Austrian Movies

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1. Funny Games (1997)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering

Votes: 59,285

2. The Counterfeiters (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, War

78 Metascore

The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Stars: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach

Votes: 41,684 | Gross: $5.48M

3. Paradise: Love (2012)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Margarete Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux, Dunja Sowinetz

Votes: 8,003 | Gross: $0.02M

4. Paradise: Hope (2013)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama

78 Metascore

The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love. While her mother travels to Kenya ('... See full summary »

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Melanie Lenz, Verena Lehbauer, Joseph Lorenz, Michael Thomas

Votes: 3,956 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Paradise: Faith (2012)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

61 Metascore

A single woman in her 50's devotes her vacations to doing Catholic missionary work in Vienna, descending into violent self-punishment as part of her faith.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Maria Hofstätter, Nabil Saleh, René Rupnik, Natalya Baranova

Votes: 3,985 | Gross: $0.01M

6. The Piano Teacher (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, Susanne Lothar

Votes: 51,649 | Gross: $1.90M

7. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery

82 Metascore

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 64,712 | Gross: $2.22M

8. Revanche (2008)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

Ex-con Alex plans to flee to the South with his girl after a robbery. But something terrible happens and revenge seems inevitable.

Director: Götz Spielmann | Stars: Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Andreas Lust, Ursula Strauss

Votes: 13,168

9. Come Sweet Death (2000)

107 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

Ex-detective Brenner wants to keep himself out of trouble but several murder cases and his ex-girlfriend Klara finally get him involved. But making decisions is not one his strengths.

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Josef Hader, Simon Schwarz, Barbara Rudnik, Michael Schönborn

Votes: 3,045

10. The Bone Man (2009)

117 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Private Investigator Brenner is handling a case at the grill-station "Löschenkohl". There he finds - besides some chicken - also other meat...that doesn't belong in a good meal.

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Josef Hader, Josef Bierbichler, Birgit Minichmayr, Christoph Luser

Votes: 4,350

11. Silentium (2004)

116 min | Crime, Thriller

A man who accused a catholic bishop of abusing him when he was a child dies in the Austrian city Salzburg. Everyone except his widow and the eccentrical detective Simon Brenner keeps silent and believes that the man killed himself.

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Josef Hader, Simon Schwarz, Joachim Król, Maria Köstlinger

Votes: 3,150

12. Michael (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.

Directors: Markus Schleinzer, Kathrin Resetarits | Stars: Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger, Christine Kain, Ursula Strauss

Votes: 4,241 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Dog Days (2001)

R | 121 min | Drama

66 Metascore

In the tomb-like quiet of their ranch-style purgatory, a divorced husband and wife fight a wordless war while mourning an unspeakable mutual loss. A sadistic lover's ritual humiliation spawns both tenderness and revenge.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Maria Hofstätter, Christine Jirku, Viktor Hennemann, Georg Friedrich

Votes: 5,699 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Import Export (2007)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

A nurse from Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Ekateryna Rak, Lidiya Oleksandrivna Savka, Oksana Ivanivna Sklyarenko, Dmytro Andriyovich Gachkov

Votes: 5,188

15. Amour (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

Votes: 87,569 | Gross: $6.74M

16. Angst (I) (1983)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house.

Director: Gerald Kargl | Stars: Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Silvia Ryder, Karin Springer

Votes: 7,383

17. 3096 Days (2013)

111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the factual case of Natascha Kampusch.

Director: Sherry Hormann | Stars: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Thure Lindhardt, Amelia Pidgeon, Trine Dyrholm

Votes: 9,525

18. Sissi (1955)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, History

In the first of a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the young vibrant princess catches the eye of her sister's fiancé, Emperor Franz Josef.

Director: Ernst Marischka | Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Uta Franz

Votes: 7,247

19. Sissi: The Young Empress (1956)

107 min | Drama, History

The second in a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the film chronicles the married life of the young empress as she tries to adjust to formal and strict life in the palace and an overbearing mother-in-law.

Director: Ernst Marischka | Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Gustav Knuth

Votes: 5,576

20. Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress (1957)

109 min | Drama, History, Romance

The final film in a highly romanticized trilogy about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria finds the young empress traveling throughout Europe.

Director: Ernst Marischka | Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Gustav Knuth

Votes: 4,505

21. Antares (2004)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

A deadly car crash sets off three parallel stories of women at crisis points, faltering behind the doors of the same, plain Vienna apartment block. A bored nurse with a stable, comfortable ... See full summary »

Director: Götz Spielmann | Stars: Petra Morzé, Andreas Patton, Hary Prinz, Susanne Wuest

Votes: 2,544

22. The Dark Valley (2014)

Not Rated | 115 min | Action, Drama, Western

Through a hidden path a lone rider reaches a little town high up in the Alps. Nobody knows where the stranger comes from, nor what he wants there. But everyone knows that they don't want him to stay.

Director: Andreas Prochaska | Stars: Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti, Paula Beer, Thomas Schubert

Votes: 11,138

23. India (1993)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

Heinzi Boesel and Kurt Fellner are two Austrian health inspectors forced to work together, traveling through Austria. Over time a beautiful friendship evolves between the odd couple who ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Harather | Stars: Josef Hader, Alfred Dorfer, Maria Hofstätter, Roger Murbach

Votes: 2,694

24. The Wall (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

67 Metascore

A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside. Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, she becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Pölsler | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Luchs, Karlheinz Hackl, Ulrike Beimpold

Votes: 5,580 | Gross: $0.04M

25. Wild Mouse (2017)

103 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Georg loses his job, he conceals the fact from his younger wife Johanna, who wants a child with him. Instead, he embarks upon a campaign of revenge against his former boss and begins to renovate a roller-coaster with an old school friend.

