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, melancholic, tense, harsh and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with german, death, runaway, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue, friendship, brutality, betrayal and mentor plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in Germany, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as germany: The Edge of Heaven (2007), The Book Thief (2013), The Reader (2008), Free Fall (2013), Valkyrie (2008), Band of Brothers (2001), The Package (1989), Victoria (2015), Shining Through (1992), Hamburg Dockland (2007).

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, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: funeral, tragic event, heaven and hell, loss of daughter, prostitute, student, search, immigrants, rebelliousness, coincidence, prison, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, turkey, istanbul turkey, hamburg germany ...
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 7.6
 120K
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, stylized ...
Plot: nazi germany, holocaust, human spirit, jewish, adoption, world war two, life is a bitch, nazi, against humanity, family secret, childhood, war ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1945 ...
Place: germany, europe
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 7.6
 220K
The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
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, melancholic, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, sexuality, sexual relations, sex scene, trial, first love, unlikely couple, female prisoner, guilt, secret, student ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1958 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, berlin germany, west berlin west germany ...
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 7.6
 16K
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, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay love, coming out, forbidden love, lgbt, love affair, strong sexual content, homosexuality, gay slur, fall in love ...
Place: germany
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 7.1
 216K
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, factual, bad ending, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, resistance, deception, bomb, nazism, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, courage, nazi germany, plan gone awry, war ...
Time: year 1944, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, normandy, tunisia, munich 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, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, military life, battles, war, sniper, gory, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, patriotism, self sacrifice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, austria ...
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 6.4
 8K
The Package (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, military, investigation, soldier, airport, assassination attempt, sergeant, prisoner, politics, government agency, state affairs, nato ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe, russia, soviet union, west germany ...
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 7.7
 46K
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, crimes, running from police, crime gone awry, young lovers, disorder, dangerous attraction, theft, robbery gone awry, stolen money, ex convict, techno music ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, spain
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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, exciting, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: double agent, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, secret agents, wartime life, love and romance, working undercover, world war two, translator, nazi germany, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, usa, europe
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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, workplace situations, doctors and patients, danger, law enforcement, police, partners, workplace, power relations, rescue, 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: realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: soldier, school, military, hospital, anti war, life is a bitch, atrocity, innocence lost, leadership, military life, battles, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, france, europe
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 6.8
 1K
Ostwind (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: While spending the summer at her grandmother's farm, a girl (Hanna Höppner) discovers a talent for communicating with horses and tries to tame a fierce stallion.
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, animal training, youth, teenage life, family, self discovery, teenage girl, hopes, disobey, farm, summer, horse riding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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 8.5
 22K
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, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nazism, holocaust, atrocity, german, against humanity, military, war, soldier, nazi germany, guilt, sexuality, enemy ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
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 7.1
 14K
Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, 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, sincere ...
Plot: nazism, german, survival, coming of age, post war, innocence lost, war, anti semitism, youth, down on your luck, against humanity, siblings relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, hamburg germany, russia, 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: tense, bleak, sincere, compassionate, gloomy ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, secret agents, iron curtain, politics, german, espionage, actress, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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 7.1
 5K
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: uplifting, realistic, biting, serious, emotional ...
Plot: war crime, presumed dead, war criminal, anti war, starting over, government agency, redemption, haunted by the past, hidden identity, hopes, writer's life, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 40s, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: germany, new york, europe, usa, israel ...
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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, bribery, soldier, berlin wall, murder, army, drug dealing, military, drugs/alcohol ...
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, heartbreaking, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, against humanity, friendship, childhood, jewish, nazi germany, nazism, wartime life, young heroes, atrocity, tragic event ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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 6.3
 61K
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, german, rivalry, underdog, siblings relations, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, blind ambition, championship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, usa, munich germany, united states
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 7.5
 21K
The Tin Drum (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, Poland, Yugoslavia
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.
Style: surreal, realistic, epic, serious, clever ...
Plot: fascism, circus, political unrest, life is a bitch, war, wartime life, against humanity, coming of age, dishonesty, grownups, mother son relationship, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, paris france, latin america ...
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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: racism, older woman younger man relationship, foreigner, immigrants, misfit, romance, human nature, alienation, german, mother son relationship, unlikely friendships, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, europe, west germany, munich germany
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The Human Centipede (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a ...
Style: brutal, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, mad scientist, kidnapping, insanity, crimes, victim, body horror, murder, confined, violence, excrement, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Plot: friends, disorder, friendship, misfit, society, fish out of water, immigrants, hopes, mexican, backpack, train station, bench ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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 5.8
 4K
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: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: unemployment, society, immigrants, love and romance, nothing goes right, fall in love, friends, disorder, buddies, emigrant, economic crisis
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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 8.1
 10K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, cold war, undercover, dishonesty, political intrigue, working undercover, state affairs, secret agents, rivalry, military, political unrest, border guard ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, gdr, west germany
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 3.6
 485
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental
Plot: hotel, lifestyle, village, family in crisis, love and romance, love affair, impossible love, forbidden love, infidelity, family life, workplace romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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The Serpent's Egg (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
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: bleak, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: cabaret, investigation, unemployment, clinic, suicide, circus, rise to the top, getting home, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, alcohol abuse, society ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, pre world war two
Place: germany, sweden, europe, berlin germany
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 7.2
 1K
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: disturbing, realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: hypnosis, clairvoyant, assassination, nazism, uncover truth, moral dilemma, rebelliousness, rebellion, oracle, society, totalitarianism, idealism ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 7.4
 70K
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: lesbian subtext, murder, witch, dancer's life, coven, ballet, killing off one by one, mystery, supernatural, woman in danger, student life, brutality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
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 5.7
 4K
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, emotional, serious, touching, gloomy
Plot: infidelity, adultery, married woman, cheating wife, unfaithful wife, fall in love, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, war, wartime life, romance, betrayal ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, post world war one
Place: germany, france, europe, mexico
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