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German Films & TV-Shows worth watching

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1. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 97,926

one of the best films I have seen in my life

2. Crime Scene Cleaner (2011–2018)

26 min | Comedy, Crime

The bizarre everyday adventures of Heiko "Schotty" Schotte, whose profession is to clean up crime scenes.

Stars: Bjarne Mädel, Peer Martiny, Jörg Pose, Jule Böwe

Votes: 5,307

very funny and clever written, innovative

3. Jerks (2017– )

22 min | Comedy

The series is about Christian Ulmen and Fahri Yardim, who are very close friends. Both try to cope with their everyday problems with ease, which does not always work out.

Stars: Christian Ulmen, Fahri Yardim, Pheline Roggan, Collien Ulmen-Fernandes

Votes: 1,888

4. Welcome to Germany (2016)

116 min | Comedy, Drama

A well-off Munich family offers boarding to a refugee. Diallo from Nigeria soon makes friends among the family members, but they are tested when they have to face racism, bureaucracy and terror suspicions because of him.

Director: Simon Verhoeven | Stars: Senta Berger, Heiner Lauterbach, Florian David Fitz, Palina Rojinski

Votes: 4,004

5. Jesus Loves Me (2012)

100 min | Comedy

In contemplation of the upcoming apocalypse, Jesus returns to Earth to see if the people have become better than they were in his lifetime, and falls in love with Marie, who has just left her fiancée.

Director: Florian David Fitz | Stars: Jessica Schwarz, Florian David Fitz, Henry Hübchen, Hannelore Elsner

Votes: 1,372

6. Young Goethe in Love (2010)

Not Rated | 102 min | Biography, Romance

55 Metascore

After aspiring poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe fails his law exams, he's sent to a sleepy provincial court to reform. Instead, he falls for Lotte, a young woman who is promised to another man.

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Alexander Fehling, Miriam Stein, Moritz Bleibtreu, Volker Bruch

Votes: 2,661 | Gross: $0.16M

also one of my favourite movies

7. Charité (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, History

The series describes the accomplishments of several famous German physicians and scientists at the prestigious Charité hospital in Berlin towards the end of the 19th century.

Stars: Alicia von Rittberg, Mala Emde, Maximilian Meyer-Bretschneider, Ulrich Noethen

Votes: 1,357

8. Babylon Berlin (2017– )

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

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

Stars: Volker Bruch, Liv Lisa Fries, Leonie Benesch, Christian Friedel

Votes: 13,748

9. 4 Blocks (2017– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama

Based in Neukölln, Berlin Toni manages the daily business of dealing with the Arabic gangs and ends up wanting to leave his old life behind for his family, but as expected, it's never that simple.

Stars: Kida Khodr Ramadan, Almila Bagriacik, Veysel Gelin, Maryam Zaree

Votes: 4,749

Thriller, political, educative

very funny and clever written Satire about a fictional Goethe Institut somewhere in the middle east and it's staff

11. Before the Fall (2004)

110 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

65 Metascore

Friedrich's boxing skills gets him in an elite Nazi high school in a castle in 1942. He enrolls against his dad's wish as it promises a brighter future. It's not what he expected.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Devid Striesow, Jonas Jägermeyr

Votes: 13,809 | Gross: $0.14M

12. Deutschland 83 (2015)

42 min | Drama, History, Romance

Martin Rauch is recruited by the HVA to infiltrate the West Germany army. As a rookie spy, his decisions constantly put his cover at risk and force his agency to take extreme measures.

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen, Sylvester Groth

Votes: 10,277

13. You Are Wanted (2017–2018)

49 min | Drama, Thriller

Lukas Franke (Matthias Schweighöfer) is the victim of a cyber-crime attack. All his personal data, web and social media profiles get hacked and he gets accused of being involved in ... See full summary »

Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Alexandra Maria Lara, Catrin Striebeck, Franz Hagn

Votes: 2,779

great cast, fun to watch (although not amazing or new or anything)

14. Familie Heinz Becker (1992–2004)

25 min | Comedy, Family

A comedic show about a typical family from the Saarland.

Stars: Gerd Dudenhöffer, Gregor Weber, Alice Hoffmann, Sabine Urig

Votes: 242

very funny show, Hessisch dialect at it's best

15. Die Kirche bleibt im Dorf (2012)

97 min | Comedy

The enigmatic foreigner knows something in the village church has a special value, but the locals won't allow it to be bought from under their feet quite so easily..

Director: Ulrike Grote | Stars: Natalia Wörner, Karoline Eichhorn, Julia Nachtmann, Christian Pätzold

Votes: 349

this is how Fränzi grew up, life in a Swabian village

16. Late Bloomers (2006)

90 min | Comedy

Centers around four older ladies from the Emmental region. When four older women decide to turn the local corner shop into a chic lingerie store, the whole community is thrown into disarray.

Director: Bettina Oberli | Stars: Stephanie Glaser, Annemarie Düringer, Heidi Maria Glössner, Monica Gubser

Votes: 994

fun independent comedy, I think it is Swiss though

17. Manitou's Shoe (2001)

87 min | Comedy, Western

The hilarious adventures of two best friends, Apachi Indian chief Abahachi and cowboy Ranger, in the Wild West.

Director: Michael Herbig | Stars: Michael Herbig, Christian Tramitz, Marie Bäumer, Sky du Mont

Votes: 16,631

18. Weinberg (2015– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A man wakes up, disorientated, in a vineyard in the German Ahr area. Above him, he sees a dead woman in the vines. When he returns to the spot after alerting the people in the village, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Friedrich Mücke, Gudrun Landgrebe, Antje Traue, Arved Birnbaum

Votes: 523

If you are into mystery combined with thriller, that's for you. critics were fine.

