Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Inga Landgré
What do you think happens when you die? I don’t mean in a religious sense. Like, what literally happens the moment you take your last breath? Whatever you imagine, I will bet money you didn’t guess that you’d play a casual game of chess with Death himself. (Herself? #feminism) But that’s what happens in this world-renowned movie: At the moment of his passing, a medieval knight sits down to try to checkmate Death. Weird, sure, but this is also the movie that really introduced Ingmar Bergman to the world, making it a must-watch for any film buff with half a brain.