Best German Movies

All Quiet on the Western Front All Quiet on the Western Front 7.8 2h 27min
All Quiet on the Western Front
IMDb: 7.8
2h 27min

Paul Baumer and his friends Albert and Muller, egged on by romantic dreams of heroism, voluntarily enlist in the German army. Full of excitement and patriotic fervour, the boys enthusiastically…

Schumacher Schumacher 7.4 1h 52min
Schumacher
IMDb: 7.4
1h 52min

Through exclusive interviews and archival footage, this documentary traces an intimate portrait of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher.

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Never Look Away Never Look Away 7.7 3h 9min
Never Look Away
IMDb: 7.7
3h 9min

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.

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Transit Transit 6.9 1h 42min
Transit
IMDb: 6.9
1h 42min

In an attempt to flee Nazi-occupied France, Georg assumes the identity of a dead author but soon finds himself stuck in Marseilles, where he falls in love with Maria, a…

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The Captain The Captain 7.3 1h 58min
The Captain
IMDb: 7.3
1h 58min

Germany, 1945. Soldier Willi Herold, become a deserter of the German army, stumbles into a uniform of Nazi captain abandoned during the last and desperate weeks of the Third Reich….

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Toni Erdmann Toni Erdmann 7.3 2h 42min
Toni Erdmann
IMDb: 7.3
2h 42min

Without warning a father comes to visit his daughter abroad. He believes that she lost her humor and therefore surprises her with a rampage of jokes.

Look Who’s Back Look Who’s Back 7.0 1h 56min
Look Who’s Back
IMDb: 7
1h 56min

Adolf Hitler wakes up in a vacant lot in Berlin, with no knowledge of anything that happened after 1945. Homeless and destitute. Although everyone recognizes him, nobody believes that he…

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Victoria Victoria 7.6 2h 18min
Victoria
IMDb: 7.6
2h 18min

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

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Who Am I Who Am I 7.4 1h 45min
Who Am I
IMDb: 7.4
1h 45min

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

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Phoenix Phoenix 7.3 1h 39min
Phoenix
IMDb: 7.3
1h 39min

A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.

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The Book Thief The Book Thief 7.5 2h 11min
The Book Thief
IMDb: 7.5
2h 11min

While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is…

Free Fall Free Fall 7.5 1h 37min
Free Fall
IMDb: 7.5
1h 37min

A promising career with the police, a baby on the way… Marc’s life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness — and what it means to fall in love with another man. Torn between his family and his new feelings for Kay, Marc sees his world careening more and more out of control. Suddenly, his life is in free fall and Marc realizes that try as he may, he can’t make everyone happy. Least of all, himself.

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Barbara Barbara 7.2 1h 45min
Barbara
IMDb: 7.2
1h 45min

It is the summer of 1980 in East Germany and, alone, Barbara is confined to living and working as a doctor in a small provincial town – her punishment for…

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The White Ribbon The White Ribbon 7.8 2h 24min
The White Ribbon
IMDb: 7.8
2h 24min

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.

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Soul Kitchen Soul Kitchen 7.2 1h 39min
Soul Kitchen
IMDb: 7.2
1h 39min

In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef.

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The Reader The Reader 7.6 2h 4min
The Reader
IMDb: 7.6
2h 4min

The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

The Baader Meinhof Complex The Baader Meinhof Complex 7.3 2h 30min
The Baader Meinhof Complex
IMDb: 7.3
2h 30min

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody “Deutschen Herbst” in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust’s standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The story centers on the leadership of the self named anti-fascist resistance to state violence: Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin.

The Wave The Wave 7.6 1h 47min
The Wave
IMDb: 7.6
1h 47min

A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily the masses can become manipulated.

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The Lives of Others The Lives of Others 8.4 2h 17min
The Lives of Others
IMDb: 8.4
2h 17min

A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and…

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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days Sophie Scholl: The Final Days 7.6 1h 57min
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
IMDb: 7.6
1h 57min

In 1943, as Hitler continues to wage war across Europe, a group of college students mount an underground resistance movement in Munich. Dedicated expressly to the downfall of the monolithic…

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The Edukators The Edukators 7.4 2h 7min
The Edukators
IMDb: 7.4
2h 7min

Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

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Downfall Downfall 8.2 2h 35min
Downfall
IMDb: 8.2
2h 35min

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In…

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Good Bye Lenin! Good Bye Lenin! 7.7 2h 1min
Good Bye Lenin!
IMDb: 7.7
2h 1min

An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy who’s mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep…

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The Experiment The Experiment 7.7 2h
The Experiment
IMDb: 7.7
2h

Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence — a…

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In July In July 7.6 1h 36min
In July
IMDb: 7.6
1h 36min

Can Daniel follow the sun from Hamburg to the Bosporus by Friday to meet his love?

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Run Lola Run Run Lola Run 7.6 1h 21min
Run Lola Run
IMDb: 7.6
1h 21min

Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. She has 20 minutes to raise…

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Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door 7.8 1h 27min
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
IMDb: 7.8
1h 27min

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…

Stalingrad Stalingrad 7.5 2h 14min
Stalingrad
IMDb: 7.5
2h 14min

”Stalingrad” follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the…

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Wings of Desire Wings of Desire 7.9 2h 8min
Wings of Desire
IMDb: 7.9
2h 8min

Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel…

Paris, Texas Paris, Texas 8.1 2h 25min
Paris, Texas
IMDb: 8.1
2h 25min

A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 7.7 1h 49min
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
IMDb: 7.7
1h 49min

The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time,…

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Aguirre, the Wrath of God Aguirre, the Wrath of God 7.8 1h 35min
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
IMDb: 7.8
1h 35min

A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth….

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M M 8.3 1h 51min
M
IMDb: 8.3
1h 51min

In this classic German thriller, Hans Beckert, a serial killer who preys on children, becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt. Beckert’s heinous crimes are so repellant and…

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Metropolis Metropolis 8.3 2h 29min
Metropolis
IMDb: 8.3
2h 29min

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.

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Faust Faust 8.1 1h 46min
Faust
IMDb: 8.1
1h 46min

God and Satan war over earth; to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust, a learned and prayerful alchemist.

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Nosferatu Nosferatu 7.9 1h 35min
Nosferatu
IMDb: 7.9
1h 35min

Vampire Count Orlok is interested in a new residence and in his real estate agent’s young wife. F. W. Murnau’s unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 8.0 1h 18min
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
IMDb: 8
1h 18min

Francis, a young man, recalls in his memory the horrible experiences he and his fiancée Jane recently went through. Francis and his friend Alan visit The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,…

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