Films seen in 2020

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1. Little Women (2019)

PG | 135 min | Drama, Romance

91 Metascore

Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.

Director: Greta Gerwig | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen

Votes: 150,522 | Gross: $108.10M

in OV in Nizza

2. Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 477,944 | Gross: $165.36M

in OV in Nizza

3. Charlie's Angels (2019)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

52 Metascore

When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie's Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all.

Director: Elizabeth Banks | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks

Votes: 59,144

in OV in Nizza

4. Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

R | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

60 Metascore

In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend.

Director: Edward Norton | Stars: Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 45,880

in OV in Zebra Kino, KN

5. Nobody's Fool (1994)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

86 Metascore

A stubborn man past his prime reflects on his life of strict independence and seeks more from himself.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, Melanie Griffith

Votes: 18,865 | Gross: $39.49M

DVD borrowed from UB Kon, because I enjoyed other books by the author, Richard Russo

6. Tatort (1970– )
Episode: Die goldene Zeit (2019)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Falke and Grosz investigate after a murder in the Hamburg red light milieu.

Director: Mia Spengler | Stars: Wotan Wilke Möhring, Franziska Weisz, Michael Thomas, Bogdan Iancu

Votes: 167

7. Unfinished Song (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

57 Metascore

Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his recently deceased wife's passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James.

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 7,284 | Gross: $1.70M

on TV in German

8. A Hidden Life (2019)

PG-13 | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Karin Neuhäuser

Votes: 19,338

in English in Zebra Kino, KN

9. Guy proposes to his girlfriend on a mountain (2019)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A oneshot filmed with a mobile phone. A bromance. A proposal.

Director: Bernhard Wenger | Stars: Clemens Berndorff, Veronika Brailko, Dominik Dos-Reis, Felix Kreutzer

Votes: 32

Filmtage FN

10. Hi, A.I. (2019)

90 min | Documentary, Family, Sci-Fi

How will we live together with artificial intelligence? What will we win, what will we lose? The documentary shows us tomorrow's world today.

Director: Isabella Willinger | Star: Dennis Hong

Votes: 128

Filmtage FN

11. Mall (2019)

7 min | Short

A father shopping in a department store with his three sons must decide how do deal with his quiet middle son who is caught stealing a mermaid doll.

Director: Jerry Hoffmann | Stars: Thomas Arnold, Larissa Sirah Herden, Benno Krahn, Tobias Langhoff

Votes: 5

Filmtage FN

12. Kippa (2019)

25 min | Short

15-year-old Oskar is popular at his new high school. But after his classmates find out that he is Jewish, he gets threatened and is bullied brutally. While the headmaster ignores his ... See full summary »

Director: Lukas Nathrath | Stars: Samy Abdel Fattah, Frank Auerbach, Riccardo Campione, Dominik Ganser

Votes: 6

Filmtage FN

14. Beyond the Tide (2019)

15 min | Short, Drama

When her long-forgotten mother is washed up ashore mysteriously, claiming her loving dad was about to die, a bright little girl decides to investigate a dark, tragic mystery.

Directors: Jan Mocka, Ingo Monitor | Stars: Keziah Bürki, Frederik Funke, Katharina Heyer

Votes: 6

Filmtage FN

15. Chichinette: The Accidental Spy (2019)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

Marthe Cohn, a 98-year-old French-Jewish outstanding lady who was a spy in Nazi Germany in WW2 never spoke about her experience after the war, now travels the globe to share her story.

Director: Nicola Hens | Stars: Marthe Cohn, L Cohn

Votes: 36

Filmtage FN

16. Golden Age (II) (2019)

85 min | Documentary

A documentary film following the daily events and activities over three months at a retirement residence for well-to-do senior citizens in Miami, Florida.

Directors: Beat Oswald, Samuel Weniger

Filmtage FN

17. Charlatan (2020)

118 min | Drama, History

65 Metascore

The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Ivan Trojan, Josef Trojan, Juraj Loj, Jaroslava Pokorná

Votes: 1,191

world premiere with German subtitles, at Berlinale 2020

18. Von glücklichen Schafen (2015)

96 min | Drama

The perfect world of a small family breaks, when Can discover that his mother works in a brothel. In a maelstrom of anger, guilt and despair Mother and son are forced to forgive himself.

Director: Kadir Sözen | Stars: Narges Rashidi, Marlene Metternich, Jascha Baum, Vedat Erincin

Votes: 153

19. Dirty Dancing (1987)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

65 Metascore

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Votes: 206,577 | Gross: $0.62M

20. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

96 Metascore

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Cho, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 587,054 | Gross: $53.37M

21. Paris-Brest (2020 TV Movie)

79 min | Drama, Thriller

Kévin looked at me with a little smile. I said nothing. I had my project writing a novel about my family I had Elise and a wild desire to move to Paris. But to do all that I needed money and my grandmother was not about to give me any yet.

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Anthony Bajon, Catherine Arditi, Valérie Karsenti, Gilles Cohen

Votes: 61

im deutschen Fernsehen

22. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Votes: 19,114 | Gross: $1.35M

23. Unterleuten: The Torn Village (2020)

270 min | Drama

Unterleuten - A village in the Brandenburg province 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. An investor plans to build a wind farm. This leads to conflicts between the villagers and the landowners.

Stars: Thomas Thieme, Hermann Beyer, Miriam Stein, Rosalie Thomass

Votes: 276

DVD aus FN

24. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 103,755

Aus der Schulbibliothek

25. Me Before You (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.

Director: Thea Sharrock | Stars: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance

Votes: 213,019 | Gross: $56.25M

OV auf DVD aus der Stadtbuecherei

26. The Giver (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift

Votes: 112,893 | Gross: $45.09M

OV auf DVD ausgeliehen

27. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a pandemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 285,929 | Gross: $75.66M

OV auf DVD aus der Stadtbuecherei

28. The German Lesson (2019)

125 min | Drama

Siggi is in prison during the post-war period. He should write an essay. He remembers that his father was supposed to ban his profession from a friend who was a painter. Siggi should help him, but he rebelled.

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Ulrich Noethen, Tobias Moretti, Levi Eisenblätter, Tom Gronau

Votes: 809

DVD aus der Stadtbuecherei

29. Official Secrets (2019)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 35,984 | Gross: $0.40M

OV auf DVD aus der Stadtbuecherei

30. Pain and Glory (2019)

R | 113 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as the past and present come crashing down around him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas

Votes: 50,514

DVD aus der Stadtbuecherei

31. Lara (2019)

98 min | Drama, Music

It's Lara's 60th birthday, and this very evening, her son will be giving his debut piano concert. Lara mapped out his musical career. But Lara is not welcome at his debut performance. Even if Lara engages, everything gets out of control.

Director: Jan-Ole Gerster | Stars: Maria Dragus, Tom Schilling, Rainer Bock, Corinna Harfouch

Votes: 1,532

DVD aus der Stadtbuecherei

32. The Chosen Ones (2014 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

The selected.

Director: Christoph Röhl | Stars: Julia Jentsch, Ulrich Tukur, Leon Seidel, Béla Gabor Lenz

Votes: 140

DVD aus der STadtbuecherei

33. The Aftermath (II) (2019)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

43 Metascore

Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

Director: James Kent | Stars: Keira Knightley, Ned Wills, Pandora Colin, Jason Clarke

Votes: 18,124 | Gross: $1.62M

DVD aus der Stadtbuecherei; 1945 in Hamburg, es fehlt etwas Spannung in der außereheliche Affäre, um sie glaubwürdig darzustellen

34. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 337,041 | Gross: $390.53M

OV auf DVD aus der Stadtbuecherei; Europäische Kulissen fantasievoll eingeblendet

35. Beautiful Boy (I) (2018)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

62 Metascore

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Director: Felix van Groeningen | Stars: Steve Carell, Maura Tierney, Jack Dylan Grazer, Oakley Bull

Votes: 56,483 | Gross: $7.65M

OV auf DVD aus der STadtbuecherei, tragische Geschichte in Schnelllauf, viele Lücken in der Erzählung

36. Tenet (2020)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

69 Metascore

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Juhan Ulfsak

Votes: 325,478 | Gross: $53.80M

OV in FN

37. Superegos (2014)

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A weird friendship story between a book thief and an old psychology professor who was a nazi in the past.

Director: Benjamin Heisenberg | Stars: Georg Friedrich, André Wilms, Nicolas Wackerbarth, Saskia Walker

Votes: 264

38. The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

A modern take on Charles Dickens's classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over many obstacles.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 14,534

39. The Tale of a Thousand and One Lives (2018)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

The 12 years old OKTAY, is finally reunited with his parents after being under the guardianship of his grandmother in Turkey. A story set in 1980's Germany. A country where the social and ... See full summary »

Director: Yilmaz Arslan | Stars: Roland Kagan Sommer, Katharina Thalbach, Taies Farzan, Hilmi Sözer

Votes: 42

40. Nomadland (2020)

R | 107 min | Drama

93 Metascore

After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Gay DeForest

Votes: 48,926

OV at ZFF16

41. Late Night (2019)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

Director: Nisha Ganatra | Stars: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy

Votes: 30,160 | Gross: $15.50M

OV in Nice

42. The Truth (2019)

PG | 106 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A stormy reunion between scriptwriter Lumir with her famous mother and actress, Fabienne, against the backdrop of Fabienne's autobiographic book and her latest role in a Sci-Fi picture as a daughter of a mother who never grows old.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Clémentine Grenier

Votes: 5,122

OV in Nice

43. 80.000 Schnitzel (2020)

102 min | Documentary

Battering, breading, frying - Berta has prepared thousands of schnitzels in her old cast-iron pan over the years. This 83-year-old landlady's life on the family farm with adjoining guest ... See full summary »

Director: Hannah Schweier

Votes: 24

OV at ZFF16

44. How to Be a Good Wife (2020)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

Paulette and her husband have been running a housekeeping school. After the sudden death of her husband, Paulette discovers that the school is on the verge of bankruptcy and has to take her responsibilities.

Director: Martin Provost | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Yolande Moreau, Noémie Lvovsky, Edouard Baer

Votes: 1,088

OmU

45. Coded Bias (2020)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, she embarks on a journey to push for the first-ever U.S. legislation against bias in algorithms that impact us all.

Director: Shalini Kantayya | Stars: Joy Buolamwini, Meredith Broussard, Cathy O'Neil, Silkie Carlo

Votes: 666

OV at ZFF16

46. Des (2020)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, History