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The Best Max Von Sydow Movies

Updated March 9, 2020 3.0k 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 Exorcist1
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    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn

    Released1973

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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  • The Seventh Seal2
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    The Seventh Seal

    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson

    Released1957

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

    The Seventh Seal is a 1957 Swedish drama-fantasy film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman....  more

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  • Wild Strawberries3
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    Wild Strawberries

    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson

    Released1957

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

    Wild Strawberries is a 1957 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman about an old...  more
  • Three Days of the Condor4
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    Three Days of the Condor

    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway

    Released1975

    Directed bySydney Pollack

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  • The Virgin Spring5
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    The Virgin Spring

    Max von Sydow, Allan Edwall

    Released1960

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

    The Virgin Spring is a 1960 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set in medieval Sweden,...  more

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  • Minority Report6
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    Minority Report

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Minority Report is a 2002 American neo-noir science fiction mystery-thriller film directed by...  more

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  • Shutter Island7
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    Shutter Island

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams

    Released2010

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • Flash Gordon8
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    Flash Gordon

    Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow

    Released1980

    Directed byMike Hodges

    Flash Gordon is a 1980 British science fiction action film, based on the comic strip of the...  more
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  • Conan the Barbarian9
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    Conan the Barbarian

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones

    Released1982

    Directed byJohn Milius

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  • Needful Things10
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    Needful Things

    Ed Harris, Max von Sydow

    Released1993

    Directed byFraser Clarke Heston

    Needful Things is a 1993 horror film and an adaptation of Stephen King's 1991 novel Needful...  more

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  • Pelle the Conqueror11
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    Pelle the Conqueror

    Max von Sydow, Sofie Gråbøl

    Released1987

    Directed byBille August

    Pelle the Conqueror is a 1987 Danish-Swedish drama film co-written and directed by Bille...  more
  • Solomon Kane12
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    Solomon Kane

    Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael J. Bassett

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  • Shame13
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    Shame

    Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann

    Released1968

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

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  • Awakenings14
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    Awakenings

    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams

    Released1990

    Directed byPenny Marshall

    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 Darkly15
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    Through a Glass Darkly

    Max von Sydow, Harriet Andersson

    Released1961

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

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  • Dune16
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    Dune

    Sting, Patrick Stewart

    Released1984

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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  • The Exorcist series17
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    The Exorcist series

    Louise Fletcher, Jason Miller

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin,John Boorman,William Peter Blatty,Paul Schrader,Renny Harlin

    The Exorcist is an American horror film series consisting of five installments based on the...  more
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  • Hannah and Her Sisters18
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    Hannah and Her Sisters

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen

    Released1986

    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • Hour of the Wolf19
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    Hour of the Wolf

    Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann

    Released1968

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

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  • Never Say Never Again20
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    Never Say Never Again

    Sean Connery, Kim Basinger

    Released1983

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

    Never Say Never Again is a 1983 spy film based on the James Bond novel Thunderball, which was...  more

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  • Europa21
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    Europa

    Max von Sydow, Lars von Trier

    Released1991

    Directed byLars von Trier

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  • The Passion of Anna22
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    The Passion of Anna

    Max von Sydow, Ingmar Bergman

    Released1969

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

    The Passion of Anna is a 1969 Swedish drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Its...  more
  • Flight of the Eagle23
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    Flight of the Eagle

    Max von Sydow, Cornelis Vreeswijk

    Released1982

    Directed byJan Troell

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  • The Greatest Story Ever Told24
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    The Greatest Story Ever Told

    John Wayne, Charlton Heston

    Released1965

    Directed byGeorge Stevens, Jean Negulesco, David Lean

    The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George...  more
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  • The New Land25
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    The New Land

    Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann

    Released1972

    Directed byJan Troell

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