Horses (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, detective
Duration02:19
PlotHappiness
PlaceVillage, Norway

A grieving widower moves to the country where a chance encounter rekindles memories from his past.

Lords of Chaos (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, crime, music, biography
Duration02:16
CharactersMusicians, Singers, Gay, Cats
PlotMusic, Sects
PlaceNorway

A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1990s results in a very violent outcome.

Divine Love (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
Duration01:39
PlotReligious
TimeFuture

In 2027 Brazil, civil servant Joana mainly deals with divorce cases. As a member of a branch of evangelical Christians known as the Divino Amor group, she uses her position to offer a kind of physical therapy to couples who want to separate. Although Joana and her husband Danilo regularly consummate their marriage, neither her constant prayers nor any other methods of assistance seem to be able to fulfill their desire for a child.

Bergman: A Year in a Life (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredocumentary
CountrySweden, Norway
Duration01:44
CharactersDirectors
PlotOn real events

A focuses on 1957, one of the most prolific years for the Swedish director. During the year he shot two films, opened two of his most celebrated films (The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries), and produced four plays and a TV movie while juggling with a complicated private life.

Our Time (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama
Duration02:56
CharactersPoets, Family
PlotRelationship, Jealousy

A family lives in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. Esther is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband Juan, a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the beasts. Although in an open marriage, their relationship begins to crumble when Esther falls in love with an American horsebreaker and Juan is unable to control his jealousy.

Becoming Astrid (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography
Duration01:58
CharactersWriters, Strong women
PlotArt, Everyday life, Dancing
StyleFor girls

When Astrid Lindgren was very young something happened that affected her profoundly, and this combination of both miracle and calamity came to shape her entire life. It was an event that transformed her into one of the most inspiring women of our age and the storyteller a whole world would come to love. This is the story of when a young Astrid, despite the expectations of her time and religious upbringing, decided to break free from society's norms and follow her heart.

The House That Jack Built (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, drama, crime
Duration02:43
CharactersSerial killers, Killers
StyleFancy, Not for everyone, Depressive, Disturbing, Tense

Failed architect, engineer and vicious murderer Jack narrates the details of some of his most elaborately orchestrated crimes, each of them a towering piece of art that defines his life's work as a serial killer for twelve years.

The Wild Pear Tree (2018)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
Duration02:05
CharactersWriters, Family, Dogs, Teachers
PlotMoney, Snow
PlaceTurkey

Sinan is passionate about literature and has always wanted to be a writer. Returning to the village where he was born, he pours his heart and soul into scraping together the money he needs to be published, but his father’s debts catch up with him.

Spoor (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryPoland, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia, France
Duration01:45
CharactersPolice, Doctors, Friends
PlaceForest

A story about Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, who lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who (or what) is the murderer, but nobody believes her.

All Roads Lead to Rome (2016)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryItaly, USA, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens, Family, Mothers
PlotWedding, Love, Chase, Happiness, Pursuit, Travel
PlaceSea, Italy, Aircraft

Maggie is an uptight, single mother and college writing teacher from New York City. In an effort to reconnect with her troubled teen daughter Summer, she decides to embark on a journey to a Tuscan village where she frequented in her younger days. Upon arrival, Maggie runs into Luca a handsome former lover who is still a bachelor and lives with his eighty-year-old mother Carmen. Summer (missing her “bad boy” boyfriend in NYC) and Carmen (secretly planning a wedding against Luca’s wishes to MARCELINO, her one true love in Rome) impulsively steal Luca’s car and race off to Rome. Maggie and Luca quickly pursue allowing the two mismatched couples to spend some time together and develop a new understanding of each other.

Shelley (2016)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden
Duration01:49
CharactersPregnant, Newlyweds, Chickens
PlaceCountry houses
StyleDisturbing

Louise and Kasper want to become parents, but Louise cannot have children. She seals a pact with her Romanian maid, Elena, to bear her child, but things don't turn out quite as planned...

