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1. Synecdoche, New York (2008)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

Director: Charlie Kaufman | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener

Votes: 59,279 | Gross: $3.08M

2. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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82 Metascore

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?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 54,860 | Gross: $2.22M

3. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.4
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 30,470 | Gross: $0.48M

4. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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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.

Stars: Günter Lamprecht, Claus Holm, Hanna Schygulla, Franz Buchrieser

Votes: 3,117

5. Heimat - Eine deutsche Chronik (1984 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Drama

8.9
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The series (11 episodes) tells the story of the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany through the years 1919-1982. Central person is Maria, who we see growing from a 17 year old ... See full summary »

Stars: Marita Breuer, Kurt Wagner, Rüdiger Weigang, Eva Maria Schneider

Votes: 2,153

6. Derrick (1974–1998)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Detective Chief Inspector Stephan Derrick and his loyal assistant Inspector Harry Klein solve murder cases in Munich and surroundings.

Stars: Horst Tappert, Fritz Wepper, Willy Schäfer, Holger Petzold

Votes: 1,049

7. Händler der vier Jahreszeiten (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

7.6
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Hans Epp is a self-destructive man who lives a dissatisfied life. He tries to find meaning as a fruit vendor, but a heart attack impedes his ability to work, which turns his dissatisfaction into despair.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hans Hirschmüller, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, Andrea Schober

Votes: 3,126

8. Satan's Brew (1976)

112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Walter, a German anarchist poet, is short of money after his publisher refuses to give him an advance. He tries various ways of raising money, including shooting one of his mistresses and ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Kurt Raab, Margit Carstensen, Helen Vita, Volker Spengler

Votes: 1,314

9. Heimat II: A Chronicle of a Generation (1992 TV Mini-Series)

1,416 min | Drama

8.9
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The movie consist of 13 separate episodes each handling a period between 1960 and 1970. The length of these periods varies from one day to some years. It tells the story of a group of ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Arnold, Salome Kammer, Frank Röth, Noemi Steuer

Votes: 1,146

10. Silent Night (2012 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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The powerful true story behind the most popular Christmas carol of all time. In 1818, when Joseph Mohr is assigned to be the new assistant priest in Oberndorf, a small Austrian town near ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Vuissa | Stars: Carsten Clemens, Markus von Lingen, Janina Elkin, Alexander E. Fennon

Votes: 102

11. Das Wunder von Bern (2003)

118 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.8
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The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Louis Klamroth, Peter Lohmeyer, Johanna Gastdorf, Lucas Gregorowicz

Votes: 5,630

13. Loriot (1976– )

42 min | Comedy

9.1
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Stars: Vicco von Bülow, Heinz Meier, Evelyn Hamann, Bruno W. Pannek

Votes: 442

14. Schiller (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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Young poet Friedrich Schiller flees from the elite academy of Prince Carl Eugen to become an acclaimed theater writer in Mannheim. But the influence of Carl Eugen reaches farther than Schiller thought.

Director: Martin Weinhart | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Teresa Weißbach, Robert Dölle, Jürgen Tarrach

Votes: 306

15. Die Helene Fischer Show (2011– )

Music

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Stars: Helene Fischer, Peter Maffay, Andrea Bocelli, Andrea Berg

Votes: 11

16. Hitler Lives (1945)

Approved | 17 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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This short, produced at the end of WWII, warns that although Adolf Hitler is dead, his ideas live on in the German people. The world must stay ever vigilant, so that Germany cannot make war... See full summary »

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Knox Manning, Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin

Votes: 164

17. Oi! Warning (1999)

90 min | Drama

6.3
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The film (the third of the Reding brothers) is about a German teenager following his identity crisis. The boy, transformed by the usual down-trodden socio-economic conditions of ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Reding, Dominik Reding | Stars: Sascha Backhaus, Simon Goerts, Sandra Borgmann, Jens Veith

Votes: 638

18. Deutschland. Ein Sommermärchen (2006)

108 min | Documentary, Sport

7.0
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A documentary on the German national team's World Cup 2006 journey, all the way from boot camp in Sardinia to the 3rd-place play-off.

Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Jürgen Klinsmann, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Lukas Podolski, Oliver Bierhoff

Votes: 2,832

19. Abschied - Brechts letzter Sommer (2000)

97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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58 Metascore

It is one of the last days of an exceptionally hot summer in 1956. Bertolt Brecht (Bierbichler) is about to leave his lakeside house among the tall birches in Brandenburg to return to ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Schütte | Stars: Josef Bierbichler, Monica Bleibtreu, Jeanette Hain, Elfriede Irrall

Votes: 139 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Mit Leib und Seele (1989– )

Drama, Family

7.0
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Stars: Günter Strack, Liesel Christ, Siemen Rühaak, Buddy Elias

Votes: 27

21. Your Job in Germany (1945)

13 min | Documentary, Short, War

5.1
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Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Adolf Hitler, John Lund

Votes: 95

22. Alfredissimo! - Kochen mit Bio (1994– )

50 min | Talk-Show

4.1
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Stars: Alfred Biolek, Marianne Sägebrecht, Rosi Mittermaier, Christian Neureuther

Votes: 50

23. Feste der Volksmusik (1994– )

120 min | Music

2.5
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Stars: Florian Silbereisen, Volksmusikspatzen, Mdr-Deutsches Fernsehballett, Wilfried Gliem

