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 dramatic, realistic, serious, harsh, talky and bleak films and TV shows about / with german, storytelling, brutality, sacrifice, culture clash, idealism, death, wartime, betrayal and tragedy 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: Inglourious Basterds (2009), Dunkirk (2017), We Are from the Future (2008), Flyboys (2006), The English Patient (1996), Wonder Woman (2017), Europa Europa (1990), Cross of Iron (1977), Happy Christmas (2005), Goodbye, Children (1987).
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The English Patient
Drama, Romance, War
USA, UK
162 min.
 7.4
We Are from the Future
Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
Russia
162 min.
 6.9
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The Cloverfield Paradox
Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
102 min.
 5.6
The Equalizer 2
Action, Crime, Thriller
USA
121 min.
 7.0

List of german movies

Inglourious Basterds
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, dark humor, suspense, entertaining, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, war, german, heroic mission, assassination, hitler, working undercover, dynamite, plan gone awry, fictional reality, loss of family member, murder of family ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, germany, europe, paris france
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 8.0
 423K
Dunkirk
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: dramatic, realistic, based on true events, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: war, world war two, wartime, evacuation, british army, survival, german, rescue, rescue mission, surrounded, german army, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: france, europe, english channel, england, battleship ...
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We Are from the Future
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: serious, rough, exciting
Plot: world war two, great patriotic war, war, soldier, battle zone, time travel, death, friendship, courage, german occupation, german, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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 6.5
 39K
Flyboys
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: factual, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: war, military, airplane, aviation, adventure, german, courage, aerial combat, battles, weapons, danger, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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The English Patient
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, tragic love, mysterious character, war, destiny, life & death, adultery, tragedy, obsession, love, star crossed lovers, compassion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, europe, ethiopia, egypt, italy ...
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 7.5
 440K
Wonder Woman
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: intense, suspense, entertaining, surprise ending, interesting ...
Plot: wartime, superheroine, justice, courage, good versus evil, fight scenes, war, comics, plot twist, adventure, island, mythology ...
Time: 1910s, 2010s, year 1918
Place: paris france, tower bridge london, ottoman empire, belgium, big ben london
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 7.6
 13K
Europa Europa
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: realistic, epic, serious, dramatic, captivating ...
Plot: german, jewish, holocaust, survival, war, nazi, nazis, russian, friendship, courage, sacrifice, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, israel, russia ...
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 7.5
 23K
Cross of Iron
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: war, german, russian, survival, brutality, violence, gunfight, nazi, soldier, corruption, drinking, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: russia, germany, siberia, france
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Happy Christmas
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: realistic, emotional, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: christmas, war, german, french, friendship, holiday, idealism, soldier, violence, survival, british, prejudice ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, germany, berlin germany, brussels belgium ...
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Goodbye, Children
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, friendship, german, betrayal, childhood, jewish, french, nazi, treasure hunt, courage, school, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, poland, paris france ...
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 7.8
 66K
Black Book
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: realistic, tense, suspense, epic, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, war, holocaust, german, survival, jewish, spy, vengeance, nazi, male nudity, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: israel, holland, europe, germany, poland ...
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The Army of Shadows
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, tense ...
Plot: war, betrayal, german, assassination, nazi, courage, hotel, death, wartime life, french, wartime, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1943, 1940s
Place: france, europe, medical school, vichy, marseille ...
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The Lives of Others
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, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, surveillance, communism, cold war, corruption, german, politics, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide, blackmail ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, europe, german democratic republic, soviet union ...
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 126K
Good Bye Lenin!
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: humorous, sentimental, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: idealism, communism, german, politics, culture clash, capitalism, hospital, childhood, coma, political, secrets, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: germany, east germany, europe, german democratic republic, berlin germany ...
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Von Ryan's Express
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from Nazi Germany by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, war, prison, adventure, german, prison escape, soldier, wartime, nazis, camp, nazi, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, italy, switzerland, europe, new jersey ...
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 199K
The Boat
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, tense, bleak ...
Plot: submarine, war, german, survival, courage, nazi, underwater, soldier, friendship, anti war, realism, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941, year 1942
Place: germany, atlantic ocean, seaport, mediterranean sea
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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
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, touching ...
Plot: idealism, politics, fighting the system, german, sacrifice, rebellion, nazi, courage, justice, freedom, nazism, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, east germany, poland, munich germany ...
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 92K
The Wave
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, dramatic ...
Plot: fascism, high school, german, teacher, suicide, politics, violence, bullying, justice, friendship, dedicated educator, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 11K
Barbara
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, dramatic ...
Plot: german, fascism, small town, hospital, surveillance, doctors and patients, doctors, loneliness, relationships, idealism, paranoia, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: germany, east germany, california, northern germany, gdr ...
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Before the Fall
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, harsh, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, boarding school, german, coming of age, nazi, war, boxing, school, brutality, male nudity, runaway, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, new jersey, moscow russia ...
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 211K
The Reader
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, serious, heartbreaking, dramatic ...
Plot: romance, guilt, german, genocide, nazi, jewish, holocaust, coming of age, justice, prison, trial, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1990s, year 1966 ...
Place: germany, israel, europe, poland, hamburg germany ...
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The Counterfeiters
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, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, war, holocaust, german, jewish, nazi, brutality, betrayal, death, politics, russian, violence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, canada, austria ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 13K
Lore
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: survival, coming of age, innocence lost, war, german, nazi, holocaust, jewish, death, murder, nazis, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany, poland, australia, hamburg germany, russia
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Walk on Water
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: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, german, nazi, holocaust, gay, suicide, assassin, assassination, jewish, secret service, murder, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, germany, argentina, europe, middle east ...
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 292K
Downfall
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Austria, Italy
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: war, suicide, german, nazi, fascism, brutality, violence, insanity, betrayal, drinking, death, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, 1940s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, poland, berlin germany, frankfurt germany ...
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 7.5
 27K
Stalingrad
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, bleak, epic, serious, rough ...
Plot: war, survival, german, russian, politics, genocide, holocaust, soldier, death, wartime, nazis, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1942, 1940s
Place: russia, germany, europe, poland, africa ...
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 7.9
 12K
The Train
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, dramatic ...
Plot: train, war, german, nazi, french, art, anti heroes, painting, gunfight, nazis, wartime, man versus machine ...
Time: year 1944
Place: france, germany, europe, poland, paris france
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Knockin' on Heaven's Door
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: humorous, road movie, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, gangsters, german, chase, cancer, gangster, on the road, buddies, rock, hospital, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe
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The Baader Meinhof Complex
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
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: realistic, bleak, intellectual, rough, serious ...
Plot: idealism, terrorism, politics, rebellion, german, fighting the system, revolution, brutality, violence, capitalism, assassination, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1976, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, east germany, west germany ...
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 8.0
 46K
Head-On
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Head On is German director Fatih Akin’s story of the alcoholic Cahit and Turkish Sibel. Akin tells the story of a love that can never be between two people who are too alike to not be together.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: immigrants, love, obsession, romance, german, marriage, culture clash, suicide attempt, drinking, drugs, hospital, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, turkey, hamburg germany, istanbul turkey ...
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