Most Popular Swiss German-Language Feature Films


1. Youth (I) (2015)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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64 Metascore

A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda

Votes: 43,674 | Gross: $2.70M

2. Angels & Demons (2009)

PG-13 | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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48 Metascore

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 209,773 | Gross: $133.38M

3. Quantum of Solace (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure

6.7
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58 Metascore

James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource. All the while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of his love.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench

Votes: 333,555 | Gross: $168.37M

4. Johnny English Reborn (2011)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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46 Metascore

Johnny English goes up against international assassins hunting down the Chinese premier.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike, Dominic West, Roger Barclay

Votes: 90,246 | Gross: $8.13M

5. Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

R | 124 min | Drama

6.8
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78 Metascore

A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger

Votes: 18,110 | Gross: $1.81M

6. Heidi (2015)

111 min | Family

7.6
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A story of a young girl lives in the Swiss Alps with her goat herding Grandfather.

Director: Alain Gsponer | Stars: Anuk Steffen, Anna Schinz, Lilian Naef, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 1,075

7. Phenomena (1985)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

6.9
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A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

Votes: 16,265

8. North Face (2008)

Unrated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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67 Metascore

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. Set in 1936, as Nazi propaganda urges the nation's ... See full summary »

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, Simon Schwarz

Votes: 11,541 | Gross: $0.71M

9. Sennentuntschi: Curse of the Alps (2010)

110 min | Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Three lonely herdsmen starved of female companionship creates the girl of their dreams, from a broom, some straw and a few rags. The creation - Sennentuntschi, lives and breathe to cook, clean and look after the three.

Director: Michael Steiner | Stars: Roxane Mesquida, Nicholas Ofczarek, Andrea Zogg, Carlos Leal

Votes: 1,784

10. Dreamland (2013)

98 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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In the night for Christmas evening, meet four different people for different reasons the prostitute Mia in the Zurich redlight milieu.

Director: Petra Biondina Volpe | Stars: Luna Zimic Mijovic, André Jung, Bettina Stucky, Marisa Paredes

Votes: 165

11. Aloys (2016)

91 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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A lonely private investigator is contacted by a mysterious woman who pulls him into a mind game known as 'telephone walking'. Fascinated by her voice, Aloys discovers an imaginary universe that allows him to break out of his isolation.

Director: Tobias Nölle | Stars: Georg Friedrich, Tilde von Overbeck, Kamil Krejcí, Yufei Li

Votes: 197

12. Usfahrt Oerlike (2015)

94 min | Drama

6.6
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When Hans looks back, he must say: That was a good life! He saw the world, loved his wife Martha and yes, two, three things went wrong. But that doesn't need to be talked about. And now? ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Riniker | Stars: Jörg Schneider, Mathias Gnädinger, Beatrice Blackwell, Daniel Rohr

Votes: 47

13. Ted Sieger's Molly Monster - Der Kinofilm (2016)

70 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.8
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Molly Monster is the deeply-loved only-monster of Popo and Etna Monster. She spends her days in familiar surroundings playing with her best friend Edison, a clockwork toy with a life of his... See full summary »

Directors: Matthias Bruhn, Michael Ekbladh, Ted Sieger | Stars: Tom Eastwood, Stefan Fredrich, Denise Gorzelanny, Michael Iwannek

Votes: 16

14. War (2014)

106 min | Drama

7.0
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The world is against Fifteen-year-old Matteo. He has no friends and his parents seem to live in a different universe. One night two men carry him off: sent to a remote alp, where he is forced to spend the summer working hard.

