With Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Tatort (1970– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A German language television series that has been running continuously since 1970, which makes it the longest-running German TV drama. Every episode features different detectives of a different city trying to solve a murder case.

Stars: Klaus J. Behrendt, Miroslav Nemec, Udo Wachtveitl, Dietmar Bär

Votes: 3,293

2. Collective (2019)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

8.2
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95 Metascore

Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.

Director: Alexander Nanau | Stars: Dan Alexandru Condrea, Liviu Iolu, Razvan Lutac, Mirela Neag

Votes: 10,250

3. Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood (2020)

TV-MA | 288 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.8
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1900: A rich newcomer with a shady past arrives in Munich determined to crash the local Oktoberfest with his own brewery. But when his daughter falls in love with the heir to a rival ... See full summary »

Stars: Misel Maticevic, Martina Gedeck, Klaus Steinbacher, Mercedes Müller

Votes: 1,875

4. Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009)

TV-MA | 312 min | Documentary, History, War

9.0
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Martin Sheen, Rudolf Hess

Votes: 11,305

5. Garage People (2020)

95 min | Documentary

7.5
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In Russia's north, garages stretch out into endlessness. Behind rusty doors everything can be found, except cars. They are the refuge of the Russian man, the vanishing point out of bleak daily life and a signal of hope for big dreams.

Director: Natalija Yefimkina

Votes: 109

6. Elvis (2005)

173 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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A chronicle of the life of Elvis Presley, from his humble beginnings to his rise to international stardom.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rose McGowan, Randy Quaid, Tim Guinee

Votes: 3,713

7. Silent Hunt (1971– )

TV-14 | Crime, Drama

6.4
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In German with English subtitles. Alexander Bukow is a cop who doesn't mind working at the edge of the law to get results. His straight-laced partner, Katrin Koenig, is a control freak ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Borgelt, Jürgen Frohriep, Wolfgang Winkler, Jaecki Schwarz

Votes: 473

8. The Jump (2020)

84 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Documentary about a Soviet sailor who jumped onto a US Coast Guard boat in 1970.

Director: Giedre Zickyte | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Richard Nixon, Simas Kudirka, Ralph W. Eustis

Votes: 244

9. Fateless (2005)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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87 Metascore

14-year-old György's life is torn apart in WWII Hungary, as he is deported first to Auschwitz and then to Buchenwald, where he is forced to become a man in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.

Director: Lajos Koltai | Stars: Marcell Nagy, Béla Dóra, Bálint Péntek, Áron Dimény

Votes: 6,702 | Gross: $0.20M

10. Pingpong (2006)

89 min | Drama

6.5
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After his father's suicide, confused angsty 16 year old Paul goes to stay with his uncle's family. His uncle's wife is also unhappy with her life, so she and Paul have sex and only end up feeling even worse afterwards. Things get ugly.

Director: Matthias Luthardt | Stars: Sebastian Urzendowsky, Marion Mitterhammer, Clemens Berg, Falk Rockstroh

Votes: 897

11. The Ritchie Boys (2004)

90 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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76 Metascore

During WWII, the U.S. formed an elite intelligence unit -- mostly German Jewish academics -- at Camp Ritchie, Maryland. Tasked with devising ways to break the morale of the SS, these men ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Bauer | Stars: Michael Hanrahan, Werner Angress, Victor Brombert, Marlene Dietrich

Votes: 242

12. In the Aisles (2018)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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67 Metascore

Christian begins to work as a shelf stacker at a supermarket and finds himself in a new, unknown world: the long aisles, the bustle at the checkouts, the forklifts.

Director: Thomas Stuber | Stars: Andreas Leupold, Franz Rogowski, Peter Kurth, Steffen Scheumann

Votes: 4,429 | Gross: $0.03M

13. In aller Freundschaft (1998– )

45 min | Drama, Romance

4.7
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This show is focused on a fictional clinic in Leipzig called 'Sachsenklinik' as well as its staff and patients.

Stars: Thomas Rühmann, Andrea Kathrin Loewig, Alexa Maria Surholt, Thomas Koch

Votes: 249

14. Escape from Warsaw (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.2
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Srulik, an eight-year-old boy, flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. He attempts to survive, at first alone in the forest, and then as a Christian orphan named Jurek on a Polish farm. ... See full summary »

Director: Pepe Danquart | Stars: Andrzej Tkacz, Kamil Tkacz, Elisabeth Duda, Itay Tiran

Votes: 2,335

15. For Heaven's Sake (2002– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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It is a light hearted comedy about nuns who are constantly dodging attempts by the mayor to take over their cloister in order to create business opportunities for his party supporters. It is in German only.

Stars: Fritz Wepper, Karin Gregorek, Emanuela von Frankenberg, Andrea Wildner

Votes: 175

16. Winter Sleepers (1997)

122 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

Setting in a small mountain town, a man, looking for revenge because of his daughter's accidentally killing, mistakenly track out a young couple, troubling with their ordinary life problems.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ulrich Matthes, Marie-Lou Sellem, Floriane Daniel, Heino Ferch

Votes: 4,427 | Gross: $0.32M

17. Remembrance (2011)

105 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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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: 2,136

18. Madison (2020)

TV-14 | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.0
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At the center of this family story is 13-year-old protagonist Madison, for whom cycle racing means just everything! She gives her all to emulate her cool and successful cycle-pro father. ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Strobl | Stars: Felice Ahrens, Florian Lukas, Maxi Warwel, Emilia Warenski

Votes: 25

19. Circle of Life (2004–2020)

50 min | Family

6.7
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Stars: Francis Fulton-Smith, Uta Schorn, Winnie Böwe, Lisa-Marie Koroll

Votes: 61

20. The Legend of Rita (2000)

103 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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The riveting true story of Rita Vogt, a 1970s West German terrorist who escapes to the East with the help of the Stasi. She lives in constant fear of having her cover blown, until it unavoidably happens after the German re-unification.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Bibiana Beglau, Richard Kropf, Martin Wuttke, Nadja Uhl

Votes: 2,309 | Gross: $0.67M

21. Uzly a pomerance (2019)

92 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.9
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In love with a girl that smells of oranges while in a complicated relationship with his father, Darek is gentle, strong and devoted to his little sister and their herd of horses. Darek's ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Pokorný | Stars: Tomás Dalecký, Emilie Neumeister, Stanislav Majer, Steffen Groth

Votes: 42

22. Henri 4 (2010)

155 min | Biography, Drama, War

5.9
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A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is... See full summary »

Director: Jo Baier | Stars: Julien Boisselier, Joachim Król, Andreas Schmidt, Roger Casamajor

Votes: 1,277

23. The Ranger - On the Hunt (2018– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Family

5.6
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After five years in Canada, Jonas returns back to Europe and takes up a job as a park ranger in a stunningly beautiful sandstone national park full of rocky canyons and lush forests. Jonas'... See full summary »

Stars: Philipp Danne, Eva-Maria Grein von Friedl, Liza Tzschirner, Heike Jonca

Votes: 25

24. Unser Sandmännchen (1959– )

10 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.4
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The Sandman's everyday life, travels and fantastic adventures. The character often showcased socialist technological achievements, such as the use of awe-inspiring vehicles like futuristic cars and flying devices.

Stars: Sergey Obraztsov, Paul Robeson, Josef Skupa, Gabriele Sturm

Votes: 131

25. Hitler's Children (2011)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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69 Metascore

A look into the lives of the descendants of the top Nazi officials who worked under Hitler's command.

Director: Chanoch Ze'evi | Stars: Bettina Göring, Katrin Himmler, Monika Hertwig, Rainer Höß

Votes: 1,208 | Gross: $0.03M

26. In Search of Monsters (2021)

88 min | Documentary

7.2
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Follow a formerly imprisoned and officially exonerated alleged al-Qaeda terrorist on his search for his torturers. He wants to take revenge - by forgiving.

