With Beta Cinema (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: 396,823 | Gross: $11.29M
2. Colonia (2015)
R | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody has ever escaped from.
Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey
3. Calibre (2018)
TV-MA | 101 min | Drama, Thriller
A shocking deed turned their weekend trip into a nightmare. Now their only hope is to swallow their paranoia and act normal.
Director: Matt Palmer | Stars: Jack Lowden, Martin McCann, Tony Curran, Ian Pirie
4. Never Look Away (2018)
R | 189 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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: 23,426 | Gross: $1.30M
5. I'm Your Man (2021)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In order to obtain research funds for her studies, a scientist accepts an offer to participate in an extraordinary experiment: for three weeks, she is to live with a humanoid robot, created to make her happy.
Director: Maria Schrader | Stars: Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens, Sandra Hüller, Hans Löw
6. Look Who's Back (2015)
Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly gains media attention, but while Germany finds him hilarious and charming, Hitler makes some serious observations about society.
Director: David Wnendt | Stars: Oliver Masucci, Thomas M. Köppl, Marc-Marvin Israel, David Gebigke
7. My Neighbor Adolf (2022)
96 min | Comedy, Drama
South America, 1960. A lonely and grumpy Holocaust survivor convinces himself that his new neighbor is none other than Adolf Hitler. Not being taken seriously, he starts an independent ... See full summary »
Director: Leon Prudovsky | Stars: David Hayman, Udo Kier, Olivia Silhavy, Kineret Peled
8. The Forger (2022)
116 min | Biography, Drama
Cioma Schönhaus, a 21-year-old Jewish man, escapes the Gestapo and saves lives thanks to his ability to forge passports. His other talent is forging his own identity.
Director: Maggie Peren | Stars: Louis Hofmann, Jonathan Berlin, Luna Wedler, Nina Gummich
9. Diabolik (2021)
133 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
The dark and romantic story of the first meeting between master thief Diabolik and Eva Kant, set in the fictional state of Clerville in the late 1960s. Inspector Ginko is on the hunt for the criminal, trying to stop his evil plans.
Directors: Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti | Stars: Luca Marinelli, Miriam Leone, Valerio Mastandrea, Claudia Gerini
10. La strada (1954)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.
Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani
11. Nowhere Special (2020)
96 min | Drama
When John, a thirty-five-year-old window cleaner, is given only a few months to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for his three-year-old son, determined to shield him from the terrible reality of the situation.
Director: Uberto Pasolini | Stars: James Norton, Daniel Lamont, Carol Moore, Valene Kane
12. The Physician (2013)
R | 155 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 11th-century Persia, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians.
Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Tom Payne, Stellan Skarsgård, Olivier Martinez, Emma Catherine Rigby
13. The Unknown Soldier (2017)
132 min | Drama, War
A film adaptation of Väinö Linna's best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel's unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani.
Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Eero Aho, Johannes Holopainen, Jussi Vatanen, Aku Hirviniemi
14. The Auschwitz Report (2021)
94 min | Drama, History, War
This is the true story of Freddy and Walter--two young Slovak Jews, who were deported to Auschwitz in 1942. On 10 April 1944, after meticulous planning, and with the help and resilience of ... See full summary »
Director: Peter Bebjak | Stars: Noel Czuczor, Peter Ondrejicka, Florian Panzner, Jan Nedbal
15. 13 Minutes (2015)
R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, War
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: 9,651 | Gross: $0.16M
16. System Crasher (2019)
125 min | Drama
9-year-old Benni is a toss-up between institutions that cannot tackle her outbursts. She wants to move in with her mother, but she can not handle her wild daughter. After Micha is hired Benni slowly opens up and attaches herself to him.
Director: Nora Fingscheidt | Stars: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Lisa Hagmeister
17. There's No Place Like Home (2021– )
50 min | Comedy, Drama
A loss and a secret from the past put in crisis a an apparently perfect family.
Stars: Antonio Folletto, Alessio Moneta, Sveva Mariani, Laura Adriani
18. The Happy Prince (2018)
R | 105 min | Biography, Drama
The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.
Director: Rupert Everett | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan
Votes: 5,560 | Gross: $0.47M
19. How to Please a Woman (2022)
111 min | Drama
When her all-male house-cleaning business gets out of control, a mature woman must embrace her own sexuality, if she is to make a new life for herself.
Director: Renée Webster | Stars: Sally Phillips, Hayley McElhinney, Caroline Brazier, Tasma Walton
20. The Keeper (2018)
120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The love story of a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility and personal tragedy.
Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller | Stars: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw, Harry Melling
21. North Face (2008)
Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A secretary at a Berlin newspaper in 1936 gets to write about two Alpinists, as she knows them well. She later gets to report on and photograph her friends' and other Alpinists' climbs of the dangerous Swiss Eiger north face.
Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, Simon Schwarz
Votes: 16,071 | Gross: $0.71M
22. Woman at War (2018)
Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson | Stars: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camilo Román Estrada, Jörundur Ragnarsson
Votes: 10,699 | Gross: $0.85M
23. Spoor (2017)
Not Rated | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who or what is the murderer, but nobody believes her.
Directors: Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik | Stars: Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszal, Patricia Volny
24. Die Känguru-Chroniken (2020)
92 min | Comedy
Comedy based on the radio comedy and the bestselling books and audio-books by Marc-Uwe Kling.
Director: Dani Levy | Stars: Marc-Uwe Kling, Dimitrij Schaad, Rosalie Thomass, Adnan Maral
25. The Counterfeiters (2007)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, History
The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach
Votes: 46,501 | Gross: $5.48M
26. Still Life (I) (2013)
TV-14 | 92 min | Drama
A council case worker looks for the relatives of those found dead and alone.
Director: Uberto Pasolini | Stars: Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury, Andrew Buchan
27. The King's Choice (2016)
133 min | Biography, Drama, History
April 1940. Norway has been invaded by Germany and the royal family and government have fled into the interior. The German envoy to Norway tries to negotiate a peace. Ultimately, the decision on Norway's future will rest with the King.
Director: Erik Poppe | Stars: Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo, Karl Markovics, Tuva Novotny
Votes: 9,568 | Gross: $0.11M
28. Food and Romance (2022)
102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A sudden change forces Karin to re-evaluate her life. With the help of friends, food and passion she refuses to accept that life has an expiration date and takes the second chance she is given.
Director: Annika Appelin | Stars: Marie Richardson, Peter Stormare, Carina M. Johansson, Sussie Ericsson
29. Operation Napoleon (2023)
112 min | Thriller
A lawyer sucked into an international conspiracy after being accused of a murder she didn't commit. Only chance of survival lies in uncovering the secret of an old German World War II airplane, discovered on Iceland's largest glacier.
Director: Óskar Thór Axelsson | Stars: Vivian Ólafsdóttir, Jack Fox, Iain Glen, Wotan Wilke Möhring
30. Kindred (I) (2020)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Plagued by mysterious hallucinations, a pregnant woman suspects that the family of her deceased boyfriend has intentions for her unborn child.
Director: Joe Marcantonio | Stars: Tamara Lawrance, Edward Holcroft, Jack Lowden, Fiona Shaw
31. Diabolik: Ginko Attacks (2022)
116 min | Action, Crime
Follows Diabolik and his accomplice Eva Kant in a new adventure against a more combative Inspector Ginko than ever.
Directors: Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti | Stars: Giacomo Gianniotti, Miriam Leone, Valerio Mastandrea, Monica Bellucci
32. Iceman (2017)
Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
The Ötztal Alps, more than 5300 years ago. A Neolithic clan has settled near a creek. It is their leader Kelab's responsibility to be the keeper of the group's holy shrine Tineka. While Kelab is hunting, the settlement is attacked.
