German Films after 1945by quietgiant2 | created - 17 Jul 2017 | updated - 20 hours ago | Public
RELATED LISTS German Films: Early classics https://www.imdb.com/list/ls077112994/ 15 movies of Karl Valentin http://www.imdb.com/list/ls000357224/ UFA Pictures (1933-1945) http://www.imdb.com/list/ls000033422/
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1. Peter Voss, der Millionendieb (1946)
91 min | Comedy, Crime
A rich girl, about to become of age, decides to withdraw all her money from a bank. The sum is much larger than the bank can afford, at that particular time, so Peter Voss, a bank employee,... See full summary »
3. Murderers Among Us (1946)
85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
After returning from a concentration camp, Susanne finds an ex-soldier living in her apartment. Together the two try to move past their experiences during WWII.
5. Morituri (1948)
88 min | Drama, War
As the end of the Second World War approaches and the Soviet Red Army is advancing, a group of concentration camp inmates is helped to escape by a Polish doctor. They hide in a wood where ... See full summary »
8. The Angel with the Trumpet (1948)
138 min | Drama, History
A long time-span of Austrian history (from the late 19th century to the years after world war II) is reflected in the ups and downs of a family of piano-makers in Vienna.
9. The Marriage of Figaro (1949)
95 min | Musical, Romance
Shortly after WWII, the DEFA Studios produced a series of operas and operettas which belonged to the classical German musical heritage. This enchanting film, the very first opera production... See full summary »
10. Love' 47 (1949)
118 min | Drama, Romance
A young man and a woman about to commit suicide by jumping into a river, recount to each other their experiences of the Second World War and the struggles of the immediate post-war situation.
13. Heart of Stone (1950)
106 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance
Peter Munk, a poor charcoal burner, lives with his mother in The Black Forest. Poverty prevents him from marrying Lisbeth, the girl he loves. When he comes across the Little Glass Man, the ... See full summary »
14. Der Verlorene (1951)
98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
German scientist murders his fiancée during World War II when he learns that she has been selling the results of his secret research to the enemy.
16. Man of Straw (1951)
109 min | Comedy, Drama
Diederich Heßling is scared of everything and everyone. But as he grows up, he comes to realize that he has to offer his services to the powers-that-be if he wants to wield power himself. ... See full summary »
17. Emil und die Detektive (1954)
90 min | Adventure, Family
Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.
18. Desires (1952)
97 min | Drama
During the Salzburg Festival a drug-addicted ballerina tries everything to get some morphine in her hands. She put her moves on a young pharmacist, Hans Falkner (O.W. Fischer) and almost ... See full summary »
20. A Love Story (1954)
97 min | Drama, Romance
During a New Year's Eve ball, Jost von Fredersdorff a Prussian cavalry officer falls in love Lili, the lover of his superior. When they decide to get married, their plans are opposed by ... See full summary »
22. Ludwig II: Glanz und Ende eines Königs (1955)
115 min | Biography, Drama, History
King Ludwig II of Bavaria is frustrated, having to accept parliament's will to join Bismarck, rather he his cultured Habsburg friends, in wars. His love-life being as fruitless, he seeks ... See full summary »
23. Sons, Mothers and a General (1955)
110 min | Drama, War
As Germany's fortunes in the latter part of World War II wane, several young boys, in their enthusiasm to do something "for the fatherland", volunteer to fight with the German army in the ... See full summary »
24. The Devil's General (1955)
117 min | Drama, War
1941, the Third Reich seems to be winning the war. Luftwaffe (air force) general Harry Harras enjoys the good life as highly respected technician and Berlin ministry/ HQ official. However ... See full summary »
25. Sky Without Stars (1955)
105 min | Romance, Drama
A border police officer helps a woman cross between West and East Germany with her son. Despite being increasingly united by love, the distance between them increases as border security tightens.
27. The Captain from Köpenick (1956)
93 min | Comedy, Drama
A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He wants to have a pass to get a job and start anew, but without a job ... See full summary »
29. Ich suche dich (1956)
95 min | Drama
The young, religious Dr. Francoise Maurer comes from Alsace in "Good Hope" Sanatorium and plans after a short time to leave the sanatorium and go to Indochina to help out in a hospital for the poorest ones.
30. Ballerina (1956)
95 min | Drama, Music
Kostja has created a ballet "The Bolero" (Ravel) for the famous ballet dancer Bettina, who is in love with him. But when Bettina gets polio, and lovely Irene should be her substitute,she is desperate. Will she ever dance and love again?
33. The Singing Ringing Tree (1957)
74 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A brave prince wants to win the heart of a stubborn princess by finding the singing, ringing tree for her. He finally locates it in the magical realm of an evil dwarf who offers him a deal:... See full summary »
34. It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958)
97 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama
Having doubts about the guilt of the obvious suspect in the murder of an eight year old girl, a police detective decides to investigate the case on his own.
35. Arms and the Man (1958)
96 min | Comedy, Romance
1865: Swiss captain Bluntschli fights as mercenary in the war between Bulgaria and Serbia. When his group's attacked by a few Bulgarian troopers, he learns that he's got the wrong ... See full summary »
38. The Good Soldier Schweik (1960)
98 min | Comedy, Drama, War
During World War I, Schweik (played by Heinz Rühmann) is drafted into the Austro-Hungarian Army as soldier, where he is assigned to be an assistent to Lt. Lukas.
39. The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)
103 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
In 1960s Germany, criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse uses hypnotized victims and the surveillance equipment of a Nazi-era bugged hotel to steal nuclear technology from a visiting American industrialist.
40. A Glass of Water (1960)
81 min | Comedy, History, Musical
London, early 18th century: Queen Anne, the last of the House of Stuart, is a weak ruler. She is committed to peace in the War of Spanish Succession. The Duchess of Marlborough, whose ... See full summary »
43. Black Gravel (1961)
113 min | Drama
The story takes place in postwar Germany, following Germany's loss in World War II. For years, people struggled with shortages of everything, housing, water, food, clothing.
45. Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt (1965)
164 min | Drama, Romance, War
Two 17-year-olds, Werner Holt and Gilbert Wolzow, are pulled out of school and into Hitler's army. Gilbert becomes a fanatical soldier, but at the front Werner begins to understand the ... See full summary »
48. Young Törless (1966)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama
At a boarding school in the pre-war Austro-Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates, Basini, who has been caught stealing money from one of the two. The ... See full summary »
49. Spur der Steine (1966)
139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance