German History in the Moviesby Burgwaechterchen | created - 23 Mar 2017 | updated - 23 Sep 2018 | Public
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1. Kaspar Hauser (1993)
139 min | Drama, History, Mystery
Kaspar Hauser is the son of the duke of Baden. At the age of one he was swapped by another baby that has been killed right after the change. The real Kaspar Hauser grew up in prison without... See full summary »
2. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
A young man named Kaspar Hauser suddenly appears in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note.
3. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime
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.
Votes: 34,281 | Gross: $0.48M
4. Bornholmer Straße (2014 TV Movie)
88 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
5. Night Crossing (1982)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, History
True tale about two men planing to escape from communist East Germany in a hot air balloon, but only if they can take their families with them.
Votes: 1,175 | Gross: $8.00M
6. Spider's Web (1989)
196 min | Drama
Ulrich Mühe plays a German businessman who was born completely without scruples. This makes him an eminently suitable candidate for success in the chaotic years after World War I. The ... See full summary »
8. Die Männer der Emden (2012)
180 min | Adventure, Drama
When their ship is sunk in the first world war, in the Indian ocean, 50 men have to cross infinite stretches of sea and desert, avoid enemies, find allies and finally make it home to Germany. A breathtaking real-live odyssey.
9. Berlin Blues (2003)
105 min | Comedy, Drama
In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »
10. Sun Alley (1999)
101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The ... See full summary »
11. Young Light (2016)
122 min | Drama
Julian is a 12-year-old boy whose family is just scraping by in the Ruhr industrial region of Germany in the early 1960s . When his mother and younger sister go away for a while, he is left... See full summary »
14. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1978)
73 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror
A young boy becomes an apprentice for a mysterious sorcerer, working at the sorcerer's strange and sinister mill where secretive black magic is being taught and performed at a very heavy price.
15. Leo & Claire (2001)
103 min | Drama, Romance
In 1933 Nuremberg, successful Jewish businessman Leo Katzenberger owns an apartment building and runs a shoe store. A devoted family man, he has a good relationship with his loving wife ... See full summary »
16. Lore (2012)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance, War
As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.
Votes: 13,747 | Gross: $0.97M
17. Hanussen (1988)
R | 140 min | Drama, History
A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr. Emil Bettleheim. Bettleheim discovers that Schneider possesses powers of... See full summary »
Votes: 1,483 | Gross: $0.08M
18. Mephisto (1981)
Unrated | 144 min | Drama
In early-1930s Germany, a passionate stage actor finds himself before a dilemma: renounce his apolitical stance and comply with the Reich's doctrine, or face oblivion. But, Faustian bargains never end well. What is the price of success?
21. Immortal Beloved (1994)
R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to ... See full summary »
Votes: 22,186 | Gross: $9.91M
23. The Devil's Elixirs (1973)
Young seminary student Franziskus (Benjamin Besson) has been ceremonially ordained. He wants to escape the harshness and injustice of the world and devote himself to the service of God in ... See full summary »
24. The Last Valley (1971)
PG | 128 min | Adventure, Drama, War
During the Thirty Years' War of 1600s, a band of Protestant mercenaries peacefully coexist with German Catholic villagers in a hidden idyllic mountain valley untouched by war.
25. Downfall (2004)
R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 315,619 | Gross: $5.51M
26. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Votes: 336,980 | Gross: $11.29M
31. Effi Briest (1974)
Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, History
In the nineteenth century, seventeen year old Effi Briest is married to the older Baron von Instetten and moves into a house, that she believes has a ghost, in a small isolated Baltic town.... See full summary »
32. Effi Briest (2009)
118 min | Drama, Romance
Ambitious German imperial hussars veteran baron Geert von Instetten takes office as coastal district administrator, hoping to e promoted to the colonies. His childhood love, Luise, married ... See full summary »
34. Brother of Sleep (1995)
R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance
In the beginning of the 19th century, Johannes Elias Alder is born in a small village in the Austrian mountains. While growing up he is considered strange by the other villagers and ... See full summary »
35. John Rabe (2009)
134 min | Biography, Drama, History
A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
Votes: 5,898 | Gross: $0.07M
39. Ekkelins Knecht (2008)
110 min | Adventure, Drama
Winter AD 1373 in southern Germany. The day-taller Konrad lost his parents and gets into the service of the knight Ekkelin Gayling. In the coming feuds and robberies he has to realize, that... See full summary »
40. Ekkehard (1990– )
300 min | History
The early Middle Ages; the 10th century. The monk Ekkehard lives secluded in the monastery of St. Gallen. Everything changes for him when the Duchess widow Hadwiga appears to him and the ... See full summary »
42. Buddenbrooks (2008)
151 min | Drama
In the 1840s, Lübeck is a dominating commercial town on the Baltic coast, and the Buddenbrooks are among the town's first families. Consul Jean Buddenbrook has two sons, Thomas and ... See full summary »
43. Tauerngold (2003 TV Movie)
Jacob Hirzbacher is a widower who hopes to find work in the local mining industry. With the arrival of a stranger with a charming attitude the hierarchy in the nearest village changes forever.
44. Heavyweights (2006)
94 min | Biography, Comedy
The carpennter Gamser from Garmisch-Patenkirchen, southern Germany, aims at success as a bobber at the Winter Olympics 1952. One of his opponents is his old rival Dorfler from his home country.
45. North Face (2008)
Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama