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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 402,339 | Gross: $206.46M

2. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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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: 314,711 | Gross: $5.51M

3. National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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47 Metascore

The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively

Votes: 54,629 | Gross: $49.40M

4. Valkyrie (2008)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.1
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56 Metascore

A dramatization of the July 20, 1944 assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Adolf Hitler during World War II.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 218,859 | Gross: $83.08M

5. Where Eagles Dare (1968)

PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, War

7.7
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63 Metascore

Allied Agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding American Brigadier General George Carnaby (Robert Beatty) prisoner, but that's not all that's really going on.

Director: Brian G. Hutton | Stars: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark

Votes: 48,921

6. Triumph of the Will (1935)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, War

7.3
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann, Martin Bormann

Votes: 14,171

7. Die Rosenheim-Cops (2002– )

50 min | Comedy, Crime

6.2
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A team of inspectors investigate murders in and around the small Upper Bavarian town of Rosenheim. There is plenty of time to see idyllic landscapes and luxurious pre-alpine villas, as well as to enjoy sumptuous Bavarian fare with beer.

Stars: Max Müller, Marisa Burger, Karin Thaler, Joseph Hannesschläger

Votes: 262

8. Leberkäsjunkie (2019)

93 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Director: Ed Herzog | Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Simon Schwarz, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Daniel Christensen

Votes: 424

9. The Young Lions (1958)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Drama, War

7.2
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WW2 drama that follows the lives of three young men, one German and two Americans, during wartime.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange

Votes: 6,894 | Gross: $9.96M

10. Summer Storm (2004)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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51 Metascore

A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Miriam Morgenstern, Jürgen Tonkel

Votes: 12,935 | Gross: $0.10M

11. Ludwig (1973)

R | 238 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The reign of the tormented Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from 1864 to 1886.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Helmut Berger, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard, Silvana Mangano

Votes: 4,155

12. Daniel the Wizard (2004)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

1.8
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Evil assassins want to kill Daniel Kublbock, the third runner up for the German Idols.

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Daniel Küblböck, Ulli Lommel, Rudolf Waldemar Brem, Katja Rupé

Votes: 13,784

13. The Mortal Storm (1940)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

7.8
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The Roth family leads a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, Frank Morgan

Votes: 4,217

14. Lola Montès (1955)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Biopic of adventurer Lola Montès who ends up as a circus attraction after being romantically involved with famous European men.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol

Votes: 4,545 | Gross: $0.11M

15. Something for Everyone (1970)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Konrad Ludwig (Michael York), a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of widowed Countess Herthe von Ornstein (Dame Angela Lansbury),... See full summary »

Director: Harold Prince | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Michael York, Anthony Higgins, Heidelinde Weis

Votes: 774 | Gross: $0.30M

16. Kir Royal (1986)

60 min | Comedy

8.2
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This ironic mini series deals with Baby Schimmerlos, gossip reporter of Munich tabloid "MATZ", and the city's legendary high society circles. As everyone who believes to be important wants ... See full summary »

Stars: Franz-Xaver Kroetz, Senta Berger, Dieter Hildebrandt, Ruth-Maria Kubitschek

Votes: 588

17. Decision Before Dawn (1951)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, War

7.2
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As the US Army approaches Nazi Germany, they recruit German prisoners to spy behind German lines.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 2,174

18. Crazy (2000)

97 min | Drama

6.5
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Benjamin is a 16 year old, paralyzed on one side of his body, with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid | Stars: Robert Stadlober, Tom Schilling, Oona-Devi Liebich, Julia Hummer

Votes: 3,850

19. Eight Miles High (2007)

Unrated | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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32 Metascore

Akiz's movie focuses on the restless life of Uschi Obermaier, the icon of the 1968 movement in Germany and groupie. At the age of 16, Uschi is bored by her job in a photo lab, but soon ... See full summary »

Director: Akiz | Stars: Natalia Avelon, Matthias Schweighöfer, David Scheller, Friederike Kempter

Votes: 2,659

20. The Nasty Girl (1990)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.3
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When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her.

Director: Michael Verhoeven | Stars: Lena Stolze, Hans-Reinhard Müller, Monika Baumgartner, Elisabeth Bertram

Votes: 2,312 | Gross: $2.28M

21. Princess Sissi (1997–1998)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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The smart and beautiful Sissi does everything to be with her beloved charming Prince Franz, but many people try to stop the couple from living happily ever after...

