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, psychological, bleak and disturbing films and TV shows about / with german, death, friendship, betrayal, cigarette smoking, life is a bitch, runaway, brutality, storytelling and guilt plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and War 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), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Valkyrie (2008), All Quiet on the Western Front (1979), The Lives of Others (2006), Mother Night (1996), Hamburg Dockland (2007), Shining Through (1992).

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: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, intellectual ...
Plot: heaven and hell, funeral, prison, prostitute, murder, tragic event, loss of daughter, professor, arrest, student, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, turkey, 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, life is a bitch, jewish, human spirit, nazi germany, book, nazi, against humanity, runaway, youth ...
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: bleak, psychological, emotional, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: sexual relations, older woman younger man relationship, sexuality, age difference, unlikely couple, trial, first love, guilt, female prisoner, secret, law student, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1990s, year 1995 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, hamburg germany, berlin germany ...
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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, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, concentration camp, young heroes, childhood, jewish, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, gas chamber, innocence lost ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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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, suspenseful, factual, bad ending, realistic ...
Plot: resistance, assassination attempt, treason, betrayal, nazis, bomb, conspiracy, courage, deception, plan gone awry, nazism, wife husband relationship ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, munich germany, tunisia ...
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: soldier, anti war, hospital, school, war, classmate, military life, wartime life, battles, military, life is a bitch, leadership ...
Place: germany, france, europe
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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, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, biting, emotional ...
Plot: presumed dead, war crime, government agency, human spirit, anti war, haunted by the past, hopes, war criminal, disorder, hidden identity, writer's life, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, usa, new york, israel ...
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, police, doctors and patients, workplace situations, danger, workplace, rescue, partners, power relations, scolding, policeman uniform ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: double agent, espionage, romance, translator, secret agents, war, love and romance, undercover, nanny, switching roles, workplace romance, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, new york, europe, usa, berlin germany
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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: witty, dark humor, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Plot: black market, corruption, heroin, soldier, army, berlin wall, murder, cold war, military, drug dealing, bribery, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, iraq, vietnam
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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: captivating, tense, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: military, holocaust, soldier, german, against humanity, war, nazism, atrocity, anti semitism, friendship, danger, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
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, prostitute, alcohol, drugs/alcohol, buddies, underdog, training, contests and competitions, alcohol abuse, uninhibited rivalry, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, usa, munich germany, united states
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Cobra 11 (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei is a long-running, popular German television series about a two-man team of highway police, originally set in Berlin and later in North Rhine-Westphalia. The series has been broadcast in countries ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, car chase, police investigation, crimes, partners, crime, danger, buddies, tough law enforcer, working undercover, police interrogation, explosion ...
Time: 1990s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Victoria (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A young Spanish woman who has newly moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sentimental, tense ...
Plot: bank robbery, real time, running from police, bullet wound, techno music, crimes, young lovers, crime gone awry, danger, urban, romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, spain
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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, realistic, tense
Plot: espionage, cold war, political intrigue, military, working undercover, state affairs, undercover, secret agents, dishonesty, rivalry, political unrest, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: germany, east germany, gdr, west germany
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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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: unemployment, buddies, immigrants, emigrant, economic crisis, nothing goes right, disorder, fall in love, love and romance, society, friends
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, 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: serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: uncover truth, assassination, clairvoyant, clairvoyance, nazism, hypnosis, idealism, moral dilemma, war, rebelliousness, society, state affairs ...
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, atmospheric, sinister, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: ballet, witch, supernatural, dancer's life, murder, evil, noise, apartment, coven, danger, gory, supernatural horror ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
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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, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: village, small town life, village life, coming of age, small town, family life, society, family relations, social relations, fascism, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1960s, 1930s ...
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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: suicide, circus, clinic, investigation, unemployment, cabaret, life is a bitch, politics, getting home, rise to the top, alcohol abuse, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, pre world war two, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, sweden, berlin germany
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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, sexual, realistic, based on memoir ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, self discovery, gay, cabaret, s&m, strong sexual content, misfit, nightlife, urban, gender, fall in love, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1976, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, england, hamburg germany, medical school ...
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, train, vengeance, sexual abuse, mental illness, christmas, revenge, sex, violence, voyeur, rape, sadism ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, italy, europe
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Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
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: thought provoking, serious, psychological, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: euthanasia, nazism, moral dilemma, politics, friendship, anti semitism, human nature, society, political unrest, life is a bitch, friends, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s, 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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere
Plot: chases and races, coming of age, fugitives, underground, puberty, surfer, parent child relationship, unsociability, becoming an adult, parents and children, teenage 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prostitute, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, bank, fugitives, hostages, master criminal, chase, crime gone awry, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, copenhagen denmark, hamburg germany
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Monster (2004)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Kenzou Tenma, a Japanese brain surgeon in Germany, finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: doctor, track down, protagonist as suspect, moral dilemma, murder, mastermind, false accusation, hospital, guilt, society, police detective, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Antibodies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When a notorious German serial killer is captured after committing some of the most heinous acts against humanity ever imaginable, a farmer and police officer from a sleepy rural community on the outskirts of Berlin is drawn into the case as he ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, small town, lust, investigation, murder, crime, crimes, danger, family life, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996
Place: germany, europe
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Vampire Sisters (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Keeping secrets can be difficult, especially when you’re a twelve-year-old half-vampire moving from Transylvania to a new life in Germany. Going to school, making new friends and fitting in — it’s all tough when you can’t just be yourself. ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: vampire, youth, friends, friendship, superhuman powers, supernatural, siblings relations, imaginary, family relations, fish out of water, coming of age, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, married woman, wartime life, romance, wartime, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, post world war one
Place: germany, europe, france, mexico
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