With Film- und Medienstiftung NRW (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. High Life (2018)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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77 Metascore

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth

Votes: 9,216 | Gross: $1.21M

2. The House That Jack Built (2018)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.9
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42 Metascore

The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan

Votes: 34,390 | Gross: $0.09M

3. 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: 4,089 | Gross: $1.30M

4. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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79 Metascore

A depressed musician reunites with his lover. Though their romance, which has already endured several centuries, is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt

Votes: 80,694 | Gross: $1.88M

5. Rush (I) (2013)

R | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 390,962 | Gross: $26.95M

6. Babylon Berlin (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.

Stars: Volker Bruch, Liv Lisa Fries, Peter Kurth, Matthias Brandt

Votes: 11,051

7. Mia and the White Lion (2018)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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52 Metascore

A young girl from London moves to Africa with her parents where she befriends a lion cub.

Director: Gilles de Maistre | Stars: Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood, Ryan Mac Lennan

Votes: 1,120 | Gross: $0.40M

8. In the Fade (2017)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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65 Metascore

Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Numan Acar, Adam Bousdoukos, Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto

Votes: 21,853 | Gross: $0.32M

9. Mustang (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

7.6
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83 Metascore

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | Stars: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan

Votes: 30,776 | Gross: $0.85M

10. Look Who's Back (2015)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly gains media attention, but while Germany finds him hilarious and charming, Hitler makes some serious observations about society.

Director: David Wnendt | Stars: Oliver Masucci, Thomas M. Köppl, Marc-Marvin Israel, David Gebigke

Votes: 35,125

11. Generation War (2013)

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

8.5
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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: 21,497 | Gross: $0.09M

12. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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93 Metascore

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl

Votes: 37,972 | Gross: $1.48M

13. The Heiresses (2018)

98 min | Drama

6.9
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77 Metascore

Chela and Chiquita are both descended from wealthy families in Asunción and have been together for over 30 years. But recently, their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Martinessi | Stars: Ana Brun, Margarita Irun, Ana Ivanova, Nilda Gonzalez

Votes: 1,716 | Gross: $0.08M

14. Alone in Berlin (2016)

R | 103 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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52 Metascore

After a Nazi German working class couple loses their son in World War II, they decide to retaliate by secretly leafletting handwritten cards in Berlin denouncing their government.

Director: Vincent Perez | Stars: Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Brendan Gleeson, Mikael Persbrandt

Votes: 6,339

15. Center of My World (2016)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

7.2
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After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.

Director: Jakob M. Erwa | Stars: Bendix Hansen, Sarah Fuhrer, Louis Hofmann, Sabine Timoteo

Votes: 3,501

16. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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81 Metascore

Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Viktor Gyllenberg, Lotti Törnros

Votes: 14,173 | Gross: $0.22M

17. Ana, mon amour (2017)

125 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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63 Metascore

Toma and Ana meet as students in the literature faculty and quickly fall in love.

Director: Cãlin Peter Netzer | Stars: Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavallioti, Tania Popa, Igor Caras-Romanov

Votes: 1,420

18. Light After Darkness (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Nathalia Acevedo, Rut Reygadas, Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Mitsy Ferrand

Votes: 4,458 | Gross: $0.04M

19. The Young Karl Marx (2017)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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62 Metascore

The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: August Diehl, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Olivier Gourmet

Votes: 4,314 | Gross: $0.13M

20. Rubinrot (2013)

122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.2
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On her 16th birthday, Gwendolyn Shepherd finds out that instead of her cousin, she has inherited a rare gene that allows her to travel through time.

Director: Felix Fuchssteiner | Stars: Josefine Preuß, Florian Bartholomäi, Uwe Kockisch, Johannes Silberschneider

Votes: 6,456

21. Proxima (II)

Action, Drama | Post-production

An astronaut prepares for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station.

Director: Alice Winocour | Stars: Eva Green, Matt Dillon, Lars Eidinger, Sandra Hüller

22. Gladbeck (2018– )

176 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Based on the true story that shocked a nation in the summer of 1988 and revealed the scandalizing amount of errors committed by the media and the police in a half-baked attempt to rescue hostages.

