Educational German Films

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1. Auf Augenhöhe (2016)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

11-year-old Michi lives in a children's home, every day fighting to win the respect of the other kids, till the day he finds his real dad, Tom - who happens to be a dwarf, even shorter than... See full summary »

Directors: Joachim Dollhopf, Evi Goldbrunner | Stars: Luis Vorbach, Jordan Prentice, Ella Frey, Marco Licht

Votes: 136

2. Ostwind (2013)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A girl who thinks is not good at doing anything has to stay for the holidays with her grandmother at a riding stable. There she discovers her interest in horses, riding and more and what she is good in.

Director: Katja von Garnier | Stars: Hanna Binke, Marvin Linke, Cornelia Froboess, Tilo Prückner

Votes: 1,283

3. Heidi (2015)

111 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A story of a young girl who lives in the Swiss Alps with her goat herding Grandfather.

Director: Alain Gsponer | Stars: Anuk Steffen, Anna Schinz, Lilian Naef, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 3,887

4. Little Mountain Boy (2015)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A boy must brave deep winter snow to obtain an important family keepsake. Before he can even start this difficult journey he must first help his family survive financial ruin, rescue his ... See full summary »

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Jonas Hartmann, Rene Schnoz, Herbert Leiser, Laurin Michael

Votes: 253

5. The Pasta Detectives (2014)

97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

The child-duo Rico and Oskar, one of them is quite more sluggish, but precisely because of fantasy and own world view; the other one is a smart whiz, but scared for life.

Director: Neele Leana Vollmar | Stars: Anton Petzold, Juri Winkler, Karoline Herfurth, Axel Prahl

Votes: 402

6. Belle & Sebastian (2013)

104 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A six-year-old boy and his dog look to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters.

Director: Nicolas Vanier | Stars: Félix Bossuet, Tchéky Karyo, Margaux Chatelier, Dimitri Storoge

Votes: 3,919

7. I Feel Like Disco (2013)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Actually, Florian Herbst is happiest when his dad isn't at home. Then he can dance around the house with his mum, wear crazy costumes and forget all his troubles. And Hanno Herbst doesn't ... See full summary »

Directors: Axel Ranisch, René Rimkus | Stars: Frithjof Gawenda, Heiko Pinkowski, Christina Große, Robert Alexander Baer

Votes: 375

8. The Adventures of Huck Finn (2012)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Family

Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder.

Director: Hermine Huntgeburth | Stars: Leon Seidel, Jacky Ido, August Diehl, Henry Hübchen

Votes: 266

9. Die schwarzen Brüder (2013)

100 min | Drama, Family

Giorgio's poor parents sell their son to Milan to work as a chimney sweeper. There he joins the «Black Brothers».

Director: Xavier Koller | Stars: Fynn Henkel, Moritz Bleibtreu, Waldemar Kobus, Richy Müller

Votes: 356

10. Ein Tick anders (2011)

86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

"Ein Tick anders" tells the story of the 17 year old Eva who suffers of Tourette Syndrom. She tries to find a way to avoid to have move from the countryside to Berlin with her parents as ... See full summary »

Director: Andi Rogenhagen | Stars: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Waldemar Kobus, Stefan Kurt

Votes: 916

11. Tom Sawyer (2011)

109 min | Adventure, Family

Tom Sawyer and his pal Huckleberry Finn have great adventures on the Mississippi River, pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral and witnessing a murder.

Director: Hermine Huntgeburth | Stars: Louis Hofmann, Leon Seidel, Heike Makatsch, Benno Fürmann

Votes: 706

12. Mountain Miracle (2017)

97 min | Adventure, Drama

A girl struggling with asthma is taken to a clinic in South Tyrol to be cured. After some time she decides to get out of this hell (that's how she feels about it) and soon she'll meet a new... See full summary »

Director: Tobias Wiemann | Stars: Denis Moschitto, Susanne Bormann, David Bredin, Jasmin Tabatabai

Votes: 248

13. Nur ein Tag (2017)

76 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Two friends spend the day with a mayfly.

Director: Martin Baltscheit | Stars: Anke Engelke, Lars Rudolph, Karoline Schuch, Aljoscha Stadelmann

Votes: 19

15. The Beginner (2017)

98 min | Drama, Family, Sport

Annebärbel's life and feelings have become as frigid as a block of ice. At the age of 58, she stands as an unfriendly monument to former times. As a doctor, she shows little compassion, and... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Sell | Stars: Ulrike Krumbiegel, Annekathrin Bürger, Maria Rogozina, Christine Errath

Votes: 58

16. Queen of Niendorf (2017)

67 min | Family

A declaration of love to childhood about a girl's struggle for her place in the boys world. Summer holidays have just begun in the small Brandenburg town of Niendorf but ten-year-old Lea is... See full summary »

Director: Joya Thome | Stars: Lisa Moell, Denny Sonnenschein, Salim Fazzani, Ivo T. Michligk

Votes: 74

17. The Cold Heart (2014 TV Movie)

83 min | Family, Fantasy

This animated short follows the life of a poor, German coal miner, Peter Munk. Coal mining leaves Peter far from the riches he desires, yet when given the opportunity to have three wishes granted, things do not go as well as he had hoped.

Director: Marc-Andreas Bochert | Stars: Rafael Gareisen, Laura Louisa Garde, Thomas Thieme, Tilo Prückner

Votes: 61

18. Tom und Hacke (2012)

90 min | Adventure, Crime, Family

The story of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, placed in the years right after the Second World War in Germany. A tale about friendship and courage.

Director: Norbert Lechner | Stars: Benedikt Weber, Xaver-Maria Brenner, Julia Forstner, Yannick Kuhl

Votes: 80

19. Clara and the Secret of the Bears (2013)

90 min | Family

The balance of nature is in danger and only Clara and her friend have the heart to solve the secret of the bears and to break a centuries-old spell.

Director: Tobias Ineichen | Stars: Ricarda Zimmerer, Elena Uhlig, Roeland Wiesnekker, Damian Hardung

Votes: 155

20. The Peppercorns and the Curse of the Black King (2017)

99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

The peppercorns and the curse of the Black King.

Director: Christian Theede | Stars: Leo Seppi, Lilly Barshy, Marleen Quentin, Ruben Storck

Votes: 108

21. Victor and the Secret of Crocodile Mansion (2012)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery

When Victor and his family move into his grand-uncle's mysterious - and seemingly haunted - mansion, the young boy detective makes it his mission to solve the case of a girl who died there forty years earlier.

Directors: Cyrill Boss, Philipp Stennert | Stars: Kristo Ferkic, Joanna Ferkic, Vijessna Ferkic, Christoph Maria Herbst

Votes: 370

22. When Santa Fell to Earth (2011)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Two weeks before Christmas, the last thing Ben and Charlotte expected is for Santa to crash-land his sleigh in their town. Santa has just escaped the villainous Gerold Goblynch, recently named the new head of the Great Christmas Council.

Director: Oliver Dieckmann | Stars: Alexander Scheer, Noah Kraus, Mercedes Jadea Diaz, Jessica Schwarz

Votes: 172

23. Shiverstone Castle (2016)

92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Eleven-year-old outsider, Stephan, arrives at Castle Schreckenstein, an all-boys boarding school, where he soon finds himself in a 'pranks-competition' the boys are currently fighting ... See full summary »

Director: Ralf Huettner | Stars: Maurizio Magno, Chieloka Nwokolo, Eloi Christ, Benedict Glöckle

Votes: 165

24. Hands off Mississippi (2007)

98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A girl is staying with her grandparents for the summer, where she meets a horse called Mississippi. Trouble begins when Mississippi is about to be sold, a fight for Mississippi begins.

Director: Detlev Buck | Stars: Zoë Mannhardt, Katharina Thalbach, Karl Alexander Seidel, Konstantin Kaucher

Votes: 311

25. The Crocodiles (2009)

98 min | Adventure, Family

Hannes wants to be a member of the crocodiles. To be a part of them he has to do something dangerous. When he is finally a member of them they experience dangerous adventures together.

Director: Christian Ditter | Stars: Nick Romeo Reimann, Fabian Halbig, Leonie Tepe, Manuel Steitz

Votes: 909

26. Lola auf der Erbse (2014)

90 min | Drama, Family

Lola, who lives on a houseboat with her mother, makes friends with a Kurdish boy, a new pupil in her class.

Director: Thomas Heinemann | Stars: Tabea Hanstein, Christiane Paul, Tobias Oertel, Antoine Monot Jr.

Votes: 47

27. Help, I Shrunk My Teacher (2015)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The 11-year-old Felix has shrunk the hated school principal, Dr. Schmitt-Goessenwein, to a height of six inches. Together with his friend Ella, Felix has to get her back to her normal size,... See full summary »

Director: Sven Unterwaldt Jr. | Stars: Anja Kling, Oskar Keymer, Axel Stein, Justus von Dohnányi

Votes: 322

28. Vicky the Viking (2009)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The story of a young Viking boy who accompanies his father, the chief of their village, and his men on their adventures -- and often is the person who uses his wit and instincts to help the men in their times of need.

