Movies about Germany

List of the best movies about Germany, selected by visitors to our site: The Mauritanian, 100 Things, Victory Day, I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians, Balloon, Hot Dog, Never Look Away, My Blind Date with Life, 25 kmh, The Wolf House
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The Mauritanian (2021)
Markimdb: 7.3
CharactersPrisoner, Lawyers, Terrorists, Gods
PlotOn real events, Investigation, False accusations
PlaceUSA, Prison, Germany, Beach, Deserts, Aircraft
TimeNew Year
StyleBy books

A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.

100 Things (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
PlotMoney, Love, Happiness
StyleMakes me think, Deep Meaning, Fascinating, For men, Inspirational

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.

Victory Day (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
CountryGermany, Lithuania
PlotWar, Holidays

Every year, on the 9th of May, people gather in Treptower Park in Berlin. They come dressed in their best outfits or in Soviet military uniform. They carry flags, banners and posters. They lay flowers at the monument to the Soviet soldier; they sing, dance and drink. They celebrate the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany.The film is a direct reportage from Treptower Park 72 years after the victory.

I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRomania, Germany, Bulgaria, France, Czech Republic

"I do not care if we go down in history as barbarians." These words, spoken in the Council of Ministers of the summer of 1941, started the ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front. The film attempts to comment on this statement.

Balloon (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, history
PlotThe escape, On real events
PlaceGermany, Berlin

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.

Hot Dog (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 3.8)
Genreaction, comedy
CharactersPartners, Police
PlotAbduction, Skirmishes, Revenge, Adventure, Rivalry, Chase
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, For men

A pair of Tactical Units Police Officers from different walks of life come together to rescue an ambassador's daughter.

Never Look Away (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryGermany, Italy
PlotOn real events, Relationship, Love, Art
PlacePrison, Germany

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.

My Blind Date with Life (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersFriends, Janitors

An ambitious young man struggles to achieve his dream of becoming an employee in a Munich luxury hotel despite being strongly visually impaired.

25 kmh (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure

A road movie about two very different brothers who have not seen each other for 20 years: city manager Christian and cabinetmaker Georg, who never left their hometown and took care of their father until his passing. After their fathers funeral, the brothers decide on a whim, and with some help from the alcohol, to fulfil their old dream: travel trough Germany together on their mopeds.

The Wolf House (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, drama, cartoon
CountryChile, Germany
TimeNew Year

María, a girl from Colonia Dignidad, in Chile —a kind of sectarian community, tyrannically mastered by the ruthless Paul Schäfer, a German madman, religious fanatic and child predator, who would end up turning the place into a torture center at the service of the military dictatorship ruled by Augusto Pinochet—, is punished for having lost three pigs, so she decides to run away and take refuge in an abandoned house hidden in the forest.

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303 (2018)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
PlotLove, Relationship, Travel, Money, Cars, Road adventures
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Exciting, Light

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

Where Hands Touch (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.3)
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotOn real events, War, Survival, Love, Relationship
StyleTouching, Atmospheric, Soulful

Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi soldier, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world.

Mute (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
CharactersBartenders, Doctors, Mute, Good people
PlotInvestigation, Technology, Revenge, Love, Missing people, Justice
PlaceBerlin, Germany
StyleNetflix, Cyberpunk, Action, Exciting, Disturbing, Worth watching

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.

Berlin, I Love You (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 4.6)
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotRelationship, Love, Dancing

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

The Aftermath (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
CharactersFamily, Architects

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.

The Kangaroo Chronicles (2020)
PlaceGermany, Berlin

A communist kangaroo moves in with an artist in Berlin.

Berlin Alexanderplatz (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryGermany, Netherlands, France, Canada
StyleFascinating, By books

An adaptation of Doblin's text to 2015 Berlin to tell the story of 30-year-old refugee Francis, the sole survivor of a boat which crossed the Mediterranean illegally. Without citizenship papers, Francis is drawn into the underbelly of the city.

The Collini Case (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama
PlaceGermany, Berlin

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

Manou the Swift (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
PlaceGermany, France, Turkey

The little swift Manou grows up believing he's a seagull. Learning to fly he finds out he never will be. Shocked, he runs away from home. He meets birds of his own species and finds out who he really is. When both seagulls and swifts face a dangerous threat, Manou becomes the hero of the day.

Operation Cicero (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, crime, history
CharactersSpy, Hitler
PlotOn real events
PlaceGermany, Turkey

Ilyas Bazna works as a butler in the British Embassy in Turkey during WW2. After Bazna starts to work as a German spy he is going to experience a series of unexpected events.

The Goldfish (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6

Oliver is a banker and portfolio manager and leads a life in the fast lane, which one day comes to an abrupt end, as he builds a self-inflicted accident on highway with 230 km / h and raced through a guardrail. When he wakes up in the hospital again, he faces a devastating diagnosis: paraplegia. Actually, a rehabilitation stay of several months is planned in the hospital, but Oliver soon falls on his head and ends up in a disabled shared flat with the name "Die Goldfische"

Iron Sky: The Coming Race (2019)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 5)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryFinland, Germany, Belgium
CharactersDinosaurs, Tough guys, Hitler
PlotNuclear War
PlaceSpace, Moon, Germany
TimePost apocalypse, Future

Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war, but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity - or destroy it once and for all. The truth behind the creation of mankind will be revealed when an old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth. To save humanity they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.

Spirits in the Forest (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9

Across 2017/2018 Depeche Mode embarked on their Global Spirit Tour, in which they performed to more than 3 million fans at 115 shows across the globe. This new visually-striking film captures the energy and spectacle of the band’s performance from the tour along with a deeper look into how their music and shows have been woven into the fabric of their fans’ lives.

Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, military, history
CountryNew Zealand, Czech Republic, USA
CharactersMothers, Jews, Orphans, Rabbits, Childrens, Family
PlotAdventure, Dancing, First love, Motorcycles, Jealousy, Freedom
TimeWorld War II
StyleTouching, Fancy

A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

Self-Criticism of a Bourgeois Dog (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
CountryGermany, Italy
CharactersStudents, Directors
PlotLove, Religious, Relationship

The story of the dog from the title, who in a frame narrative explains how he came to be transformed from an unemployed communist filmmaker into a canine with a philosophical bent. Unable to finance his new project, young Berlin-based director Julian tells foreign exchange student Camille that his job in the countryside is research for an upcoming film. When Camille offers to help, he is forced to uphold the lie. The plantation isn’t the proletarian idyll he had hoped for, but fortunately the reincarnation of Francis of Assisi provides spiritual insight and a new aim in life.

Bye Bye Germany (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryGermany, Luxembourg, Belgium
PlotLove, War

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.

Adidas vs. Puma - That's The Name Of The Game! (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, military, biography, history

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.

Gut zu Vögeln (2016)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersFamily, Journalists, Neighbors

After her fiancee cancels the wedding, Merlin's life changes drastically when she moves in with one of her brother's best friends.

24 Weeks (2016)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.2)
CharactersPregnant, Doctors

Astrid is a comedian who makes people laugh for a living; her husband Markus is her manager and the two of them work well together. They have a nine-year-old daughter and are expecting their second child. When they learn that their child will not be born healthy, they are at first optimistic that they will be able to meet this challenge – although they have no idea what awaits them. But the closer it gets to the due date, the more Astrid begins to worry about the future of her unborn child as well as that of her family and her career. After many discussions and arguments Astrid realises that the decision that will affect all their lives must be made by her alone. What complicates matters further is the fact that, as a successful entertainer, she is in the eye of the public and the media.

The Bloom of Yesterday (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryAustria, Germany, France
PlotMental disorders, Fight
PlaceGermany, Hospitals

An almost romantic comedy on the edge: Holocaust researcher Toto is having a major life crisis. Just when things at home and work could not get worse, he unwantedly gets a new assistent assigned to himself. Zazie is french, jewish, slightly germanophobe and supposed to help Toto to prepare a major congress. As the star of the congress suddenly wants to pull out, the problems are piling up and the two have to fix it.

Race (2016)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryCanada, Germany, France
PlotSports, Competitions, Justice, Political, On real events
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Starring Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice Van Houten and William Hurt - Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man's fight to become an Olympic legend.

