The Best Movies Directed By Ingmar Bergman

Over 300 passionate movie buffs have come together to curate this list of the greatest films directed by Ingmar Bergman, an iconic filmmaker whose artistic prowess remains unmatched even today. With his awe-inspiring grasp of psychological depth and symbolism, Bergman has been a significant influence on modern cinema.

From cult favorites like The Seventh Seal to lesser-known hidden gems like Wild Strawberries, every movie featured in this list is a testament to the director's extraordinary ability to capture complex human emotions through mesmerizing visual storytelling. Many of his works delve into profound themes such as existentialism, religion, death, and love that resonate with audiences across generations.

Bergman's signature style has left an indelible mark on countless filmmakers since he first stepped onto the scene over seven decades ago. His work continues to be celebrated at international film festivals and retrospectives worldwide. With numerous cinematic masterpieces under his belt, it comes as no surprise that he remains one of the most important figures in cinema history.

Whether you're already a die-hard fan or are new to exploring Bergman's work, this expertly ranked list is sure to reveal some rare cinematic treasures that will leave you spellbound. So grab your favorite snacks and get ready for an unforgettable journey into the mind-bending world of Ingmar Bergman – don't forget to show some love for your personal favorites.

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  • The Seventh Seal
    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand
    122 votes
    • 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 take his ...more
  • Wild Strawberries
    Victor Sjöström, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson
    105 votes
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
    Crotchety retired doctor Isak Borg (Victor Sjöström) travels from Stockholm to Lund, Sweden, with his pregnant and unhappy daughter-in-law, Marianne (Ingrid Thulin), in order to receive an honorary ...more
  • Persona
    Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand
    116 votes
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
    Persona is a 1966 black and white Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann. Persona’s story revolves around a young nurse named Alma and her ...more
  • Through a Glass Darkly
    Max von Sydow, Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand
    54 votes
    • 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 members act as ...more
  • Winter Light
    Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Allan Edwall
    70 votes
    • 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 Ericsson, ...more
  • Fanny and Alexander
    Lena Olin, Peter Stormare, Erland Josephson
    100 votes
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
    Fanny and Alexander is a 1982 Swedish drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. The plot focuses on two siblings and their large family in Uppsala, Sweden in the 1900s. It was originally ...more