Swedish movies

List of the best Swedish movies selected by visitors to our site: The Reunion, The Girl in the Spider's Web, Echoes from the Dead, Pure, Strange Heaven, Johan Falk: Kodnamn: Lisa, Spring Tide, Nils Holgerssons wunderbare Reise, Rebecka Martinsson, Andra sidan.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Reunion (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountrySweden
Duration01:30

A film between fiction and reality, highlighting questions about group dynamics and established hierarchies. A group of people meet for their high school reunion 20 years later. One of them talks about her being bullied and outcast and soon the former classmates fall back to the roles they used to have back in school. But this is just half of the film.

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.

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…

Pure (2009)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountrySweden
Duration01:37

From the producer of Dosage V - Alpine Blocs comes a 35mm bouldering flick about bouldering on planet Earth: PURE. Pure is about 19 extraordinary climbers in six countries on three continents , with no ropes.

Strange Heaven (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryPoland, Sweden

Basia and Marek have been on the run their whole lives. Along with their nine-year-old daughter Ula, they experience what it’s like to be an immigrant in Sweden. When a Swedish social worker visits their home, she witnesses Ula’s everyday reality, as seen from the perspective of the local culture. Ula is then taken away from her parents and placed in foster care. Will Basia and Marek stick together and fight for Ula? Will they succeed in rebuilding their bond and their family?

Johan Falk: Kodnamn: Lisa (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySweden

Five men break into Frank Wagner's apartment. Frank is able to escape and seeks out the help of Johan Falk. Has someone leaked that Frank is working with the police? Frank and John don't know who knows what and whom to trust.

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.

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...

Rebecka Martinsson (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Germany
Duration01:00

Rebecka Martinsson from Kiruna has not really found herself despite her big successes at a law firm in Stockholm. When a friend from her childhood passes away, Rebecka returns to Kiruna where she's drawn into a thrilling hunt for a killer.

Andra sidan (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySweden

Sarah, her boyfriend and his five-year-old son Lucas move into a semi-detached house. But the other side is haunted by something evil, who wants Lucas at all costs. Inspired by real events.

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Tommy (2014)
Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Sri Lanka

After a year abroad Estelle returns home to collect her husband's share of the loot from a major robbery.

The Girl King (2015)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryFinland, Canada, Germany, Sweden
Duration02:24

A portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.

She Monkeys (2011)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, sport
CountrySweden
Duration01:23

When Emma meets Cassandra, they initiate a relationship filled with physical and psychological challenges. Emma does whatever it takes to master the rules of the game. Lines are crossed and the stakes get higher and higher. Despite this, Emma can't resist the intoxicating feeling of total control.

Broken Hill Blues (2013)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genredrama
CountrySweden
Duration01:20

In a small mining community in Northern Sweden, a group of youngsters about to take the leap in the adult age fight with themselves and the world around, while the ground literally trembles under their feet.

A Man Called Ove (2015)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySweden
Duration02:04

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.

Easy Money (2010)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountrySweden
Duration02:04

A three-tiered story centered around drugs and organized crime, and focused on a young man who becomes a runner for a coke dealer.

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.

The Hour of the Lynx (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, crime
CountryDenmark, Sweden

Helen, a priest, is approached by scientist Lisbeth with a desperate plea for help. A young man, who has been sent to a high security psychiatric ward after having killed an old couple, has attempted suicide while rambling about God. Having been part of an experiment attempting to humanize inmates by assigning them pets, the young man has suddenly gone ballistic. Fearing that he will attempt suicide again priest and scientist must now confront their mutual animosities while trying to grasp the truth. In a race against time the two women begin a shocking journey deeper and deeper into the sick mind of a young man's soul.

Summer of '92 (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, sport
CountryDenmark, United Kingdom, Sweden

The 1992 Danish football team competes for the European Championship.

My Skinny Sister (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountrySweden, Germany

Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. The disease slowly tears the family apart. A story about jealousy, love and betrayal told with warmth, depth and laughter - on and off the ice.

Midnattssol (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, France
Duration04:41

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.

Hamilton 2: But Not if it Concerns Your Daughter (2013)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller
CountrySweden

Swedish intelligence officer Carl Hamilton's 7-year-old goddaughter Nathalie is kidnapped. When the kidnapping's underlying motive becomes known, the Swedish authorities assume a passive role, forcing Hamilton to action. With the help of international contacts, Hamilton manages to get them on track. Hamilton, along with some military colleagues, plans a daring rescue mission.

With Every Heartbeat (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration01:43

Mia (Ruth Vega Fernandez) and Frida (Liv Mjönes), both in their thirties, meet each other for the first time at their parents' engagement party. Mia's father, Lasse (Krister Henriksson), is about to get married to Frida's mother, Elizabeth (Lena Endre), which will make Mia and Frida stepsisters. Lasse's daughter, Mia, has not visited her father in years and arrives with her boyfriend, Tim (Joakim Nätterqvist), with whom she is about to get married. As Mia and Frida get to know one another, strong emotions begin to stir between them. Their relationship will turn everything upside down for everyone close to them with dramatic consequences.

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.

About Endlessness (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, drama
CountrySweden, Germany, Norway, France

Inspired by “One Thousand and One Nights,” the celebrated collection of Middle Eastern and Indian folk tales, “About Endlessness,” in its juxtaposition of tableaux capturing moments in life, explores the preciousness and beauty of our existence, awakening in us the wish to maintain this eternal treasure and pass it on.

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.

Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary, cartoon, history
CountryDenmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium

Ndola, Northern Rhodesia (currently Zambia), September 18th, 1961. Swedish Dag Hammarskjöld, UN Secretary-General, mysteriously dies in a plane crash. Decades later, Danish journalist and filmmaker Mads Brügger and Swedish researcher Göran Björkdahl investigate the case looking for a definitive closure.

The Crown Jewels (2011)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama
CountrySweden
Duration02:00

Fragancia is arrested for the attempted murder of Richard Persson, the son of a powerful factory owner. During the interrogation her amazing and remarkable life story is revealed. We follow her through her impoverished childhood, her adolescence where she meets the great love of her life, ice hockey star Petterson-Jonsson and the lead up to the fatal night where the story begins.

The Roads Not Taken (2020)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, USA, Poland, Spain

The film follows 24 hours in the life of father and daughter Leo and Molly as she grapples with the challenges of dealing with her father’s chaotic mental state. But as they weave their way around New York City, their ordinary but stressful day takes on a hallucinatory and epic quality, for Leo is seamlessly flowing in and out of several parallel lives; a passionate marriage with his childhood sweetheart Dolores in Mexico and a life of solitude on a remote Greek island, where a chance encounter with two young tourists unmasks the uncomfortable truths of a family life left behind...

Satisfaction 1720 (2016)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryDenmark, Norway, Czech Republic, Sweden
Duration02:07

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.




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