Movies and TV shows set in germany

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in germany ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, disturbing and tense films and TV shows about / with german, death, friendship, cigarette smoking, betrayal, runaway, storytelling, brutality, world war two and war plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in Germany, USA, UK and other countries.
germany movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as germany: The Edge of Heaven (2007), The Book Thief (2013), The Reader (2008), Shining Through (1992), Free Fall (2013), Hamburg Dockland (2007), All Quiet on the Western Front (1979), Lore (2012), The Lives of Others (2006), Mother Night (1996).

List of movies set in germany

The Edge of Heaven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's ...
Style: intellectual, touching, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: funeral, heaven and hell, prison, tragic event, arrest, loss of daughter, student, professor, murder, prostitute, german, destiny ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, turkey, europe, istanbul turkey, hamburg germany
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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, human spirit, life is a bitch, nazi germany, jewish, youth, childhood, book, against humanity, nazi ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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The Reader (2008)
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: psychological, bleak, emotional, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, sexual relations, age difference, sexuality, trial, first love, unlikely couple, guilt, secret, student, female prisoner, haunted by the past ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1980, year 1995 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, berlin germany, hamburg germany ...
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Shining Through (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Spirited New Yorker Linda Voss goes to work for international lawyer and secret Office of Strategic Services operative Ed Leland just before World War II. As they fall in love, the United States enters the fight against Hitler, and Linda volunteers ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: double agent, espionage, romance, secret agents, wartime life, behind enemy lines, working undercover, love and romance, world war two, translator, nazi germany, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, usa, europe
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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, tense, emotional ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, forbidden love, coming out, infidelity, strong sexual content, love affair, gay, lgbt, gender, gay love, love and romance, fall in love ...
Place: germany
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Hamburg Dockland (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Shows the interaction between Hamburg police officers and paramedics.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: law enforcement, workplace situations, doctors and patients, crimes, danger, police, rescue, workplace, power relations, partners, policeman uniform, scolding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, hamburg germany
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to ...
Style: sincere, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: soldier, school, hospital, anti war, atrocity, innocence lost, military life, leadership, heroes, military, battles, wartime life ...
Place: germany, france, europe
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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, against humanity, bodies, family relations, escapades, down on your luck ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, russia, hamburg germany, poland, australia
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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, compassionate, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, communism, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, paranoia, morality, corruption, spy, secret agents ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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Mother Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, biting, realistic ...
Plot: war crime, presumed dead, haunted by the past, hidden identity, starting over, anti war, disorder, government agency, human spirit, redemption, hopes, writer's life ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 40s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe, new york, usa, israel ...
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Valkyrie (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany
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, bad ending, suspenseful, factual, realistic ...
Plot: resistance, deception, bomb, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, nazism, courage, plan gone awry, nazis, conspiracy, war ...
Time: year 1944, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, normandy, bavaria, tunisia ...
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Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave him a choice between the army and jail, Ray spends much of his free time cooking cocaine for ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, stylized, humorous, clever ...
Plot: black market, cold war, corruption, heroin, soldier, bribery, army, berlin wall, murder, drug dealing, military, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, iraq, vietnam
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (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: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, concentration camp, against humanity, childhood, jewish, young heroes, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, tragic event, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, military, military life, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, war, patriotism, self sacrifice, sniper, gory ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, netherlands ...
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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: tense, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: military, holocaust, german, nazism, against humanity, war, atrocity, soldier, sexuality, guilt, friendship, anti semitism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: germany
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Beerfest (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During a trip to Germany to scatter their grandfather's ashes, German-American brothers Todd and Jan discover Beerfest, the secret Olympics of downing stout, and want to enter the contest to defend their family's beer-guzzling honor. Their ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beer, competition, alcohol, prostitute, german, underdog, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, friends, blind ambition, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, usa, munich germany, united states
