Can anyone suggest me any films/ series in German to help me get used to their every day language?

August 9, 2019


You can try “Dark” (, they use quite simple day-to-day language

August 9, 2019

Thank you! I'll try it.

August 10, 2019

I don't know what you have access to and what kind you prefer. I've watched a bunch of German series as they show a number of them (especially crime shows) on Finnish TV. Anyway, I'll give you a couple of suggestions.

Quite recently "Babylon Berlin" was talked about a lot. I watched a bit of the first episode, but didn't really get into it, but a lot of people thought it was really good. I'm not sure if it's classified as crime also, but at least there was some police business going on there. Probably a bit darker in tone than many other German crime shows. It's also set before WWII so I'm not sure how much that represents contemporary every day language.

Same with these, set in WWII (which I've actually watched): "Das Boot" - About a submarine crew during the war. I think some characters also spoke French and English in this one. And "Charité", which is about a hospital during the war. I think the first season was about late 19th century, but it wasn't available when I found the series. I liked this one especially.

But yeah, crime shows that are more contemporary. I find many of them are a bit lighter in tone than say many of the popular Nordic ones. Lately I've watched occasionally an episode of SOKO Köln and Letzte spur Berlin, which are both okay and also okay to see an episode just here and there. There's apparently a lot of SOKO versions in different cities and I think I've seen some episodes of the Stuttgart one too.

Tatort is one that's always mentioned everywhere, but I haven't seen that one myself. I think it's something like the longest running show on German TV.

I've liked "Der Staatsanwalt" a bit more than some others. Maybe mainly because it doesn't feel exactly the same as some of the others and I can actually remember which series it is instead of mixing it up with a number of others. But yeah it's also sort of lighter crime show, and something you can easily watch an episode here and there without being too invested in it.

Haha at the moment I can't remember much other than crime shows in German. I don't actually learn that much by watching these as I've watched everything with Finnish subtitles, but maybe after I've practiced German a bit more again I kind try to watch something without them. But still you get a bit of an idea about pronunciation and how it sounds.

August 9, 2019

Thank you! I like crime genre and I'll go for it!

August 10, 2019

If you have not seen it check out Nicos Weg which is for beginners. ................

Youtube has deleted all the good movies I'd watched in German but here is a fantasy medievel kind of one in English which has German subtitles on it they havent got to yet

August 9, 2019

Thank you for the help!

August 10, 2019

Sea-mist - thanks for the link; I enjoyed watching that.

August 11, 2019

I quite liked "Good bye, Lenin" ( At the moment it can be seen on the Arte website:

On the websites of the German broadcasters you can rewatch some series/shows. Some of it is only available in Germany.



WDR: offers links to VOD of several German tv stations. You can filter for Serie or Spielfilm.

August 14, 2019

If you have netflix or another streaming provider, have a look if films or series in german are avalible. Big plus: you can show subtitles!

August 17, 2019, 11:38 PM
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