Feature Film, German (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Blood Red Sky (2021)

TV-MA | 121 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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43 Metascore

A woman with a mysterious illness is forced into action when a group of terrorists attempt to hijack a transatlantic overnight flight.

Director: Peter Thorwarth | Stars: Peri Baumeister, Carl Anton Koch, Alexander Scheer, Kais Setti

Votes: 20,120

2. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.4
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89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 368,953 | Gross: $11.29M

3. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 338,948 | Gross: $5.51M

4. I Am Your Man (2021)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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79 Metascore

In order to obtain research funds for her studies, a scientist accepts an offer to participate in an extraordinary experiment: for three weeks, she is to live with a humanoid robot, created to make her happy.

Director: Maria Schrader | Stars: Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens, Sandra Hüller, Hans Löw

Votes: 263

5. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 238,009 | Gross: $11.49M

6. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.8
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82 Metascore

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 70,389 | Gross: $2.22M

7. Never Look Away (2018)

R | 189 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.8
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68 Metascore

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl

Votes: 18,291 | Gross: $1.30M

8. Who Am I (2014)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

Director: Baran bo Odar | Stars: Tom Schilling, Elyas M'Barek, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Antoine Monot Jr.

Votes: 52,474

9. Funny Games (1997)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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69 Metascore

Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering

Votes: 68,147

10. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 67,046 | Gross: $3.33M

11. M (1931)

Passed | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 148,327 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Goodnight Mommy (2014)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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81 Metascore

Twin boys move to a new house with their mother after she has face-changing cosmetic surgery, but under the bandages is someone the boys don't recognize.

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz | Stars: Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz, Susanne Wuest, Hans Escher

Votes: 47,275 | Gross: $1.17M

13. Antares (2004)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Three stories revolve around the love lives of an adulterous woman, a checkout girl and a single mother.

Director: Götz Spielmann | Stars: Petra Morzé, Andreas Patton, Hary Prinz, Susanne Wuest

Votes: 2,855

14. The Golden Glove (2019)

Not Rated | 115 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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38 Metascore

A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Jonas Dassler, Margarete Tiesel, Adam Bousdoukos, Katja Studt

Votes: 12,104

15. The Captain (2017)

118 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.4
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67 Metascore

In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he's escaping from.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Max Hubacher, Alexander Fehling, Sebastian Rudolph, Max Thommes

Votes: 15,156 | Gross: $0.11M

16. Persian Lessons (2020)

127 min | Drama, War

7.4
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A young Jewish man pretends to be Iranian to avoid being executed in a concentration camp.

Director: Vadim Perelman | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay, David Schütter

Votes: 4,200

17. 100 Things (2018)

111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Best friends Toni and Paul decide to relinquish all of their belongings for 100 days, whereby they receive one of their items back on each day. During this challenge the two realize, that ... See full summary »

Director: Florian David Fitz | Stars: Florian David Fitz, Matthias Schweighöfer, Miriam Stein, Hannelore Elsner

Votes: 5,000

18. Victoria (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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77 Metascore

A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

Director: Sebastian Schipper | Stars: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit

Votes: 55,245

19. Undine (2020)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.5
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75 Metascore

Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin's urban development. But when the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. Undine has to kill the man who betrays her and return to the water.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz

Votes: 4,608

20. The Scary House (2020)

100 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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Hendrik is sixteen, a big city kid, and vexed to learn that his mother is moving with him and his little brother Eddi to a village in the south of Austria. To make matters worse, the locals... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Prochaska | Stars: Marii Weichsler, Julia Koschitz, Leon Orlandianyi, Lars Bitterlich

Votes: 2,702

21. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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77 Metascore

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Votes: 192,698 | Gross: $7.27M

22. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 105,103

23. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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68 Metascore

In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

Votes: 140,708 | Gross: $4.06M

24. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Horror

7.5
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79 Metascore

Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor

Votes: 33,823

25. Land of Mine (2015)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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75 Metascore

In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.

Director: Martin Zandvliet | Stars: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

Votes: 37,746 | Gross: $0.44M

26. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.9
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Votes: 54,139

27. Nekromantik (1987)

Not Rated | 71 min | Horror

5.0
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A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him.

Director: Jörg Buttgereit | Stars: Bernd Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt, Collosseo

Votes: 8,811

28. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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93 Metascore

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl

Votes: 45,897 | Gross: $1.48M

29. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

PG | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Votes: 32,872

30. Next Door (2021)

92 min | Comedy

7.2
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53 Metascore

Explores the subjects of gentrification and social inequality in Berlin.

