There are two weeks left before the Dec. 4 deadline to submit a Swede for Swede Fest 17, which is still plenty of time to put something together. Instead of screaming about politics with your family at the dinner table this Thursday, grab a camera and act out a scene from Home Alone instead.
In order to provide some inspiration for all aspiring Swede makers (or maybe just some entertainment), I asked some Swede Fest alumni and fans to tell me what their favorite Swede is.
Here are 17 Swedes you should watch in honor of Swede Fest 17. (Don’t know what Swedes/Swede Fest is? Read my breakdown here.)
1. Tree of Life
For Swede Fest 8, by Vince Cosentino
2. Top Gun
For Swede Fest 8, by Dead in 60 Years
For Swede Fest 8, by Byron Watkins
4. La Bamba
For Swede Fest 8, by Richard Rocha
5. Pulp Fiction
For Swede Fest 5, by Kevin Searcy
6. The Fast and the Furious
For Swede Fest 3, by Roque Rodriguez
7. The Three Amigos
For Swede Fest 6, by Dumb Drum
8. There Will Be Blood
For Swede Fest 12, by Dumb Drum
9. The Neverending Story
For Swede Fest 7, by Adam Chang
10. The Avengers
By Dumb Drum
For Swede Fest 5, by Michael Banti
12. Milo and Otis
For Swede Fest 12, by Matt Hackney
For Swede Fest 8, by Anthony Taylor
14. Napolean Dynamite
For Swede Fest 12, by Joana, Jonathan and Danny
15. Mahna Mahna
For Swede Fest 8, by Heather McLane (yep, I’m including my own Swede)
16. Kill Bill
For Swede Fest 7, by John Rios
17. The Breakfast Club
For Swede Fest 6, by John Rios
Don’t see your fave on this list? Add it in the comments.
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