Stellan Skarsgård

Top movies starring Stellan Skarsgård

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Good Will Hunting 1997

8.3
126 min - Drama

Director: Gus Van Sant

Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Stellan Skarsgård, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver, Cole Hauser

Synopsis: Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

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The Avengers 2012

8.1
143 min - Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Thriller

Director: Joss Whedon

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Harry Dean Stanton, Robert Downey Jr., Stellan Skarsgård, Stan Lee, Scarlett Johansson

Synopsis: Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

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Dogville 2003

8.0
178 min - Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director: Lars von Trier

Stars: James Caan, Nicole Kidman, Patricia Clarkson, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Siobhan Fallon

Synopsis: A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away...

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Dancer in the Dark 2000

8.0
140 min - Drama, Musical, Crime

Director: Lars von Trier

Stars: Peter Stormare, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, David Morse, Siobhan Fallon, Željko Ivanek

Synopsis: An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

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Breaking the Waves 1996

7.9
159 min - Drama, Romance

Director: Lars von Trier

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Emily Watson, Jean-Marc Barr, Adrian Rawlins, Katrin Cartlidge

Synopsis: Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even , when Jan urges her to have sex with another.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011

7.8
158 min - Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director: David Fincher

Stars: Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Daniel Craig, Robin Wright, Julian Sands, Joely Richardson

Synopsis: Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

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The Hunt for Red October 1990

7.6
134 min - Action, Adventure, Thriller

Director: John McTiernan

Stars: Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, James Earl Jones, Tim Curry, Stellan Skarsgård, Sam Neill

Synopsis: In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?

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King of Devil's Island 2010

7.5
116 min - Drama, Action

Director: Marius Holst

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Morten Løvstad, Daniel Berg, Odin Gineson Brøderud

Synopsis: Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988

7.4
171 min - Drama, Romance

Director: Philip Kaufman

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Daniel Day-Lewis, Donald Moffat, Clovis Cornillac

Synopsis: In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006

7.3
151 min - Fantasy, Family, Action, Adventure

Director: Gore Verbinski

Stars: Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy, Stellan Skarsgård, Geoffrey Rush, Jonathan Pryce, Keira Knightley

Synopsis: Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes k the heart for their own agenda as well.

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Ronin 1998

7.3
122 min - Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime

Director: John Frankenheimer

Stars: Robert De Niro, Stellan Skarsgård, Sean Bean, Jonathan Pryce, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone

Synopsis: A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians.

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Amistad 1997

7.3
155 min - Drama, Mystery, History

Director: Steven Spielberg

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, David Paymer, Matthew McConaughey, Pete Postlethwaite

Synopsis: In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.

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Insomnia 1997

7.3
96 min - Horror, Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Maria Bonnevie, Bjørn Floberg, Marianne O. Ulrichsen, Guri Johnson

Synopsis: In a Norwegian city with a 24-hour daylight cycle a Swedish murder investigator has been brought in on a special case. Sleep deprived, he makes a horrible mistake which is discovered by the killer he has been hunting.

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The Physician 2013

7.2
155 min - Drama, Adventure, History

Director: Philipp Stölzl

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Stellan Skarsgård, Olivier Martinez, Stanley Townsend, Michael Jibson, Martin Hancock

Synopsis: In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians.

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In Order of Disappearance

In Order of Disappearance 2014

7.2
116 min - Comedy, Action, Thriller, Crime

Director: Hans Petter Moland

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bruno Ganz, Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Stig Henrik Hoff, Sergej Trifunović, Jakob Oftebro

Synopsis: The honorable citizen Nils ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, when his son is mistakenly murdered, Nils takes action, which ignites a war between the vegan gangster "the Count" and the Serbian mafia boss Papa.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007

7.1
169 min - Fantasy, Family, Action, Adventure

Director: Gore Verbinski

Stars: Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy, Stellan Skarsgård, Geoffrey Rush, Jonathan Pryce, Keira Knightley

Synopsis: Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.

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Melancholia 2011

7.1
130 min - Sci-Fi, Drama

Director: Lars von Trier

Stars: John Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland, Stellan Skarsgård, Kirsten Dunst, Udo Kier, Charlotte Rampling

Synopsis: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

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The Railway Man 2013

7.1
116 min - Drama, Romance, Biography, War

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jeremy Irvine, Sam Reid

Synopsis: A former British Army officer, who was tortured as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.

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Taking Sides

Taking Sides 2001

7.2
108 min - Music, Drama, War

Director: István Szabó

Stars: Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgård, R. Lee Ermey, Ulrich Tukur, Moritz Bleibtreu, Hanns Zischler

Synopsis: A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic...

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Aberdeen 2000

7.2
113 min - Drama

Director: Hans Petter Moland

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Lena Headey, Ian Hart, Louise Goodall, Kate Lynn Evans

Synopsis: Kaisa is a Scot, a successful London lawyer, who snorts coke and has one-night stands with strangers...

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Thor 2011

7.0
115 min - Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Stan Lee, Natalie Portman, Colm Feore

Synopsis: The powerful, but arrogant god Thor, is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

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Nymphomaniac: Volume I 2013

7.0
117 min - Drama

Director: Lars von Trier

Stars: Willem Dafoe, Christian Slater, Stellan Skarsgård, Uma Thurman, Udo Kier, Shia LaBeouf

Synopsis: A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.

