best films in germanby Hans-Peter14 | created - 15 Aug 2011 | updated - 10 Mar 2012 | Public
Some flicks from Germany and Austria that I like for whatever reason in chronological order
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1. Nosferatu (1922)
Not Rated | 81 min | Fantasy, Horror
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.
I know, it's silent and so it's not really in german but what the heck
2. The Last Laugh (1924)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 11,242 | Gross: $0.09M
This not even has intertitles, but you can't make to much publicity for F.W. Murnau
3. The Blue Angel (1930)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Music
An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer.
Votes: 12,589 | Gross: $0.08M
Today it seems unbelievable, but there was a time directors from the U.S. came to Germany to make films, needless to say it was before Goebbels propaganda destroyed german cinema.
4. Murderers Among Us (1946)
85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
After returning from a concentration camp, Susanne finds an ex-soldier living in her apartment. Together the two try to move past their experiences during WWII.
First german film after Second World War
6. Man of Straw (1951)
109 min | Comedy, Drama
Diederich Heßling is scared of everything and everyone. But as he grows up, he comes to realize that he has to offer his services to the powers-that-be if he wants to wield power himself. ... See full summary »
8. The Axe of Wandsbek (1951)
110 min | Drama
After a crime is committed during the Nazi era in the Reeperbahn area of Hamburg,the aspiring local leader,a ship owner,needs to find an executioner to kill the perpetrators(the crime is ... See full summary »
10. Vier Mädel aus der Wachau (1957)
96 min | Comedy, Romance
A remote Austrian village depends economically on its wine production. But no-one has heard of the place, and the wine business is in the doldrums. Then two sets of twins are born in the ... See full summary »
11. The Last Witness (1960)
102 min | Crime
Wolfgang Staudte takes a few swipes at the West German judicial system in this fairly effective courtroom drama about the murder of a four-month-old baby. Police almost immediately arrest ... See full summary »
95 min | Music, Comedy
Albert and Corinna begin a camping site in their backyard and soon welcome a bunch of eccentric, love lost holiday goers.
All your beloved musicstars on vacation in Yugoslavia and they sing, sing and sing
13. Professor Mamlock (1961)
99 min | Drama
Professor Hans Mamlock is the distinguished chief of surgery in a university hospital. The year is 1933, and although the Professor is Jewish, he remains unconcerned with politics and the ... See full summary »
15. Solange Leben in mir ist (1965)
114 min | Drama, War
The biography of the German socialistic politician Karl Liebknecht and his fight against World War I.
First Part of a two-piece biography of Karl Liebknecht, the only member of parliament who opposed the First World War and first chairman of the Communist Party of Germany
99 min | Comedy
Dr. Peter Roland, a Geneva TV reporter and prankster, is ordered as punishment to cover the German schools. So he cheats his brother in law William 'Willy' Tell to steal his identity as ... See full summary »
Oh yes, the wild 68's storm the school and the great Peter Alexander mocks the authority. Plus the dutch childstar Heintje has one of the weirdest appearances I've ever seen in a movie
18. Trotz alledem! (1972)
125 min | Drama, War
Biographical war drama about the life of German socialist Karl Liebknecht.
Second Part of the Biography of Liebknecht
19. The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)
105 min | Drama, Romance
Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. ... See full summary »
20. Blutsbrüder (1975)
100 min | Western, Drama
An Indian village is attacked by the American army. The Indians are cruelly killed. One of the soldiers called Harmonika is disgusted by the murders of the innocent women and children. He ... See full summary »
21. Jacob the Liar (1974)
100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Jewish ghetto in central Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central ... See full summary »
24. The White Rose (1982)
108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell ... See full summary »
25. Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial (1986)
107 min | Crime, Drama
Stammheim Prison in Stuttgart, West Germany, as the five defendants--Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Ensslin, Jan-Carl Raspe, and Holger Meins--are brought before the judge and ... See full summary »
26. Singing the Blues in Red (1986)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
A singer swaps the political intimidation of working in East Germany for the equally controlling capitalist music industry in the West.
28. Ödipussi (1988)
88 min | Comedy, Romance
Gray-haired furniture retailer Paul Winkelmann still has his dinner cooked and his laundry done by his mother. He spends his evenings playing Scrabble with Mama's friends and discussing the... See full summary »
29. Conversation with the Beast (1996)
95 min | Drama
An American historian (Mr Webster) comes to Berlin to visit an old man who claims to be the real Adolf Hitler and to be 103 years old. The Hitler who died in 1945, the old man says, was ... See full summary »
30. Du bist nicht allein - Die Roy Black Story (1996 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography
Mock Roy Black with Chritoph Waltz
31. Come Sweet Death (2000)
107 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Ex-detective Brenner wants to keep himself out of trouble but several murder cases and his ex-girlfriend Klara finally get him involved. But making decisions is not one his strengths.
32. Baader (2002)
115 min | Action, Biography, Crime
Andreas Baader starts out as a small-time criminal. In Berlin, he is recruited by a revolutionary cell. They plan to overthrow the state.
ahistorical film about the RAF. Much better than this right wing Baader-Meinhof-Complex *beep*
33. Babij Jar (2003)
112 min | Drama
Babi Yar is a ravine in the Ukrainian capital Kiev and a site of massacres carried out by German forces and local Ukrainian collaborators during their campaign against the Soviet Union in World War II.