The Last King (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryNorway, Denmark, Sweden, Republic of Ireland, Hungary
Duration02:04
PlotWar, Death, Mystery, Hunting, The escape
PlaceNorway

Year 1206. Norway is ravaged by civil war. The King's illegitimate son is guarded in deep secret. A boy that half of the kingdom wants to kill and two men will protect to the death. A boy named Earl Håkonsson. Birkebeiners is the story of the escape that changed Norway's history forever.

Borg vs McEnroe (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountrySweden, Denmark, Finland
Duration02:20
CharactersTrainers
PlotCompetitions, Confrontation, Rivalry

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.

Kung Fury (2015)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, short
CountrySweden
Duration31:02
CharactersHackers, Maniacs, Killers, Police, Dinosaurs
PlotLove, War, Fight, Investigation, Chase, Skirmishes, Time travel, Martial Arts
PlaceGermany, USA

During an unfortunate series of events, a friend of Kung Fury is assassinated by the most dangerous kung fu master criminal of all time, Adolf Hitler, a.k.a Kung Führer. Kung Fury decides to travel back in time to Nazi Germany in order to kill Hitler and end the Nazi empire once and for all.

A Man Called Ove (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySweden
Duration02:04
PlotCancer
StyleTouching

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.

The Absent One (2014)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryDenmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration01:55
StyleAction, Disturbing

In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues points in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and is convicted for the murders. When the case ends up on Carls Mørck’s desk 20 years later, he soon realises that something is terribly wrong. As Carl and Assad start investigating the case, they are led on to an old emergency call from a desperate girl who seems to know the secrets of the murders. Soon they are plunged into an intense search for the girl, Kimmie, who has been missing since the murders happened. But Carl and Assad are not the only ones trying to track her down as the girl’s testimonial is of great danger to a group of influential men at the top of society who will do all they can to keep her silent.

American Burger (2014)
Mark4.8 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountrySweden
Duration01:17

A bus load of American students, all jocks, cheerleaders and nerds, are on a culture trip in Europe when they stumble upon a mysterious Hamburger stand in the deep European woods, selling 100% American Burgers. A visit to the Burger Factory behind the stand, renders them trapped in this unknown territory, and they are about to realize that European notion of American Hamburgers is terrifyingly different from what they're used to... The road trip descends into a battle for survival as Americans are treated as cows. Who's going to end up in the slaughterhouse? Will the nerds ever get to score with the cheerleaders? Cliques are formed... Strategies are made... And in the midst of it all they learn a thing or two about friendship, survival, consumerism, horny teenage urges and, perhaps most importantly, to never visit a fast-food restaurant ever again. And the nerds somehow end up having the... Best. Summer. Ever.

Force Majeure (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySweden, France, Denmark, Norway
Duration02:00
CharactersStrong women

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

Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Sweden
Duration01:32
PlotLost memory, Obsession
StyleDisturbing, Tense

A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

Swiss Army Man (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Sweden
Duration01:55
PlotSurvival
PlaceUninhabited island

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 “friend” and an unusual bag of tricks, the duo go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

United States of Love (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryPoland, Sweden
Duration01:43
CharactersHousewives
PlotLove triangle, Dancing, Death
PlaceSchool

Poland, 1990. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it's time to change their lives, and fulfill their desires.

The Commune (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genredrama
CountryDenmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Duration02:57
CharactersLovers, Students, Journalists
PlotDreams, Love, Death, Love triangle

Erik, a lecturer in architecture, inherits his father’s large old house in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen. His wife Anna, a well-known television newscaster, suggests that they invite their friends to come and live with them. In this way she hopes to evade the boredom that has begun to seep into their marriage. Before long, a dozen women, men and children move into the country house, make collective decisions, engage in discussions and go swimming together in the nearby Øresund strait. They also rub each other up the wrong way on account of their smaller and larger idiosyncrasies. Their fragile equilibrium threatens to come undone when Erik falls in love with his student Emma and the young woman moves into the house. Fourteen-year-old Freja, daughter of Erik and Anna, aloofly observes these goings-on and seeks her own way.

