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1. The Tin Drum (1979)

R | 142 min | Drama, War

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach

Votes: 20,957

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.

Director: Helena Hufnagel | Stars: Karoline Schuch, Fabian Oehl, Dunja Bengsch, Mareile Blendl

Votes: 14

3. The Marquise of O (1976)

PG | 102 min | Drama, History

85 Metascore

A German Marquise has to deal with a pregnancy she cannot explain and an infatuated Russian Count.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Edith Clever, Bruno Ganz, Edda Seippel, Peter Lühr

Votes: 2,048 | Gross: $0.00M

4. The Door (I) (2012)

97 min | Drama

An author forms a strange bond with her eccentric maid that will have a lasting effect on both women.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Helen Mirren, Martina Gedeck, Károly Eperjes, Gábor Koncz

Votes: 1,699

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 »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Erland Josephson, Ildikó Bánsági, Walter Schmidinger

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 »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hans Christian Blech, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gudrun Landgrebe

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.

Director: Ladislao Vajda | Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Sigfrit Steiner, Siegfried Lowitz, Michel Simon

Votes: 4,078

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 »

Director: Sándor Szalkay | Stars: Siegfried Rauch, John Jürgens, Jenny Jürgens, Corinna Drews

Votes: 23

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 »

Director: Adrian Goiginger | Stars: Verena Altenberger, Patricia Aulitzky, Lukas Miko, Michael Pink

Votes: 635

12. Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)

Not Rated | 231 min | Drama, History

70 Metascore

Jakob longs for a new life for himself and his troubled family in Brazil.

Director: Edgar Reitz | Stars: Jan Dieter Schneider, Antonia Bill, Maximilian Scheidt, Marita Breuer

Votes: 1,247

13. John Glueckstadt (1975)

94 min

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 »

Director: Ulf Miehe | Stars: Dieter Laser, Marie-Christine Barrault, Johannes Schaaf, Dan van Husen

Votes: 17

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.

Director: Simon Verhoeven | Stars: Senta Berger, Heiner Lauterbach, Florian David Fitz, Palina Rojinski

Votes: 3,926

16. Summer Storm (2004)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Miriam Morgenstern, Jürgen Tonkel

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.

Director: Josef Hader | Stars: Josef Hader, Pia Hierzegger, Georg Friedrich, Jörg Hartmann

Votes: 1,979

18. City of War: The Story of John Rabe (2009)

134 min | Biography, Drama, History

57 Metascore

A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.

Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Brühl, Steve Buscemi, Anne Consigny

Votes: 5,873 | Gross: $0.07M

19. Woman in Gold (2015)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

51 Metascore

Maria Altmann (Dame Helen Mirren), an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes

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.

Director: Ernst Marischka | Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Uta Franz

Votes: 7,155

21. Benny's Video (1992)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Arno Frisch, Angela Winkler, Ulrich Mühe, Ingrid Stassner

Votes: 12,875

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 »

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Branko Samarovski, Judit Pogány, Thierry van Werveke, Deborah Wisniewski

Votes: 119

23. 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

71 Metascore

71 scenes revolving around a recent immigrant, a couple that has just adopted a daughter, a college student and a lonely old man.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Gabriel Cosmin Urdes, Lukas Miko, Otto Grünmandl, Anne Bennent

Votes: 6,227

24. Funny Games (1997)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 58,803

25. Code Unknown (2000)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

74 Metascore

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?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Alexandre Hamidi

Votes: 10,913 | Gross: $0.10M

26. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery

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: 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.

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Joanna Going, Sabrina Grdevich, Carlos Jacott, Heidi Schanz

Votes: 13

28. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

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.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Mila Kunis

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 »

Director: Anne Zohra Berrached | Stars: Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf, Emilia Pieske

Votes: 1,405

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 »

Director: Kai Wessel | Stars: Ivo Pietzcker, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Schubert, Fritzi Haberlandt

Votes: 1,280

31. Frantz (2016)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance

73 Metascore

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.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber

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...

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Christiane Paul, Ricky Tomlinson, Hristina Papamihou

Votes: 1,685

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 »

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Jonas Kipp, Angelika Bartsch, Burghart Klaußner, Matthias Friedrich

Votes: 168

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.

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Jesper Christensen, Amira Casar, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 1,173

36. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 39,783 | Gross: $1.48M

37. Mother's Day (1994)

95 min | Comedy

A satirical take on the life of a family in a public housing complex in Vienna as they prepare for Mother's Day.

Director: Harald Sicheritz | Stars: Alfred Dorfer, Reinhard Nowak, Andrea Händler, Eva Billisich

Votes: 1,865

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.

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Josef Hader, Simon Schwarz, Barbara Rudnik, Michael Schönborn

Votes: 3,033

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 »

Director: Christian Zübert | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Dar Salim, Thomas Binder, Daniela Eck

Votes: 2,562

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.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Nicholas Hope, Claire Benito, Ralph Cotterill, Syd Brisbane

Votes: 11,598

41. Manifesto (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

72 Metascore

Cate Blanchett performs manifestos as a series of striking monologues.

Director: Julian Rosefeldt | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Erika Bauer, Ruby Bustamante, Carl Dietrich

Votes: 5,114 | Gross: $0.14M

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.

Director: Gerhard Lamprecht | Stars: Rolf Wenkhaus, Käthe Haack, Fritz Rasp, Rudolf Biebrach

Votes: 522

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.

Directors: Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Rochus Gliese, Curt Siodmak, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Erwin Splettstößer, Brigitte Borchert, Wolfgang von Waltershausen, Christl Ehlers

Votes: 2,521

46. Liebe ist Liebe (1932)

88 min | Comedy

7.1