Director: Felix Randau | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, André Hennicke, Susanne Wuest, Sabin Tambrea
Votes: 2,656 | Gross: $0.00M
33. Anonyma - Eine Frau 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.
Director: Max Färberböck | Stars: Nina Hoss, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Irm Hermann, Rüdiger Vogler
Votes: 6,824 | Gross: $0.29M
34. The Devil's Violinist (2013)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
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
35. 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: 17,064 | Gross: $0.15M
36. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (2019)
119 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A Jewish family had to flee from the Nazis from Berlin. First, they flee to Zurich. From there it goes to Paris and finally to London.
Director: Caroline Link | Stars: Riva Krymalowski, Marinus Hohmann, Carla Juri, Oliver Masucci
37. Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
R | 124 min | Drama, History
A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.
Director: Giulio Ricciarelli | Stars: André Szymanski, Alexander Fehling, Friederike Becht, Johannes Krisch
Votes: 13,622 | Gross: $0.79M
38. Hinterland (2021)
98 min | Crime, Drama, History
When an ex-prisoner of the Great War returns home and finds his comrades brutally murdered, he decides to bring the serial-killer to justice.
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Murathan Muslu, Liv Lisa Fries, Max von der Groeben, Marc Limpach
39. Berlin Calling (2008)
109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A man tours clubs around the globe with his manager and girlfriend. On the eve of their largest album release he is admitted to a psychiatric clinic after overdosing at a gig.
Director: Hannes Stöhr | Stars: Paul Kalkbrenner, Rita Lengyel, Corinna Harfouch, Araba Walton
40. In Darkness (2011)
R | 145 min | Drama, War
A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov.
Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria Schrader
Votes: 10,935 | Gross: $1.04M
41. SMS für Dich (2016)
107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young woman whose boyfriend died is trying to find her way back into life.
Director: Karoline Herfurth | Stars: Karoline Herfurth, Friedrich Mücke, Nora Tschirner, Frederick Lau
42. Let the River Flow (2023)
118 min | Drama, History
Ester hides her identity to avoid being exposed to racism. When Ester suddenly finds herself in the middle of demonstrations against a big dam development in Alta, a personal journey out of the shame she has carried so long begins.
Director: Ole Giæver | Stars: Ivar Beddari, Bernt Bjørn, Maria Bock, Gard Emil
43. Patrick (2019)
97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A bereaved nudist campsite handyman finds himself on an existential quest as he attempts to recover his missing favorite hammer.
Director: Tim Mielants | Stars: Kevin Janssens, Pierre Bokma, Ariane Van Vliet, Hannah Hoekstra
44. John Rabe (2009)
134 min | Biography, Drama, History
A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Brühl, Steve Buscemi, Anne Consigny
Votes: 6,593 | Gross: $0.07M
45. Land of Dreams (2021)
113 min | Comedy
In an effort to understand and control its populous, the government begins a program to record citizens' dreams.
Directors: Shoja Azari, Shirin Neshat | Stars: Sheila Vand, Matt Dillon, William Moseley, Isabella Rossellini
46. 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: 5,306 | Gross: $0.03M
47. I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018)
140 min | Comedy, Drama
"I do not care if we go down in history as barbarians." These words, spoken in the Council of Ministers of the summer of 1941, started the ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front. The film attempts to comment on this statement.
Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Ioana Iacob, Alex Bogdan, Alexandru Dabija, Ion Rizea
Votes: 1,819 | Gross: $0.01M
48. Hell (2011)
R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In the not too distant future, people struggle to survive their greatest enemy, the sun.
Director: Tim Fehlbaum | Stars: Lilo Baur, Marco Calamandrei, Lisa Vicari, Lars Eidinger
49. Ana, My Love (2017)
125 min | Drama, Romance
Toma and Ana meet as students in the literature faculty and quickly fall in love.
Director: Cãlin Peter Netzer | Stars: Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavallioti, Tania Popa, Igor Caras-Romanov
50. Berlin Alexanderplatz (2020)
183 min | Crime, Drama
A man from Guinea-Bissau moves to Germany, where he is befriended by a drug dealer and two women.
Director: Burhan Qurbani | Stars: Welket Bungué, Albrecht Schuch, Jella Haase, Annabelle Mandeng