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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.
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.
very funny and clever written, innovative
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.
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.
6. Young Goethe in Love (2010)
Not Rated | 102 min | Biography, Romance
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.
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.
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.
Thriller, political, educative
10. Das Institut, Oase des Scheiterns (2017– )
30 min | Comedy
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
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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..
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.
fun independent comedy, I think it is Swiss though
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 »
If you are into mystery combined with thriller, that's for you. critics were fine.
19. Lerchenberg (2013–2015)
Lerchenberg is a satirical sitcom produced for ZDF's 50th birthday with Sascha Hehn in a lead role.
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.
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.
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.
22. Die Deutschen (2008– )
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.
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
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.
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.
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).
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.
I just love Anke Engelke and she is a great comedian.
28. Sketch History (2015– )
23 min | Comedy
very funny, loved every episode.
29. Sankt Maik (2018– )
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
really good thriller about finance industry. very well written female leads.
35. In the Fade (2017)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 25,401 | Gross: $0.32M
great film, great director.
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.
fun comedy, based on a book.
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.