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List of Liv Ullmann Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Scenes from a Marriage (1974)
14
3
Scenes from a Marriage
TV-PG
14
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?  

As:
Cast
Role:
Marianne
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bibi Andersson, Erland Josephson, Gunnel Lindblom, Jan Malmsjö
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Eva
Director:
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Ingrid Bergman, Lena Nyman, Marianne Aminoff, Halvar Björk
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Elisabet Vogler
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Margaretha Krook, Jörgen Lindström
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Maria / Mother
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ingmar Bergman, Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Kari Sylwan
5. The Emigrants (1971)
13
2
The Emigrants
PG
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kristina
Director:
Jan Troell
Genres:
History, Drama
Star Cast:
Max von Sydow, Eddie Axberg, Sven-Olof Bern, Aina Alfredsson
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
6. Skammen (1968)
13
2
Skammen
R
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Eva Rosenberg
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Max von Sydow, Sigge Fürst, Gunnar Björnstrand, Birgitta Valberg
7. The New Land (1972)
12
2
The New Land
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kristina
Director:
Jan Troell
Genres:
Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Max von Sydow, Allan Edwall, Eddie Axberg, Pierre Lindstedt
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Alma Borg
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Drama
Star Cast:
Max von Sydow, Naima Wifstrand, Erland Josephson, Gertrud Fridh
10. Ansikte mot ansikte (1976)
13
3
Ansikte mot ansikte
R
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Jenny Isaksson
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Erland Josephson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Marianne Aminoff, Kristina Adolphson
11. Fools in the Mountains (1957)
11
2
Fools in the Mountains
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Edith Carlmar
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Leif Juster, Unni Bernhoft, Frank Robert, Nanna Stenersen
12. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
11
3
A Bridge Too Far
PG
11
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.

As:
Cast
Genres:
War, History, Drama
13. Trolösa (2000)
12
2
Trolösa
R
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
Liv Ullmann
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Erland Josephson, Lena Endre, Krister Henriksson, Thomas Hanzon, Michelle Gylemo
14. Mindwalk (1990)
11
3
Mindwalk
PG
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sonia Hoffman
Director:
Bernt Amadeus Capra
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Waterston, John Heard, Ione Skye, Emmanuel Montes
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ester Jenks
Director:
Laslo Benedek
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Trevor Howard, Max von Sydow, Rupert Davies, Per Oscarsson
16. The Serpent's Egg (1977)
11
2
The Serpent's Egg
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Manuela Rosenberg
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
David Carradine, James Whitmore, Gert Fröbe, Heinz Bennent, Toni Berger
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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Marina Fromm
Director:
Richard Dembo
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Leslie Caron, Michel Piccoli, Wojciech Pszoniak, Alexandre Arbatt
18. Two Lives (2012)
10
2
Two Lives
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ase Evensen
Director:
Georg Maas, Judith Kaufmann
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Ken Duken, Sven Nordin, Juliane Köhler, Julia Bache-Wiig
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. 

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

As:
Cast
Role:
Hannah Lund
Director:
Jan Troell
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Harry Dean Stanton, Gene Hackman, Eileen Heckart, Susan Tyrrell
23. 40 Carats (1973)
11
2
40 Carats
PG
11
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ann Stanley
Director:
Milton Katselas
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Gene Kelly, Binnie Barnes, Edward Albert, Deborah Raffin
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Gina
Director:
Henri Safran
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, Lucinda Jones, John Meillon, Arthur Dignam
25. The Abdication (1974)
9
2
The Abdication
PG
9
2

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

As:
Cast
Role:
Queen Kristina
Director:
Anthony Harvey
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
Peter Finch, Cyril Cusack, Paul Rogers, Graham Crowden
26. Tonny (1962)
9
2
Tonny
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kari
Director:
Per Gjersøe, Nils R. Müller
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Wenche Foss, Joachim Calmeyer, Per Christensen, Rolf Daleng
27. De la part des copains (1970)
9
3
De la part des copains
PG
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Fabienne Martin
Director:
Terence Young
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
James Mason, Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Michel Constantin
28. An-Magritt (1969)
9
2
An-Magritt
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
An-Magritt
Director:
Arne Skouen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Per Oscarsson, Claes Gill, Georg Løkkeberg, Wolf von Gersum
29. Kort är sommaren (1962)
9
2
Kort är sommaren
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Eva
Director:
Bjarne Henning-Jensen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Britt Ekland, Bibi Andersson, Jarl Kulle, Allan Edwall
30. Leonor (1975)
9
2
Leonor
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Leonor
Director:
Juan Luis Buñuel
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Star Cast:
Michel Piccoli, José María Prada, Antonio Ferrandis, Ornella Muti
31. Richard's Things (1980)
9
2
Richard's Things
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kate Morris
Director:
Anthony Harvey
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ian McDiarmid, David Markham, Tim Pigott-Smith, Amanda Redman
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Pope Joan
Director:
Michael Anderson
Genres:
History, Drama
Star Cast:
34. Miss Julie (2014)
8
2
Miss Julie
PG-13
8
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Liv Ullmann
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Colin Farrell, Jessica Chastain, Samantha Morton, Nora McMenamy
35. Love (1982)
8
2
Love
8
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Liv Ullmann, Nancy Dowd, Annette Cohen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Gordon Thomson, Winston Rekert, Dixie Seatle, Maureen Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell
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.

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

TV Movie(s)

1. Trollflöjten (1975)
13
2
Trollflöjten
G
13
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Ingmar Bergman
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Star Cast:
Ingmar Bergman, Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Håkan Hagegård, Elisabeth Erikson
2. Saraband (2003)
12
2
Saraband
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marianne
Director:
Ingmar Bergman
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Erland Josephson, Börje Ahlstedt, Julia Dufvenius, Gunnel Fred
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
As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Jacobo Timerman
Director:
Linda Yellen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Roy Scheider, Trini Alvarado, Roy Brocksmith, Joe Costa
4. Fårö dokument (1970)
11
2
Fårö dokument
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself
Director:
Ingmar Bergman
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Ingmar Bergman, Per Broman, Richard Ostman, Linn Ullmann
5. Fruen fra havet (1979)
9
2
Fruen fra havet
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ellida Wangel
Director:
Per Bronken
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Thommy Berggren, Minken Fosheim, Odd Furøy, Finn Kvalem
6. Enskilda samtal (1996)
10
2
Enskilda samtal
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Liv Ullmann
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Max von Sydow, Pernilla August, Anita Björk, Thomas Hanzon, Samuel Fröler
7. Gli indifferenti (1988)
10
2
Gli indifferenti
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Maria Grazia
Director:
Mauro Bolognini
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Fonda, Laura Antonelli, Sophie Ward, Cris Campion

Animation(s)

The Danish Poet (2006)
The Danish Poet
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Director:
Torill Kove
Genres:
Animation, Romance, Short
Angry Man (2009)
Angry Man
As:
Cast
Role:
Mother (voice)
Director:
Anita Killi
Genres:
Short, Family, Animation, Drama
Star Cast:
Herborg Kråkevik

TV Shows and Videos

Scener ur ett äktenskap (1973)
Scener ur ett äktenskap
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Role:
Marianne (6 episodes, 1973)
Director:
Ingmar Bergman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ingmar Bergman, Erland Josephson

Liv Ullmann Awards

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