Director: Michael Herbig | Stars: Jonas Hämmerle, Waldemar Kobus, Günther Kaufmann, Michael Herbig

Votes: 2,726

29. Mr. Moll and the Chocolate Factory (2017)

90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A weekend alone at home with the children - and already breaks out of the mess with Papa minor. For while Moll pushes overtime in the chocolate factory, between his children and the ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Flurin Hendry | Stars: Stefan Kurt, Luna Paiano, Maxwell Mare, Yven Hess

Votes: 99

30. Famous Five (2012)

93 min | Adventure, Crime, Family

The Famous Five Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy (the dog) spend their vacation together, while George's dad (Professor Quentin ) is staying on a nearby island where he works on a ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Marzuk | Stars: Valeria Eisenbart, Quirin Oettl, Justus Schlingensiepen, Neele-Marie Nickel

Votes: 415

31. Maleika (2017)

105 min | Family

Maleika tells the incredible story of a cheetah mother and her six cubs: Martha, Malte, Mirelèe, Marlo, Mia and Majet. Set in the magnificent landscape of the Masai Mara natural reserve, ... See full summary »

Director: Matto Barfuss | Stars: Dieter Moor, Moritz Brendel, Matto Barfuss, Marianne Sand

Votes: 35

32. Trick or Treaters (2007)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

Countryside thieves are won over by a young orphan girl.

Director: Hayo Freitag | Stars: Joachim Król, Bela B., Charly Hübner, Katharina Thalbach

Votes: 615

33. Jungle Child (2011)

131 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Stella Kunkat, Thomas Kretschmann, Nadja Uhl, Sina Tkotsch

Votes: 995

34. Das Pferd auf dem Balkon (2012)

90 min | Family

The boy Mika suffers from Asperger's and finds it difficult to communicate and make friends. Then he sees a real horse on his neighbour's balcony. He feeds the animal apples and starts ... See full summary »

Director: Hüseyin Tabak | Stars: Enzo Gaier, Natasa Paunovic, Nora Tschirner, Andreas Kiendl

Votes: 109

35. Dinky Sinky (2016)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Frida yearns to become a mother, but her burning desire remains unsatisfied. And yet her Boyfriend walks out on her.

Director: Mareille Klein | Stars: Katrin Röver, Ulrike Willenbacher, Michael Wittenborn, Till Firit

Votes: 97

36. Silly's Sweet Summer (2007)

90 min | Adventure, Family

Schoolboy Martin, bright but small for his age, has to move and change school because of his mother's new jobs, while only his father really tries to understand him. Even before he reaches ... See full summary »

Director: Johannes Schmid | Stars: Johann Hillmann, Konrad Baumann, Lea Eisleb, Inka Friedrich

Votes: 195

37. Patong Girl (2014)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

German family Schroeder is spending their Christmas holidays on the Thai island, Phuket. Of all the things, deep within the sleazy tourist bars and alleys of Patong, the youngest son Felix ... See full summary »

Director: Susanna Salonen | Stars: Aisawanya Areyawattana, Max Mauff, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Uwe Preuss

Votes: 175

38. Wintertochter (2011)

90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A young German girl searches for her Russian sailor father in Poland.

Director: Johannes Schmid | Stars: Nina Monka, Ursula Werner, Leon Seidel, Dominik Nowak

Votes: 119

39. Goodbye Berlin (2016)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Two young teenage boys steal a car and embark on a road trip that will probably change their lives.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tristan Göbel, Aniya Wendel, Justina Humpf, Paul Busche

Votes: 7,368

40. Bibi & Tina: Tohuwabohu total (2017)

106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Bibi and Tina make friends with two young refugees and an Albanian schoolgirl on the run from her family who wants to marry her off.

Director: Detlev Buck | Stars: Fabian Buch, Winnie Böwe, Karim Günes, Louis Held

Votes: 313

41. Sputnik (2013)

90 min | Adventure, Family

An adventurous story about the "real" happenings of November 9, 1989 in Germany, the day the wall came down! For ten-year-old Frederike (10) October 1989 gets off to a disastrous start: her... See full summary »

Director: Markus Dietrich | Stars: Flora Thiemann, Finn Fiebig, Luca Johannsen, Emil von Schönfels

Votes: 136

42. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte - In einer Inszenierung der Augsburger Puppenkiste (2016)

57 min | Family

A mule narrates the story of how the Three Wise Men arrived in Bethlem.

Director: Fred Steinbach

Votes: 6

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