Stars: Sascha Alexander Gersak, Marie Rosa Tietjen, Alexander Scheer, Martin Wuttke

Votes: 776

23. Sky (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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55 Metascore

Romy (Diane Kruger) is on holiday in the USA with her French husband, Richard (Gilles Lellouche). But the journey quickly turns into a settling of old scores for this worn out couple. After an ultimate fight, Romy decides to break free. She cuts off her ties to a stable and secure life that has become alienating and escapes to the unknown.

Director: Fabienne Berthaud | Stars: Diane Kruger, Norman Reedus, Gilles Lellouche, Q'orianka Kilcher

Votes: 1,865

24. Nocturama (2016)

130 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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71 Metascore

Some young folks, tired of the society they're living in, plan a bomb attack over Paris before taking shelter for a night in a shopping center.

Director: Bertrand Bonello | Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Hamza Meziani, Manal Issa

Votes: 3,443 | Gross: $0.03M

25. Tehran Taboo (2017)

96 min | Animation, Drama

7.0
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74 Metascore

In their desperate search for freedom and happiness, four young people from Tehran, Iran are forced to break the taboos of a restrictive, islamic society.

Director: Ali Soozandeh | Stars: Jasmina Ali, Hasan Ali Mete, Zahra Amir Ebrahimi, Milinko Ametovic Beganovic

Votes: 2,387 | Gross: $0.07M

26. Luz (II) (2018)

70 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Luz, a young cabdriver, drags herself into the brightly lit entrance of a run-down police station. A demonic entity follows her, determined to finally be close to the woman it loves.

Director: Tilman Singer | Stars: Luana Velis, Johannes Benecke, Jan Bluthardt, Lilli Lorenz

Votes: 353

27. The Little Vampire 3D (2017)

83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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The story of Rudolph, a thirteen year old vampire, whose clan is threatened by a notorious vampire hunter. He meets Tony, a mortal of the same age, who is fascinated by old castles, ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Claus, Karsten Kiilerich | Stars: Rasmus Hardiker, Amy Saville, Jim Carter, Joseph Kloska

Votes: 938

28. Daughter of Mine (2018)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

6.3
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74 Metascore

A daughter torn between two mothers, one who raised her with love and her biological mother, who instinctively claims her back.

Director: Laura Bispuri | Stars: Valeria Golino, Alba Rohrwacher, Sara Casu, Udo Kier

Votes: 607 | Gross: $0.01M

29. O Beautiful Night (2019)

89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Director: Xaver Böhm | Stars: Noah Saavedra, Marko Mandic, Vanessa Loibl, Gerhard Bös

Votes: 44

30. Die Präsenz (2014)

83 min | Horror

4.0
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Markus spends some time with his girlfriend Rebecca and friend Lukas in Hohnau castle which is uninhabited and supposed to be haunted. For two of them it's the last days of their lives.

Director: Daniele Grieco | Stars: Liv Lisa Fries, Matthias Dietrich, Henning Nöhren, Susanne Reuter

Votes: 1,307

31. Heli (2013)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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59 Metascore

Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

Director: Amat Escalante | Stars: Armando Espitia, Andrea Vergara, Linda González, Juan Eduardo Palacios

Votes: 4,371

32. The Olive Tree (2016)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A girl, her uncle and a friend start an emotional travel to recover a family tree.

Director: Icíar Bollaín | Stars: Anna Castillo, Javier Gutiérrez, Pep Ambròs, Manuel Cucala

Votes: 2,699

33. The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.

Director: Lars Kraume | Stars: Rüdiger Klink, Burghart Klaußner, Andrej Kaminsky, Jörg Schüttauf

Votes: 3,531 | Gross: $0.28M

34. Wild (I) (2016)

97 min | Drama

6.5
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An anarchist young woman breaks the tacit contract with civilization and fearlessly decides on a life without hypocrisy or an obligatory safety net.

Director: Nicolette Krebitz | Stars: Lilith Stangenberg, Georg Friedrich, Nelson, Cossa

Votes: 1,217

35. The Cleaners (2018)

88 min | Documentary

7.2
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70 Metascore

A look at the shadowy underworld of the Internet where questionable content is removed.

Directors: Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck | Stars: Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Nicole Wong, Sarah T. Roberts

Votes: 1,151

36. 3 Hearts (2014)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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56 Metascore

A tax inspector, his new bride and her sister become entwined in a love triangle.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 2,072 | Gross: $0.15M

37. Stromberg - Der Film (2014)

123 min | Comedy

7.3
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The movie spin-off of the TV series centered around the incompetent boss of a German insurance office.

