Austrian Crime Films

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1. Taxi für eine Leiche (2002)

83 min | Comedy, Crime

In the black comedy TAXI FÜR EINE LEICHE (Taxi For A Corpse) by Austrian director Wolfgang Murnberger (ATTWENGER), a body goes missing. Thereafter, the characters involved accuse each other... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Gertraud Jesserer, Karlheinz Hackl, Brigitte Kren, Karl Fischer

Votes: 80

3. All the Invisible Things (2007)

89 min | Crime, Drama

Adolescents in the amphibious situation between child and adult try to cope with their emotions and their environment. Right there they would need limits, a foothold and hope and yet they ... See full summary »

Director: Jakob M. Erwa | Stars: Simon Möstl, Michael Sauseng, Angelika Schneider, Tatjana Koschutnig

Votes: 91

4. Hold-Up (2000)

84 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Looking around for a suitable place to hold up, Andreas stumbles into a tailor's shop. What was supposed to last only a few minutes ends up being a bizarre afternoon for three men: the ... See full summary »

Director: Florian Flicker | Stars: Roland Düringer, Josef Hader, Joachim Bißmeier, Birgit Doll

Votes: 482

5. Das dunkle Paradies (2019)

90 min | Crime

The Salzburg police duo Heilmayr and Merana is looking for the murderer of a noble call girl.

Director: Catalina Molina | Stars: Stefanie Reinsperger, Manuel Rubey, Andrea Wenzl, Wolfgang Rauh

Votes: 49

7. Vanessa (I) (2015)

82 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

Former famous singer VANESSA is dreaming about a comeback. Living on a small mediterranean island we spend a heart-stopping, thrilling, weird, sad and funny night with her and some other ... See full summary »

Directors: Marion Mitterhammer, Hans-Günther Bücking | Stars: Marion Mitterhammer, Helmut Bohatsch, Werner Prinz, Thomas Oláh

Votes: 7

8. Bad Luck (I) (2015)

78 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

BAD LUCK is a lovingly made, tragic-comic film about wrong decisions, chance and the search for happiness.

Director: Thomas Woschitz | Stars: Valerie Pachner, Markus Schwärzer, Christian Zankl, Josef Smretschnig

Votes: 90

9. Planet Ottakring (2015)

82 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Any idea how to start a revolution?

Director: Michael Riebl | Stars: Michael Steinocher, Cornelia Gröschel, Sebastian Wendelin, Serkan Kaya

Votes: 74

11. The Stranger (2000)

102 min | Crime, Drama

The seedy underbelly of Vienna at night. Mercedes is a femme fatale from Mexico, newly arrived at the Vienna airport with her German boyfriend Rainer, where they have smuggled a kilo of ... See full summary »

Director: Götz Spielmann | Stars: Goya Toledo, Hary Prinz, Martin Feifel, Nina Proll

Votes: 63

12. Jack (IV) (2015)

97 min | Crime, Drama

Jack Unterweger was and remains an enigma, elevated to celebrity status and acclaimed for his underworld-plunging poetry and fiction before being charged with the murders of 11 prostitutes in Austria and abroad.

Director: Elisabeth Scharang | Stars: Christoph Bittenauer, Rainer Egger, Sarah Viktoria Frick, Michael Fuith

Votes: 121

13. Whispering Moon (2006)

Unrated | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In a dystopia future world we follow a gay couple, Jannis and Patrick, who is filming a secret documentary in a circus.

Director: Michael Satzinger | Stars: Franz Robert Ceeh, Michael Fernbach, Mischa Fernbach, Dominik Hartl

Votes: 217

14. Silentium (2004)

116 min | Crime, Thriller

A man who accused a catholic bishop of abusing him when he was a child dies in the Austrian city Salzburg. Everyone except his widow and the eccentrical detective Simon Brenner keeps silent and believes that the man killed himself.

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Josef Hader, Simon Schwarz, Joachim Król, Maria Köstlinger

Votes: 3,251

15. The Bone Man (2009)

117 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Private Investigator Brenner is handling a case at the grill-station "Löschenkohl". There he finds - besides some chicken - also other meat...that doesn't belong in a good meal.

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Josef Hader, Josef Bierbichler, Birgit Minichmayr, Christoph Luser

Votes: 4,485

16. Life Eternal (2015)

123 min | Comedy, Crime

Former cop Brenner has to return to his home town where he gets involved in a tragic story between his old friends.

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Josef Hader, Tobias Moretti, Nora von Waldstätten, Roland Düringer

Votes: 2,262

17. Wild Mouse (2017)

103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Georg loses his job, he conceals the fact from his younger wife Johanna, who wants a child with him. Instead, he embarks upon a campaign of revenge against his former boss and begins to renovate a roller-coaster with an old school friend.

