With MDR (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Sherlock (2010–2017)
TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st-century London.
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves
2. The Musketeers (2014–2016)
TV-14 | 55 min | Adventure, Drama
Set on the streets of 17th-century Paris, "The Musketeers" gives a contemporary take on the classic story about a group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards assigned to protect King and country.
Stars: Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles
3. Tatort (1970– )
TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
This anthology series follows the work of police officers in Germany.
Stars: Klaus J. Behrendt, Miroslav Nemec, Udo Wachtveitl, Dietmar Bär
4. Elvis (2005)
TV-14 | 173 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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
5. Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009)
TV-MA | 312 min | Documentary, History, War
This six-part series traces the Second World War, from the rise of the Nazis to the surrender of the Japanese, with detailed portraits of key figures.
Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Martin Sheen, Rudolf Hess
6. 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.
Director: Alexander Nanau | Stars: Dan Alexandru Condrea, Liviu Iolu, Razvan Lutac, Mirela Neag
7. Maria Wern (2008– )
45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Swedish policewoman is confronted with crime on Gotland Island.
Stars: Eva Röse, Peter Perski, Oscar Pettersson, Allan Svensson
8. The Jump (2020)
84 min | Documentary, History
In 1970 Lithuanian sailor Simas Kudirka made a desperate leap for freedom from his Soviet vessel to a US Coast Guard cutter, but the Americans sent him back - inciting one of the Cold War's most complex and suspenseful political blunders.
Director: Giedre Zickyte | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Simas Kudirka, Richard Nixon, Ralph W. Eustis
9. 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.
Director: Matthias Luthardt | Stars: Sebastian Urzendowsky, Marion Mitterhammer, Clemens Berg, Falk Rockstroh
10. American Masters (1985– )
TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Documentary series focusing on great American artists and personalities.
Stars: Josh Hamilton, Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich, Tony Bennett
11. Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood (2020)
TV-MA | 288 min | Drama, History, Thriller
In 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
12. 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.
Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ulrich Matthes, Marie-Lou Sellem, Floriane Daniel, Heino Ferch
Votes: 4,555 | Gross: $0.32M
13. Police Call 110 (1971– )
TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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 whose life is the job. Together, they're... See full summary »
Stars: Peter Borgelt, Jürgen Frohriep, Wolfgang Winkler, Jaecki Schwarz
14. Run Boy Run (2013)
Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Biography, Drama
8-year-old Srulik flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942 and attempts to survive, at first alone in the forest, and then on a farm as a Christian orphan named Jurek. Throughout his ordeal, he... See full summary »
Director: Pepe Danquart | Stars: Andrzej Tkacz, Kamil Tkacz, Elisabeth Duda, Itay Tiran
15. 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.
Director: Lajos Koltai | Stars: Marcell Nagy, Béla Dóra, Bálint Péntek, Áron Dimény
Votes: 6,975 | Gross: $0.20M
16. Split Homicide (2016– )
89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Criminalistic series centered in Split, Croatia.
Stars: Lenn Kudrjawizki, Kasem Hoxha, Max Herbrechter, Sarah Bauerett
17. Auge um Auge - Tod am Rennsteig (2023 TV Movie)
88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The criminal psychologist Annett Schuster and the case analyst Jan Kawig have to solve their first case together when a male body is found near the Wartburg. Huddled in a fridge like the ... See full summary »
Director: Maris Pfeiffer | Stars: Bernhard Conrad, Kristin Suckow, Anne-Kathrin Gummich, Berit Künnecke
18. Circle of Life (2004–2020)
50 min | Family
Stars: Francis Fulton-Smith, Uta Schorn, Winnie Böwe, Lisa-Marie Koroll
19. Shaft (1973–1974)
73 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Based on the movies of the same name, John Shaft is a two-fisted black private eye along the lines of Mike Hammer and Phillip Marlowe. Each week presents a different case and a different ... See full summary »
Stars: Richard Roundtree, Eddie Barth, Judie Stein, Robert Culp
20. 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.
Director: Thomas Stuber | Stars: Andreas Leupold, Franz Rogowski, Peter Kurth, Steffen Scheumann
Votes: 5,234 | Gross: $0.03M
21. 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.
Stars: Sven Martinek, Ingo Naujoks, Christoph Tomanek, Veit Stübner
22. Remembrance (2011)
105 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A Polish man rescues a Jewish woman during the chaos of WWII, but they become separated until a chance encounter over 30 years later in New York reunites them.
Director: Anna Justice | Stars: Alice Dwyer, Mateusz Damiecki, Dagmar Manzel, Lech Mackiewicz
23. Money. Murder. Zurich. (2016– )
Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Zurich thriller.
Stars: Christian Kohlund, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Ina Paule Klink, Susi Banzhaf
24. Rentnercops (2015– )
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Faced with staff shortages, the chief of a Cologne police department convinces two retired homicide detectives to come back into the force. As their immediate superior is a young woman, a generational cultural clash is inevitable.
Stars: Katja Danowski, Aaron Le, Tilo Prückner, Verena Plangger
25. Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale (2019)
86 min | Animation, Family, History
East Germany, 1989. 12 year old Fritzi takes care of her best friend Sophie's dog Sputnik, while Sophie's family is on summer vacation in Hungary. When Sophie doesn't come back from vacation, Fritzi and Sputnik set out in search of her.
Directors: Matthias Bruhn, Ralf Kukula | Stars: Ali Lyons, Oisin Conroy, Lucy Carolan, James O'Donohue
26. Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia (1974)
TV-PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
The mad adventures of the mad Italians, searching for the mad treasures in the mad Russia.
