With Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) (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. Borgen (2010–2022)
TV-14 | 58 min | Drama
A political drama about a prime minister's rise to power, and how power changes a prime minister.
Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Søren Malling, Lisbeth Wulff
3. 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
4. The Munsters (1964–1966)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A family of friendly monsters have misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely.
Stars: Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo, Butch Patrick
5. Kojak (1973–1978)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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
6. 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
7. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.
Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro
8. Shaun the Sheep (2007–2020)
TV-G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Shaun The Sheep is a cheeky and mischievous sheep at Mossy Bottom farm who's the leader of the flock and always plays slapstick jokes, pranks and causes trouble especially on Farmer X and his grumpy guide dog, Bitzer.
Stars: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Richard Webber, Kate Harbour
9. Alice (1988)
Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.
Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Kristýna Kohoutová, Camilla Power
10. Jack (I) (2014)
103 min | Drama
Jack is a young boy who lives in a troubled family with little money.
Director: Edward Berger | Stars: Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Nele Mueller-Stöfen
11. 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
12. 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
13. Bagdad Cafe (1987)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
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: 14,324 | Gross: $3.59M
14. Mephisto (1981)
Unrated | 146 min | Drama
In early-1930s Germany, a passionate stage actor finds himself before a dilemma: renounce his apolitical stance and comply with the Reich's doctrine, or face oblivion. But, Faustian bargains never end well. What is the price of success?
Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ildikó Bánsági, Krystyna Janda, Rolf Hoppe
15. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
Not Rated | 155 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.
Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Julanne Johnston, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher
Votes: 6,553 | Gross: $4.36M
16. Pippi Longstocking (1969)
27 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The adventures of Pippi Longstocking, an eccentric, super-strong, redheaded moppet and her best friends Tommy and Annika.
Stars: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Hans Clarin
17. A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama
An aimless university dropout attempts to make sense of life as he spends one fateful day wandering the streets of Berlin.
Director: Jan-Ole Gerster | Stars: Tom Schilling, Katharina Schüttler, Justus von Dohnányi, Andreas Schröders
Votes: 16,968 | Gross: $0.15M
18. The Silent Forest (2022)
100 min | Crime, Drama, History
Anja Grimm returns to the remote forest area where her father disappeared without a trace when she was eight years old. Her sudden appearance triggers a brutal murder. Disturbances in the ... See full summary »
Director: Saralisa Volm | Stars: Henriette Confurius, Robert Stadlober, Noah Saavedra, August Zirner
19. The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (1992–1998)
TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
An animated series, telling the story of many beloved Beatrix Potter characters.
Stars: Niamh Cusack, Enn Reitel, Mary Jane Bowe, Jenny Moore
20. 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
21. Geronimo Stilton (2009–2017)
TV-Y7 | 26 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Geronimo Stilton is a mouse who goes on lots of wacky adventures.
Stars: Brian Drummond, Erin Mathews, Richard Ian Cox, Sarah Edmondson
22. Rotkäppchen (2012 TV Movie)
58 min | Family, Fantasy
In a forest town, Anton is ridiculed and bullied by most other kids as a nerdy Scaredy Cat. Hunter Joseph isn't inclined either to believe his claim of sighting the first wold in a century,... See full summary »
Director: Sibylle Tafel | Stars: Edgar Selge, Amona Aßmann, Marie Gruber, Felix Klare
23. The Marquise of O (1976)
PG | 102 min | Drama, History
A German Marquise has to deal with a pregnancy she cannot explain and an infatuated Russian Count.
Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Edith Clever, Bruno Ganz, Edda Seippel, Peter Lühr
Votes: 2,894 | Gross: $0.00M
24. 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
25. Taxandria (1994)
82 min | Adventure, Fantasy
A young prince is taken for tuition at a seaside hotel but quickly bores and wanders off to visit a nearby lighthouse. Befriended by the keeper, he learns of a secret world he can see ... See full summary »
Director: Raoul Servais | Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elliott Spiers, Katja Studt, Richard Kattan
26. Money. Murder. Zurich. (2016– )
Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Zurich thriller.
Stars: Christian Kohlund, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Ina Paule Klink, Susi Banzhaf
27. Ghost Chase (1987)
PG-13 | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
In an old Hollywood mansion, the spirit of an old family retainer inhabits an old grandfather clock. When a movie company uses the mansion for a film, the spirit inhabits the body of a ... See full summary »
Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Jason Lively, Tim McDaniel, Jill Whitlow, Leonard Lansink
28. Split Homicide (2016– )
89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Criminalistic series centered in Split, Croatia.
Stars: Lenn Kudrjawizki, Kasem Hoxha, Max Herbrechter, Sarah Bauerett
29. Life on Earth (1979)
702 min | Documentary
David Attenborough's groundbreaking study of the evolution of life on our planet.
Star: David Attenborough
30. Watzmann ermittelt (2019– )
Commissioners Benedikt Beissl and Jerry Paulsen investigate murder cases in Berchtesgaden.