Directors: John Goetz, Ben Hopkins | Stars: Stuart Couch, Mr. X, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Richard Zuley

Votes: 26

27. Morden im Norden (2012– )

45 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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Finn Kiesewetter had left the police force to convert to an organic farm. But after a fire destroyed it, Finn found himself ruined and forced to return to law enforcement.

Stars: Sven Martinek, Ingo Naujoks, Christoph Tomanek, Veit Stübner

Votes: 78

28. Shed My Skin (2015 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

6.7
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The adolescent Milan discovers his own suspected homosexuality at the age of 17 and the consequences for him and his family but also the liberation as he understands why he has been so down and rebellious.

Director: Stefan Schaller | Stars: Merlin Rose, Claudia Michelsen, Johann von Bülow, Leonard Proxauf

Votes: 716

29. Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale (2019)

90 min | Animation

7.1
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East Germany, 1989. Twelve-year-old Fritzi lovingly takes care of her best friend Sophie's little dog Sputnik, while Sophie's family is on summer vacation in Hungary. When Sophie doesn't ... See full summary »

Directors: Matthias Bruhn, Ralf Kukula | Stars: Ali Lyons, Oisin Conroy, Lucy Carolan, James O'Donohue

Votes: 216

30. Als wir träumten (2015)

117 min | Drama

6.3
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In 1990s east Germany, three boys are in love with techno music and start their own club.

Director: Andreas Dresen | Stars: Merlin Rose, Julius Nitschkoff, Joel Basman, Marcel Heuperman

Votes: 1,208

31. Wojtek: The Bear That Went to War (2011)

59 min | Documentary

8.1
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This is the story of Wojtek - a magnificent 500lb military bear who fought in World War Two alongside a band of Polish soldiers, shared their beer and cigarettes - and eventually their fate... See full summary »

Directors: Will Hood, Adam Lavis | Stars: Romi Aboulafia, Brian Blessed, Adam Eveson, Alex Kinsey

Votes: 88

32. Heart of Stone (2016)

119 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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German tale about a man who sells his heart to a forest-dwelling warlock for money and power.

Director: Johannes Naber | Stars: Frederick Lau, Henriette Confurius, David Schütter, Moritz Bleibtreu

Votes: 554

33. The Olsen Gang - Final Mission (1998)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.3
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After being arrested in a psychiatric institute for almost twenty years, Egon Olsen escapes and reunites his gang for a last and final coup.

Directors: Tom Hedegaard, Morten Arnfred | Stars: Ove Sprogøe, Morten Grunwald, Poul Bundgaard, Bjørn Watt-Boolsen

Votes: 1,461

34. Medisch Centrum West (1988–1994)

55 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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MCW was set in Lelystad a provincial hospital in the middle of the country. MCW dramatized all sorts of ethical and personal dilemmas. MCW was in its time innovative for dealing with ... See full summary »

Stars: Margreet Blanken, Klaas Hofstra, Rob van Hulst, Annemieke Verdoorn

Votes: 198

35. Summer of '44 (2017 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama, War

5.6
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Summer 1944, Schwäbisch Hall. Against the war propaganda and the ordered heroism, the five 16 year old boys of the swimming pool group dream about swing music, sex and freedom. And they ... See full summary »

Director: Friedemann Fromm | Stars: Jonathan Berlin, Theo Trebs, Andreas Warmbrunn, Laurenz Lerch

Votes: 276

36. Make Love (2013– )

45 min | Documentary

7.5
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Star: Ann-Marlene Henning

Votes: 34

37. Bornholmer Straße (2014 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A comic look at the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989, told from the point of view of the German border guards at the checkpoint where it all started.