Votes: 35

24. We Call It Techno! (2008 Video)

100 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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Directors: Maren Sextro, Holger Wick | Stars: Alex Azary, Claus Bachor, Frank Blümel, Cosmic Baby

Votes: 49

25. NDR Talk Show (1979– )

120 min | Talk-Show

6.6
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Stars: Julia Westlake, Hubertus Meyer-Burckhardt, Jörg Pilawa, Barbara Schöneberger

Votes: 51

26. Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel (2004– )

120 min | Music

3.5
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Stars: Carmen Nebel, Deutsches Showballett, DJ Ötzi, Claudia Jung

Votes: 28

27. Musikantenstadl (1981– )

Family, Music

3.0
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Stars: Mdr-Deutsches Fernsehballett, Andy Borg, Volker Heißmann, Martin Rassau

Votes: 66

28. Ein Münchner im Himmel (1962)

10 min | Short, Animation, Comedy

8.0
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Director: Walter Reiner | Star: Adolf Gondrell

Votes: 99

29. Fast wia im richtigen Leben (1979– )

43 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Gerhard Polt, Gisela Schneeberger, Helmut Brasch, Erhard Kölsch

Votes: 116

30. Hessische Geschichten (1986–1994)

60 min | Family

6.7
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Stars: Günter Strack, Walter Buschhoff, Liesel Christ, Buddy Elias

Votes: 6

31. Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse (2011 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Teen detective Nancy Drew travels to a castle in Germany and investigates sightings of a mysterious monster.

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Gerald B. Browning, Marianna de Fazio, Sara Mountjoy-Pepka

Votes: 29

32. Bilderbuch Deutschland (1996– )

Documentary

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Stars: Johanna König, Anne Rottenberger, Gerburg Jahnke, Hildegard Matthäus

Votes: 13

33. Deutsche Lebensläufe (2001– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Udo Wachtveitl, Johannes R. Becher, Joseph Beuys, Wilhelm Furtwängler

34. Wir Weltmeister - Ein Fußball-Märchen (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | History, Sport

6.4
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Director: Sebastian Dehnhardt | Stars: Aline Hochscheid, Jens Atzorn, Heike Jonca, Gunter Schoß

Votes: 21

35. Zum blauen Bock (1957–1986)

Comedy

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Stars: Heinz Schenk, Lia Wöhr, Reno Nonsens, Helmut Niekamp

Votes: 24

36. Muss i denn zum Städtele hinaus (1962)

91 min | Romance

3.2
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Director: Hans Deppe | Stars: Vico Torriani, Barbara Frey, Monika Dahlberg, Erik Schumann

Votes: 13

37. Friedrich Schiller - Eine Dichterjugend (1923)

111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Despite his wish to become a pastor, Friedrich Schiller is ordered to join a military school. There, he begins to write poetry...

Director: Curt Goetz | Stars: Theodor Loos, Hermann Vallentin, Isabel Heermann, Max Pategg

Votes: 37

38. Für mich gab's nur noch Fassbinder (2000)

90 min | Documentary

8.3
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Director: Rosa von Praunheim | Stars: Harry Baer, Michael Ballhaus, Peter Berling, Francine Brücher

Votes: 138

39. Je später der Abend... (1973– )

60 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Reinhard Münchenhagen, Dietmar Schönherr, Hansjürgen Rosenbauer, Evelyn Künneke

Votes: 7

40. Denk ich an Deutschland - Das Wispern im Berg der Dinge (1997 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.9
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Directors: Michael Althen, Dominik Graf | Stars: Robert Graf, Selma Urfer, August Everding, Ruth Vesper

Votes: 14

41. Portraits deutscher Alkoholiker (2010)

79 min | Documentary

6.1
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Director: Carolin Schmitz

Votes: 15

42. Musikantenscheune (1995–2003)

45 min | Music

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Stars: Kristina Bach, Stefanie Hertel, Mara Kayser, Edith Prock

43. En Berline a Berlin (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Peter Stuart | Stars: Françoise Cactus, Antoine de Caunes, Wolfgang Joop, Max Raabe

44. Party auf dem Todesstreifen - Soundtrack der Wende (2014 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Rolf Lambert | Stars: Danielle de Picciotto, Laurent Garnier, Dimitri Hegemann, Simone Kroll

46. Hivernam (2002)

50 min | Drama

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When his parents leave for Florida, Félix invites his friend Laurent to spend Christmas with him.

Director: Pascal Robitaille | Stars: Joël Dalpé-Drapeau, Xavier Morin-Lefort, Noémie Yelle, Frédéric Lemay

47. Claire Berolina (1987 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A free adaptation of the life of Claire Waldoff, a famous Berlin cabaret singer between the World Wars

Director: Klaus Gendries | Stars: Maria Mallé, Dorit Gäbler, Zuzana Kocúriková, Fritz Hille

Votes: 7

48. Vom Glanz und Vergehen der Gruppe 47 (2007 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Andreas Ammer | Stars: Jürgen Becker, Maxim Biller, Günter Grass, Hildegard Hamm-Brücher

49. Bayreuther Proben (1966)

67 min | Documentary

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Director: Klaus Wildenhahn

50. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: The Path of Duty (1971)

49 min | Drama

8.2
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Elizabeth returns from studying abroad and the household are in a frenzy, preparing for Elizabeth's entrée into London society.

Director: Joan Kemp-Welch | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Angela Baddeley, Jean Marsh, Margaretta Scott

Votes: 50