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1. Suspiria (I) (2018)

R | 152 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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64 Metascore

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick, Malgorzata Bela

Votes: 39,741 | Gross: $2.47M

2. Never Look Away (2018)

R | 189 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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69 Metascore

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl

Votes: 5,927 | Gross: $1.30M

3. Cabaret (1972)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Musical

7.8
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80 Metascore

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

Votes: 43,907 | Gross: $42.77M

4. 13 Minutes (2015)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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58 Metascore

In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaußner, Johann von Bülow

Votes: 7,319 | Gross: $0.16M

5. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.4
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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: 33,654 | Gross: $0.48M

6. The Mortal Storm (1940)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 4,049

7. Wackersdorf (2018)

123 min | Drama, History

7.1
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Director: Oliver Haffner | Stars: Fabian Hinrichs, Marlene Morreis, August Zirner, Anna Maria Sturm

Votes: 207

8. Paragraph 175 (2000)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, History, Romance

7.8
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85 Metascore

Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Rupert Everett, Klaus Müller, Karl Gorath, Pierre Seel

Votes: 1,757 | Gross: $0.07M

9. Heute Show (2009– )

34 min | Comedy, News

7.7
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The heute-show is a German late-night satirical television program presented by the German comedian and journalist Oliver Welke.

Stars: Oliver Welke, Martina Hill, Hans-Joachim Heist, Dietrich Hollinderbäumer

Votes: 1,164

10. Der Fall Barschel (2015 TV Movie)

177 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.9
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Film about the death of the German politician Uwe Barschel, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his hotel room in 1987, and the surrounding political scandals.

Director: Kilian Riedhof | Stars: Alexander Fehling, Fabian Hinrichs, Matthias Matschke, Antje Traue

Votes: 226

12. Markus Lanz (2008– )

60 min | Talk-Show

3.9
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It's a talk show with Markus Lanz.

Stars: Markus Lanz, Michael Spreng, Wolfgang Kubicki, Dirk Steffens

Votes: 114

13. Menschen bei Maischberger (2003– )

Talk-Show

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Talk show people at Maischberger.

Stars: Sandra Maischberger, Sahra Wagenknecht, Norbert Blüm, Heiner Geißler

Votes: 62

14. Hart aber fair (2001– )

90 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.2
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Hart aber fair is an info talk show.

Stars: Frank Plasberg, Bärbel Höhn, Karl Lauterbach, Norbert Röttgen

Votes: 94

15. Tagesschau (1952– )

15 min | Documentary, News

7.5
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The Tagesschau is a newscast of the ARD, which, produced by ARD-aktuell and several times a day in the first and as a live stream on tagesschau.de as well as a major issue by 20 clock in ... See full summary »

Stars: Wilhelm Wieben, Jan Hofer, Yanis Varoufakis, Karl-Heinz Köpcke

Votes: 150

16. Horst Schlämmer - Isch kandidiere! (2009)

96 min | Comedy

4.7
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Horst Schlämmer, the deputy chief editor of the "Grevenbroicher Tagblatt", founds his own party to run in the 2009 German federal election.

Director: Angelo Colagrossi | Stars: Hape Kerkeling, Alexandra Kamp, Simon Gosejohann, Maren Kroymann

Votes: 1,155

17. Zapp (2002– )

30 min | News

6.6
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The Zapp magazine observes, questions, explains and evaluates the current media coverage.

Stars: Anja Reschke, Inka Schneider, Constantin Schreiber, Philipp Walulis

Votes: 43

18. Public Enemies (2014 TV Movie)

Drama, History

6.7
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Playing in Germany in the 1960ies the movie narretes the conflict between former German politician Franz-Josef Strauß and Rudolf Augstein, German journalist and founder of 'Der Spiegel' ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Sebastian Rudolph, Francis Fulton-Smith, David Rott, Johann von Bülow

Votes: 209

19. Todesspiel (1997 TV Movie)

177 min | Documentary, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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A thrilling documentary with fictional elements based on the true story of the abduction of the president of the employer's association, Hanns-Martin Schleyer, by terrorists in the autumn ... See full summary »

Director: Heinrich Breloer | Stars: Hans Brenner, Robert Viktor Minich, Birol Ünel, Sebastian Koch

Votes: 482

20. The Candidate (1980)

129 min | Documentary

7.1
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In 1980 Franz Josef Strauss competed against Helmut Schmidt for the Office of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Directors: Stefan Aust, Alexander Kluge, Volker Schlöndorff, Alexander von Eschwege | Stars: Wolf Biermann, Karl Carstens, Edmund Stoiber, Franz Josef Strauß

