With Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Tatort (1970– )
90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
2. Collective (2019)
Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Crime
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.
3. Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood (2020)
TV-MA | 288 min | Drama, History, Thriller
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 »
4. Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009)
TV-MA | 312 min | Documentary, History, War
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 »
5. Garage People (2020)
95 min | Documentary
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
7. Silent Hunt (1971– )
TV-14 | Crime, Drama
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 »
9. Fateless (2005)
R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
Votes: 6,702 | Gross: $0.20M
10. Pingpong (2006)
89 min | Drama
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.
11. The Ritchie Boys (2004)
90 min | Documentary, History, War
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 »
12. In the Aisles (2018)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 4,429 | Gross: $0.03M
14. Escape from Warsaw (2013)
Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Biography, Drama
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 »
15. For Heaven's Sake (2002– )
50 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
16. Winter Sleepers (1997)
122 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
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.
Votes: 4,427 | Gross: $0.32M
17. Remembrance (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.
18. Madison (2020)
TV-14 | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
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 »
20. The Legend of Rita (2000)
103 min | Drama, History, Romance
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.
Votes: 2,309 | Gross: $0.67M
21. Uzly a pomerance (2019)
92 min | Drama, Family, Romance
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 »
22. Henri 4 (2010)
155 min | Biography, Drama, War
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 »
23. The Ranger - On the Hunt (2018– )
90 min | Crime, Drama, Family
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 »
24. Unser Sandmännchen (1959– )
10 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
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.
26. In Search of Monsters (2021)
88 min | Documentary
Follow a formerly imprisoned and officially exonerated alleged al-Qaeda terrorist on his search for his torturers. He wants to take revenge - by forgiving.
27. Morden im Norden (2012– )
45 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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.
28. Shed My Skin (2015 TV Movie)
87 min | Drama
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.
29. Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale (2019)
90 min | Animation
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 »
31. Wojtek: The Bear That Went to War (2011)
59 min | Documentary
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 »
33. The Olsen Gang - Final Mission (1998)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
After being arrested in a psychiatric institute for almost twenty years, Egon Olsen escapes and reunites his gang for a last and final coup.
34. Medisch Centrum West (1988–1994)
55 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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 »
35. Summer of '44 (2017 TV Movie)
104 min | Drama, War
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 »
37. Bornholmer Straße (2014 TV Movie)
88 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
38. Tuvalu (1999)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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 »
Votes: 2,682 | Gross: $0.41M
39. A Heavy Heart (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.
40. The Tower (2012 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama
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 »
41. Gerhard Richter Painting (2011)
Unrated | 97 min | Documentary
A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades.
Votes: 693 | Gross: $0.24M
42. Double Trouble and the Magical Mirror (2019)
TV-Y7 | 92 min | Comedy, Family
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.
43. Kruso (2018 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
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 »
45. Katharina Luther (2017 TV Movie)
105 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
46. Für Elise (2012)
94 min | Drama, Music
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 »
47. This Ain't California (2012)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, Sport
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 »
49. The Burning Snail (1996 TV Movie)
82 min | Drama
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 »