Director: Simon Jaquemet | Stars: Sascha Gisler, Benjamin Lutzke, Ella Rumpf, Ste

Votes: 140

15. Who Killed Johnny (2013)

80 min | Comedy

6.2
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The life of two desperate Swiss Expats who try to write their first script turns up side down when they discover a dead body on the street. Will they achieve to finish the script on time, ... See full summary »

Director: Yangzom Brauen | Stars: Melanie Winiger, Max Loong, Carlos Leal, Ernest Hausmann

Votes: 90

16. Vitus (2006)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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63 Metascore

The film tells the story of a highly-gifted boy whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him - they want him to become a pianist. However, one day the boy, Vitus, is no longer ... See full summary »

Director: Fredi M. Murer | Stars: Fabrizio Borsani, Bruno Ganz, Teo Gheorghiu, Julika Jenkins

Votes: 4,148 | Gross: $0.19M

17. Alpine Fire (1985)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.2
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A year on an Alpine farm: an older couple have two children, Belli, who wanted to be a teacher, and the younger Franzi, deaf, and although he works like a man, child-like. Belli teaches him... See full summary »

Director: Fredi M. Murer | Stars: Thomas Nock, Johanna Lier, Dorothea Moritz, Rolf Illig

Votes: 564

18. Snow White (2005)

PG | 111 min | Drama

5.8
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The life of 20-year-old Nico from upper class Zurich is all party, sex and drugs when she meets Paco, the front man of a rap band. She finds herself drawn to his independent, creative and ... See full summary »

Director: Samir | Stars: Julie Fournier, Carlos Leal, Zoé Mikuleczky, Stefan Gubser

Votes: 479

19. Schweizer Helden (2014)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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In order to win the respect of her friends and family, divorced housewife Sabine decides to perform Wilhelm Tell with a group of Asylum seekers in the Swiss mountains.

Director: Peter Luisi | Stars: Esther Gemsch, Karim Rahoma, Komi Togbonou, Klaus Wildbolz

Votes: 46

20. Little Mountain Boy (2015)

Family

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A boy must brave deep winter snow to obtain an important family keepsake. Before he can even start this difficult journey he must first help his family survive financial ruin, rescue his ... See full summary »

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Jonas Hartmann, Peter Jecklin, Julia Jeker, Herbert Leiser

Votes: 105

21. Journey of Hope (1990)

PG | 110 min | Drama

7.6
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The story of a poor Turkish family who try to emigrate illegally to Switzerland.

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Necmettin Çobanoglu, Nur Sürer, Emin Sivas, Erdinç Akbas

Votes: 1,345 | Gross: $0.26M

22. Peripherie (2016)

81 min | Drama

Swiss national holiday. It's a sweltering 1st of August in Zurich. Five misfits fight for their rights, dignity and respect.

Directors: Lisa Brühlmann, Yasmin Joerg, Jan-Eric Mack, Wendy Pillonel, Luca Ribler | Stars: Roger Bonjour, Jaap Achterberg, José Barros, Pema Shitsetsang

23. The Foster Boy (2011)

107 min | Drama

7.4
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A Swiss-German rural peasant family takes Max, a crude 15-year-old boy, into a foster situation of constant bullying. Soon, a foster girl is added to the mix.

Director: Markus Imboden | Stars: Katja Riemann, Stefan Kurt, Maximilian Simonischek, Max Hubacher

Votes: 906

24. Fraulein (2006)

81 min | Drama

6.8
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64 Metascore

Ruza left Serbia, her country, over 30 years ago and lives in Zurich. Her daily life is a string of repetitive moments until, one day, Ana arrives on the scene and upsets Ruza's ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Staka | Stars: Mirjana Karanovic, Marija Skaricic, Ljubica Jovic, Andrea Zogg

Votes: 774 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Amateur Teens (2015)

92 min | Drama

7.7
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A modern tragedy about a group of 14-year-old schoolchildren whose daily life is shaped by the power of social media and ever increasing sexualisation through the Internet.

Director: Niklaus Hilber | Stars: Beat Marti, Nicolas Heini, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Fabrizio Borsani

Votes: 40

26. Someone Like Me (2012)

Drama

7.4
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It is love at first sight between Kari and Annemarie but their love is not without complications. They come from opposite sides of the society and Annemaries father have other, more wealthy and handsome, husbands in plan for her.

