The Best Of German Cinema - Watch Just One Of These Movies And You Kiss Hollywood Goodbye!

A selection of some of the most important creations of German Cinema.


1.Der Totmacher

Based on the confessions of Germany's Mass Murderer Fritz Haarmann. 1995


2.Das Boot

Arguably one of the best movies ever. The war epic movie was directed by Wolfgang Petersen, produced by Günter Rohrbach, and starring Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, and Klaus Wennemann. Its high production cost ranks it among the most expensive films in the history of German cinema. 1981


3.Nosferatu - Phantom Der Nacht

One of Klaus Kinski's finest role. This version of the film was directed by Werner Herzog 1979. 

Herzog considered Murnau's Nosferatu to be the greatest film ever to come out of Germany.

4.Below is the full movie of the 1922 original by F.W. Murnau. 1922


5.The Blue Angel 

(German: Der blaue Engel) is a German tragicomedic film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich and Kurt Gerron.


6.Es Geschah Am Hellichten Tag

(English: It Happened in Broad Daylight) is the title of a 1958 German suspense film directed by Ladislao Vajda. In 1997, it was remade under the same title as a German TV film, directed by Nico Hoffmann. There was also a Dutch remake of the film, by Rudolf Van Den Berg, under the title The Cold Light of Day made in 1995. The original screenplay was written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, a Swiss playwright and novelist, and the first incarnation of the film is still acclaimed by critics. Heinz Rühmann and Gert Fröbe both starred in the 1958 movie. The movie was re-done once more in 2001 as The Pledge, featuring Jack Nicholson as Rühmann's character. Also not a big success, it too is a fantastic cinema experience. 


7.Baader Meinhof Komplex

Based on the true story of the German Red Army Fraction. The birth of modern Terrorism. 2008


8.Die Blechtrommel

This amazing 1979 film was directed and co-written by Volker Schlöndorff. Stylistically, it is a surrealistic black comedy. It won both the Palme d'Or, in 1979, and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1980


9.Ali: Fear Eats The Soul

(German: Angst Essen Seele Auf) A 1974 West German film written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and starring Brigitte Mira and El Hedi ben Salem. The film won two awards at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival.  It is considered to be one of Fassbinder's most powerful works and is hailed by many as a masterpiece. Brigitte Mira received the German Film Award for her performance.


10.Der Untergang (Downfall)

Bruno Ganz stars as Adolf Hitler during the last days of the war in the Fuehrerbunker. 



Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist epic science-fiction film directed by Fritz Lang. The film was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou, and starredBrigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. A silent film, it was produced in the Babelsberg Studios by UFA. It is regarded as a pioneer work ofscience fiction movies, being the first feature length movie of the genre.



Absolutely terrifying.

M is a 1931 German drama-thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Peter Lorre. It was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou and was Lang's first sound film. He had directed more than a dozen films previously.

The film has become a classic which Lang himself considered his finest work