24 Best movies & tv shows from Sweden to watch so far in 2017

It might be hard to imagine these days, but along with Denmark, Sweden once had one of the most thriving film industries in the world. We’re talking about a time before Hollywood’s hegemony obviously. But even though Sweden has been a relatively small player ever since the 1920’s, it has always been a significant one. In the 1950’s, Ingmar Bergman conquered the international world of cinema (or art in general) with his deeply philosophical art films such as ‘Wild Strawberries’ and ‘The Seventh Seal’. In his wake, many gifted Swedish directors followed.

But it’s not just directors that put the Nordic country on the map. What to think of iconic international actors and actresses like Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Max von Sydow, or more recently, Alexander Skarsgård and Alicia Vikander?

Up to this day, there is something very particular and distinctive about Swedish cinema. Contemporary filmmakers like Ruben Östlund and Lukas Moodysson for example, carry on a long running and rich cinematic tradition. This list features our favorite Swedish movies and TV series that came out in the last couple of years.


Find the latest movies & tv shows from Sweden released in 2017, 2016 and earlier. Entertainmentwise has listed the best movies & series from Sweden released so far. Foreign movies & series & American Hollywood productions.

New 2017 movies to watch right now

Movies categorized under 'Sweden' released in 2017 so far as well as upcoming releases.

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The Snowman

20 Oct 2017
by Tomas Alfredson

Several detectives are leading a murder investigation. A cop must connect old cases to the new ones. to..... Read more

Picture of The Square

The Square

25 Aug 2017
by Ruben Östlund

Christian wants to drum up publicity for his museum. But in a series of twists and turns, his plan..... Read more

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Borg/McEnroe

08 Sep 2017
by Janus Metz

Bjorn Borg. John McEnroe. Two of the world’s best tennis players. 1 match. A clash of the titans on the..... Read more

New 2017 series to watch right now

Original series categorized under 'Sweden' released in 2017 so far as well as upcoming releases.

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Let the Right one in

2008
by John Ajvide Lindqvist (screenplay), John Ajvide Lindqvist (novel)

Highlights the story of a boy Oskar
who is tired of being bullied and demeaned by others. He finds..... Read more

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Saknad

2017
by N/A

A police officer returns to her hometown to visit her daughter where she discovers something horrible that..... Read more

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Innan vi dör

2017–
by N/A

An undercover police officer disappears and the department gets busy to retrieve him.

.. Read more

The Best Sweden movies & tv series of the last decade

    Picture of Arn: Tempelriddaren

    Arn: Tempelriddaren

    25 Dec 2007
    by Peter Flinth

    Arn is the son of a high-ranking Swedish templar. After being educated in a monastery he is sent to the..... Read more

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    Forbrydelsen

    2007–2012
    by Søren Sveistrup

    Story of Sarah Lund, a Police detective who boldly investigates difficult cases that often effect personal..... Read more

    Picture of Bron/Broen

    Bron/Broen

    2011–
    by N/A

    Two cops have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer of a person whose body was found..... Read more

    Picture of Wallander

    Wallander

    2008–
    by N/A

    The series revolves around the actions and personality of detective Kurt Wallander who struggles with his..... Read more

    Picture of Real Humans

    Real Humans

    2012–
    by Lars Lundström

    The story highlights the hindrance of technological advancement. It revolves around artificial humans..... Read more

    Picture of Solsidan

    Solsidan

    2010–
    by Ulf Kvensler, Jacob Seth Fransson, Pontus Edgren, Felix Herngren

    The everyday lives and interactions of two very different families in the posh neighborhood of Solsidan in..... Read more

    Picture of The Bridge

    The Bridge

    2011–
    by N/A

    A murder investigation brings together a Danish homicide investigator and Swedish cop to work jointly on..... Read more

    Picture of A Man Called Ove

    A Man Called Ove

    30 Sep 2016
    by Hannes Holm

    Ove is the ornery old man next door. His demeanor changes when a young family moves in next door.

    .. Read more

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