Max von Sydow Movies

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1. Only a Mother (1949)

92 min | Drama

About serf wife Maria, called Rya-Rya, her life from a young beautiful girl with dreams of love to a worn-out mother, who only lives for her children.

Director: Alf Sjöberg | Stars: Eva Dahlbeck, Ragnar Falck, Ulf Palme, Hugo Björne

Votes: 66

2. Miss Julie (1951)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

A heiress begins to realize her attraction to one of her family's servants.

Director: Alf Sjöberg | Stars: Anita Björk, Ulf Palme, Märta Dorff, Lissi Alandh

Votes: 1,524

3. Ingen mans kvinna (1953)

104 min | Drama

Imber has a child with the dubious fiancé Erland. He is destructive and his unhealthy lifestyle subjects his family to starvation and the death of their child. Imber falls in love with Arne and a settlement between Arne and Erland unfolds.

Director: Lars-Eric Kjellgren | Stars: Alf Kjellin, Birger Malmsten, Ann-Marie Gyllenspetz, Aurore Palmgren

Votes: 10

4. Rätten att älska (1956)

79 min | Drama

The story of Doctor Bernhard Borg who champion the modern sexual education.

Director: Mimi Pollak | Stars: Stig Järrel, Märta Dorff, Pia Skoglund, Ingemar Pallin

Votes: 19

5. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

Votes: 149,634

6. Wild Strawberries (1957)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 87,719

7. The Minister of Uddarbo (1957)

92 min | Drama

A devoted but controversial priest comes to a Swedish village. He encounters conflicts with the locals. The priest has some problems within his family as well. One is related to an orphan girl.

Director: Kenne Fant | Stars: Max von Sydow, Ann-Marie Gyllenspetz, Anders Henrikson, Holger Löwenadler

Votes: 30

8. Brink of Life (1958)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

Three women in a maternity ward reveal their lives and intimate thoughts to each other while in a maternity ward together, where they face the choice of keeping their babies or offering them for adoption.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Eva Dahlbeck, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson, Barbro Hiort af Ornäs

Votes: 2,228

9. Spion 503 (1958)

82 min | Drama, War

During World War II, the sexy June Harvey (Margit Carlqvist) is a smooth operator within the Nazi ranks as well as within the growing resistance movement. Loosely based on real world person Jane Horney.

Director: Jørn Jeppesen | Stars: Margit Carlqvist, Holger Juul Hansen, Max von Sydow, Jørn Jeppesen

Votes: 11

10. The Magician (1958)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

86 Metascore

A traveling magician and his assistants are persecuted by authorities in Sweden of the 19th century. Their captures, however, didn't bring victory to those in power.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Naima Wifstrand

Votes: 8,112

11. The Virgin Spring (1960)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitta Pettersson

Votes: 24,599 | Gross: $1.53M

12. Bröllopsdagen (1960)

89 min | Comedy

Anders and Sylvia are getting married, but Sylvia says no and runs away at the altar.

Director: Kenne Fant | Stars: Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Edvin Adolphson, Elsa Carlsson

Votes: 21

13. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Recently released from a mental hospital; Karin rejoins her emotionally disconnected family and their island home, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe she is being visited by God.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Votes: 20,813

14. Wonderful Adventures of Nils (1962)

95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Nils lives with his parents in the south of Sweden. He is a naughty boy and teases like the animals on the farm. They should not have him and be happy if he is bewitched one day with his hamster Crumb for punishment by a gnome.

Director: Kenne Fant | Stars: Sven Lundberg, Max von Sydow, Annika Tretow, Elsa Ebbesen

Votes: 476

15. The Mistress (1962)

77 min | Drama

If someone just then had told her that she in a few months would be the mistress of her boss, she would become aggrieved and indignant. Women who tangled with married men was not acceptable to her.

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow, Per Myrberg, Birger Lensander

Votes: 116

16. Winter Light (1963)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

A small-town priest struggles with his faith.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow

Votes: 19,679

17. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

G | 260 min | Biography, Drama, History

An all-star, large scale epic movie that chronicles the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Directors: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.

Votes: 8,249 | Gross: $15.47M

19. The Reward (1965)

92 min | Drama, Western

Bounty hunters capture a wanted fugitive, but on the return trip begin to fight among themselves as to who should get the bigger share of the reward.

Director: Serge Bourguignon | Stars: Max von Sydow, Yvette Mimieux, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Gilbert Roland

Votes: 183

20. Hawaii (1966)

Approved | 189 min | Drama

An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman

Votes: 2,518 | Gross: $34.56M

21. The Quiller Memorandum (1966)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In the West Berlin of the 1960s, two British agents are killed by a Nazi group, prompting British Intelligence to dispatch agent Quiller to investigate.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow, Senta Berger

Votes: 3,219

22. Here Is Your Life (1966)

M/PG | 110 min | Drama

A working class teenager comes of age in 1910s rural Sweden, moving from job to job and meeting a variety of individuals who gradually shape his future.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Eddie Axberg, Gudrun Brost, Ulla Akselson, Bo Wahlström

Votes: 754

23. Hour of the Wolf (1968)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror

While vacationing on a remote Scandanavian island with his younger pregnant wife, an artist has an emotional breakdown while confronting his repressed desires.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gertrud Fridh, Georg Rydeberg

Votes: 16,806

24. Black Palm Trees (1968)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

A young Finnish woman is searching for the sailor Colett, who rescued her once from drowning. She arrives to a small port of Rio de Janeiro.

