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
Crazy Hans-Christian Schmid Robert Stadlober, Tom Schilling, Julia Hummer
Enlightenment Guaranteed Doris Dörrie Uwe Ochsenknecht, Gustav Peter Wöhler (de)
Erkan & Stefan Michael Herbig John Friedmann, Florian Simbeck (de), Alexandra Neldel Comedy
The Farewell Jan Schütte Josef Bierbichler, Monica Bleibtreu Biographical film Screened at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival
Gran Paradiso Miguel Alexandre (de) Ken Duken, Regula Grauwiller (de)
Gripsholm Xavier Koller Ulrich Noethen, Heike Makatsch, Jasmin Tabatabai
Harte Jungs Marc Rothemund Tobias Schenke, Axel Stein Comedy
Im Juli Fatih Akin Moritz Bleibtreu, Christiane Paul
The Legend of Rita Volker Schlöndorff Bibiana Beglau, Nadja Uhl Drama
Lost Killers Dito Tsintsadze Screened at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival
Marlene Joseph Vilsmaier Katja Flint Biographical film
No Place to Go Oskar Roehler Hannelore Elsner Drama
The State I Am In Christian Petzold Barbara Auer, Richy Müller, Julia Hummer Drama
2001
Die Abrafaxe – Unter schwarzer Flagge Gerhard Hahn Animated film
Alaska.de Esther Gronenborn Jana Pallaske Drama
Berlin Babylon Hubertus Siegert (de) Documentary IMDB
Das Experiment Oliver Hirschbiegel Moritz Bleibtreu Thriller IMDB
Lammbock Christian Zübert Moritz Bleibtreu Comedy
The Little Polar Bear Piet De Rycker, Thilo Rothkirch Animated film
Love the Hard Way Peter Sehr (de) Adrien Brody, Charlotte Ayanna, Pam Grier, August Diehl German-American co-production
Mädchen, Mädchen Dennis Gansel Diana Amft, Karoline Herfurth, Felicitas Woll Comedy IMDB
Mondscheintarif Ralf Huettner (de) Gruschenka Stevens, Tim Bergmann, Jasmin Tabatabai, Bettina Zimmermann (de) Comedy, Romance IMDB
Mostly Martha Sandra Nettelbeck Martina Gedeck, Sergio Castellitto
Nowhere in Africa Caroline Link Juliane Köhler, Merab Ninidze, Matthias Habich Drama Won Oscar
Der Schuh des Manitu Michael Herbig Michael Herbig, Christian Tramitz, Sky du Mont, Marie Bäumer, Rick Kavanian Comedy IMDB
The Tunnel Roland Suso Richter Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Sebastian Koch Drama
2002
666 – Traue keinem, mit dem du schläfst! Rainer Matsutani (de) Jan Josef Liefers, Armin Rohde Comedy
Amen. Costa-Gavras Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz War drama
Baader Christopher Roth Frank Giering Thriller
Bibi Blocksberg Hermine Huntgeburth (de) Corinna Harfouch, Katja Riemann, Ulrich Noethen Children's film
Do Fish Do It? Almut Getto (de) Tino Mewes
Der Felsen Dominik Graf Karoline Eichhorn (de) Drama
Feuer, Eis & Dosenbier Mathias Dinter (de) Axel Stein, Rick Kavanian, Herbert Fux, Eva Habermann, Christoph M. Ohrt Teen/Comedy film
Goebbels und Geduldig Kai Wessel Ulrich Mühe War comedy
Grill Point Andreas Dresen Axel Prahl
Resident Evil Paul W. S. Anderson Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Heike Makatsch Action/Horror German-British co-production
Solino Fatih Akın Moritz Bleibtreu
Tattoo Robert Schwentke August Diehl, Christian Redl Thriller
Vaya con Dios Zoltan Spirandelli Michael Gwisdek, Daniel Brühl Comedy
The White Sound Hans Weingartner Daniel Brühl Drama
Wie die Karnickel Sven Unterwaldt (de) Comedy
2003
Anatomy 2 Stefan Ruzowitzky Heike Makatsch, August Diehl, Franka Potente Horror
Berlin Blues Leander Haußmann Christian Ulmen, Detlev Buck Comedy
Blueprint Rolf Schübel Franka Potente Horror
Carolina Marleen Gorris Julia Stiles, Shirley MacLaine Romantic comedy German-American co-production
Distant Lights Hans-Christian Schmid August Diehl
Eierdiebe Robert Schwentke Wotan Wilke Möhring, Julia Hummer
Good Bye, Lenin! Wolfgang Becker Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß Ostalgie Nom. for Golden Globe, +31 wins +14 nom.
