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Movies in German

Film and DVD Index Part 1

German Movie Index • A-L

With German and English titles listed alphabetically
Years indicated are for original release in home market

German Movie Guide:
  Index A-L > Index M-Z > 2005-2006 > 2000-2004 > 1997-1999
  Directors - Regisseure

A = Austria, CH = Switzerland, D = Germany,
DDR = East Germany (1945-1989), F = France

DVD = avail. on DVD (either PAL or USA)
DVD PAL = avail. on PAL DVD (German only)
DVD USA = avail. on U.S. DVD (German + Engl. subtitles)

NOTE: DVD availability subject to change. Not all of the films listed here are available on video/DVD, but for those that are, see the "compare prices" link for NTSC/Region 1 DVDs (U.S.) or the German-Hollywood DVD Store for Region 2/PAL DVDs.

Click on any linked title to read a synopsis or review of that movie.

Film and DVD Index: A-L | M-Z

Films in German: A

Abgeschminkt! (D, 1993, Making Up!) Director: Katja von Garnier (DVD PAL)
Abschied - Brechts letzter Sommer (D, 2000, The Farewell - Brecht's Last Summer) Director: Jan Schütte
Advertising Rules (D, 2001, Viktor Vogel - Commercial Man) Director: Lars Kraume (DVD)
Aguirre, The Wrath of God (D, 1972, Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes) Director: Werner Herzog (DVD) > Directors
Aimee & Jaguar (D, 1999) Director: Max Färberböck
alaska.de (D, 2000) Director: Esther Gronenborn
Ali - Fear Eats the Soul (D, 1974, Angst essen Seele auf) Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Alraune (D, 1952, US title: Unnatural) Director: Arthur Maria Rabenalt. Stars Erich von Strohehim, Hildegard Knef, and Karlheinz Böhm. Odd mad-scientist (Stroheim) tale with a sexy Knef. (DVD)
amerikanische Soldat, Der (D, 1970, The American Soldier) Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Anatomy (D, 2002, Anatomie)
Angry Harvest (D, 1986, Bittere Ernte) Director: Agnieszka Holland > Directors
Animal Love (D, 1995, Tierische Liebe)
Architects, The (DDR, 1990, Die Architekten) Director: Peter Kahane - WEB > DEFA Films
Autumn Milk (D, 1989, Herbstmilch) Director: Joseph Vilsmaier > Directors

Films in German: B

Bagdad Cafe (D, 1988, Out of Rosenheim) Director: Percy Adlon (DVD)
Bandits (D, 1997) Director: Katja von Garnier (DVD)
Baron Münchausen (D, 1943, Münchausen) Director: Josef von Baky (DVD USA)
bewegte Mann, Der (1994, Maybe...Maybe Not) Director: Sönke Wortmann (DVD PAL)
Beyond Silence (D, 1997, Jenseits der Stille) Director: Caroline Link (DVD)
Bibi Blocksberg (D, 2002) Director: Hermine Huntgeburth (DVD PAL)
Big Girls Don't Cry (D, 2002, Große Mädchen weinen nicht) Director: Maria von Heland (DVD)
Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, The (D, 1972, Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant) Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder (DVD)
Bittere Ernte (D, 1986, Angry Harvest) Director: Agnieszka Holland
Black Box BRD (D, 2001, TV) Director: Andres Veiel (DVD PAL)
blaue Engel, Der (D, 1930, Blue Angel, The) Director: Josef von Sternberg (DVD)
Blechtrommel, Die (D, 1979, The Tin Drum) Director: Volker Schlöndorff (DVD)
Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (A, 2002, Im toten Winkel) Director: André Heller (DVD)
Blue Angel, The (D, 1930, Der blaue Engel) Director: Josef von Sternberg (DVD)
Blue Light, The (D, 1932, Das blaue Licht) Director: Leni Riefenstahl (DVD)
Boot, Das (D, 1981) Director: Wolfgang Petersen (DVD)
BRD Trilogy (D, 1979-82, Lola, Marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, ) Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder (DVD)
Bridge, The (D, 1959, Die Brücke) Director: Bernhard Wicki
Brother of Sleep (D, 1995, Schlafes Bruder) Director: Joseph Vilsmaier
Brücke, Die (D, 1959, The Bridge) Director: Bernhard Wicki
Büchse der Pandora, Die (D, 1929, Pandora's Box) Director: G.W. Pabst (DVD) > Directors
Bundle of Joy (D, 2000, LiebesLuder) Director: Detlev W. Buck
Bungalow (D, 2002) Director: Ulrich Köhler (DVD PAL)

