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1.
The Wave (2008)
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A high school teacher's 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. (107 mins.)
Director: Dennis Gansel
 
2.
The Edukators (2004)
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Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home. (127 mins.)
 
3.
Free Rainer (2007)
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Frustrated, because he is forced to produce bad TV-shows, a manager of a TV-station, enters the station and manipulates the ratings, to initiate a TV-revolution. (130 mins.)
 
4.
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
 
5.
Head-On (2004)
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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
 
6.
Kokowääh (2011)
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Henry is a handsome screenwriter who is trying to win the heart of the woman he truly loves. His plans are interrupted when he finds Magdalena, a little girl at his house. (123 mins.)
Director: Til Schweiger
 
7.
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
 
8.
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
 
9.
The White Ribbon (2009)
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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
 
10.
Everyone Else (2009)
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While on a Mediterranean vacation, a seemingly happy boyfriend and girlfriend find their connection to one another tested as they bond with another couple. (119 mins.)
Director: Maren Ade
 
11.
Amen. (2002)
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During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world. (132 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
Lore (2012)
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As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate. (109 mins.)
Director: Cate Shortland
 
17.
Funny Games (1997)
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Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement. (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
18.
Barbara (2012)
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A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. (105 mins.)
 
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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
 
20.
Hannah Arendt (2012)
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A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann. (113 mins.)
 
21.
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
 
22.
Revanche (2008)
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Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable. (121 mins.)
Director: Götz Spielmann
 
23.
Summer Storm (2004)
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A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other. (98 mins.)
 
24.
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
 
25.
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.)
 
26.
The Edge of Heaven (2007)
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A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend. (122 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
27.
4 Minutes (2006)
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An elderly piano teacher trains a young convict at a women's penitentiary. (112 mins.)
Director: Chris Kraus
 
28.
When We Leave (2010)
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Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation. (119 mins.)
Director: Feo Aladag
 
29.
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
 
30.
North Face (2008)
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Based on a true story, North Face is a suspenseful adventure film about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps... (126 mins.)
Director: Philipp Stölzl
 
31.
Before the Fall (2004)
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In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite... (117 mins.)
Director: Dennis Gansel
 
32.
The Tunnel (2001)
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Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion... (150 mins.)
 
33.
Barefoot (2005)
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Nick, a hedonistic bachelor, falls for an escaped mental patient. (118 mins.)
Director: Til Schweiger
 
34.
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
 
35.
Gigantic (1999)
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Three friends from Hamburg spend one last night on the town before one of them leaves the city forever. (80 mins.)
 
36.
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
 
37.
Cherry Blossoms (2008)
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After Rudi's wife Trudi suddenly dies, he travels to Japan to fulfill her dream of being a Butoh dancer. (127 mins.)
Director: Doris Dörrie
 
38.
Vitus (2006)
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A 12-year-old piano prodigy, suffocating from his parent's big dreams for him, decides to make his escape and with the aid of his grandfather chase his own dreams instead. (100 mins.)
Director: Fredi M. Murer
 
39.
Sun Alley (1999)
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A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to... (101 mins.)
 
40.
The Nasty Girl (1990)
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When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her. (94 mins.)
 
41.
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
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A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose. (120 mins.)
Director: Marc Rothemund
 
42.
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
 
43.
The Princess and the Warrior (2000)
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Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life, seemingly entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum... (135 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
44.
23 (1998)
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The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany... (99 mins.)
 
45.
The Tin Drum (1979)
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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.)
 
46.
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
 
47.
Lola (1981)
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In post-war West Germany, the charming Von Bohm is appointed a city's new Building Commissioner. His morality is tested when he unknowingly falls in love with a brothel worker, Lola, the paid mistress of a corrupt property developer. (113 mins.)
 
48.
Grave Decisions (2006)
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Marcus H. Rosenmüller's first feature movie deals with a boy thinking that he is responsible for his mother's... (104 mins.)
 
49.
Solino (2002)
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In the sixties Romano Amato, his wife Rosa and their two sons Giancarlo and Gigi emigrate from Solino... (124 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
50.
The Cut (2014)
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In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them. (138 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
51.
Ein Sommer in Kroatien (2012 TV Movie)
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After her wedding plans fall trough, Graz (Austria) luxury restaurant manager Ena finds old, unanswered letters from her Croatian grandmother Carmela... (89 mins.)
Director: Holger Barthel