Stars: Andreas Giebel, Peter M. Marton, Barbara Weinzierl, Leonie Brill
31. 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: 5,241 | Gross: $0.03M
32. König Drosselbart (2008 TV Movie)
59 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance
Arrogant spoiled princess Isabella of Gerania haughtily rejects all suitors, even prince Richard of Begonia, whom she liked in a previous anonymous meeting. Finally her exasperated royal ... See full summary »
Director: Sibylle Tafel | Stars: Jasmin Schwiers, Ken Duken, Felicitas Woll, Hubert Mulzer
33. Once Upon a Time... Indianerland (2017)
97 min | Comedy, Drama
17-year-old Mauser has a turbulent life: he stands between two women, one who is not interested in him, and one in whom he is not interested. Also, he constantly sees an Indian and feels ... See full summary »
Director: Ilker Çatak | Stars: Leonard Scheicher, Johanna Polley, Emilia Schüle, Joel Basman
34. Crash 2030 (1994 TV Movie)
44 min | Sci-Fi
The film is based on scientific facts from may 1994. It's a documentary-like movie about the climate change that has occurred on earth in the year 2030.
Director: Joachim Faulstich | Stars: Dietrich Hollinderbäumer, Wolff von Lindenau
35. 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
36. Jonathan (2016)
Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A young man learns that his dying father was once deeply in love with a man.
Director: Piotr J. Lewandowski | Stars: Jannis Niewöhner, André Hennicke, Julia Koschitz, Thomas Sarbacher
37. The Pink Panther (1969–1978)
TV-G | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
The series follows a pink panther who outwits those who annoy him with his clever tricks.
Stars: Pat Harrington Jr., Tom Holland, Paul Winchell, Arte Johnson
38. The People Vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)
R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.
Director: Lars Kraume | Stars: Burghart Klaußner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Lilith Stangenberg, Jörg Schüttauf
Votes: 5,921 | Gross: $0.28M
39. The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
The film follows the trials and tribulations of David O. Selznick as he attempts to find an actress to play the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939).
Director: John Erman | Stars: Tony Curtis, Bill Macy, Harold Gould, Sharon Gless
40. Lassie (1997– )
30 min | Drama, Family
Karen Cabot moves back to her old hometown, Hudson Falls, VT, with her son Timmy. There she runs a veterinary clinic. Timmy, her son, finds a dog, a collie. He names her Lassie, and they ... See full summary »
Stars: Corey Sevier, Michael Yarmush, Susan Almgren, Tim Post
41. A Regular Woman (2019)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama
Aynur, a German woman of Kurdish-Turkish descent, struggles for a free, self-determined life in the face of her family's opposition. Her brothers insult and threaten her until she finally reports her oldest brother to the police.
Director: Sherry Hormann | Stars: Almila Bagriacik, Rauand Taleb, Merve Aksoy, Aram Arami
42. The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (1980–1981)
24 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
This is an animated adaptation of the classic story of Nils Holgerson, a naughty boy who is transformed to a very little dwarf and goes through many adventures, flying with a band of wild geese.
Stars: Helga Anders, Irina Wanka, Eva Ingeborg Scholz, Marianne Wischmann
43. A Gathering of Old Men (1987 TV Movie)
PG | 91 min | Drama
A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en ... See full summary »
Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Richard Widmark, Holly Hunter, Joe Seneca
44. The White Rose (1982)
108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
During the Second World War, a small group of students at Munich University begin to question the decisions and sanity of Germany's Nazi government. The students form a resistance cell ... See full summary »
Director: Michael Verhoeven | Stars: Lena Stolze, Martin Benrath, Wulf Kessler, Oliver Siebert
45. Yellowstone (2009– )
50 min | Documentary
Filmed over the course of a year in Yellowstone, this documentary tracks the area's wildlife as they grapple with life and death within one of America's last remaining wilderness regions.
Stars: Peter Firth, Mary Beth Schwartz, Jeff Henry, Dick Powell
46. The State I Am In (2000)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama
Clara and Hans are left-wing terrorists who have been sought by police for almost fifteen years. Their increasingly rebellious daughter Jeanne begins to pose a threat to their security when... See full summary »
Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Julia Hummer, Barbara Auer, Richy Müller, Bilge Bingul
47. Life Story (2014–2015)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary
David Attenbourough narrates on the greatest of all adventures - the journey through life.
Stars: David Attenborough, Rolf Steinmann, Emma Napper, Sophie Lanfear
48. Circle of Deceit (1981)
R | 108 min | Drama, War
A German journalist, escaping from broken marriage, goes to Lebanon to cover the civil war. Soon, he realizes that he can't handle the truth.
Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Hanna Schygulla, Jean Carmet, Jerzy Skolimowski
49. Coconut Hero (2015)
97 min | Comedy, Drama
In the middle of Nowheresville lives 16-year-old Mike who wants out of his crappy life - permanently! Spending his time devising ways to do himself in, he considers the fatal brain tumor in... See full summary »
Director: Florian Cossen | Stars: Alex Ozerov-Meyer, Bea Santos, Krista Bridges, Sebastian Schipper
50. The Ranch (2012– )
25 min | Animation, Family
The Ranch depicts the adventures of four teenagers, two girls and two boys, who share a passion for horse-riding. When one of them, Lena, encounters a wild stallion who has been injured, ... See full summary »
Stars: Bettina Kenney, Julia Stoepel, Wanja Gerick, Maximiliane Häcke