Tschiller: Off Duty (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 4.1)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
PlotPrison Break, Chase
PlaceRussia, Germany, Moscow, Turkey
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, For men

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Lancaster Skies (2019)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceEngland, Germany

Douglas, a broken, solitary, Spitfire Ace, must overcome his past to lead a Lancaster bomber crew in the pivotal aerial war over Berlin, in 1944.

Welcome to the Hartmanns (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersFamily, Friends

The Hartmann family is turned upside down when mother Angelika decides to take in the refugee Diallo, against her husband's will. Amidst the typical chaos of our time, hope remains that the family finds its stability, confidence and peace again - just like the whole country.

All of a Sudden (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
CountryGermany, Netherlands
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlaceParty, Germany

Karsten apparently has it settled. However, in this provincial German town, a moment of weakness turns to disaster, disappointment soon fuels anger, justice hides behind hypocrisy, and evil gradually unfolds.

Berlin Station (2016)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersCIA, Partners, Spy
PlotPolitical, Investigation, Skirmishes
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleTense, Action, Exciting, For men

A contemporary spy series that follows Daniel Miller, an undercover agent at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany.

The Diary Of Anne Frank (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
CharactersJews, Family, Fathers
PlotMoving, Death

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

Berlin Syndrome (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryAustralia, Germany
CharactersTeachers, Tourists
PlotMissing people, Snow, Obsession
PlaceParty, Berlin, Germany
TimeNew Year
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Tense

A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

It’s Your Turn, Honey! (2017)
Markimdb: 5.1

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.

This Crazy Heart (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeens, Friends, Disabled people, Nurses
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleTouching, Soulful, Makes me think

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.

Suck Me Shakespeer 3 (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
CharactersTeens, Teachers

This is the politically incorrect third and final part of the now famously successful trilogy, where Mr. Müller and his problem kids Chantal, Danger and Co. once again take up arms against their sworn enemy, the German education system.

The 12th Man (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
PlotWar, The escape, Survival, Snow, On real events
PlaceSea, Ships, Germany, Norway, Nature
StyleTense, For men

After a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, a Norwegian resistance fighter finds himself fleeing the Gestapo through the snowbound reaches of Scandinavia.

The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, military, biography
CountryUSA, France, United Kingdom, Belgium
PlotWar, Fear, Dancing, Death, Snow, On real events

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.

The Cakemaker (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
CountryIsrael, Germany
PlotDeath, Loneliness, Love

Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking for answers regarding his death. Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates the life of Anat, his lover’s newly widowed wife, who owns a small Café in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her, creating German cakes and cookies that bring her Café to life. Thomas finds himself involved in Anat’s life in a way far beyond his anticipation. To protect the truth he will stretch his lie to a point of no return.

High Society (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.3)

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

In the Fade (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryGermany, France
CharactersTerrorists, Lawyers, Sisters, Birds
PlotLove, Investigation, Political, Snow, Money, Computers
PlacePrison, Sea, Hotels, Court, Beach, Greece, Germany

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.

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryGermany, Sweden, USA
CharactersStrong women, Killers, Lesbians, Hired assassins, Dogs, Spy
PlotUndercover, Survival, Seduction
TimeCold War
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Exciting, Tense

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

The Exception (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersJews, Military, Sisters, Spy, Bodyguards
PlotLove, Weapon, Investigation, Money
PlaceVillage, Germany

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

Western (2017)
Markimdb: 7
CountryGermany, Bulgaria, Austria
CharactersHorses, Poor
PlaceGermany, Greece, Village

A group of German construction workers set out for a foreign construction site in the Bulgarian province. The strange country awakens adventure feelings among the men. At the same time, they are confronted with their prejudices and mistrust. For two of the men, a nearby village becomes the stage for a competition for the recognition and favor of the village.

The Captain (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, military, history
CountryGermany, France, Poland, China, Portugal
PlotThe escape, Obsession, Mental disorders, Chase, On real events
TimeWorld War II
StyleMakes me think, Action, Tense, Disturbing

Germany, 1945. Soldier Willi Herold, a deserter of the German army, stumbles into a uniform of Nazi captain abandoned during the last and desperate weeks of the Third Reich. Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit that he has stolen only to stay warm, Willi discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whoever he is.