Hierankl Hans Steinbichler Johanna Wokalek, Barbara Sukowa, Josef Bierbichler Drama
Liegen lernen Hendrik Handloegten (de) Fabian Busch, Fritzi Haberlandt, Sophie Rois
Luther Eric Till Joseph Fiennes, Alfred Molina, Peter Ustinov, Bruno Ganz Biographical film German-American co-production
The Miracle of Bern Sönke Wortmann Peter Lohmeyer Sports film
Rosenstrasse Margarethe von Trotta Maria Schrader, Katja Riemann Drama
Schultze Gets the Blues Michael Schorr Horst Krause
September Max Färberböck Screened at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival
Verschwende deine Jugend Benjamin Quabeck (de) Tom Schilling, Robert Stadlober, Jessica Schwarz
Wolfsburg Christian Petzold Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss Drama
2004
7 Dwarves – Men Alone in the Wood Sven Unterwaldt (de) Otto Waalkes, Cosma Shiva Hagen, Nina Hagen Comedy
Agnes and His Brothers Oskar Roehler Martin Weiß (de), Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Katja Riemann, Tom Schilling Drama 2 wins & 1 nomination
Aus der Tiefe des Raumes Gil Mehmert (de) Comedy Set in 1965
Before the Fall Dennis Gansel Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling Drama Best international film, Hamptons International Film Festival, 2004
The Blindflyers Bernd Sahling
Downfall Oliver Hirschbiegel Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes Drama Downfall of Adolf Hitler / Nominated for Oscar
The Edukators Hans Weingartner Julia Jentsch, Daniel Brühl Comedy drama, Crime Golden Palm Award nomination
En Route Jan Krüger Tiger Award: Rotterdam Film Festival
Guys and Balls Sherry Hormann Maximilian Brückner Sports film/Comedy
Head-On Fatih Akin Sibel Kekilli, Birol Ünel Drama
Laura's Star Piet De Rycker, Thilo Rothkirch Animated film
Lautlos Mennan Yapo Joachim Król, Nadja Uhl Thriller
Love in Thoughts Achim von Borries Daniel Brühl, August Diehl Drama
Marseille Angela Schanelec Screened at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival
Muxmäuschenstill Marcus Mittermeier (de)
Night of the Living Dorks Mathias Dinter (de) Tino Mewes, Manuel Cortez, Thomas Schmieder (de), Collien Fernandes Teen/Comedy film
The Ninth Day Volker Schlöndorff Ulrich Matthes, August Diehl Drama
Off Beat Hendrik Hölzemann (de) Matthias Schweighöfer, Jessica Schwarz Drama
Olgas Sommer Nina Grosse Clémence Poésy Entered into the 26th Moscow International Film Festival
Peas at 5:30 Lars Büchel (de) Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Fritzi Haberlandt
Summer Storm Marco Kreuzpaintner Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann
Traumschiff Surprise – Periode 1 Michael Herbig Michael Herbig, Til Schweiger, Christian Tramitz, Rick Kavanian Comedy
Der Wixxer Tobi Baumann (de) Oliver Kalkofe, Bastian Pastewka, Thomas Fritsch, Wolfgang Völz Crime film parody
2005
Alles auf Zucker! Dani Levy Henry Hübchen, Hannelore Elsner, Udo Samel Comedy
Alone in the Dark Uwe Boll Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff Horror German-Canadian-American co-production
Am Tag als Bobby Ewing starb Lars Jessen Peter Lohmeyer
Antibodies Christian Alvart Wotan Wilke Möhring, André Hennicke, Norman Reedus Thriller
Barfuss Til Schweiger Til Schweiger, Johanna Wokalek
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul Fatih Akin Documentary Turkish-coproduction
Ghosts Christian Petzold Julia Hummer, Marianne Basler (fr)
I Am Guilty Christoph Hochhäusler Screened at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival
Kebab Connection Anno Saul (de) Denis Moschitto, Nora Tschirner Comedy Turkish-coproduction
Keine Lieder über Liebe Lars Kraume (de) Jürgen Vogel, Heike Makatsch, Florian Lukas
The Little Polar Bear 2 – The Mysterious Island Piet De Rycker, Thilo Rothkirch Animated film
NVA Leander Haußmann Detlev Buck, Kim Alexander Frank, Jasmin Schwiers
Schneeland Hans W. Geißendörfer Maria Schrader, Thomas Kretschmann, Julia Jentsch Drama
Sophie Scholl – The Final Days Marc Rothemund Julia Jentsch Historical drama
