List of German films of the 1990s

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This is a list of the most notable films produced in Cinema of Germany in the 1990s.

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



Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1990
Abraham's Gold Jörg Graser Screened at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival
Affengeil Documentary
Europa Europa Agnieszka Holland Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy World War II Drama 1991 Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Film; 1991 Academy Award Nominee for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
Herzlich willkommen Hark Bohm Entered into the 40th Berlin International Film Festival
The Nasty Girl Michael Verhoeven Verhoeven won the Silver Bear at Berlin; 1990 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film
1991
Lebewohl, Fremde Tevfik Başer Screened at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival
Manta, Manta Til Schweiger Action comedy
Malina Werner Schroeter Entered into the 1991 Cannes Film Festival
Pappa Ante Portas Loriot Evelyn Hamann Comedy
Success Franz Seitz, Jr. Entered into the 41st Berlin International Film Festival
The Tango Player Roland Gräf Entered into the 41st Berlin International Film Festival
Until the End of the World Wim Wenders Solveig Dommartin, William Hurt, Max von Sydow
Walerjan Wrobel's Homesickness Rolf Schübel Entered into the 17th Moscow International Film Festival
1992
Apple Trees Helma Sanders-Brahms Screened at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival
The Blue Hour Marcel Giesler Gay drama
Damage Louis Malle Jeremy Irons 1992 Academy Award Nominee for Best Supporting Actress for Miranda Richardson
Gudrun Hans W. Geißendörfer Won an Honourable Mention at Berlin
Kleine Haie (de)
Schtonk! Helmut Dietl Götz George Comedy 1992 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film; Satire about the Hitler Diaries hoax
1993
Body of Evidence Uli Edel Erotic
Faraway, So Close! Wim Wenders Otto Sander, Bruno Ganz Fantasy drama 1993 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Foreign Film; 1993 Grand Prix Winner at Cannes
Just a Matter of Duty Thomas Mitscherlich Entered into the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival
Kaspar Hauser – Verbrechen am Seelenleben eines Menschen (de) Peter Sehr (de)
No More Mr. Nice Guy Detlev Buck Entered into the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival
Stalingrad Joseph Vilsmaier Thomas Kretschmann, Dominique Horwitz War drama Entered into the 18th Moscow International Film Festival
Two Small Bodies Beth B. Suzy Amis, Fred Ward Thriller
1994
Asterix Conquers America Gerhard Hahn Animated
Back to Square One Reinhard Münster Entered into the 44th Berlin International Film Festival
Die Bartholomäusnacht Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil Historic drama German-French co-production
The Blue One Lienhard Wawrzyn Entered into the 44th Berlin International Film Festival
Der bewegte Mann Sönke Wortmann Til Schweiger Comedy
Felidae Michael Schaack Ulrich Tukur, Mario Adorf and Thomas Fritsch Drama, mystery Screened at the Trickompany company
Lisbon Story Wim Wenders Screened at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival
Mario and the Magician Klaus Maria Brandauer Entered into the 19th Moscow International Film Festival
1995
After Five in the Forest Primeval Hans-Christian Schmid Franka Potente Romantic comedy 2 Bavarian Film Awards
Brother of Sleep Joseph Vilsmaier Drama Official Submission for the Academy Awards in 1995
Deathmaker Romuald Karmakar Götz George Drama Official Submission for the Academy Awards in 1996; Based on the interrogation of murderer Fritz Haarmann
Hades Herbert Achternbusch Entered into the 45th Berlin International Film Festival
Mutters Courage Michael Verhoeven Ulrich Tukur, Pauline Collins World War II drama
The Promise Margarethe von Trotta Drama Official Submission for the Academy Awards in 1994; Romantic Drama beginning during the rise and ending with the fall of the Berlin Wall
Transatlantis Christian Wagner Entered into the 45th Berlin International Film Festival
1996
Beyond Silence Caroline Link Sylvie Testud 1997 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film
Echte Kerle Rolf Silber Gay comedy Titled Regular Guys for U.S. DVD release
The Ogre Volker Schlöndorff John Malkovich Drama
Seven Servants Daryush Shokof Anthony Quinn Surreal comedy -
1997
Bandits Katja von Garnier Katja Riemann Action
Knockin' on Heaven's Door Thomas Jahn Entered into the 20th Moscow International Film Festival
Life is All You Get Wolfgang Becker Entered into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival
Mein Herz – niemandem! Helma Sanders-Brahms
Rossini Helmut Dietl Götz George, Mario Adorf, Heiner Lauterbach, Veronica Ferres Comedy
1998
The Big Mambo Michael Gwisdek Entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival
Places in Cities Angela Schanelec Screened at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival
Run Lola Run Tom Tykwer Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu Thriller Official Submission for the 1998 Academy Awards; 1998 BAFTA Nominee; 1999 Independent Spirit Award Winner
Widows Sherry Hormann Ornella Muti, Katja Flint, Eva Mattes Comedy
1999
Aimée & Jaguar Max Färberböck Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler Romantic drama 1999 Golden Globe Nominee; Official Submission for the Academy Awards in 1999; Lesbian love story set in World War II
Buena Vista Social Club Wim Wenders Documentary Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary
Gloomy Sunday Rolf Schübel World War II drama Co-production with Hungary
Nightshapes Andreas Dresen Entered into the 49th Berlin International Film Festival
Sonnenallee Leander Haußmann Robert Stadlober Comedy

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