Best Max von Sydow movies

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Best Max von Sydow movies
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TOP 25:
What Dreams May Come
What Dreams May Come
Max von Sydow as: The Tracker
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Release: 1998
Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the small chance that he will be able to bring her back to heaven.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Robin Williams movies?

TOP 24:
Citizen X
Citizen X
Max von Sydow as: Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1995
Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Donald Sutherland movies?


TOP 23:
Pelle the Conqueror
Pelle the Conqueror
Original Title: Pelle Erobreren
Max von Sydow as: Lassefar
Genre: Drama
Release: 1987
The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest form of life. Pelle starts to speak Danish but is still harassed as a foreigner. But none of them wants to give up their dream of finding a better life than the life they left in Sweden.

TOP 22:
The Emigrants
The Emigrants
Original Title: Utvandrarna
Max von Sydow as: Karl Oskar
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Release: 1971
A Swedish peasant family, ravaged by poverty, privation and misery in mid-19th century Sweden, set out on a perilous journey to America in hope of a better life.

TOP 21:
The Best Intentions
The Best Intentions
Original Title: Den goda viljan
Max von Sydow as: Johan 脜kerblom
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1992
The story of Ingmar Bergman's parents. In 1909, poor theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna 脜kerbloom, the daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. After a few years Anna can't stand living in the rural county with the uncouth people. She returns to Uppsala, Henrik stays in the north.


TOP 20:
Three Days of the Condor
Three Days of the Condor
Max von Sydow as: G. Joubert
Genre: Thriller
Release: 1975
A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Robert Redford movies?

TOP 19:
Minority Report
Minority Report
Max von Sydow as: Director Lamar Burgess
Genre: Action, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 2002
John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Neal McDonough movies?

TOP 18:
Europa
Europa
Max von Sydow as: Narrator (voice)
Genre: Drama
Release: 1991
Postwar Germany, 1945. Leopold Kessler, an American of German descent, works as a sleeping car conductor for the Zentropa railway line. When he meets Katharina Hartmann, the railroad owner's daughter, and they fall in love, his life intersects with the dark and violent path of a mysterious organization opposed to the United States army military occupation.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Karolina Wydra movies?


TOP 17:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Max von Sydow as: Lor San Tekka
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Release: 2015
Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jessica Henwick movies?

TOP 16:
The New Land
The New Land
Original Title: Nybyggarna
Max von Sydow as: Karl-Oskar
Genre: Drama, Western
Release: 1972
A Swedish immigrant family struggles to adapt to their new life on the American frontier during the second half of the 19th century amidst civil war, native uprising and the lure of gold in California.

TOP 15:

Brink of Life

Brink of Life
Original Title: N盲ra livet
Max von Sydow as: Harry Andersson, Stinas man
Genre: Drama
Release: 1958
Set in a hospital where three women meet either because they have been through an abortion or are due to give birth.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bibi Andersson movies?


TOP 14:

The Magician

The Magician
Original Title: Ansiktet
Max von Sydow as: Albert Emanuel Vogler
Genre: Drama
Release: 1958
Ingmar Bergman鈥檚 The Magician (Ansiktet) is an engaging, brilliantly conceived tale of deceit from one of cinema鈥檚 premier illusionists. Max von Sydow stars as Dr. Vogler, a nineteenth-century traveling mesmerist and peddler of potions whose magic is put to the test in Stockholm by the cruel, eminently rational royal medical adviser Dr. Verg茅rus. The result is a diabolically clever battle of wits that鈥檚 both frightening and funny, shot in rich, gorgeously gothic black and white.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Naima Wifstrand movies?

TOP 13:

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Original Title: Le scaphandre et le papillon
Max von Sydow as: Papinou
Genre: Drama
Release: 2007
The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Emmanuelle Seigner movies?

TOP 12:

Hour of the Wolf

Hour of the Wolf
Original Title: Vargtimmen
Max von Sydow as: Johan Borg
Genre: Drama, Horror
Release: 1968
An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island. During "the hour of the wolf" - between midnight and dawn - he tells his wife about his most painful memories.

TOP 11:

Hannah and Her Sisters

Hannah and Her Sisters
Max von Sydow as: Frederick
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1986
Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Richard Jenkins movies?


TOP 10:

The Exorcist

The Exorcist
Max von Sydow as: Father Lankester Merrin
Genre: Horror
Release: 1973
12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ellen Burstyn movies?

TOP 9:

The Passion of Anna

The Passion of Anna
Original Title: En passion
Max von Sydow as: Andreas Winkelman
Genre: Drama
Release: 1969
Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. She appears zealous in her faith and steadfast in her search for truth, but gradually her delusions surface. Andreas and Anna pursue a love affair, but he is unable to overcome his feelings of deep humiliation and remains disconnected. Meanwhile, the island community is victimized by an unknown person committing acts of animal cruelty.

TOP 8:

Shame

Shame
Original Title: Skammen
Max von Sydow as: Jan Rosenberg
Genre: Drama, War
Release: 1968
In the midst of a civil war, former violinists Jan and Eva Rosenberg, who have a tempestuous marriage, run a farm on a rural island. In spite of their best efforts to escape their homeland, the war impinges on every aspect of their lives.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Carey Mulligan movies?

TOP 7:

Awakenings

Awakenings
Max von Sydow as: Dr. Peter Ingham
Genre: Drama
Release: 1990
Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for Sayer too, as the exuberant patient reveals life's simple but unutterably sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Penelope Ann Miller movies?

TOP 6:

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly
Original Title: S氓som i en spegel
Max von Sydow as: Martin
Genre: Drama
Release: 1961
Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger brother, Minus, is confused by Karin's vulnerability and his own budding sexuality. Their father, David, cannot overcome his haughty remoteness. Beset by visions, Karin descends further into madness.


TOP 5:

The Virgin Spring

The Virgin Spring
Original Title: Jungfruk盲llan
Max von Sydow as: T枚re
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1960
Devout Christians T枚re and M盲reta send their only daughter, the virginal Karin, and their foster daughter, the unrepentant Ingeri, to deliver candles to a distant church. On their way through the woods, the girls encounter a group of savage goat herders who brutally rape and murder Karin as Ingeri remains hidden. When the killers unwittingly seek refuge in the farmhouse of T枚re and M盲reta, T枚re plots a fitting revenge.

TOP 4:

Winter Light

Winter Light
Original Title: Nattvardsg盲sterna
Max von Sydow as: Jonas Persson
Genre: Drama
Release: 1963
A Swedish pastor fails a loving woman, a suicidal fisherman and God.

TOP 3:

Shutter Island

Shutter Island
Max von Sydow as: Dr. Jeremiah Naehring
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2010
World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

TOP 2:

Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberries
Original Title: Smultronst盲llet
Max von Sydow as: Henrik 脜kerman
Genre: Drama
Release: 1957
Crotchety retired doctor Isak Borg travels from Stockholm to Lund, Sweden, with his pregnant and unhappy daughter-in-law, Marianne, in order to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater. Along the way, they encounter a series of hitchhikers, each of whom causes the elderly doctor to muse upon the pleasures and failures of his own life. These include the vivacious young Sara, a dead ringer for the doctor's own first love.

TOP 1:

The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal
Original Title: Det sjunde inseglet
Max von Sydow as: Antonius Block
Genre: Fantasy, Drama
Release: 1957
When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof and his wife, Mia, and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.



If you like the best Max von Sydow movies, then you will also like the best Bibi Andersson movies, where many of their films coincide.