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.
F*ck You, Goethe
Dir: Bora Dagtekin With: Elyas M'Barek, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann Comedy 119 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.
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.
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.
Two psychotic 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. Dir: Michael Haneke With: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch Crime | Drama | Thriller 108 mins.
The movie is based on the infamous "Stanford Prison Experiment" conducted in 1971. A makeshift prison is set up in a research lab... Dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel With: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski Drama | Thriller 120 mins.
A high school teacher's unusual 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. Dir: Dennis Gansel With: Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich Drama | Thriller 107 mins.
Good Bye Lenin!
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. Dir: Wolfgang Becker With: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova Comedy | Drama | Romance 121 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 | Sci-Fi | Thriller 81 mins.