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Thor: The Dark World 2013

7.0
112 min - Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

Director: Alan Taylor

Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Stan Lee, Natalie Portman, Chris Evans, Benicio del Toro

Synopsis: When Dr. Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves.

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Hector and the Search for Happiness 2014

7.0
120 min - Comedy, Drama, Adventure

Director: Peter Chelsom

Stars: Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Toni Collette, Jean Reno, Rosamund Pike, Simon Pegg

Synopsis: A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

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Cinderella

Cinderella 2015

7.0
112 min - Fantasy, Family, Drama, Romance, Adventure

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Stars: Cate Blanchett, Stellan Skarsgård, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi, Hayley Atwell, Nonso Anozie

Synopsis: When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

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My Son the Fanatic 1997

7.0
88 min - Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director: Udayan Prasad

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Om Puri, Rachel Griffiths, Sarah-Jane Potts, Akbar Kurtha

Synopsis: Pakistani taxi-driver Parvez and prostitute Bettina find themselves trapped in the middle when Islamic fundamentalists decide to clean up their local town.

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Goya's Ghosts 2006

6.9
113 min - Drama, Biography, History

Director: Miloš Forman, Milos Forman

Stars: Randy Quaid, Stellan Skarsgård, Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem

Synopsis: Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

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The Slingshot

The Slingshot 1993

6.5
102 min - Drama

Director: Åke Sandgren

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Axel Düberg, Rolf Lassgård, Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Ing-Marie Carlsson, Tomas Norström

Synopsis: Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother...

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Wind 1992

6.5
126 min - Drama, Action, Sport

Director: Carroll Ballard

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Matthew Modine, Cliff Robertson, Jack Thompson, Jennifer Grey, Rebecca Miller

Synopsis: Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to...

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Frankie & Alice 2010

6.5
101 min - Drama, Biography

Director: Geoffrey Sax

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Halle Berry, Matt Frewer, Katharine Isabelle, Adrian Holmes, Brian Markinson

Synopsis: A drama centered on a go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and begins working with a psychotherapist to uncover the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her.

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Nymphomaniac: Vol. II 2013

6.7
123 min - Drama

Director: Lars von Trier

Stars: Willem Dafoe, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Synopsis: The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adulthood, obsessions and what led to her being in Seligman's care.

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Angels & Demons 2009

6.7
138 min - Thriller, Mystery

Director: Ron Howard

Stars: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Rance Howard, Norbert Weisser

Synopsis: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works with a nuclear physicist to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican during one of the significant events within the church.

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Metropia 2009

6.3
86 min - Sci-Fi, Animation, Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director: Tarik Saleh

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Juliette Lewis, Udo Kier, Vincent Gallo, Alexander Skarsgård, Fares Fares

Synopsis: A complex story of a misaligned man, though good intent, creating a nightmarish Dystopian existence.

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Timecode 2000

6.2
97 min - Drama, Romance

Director: Mike Figgis

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Xander Berkeley, Salma Hayek, Danny Huston, Holly Hunter, Leslie Mann

Synopsis: Four frames of simultaneous action that alternately follow a smitten lesbian lover as she obsesses over her partner's dalliances and the tense goings-on of a Hollywood film production company.

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Mamma Mia! 2008

6.4
108 min - Comedy, Family, Romance, Musical

Director: Phyllida Lloyd

Stars: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Julie Walters

Synopsis: The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

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Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor 2016

6.2
107 min - Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director: Susanna White

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Northam, Naomie Harris, Damian Lewis, Velibor Topić

Synopsis: A couple finds themselves lured into a Russian oligarch's plans to defect, and are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust.

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King Arthur 2004

6.3
126 min - Drama, Action, Adventure, War, History

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Ray Winstone, Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, Joel Edgerton

Synopsis: A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

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No Good Deed 2002

5.5
103 min - Music, Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime

Director: Bob Rafelson

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Stellan Skarsgård, Milla Jovovich, Joss Ackland, Grace Zabriskie, Shawn Roberts

Synopsis: While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.

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The Glass House 2001

5.8
106 min - Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director: Daniel Sackheim

Stars: Bruce Dern, Stellan Skarsgård, Diane Lane, Kathy Baker, Leelee Sobieski, Trevor Morgan

Synopsis: An orphaned teenager is taken in by a Malibu couple but discovers they aren't the caring friends they med to be.

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Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist 2005

5.3
117 min - Horror, Drama, Thriller

Director: Paul Schrader

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann, Ralph Brown, Julian Wadham, Andrew French, Antonie Kamerling

Synopsis: Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu leads to the rediscovery of his faith.

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Deep Blue Sea 1999

5.8
105 min - Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller

Director: Renny Harlin

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Welker, Stellan Skarsgård, Michael Rapaport, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane

Synopsis: Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

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Exorcist: The Beginning

Exorcist: The Beginning 2004

5.1
114 min - Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Director: Renny Harlin

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Ben Cross, James D'Arcy, Julian Wadham, Izabella Scorupco, Antonie Kamerling

Synopsis: Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.