Ingrid Bergman Movies

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in 1942's Casablanca...one of the best movies ever made.

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in 1942’s Casablanca…one of the best movies ever made.

Want to know the best Ingrid Bergman movies?  How about the worst Ingrid Bergman movies?  Curious about Ingrid Bergman’s box office grosses or which Ingrid Bergman movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Ingrid Bergman movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.

Three time Academy Award® winner Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982) was one of the top Hollywood stars in the 1940s. Bergman was born in Stockholm, Sweden and began appearing in Swedish films as early as 1932. She would appear in 11 movies made in Sweden before she was noticed by American producer David O. Selznick. Selznick signed her to a one picture deal and brought to the United States (he did the same with Alfred Hitchcock around this time as well). Bergman could not speak any English at all when she arrived to film the movie, 1939’s Intermezzo: A Love Story, and figured she would rejoin her husband and daughter back in Sweden when Intermezzo was done filming. She got that one wrong. Instead Bergman became known as “Sweden’s illustrious gift to Hollywood.”

Bergman’s career was like a roller coaster. Many ups, downs, twists and turns over a forty year career. The 1940s were the peak of her career as she appeared in classic movie after classic movie….including winning her first Oscar® for 1944’s Gaslight. While filming the 1950 movie Stromboli, the still-married Bergman, gave birth to Roberto Rossellini’s (director of Stromboli) child. The scandal caused her to leave America and retreat back to Europe. The next 6 years, her movies were not well received and she was considered box office poison. She rebounded with her Oscar® winning performance in 1956’s Anastasia. The rest of the 1950s, Bergman was back in successfully movies. From 1960 until 1978 she would only appear in 9 more movies. The highlights of the later part of her career were winning her third Oscar® for 1974’s Murder on the Orient Express and her Oscar® nominated performance in 1978’s Autumn Sonata. Autumn Sonata would turn out to be her last performance. Ingrid Bergman passed away in 1982 following complications from a breast cancer operation.

Her IMDb page shows 52 acting credits from 1932-1982. This page will rank 32 Ingrid Bergman movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, cameos and movies that were not released in North American theaters were not included in the rankings.

Ingrid Bergman in 1946's Notorious

Ingrid Bergman in 1946’s Notorious

Ingrid Bergman Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort Ingrid Bergman movies by co-stars of her movies
  • Sort Ingrid Bergman movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost.
  • Sort Ingrid Bergman movies by yearly box office rank
  • Sort Ingrid Bergman movies by how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Ingrid Bergman movie received.
  • Sort Ingrid Bergman movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
  • *** = Oscar nominated Bergman performance…..just type *** and all 7 movies will pop up
RankMovie (Year)UMR Co-Star LinksAdjusted B.O. Domestic (mil)Box Office Rank by YearCritic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR Score
Casablanca (1942)Humphrey Bogart & Claude Rains$344.305th of 194394.25%08 / 0385.30
Gaslight (1944) ***Charles Boyer$192.3013th of 194483.00%07 / 0285.07
Bells of St. Mary's, The (1945) ***Bing Crosby$501.401st of 194587.00%08 / 0182.44
Anastasia (1956) ***Yul Brynner$219.008th of 195779.50%02 / 0179.76
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) ***Sean Connery & Richard Widmark$261.208th of 197478.00%06 / 0178.16
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) ***Gary Cooper$485.002nd of 194376.50%09 / 0177.91
Notorious (1946)Cary Grant & Directed by Alfred Hitchcock$315.708th of 194690.00%02 / 0074.10
Spellbound (1945)Gregory Peck & Directed by Alfred Hitchcock$336.803rd of 194578.50%06 / 0173.14
Cactus Flower (1969)Walter Matthau & Goldie Hawn$201.007th of 197078.00%01 / 0170.53
Joan of Arc (1948) ***José Ferrer$227.405th of 194964.50%07 / 0269.82
Inn of the Sixth Happiness, The (1958)Robert Donat$176.6013th of 195977.00%01 / 0065.21
Indiscreet (1958)Cary Grant$144.5016th of 195879.67%00 / 0060.46
Saratoga Trunk (1946)Gary Cooper$335.1013th of 194660.00%01 / 0059.60
Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)Leslie Howard$144.5032nd of 193976.50%02 / 0059.16
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)Spencer Tracy & Lana Turner$124.2045th of 194168.00%03 / 0052.41
Autumn Sonata (1978) ***Directed by Ingmar Bergman$10.0099th of 197888.00%02 / 0049.46
Yellow Rolls-Royce, The (1964)Shirley MacLaine & George C. Scott$119.6010th of 196556.50%00 / 0045.10
Goodbye Again (1961)Anthony Perkins & Yves Montand$43.9056th of 196171.50%00 / 0040.40
Stromboli (1950)Mario Vitale$28.10124th of 195075.50%00 / 0039.84
Arch of Triumph (1948)Charles Laughton & Charles Boyer$94.3074th of 194852.00%00 / 0039.06
Journey To Italy (1954)Directed by Roberto Rossellini$17.00146th of 195476.00%00 / 0038.36
Adam Had Four Sons (1941)Susan Hayward$66.8087th of 194159.50%00 / 0038.31
Greatest Love, The (1952)Alexander Knox$12.80151st of 195277.00%00 / 0038.17
Visit, The (1964)Anthony Quinn$20.5093rd of 196473.00%01 / 0037.89
Elena And Her Men (1956)Mel Ferrer$17.50149th of 195674.50%00 / 0037.73
Under Capricorn (1949)Directed by Alfred Hitchcock$65.9090th of 194955.33%00 / 0036.22
Rage In Heaven (1941)Robert Montgomery$60.7083rd of 194154.50%00 / 0035.03
Giovanna d'Arco al rogo (1954)Directed by Roberto Rossellini$11.80159th of 195461.50%00 / 0030.73
Fear (1954)Directed by Roberto Rossellin$13.10153rd of 195457.50%00 / 0029.05
Matter of Time, A (1976)Directed by Vincent Minnelli$24.0080th of 197653.50%00 / 0028.86
Walk in the Spring Rain, A (1970)Anthony Quinn$11.1088th of 197054.50%00 / 0027.34
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973)Sally Prager$7.20127th of 197354.00%00 / 0026.50

