Best Austrian Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Austrian Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: realistic, serious, suspense, sincere, suspenseful and tense. Plot: death, violence, murder, storytelling, photograph, culture clash, female nudity, catastrophe, society and couples. Genre: Drama, Thriller and Crime. Country: Austria, Germany and USA.
Best Austrian Movies
Best Austrian Movies
TOP Movies: Spectre (2015), The Dark Valley (2014), Before Sunrise (1995), The Piano Teacher (2001), Goodnight Mommy (2014), Funny Games (1997), Revanche (2008), Brothers of the Wind (2015), Glossary of Broken Dreams (2018), North Face (2008), Amour (2012), 7500 (2019), Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013), Michael (2011), The Dark (2018), Downfall (2004), Breathing (2011), The Counterfeiters (2007), Life Eternal (2015), Hanna's War (1988).

List of Best Movies

Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: suspense, sexy, exciting, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, spy, espionage, secret society, secret service, secret agents, kidnapping, terrorism, brutality, chase, car chase, british secret service ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, london, italy, north africa, big ben london ...
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Style: breathtaking, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, cia agent, mission, conspiracy, rogue agent, tough guy, cia, secret agents, adventure, terrorism, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, austria, vienna, europe, morocco ...
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The Dark Valley (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Through a hidden path a lone rider reaches a little town high up in the Alpes. Nobody knows where the stranger comes from, nor what he wants there. But everyone knows that they don't want him to stay.
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: winter, village, vengeance, mysterious character, haunted by the past, crimes, rivalry, isolation, under the surface, snow, tough heroes, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: alps, europe
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Before Sunrise (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Austria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On his way to Vienna, American Jesse meets Céline, a student returning to Paris. After long conversations forge a surprising connection between them, Jesse convinces Celine to get off the train with him in Vienna. Since his flight to the U.S. ...
Style: philosophical, emotional, sexy, thought provoking, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: chance meeting, destiny, tourist, romance, fall in love, train, relationships, french, coincidence, love, teenage girl, one night stand ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: vienna, austria, paris france, europe, madrid ...
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The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
Style: sexual, psychological, disturbing, sexy, bleak ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, bdsm, age difference, sexual relations, masochism, desire, teacher student sex, older woman younger man sex, pianist, rape, overbearing parent, perversion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vienna, paris france, austria, europe
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Goodnight Mommy (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the heat of the summer lays a lonesome house in the countryside where nine year old twin brothers await their mother’s return. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before and the children start to doubt whether ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, mental illness, brother brother relationship, divorce, twins, boy, punishment, isolation, domineering mother, killer child, countryside, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, central europe
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Funny Games (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: sadism, serial killer, torture, torment, home invasion, bad guy wins, violence, family in danger, psychopath, egg, kidnapping, lake ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
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Revanche (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, redemption, obsession, countryside, criminal's revenge, character study, culture clash, robbery, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, austria, vienna
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Brothers of the Wind (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The way of the eagle is to raise two chicks. The stronger is destined always to throw the weaker from the nest. Man also has his ways, often to hurt those closest to him. Lukas suffers at the hands of a father who has withdrawn since the loss of ...
Style: touching, sincere, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: eagle, human animal relationship, animals, father son relationship, child in peril, freedom, free spirited, free spirit, adventure, friendship, help, wild animal ...
Time: 60s
Place: alps
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Glossary of Broken Dreams (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, History, Music
Country: Austria, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Puppets! Pixels! Anime! Live action! Stock footage! Lumpennerd Johannes Grenzfurthner gives an ideotaining cinematic revue about important political concepts. Everyone is talking about freedom! Privacy! Identity! Resistance! The Market! The Left! ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, humorous, psychological, tense ...
Plot: rivalry, society, resistance, internet, capitalism, propaganda, disorder, culture clash, privacy invasion, self fulfillment, surrealism, democracy ...
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North Face (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: North Face tells the story of two German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser and their attempt to scale the deadly North Face of the Eiger.
Style: serious, exciting, touching, captivating, breathtaking ...
Plot: climbing, mountain climbing, mountaineer, survival, adventurer, mountain, wehrmacht, rivalry, forces of nature, man versus nature, disaster, male female relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, alps, swiss alps, germany, bavaria
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Amour (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Style: philosophical, sincere, emotional, sad, compassionate ...
Plot: elderly, death, aging, elderly lovers, love, husband wife relationship, life philosophy, illness, old love, family relations, life & death, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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7500 (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When terrorists try to seize control of a Berlin-Paris flight, a soft-spoken young American co-pilot struggles to save the lives of the passengers and crew while forging a surprising connection with one of the hijackers.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pilot, terrorism, hijacking, airplane, flying, violence, flight attendant, empathy, murder, airplane trip, save the day, terrorist group ...
Place: berlin germany
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Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A series of snapshots from the life of a fictional actress named Shirley serves to weave together thirteen paintings by Edward Hopper (e.g. "Office at Night", "Western Motel", "Usherette", "A Woman in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, experimental, stylized ...
Plot: relationship vs career, idealism, couple relations, ambition, workplace, hopes, americana, society, couples, repression, actor's life, postmodernism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: usa
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Michael (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Although to the outside world he seems like the a perfectly normal insurance broker, Michael secretly keeps a 10-year-old boy, Wolfgang locked in a room in his soundproof basement.
