List of German films of 1945–59

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This is a list of the most notable films produced in Cinema of Germany between 1945 and 1959.

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

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1946
Murderers Among Us Wolfgang Staudte Ernst Wilhelm Borchert, Hildegard Knef Drama
Peter Voss, Thief of Millions Karl Anton Viktor de Kowa, Else von Möllendorff Comedy/Crime
1947
And the Heavens Above Us Josef von Báky Hans Albers, Paul Edwin Roth Drama
Between Yesterday and Tomorrow Harald Braun Winnie Markus, Hildegard Knef Drama
In Those Days Helmut Käutner Winnie Markus, Gert Karl Schaefer Drama
1948
Anni Max Neufeld Elfie Mayerhofer, Siegfried Breuer Romance Co-production with Austria
Berliner Ballade Gert Fröbe as Otto Normalverbraucher
Morituri Debut of Klaus Kinski
1949
Encounter with Werther Karl-Heinz Stroux Horst Caspar, Heidemarie Hatheyer Drama
Tromba Helmut Weiss René Deltgen, Angelika Hauff Crime
Trouble Backstairs Erich Kobler Paul Dahlke, Fita Benkhoff Comedy

1950s[edit]

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1950
Absender unbekannt
Gabriela Géza von Cziffra Zarah Leander, Carl Raddatz Drama/Musical
The White Hell of Pitz Palu Rolf Hansen Hans Albers, Liselotte Pulver Mountain film
1951
Bluebeard Christian-Jaque Hans Albers, Cécile Aubry Comedy Co-production with France and Switzerland
Dr. Holl Rolf Hansen Entered into the 1st Berlin International Film Festival
Eine Frau mit Herz
A Heidelberg Romance Paul Verhoeven Liselotte Pulver, O.W. Fischer Romance
The House in Montevideo Curt Goetz, Valérie von Martens Curt Goetz, Valérie von Martens Comedy
Sensation in San Remo Georg Jacoby Marika Rökk, Peter Pasetti Musical
1952
Alraune
Cuba Cabana Fritz Peter Buch Zarah Leander, O.W. Fischer Drama
Fight of the Tertia Erik Ode Brigitte Rau, Wolfgang Jansen Family
I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg Ernst Neubach Eva Probst, Adrian Hoven Musical
Nights on the Road Rudolf Jugert Hans Albers, Hildegard Knef Drama
No Greater Love Harald Braun Hilde Krahl
The Thief of Baghdad Karel Lamac Theo Lingen
Paul Kemp
Adventure
Toxi Robert A. Stemmle Paul Bildt, Johanna Hofer Drama
Unter den tausend Laternen Erich Engel Entered into the 1952 Cannes Film Festival
1953
Alles für Papa Curd Jürgens
Solange Du da bist Harald Braun Entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival
Captain Bay-Bay Helmut Käutner Hans Albers, Lotte Koch Musical/Comedy
Dreaming Lips Josef von Báky Maria Schell, O.W. Fischer Drama
No Way Back Victor Vicas Ivan Desny
Straßenserenade Werner Jacobs Otto Gebühr, Paul Heidemann Musical/Comedy
1954
Canaris Alfred Weidenmann O.E. Hasse, Barbara Rütting Drama
Angst Roberto Rossellini Ingrid Bergman, Mathias Wieman Drama German-Italian co-production
It Was Always So Nice With You Hans Wolff Heinz Drache, Georg Thomalla Musical comedy
Die Mücke Walter Reisch Entered into the 1955 Cannes Film Festival
On the Reeperbahn at Half Past Midnight Wolfgang Liebeneiner Hans Albers, Heinz Rühmann Comedy/Drama
1955
André and Ursula Werner Jacobs Ivan Desny, Elisabeth Müller drama
The Last Ten Days G.W. Pabst Albin Skoda, Oskar Werner War drama co-produced with Austria
Die Ratten Robert Siodmak Maria Schell Won the Golden Bear at Berlin
Der Struwwelpeter Fritz Genschow Fredy Kaindl
Traude Höhnisch
Eric Canso
Family
San Salvatore Werner Jacobs Dieter Borsche, Antje Weisgerber Drama
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Erich Kobler Elke Arendt, Addi Adametz Fantasy
The Three from the Filling Station Hans Wolff Adrian Hoven, Walter Müller Musical
1956
Before Sundown Gottfried Reinhardt Entered into the 6th Berlin International Film Festival and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Bonjour Kathrin Karl Anton Caterina Valente, Peter Alexander Musical
Ich suche Dich O. W. Fischer O. W. Fischer, Anouk Aimée
Max und Moritz Norbert Schultze
Francesco Stefani
Erika Nymgau
Günter E. Bein
Gisela Free
Walter Diehl
Gregor F. Ehlers
Wulf Rittscher
Rolf Menke
Wolfgang Erich Parge
Norbert Schultze Jr.
Kristian Schultze
The Model Husband Erik Ode Harald Juhnke, Inge Egger Comedy
Santa Lucia Werner Jacobs Vico Torriani, Eva Kerbler Musical/Comedy
Spy for Germany Werner Klingler Martin Held, Nadja Tiller Thriller
1957
Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull Kurt Hoffmann Horst Buchholz Comedy drama
The Count of Luxemburg Werner Jacobs Gerhard Riedmann, Renate Holm Musical/Comedy
Just Once a Great Lady Erik Ode Dietmar Schönherr, Grethe Weiser Comedy
The Last Ones Shall Be First Rolf Hansen Entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival
Queen Louise Wolfgang Liebeneiner Ruth Leuwerik, Dieter Borsche Historical
Rose Bernd Wolfgang Staudte Entered into the 1957 Cannes Film Festival
Der Stern von Afrika Alfred Weidenmann Joachim Hansen, Marianne Koch War drama
The Zurich Engagement Helmut Käutner Liselotte Pulver, Paul Hubschmid Comedy
1958
The Spessart Inn Kurt Hoffmann Entered into the 1958 Cannes Film Festival
Arms and the Man Franz Peter Wirth Entered into the 1959 Cannes Film Festival
Confess, Doctor Corda Josef von Báky Hardy Krüger, Elisabeth Müller Crime
Es geschah am hellichten Tag Ladislao Vajda Entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival
Mädchen in Uniform Géza von Radványi Entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival
Münchhausen in Afrika Werner Jacobs Peter Alexander, Gunther Philipp Comedy
Peter Voss, Thief of Millions Wolfgang Becker O.W. Fischer, Ingrid Andree Comedy
Thirteen Old Donkeys Hans Deppe Hans Albers, Marianne Hoppe Comedy
U 47 – Kapitänleutnant Prien Harald Reinl Dieter Eppler War drama
1959
Das Totenschiff Georg Tressler Horst Buchholz
Elke Sommer
Adventure
Die Brücke Bernhard Wicki Anti-war film
Court Martial Kurt Meisel Entered into the 1959 Cannes Film Festival
Menschen im Hotel Gottfried Reinhardt O. W. Fischer
Peter Voss, Hero of the Day Georg Marischka O.W. Fischer, Linda Christian Comedy
The Rest Is Silence Helmut Käutner Entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival
And That on Monday Morning Luigi Comencini Entered into the 9th Berlin International Film Festival