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1. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

89 Metascore

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.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 311,033 | Gross: $11.29M

2. Soul Kitchen (2009)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Pheline Roggan, Anna Bederke

Votes: 33,190 | Gross: $0.27M

3. The Edge of Heaven (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

85 Metascore

A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Baki Davrak, Gürsoy Gemec, Cengiz Daner, Tuncel Kurtiz

Votes: 28,422 | Gross: $0.74M

4. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Romance

An almost accidental romance is kindled between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger. They abruptly decide to marry, appalling everyone around them.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann

Votes: 15,686

5. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

Votes: 126,786 | Gross: $4.06M

6. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery

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: 61,281 | Gross: $2.22M

7. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 92,817

8. The Runaway (2004)

TV-G | 23 min | Short

On a winter day, Walter Dahlman is getting ready for a job interview; he's an unemployed architect in Hamburg. As he leaves his flat with little time to spare, a boy of about eight stops ... See full summary »

Director: Ulrike Grote | Stars: Peter Jordan, Maximilian Werner, Monica Bleibtreu, Albert Niehörster

Votes: 344

9. Kebab Connection (2004)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

In Hamburg, Ibrahim "Ibo" Secmez, of Turkish descent, wants to direct the first German kung-fu movie. For now, he makes commercials for his uncle's kebab restaurant. Titzie, an aspiring ... See full summary »

Director: Anno Saul | Stars: Denis Moschitto, Nora Tschirner, Emanuel Bettencourt, Numan Acar

Votes: 4,637

10. Head-On (2004)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

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.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Güven Kiraç, Zarah Jane McKenzie

Votes: 46,074

11. Die verlorene Zeit (2011)

105 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Polish man rescues a Jewish woman during the chaos of WWII, but they become separated until a chance encounter over thirty years later in New York reunites them.

Director: Anna Justice | Stars: Alice Dwyer, Mateusz Damiecki, Dagmar Manzel, Lech Mackiewicz

Votes: 1,795

12. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 137,471 | Gross: $1.24M

13. Requiem (2006)

93 min | Drama, Horror

82 Metascore

An epileptic girl suffers a breakdown during her first year at university, then decides to seek help from a priest in battling the troubles associated with her strict upbringing.

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Burghart Klaußner, Imogen Kogge, Anna Blomeier

Votes: 5,254 | Gross: $0.01M

14. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 122,214 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 55,362 | Gross: $3.21M

16. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 201,293 | Gross: $11.49M

17. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

77 Metascore

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Votes: 175,974 | Gross: $7.27M

18. Nosferatu (1922)

Not Rated | 81 min | Fantasy, Horror

Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder

Votes: 78,584

19. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Not Rated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 47,983

20. 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.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Votes: 45,108

21. Die Fremde (2010)

Unrated | 119 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.

Director: Feo Aladag | Stars: Sibel Kekilli, Nizam Schiller, Derya Alabora, Settar Tanriögen

Votes: 4,875 | Gross: $0.02M

22. Das Lied in mir (2010)

94 min | Drama

During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, ... See full summary »

Director: Florian Cossen | Stars: Jessica Schwarz, Michael Gwisdek, Rafael Ferro, Beatriz Spelzini

Votes: 735

23. Frauensee (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

A glorious weekend in the waning days of summer. The protagonist, Rosa, is a guardian of the lakes in the magical hinterland north of Berlin and she is a professional fisher. Her lover, ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltan Paul | Stars: Nele Rosetz, Therese Hämer, Lea Draeger, Constanze Wächter

Votes: 195

24. Love Steaks (2013)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Luxury hotel. Luxury clientele. Irritable staff. A couple who might fall in love, or they might leave their relationship in its raw state - like the titular steaks.

Director: Jakob Lass | Stars: Lana Cooper, Franz Rogowski, Kerstin Abendroth, Daniel Alznauer

Votes: 1,396

25. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

A dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.

Director: Marc Rothemund | Stars: Julia Jentsch, Fabian Hinrichs, Alexander Held, Johanna Gastdorf

Votes: 24,514 | Gross: $0.68M

26. Victoria (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

Director: Sebastian Schipper | Stars: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit

Votes: 42,294

27. The Experiment (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Wotan Wilke Möhring

Votes: 85,878 | Gross: $0.14M

28. Barbara (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

86 Metascore

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke

Votes: 10,914

29. Othello (1922)

TV-PG | 79 min | Drama, Romance

Based on Shakespeare's play: The treacherous Iago plans to ruin the life of Othello by provoking him to jealousy.

Director: Dimitri Buchowetzki | Stars: Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss, Ica von Lenkeffy, Theodor Loos

Votes: 217

30. 3 Türken & ein Baby (2015)

95 min | Comedy

The Yildiz brothers - Celal, Sami and Mesut - still live under one roof - despite their differences. The family bridal shop is doing really badly and they each yearn for a different life: ... See full summary »

Director: Sinan Akkus | Stars: Kida Khodr Ramadan, Eko Fresh, Kostja Ullmann, Sabrina Klüber

Votes: 972

31. Nackt unter Wölfen (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, War

Taking place at the Concentration camp Buchenwald at the end of March 1945, prisoner Hans Pippig discovers in a carrying case of an incoming prisoner a Jewish child. If reported the ... See full summary »

Director: Philipp Kadelbach | Stars: Florian Stetter, Peter Schneider, Sylvester Groth, Sabin Tambrea

Votes: 3,120

32. Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)

Not Rated | 242 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede-Nissen, Gertrude Welcker, Alfred Abel

Votes: 6,258

33. Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark. (2014)

123 min | Crime, Drama, History

On 24th August 1992 in the eastern German city of Rostock a rampaging mob, to the applause and cheering of more than 3,000 bystanders, besieged and set fire to a residential building ... See full summary »

Director: Burhan Qurbani | Stars: Jonas Nay, Trang Le Hong, Devid Striesow, Joel Basman

Votes: 1,451

34. Berlin Calling (2008)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A man tours clubs around the globe with his manager and girlfriend. On the eve of their largest album release he is admitted to a psychiatric clinic after overdosing at a gig.

Director: Hannes Stöhr | Stars: Paul Kalkbrenner, Rita Lengyel, Corinna Harfouch, Araba Walton

Votes: 11,831

35. Stereo (I) (2014)

98 min | Crime, Thriller

The appearance of a mysterious, hooded man evokes Erik's sinister past.

Director: Maximilian Erlenwein | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Moritz Bleibtreu, Petra Schmidt-Schaller, Georg Friedrich

Votes: 3,817

36. Herbert (2015)

109 min | Drama

A former East German boxing champion reduced to working as a bouncer and debt collector is forced to reflect on his life when he is diagnosed with a fatal disease.

Director: Thomas Stuber | Stars: Peter Kurth, Udo Kroschwald, Edin Hasanovic, Atef Vogel

Votes: 411

37. Nirgendwo in Afrika (2001)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama

72 Metascore

A German Jewish refugee family moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930s Kenya.

Director: Caroline Link | Stars: Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze, Matthias Habich, Sidede Onyulo

Votes: 11,545 | Gross: $6.17M

38. Mitten in Deutschland: NSU (2016– )

Crime, Drama

After German reunification, the neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground begins a killing spree while cops fight an uphill battle to catch them.

Stars: Anna Maria Mühe, Ben Münchow, Albrecht Schuch, Sebastian Urzendowsky

Votes: 576

39. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

93 Metascore

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl

Votes: 36,188 | Gross: $1.48M

40. Babylon Berlin (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.

Stars: Volker Bruch, Liv Lisa Fries, Peter Kurth, Matthias Brandt

Votes: 8,423

41. In the Fade (2017)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Numan Acar, Adam Bousdoukos, Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto

Votes: 18,208 | Gross: $0.32M



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