Once in a while there are a few great German Movies that also get well known beyond its own borders. Despite the fact that Germany not necessarily is part of the greatest film countries, it has nonetheless produced a few real classics. Here you can read about the best films & series by genre and find them on DVD or Watch them online.
New and upcoming German Films
German cinema is always producing a few very good quality movies each year. We attempt to keep you up to date on the German films that you really have to see. Reviews, trailers and release dates are provided for. Check out our new German movies.
German movie directors
We highly encourage people to find out who their favorite directors are. We feel this to best way to get aqcuainted to a country’s cinema – here are our favorite German movie directors
Our German feature films.
Go straight to our best German movies of all time top 10 to have a look at our movie ranking. Or check out our German Movies list in which you can find all our German films with reviews and trailers. If you prefer to go by Genre than that is also an option:
German TV Series
We als have German TV Series section in which we discuss the greatest television series of Germany.
Buy DVD / Bluray’s in our film store
We have also made a selection of the best German DVD’s and Bluray’s to be purchased in our German Movies on DVD
Watch German Movies online
We have selected the best options to watch a large amount of German films online with English subtitles via reliable media. We currently are affiliated with Netflix, Amazon and Lovefilm – watch German movies online
If you feel like discussing German films, or perhaps want to promote the project you are working on yourself, you should stop by the German Movies Forum. Update: we regret to inform you that we no longer use the forums.
German Movies in a Nutshell
Germany is one of the countries in Europe that has gone through huge changes in the 20th century, and this is also reflected in its cinema. To start off, in the twenties during the Weimar Republic, German directors could due to the inflation borrow money very cheaply for making movies. As a result German cinema went through a blossoming period. During this time the mysterious and enigmatic works of Fritz Lang came together, amongst for example Metropolis (1927) en M (1933). After that in the period of Nazi Germany a great amount of propaganda films were made. After both World War’s German movies went through a time in which it lost a way a little. It managed to overcome this, but the War theme continues to play a big role in German films.
German movies in the last decades
German feature films are often named to be arthouse movies. This is not incorrect, but also an amount of movies with a fairly big budget have been produced in the last years, and can compete with Hollywood production quality movies. In recent years a few German motion pictures and German directors have had a lot of success internationally. Das Leben Der Anderen (2006) and Der Untergang (2004) are immensely popular and have become real cult films. Also Goodbye Lenin (2003) has generated an impressive following.