German culture movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant german culture movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, bleak and art house films and TV shows about / with german culture, female nudity, family relations, male nudity, murder, german, husband wife relationship, bare breasts, female full frontal nudity and german history plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres shot in Germany, West Germany, Austria and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as german culture: Brecht (2019), Never Look Away (2018), Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984), Derrick (1974), The Golden Glove (2019), Das Andechser Gefühl (1974), Eight Hours are Not a Day (1972), Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977), Scene of the Crime (1970), The Farewell (2000).

List of german culture movies

Brecht (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Austria, Czech Republic
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Bertolt Brecht, a theatre revolutionary, poet of the state, outsider, looks back on his life in 1956, the year of his death, in East Berlin: adolescent provocations in Augsburg during the First World War, early poetic and amorous flights of fancy in ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, humorous ...
Plot: playwright, nazi, german, poet, nazism, world war one, german culture, literature, art, life, female nudity, poem ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 50s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: germany, berlin germany, east germany
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Never Look Away (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, sincere, epic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: painter, art gallery, nazism, artist, father daughter relationship, abortion, world war two, forced abortion, sex scene, pregnancy, nazi, romantic relationship ...
Time: year 1937, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1966 ...
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, germany, west germany ...
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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 924 min.
TV show
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, sincere, atmospheric, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, small town, holocaust, family relations, world war one, village, ancestry, sexuality, village people, german culture, provincial life, change ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: germany, europe
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Derrick (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Derrick was a German TV series produced by Telenova Film und Fernsehproduktion in association with ZDF, ORF and SRG between 1974 and 1998 about Detective Chief Inspector Stephan Derrick and his loyal assistant Inspector Harry Klein, who solve murder ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: murder investigation, police investigation, murder, police detective, police, german culture, partners, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, superior officer, manners ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: munich germany, europe, germany
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Ku'damm 56 – Rebel With a Cause (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Ku’damm 56 is a German television trilogy about the 50s youth generation in the period between the end of World War II and the German Wirtschaftswunder.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: dance school, rock and roll, mother daughter relationship, musician, sister sister relationship, dancing, family relations, lifestyle, overprotective parent, post war germany, family life, mother and daughter ...
Time: 50s, year 1956
Place: germany, berlin germany, west germany, west berlin west germany
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The Golden Glove (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.
Style: macabre, bleak, disturbing, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, mentally unstable, murder of a prostitute, murder, sex crime, misfit, loser, alcoholic, murderer, brutality, loner, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1970
Place: hamburg germany, west germany, northern germany, central europe
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Das Andechser Gefühl (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 68 min.
Story: An anxious teacher (played, as is the lead role in all his films, by the director) sits in a beer garden on the hill of the Andechs monastery. While flies drown in his mug of beer, he confronts a life of failure: the wife he ignored, the child he ...
Plot: beer, stupidity, drunk, death, teacher, hopelessness, couples, desperation, german culture, pretty woman, sexuality, alcohol ...
Place: southern germany
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Eight Hours are Not a Day (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 476 min.
TV show
Story: A sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic look at domestic relationships and labour relationships, with particular focus on skilled worker Jochen and his new girlfriend, Marion.
Style: art house
Plot: factory worker, blue collar, everyday life, working class, solidarity, social problems, german culture, social issues, worker, family relations, labor union, male nudity ...
Place: west germany
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Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Reflected in an artificial and bombastically staged illusory world with Wagnerian compositions, glossy and satirical time references, 19th century German figures and traditions are stripped of their mythology and interpreted by the Germany of 1972.
Style: avant garde
Plot: royal family, lgbt, musician, royalty, king, german culture, brother, homosexuality, culture, nature, conspirator, young man ...
Place: bavaria, germany
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Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK
Duration: 442 min.
Story: Documentary film that examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich, incorporating puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian score into a singular epic vision. The director, who grew up under Nazi tyranny, ruminates on good and evil and the ...
Style: art house, political, experimental, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: world war two, nazi, holocaust, dehumanization, nazi occultism, existentialism, megalomaniac, anti semitism, genocide, social decay, idealism, society ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, east germany, prussia
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Scene of the Crime (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Tatort is a long-running German/Austrian/Swiss, crime television series set in various parts of these countries. The show is broadcast on the channels of ARD in Germany, ORF 2 in Austria and SF1 in Switzerland. The first episode was broadcast on ...
