West Germany also made several horror films including ones starring Christopher Lee. The two genres were combined in the return of Doctor Mabuse in a series of several films of the early 1960s.
Gigant Berlin, 1964 – documentary movie about West Berlin made 1957–1963, showing the building of Berlin Wall, and John F. Kennedy and Marlene Dietrich visiting the cosmopolitan city. Directed by Leo de Laforgue. 1965
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- Sophie Scholl – The Final Days
- 13 Minutes
- Das Boot
- Bonus: Generation War
If you’re not into combat footage, then Sophie Scholl – The Final Days might be more your cup of tea. This 2002 movie centers on Sophie Scholl, a 21 year-old student in Munich who was guillotined in 1943 for distributing anti-Hitler propaganda. Today, Scholl is commemorated alongside other members of the White Rose student movement for standing up to Nazism at a time when few dared.Find Sophie Scholl – The Final Days on Amazon
Maybe you’ve heard of Valkyire, the 2008 movie starring Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, a Wehrmacht officer who tried to assassinate Hitler. As it turns out, Stauffenberg wasn’t the only aspiring Hitler assassin in Nazi Germany. In fact, five years before Stauffenberg’s 1944 attempt, a German worker named George Elser planned and executed an elaborate (but unsuccessful) attempt to kill Hitler. 13 Minutes is a 2015 film based on Elser’s true story, its name inspired by the fact t...
You could say that Nazi Germany’s defeat at Stalingrad in 1942 was the most important turning point of WWII… so it’s not surprising that quite a few films have been made about the battle. One of these is 1993’s Stalingrad, which depicts the battle from a German perspective. Stalingrad follows a platoon of Wehrmacht soldiers as they’re transferred from sunny North Africa to the Eastern Front, and shows the platoon’s descent into despair and death as the tide of war turns against them.Find Stal...
This is the oldest film on our list, but it’s on here because it’s one of the most well-known WWII movies from the German perspective. Das Boot — translated as “The Boat” in English — depicts the trials and tribulations of a German submarine crew as their vessel, U-96, cruises the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Besides exhibiting the diverse personalities and backgrounds of U-96’s crew, the movie contains numerous tension-packed scenes of submarine warfare.Find Das Boot on Amazon
If you’ve spent enough time on the internet, you’ve probably seen one of the many “Hitler reacts” clips where various parody subtitles accompany a scene of the Fuhrer getting mad. As it turns out, the original footage for that clip comes from one of the most renowned WWII movies from the German perspective — Downfall. Through the lens of his personal secretary, the film focuses on the last days of Hitler’s life during the Battle of Berlin. Besides showing the desperate machinations of Nazi le...
Generation War is a TV miniseries rather than a movie, but we have to put it on here because it’s probably the most comprehensive cinematic depiction of WWII from the German perspective. You can think of Generation War as Band of Brothers or The Pacific, but from a German point of view.Set between 1941-1945, the series traces the lives of five friends in their twenties from Berlin. It intimately explores how the war shapes their lives across multiple dimensions. Two of the friends are brother...
Aug 17, 2011 · In the late 70s and early 80s, West Berlin's reputation for radicalism and experimentation made it a mecca for youth at the time: but there was a dark side, encapsulated in this notorious film ...
Thousands of movies have been made about World War II (nearly 6,000 movies listed in IMDb mention WWII as one of their plot keywords). Almost all of them were made from the point of view of the Allied Forces. Very few movies show the second world war from the perspective of Nazi Germany.
Several Euro-Western films, nicknamed Sauerkraut Westerns because they were made in Germany and shot in Yugoslavia, were derived from stories by novelist Karl May and were film adaptations of May's work. One of the most popular German Western franchises was the Winnetou series, which featured a Native American Apache hero in the lead role.
The Best German Movies Ever. ... the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 ...
A young boy from a working class family in post-war Germany struggles with his estranged father returning from war captivity, while a friend of his plays for the German National Soccer Team at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland.