German Movie Gemsby benedikt-entner | created - 01 Dec 2014 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
A list of my favorite german movies
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1. The Counterfeiters (2007)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, War
The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.
Votes: 40,261 | Gross: $5.48M
Holocaust drama, based on a true story 2008 Oscar "Best Foreign Language Film"
2. Run Lola Run (1998)
R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.
Votes: 175,411 | Gross: $7.27M
Crime-Thriller mixed with butterfly effect One event - three different outcomes
3. Das Boot (1981)
R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.
Votes: 200,287 | Gross: $11.49M
Epic submarine thriller, based on true events in the WW2
4. Downfall (2004)
R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
Votes: 293,619 | Gross: $5.51M
War Drama Realistic portrayal of Hitler's final ten days in his bunker
5. Christiane F. (1981)
R | 138 min | Biography, Drama
This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14-year-old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-story... See full summary »
Realistic portray of the Berlin drug scene, based on a true story
6. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 309,514 | Gross: $11.29M
Drama, about the secret police in East Germany 2007 Oscar "Best Foreign Language Film
7. The Bridge (1959)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, War
In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers.
Anti-war film, based on real events in WW2
8. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 126,404 | Gross: $4.06M
Tragicomedy About life in East Germany, after and before the fall of the Berlin Wall
9. Head-On (2004)
R | 121 min | Drama, Romance
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.
German-turkish Drama film about suicide and love
10. Europa Europa (1990)
R | 112 min | Drama, History, War
A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.
Votes: 13,306 | Gross: $5.58M
Polnish-german historical drama The story of a communist jew in the Hitler Youth, based on a true story
11. The Name of the Rose (1986)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.
Votes: 91,697 | Gross: $7.15M
French-italian-german co-production Medieval mystery crime movie
12. Lammbock (2001)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy
Stefan and Kai have good going business, self-grown cannabis screened as pizza delivering service. For now they only have to deal with aphids.
13. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.
Adventure movie about the spanish Conquistadors
14. The Tin Drum (1979)
R | 142 min | Drama, War
In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.
Surrealistic Black Comedy, settled before and during the Third Reich 1980 Oscar "Best Foreign Language Film"
15. Herr Lehmann (2003)
105 min | Comedy, Drama
In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »
Comedy/Drama Berlin's (night)life just days before the Fall of the Berlin Wall
16. Eight Miles High (2007)
Unrated | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Akiz's movie focuses on the restless life of Uschi Obermaier, the icon of the 1968 movement in Germany and groupie. At the age of 16, Uschi is bored by her job in a photo lab, but soon ... See full summary »
The story of Uschi Obermayer, hippie girl and german groupie, who had sexual relations with Mick Jagger, Keith Richard and Jimi Hendrix, based on a true story
17. Wer früher stirbt, ist länger tot (2006)
104 min | Comedy, Drama
Marcus H. Rosenmüller's first feature movie deals with a boy thinking that he is responsible for his mother's death and his unusual way to fight his feelings of guilt. 11-year-old Sebastian... See full summary »
Comedy, the delightful story about an 11 years old boy in Bavaria
18. The Edge of Heaven (2007)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.
Votes: 28,354 | Gross: $0.74M
German-turkish drama about faith, love and destiny
19. Beyond Silence (1996)
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music
Since the earliest days in her childhood Lara has had a difficult but important task. Both her parents are deaf-mute and Lara has to translate from sign-language to the spoken word and vice... See full summary »
Votes: 3,810 | Gross: $0.17M
Drama, about the daugther of deaf parents who discovers the world of music
20. India (1993)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
Heinzi Boesel and Kurt Fellner are two Austrian health inspectors forced to work together, traveling through Austria. Over time a beautiful friendship evolves between the odd couple who ... See full summary »
Tragicomedy and road movie
21. The White Ribbon (2009)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery
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?
Votes: 61,002 | Gross: $2.22M
Drama, about life in 1910s in Germany
22. Das Wunder von Bern (2003)
118 min | Drama, Sport
A young boy from a working class family in post-war Germany struggles with his estranged father returning from war captivity, while a friend of his plays for the German National Soccer Team at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland.
Movie about the post-war era in Germany and the unexpected West German miracle victory in the 1954 World Cup Final
23. Der neunte Tag (2004)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Thriller, War
A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.
Votes: 1,594 | Gross: $0.07M
Historical Holocaust Drama about a priest imprisoned in KZ, based loosly on a real story
24. Hinterholz 8 (1998)
90 min | Comedy
Herbert Krcal lives with his wife and son in a small apartment in Vienna. He dreams of owning his own house but houses are expensive. During a walk in the woods, he finds an old run-down ... See full summary »
One of Austrians finest comedies.
25. Vincent will Meer (2010)
Unrated | 96 min | Drama
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.
Delightful Tragicomedy with profound acting