Most Popular German-Language Feature Films
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.
Who Am I
Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage. Dir: Baran bo Odar With: Tom Schilling, Elyas M'Barek, Wotan Wilke Möhring Thriller 102 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.
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.
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.
Labyrinth of Lies
A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II. Dir: Giulio Ricciarelli With: Alexander Fehling, André Szymanski, Friederike Becht History 124 mins.
A disfigured concentration-camp survivor (Nina Hoss), unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) who might have betrayed her to the Nazis. Dir: Christian Petzold With: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf Drama | History 98 mins.
Run Lola Run
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. Dir: Tom Tykwer With: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup Action | Crime | Thriller 81 mins.