* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HtOFUF7SCQ The entire score]] by Björn Isfält. The usage of an organ as the main instrument elevates the score even further, given how organs are often played at funerals and the bulk of the movie takes place in the afterlife.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z16f6v2jLFI Thorn Rose Valley's liberation song]]. You don't even need to speak the language, the instrumental part playing at the end as the brothers ride home gives this troper chills every time.
* MemeticMutation: ''"All makt åt Tengil, vår befriare! / All power to Tengil, our liberator"''
** With the obvious counter ''"Död åt Tengil!/Death to Tengil!"''
* NarmCharm: The movie. It's very much a product of the seventies and has its corny moments but that's really part of the charm. And even with all that it's still an incredibly gripping movie.
* NightmareFuel: Katla in the [[SpecialEffectsFailure movies]] may seem [[{{Narm}} silly]] both by modern standards, yet countless children have had nightmares because of her.
* PuritySue: Jonatan Lionheart. He was already described as a fairy tale prince before Nangijala. He could do anything, understand everything, he was stronger than anyone else, and everyone else wanted to be with him. That was before he started to lead a rebellion. And it ''works''. It works ''beautifully,'' because the story is told by the hero-worshiping Skorpan -- and in the end (though Skorpan himself says differently in the story introduction) the story isn't about Jonathan, but about Skorpan and his very touching relationship with his practically perfect older brother.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: The matte paintings are not exactly discreet. Also Katla, who looks like she was made from paper-mache.
* TearJerker: Well, it's Creator/AstridLindgren.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids It's not just one character who dies (repeatedly)...