German movies to watch

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1. 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: 3,917

2. Wunderlich's World (2016)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Mimi lives in a difficult family: hyperactive son Felix, a chaotic ex-husband and a gambling father. Felix registers her for a casting show abroad. The prize could amortize their debts, so she decides to go. And the others want to join.

Director: Dani Levy | Stars: Katharina Schüttler, Ernst Wilhelm Rodriguez, Peter Simonischek, Christiane Paul

Votes: 145

3. Unsere Zeit ist jetzt (2016)

118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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.

Director: Martin Schreier | Stars: Peri Baumeister, David Schütter, Marc Benjamin, Cro

Votes: 398

4. Goodbye Berlin (2016)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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: 7,305

5. Männertag (2016)

91 min | Comedy

Dieter, Stevie, Klaus-Maria, Chris and Peter vow to meet every year for father's day. Soon though, they break their tradition. When Dieter suddenly dies ten years later, the friends go for a ride on a beer bike, to fulfill his last wish.

Director: Holger Haase | Stars: Milan Peschel, Tom Beck, Axel Stein, Oliver Wnuk

Votes: 269

6. SMS für Dich (2016)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young woman whose boyfriend died is trying to find her way back into life.

Director: Karoline Herfurth | Stars: Karoline Herfurth, Friedrich Mücke, Nora Tschirner, Frederick Lau

Votes: 1,559

7. Das kalte Herz (2016)

119 min | Drama, Fantasy

German tale, about a man, who sold his heart to some kind of a wood dwarf for money and power.

Director: Johannes Naber | Stars: Frederick Lau, Henriette Confurius, David Schütter, Moritz Bleibtreu

Votes: 387

8. Seitenwechsel (2016)

101 min | Comedy

A man and a woman switch their bodies and try to handle their occupation as a soccr trainer and a psychologist.

Director: Vivian Naefe | Stars: Ruby O. Fee, Frederick Lau, Mina Tander, Anna Maria Mühe

Votes: 170

9. Too Hard to Handle (2016)

111 min | Comedy, Drama

Karo has lots of psychological Problems, 105 minutes of it.

Director: Laura Lackmann | Stars: Claudia Eisinger, Katja Riemann, Barbara Schöne, Laura Tonke

Votes: 373

10. Twice New Life (2016 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A husband has to cope with his wife being comatose after an accident.

Directors: Peter Henning, Claudia Prietzel | Stars: Heike Makatsch, Karoline Eichhorn, Benno Fürmann, Jessica Schwarz

Votes: 36

11. Sex & Crime (I) (2016)

82 min | Comedy, Thriller

Valentin (Wotan Wilke Möhring) recieves an alarming call from his best friend Theo (Fabian Busch), whom he gave the keys to his new and much too expensive house, to spend a night with the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Florian Müller | Stars: Wotan Wilke Möhring, Fabian Busch, Claudia Eisinger, Pheline Roggan

Votes: 163

12. Auf kurze Distanz (2016 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama

An undercover agent (Tom Schilling) suffers from an inner conflict as he is supposed to betray his friend who is part of the Serbian sports betting mafia in Berlin.

Director: Philipp Kadelbach | Stars: Tom Schilling, Edin Hasanovic, Erand Hoxha, Gezim Meta

Votes: 657

13. The Most Beautiful Day (2016)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

Andi and Benno are terminally ill, but before it comes to an end for both, they want to experience the greatest day.

Director: Florian David Fitz | Stars: Florian David Fitz, Matthias Schweighöfer, Alexandra Maria Lara, Rainer Bock

Votes: 3,181

14. I'm Off Then (2015)

92 min | Comedy

Based on the book "Ich bin dann mal weg" by Hape Kerkeling where the author describes his journey on the Way of St. James, a pilgrimage route, and the people he encounters there.

Director: Julia von Heinz | Stars: Devid Striesow, Martina Gedeck, Karoline Schuch, Annette Frier

Votes: 1,651

15. Highway to Hellas (2015)

88 min | Comedy

The Germans are coming. To snoop, pry and inspect once again, because the Greek are always under suspicion to lie, cheat and scam. And rightfully so. Jörg Geissner, an employee of the ... See full summary »

Director: Aron Lehmann | Stars: Christoph Maria Herbst, Adam Bousdoukos, Akilas Karazisis, Hristos Valavanidis

Votes: 1,056

16. Macho Man (2015)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

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

Director: Christof Wahl | Stars: Christian Ulmen, Aylin Tezel, Dar Salim, Axel Stein

