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 Hanna Schygulla, Günther Maria Halmer (de) Screened at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival
Affengeil Rosa von Praunheim Documentary
Buster's Bedroom Rebecca Horn Amanda Ooms, Donald Sutherland, Geraldine Chaplin, Valentina Cortese German-Canadian-Portuguese co-production
Butterbrot Gabriel Barylli Gabriel Barylli, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Heinz Hoenig Comedy
Das deutsche Kettensägenmassaker (de) Christoph Schlingensief Karina Fallenstein (de), Udo Kier, Volker Spengler, Irm Hermann
Dr. M Claude Chabrol Alan Bates, Jennifer Beals, Andrew McCarthy, Wolfgang Preiss Thriller French-German-Italian co-production
Europa Europa Agnieszka Holland Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy World War II Drama German-French-Polish co-production.
1991 Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Film; 1991 Academy Award Nominee for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
Fire, Ice and Dynamite Willy Bogner Roger Moore, Shari Belafonte, Uwe Ochsenknecht Action comedy
Herzlich willkommen Hark Bohm Uwe Bohm, Barbara Auer Entered into the 40th Berlin International Film Festival
Kill Cruise Peter Keglevic Elizabeth Hurley, Patsy Kensit, Jürgen Prochnow Thriller
The Nasty Girl Michael Verhoeven Lena Stolze Verhoeven won the Silver Bear at Berlin; 1990 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film
Werner – Beinhart! Michael Schaack (de),
Gerhard Hahn
Animated
Zander - Der Film Stephan Lenzen Stephan Lenzen, Michael Nagenborg [1]
Title Director Cast Genre Notes
1991
Allein unter Frauen (de) Sönke Wortmann Thomas Heinze, Jennifer Nitsch, Carin C. Tietze (de), Meret Becker Comedy
Europa Lars von Trier Jean-Marc Barr, Barbara Sukowa, Udo Kier, Eddie Constantine Drama Danish-Swedish-German-French-Swiss co-production
Go Trabi Go Peter Timm (de) Wolfgang Stumph Comedy
Lebewohl, Fremde Tevfik Başer Drama Screened at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival
Malina Werner Schroeter Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Carrière Drama German-Austrian co-production.
Entered into the 1991 Cannes Film Festival
Manta, Manta Wolfgang Büld (de) Til Schweiger Action comedy
Der Mann nebenan Petra Haffter (de) Anthony Perkins, Uwe Bohm, Sophie Ward Thriller
Pappa Ante Portas Loriot Loriot, Evelyn Hamann Comedy
Success Franz Seitz Bruno Ganz, Bernhard Wicki, Martin Benrath, Mathieu Carrière Drama Entered into the 41st Berlin International Film Festival
Superstau (de) Manfred Stelzer Ottfried Fischer, Ralf Richter, Jan Fedder Comedy
The Tango Player Roland Gräf Michael Gwisdek, Corinna Harfouch Drama Entered into the 41st Berlin International Film Festival
Until the End of the World Wim Wenders Solveig Dommartin, William Hurt, Max von Sydow Drama German-French-Australian co-production
Voyager Volker Schlöndorff Sam Shepard, Julie Delpy, Barbara Sukowa Drama German-French-Greece co-production
Walerjan Wrobel's Homesickness Rolf Schübel Drama Entered into the 17th Moscow International Film Festival
1992
Apple Trees Helma Sanders-Brahms Drama Screened at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival
The Blue Hour Marcel Gisler Gay drama
Gudrun Hans W. Geißendörfer Drama Won an Honourable Mention at Berlin
Knight Moves Carl Schenkel Christopher Lambert, Diane Lane Thriller German-American co-production
Little Sharks Sönke Wortmann Jürgen Vogel, Kai Wiesinger, Meret Becker, Gedeon Burkhard, Armin Rohde Comedy
Salt on Our Skin Andrew Birkin Greta Scacchi, Vincent D'Onofrio German-French-Canadian co-production
Schtonk! Helmut Dietl Götz George, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Harald Juhnke, Christiane Hörbiger, Veronica Ferres, Martin Benrath Comedy 1992 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film; Satire about the Hitler Diaries hoax
The Tigress Karin Howard Valentina Vargas, James Remar, George Peppard, Hannes Jaenicke, Ferdy Mayne
1993
Abgeschminkt! Katja von Garnier Katja Riemann Comedy
Body of Evidence Uli Edel Madonna, Willem Dafoe Erotic German-American co-production
Faraway, So Close! Wim Wenders Otto Sander, Bruno Ganz, Nastassja Kinski, Horst Buchholz, Heinz Rühmann, Peter Falk Fantasy drama 1993 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Foreign Film; 1993 Grand Prix Winner at Cannes
