Here you can read about the very best German Movies of German cinema. The best German films are known world wide. Also in recent years German films have proven to be of great quality. Indeed, war remains a mayor theme. There are however a some greatGerman works that do not involve the first or second world war. Here a best German movies top 10. All the greatest German films with trailers and reviews. If you would like to read more about the cinema of Germany you should have a look in our German Movies section.
The best German movies top 10 list is based on our own views and on the Internet Movie Database rating . All movies are films that have been watched by a lot of people in Germany and the rest of the world.
Best German movies top 10
By clicking on the titles of the best German movies you will be able to read the reviews and watch trailers!
- Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
- Cast: Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch and Martina Gedeck
- IMDb Rating: 8.6.
- Drama / Thriller.
This great German movie takes us back to East-Germany at the time of communism. An agent of the secret police has to observe a German writer.
- Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel
- Cast: Bruno Ganz, Ulrich Matthes and Alexandra Maria Lara
- IMDb Rating: 8.4
- Drama / War.
The sercetary of Adolf Hitler describes the last days of the German army command in a bunker in Berlin. The downfall of the meant to be thousand year reich.
- Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
- Cast: Jürgen Prochnow, Klaus Wennemann and Herbert Grönemeyer
- IMDb Rating 8.5.
One of the older movies on our best German movies list. It tells about the story of the crew on a German Submarine in 1942 when the germans were fighting the English navy on the water.
- Director: Werner Herzog
- Cast: Klaus Kinski, José Lewgoy and Claudia Cardinale,
- IMDb Rating: 8.0
- Comedy / Drama / Fantasy
The stubborn German man, Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, who wanted to start an opera house in the jungle.
- Directed by Wim Wenders
- Cast: Bruno Ganz, Otto Sander, Solveig Dommartin,
- IMDb rating: 8.0
- Drama / Comedy / Romance.
When an angel falls in love with a woman he wants to become a mortal as well. An excellent German classic.
- Directed by Michael Haneke
- Cast: Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch and Ernst Jacobi
- IMDb Rating: 7.8.
- Genre: Drama / Mystery
Some time before the First World War there are some strange and awful incidents occurring in a little village in Germany. It was nominated for an Oscar, and is considered to be one of the best German movies of the last few years.
- Directed by Tom Tykwer
- Cast: Franka Potente, Herbert Knaup and Moritz Bleibtreu,
- IMDb Rating: 7.9
- Thriller / Crime.
Lola has twenty minutes to gather money her boyfriend owes a dangerous man, and give it to him behore he robs a bank.
- Directed by Fatih Akin
- Cast: Nurgül Yesilçay, Tuncel Kurtiz and Baki Davrak,
- IMDb Rating: 7.9
A Turkish man goes to Istanbul where he hopes to find former girlfriend of his father. A great film by the German-Turkish director.
- Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel.
- Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Oliver Stokowski and Christian Berkel.
- IMDb Rating: 7.9
- Thriller / Drama
This great German movie by Oliver Hirschbiegel is based on the Stanford Prison Experiment in 1974.
- Directed by Thomas Jahn.
- Cast: Til Schweiger, Thierry van Werveke and Jan Josef Liefers,
- IMDb Rating: 7.8
- Comedy / Crime / Drama.
This German movie is about two terminally ill men who meet eachother in the hospital. They decide to go on a wild adventure and see the sea one more time.
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