With Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.4
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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: 386,501 | Gross: $11.29M

2. The Princess (II) (2022)

109 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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69 Metascore

Princess Diana's story is told exclusively through contemporaneous archive creating a bold and immersive narrative of her life and death. It also illuminates how the public's attitude to the monarchy was, and still is.

Director: Ed Perkins | Stars: Princess Diana, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Martin Bashir

Votes: 351

3. The Piano Teacher (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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79 Metascore

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar

Votes: 64,072 | Gross: $1.90M

4. Never Look Away (2018)

R | 189 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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68 Metascore

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl

Votes: 21,053 | Gross: $1.30M

5. Kojak (1973–1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 7,827

6. King Creole (1958)

PG | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

6.9
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A troubled youth's singing sets New Orleans rockin'. With a sweet girl to love him and nightclubbers cheering, it seems he will shake off his past and head for the top. But will a mobster and his man-trap moll snare him in a life of crime?

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, Dolores Hart

Votes: 5,457

7. 3096 Tage (2013)

111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the factual case of Natascha Kampusch.

Director: Sherry Hormann | Stars: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Thure Lindhardt, Amelia Pidgeon, Trine Dyrholm

Votes: 13,809

8. Tatort (1970– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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This anthology series follows the work of police officers in Germany.

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

Votes: 3,325

9. Amour (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama

7.9
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94 Metascore

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

Votes: 100,137 | Gross: $6.74M

10. France (2021)

Unrated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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57 Metascore

A celebrity journalist, juggling her busy career and personal life, has her life over-turned by a freak car accident.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Blanche Gardin, Benjamin Biolay, Emanuele Arioli

Votes: 2,967

11. Guglhupfgeschwader (2022)

97 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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Provincial police officer Eberhofer has to save the gambling addict Lotto Otto from collecting money and clarify the murder of his mother.

Director: Ed Herzog | Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Daniel Christensen, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Simon Schwarz

Votes: 158

12. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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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: 73,493 | Gross: $2.22M

13. 7500 (2019)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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58 Metascore

When terrorists try to seize control of a Berlin-Paris flight, a soft-spoken American co-pilot struggles to save the lives of the passengers and crew while forging a surprising connection with one of the hijackers.

Director: Patrick Vollrath | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Omid Memar, Aylin Tezel, Carlo Kitzlinger

Votes: 28,788

14. Black Cat, White Cat (1998)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

8.0
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73 Metascore

Matko and his son Zare live on the banks of the Danube river and get by through hustling and basically doing anything to make a living. In order to pay off a business debt Matko agrees to marry off Zare to the sister of a local gangster.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Bajram Severdzan, Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic, Branka Katic, Florijan Ajdini

Votes: 53,704 | Gross: $0.35M

15. Center of My World (2016)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.

Director: Jakob M. Erwa | Stars: Bendix Hansen, Sarah Fuhrer, Louis Hofmann, Sabine Timoteo

Votes: 6,243

16. Happy End (2017)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.6
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72 Metascore

A well-to-do French family deals with a series of setbacks and crises.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin

Votes: 15,634 | Gross: $0.30M

17. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.3
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76 Metascore

A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings, and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 38,095 | Gross: $0.48M

18. Rimini (2022)

114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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81 Metascore

The death of his mother brings Richie Bravo back from his adopted home in Italy to his teenage bedroom in Lower Austria, where Charlton Heston is still flexing his biceps and Winnetou is still alive.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Michael Thomas, Tessa Göttlicher, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Inge Maux

Votes: 283

19. 13 Minutes (2015)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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58 Metascore

In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Johann von Bülow

Votes: 9,320 | Gross: $0.16M

20. The Royal Game (2021)

110 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.8
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To withstand the psychological torture of the Gestapo, a lawyer imprisoned by the Nazis finds refuge in the world of chess.