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Guten Tag, Ramón (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five failed attempts to go to the United States, 18-year-old Ramón decides to look for a friend’s aunt in Germany, but never finds her. With no papers or money, and without knowing the language, he barely survives living on the street until ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: misfit, society, friendship, fish out of water, friends, immigrants, hopes, disorder, mexican, bench, backpack, train station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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Off Course (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two young Spanish men, with a university education, are tired of unemployment and decide to move to Germany. But soon they will find out that finding a better living is not as easy as they expected.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: unemployment, buddies, fall in love, disorder, society, nothing goes right, immigrants, love and romance, friends, economic crisis, emigrant
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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Deutschland 83 (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A gripping coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch as the 24 year-old East Germany native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: espionage, cold war, undercover, secret agents, working undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, political intrigue, rivalry, military, political unrest, border guard ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, west germany, gdr
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Storm of Love (2005)
Genre: Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Sturm der Liebe is a German television soap opera created by Bea Schmidt for Das Erste. It premiered on 26 September 2005. It follows in several interwoven plot threads stories about relationships taking place in the fictional five-star hotel ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious
Plot: hotel, love affair, fall in love, infidelity, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, family relations, family in crisis, love and romance, couple relations, romance, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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The Serpent's Egg (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The Serpent's Egg follows a week in the life of Abel Rosenberg, an out-of-work American circus acrobat living in poverty-stricken Berlin following Germany's defeat in World War I.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: cabaret, unemployment, investigation, clinic, suicide, circus, politics, society, alcohol abuse, getting home, life is a bitch, rise to the top ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, pre world war two
Place: germany, europe, sweden, berlin germany
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Hanussen (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr. Emil Bettleheim. Bettleheim discovers that Schneider possesses powers of empathy and of clairvoyance, such that could aid ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hypnosis, clairvoyant, assassination, clairvoyance, nazism, uncover truth, state affairs, rebellion, oracle, idealism, anti semitism, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution.
Style: gothic, surreal, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, witch, dancer's life, coven, ballet, killing off one by one, mystery, supernatural, woman in danger, student life, brutality, boarding school ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
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A Promise (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's teacher. Separated by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: infidelity, married woman, forceful separation, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, betrayal, fall in love, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, post world war one, edwardian era
Place: germany, europe, france, mexico
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Christopher and His Kind (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. Whilst working as an English teacher his housemates include bewigged old queen Gerald Hamilton and ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, sexual, based on memoir ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, cabaret, s&m, self discovery, gay, gender, urban, strong sexual content, fall in love, counterculture, nightlife, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1976
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, england, medical school ...
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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This epic tale of a family and their rural life in a small German village is told against the changing backdrop of a country's turbulent history from 1919 to 1982. From the aftermath of the First World War, economic hardship, the rise and fall ...
Style: epic, captivating, sincere, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: village, society, family life, generation gap, small town life, youth, hypocrisy, fascism, small town, family relations, german, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: germany, europe
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Last Stop on the Night Train (1975)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, banned film, brutal ...
Plot: train, murder, vengeance, violence, revenge, sadism, woman in danger, sexual harassment, danger, crimes, psychopath, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, germany, europe
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Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: gloomy, psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nazism, friendship, moral dilemma, anti semitism, politics, euthanasia, human nature, society, friends, family relations, life is a bitch, family life ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, year 1918, year 1942, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
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The State I Am In (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: With 1970s Germany in the background, this film depicts the story of a family from the “R.A.F. Terrorist” group and their search for a normal life and their inner self.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental
Plot: chases and races, youth, coming of age, teenage love, on the run, love and romance, fugitives, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, fall in love, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, portugal, europe, brazil
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Dollars (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob the safety deposit boxes of three very different criminals from a high-tech bank in Hamburg.
Style: realistic, offbeat, suspenseful, humorous, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prostitute, fugitives, chases and races, crime, on the run, partners, dishonesty, disorder, criminal's revenge, hostages, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, copenhagen denmark
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