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 realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, suspense and bleak films and TV shows about / with german culture, female nudity, family relations, german, sex scene, sex, murder, husband wife relationship, male nudity and society plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in Germany, West Germany, Austria and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as german culture: Brecht (2019), Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977), Scene of the Crime (1970), Never Look Away (2018), The Farewell (2000), Silent Night (2012), The White Ribbon (2009), Satan's Brew (1976), Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980), Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984).

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: nazism, world war one, portrait of an artist, playwright, poet, leftist, german culture, nazi, german, literature, poem, life ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, east 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: insanity, artistic creation, youth, puzzle, ambiguity, monarchy, infatuation, loneliness, breaking the fourth wall, cabaret, performer, sunlight ...
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: experimental, contemplative, suspense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: megalomaniac, anti semitism, world war two, idealism, holocaust, social decay, genocide, dehumanization, rise and fall, downfall, unfulfillment, ambition ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, prussia, east germany, bavaria
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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: suspenseful, witty, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime investigation, police, fighting crime, police station, riddles and clues, danger, police investigation, law enforcement, murder, police detective, deadly, police protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, austria
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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, based on true events
Plot: painter, nazism, love, father daughter relationship, ss, third reich, manipulation, pregnant, pregnant woman, portrait painting, childhood memory, truth ...
Time: year 1937, year 1966, 60s, year 1951, year 1948 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, crimea, west germany ...
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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: female director, german culture, german politics
Place: berlin germany, 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: underwear, cold war era, bourgeoisie, nurse, male nudity, secret police, pyromaniac, secretary, pediatrician, checkpoint, playwright, forest ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: london, los angeles, moscow russia, munich germany, berlin germany
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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: catholic priest, christmas, cold weather, german culture, december, cold, winter, snow, hymn, composer, christmas eve, christian
Place: southern germany
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The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, 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 ...
Plot: sexual abuse, children, child abuse, punishment, physical appearance, family secret, domestic violence, death, teacher, cruelty, torture, priest ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
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, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, lifestyle, rise to the top, investigation, journalism, writer's life, destructive relationship, obsession, gender, prodigy, media satire ...
Time: 19th century
Place: munich germany, southern germany
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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: epic, atmospheric, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: youth, friendship, idealism, urban, couple relations, fall in love, city life, introspection, coming of age, musician's life, love and romance, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, venice ...
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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: epic, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: ex convict, pimp, rape, prostitute, destructive relationship, social differences, starting over, redemption, couples, rage, german, failed attempt ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin 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, bleak, sincere, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Plot: village, world war one, world war two, family relations, fascism, generation gap, hypocrisy, german, social relations, living with parents, small town life, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 1960s ...
Place: germany, europe
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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, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: soccer, human spirit, against the odds, athlete's life, follow your dream, contests and competitions, pow, ambition, society, hopes, rivalry, working class ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: germany, switzerland, hungary, europe, budapest ...
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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: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, depressing ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, obsession, theater, actor, director, writer's life, writers, self fulfillment, artists and showbiz, therapist, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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: competition, poet, new love, german culture, female nudity, german history, theater, disease, writers, theatre milieu
Time: 1700s
Place: germany
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Oi! Warning (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: skinhead, subculture, gender, gays and lesbians, society, friends, racism, friendship, violence spree, youth, misfit, gang ...
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: psychological, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, couples, obsession, embezzlement, dishonesty, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s
Place: bavaria, munich germany, germany, morocco, paris france
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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: intellectual, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, robbery, anti war, political unrest, police brutality, journalist, trial, judge, german, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1972, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany, bolivia ...
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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: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder, murder investigation, crime, partners against crime, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, partners, superior officer, manners ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: germany, munich germany, europe
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