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, emotional, captivating and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with german, storytelling, war, death, sacrifice, brutality, betrayal, wartime, world war two and danger 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: Inglourious Basterds (2009), Europa Europa (1990), Cross of Iron (1977), Generation War (2013), The Lives of Others (2006), Dunkirk (2017), Before the Fall (2004), War Horse (2011), Wonder Woman (2017), The Army of Shadows (1969).

List of german movies

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, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, war, soldier, german, military, danger, hitler, violence, dynamite, heroic mission, sadism, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, paris france
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 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, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, german, survival, anti semitism, jewish, hidden identity, war, pow, ghetto, communism, roommate, concentration camp ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, latvia, 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: bleak, realistic, tense, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: german, soldier, russian, infantrymen, lieutenant, sergeant, commander, war, anti war, military, chaos, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia, france, siberia, germany
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 8.5
 20K
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, serious, epic, realistic ...
Plot: military, holocaust, soldier, german, against humanity, atrocity, nazism, war, anti semitism, friendship, danger, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
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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: bleak, tense, gloomy, compassionate, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, voyeurism, paranoia, secret agents, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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 7.9
 434K
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, dramatic, realistic, based on true events, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, survival, evacuation, british army, soldier, german, wartime, rescue, rescue mission, surrounded, german army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, battleship ...
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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: bleak, realistic, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, boarding school, boarding school life, german, anti semitism, pow, youth, family relations, against humanity, society, coming of age, nazi germany ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, washington d.c., cape town south africa, ukraine ...
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 7.2
 132K
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: emotional, epic, sentimental, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: horse, friendship, german, military, war, human spirit, animal training, trapped, artillery, cavalry, alcoholic, execution ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
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 7.5
 453K
Wonder Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
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, surprise ending, intense, entertaining, epic ...
Plot: courage, island, justice, adventure, good versus evil, chosen one, superhero, superheroine, war, princess, immortality, wartime ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: paris france, tower bridge london, ottoman empire, belgium, big ben london
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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, realistic, stylized, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: german, life is a bitch, betrayal, french resistance, czech, prison, espionage, intrigue, resistance, underground, war, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille, medical school ...
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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: war, military, airplane, adventure, battles, heroic mission, vengeance, danger, german, heroes, french, aerial combat ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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 7.6
 15K
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, sexual, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, forbidden love, coming out, infidelity, strong sexual content, love affair, gender, german, lgbt, fall in love, love and romance, swimming ...
Place: germany
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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: sentimental, emotional, erotic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, love story, mysterious character, destiny, war, map, secret love, expedition, love and romance, adultery, wartime life, power of love ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: egypt, africa, ethiopia, italy, libya ...
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 6.6
 71K
U-571 (2000)
Genre: Action, War
Country: France, USA
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: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, german, mission, war, code, race against time, survival, ocean or sea, military, heroic mission, boat ...
Place: germany
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 7.6
 115K
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, adoption, family secret, life is a bitch, human spirit, book, against humanity, runaway, jewish, youth, childhood, nazi germany ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: boarding school life, wartime life, german, friendship, betrayal, resistance, anti semitism, auschwitz, jewish, boarding school, nazism, priest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, jerusalem, vichy ...
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We Are from the Future (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Four 21st century treasure seekers are transported back into the middle of a WWII battles in Soviet Union...
Style: exciting, serious, rough
Plot: time travel, war, soldier, military life, friendship, courage, survival, battles, imaginary, battle zone, death, world war two ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 40s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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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, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: christmas, singer, holiday, human spirit, soldier, friendship, german, french, singing, idealism, anti war, war ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, oslo norway, glasgow scotland, brussels belgium ...
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 7.8
 66K
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, epic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: espionage, holocaust, war, nazism, jewish, betrayal, life is a bitch, occupation, german, train, spy, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
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 7.4
 11K
Crossing Lines (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Belgium, USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Through globalization, many countries have been opened and barriers removed to ensure easy trade, travel and cultural diversity. However, this openness has given opportunities to criminals looking to exploit the system and ultimately threaten our ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, german, partners against crime, crime, fighting crime, police, crime investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, chases and races, computer system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
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Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak, captivating
Plot: fascism, against humanity, racism, dictatorship, newspaper, rise to the top, anti semitism, politics, state affairs, leadership, political unrest, society ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1910s, 1930s ...
Place: germany, europe, austria
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 126K
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, humorous, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: idealism, coma, communism, politics, german, berlin wall, socialism, deception, taxi driver, confession, russian, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany, berlin germany ...
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 8.4
 199K
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, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: submarine, navy, ocean or sea, battles, soldier, underwater, war correspondent, anti war, german, comrade, naval battle, periscope ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: atlantic ocean, germany, seaport, mediterranean sea
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Fortress of War (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Belarus, Russia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German ...
Style: serious, epic, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: battles, infantrymen, military, soldier, german, invasion, war, nazi germany, battle zone, officers and cadets, heroic mission, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
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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: emotional, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: nazism, idealism, politics, resistance, fighting the system, tragic hero, human spirit, rebellion, heroes, hopes, against the rules, death sentence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, campus, east germany ...
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 92K
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: disturbing, realistic, psychological, serious, national socialism ...
Plot: fascism, teachers and students, experiment, nazism, dictatorship, high school, german, teacher, classroom, anarchist, dictator, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
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Operation Crossbow (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Allied agents infiltrate the Nazi rocket complex at Peenemunde in order to obtain their secrets and sabotage the plant.The film alternates between German developments of the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket (with a German cast speaking their own language) ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rocket, german, undercover, secret agents, espionage, war, heroic mission, danger, escapades, heroes, working undercover, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, england, europe, london
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Siege of the Dead (2010)
Genre: Horror, 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: bleak, serious, dark humor, scary, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie, german, undead, plague, violence spree, gory, apocalypse, fear, rage, virus, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
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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, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: german, doctor, iron curtain, small town, fascism, doctors and patients, visa, lover, confined, society, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: germany, east germany, gdr, northern germany, europe ...
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 98 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, serious, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, forgery, concentration camp, german, jewish, nazi germany, war, anti semitism, war crime, artist ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, germany, austria, berlin germany, zurich switzerland ...
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