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The Best Max Von Sydow Movies

Updated March 9, 2020 2.9k votes 243 voters 8.9k views96 items

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Looking for a list of the best Max von Sydow movies? Here you go! The order of these top Max von Sydow movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Max von Sydow movies will be at the top of the list. Max von Sydow was born on April 10th, 1929, and passed away on March 8th, 2020 after appearing in more than 100 films and television shows. Still active in his later years, Max von Sydow's first film, Only a Mother was released in 1949 with his most recent appearance in Nicholas Dimitropoulos's Echoes of the Past, which is currently in post-production. Most modern audiences know Max von Sydow from his time on HBO's Game of Thrones where he played the Three-Eyed Raven or for his role as Lor San Tekka in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

If you think the best Max von Sydow role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Max von Sydow performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn
    The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted...  more

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    The Seventh Seal

    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson
    The Seventh Seal is a 1957 Swedish drama-fantasy film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman....  more

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    Wild Strawberries

    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson
    Wild Strawberries is a 1957 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman about an old...  more
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    Three Days of the Condor

    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway
    Three Days of the Condor is a 1975 American political thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack...  more

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    The Virgin Spring

    Max von Sydow, Allan Edwall
    The Virgin Spring is a 1960 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set in medieval Sweden,...  more

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    Minority Report

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise
    Minority Report is a 2002 American neo-noir science fiction mystery-thriller film directed by...  more

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    Shutter Island

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams
    Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The...  more

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    Flash Gordon

    Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow
    Flash Gordon is a 1980 British science fiction action film, based on the comic strip of the...  more

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    Conan the Barbarian

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones
    Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 sword and sorcery/adventure film directed and co-written by John...  more

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    #382 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#150 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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    Needful Things

    Ed Harris, Max von Sydow
    Needful Things is a 1993 horror film and an adaptation of Stephen King's 1991 novel Needful...  more

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    Pelle the Conqueror

    Max von Sydow, Sofie Gråbøl
    Pelle the Conqueror is a 1987 Danish-Swedish drama film co-written and directed by Bille...  more
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    Solomon Kane

    Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood
    Solomon Kane is a 2009 dark fantasy adventure film written and directed by Michael J. Bassett...  more
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    Shame

    Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann
    Shame is a 1968 Swedish black-and-white film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, and...  more
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    Awakenings

    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams
    Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film based on Oliver Sacks' 1973 memoir of the same title....  more

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    Through a Glass Darkly

    Max von Sydow, Harriet Andersson
    Through a Glass Darkly is a 1961 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, and...  more
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    Dune

    Sting, Patrick Stewart
    Dune is a 1984 American science fiction film written and directed by David Lynch, based on the...  more

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    The Exorcist series

    Louise Fletcher, Jason Miller
    The Exorcist is an American horror film series consisting of five installments based on the...  more
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    Hannah and Her Sisters

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen
    Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined...  more

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    #806 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#935 of 1,139 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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    Hour of the Wolf

    Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann
    Hour of the Wolf is a 1968 Swedish surrealist–psychological horror–drama film, directed by...  more
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    Europa

    Max von Sydow, Lars von Trier
    Europa is a 1991 Danish drama film directed by Lars von Trier. It is von Trier's third...  more
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    Never Say Never Again

    Sean Connery, Kim Basinger
    Never Say Never Again is a 1983 spy film based on the James Bond novel Thunderball, which was...  more
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    The Passion of Anna

    Max von Sydow, Ingmar Bergman
    The Passion of Anna is a 1969 Swedish drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Its...  more
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    Flight of the Eagle

    Max von Sydow, Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Flight of the Eagle is a 1982 Swedish biographical drama film directed by Jan Troell, based on...  more
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    The Greatest Story Ever Told

    John Wayne, Charlton Heston
    The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George...  more

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    The New Land

    Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann
    The New Land is a 1972 Swedish film written by Bengt Forslund and directed by Jan Troell. It...  more