Feature Film, German (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

R | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Martin Hancock

Votes: 285,283 | Gross: $47.40M

2. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.4
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89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 384,935 | Gross: $11.29M

3. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 351,763 | Gross: $5.51M

4. The Boat (1981)

R | 149 min | Drama, War

8.4
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86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 248,118 | Gross: $11.49M

5. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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79 Metascore

An angel tires of his purely ethereal life of merely overseeing the human activity of Berlin's residents, and longs for the tangible joys of physical existence when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 70,408 | Gross: $3.33M

6. Blood Red Sky (2021)

TV-MA | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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43 Metascore

A woman with a mysterious illness is forced into action when a group of terrorists attempt to hijack a transatlantic overnight flight.

Director: Peter Thorwarth | Stars: Peri Baumeister, Carl Anton Koch, Alexander Scheer, Kais Setti

Votes: 46,380

7. M (1931)

Passed | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 156,031 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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98 Metascore

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.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 172,280 | Gross: $1.24M

9. Antares (2004)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Three stories revolve around the love lives of an adulterous woman, a checkout girl and a single mother.

Director: Götz Spielmann | Stars: Petra Morzé, Andreas Patton, Hary Prinz, Susanne Wuest

Votes: 3,116

10. Funny Games (1997)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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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: 73,749

11. I'm Your Man (2021)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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78 Metascore

In order to obtain research funds for her studies, a scientist accepts an offer to participate in an extraordinary experiment: for three weeks, she is to live with a humanoid robot, created to make her happy.

Director: Maria Schrader | Stars: Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens, Sandra Hüller, Jürgen Tarrach

Votes: 7,603

12. Great Freedom (2021)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama

7.5
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89 Metascore

In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies does not mean freedom for everyone. Hans is repeatedly imprisoned under Paragraph 175, which criminalizes homosexuality. Over the decades, he develops an unlikely bond with his cellmate Viktor.

Director: Sebastian Meise | Stars: Franz Rogowski, Georg Friedrich, Anton von Lucke, Thomas Prenn

Votes: 3,451

13. Nosferatu (1922)

Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.9
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Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder

Votes: 96,025

14. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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77 Metascore

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Votes: 197,869 | Gross: $7.27M

15. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Not Rated | 67 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 63,014

16. The Tin Drum (1979)

R | 142 min | Drama, War

7.5
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63 Metascore

In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach

Votes: 24,166

17. Goodnight Mommy (2014)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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81 Metascore

Twin boys move to a new house with their mother after she has face-changing cosmetic surgery, but under the bandages is someone the boys don't recognize.

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz | Stars: Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz, Susanne Wuest, Hans Escher

Votes: 51,634 | Gross: $1.17M

18. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Horror

7.4
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79 Metascore

Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor

Votes: 35,896

19. Prey (VI) (2021)

TV-MA | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

4.3
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A hiking trip into the wild turns into a desperate bid for survival for five friends on the run from a mysterious shooter.

Director: Thomas Sieben | Stars: David Kross, Hanno Koffler, Maria Ehrich, Robert Finster

Votes: 7,302

20. Nekromantik (1988)

Not Rated | 71 min | Horror

4.9
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A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him.

Director: Jörg Buttgereit | Stars: Bernd Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt, Collosseo

Votes: 9,462

21. Never Look Away (2018)

R | 189 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl

Votes: 20,733 | Gross: $1.30M

22. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

PG | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Votes: 34,695

23. Who Am I (2014)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

Director: Baran bo Odar | Stars: Tom Schilling, Elyas M'Barek, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Antoine Monot Jr.

Votes: 56,359

24. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.8
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Votes: 56,802

25. Free Fall (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart.

Director: Stephan Lacant | Stars: Hanno Koffler, Max Riemelt, Attila Borlan, Katharina Schüttler

Votes: 20,469

26. Persian Lessons (2020)

127 min | Drama, War

7.4
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A young Jewish man pretends to be Iranian to avoid being executed in a concentration camp.

Director: Vadim Perelman | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay, David Schütter

Votes: 8,112

27. Victoria (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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77 Metascore

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

Director: Sebastian Schipper | Stars: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit

Votes: 58,358

28. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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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: 108,644

29. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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82 Metascore

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 73,250 | Gross: $2.22M

30. Christiane F. (1981)

R | 138 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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A teen girl in 1970's Berlin becomes addicted to heroin. Everything in her life slowly begins to distort and disappear as she befriends a small crew of junkies and falls in love with a drug-abusing male prostitute.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck, Lothar Chamski

Votes: 25,091

31. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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68 Metascore

In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Sass, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

Votes: 145,345 | Gross: $4.06M

32. Center of My World (2016)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.

Director: Jakob M. Erwa | Stars: Bendix Hansen, Sarah Fuhrer, Louis Hofmann, Sabine Timoteo

Votes: 6,173

33. In the Fade (2017)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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65 Metascore

Katja's life collapses after the deaths of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Numan Acar, Adam Bousdoukos, Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto

Votes: 32,697 | Gross: $0.32M

34. France (2021)

Unrated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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57 Metascore

A celebrity journalist, juggling her busy career and personal life, has her life over-turned by a freak car accident.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Blanche Gardin, Benjamin Biolay, Emanuele Arioli

Votes: 2,738

35. The Royal Game (2021)

110 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.9
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To withstand the psychological torture of the Gestapo, a lawyer imprisoned by the Nazis finds refuge in the world of chess.