Director: Arne Feldhusen | Stars: Christoph Maria Herbst, Milena Dreißig, Bjarne Mädel, Diana Staehly

Votes: 6,545

38. Cold Feet (2018)

110 min | Comedy

6.4
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When Denis breaks into the Austrian winter cottage of rich business man Raimund he gets mistaken for the new nurse by Raimund's granddaughter Charlotte. In order not to get busted Denis decides to play along.

Director: Wolfgang Groos | Stars: Emilio Sakraya, Sonja Gerhardt, Heiner Lauterbach, Alex Czerwinski

Votes: 81

39. The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (2016)

97 min | Drama

4.5
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32 Metascore

A beautiful summer day. A garden. A terrace. A woman and a man sit at a table beneath the trees, with a soft summer wind. In the distance, in the vast plain, the silhouette of Paris. A ... See full summary »

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Reda Kateb, Sophie Semin, Jens Harzer, Peter Handke

Votes: 466

40. Francofonia (2015)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History

6.6
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71 Metascore

A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, Vincent Nemeth, Johanna Korthals Altes

Votes: 2,292 | Gross: $0.30M

41. Stratos (2014)

137 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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By night, Stratos works in a bread factory but by day, he's a professional hit man. He needs the cash to free Leonidas from prison because the latter once saved his life when he was behind ... See full summary »

Director: Yannis Economides | Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Petros Zervos, Vicky Papadopoulou, Yannis Tsortekis

Votes: 1,522

42. Paula (I) (2016)

123 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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The life and career of the breakthrough German painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker.

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Carla Juri, Albrecht Schuch, Roxane Duran, Joel Basman

Votes: 552

43. My Brother's Name Is Robert and He Is an Idiot (2018)

174 min | Drama

5.3
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Robert and Elena are twins entangled in a tale of puberty, philosophy and sexuality.

Director: Philip Gröning | Stars: Josef Mattes, Julia Zange, Urs Jucker, Stefan Konarske

Votes: 161

44. Help, I Shrunk My Teacher (2015)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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The 11-year-old Felix has shrunk the hated school principal, Dr. Schmitt-Goessenwein, to a height of six inches. Together with his friend Ella, Felix has to get her back to her normal size,... See full summary »

Director: Sven Unterwaldt Jr. | Stars: Anja Kling, Oskar Keymer, Axel Stein, Justus von Dohnányi

Votes: 288

45. A Blast (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Against the backdrop of an ongoing socio-economic collapse, a disillusioned mother of three is trapped in a vicious circle of terrible decisions and sharply ruthless actions. What can drive a perfectly normal individual to great extremes?

Director: Syllas Tzoumerkas | Stars: Angeliki Papoulia, Basile Doganis, Maria Filini, Themis Bazaka

Votes: 688

46. Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories (2015)

102 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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It is the late nineties, Vietnam is in economic turmoil and overpopulation has sparked political concern. Vu, a photography student, arrives in the sprawling metropolis of Saigon and moves ... See full summary »

Director: Dang Di Phan | Stars: Thi Hai Yen Do, Ha Phong Nguyen, Cong Hoang Le, The Vinh Truong

Votes: 304

47. Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost (2013)

109 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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Umber Singh is a Sikh who loses everything during the separation of India in 1947 and is forced to leave his homeland. He obsessively wishes for a male heir. When his fourth daughter is born, he decides to wage a fight against destiny.

Director: Anup Singh | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Tisca Chopra, Tillotama Shome, Rasika Dugal

Votes: 726

48. The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (2019)

121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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In a small eel-farming town in the west of Greece, two women live solitary lives while dreaming of getting away. Elisabeth is a once-ambitious policewoman forced to relocate from Athens ten... See full summary »

Director: Syllas Tzoumerkas | Stars: Angeliki Papoulia, Youla Boudali, Hristos Passalis, Argyris Xafis

Votes: 106

49. Not My Day (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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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: 3,917

50. Cathedrals of Culture (2014)

165 min | Documentary

7.1
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Six directors tackle the question "If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?" by capturing iconic buildings with narration from the perspective of the buildings.

Directors: Karim Aïnouz, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Margreth Olin, Robert Redford, Wim Wenders | Stars: Meret Becker, Gennadi Vengerov, Benedicte C. Westin, Jonas Salk

Votes: 194


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