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List of Liv Ullmann Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Scenes from a Marriage (1974)
17
3
Scenes from a Marriage
TV-PG
17
3

The film focuses on the turmoil in the marital life of an affluent couple, their boredom, infidelity and subsequent estrangement. Eventually they finalize their divorce and settle down with their respective partners.  But did that make them happy?  

Role:
Marianne
Starring:
Bibi Andersson, Erland Josephson, Gunnel Lindblom, Jan Malmsjö
Directed By:
2. Höstsonaten (1978)
13
2
Höstsonaten
PG
13
2

After seven years, Charlotte travels to Sweden hoping to reunite with her daughter Eva. They have had a troubled relationship as Charlotte had ignored most of her responsibilities as a mother, in order to pursue her career as a classical pianist. Charlotte is shocked when she sees that her second daughter Helena, who is suffering from a disability, is out of the hospital and staying with Eva.

Role:
Eva
Starring:
Ingrid Bergman, Lena Nyman, Marianne Aminoff, Halvar Björk
Directed By:
3. Persona (1966)
13
2
Persona
13
2

When popular actress, Elisabeth Vogler, suddenly loses her voice, doctors diagnose it as emotional stress and advices her to take time off. Accordingly, she moves to a beach house on the Baltic Sea accompanied by a nurse called Alma. The story focuses on Alma’s struggle with her mute patience, in course of which the two women’s persona melds as one. 

Role:
Elisabet Vogler
Starring:
Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Margaretha Krook, Jörgen Lindström
Directed By:
4. Viskningar och rop (1972)
13
2
Viskningar och rop
R
13
2

This Swedish drama film tells the story of a woman, Agnes, who is dying of cancer, but her sisters are immersed in their own pains, which is why they are unable to offer her the support that she requires. However, Anna, a religious maid helps Agnes and gives her solace and empathy.

Role:
Maria / Mother
Starring:
Ingmar Bergman, Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Kari Sylwan
Directed By:
5. The Emigrants (1971)
13
2
The Emigrants
PG
13
2
Role:
Kristina
Starring:
Max von Sydow, Eddie Axberg, Sven-Olof Bern, Aina Alfredsson
Directed By:
Jan Troell
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
6. Skammen (1968)
13
2
Skammen
R
13
2

Jan Rosenberg and his wife Eva have left the city to avoid a civil war, and they begin to live on a rural island where they tend a farm. However, since they are living in isolation, soon their marital problems get worse.  

Role:
Eva Rosenberg
Starring:
Max von Sydow, Sigge Fürst, Gunnar Björnstrand, Birgitta Valberg
Directed By:
7. The New Land (1972)
12
2
The New Land
PG
12
2
Role:
Kristina
Starring:
Max von Sydow, Allan Edwall, Eddie Axberg, Pierre Lindstedt
Directed By:
Jan Troell
8. En passion (1969)
13
2
En passion
13
2

After getting divorced, Andreas finds himself quite depressed and desolate. He soon meets a woman named Anna, who has lost her husband and her son due to a car crash.

Role:
Anna Fromm
Starring:
Max von Sydow, Ingmar Bergman, Bibi Andersson, Erland Josephson
Directed By:
9. Vargtimmen (1968)
13
2
Vargtimmen
13
2

This Swedish psychological horror film revolves around Johan, an artist who is on a vacation with Alma, his pregnant wife. However, he starts hallucinating and suffers an emotional breakdown. He starts believing that there are demons visiting him.

Role:
Alma Borg
Starring:
Max von Sydow, Naima Wifstrand, Erland Josephson, Gertrud Fridh
Directed By:
10. Ansikte mot ansikte (1976)
13
3
Ansikte mot ansikte
R
13
3
Role:
Dr. Jenny Isaksson
Starring:
Erland Josephson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Marianne Aminoff, Kristina Adolphson
Directed By:
11. Fools in the Mountains (1957)
11
2
Fools in the Mountains
11
2

Fools in the Mountains is a comedy film which takes us to a ski resort in a high mountainous region in Norway. A hotel manager has a hard time trying to deal with guests, many of whom behave inappropriately. He also has a problem with a new bellboy, whose ways seem that he is determined to drive him crazy.      

Starring:
Leif Juster, Unni Bernhoft, Frank Robert, Nanna Stenersen
Directed By:
Edith Carlmar
12. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
13
3
A Bridge Too Far
PG
13
3

It is based on the events of ‘Operation Market Garden’ of September, 1944. In order to bring a quick end to the WWII, the allied forces decide to drop thousands of paratroopers to secure strategic bridges in Netherlands to obtain access into Germany. The main bridge was the one to Arnhem. But tough German resistance and faulty allied intelligence led to failure.

