German movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant german movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, dramatic, serious, intense, suspenseful and interesting films and TV shows about / with german, world war two, wartime, war, brutality, mentor, runaway, culture clash, death and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in Germany, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as german: Generation War (2013), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Stalingrad (1993), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), The Lives of Others (2006), The Guns of Navarone (1961), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Iron Sky (2012).

List of german movies

 8.4
 30K
Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well.
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, military, holocaust, nazi germany, against humanity, soldier, atrocity, guilt, german, friendship, wehrmacht ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, ussr
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: emotional, touching, sad, heartbreaking, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, childhood, nazi, war, friendship, nazism, against humanity, gas chamber, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, captivating, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, nazi, dark humor, vengeance, revenge, nazism, working undercover, brutality, german, sadism, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, germany, europe
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 7.5
 35K
Stalingrad (1993)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "Stalingrad" follows the progress of a German Platoon through the brutal fighting of the Battle of Stalingrad. After having half their number wiped out and after being placed under the command of a sadistic Captain, the Lieutenant of the ...
Style: realistic, rough, gloomy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, war, survival, german, nazism, russian, soldier, wehrmacht, eastern front, starvation, battles, military life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1943, 20th century
Place: russia, germany, poland, east germany, berlin germany ...
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Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, german, russian, friendship, heroes, nazism, death, nazi, courage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: russia, ussr, poland, germany
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed ...
Style: touching, sincere, suspenseful, tense, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, politics, nazi germany, resistance, nazism, death sentence, justice, german, idealism, lawyer, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: munich germany, germany, poland, east germany, berlin germany ...
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: gloomy, tense, sincere, sexual, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, spy, stasi, communism, espionage, iron curtain, voyeurism, berlin wall, politics, german, interrogation ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, 90s
Place: east germany, germany, berlin germany, europe, east berlin ...
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The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, behind enemy lines, island, german, adventure, nazi, resistance, mercenary, gunfight, military, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: greece, germany
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his ...
Style: political, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, genocide, judge, holocaust, world war two, court, lawyer, war crime, jewish, nazi, courtroom, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, middle ages, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
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 5.9
 94K
Iron Sky (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Finland, Germany, Australia, France, Norway, Belgium, Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.
Style: humorous, futuristic, absurd, satirical, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: steampunk, nazism, nazi, outer space, ufo, invasion, alternate reality, space travel, flying saucer, moon, german, astronaut ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., germany, usa, new york
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 6.6
 82K
U-571 (2000)
Genre: Action, War
Country: France, USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: submarine, navy, war, world war two, naval battle, military, naval officer, ocean, sea battle, nazism, german, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany
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 7.6
 16K
Europa Europa (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, France, Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are ...
Style: political, realistic, surreal, mind bending, heartbreaking ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, world war two, jewish, hitler youth, german, circumcision, coming of age, survival, war, nazi germany, physical exam ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, berlin germany, israel, latvia ...
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Merry Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the ...
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: christmas, world war one, truce, soldier, idealism, war, human spirit, german, friendship, holiday, initially antagonists, christmas eve ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1914
Place: berlin germany, france, paris france, germany, europe ...
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 7.3
 11K
In Darkness (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, harsh, uplifting, sincere, light ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, survival, world war two, nazi, atrocity, german, war, nudity (full frontal - brief), refugee, thief, underground ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2008, year 1945
Place: poland, eastern europe, israel, germany, europe
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 7.2
 157K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.
Style: emotional, touching, epic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: horse, world war one, war, animals, friendship, battles, human spirit, hopes, animal training, german, military, cavalry charge ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1914, year 1918
Place: england, belgium, europe, france
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The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: romantic, emotional, erotic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, tragic love, love story, war, adultery, beautiful scenery, betrayal, mysterious character, love, stranded, desert, nurse ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1944, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: sahara, egypt, cairo egypt, africa, italy ...
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 7.4
 647K
Wonder Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, China
Duration: 141 min.
Story: An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, epic, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: superhero, world war one, superheroine, good versus evil, adventure, female warrior, princess, chosen one, super powers, strong female lead, justice, fight scenes ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: tower bridge london, paris france, ancient greece, ottoman empire, london ...
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 7.2
 48K
Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: factual, clever, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: nazi, world war two, conspiracy, nazi occupation, assassination, third reich, betrayal, torture, fascist, ss, friendship between men, gestapo ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1938, year 1942
Place: prague, germany, central europe, england, israel ...
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 7.5
 135K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, nazi, adoption, war, childhood, nazi germany, human spirit, life is a bitch, against humanity, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, genocide, war, nazi, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, survival, wartime, accountant, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, central europe ...
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 5.1
 649
The Visitor (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Cibrâil, a young policeman, is living happily with his girlfriend in Berlin. He is well integrated in society despite his Turkish background. One day his girlfriend's cousin comes to stay and Cibrâil's life is turned upside down.
Style: lgbt cinema, psychological, sexy, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: gay, sexual attraction, gay relationship, german, gay lead character, male nudity, cousin cousin relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lgbt, gay sex, hugging, police officer ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, central europe
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: harsh, tense, brutal, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, concentration camp, world war two, counterfeit money, jewish, war, survival, german, forgery, counterfeiter, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, berlin germany, canada ...
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 8.0
 7K
Pagan Peak (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: When a gruesomely staged body is found, propped up on a mountain pass in the Alps close to the German-Austrian border, two detectives are sent to investigate. For German detective Ellie, this is the first real challenge of her career; her Austrian ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, society, violence, abduction, murderer, snow, death, brutality, german, ritual ...
Place: germany, alps, austria
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 7.1
 243K
Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a ...
Style: factual, tense, suspenseful, bad ending, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, nazism, war, nazi germany, hitler, conspiracy, german officer, wehrmacht, politics, espionage, military ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, africa, poland, europe ...
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 7.2
 15K
Barbara (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1980 in East Germany and, alone, Barbara is confined to living and working as a doctor in a small provincial town - her punishment for attempting to emigrate to the West. She has only one focus; to escape and for this, she has to ...
Style: tense, melancholic, compassionate, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: stasi, german, cold war, fascism, doctor, introspection, character study, power relations, confined, communism, who to trust, lovers apart ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: east germany, germany, california, berlin germany, german democratic republic ...
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 8.4
 249K
The Boat (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, Italy, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Style: epic, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, world war two, naval battle, navy, war, nazi, battles, ocean, anti war, survival, german, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: germany, atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
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 6.8
 14K
The Exception (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: german soldier, nazi occupation, nazi officer, espionage, gestapo, world war two, third reich, nazi germany, love, jewish, sex scene, german army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 1920s, year 1934
Place: germany, holland, berlin germany, netherlands, poland
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 8.4
 77K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, rough, harsh, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: world war two, genocide, atrocity, brutality, war crime, against humanity, mass murder, war, teenage girl, occupation, great patriotic war, holocaust ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr, poland, germany, europe
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 6.5
 43K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Style: exciting, realistic, factual, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: war, world war one, aerial combat, airplane, aviation, adventure, german, vengeance, biplane, fighter pilot, military, fight scenes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
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The Longest Day (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that ...
Style: epic, realistic, factual, suspense, tense ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi, military, invasion, soldier, allies, german, resistance, d day, visceral, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, 1940s
Place: normandy, france, germany, poland, europe ...
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