With Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009)

312 min | Documentary, History, War

9.0
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Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »

Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Martin Sheen

Votes: 7,285

2. In the Aisles (2018)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

6.9
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67 Metascore

Christian begins to work as a shelf stacker at a supermarket and finds himself in a new, unknown world: the long aisles, the bustle at the checkouts, the forklifts.

Director: Thomas Stuber | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Franz Rogowski, Peter Kurth, Henning Peker

Votes: 2,788 | Gross: $0.03M

3. Lauf Junge lauf (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.1
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Srulik, an eight-year-old boy, flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. He attempts to survive, at first alone in the forest, and then as a Christian orphan named Jurek on a Polish farm. ... See full summary »

Director: Pepe Danquart | Stars: Andrzej Tkacz, Kamil Tkacz, Elisabeth Duda, Itay Tiran

Votes: 1,662

4. As We Were Dreaming (2015)

117 min | Drama

6.4
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In 1990s east Germany, three boys are in love with techno music and start their own club.

Director: Andreas Dresen | Stars: Merlin Rose, Julius Nitschkoff, Joel Basman, Marcel Heuperman

Votes: 1,069

5. Verbotene Liebe (1995– )

25 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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TV Series circling around young people, friends and families in Cologne and Düsseldorf, Germany. The series' trademark is that it tells both about life in rich (such as dukes and ... See full summary »

Stars: Gabriele Metzger, Konrad Krauss, Martina Servatius, Wolfram Grandezka

Votes: 576

6. Fateless (2005)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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87 Metascore

Fourteen-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary, as he is sent to a concentration camp, where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.

Director: Lajos Koltai | Stars: Marcell Nagy, Béla Dóra, Bálint Péntek, Áron Dimény

Votes: 6,277 | Gross: $0.20M

7. Shed My Skin (2015 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

6.6
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The adolescent Milan discovers his own suspected homosexuality at the age of 17 and the consequences for him and his family but also the liberation as he understands why he has been so down and rebellious.

Director: Stefan Schaller | Stars: Merlin Rose, Claudia Michelsen, Johann von Bülow, Leonard Proxauf

Votes: 531

8. Storm of Love (2005– )

50 min | Romance

3.7
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The elegant hotel Fürstenhof in the little village Bichlheim becomes a place for two young people to find the love of her/his life. But things get complicated.

Stars: Dirk Galuba, Sepp Schauer, Antje Hagen, Joachim Lätsch

Votes: 482

9. The Legend of Rita (2000)

103 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Bibiana Beglau, Richard Kropf, Martin Wuttke, Nadja Uhl

Votes: 2,003 | Gross: $0.67M

10. Pingpong (2006)

89 min | Drama

6.6
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After his father's suicide, confused angsty 16 year old Paul goes to stay with his uncle's family. His uncle's wife is also unhappy with her life, so she and Paul have sex and only end up feeling even worse afterwards. Things get ugly.

Director: Matthias Luthardt | Stars: Sebastian Urzendowsky, Marion Mitterhammer, Clemens Berg, Falk Rockstroh

Votes: 773

11. For Heaven's Sake (2002– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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It is a light hearted comedy about nuns who are constantly dodging attempts by the mayor to take over their cloister in order to create business opportunities for his party supporters. It is in German only.

Stars: Fritz Wepper, Emanuela von Frankenberg, Andrea Sihler, Karin Gregorek

Votes: 141

12. In aller Freundschaft (1998– )

45 min | Drama, Romance

4.6
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This show is focused on a fictional clinic in Leipzig called 'Sachsenklinik' as well as its staff and patients.

Stars: Thomas Rühmann, Andrea Kathrin Loewig, Alexa Maria Surholt, Ursula Karusseit

Votes: 201

13. The Olsen Gang - Final Mission (1998)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.4
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After being arrested in a psychiatric institute for almost twenty years, Egon Olsen escapes and reunites his gang for a last and final coup.

