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List of famous film directors from Sweden, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Sweden has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Swedish directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Sweden and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List items range from Göran Carmback to Gösta Ekman.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Swedish directors?" and "Which directors are from Sweden?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Sweden in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Swedish directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Åke Falck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Åke Falck Died at 49 (1925-1974) Åke Falck was a Swedish film director. He directed 13 films between 1958 and 1972. His 1966 film The Princess was entered into the 5th Moscow International Film Festival.

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Åke Grönberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 55 (1914-1969) Karl Åke Edvard Grönberg was a Swedish film actor who appeared in nearly 100 films. Gronberg was a versatile stage personality of his day, performing as a singer, variety artist, ...more

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Alexander Skarsgård is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 42 Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander and Brad Colbert. He is the ...more

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Alexandra Isles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 71 Alexandra Moltke or Alexandra M. Isles is an actress and documentary filmmaker. She appeared as the original Victoria Winters from 1966–68 on the cult TV serial Dark Shadows, which aired on ABC ...more

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Alexandra-Therese Keining is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 42 Alexandra-Therese Keining is a screenwriter, film director and casting director.

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Alf Kjellin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 68 (1920-1988) Alf Kjellin was a Swedish film actor and director, who also appeared on some television shows. Kjellin was well established as a film actor when he occasionally took on roles in television ...more

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Alf Sjöberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 77 (1903-1980) Sven Erik Alf Sjöberg was a Swedish theatre and film director. He won the Grand Prix du Festival at the Cannes Film Festival twice: in 1946 for Iris and the Lieutenant, and in 1951 for his ...more

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Allan Corduner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 68 Allan Corduner is a British actor. He has worked extensively on stage, TV, and film, both in the UK and in the USA. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Sir Arthur Sullivan in Mike ...more

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Allan Edwall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 73 (1924-1997) Johan Allan Edwall was a Swedish actor, director, author, composer and singer, best-known outside Sweden for the small roles he played in some of Ingmar Bergman's films, such as Fanny and ...more

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Anders Eriksson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Anders Eriksson age 62 Anders Georg Eriksson is a Swedish revue artist, comedian and actor. He is best known as a member of the comedy group Galenskaparna och After Shave. Actor and comedian Claes Eriksson is Anders ...more

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Anders Henrikson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 69 (1896-1965) Anders Henrikson was a Swedish actor and film director. He appeared in 57 films between 1913 and 1965. He also directed 30 films between 1933 and 1956.

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Anders Jacobsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Anders Jacobsson age 43

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Anders Jacobsson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Anders Jacobsson age 53 Anders Jacobsson is a cinematographer, film editor, screenwriter, film director and an actor.

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Anders Lennberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Anders Lennberg age 54 Anders Lennberg is a film director and screenwriter.

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Anders Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 55 Anders Nilsson is a Swedish film director, writer and photographer. He was born in Kil in Värmland, Sweden.

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Andreas Hansson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 44 Andreas Hansson is a film producer, a screenwriter, a cinematographer and a film director.

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Annika Larsson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 46 Annika Larsson is a contemporary artist living in Berlin. She received a Master of Fine Arts from the Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm. Since the late 1990s, Annika has produced ...more

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Arne Carlsson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Arne Carlsson age 73 Arne Carlsson is a cinematographer.

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Arne Mattsson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 76 (1919-1995) Arne Mattsson was a Swedish film director, born in Uppsala. His early movies were mostly comedies. His biggest success was Hon dansade en sommar, which earned him the Golden Bear at the Berlin ...more

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Arne Sucksdorff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 84 (1917-2001) Arne Sucksdorff was a Swedish film director, considered one of cinema's greatest documentary filmmakers. He was particularly celebrated for his visually poetic and scenic nature documentaries. ...more

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Arnold Sjöstrand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 52 (1903-1955) Arnold Sjöstrand was a Swedish actor and film director. He appeared in 33 films between 1931 and 1952.

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Arthur Izakowicz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Arthur Izakowicz age 33 Arthur Izakowicz is a cinematographer, screenwriter and film producer.

