4. Smultronstället [Wild Strawberries] (1957, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 9.0 > 9.2
5. Nära livet [Brink of Life] (1958, Ingmar Bergman): 7.2 - This movie about three women meeting in a maternity ward shows (again) that Bergman was one of the best directors of well-rounded women characters. I would almost say writer, but this happens to be one of the few movies Bergman adopted from a screenplay not written by him.
6. Ansiktet [The Magician] (1958, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 8.0 > 8.2
7. Jungfrukällan [The Virgin Spring] (1960, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 9.2 > 9.2
8. Djävulens öga [The Devil's Eye] (1960, Ingmar Bergman): 6.0 - This movie about Don Juan sent by the devil to seduce a vicar's daughter, cause the devil has a sty in his eye is another foray into comedy by Bergman. Unlike his more successful attempt into lighter comic movies, this one feels like Bergman trying to make a pure farce but being hindered by his own depression and need to insert meaning into the movie, without having anything clear to say. Interesting fact this was Bergmans last movie with his until then regular cinematographer Gunnar Fischer.
9. Såsom i en spegel [Through a Glass Darkly] (1961, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 7.5 > 8.5 - Certainty achieved.
10. Nattvardsgästerna [Winter Light] (1962, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 8.2 > 8.2 Certainty unmasked.
11. Tystnaden [The Silence] (1963, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 8.0 > 8.0 - One of Bergman's most cinematic movies this has some of the best visuals of all his movies (and most others already do look fantastic) Unfortunate side-effect of this is that the two sisters more than any other Bergman character feel less like well-rounded real persons and more like representations of personalities.
12. För att inte tala om alla dessa kvinnor [All These Women](1964): 5.0 - Sorry Ingmar but making a comedy out of hatred rarely works. Interesting fact: this was Bergman first movie in color. But he was so unsatisfied with the results, he became even more reluctant to move to color.
13. Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 8.5 > 8.5 - Bergmans's deconstructive surreal "masterpiece" which is meant to be experienced more than to be understood. While it's indeed a very good movie, what keeps this from being a real masterpiece in my view is that Bergman is after all a more rational than intuitive director (like f.e. Lynch).
14. Vargtimmen [Hour of the Wolf] (1968, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch):7.8 > 8.0
15. Skammen [Shame] (1968, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 8.5 > 8.5 - By keeping a background info and details about the war unknown, Bergman succeeds in making a touching movie that's purely about the innocent people caught up in a conflict.
16. En passion [The Passion of Anna] (1969, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 8.0 > 7.5
17. Riten [The Rite] (1969, Ingmar Bergman): 6.8 - Typical uneven effort; there are some good parts about it, like the acting, but the divided story structure doesn't work.
18. Fårö dokument (1970, Ingmar Bergman): 6.2
19. Fårö-dokument 1979 (1979, Ingmar Bergman): 6.5 - The only two non-fiction features Bergman made. The second one is slightly better, cause it gives more room to delve into the people portayed.
20.The Touch (1971, Ingmar Bergman): 7.0 - Bergman first movie that was (partly) in English is a movie about the quest for real human contact: the need and desire for love, and the difficulty of giving, accepting and sustaining it. This is clearly partly lost in translation; the English dialogues fall flat, while the well written characters proof Bergman didn't lost his written skills suddenly. Those well-rounded characters are brought to live by outstanding acting, especially by Anderson. Bergman's directing is not flawless tho, scenes do go on too long.
21.Viskningar och rop [Cries and Whispers] (1972, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 6.5 > 7.2
All from Sweden.
1. Edvard Munch (1974, Peter Watkins): 8.0
2. Sommarnattens leende [Smiles of a Summer Night] (1955, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 6.8 > 7.5
3. Det sjunde inseglet [The Seventh Seal] (1957, Ingmar Bergman) (rewatch): 8.2 > 8.5