Directors: Tom Hedegaard, Morten Arnfred | Stars: Ove Sprogøe, Morten Grunwald, Poul Bundgaard, Bjørn Watt-Boolsen

Votes: 1,256

14. Winter Sleepers (1997)

122 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

Setting in a small mountain town, a man, looking for revenge because of his daughter's accidentally killing, mistakenly track out a young couple, troubling with their ordinary life problems.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ulrich Matthes, Marie-Lou Sellem, Floriane Daniel, Heino Ferch

Votes: 4,189 | Gross: $0.32M

15. Das kalte Herz (2016)

119 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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German tale, about a man, who sold his heart to some kind of a wood dwarf for money and power.

Director: Johannes Naber | Stars: Frederick Lau, Henriette Confurius, David Schütter, Moritz Bleibtreu

Votes: 379

16. A Heavy Heart (2015)

109 min | Drama

7.0
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A former East German boxing champion reduced to working as a bouncer and debt collector is forced to reflect on his life when he is diagnosed with a fatal disease.

Director: Thomas Stuber | Stars: Peter Kurth, Udo Kroschwald, Edin Hasanovic, Atef Vogel

Votes: 472

17. Double Trouble and the Magical Mirror (2019)

92 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Director: Marcus H. Rosenmüller | Stars: Luis Vorbach, Jona Gaensslen, Margarita Broich, Marie Leuenberger

Votes: 13

18. Medisch Centrum West (1988–1994)

55 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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MCW was set in Lelystad a provincial hospital in the middle of the country. MCW dramatized all sorts of ethical and personal dilemmas. MCW was in its time innovative for dealing with ... See full summary »

Stars: Margreet Blanken, Klaas Hofstra, Rob van Hulst, Annemieke Verdoorn

Votes: 135

19. Bornholmer Straße (2014 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A comic look at the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989, told from the point of view of the German border guards at the checkpoint where it all started.

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Charly Hübner, Milan Peschel, Ulrich Matthes, Rainer Bock

Votes: 569

20. Henri 4 (2010)

155 min | Biography, Drama, War

5.9
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A wide-ranging, energetic period piece tracing the rise of the Protestant Henry of Navarre as he goes from battlefield warrior to France's beloved King Henri IV. Director Jo Baier's epic is... See full summary »

Director: Jo Baier | Stars: Julien Boisselier, Joachim Król, Andreas Schmidt, Roger Casamajor

Votes: 1,170

21. Summer of '44 (2017 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama, War

5.6
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Summer 1944, Schwäbisch Hall. Against the war propaganda and the ordered heroism, the five 16 year old boys of the swimming pool group dream about swing music, sex and freedom. And they ... See full summary »

Director: Friedemann Fromm | Stars: Jonathan Berlin, Theo Trebs, Andreas Lust, Andreas Warmbrunn

Votes: 182

22. Für Elise (2012)

94 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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Elise (15) is longing for a happy family life. But Betty (38), her mother, is weak and egocentric. She drowns her problems in alcohol. Everything seems to turn out good, when they meet ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Dinslage | Stars: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Lotte Ohm, Christina Große, Saskia Rosendahl

Votes: 169

23. Wojtek: The Bear That Went to War (2011)

59 min | Documentary

8.2
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This is the story of Wojtek - a magnificent 500lb military bear who fought in World War Two alongside a band of Polish soldiers, shared their beer and cigarettes - and eventually their fate... See full summary »

Directors: Will Hood, Adam Lavis | Stars: Romi Aboulafia, Brian Blessed, Adam Eveson, Alex Kinsey

Votes: 68

24. Make Love (2013– )

45 min | Documentary

7.6
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Star: Ann-Marlene Henning

Votes: 33

25. Tuvalu (1999)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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58 Metascore

In a desolate and colorless landscape stands a dilapidated bathhouse run by a puffed-up blind man, his long-suffering wife, and their son Anton, who does all the work. He's lonely and ... See full summary »

Director: Veit Helmer | Stars: Denis Lavant, Chulpan Khamatova, Philippe Clay, Terrence Gillespie

Votes: 2,470 | Gross: $0.41M

26. The Little Mermaid (2013 TV Movie)

58 min | Family, Fantasy

6.8
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King Sigismund orders his son Nikolas to finally get married and become a proper heir to the throne. Nikolas, failing to fall in love of an even properly date, the king arranges a ... See full summary »

Director: Irina Popow | Stars: Zoe Moore, Philipp Danne, Ben Becker, Meret Becker

Votes: 98

27. Love Game (2005)

86 min | Drama

6.0
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A young man meets a girl at the station and falls in love with her.