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Arvid E. Gillstrom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 46 (1889-1935) Arvid E. Gillstrom, was a Swedish film director and screenwriter. He was born Arvid Evald Gyllström in Annedal, Gothenburg, Sweden and died in Hollywood, California.

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Åsa Blanck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 48 Åsa Blanck is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Åsa Elzén is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Åsa Elzén age 46 Åsa Elzén is a film director.

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Axel Petersén is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Axel Petersén age 39 Axel Petersen is a screenwriter and film director.

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Bengt Ekerot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 51 (1920-1971) Bengt Ekerot was a Swedish actor and director. Ekerot was born in Stockholm. He had several roles in Swedish films, but he became immortalized in 1957 when he starred in Ingmar Bergman's The ...more

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Bengt Järrel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Bengt Järrel Died at 79 (1922-2001) Bengt Järrel was a film director.

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Bernt Hermele is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 65 Bernt Hermele is a journalist, film director and film producer.

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Berth Milton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Berth Milton, Jr. age 63 Berth Milton Jr. is a film director.

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Björn Renberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Björn Renberg age 43 Björn Renberg is a film producer, a screenwriter, a cinematographer and a film director.

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Björn Stein is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Björn Stein age 48 Björn Stein is a film and television director, film editor and screenwriter.

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Bo Arne Vibenius is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 75 Bo Arne Vibenius is a Swedish film director, most famous for his exploitation classics Breaking Point and Thriller – A Cruel Picture. The latter served as a huge influence on Quentin Tarantino ...more

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Bo Svenson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 77 Bo Svenson is a Swedish-born American actor, known for his roles in American genre films of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Bo Widerberg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Died at 67 (1930-1997) Bo Widerberg, was a Swedish film director, writer, editor and actor. He was born Bo Gunnar Widerberg in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden. He died in Ängelholm, Skåne län, ...more

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Börje Larsson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Börje Larsson Died at 72 (1910-1982) Börje Larsson was a film director and screenwriter

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Börje Nyberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Börje Nyberg Died at 85 (1920-2005) Börje Nyberg was a Swedish actor and film director. He appeared in more than 40 films and television shows between 1947 and 1996.

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Calvin Floyd is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Calvin Floyd age 87 Calvin Floyd is a film producer, film director, screenwriter, film score composer and musician.

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Carin Mannheimer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Carin Mannheimer Died at 80 (1934-2014) Carin Mannheimer was a Swedish dramatist, screenwriter, author and film director, born in Osby, Sweden. She garnered acclaim with Rapport om kvinnor, which was published in 1969. The situation ...more

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Carl Johan De Geer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 80 Baron Carl Johan Louis De Geer af Finspång is a Swedish artist, writer, musician and friherre of the De Geer noble family. Carl Johan De Geer grew up in a castle in Skåne, in ...more

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Carl-Gustav Nykvist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Carl-Gustav Nykvist age 65 Carl-Gustaf Nykvist is a screenwriter and film director.

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Casper Andreas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 46 Casper Andreas is an actor, film director, screenwriter, and film producer based in New York City. He is openly gay.

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Catti Edfeldt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Catti Edfeldt age 68 Catti Edfeldt is a casting director, actress, film and television director and screenwriter.

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Cecilia Frode is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 48 Cecilia Frode is a Swedish actress born on 14 August 1970 in Linköping.

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Christer Lindarw is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 65 Christer Lindarw, born 3 March 1953 in Eskilstuna, Södermanlands län, is a Swedish clothes designer, drag queen entertainer, and the leader of dragshow group After Dark. Lindarw was ...more

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Christina Olofson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 70 Christina Olofson is a film director, producer and screenwriter.

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Christjan Wegner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 59 Christjan Wegner is a film and television director and screenwriter.

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Christoffer Nordenrot is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 32 Christoffer Nordenrot is an actor and a screenwriter.

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Claes Eriksson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 68 Claes Ingvar Eriksson is a Swedish director, screenwriter, revue artist, comedian, actor and composer. He is best known as a member of the comedy group Galenskaparna och After Shave, where he ...more

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Claes Fellbom is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
age 75 Claes Fellbom is a Swedish film director, screenwriter, and composer, and a librettist and opera stage director. He is the founder and managing director of Folkoperan. He collaborated with ...more