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1. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 317,592 | Gross: $5.51M

2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 406,266 | Gross: $206.46M

3. Valkyrie (2008)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.1
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56 Metascore

A dramatization of the July 20, 1944 assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Adolf Hitler during World War II.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 220,665 | Gross: $83.08M

4. National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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47 Metascore

The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively

Votes: 55,344 | Gross: $49.40M

5. Where Eagles Dare (1968)

PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, War

7.7
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63 Metascore

Allied Agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding American Brigadier General George Carnaby (Robert Beatty) prisoner, but that's not all that's really going on.

Director: Brian G. Hutton | Stars: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark

Votes: 49,397

6. The Young Lions (1958)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Drama, War

7.2
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WW2 drama that follows the lives of three young men, one German and two Americans, during wartime.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Hope Lange

Votes: 6,990 | Gross: $9.96M

7. Triumph of the Will (1935)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, War

7.3
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann, Martin Bormann

Votes: 14,319

8. Summer Storm (2004)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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51 Metascore

A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Miriam Morgenstern, Jürgen Tonkel

Votes: 13,020 | Gross: $0.10M

9. Ludwig (1973)

R | 238 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The reign of the tormented Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from 1864 to 1886.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Helmut Berger, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard, Silvana Mangano

Votes: 4,217

10. Die Rosenheim-Cops (2002– )

50 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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A team of inspectors investigate murders in and around the small Upper Bavarian town of Rosenheim. There is plenty of time to see idyllic landscapes and luxurious pre-alpine villas, as well as to enjoy sumptuous Bavarian fare with beer.

Stars: Max Müller, Marisa Burger, Karin Thaler, Alexander Duda

Votes: 266

11. Decision Before Dawn (1951)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, War

7.2
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As the US Army approaches Nazi Germany, they recruit German prisoners to spy behind German lines.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 2,246

12. Something for Everyone (1970)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Konrad Ludwig (Michael York), a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of widowed Countess Herthe von Ornstein (Dame Angela Lansbury),... See full summary »

Director: Harold Prince | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Michael York, Anthony Higgins, Heidelinde Weis

Votes: 787 | Gross: $0.30M

13. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

7.4
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Hans Epp is a self-destructive man who lives a dissatisfied life. He tries to find meaning as a fruit vendor, but a heart attack impedes his ability to work, which turns his dissatisfaction into despair.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hans Hirschmüller, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch

Votes: 4,031

14. Lola Montès (1955)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Biopic of adventurer Lola Montès who ends up as a circus attraction after being romantically involved with famous European men.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol

Votes: 4,599 | Gross: $0.11M

15. The Mortal Storm (1940)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

7.8
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The Roth family leads a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, Frank Morgan

Votes: 4,254

16. Daniel the Wizard (2004)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

1.8
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Evil assassins want to kill Daniel Kublbock, the third runner up for the German Idols.

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Daniel Küblböck, Ulli Lommel, Rudolf Waldemar Brem, Katja Rupé

Votes: 13,784

17. Winterkartoffelknödel (2014)

96 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Crime comedy set in a village somewhere in Bavaria, centering around a village policeman's attempt to solve a murder case, his chaotic private life and the dysfunctional relationship with his wacky father.

Director: Ed Herzog | Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Simon Schwarz, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Enzi Fuchs

Votes: 1,332

18. Eight Miles High (2007)

Unrated | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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32 Metascore

Akiz's movie focuses on the restless life of Uschi Obermaier, the icon of the 1968 movement in Germany and groupie. At the age of 16, Uschi is bored by her job in a photo lab, but soon ... See full summary »

Director: Akiz | Stars: Natalia Avelon, Matthias Schweighöfer, David Scheller, Friederike Kempter

Votes: 2,676

19. The Masque of the Red Death (1989)

R | 89 min | Horror

3.3
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Lovely photographer Rebecca winds up in a Bavarian castle at a "Masque of the Red Death" party hosted by the wealthy Ludwig. Mayhem ensues as assorted Poe story devices start doing away with the guests.

Director: Alan Birkinshaw | Stars: Frank Stallone, Brenda Vaccaro, Herbert Lom, Michelle McBride

Votes: 237

20. Leberkäsjunkie (2019)

93 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Director: Ed Herzog | Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Simon Schwarz, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Daniel Christensen

Votes: 516

21. Illuminated (I) (2019)

86 min | Documentary

5.2
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ILLUMINATED exposes the truth behind the controversial group, the Illuminati. Written and directed by Johnny Royal ("33 and Beyond"), ILLUMINATED reveals the origins, documents, rituals, and degree ceremonies of the Illuminati.

