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, bleak, dramatic, tense and harsh films and TV shows about / with german, death, runaway, storytelling, friendship, catastrophe, brutality, culture clash, dialogue and betrayal 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), Valkyrie (2008), Band of Brothers (2001), The Package (1989), Victoria (2015), Shining Through (1992), Generation War (2013), 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, prostitute, student, loss of daughter, heaven and hell, search, immigrants, rebelliousness, coincidence, prison, murder ...
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, stylized ...
Plot: nazi germany, jewish, holocaust, human spirit, nazi, adoption, life is a bitch, youth, against humanity, family secret, world war two, childhood ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe
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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, 20th century, 50s, year 1980, year 1995 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany ...
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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, factual, bad ending, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: resistance, deception, nazism, world war two, bomb, treason, assassination attempt, betrayal, war, courage, nazi germany, plan gone awry ...
Time: year 1944, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, munich germany, tunisia ...
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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, war, military life, battles, sniper, gory, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, patriotism, self sacrifice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, netherlands ...
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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, assassination attempt, airport, sergeant, prisoner, politics, state affairs, government agency, nato ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe, russia, chicago illinois, usa ...
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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, crimes, running from police, crime gone awry, young lovers, dangerous attraction, disorder, theft, stolen money, robbery gone awry, ex convict, bullet wound ...
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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: double agent, behind enemy lines, espionage, romance, secret agents, wartime life, 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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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nazism, holocaust, atrocity, nazi germany, against humanity, military, friendship, danger, guilt, german, resistance, political repression ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, soviet union
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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: danger, workplace situations, crimes, doctors and patients, law enforcement, police, workplace, partners, rescue, power relations, scolding, policeman uniform ...
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, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: soldier, military, school, hospital, anti war, war, innocence lost, military life, leadership, battles, atrocity, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: germany, france, europe
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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, disobey, hopes, farm, summer, horse riding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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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: tense, disturbing, sincere, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: survival, post war, nazism, child as adult, on the road, escapades, siblings relations, against humanity, human nature, society, family relations, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 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: tense, sincere, bleak, compassionate, sexual ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, communism, iron curtain, voyeurism, politics, german, espionage, actress, moral dilemma ...
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: uplifting, emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: war crime, presumed dead, war criminal, anti war, starting over, hidden identity, redemption, human spirit, hopes, writer's life, haunted by the past, disorder ...
Time: 40s, 60s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: germany, europe, new york, usa, israel ...
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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, based on memoir, sexual ...
Plot: gay, self discovery, s&m, lifestyle, fall in love, society, state affairs, nightlife, strong sexual content, political unrest, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1976
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, england, medical school ...
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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, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, family problems, family relations, love and romance, youth, becoming an adult, eccentric family, family in crisis, fall in love, puberty, parent child relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, portugal, europe, brazil
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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, murder, berlin wall, 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, heartbreaking, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, against humanity, friendship, childhood, jewish, nazi germany, nazism, wartime life, young heroes, atrocity, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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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, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: competition, beer, alcohol, ambition, championship, rivalry, underdog, uninhibited rivalry, disorder, buddies, german, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, usa, munich germany, united states
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Saga of Tanya the Evil (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: On the front lines of the war, there is a little girl. Blond hair, blue eyes, and porcelain white skin, she commands her squad with lisping voice. Her name is Tanya Degurechaff. But in reality, she is one of Japan's most elite salarymen, reborn ...
Style: thought provoking, exciting, tense, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: war, military, life & death, death, violence, soldier, magic, redemption, heroes, culture clash, danger, society ...
Time: 1910s
Place: germany, japan, 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, atmospheric, emotional, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, coming out, gay love, homosexuality, forbidden love, lgbt, love affair, gay slur, fall in love, strong sexual content ...
Place: germany
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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, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, against humanity, coming of age, grownups, dishonesty, childhood memory, mother son relationship ...
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, foreigner, immigrants, misfit, romance, alienation, human nature, older woman younger man relationship, german, unlikely friendships, mother son relationship, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, europe, west germany, munich germany
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Downfall (2004)
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: national socialism, bleak, disturbing, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: hitler, nazism, confined, adolf hitler, suicide, third reich, war, paranoia, war crime, traitor, birthday, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, frankfurt germany, munich germany ...
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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: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good, realistic
Plot: disorder, friendship, fish out of water, friends, immigrants, hopes, society, misfit, mexican, migration, beggar, mexican american border ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: unemployment, society, love and romance, immigrants, 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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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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: espionage, cold war, secret agents, state affairs, working undercover, undercover, political intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, military, political unrest, border guard ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 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: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Plot: hotel, workplace intrigue, fall in love, romance, workplace situations, love and romance, couple relations, family in crisis, lifestyle, forbidden love, impossible love, infidelity ...
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: atmospheric, psychological, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: cabaret, unemployment, investigation, clinic, circus, suicide, politics, getting home, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, rise to the top, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, pre world war two, 1920s
Place: germany, europe, sweden, berlin germany
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