Top 10 Swedish Movies
Considering that Sika only managed to get one Swedish movie into his 100 Greatest Movies of All Time list and at a lousy 89th place I just had to make sure that you all know about some other Swedish gems.
Here’s my Top 10 List of Swedish Movies:
10. Mitt liv som hund (My Life as a Dog) (1985)
Yeah, it made my list too…
Make sure to NOT see the longer extended version! It’s actually shorter on plot and they edited in pornographic close ups that is pretty damn tasteless considering that they try to spice up… rape scenes. But the original movie is great enough for Quentin Tarantino to rip off!
Actually I could pick a bunch of other movies by director Jan Troell but then this Top Ten would get a bit monotone… This is his latest little masterpiece but don’t be afraid to pick up his epic oldies but goldies Utvandrarna (1971) and Nybyggarna (1972).
From the director that gave us Let the Right One In (not the remake). 4 oddball stories that is all great but they have one weird flaw: one of them is too good so it makes the other stories feel less exiting – but that is just a luxury problem.
6. Flickan (The Girl) (DVD) (2009)
Beautiful and poetic movie about a girl left alone one summer in the 80’s. That’s it. No explosions to be found.
5. Ping-pongkingen (2008)
This movie manages to be deadly deadpan and epic at the same time. Don’t ask me how genius director Jens Jonsson manages that!
4. Körkarlen (The Phantom Carriage [DVD] (1921)
Considering that we Swedes love death we haven’t actually made a lot of movies about the Grim Reaper. Well, there is that overrated piece of shit movie Bergman did but then there is this; one of Bergman’s own favorite movies directed by that dude that was in Bergman’s boring as death movie Smultronstället (1957). A silent movie that scared the living shit out of me when I first saw it as a kid and it still does.
Bleak as a fog but funny as Hell. In my eyes it’s a lowbrow prequel to Planet of the Apes that takes place just before the end of the world.
2. Elvira Madigan [DVD](1967)
Yeah, Bo Widerberg is another director that would take up too much space in a short Top 10 list so Elvira Madigan get the honor of representing his body of work. His Barnvagnen (1963) made the #59-spot in my Top 100 Rare Movies List but my favorites is this, Heja Roland! (1966), Mannen på taket (1976) and Kvarteret Korpen (1963). Check them all out, why don’t ya?
1. Den enfaldige mördaren (1982)
Alexander Skarsgård’s dad in a black as night version of Forrest Gump.
More Lunki and Sika Top Lists!
Top 10 ABBA Reunion Rumors
Top Ten Movies Starring Me and Kate from Lost
My Top 10 Favorite Rick Moranis Movies
Top 10 Steve Martin Movies
Top 10 Favorite Animal Movies
Top 10 Most Annoying TV Characters (2011 Edition)
Top 10 Steps to Becoming a Hollywood Celebrity
My Top 10 Favorite Amnesia Movies
My Top 10 Favorite Kids Movies to make grown Men Cry
My Top 10 Favorite Lonely Movies
My Top 5 Unforgettable Movies
- Three Movies I Liked Finale (darcknyt.wordpress.com)
- Shopping For DVD Movies (letsgetenergized.wordpress.com)
- Horror Films 101: Summer viewing suggestions from Lady Lazarus. (jenniferlinton.com)
- Amazon is great! (lunkiandsika.wordpress.com)
- Telluride Sked Announced (mrmovietimes.com)