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: pedophilia, pedophile, child rape, child abuse, child molestation, life is a bitch, boy, kidnapping, isolation, basement, sexual abuse, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, central europe
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The Dark (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Austria, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A murderous, flesh-eating undead young girl haunting the remote stretch of woods where she was murdered decades earlier, discovers a kidnapped and abused boy hiding in the trunk of one of her victim’s cars. Her decision to let the boy live throws ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, atmospheric, weird
Plot: zombie, blind character, forest, friendship, girl, uncover truth, fear, loneliness, mystery, suicide, small town, desperation ...
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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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Breathing (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A 19-year-old is coming out of prison and trying to build a new life but he can't deal with his guilt.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy
Plot: teenage boy, prison life, guilt, youth, going straight, starting over, self discovery, redemption, haunted by the past, juvenile delinquency, society, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: harsh, tense, brutal, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazi, concentration camp, world war two, counterfeit money, jewish, war, survival, german, forgery, counterfeiter, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, post world war two, year 1945 ...
Place: europe, poland, germany, berlin germany, canada ...
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Life Eternal (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Austria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A thriller crime comedy directed by Wolfgang Murnberger.
Style: suspense, tense, humorous, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: group of friends, murder investigation, pills, police, murder, amnesia, saving a life, haunted by the past, father daughter relationship, neighbor neighbor relationship, chase, evidence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: austria
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Hanna's War (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Hanna's War is the true story of Hanna Senesh, a Hungarian-Jewish WW2 resistance fighter, who would become Israel's "Joan of Arc". As a young person, she fled Nazi-occupied Hungary for Palestine, where she was recruited and ...
Style: political, emotional, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, rescue, wartime life, religions or cults, against the odds, espionage, military, misfit, war, against humanity, life is a bitch ...
Place: israel, middle east, hungary
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The Bone Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Set in a sleepy Austrian mountain village, ex-detective Simon Brenner has grown weary of his job repossessing cars and embarks on an extended getaway to the countryside. But before long he becomes embroiled in the convoluted world of the locals of a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: murder, investigation, snow, cannibalism, private detective, dark humor, law enforcement, cons and scams, restaurant, murder investigation, transsexual, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, alps, europe
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Dog Days (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker, a private detective on the run for some car vandals, a couple with a serious marriage problem and an old man, whose wife ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, sexy, sexual, art house ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexual perversion, sexual relations, longing, suburbs, couple relations, couples, heat wave, stripper, erection, husband wife relationship, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vienna, austria
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The Seventh Continent (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Chronicles three years of a middle class family seemingly caught up in their daily routines, only troubled by minor incidents. Behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence however, they are actually planning something sinister.
Style: disturbing, art house, depressing, dark, macabre ...
Plot: alienation, midlife crisis, destruction, postmodernism, animal abuse, mental disorder, existentialism, school, dysfunctional family, family relations, fish, mass suicide ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, year 1988
Place: europe, australia, austria
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Museum Hours (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: At the Kunsthistorisches Art Museum in Vienna, a museum guard and a visiting out-of-towner find refuge in life, art, and each other, in Jem Cohen’s painterly rumination on how art influences and echoes contemporary society.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: art, friendship, tour guide, museum, postmodernism, city life, painter, security guard, railway, art history, anarchist, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, vienna
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The Secret of Kells (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Belgium, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden's book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that ...
Style: stylized, fairy tale, exciting, serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, legends and myths, fairy, monastery, magic, forest, heroic mission, self discovery, nature, celtic, art ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: ireland, europe
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Great Freedom (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies does not mean freedom for everyone. Hans Hoffmann is repeatedly imprisoned under Paragraph 175, which criminalizes homosexuality. Nevertheless, over the decades, he continues his quest for freedom and ...
Style: unusual plot structure, psychological, talky, emotional, touching ...
Plot: gay, prison, lgbt, holocaust survivor, prison life, love, gay sex, homosexuality, lgbtq, prisoner, flirting, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, year 1968, year 1945, year 1957 ...
Place: australia, west germany
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Silentium (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Silentium is a 2004 Austrian film based on a novel by Wolf Haas.
Style: cynical, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, catholic priest, crimes, clergy, widow, pervert, society, convent, mystery, cannabis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Thank You for Bombing (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Austria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Thank you for Bombing accompanies three correspondents to their working place in conflict areas and gives an insight into their daily routine aside from cameras and satellite phones - somewhere between bombing alarm, laundry and Bach flower therapy.
Plot: military, journalism, media, reporter, war correspondent, sexism, female nudity, man hits a woman, barefoot woman, female director
Place: afghanistan
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Lillian (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Stranded in New York as a porn actress, Lillian decides to return to her homeland, Russia, on foot. She resolutely sets out on the long journey. A road movie that goes straight across the USA into the cold of Alaska. The chronicle of a slow ...
Style: road movie, tense, captivating, exciting, touching
Plot: journey, tourist, female protagonist, mountain, map, sea, emigrant, menstruation, girl, scarecrow, native american, heat wave ...
Place: iowa, usa, nebraska, new york, mississippi
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