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Oliver Masucci, Dieter Bernhardt, Elias Gabele, Birgit Minichmayr

Votes: 2,010

21. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 55,571 | Gross: $2.80M

22. Little Joe (2019)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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60 Metascore

Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. Against company policy, she takes one home as a gift for her teenage son and names it after him but soon starts fearing it.

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Kit Connor

Votes: 7,945

23. Bagdad Cafe (1987)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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71 Metascore

A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter.

Director: Percy Adlon | Stars: Marianne Sägebrecht, CCH Pounder, Jack Palance, Christine Kaufmann

Votes: 13,966 | Gross: $3.59M

24. Europa Europa (1990)

R | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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75 Metascore

A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Solomon Perel, Marco Hofschneider, René Hofschneider, André Wilms

Votes: 16,388 | Gross: $5.58M

25. Phoenix (II) (2014)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, History, Music

7.3
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89 Metascore

A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf, Trystan Pütter

Votes: 18,905

26. Martin Eden (2019)

TV-PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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75 Metascore

Martin Eden struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education, hoping to achieve a place among the literary elite.

Director: Pietro Marcello | Stars: Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato, Marco Leonardi

Votes: 6,204

27. Nichts zu verlieren (2018 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Two burglars abduct a travel group in an old bus. However, the hostages react in unexpected ways - as though they have nothing to lose.

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Georg Friedrich, Christopher Schärf, Marcel Mohab, Susanne Wolff

Votes: 147

28. Manifesto (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.5
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72 Metascore

Cate Blanchett performs manifestos as a series of striking monologues.

Director: Julian Rosefeldt | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Ruby Bustamante, Carl Dietrich

Votes: 6,539 | Gross: $0.14M

29. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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Documentary series focusing on great American artists and personalities.

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich, Tony Bennett, Lee Grant

Votes: 1,030

30. Desert Flower (2009)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

Waris Dirie, born 1965 in Somalia, flees at 13 when sold as 4th wife. She's maid at the Somalian embassy in London, then McDonald's, where she's discovered and becomes int'l top model. 1997, she speaks up against female genital mutilation.

Director: Sherry Hormann | Stars: Soraya Omar-Scego, Idriss Abdillahi Houfaneh, Awa Saïd Darar, Roun Daher Aïnan

Votes: 13,331 | Gross: $0.04M

31. The Girl King (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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37 Metascore

THE GIRL KING paints a portrait of the brilliant, extravagant Kristina of Sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize Sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Lucas Bryant

Votes: 4,130

32. Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood (2020)

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

6.8
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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

Votes: 2,203

33. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Votes: 20,415 | Gross: $1.35M

34. Sex, Pity and Loneliness (2017)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Amateur beekeeper Robert lives with his wife Maschjonka and the daughters Swentja and Sonja in a terraced housing estate. The marriage is cold. The family is moving to a smaller apartment ... See full summary »

Director: Lars Montag | Stars: Rainer Bock, Maria Hofstätter, Taliha Iman Celik, Lilly Wiedemann

Votes: 406

35. The Devil's Violinist (2013)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.0
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38 Metascore

19th Century violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini incurs the wrath of his diabolical manager while preparing for his debut performance in London, and falling for the daughter of an English impresario.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: David Garrett, Jared Harris, Joely Richardson, Christian McKay

Votes: 3,602

36. Hold Me Tight (2021)

97 min | Drama

6.5
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88 Metascore

A woman one day simply walks out on her family. Or does she?

Director: Mathieu Amalric | Stars: Vicky Krieps, Arieh Worthalter, Anne-Sophie Bowen-Chatet, Sacha Ardilly

Votes: 549

37. Goodbye Berlin (2016)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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Two young teenage boys steal a car and embark on a road trip that will probably change their lives.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tristan Göbel, Aniya Wendel, Justina Humpf, Paul Busche

Votes: 9,757

38. Never Gonna Snow Again (2020)

Unrated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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73 Metascore

Zhenia, a Russian-speaking immigrant from the East works as a masseur in Poland and becomes a guru-like figure in a wealthy gated community of his clients.

