Feature Film, German (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. What We Wanted (2020)

TV-MA | 93 min | Drama

5.8
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A couple facing fertility issues finds their marriage tested on a vacation to a Sardinian resort - and the family next door only adds to the tension.

Director: Ulrike Kofler | Stars: Lavinia Wilson, Elyas M'Barek, Anna Unterberger, Lukas Spisser

Votes: 728

2. 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: 354,279 | Gross: $11.29M

3. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 328,103 | Gross: $5.51M

4. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 229,288 | Gross: $11.49M

5. The Captain (2017)

118 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.4
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67 Metascore

In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he's escaping from.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Max Hubacher, Alexander Fehling, Sebastian Rudolph, Max Thommes

Votes: 12,804 | Gross: $0.11M

6. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 158,256 | Gross: $1.24M

7. Funny Games (1997)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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69 Metascore

Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering

Votes: 64,025

8. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 101,817

9. 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: 14,571 | Gross: $1.30M

10. M (1931)

Passed | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 141,596 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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78 Metascore

A prince of the mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, and Hellboy his team must fight to stop him from locating the all-powerful Golden Army.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander

Votes: 254,099 | Gross: $75.75M

12. Undine (2020)

Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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70 Metascore

Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin's urban development. But when the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. Undine has to kill the man who betrays her and return to the water.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz

Votes: 1,320

13. Goodnight Mommy (2014)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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81 Metascore

Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz | Stars: Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz, Susanne Wuest, Hans Escher

Votes: 43,571 | Gross: $1.17M

14. Victoria (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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77 Metascore

A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

Director: Sebastian Schipper | Stars: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit

Votes: 51,911

15. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Horror

7.5
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79 Metascore

Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor

Votes: 32,175

16. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 63,865 | Gross: $3.33M

17. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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77 Metascore

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Votes: 187,207 | Gross: $7.27M

18. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

Votes: 136,877 | Gross: $4.06M

19. Christiane F. (1981)

R | 138 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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A teen girl in 1970's Berlin becomes addicted to heroin. Everything in her life slowly begins to distort and disappear as she befriends a small crew of junkies and falls in love with a drug-abusing male prostitute.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck, Lothar Chamski

Votes: 21,463

20. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

PG | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Votes: 31,106

21. Freaks: You're One of Us (2020)

TV-MA | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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Tipped by a mysterious tramp, a meek fry cook discovers she has superpowers -- and uncovers an unsavory, vast conspiracy.

Director: Felix Binder | Stars: Cornelia Gröschel, Tim Oliver Schultz, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Nina Kunzendorf

Votes: 4,158

22. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.9
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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

Votes: 51,729

23. Who Am I (2014)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

Director: Baran bo Odar | Stars: Tom Schilling, Elyas M'Barek, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Antoine Monot Jr.

Votes: 47,341

24. The Golden Glove (2019)

Not Rated | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.7
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38 Metascore

A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Jonas Dassler, Tristan Göbel, Margarete Tiesel, Adam Bousdoukos

Votes: 8,775

25. Antares (2004)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Three stories revolve around the love lives of an adulterous woman, a checkout girl and a single mother.

Director: Götz Spielmann | Stars: Petra Morzé, Andreas Patton, Hary Prinz, Susanne Wuest

Votes: 2,677

26. Cut Off (2018)

132 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.6
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Thriller set in the world of Forensic Pathology. Coroner Paul Herzfeld finds a capsule in the head of a heavily mutilated corpse, containing a phone number and single word: the name of his daughter.

Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Lars Eidinger, Fahri Yardim

Votes: 4,724

27. Stalingrad (1993)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, War

7.5
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The story follows a group of German soldiers, from their Italian R&R in the summer of 1942 to the frozen steppes of Soviet Russia and ending with the battle for Stalingrad.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: Dominique Horwitz, Thomas Kretschmann, Jochen Nickel, Sebastian Rudolph

Votes: 30,522 | Gross: $0.08M

28. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery

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: 68,046 | Gross: $2.22M

29. System Crasher (2019)

125 min | Drama

7.8
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90 Metascore

On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni's untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair.