Votes: 466

17. Amnesia (I) (2015)

96 min | Drama

59 Metascore

Jo has come to Ibiza to be a DJ in the club Amnesia. He befriends a solitary woman who's trying to forget her past. As Jo draws her into techno music, Martha puts everything she had previously lived by into question.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Marthe Keller, Max Riemelt, Bruno Ganz, Corinna Kirchhoff

Votes: 861

18. 4 Kings (2015)

98 min | Drama

Christmas is approaching, and with it, the desire for harmony, beauty, light and hope. Being unable to cope with her parents' conflict, Alex (16) makes a radical decision. A day later she ... See full summary »

Director: Theresa von Eltz | Stars: Paula Beer, Jella Haase, Jannis Niewöhner, Moritz Leu

Votes: 798

19. Mein gebrauchter Mann (2015 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

A successful publishing editor in her mid-30s, Sophie is happy enough to be single. But deep down she'd love to have a family of her own. Then she meets Fritz Mertens: a dentist, fresh from... See full summary »

Director: Lars Jessen | Stars: Christiane Paul, Fritz Karl, Louie Betton, Ursula Strauss

Votes: 29

20. The Dark Side of the Moon (2015)

98 min | Mystery, Thriller

A psychedelic mushroom trip turns a successful lawyer into a wanted man.

Director: Stephan Rick | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Moritz Bleibtreu, Nora von Waldstätten, André Hennicke

Votes: 3,652

21. 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: 1,166

22. Under the Radar (2015 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama, Thriller

The orderly world of German judge Elke Seeberg goes completely out of joint when a terrorist bomb explodes in a Berlin bus and the federal police come bursting through her door: Allegedly ... See full summary »

Director: Elmar Fischer | Stars: Christiane Paul, Heino Ferch, Fabian Hinrichs, Inka Friedrich

Votes: 190

23. 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: 1,242

24. Outside the Box (I) (2015)

79 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

Concluding with Bückling: Frederick Schopner (Volker Bruch) is fed up with the fact that his so-called team colleagues have the laurels for his ideas. At the upcoming outdoor company event,... See full summary »

Director: Philip Koch | Stars: Volker Bruch, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Sascha Alexander Gersak

Votes: 229

25. Die Kleinen und die Bösen (2015)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

Probation Officer Benno finds in Hotte a real challenge. Shit gets his authority on petty criminals anyway, but Hotte is by far the most cunning rogue ever to enter his office. When Hotte ... See full summary »

Director: Markus Sehr | Stars: Christoph Maria Herbst, Emma Bading, Dorka Gryllus, Ivo Kortlang

Votes: 234

26. Life Eternal (2015)

123 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Former cop Brenner has to return to his home town where he gets involved in a tragic story between his old friends.

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Josef Hader, Tobias Moretti, Nora von Waldstätten, Roland Düringer

Votes: 2,111

27. The Whole Shebang (2014)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

An encounter of some very diverse people, whose lives are intertwined by a fateful incident a long time ago.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Hannelore Elsner, Nadja Uhl, Hinnerk Schönemann, Axel Prahl

Votes: 165

28. Buen Día, Ramón (2013)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

Ramon, a young Mexican boy, tries to cross the border for the fifth time but fails. His friend tells him about his aunt living in Germany and that she has a better life over there. Ramon then goes to Germany to find his friend's aunt.

Director: Jorge Ramírez Suárez | Stars: Kristyan Ferrer, Ingeborg Schöner, Adriana Barraza, Arcelia Ramírez

Votes: 2,636 | Gross: $0.10M

29. Inbetween Worlds (2014)

98 min | Drama, War

Jesper is a soldier in the German army. Although his brother was killed whilst serving in Afghanistan, he nevertheless reports for a new tour of duty in this war zone. He and his unit are ... See full summary »

Director: Feo Aladag | Stars: Ronald Zehrfeld, Mohsin Ahmady, Saida Barmaki, Salam Yousefzai

Votes: 569

30. Frau Müller muss weg! (2015)

83 min | Comedy

Because of their children's bad grades, some parents want the teacher Mrs. Müller gone. They meet with Mrs. Müller and try to convince her to leave the class.

Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Justus von Dohnányi, Anke Engelke, Ken Duken

Votes: 1,403

31. Lichtgestalten (2015)

81 min | Drama

Katharina (Theresa Scholze) and Steffen (Max Riemelt) seem like the quintessential successful Berlin couple - they have well-paying jobs, a loving relationship and a spectacular apartment. ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Moris Müller | Stars: Theresa Scholze, Max Riemelt, Sebastian Schwarz, Max Woelky

Votes: 57

32. Alles ist Liebe (2014)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An episodic film about the relationship problems of ten men and women from the Frankfurt am Main area, set during the holiday season.