Directors: Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert | Stars: Alec Utgoff, Maja Ostaszewska, Agata Kulesza, Weronika Rosati

Votes: 2,138

39. No Name Restaurant (2022)

120 min | Comedy

6.5
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Alexandria, Egypt. To save the once largest Jewish community in the world from being shut down, Ben, an ultra orthodox Brooklyn Jew, is sent out to be the desperately needed tenth man for ... See full summary »

Directors: Stefan Sarazin, Peter Keller | Stars: Luzer Twersky, Hitham Omari, Makram Khoury, Riyad Sliman

Votes: 17

40. Dampfnudelblues (2013)

95 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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'Die, you pig!'. The words are emblazoned on the wall of school principal Höpfl's home for all the villagers to see. Soon after, this very man is found lying dead as a doornail on the train... See full summary »

Director: Ed Herzog | Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Ilse Neubauer, Eisi Gulp, Simon Schwarz

Votes: 2,369

41. The Invisibles (2017)

110 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.1
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60 Metascore

While Joseph Goebbels infamously declared Berlin "free of Jews" in 1943, 1,700 managed to survive in the Nazi capital through the end of WWII. The Invisibles traces the stories of four young people who learned to hide in plain sight.

Director: Claus Räfle | Stars: Max Mauff, Alice Dwyer, Ruby O. Fee, Aaron Altaras

Votes: 1,563 | Gross: $0.41M

42. Just a Gigolo (1978)

R | 147 min | Drama

5.4
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After World War I, a war hero returns to Berlin to find that there's no place for him--he has no skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decides to become a gigolo to lonely rich women.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: David Bowie, Sydne Rome, Kim Novak, David Hemmings

Votes: 990

43. My Best Fiend (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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70 Metascore

In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Eva Mattes

Votes: 11,360 | Gross: $0.10M

44. The Great Train Robbery (1903)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Adventure

7.3
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A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes

Votes: 19,209

45. Watzmann ermittelt (2019– )

Crime

6.3
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Commissioners Benedikt Beissl and Jerry Paulsen investigate murder cases in Berchtesgaden.

Stars: Andreas Giebel, Peter M. Marton, Ines Lutz, Kathrin von Steinburg

Votes: 60

46. Leberkäsjunkie (2019)

93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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"Feelings always suck." Lower-Bavarian village police officer Franz Eberhofer internalized this deeply-felt wisdom long ago. That is why he suffers only moderately when his girlfriend Susi ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Herzog | Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Simon Schwarz, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Enzi Fuchs

Votes: 1,458

47. Hannah Arendt (2012)

Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for 'The New Yorker' on the trial of the Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer, Julia Jentsch

Votes: 11,371 | Gross: $0.71M

48. Return to Montauk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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The author Max Zorn, now in his early 60s, is on a promotional book tour in New York when he meets up again with the woman he could never forget. They spend a weekend together. 17 years have passed. Can there be a future for their past?

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bronagh Gallagher, Nina Hoss, Susanne Wolff

Votes: 1,241

49. Turkish for Beginners (2006–2008)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

7.5
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Set in the German capital Berlin, the series centers around a German woman and single mother of a teenage daughter, who starts a relationship and decides to live together with a widowed Turkish father and his two teenage children.

Stars: Josefine Preuß, Anna Stieblich, Elyas M'Barek, Adnan Maral

Votes: 3,965

50. Lara (2019)

98 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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It's Lara's 60th birthday, and this very evening, her son will be giving his debut piano concert. Lara mapped out his musical career. But Lara is not welcome at his debut performance. Even if Lara engages, everything gets out of control.

Director: Jan-Ole Gerster | Stars: Corinna Harfouch, Johann von Bülow, Alexander Khuon, André Jung

Votes: 2,200


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