Most Popular German-Language Feature Films

1. Downfall (2004) Downfall (2004)
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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.
2. Das Boot (1981) Das Boot (1981)
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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.
3. Metropolis (1927) Metropolis (1927)
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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.
4. The Lives of Others (2006) The Lives of Others (2006)
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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.
5. M (1931) M (1931)
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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.
6. Free Fall (2013) Free Fall (2013)
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A promising career with the police, a baby on the way -- Marc's life seems to be right on track. Then... Dir: Stephan Lacant With: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Attila Borlan Drama 100 mins.
7. Nosferatu (1922) Nosferatu (1922)
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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.
8. Suck Me Shakespeer (2013) Suck Me Shakespeer (2013)
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A comedy that follows an ex-con who lands a position at a school that sits over the spot where money from one of his earlier robberies was stashed. Dir: Bora Dagtekin With: Elyas M'Barek, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann Comedy 119 mins.
9. The Wave (2008) The Wave (2008)
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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.
10. Run Lola Run (1998) Run Lola Run (1998)
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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.