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Oliver Masucci, Dieter Bernhardt, Elias Gabele, Birgit Minichmayr

Votes: 1,755

36. Die Geschichte der Menschheit - leicht gekürzt (2022)

96 min | Comedy, History

4.7
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An alien ship encounters a strange flying object: the Voyager spacecraft. Professor Dr. Georg Friedele wants to teach the aliens about evolution on earth but the more the aliens listen the angrier they turn towards the humans.

Director: Erik Haffner | Stars: Mitko Angelov, Bela B., Heino Ferch, Max Giermann

Votes: 164

37. The Captain (2017)

118 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.3
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67 Metascore

In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he's escaping from.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Max Hubacher, Alexander Fehling, Sebastian Rudolph, Max Thommes

Votes: 17,611 | Gross: $0.11M

38. Pelican Blood (2019)

121 min | Drama

6.1
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A woman who trains police horses adopts her second child, a severely traumatised 5-year-old girl. When the girl shows violent and anti-social behaviour, her new mother becomes determined to help her.

Director: Katrin Gebbe | Stars: Nina Hoss, Katerina Lipovska, Adelia-Constance Ocleppo, Murathan Muslu

Votes: 764

39. Head-On (2004)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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78 Metascore

With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Güven Kiraç, Zarah Jane McKenzie

Votes: 54,105

40. The Girl and the Spider (2021)

Unrated | 98 min | Drama

6.1
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83 Metascore

Lisa is moving out. Mara is left behind. As boxes are shifted and cupboards built, abysses begin to open up and an emotional roller coaster is set in motion. A tragicomic catastrophe film. A poetic ballad about change and transience.

Directors: Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher | Stars: Henriette Confurius, Liliane Amuat, Ursina Lardi, Flurin Giger

Votes: 902

41. Melancholie der Engel (2009)

Unrated | 158 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

3.2
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Two friends meet again to share their last days in an old house where everything happened a long time ago. They gather a group of people, which results in a disastrous turn of events, during which reveals the deepest human depths.

Director: Marian Dora | Stars: Zenza Raggi, Carsten Frank, Frank Oliver, Janette Weller

Votes: 1,218

42. Six Minutes to Midnight (2020)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.9
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48 Metascore

UK, Aug. 15, 1939: 17 days before WWII, an English teacher and his camera disappear from a coastal boarding school with 20 German teen girls. Miller gets the job six days later, secretly trying to find out what happened.

Director: Andy Goddard | Stars: Nigel Lindsay, Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 4,787

43. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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93 Metascore

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl

Votes: 48,195 | Gross: $1.48M

44. The Golden Glove (2019)

Not Rated | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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38 Metascore

A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Jonas Dassler, Margarete Tiesel, Marc Hosemann, Katja Studt

Votes: 13,934

45. Land of Mine (2015)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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75 Metascore

In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.

Director: Martin Zandvliet | Stars: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

Votes: 40,792 | Gross: $0.44M

46. Stalingrad (1993)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, War

7.5
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The story follows a group of German soldiers, from their Italian R&R in the summer of 1942 to the frozen steppes of Soviet Russia and ending with the battle for Stalingrad.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: Dominique Horwitz, Thomas Kretschmann, Jochen Nickel, Sebastian Rudolph

Votes: 34,868 | Gross: $0.08M

47. Don't. Get. Out! (2018)

109 min | Thriller

5.8
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A loving father and husband is exorted by an unknown guy and he is about to lose his life, his money and his family.

Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Wotan Wilke Möhring, Nora Huetz, Jasmina Al Zihairi, Christiane Paul

Votes: 1,567

48. Daughters of Darkness (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.5
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74 Metascore

While passing through a vacation resort, a newlywed couple encounters a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide.

Director: Harry Kümel | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet, Andrea Rau

Votes: 5,917

49. Look Who's Back (2015)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly gains media attention, but while Germany finds him hilarious and charming, Hitler makes some serious observations about society.

Director: David Wnendt | Stars: Oliver Masucci, Thomas M. Köppl, Marc-Marvin Israel, David Gebigke

Votes: 45,240

50. 25 km/h (2018)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Two very different brothers reunite and start on a very special journey: a road trip on their motorbikes which they imagined in their childhood.

Director: Markus Goller | Stars: Lars Eidinger, Bjarne Mädel, Sandra Hüller, Franka Potente

Votes: 4,885


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