Most Popular German-Language Feature Films
The Dark Valley
Through a hidden path a lone rider reaches a little town high up in the Alpes. Nobody knows where the stranger comes from, nor what he wants there. But everyone knows that they don't want him to stay. Dir: Andreas Prochaska With: Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti, Helmuth Häusler Western 114 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.
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 claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. Dir: Wolfgang Petersen With: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann Adventure | Drama | War 149 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.
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.
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.
The adventures of an eccentric girl who has strange attitudes towards hygiene and sexuality longs for the reunion of her divorced parents. Dir: David Wnendt With: Carla Juri, Christoph Letkowski, Marlen Kruse Comedy | Drama 105 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 | Mystery 94 mins.
Wings of Desire
An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal. Dir: Wim Wenders With: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander Drama | Mystery | Romance 128 mins.