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1. Soul Kitchen (2009)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Pheline Roggan, Anna Bederke

Votes: 34,209 | Gross: $0.27M

2. The Counterfeiters (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, War

78 Metascore

The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach

Votes: 41,237 | Gross: $5.48M

3. Schlussmacher (2013)

110 min | Comedy

An employee at a professional separation agency, a business that helps couples break up, Paul tries to tackle the problems that come with Toto, the boyfriend of a customer, while he has his own thinking to do about love and relationships.

Directors: Matthias Schweighöfer, Torsten Künstler | Stars: Sascha Alexander, Ariane Pochon, Martin Neuhaus, Isabel Schosnig

Votes: 3,372

4. Four Against the Bank (2016)

96 min | Comedy, Crime

Four men, betrayed by the bank, unite to take revenge.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Til Schweiger, Matthias Schweighöfer, Jan Josef Liefers, Michael Herbig

Votes: 2,233

5. Atomised (2006)

113 min | Drama, Romance

Based on Michel Houellebecq's controversial novel, this movie focuses on Michael and Bruno, two very different half-brothers and their disturbed sexuality. After a chaotic childhood with a ... See full summary »

Director: Oskar Roehler | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Ulmen, Franka Potente, Martina Gedeck

Votes: 7,635

6. Der Mann aus dem Eis (2017)

96 min | Drama

52 Metascore

The Ötztal Alps, more than 5300 years ago. A Neolithic clan has settled near a creek. It is their leader Kelab's responsibility to be the keeper of the group's holy shrine Tineka. While Kelab is hunting, the settlement is attacked.

Director: Felix Randau | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, André Hennicke, Susanne Wuest, Sabin Tambrea

Votes: 998 | Gross: $0.00M

7. Manta, Manta (1991)

91 min | Comedy

Proud German owners of Opel Manta's race the streets against VW's and Mercedes. They decide to set up a real race with lots of money involved.

Director: Wolfgang Büld | Stars: Til Schweiger, Tina Ruland, Stefan Gebelhoff, Lena Sabine Berg

Votes: 4,013

8. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Votes: 180,452 | Gross: $7.27M

9. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 96,168

10. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

76 Metascore

A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 33,848 | Gross: $0.48M

11. Vaterfreuden (2014)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

Felix enjoys his single life to the fullest, but a ferret bites him, sterilizing him in the process. He tries everything in his power to find the soon-to-be mother of his only child, the result of his first and last sperm donation.

Directors: Matthias Schweighöfer, Torsten Künstler | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Isabell Polak, Friedrich Mücke, Tom Beck

Votes: 2,337

12. Chiko (2008)

92 min | Crime, Drama

Loyalty between two friends is stretched to its limit by one's deception.

Director: Özgür Yildirim | Stars: Denis Moschitto, Moritz Bleibtreu, Volkan Özcan, Reyhan Sahin

Votes: 3,496

13. The Experiment (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Wotan Wilke Möhring

Votes: 87,603 | Gross: $0.14M

14. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 309,789 | Gross: $5.51M

15. Russendisko (2012)

100 min | Comedy

Russendisko is the story of Wladimir, Andrej and Mischa. Three young Russian friends, who move from Moscow to Berlin in a lucky wave of emigration right after the fall of the Berlin wall. ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Ziegenbalg | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Friedrich Mücke, Christian Friedel, Peri Baumeister

Votes: 1,640

16. Hot Dog (I) (2018)

100 min | Action, Comedy

A pair of Tactical Units Police Officers from different walks of life come together to rescue an ambassador's daughter.

Director: Torsten Künstler | Stars: Til Schweiger, Matthias Schweighöfer, Anne Schäfer, Lisa Tomaschewsky

Votes: 1,034

17. Kokowääh (2011)

123 min | Comedy

Henry is a handsome screenwriter who is trying to win the heart of the woman he truly loves. His plans are interrupted when he finds Magdalena, a little girl at his house.

Director: Til Schweiger | Stars: Numan Acar, Meret Becker, Gode Benedix, Anne-Sophie Briest

Votes: 8,748

18. Kokowääh 2 (2013)

122 min | Comedy

Henry,his daughter Magda,his girlfriend Katharina and their newborn son live together happily,but everything starts to change when Katherina decides to live separately for a while.

Directors: Til Schweiger, Torsten Künstler | Stars: Arthur Abraham, Andreas Adam, Sascha Alexander, Loyd Bateman

Votes: 3,509

19. Suck Me Shakespeer (2013)

119 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Bora Dagtekin | Stars: Elyas M'Barek, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann, Jana Pallaske

Votes: 24,806

20. Suck Me Shakespeer 2 (2015)

115 min | Comedy

Mr. Müller and his class are taking a school trip to Thailand to strengthen the reputation of their school.

Director: Bora Dagtekin | Stars: Elyas M'Barek, Jella Haase, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann

Votes: 10,377

21. Naked Among Wolves (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, War

As WWII comes to an end, a group of Buchenwald's emaciated prisoners risk their lives for the safety of the camp's youngest inmate: a four-year-old Auschwitz-born Jewish prisoner. Is there a future for the Buchenwald boy?

Director: Philipp Kadelbach | Stars: Florian Stetter, Peter Schneider, Sylvester Groth, Sabin Tambrea

Votes: 3,404

22. The Manny (2015)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

Young industrialist Clemens Klina doesn't have time for his children and accidentally hires a man who actually came to him, seeking revenge, as a nanny for them.

Directors: Matthias Schweighöfer, Torsten Künstler | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Milan Peschel, Paula Hartmann, Arved Friese

Votes: 1,729

23. Rabbit Without Ears (2007)

116 min | Comedy, Romance

Rainbow press reporter Ludo is sentenced to 8 months, but is released on probation. But he has to work 300 hours for a local daycare center and meets Anna who has unfinished business with him.

Director: Til Schweiger | Stars: Til Schweiger, Nora Tschirner, Matthias Schweighöfer, Alwara Höfels

Votes: 16,401

24. Rabbit Without Ears 2 (2009)

124 min | Comedy, Romance

Ludo Decker and Anna Gotzlowski have been living together for two years. Everyday routine has set in, with Ludo neglecting his household responsibilities much to Anna's dislike, while he is... See full summary »

Director: Til Schweiger | Stars: Tom Beck, Annika Blendl, Yvonne Catterfeld, Ken Duken

Votes: 7,348

25. The Edukators (2004)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

Director: Hans Weingartner | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stipe Erceg, Burghart Klaußner

Votes: 29,680 | Gross: $0.18M

26. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

Votes: 130,316 | Gross: $4.06M

27. The Red Baron (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

German biopic loosely based on the World War I fighter ace Manfred Von Richthofen, nicknamed the Red Baron by friend and foe alike.

Director: Nikolai Müllerschön | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Lena Headey, Til Schweiger, Joseph Fiennes

Votes: 11,153 | Gross: $0.04M

28. Lammbock (2001)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

Stefan and Kai have good going business, self-grown cannabis screened as pizza delivering service. For now they only have to deal with aphids.

Director: Christian Zübert | Stars: Lucas Gregorowicz, Moritz Bleibtreu, Marie Zielcke, Julian Weigend

Votes: 10,234

29. Lommbock (2017)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy

Sequel to Lammbock. Stefan and Kai meet again after years. Stefan became a successful lawyer in Dubai while Kai is stuck in their home town. Kai has relationship issues and is trying hard ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Zübert | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Dar Salim, Thomas Binder, Daniela Eck

Votes: 2,496

30. In July (2000)

99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

71 Metascore

A young, insecure teacher embarks on a journey through Europe to Turkey, where he wants to see a woman again whom he believes to be his fate.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christiane Paul, Mehmet Kurtulus, Idil Üner

Votes: 19,666

31. Head-On (2004)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Güven Kiraç, Zarah Jane McKenzie

Votes: 47,684

32. Kebab Connection (2004)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

In Hamburg, Ibrahim "Ibo" Secmez, of Turkish descent, wants to direct the first German kung-fu movie. For now, he makes commercials for his uncle's kebab restaurant. Titzie, an aspiring ... See full summary »

Director: Anno Saul | Stars: Denis Moschitto, Nora Tschirner, Emanuel Bettencourt, Numan Acar

Votes: 4,745

33. Maybe... Maybe Not (1994)

R | 93 min | Comedy

Thrown out by his girlfriend from her apartment, Axel lives for a while with Norbert, a gay man he met some days before.

Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Til Schweiger, Katja Riemann, Joachim Król, Rufus Beck

Votes: 5,520 | Gross: $0.37M

34. Woman in Love (2011)

108 min | Comedy

An actor's career takes a "Tootsie"-like turn when he lets himself be cast as a woman in a movie.

Director: Detlev Buck | Stars: Alexandra Maria Lara, Jenny Moore, Dejan Bucin, Gerd Pape

Votes: 3,339

35. Schutzengel (2012)

130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A troubled veteran from the war in Afghanistan works to protect an orphaned teenager who witnessed a murder from the killer's henchmen.

Director: Til Schweiger | Stars: Numan Acar, Volker Albers, Loyd Bateman, Gode Benedix

Votes: 3,715

36. Revanche (2008)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable.

Director: Götz Spielmann | Stars: Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Andreas Lust, Ursula Strauss

Votes: 13,005

37. Not My Day (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Bank teller Till Reiners' life is torn out of a rut by a series of offbeat coincidences, which ultimately lead him to find himself and realize: His life isn't so bad after all...

Director: Peter Thorwarth | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Axel Stein, Jasmin Gerat, Anna Maria Mühe

Votes: 3,972

38. Weinberg (2015– )

53 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A man wakes up, disorientated, in a vineyard in the German Ahr area. Above him, he sees a dead woman in the vines. When he returns to the spot after alerting the people in the village, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Friedrich Mücke, Gudrun Landgrebe, Antje Traue, Arved Birnbaum

Votes: 504

39. 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, Peter Kurth

Votes: 12,246

40. Parfum (2018– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Thriller

When a singer is found murdered, with her scent glands excised from her body, detectives probe a group of friends who attended boarding school with her.

Stars: Friederike Becht, Natalia Belitski, Oskar Belton, Leon Lukas Blaschke

Votes: 5,393

41. Generation War (2013)

TV-MA | 270 min | Action, Drama, History

57 Metascore

Five friends go out to war and promise each other to be back for Christmas.

Stars: Volker Bruch, Tom Schilling, Katharina Schüttler, Miriam Stein

Votes: 22,325 | Gross: $0.09M

42. Das Boot (2018– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, War

An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama.

Stars: Vicky Krieps, Tom Wlaschiha, Thierry Frémont, August Wittgenstein

Votes: 3,479

43. Der Pass (2018– )

43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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, ... See full summary »

Stars: Julia Jentsch, Nicholas Ofczarek, Franz Hartwig, Hanno Koffler

Votes: 1,470



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