Director: Josef Hader | Stars: Josef Hader, Pia Hierzegger, Georg Friedrich, Jörg Hartmann

Votes: 2,334

18. The Counterfeiters (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, History

78 Metascore

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: 43,760 | Gross: $5.48M

19. Benny's Video (1992)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Arno Frisch, Angela Winkler, Ulrich Mühe, Ingrid Stassner

Votes: 14,631

20. Revanche (2008)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable.

Director: Götz Spielmann | Stars: Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Andreas Lust, Ursula Strauss

Votes: 13,991

21. Funny Games (1997)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 66,741

22. Tag der Teufel (2007)

95 min | Crime, Thriller

Right away after her graduation from university, young Penelope Beyer gets a job as a reporter of the local TV station. Her first task is to report on the first "day of the devils" since ... See full summary »

Directors: Stefan Peczelt, Elmar Weihsmann | Stars: Christine Untermoser, Monica Baci, Alexander E. Fennon, Werner Wulz

Votes: 30

23. Kommissar Taler (2014)

63 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

"Kommissar Taler" is about the young and dynamic inspector Christian Taler (Alexander Knaipp) and his feisty new Tyrolean assistant, Angela Reiter (Tina Winkler) and how these two different... See full summary »

Director: Victoria Halper | Stars: Alexander Knaipp, Tina Winkler, Margit Holzhaider, Daniel Pascal

25. Kleinstadt - Dirty Little Secrets? (2016)

Comedy, Crime

What happens next determines what happened before. That is why the small town journalist, Jonathan D., recognizes connections where others see only random events. With the narrative about ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Rabenstein | Stars: Anita Knappe, Yuuna, Martin Mangold, Helmut Elsasser

27. Septem (2006)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Seven people with problems and two therapists. Spending time in a lonely hut in the mountains. A whole week therapy which could be strenuous but healing. One person has an eating disorder. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Fandl | Stars: Nicolas Brieger, John Fricke, Daniel Jesch, Sven Kaschte

Votes: 50

30. 22:43 (2010)

93 min | Crime, Mystery

365 days. 416 pages. Euphoria. But no ones interested in Max' manuscript. Reality again destroys his big dream of a writing life. 365 days. 416 pages. Frustration. A night-time walk should ... See full summary »

Director: Markus Hautz | Stars: Martin Loos, Anton Noori, Laila Alina Reischer, Silvia Schantl

Votes: 14

31. On Evil Grounds (2007)

82 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

Romeo and Juliet - a couple that has a very odd perception of their relationship. They decide to buy a loft situated in a run-down factory. Somenone already lives there. The deranged owner ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Koller | Stars: Aleksandar Petrovic, Birgit Stauber, Kari Rakkola, Faris Rahoma

Votes: 306

32. Kottan ermittelt: Rien ne va plus (2010)

95 min | Comedy, Crime

Maj. Adolf Kottan III has to return to the police as the situation is worse than ever. He is the only hope.

Director: Peter Patzak | Stars: Lukas Resetarits, Udo Samel, Johannes Krisch, Robert Stadlober

Votes: 175

34. Die Wildnis (1993)

98 min | Crime

The son of a farmer is bathed in his blood in front of an isolated mountain hut. There is no record of the attacker. Two investigators disappear without a trace. Years later, policeman Brenner sets out to find his colleagues.

Director: Werner Masten | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Cécile Pallas, Philippe Clay, David Martin

Votes: 15

36. Easy come, easy go (2008)

94 min | Crime

A guy who is usually dogged by bad luck finds a bag full of drugs and thinks this may change everything. But someone misses this bag.

Director: Bernhard Goeth | Stars: Achmed Abdel-Salam, Domenica Grosinger, Mohamed Ghanim, Leonard Höller

Votes: 6

37. Vienna Murder Mystery (1997)

94 min | Crime

After the last concert of a long tour, Dr. Kurt Ostbahn retires to his favorite café to relax. He is suddenly dragged into a bizarre criminal case. His vacation then fills with vice, perversion and murder.

Director: Thomas Roth | Stars: Willi Resetarits, Lukas Resetarits, Uschi Obermaier, Inga Busch

Votes: 63

38. What a Difference a Day Makes (2011)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The successful politician Robert is going on a romantic weekend trip with his pregnant girlfriend Katharina as a unexpected old friend of Robert,Wolfgang suddenly appears on the surface and start to stalk the couple.

Director: Peter Payer | Stars: Carmela Achleitner, Hans Peter Bruckner, Nicholas Ofczarek, Ursula Scheidle

Votes: 144

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