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Hanspeter Müller, Nils Althaus, Carla Juri, Bruno Cathomas

Votes: 85

27. A Man, His Lover and His Mother (I) (2013)

106 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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Lorenz Meran, (40) a successful gay author suffering acute writers' block, has to leave Berlin and return to eastern Switzerland to provide care for his aged mother, Rosie. When he finds ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Gisler | Stars: Sibylle Brunner, Fabian Krüger, Judith Hofmann, Sebastian Ledesma

Votes: 253

28. The Miracle of 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: 5,541

29. Grounding - The Last Days of Swissair (2006)

131 min | Drama

7.0
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The demise of airline Swissair in 2001 was a huge blow to Switzerland's economy and to the country's morale. It was a sad day for Swiss history when the airline's fleet was grounded on 2 ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Steiner | Stars: Hanspeter Müller, Gilles Tschudi, László I. Kish, Rainer Guldener

Votes: 551

30. Madly in Love (2010)

Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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Director: Anna Luif | Stars: Monica Amgwerd, Marina Guerrini, Stefan Kollmuss, Christof Oswald

Votes: 45

31. Wonderland (2015)

99 min | Drama

6.4
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Ten directors of a new generation of filmmakers tell how differently people in Switzerland cope with the worst imaginable disaster; the fact of being dependent on other countries.

Directors: Lisa Blatter, Gregor Frei, Benny Jaberg, Carmen Jaquier, Jonas Meier, Tobias Nölle, Lionel Rupp, Mike Scheiwiller, Jan Gassmann, Michael Krummenacher | Stars: Luna Arzoni, Nicolas Bachmann, Egon Betschart, Soumeya Ferro-Luzzi

Votes: 135

32. What's Between Us (2015)

94 min | Drama

6.0
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After eighteen years of marriage, Alice finds herself confronted with the fact that her husband Frank feels more and more attracted to men. Not only Frank, but also she and their three children undergo an irreversible change.

Director: Claudia Lorenz | Stars: Ursina Lardi, Dominique Jann, Rifka Fehr, Flurin Giger

Votes: 79

33. The Swissmakers (1978)

107 min | Comedy

7.3
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Foreigners who apply to become Swiss citizens have no easy task - especially when the police lets Bodmer loose to check upon their background, their integration in the society, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf Lyssy | Stars: Emil Steinberger, Walo Lüönd, Beatrice Kessler, Wolfgang Stendar

Votes: 794

34. 2 Francs, 40 Pesetas (2014)

99 min | Comedy

6.2
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Madrid, 1974. Six years have passed since Martin and his family from Uzwil have returned to Madrid. With fond memories of Switzerland, Martin's 18-year-old son Pablo decides to return to ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Iglesias | Stars: Carlos Iglesias, Nieve de Medina, Javier Gutiérrez, Ángela del Salto

Votes: 274

35. Crossing Borders (2006)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Iglesias | Stars: Carlos Iglesias, Javier Gutiérrez, Nieve de Medina, Isabel Blanco

Votes: 927

36. Soundless Wind Chime (2009)

110 min | Drama

5.9
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Ricky leaves Hong Kong for Switzerland to look for the lost soul and the past of his deceased Swiss lover, Pascal. Ricky struggles with the confusion of memories, reality and illusion.

Director: Kit Hung | Stars: Yulai Lu, Bernhard Bulling, Marie Omlin, Gilles Tschudi

Votes: 647

37. Der grosse Sommer (2016)

99 min | Comedy

7.1
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Toni Sommer (68) used to be the most popular and successful "Schwinger" of his time in Switzerland's traditional wrestling sport, but since the fatal accident of his opponent and best ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Jäger | Stars: Mathias Gnädinger, Loïc Sho Güntensperger, Mitsuko Baishô, Tomio Suga

Votes: 19

38. 300 Worte Deutsch (2013)

90 min | Comedy

5.7
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Director: Züli Aladag | Stars: Pegah Ferydoni, Christoph Maria Herbst, Vedat Erincin, Christoph Letkowski

Votes: 360

39. Breakout (2007)

100 min | Drama, Music

4.7
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A gang member has an affair with a rival gang member's girlfriend resulting in a war between the gangs.

