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1. Kinder, Mütter und ein General (1955)

110 min | Drama, War

As Germany's fortunes in the latter part of World War II wane, several young boys, in their enthusiasm to do something "for the fatherland", volunteer to fight with the German army in the ... See full summary »

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Hilde Krahl, Therese Giehse, Ursula Herking, Alice Treff

Votes: 96

2. The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (1955)

97 min | Drama

A disillusioned Wehrmacht officer named Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg and his co-conspirators attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler on 20 July 1944.

Director: Falk Harnack | Stars: Wolfgang Preiss, Annemarie Düringer, Robert Freitag, Fritz Tillmann

Votes: 120

4. The Girl from Flanders (1956)

105 min | Drama, Romance

A love story between a German soldier and a young Flemish woman amidst World War I.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Nicole Berger, Maximilian Schell, Viktor de Kowa, Friedrich Domin

Votes: 43

5. Die Ehe des Dr. med. Danwitz (1956)

96 min | Drama

Dr. Danwitz (Karlheinz Böhm) and Dr. Hauser are assistant doctors at a hospital and they are not getting paid for their work, like it was usual in the Fifties of post-war Germany. While Dr.... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Maria Rabenalt | Stars: Marianne Koch, Karlheinz Böhm, Heidemarie Hatheyer, Paul Dahlke

Votes: 27

6. Ein Herz kehrt heim (1956)

90 min | Drama, Musical

A talented young musician for the first time meets his real father, a famous orchestra conductor, and finds he will have to make a decision where his future lies: in the business of his ... See full summary »

Director: Eugen York | Stars: Hans Nielsen, Erni Mangold, Maria Holst, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 14

10. The Young Lions (1958)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Drama, War

WW2 drama that follows the lives of three young men, one German and two Americans, during wartime.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange

Votes: 6,172

11. Kinder der Berge (1958)

90 min | Drama

Josef Rainer is a road worker in a mountain village in Liechtenstein. His wife Marianne works as a waitress in a restaurant to improve the meager housekeeping money. Some people ask ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Tressler | Stars: Barbara Rütting, Maximilian Schell, Heinrich Gretler, Max Haufler

Votes: 16

14. The Fifth Column (1960 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

Hemingway's only play concerns a search for fifth-columnists during the Spanish Civil War.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Burton, Maximilian Schell, Sally Ann Howes, Betsy von Furstenberg

Votes: 15

15. Family Classics: The Three Musketeers (1960 TV Movie)

120 min | Adventure

This is a complete version of The Three Musketeers. The focal point is the Musketeers efforts to save the King and Queen from the machinations of Cardinal Richelieu who wants to secretly be... See full summary »

Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Rod Colbin, John Colicos, Patricia Cutts, Thayer David

Votes: 28

16. Hamlet (1960 TV Movie)

152 min | Drama, Mystery

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle.

Director: Franz Peter Wirth | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Hans Caninenberg, Wanda Rotha, Dunja Movar

Votes: 545

17. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, War

60 Metascore

In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich

Votes: 56,566

18. Five Finger Exercise (1962)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

A long-married couple are at war with each other and with their teenage son and daughter. The presence of a handsome young tutor complicates and sensitizes the savage domestic tensions ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Jack Hawkins, Maximilian Schell, Richard Beymer

Votes: 154

19. I sequestrati di Altona (1962)

114 min | Drama, History

A maddened German war criminal lives in a secluded house owned by his rich father who lets him think the war is still on 20 years after the fact. However, no deception can last forever.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Maximilian Schell, Fredric March, Robert Wagner

Votes: 354

20. The Reluctant Saint (1962)

Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

In 17th century Italy, a simple and clumsy young man joins a Franciscan order, pursues full priesthood and performs a miracle that eventually ensures his sainthood.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Ricardo Montalban, Lea Padovani, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 266

22. Topkapi (1964)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

A conman gets mixed up with a group of thieves who plan to rob an Istanbul museum to retrieve a jeweled dagger.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley

Votes: 7,062

24. Return from the Ashes (1965)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In Paris, a Polish gigolo marries a rich Jewish doctor and stands to inherit her estate when she is deported to Dachau by the Nazis.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar, Ingrid Thulin, Herbert Lom

Votes: 535

25. The Deadly Affair (1966)

Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Maximilian Schell, Simone Signoret, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 2,328

27. Counterpoint (1968)

107 min | Drama, War

Famous orchestra conductor is captured by the Germans in WW2, is forced to put on private concerts for the Nazi generals.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Charlton Heston, Maximilian Schell, Kathryn Hays, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 499

28. Beyond the Mountains (1967)

104 min | Adventure, Drama

In 1941, two Polish brothers escape a Soviet gulag. Their only escape route is through the impossible mountains of Afghanistan and the KGB is on their tail.

