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1. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery

82 Metascore

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 64,755 | Gross: $2.22M

2. The Free Will (2006)

Unrated | 163 min | Crime, Drama

A man is released from a mental institution after serving 9 years for multiple rape.

Director: Matthias Glasner | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Sabine Timoteo, André Hennicke, Manfred Zapatka

Votes: 2,999

3. Import Export (2007)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

A nurse from Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Ekateryna Rak, Lidiya Oleksandrivna Savka, Oksana Ivanivna Sklyarenko, Dmytro Andriyovich Gachkov

Votes: 5,191

4. Hotel (2004)

76 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

When Irene gets a job as a hotel maid she soon finds out that the previous girl disappeared in mysterious circumstances.

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Franziska Weisz, Birgit Minichmayr, Marlene Streeruwitz, Peter Strauß

Votes: 1,356

5. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Romance

An almost accidental romance is kindled between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger. They abruptly decide to marry, appalling everyone around them.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann

Votes: 17,199

6. Funny Games (1997)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

Two violent 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.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering

Votes: 59,336

7. Heavy Girls (2012)

77 min | Comedy, Drama

Sven lives with his mother Edeltraut, she suffers from dementia. They share their lives, their flat and even the bed. During the day Sven works at a bank and Daniel looks after his mother. ... See full summary »

Director: Axel Ranisch | Stars: Ruth Bickelhaupt, Heiko Pinkowski, Peter Trabner, Paul Pinkowski

Votes: 212

8. The State I Am In (2000)

106 min | Drama

Clara and Hans are left-wing terrorists who have been sought by police for almost fifteen years. Their increasingly rebellious daughter Jeanne begins to pose a threat to their security when... See full summary »

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Julia Hummer, Barbara Auer, Richy Müller, Bilge Bingul

Votes: 1,887

9. The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974)

45 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Walter Steiner, Werner Herzog

Votes: 2,095

10. Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

67 Metascore

Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.

Director: Michael Schorr | Stars: Horst Krause, Harald Warmbrunn, Karl-Fred Müller, Ursula Schucht

Votes: 3,527 | Gross: $0.59M

11. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 60,200 | Gross: $3.33M

12. Victoria (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

Director: Sebastian Schipper | Stars: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit

Votes: 47,188

13. Vaterlandsverräter (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Once with the Stasi, always with the Stasi? Once you were in the agent controller's grasp you could never escape - that's what they say, anyway. Writer Paul Gratzik was an unofficial ... See full summary »

Director: Annekatrin Hendel | Stars: Paul Gratzik, Sascha Anderson, Renate Biskup, Gabriele Dietze

Votes: 29

14. The Seventh Continent (1989)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Birgit Doll, Dieter Berner, Leni Tanzer, Udo Samel

Votes: 11,926

15. Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

With slicked-down hair and three-piece suits, dependable Herr Raab is a technical draftsman. He gets along with his colleagues although his boss wants him to go beyond technical cleanliness... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Fengler, Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Lilith Ungerer, Kurt Raab, Lilo Pempeit, Franz Maron

Votes: 2,074

16. Das Schloß (1997 TV Movie)

123 min | Drama, Mystery

When a land surveyor arrives at a small snowy village, local authorities refuse to allow him to advance to the nearby castle. Increasingly complicated bureaucratic obstacles arise.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Susanne Lothar, Nikolaus Paryla, André Eisermann

Votes: 2,808

17. Michael (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.

Directors: Markus Schleinzer, Kathrin Resetarits | Stars: Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger, Christine Kain, Ursula Strauss

Votes: 4,243 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Berlin Babylon (2001)

88 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

Berlin after the Wall came down. Observations on radical reconstruction of a city core. Images of the conflict between the thirst for demolition and the hunger for completion.

Director: Hubertus Siegert | Stars: Günter Behnisch, Werner Durth, Helmut Jahn, Josef Paul Kleihues

Votes: 216

19. Achterbahn (2009)

89 min | Documentary

A portrait of an unusual man, a highly emotional family drama and a fascinating crime story all at once.