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Charly Hübner, Milan Peschel, Ulrich Matthes, Rainer Bock

Votes: 741

38. Tuvalu (1999)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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58 Metascore

In a desolate and colorless landscape stands a dilapidated bathhouse run by a puffed-up blind man, his long-suffering wife, and their son Anton, who does all the work. He's lonely and ... See full summary »

Director: Veit Helmer | Stars: Denis Lavant, Chulpan Khamatova, Philippe Clay, Terrence Gillespie

Votes: 2,682 | Gross: $0.41M

39. A Heavy Heart (2015)

109 min | Drama

7.1
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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, Lina Wendel, Edin Hasanovic, Lena Lauzemis

Votes: 723

40. The Tower (2012 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

6.9
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61 Metascore

A look at Communist East Germany in its final decade. The story unfolds in 1982, when the cracks in the repressive police state's facade are beginning to surface. Despite the restrictions, ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Hans-Uwe Bauer, Klaus Bieligk, Martin Bruchmann, David C. Bunners

Votes: 571

41. Gerhard Richter Painting (2011)

Unrated | 97 min | Documentary

7.2
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades.

Director: Corinna Belz | Stars: Gerhard Richter, Norbert Arns, Hubert Becker, Sabine Moritz-Richter

Votes: 693 | Gross: $0.24M

42. Double Trouble and the Magical Mirror (2019)

TV-Y7 | 92 min | Comedy, Family

6.3
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The discovery of a magic mirror allows Fred to realize his dream: his twin tidies up his room, eats without complaining and becomes first in class. But Fred did not keep his promise to keep this secret by revealing it to his friend, Émile.

Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller | Stars: Luis Vorbach, Jona Gaensslen, Margarita Broich, Marie Leuenberger

Votes: 215

43. Kruso (2018 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

5.8
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The young student Ed (Jonathan Berlin) wants to get out, leave everything behind. He finds refuge on the Baltic Island of Hiddensee, at a time when the GDR is in its last legs. Many have ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Stuber | Stars: Albrecht Schuch, Jonathan Berlin, Andreas Leupold, Peter Schneider

Votes: 104

44. Please Vote for Me (2007)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

7.9
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Democracy in China exists, that is, in a primary school in Wuhan where a grade 3 class can vote who they want as class monitor.

Director: Weijun Chen | Stars: Cheng Cheng, Luo Lei, Xu Xiaofei

Votes: 1,342

45. Katharina Luther (2017 TV Movie)

105 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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The life of Katharina von Bora, a nun in the 16th century. When reading Martin Luther's writings about the freedom of the individual, she decides to leave the monastery - and gains the trust and love of the great reformer.

Director: Julia von Heinz | Stars: Louis Christiansen, Mala Emde, Franz Himmelreich, Max Mauff

Votes: 147

46. Für Elise (2012)

94 min | Drama, Music

6.2
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Elise (15) is longing for a happy family life. But Betty (38), her mother, is weak and egocentric. She drowns her problems in alcohol. Everything seems to turn out good, when they meet ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Dinslage | Stars: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Lotte Ohm, Christina Große, Saskia Rosendahl

Votes: 220

47. This Ain't California (2012)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.4
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76 Metascore

This Ain't California is a celebration of the lust for life, a contemporary documentary trip into the world of roller boarding in the German Democratic Republic. A coming-of-age tale of ... See full summary »

Director: Marten Persiel | Stars: David Nathan, Anneke Schwabe, Bill Clinton, Zaneta Fuchsová

Votes: 1,009

48. Barbarossa (2007– )

30 min | Documentary

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Star: Gunter Schoß

49. The Burning Snail (1996 TV Movie)

82 min | Drama

6.4
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The film's action centres on the 14-year-old Peter who lives alone with his mother. Peter, who is currently in the difficult phase of self-discovery, has focused all his longings on his ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Stiller | Stars: Barbara Auer, Sebastian Koch, Maximilian Haas, Tobias Nath

Votes: 64

50. Am Ende des Sommers (2015 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

5.9
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Director: Nikolaus Leytner | Stars: Thomas Schubert, Julia Koschitz, Johannes Zeiler, Alina Fritsch

Votes: 65


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