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, serious, dramatic, suspenseful, tense and harsh films and TV shows about / with german, brutality, runaway, betrayal, storytelling, war, death, sacrifice, survival and wartime plots mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres shot in Germany, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as german: Europa Europa (1990), Cross of Iron (1977), War Horse (2011), Inglourious Basterds (2009), The Lives of Others (2006), Free Fall (2013), The Monuments Men (2014), Before the Fall (2004), Zombie Lake (1981), Generation War (2013).

List of german movies

 7.6
 13K
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: epic, realistic, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: german, holocaust, survival, anti semitism, jewish, hidden identity, roommate, homosexual, concentration camp, communism, ghetto, nazism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: latvia, germany, poland, europe, russia ...
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 7.5
 23K
Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, military, chaos, anti war, military hospital, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, infantrymen, war ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
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 7.2
 135K
War Horse (2011)
Genre: 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: touching, sentimental, serious, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: horse, friendship, german, human spirit, animal training, trapped, artillery, war, danger, battles, hopes, french ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
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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: dark humor, tense, atmospheric, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, sadism, working undercover, war, german, self sacrifice, military, hitler, violence, soldier, danger, loss of family member ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
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: tense, bleak, sincere, compassionate, sexual ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, secret agents, politics, german, espionage, iron curtain, actress, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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 7.6
 16K
Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A promising career with the police, a baby on the way... Marc's life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness -- and what ...
Style: touching, serious, sexual, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, forbidden love, gay, coming out, love affair, strong sexual content, lgbt, infidelity, love and romance, fall in love, gay love, gay slur ...
Place: germany
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The Monuments Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense ...
Plot: art theft, military, treasure hunt, german, rescue, painting, war, architect, heroic mission, hunt down, military life, danger ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1944, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, europe, austria, paris france, normandy ...
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Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, boarding school, boarding school life, pow, german, anti semitism, youth, boxing, dehumanization, nazi germany, coming of age, against humanity ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, cape town south africa, washington d.c., berlin germany ...
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 3.0
 3K
Zombie Lake (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, scary
Plot: zombie, soldier, revenge, german, village, violence, lake, survival, deadly creature, danger, afterlife, wartime life ...
Time: year 1946
Place: france, europe, munich germany
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 8.5
 21K
Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 148 min.
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: military, holocaust, german, nazism, against humanity, war, atrocity, soldier, sexuality, guilt, friends, enemy ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany
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 8.2
 42K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union, Belarus
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, thought provoking, surreal, rough, serious ...
Plot: against humanity, genocide, atrocity, anti war, holocaust, war crime, surrealism, survival, war, occupation, execution, military ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: russia, europe, germany, poland
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The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: german, betrayal, prison, intrigue, resistance, rescue, espionage, underground, government agency, czech, french resistance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, medical school ...
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Siege of the Dead (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 63 min.
Story: When lovelorn Michael arrives in Berlin to return a set of keys to his ex-girlfriend, Gabi, as an excuse to see her again, he finds her apartment empty save for a couple of plumbers making repairs to the central heating. Just as Michael learns from ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie, german, apocalypse, virus, deadly virus, deadly, danger, chaos, life is a bitch, partners, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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 7.9
 464K
Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: atmospheric, based on true events, suspense, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, war, british army, evacuation, british history, german, wartime, survival, soldier, rescue, rescue mission, german army ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: europe, france, battleship, english channel, flanders ...
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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 186 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: suspenseful, emotional, disturbing, sincere, talky ...
Plot: judge, holocaust, courtroom drama, cold war, war crime, trial, genocide, redemption, war, german, society, nazism ...
Time: 60s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland
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 6.5
 39K
Flyboys (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, suspenseful, factual, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: military, war, airplane, adventure, german, french, danger, heroes, battles, vengeance, heroic mission, aerial combat ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, 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: realistic, touching, emotional, talky, tense ...
Plot: nazism, resistance, idealism, politics, german, fighting the system, lawyer, trial, confession, judge, student, defamation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, campus, munich germany, east germany ...
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 8.4
 206K
The Boat (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
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, tense, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: submarine, navy, naval battle, ocean or sea, german, battles, underwater, explosion, anti war, military, fear, mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s, year 1941
Place: atlantic ocean, seaport, germany, mediterranean sea
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 7.7
 128K
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy who’s mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happen (since she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid ...
Style: sentimental, clever, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: coma, idealism, german, communism, politics, deception, confession, russian, doctor, taxi driver, arrest, berlin wall ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, 1990s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany, east berlin ...
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 7.2
 11K
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, realistic, sincere, serious, psychological ...
Plot: german, iron curtain, doctor, fascism, small town, lovers apart, life is a bitch, confined, who to trust, doctors and patients, power relations, introspection ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, northern germany, gdr ...
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Happy Christmas (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Romania, Norway, Japan, USA
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, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: christmas, singer, idealism, friendship, human spirit, soldier, holiday, war, hopes, german, french, battle zone ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, brussels belgium, glasgow scotland, oslo norway ...
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 7.6
 94K
The Wave (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, national socialism, based on true events, emotional ...
Plot: fascism, teachers and students, nazism, experiment, dictatorship, high school, teacher, suicide, dictator, anarchist, teenage life, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
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 7.1
 13K
Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Australia, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: nazism, german, survival, coming of age, post war, innocence lost, war, bodies, escapades, siblings relations, against humanity, down on your luck ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, russia, hamburg germany, poland, australia
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Walk on Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: german, gay, tourist, family secret, gay club, nazi germany, mossad, redemption, unlikely couple, confrontation with superior, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, germany, jerusalem, middle east, europe ...
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: tense, realistic, uplifting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, german, jewish, war crime, suicide, forgery, artist, arrest, anti semitism, doctor ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany, austria, monte carlo ...
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 7.9
 12K
The Train (1964)
Genre: Thriller, War
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: painting, train ride, train, german, train crash, art theft, french resistance, war, nazi germany, heroes, oppression, allies ...
Time: year 1944
Place: france, germany, europe, paris france, poland
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 7.8
 68K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, realistic, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: jewish, singer, nazism, holocaust, espionage, betrayal, german, occupation, nazi occupation, spy, war, doctor ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
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 7.2
 18K
Into the White (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Sweden, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Into the White is an anti-war movie. High above the harsh Norwegian wilderness, English and German pilots shoot each other to the ground after a violent chance encounter. Isolated, they must fight to survive the brutal winter. Though war has made ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: air disaster, survival, war, wilderness, isolation, foe turned friend, confined, aerial combats, danger, winter, uninhibited rivalry, mistrust ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1940
Place: norway, europe
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A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fateful day pushes an aimless college dropout (Tom Schilling) to stop wasting his time and finally engage with life.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, humorous, tragicomedy, melancholic ...
Plot: slacker, unfulfillment, hopes, loner, lifestyle, society, misfit, unsupportive parent, social misfits, german, teenage boy, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
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Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, Germany, Ireland, 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: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, military, nazism, friendship, war, assassination, battle zone, heroes, trap, rivalry, elimination, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
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