Director: Alexander Ramati | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Irene Papas, Raf Vallone, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 29

29. The Castle (1968)

93 min | Drama, Mystery

A man comes to a small village to begin his new job as an attendant at the nearby castle. But everybody in the village claims that he surely must be mistaken, there is no need for an ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf Noelte | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Cordula Trantow, Trudik Daniel, Friedrich Maurer

Votes: 204

30. Heidi (1968 TV Movie)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

Swiss orphan Heidi's Aunt Dete leaves her in her grumpy grandfather's care up in the Alps where she also meets young goatherd Peter.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Jennifer Edwards, Michael Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, Jean Simmons

Votes: 492

31. Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)

G | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 1883, ship captain Hanson plans a shipwreck salvage mission in The Dutch East Indies to retrieve a cargo of pearls but an unexpected volcano eruption and a state-ordered transport of convicts upset his plans.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle

Votes: 1,076

32. Simón Bolívar (1969)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

During 1817-1823 the people of Venezuela fought for independence against the Spanish colonial army. General Boliviar tries to unify the rebel parties, but it's hard since they differ in ... See full summary »

Director: Alessandro Blasetti | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Rosanna Schiaffino, Francisco Rabal, Conrado San Martín

Votes: 37

33. First Love (1970)

R | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance

Based on Ivan Turgeyev's novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the ... See full summary »

Director: Maximilian Schell | Stars: John Moulder-Brown, Dominique Sanda, Maximilian Schell, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 129

34. Pope Joan (1972)

PG | 132 min | Drama, History

In medieval Europe, a pious young woman becomes a scholar of theology, disguises herself as a man, rises through the Catholic Church hierarchy and is elected Pope.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Jeremy Kemp, Natasa Nicolescu, Sharon Winter

Votes: 287

35. Paulina 1880 (1972)

111 min | Drama, Romance

In 1880's Italy, young Paulina must join a monastery to escape a doomed relationship with a married count. However, neither she, nor the count can just move on and all elements for a tragedy are there.

Director: Jean-Louis Bertuccelli | Stars: Olga Karlatos, Maximilian Schell, Michel Bouquet, Sami Frey

Votes: 20

36. The Pedestrian (1973)

PG | 98 min | Drama

When a German businessman causes a car accident with deadly consequences, the papers start digging into his past to find scandals. What they find causes him to reevaluate his own past during WW2 when he was in Greece.

Director: Maximilian Schell | Stars: Gustav Rudolf Sellner, Peter Hall, Maximilian Schell, Gila von Weitershausen

Votes: 126

37. The Rehearsal (1974)

92 min | Drama

A recreation of how the Greek military junta that started in 1967 tragically affected university students.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Mikis Theodorakis, Rénos Mandis, Stathis Giallelis

Votes: 110

38. The Odessa File (1974)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, a journalist in possession of the man's diary investigates the alleged sighting of a former S.S. Captain, who commanded a concentration camp during World War II.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Mary Tamm

Votes: 8,323

39. The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Lois Nettleton, Lawrence Pressman, Luther Adler

Votes: 902

40. Atentat u Sarajevu (1975)

R | 111 min | Drama, History

Historical depiction of the events preceding the political murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, would-be emperor of the Austro-Hungarian throne, in Sarajevo, June 28, 1914. A World War would... See full summary »

Director: Veljko Bulajic | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Florinda Bolkan, Maximilian Schell, Irfan Mensur

Votes: 175

41. St. Ives (1976)

PG | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A crime novelist is hired by a shady character to negotiate the return of stolen confidential documents.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jacqueline Bisset, John Houseman, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 1,602

42. Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

A German commander places a squad in extreme danger after its Sergeant refuses to lie for him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Votes: 22,390

43. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 44,571 | Gross: $50.80M

44. Julia (1977)

PG | 117 min | Drama

58 Metascore

At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 7,567

45. Players (1979)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

A rising tennis star falls for an older woman engaged with a wealthy man she doesn't love. Will he become the next John McEnroe? Will she choose love over financial security?

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Ali MacGraw, Dean Paul Martin, Maximilian Schell, Pancho González

Votes: 207

46. Avalanche Express (1979)

PG | 88 min | Action, Thriller

Soviet KGB General Marenkov defects to the Americans and together with his CIA handler Harry Wargrave they plan an operation meant to reveal the KGB agents in Europe.

Directors: Mark Robson, Monte Hellman | Stars: Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, Linda Evans, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 1,034

47. Amo non amo (1979)

R | 100 min | Drama

A women is trying to change her life for the better, but everything and everyone in her life is giving her more headache than joy.

Director: Armenia Balducci | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Maximilian Schell, Terence Stamp, Monica Guerritore

Votes: 29

48. The Black Hole (1979)

PG | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms

Votes: 19,933

49. The Diary of Anne Frank (1980 TV Movie)

109 min | Biography, Drama

During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Joan Plowright, James Coco, Doris Roberts

Votes: 507

50. The Chosen (1981)

PG | 108 min | Drama

In 1944, in Brooklyn, two Jewish kids become friends. One is from a very conservative family, and the other is more liberal. The issues of importance of tradition, parental expectations and the formation of Israel cause constant friction.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Rod Steiger, Robby Benson, Barry Miller

Votes: 1,611