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Ingrid Bergman Table

  1. Sixteen Ingrid Bergman movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 50.00% of her movies listed. The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945) is her biggest box office hit….For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) was a close second.
  2. An average Ingrid Bergman movie grosses $144.80 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  23 of Ingrid Bergman’s movies are rated as good movies…or 59.18% of her movies.  Casablanca (1942) is her highest rated movie while Arch of Triumph (1948) was her lowest rated movie.
  4. Sixteen Ingrid Bergman movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 50.00% of her movies.
  5. Nine Ingrid Bergman movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 27.27% of her movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00.  18 Ingrid Bergman movies scored higher than that average….or 56.25% of her movies.  Casablanca (1942) got the the highest UMR Score while From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973) got the lowest UMR Score.
Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman in 1945's Spellbound

Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman in 1945’s Spellbound

Possibly Interesting Facts About Ingrid Bergman

1. Ingrid Bergman got to play the character, Anita Hoffman, twice in the movies. The first time was in the 1936 Swedish film Intermezzo. When super producer David O. Selznick saw the movie he bought the rights to the movie and Bergman’s services to play the same role in 1939’s Intermezzo: A Love Story.

2. Ingrid Bergman was nominated 7 times for an Oscar® for her movie roles. She won three times. She was also nominated 7 times for the Golden Globe® awards…..she won that award three times as well.

3. According to the American Film Institute, Ingrid Bergman is the 4th greatest female star of all-time.

4. Ingrid Bergman starred in three Alfred Hitchcock movies….two of them are classics…1945’s Spellbound and 1946’s Notorious…..and one of them is easily forgotten….1949’s Under Capricorn….sorry Flora and Steve.

5. Ingrid Bergman was married twice in her life. Her first marriage was to Petter Lindström in 1937. Their marriage lasted until 1949 and they had one daughter, Pia. In 1950 she married director Roberto Rossellini. They had one son, Renato and twin daughters Isabella and Isotta. Isabella has been in such movies as Death Becomes Her and Blue Velvet.

6. Roles Ingrid Bergman turned down or was seriously considered for …An Affair To Remember, The Miracle Worker, Interiors, The Paradine Case, Planet of the Apes and Spartacus.

7. During her scandal in the early 1950s….Cary Grant was one of the few people to stand up for Bergman during the scandal. When she won her second Oscar® for 1956’s Anastasia ….she asked Grant to accept the honor for her.

8. Casablanca is probably her most famous role. Casablanca is ranked #2 of all movies made according to the American Film Institute(AFI). Six of the quotes in Casablanca are ranked in the Top 10 of movie quotes…also according to AFI. My favorite is “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship”…what a way to end a movie.

9. It took Ingrid Bergman and director Ingmar Bergman almost 40 years to work together…but the two Swedish legends finally made 1978’s Autumn Sonata. Ingrid Bergman received her final Oscar® nomination for the role.

10. Check out Ingrid Bergman‘s career compared to current and classic actors.  Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.

And finally worldwide grosses on 8 Ingrid Bergman movies

  • Casablanca (1942) $631.30 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  • Gaslight (1944) $392.30 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  • Notorious (1946) $465.70 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  • Joan of Arc (1948) $320.40 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  • Saratoga Trunk (1946) $508.10 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) $229.20 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  • Stromboli (1950) $79.10 million in adjusted worldwide box office
  • Under Capricorn (1949) $144.90 million in adjusted worldwide box office

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    1. Hey John…yep it was for the Jean Simmons part….lots of suggestions for that role…Bergman and Jeanne Moreau were the first choices before Simmons got the part. I agree it would have been odd casting.

  1. POSTSCRIPT TO MY PREVIOUS POST

    1 I didn’t at first notice that we now had a table of WW grosses for Ingrid – short but sweet and it showed that for the 8 films concerned the adjusted split was 59% domestic/41% overseas. That is a higher overseas ratio than we have seen in the case of most other Hollywood stars where WW grosses have been available.

    2 Another actress who also enjoyed a good foreign ratio and in fact one that succeeded her domestic gross was Garbo. The split of the 20 Garbo movies for which Bruce could give us WW figures was 49% domestic/51% foreign. The coincidence is that both Garbo and Bergman are of course Swedish; but the downside for Greta is that her 20 WW grosses of about $3.7 billion in total didn’t match even the overall domestic grosses of Bergman’s Top 20 highest earners which came to just under $4.5 billion. I suppose though Great’s excuse could be that she didn’t have Cary grant as a mentor !

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