German movies

List of the best German movies selected by visitors to our site: 100 Things, Inglourious Basterds, The Aftermath, Cloud Atlas, Alone in Berlin, Jungle Child, Suck Me Shakespeer, Beloved Sisters, Age of Cannibals, In Her Name.

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

Markimdb: 6.3
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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, comedy, drama, military
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:33

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration01:44

In the aftermath of 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 widower who lives with them.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration02:52

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany
Duration02:14

Berlin in June of 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime’s victory over France, a kitchen-cum-living room in Prenzlauer Berg is filled with grief. Anna and Otto Quangel’s son has been killed at the front. This working class couple had long believed in the ‘Führer’ and followed him willingly, but now they realise that his promises are nothing but lies and deceit. They begin writing postcards as a form of resistance and in a bid to raise awareness: Stop the war machine! Kill Hitler! Putting their lives at risk, they distribute these cards in the entrances of tenement buildings and in stairwells. But the SS and the Gestapo are soon onto them, and even their neighbours pose a threat.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family, biography
CountryGermany
Duration02:11

A family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy
CountryGermany
Duration01:59

A comedy that follows an ex-con who lands a position at a school that sits over the spot where money from one of his earlier robberies was stashed.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryGermany, Austria, Luxembourg

A love triangle forms between post-Enlightenment writer Friedrich Schiller and two sisters -- one who became his wife, and the other, his biographer.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryGermany
Duration01:33

Öllers and Niederländer have everything under control. For the past six years, the two successful business consultants have been traveling through some of the seediest countries around the world in order to satisfy their clients greed. They have achieved almost everything, but there is one career move left: to finally become a partner in the company! When they find out that their team colleague Hellinger made the cut, they are at their wits end. Up or Out is the name of the game. The fact that Hellinger falls from an office window for no explainable reason doesnt seem to help the situation. Of all people, the young and ambitious Bianca steps in for Hellinger. Öllers and Niederländer are irritated, sarcasm spreads, neuroses break out. The fight for survival within the company takes its toll the AGE OF CANNIBALS dawns.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration01:40

In 1982, André Bamberski learns about the death of his 14 year-old daughter, Kalinka, while she was on vacation with her mother and stepfather in Germany. Convinced that Kalinka’s death was not an accident, Bamberski begins to investigate. A botched autopsy report raises his suspicions and leads him to accuse Kalinka’s stepfather, Dr Dieter Krombach, as the murderer. Unable to indict Krombach in Germany, Bamberski attempts to take the trial to France, where he will dedicate his life to Kalinka’s justice and the imprisonment of Krombach.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryGermany
Duration01:42

East Germany. Summer, late 70's. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij's apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry a West German, she crosses the border to start a new life in the West. But soon her past starts to haunt her as the Allied Secret Service begin to question Wassilij's mysterious disappearance. Is he still alive? Was he a spy? Plagued by her past and fraught with paranoia, Nelly is forced to choose between discovering the truth about her former lover and her hopes for a better tomorrow.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy
CountryGermany
Duration02:09

Parallel love stories of three young women in Berlin: Hannah - an unhappy attorney who sexually demeans herself in order to get at least some love and romance, Leni who runs a coffee shop and has just been ditched by her long term boyfriend, and Vivienne who ends up falling in love with a puppy-eyed pasta designer with 21 dogs.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:26

A fateful day pushes an aimless college dropout (Tom Schilling) to stop wasting his time and finally engage with life.

Markimdb: 3.4
Genreaction
CountryGermany

The "Bloods" are the most intimidating and violent gang in the city. A lawless city... where gangs rule the streets... The vicious and blood thirsty murderer Slater is their leader. The city is his domain... he rules! There are those who are not members of gangs such as Mikey and his friends. Mikey lives on the edge, he is daring and always in trouble and fights. His brother Mathis and his friends try to avoid trouble at any cost. Revenge becomes the motive to Mikey when his brother Mathis goes missing and is killed..... Written by Generation X Group GmbH

Markimdb: 6.7
CountryGermany
Duration01:24

You left your home to move far away. You were struck by a wind of change and were unfaithful to yourself. You reinvented yourself and you are now feeling free. But suddenly pressure arises in you.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountrySerbia, Germany, France, Slovenia, Croatia

Circles (Serbian: Krugovi) is a Serbian movie based on the true story of a Serbian soldier who risked his life to protect a Muslim civilian during the war in Bosnia. During the war in Bosnia in 1993, a Serbian soldier pays for his life after protecting a Muslim civilian from being attacked by three other soldiers. 12 years later, the consequences of this act of heroism are still having their repercussions.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genremelodrama, drama, short
CountryGermany
Duration00:38

The story is about a woman who lives alone. Her son went to his father in another place. The first character is a maid in a hotel to serve the people. First, she got some serious problems in her job. She couldn't take care of both, her job and her son. Her supervisor solved some her problems because he was a good man and may like her. She was not rich and proud, she listened her colleague advice about sex because she didn't have sex for about seven years. She went accidentally to a room who a blind man is living. He was naked after a shower and he talked on his phone. after that, he looked for his socks but he touched the maid body that listened his conversation and be completely quiet. then they started to do sex.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, military, biography
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Hungary
Duration02:07

With the Third Reich is at his peak in 1942, the Czech resistance in London plans the most ambitious military operation of WWII – Anthropoid. Two young recruits are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader – Reinhardt Heydrich – head of the SS, the Gestapo and the architect of the Final Solution.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:59

Hanna and Simon are in a 20 year marriage with an unexiting relationship. By chance, they both meet and start separate affairs with Adam. Adam has no idea that his two lovers are married, until they are all found out when Hanna becomes pregnant, with the natural doubts stemming from their situation.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryGermany
Duration01:40

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Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryGermany
Duration02:12

When 30-ish rich kid Lenny has to take care of 15-year-old David, who’s suffering from heart disease, it’s the beginning of a wild adventure. Lenny fearlessly breaks all the rules to fulfill his young friend’s every wish.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:13

Silent Youth is a film for misfits, dreamers and lovers. It's the classic story of a coming out, but it focuses on the moments one tends to quickly forget: the first approach, the creaking of the chair while sitting across from each other, not knowing what to say. And it's about the silence.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, biography
CountryGermany, France, Poland
Duration01:48

Run Boy Run is the true story of Jurek, an eight-year-old boy, who escapes from the Warsaw ghetto, then manages to survive in the woods and working as a farmhand, disguising himself as a Polish orphan. He encounters people who will betray him for a reward, who will beat him up or try to kill him, and he meets those, who will do and risk almost everything to help him. Jurek’s resilience is put to the ultimate test, when an accident cripples him, making it harder to find work. But he struggles on against all odds. Eventually the Russians reach his area and Jurek even finds a family where he could stay. Yet he is betrayed again, and a young man from a Jewish orphanage forcefully tries to bring Jurek back to his people and his faith.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, history
CountryGermany
Duration02:03

A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryGermany
Duration01:30

A young lawyer stumbles upon a vast conspiracy while investigating a brutal murder case.

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:34

Lukas, 20, is a prisoner in his own body. As a pre-op transgendered person, he is constantly finding himself trapped in uncomfortable, compromising positions. His best friend, Ine introduces him to the gay scene in Cologne where he meets the confident and gorgeous, Fabio. The two develop a romantic relationship that tests the boundaries of love. ROMEOS forgoes stereotypes and conventions to offer an honest and humorous examination of the most basic of human conditions: friendship, sex, and love.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, biography, history, sport
CountryGermany

Two brothers start a sportswear company in the 1920s, hoping to make the best shoes in the world. Their relationship deteriorates until they become bitter rivals.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryGermany
Duration01:34

Anxious to explore the mysterious hidden world under metropolitan Berlin, an international group of four urban explorers hires a local guide, Kris, who leads them into the maze of escape tunnels and subterranean fortifications under the city. When their guide has a bad fall, two of the girls in the group frantically set off to seek help while Denis, the young American, stays behind. Armin, a former East German border guard suddenly appears from nowhere. Out of sheer desperation, Denis allows Armin to lead them and their unconscious guide to safety and it is at this moment that Denis realizes he has just made the biggest mistake of his life!

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg
Duration02:15

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

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryGermany

A German man fells in love with a Turkish woman and changes his lifestyle for her family.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Germany, Netherlands
Duration01:54

Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountryGermany, Denmark

Successful businesswoman Maria has achieved everything except what she wants the most - a baby of her own. She decides to deal with the matter by herself and embarks on a desperate and dangerous journey in order to make her dream come true.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:58

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed?

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy
CountryGermany
Duration01:28

Toni and Marc want to divorce, because the great passion seems to be extinguished after 15 years of marriage. It should be a consensual separation, but the new beginning is not so easy: Both have just the chance of a job abroad.

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.

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryGermany, France, Luxembourg
Duration01:31

A teenage girl helps an escaped fugitive flee Germany into France, after extracting a promise that he will help her commit suicide.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecrime
CountryGermany
Duration01:20

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Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryGermany

Dramatised origin story of one of Germany's most beloved contemporary comedians.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:45

A young man goes on a road trip with an old lady he saves from a hospital.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, history
CountryGermany

On 24th August 1992 in the eastern German city of Rostock a rampaging mob, to the applause and cheering of more than 3,000 bystanders, besieged and set fire to a residential building containing, among others, more than 120 Vietnamese men, women and children on what has since become known as "The Night of the Fire." The riots became a symbol for xenophobia in the just recently reunited Germany. This film recounts the incident from the perspectives of three very different characters.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, family, history
CountryGermany, France, USA

Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape the GDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to escape and immediately starts investigations, while the two families are forced to build a new escape balloon. With each passing day the Stasi is closer on their heels – a nerve-wracking race against time begins.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany

Dawid, Vanessa and Ludwig are the finalists at a pitch-competition for a movie about the German Rap phenomenon CRO. As the three youngsters work out their extraordinary film ideas, they must fight through unexpected personal challenges.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryGermany, Turkey
Duration02:26

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Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryGermany, France
Duration01:18

Two outsiders travel around the countryside during school holidays.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryGermany

Four men, betrayed by the bank, unite to take revenge.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryGermany

Four young Jews survive the Third Reich in the middle of Berlin by living so recklessly that they become "invisible."

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, Mexico, Germany, South Africa
Duration02:15

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
CountryGermany
Duration02:27

The story of Anne Frank, the Jewish girl who went into hiding with her family in Amsterdam and became a victim of the Holocaust.




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