19. Lerchenberg (2013–2015)

Comedy

Lerchenberg is a satirical sitcom produced for ZDF's 50th birthday with Sascha Hehn in a lead role.

Stars: Eva Löbau, Karin Giegerich, Cornelia Gröschel, Anke Sevenich

Votes: 142

fun satire about the German television and movie industry

20. Suck Me Shakespeer (2013)

119 min | Comedy

A comedy that follows an ex-con who lands a position at a school that sits over the spot where money from one of his earlier robberies was stashed.

Director: Bora Dagtekin | Stars: Elyas M'Barek, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann, Jana Pallaske

Votes: 25,335

I really liked it, the first movie was great fun.

21. Mord mit Aussicht (2008–2014)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Sophie Haas, an aspiring criminal investigator from Cologne, is relegated to a very small police outpost in the Eifel mountains.

Stars: Caroline Peters, Bjarne Mädel, Meike Droste, Petra Kleinert

Votes: 1,159

Rhineland country side crime show. It might be set in an area similar to the one your host family lives in. So this might be fun for you as well.

23. Small Hands in a Big War (2014)

25 min | War

Drama series telling the story of WW1 as seen through the eyes of children.

Stars: Leon Bertoni, Eloi Christ, Constantin Lücke, Emily Behr

Votes: 11

I worked on this one, so I have to add it to the list^^ great documentary about children's lifes during WW1

24. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Votes: 182,500 | Gross: $7.27M

classic German movie, same director who does Babylon Berlin now.

25. Dogs of Berlin (2018– )

TV-MA | 542 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A politically sensitive murder forces two disparate detectives into a battle with the Berlin underworld and a confrontation with their own corruption.

Stars: Felix Kramer, Fahri Yardim, Samy Abdel Fattah, Mohamed Issa

Votes: 8,140

Not great, but not bad either. It has nice moments and some storylines are really good, others are not... I like the main actor, so I watched it.

26. 13 Semester (2009)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The friends Moritz and Dirk get accepted at the TU Darmstadt and leave their small home village in Brandenburg to set out for the big town to study business arithmetic (mathematical economics).

Director: Frieder Wittich | Stars: Max Riemelt, Dieter Mann, Robert Gwisdek, Amit Shah

Votes: 1,773

loved that movie as a teenager. about a silly student who studies 13 semester long.... (basically it is about Fabi's life hahahahaha)

27. Ladykracher (2002–2012)

25 min | Comedy

Lady Bombs: Sketches with Anke Engelke.

Stars: Anke Engelke, Kai Lentrodt, Friederike Kempter, Matthias Matschke

Votes: 485

I just love Anke Engelke and she is a great comedian.

very funny, loved every episode.

29. Sankt Maik (2018– )

Comedy

Con artist Maik Schäfer switches his fake conductor's suit for a real soutane while trying to escape custody and ends up in the catholic parish of Läuterberg. Standing in for Vicar Sanman, ... See full summary »

Stars: Daniel Donskoy, Vincent Krüger, Bettina Burchard, Susi Banzhaf

Votes: 135

very funny show I think, comedy

30. The Last Cop (2010– )

45 min | Crime, Drama

A police officer reawakens from a coma that has lasted for 20 years. He has to find out how the world has changed.

Stars: Henning Baum, Maximilian Grill, Helmfried von Lüttichau, Robert Lohr

Votes: 759

loved this show as well; crime show set in Cologne/Essen.

31. Das Boot (2018– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, War

An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama.

Stars: Philip Birnstiel, Vicky Krieps, Tom Wlaschiha, Thierry Frémont

Votes: 4,341

haven't seen it yet but it is meant to be really good.

32. The Punch Bowl (1944)

97 min | Comedy

A successful writer, home-schooled in his youth, masquerades as a student at a secondary school to experience all the fun and pranks he missed out on.

Director: Helmut Weiss | Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Karin Himboldt, Hilde Sessak, Erich Ponto

Votes: 5,553

love this film

34. Bad Banks (2018– )

TV-G | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Ambitious Jana is confronted with the unscrupulous machinations of the world of finance. Her working life is determined by egotism, the pressure to succeed and machismo. She soon has to decide how far she is prepared to go for her career.

Stars: Paula Beer, Barry Atsma, Désirée Nosbusch, Albrecht Schuch

Votes: 3,360

really good thriller about finance industry. very well written female leads.

35. In the Fade (2017)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 25,401 | Gross: $0.32M

great film, great director.

36. Generation War (2013)

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

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: 23,236 | Gross: $0.09M

37. Look Who's Back (2015)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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: 38,208

fun comedy, based on a book.

38. Winnetou & Old Shatterhand (2016)

117 min | Western

Apache chief Winnetou forms a friendship with a German immigrant rail road engineer Karl May, named afterwards Old Shatterhand.

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Nik Xhelilaj, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Jürgen Vogel, Milan Peschel

Votes: 816

39. Who Am I (2014)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

Director: Baran bo Odar | Stars: Tom Schilling, Elyas M'Barek, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Antoine Monot Jr.

Votes: 43,017

40. All About Me (2018)

100 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Dramatised origin story of one of Germany's most beloved contemporary comedians.

Director: Caroline Link | Stars: Luise Heyer, Sönke Möhring, Diana Amft, Joachim Król

Votes: 2,371



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