WEB > See the German-Hollywood DVD Store for DVDs of these films.

Films in German: C

Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The (D, 1920, silent)
Captain from Koepenick, The (D, 1957, Der Hauptmann von Köpenick) Director: Sigfried Dessauer
Comedian Harmonists (D, 1997, The Harmonists) Director: Joseph Vilsmaier (DVD) > Directors
Coming Out (DDR, 1989) Director: Heiner Carow

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Films in German: D

Destiny (D, 1921, Der müde Tod, silent) Director: Fritz Lang
Deutschland im Herbst (D, 1978, Germany in Autumn) Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Dinner for One (UK, 1963) New Year's TV sketch. Full title: Der 90. Geburtstag oder Dinner for One. More... (DVD PAL)
Downfall (D, 2004, Der Untergang) Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Dreigroschenoper, Die (D, 1931, The Threepenny Opera) Director: G.W. Pabst
Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (D, 1922, Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler) Director: Fritz Lang (DVD USA) > Directors

Also see > Best German Films for German-Learners

Films in German: E

East Side Story (DDR, 1997) Director: Dana Ranga (DVD)
Edukators, The (D, 2004, Ger. title: Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei) Director: Hans Weingartner (DVD)
Effi Briest (D, 1974) Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Ehe der Maria Braun, Die (1979, The Marriage of Maria Braun) Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Emil and the Detectives (D, 2001, Emil und die Detektive) Director: Franziska Buch
England! (D, 2000) Director: Achim von Borries
Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, The (D, 1974)
Enlightenment Guaranteed (D, 2000, Erleuchtung garantiert) Director: Doris Dörrie
Eolomea (DDR, 1972) Director: Herrmann Zschoche
Erleuchtung garantiert (D, 2000, Enlightenment Guaranteed) Director: Doris Dörrie
Europa Europa (D, 1990, Hitlerjunge Salomon) Director: Agnieszka Holland
Experiment, Das (D, 2003) Director: Tomy Wigand
Experiment, The (D, 2001) Director: Tomy Wigand

WEB > See the German-Hollywood DVD Store for DVDs of these films.

Films in German: F

Faraway, So Close! (D, 1993, In weiter Ferne so nah!) Director: Wim Wenders (DVD USA) - WEB > Wenders German-Hollywood
Farewell, The - Brecht's Last Summer (D, 2000, Abschied - Brechts letzter Sommer) Director: Jan Schütte
Faust (D, 1926, silent) Director: F.W. Murnau
Faustrecht der Freiheit (D, 1975, Fox and His Friends) Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Fear of Fear (D, 1975, Angst vor der Angst) Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Felsen, Der (D, 2002, A Map of the Heart) Director: Dominik Graf
fetten Jahre sind vorbei, Die (D, 2004, US title: The Edukators) Director: Hans Weingartner (DVD)
Fitzcarraldo (D, 1982) Director: Werner Herzog (DVD)
fliegende Klassenzimmer, Das (D, 2003) Director: Tomy Wigand
Flucht aus Laos (D, 1997, US title: Little Dieter Needs to Fly) Director: Werner Herzog (DVD) > Directors
Fox and His Friends (D, 1975, Faustrecht der Freiheit) Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
F.P.1 antwortet nicht (D, 1932) Director: Karl Hartl. Sci-fi
Frau im Mond (D, 1931, Woman in the Moon, silent) Director: Fritz Lang
Frau2 sucht Happy End (D, 2000) Director: Edward Berger
Freunde (D, 2000, Friends) Director: Martin Eigler (DVD PAL)

