Explore Germany through German Cinema
German Movies are always war movies? No. Well, not necessarily. Indeed, a lot of the films from Germany tend to relate to the war-theme in one way or another. But there is so much more to German cinem...
German Movies are always war movies? No. Well, not necessarily. Indeed, a lot of the films from Germany tend to relate to the war-theme in one way or another. But there is so much more to German cinema than that. Even more importantly, the War movies that they do produce are usually freaking good. Can we really blame them? It is a country that has seen its fair share of war in the last century. This of course reflects their historical sense. War is an issue. Guilt is an issue.
When we take a look at the very best European Movies, German movies rank among the best of them. After Italy it has the highest amount of very high scoring Films on IMDb. Many of them are indeed involving war. But others deal with different topics. And here as well the Germans do well.
The German Film industry is perhaps not the best of Europe. But it is clear that they have made a few amazing films.
Here are the best five of European Movies & TV Series top 10 of very best German Movies.
Best German Movies: the 5 Greatest.
1. Das Leben der Anderen - Life of the Others (2004).
A Great German movie about a lonely agent of the Secret Police of Eastern Germany. He gets the assignment to lead the observation of a German playwriter. The Film greatly depicts the impact of the communist system on society. It won an Oscar, BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe.
2. Der Untergang - the Downfall (2004)
Imdb: 8.4 |
The last days of the German Army command, among them Hitler, in a bunker in Berlin. A film that was welcomed by all movie theaters of Europe. Both viewers and critics were very enthusiastic.
3. Das Boot (1981)
A German movie that follows the Crew on a German Submarine. At that time they were fighting the English Navy during the Second World War. Although the films was awarded with three Oscars it did not win any.
4. Fitzcarraldo (1982)
The story of the eccentric German who planned to start an opera house in the Jungle. Its Director Werner Herzog won the prestigious Best Director award at the Cannes Film festival.
5. Der Himmel uber Berlin
The story of an angel who is sick and tired of being immortal. He wants to be part of the mortals actually living lives down there on earth. When he falls in love with a girl, this feeling only gets stronger.
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