Votes: 77

21. Angela Merkel - Die Unerwartete (2016)

90 min | Documentary

6.6
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"Angela Merkel - The Unexpected" tells the story of Chancellor Merkel's unexpected rise to power - from an East German physicist to the most powerful woman in the world. The film takes a ... See full summary »

Directors: Torsten Körner, Matthias Schmidt | Stars: Timothy Garton Ash, Bernd Birnbaum, Norbert Blüm, Lothar de Maizière

Votes: 25

22. In the Shadow of Power (2003 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, History

7.4
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The last days of Willy Brandt as chancellor in Germany.

Director: Oliver Storz | Stars: Michael Mendl, Jürgen Hentsch, Dieter Pfaff, Matthias Brandt

Votes: 102

23. Phoenix Runde (1997– )

45 min | Talk-Show

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The program provides a forum for the current political debate in Germany.

Stars: Alexander Kähler, Anke Plättner, Gaby Dietzen, Pinar Atalay

24. In Danger and Dire Distress the Middle of the Road Leads to Death (1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Two women with different goals in life are independently out on the town of Frankfurt am Main. One is an offbeat thief and the other an East German spy.

Directors: Alexander Kluge, Edgar Reitz | Stars: Dagmar Bödderich, Jutta Winkelmann, Alfred Edel, Norbert Kentrup

Votes: 114

25. Black Box BRD (2001)

102 min | Documentary

7.5
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Wolfgang Grams, RAF terrorist, killed in a police shoot out in 1993 was thought to be part of the 1989 murder of high placed banker Alfred Herrhausen. This documentary interviews people ... See full summary »

Director: Andres Veiel | Stars: Pater Augustinus, Roswitha Bleith-Bendieck, Paul Brand, Rolf E. Breuer

Votes: 456

26. Berlin Mitte (1999– )

Talk-Show

4.7
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Talk show with Maybrit Illner.

Stars: Maybrit Illner, Jürgen Trittin, Gregor Gysi, Sigmar Gabriel

Votes: 54

27. Die Johannes B. Kerner Show (1998– )

60 min | Talk-Show

3.0
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The Johannes B. Kerner Show - a talk show with guests.

Stars: Johannes B. Kerner, Johann Lafer, Sarah Wiener, Horst Lichter

Votes: 206

28. Joschka und Herr Fischer (2011)

138 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.7
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He was a student activist, an urban guerrilla, a taxi driver; Joseph "Joschka" Fischer emerged from the Extra-parliamentary Opposition (APO) to become Hessen's trainer-clad environment ... See full summary »

Director: Pepe Danquart | Stars: Joschka Fischer, Hans Koschnick, Katharina Thalbach, Peter Grohmann

Votes: 178

29. Starfighter - Mit Hightech in den Tod (2010 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary

8.0
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Director: Kai Christiansen | Stars: Melvin Belli, Charles de Gaulle, Anatoli Gribkov, Gerlinde Hippel

Votes: 8

30. The Power of Emotion (1983)

115 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Director: Alexander Kluge | Stars: Hannelore Hoger, Alexandra Kluge, Edgar M. Böhlke, Klaus Wennemann

Votes: 113

31. Deutsche Lebensläufe (2001– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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Rudi Dutschke was the best known and most charismatic of Germany's 1968 student leaders. Forty years ago, a right-wing house painter shot him three times -- and he became the symbol of a generation.

Stars: Udo Wachtveitl, Johannes R. Becher, Joseph Beuys, Wilhelm Furtwängler

Votes: 5

32. Starbuck Holger Meins (2002)

90 min | Documentary

4.2
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"Starbuck", the name of the navigator from the book Moby Dick, was also the undercover alias of Holger Meins (1941-1974), the navigator of the Baader-Meinhof group. A documentary about a ... See full summary »

Director: Gerd Conradt | Stars: Michael Ballhaus, Suzanne Beyeler, Manfred Blessmann, George Clooney

Votes: 140

33. Mollath (2015)

90 min | Documentary

7.1
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Directors: Annika Blendl, Leonie Stade | Stars: Annika Blendl, Beate Lakotta, Gustl Mollath, Leonie Stade

Votes: 18

34. Helmut Schmidt - Lebensfragen (2013 TV Movie)

88 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Director: Ben von Grafenstein | Stars: Ludwig Blochberger, Britta Hammelstein, Bernhard Schütz, Bibiana Beglau

Votes: 54

35. Zur Person (1963–2001)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Günter Gaus, Otto Brenner, Thomas Dehler, Ludwig Erhard

Votes: 6

36. Der Mann aus der Pfalz (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.0
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A docudrama about Germany's former chancellor Helmut Kohl, whose 16-year tenure during the 80s and 90s included the reunification of the country after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Director: Thomas Schadt | Stars: Thomas Thieme, Stephan Grossmann, Renée Soutendijk, Rosalie Thomass

Votes: 47

37. Flick (2010– )

52 min | Documentary

6.0
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Stars: Uwe Preuss, Robert Beyer, Bert Böhlitz, Antonina Dorogowa

Votes: 5

38. Anne Will (2007– )

75 min | Talk-Show

5.1
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Anne Will invites mostly famous politicians and a few individuals to discuss issues regarding society and politics.

Stars: Anne Will, Sahra Wagenknecht, Norbert Röttgen, Katrin Göring-Eckardt

Votes: 82

39. Denk ich an Deutschland - Herr Wichmann von der CDU (2003)

80 min | Documentary

7.7
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Documentary about a conservative candidate who runs for German parliament. But this electoral district has been in the hands of the social democrats ever since. So, how will he deal with that?

Director: Andreas Dresen | Stars: Henryk Wichmann, Markus Meckel, Angela Merkel, Jürgen Rüttgers

Votes: 285

40. Kaltgestellt (1980)

88 min | Thriller

7.1
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In the late 1970s the German secret service fights against RAF terrorism and searches for constitutional enemies in the public service. A liberal teacher named Brasch "Helmut Griem" takes on V-man Körner "Martin Benrath" and loses his job.

Director: Bernhard Sinkel | Stars: Helmut Griem, Martin Benrath, Ángela Molina, Friedhelm Ptok

Votes: 15

41. Günther Jauch (2011– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

5.1
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Talk-Show with Günther Jauch.

Stars: Günther Jauch, Ursula von der Leyen, Wolfgang Bosbach, Edmund Stoiber

Votes: 35

42. The Lawyers - A German Story (2009)

92 min | Documentary

7.4
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Depicts a section of Germany's history from the 1968 movement beginning with the year 2009 on the basis of a portrait of lawyers Otto Schily , Hans-Christian Ströbele and Horst Mahler .

Director: Birgit Schulz | Stars: Horst Mahler, Otto Schily, Hans-Christian Ströbele

Votes: 189

43. Herr Wichmann aus der dritten Reihe (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Director: Andreas Dresen | Stars: Angela Merkel, Matthias Platzeck, Henryk Wichmann

Votes: 70

44. Christmas Eve '45 (2012)

16 min | Short, Drama, History

6.2
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The post-war guilt and horrific secrets of Nazi Germany serve as a backdrop to a disturbing mind game between a young anatomist and a prostitute in a small hotel room the first Christmas following the war.

Director: Evgueni Mlodik | Stars: Lindsay Reynolds, J. Michael Sterling, Justin Vaughan, Cari Alva

Votes: 48

45. Spiele der Macht - 11011 Berlin (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Markus Imboden | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Manfred Zapatka, Axel Milberg, Joachim Bißmeier

Votes: 25

46. Studio Friedman (2004– )

45 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Michel Friedman, Bärbel Höhn, Stephan Mayer, Volker Beck

47. Neues aus der Anstalt (2007– )

50 min | Comedy

8.2
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Political satire with Urban Priol and Georg Schramm.

Stars: Urban Priol, Georg Schramm, Frank-Markus Barwasser, Jochen Malmsheimer

Votes: 238

48. Schleyer - Eine deutsche Geschichte (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

6.8
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In the autumn of 1977, RAF terrorists stopped the vehicle of the employer's president, Hanns Martin Schleyer, killed his three bodyguards, the driver and abducted the man, who was as an ... See full summary »

Director: Lutz Hachmeister | Stars: Kurt Biedenkopf, Heinz Dürr, Kai Hermann, Hans Wolfgang Hirschbrunn

Votes: 26

49. Stresemann (1957)

105 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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The efforts of the German Foreign Minister, Gustav Stresemann, to achieve European unity and world peace are shown through the eyes of two young people.

Director: Alfred Braun | Stars: Ernst Schröder, Leonard Steckel, Anouk Aimée, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 11

50. Das Treibhaus (1987)

99 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Director: Peter Goedel | Stars: Christian Doermer, Laila Florentine Freer, Jörg Hube, Hanns Zischler

Votes: 17



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