Also see > Best German Films for German-Learners

Films in German: G

Gegen die Wand (2004, Head On) Director: Fatih Akin
Germany in Autumn (D, 1978, Deutschland im Herbst) Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Golem, Der (D, 1920, The Golem, silent) Director: Paul Wegener
Good Bye, Lenin! (D, 2003) Director: Wolfgang Becker
Grill Point (D, 2003, Halbe Treppe) Director: Andreas Dresen
Gripsholm (D, 2000) Director: Xavier Koller
Große Mädchen weinen nicht (D, 2002, Big Girls Don't Cry) Director: Maria von Heland
Gun-Shy (D, 2003, Schussangst) Director: Dito Tsintsadze

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Films in German: H

Halbe Treppe (D, 2003, Grill Point) Director: Andreas Dresen
Harmonists, The (D, 1997, Comedian Harmonists) Director: Joseph Vilsmaier (DVD) > Directors
Hauptmann von Köpenick, Der (D, 1957, The Captain from Koepenick) Director: Sigfried Dessauer
Head On (D, 2004, Gegen die Wand) Director: Fatih Akin
Heart of Glass (D, 1976, Herz aus Glas) Director: Werner Herzog
Heart Over Head (D, 2001, Herz im Kopf) Director: Michael Gutmann
Heimat - A Chronicle of Germany (D, 1984, Heimat) Director: Edgar Reitz. See the entire Heimat Trilogy (Parts 1-3).
Herbstmilch (D, 1989, Autumn Milk) Director: Joseph Vilsmaier > Directors
Herr der Diebe (D, 2006, Thief Lord) Director: Richard Claus. Based on the best-selling novel by German author Cornelia Funke.
Himmel über Berlin, Der (D, 1987, Wings of Desire) Director: Wim Wenders (DVD) - WEB > Wenders German-Hollywood
Hitlerjunge Salomon (D, 1990, Europa Europa) Director: Agnieszka Holland

Films in German: I

In a Year With 13 Moons (D, 1978, In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden)
Im toten Winkel: Hitlers Sekretärin (A, 2002) Director: André Heller
Inheritors, The (D, 1998, Die Siebtelbauern) Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky (DVD)
In July (D, 2000, Im Juli) Director: Fatih Akin
In the Dust of Stars (DDR, 1976, Im Staub der Sterne) Director: Gottfried Kolditz - WEB > DEFA Films
In weiter Ferne so nah! (D, 1993, Faraway, So Close!) Director: Wim Wenders > Directors

Films in German: J

Jacob the Liar (DDR, 1975, Jakob der Lügner) Director: Frank Beyer
Jenseits der Stille (D, 1997, Beyond Silence) Director: Caroline Link > Directors
Joyeux Noël (F/D/UK 2005, Merry Christmas) Director: Christian Carion. More...

Films in German: L

Leben der Anderen, Das (D, 2006, US title: The Lives of Others) Read a full review. Acad. Award, Best Foreign Film (DVD)
Legend of Paul und Paula, The (DDR, 1973, Die Legende von Paul und Paula) Director: Heiner Carow (DVD PAL)
Legend of Rita, The (D, 2000, Die Stille nach dem Schuss) Director: Volker Schlöndorff
LiebesLuder (D, 2000, Bundle of Joy) Director: Detlev W. Buck
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (D, 1997, Ger. title: Flucht aus Laos) Director: Werner Herzog (DVD) > Directors
Lives of Others, The (D, 2006, Ger. title: Das Leben der Anderen) Read a full review. Acad. Award, Best Foreign Film (DVD)
Lola (D, 1981, Lola) Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder (DVD)
Lola Rennt (D, 1998, Run Lola Run) Director: Tom Tykwer (DVD)
Lost Honor of Katherina Blum, The (D, 1979, Die verlorene Ehre der Katherina Blum) Director: Volker Schlöndorff (DVD)
Love in Thoughts (D, 2004, Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken) Director: Achim von Borries (DVD)

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