Director: Daniel Brühl | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Peter Kurth, Rike Eckermann, Aenne Schwarz

Votes: 178

31. Angst (I) (1983)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house.

Director: Gerald Kargl | Stars: Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Silvia Ryder, Karin Springer

Votes: 9,518

32. Stalingrad (1993)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, War

7.5
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The story follows a group of German soldiers, from their Italian R&R in the summer of 1942 to the frozen steppes of Soviet Russia and ending with the battle for Stalingrad.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: Dominique Horwitz, Thomas Kretschmann, Jochen Nickel, Sebastian Rudolph

Votes: 33,114 | Gross: $0.08M

33. Phoenix (II) (2014)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, History, Music

7.3
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89 Metascore

A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf, Trystan Pütter

Votes: 17,594

34. The Red Baron (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.4
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German biopic loosely based on the World War I fighter ace Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron by friend and foe alike.

Director: Nikolai Müllerschön | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 12,018 | Gross: $0.04M

35. Lore (2012)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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76 Metascore

As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi

Votes: 14,678 | Gross: $0.97M

36. The Dark Valley (2014)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Drama, Western

7.1
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Through a hidden path a lone rider reaches a little town high up in the Alps. Nobody knows where the stranger comes from, nor what he wants there. But everyone knows that they don't want him to stay.

Director: Andreas Prochaska | Stars: Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti, Paula Beer, Thomas Schubert

Votes: 12,552

37. Christiane F. (1981)

R | 138 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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A teen girl in 1970's Berlin becomes addicted to heroin. Everything in her life slowly begins to distort and disappear as she befriends a small crew of junkies and falls in love with a drug-abusing male prostitute.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck, Lothar Chamski

Votes: 23,242

38. The Tin Drum (1979)

R | 142 min | Drama, War

7.5
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63 Metascore

In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach

Votes: 22,993

39. Free Fall (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart.

Director: Stephan Lacant | Stars: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Attila Borlan, Katharina Schüttler

Votes: 19,017

40. The Experiment (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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60 Metascore

For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Wotan Wilke Möhring

Votes: 91,960 | Gross: $0.14M

41. In the Fade (2017)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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65 Metascore

Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Numan Acar, Adam Bousdoukos, Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto

Votes: 30,468 | Gross: $0.32M

42. Ecstasy (1933)

TV-MA | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman. She leaves him and one day, she meets a young man and they fall in love. Fate brings the husband together with the young lover that has taken Eva from him.

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Aribert Mog, Zvonimir Rogoz, Leopold Kramer

Votes: 2,283

43. Head-On (2004)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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78 Metascore

With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Güven Kiraç, Zarah Jane McKenzie

Votes: 52,365

44. Great Freedom (2021)

117 min | Drama

In postwar Germany, Hans is imprisoned again and again for being homosexual. The one steady relationship in his life becomes his long time cell mate, Viktor, a convicted murderer. What starts in revulsion grows to something called love.

Director: Sebastian Meise | Stars: Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, Thomas Prenn

45. Look Who's Back (2015)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly gains media attention, but while Germany finds him hilarious and charming, Hitler makes some serious observations about society.

Director: David Wnendt | Stars: Oliver Masucci, Thomas M. Köppl, Marc-Marvin Israel, David Gebigke

Votes: 43,068

46. What a Man (2011)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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39 Metascore

What a Man: The young teacher Alex is abandoned by his girlfriend Caroline and therefore begins a journey in search of himself. But how he overcomes the pitfalls out there for a modern man? And what is it that makes a man a man?

Directors: Matthias Schweighöfer, Torsten Künstler | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Mavie Hörbiger, Thomas Kretschmann, Paul Alhäuser

Votes: 3,737

47. The Counterfeiters (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.6
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78 Metascore

The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach

Votes: 44,250 | Gross: $5.48M

48. Kidnapping Stella (2019)

TV-MA | 89 min | Crime, Thriller

4.8
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Snatched off the street and held for ransom, a bound and gagged woman uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors' carefully laid plans.

Director: Thomas Sieben | Stars: Max von der Groeben, Jella Haase, Clemens Schick, Jarrod Pistilli

Votes: 5,482

49. The American Friend (1977)

Not Rated | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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79 Metascore

Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain

Votes: 14,949

50. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.4
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76 Metascore

A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 36,787 | Gross: $0.48M


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