Germany, Land of my Cinematic Dreams

This is a list of a mere 100 masterpieces from the vast history of German cinema - a cinema which is incredibly rich, but has been left strangely unexplored for decades, with many of its greatest filmmakers lingering in obscurity, even at home.

More films will be added when German films make a bigger appearance on TMDB. As a starting point, this will at first remain a list of a few personal favorites from a country whose thousands upon thousands of buried treasures have yet to be uncovered.

  • When Night Falls on the Reeperbahn
  • The Angel and the Lyre
  • Marseille
  • Vanessa
  • The Taste of Violence
  • The Great King
  • Deadlock
  • Pink
  • Eheinstitut Aurora
  • I by Day, You by Night
  • The Dead Are Alive
  • In the Shadows
  • Run, Rabbit, Run
  • Possession
  • From Far Away
  • Ship of the Dead
  • The Cat
  • Anna and Elizabeth
  • 48 Hours to Acapulco
  • Portrait of an Unknown Woman
  • Warning Shadows
  • Bloody Friday
  • Monpti
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Larifari
  • Jack the Ripper
  • Vampyr
  • Heißes Pflaster Köln
  • Melody of a Great City
  • Detective
  • Whores' Glory
  • Die Geierwally
  • Polizeiruf 110: Cassandras Warnung
  • The Rabbit Is Me
  • Cold Spring
  • Kennwort... Reiher
  • Docks of Hamburg
  • Goff in the Desert
  • Giovanni de Medici: The Leader
  • The Fair
  • Tugboat M 17
  • Let Itch Dude 5: The Dude Won't Let the Itching
  • The Vow
  • Me, a Groupie
  • Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach
  • Bungalow
  • Der Wilderer vom Silberwald
  • Red Sun
  • Annaluise & Anton
  • A Map of the Heart
  • Heinz im Mond
  • The Girl from Flanders
  • Brandmale
  • Afternoon
  • Ein Herz voll Musik
  • Dreileben: Beats Being Dead
  • In the Castle of Bloody Lust
  • Zuckerbrot und Peitsche
  • Girls, Girls
  • Egomania: Island Without Hope
  • Her Majesty Love
  • Hangin' Out
  • Sabine Kleist, Aged Seven
  • Dandelions
  • Trotta
  • The Glass Tower
  • A Woman in Flames
  • Satan Tempts with Love
  • Wonnekloß
  • Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave
  • The Invincibles
  • Träumerei
  • Julia
  • Class Relations
  • Holiday in St. Tropez
  • Second Sight
  • How Did a Nice Girl Like You Get Into This Business?
  • Alibi
  • Der Skorpion
  • Sommersprossen
  • Maria - Nur die Nacht war ihr Zeuge
  • The Titan: Story of Michelangelo
  • Rheingold
  • Sharp Left Beyond the Moon
  • The Girl from the Marsh Croft
  • A Bit of Everything
  • Fight of the Tertia
  • Alpha City
  • Vulkan der höllischen Triebe
  • The Last Illusion
  • Regine
  • Monika und die Sechzehnjährigen
  • Kali-Filme
  • Verspieltes Leben
  • Sets
  • Illusion in Moll
  • The Voice of the Heart
  • Serge Rippenanker
  • Mädchen für die Mambo-Bar
  • Baby
  • Temptation in the Summer Wind