Director: Britta Sauer | Stars: Maggie Peren, Florian Stetter, Henning Peker, Bruno F. Apitz

Votes: 119

28. Marienhof (1992– )

50 min | Drama

3.7
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Soap about the inhabitants of the fictional district of Cologne Marienhof.

Stars: Wolfgang Seidenberg, Viktoria Brams, Sven Thiemann, Simon-Paul Wagner

Votes: 229

29. The Burning Snail (1996 TV Movie)

82 min | Drama

6.5
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The film's action centres on the 14-year-old Peter who lives alone with his mother. Peter, who is currently in the difficult phase of self-discovery, has focused all his longings on his ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Stiller | Stars: Barbara Auer, Sebastian Koch, Maximilian Haas, Tobias Nath

Votes: 53

30. Unser Sandmännchen (1958– )

10 min | Musical, Animation, Comedy

7.7
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The Sandman's everyday life, travels and fantastic adventures. The character often showcased socialist technological achievements, such as the use of awe-inspiring vehicles like futuristic cars and flying devices.

Stars: Sergey Obraztsov, Josef Skupa, Paul Robeson, Gabriele Sturm

Votes: 97

31. Gerhard Richter Painting (2011)

Unrated | 97 min | Documentary

7.2
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades.

Director: Corinna Belz | Stars: Gerhard Richter, Norbert Arns, Hubert Becker, Sabine Moritz-Richter

Votes: 608 | Gross: $0.24M

32. Katharina Luther (2017 TV Movie)

105 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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The life of Katharina von Bora, a nun in the 16th century. When reading Martin Luther's writings about the freedom of the individual, she decides to leave the monastery - and gains the trust and love of the great reformer.

Director: Julia von Heinz | Stars: Louis Christiansen, Mala Emde, Franz Himmelreich, Max Mauff

Votes: 110

33. Sugar Sand (2017 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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End of the 1970s in East Germany: Fred and Jonas are close friends. The 10-year-olds live near at the German-German frontier. After the mother from Jonas has made an exit application, the ... See full summary »

Director: Dirk Kummer | Stars: Tilman Döbler, Valentin Wessely, Katharina M. Schubert, Christian Friedel

Votes: 128

34. Das erste Mal (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Director: Connie Walter | Stars: Lavinia Wilson, Benno Fürmann, Hannes Jaenicke, Eva Haßmann

Votes: 69

35. The NSU-Complex (2016 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

6.5
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An underground neo-nazi organisation evades law enforcement whilst performing horrific acts of crime and violence. But for how long?

Directors: Stefan Aust, Dirk Laabs | Star: T.M. Garret

Votes: 206

36. The Tower (2012 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

A look at Communist East Germany in its final decade. The story unfolds in 1982, when the cracks in the repressive police state's facade are beginning to surface. Despite the restrictions, ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Hans-Uwe Bauer, Klaus Bieligk, Martin Bruchmann, David Bunners

Votes: 484

37. Der Laden (1998– )

273 min | Drama, War

7.9
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In the summer of 1919, the Esaus family moved from Grausteen to Bossdom, where their parents bought a junk shop with a bakery.

