German films about shepherds

List of the best German Shepherd films according to viewers: Werewolf, The Breed, Remember, Robinson Crusoe, Come Here, Mukhtar!, Acts of Vengeance, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Lassie, The Game.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryPoland, Netherlands, Germany
CharactersDogs, Teens, Werewolf, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Fight, Hunger, Rivalry
PlaceBunker
TimeWorld War II

Summer of 1945. A temporary orphanage is established in an abandoned palace surrounded by forests for the eight children liberated from the Gross-Rosen camp. Hanka, also a former inmate, becomes their guardian. After the atrocities of the camp, the protagonists slowly begin to regain what is left of their childhood but the horror returns quickly. Camp Alsatians roam the forests around. Released by the SS earlier on, they have gone feral and are starving. Looking for food they besiege the palace. The children are terrified and their camp survival instinct is triggered.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, comedy
CountryGermany, South Africa, USA
Duration01:31
CharactersDogs, Teens, Heroes, Friends
PlotSurvival, Vacation, Viruses
PlaceIslands, Ocean, Uninhabited island
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

Brothers John and Matt have inherited an island cabin from their recently deceased uncle. Along with Matt's girlfriend, Nicki, and other mutual friends, the siblings travel to the cabin for a relaxing weekend getaway. But, not long after arriving, the group is besieged by ravenous dogs. They watch in horror as another vacationer, Luke, is eaten alive. Soon, they discover a training facility where the dogs have been bred to kill.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, Mexico, Germany, South Africa
Duration02:15
CharactersDogs, Gay, Jews, Disabled people, Old man
PlotRevenge, Death, Weapon, Mystery, Justice
PlaceConcentration camp, Trains, Germany, Hotels
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Tense, Touching

With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryMexico, USA
CharactersCannibals, Friends, Partners, Cats
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship, Loneliness, Shipwreck
PlaceIslands, Ocean, Uninhabited island
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

An English slave trader is marooned on a remote tropical island, forced to fend for himself and deal with crushing loneliness.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:22

Mukhtar comes to live and work at the police kennels through rather unusual circumstances. Together with his handler, Glazychev, Mukhtar helps to solve large and small crimes.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, crime, detective
CountryBulgaria, USA, Spain
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Killers, Police, Family, Lawyers
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Fight, Investigation, Justice
PlaceKitchen, Hospitals, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense

A fast-talking lawyer transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersChildrens, Jews, Friends
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleSad ones, To cry, Heavy, Gloomy, Touching

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:33
CharactersHackers, Serial killers, Strong women, Journalists, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Missing people
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart, Explicit scenes

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, France, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersDogs, Animals, Knights, Family, Friends
PlotLove, Adventure, The escape, Friendship, Moving
PlaceEngland, Castle, Scotland
StyleTouching

A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersScammers, Brothers, Businessmen
PlotLove, Puzzles, Survival, Investigation, Birthday
PlaceMexico, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Intellectual

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Rabbits, Sisters
PlotTravel, Cars, Baseball
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Greta's dad Tom is moving the family cross-country in a dented station wagon, promising a California paradise to his kids. All that's missing is Mom.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersDogs, Animals, Family, Friends, Cats
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship
StyleExciting, Light, Cute, Touching

Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks it's real. After he's accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt must harness all his "super powers" to find a way home.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, United Kingdom
Duration02:01
CharactersHitler
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Betrayal, Cheating
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Disturbing

Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the Führer.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:55
CharactersDogs, Animals, Family, Writers, Journalists
PlotOn real events, Life, Friendship, Divorce, Moving
StyleSad ones, To cry, Heavy, Touching, Sad ones

A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of marriage, maturity and confronting one's own mortality, as seen through the lens of family life with a dog.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Family, Husky, Friends, Losers
PlotCars, Life, Family life
PlaceParty
StyleTo cry

When Phil and Debbie Winslow relocate from their native Kansas to the sunny climes of Orange County, their big-hearted, havoc-wreaking Great Dane gets a taste of the dog's life, California-style.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:44
CharactersDogs, Animals, Wolves, Climbers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceMountains, France
TimeWorld War II, Winter
StyleTouching, Serious

Belle and Sebastian is set high in the snowy Alps during the Second World War. The resourceful Sebastian is a lonely boy who tames and befriends a giant, wild mountain dog, Belle – even though the villagers believe her to be ‘the beast’ that has been killing their sheep.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersPolice, Special agents, FBI, Criminals, Girlfriends
PlotAbduction, Investigation, Friendship, Chase
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting

Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law officers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: Buddies.