Brimstone (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, western, detective
CountryNetherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:45
CharactersPriests, Mute
PlaceWild West
StyleTense

In the menacing inferno of the old American West, Liz is a genuine survivor who is hunted by a vengeful preacher for a crime she didn’t commit.

Fonko (2016)
Genredocumentary
CountrySweden
Duration04:23
CharactersMusicians

While southern Europe is crumbling, Angola is the world’s fastest growing economy. In Africa’s rapidly developing cities, urban musicians are creating sounds that have come to define the new generation. Urban music like kuduro, coupé-décalé and azonto have arisen out of social change and have come to define a new African identity shaped by post-colonial consciousness.

The Square (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySweden, Germany, France, Denmark
Duration02:04
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Money, Art
PlaceParty
StyleMakes me think

A satirical drama reflecting our times — about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.

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

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.

Walk with Me (2016)
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySweden, Denmark
CharactersSoldier
PlotLove, War
PlaceHospitals

Deployed on mission in Helmand, Afghanistan, 25-year old Thomas steps on a landmine and loses both his legs. At the local rehabilitation center, he meets Sofie, an ascending ballerina from the Royal Danish Ballet, who is helping a relative to regain strength after a long term sickness. Thomas desperately wants back in the field and gets impatient as progress does not emerge as fast as he wants to. When Sofie offers to help him with a more intense rehabilitation plan, he accepts. Despite their differences, they develop a special bond and a mutual affection.

The Yard (2016)
Genredrama
CountryGermany, Sweden
CharactersWriters

Based on Kristian Lundberg's novel about Anders, who goes from acclaimed author to physical worker at the bottom of society. He can no longer support himself through his cultural work and is forced to start anew, as a worker in Malmö harbour, at a place called 'The Yard'.

Satisfaction 1720 (2016)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryDenmark, Norway, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration02:07
CharactersFamily

Set in the year 1720, the story is about what happens to 29-year-old Tordenskiold when the Great Northern War ends and he doesn't know what to do with the rest of his life. His trusted valet persuades him to go on a European ‘road trip’ to search for a bride.

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryFinland, Sweden, Germany
Duration01:40
CharactersGirlfriends
PlotLove, Boxing

Summer 1962 and Olli Mäki has a shot at the world championship title in featherweight boxing. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, everything has been prepared for his fame and fortune. All Olli has to do is lose weight and concentrate. But there is a problem – he has fallen in love with Raija.

Midnattssol (2016)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Sweden
Duration04:41
CharactersPolice, Serial killers, Shamans
PlotDancing, Mystery, Investigation
PlaceFrance

Kahina Zadi, 32, a French police officer travels to Kiruna in Sweden to investigate the bestial murder of a French citizen. Together with Anders, a Swedish prosecutor of Sami origin, she begins an investigation. Soon new killings start to happen and the first victim turns out to be the tip of a very dark iceberg. The victims seemingly have nothing in common more than that they are all being killed in a well-planned and vicious manner. In their hunt for the truth, both Kahina and Anders are forced to deal with their own past that they have repressed. A personal journey through a painful past becomes the key to succeed in preventing the violent killings that affects the small mining community of Kiruna.

Britt-Marie Was Here (2019)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
Duration01:56
CharactersFamily
PlotTreason, Rivalry
StyleBy books

Britt-Marie, a woman in her sixties, decides to leave her husband and start anew. Having been housewife for most of her life and and living in small backwater town of Borg, there isn't many jobs available and soon she finds herself fending a youth football team.

Euphoria (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, Germany
Duration02:17
CharactersSisters, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotTime travel, Death, Cancer, Sects

The story of two sisters on a journey, where they try to get close to each other and approach the tough questions in life. Euphoria is a contemporary drama about responsibility and reconciliation, in a world where these concepts are gradually being lost.

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