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, suspenseful, thought provoking and unusual plot structure films and TV shows about / with german, runaway, friendship, death, storytelling, world war two, catastrophe, culture clash, dialogue and nazi plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres shot in Germany, USA, UK and other countries.
germany movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as germany: Victoria (2015), The Book Thief (2013), Generation War (2013), The Reader (2008), Frantz (2016), Pagan Peak (2018), Valkyrie (2008), Downfall (2004), Monster (2004), Labyrinth of Lies (2014).

List of movies set in germany

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, tense, realistic, atmospheric, meditative ...
Plot: bank robbery, heist, running from police, crimes, gangsters, drug use, male nudity, crime gone awry, bullet wound, death of friend, theft, heist gone wrong ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany, spain
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick
Plot: world war two, holocaust, jewish, nazi, adoption, war, childhood, nazi germany, human spirit, life is a bitch, against humanity, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 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: world war two, nazism, military, holocaust, nazi germany, against humanity, soldier, atrocity, guilt, german, friendship, wehrmacht ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, ussr
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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: melancholic, sexy, emotional, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, age difference, first love, older woman younger man sex, sex, coming of age, sexual relations, nazi, sexuality, older woman teenage boy sex, secret, world war two ...
Time: year 1988, year 1958, year 1980, post world war two, year 1966 ...
Place: germany, israel, west berlin west germany, hamburg germany, berlin germany ...
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Frantz (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, captivating, inspirational ...
Plot: world war one, french soldier, grave, german soldier, post war, soldier, letter, death of loved one, sadness, casualty of war, guilty conscience, violinist ...
Time: post world war one, year 1919, 1910s, year 1918
Place: germany, paris france, france
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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, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, society, violence, abduction, murderer, snow, death, brutality, german, ritual ...
Place: germany, alps, austria
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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: factual, tense, suspenseful, bad ending, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, nazism, war, nazi germany, hitler, conspiracy, german officer, wehrmacht, politics, espionage, military ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, africa, poland, europe ...
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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: psychological, bleak, disturbing, harsh, intense ...
Plot: world war two, hitler, suicide, war, nazi, nazism, third reich, holocaust, national socialism, ss, loyalty, downfall ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, year 1942
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, poland, prague ...
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Monster (2004)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: psychological, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: doctor, mastermind, moral dilemma, murder, false accusation, guilt, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, track down, police detective, choice, society ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 70s ...
Place: germany, europe, czech republic
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Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, nazi, lawyer, nazi war criminal, investigation, prosecutor, fighting the system, idealism, genocide, justice, world war two, ex nazi ...
Time: post world war two, 20th century, year 1963, year 1958, 50s
Place: germany, frankfurt germany, west germany, berlin germany
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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, serious, tense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, friendship, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, island, promise, little girl, life is a bitch, friends, overdose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (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, sad, heartbreaking, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, childhood, nazi, war, friendship, nazism, against humanity, gas chamber, boy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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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: touching, emotional, intellectual, lyrical, psychological ...
Plot: tragic event, immigrants, lesbian, prostitute, student, loss of daughter, heaven and hell, multiple storylines, rebelliousness, coincidence, prison, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, turkey, hamburg germany, europe, istanbul turkey ...
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Europa (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American, Leopold Kessler, goes to post-war Germany in 1945 to work as a railroad conductor for the Zentropa Rail Line instead of going into the Army because he feels its a more valuable thing to do for the state of the world. He meets Katharina ...
Style: surreal, bleak, gloomy, psychological, art house ...
Plot: train, world war two, terrorism, assassination, betrayal, idealism, against humanity, misfit, nazi, railway, suicide, employee ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, munich germany, europe, frankfurt germany
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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: funny, entertaining, humorous, not serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher, high school life, high school, teachers and students, fish out of water, school, robbery, romance, cons and scams, crimes, love story, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s, 18th century
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: factual, clever, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: nazi, world war two, conspiracy, nazi occupation, assassination, third reich, betrayal, torture, fascist, ss, friendship between men, gestapo ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1938, year 1942
Place: prague, germany, central europe, england, israel ...
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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: gloomy, tense, sincere, sexual, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, spy, stasi, communism, espionage, iron curtain, voyeurism, berlin wall, politics, german, interrogation ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, 90s
Place: east germany, germany, berlin germany, europe, east berlin ...
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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, bleak, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: survival, world war two, nazi, nazism, coming of age, youth, hitler, jewish, war, children, child as adult, children in wartime ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1945
Place: germany, australia, poland, berlin germany, hamburg germany ...
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Lose Your Head (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lose Your Head is a psycho thriller about a Spanish party tourist who gets lost in Berlin. The film is inspired by the true story of a young Portuguese man who disappeared some years ago after a night at Berghain.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: gay, missing person, mistaken identity, gay sex, drugs, gay interest, male nudity, gay lead character, gender, chase, lgbt, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: 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: epic, suspenseful, captivating, heroic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, military, combat, soldier, paratrooper, battles, warrior, sniper, military life, american soldier, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, belgium, austria, paris france ...
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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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, conspiracy, hitman, investigation, soldier, sergeant, prisoner, airport, spy, cold war, politics, government agency ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, chicago illinois, washington d.c., berlin germany, europe ...
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Swing Kids (1993)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi's begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: world war two, nazi, dancing, coming of age, anti semitism, fighting the system, brainwashing, idealism, against the rules, rebelliousness, german, friends ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, usa, new york, europe ...
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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, sentimental, suspense, melancholic, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, espionage, double agent, wartime life, behind enemy lines, romance, spy, wartime, secret agents, working undercover, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, new york, usa, europe
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Windstorm (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, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: horse, horse riding, youth, animal training, teenage life, self discovery, horse ranch, teenage girl, stallion, farm, hopes, disobey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Hamburg Dockland (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Shows the interaction between Hamburg police officers and paramedics.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: police, scolding, doctors and patients, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, workplace, power relations, partners, rescue, german, con artists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, hamburg germany
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Jack (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Although he is only ten years old, Jack is responsible for himself and his little brother Manuel and this fills him with pride. Their single mother works during the day and often goes out at night. There’s no father in sight. One day, Manuel burns ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: boy, parents and children, young heroes, teenage life, child as adult, youth, self discovery, life turned upside down, family relations, coming of age, journey, child care ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Deutschland 83 (2015)
Genre: Drama, 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: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: cold war, stasi, espionage, spy, border guard, political intrigue, rivalry, undercover, state affairs, military, secret police, double agent ...
Time: year 1983, 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, west berlin west germany, german democratic republic, west germany
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The Great Escape (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners ...
Style: epic, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: prison, world war two, prison escape, war, pow, nazi, escape, military, freedom, soldier, capture, escape attempt ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, alps, switzerland
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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: art house, atmospheric, stylized, emotional, serious ...
Plot: racism, older woman younger man relationship, loneliness, foreigner, female nudity, culture clash, romance, immigrants, working class, misfit, friendship, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, west germany, munich germany, europe ...
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Alice in the Cities (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: German journalist Philip Winter has a case of writer’s block when trying to write an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and while trying to book a flight, encounters a German woman and her nine year old daughter ...
Style: road movie, art house, surreal, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: airport, stranger, single mother, journalist, on the road, little girl, road trip, child abandonment, travel, swimming, strong female character, children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, amsterdam, west germany, tokyo, japan ...
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