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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.

Steven Spielberg and Brett Ratner are among those who have directed Max von Sydow at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Is Max von Sydow your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Rod Steiger and John Barrymore films lists too.

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The Seventh Seal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

Released: 1957

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

The Seventh Seal is a 1957 Swedish drama-fantasy film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set in Denmark it tells of the journey of a medieval knight and a game of chess, who has come to ...more

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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

Released: 1973

Directed by: William Friedkin

The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name. The book, inspired by the 1949 ...more

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Wild Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin

Released: 1957

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Wild Strawberries is a 1957 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman about an old man recalling his past. The original Swedish title is Smultronstället, which literally means ...more
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Three Days of the Condor... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

Released: 1975

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Three Days of the Condor is a 1975 American political thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, and Max von Sydow. The screenplay by ...more

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Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2010

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film is based on Dennis Lehane's 2003 novel of the same name. Production started in March 2008. ...more

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The Virgin Spring is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Max von Sydow, Allan Edwall, Tor Isedal

Released: 1960

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

The Virgin Spring is a 1960 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set in medieval Sweden, it is a revenge tale about a father's merciless response to the rape and murder of his young ...more

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Minority Report is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

Released: 2002

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Minority Report is a 2002 American neo-noir science fiction mystery-thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and loosely based on the short story of the same name by Philip K. Dick. It is set ...more

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Pelle the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Max von Sydow, Sofie Gråbøl, Buster Larsen

Released: 1987

Directed by: Bille August

Pelle the Conqueror is a 1987 Danish-Swedish drama film co-written and directed by Bille August that tells the story of two Swedish immigrants to Denmark, a father and son, who try to build a ...more
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Flash Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow, Ornella Muti

Released: 1980

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Flash Gordon is a 1980 British science fiction action film, based on the comic strip of the same name created by Alex Raymond. The film was directed by Mike Hodges, and produced by Dino De ...more

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Needful Things is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Ed Harris, Max von Sydow, Bonnie Bedelia

Released: 1993

Directed by: Fraser Clarke Heston

Needful Things is a 1993 horror film and an adaptation of Stephen King's 1991 novel Needful Things. The film was directed by Fraser C. Heston. It stars Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia ...more

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Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow

Released: 1982

Directed by: John Milius

Conan the Barbarian is a 1982 sword and sorcery/adventure film directed and co-written by John Milius. It is based on stories by Robert E. Howard, a pulp fiction writer of the 1930s, about the ...more

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Through a Glass Darkly ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Max von Sydow, Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand

Released: 1961

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Through a Glass Darkly is a 1961 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, and produced by Allan Ekelund. The film is a three-act "chamber film," in which four family ...more
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Shame is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Hans Alfredson

Released: 1968

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Shame is a 1968 Swedish black-and-white film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, and starring Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow. The film explores shame, stress, jealousy, self-loathing and ...more

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Awakenings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Vin Diesel

Released: 1990

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film based on Oliver Sacks' 1973 memoir of the same title. It tells the true story of British neurologist Oliver Sacks, fictionalized as American Malcolm ...more

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Dune is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Sting, Patrick Stewart, Alicia Witt

Released: 1984

Directed by: David Lynch

Dune is a 1984 American science fiction film written and directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. The film stars Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides and ...more

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Hannah and Her Sisters ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1986

Directed by: Woody Allen

Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. The ...more

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Hour of the Wolf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson

Released: 1968

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Hour of the Wolf is a 1968 Swedish surrealist–psychological horror–drama film, directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann.
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The Exorcist series is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Louise Fletcher, Jason Miller, Ellen Burstyn

Directed by: William 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 fictional story from the novel The Exorcist, created by William Blatty. The films have been ...more
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Solomon Kane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, James Purefoy

Released: 2009

Directed by: Michael J. Bassett

Solomon Kane is a 2009 dark fantasy adventure film written and directed by Michael J. Bassett based on the pulp magazine character Solomon Kane created in 1928 by Robert E. Howard. James Purefoy ...more

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Europa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Max von Sydow, Lars von Trier, Udo Kier

Released: 1991

Directed by: Lars von Trier

Europa is a 1991 Danish drama film directed by Lars von Trier. It is von Trier's third theatrical feature film and the final film in his Europa trilogy following The Element of Crime and ...more
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The Greatest Story Ever ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury

Released: 1965

Directed by: George Stevens, Jean Negulesco, David Lean

The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. ...more

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Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker

Released: 1998

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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The Passion of Anna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Max von Sydow, Ingmar Bergman, Liv Ullmann

Released: 1969

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

The Passion of Anna is a 1969 Swedish drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Its original Swedish title is En passion, which means "A passion". Bergman was awarded Best ...more
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Winter Light is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Allan Edwall

Released: 1963

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Winter Light is a 1962 Swedish drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Bergman regulars Gunnar Björnstrand, Ingrid Thulin and Max von Sydow. The film follows Tomas ...more

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The Magician is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Max Von Sydow Movies
Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Erland Josephson

Released: 1958

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

The Magician is a 1958 film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Its original Swedish title is Ansiktet, which means "the face", and it was released theatrically as The Face in the ...more