Director: Mike Eschmann | Stars: Nils Althaus, Stress, Roeland Wiesnekker, Hanspeter Müller

Votes: 290

40. Late Bloomers (2006)

90 min | Comedy

7.2
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Centers around four older ladies from the Emmental region. When four older women decide to turn the local corner shop into a chic lingerie store, the whole community is thrown into disarray.

Director: Bettina Oberli | Stars: Stephanie Glaser, Annemarie Düringer, Heidi Maria Glössner, Monica Gubser

Votes: 867

41. Cure: The Life of Another (2014)

83 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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Linda and Eta, two 14-year-old girls, best of friends, retreat to a secluded beach beneath the cliffs of Dubrovnik; the morning after, only one of them returns.

Director: Andrea Staka | Stars: Mirjana Karanovic, Leon Lucev, Marija Skaricic, Franjo Dijak

Votes: 195

42. The Blue Hour (1992)

87 min | Drama

5.0
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Theo, an attractive German call boy, markets himself to other men in the personal ads of Berlin papers and leads an otherwise quiet life across the hall from Marie. Marie and Paul share an ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Gisler | Stars: Anton Rattinger, Dina Leipzig, Cyrille Rey-Coquis, Christoph Krix

Votes: 273

43. Ready, Steady, Ommm! (2013)

98 min | Comedy

5.3
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Can a yoga instructor reform the Swiss military service and his father-in-law? Or it's the other way around?

Director: Oliver Rihs | Stars: Matthias Britschgi, Marco Rima, Martin Rapold, Liliane Amuat

Votes: 210

44. Heidi (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Elsbeth Sigmund, Heinrich Gretler, Thomas Klameth, Elsie Attenhofer

Votes: 265

45. Broken Silence (1995)

106 min | Drama

7.2
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A Carthusian monk, Fried Adelphi, dedicated to silence and meditation for the last 25 years, tells his story (to priest, Michael Moriarty, in a minor role). His order sends him to Indonesia... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Panzer | Stars: Martin Huber, Ameenah Kaplan, Michael Moriarty, Colonel Kappor

Votes: 230

46. Fliegende Fische müssen ins Meer (2011)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Director: Güzin Kar | Stars: Meret Becker, Elisa Schlott, Barnaby Metschurat, Hanspeter Müller

Votes: 148

47. Strähl (2004)

83 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Narcotics investigator Herbert Strähl is engaging in a fierce and seemingly hopeless battle against the drug scene on Langstrasse in Zurich. Carol is a wild young drug addict. Strähl's ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Flurin Hendry | Stars: Roeland Wiesnekker, Johanna Bantzer, Nderim Hajrullahu, Manuel Löwensberg

Votes: 248

48. Lovely Louise (2013)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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André, 55, lives with his mother Louise, 80, and leads an unspectacular life. He works as a taxi driver while the elderly diva dreams of bygone days as an actress in Hollywood. One day the ... See full summary »

Director: Bettina Oberli | Stars: Stefan Kurt, Annemarie Düringer, Stanley Townsend, Nina Proll

Votes: 72

49. Hard Stop (2012)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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It's the month of August and hot in the city. Dante's girlfriend has abandoned him for a rich lover. Then he meets Rhea, who lives together with a wealthy man twice her age. She claims that... See full summary »

Director: Sascha Weibel | Stars: Nina Langensand, Matthias Britschgi, Christoph Matti, Florine Elena Deplazes

Votes: 16

50. Der Sittlichkeitsverbrecher (1963)

84 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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In exploring sex offenses, particularly against children, this film reveals the inner workings of the Zurich police and INTERPOL as they pursue persons accused of voyeurism, rape, fetishism... See full summary »

Director: Franz Schnyder | Stars: Freddy Karsten, Peter Arens, Barbara Bietenholz, Peter Ehrlich

Votes: 19