Winners of the german national film award/Preisträger des Deutschen Filmpreises

The winners for best picture. In the years 1963 and 1970 the price was shared between two winners, in 1987 and 1993 even between three.
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1.
Das doppelte Lottchen (1950)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Josef von Báky
 
2.
Die Schuld des Dr. Homma (1951)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
3.
The Mistress (1952)
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An aging truck driver finds smuggled money and becomes involved with a hijacking crowd. (112 mins.)
Director: Rudolf Jugert
 
4.
No Way Back (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1945, Mischa, a Red Army officer, discovers a frightened German girl, Anna, huddled in a Berlin cellar... (95 mins.)
Director: Victor Vicas
 
5.
Deadly Decision (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Admiral Canaris is chief of the intelligence service of Nazi Germany. His department is quite successful... (92 mins.)
 
6.
The Captain from Köpenick (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years... (93 mins.)
Director: Helmut Käutner
 
7.
The Devil Strikes at Night (1957)
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A serial killer strikes again during WWII in Germany. The wrong man is arrested and a detective hunts down the real killer. But justice in Nazi Germany is not so easily administered. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
8.
Helden (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
1865: Swiss captain Bluntschli fights as mercenary in the war between Bulgaria and Serbia. When his group's attacked by a few Bulgarian troopers... (100 mins.)
 
9.
The Bridge (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers. (103 mins.)
Director: Bernhard Wicki
 
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11.
Die endlose Nacht (1963)
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A thick fog force the travelers to persevere on the ground for many hours at Berlin-Tempelhof airport. Among them is a businessman who is facing ruin and not shy away, throwing his girlfriend to another man's neck in order to save himself. (85 mins.)
Director: Will Tremper
 
12.
The Lightship (1963)
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(84 mins.)
Director: Ladislao Vajda
 
13.
The River Line (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(95 mins.)
Director: Rudolf Jugert
 
15.
Young Torless (1966)
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At a boarding school in the pre-war Austro-Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates... (87 mins.)
 
16.
Yesterday Girl (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The film tells the story of Anita G., a young East German migrant to West Germany and her struggle to adjust to her new life. (88 mins.)
Director: Alexander Kluge
 
17.
Tattoo (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Capturing the zeitgeist of discontent and rebellion, the movie anticipates the protests of 1968. (86 mins.)
Director: Johannes Schaaf
 
18.
The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
"Neues Kino movie" about life in the circus dome narrated in Brechtian spirit; deceptively illusionist grip is broken violently by aloofness and sweeping subjective tracking shots. (104 mins.)
Director: Alexander Kluge
 
19.
Katzelmacher (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Jorgos, a migrant worker from Greece, joins a group of young people in Munich usually hanging around... (88 mins.)
 
20.
Malatesta (1970 TV Movie)
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(86 mins.)
 
21.
First Love (1970)
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Based on Ivan Turgeyev's novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman... (89 mins.)
 
22.
Trotta (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After his imprisonment during the Great War, a young soldier returns to Vienna only to realize that everything has changed. (95 mins.)
Director: Johannes Schaaf
 
23.
The Experts (1973)
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(98 mins.)
 
24.
The Pedestrian (1973)
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When a German businessman causes a car accident with deadly consequences, the papers start digging into his past to find scandals. What they find causes him to reevaluate his own past during WW2 when he was in Greece. (98 mins.)
 
25.
Lina Braake (1975)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Bernhard Sinkel
 
26.
Es herrscht Ruhe im Land (1976)
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(103 mins.)
 
27.
Heinrich (1977)
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(125 mins.)
 
28.
Die gläserne Zelle (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man is wrongfully imprisoned for five years. Once out, he hears about his wife's supposed adventures outside of their marriage and becomes increasingly jealous. (93 mins.)
 
29.
The Tin Drum (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out. (142 mins.)
 
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31.
Jede Menge Kohle (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Pitman Katlewski is fed up with his conventional life: a wife, small apartment, nice living room furniture... (100 mins.)
 
32.
Marianne & Juliane (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two sisters both fight for women's rights. Juliane is a journalist and Marianne a terrorist. When Marianne is jailed, Juliane feels obligated to help her despite their differing views on how to live. (106 mins.)
 
