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Famous Film Directors from Sweden

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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 Dec. at 49 (1925-1974)

Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden, Eurasia, Västra Götaland County

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: Cavalleria rusticana, The Princess

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
Dec. at 55 (1914-1969)

Birthplace: Sweden, Stockholm County, Eurasia, Stockholm, Stockholm Municipality

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: 91:an Karlsson muckar (tror han)

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 Skarsgår... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Age: 43

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: To Kill a Child

Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård (born 25 August 1976) is a Swedish actor. He is best known for his roles as vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, Meekus in Zoolander, the ...more

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Alexandra Isles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Age: 72

Birthplace: Sweden

Nationality: Sweden, United States of America

Films Directed: Scandalize My Name

Alexandra Isles (née Moltke; born February 11, 1946) is a former actress and a documentary filmmaker. She appeared as the original Victoria Winters from 1966–68 on the TV serial Dark
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Alexandra-Therese Keinin... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Age: 43

Birthplace: Lomma, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: Kiss Me

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
Dec. at 68 (1920-1988)

Birthplace: Sweden, Lund

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: The Girls of Huntington House, The McMasters, The Pleasure Garden, Swinging at the Castle, Midas Run

Alf Kjellin (Swedish pronunciation: [alf.̍ɕɛllɪn]; 28 February 1920 – 5 April 1988) was a Swedish film actor and director, who also appeared on some television shows.
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Alf Sjöberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Dec. at 77 (1903-1980)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: The Heavenly Play, Ön, Wild Birds, Last Pair Out, Only a Mother, + more

Sven Erik Alf Sjöberg (21 June 1903 – 17 April 1980) was a Swedish theatre and film director. He won the Grand Prix du Festival at the Cannes Film Festival twice: in 1946 for Torment ...more
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Allan Corduner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Age: 69

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden, United Kingdom

Films Directed: An Act of Valour

Allan Corduner (born 2 April 1950) is an English actor born in Stockholm to a German mother and a Russo-Finnish father. He grew up in a secular Jewish home in London. After earning a BA (Hons) ...more
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Allan Edwall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Dec. at 73 (1924-1997)

Birthplace: Sweden, Jämtland

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: Åke and His World, Pirates of the Lake

Johan Allan Edwall (25 August 1924 – 7 February 1997) was a Swedish actor, director, author, composer and singer, best-known outside Sweden for the small roles he played in some of Ingmar ...more
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Anders Eriksson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Anders Eriksson Age: 63

Birthplace: Trollhättan, Sweden, Eurasia, Västergötland, Trollhättan Municipality, + more

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: Stinsen brinner

Anders Georg Eriksson (born 3 August 1956) 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 ...more
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Anders Henrikson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Dec. at 69 (1896-1965)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: Blood and Fire, Blixt och dunder, Valfångare

Anders Henrik Henrikson (13 June 1896 – 17 October 1965) 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: 44

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: Evil Ed

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Anders Jacobsson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Anders Jacobsson Age: 54

Birthplace: Sweden, Stockholm County, Eurasia, Stockholm, Stockholm Municipality

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: Evil Ed

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: 55

Birthplace: Söderhamn, Sweden, Eurasia, Söderhamn Municipality, Hälsingland, + more

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: Kärlekens Språk, Blå måndag

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: 56

Birthplace: Europe, Sweden, Eurasia

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: Zero Tolerance, Johan Falk: Alla råns moder, When Darkness Falls, Johan Falk: De 107 patrioterna, Johan Falk: GSI - Gruppen för särskilda insatser, + more

Anders Nilsson (born August 15, 1963) 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: 45

Birthplace: Luleå, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: Der Schlangemann

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: 47

Birthplace: Sweden, Stockholm County, Eurasia, Stockholm, Stockholm Municipality

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: Blind

Annika Larsson is a contemporary artist. She received a Master of Fine Arts from the Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm.In an interview with the Independent newspaper she said, ...more
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Arne Carlsson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Arne Carlsson Age: 74

Birthplace: Gotland County, Sweden, Eurasia

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: Gotska Sandön

Arne Carlsson is a cinematographer.
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Arne Mattsson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Dec. at 76 (1919-1995)

Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: Mannequin in Red, One Summer of Happiness, Bread of Love, Ljuvlig är sommarnatten, Sailors, + more

Arne Mattsson (2 December 1919 - 28 June 1995) was a Swedish film director, born in Uppsala. His early movies were mostly comedies. His biggest success was Hon dansade en sommar (1951, aka. One ...more
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Arne Sucksdorff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Dec. at 84 (1917-2001)

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: The Living Stream, Symphony of a City, The Flute and the Arrow, My Home Is Copacabana, Cry of the Penguins, + more

Arne Edvard Sucksdorff (3 February 1917, – 4 May 2001) was a Swedish film director, considered one of cinema's greatest documentary filmmakers. He was particularly celebrated for his visually ...more
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Arnold Sjöstrand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Dec. at 52 (1903-1955)

Birthplace: Sweden, Stockholm County, Sundbyberg Municipality, Eurasia

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: Two Women

Arnold Sjöstrand (30 June 1903 – 1 February 1955) 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: 34

Birthplace: Sweden, Eurasia, Skåne County, Scania, Malmö

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: When the Man Comes Around

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
Dec. at 46 (1889-1935)

Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: The Hobo, The Rogue, Their Social Splash, The Slave, Dough Nuts, + more

Arvid E. Gillstrom (13 August 1889 – 21 May 1935), was a Swedish film director and screenwriter. He was born Arvid Evald Gyllström in Annedal, Gothenburg, Sweden and died in Hollywood,
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Åsa Blanck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Sweden
Age: 49

Birthplace: Sweden, Eurasia, Lund, Lund Municipality, Skåne County, + more

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: Endless Love, Anders & Harri, The Great Liberty, The Substitute

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: 47

Birthplace: Gotland, Gotland County, Visby, Sweden, Eurasia, + more

Nationality: Sweden

Films Directed: A Year of Sisterhood

Åsa Elzén is a film director.