Most Popular German-Language Feature Films
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. Dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel With: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes Biography | Drama | History | War 156 mins.
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. Dir: Wolfgang Petersen With: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann Action | Adventure | Drama | History | War 149 mins.
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. Dir: Fritz Lang With: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut Crime | Drama | Thriller 117 mins.
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. Dir: Fritz Lang With: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich Drama | Sci-Fi 153 mins.
The Lives of Others
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. Dir: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck With: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch Drama | Thriller 137 mins.
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story "Dracula." Dir: F.W. Murnau With: Max Schreck, Greta Schröder, Ruth Landshoff Horror 94 mins.
In the not too distant future, people struggle to survive their greatest enemy, the sun. Dir: Tim Fehlbaum With: Hannah Herzsprung, Lars Eidinger, Stipe Erceg Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller 89 mins.
Run Lola Run
A young woman in Germany has twenty minutes to find and bring 100,000 Deutschmarks to her boyfriend before he robs a supermarket. Dir: Tom Tykwer With: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup Action | Crime | Thriller 81 mins.
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. Dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel With: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski Drama | Thriller 120 mins.
Gwendolyn Shepherd is actually a very normal 16-year-old teen. What's annoying is that her family definitely has a tad too many secrets... Dir: Felix Fuchssteiner With: Maria Ehrich, Jannis Niewöhner, Veronica Ferres Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | Romance | Sci-Fi 122 mins.