Best Stellan Skarsgård movies

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Best Stellan Skarsgård movies
We present our ranking of the best Stellan Skarsgård movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Stellan Skarsgård.

TOP 25:
Insomnia
Insomnia
Stellan Skarsgård as: Jonas Engström
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1997
Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins Erik's death on the fugitive. Jonas continues to pursue the killer as he seeks to protect himself; however, his mounting guilt and the omnipresent sun plague him with an insomnia that affects his sanity.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Martin Donovan movies?

TOP 24:
Ronin
Ronin
Stellan Skarsgård as: Gregor
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime, Adventure
Release: 1998
A briefcase with undisclosed contents – sought by Irish terrorists and the Russian mob – makes its way into criminals' hands. An Irish liaison assembles a squad of mercenaries, or 'ronin', and gives them the thorny task of recovering the case.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Mie Hama movies?


TOP 23:
The Railway Man
The Railway Man
Stellan Skarsgård as: Finlay
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2013
A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Hiroyuki Sanada movies?

TOP 22:
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Stellan Skarsgård as: Bill Anderson
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 2008
An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on a Greek island is about to marry off the spirited young daughter she's raised alone. But, the daughter has secretly invited three of her mother's ex-lovers in the hopes of finding her biological father.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Christine Baranski movies?

TOP 21:
Amistad
Amistad
Stellan Skarsgård as: Tappan
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
Release: 1997
In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams also becomes an ally.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tomás Milián movies?


TOP 20:
The Simple-Minded Murderer
The Simple-Minded Murderer
Original Title: Den enfaldige mördaren
Stellan Skarsgård as: Sven
Genre: Drama
Release: 1982
The feeble-minded Sven's mother dies and he gets work as a farm-hand at the rich, affluent Höglund's farm. He has to work without pay and sleeps together with the cows. He meets the disabled Anna who is the first one to treat him as an adult. One day he has had enough of Höglund's maltreatment and moves in with Anna's family. Plot by Mattias Thuresson.

TOP 19:
In Order of Disappearance
In Order of Disappearance
Original Title: Kraftidioten
Stellan Skarsgård as: Nils
Genre: Thriller, Action, Comedy, Crime
Release: 2014
Upstanding community leader Nils has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of an escalating underworld gang war between Serbian drug dealers and a sociopathic criminal mastermind known only as “The Count.”
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bruno Ganz movies?

TOP 18:
Borg vs McEnroe
Borg vs McEnroe
Stellan Skarsgård as: Lennart Bergelin
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2017
The Swedish Björn Borg and the American John McEnroe, the best tennis players in the world, maintain a legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tuva Novotny movies?


TOP 17:
Filmworker
Filmworker
Stellan Skarsgård as: Himself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2018
The story of Leon Vitali, who surrendered his promising acting career to become Stanley Kubrick's devoted right-hand man.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best R. Lee Ermey movies?

TOP 16:
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Stellan Skarsgård as: William "Bootstrap Bill" Turner
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Release: 2007
Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Naomie Harris movies?

TOP 15:

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Stellan Skarsgård as: William "Bootstrap Bill" Turner
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Release: 2006
Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jack Davenport movies?


TOP 14:

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Stellan Skarsgård as: The Engineer
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Release: 1988
Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet invasion occurs, all three flee to Switzerland. Sabina begins an affair, Tom continues womanizing, and Tereza, disgusted, returns to Czechoslovakia. Realizing his mistake, Tomas decides to chase after her.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Lena Olin movies?

TOP 13:

Melancholia

Melancholia
Stellan Skarsgård as: Jack
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Release: 2011
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Charlotte Rampling movies?

TOP 12:

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Stellan Skarsgård as: Bill Anderson
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 2018
Five years after meeting her three fathers, Sophie Sheridan prepares to open her mother’s hotel. In 1979, young Donna Sheridan meets the men who each could be Sophie’s biological father.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Andy García movies?

TOP 11:

King of Devil's Island

King of Devil's Island
Original Title: Kongen av Bastøy
Stellan Skarsgård as: Bestyreren
Genre: Action, Drama
Release: 2010
Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, 1915. On the island Bastøy, outside Oslo, a group of young boys aged 11 to 18, are held in an institution for delinquent youth, notorious for its sadistic regime. One day a new boy, Erling, arrives, determined to escape from the island. After a tragic incident, he ends up leading the boys in a violent uprising. When the boys manage to take over the island, 150 soldiers are sent in to restore order.


TOP 10:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Stellan Skarsgård as: Martin Vanger
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama
Release: 2011
This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

TOP 9:

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Stellan Skarsgård as: Erik Selvig
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 2015
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

TOP 8:

God on Trial

God on Trial
Stellan Skarsgård as: Baumgarten
Genre: History, War
Release: 2008
In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.

TOP 7:

The Physician

The Physician
Stellan Skarsgård as: Barber
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Release: 2013
England, 1021. Rob Cole, a boy born in a miserable mining town, swears to become a physician and vanquish disease and death. His harsh path of many years, a quest for knowledge besieged by countless challenges and sacrifices, leads him to the remote Isfahan, in Persia, where he meets Ibn Sina, the greatest healer of his time.

TOP 6:

The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October
Stellan Skarsgård as: Viktor Tupolev
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Release: 1990
A new, technologically-superior Soviet sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it — because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too.


TOP 5:

Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves
Stellan Skarsgård as: Jan Nyman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1996
In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.

TOP 4:

The Avengers

The Avengers
Stellan Skarsgård as: Erik Selvig
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 2012
When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!

TOP 3:

Dogville

Dogville
Stellan Skarsgård as: Chuck
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2003
A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so Grace works hard under the employ of various townspeople to win their favor. Tensions flare, however, and Grace's status as a helpless outsider provokes vicious contempt and abuse from the citizens of Dogville.

TOP 2:

Dancer in the Dark

Dancer in the Dark
Stellan Skarsgård as: Doctor
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 2000
Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope through her love of musicals, escaping life's troubles - even if just for a moment - by dreaming up little numbers to the rhythmic beats of her surroundings.

TOP 1:

Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting
Stellan Skarsgård as: Gerald Lambeau
Genre: Drama
Release: 1997
Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.



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