Director: Johnny Royal | Stars: Teresita Arechiga, Hunter Bell, Eric Bertolli, Brian Butler

Votes: 272

22. Forsthaus Falkenau (1989– )

43 min | Drama, Family

4.7
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Bavarian forestry station ('Forsthaus') Falkenau in Küblach is the professional base and home of the town's forester, whose job proves crucial for conservation but also for safety, local ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Wolf, Hans Stadlbauer, Christian Wolff, Bruni Löbel

Votes: 156

23. Kommissarin Lucas (2003– )

90 min | Crime, Mystery

7.0
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A crime series based in Regensburg, Bavaria.

Stars: Ulrike Kriener, Michael Roll, Tilo Prückner, Alexander Lutz

Votes: 76

24. The Nasty Girl (1990)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.3
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When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her.

Director: Michael Verhoeven | Stars: Lena Stolze, Hans-Reinhard Müller, Monika Baumgartner, Elisabeth Bertram

Votes: 2,331 | Gross: $2.28M

25. The Cow and I (1959)

TV-PG | 118 min | Comedy

7.1
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In 1942, a French prisoner of war in Germany decides to escape to France using a cow held by a lunge as a decoy. He crosses all Germany in this way.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Fernandel, Pierre-Louis, Ellen Schwiers, Ingeborg Schöner

Votes: 1,264

26. Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)

442 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece, which incorporates puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Stars: Heinz Schubert, Peter Kern, Hellmut Lange, Rainer von Artenfels

Votes: 694

27. Crazy (2000)

97 min | Drama

6.5
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Benjamin is a 16 year old, paralyzed on one side of his body, with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid | Stars: Robert Stadlober, Tom Schilling, Oona-Devi Liebich, Julia Hummer

Votes: 3,868

28. Vaterfreuden (2014)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Felix enjoys his single life to the fullest, but a ferret bites him, sterilizing him in the process. He tries everything in his power to find the soon-to-be mother of his only child, the result of his first and last sperm donation.

Directors: Matthias Schweighöfer, Torsten Künstler | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Isabell Polak, Friedrich Mücke, Tom Beck

Votes: 2,399

29. Ludwig II (2012)

130 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.1
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A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate ... See full summary »

Directors: Marie Noëlle, Peter Sehr | Stars: Sabin Tambrea, Sebastian Schipper, Hannah Herzsprung, Edgar Selge

Votes: 714

30. Irgendwie und sowieso (1986– )

Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Somehow and anyway.

Stars: Elmar Wepper, Robert Giggenbach, Toni Berger, Ottfried Fischer

Votes: 218

31. The Man Who Finally Died (1963)

98 min | Thriller, Drama

6.1
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A mysterious call summons Joe Newman to Bavaria in search of the father he believed dead for 20 years.

Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Stanley Baker, Peter Cushing, Georgina Ward, Mai Zetterling

Votes: 259

32. Eine ganz heiße Nummer 2.0 (2019)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Marienzell has a problem: people are moving away, tourists are not coming anymore, there is no work and no children. No one is more interested in the village, because without High Speed Internet you are now depreciated, almost a nobody.

Director: Rainer Kaufmann | Stars: Gisela Schneeberger, Rosalie Thomass, Bettina Mittendorfer, Jorge Gonzalez

Votes: 36

33. Der Bulle von Tölz (1996– )

90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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The Bull of Tölz is commissioned by Sat.1 German crime series.

Stars: Ottfried Fischer, Ruth Drexel, Katerina Jacob, Udo Thomer

Votes: 369

34. Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King (1972)

140 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The story of the legendary King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845-1886), his opera interest and friendship with theatre personalities such as Richard Wagner and Joseph Kainz, and at the same time a reflection of the German 1800s.

Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Stars: Harry Baer, Ingrid Caven, Hanna Köhler, Ursula Strätz

Votes: 248

35. Schweinskopf al dente (2016)

95 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Crime comedy centering around a German village policeman who has to hunt down an escaped killer in his hometown in the backwoods of Bavaria while also chasing after his girl friend who has run off to Italy with another man.

