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, tense, suspenseful and intense films and TV shows about / with german, world war two, runaway, brutality, betrayal, culture clash, war, storytelling, wartime and mentor 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), War Horse (2011), Stalingrad (1993), Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), The Exception (2016), The Boat (1981), The Lives of Others (2006), In Darkness (2011), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Inglourious Basterds (2009).

List of german movies

 8.5
 26K
Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 148 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: nazism, world war two, holocaust, against humanity, nazi germany, german, military, atrocity, friendship, danger, guilt, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, berlin germany, soviet union
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 7.2
 146K
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, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: horse, world war one, battles, war, friendship, german, human spirit, animal training, danger, hopes, french, trapped ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: england, europe, france
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 7.5
 31K
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: epic, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, nazism, german, starvation, survival, holocaust, russian, military life, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, italy, germany, poland ...
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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, tense, disturbing, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: resistance, nazism, german, politics, historical character, fighting the system, rebellion, human spirit, against the rules, tragic hero, gestapo, trial ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: munich germany, germany, europe, east germany, poland ...
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 6.8
 11K
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: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Plot: german soldier, nazi occupation, gestapo, jewish, german, love, military, third reich, german army, spy, bodyguard, investigation ...
Time: 1920s, year 1934, 1940s, year 1940
Place: germany, holland, poland, netherlands, berlin germany
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 8.3
 231K
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: submarine, naval battle, world war two, navy, war, battles, ocean or sea, german, ocean, military, third reich, mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: atlantic ocean, germany, mediterranean sea
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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: tense, sincere, gloomy, bleak, compassionate ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, interrogation, voyeurism, espionage, blackmail, german, communism, spy, iron curtain, politics, stasi ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, europe ...
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 7.3
 10K
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, uplifting, sincere, harsh, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, atrocity, jewish, german, survival, underground, refugee, mistrust, unwanted pregnancy, thief, sewer, human spirit ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, 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: touching, emotional, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, friendship, against humanity, nazism, atrocity, nazi, gas chamber, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
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, atmospheric, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, war, working undercover, nazism, fascist, sadism, legendary, nazi, soldier, danger, world war two, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
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 7.6
 18K
Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 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: atmospheric, touching, sexual, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, homosexuality, lgbt, gay slur, fall in love, love affair, strong sexual content ...
Place: germany
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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: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, forgery, world war two, counterfeit money, survival, anti semitism, jewish, german, war crime, nazi, racial slur ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, austria, zurich switzerland ...
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The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Germany
TV show
Story: Two-part drama based on the true story of the Allied ship Laconia, sunk in WWII by a German U-Boat, which then surfaced against orders to rescue the civilian crew
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful
Plot: submarine, ship, rescue, ocean or sea, german, military, danger, pow, world war two, ocean, survivor, sinking ship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
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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: disturbing, emotional, suspenseful, sincere, talky ...
Plot: judge, courtroom drama, war crime, jews, world war two, holocaust, jewish, redemption, german, cold war, legal, against humanity ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
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 6.6
 77K
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: submarine, navy, war, world war two, nazism, military, german, mission, battles, survival, ocean, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany
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 7.1
 13K
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: psychological, tense, sincere, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: german, doctor, introspection, confined, power relations, lovers apart, who to trust, secret service, society, life is a bitch, fascism, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, frogman
Place: east germany, germany, europe, northern germany, gdr ...
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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, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, adventure, island, german, behind enemy lines, battles, military, resistance, allies, war, heroic mission, save the day ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, greece
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 7.1
 228K
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: tense, factual, suspenseful, bad ending, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, german officer, war, resistance, nazi, bomb, nazi germany, deception, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, munich germany, tunisia ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: nazi germany, nazi, friendship, anti semitism, pow, boarding school, against humanity, boarding school life, youth, family relations, boxing, german ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, ukraine, moscow russia ...
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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, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: christmas, idealism, world war one, friendship, human spirit, german, battles, soldier, truce, war, hopes, french ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: europe, berlin germany, prussia, brussels, holland ...
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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, realistic, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, world war two, battles, soldier, wehrmacht, infantrymen, heroes, invasion, nazism, squad, german, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1941
Place: russia, europe
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 8.3
 58K
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, thought provoking, serious, surreal ...
Plot: against humanity, atrocity, genocide, world war two, war crime, holocaust, occupation, brutality, military, anti war, survival, war ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, germany, poland
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 7.2
 43K
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: emotional, realistic, clever, factual, intense ...
Plot: third reich, assassination, nazi occupation, ss, nazi, world war two, brutality, german, betrayal, torture, friendship between men, suspicion ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1938
Place: germany, prague, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, czechoslovakia ...
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 5.9
 91K
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: futuristic, humorous, not serious, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invasion, nazism, ufo, moon, steampunk, outer space, alternate reality, flying saucer, nuclear explosion, astronaut, space travel, swastika ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., germany
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Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first ...
Style: road movie, exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, friends, last wish, escapades, odd couple, partners, on the run, life philosophy, life is a bitch, gangsters, theft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: intellectual, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, robbery, anti war, political unrest, judge, trial, police brutality, journalist, german, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1972, year 1970 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, sicily ...
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 7.9
 290K
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: New Zealand, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, dark humor
Plot: nazi germany, nazism, hitler, nazi, boy, hitler youth, world war two, rabbit, german, imaginary friend, satire, adolf hitler ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: germany, central europe
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching, epic ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, resistance, war, allies, invasion, german, military, navy, military life, officers and cadets, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, england, paris france ...
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 7.6
 45K
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A misfit group of World War II American soldiers goes AWOL to rob a bank behind German lines.
Style: semi serious, cynical, suspense, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, world war two, gold, behind enemy lines, military, war, german, escapades, soldier, cons and scams, danger, bank ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, germany
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 6.5
 41K
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, suspenseful, harsh, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: aerial combat, war, airplane, world war one, military, adventure, german, heroes, danger, french, vengeance, heroic mission ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany
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