This list is an overview of the best German movies of the 21st century. Many of these movies, some of which can be found on Netflix or Amazon Prime, have helped carve the identity of German cinema since the turn of the century.
Which German movies from the 21st century are a must-see? Which movies have defined German cinema? You'll have to read through to find out.Also, feel free to take a look at Best Foreign Legion Movies, Best Oscar-Winning Foreign Films, and Funny Foreign Film Title Translations.
Though Der Schuh des Manitu may not be a revelation of excellent filmmaking, this parody of old Westerns is one of the most successful German movies in recent history, starring some of Germany's most famous comedians. see more on Der Schuh des Manitu
One can certainly disagree with Oliver Hirschbiegel's and Bernd Eichinger's approach to German history, and therefore Der Untergang remains a film worth watching. see more on Downfall
A touching film, heavily influenced by the Dogme 95 movement, Andreas Dresen's. Halbe Treppe was shot almost entirely on location in the German city Frankfurt (Oder), using handheld digital video. The performances are improvised, following only a rough idea of where the scenes should lead. see more on Grill Point