Director: Josef Hader | Stars: Josef Hader, Pia Hierzegger, Georg Friedrich, Jörg Hartmann

Votes: 2,016

26. Contact High (2009)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy

An episodic comedy that follows the lives of four men living in Vienna.

Director: Michael Glawogger | Stars: Michael Ostrowski, Raimund Wallisch, Alexis Santiago Hernandez, Victor Varnado

Votes: 1,143

27. Mother's Day (1994)

95 min | Comedy

A satirical take on the life of a family in a public housing complex in Vienna as they prepare for Mother's Day.

Director: Harald Sicheritz | Stars: Alfred Dorfer, Reinhard Nowak, Andrea Händler, Eva Billisich

Votes: 1,876

29. Hinterholz 8 (1998)

90 min | Comedy

Herbert Krcal lives with his wife and son in a small apartment in Vienna. He dreams of owning his own house but houses are expensive. During a walk in the woods, he finds an old run-down ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Sicheritz | Stars: Roland Düringer, Nina Proll, Rudolf Rohaczek, Wolfgang Böck

Votes: 1,198

30. Workingman's Death (2005)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

A documentary on the extremes to which workers will go to earn a living.

Director: Michael Glawogger

Votes: 1,607

31. Our Daily Bread (2005)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

OUR DAILY BREAD is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest - and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas.

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter | Stars: Claus Hansen Petz, Arkadiusz Rydellek, Barbara Hinz, Renata Wypchlo

Votes: 2,417

32. Life Eternal (2015)

123 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Former cop Brenner has to return to his home town where he gets involved in a tragic story between his old friends.

Director: Wolfgang Murnberger | Stars: Josef Hader, Tobias Moretti, Nora von Waldstätten, Roland Düringer

Votes: 2,132

33. Der Bockerer (1981)

104 min | Drama, History

A politically naive Viennese butcher (Bockerer) manages to survive the Nazi occupation of Austria and the second world war.

Director: Franz Antel | Stars: Karl Merkatz, Alfred Böhm, Hans Holt, Marte Harell

Votes: 828

34. Der Bockerer 2 (1996)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

In the occupied Vienna of the post-war years, it is once again Karl Bockerer who, in a charming and defiant manner, offers his naive resistance to the ruling powers. This time, his ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Antel | Stars: Karl Merkatz, Caroline Vasicek, Alexander Wussow, Ida Krottendorf

Votes: 232

35. Breathing (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

66 Metascore

Through his work at a morgue, an incarcerated young man trying to build a new life starts to come to terms with the crime he committed.

Director: Karl Markovics | Stars: Thomas Schubert, Karin Lischka, Georg Friedrich, Gerhard Liebmann

Votes: 2,660 | Gross: $0.00M

36. Slugs (2004)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

Three young pals plan to earn money by shooting an hardcore-porno movie. But is it really so easy to shoot some gang-banging with home-video equipment?

Director: Michael Glawogger | Stars: Raimund Wallisch, Michael Ostrowski, Pia Hierzegger, Iva Lukic

Votes: 929

37. Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

107 min | Documentary

84 Metascore

A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.

Director: Hubert Sauper | Stars: Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia, Marcus Nyoni

Votes: 5,259 | Gross: $0.20M

39. The Unintentional Kidnapping of Mrs. Elfriede Ott (2010)

113 min | Comedy

Horst receives the monthly pension from his grandmother. The only problem is, that she is dead. As a local politician wants to congratulate the grandmother to her birthday Horst "borrows" ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Prochaska | Stars: Elfriede Ott, Michael Ostrowski, Andreas Kiendl, Gerhard Liebmann

Votes: 641

40. Nordrand (1999)

103 min | Drama

Vienna, 1995. Jasmin, Tamara, Valentin, Senad and Roman live near the northern border of Austria. Their lives repeatedly intersect and drift apart. The characters involved are young ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Albert | Stars: Nina Proll, Edita Malovcic, Astrit Alihajdaraj, Tudor Chirila

Votes: 512

41. We Feed the World (2005)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

A look at how the world's food is produced and how mass production changes the environment and the lives of people.

Director: Erwin Wagenhofer | Stars: Jean Ziegler, Peter Brabeck, Karl Otrok

Votes: 2,377

42. Wanted (II) (1999)

90 min | Fantasy

Der Unfallchirurg Thomas Reiter zieht sich freiwillig in eine geschlossene Anstalt zurück, weil er sich dem Alltag nicht mehr stellen will. Probleme löst er in seiner Vorstellung - einer ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Sicheritz | Stars: Alfred Dorfer, John Phillip Law, Thomas Koziol, Gerhard Rühmkorf

Votes: 381

43. Müllers Büro (1986)

104 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

Private detective Max Müller and his assistent Larry try to solve a crime but find themselves in strange bars and women.

Directors: Niki List, Hans Selikovsky | Stars: Andreas Vitásek, Barbara Rudnik, Christian Schmidt, Sue Tauber

Votes: 720

44. Falco - Verdammt, wir leben noch! (2008)

Not Rated | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The life story of 80s Austrian superstar Falco, the man behind the monster hit "Rock me, Amadeus". The story of Johann "Falco" Hölzel from young kid, the road from a band to his solo career, and to his tragic death.

Director: Thomas Roth | Stars: Manuel Rubey, Patricia Aulitzky, Christian Tramitz, Martin Loos

Votes: 1,263

45. Hotel (2004)

76 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

When Irene gets a job as a hotel maid she soon finds out that the previous girl disappeared in mysterious circumstances.

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Franziska Weisz, Birgit Minichmayr, Marlene Streeruwitz, Peter Strauß

Votes: 1,355

46. '38 (1986)

97 min | Drama