Directors: Francesco Prosperi, Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Andrey Mironov, Ninetto Davoli, Antonia Santilli, Alighiero Noschese
27. Nord bei Nordwest (2014– )
88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Former Hamburg cop Hauke Jacobs helps Schwanitz police officer Lona Vogt with their cases while he works as the new veterinarian in town with their assistant's support Jule Christiansen.
Stars: Hinnerk Schönemann, Marleen Lohse, Cem-Ali Gültekin, Stephan Tölle
28. Coppelia (2021)
82 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi
When everyone in town falls under the spell of charismatic cosmetic surgeon Doctor Coppelius, feisty Swan must save her sweetheart Franz before his heart is used to spark life into Coppelia, the robot-woman the Doctor has created.
Directors: Steven de Beul, Ben Tesseur, Jeff Tudor | Stars: Michaela DePrince, Daniel Camargo, Vito Mazzeo, Glynis Terborg
29. Watzmann ermittelt (2019– )
Commissioners Benedikt Beissl and Jerry Paulsen investigate murder cases in Berchtesgaden.
Stars: Andreas Giebel, Peter M. Marton, Barbara Weinzierl, Leonie Brill
30. Schubert in Love: Vater werden ist (nicht) schwer (2016)
94 min | Comedy
Olaf is the last descendent of Schubert dinasty. He hás great ideas and no time to find a girlfriend. Until the day his father says that Olaf must have kids.
Director: Lars Büchel | Stars: Olaf Schubert, Mario Adorf, Marie Leuenberger, Jochen Barkas
31. 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 »
Director: Thomas Stuber | Stars: Albrecht Schuch, Jonathan Berlin, Andreas Leupold, Peter Schneider
32. 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 »
Directors: Will Hood, Adam Lavis | Stars: Romi Aboulafia, Brian Blessed, Adam Eveson, Alex Kinsey
33. 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 »
Director: Veit Helmer | Stars: Denis Lavant, Chulpan Khamatova, Philippe Clay, Terrence Gillespie
Votes: 2,742 | Gross: $0.41M
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 innovative for its time for dealing with ... See full summary »
Stars: Margreet Blanken, Klaas Hofstra, Rob van Hulst, Annemieke Verdoorn
35. 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.
Stars: Sergey Obraztsov, Paul Robeson, Josef Skupa, German Titov
36. 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.
Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Bibiana Beglau, Richard Kropf, Martin Wuttke, Nadja Uhl
Votes: 2,394 | Gross: $0.67M
37. Secret of the Sahara (1988)
90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
This mini-series production is about the quest of archaeologist Desmond Jordan to discover the location of the legendary Talking Mountain of the Sahara desert, and find the secret that it hides.
Stars: Michael York, Ben Kingsley, James Farentino, Andie MacDowell
38. Hitler's Children (2011)
Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, History
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: 1,247 | Gross: $0.03M
39. 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 »
Director: Jo Baier | Stars: Julien Boisselier, Joachim Król, Andreas Schmidt, Roger Casamajor
40. 100% Coco (2017)
88 min | Drama
A quirky 13-year-old girl dreams of becoming a style icon and anonymously starts her own fashion vlog called the Style Tiger. As the vlog becomes a big hit, Coco gets the chance to chase her dreams in Paris.
Director: Tessa Schram | Stars: Nola Kemper, Valentijn Avé, Merel de Zwart, Firy Beuk
41. 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 »
Stars: Philipp Danne, Eva-Maria Grein von Friedl, Liza Tzschirner, Heike Jonca
42. Silent Love (2022)
72 min | Documentary
At the death of her mother, Aga decides to leave her life in Germany with her partner Maja to look after her younger brother in Poland. To do this, she has to hide her love for another woman from the authorities.
Director: Marek Kozakiewicz
43. Die Kanzlei (2015– )
Two solicitors open shop--literally!--in a low-income quarter of Hamburg. Assisted by a secretary with migration background and a cleaning-woman-turned-private-investigator, they take care ... See full summary »
Stars: Sabine Postel, Herbert Knaup, Katrin Pollitt, Sophie Dal
44. Als wir träumten (2015)
117 min | Drama
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
45. 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.
Director: Thomas Stuber | Stars: Peter Kurth, Lina Wendel, Edin Hasanovic, Lena Lauzemis
46. 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.
Director: Stefan Schaller | Stars: Merlin Rose, Claudia Michelsen, Johann von Bülow, Leonard Proxauf
47. Eine fast perfekte Scheidung (1998)
100 min | Comedy
A young woman wants to escape her unloved relatives. But the long arm of her family won't let her go.
Director: Reinhard Schwabenitzky | Stars: Elfi Eschke, Andreas Vitásek, Alexander Goebel, Claudia Kment
48. Die kluge Bauerntochter (2009 TV Movie)
59 min | Family, Fantasy
A young, bored king will lose his throne to his married nephew unless he weds before reaching thirty. To his mother's despair, the king has no interest in the suitors she has parading for ... See full summary »
Director: Wolfgang Eissler | Stars: Anna Maria Mühe, Maxim Mehmet, Sunnyi Melles, Rolf Kanies
49. Putin, Russia and the West (2011)
60 min | Documentary
Four-part documentary exploring how Russia has been resurrected by Vladimir Putin.
Stars: Rupert Graves, Condoleezza Rice, Sergei Ivanov, Sergei Prikhodko
50. For Heaven's Sake (2002– )
50 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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