Most Popular German-Language Feature Films
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. Dir: Cate Shortland With: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs Drama | Thriller | War 109 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.
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 | Film-Noir | Thriller 117 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.
In 'Gegen die Wand' Cahit, a 40-something male from Mersin in Turkey has removed everything Turkish from his life... Dir: Fatih Akin With: Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Catrin Striebeck Drama | Romance 121 mins.
A 27-year-old office worker travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood in Tôkyô. Dir: Isao Takahata With: Miki Imai, Toshirô Yanagiba, Youko Honna Animation | Drama | Romance 118 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.
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.