Director: Lars-Magnus Lindgren | Stars: Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Toralv Maurstad, Thommy Berggren

Votes: 70

25. Shame (1968)

R | 103 min | Drama

In the midst of a civil war, former violinists Jan and Eva Rosenberg, who have a tempestuous marriage, run a farm on a rural island. In spite of their best efforts to escape their homeland, the war impinges on every aspect of their lives.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Sigge Fürst, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 11,037

26. Made in Sweden (1969)

89 min | Drama

Two journalists Kristina travels to Thailand to investigate rumors that a Swedish company is engaged in illicit arms sales there.

Director: Johan Bergenstråhle | Stars: Lena Granhagen, Per Myrberg, Max von Sydow, Karl-Birger Blomdahl

Votes: 35

27. The Passion of Anna (1969)

R | 101 min | Drama

A recently divorced man meets an emotionally devastated widow and they begin a love affair.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow, Erland Josephson

Votes: 7,667

28. The Kremlin Letter (1970)

M/PG | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

During the Cold War a Naval Intelligence officer endowed with a powerful photographic memory is transferred to the CIA to participate in a covert operation in Moscow.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Richard Boone, Nigel Green, Dean Jagger

Votes: 1,685 | Gross: $0.24M

29. The Night Visitor (1971)

GP | 106 min | Crime, Thriller, Horror

In a Scandinavian insane asylum, murderer Salem sneaks-out at night to exact his revenge on those who he deems responsible for his predicament.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Max von Sydow, Trevor Howard, Liv Ullmann, Per Oscarsson

Votes: 1,261

30. The Emigrants (1971)

PG | 151 min | Drama, History

In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Sven-Olof Bern

Votes: 4,978

31. The Touch (1971)

R | 115 min | Drama

In a small Swedish town, physician Andreas Vergerus and his wife Karin Vergarus have a loving yet somewhat pedestrian fifteen year marriage which has spawned two now early teen children. ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Elliott Gould, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow, Sheila Reid

Votes: 1,218

32. The Apple War (1971)

103 min | Comedy

A German business man, Volkswagner, comes to Österlen in the south of Sweden to build Deutschneyland, a gigantic amusement park for German tourists. The local councilors and the member of ... See full summary »

Director: Tage Danielsson | Stars: Per Grundén, Gösta Ekman, Sture Ericson, Ingvar Ottoson

Votes: 1,714

33. Embassy (1972)

PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama

A Russian spy penetrates into the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon to try to kill a Soviet defector under asylum there.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Chuck Connors, Marie-José Nat, Ray Milland

Votes: 98

34. The New Land (1972)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Western

A Swedish immigrant family struggle to establish a new life for themselves in the forest of Minnesota in the mid 19th Century.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Pierre Lindstedt

Votes: 3,479

35. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

81 Metascore

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 344,787 | Gross: $232.91M

36. Steppenwolf (1974)

R | 107 min | Drama

In the bourgeois circles of Europe after the Great War, can anything save the modern man? Harry Haller, a solitary intellectual, has all his life feared his dual nature of being human and ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Haines | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dominique Sanda, Pierre Clémenti, Carla Romanelli

Votes: 989

37. Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled Story (1975)

107 min | Comedy

The patriarch of a seemingly nameless family is a factory owner whose workers transform eggs into specialized tools for scratching certain unreachable human itches. The Father rules both ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Alfredson | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Max von Sydow, Birgitta Andersson, Anna Godenius

Votes: 776

38. Trompe l'oeil (1975)

105 min | Drama

Anne lives with her husband in Belgium where she works as a restorer of paintings. When she becomes pregnant, she finds herself remembering a picture she did some time ago and of which she ... See full summary »

Director: Claude d'Anna | Stars: Max von Sydow, Laure Dechasnel, Micheline Presle, François Arnal

Votes: 8

39. Three Days of the Condor (1975)

R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow

Votes: 44,422 | Gross: $41.51M

40. The Ultimate Warrior (1975)

R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Virus holocaust is not the only plague that threatens our future. New York City, 2012 A.D. In a plague devastated world, one tired man finds a reason to fight.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Yul Brynner, Max von Sydow, Joanna Miles, William Smith

Votes: 1,748

41. Dog's Heart (1976)

113 min | Comedy

Professor Preobrazhensky puts courageous experiences, trying to turn a dog in equal to in all of the person. As a result somebody turns out Doggies. Unfortunately, experience proves that it is better for dog to remain a dog.

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Max von Sydow, Eleonora Giorgi, Mario Adorf, Gina Rovere

Votes: 220

42. Illustrious Corpses (1976)

PG | 120 min | Crime, Thriller, Mystery

A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Lino Ventura, Tino Carraro, Marcel Bozzuffi, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 1,763

43. The Far Side of Paradise (1976)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

At the beginning of WW2, Liviu, a Romanian count, and his wife Julia come to live on an uninhabited tropical island, where they hope to escape the war and their past. They bring with them ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Max von Sydow, Jorge Luke

Votes: 202

44. The Desert of the Tartars (1976)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.

Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Vittorio Gassman, Giuliano Gemma, Helmut Griem

Votes: 1,766

45. Voyage of the Damned (1976)

PG | 155 min | Drama, War

The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 2,438

46. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

R | 117 min | Horror

3.8