Style: exciting, serious, witty, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, murder, police detective, police, fighting crime, sidekick, police investigation, law enforcement, riddles and clues, police station, police protagonist, police inspector ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, austria
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Germany 09: 13 Short Films About the State of the Nation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Thirteen German directors present short films exploring the state of their country.
Style: anthology
Plot: politics, german politics, german culture, female director
Place: germany, berlin germany
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The Farewell (2000)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A portrait of a single day in the late summer of 1956, toward the end of Bertolt Brecht's life, as he prepares to leave his lakeside home, surrounded by the women who form his extended family.
Plot: writers, art, vacation, male female relationship, influenza, forest, envy, adultery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, roadblock, politics, heart disease ...
Time: 50s
Place: moscow russia, berlin germany, munich germany, london, los angeles
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Silent Night (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1818, when Joseph Mohr is assigned to be the new assistant priest in Oberndorf, a small Austrian town near Salzburg, the young man is full of ideas and ideals. His passion to bring the church closer to the common people sets him on a collision ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christmas, christian, catholic priest, snow, german culture, composer, winter, cold, cold weather, christmas eve, christmas movie, december ...
Place: southern germany
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The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Canada
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Style: disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: punishment, child abuse, sexual abuse, mystery, children, physical appearance, death, small town, cruelty, torture, priest, village ...
Time: year 1914, 1910s, 1920s, pre world war one, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, italy, northern germany
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Satan's Brew (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This fast-paced black comedy by wunderkind director Rainer Werner Fassbinder follows the frantic efforts of a starving and confused writer, Walter Kranz to beg, borrow or steal enough money to survive on, and at the same time make some sense of his ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, humorous, art house, suspense ...
Plot: prostitute, rise to the top, lifestyle, investigation, writer's life, journalism, dark humor, destructive relationship, obsession, prodigy, gender, media satire ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern germany, munich germany
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Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 931 min.
TV show
Story: Berlin Alexanderplatz, originally broadcast in 1980, is a 14-part television film adapted and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder from the Alfred Döblin novel of the same name, and stars Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, ...
Style: art house, captivating, surreal, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lgbt, interwar period, prison, german history, pimp, ex convict, rape, prostitute, cripple, mistress, sexual activity, german ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
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The Miracle of Bern (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the father returns from Russia after eleven years. The second ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: soccer, sport, working class, pow, follow your dream, athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: budapest, europe, west germany, hungary, switzerland ...
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Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: philosophical, psychological, depressing, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, twists and turns, theater, magic realism, schizophrenic, obsession, writer's life, philosophy, mental illness, writers, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city
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The Young Schiller (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: german history, writers, napoleonic wars, disease, new love, competition, poet, theater, female nudity, german culture, theatre milieu
Time: 18th century
Place: germany
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Oi! Warning (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, psychological
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: skinhead, punk, lgbt, punk rock, psychopath, coming out, gang, gender, society, gays and lesbians, misfit, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe
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The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hans is a street fruit peddler and born-loser. His choice of career upsets his bourgeois family, causing him to turn to drinking and violence. After recovering from a debilitating heart attack, his business finally begins to take off. However the ...
Style: art house, gloomy, psychological, sexy, harsh ...
Plot: heart attack, street vendor, family relations, alcohol abuse, adultery, obsession, female nudity, depression, marriage, hospital, eccentricity, dreams ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s
Place: morocco, munich germany, paris france, germany, bavaria
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: political, bleak, harsh, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, anti war, bomb, journalist, prison, idealism, protest, revolutionary, terrorist, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, israel ...
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Heimat II: A Chronicle of a Generation (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK, Spain, Sweden, France, Norway, Finland, Austria, Denmark, Australia
Duration: 532 min.
TV show
Story: The movie consist of 13 separate episodes each handling a period between 1960 and 1970. The length of these periods varies from one day to some years. It tells the story of a group of people in Munich (mostly music and film students). Every episode ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: youth, friendship, music, coming of age, love and romance, buddies, musician's life, artists and showbiz, leaving home, friends, fall in love, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, east germany, west germany, venice ...
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