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The Best Max Von Sydow Movies

Updated March 9, 2020 2.8k votes 237 voters 8.8k 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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  • 1
    The Exorcist
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    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn

    Released1973

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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    The Seventh Seal
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    The Seventh Seal

    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson

    Released1957

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

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    Wild Strawberries
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Three Days of the Condor
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    Three Days of the Condor

    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway

    Released1975

    Directed bySydney Pollack

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  • 5
    The Virgin Spring
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    The Virgin Spring

    Max von Sydow, Allan Edwall

    Released1960

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

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    Shutter Island
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    Shutter Island

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams

    Released2010

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • 7
    Minority Report
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    Minority Report

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 8
    Flash Gordon
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    Flash Gordon

    Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow

    Released1980

    Directed byMike Hodges

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  • 9
    Needful Things
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    Needful Things

    Ed Harris, Max von Sydow

    Released1993

    Directed byFraser Clarke Heston

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  • 10
    Pelle the Conqueror
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    Pelle the Conqueror

    Max von Sydow, Sofie Gråbøl

    Released1987

    Directed byBille August

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  • 11
    Conan the Barbarian
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    Conan the Barbarian

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones

    Released1982

    Directed byJohn Milius

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  • 12
    Solomon Kane
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    Solomon Kane

    Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael J. Bassett

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  • 13
    Awakenings
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    Awakenings

    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams

    Released1990

    Directed byPenny Marshall

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  • 14
    Shame
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    Shame

    Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann

    Released1968

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

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  • 15
    The Exorcist series
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    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 on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 16
    Through a Glass Darkly
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    Through a Glass Darkly

    Max von Sydow, Harriet Andersson

    Released1961

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

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  • 17
    Europa
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    Europa

    Max von Sydow, Lars von Trier

    Released1991

    Directed byLars von Trier

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  • 18
    Hannah and Her Sisters
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    Hannah and Her Sisters

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen

    Released1986

    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • 19
    Dune
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    Dune

    Sting, Patrick Stewart

    Released1984

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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  • 20
    Flight of the Eagle
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    Max von Sydow, Cornelis Vreeswijk

    Released1982

    Directed byJan Troell

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  • 21
    Hour of the Wolf
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    Hour of the Wolf

    Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann

    Released1968

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

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  • 22
    Never Say Never Again
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    Sean Connery, Kim Basinger

    Released1983

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

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    Rush Hour
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    Rush Hour

    Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez

    Released1998

    Directed byBrett Ratner

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  • 24
    The Passion of Anna
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    The Passion of Anna

    Max von Sydow, Ingmar Bergman

    Released1969

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

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  • 25
    The Greatest Story Ever Told
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    John Wayne, Charlton Heston

    Released1965

    Directed byGeorge Stevens, Jean Negulesco, David Lean

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