Starring:
Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Richard Attenborough, John Ratzenberger
Directed By:
13. Mindwalk (1990)
13
3
Mindwalk
PG
13
3
Role:
Sonia Hoffman
Starring:
Sam Waterston, John Heard, Ione Skye, Emmanuel Montes
Directed By:
Bernt Amadeus Capra
14. Trolösa (2000)
13
2
Trolösa
R
13
2
Starring:
Erland Josephson, Lena Endre, Krister Henriksson, Thomas Hanzon, Michelle Gylemo
Directed By:
Liv Ullmann
15. The Night Visitor (1971)
11
2
The Night Visitor
PG
11
2

In this US-Swedish psychological thriller film, a man, Salem is imprisoned in an asylum for the criminally insane for a couple of years after being convicted for a murder. Determined to get revenge from those who were responsible for his wrongful conviction and subsequent confinement in the mental institution, he breaks out of the asylum and plots a series of murder.

Role:
Ester Jenks
Starring:
Trevor Howard, Max von Sydow, Rupert Davies, Per Oscarsson
Directed By:
Laslo Benedek
16. The Serpent's Egg (1977)
11
2
The Serpent's Egg
R
11
2
Role:
Manuela Rosenberg
Starring:
David Carradine, James Whitmore, Gert Fröbe, Heinz Bennent, Toni Berger
Directed By:
17. Dangerous Moves (1984)
10
2
Dangerous Moves
10
2

Also referred to as La Diagonale du fou, the movie is a riveting tale of two men playing at the finals of a Chess Championship, but much more than the game is at stake. Soviet Chess champion, Avika Liebskind, is under pressure from the USSR to beat Pavius Fromm, who has defected to the West.  

Role:
Marina Fromm
Starring:
Leslie Caron, Michel Piccoli, Wojciech Pszoniak, Alexandre Arbatt
Directed By:
Richard Dembo
18. Two Lives (2012)
10
2
Two Lives
10
2
Role:
Ase Evensen
Starring:
Ken Duken, Sven Nordin, Juliane Köhler, Julia Bache-Wiig
Directed By:
Georg Maas, Judith Kaufmann
19. The Bay Boy (1984)
10
2
The Bay Boy
R
10
2

A teenage boy who lives in Cape Breton coal mining community during the 1930s finds himself contemplating life. He is also haunted by a murder that he witnessed in town. 

Role:
Jenny Campbell
Starring:
Kiefer Sutherland, Peter Donat, Alan Scarfe, Mathieu Carrière
Directed By:
Daniel Petrie
20. Ung flukt (1959)
10
2
Ung flukt
10
2
Role:
Gerd
Starring:
Rolf Søder, Nanna Stenersen, Atle Merton, Randi Brænne
Directed By:
Edith Carlmar
21. Lumière et compagnie (1995)
11
2
Lumière et compagnie
11
2
Starring:
Romane Bohringer, Youssef Chahine, Merzak Allouache, Jeffe Alperi, Theodoros Angelopoulos
22. Zandy's Bride (1974)
12
2
Zandy's Bride
PG
12
2

Western rancher Zandy needs a wife to help him with ranch work; thus, not interested in love or companionship, he treats his mail-ordered bride more as his possession than wife. He is not happy as she is older than anticipated and expects to be treated with respect. But after enduring hardships and trials together, he learns to love and respect his bride.

Role:
Hannah Lund
Starring:
Harry Dean Stanton, Gene Hackman, Eileen Heckart, Susan Tyrrell
Directed By:
Jan Troell
23. 40 Carats (1973)
13
3
40 Carats
PG
13
3

Ann Stanley is on a vacation in Greece with her family, when her car breaks down, and a young man Peter arrives on a motorbike who persuades her to accept a ride. They soon become better acquainted. Back home in the US, Ann is shocked to see that Peter has arrived at her home, hoping to resume their romance. However, Ann is embarrassed because of their huge age difference.

Role:
Ann Stanley
Starring:
Gene Kelly, Binnie Barnes, Edward Albert, Deborah Raffin
Directed By:
Milton Katselas
24. The Wild Duck (1984)
10
2
The Wild Duck
PG
10
2

The Wild Duck is a drama film revolving around a loving family living a happy life, which is turned upside down when an old friend arrives, carrying dark secrets.

Role:
Gina
Starring:
Jeremy Irons, Lucinda Jones, John Meillon, Arthur Dignam
Directed By:
Henri Safran
25. The Abdication (1974)
10
2
The Abdication
PG
10
2

The Abdication is a historical drama film which takes us to 1654, and revolves around Swedish Queen Christina’s conversion to Roman Catholicism.

