german (or austrian) movies that are good or maybe even great

I'm getting a little tired of locals claiming "german movies are shit", when it isn't true. Just because the only german movies you know are pointless romantic comedies starring Matthias Schweighöfer, doesn't mean german film can't be good.

some of these are german co-productions


disclaimer: I haven’t seen all of these yet, I created the list based on my own opinion and friends’ opinions

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  • A Coffee in Berlin
  • Run Lola Run
  • 303
  • The Keeper
  • Never Look Away
  • The Silent Revolution
  • Move
  • The Reader
  • Barbara
  • Grave Decisions
  • Breathing
  • Mountain Miracle
  • Balloon
  • Stopped on Track
  • Das Boot
  • Manitou's Shoe
  • The Best Place to Be
  • Summer Storm
  • Vincent Wants to Sea
  • Center of My World
  • Goodbye Berlin
  • Beste Zeit
  • Requiem
  • The Miracle of Bern
  • The Cloud
  • Hands off Mississippi
  • Sanctuary
  • In July
  • The Edukators
  • Good Bye Lenin!
  • Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
  • Lore
  • (T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1
  • The Goldfish
  • Buddy
  • Text for You
  • Prelude
  • Krabat
  • In the Fade
  • Free Fall
  • The Lives of Others
  • Who Am I
  • Hotel Lux
  • Snowflake
  • The Wave
  • Downfall
  • Head-On
  • Funny Games
  • The White Ribbon
  • Different Kinds of Rain
  • Tough Enough
  • Bauhaus
  • How About Adolf?
  • Metropolis
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • The Baader Meinhof Complex
  • I Only Want You to Love Me
  • Wings of Desire
  • The Edge of Heaven
  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
  • Leaving the Frame
  • The German Lesson
  • Dream Factory
  • System Crasher
  • Isi & Ossi
  • Pretty Far from Okay