The House of the Spirits Bille August Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Winona Ryder, Antonio Banderas Drama German-Danish-Portuguese co-production
Just a Matter of Duty Thomas Mitscherlich Katharina Thalbach Drama Entered into the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival
Justice Hans W. Geißendörfer Maximilian Schell, Thomas Heinze Drama German-Swiss co-production
Kaspar Hauser (de) Peter Sehr (de) André Eisermann (de), Uwe Ochsenknecht, Katharina Thalbach Drama
Kein Pardon (de) Hape Kerkeling,
Angelo Colagrossi (de)
Hape Kerkeling, Heinz Schenk, Elisabeth Volkmann Comedy
Ein Mann für jede Tonart (de) Peter Timm (de) Katja Riemann, Henry Hübchen, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Gudrun Landgrebe Comedy
No More Mr. Nice Guy Detlev Buck Joachim Król, Horst Krause, Sophie Rois Entered into the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival
Stalingrad Joseph Vilsmaier Thomas Kretschmann, Dominique Horwitz, Martin Benrath War drama Entered into the 18th Moscow International Film Festival
Texas – Doc Snyder hält die Welt in Atem (de) Helge Schneider,
Ralf Huettner (de)
Helge Schneider Comedy
Two Small Bodies Beth B Suzy Amis, Fred Ward Thriller
1994
Amoklauf Uwe Boll Michael Rasmussen, Birgit Stein, Christian Kahrmann Horror
Asterix Conquers America Gerhard Hahn Animated German-French co-production
Back to Square One Reinhard Münster Katharina Thalbach, Harald Juhnke, Detlev Buck Entered into the 44th Berlin International Film Festival
Der bewegte Mann Sönke Wortmann Til Schweiger, Katja Riemann, Joachim Król Comedy
The Blue One Lienhard Wawrzyn (de) Manfred Krug Entered into the 44th Berlin International Film Festival
Charlie & Louise – Das doppelte Lottchen Joseph Vilsmaier Corinna Harfouch, Heiner Lauterbach Children's film
Felidae Michael Schaack (de) Animated, mystery
Lisbon Story Wim Wenders Rüdiger Vogler Screened at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival
Mario and the Magician Klaus Maria Brandauer Klaus Maria Brandauer, Julian Sands Entered into the 19th Moscow International Film Festival
La Reine Margot Patrice Chéreau Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Virna Lisi Historic drama French-German-Italian co-production
Die Sieger Dominik Graf Herbert Knaup, Katja Flint, Heinz Hoenig, Hannes Jaenicke, Meret Becker Action thriller
Voll normaaal (de) Ralf Huettner (de) Tom Gerhardt Comedy
1995
After Five in the Forest Primeval Hans-Christian Schmid Franka Potente Romantic comedy 2 Bavarian Film Awards
Brother of Sleep Joseph Vilsmaier André Eisermann (de), Dana Vávrová, Ben Becker 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 Herbert Achternbusch Entered into the 45th Berlin International Film Festival
Keiner liebt mich (de) Doris Dörrie Maria Schrader, Pierre Sanoussi-Bliss Comedy
Mutters Courage (de) Michael Verhoeven Pauline Collins, Ulrich Tukur World War II drama German-Austrian-British co-production
The Promise Margarethe von Trotta Corinna Harfouch, Meret Becker, August Zirner Drama Official Submission for the Academy Awards in 1994; Romantic Drama beginning during the rise and ending with the fall of the Berlin Wall
Rennschwein Rudi Rüssel Peter Timm (de) Ulrich Mühe, Iris Berben Family
Rohe Ostern (de) Michael Gutmann (de) Oliver Korittke, Anian Zollner (de), Julia Jäger, Axel Milberg, Karl Lieffen Comedy
Silent Night Dani Levy Maria Schrader, Jürgen Vogel
Talk of the Town Rainer Kaufmann (de) Katja Riemann, Kai Wiesinger, Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu Comedy
Transatlantis Christian Wagner Daniel Olbrychski Entered into the 45th Berlin International Film Festival
1996
Beyond Silence Caroline Link Sylvie Testud 1997 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film
Father's Day Sherry Hormann Corinna Harfouch, Herbert Knaup Comedy
Killer Condom Martin Walz Udo Samel, Peter Lohmeyer, Iris Berben Horror comedy
Männerpension Detlev Buck Til Schweiger, Heike Makatsch, Marie Bäumer, Detlev Buck
The Ogre Volker Schlöndorff John Malkovich, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gottfried John, Marianne Sägebrecht Drama French-German-British co-production
Regular Guys Rolf Silber (de) Christoph M. Ohrt, Carin C. Tietze (de), Tim Bergmann, Oliver Stokowski Gay comedy
Seven Servants Daryush Shokof Anthony Quinn Surreal comedy -
