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, tense, melancholic, suspense and dramatic films and TV shows about / with german, runaway, friendship, death, storytelling, nudity (full frontal - brief), dialogue, catastrophe, brutality and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, War and Thriller genres shot in Germany, USA, UK and other countries.
germany
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germany movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as germany: The Reader (2008), The Edge of Heaven (2007), Lore (2012), The Lives of Others (2006), The Book Thief (2013), Generation War (2013), Valkyrie (2008), Band of Brothers (2001), The Package (1989), Ostwind (2013).

List of movies set in germany

 7.6
 228K
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: melancholic, psychological, bleak, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, sexuality, older woman younger man sex, sexual relations, first love, unlikely couple, trial, guilt, secret, war crime, sex scene ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1995, year 1958 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, hamburg germany, west berlin west germany ...
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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, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: funeral, tragic event, prostitute, student, loss of daughter, heaven and hell, search, immigrants, rebelliousness, coincidence, death, prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, turkey, europe, istanbul turkey, hamburg germany ...
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 7.1
 14K
Lore (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia, Germany, 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: tense, disturbing, sincere, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: nazism, survival, post war, child as adult, youth, society, escapades, danger, against humanity, family relations, siblings relations, human nature ...
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, 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, actress ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, europe ...
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 7.6
 126K
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, human spirit, nazi germany, childhood, nazi, against humanity, adoption, life is a bitch, youth, family secret ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
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 8.5
 25K
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, danger, friendship, guilt, resistance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, soviet union
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 7.1
 226K
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, bad ending, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, war, resistance, nazi, bomb, nazi germany, deception, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, german officer ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, munich germany, tunisia ...
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Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, military life, military, battles, sniper, world war two, patriotism, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, combat ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, netherlands, belgium ...
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 6.4
 9K
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, prisoner, sergeant, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, government agency ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, chicago illinois, europe, russia, berlin germany ...
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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, uplifting, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, horse riding, animal training, youth, teenage life, self discovery, family, teenage girl, farm, disobey, hopes, summer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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 7.6
 52K
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, sentimental, serious, tense ...
Plot: crimes, running from police, bank robbery, crime gone awry, dangerous attraction, disorder, gangsters, theft, young lovers, fall in love, stolen money, ex convict ...
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: double agent, world war two, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, wartime life, secret agents, love and romance, working undercover, translator, nazi germany, wartime ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, new york, berlin germany, usa, europe
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Hamburg Dockland (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Shows the interaction between Hamburg police officers and paramedics.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: doctors and patients, workplace situations, law enforcement, danger, crimes, police, rescue, partners, workplace, power relations, 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, disturbing, bleak, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, world war one, battles, anti war, school, hospital, military, war, life is a bitch, heroes, leadership, atrocity ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: germany, france, europe
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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: touching, atmospheric, disturbing, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, lgbt, gay slur, forbidden love, love affair, fall in love, strong sexual content ...
Place: germany
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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: suspense, contemplative, emotional, gloomy, biting ...
Plot: world war two, war crime, presumed dead, writer's life, hidden identity, disorder, redemption, anti war, human spirit, starting over, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1930s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: germany, new york, europe, usa, israel ...
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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: touching, realistic, emotional, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, society, hopes, fish out of water, beggar, life is a bitch, unemployed, mexican, misfit, friends, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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 5.8
 5K
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, captivating, feel good, light, sincere ...
Plot: unemployment, immigrants, nothing goes right, buddies, society, love and romance, friends, disorder, fall in love, economic crisis, emigrant
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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 8.1
 11K
Deutschland 83 (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, working undercover, political intrigue, state affairs, undercover, rivalry, military, double agent, political unrest, border guard, archive footage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, west germany, east germany, west berlin west 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, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: gay, self discovery, s&m, lifestyle, fall in love, political unrest, nightlife, strong sexual content, state affairs, society, gays and lesbians, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1933 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, england, los angeles ...
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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: sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, family problems, family relations, love and romance, youth, grownups, becoming an adult, eccentric family, fall in love, family in crisis, puberty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, portugal, europe, brazil
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 7.0
 8K
Antibodies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, lust, murder, danger, crimes, small town, police officer, family life, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996
Place: germany, europe, 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: cynical, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: drug dealing, black market, corruption, soldier, army, military base, bribery, profanity, unlikely criminals, military life, crimes, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany, hawaii ...
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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: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, concentration camp, childhood, friendship, against humanity, nazi, wartime life, gas chamber, nazi germany, nazism ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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 5.8
 646
Forgotten (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During their childhood, Hanna and Clarissa were best friends. They spent every vacation together in an old summer house on a small island. Shortly after Hanna’s 9th birthday, they suddenly lost touch and only meet again unexpectedly 25 years ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, ghost, reunion, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, island, promise, little girl, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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 8.0
 4K
Pagan Peak (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: When a gruesomely staged body is found, propped up on a mountain pass in the Alps close to the German-Austrian border, two detectives are sent to investigate. For German detective Ellie, this is the first real challenge of her career; her Austrian ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: police investigation, danger, society, murder, crimes, death, violence, abduction, snow, ritual, murderer, runaway ...
Place: austria, germany, alps
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 6.3
 64K
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, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: competition, beer, alcohol, ambition, championship, disorder, uninhibited rivalry, underdog, buddies, rivalry, german, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, usa, europe, amsterdam, united states ...
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Suck Me Shakespeer (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A comedy that follows an ex-con who lands a position at a school that sits over the spot where money from one of his earlier robberies was stashed.
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: high school life, teachers and students, teacher, high school, fish out of water, cons and scams, robbery, crimes, school, fall in love, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future, 18th century
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 7.5
 22K
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, serious, clever, epic ...
Plot: fascism, world war two, circus, war, life is a bitch, political unrest, wartime life, dishonesty, against humanity, coming of age, grownups, toys ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: germany, europe, poland, central europe, paris france ...
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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, immigrants, foreigner, misfit, romance, human nature, alienation, nudity (full frontal - brief), older woman younger man relationship, german, unlikely friendships, mother son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, munich germany, europe, west germany
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