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Any good German movies?

As a cinephile I enjoyed watching movies. I decided that in order to facilitate my ability to understand German I could watch a film in that language, but truthfully I'm not sure where to start. Anyone know any good German movies?

July 4, 2017



The Lives of Others (not sure of the German title).


German title: Das Leben der Anderen


Movies from Wim Wenders:


There are some, but good German movies are often in a sad, heavy mood. Lastly I saw "Honig im Kopf", it was not so bad.


I don´t like our comedies, they are often rather foolish than funny (for me).

I don´t know, if you have access from there, where you live, but most of the public German TV channels have internet websites with something called "Mediathek", where you can watch documentations, news, movies, shows and more in German for free. Same for radio shows. But there are some licensing limitations, so that you cannot watch all of these from outside of Germany.

Simply search for 'Mediathek' and a channel name, i. e. ARD, ZDF, WDR, NDR, WDR and so on.

Here are some overviews:




Some movies I've seen are

  • Der Untergang (Downfall)
  • Das Experiment (The Experiment)
  • Er ist wieder da (Look Who's Back)
  • Friendship!
  • Lola rennt (Run Lola Run)
  • Das Wunder von Bern (The Miracle of Bern)
  • Die Brücke (The Bridge)
  • Good Bye Lenin!
  • Das Boot

What kind of movies do you like? I watch a lot of American movies dubbed in German but I'd like to watch more German movies too.


I just saw Die Brücke (The Bridge) a few weeks ago. It was really well done. Good Bye Lenin is another good choice.


Some adds to my previous and dvrdw´s suggestions:


Die Feuerzangenbowle - a must during Christmas time.



Also it would be more easy, if you could provide, which genres you like?

A very good German movie with very good actors (the great leading actor sadly passed away):

Das Leben der anderen

Ah, I just saw, that this was the first suggestion here :-) I suggest this movie!


Anything with Klaus Kinski.


Thank you so much for all the suggestions! I'll definitely look more into all the films.

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