Summer in Berlin Andreas Dresen Inka Friedrich, Nadja Uhl
The White Masai Hermine Huntgeburth (de) Nina Hoss, Jacky Ido, Katja Flint
2006
Atomised Oskar Roehler Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck, Franka Potente, Christian Ulmen, Nina Hoss Drama
Emma's Bliss Sven Taddicken (de) Jürgen Vogel, Jördis Triebel
Four Minutes Chris Kraus Monica Bleibtreu, Hannah Herzsprung
A Friend of Mine Sebastian Schipper Daniel Brühl, Jürgen Vogel
Grave Decisions Marcus H. Rosenmüller
The House Is Burning Holger Ernst Screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival
Ich bin die Andere Margarethe von Trotta Katja Riemann, August Diehl, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Dieter Laser, Karin Dor Drama
The Last Train Joseph Vilsmaier Sibel Kekilli, Gedeon Burkhard Drama
Lights in the Dusk Aki Kaurismäki Janne Hyytiäinen, Ilkka Koivula, Maria Järvenhelmi Comedy-drama Finnish-German-French co-production
The Lives of Others Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch Drama Won Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, 7x Deutscher Filmpreis
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Tom Tykwer Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Rickman Drama 12 wins & 12 nominations
Requiem Hans-Christian Schmid Sandra Hüller Thriller
Der Rote Kakadu Dominik Graf Max Riemelt, Jessica Schwarz, Ronald Zehrfeld Drama
Running on Empty Bülent Akinci Jens Harzer Entered into the 28th Moscow International Film Festival
The Thief Lord Richard Claus (de) Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Rollo Weeks, Vanessa Redgrave Adventure British-German co-production
Tough Enough Detlev Buck David Kross, Jenny Elvers Drama
Die Wilden Kerle 3 Joachim Masannek (de) Jimi Blue Ochsenknecht Sport/Children's film
2007
2 or 3 Things I Know About Him Malte Ludin Hanns Ludin Documentary
Adam Resurrected Paul Schrader Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe Drama American-German-Israeli co-production
And Along Come Tourists Robert Thalheim Alexander Fehling, Ryszard Ronczewski (pl), Barbara Wysocka (pl) Drama
The Edge of Heaven Fatih Akın Nurgül Yeşilçay, Baki Davrak, Patrycia Ziółkowska (de), Nursel Köse, Tuncel Kurtiz, Hanna Schygulla Drama Won the Best Screenplay award at Cannes
Eight Miles High Achim Bornhak (de) Natalia Avelon, Matthias Schweighöfer Biographical film
Ein fliehendes Pferd Rainer Kaufmann (de) Katja Riemann, Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Noethen
Full Metal Village Cho Sung-hyung (de) Documentary
In the Name of the King Uwe Boll Jason Statham, Leelee Sobieski, Ron Perlman, Burt Reynolds Fantasy German-Canadian-American co-production
Love Life Maria Schrader Netta Garti, Rade Šerbedžija German-Israeli co-production
My Führer – The Really Truest Truth about Adolf Hitler Dani Levy Helge Schneider, Ulrich Mühe, Sylvester Groth Comedy Entered into the 29th Moscow International Film Festival
El otro Ariel Rotter Argentine-French-German co-production
Rabbit Without Ears Til Schweiger Til Schweiger, Nora Tschirner, Matthias Schweighöfer Comedy 6 wins & 2 noms. for German film awards
Reclaim Your Brain Hans Weingartner Moritz Bleibtreu Comedy
Toyland Jochen Alexander Freydank Short Oscar 2009
Die Wilden Kerle 4 Joachim Masannek (de) Jimi Blue Ochsenknecht Sport/Fantasy
2008
Absurdistan Veit Helmer Entered into the 30th Moscow International Film Festival
The Baader Meinhof Complex 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
Berlin Calling Hannes Stöhr (de) Paul Kalkbrenner, Corinna Harfouch
Buddenbrooks Heinrich Breloer Armin Mueller-Stahl, Iris Berben, Jessica Schwarz, Mark Waschke, August Diehl
Cherry Blossoms Doris Dörrie Elmar Wepper, Hannelore Elsner
Chiko Özgür Yildirim Denis Moschitto, Moritz Bleibtreu, Volkan Özcan, Fahri Yardım, Reyhan Şahin Crime Drama
Jerichow Christian Petzold Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, Hilmi Sözer Drama
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.
The Moon and Other Lovers Bernd Böhlich Katharina Thalbach, Birol Ünel, Fritzi Haberlandt Entered into the 30th Moscow International Film Festival
My Friend from Faro Nana Neul Anjorka Strechel, Lucie Hollmann, Manuel Cortez Drama
North Face Philipp Stölzl Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, Ulrich Tukur Historical fiction
Otto; or Up with Dead People Bruce LaBruce Jey Crisfar, Marcel Schlutt Horror German-Canadian co-production
The Red Baron Nikolai Müllerschön Matthias Schweighöfer, Joseph Fiennes, Til Schweiger, Lena Headey War
Robert Zimmermann Is Tangled Up in Love Leander Haußmann Tom Schilling, Maruschka Detmers
Transsiberian Brad Anderson Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Ben Kingsley Thriller British-German-Spanish co-production
The Wave Dennis Gansel Jürgen Vogel, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich Drama
Wolke Neun Andreas Dresen Ursula Werner
A Woman in Berlin Max Färberböck Nina Hoss, Yevgeny Sidikhin Drama
A Year Ago in Winter Caroline Link Karoline Herfurth, Josef Bierbichler, Corinna Harfouch Drama
2009
12 Paces Without a Head Sven Taddicken (de) Ronald Zehrfeld, Matthias Schweighöfer Adventure comedy
Berlin 36 Kaspar Heidelbach (de) Karoline Herfurth, Sebastian Urzendowsky Drama
Desert Flower Sherry Hormann Liya Kebede Drama
The Door Anno Saul (de) Mads Mikkelsen, Jessica Schwarz, Heike Makatsch Mystery thriller
Effi Briest Hermine Huntgeburth (de) Julia Jentsch, Sebastian Koch, Mišel Matičević, Barbara Auer Drama
Everyone Else Maren Ade Birgit Minichmayr, Lars Eidinger
Hilde Kai Wessel Heike Makatsch, Dan Stevens Biographical film
I've Never Been Happier Alexander Adolph (de) Devid Striesow, Nadja Uhl Crime comedy
John Rabe Florian Gallenberger Ulrich Tukur, Steve Buscemi, Daniel Brühl Historical drama
Men in the City Simon Verhoeven Christian Ulmen, Nadja Uhl, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Til Schweiger Comedy
Mord ist mein Geschäft, Liebling Sebastian Niemann Rick Kavanian, Nora Tschirner, Christian Tramitz, Bud Spencer, Franco Nero Comedy
Pandorum Christian Alvart Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster Science Fiction German-British co-production
Pope Joan Sönke Wortmann Johanna Wokalek, John Goodman Drama German-British-Italian-Spanish co-production
Same Same but Different Detlev Buck David Kross, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk Drama
Soul Kitchen Fatih Akın Adam Bousdoukos (de), Birol Ünel, Moritz Bleibtreu, Anna Bederke (de) Comedy
Tannöd Bettina Oberli (de) Julia Jentsch, Monica Bleibtreu Drama
Vicky the Viking Michael Herbig Jonas Hämmerle (de), 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.
Vision – From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen Margarethe von Trotta Barbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzsprung Biographical film
The White Ribbon Michael Haneke Christian Friedel, Burghart Klaußner, Ulrich Tukur, Susanne Lothar Drama German-Austrian co-production