Feature Film, German (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 561,809 | Gross: $136.03M

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: 348,284 | Gross: $11.29M

3. 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: 225,559 | Gross: $11.49M

4. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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61 Metascore

A tough cop must pose as a kindergarten teacher in order to locate a dangerous criminal's ex-wife, who may hold the key to putting him behind bars.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt

Votes: 132,982 | Gross: $91.46M

5. 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: 41,784 | Gross: $1.17M

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: 155,474 | 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: 62,496

8. 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: 42,827 | Gross: $1.48M

9. 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: 138,672 | Gross: $0.03M

10. 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: 45,900

11. 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 DDR-regime.

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

Votes: 13,259 | Gross: $1.30M

12. Nosferatu (1922)

Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.9
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Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder

Votes: 86,322

13. 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 is trying to escape from.

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

Votes: 11,748 | Gross: $0.11M

14. 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: 33,575 | Gross: $0.44M

15. 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: 62,653 | Gross: $3.33M

16. 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: 50,754

17. 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: 50,506

18. 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: 3,132

19. 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: 185,522 | Gross: $7.27M

20. 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, Margarete Tiesel, Adam Bousdoukos, Katja Studt

Votes: 7,968

21. Isi & Ossi (2020)

TV-MA | 113 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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To realize their culinary and boxing dreams, the daughter of a billionaire forms a mutually beneficial alliance with the son of a struggling single mom.

Director: Oliver Kienle | Stars: Lisa Vicari, Darcy Rose Byrnes, Dennis Mojen, Langston Uibel

Votes: 5,265

22. 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, Susan Angelo

Votes: 3,310

23. 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: 31,288

24. Look Who's Back (2015)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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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

Votes: 40,975

25. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Not Rated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 55,308

26. 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: 30,016 | Gross: $0.08M

27. 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: 135,382 | Gross: $4.06M

28. 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: 7,308 | Gross: $0.82M

29. 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: 4,204

30. Luna (II) (2017)

92 min | Thriller

5.5
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When Luna's family is killed in cold blood on a mountain vacation, she barely escapes, and has to discover she's been living a lie: Her dad was a Russian secret agent, and her family was ... See full summary »

Director: Khaled Kaissar | Stars: Lisa Vicari, Carlo Ljubek, Branko Tomovic, Benjamin Sadler

Votes: 570

31. 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: 7,386

32. Ballon (2018)

125 min | Drama, Family, History

7.5
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53 Metascore

Balloon is a German thriller that deals with the crossing of the inner German border of the families Strelzyk and Wetzel from the GDR to West Germany with a homemade hot-air balloon.

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

Votes: 7,211 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Antares (2004)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A deadly car crash sets off three parallel stories of women at crisis points, faltering behind the doors of the same, plain Vienna apartment block. A bored nurse with a stable, comfortable ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,623

34. Berlin Alexanderplatz (2020)

183 min | Drama

6.8
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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: 648

35. 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: 27,478 | Gross: $0.32M

36. Freies Land (2019)

129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Two cops investigate the disappearance of two teen sisters in a remote town, where it seems like everyone has something to hide - including the bodies.

Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Trystan Pütter, Nurit Hirschfeld, Felix Kramer, Oleksandr Pecherytsia

Votes: 213

37. 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: 8,035

38. 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: 4,581

39. 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: 100,331

40. Suck Me Shakespeer (2013)

119 min | Comedy

6.9
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A comedy that follows an ex-con 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: 25,981

41. 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: 21,780

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 Kekilli, Güven Kiraç, Zarah Jane McKenzie

Votes: 49,937

43. Little Women (1949)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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61 Metascore

A group of sisters experience life's difficulties and its pleasures while growing up in nineteenth-century America.

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

Votes: 6,445 | Gross: $7.47M

44. 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: 21,039

45. 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: 17,636

46. Kidnapping Stella (2019)

TV-MA | 89 min | Crime, Thriller

4.8
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Snatched off the street and held for ransom, a bound and gagged woman uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors' carefully laid plans.

Director: Thomas Sieben | Stars: Max von der Groeben, Jella Haase, Clemens Schick, Jarrod Pistilli

Votes: 4,801

47. Wetlands (2013)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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77 Metascore

The adventures of an eccentric girl who has strange attitudes towards hygiene and sexuality longs for the reunion of her divorced parents.

Director: David Wnendt | Stars: Carla Juri, Christoph Letkowski, Marlen Kruse, Meret Becker

Votes: 10,852 | Gross: $0.06M

48. Pandora's Box (1929)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.9
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The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Carl Goetz

Votes: 9,510 | Gross: $0.01M

49. 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: 89,826 | Gross: $0.14M

50. 100 Things (2018)

111 min | Comedy

6.5
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Best friends Toni and Paul decide to relinquish all of their belongings for 100 days, whereby they receive one of their items back on each day. During this challenge the two realize, that ... See full summary »

Director: Florian David Fitz | Stars: Florian David Fitz, Matthias Schweighöfer, Miriam Stein, Hannelore Elsner

Votes: 3,272


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