List of German films of the 2000s

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This is a list of some of the most notable films produced in Cinema of Germany in the 2000s.

For an alphabetical list of articles on German films see Category:German films.

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
2000
Anatomy Stefan Ruzowitzky Franka Potente Horror IMDB
The Farewell Jan Schütte Screened at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival
Lost Killers Dito Tsintsadze Screened at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival
2001
Berlin Babylon Hubertus Siegert Documentary IMDB
Das Experiment Oliver Hirschbiegel Moritz Bleibtreu action thriller IMDB
Mädchen, Mädchen Dennis Gansel Diana Amft, Karoline Herfurth, Felicitas Woll Comedy IMDB
Moonlight Tariff Ralf Huettner Gruschenka Stevens, Tim Bergmann, Jasmin Tabatabai, Bettina Zimmermann Comedy, Romance IMDB
Nowhere in Africa Caroline Link Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze Drama Won Oscar
Der Schuh des Manitu Michael Herbig Michael Herbig, Rick Kavanian, Christian Tramitz, Sky du Mont, Marie Bäumer Comedy IMDB
The Tunnel Roland Suso Richter Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz Drama
2002
Amen. Costa-Gavras Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz War drama
Baader Christopher Roth Frank Giering Thriller
Enlightenment Guaranteed Doris Dörrie Comedy
Goebbels und Geduldig Kai Wessel War comedy
2003
Anatomy 2 Stefan Ruzowitzky Franka Potente Horror
Blueprint Rolf Schübel Franka Potente Horror
Carolina Marlene Gorris Julia Stiles Romantic comedy
Distant Lights (Lichter) Hans-Christian Schmid
Good Bye Lenin! Wolfgang Becker Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß Ostalgie Nom. for Golden Globe, +31 wins +14 nom.
September Max Färberböck Screened at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival
2004
Die Blindgänger Bernd Sahling
Marseille Angela Schanelec Screened at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival
En Route Jan Krüger Tiger Award:Rotterdam Film Festival
Der Untergang Oliver Hirschbiegel Drama Downfall of Adolf Hitler / Nominated for Oscar
Agnes and His Brothers Oskar Roehler Martin Weiß, Moritz Bleibtreu Drama 2 wins & 1 nomination
7 Zwerge - Männer allein im Wald Sven Unterwaldt Jr. Otto Waalkes, Cosma Shiva Hagen, Nina Hagen Comedy
Die Nacht der lebenden Loser Matthias Dinter Tino Mewes, Manuel Cortez, Thomas Schmieder, Collien Fernandes Teen/Comedy film
The Edukators Hans Weingartner Julia Jentsch Comedy drama, Crime Golden Palm Award nomination
Der Wixxer Tobi Baumann Oliver Kalkofe, Bastian Pastewka crime film parody
Before the Fall Dennis Gansel Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling Drama Best international film, Hamptons International Film Festival, 2004
Olgas Sommer Nina Grosse Entered into the 26th Moscow International Film Festival
2005
I Am Guilty Christoph Hochhäusler Screened at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival
Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage (Sophie Scholl – The Final Days) Marc Rothemund Julia Jentsch historical drama
Barfuss Til Schweiger
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul Fatih Akin Documentary Turkish-coproduction
Kebab Connection Comedy Turkish-coproduction
2006
The House is Burning Holger Ernst Screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival
The Lives of Others Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Ulrich Mühe Drama Won Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, 7x Deutscher Filmpreis
Elementarteilchen Oskar Roehler Moritz Bleibtreu Drama
Requiem Hans-Christian Schmid Sandra Hüller Thriller
Running on Empty Bülent Akinci Entered into the 28th Moscow International Film Festival
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Tom Tykwer Ben Whishaw Drama 12 wins & 12 nominations
2007
2 or 3 Things I Know About Him Malte Ludin Hanns Ludin Drama
Adam Resurrected
The Edge of Heaven Fatih Akın Nurgül Yeşilçay, Baki Davrak, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Nursel Köse, Tuncel Kurtiz, Hanna Schygulla Drama Won the Best Screenplay award at Cannes
My Führer – The Really Truest Truth about Adolf Hitler Dani Levy Entered into the 29th Moscow International Film Festival
El Otro Ariel Rotter Argentine film co-production with also
Toyland Jochen Alexander Freydank Short Oscar 2009
Vier Minuten Chris Kraus Monica Bleibtreu, Hannah Herzsprung Drama
Keinohrhasen Til Schweiger Til Schweiger, Nora Tschirner Comedy 6 wins & 2 noms. for German film awards
2008
Absurdistan Veit Helmer Entered into the 30th Moscow International Film Festival
Chiko Özgür Yildirim Denis Moschitto, Moritz Bleibtreu, Volkan Özcan, Fahri Ögün Yardim, Reyhan Şahin Crime Drama
Im Winter ein Jahr Drama
Jerichow Drama
The Moon and Other Lovers Bernd Böhlich Entered into the 30th Moscow International Film Festival
Otto; or Up with Dead People Bruce LaBruce Jey Crisfar, Marcel Schlutt Horror
Die Welle Dennis Gansel Jürgen Vogel, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich Drama
Transsiberian Brad Anderson Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Ben Kingsley Thriller
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex Uli Edel Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, Bruno Ganz Drama Nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film / nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Krabat Marco Kreuzpaintner David Kross, Daniel Brühl, Christian Redl, Robert Stadlober, Paula Kalenberg, Daniel Steiner Fantasy/Drama/Thriller film Based on the children's novel Krabat written by German children's books author Otfried Preußler.
My Friend from Faro Nana Neul Anjorka Strechel, Lucie Hollmann, Manuel Cortez Drama
North Face Phillip Stölzl Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, Ulrich Tukur Historical fiction
2009
Wickie und die starken Männer
Vicky the Viking
Michael Herbig Jonas Hämmerle, Waldemar Kobus, Günther Kaufmann Children's film, Family film, Adventure film, Action film, Film adaptation Based on the German-Austrian-Japanese Anime Television series of the same name.
Soul Kitchen Fatih Akın Adam Bousdoukos, Birol Ünel, Moritz Bleibtreu, Anna Bederke Comedy
The White Ribbon Michael Haneke Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi Drama
Men in the City Simon Verhoeven Christian Ulmen, Nadja Uhl, Wotan Wilke Möhring Comedy