german, austrian films to watchby dovi36 | created - 19 Sep 2017 | updated - 6 days ago | Public
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1. The Tin Drum (1979)
R | 142 min | Drama, War
In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.
2. Willa (2015)
15 min | Short, Fantasy, Mystery
'Willa, why are we here?'(quote, Stephen King`s Willa) For only one dollar Stephen King offers his short stories to film students all around the world. We took this chance and picked the most beautiful Dollar-Baby: Willa.
5. Hanussen (1988)
R | 140 min | Drama, History
A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr. Emil Bettleheim. Bettleheim discovers that Schneider possesses powers of... See full summary »
Votes: 1,462 | Gross: $0.08M
6. Colonel Redl (1985)
R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, History
Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl (Brandauer), an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,490 | Gross: $0.00M
9. It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958)
97 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama
Having doubts about the guilt of the obvious suspect in the murder of an eight year old girl, a police detective decides to investigate the case on his own.
10. Popcorn und Paprika (1984)
88 min | Comedy
The German national swim team is on its way to an international contest against Hungary. Its a bus full of young kids looking forward to a week of fun in the "Paris of the East". But when ... See full summary »
11. The Best of All Worlds (2017)
100 min | Drama
Based on true events seven year old Adrian is growing up in the underground drug scene of the Austrian city Salzburg, famous for culture and classical music. His mother Helga is torn ... See full summary »
13. John Glueckstadt (1975)
This is the story of John Glueckstadt, released from the prison he was named after. He tries to find his place in society again. The townpeople provoke him, stalk him and would like to get ... See full summary »
14. Welcome to Germany (2016)
116 min | Comedy, Drama
A well-off Munich family offers boarding to a refugee. Diallo from Nigeria soon makes friends among the family members, but they are tested when they have to face racism, bureaucracy and terror suspicions because of him.
16. Summer Storm (2004)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.
Votes: 12,875 | Gross: $0.10M
17. Wild Mouse (2017)
103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
When Georg loses his job, he conceals the fact from his younger wife Johanna, who wants a child with him. Instead, he embarks upon a campaign of revenge against his former boss and begins to renovate a roller-coaster with an old school friend.
18. City of War: The Story of John Rabe (2009)
134 min | Biography, Drama, History
A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
Votes: 5,873 | Gross: $0.07M
19. Woman in Gold (2015)
PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History
Maria Altmann (Dame Helen Mirren), an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.
Votes: 49,915 | Gross: $33.31M
20. Sissi (1955)
102 min | Comedy, Drama, History
In the first of a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the young vibrant princess catches the eye of her sister's fiancé, Emperor Franz Josef.
21. Benny's Video (1992)
Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama
A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.
22. Die Rebellion (1993 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama, War
The disabled ex-soldier Andreas Pum lost a leg for emperor and father land. After leaving the army he receives a license and a drehorgel. One day he gets into a controversy with a ... See full summary »
23. 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man.
24. Funny Games (1997)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
25. Code Unknown (2000)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama
A young man harasses a homeless woman, another man protests, the police arrest both and the woman has to leave the country. What were their various story-lines leading up to this event?
Votes: 10,913 | Gross: $0.10M
26. The White Ribbon (2009)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery
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?
Votes: 64,294 | Gross: $2.22M
27. Thirty (2000 TV Movie)
Approved | 30 min | Comedy
Three old friends must come to grips with the fact that at thirty, they are truly grown up and must set about dealing with their love lives and living situations.
28. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.
Votes: 251,930 | Gross: $63.17M
29. 24 Weeks (2016)
103 min | Drama
Centered on the dilemma faced by a woman who is already six months pregnant when she learns that her unborn child will have Down's syndrome as well as a serious heart defect. Should she be ... See full summary »
30. Fog in August (2016)
121 min | Drama, War
A Roma boy is placed in a mental hospital and experiences the Nazi euthanasia program. Aware of what was happening and attached to friends, the lad attempts to sabotage the program. The ... See full summary »
31. Frantz (2016)
PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance
In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.
Votes: 11,335 | Gross: $0.88M
33. Life is All You Get (1997)
115 min | Comedy, Drama
After he loses his job, his father, and his girlfriend, Jan's life is a shambles. Then suddenly he meets freakish street musician Vera, and a bittersweet romance unfolds...
34. Child's Play (1992)
111 min | Drama
Germany in the early sixties, somewhere in a poor suburb. The ten-year-old boy, Micha, is brutally beaten by his father for minor misdemeanours. He receives little support from other ... See full summary »
35. Me and Kaminski (2015)
124 min | Comedy, Drama
Young journalist Sebastian Zöllner is writing an article on artist Manuel Kaminski. Zöllner hopes that Kaminski dies soon, so that he can cash in on his article.
36. Toni Erdmann (2016)
R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 39,783 | Gross: $1.48M
38. Come Sweet Death (2000)
107 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Ex-detective Brenner wants to keep himself out of trouble but several murder cases and his ex-girlfriend Klara finally get him involved. But making decisions is not one his strengths.
39. Lommbock (2017)
Unrated | 91 min | Comedy
Sequel to Lammbock. Stefan and Kai meet again after years. Stefan became a successful lawyer in Dubai while Kai is stuck in their home town. Kai has relationship issues and is trying hard ... See full summary »
40. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into the modern and nihilistic life begins.
43. Emil und die Detektive (1931)
75 min | Adventure, Family, Drama
Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.
44. People on Sunday (1930)
Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two men and two women enjoy a pleasant Sunday at the beach amid the unending toil of the working week.
46. Liebe ist Liebe (1932)
88 min | Comedy