German movies about love

List of the best German movies about love, selected by visitors to our site: City of Angels, Nightlife, Frantz, How to Be Really Bad, Synonyms, Annette, Bye Bye Germany, Tom of Finland, Berlin, I Love You, The Surprise.

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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City of Angels (1998)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:54

When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple embarks on a tender but forbidden romance spanning heaven and Earth.

Nightlife (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryGermany

Milo works as a bartender in Berlin and one night gets to know his dream woman Sunny through a series of coincidences. The two meet for a date, but the perfect romantic evening so far.

Frantz (2016)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration02:05

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.

How to Be Really Bad (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryGermany

The life of 14-year-old Lilith is similar to that of a normal teenager, but there is a peculiarity: she is the daughter of the devil and lives with him in hell. Because she is totally bored there and also wants to have fun and explore the world, she makes a pact with her father: she is allowed to go to earth for a week - but she has to convert a good person to evil there. If she succeeds in this challenge, she may stay on earth forever, otherwise she'll be waving a hell of a boring job in the bookkeeping of the underworld.

Synonyms (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Israel, Germany
Duration01:43

A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Annette (2021)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany, USA, Japan, Mexico, Luxembourg

The story of Henry, a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor and Ann, a singer of international renown. In the spotlight, they are the perfect couple, healthy, happy, and glamourous. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will change their lives.

Bye Bye Germany (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryGermany, Luxembourg, Belgium, France
Duration02:18

David Berman and his friends, all Holocaust survivors, have only one purpose: to go to America as soon as possible. For this they need money. Close to his aim, David is not only deprived of his savings but also overtaken by his shady past.

Tom of Finland (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryFinland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration02:03

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

Berlin, I Love You (2019)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg
Duration02:15

An anthology feature of 10 stories of romance set in the German capital.

The Surprise (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryNetherlands, Belgium, Germany, Republic of Ireland
Duration02:20

An eccentric multimillionaire signs an agreement to have his life ended. While selecting his coffin he meets a young woman who has signed up for the same arrangement. Trouble ensues when the couple falls in love and wishes to get out of the contract.

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In the Fade (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryGermany, France
Duration01:21

Katja's life falls apart in the blink of an eye when two neo-Nazis kill her husband and 6-year-old son in a bomb attack. Her quest for justice soon pushes her to the edge as the two suspects stand trial for murder.

100 Things (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:46

Best friends Toni and Paul decide to relinquish all of their belongings for 100 days, whereby they receive one of their items back on each day. During this challenge the two realize, that the only thing they cannot be without is their friendship. A story about contemporary materialism and the quest for the truely important things in life.

Mute (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:09

A mute man with a violent past is forced to take on the teeming underworld of a near-future Berlin as he searches for his missing girlfriend.

Collide (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, China, USA
Duration01:41

An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, and winds up on the run from his employers across Munich's autobahns.

Jonathan (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryGermany

A young man struggles with the pressure of caring for his terminally ill father while trying to unlock a secret that his father seems determined to keep from him. The story takes another dramatic turn when Ron, Burghardt’s long-lost friend from his youth, re-appears — and a well-kept family secret is uncovered.

Love Steaks (2013)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:29

A luxury hotel. Steaks frizzle, muffintops getting massaged. Clemens (rare) joins the wellness area as a rookie. Lara (well-done) needs to assert herself in the kitchen pack. The elevator brings the two of them together. They encounter each other, until they clash.

Never Look Away (2018)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryGermany, Italy
Duration02:16

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago.

High Society (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy
CountryGermany
Duration02:38

Two girls from very different social backgrounds discover, at the age of 25, that they had been switched at birth.

303 (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama
CountryGermany
Duration02:26

Two university students gain insight into life and love as they get to know each other during a road trip across Europe.

Playing Doctor (2014)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy
CountryGermany
Duration01:35

Andi has had an inferiority complex since childhood and not only has to deal with it, but also with girls, feelings and genitalia in different sizes.

Indignation (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, China, Brazil, Germany
Duration02:23

In 1951, Marcus Messner, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with anti-Semitism, sexual repression, and the ongoing Korean War.

Heli (2013)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryMexico, Netherlands, Germany, France
Duration01:45

Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

Goodbye First Love (2011)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration01:50

A 15-year-old discovers the joys and heartaches of first love with an older teen, but in the ensuing years, cannot seem to move past their breakup.

Godless Youth (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime
CountryGermany
Duration01:45

German students compete to enter one of the country's elite schools.

Beti and Amare (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Spain, Romania, Germany, Canada, Ethiopia
Duration01:34

'Beti and Amare' is a historical science-fiction film set in 1936 Ethiopia. Beti, a young Ethiopian girl has escaped Mussolini's troops and found refuge in the peaceful south of Ethiopia. As the Italians march ever closer Beti has to battle hunger, thirst, and the unwelcome sexual advances of the local militia. When the situation threatens to escalate towards the unthinkable, a spaceship cracks through the clouds... its cargo... love.

Close to the Horizon (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany, France

Jessica knows exactly what her life is supposed to look like and where it takes her. But then she meets Danny. He has a complicated past and could confuse all their plans. Jessica has to decide.

Maya (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Germany

The film follows a 30-year-old man named Gabriel, a French war reporter who was taken to hostage in Syria and then heads to India after months in captivity.

The Invisible Guardian (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, crime
CountrySpain, Germany
Duration02:21

When the naked body of a teenage girl is found on the banks of the River Baztán, it is quickly linked to a similar murder one month before. Soon, rumours are flying in the nearby village of Elizondo. Is this the work of a ritualistic killer or is it the basajaun, the ‘invisible guardian’ of Basque mythology? Inspector Amaia Salazar leads the investigation, taking her back to the heart of the Basque country where she was born, and where she hoped never to return. Shrouded in mist and surrounded by impenetrable forests, it is a place of unresolved conflicts and a terrible secret from Amaia’s childhood that will come back to haunt her. Faced with the superstitions of the village, Amaia must fight the demons of her past to confront the reality of a serial killer on the loose. But as she is drawn deeper into the investigation, she feels the presence of something darker lurking in the shadows…

Little Joe (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama, detective
CountryAustria, United Kingdom, Germany, France

A genetically engineered plant scatters its seeds and seems to cause uncanny changes on living creatures. The afflicted appear strange, as if they were replaced - especially for those, who are close to them. Or is it all just imagination? Thus starts a play between various truths,on which end stands the loss of the own identity.

I Was, I Am, I Will Be (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany, France

While Kurdish gigolo Baran dreams of a future in Europe, German pilot Marion is struggling to come to terms with her cancer diagnosis. When the two meet at the Turkish holiday resort of Marmaris, they engage in a kind of double-cross and decide to enter into a sham marriage. After a promising beginning, a shared future seems well within their reach. But things turn out not to be quite as simple as that.




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