Stars: Jacob Tierney, Elle van Rijn, Wiebe-Pierre Cnossen, Vera Mann

Votes: 586

22. Vaterfreuden (2014)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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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: 2,388

23. Kommissarin Lucas (2003– )

90 min | Crime, Mystery

7.0
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A crime series based in Regensburg, Bavaria.

Stars: Ulrike Kriener, Michael Roll, Tilo Prückner, Alexander Lutz

Votes: 75

24. The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (1996 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Drama, Horror

9.0
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Shortly after moving to Rittersburg to take over duties as the lone "Schattenjager", Gabriel Knight is called by the townsfolk to investigate the killing of a child believed to be caused by a werewolf.

Director: Will Binder | Stars: Dean Erickson, Joanne Takahashi, Russell Mitchell, Peter J. Lucas

Votes: 662

25. Ludwig II (2012)

130 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate ... See full summary »

Directors: Marie Noëlle, Peter Sehr | Stars: Sabin Tambrea, Sebastian Schipper, Hannah Herzsprung, Edgar Selge

Votes: 709

26. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

7.4
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Hans Epp is a self-destructive man who lives a dissatisfied life. He tries to find meaning as a fruit vendor, but a heart attack impedes his ability to work, which turns his dissatisfaction into despair.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hans Hirschmüller, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch

Votes: 3,991

27. Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)

442 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece, which incorporates puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Stars: Heinz Schubert, Peter Kern, Hellmut Lange, Rainer von Artenfels

Votes: 686

28. Matti: Hell Is for Heroes (2006)

135 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.9
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A ski jumper descends from winning 4 Olympic Gold Medals, to serving two years for stabbing a relative. Careers as a stripper and singer, plus five marriages, replete with allegations of ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä | Stars: Jasper Pääkkönen, Elina Hietala, Juha Veijonen, Peter Franzén

Votes: 3,717

29. Königlich Bayerisches Amtsgericht (1969–1971)

25 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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The Royal Bavarian District Court is a television series of ZDF.

Stars: Hans Baur, Georg Blädel, Franz Loskarn, Gustl Bayrhammer

Votes: 75

30. Winterkartoffelknödel (2014)

96 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Crime comedy set in a village somewhere in Bavaria, centering around a village policeman's attempt to solve a murder case, his chaotic private life and the dysfunctional relationship with his wacky father.

Director: Ed Herzog | Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Simon Schwarz, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Enzi Fuchs

Votes: 1,246

31. Naked Among Wolves (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

7.1
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As rumors reach them that the Allied armies are advancing on their concentration camp at Buchenwald, Polish prisoners renew their feeble hope for survival and freedom. When a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Krystyn Wójcik, Fred Delmare

Votes: 668

32. Schweinskopf al dente (2016)

95 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Crime comedy centering around a German village policeman who has to hunt down an escaped killer in his hometown in the backwoods of Bavaria while also chasing after his girl friend who has run off to Italy with another man.

Director: Ed Herzog | Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Simon Schwarz, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Gregor Bloéb

Votes: 1,008

33. The Man Who Finally Died (1963)

98 min | Thriller, Drama

6.1
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A mysterious call summons Joe Newman to Bavaria in search of the father he believed dead for 20 years.

Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Stanley Baker, Peter Cushing, Georgina Ward, Mai Zetterling

Votes: 240

34. Illuminated (I) (2019)

86 min | Documentary

5.3
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ILLUMINATED exposes the truth behind the controversial group, the Illuminati. Written and directed by Johnny Royal ("33 and Beyond"), ILLUMINATED reveals the origins, documents, rituals, and degree ceremonies of the Illuminati.

Director: Johnny Royal | Stars: Teresita Arechiga, Hunter Bell, Eric Bertolli, Brian Butler

Votes: 265

35. The Dumpling Affair (2017)

98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Police officer Franz Eberhofer is woken up by his colleagues because his boss Barschl has been killed. The murder weapon is Franz' knife, so he is suspected to be the murderer of his hated boss.

Director: Ed Herzog | Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Simon Schwarz, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Enzi Fuchs

Votes: 909

36. Der Bulle von Tölz (1996– )

90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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The Bull of Tölz is commissioned by Sat.1 German crime series.