Director: Markus Goller | Stars: Joachim Kerzel, Ivan Shvedoff, Elmar Wepper, Steven Gätjen

Votes: 404

33. Why I Kidnapped My Boss (2014 TV Movie)


Anna is a young working mom, with baby twins. Her boss who doesn't understand the situation fires her just before losing his memory in an accident. Anna then decides to teach him a lesson and switch places with him.

Director: Peter Gersina | Stars: Luc Feit, Oliver Fleischer, Julia Hartmann, Patrick Heyn

Votes: 104

34. Goodnight Mommy (2014)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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: 37,779 | Gross: $1.17M

35. Bornholmer Straße (2014 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

A comic look at the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989, told from the point of view of the German border guards at the checkpoint where it all started.

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Charly Hübner, Milan Peschel, Ulrich Matthes, Rainer Bock

Votes: 610

36. The King's Surrender (2014)

107 min | Thriller

Violent youth gangs and a police force way out of its depth. When a police operation goes awry and two policemen die, the powder keg threatens to ignite as the SWAT team knows only one goal: revenge - irrespective of the law.

Director: Philipp Leinemann | Stars: Ronald Zehrfeld, Misel Maticevic, Thomas Thieme, Bernhard Schütz

Votes: 594

37. The Dark Valley (2014)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Drama, Western

Through a hidden path a lone rider reaches a little town high up in the Alps. Nobody knows where the stranger comes from, nor what he wants there. But everyone knows that they don't want him to stay.

Director: Andreas Prochaska | Stars: Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti, Paula Beer, Thomas Schubert

Votes: 10,945

38. Cracks in Concrete (2014)

104 min | Drama

A drama centered on two men at different states in life: Ertan, an ex-con who is trying to make amends for his past actions and Mikail, a teen-aged drug runner an aspiring musician.

Director: Umut Dag | Stars: Murathan Muslu, Stephanie Nur, Alechan Tagaev, Erdem Türkoglu

Votes: 191

39. Stations of the Cross (2014)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

68 Metascore

Fourteen-year-old Maria is a fundamentalist Catholic, living her life in a modern fashion, yet her heart belongs to Jesus. She wants to be a saint and go to heaven. No one, not even a nice boy she meets, can stop her in this goal.

Director: Dietrich Brüggemann | Stars: Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter, Lucie Aron

Votes: 3,886

40. Zurich (2013)

103 min | Drama

Terminally ill, Lea surprises her family with her wish to die, consciously and controlled, on her own birthday. Her mother tries everything to prevent the plan. But things turn out differently. Tragic and dignified.

Director: Frederik Steiner | Stars: Liv Lisa Fries, Lena Stolze, Sophie Rogall, Max Hegewald

Votes: 217

41. Wir machen durch bis morgen früh (2014)

90 min | Comedy

A father tries to tend to his child in presence of his chaotic friends while his wife goes on vacation with her friends.

Director: Lars Becker | Stars: Heike Makatsch, Fahri Yardim, Maximilian Simonischek, Tristan Seith

Votes: 50

42. Sapphire Blue (2014)

116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Gwen has just discovered, that she's the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. Now she has to juggle with constant trips to the past, her relationships with Gideon and figuring out dark secrets surrounding the Circle.

Directors: Felix Fuchssteiner, Katharina Schöde | Stars: Josefine Preuß, Florian Bartholomäi, Karl Walter Sprungala, Peter Simonischek

Votes: 3,153

43. The Pasta Detectives (2014)

97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

The child-duo Rico and Oskar, one of them is quite more sluggish, but precisely because of fantasy and own world view; the other one is a smart whiz, but scared for life.

Director: Neele Leana Vollmar | Stars: Anton Petzold, Juri Winkler, Karoline Herfurth, Axel Prahl

Votes: 398

44. Sarajevo (2014 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama, History, War

On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is in Sarajevo with his wife, Sophie. While through the city by car, they are victims of an attack and die. This is the trigger of the First World War.

Directors: Kurt Mündl, Andreas Prochaska | Stars: Radek Balcárek, Christoph Bittenauer, Tereza Blazková, Mateusz Dopieralski

Votes: 1,535

45. Miss Sixty (2014)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

The good news is that you can live until you're one hundred. The bad news is that society doesn't need you after sixty. So what to do with the last third of your life? Louise and Frans both... See full summary »

Director: Sigrid Hoerner | Stars: Iris Berben, Edgar Selge, Carmen-Maja Antoni, Björn von der Wellen

Votes: 189

46. Zeit der Kannibalen (2014)

93 min | Drama

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.

Director: Johannes Naber | Stars: Sebastian Blomberg, Devid Striesow, Katharina Schüttler, Romesh Ranganathan

Votes: 1,709

47. Buddy (II) (2013)

94 min | Comedy