German Movies worth watching

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1. Victoria (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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: 46,121

2. A Friend of Mine (2006)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

An introverted insurance executive at a car rental service is annoyed by his hyperactive, garrulous coworker, but the two end up becoming friends.

Director: Sebastian Schipper | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Jürgen Vogel, Sabine Timoteo, Peter Kurth

Votes: 4,017

3. The Edge of Heaven (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

85 Metascore

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

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Baki Davrak, Nurgül Yesilçay, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nursel Köse

Votes: 29,178 | Gross: $0.74M

4. Move (2012)

118 min | Comedy

Eight friends help each other repeatedly move house. One year of moving, from apartment to apartment, from shared flat to shared flat. These changes of the apartment are also a changes of relations -some break, others grow.

Director: Dietrich Brüggemann | Stars: Jacob Matschenz, Robert Gwisdek, Anna Brüggemann, Alice Dwyer

Votes: 1,236

5. Head-On (2004)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

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: 47,842

6. To Life! (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Fate has taken its toll on the aging cabaret singer Ruth and the young but terminally ill Jonas. Yet despite their great age difference and their entirely opposite experiences in life, they... See full summary »

Director: Uwe Janson | Stars: Max Riemelt, Sharon Brauner, Mathieu Carrière, Hannelore Elsner

Votes: 214

7. The Experiment (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 87,796 | Gross: $0.14M

8. Free Fall (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

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: 16,407

9. Stereo (I) (2014)

98 min | Crime, Thriller

The appearance of a mysterious, hooded man evokes Erik's sinister past.

Director: Maximilian Erlenwein | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Moritz Bleibtreu, Petra Schmidt-Schaller, Georg Friedrich

Votes: 4,086

10. 3 (2010)

Unrated | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

A Berlin-set drama centered on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Sophie Rois, Sebastian Schipper, Devid Striesow, Angela Winkler

Votes: 4,776 | Gross: $0.06M

11. The Edukators (2004)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

Director: Hans Weingartner | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stipe Erceg, Burghart Klaußner

Votes: 29,727 | Gross: $0.18M

12. Partly Sunny (2012)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Tim and his friend Can go to bars and lie to girls about one of them being terminally ill so they can gain sympathy and be guaranteed a "hook up" for the night. Tim meets Marie hooks up ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Petry | Stars: Max Riemelt, Anna Fischer, Jessica Schwarz, Elyas M'Barek

Votes: 1,111

13. Beyond Silence (1996)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Music

Since the earliest days in her childhood Lara has had a difficult but important task. Both her parents are deaf-mute and Lara has to translate from sign-language to the spoken word and vice... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Link | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Tatjana Trieb, Howie Seago, Emmanuelle Laborit

Votes: 3,935 | Gross: $0.17M

14. Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Crime, Comedy

Two terminally ill patients escape from a hospital, steal a car and rush towards the sea.

Director: Thomas Jahn | Stars: Til Schweiger, Jan Josef Liefers, Thierry van Werveke, Moritz Bleibtreu

Votes: 25,536 | Gross: $0.00M

15. Peas at 5:30 (2004)

111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A film director loses his sight in an accident and must learn to live without his eyes. He and the blind woman assigned to help him go on a funny and romantic adventure that will change both their lives.

Director: Lars Büchel | Stars: Fritzi Haberlandt, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Tina Engel, Harald Schrott

Votes: 1,007

16. 13 Semester (2009)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The friends Moritz and Dirk get accepted at the TU Darmstadt and leave their small home village in Brandenburg to set out for the big town to study business arithmetic (mathematical economics).

Director: Frieder Wittich | Stars: Max Riemelt, Dieter Mann, Robert Gwisdek, Amit Shah

Votes: 1,771

17. Gravity (2009)

97 min | Crime, Drama

The story of a seemingly settled bank employee who breaks the shackles of his everyday life and becomes a wanderer between worlds. Frederik is an up-and-coming young bank employee who lives... See full summary »

Director: Maximilian Erlenwein | Stars: Fabian Hinrichs, Jürgen Vogel, Nora von Waldstätten, Thorsten Merten

Votes: 771

18. Almanya: Welcome to Germany (2011)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of three generations of a Turkish immigrant family.

Director: Yasemin Samdereli | Stars: Vedat Erincin, Fahri Yardim, Lilay Huser, Demet Gül

Votes: 6,136

19. Short Sharp Shock (1998)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Three friends get caught in a life of major crime.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Mehmet Kurtulus, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Adam Bousdoukos, Regula Grauwiller

Votes: 3,896

20. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 330,323 | Gross: $11.29M

21. A Coffee in Berlin (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

An aimless university dropout attempts to make sense of life as he spends one fateful day wandering the streets of Berlin.

Director: Jan-Ole Gerster | Stars: Tom Schilling, Katharina Schüttler, Justus von Dohnányi, Andreas Schröders

Votes: 13,975 | Gross: $0.15M

22. Neue Vahr Süd (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

1980, West Germany. Frank Lehmann is drafted into the Bundeswehr because he neglected to object. As his petty-bourgeois pa claims his room for TV repairs, Frank moves in with hippie ... See full summary »

Director: Hermine Huntgeburth | Stars: Frederick Lau, Eike Weinreich, Miriam Stein, Hinnerk Schönemann

Votes: 1,259

23. A Family of Three (2011)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

When novelist Andrea Dewenter dies in a car accident, the lives of her husband Christian, grown-up son Lars, and adolescent daughter Elaine go off the rails. For all three, the few days ... See full summary »

Director: Pia Strietmann | Stars: Götz Schubert, Max Riemelt, Mathilde Bundschuh, Lena Stolze

Votes: 107

24. Run If You Can (2010)

112 min | Drama

A man name Christian is assigned as an assistant to Benjamine, a disabled man. On his first day he runs into a chello player name Annika, who shortly after finds herself in a love triangle with the two.

Director: Dietrich Brüggemann | Stars: Robert Gwisdek, Jacob Matschenz, Anna Brüggemann, Daniel Drewes

Votes: 778

25. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

Votes: 31,857 | Gross: $4.59M

26. Vincent Wants to Sea (2010)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama

39 Metascore

A young man suffering from Tourette's syndrome absconds from an institution with two other inhabitants to travel to Italy to fulfill his mother's last wish.

Director: Ralf Huettner | Stars: Florian David Fitz, Karoline Herfurth, Heino Ferch, Katharina Müller-Elmau

Votes: 5,010

27. Tour de Force (2014)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

Belgium, of all places. What's Belgium got besides chocolates and fries? No matter, this year it was Hannes' and Kiki's turn to choose the destination of their annual bike tour with their ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Zübert | Stars: Florian David Fitz, Julia Koschitz, Jürgen Vogel, Miriam Stein

Votes: 1,698

28. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 330,323 | Gross: $11.29M

29. Second Hand Child (2004)

89 min | Drama, Family

Tobias, aged 13, lives in an East German city and his life is as depressing as the blocks of flats in his quarter. He doesn't know who his father is, his classmates think he is "anti social... See full summary »

Director: Karola Hattop | Stars: Frederick Lau, Michael von Au, Antje Westermann, Mario Irrek

Votes: 235

30. Little Sharks (1992)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

When dishwasher Ingo, whose girl-friend has just left him, returns a borrowed bar stool to the Folkwang Acting School in Essen, he stumbles into the audition for next year's new students. ... See full summary »

Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Kai Wiesinger, Gedeon Burkhard, Meret Becker

Votes: 1,266



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