With Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Collective (2019)
Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary
Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.
2. Tatort (1970– )
90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A German language television series that has been running continuously since 1970, which makes it the longest-running German TV drama. Every episode features different detectives of a different city trying to solve a murder case.
3. Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009)
TV-MA | 312 min | Documentary, History, War
Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »
4. Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood (2020)
TV-MA | 288 min | Drama, History, Thriller
1900: A rich newcomer with a shady past arrives in Munich determined to crash the local Oktoberfest with his own brewery. But when his daughter falls in love with the heir to a rival ... See full summary »
5. Polizeiruf 110 (1971– )
TV-14 | Crime, Drama
In German with English subtitles. Alexander Bukow is a cop who doesn't mind working at the edge of the law to get results. His straight-laced partner, Katrin Koenig, is a control freak ... See full summary »
6. Pingpong (2006)
89 min | Drama
After his father's suicide, confused angsty 16 year old Paul goes to stay with his uncle's family. His uncle's wife is also unhappy with her life, so she and Paul have sex and only end up feeling even worse afterwards. Things get ugly.
7. Medisch Centrum West (1988–1994)
55 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
MCW was set in Lelystad a provincial hospital in the middle of the country. MCW dramatized all sorts of ethical and personal dilemmas. MCW was in its time innovative for dealing with ... See full summary »
8. Lauf Junge lauf (2013)
Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Srulik, an eight-year-old boy, flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. He attempts to survive, at first alone in the forest, and then as a Christian orphan named Jurek on a Polish farm. ... See full summary »
9. Fateless (2005)
R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War
14-year-old György's life is torn apart in WWII Hungary, as he is deported first to Auschwitz and then to Buchenwald, where he is forced to become a man in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.
Votes: 6,555 | Gross: $0.20M
10. In the Aisles (2018)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance
Christian begins to work as a shelf stacker at a supermarket and finds himself in a new, unknown world: the long aisles, the bustle at the checkouts, the forklifts.
Votes: 4,205 | Gross: $0.03M
11. For Heaven's Sake (2002– )
50 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
It is a light hearted comedy about nuns who are constantly dodging attempts by the mayor to take over their cloister in order to create business opportunities for his party supporters. It is in German only.
15. Morden im Norden (2012– )
45 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Finn Kiesewetter had left the police force to convert to an organic farm. But after a fire destroyed it, Finn found himself ruined and forced to return to law enforcement.
16. Winter Sleepers (1997)
122 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Setting in a small mountain town, a man, looking for revenge because of his daughter's accidentally killing, mistakenly track out a young couple, troubling with their ordinary life problems.
Votes: 4,315 | Gross: $0.32M
17. The Legend of Rita (2000)
103 min | Drama, History, Romance
The riveting true story of Rita Vogt, a 1970s West German terrorist who escapes to the East with the help of the Stasi. She lives in constant fear of having her cover blown, until it unavoidably happens after the German re-unification.
Votes: 2,228 | Gross: $0.67M
18. Wojtek: The Bear That Went to War (2011)
59 min | Documentary
This is the story of Wojtek - a magnificent 500lb military bear who fought in World War Two alongside a band of Polish soldiers, shared their beer and cigarettes - and eventually their fate... See full summary »
19. Henri 4 (2010)
155 min | Biography, Drama, War
A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is... See full summary »
20. The Olsen Gang - Final Mission (1998)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
After being arrested in a psychiatric institute for almost twenty years, Egon Olsen escapes and reunites his gang for a last and final coup.
22. A Heavy Heart (2015)
109 min | Drama
A former East German boxing champion reduced to working as a bouncer and debt collector is forced to reflect on his life when he is diagnosed with a fatal disease.
24. Shed My Skin (2015 TV Movie)
87 min | Drama
The adolescent Milan discovers his own suspected homosexuality at the age of 17 and the consequences for him and his family but also the liberation as he understands why he has been so down and rebellious.
25. Kruso (2018 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
The young student Ed (Jonathan Berlin) wants to get out, leave everything behind. He finds refuge on the Baltic Island of Hiddensee, at a time when the GDR is in its last legs. Many have ... See full summary »
26. Tuvalu (1999)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a desolate and colorless landscape stands a dilapidated bathhouse run by a puffed-up blind man, his long-suffering wife, and their son Anton, who does all the work. He's lonely and ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,588 | Gross: $0.41M
28. Bornholmer Straße (2014 TV Movie)
88 min | Comedy, Drama
A comic look at the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989, told from the point of view of the German border guards at the checkpoint where it all started.
29. Double Trouble and the Magical Mirror (2019)
TV-Y7 | 92 min | Comedy, Family
The discovery of a magic mirror allows Fred to realize his dream: his twin tidies up his room, eats without complaining and becomes first in class. But Fred did not keep his promise to keep this secret by revealing it to his friend, Émile.
30. The Little Mermaid (2013 TV Movie)
58 min | Family, Fantasy
King Sigismund orders his son Nikolas to finally get married and become a proper heir to the throne. Nikolas, failing to fall in love of an even properly date, the king arranges a ... See full summary »
31. Madison (2020)
TV-14 | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
At the center of this family story is 13-year-old protagonist Madison, for whom cycle racing means just everything! She gives her all to emulate her cool and successful cycle-pro father. ... See full summary »
33. The Tower (2012 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama
A look at Communist East Germany in its final decade. The story unfolds in 1982, when the cracks in the repressive police state's facade are beginning to surface. Despite the restrictions, ... See full summary »
34. 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 »
35. Der süße Brei (2018 TV Movie)
86 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance
A great famine threatens the country. Before people die of hunger, they turn into birds - as does little Ida. Therefore, her big sister Jola runs desperately into the deep forest to find some food for the family.
37. Stilles Land (1992)
95 min | Comedy, Drama
A young, naive and enthusiastic theater director named Kai comes to a grim provincial town to put on Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Although the lethargic theater company shows no interest in... See full summary »
39. Summer of '44 (2017 TV Movie)
104 min | Drama, War
Summer 1944, Schwäbisch Hall. Against the war propaganda and the ordered heroism, the five 16 year old boys of the swimming pool group dream about swing music, sex and freedom. And they ... See full summary »
40. Brüderchen und Schwesterchen (2008 TV Movie)
58 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
After Brüderchen and Schwesterchen (German for young/dear brother viz. sister's mother's death, their dad finds a new wife and mother for them. But she's a witch, who poisons him and ... See full summary »
43. Atempause (2017 TV Movie)
88 min | Drama
During a soccer game, young Hannes is hit in the head by a ball and falls into coma. He has suffered massive cerebral haemorrhages and the doctors declare him brain dead. His parents, ... See full summary »
44. Unser Sandmännchen (1959– )
10 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The Sandman's everyday life, travels and fantastic adventures. The character often showcased socialist technological achievements, such as the use of awe-inspiring vehicles like futuristic cars and flying devices.
45. The Case of Johanna Langefeld (2019 TV Movie)
91 min | Documentary, Drama, History
The film explores the only known case in the history of post-WWII era of concentration camp survivors helping the SS Commandant of the Auschwitz and Ravensbruck camps to escape prison and justice in Nazi trial.
46. Katharina Luther (2017 TV Movie)
105 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life of Katharina von Bora, a nun in the 16th century. When reading Martin Luther's writings about the freedom of the individual, she decides to leave the monastery - and gains the trust and love of the great reformer.
47. Gerhard Richter Painting (2011)
Unrated | 97 min | Documentary
A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades.
Votes: 668 | Gross: $0.24M