Duration01:40
CharactersGangsters
PlotRobbery
StyleFor men

A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and Nice Guy Eddie -- unravel.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration03:03
CharactersDogs

A touching story about a white Gordon Setter with black ear, who became homeless because of his master's illness. His master, Ivan Ivanovich, a man far from being young, fond of hunting and nature, took a puppy to live with him, despite the dog's black ear being a "shame of nature" to his breed. The man always took his dog, whom he called Bim or Bimka, to hunting in country. Later, however Ivan Ivanovich began to have problems with heart and when the disease became worse was taken to a hospital. His dog couldn't bear waiting for the only person that ever cared for him and set out to find his master. Thus began the story of a homeless dog and his many breathtaking and exciting adventures, encounters of many people, kind and evil, and leads to an unexpected and heart-rending end.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryArgentina
Duration01:30
CharactersHorses, Gay, Mafia, Police, Friends
PlotDeath, Mystery
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Detective Chavez, a family man and a tough cop, once again must solve a mysterious crime. To reveal the identity of the murderer, Chavez must clarify the enigma waiting in ambush to capture his own heart. Passion surprises even the most astute detective. What will triumph: law or desire?

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:29
CharactersDogs, Animals, Friends
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Death
StyleSad ones, To cry, Touching

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:35
CharactersDogs, Werewolf, Veterans
PlotSurvival, Life after death, Rivalry
PlaceForest
StyleHeavy, Serious, Disturbing

When deadly attacks from the forests beset a secluded retirement community, it is up to a grizzled veteran to figure what the residents are hiding.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersDogs
PlotSurvival, Pursuit, Jealousy, Chase
PlaceForest, USA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Serious, Disturbing

Three family members head deep into the woods for a hunting trip that doubles as a distraction from their troubles at home. When all of their gear is stolen, they turn on each other, but soon realize there are much more treacherous forces at work.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersDogs, Teens, Family, Friends, Puppies
PlotAdoption
PlaceHotels

Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But the kids have to do some quick thinking to keep the cops off their tails.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Family, Writers, Lawyers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Intrigue, Inheritance, Death, Chase
PlaceMansions, Country houses, Estate
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, For men

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefamily, documentary
CountryUSA

Cesar Millan has been called the Dr. Phil for Dogs. With an uncanny ability to rehabilitate problem dogs of all shapes and sizes. Each episode of the Dog Whisperer documents the remarkable transformations that take place under Cesar's guidance and teaching, helping dogs and their owners live happier lives together.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:37
CharactersDogs, Animals

Scott Turner has 3 days left in the local police department before he moves to a bigger city to get some "real" cases, not just misdemeanors. Then Amos Reed is murdered, and Scott Turner sets himself on the case. The closest thing to a witness in the case is Amos Reed's dog, Hooch, which Scott Turner has to take care of if it's going to avoid being "put to sleep".

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Animals, Heroes, Family, Losers
PlotAdventure, Life, Family life
StyleFor children, Cute, Soulful

The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St Bernard. Doctor Varnick, the local vet has a secret and horrible sideline, which requires lots of dogs for experiments. Beethoven is on the bad doctor's list.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:00
CharactersDogs, Animals, Scientists, Husky, Pilots
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Expeditions
PlaceAntarctica, Helicopters
StyleAction, Light, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating

In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryGermany, Austria, Italy
Duration02:36
CharactersHitler
PlotWar
TimeWorld War II

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his generals and advisers to fight to the last man. When the end finally does come, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.





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