33.
The State of Things (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
On location in Portugal, a film crew runs out of film while making their own version of Roger Corman's Day the World Ended... (121 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
34.
Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A geologist employed by an Australian mining company finds himself disputing the rights of some aborigines who believe their land to be sacred. (100 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
35.
Colonel Redl (1985)
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Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer)... (144 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
 
36.
Rosa Luxemburg (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After years of political agitation, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht, and Leo Jogiches form a revolutionary German party, the Spartacists. (123 mins.)
 
37.
Francesca (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(95 mins.)
Director: Verena Rudolph
 
38.
The Name of the Rose (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey. (130 mins.)
 
39.
Das Schweigen des Dichters (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(102 mins.)
 
40.
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
 
41.
Yasemin (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
20 years old Casanova Jan falls in love with the 3 years younger Turkish girl Yasemin, who lives in Germany with her family... (85 mins.)
Director: Hark Bohm
 
42.
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Set in Brooklyn during the 1950s against a backdrop of union corruption and violence. A prostitute falls in love with one of her customers... (102 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
 
43.
Malina (1991)
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A female writer and her relationships with two different men, one joyous and one introverted. (125 mins.)
 
44.
Schtonk (1992)
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The slightly fictionalized story of an art forger, a journalist desperate for a big story, and the biggest press scandal in German history: the Hitler Diaries. (115 mins.)
Director: Helmut Dietl
 
45.
Little Sharks (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When dishwasher Ingo, whose girl-friend has just left him, returns a borrowed bar stool to the Folkwang Acting School in Essen... (87 mins.)
Director: Sönke Wortmann
 
46.
Der olympische Sommer (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1936 Nazi Germany, a young,innocent apprentice, full of Olympic fever, leaves his rural village to see the ceremonies in Berlin... (85 mins.)
Director: Gordian Maugg
 
47.
Wir können auch anders... (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two brothers both of which can neither read nor write making their way across Germany in order to claim to their inheritance... (92 mins.)
Director: Detlev Buck
 
48.
Kaspar Hauser (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Kaspar Hauser is the son of the duke of Baden. At the age of one he was swapped by another baby that has been killed right after the change... (139 mins.)
Director: Peter Sehr
 
49.
Maybe... Maybe Not (1994)
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Thrown out by his girlfriend from her apartment, Axel lives for a while with Norbert, a gay man he met some days before. (93 mins.)
Director: Sönke Wortmann
 
50.
The Deathmaker (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to... (110 mins.)
 
51.
Rossini (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Jakob Windisch has written THE number one bestselling novel. Since he is very shy, no-one has seen him... (114 mins.)
Director: Helmut Dietl
 
52.
The Harmonists (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists"... (126 mins.)
 
53.
Run Lola Run (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. (81 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
54.
No Place to Go (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Flanders, a famous female author, travels 1989 after the fall of the Berlin wall into the German capitol... (110 mins.)
Director: Oskar Roehler
 
55.
The State I Am In (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Clara and Hans are left-wing terrorists who have been searched by police for almost fifteen years. Their... (106 mins.)
 
56.
Nowhere in Africa (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya. (141 mins.)
Director: Caroline Link
 
57.
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
58.
Head-On (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love. (121 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
59.
Go for Zucker (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Journalist of Jewish descent in Berlin feels that he is a loser of the political changes in Germany after 1989... (95 mins.)
Director: Dani Levy
 
60.
The Lives of Others (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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.)
 
61.
4 Minutes (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An elderly piano teacher trains a young convict at a women's penitentiary. (112 mins.)
Director: Chris Kraus
 
62.
The Edge of Heaven (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend. (122 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
63.
John Rabe (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38. (134 mins.)
 
64.
The White Ribbon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible? (144 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
65.
Vincent Wants to Sea (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man suffering from Tourette's syndrome absconds from an institution with two other inhabitants to travel to Italy to fulfill his mother's last wish. (96 mins.)
Director: Ralf Huettner
 
66.
Stopped on Track (2011)
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When Frank is diagnosed with incurable brain tumor, he's got only a few months to live. Along with his wife, he doesn't know how and when to tell their children about it. Meanwhile, Frank's health is getting worse with each day. (110 mins.)
Director: Andreas Dresen
 
67.
A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An aimless university dropout attempts to make sense of life as he spends one fateful day wandering the streets of Berlin. (86 mins.)
Director: Jan Ole Gerster