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The Best Swedish Movies on Netflix

Updated September 27, 2019 206 votes 324 voters 49.1k views4 items

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Bundle up and book a flight to Stockholm. These are the best Swedish movies on Netflix, ranked by foreign film fans. This list of Netflix Swedish movies includes some of the finest international films in the massive Netflix library. Many of the most popular Swedish films are based on bestselling books, but plenty of other Swedish movies streaming on Netflix are based on original screenplays.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on the book of the same name by Stieg Larsson, is one of the best movies in the Netflix catalog, not just one of the top Swedish language films. The film's sequels, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, are two more movies that appear on this list of the best Swedish films on Netflix.

Let the Right One In, also based on a novel, is a touching tale of young love that just happens to involve a blood-thirsty vampire. Kiss Me, Together, and The Sacrifice are other great Swedish language movies streaming on Netflix.

Which Swedish film on Netflix do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Have you seen most of the Swedish language movies streaming on Netflix or are you dabbling in foreign films for the first time? This list is ranked by movie buffs like you, so vote up your favorites and please add any we may have missed.

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  • Pojken med guldbyxorna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Swedish Movies on Netflix
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    Pojken med guldbyxorna is a 1975 Swedish TV-series, based on an 1967 novel by Max Lundgren, that became very popular in Sweden and has since been shown numerous times on Swedish television. The version now broadcast on TV4 Guld consists of episodes cut into 30 minutes each. The plot revolves around a boy who discovers that he is able to pull an infinite number of banknotes from the pockets of his jeans.... more on Wikipedia
    • Released: 1975
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  • Force Majeure is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Swedish Movies on Netflix
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    Force Majeure is a 2014 Swedish comedy-drama film directed by Ruben Östlund. It follows the marital tension experienced by Thomas and his wife, Ebba, after he has abandoned her and her children in the face of an avalanche, prioritizing his own escape over their safety.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Kristofer Hivju, Johannes Kuhnke, Clara Wettergren, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Vincent Wettergren
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Ruben Östlund
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  • Henning Mankell's Wallander is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Swedish Movies on Netflix
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    Wallander (2005, TV4) is a Swedish crime television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt novels of the same name, starring Krister Henriksson as the title role. The show revolves around a Swedish cop in a small town by the Baltic coast and the crimes he has to solve.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Mats Bergman, Stina Ekblad, Douglas Johansson, Krister Henriksson, Marianne Mörck
    • Released: 2005
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  • Kiss Me is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Swedish Movies on Netflix
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    With Every Heartbeat, also released as Kiss Me, is a 2011 Swedish drama film directed by Alexandra Therese Keining. The film won the "Breakthrough Award" at the 2011 AFI Festival.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Lena Endre, Krister Henriksson, Björn Kjellman, Joakim Nätterqvist, Tom Ljungman
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Alexandra-Therese Keining
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