Director: Nora Fingscheidt | Stars: Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Lisa Hagmeister

Votes: 8,607

30. Transit (I) (2018)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.9
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82 Metascore

A man attempting to escape occupied France falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman

Votes: 7,978 | Gross: $0.82M

31. Land of Mine (2015)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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75 Metascore

In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.

Director: Martin Zandvliet | Stars: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

Votes: 34,766 | Gross: $0.44M

32. The Collini Case (2019)

Not Rated | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A young lawyer stumbles upon a vast conspiracy while investigating a brutal murder case.

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Elyas M'Barek, Alexandra Maria Lara, Heiner Lauterbach, Manfred Zapatka

Votes: 5,331

33. Little Women (1949)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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61 Metascore

The four daughters of a New England family fight for happiness during and after the Civil War.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O'Brien, Elizabeth Taylor

Votes: 6,532 | Gross: $7.47M

34. 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: 8,267 | Gross: $0.16M

35. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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93 Metascore

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.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl

Votes: 43,634 | Gross: $1.48M

36. Close to the Horizon (2019)

109 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Jessica knows exactly what her life is supposed to look like and where it takes her. But then she meets Danny. He has a complicated past and could confuse all their plans. Jessica has to decide.

Director: Tim Trachte | Stars: Luna Wedler, Jannik Schümann, Luise Befort, Victoria Mayer

Votes: 900

37. Freier Fall (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

7.6
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A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart.

Director: Stephan Lacant | Stars: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Attila Borlan, Katharina Schüttler

Votes: 18,023

38. Ballon (2018)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.5
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53 Metascore

East Germany, 1979. After initially failing to flee from the East to the West in a self-built hot-air balloon, two families struggle to make a second attempt, while the East German State Police are chasing them.

Director: Michael Herbig | Stars: Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross, Alicia von Rittberg

Votes: 8,045 | Gross: $0.01M

39. In the Fade (2017)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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65 Metascore

Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Numan Acar, Adam Bousdoukos, Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto

Votes: 28,346 | Gross: $0.32M

40. Berlin Alexanderplatz (2020)

183 min | Drama

6.7
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A modern adaptation of one of the greatest twentieth-century novels.

Director: Burhan Qurbani | Stars: Albrecht Schuch, Jella Haase, Joachim Król, Welket Bungué

Votes: 1,203

41. In the Aisles (2018)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

6.9
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67 Metascore

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: 3,886 | Gross: $0.03M

42. Head-On (2004)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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78 Metascore

With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekili, Güven Kiraç, Zarah Jane McKenzie

Votes: 50,816

43. Nekromantik (1987)

Not Rated | 71 min | Horror

5.0
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A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him.

Director: Jörg Buttgereit | Stars: Bernd Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt, Collosseo

Votes: 8,332

44. Rising High (2020)

TV-MA | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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40 Metascore

Charting the rise and fall of three corrupt real estate agents who accumulate absurd wealth in no time but fall into a vortex of fraud, greed and drugs.

Director: Cüneyt Kaya | Stars: David Kross, Emily Goss, Frederick Lau, Hannes Wegener

Votes: 3,663

45. Suck Me Shakespeer (2013)

119 min | Comedy

6.9
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A comedy that follows an ex-convict who lands a position at a school that sits over the spot where money from one of his earlier robberies was stashed.

Director: Bora Dagtekin | Stars: Elyas M'Barek, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann, Jana Pallaske

Votes: 26,358

46. The Experiment (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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60 Metascore

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.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Wotan Wilke Möhring

Votes: 90,410 | Gross: $0.14M

47. Angst (I) (1983)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house.

Director: Gerald Kargl | Stars: Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Silvia Ryder, Karin Springer

Votes: 8,478

48. The Tin Drum (1979)

R | 142 min | Drama, War

7.5
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63 Metascore

In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach

Votes: 22,103

49. Ninja Scroll (1993)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a demonic clan of killers - with a ghost from his past as their leader - who are bent on overthrowing the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Emi Shinohara, Takeshi Aono, Osamu Saka

Votes: 34,202

50. Cocoon (2020)

99 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Berlin-Kreuzberg is Nora's microcosm. Nora, the silent observer, is always tagging along: At parties, at school, at the pool, on rooftops and in apartments. Nora drifts around the ... See full summary »

Director: Leonie Krippendorff | Stars: Lena Urzendowsky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke, Elina Vildanova

Votes: 262


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