My Favorite German Movies

A movie list made by Kopfmatscher : My Favorite German Movies

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1.
Das Boot (1981)
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The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
 
2.
Nosferatu (1922)
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Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
3.
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. (156 mins.)
 
4.
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
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The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle. (158 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
5.
The Elementary Particles (2006)
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Based on Michel Houellebecq's controversial novel, this movie focuses on Michael and Bruno, two very different... (113 mins.)
Director: Oskar Roehler
 
6.
The Tin Drum (1979)
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Danzig in the 1920s/1930s. Oskar Matzerath, son of a local dealer, is a most unusual boy. Equipped with... (142 mins.)
 
7.
Christiane F. (1981)
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This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of Christiane F... (138 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Edel
 
8.
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
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A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. (102 mins.)
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9.
The Punch Bowl (1944)
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A successful writer, home-schooled in his youth, masquerades as a student at a secondary school to experience all the fun and pranks he missed out on. (97 mins.)
Director: Helmut Weiss
 
10.
Bang Boom Bang - Ein todsicheres Ding (1999)
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Life could be just great for bank robber Keek: His buddy Kalle is doing time for their last coup, while Keek has to retain the loot... (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Thorwarth
 
11.
The Bridge (1959)
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In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers. (103 mins.)
Director: Bernhard Wicki
 
12.
The Treasure of the Silver Lake (1962)
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In their first cinematic adventure, Apache chief Winnetou and mountain man Old Shatterhand pursue a gang of murderous outlaws who will stop at nothing to find the legendary treasure of Silver Lake. (111 mins.)
Director: Harald Reinl
 
13.
Ödipussi (1988)
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Gray-haired furniture retailer Paul Winkelmann still has his dinner cooked and his laundry done by his mother... (88 mins.)
Director: Loriot
 
14.
The Blue Light (1932)
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Junta is hated by the people in the village where she lives, especially by the women, who suspect her of being a witch... (85 mins.)
 
15.
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
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A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s. (150 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
 
16.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado. (95 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
17.
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
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Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room... (87 mins.)
Director: Thomas Jahn
 
18.
In July (2000)
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Can Daniel follow the sun from Hamburg to the Bosporus by Friday to meet his love? (99 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
19.
Pappa ante Portas (1991)
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After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire... (89 mins.)
 
20.
Werner - Beinhart! (1990)
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Broesel has to make a Werner animation film but right now he has no real ideas for new stories. Thus he simply draws some stories from Werner's youth. (93 mins.)
 
21.
The Edukators (2004)
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Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home. (127 mins.)
 
22.
Run Lola Run (1998)
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After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. (81 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
23.
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. (137 mins.)
 
24.
Wings of Desire (1987)
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An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal. (128 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
25.
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
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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. (121 mins.)
Director: Wolfgang Becker
 
26.
Lammbock (2001)
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Stefan and Kai have good going business, self-grown cannabis screened as pizza delivering service. For now they only have to deal with aphids. (93 mins.)
 
27.
If It Don't Fit, Use a Bigger Hammer (2002)
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A group of rather slap dash builders are rather imaginative at solving what problems come their way... (101 mins.)
Director: Peter Thorwarth
 
28.
The Experiment (2001)
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For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence. (120 mins.)
 
29.
Suck Me Shakespeer (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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. (119 mins.)
Director: Bora Dagtekin
 
30.
Soul Kitchen (2009)
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In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef. (99 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
31.
The Miracle of Bern (2003)
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The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two... (118 mins.)
Director: Sönke Wortmann
 
32.
Der Stern von Afrika (1957)
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Biographic Movie of the German fighter ace, who was killed in a plane crash after over 150 kills in North Africa. (88 mins.)
 
33.
Stalingrad (1993)
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The story follows a group of German soldiers, from their Italian R&R in the summer of 1942 to the frozen steppes of Soviet Russia and ending with the battle for Stalingrad. (134 mins.)
 
34.
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. (117 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
35.
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. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
36.
Triumph of the Will (1935 Documentary)
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany. (114 mins.)
 
37.
Serengeti (1959 Documentary)
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(85 mins.)
 
38.
Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job (2000 Short Film)
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Short film depicting a fictional educational film about fork lift truck operational safety. The dangers of unsafe operation are presented in gory details. (10 mins.)