Das Superweib (de) Sönke Wortmann Veronica Ferres, Joachim Król, Thomas Heinze, Til Schweiger Comedy
Werner – Das muß kesseln!!! Gerhard Hahn Animated
1997
14 Days to Life Roland Suso Richter Kai Wiesinger, Michael Mendl Thriller
Bandits Katja von Garnier Katja Riemann, Jasmin Tabatabai, Nicolette Krebitz Action
Comedian Harmonists Joseph Vilsmaier Heino Ferch, Ulrich Noethen, Kai Wiesinger, Ben Becker Biographical film
Kleines Arschloch Michael Schaack (de),
Veit Vollmer
Animated
Knockin' on Heaven's Door Thomas Jahn Til Schweiger, Jan Josef Liefers, Moritz Bleibtreu Action comedy Entered into the 20th Moscow International Film Festival
Lea Ivan Fíla Lenka Vlasakova, Christian Redl, Hanna Schygulla, Udo Kier Czech-German co-production
Life is All You Get Wolfgang Becker Jürgen Vogel, Christiane Paul Entered into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival
My Heart Is Mine Alone Helma Sanders-Brahms Lena Stolze Biographical film
Obsession Peter Sehr (de) Daniel Craig, Heike Makatsch, Charles Berling French-German co-production
The Pharmacist Rainer Kaufmann (de) Katja Riemann, Jürgen Vogel
Rossini – oder die mörderische Frage, wer mit wem schlief (de) Helmut Dietl Götz George, Mario Adorf, Heiner Lauterbach, Veronica Ferres, Gudrun Landgrebe Comedy
1998
Am I Beautiful? Doris Dörrie Franka Potente, Senta Berger, Heike Makatsch, Iris Berben
The Big Mambo Michael Gwisdek Corinna Harfouch, Michael Gwisdek, Jürgen Vogel Entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival
Der Campus Sönke Wortmann Heiner Lauterbach, Sandra Speichert, Martin Benrath
Four for Venice Vivian Naefe Aglaia Szyszkowitz, Heino Ferch, Gedeon Burkhard Comedy
Frau Rettich, die Czerni und ich (de) Markus Imboden (de) Iris Berben, Martina Gedeck, Jeanette Hain, Olli Dittrich, Thomas Heinze, Dirk Bach Comedy
The Little Girl Who Fell from the Tree Michael Bartlett Dominique Horwitz, Floriane Daniel, Julia Jäger Thriller
Das merkwürdige Verhalten geschlechtsreifer Großstädter zur Paarungszeit Marc Rothemund Cosma Shiva Hagen, Christoph Waltz, Gudrun Landgrebe, Michaela May Comedy
Meschugge Dani Levy Maria Schrader German-Swiss-American co-production
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
Short Sharp Shock Fatih Akin Mehmet Kurtuluş
Sieben Monde (de) Peter Fratzscher (de) Jan Josef Liefers, Marie Bäumer, Ulrich Mühe, Christoph Waltz, Peter Lohmeyer, Horst Krause Thriller
Solo für Klarinette (de) Nico Hofmann (de) Götz George, Corinna Harfouch, Barbara Auer, Barbara Rudnik, Katharina Thalbach Thriller
Trains'n'Roses Peter Lichtefeld (de) Joachim Król, Peter Lohmeyer, Outi Mäenpää German-Finnish co-production
Widows Sherry Hormann Ornella Muti, Katja Flint, Eva Mattes Comedy
1999
23 Hans-Christian Schmid August Diehl
Absolute Giganten Sebastian Schipper Frank Giering, Florian Lukas, Antoine Monot, Jr. (de), Julia Hummer
After the Truth Roland Suso Richter Kai Wiesinger, Götz George
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
Annaluise & Anton Caroline Link Meret Becker, Juliane Köhler, August Zirner, Sylvie Testud, Benno Fürmann Children's film
Bang Boom Bang Peter Thorwarth (de) Oliver Korittke, Markus Knüfken, Ralf Richter, Diether Krebs, Martin Semmelrogge Comedy
Die Braut Egon Günther Veronica Ferres, Herbert Knaup
Buena Vista Social Club Wim Wenders Documentary / Musical Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary
Gloomy Sunday – A Song of Love and Death Rolf Schübel Joachim Król, Erika Marozsán, Stefano Dionisi, Ben Becker World War II drama Co-production with Hungary
Die Häupter meiner Lieben Hans-Günther Bücking (de) Heike Makatsch, Christiane Paul
Manila Romuald Karmakar Elizabeth McGovern, Jürgen Vogel, Martin Semmelrogge, Sky du Mont
My Best Fiend Werner Herzog Documentary Documentary film about Klaus Kinski
Nightshapes Andreas Dresen Michael Gwisdek Entered into the 49th Berlin International Film Festival
Otomo Frieder Schlaich (de) Isaach de Bankolé Drama
Sonnenallee Leander Haußmann Alexander Scheer (de), Robert Stadlober, Detlev Buck Comedy
St. Pauli Nacht (de) Sönke Wortmann Benno Fürmann, Maruschka Detmers, Armin Rohde, Florian Lukas
Straight Shooter Thomas Bohn Dennis Hopper, Heino Ferch, Katja Flint Action thriller
Tuvalu Veit Helmer Denis Lavant, Chulpan Khamatova

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