Director: Peter Dörfler | Stars: Marcel Witte, Norbert Witte, Pia Witte, Sabrina Witte

Votes: 157

20. Christiane F. (1981)

R | 138 min | Biography, Drama

A teen girl in 1970's Berlin becomes addicted to heroin. Everything in her life slowly begins to distort and disappear as she befriends a small crew of junkies and falls in love with a drug-abusing male prostitute.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck, Lothar Chamski

Votes: 20,276

21. The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)

105 min | Drama, Romance

Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. ... See full summary »

Director: Heiner Carow | Stars: Angelica Domröse, Winfried Glatzeder, Heidemarie Wenzel, Fred Delmare

Votes: 954

22. David Wants to Fly (2010)

96 min | Documentary

David Sieveking walks on David Lynchs path into the world of transcendental meditation (TM). He comes across the founder of this worldwide movement, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, to whom the Beatles already pilgrimed.

Director: David Sieveking | Stars: Judith Bourque, Donovan, Raja Emanuel, Raja Felix

Votes: 567

23. Kuhle Wampe or Who Owns the World? (1932)

71 min | Drama

During Great Depression, a family is evicted from their apartment and with no other option they move to a tent camp called Kuhle Wampe.

Director: Slatan Dudow | Stars: Hertha Thiele, Ernst Busch, Martha Wolter, Adolf Fischer

Votes: 605

24. Stroszek (1977)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

In Berlin, an alcoholic man, recently released from prison, joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens Scheitz, Wilhelm von Homburg

Votes: 12,136

25. Wings of Hope (2000 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

Werner Herzog returns to the South American jungle with Juliane Koepcke, the German woman who was the sole survivor of a plane crash there in 1971. They find the remains of the plane and recreate her journey out of the jungle.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Juliane Koepcke, Juan Zaplana Ramirez

Votes: 926

26. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 218,353 | Gross: $11.49M

27. Abbuzze! Der Badesalz Film (1996)

95 min | Comedy

On a Friday evening two men played by the comical duo 'Badesalz' get stuck in an elevator of a skyscraper. As there is no hope of being rescued during the weekend they try to divert ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Willaert | Stars: Gerd Knebel, Henni Nachtsheim, Martin Armknecht, Birgit Böttcher

Votes: 794

28. Handicapped Future (1971 TV Movie)

42 min | Documentary

Illuminating look at the way physically disabled people were dealt with in West Germany in the late 60's / early 70's.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Rolf Illig, Werner Herzog, Adolf Ratzka

Votes: 307

29. Oliver Kahn und die Dinge des Lebens (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Marin Martschewski | Star: Oliver Kahn

Votes: 34

30. Trainer! (2013 TV Movie)

138 min | Documentary, Sport

Sports documentary that shows the life of three young German soccer managers during a professional season.

Director: Aljoscha Pause | Stars: Rachid Azzouzi, Fabian Boll, Michael Born, Marius Ebbers

Votes: 435

31. The Dark Glow of the Mountains (1985 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

Werner Herzog follows mountaineers Hans Kammerlander and Reinhold Messner during their expedition into climbing the Gasherbrum mountains, which has some of the most difficult peaks to be ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Reinhold Messner, Hans Kammerlander, Werner Herzog

Votes: 737

32. Mädchen in Uniform (1931)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Romance

At an all-girls boarding school, Manuela falls in love with a teacher, to terrific consequences.

Directors: Leontine Sagan, Carl Froelich | Stars: Dorothea Wieck, Hertha Thiele, Emilia Unda, Hedy Krilla

Votes: 2,212

34. Babylon Berlin (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.

Stars: Volker Bruch, Liv Lisa Fries, Leonie Benesch, Christian Friedel

Votes: 13,388

35. Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people, this film shows how the deaf and blind... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Fini Straubinger, M. Baaske, Elsa Fehrer, Heinrich Fleischmann

Votes: 2,319



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