Most Popular Feature Films With Primary Language German


1. In the Fade (2017)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

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

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar, Samia Muriel Chancrin

Votes: 2,644 | Gross: $0.08M

2. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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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: 292,321 | 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: 278,368 | Gross: $5.51M

4. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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: 188,703 | Gross: $11.49M

5. 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: 127,251 | Gross: $0.03M

6. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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: 32,014 | Gross: $1.48M

7. Er ist wieder da (2015)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy

7.1
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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: 27,205

8. Under sandet (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: 20,525 | Gross: $0.44M

9. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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: 112,595 | Gross: $0.03M

10. Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher (2014)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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: 33,841

11. Hot Dog (I) (2018)

Action, Comedy

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Director: Torsten Künstler | Stars: Til Schweiger, Matthias Schweighöfer, Anne Schäfer, Lisa Tomaschewsky

Votes: 140

12. Funny Games (1997)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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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: 50,558

13. Nosferatu (1922)

Not Rated | 81 min | Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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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: 75,076

14. Victoria (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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: 38,558

15. Goodnight Mommy (2014)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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81 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 30,682 | Gross: $1.17M

16. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, 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: 171,319 | Gross: $7.27M

17. Freier Fall (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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: 13,641

18. Head-On (2004)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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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: 44,279

19. 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: 26,053 | Gross: $0.08M

20. Wings of Desire (1987)

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

8.1
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79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

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

Votes: 52,584 | Gross: $3.21M

21. 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: 89,192

22. Feuchtgebiete (2013)

Unrated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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77 Metascore

The adventures of an eccentric girl who has strange attitudes towards hygiene and sexuality longs for the reunion of her divorced parents.

Director: David Wnendt | Stars: Carla Juri, Christoph Letkowski, Marlen Kruse, Meret Becker

Votes: 9,407 | Gross: $0.06M

23. 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: 122,933 | Gross: $4.06M

24. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery

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: 58,757 | Gross: $2.22M

25. Elser (2015)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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58 Metascore

In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Johann von Bülow

Votes: 5,679 | Gross: $0.16M

26. Call of the Blonde Goddess (1977)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama

4.5
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Susan arrives in Haiti to live with her husband Jack, who lives with a lesbian housekeeper and Olga, a nymphomaniac platinum blonde, introduced to her as Jack's sister. Susan begins to have... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Nanda Van Bergen, Ada Tauler, Karine Gambier, Jack Taylor

Votes: 398

27. The Young Karl Marx (2017)

118 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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62 Metascore

The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 1,678

28. Tschick (2016)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Two young teenage boys steal a car and embark on a road trip that will probably change their lives.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tristan Göbel, Aniya Wendel, Justina Humpf, Paul Busche

Votes: 4,816

29. The Chambermaid (2014)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

6.1
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Lynn is the most thorough chambermaid at the hotel where she works. Crippled by her own shyness, she rummages through the guests' belongings and even hides under their beds, vicariously ... See full summary »

Director: Ingo Haeb | Stars: Vicky Krieps, Lena Lauzemis, Steffen Münster, Christian Aumer

Votes: 403

30. The Experiment (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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60 Metascore

For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Wotan Wilke Möhring

Votes: 83,859 | Gross: $0.14M

31. Vier gegen die Bank (2016)

96 min | Comedy, Crime

5.8
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Four men, betrayed by the bank, unite to take revenge.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Antje Traue, Til Schweiger, Alexandra Maria Lara, Jana Pallaske

Votes: 1,133

32. Radegund (2018)

Biography, Drama, War | Post-production

The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Nyqvist, Bruno Ganz, August Diehl

33. Nekromantik (1987)

Not Rated | 75 min | Horror

5.1
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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, Colloseo Schulzendorf

Votes: 6,874

34. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

PG | 107 min | Horror

7.6
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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: 26,275

35. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

PG | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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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: 25,065

36. Die Mitte der Welt (2016)

115 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 1,676

37. Christiane F. (1981)

R | 138 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14-year-old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-story... See full summary »

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

Votes: 17,713

38. Der Hauptmann (2017)

118 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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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 is trying to escape from.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau, Bernd Hölscher

Votes: 77

39. Phoenix (II) (2014)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, History, Music

7.3
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89 Metascore

A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf, Trystan Pütter

Votes: 13,026

40. Ecstasy (1933)

TV-MA | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion. She becomes despondent and leaves him, ... See full summary »

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Aribert Mog, Zvonimir Rogoz, Leopold Kramer

Votes: 1,590

41. Before the Fall (2004)

110 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

7.4
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65 Metascore

In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Devid Striesow, Jonas Jägermeyr

Votes: 12,238 | Gross: $0.14M

42. Dieses bescheuerte Herz (2017)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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An irresponsible man is forced to take care of his ailing son.

Director: Marc Rothemund | Stars: Elyas M'Barek, Philip Schwarz, Nadine Wrietz, Uwe Preuss

Votes: 281

43. Nachthelle (2014)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama, Mystery

5.2
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Two couples visit a home from their past, and sexual tension brings out the worst in each other. Long-buried grudges resurface.

Director: Florian Gottschick | Stars: Anna Grisebach, Benno Fürmann, Vladimir Burlakov, Kai Ivo Baulitz

Votes: 700

44. Cargo (2009)

112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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In 2270, Earth is completely depleted and no one lives there anymore. Those that have money move to Rhea; but most of the population lives in orbit in space stations. Dr. Laura Portmann ... See full summary »

Directors: Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter | Stars: Anna Katharina Schwabroh, Martin Rapold, Regula Grauwiller, Yangzom Brauen

Votes: 16,980

45. Heidi (2015)

111 min | Adventure, Family

7.4
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A story of a young girl who lives in the Swiss Alps with her goat herding Grandfather.

Director: Alain Gsponer | Stars: Anuk Steffen, Anna Schinz, Lilian Naef, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 2,516

46. The Counterfeiters (2007)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, War

7.6
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78 Metascore

The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach

Votes: 39,050 | Gross: $5.48M

47. Fack ju Göhte (2013)

119 min | Comedy

7.0
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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.

Director: Bora Dagtekin | Stars: Elyas M'Barek, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann, Jana Pallaske

Votes: 22,125

48. The Edge of Heaven (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Baki Davrak, Gürsoy Gemec, Cengiz Daner, Tuncel Kurtiz

Votes: 27,624 | Gross: $0.74M

49. Der neue heiße Sex-Report - Was Männer nicht für möglich halten (1971)

R | 97 min | Comedy

5.2
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The dreary life of married women, who, bored by their spouse, fall into exciting sex adventures with other men.

Director: Ernst Hofbauer | Stars: Astrid Frank, Eva Garden, Karin Götz, Elfi Helfrich

Votes: 93

50. Daniel the Wizard (2004)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

1.9
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Evil assassins want to kill Daniel Kublbock, the third runner up for the German Idols.

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Daniel Küblböck, Ulli Lommel, Rudolf Waldemar Brem, Katja Rupé

Votes: 13,474