With Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Cloud Atlas (2012)
R | 172 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Votes: 327,474 | Gross: $27.11M
2. Amélie (2001)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
Votes: 655,621 | Gross: $33.23M
3. Antichrist (2009)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, but nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Votes: 107,186 | Gross: $0.40M
4. The Danish Girl (2015)
R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Votes: 147,761 | Gross: $12.71M
5. Melancholia (2011)
R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Votes: 154,171 | Gross: $3.03M
6. The Reader (2008)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance
Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
Votes: 218,564 | Gross: $34.19M
7. Dogville (2003)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits the town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away.
Votes: 127,055 | Gross: $1.53M
8. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw), born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.
Votes: 220,531 | Gross: $2.22M
9. Whale Rider (2002)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.
Votes: 37,686 | Gross: $20.78M
10. Imagine Me & You (2005)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride's family and friends.
Votes: 27,662 | Gross: $0.67M
12. A Dangerous Method (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.
Votes: 93,544 | Gross: $5.70M
14. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A computer scientist running a virtual reality simulation of 1937 becomes the primary suspect when his colleague and mentor is murdered.
Votes: 62,010 | Gross: $15.50M
15. Toni Erdmann (2016)
R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 38,409 | Gross: $1.48M
17. The Physician (2013)
R | 150 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians.
18. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 129,523 | Gross: $4.06M
19. En la cama (2005)
Unrated | 85 min | Drama
Can strangers connect? Can casual sex become something else? In Santiago, Daniela and Bruno, both about 30, meet at a party, go to another and end up in a hotel. We join them there as ... See full summary »
20. Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A small time hustler gets more than he bargained for when he tries to repay his debts by marrying his son to a sister of a troublesome gangster.
Votes: 47,279 | Gross: $0.35M
21. Creep (I) (2004)
R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets.
22. Chéri (2009)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.
Votes: 10,055 | Gross: $2.71M
23. The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)
Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, War
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.
Votes: 42,620 | Gross: $1.83M
24. The Experiment (2001)
R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 87,275 | Gross: $0.14M
26. Elles (2011)
Unrated | 99 min | Drama
On her latest assignment, a journalist for Elle immerses herself in a prostitution ring run by university students.
Votes: 5,929 | Gross: $0.16M
27. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980– )
Not Rated | 931 min | Crime, Drama
In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight; however he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld.
28. Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Crime, Comedy
Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in Tequila and decide to take one last trip to ... See full summary »
Votes: 25,077 | Gross: $0.00M
29. The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, History
A movie about the corruption in all levels of society. A baby is born from a supposed-to-be virgin woman, so a chain of hysteria about divine intervention in the birth takes place.
30. Summer Storm (2004)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.
Votes: 12,707 | Gross: $0.10M
31. Hannah Arendt (2012)
Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama
A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.
Votes: 9,481 | Gross: $0.71M
33. Brownian Movement (2010)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance
Charlotte is a German doctor in Brussels. She is married to architect Max and mother of a young son. She rents an apartment to meet with little attractive men from her patients for sex. At ... See full summary »
34. Last Love (2013)
Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
He's a widower in Paris who speaks no French. She's a dance instructor less than half his age. Can they become a family, or will his estranged adult children halt the friendship?
36. You, the Living (2007)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
You, the Living is a film about humankind, its greatness and its baseness, joy and sorrow, its self-confidence and anxiety, its desire to love and be loved.
Votes: 12,841 | Gross: $0.02M
37. Farinelli (1994)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Farinelli, is the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young singer in Handel's time. He was castrated in his childhood in order to preserve his voice. During his life he becomes to be a very ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,909 | Gross: $2.12M
38. Desert Flower (2009)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 11,281 | Gross: $0.04M
39. The Boss of It All (2006)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy
An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.
Votes: 10,374 | Gross: $0.05M
40. Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime
Brilliant, flamboyant master criminal Michael Lynch is more interested in his image and his posterity than the actual profit from his ill-gotten gains.
41. A Woman in Berlin (2008)
Unrated | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History
A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.
Votes: 5,613 | Gross: $0.29M
45. The Piano Player (1999)
Not Rated | 112 min | Romance, Drama
Follows three men who are in love with a most beautiful waitress: An intellectual restaurant owner, a mysterious musician and an erratic businessman; taking place during the WWII.
Votes: 6,695 | Gross: $0.22M
46. Land and Freedom (1995)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, War
David is an unemployed communist that comes to Spain in 1937 during the civil war to enroll the republicans and defend the democracy against the fascists. He makes friends between the soldiers.
Votes: 9,450 | Gross: $0.23M
49. My Best Fiend (1999)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography
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 »
Votes: 9,562 | Gross: $0.10M