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The Joyless Street (1925)
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Vienna in the biggest depression, directly after WW1. In a slum, Lila Leid, the wife of lawyer Leid is murdered... (125 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst
 
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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.)
 
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Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
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Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms... (97 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
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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
 
5.
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
 
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Das Boot (1981)
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The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
 
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The Last Laugh (1924)
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An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society. (77 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
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The Blue Angel (1930)
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An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer. (106 mins.)
 
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Pandora's Box (1929)
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The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her. (109 mins.)
 
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Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
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Thymiane is a beautiful young girl who is not having a storybook life. Her governess, Elizabeth, is thrown out of her home when she is pregnant... (104 mins.)
 
11.
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
 
12.
The 3 Penny Opera (1931)
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In London at the turn of the century, the bandit Mack the Knife marries Polly without the knowledge of her father, Peachum, the 'king of the beggars'. (112 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst
 
13.
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
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
Under the Bridges (1946)
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Two barge skippers fall in love with the same woman. (99 mins.)
Director: Helmut Käutner
 
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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
 
17.
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
 
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Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980 Mini-Series)
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In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight; however he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld. (931 mins.)
 
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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
 
20.
Alice in the Cities (1974)
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A German journalist is saddled with a nine-year-old girl after encountering her mother at a New York airport. (110 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
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An arrogant fashion designer falls in love with an icy beauty who wants to be a model. (124 mins.)
 
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Yesterday Girl (1966)
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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
 
23.
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
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Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note. (110 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
24.
The Counterfeiters (2007)
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The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII. (98 mins.)
 
25.
The Edukators (2004)
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Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home. (127 mins.)
 
26.
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.)
 
27.
No More School (2000)
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The last three weeks of school life have begun: After the Abitur, Germany's leaving certificate, the... (99 mins.)
Director: Marco Petry
 
28.
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.)
 
29.
Vincent Wants to Sea (2010)
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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
 
30.
The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993 Documentary)
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A documentary about the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, a German film director most notorious for making the most effective propaganda films for the Nazis. (180 mins.)
Director: Ray Müller
 
31.
The Harmonists (1997)
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Comedian Harmonists tells the story of a famous, German male sextet, five vocals and piano, the "Comedian Harmonists"... (126 mins.)
 
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What to Do in Case of Fire (2001)
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What To Do In Case of Fire? tells the humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists... (101 mins.)
 
33.
Blind Spot. Hitler's Secretary (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary featuring interview footage with Traudl Junge, one of Hitler's personal secretaries during WWII. (90 mins.)
 
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Rosenstrasse (2003)
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After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever knew. (136 mins.)