Greatest German Movies


The Top TenXW


Incredible Sci-Fi for that time - MatrixGuy

2Das Boot

Simply outstanding in catching the paranoia in the late 1920s and early 1930s in Germany. And great camera, great acting!

5The Lives of Others
6Aguirre, the Wrath of God

This movie is by far THE most influential German movie. It's also more historically accurate for the most part.

Why is this number 11!? It's one of ze best historical drama film of all time! This film has the best Hitler. - TheRegular1227

8Der Schuh des Manitu
9The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
10Run Lola Run

The Contenders

11The Blue Angel
12Good Bye, Lenin!
13Die Welle
14Ein Tick Anders
15Sein Letztes Rennen
16Christiane F.
17Zuckerbaby (Sugarbaby)

Tragic-comic low-budget film with excellent German actress Marianne Saegebrecht.


Werner Herzog - Movie with arguably Klaus Kinski's best performance of his life.

19Bagdad Cafe

Strangely forgotten gem from 1988. Although, it was a minor success at the US-box office and won several awards, it is rarely shown or mentioned these days. A large Bavarian woman (Marianne Saegebrecht) arrives at a road cafe in the middle of a desert in the States and turns slowly everybody's lives around. Hilarious off-beat comedy that also features Jack Palance. A great soundtrack includes 'Calling you' by Jevetta Steele which was even nominated for an Oscar for best music and best original song. A must-see movie for comedy-fans.


'Felidae' is an animated horror-thriller for adults directed by Michael Schaak from '94, based on the same-titled novel by Akif Pirincci from '89. It's about domestic cat Francis who trying to find out what's (or who) behind some grizzly feline murders ("sex-crimes") in the new neighborhood. The voices in English feature John Hurt, David Jason, Michael Madsen, Burt Reynolds, Malcolm McDowell, Steve Buscemi and others, while the original included Mario Adorf, Klaus Maria Brandauer and Uwe Ochsenknecht, amongst others. With 10 Million Marks, it is the most expensive animated production in Germany.

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