Stars: Ottfried Fischer, Ruth Drexel, Katerina Jacob, Udo Thomer

Votes: 368

37. Forsthaus Falkenau (1989– )

43 min | Drama, Family

4.7
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Bavarian forestry station ('Forsthaus') Falkenau in Küblach is the professional base and home of the town's forester, whose job proves crucial for conservation but also for safety, local ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Wolf, Hans Stadlbauer, Christian Wolff, Bruni Löbel

Votes: 156

38. Wackersdorf (2018)

123 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Director: Oliver Haffner | Stars: Fabian Hinrichs, Johannes Zeiler, Marlene Morreis, Anna Maria Sturm

Votes: 272

39. Savage Man Savage Beast (1975)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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A notorious mondo film depicting unbelievable and bizarre rituals, animal killing and cruelty, and people being killed and eaten, all by either animals or humans against each other or themselves.

Directors: Antonio Climati, Mario Morra | Stars: Giuseppe Rinaldi, Pit Dernitz

Votes: 313

40. Four Sons (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, War

7.1
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A family saga in which three of a Bavarian widow's sons go to war for Germany and the fourth goes to America, Germany's eventual opponent.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Hall, Margaret Mann, Charles Morton, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Votes: 584

41. Dahoam is Dahoam (2007– )

30 min | Drama

5.9
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Stories from the everyday life of the inhabitants of the fictional village Lansing in Bavaria.

Stars: Werner Rom, Bernhard Ulrich, Heidrun Gärtner, Brigitte Walbrun

Votes: 77

42. Eine ganz heiße Nummer 2.0 (2019)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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Marienzell has a problem: people are moving away, tourists are not coming anymore, there is no work and no children. No one is more interested in the village, because without High Speed Internet you are now depreciated, almost a nobody.

Director: Rainer Kaufmann | Stars: Gisela Schneeberger, Rosalie Thomass, Bettina Mittendorfer, Jorge Gonzalez

Votes: 22

43. Ace Ventura (1996 Video Game)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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Adventure game based on the animated 1995 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective TV Series. Ace is on the trail of a conspiracy involving a rich German countess, who loves fur, and some missing Alaskan huskies.

Stars: Michael Daingerfield, Michael McConnohie, Michael Sorich, C.K. Steefel

Votes: 164

44. Grüner wird's nicht, sagte der Gärtner und flog davon (2018)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Georg "Schorsch" Kempter is a gardener in a small Bavarian town, working day-in, day-out in his nursery, which is facing bankruptcy. He doesn't like to talk much. He never has. His marriage... See full summary »

Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Elmar Wepper, Emma Bading, Monika Baumgartner, Dagmar Manzel

Votes: 178

45. Dracula Blows His Cool (1979)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

4.2
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A descendant of the famous vampire gets a job as a photographer shooting beautiful fashion models at the family estate. Being around so much naked and semi-naked flesh has the expected effect on him.

Director: Carl Schenkel | Stars: Gianni Garko, Betty Vergès, Bea Fiedler, Giacomo Rizzo

Votes: 125

46. Hierankl (2003)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Lene, a young student, is standing at the train station. She has to make up her mind whether to take the train back to Berlin (where she lives) or the one to the Bavarian countryside where ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Steinbichler | Stars: Johanna Wokalek, Barbara Sukowa, Josef Bierbichler, Frank Giering

Votes: 297

47. Irgendwie und sowieso (1986– )

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Somehow and anyway.

Stars: Elmar Wepper, Robert Giggenbach, Toni Berger, Ottfried Fischer

Votes: 213

48. Liebesgrüße aus der Lederhos'n (1973)

92 min | Comedy

3.5
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The call-boy, Alfredo, finally goes on a holiday in the Bavarian mountains. However, he has to deal with a lot of competitors.

Director: Franz Marischka | Stars: Peter Steiner, Julia Tomas, Rinaldo Talamonti, Birgit Bergen

Votes: 100

49. Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King (1972)

140 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The story of the legendary King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845-1886), his opera interest and friendship with theatre personalities such as Richard Wagner and Joseph Kainz, and at the same time a reflection of the German 1800s.

Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Stars: Harry Baer, Ingrid Caven, Hanna Köhler, Ursula Strätz

Votes: 246

50. Wer's glaubt, wird selig (2012)

101 min | Comedy

6.2
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The snow is staying away from the Bavarian ski village of Haunzenberg, and so are the skiers. Business is failing and so is Georg's relationship with Emilie. During his attempt to reignite ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller | Stars: Christian Ulmen, Marie Leuenberger, Nikolaus Paryla, Lisa Maria Potthoff

Votes: 659



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