Role:
Queen Kristina
Starring:
Peter Finch, Cyril Cusack, Paul Rogers, Graham Crowden
Directed By:
Anthony Harvey
26. Tonny (1962)
9
2
Tonny
9
2
Role:
Kari
Starring:
Wenche Foss, Joachim Calmeyer, Per Christensen, Rolf Daleng
Directed By:
Per Gjersøe, Nils R. Müller
27. De la part des copains (1970)
9
3
De la part des copains
PG
9
3
Role:
Fabienne Martin
Starring:
Charles Bronson, James Mason, Jill Ireland, Michel Constantin
Directed By:
Terence Young
28. An-Magritt (1969)
9
2
An-Magritt
9
2
Role:
An-Magritt
Starring:
Per Oscarsson, Claes Gill, Georg Løkkeberg, Wolf von Gersum
Directed By:
Arne Skouen
29. Kort är sommaren (1962)
9
2
Kort är sommaren
9
2
Role:
Eva
Starring:
Britt Ekland, Bibi Andersson, Jarl Kulle, Allan Edwall, Britt Ekland
Directed By:
Bjarne Henning-Jensen
30. Leonor (1975)
9
2
Leonor
PG
9
2

Leonor is a fantasy drama horror film which revolves around the story of Richard, a medieval nobleman, who gets married for a second time, after his first wife passes away. However, he starts to miss his first wife again, and he even sells his soul to the devil for a chance to get her back. She returns eventually, but as a bloodthirsty vampire.

Role:
Leonor
Starring:
Michel Piccoli, José María Prada, Antonio Ferrandis, Ornella Muti
Directed By:
Juan Luis Buñuel
31. Richard's Things (1980)
10
2
Richard's Things
R
10
2

A wife discovers and confronts her husband's lover after his death. Their mutual love, jealousy, pain and envy bring them close in an unanticipated physical and emotional relationship.

Role:
Kate Morris
Starring:
Ian McDiarmid, David Markham, Tim Pigott-Smith, Amanda Redman
Directed By:
Anthony Harvey
32. Pope Joan (1972)
9
3
Pope Joan
PG
9
3

Pope Joan tells the story of a Midwestern evangelist who thinks that she is a reincarnation of a Pope in the ninth-century. She explains why she feels this way to her psychiatrist.

Role:
Pope Joan
Starring:
Franco Nero, Maximilian Schell, Olivia de Havilland, Trevor Howard, Jeremy Kemp, Natasa Nicolescu
Directed By:
Michael Anderson
33. Lost Horizon (1973)
8
2
Lost Horizon
G
8
2
Role:
Catherine
Starring:
Michael York, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Charles Boyer, John Gielgud, Olivia Hussey, Peter Finch, George Kennedy
Directed By:
Charles Jarrott
34. Miss Julie (2014)
8
2
Miss Julie
PG-13
8
2

The frustrated daughter of a wealthy aristocrat tries to seduce John, her father’s valet, who has known her since she was a child.

Starring:
Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Nora McMenamy
Directed By:
Liv Ullmann
35. Love (1982)
8
2
Love
8
2
Starring:
Gordon Thomson, Winston Rekert, Dixie Seatle, Maureen Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell
Directed By:
Liv Ullmann, Nancy Dowd, Annette Cohen
36. Players (1979)
7
1
Players
PG
7
1

A rising tennis star starts having an affair with an older lady who is engaged to a wealthy man. He soon realizes that she doesn’t love the man she is engaged to.

Starring:
Maximilian Schell, Ali MacGraw, Steve Guttenberg, Dean Paul Martin
Directed By:
Anthony Harvey
37. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (1991)
11
2
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
11
2
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Directed By:
George Levenson
38. Farewell Moscow (1987)
11
3
Farewell Moscow
11
3
Role:
Ida Nudel
Starring:
Daniel Olbrychski, Aurore Clément, Anna Galiena, Francesca Ciardi
Directed By:
Mauro Bolognini
39. Oxen (1991)
11
2
Oxen
11
2
Role:
Maria Gustavsson
Starring:
Max von Sydow, Erland Josephson, Ewa Fröling, Stellan Skarsgård
Directed By:
Sven Nykvist
40. King Kongs Faust (1985)
10
2
King Kongs Faust
10
2
Starring:
Wim Wenders, Wolfgang Längsfeld, Leonard Lansink, Werner Grassmann
Directed By:
Heiner Stadler
41. Gaby: A True Story (1987)
10
2
Gaby: A True Story
R
10
2
Role:
Sari
Starring:
Tony Goldwyn, Robert Loggia, Norma Aleandro, Rachel Chagall
Directed By:
Luis Mandoki
42. The Rose Garden (1989)
11
2
The Rose Garden
PG-13
11
2
Role:
Gabriele
Starring:
Peter Fonda, Maximilian Schell, Jan Niklas, Hanns Zischler
Directed By:
Fons Rademakers
43. Sofie (1992)
10
2
Sofie
10
2
Starring:
Erland Josephson, Torben Zeller, Ghita Nørby, Jesper Christensen, Karen-Lise Mynster
Directed By:
Liv Ullmann
44. Speriamo che sia femmina (1986)
10
2
Speriamo che sia femmina
10
2
Role:
Elena
Starring:
Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Noiret, Giuliano Gemma, Giuliana de Sio
Directed By:
Mario Monicelli
45. Drømspel (1994)
9
2
Drømspel
9
2
Role:
Ticket Seller
Starring:
Bibi Andersson, Lars-Erik Berenett, Bjørn Sundquist, Ingvild Holm
Directed By:
Unni Straume
46. Through a Glass, Darkly (2008)
9
2
Through a Glass, Darkly
9
2
Starring:
Trine Wiggen, Aksel Hennie, Marie Haagenrud, Mads Ousdal
Directed By:
Jesper W. Nielsen
47. The Girlfriend (1988)
9
3
The Girlfriend
R
9
3
Role:
María
Starring:
Víctor Laplace, Federico Luppi, Lito Cruz, Cipe Lincovsky
Directed By:
Jeanine Meerapfel
48. The Long Shadow (1992)
9
2
The Long Shadow
9
2
Role:
Katherine
Starring:
Michael York, Oded Teomi, Zoltán Gera, Ava Haddad
Directed By:
Vilmos Zsigmond
49. Zorn (1994)
8
2
Zorn
8
2
Role:
Emma Zorn
Starring:
Jarl Kulle, Gunnar Hellström, Linda Kozlowski, Stig Grybe
Directed By:
Gunnar Hellström
50. Kristin Lavransdatter (1995)
6
1
Kristin Lavransdatter
6
1
Starring:
Linus Aaberg, Gisken Armand, Berard Arnø, Bernhard Arnø, Peter Baden
Directed By:
Liv Ullmann

TV Movie(s)

1. Trollflöjten (1975)
13
2
Trollflöjten
G
13
2
Starring:
Ingmar Bergman, Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Håkan Hagegård, Elisabeth Erikson
Directed By:
Ingmar Bergman
2. Saraband (2003)
12
2
Saraband
R
12
2
Role:
Marianne
Starring:
Erland Josephson, Börje Ahlstedt, Julia Dufvenius, Gunnel Fred
Directed By:
Ingmar Bergman
3. Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number (1983)
11
2
Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number
11
2
Role:
Mrs. Jacobo Timerman
Starring:
Roy Scheider, Trini Alvarado, Roy Brocksmith, Joe Costa
Directed By:
Linda Yellen
4. Fårö dokument (1970)
11
2
Fårö dokument
11
2
Role:
Herself
Starring:
Ingmar Bergman, Per Broman, Richard Ostman, Linn Ullmann
Directed By:
Ingmar Bergman
5. Fruen fra havet (1979)
9
2
Fruen fra havet
9
2
Role:
Ellida Wangel
Starring:
Thommy Berggren, Minken Fosheim, Odd Furøy, Finn Kvalem
Directed By:
Per Bronken
6. Enskilda samtal (1996)
10
2
Enskilda samtal
10
2
Starring:
Max von Sydow, Pernilla August, Anita Björk, Thomas Hanzon, Samuel Fröler
Directed By:
Liv Ullmann
7. Gli indifferenti (1988)
10
2
Gli indifferenti
10
2
Role:
Maria Grazia
Starring:
Peter Fonda, Laura Antonelli, Sophie Ward, Cris Campion
Directed By:
Mauro Bolognini

Animation(s)

The Danish Poet (2006)
The Danish Poet
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Directed By:
Torill Kove
Angry Man (2009)
Angry Man
Role:
Mother (voice)
Starring:
Herborg Kråkevik
Directed By:
Anita Killi

TV Shows and Videos

Scener ur ett äktenskap (1973)
Scener ur ett äktenskap
TV-PG
Role:
Marianne (6 episodes, 1973)
Starring:
Ingmar Bergman, Erland Josephson
Directed By:
Ingmar Bergman

Liv Ullmann Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Utvandrarna Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1973