Director: Ed Herzog | Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Simon Schwarz, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Gregor Bloéb

Votes: 1,044

36. Night of the Zombies (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.5
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Investigators search for soldiers' missing bodies, and hear unbelievable rumors about zombies. Dismissing those rumors they set out to investigate. After two men are found dead, CIA ... See full summary »

Director: Joel M. Reed | Stars: Jamie Gillis, Ryan Hilliard, Ron Armstrong, Shoshana Ascher

Votes: 530

37. The Dumpling Affair (2017)

98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Police officer Franz Eberhofer is woken up by his colleagues because his boss Barschl has been killed. The murder weapon is Franz' knife, so he is suspected to be the murderer of his hated boss.

Director: Ed Herzog | Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Simon Schwarz, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Enzi Fuchs

Votes: 936

38. Princess Sissi (1997–1998)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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The smart and beautiful Sissi does everything to be with her beloved charming Prince Franz, but many people try to stop the couple from living happily ever after...

Stars: Jacob Tierney, Elle van Rijn, Wiebe-Pierre Cnossen, Vera Mann

Votes: 603

39. Naked Among Wolves (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

7.1
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As rumors reach them that the Allied armies are advancing on their concentration camp at Buchenwald, Polish prisoners renew their feeble hope for survival and freedom. When a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Krystyn Wójcik, Fred Delmare

Votes: 678

40. Savage Man Savage Beast (1975)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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A notorious mondo film depicting unbelievable and bizarre rituals, animal killing and cruelty, and people being killed and eaten, all by either animals or humans against each other or themselves.

Directors: Antonio Climati, Mario Morra | Stars: Giuseppe Rinaldi, Pit Dernitz

Votes: 318

41. Matti: Hell Is for Heroes (2006)

135 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.9
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A ski jumper descends from winning 4 Olympic Gold Medals, to serving two years for stabbing a relative. Careers as a stripper and singer, plus five marriages, replete with allegations of ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksi Mäkelä | Stars: Jasper Pääkkönen, Elina Hietala, Juha Veijonen, Peter Franzén

Votes: 3,742

42. The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (1996 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Drama, Horror

9.0
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Shortly after moving to Rittersburg to take over duties as the lone "Schattenjager", Gabriel Knight is called by the townsfolk to investigate the killing of a child believed to be caused by a werewolf.

Director: Will Binder | Stars: Dean Erickson, Joanne Takahashi, Russell Mitchell, Peter J. Lucas

Votes: 670

43. The Robber Hotzenplotz (2006)

94 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.4
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Children's Story about a allways unlucky Highwayman of the southern geman Forestaicion's in the later half of the 19th Century,witty Grammafication by the Author,in,off Course german Lingua.

Director: Gernot Roll | Stars: Armin Rohde, Martin Stührk, Manuel Steitz, Rufus Beck

Votes: 327

44. Ace Ventura (1996 Video Game)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Adventure game based on the animated 1995 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective TV Series. Ace is on the trail of a conspiracy involving a rich German countess, who loves fur, and some missing Alaskan huskies.

Stars: Michael Daingerfield, Michael McConnohie, Michael Sorich, C.K. Steefel

Votes: 166

45. Go Trabi Go (1991)

92 min | Comedy

6.0
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Family Struutz lives in Bitterfeld (GDR). After the fall of the wall, they take the opportunity to go on holiday with their car, an old Trabant. They simply want to visit Italy. But there ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Timm | Stars: Wolfgang Stumph, Claudia Schmutzler, Marie Gruber, Dieter Hildebrandt

Votes: 1,166

46. Four Sons (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, War

7.1
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A family saga in which three of a Bavarian widow's sons go to war for Germany and the fourth goes to America, Germany's eventual opponent.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Hall, Margaret Mann, Charles Morton, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Votes: 596

47. Königlich Bayerisches Amtsgericht (1969–1971)

25 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Stars: Hans Baur, Georg Blädel, Franz Loskarn, Gustl Bayrhammer

Votes: 75

48. Teenosaurus Rex (2017)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

4.8
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Director: Leander Haußmann | Stars: Jan Josef Liefers, Harriet Herbig-Matten, Detlev Buck, Monika Gruber

Votes: 309

49. All You Need Is Love (2009 TV Movie)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Young man returns to his hometown to marry his male partner, while family and neighbors deal with the news.

Director: Edzard Onneken | Stars: Saskia Vester, Jürgen Tonkel, Jenny Elvers, Andreas Helgi Schmid

Votes: 508

50. Dahoam is Dahoam (2007– )

30 min | Drama

5.9
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Stories from the everyday life of the inhabitants of the fictional village Lansing in Bavaria.

Stars: Heidrun Gärtner, Werner Rom, Ursula Erber, Brigitte Walbrun

Votes: 77



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