Stars: Ole Brandmeyer, Bastian Trost, Arnd Klawitter, Carmen-Maja Antoni

Votes: 129

38. Schubert in Love: Vater werden ist (nicht) schwer (2016)

94 min | Comedy

5.0
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Director: Lars Büchel | Stars: Olaf Schubert, Mario Adorf, Marie Leuenberger, Jochen Barkas

Votes: 207

39. Vulpe - vânator (1993)

102 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Inspired by the overthrow of the Ceausescu regime in Romania, this novelistic feature examines the questions of a society after a revolution has happened, such as guilt and atonement and ... See full summary »

Director: Stere Gulea | Stars: George Alexandru, Cristina Catalina, Dan Condurache, Mara Grigore

Votes: 124

40. Die Braut (1999)

112 min | Biography, Drama

4.9
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The relationship between Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the great German writer, and Christiane Vulpius, a village girl, is one of the instantaneous and fiery passion. They lived together for ... See full summary »

Director: Egon Günther | Stars: Veronica Ferres, Herbert Knaup, Sibylle Canonica, Franziska Herold

Votes: 116

41. Die kluge Bauerntochter (2009 TV Movie)

59 min | Family

6.6
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A young, bored king will lose his throne to his married nephew unless he weds before reaching thirty. To his mother's despair, the king has no interest in the suitors she has parading for ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Eissler | Stars: Anna Maria Mühe, Maxim Mehmet, Sunnyi Melles, Rolf Kanies

Votes: 139

42. Friendship of Men (2018)

85 min | Documentary

6.6
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A true cult of friendship among men was widespread in Weimar Classicism, whereas outdated homosexuality was frowned upon. Cult director Rosa von Praunheim asks what was behind the scenes: ... See full summary »

Director: Rosa von Praunheim | Stars: Matthias Luckey, Valentin Schmehl, Thomas Linz, Tobias Schormann

Votes: 20

43. The Sandman and the Lost Sand of Dreams (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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Each night, like every other child in the world, Miko goes to Dreamland thanks to magic sand dispersed by the Sandman. But one night, the evil dream Habumar steals the Sand of Dreams and ... See full summary »

Directors: Jesper Møller, Sinem Sakaoglu, Helmut Fischer | Stars: Bruno Renne, Ilja Richter, Volker Lechtenbrink, Marc Wehe

Votes: 105

44. Uzly a pomerance (2019)

92 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.8
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In love with a girl that smells of oranges while in a complicated relationship with his father, Darek is gentle, strong and devoted to his little sister and their herd of horses. Darek's ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Pokorný | Stars: Tomás Dalecký, Emilie Neumeister, Hana Bartonova, Stanislav Majer

Votes: 5

45. Mission: Sputnik (2013)

90 min | Adventure, Family

6.0
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An adventurous story about the "real" happenings of November 9, 1989 in Germany, the day the wall came down! For ten-year-old Frederike (10) October 1989 gets off to a disastrous start: her... See full summary »

Director: Markus Dietrich | Stars: Flora Thiemann, Finn Fiebig, Luca Johannsen, Emil von Schönfels

Votes: 127

46. This Ain't California (2012)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.4
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76 Metascore

This Ain't California is a celebration of the lust for life, a contemporary documentary trip into the world of roller boarding in the German Democratic Republic. A coming-of-age tale of ... See full summary »

Director: Marten Persiel | Stars: David Nathan, Anneke Schwabe, Bill Clinton, Zaneta Fuchsová

Votes: 895

47. So wie du bist (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A lovely and funny drama about a very sctrict, and by 'the books' female Judge, who messes up after she had just one drink too many & doesn't pay attention for one quick moment but because ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Florian Moses Bayer, Nicole Beutler, Thomas Declaude, Karl Fischer

Votes: 52

48. Elefant, Tiger & Co. (2003– )

25 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.1
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Stars: Christian Steyer, Jörg Gräser, Jens Hirmer, Michael Ernst

Votes: 32

49. Please Vote for Me (2007)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

7.9
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Democracy in China exists, that is, in a primary school in Wuhan where a grade 3 class can vote who they want as class monitor.

Director: Weijun Chen | Stars: Cheng Cheng, Luo Lei, Xu Xiaofei

Votes: 1,245

50. 360° - Die GEO-Reportage (1999– )

52 min | Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Michael Pink, Max Volkert Martens, Féodor Atkine, Frédérique Tirmont

Votes: 39


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