Greatest German Movies


The Top Ten

1 Metropolis

Incredible Sci-Fi for that time - MatrixGuy

2 Das Boot
3 M

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

4 Nosferatu
5 The Lives of Others
6 Aguirre, the Wrath of God
7 Downfall

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

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

The Contenders

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

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

18 Woyzeck

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

19 Bagdad 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.

20 Felidae

'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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