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Top 10 German Romance Movies

If you like Romance movies and you are looking to get into some contemporary German romance films, you should definitely check our picks for the best German Romance Movies.

We hope you will enjoy the following ranking. Please let us know your favorite in the comments.


Top 10 German Romance Movies List

It’s no secret that Germans know their way around making quality movies. If you’re looking to get into some contemporary European romance films, look no further. From intimate dramas to love-fueled adventures, here are the best German romance movies.

10. Undine (2020)

9. The Princess and the Warrior (2000)

8. Off Beat (2004)

7. Love Steaks (2013)

6. Relativity (2019)

5. The Taste of Apple Seeds (2013)

4. The Red Cockatoo (2006)

3. I’m Your Man (2021)

2. In the Aisles (2018)

1. Barbara (2012)

Keep reading for more information about each German Romance movie on this list.

10. Undine (2020)rom

Undine (2020)


Undine is related to an old European myth about creatures inhabiting lakes and rivers who severely punish lovers who betray them. Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin’s urban development. She meets an industrial diver and falls in love with him, a completely different love, full of curiosity and trust. But when the man she loves leaves her, the myth catches up with her.


Undine has to kill the unfaithful man and return to the water from which she came. But she doesn’t want to lose this love. Does Undine still have to face the curse?


9. The Princess and the Warrior (2000)

The Princess and the Warrior (2000)

The film follows the life of Sissi, a psychiatric hospital nurse who, after a near-death experience in an accident, enters into a relationship with an anguished former soldier who saved her life, then disappears without a trace.


Obsessed by the incident, Sissi sets out on a mission to find the mysterious stranger and to discover whether their paths crossed through simple blind chance or the intricate mechanisms of destiny itself.


8. Off Beat (2004)

Off Beat (2004)

A traumatized paramedic looks for the woman of his dreams, the only person who brings happiness to his life. He encounters a young pregnant woman whose boyfriend has just died of an overdose. He becomes involved with her, and she makes him want to live life more.

7. Love Steaks (2013)

Love Steaks (2013)

In a luxury hotel surrounded by luxury clientele and irritable staff, a relationship grows between a massage therapist and a kitchen assistant working in the hotel, and the unlikely couple fall in love. They encounter each other until they clash.

6. Relativity (2019)

Relativity (2019)
It is love at first sight for Nora and Aron when they meet up on the subway on a rainy day, the two are only about what brought them together. For Nora, it was a coincidence and for Aron it was faint. But then Aron suddenly dies.


Nora is understandably devastated and trying to numb her feelings. Eventually crosses paths with Nora, while the latter wanders the streets at night, consumed with grief and these two lost souls slowly forge a relationship. Nora has a strange feeling that she already knows him, but has no idea what really connects them.


5. The Taste of Apple Seeds (2013)The Taste of Apple Seeds (2013)

After the death of their grandmother, Iris and her family in northern Germany meet again at the inherited real estate. Many childhood memories were awakened in this house from their past. Iris gives herself a one-week stay at the old house, after which she’ll make a decision whether to stay or sell the place.

The choice is not so simple as the newly burgeoning relationship with her childhood friend Max, complicates her decision to keep or sell the house.


4. The Red Cockatoo (2006)

The Red Cockatoo (2006)

A coming-of-age story set in Germany in the 1960s. Siggi becomes involved in a love triangle when he falls for Luise, who makes him acquainted not only with the notorious dance club during Cockatoo, but also with the impulsive Wolle, her husband.


Siggi finds himself drawn deeper into this clique of youngsters. He also soon finds himself struggling with his growing feelings for Luise, but the tightening political climate forces him to make a fateful decision.

3. I’m Your Man (2021)

I'm Your Man (2021)
In order to obtain funds for her research, scientist Alma accepts an offer to participate in an extraordinary experiment. For three weeks, she was required to live with Tom, a humanoid robot created solely to make her happy.


I’m Your Man is a playful romance about love, relationships, and what it means to be a human in the modern age.

2. In the Aisles (2018)

In the Aisles (2018)

The reclusive Christian takes a job working the night shift at a big box store when he becomes instantly smitten by his charming but mysterious coworker, Marion, with whom he begins to share flirtatious, break room coffees and conversations.


But Marion is married, and as rumors about her abusive husband run rampant, the two keep their flirtations to a socially acceptable minimum. As their relationship grows deeper, they learn that hope can be found anywhere, even In the Aisles of a supermarket.  In the Aisles plays predominantly as a deeply touching, bittersweet romance.


1. Barbara (2012)

Barbara (2012)
In the 1980s East Germany, Barbara is a Berlin doctor whose desire to leave East Germany results in her being punished through relocation to a small country medical clinic where she is still monitored by the Stasi. Deeply unhappy with her reassignment and fearful of her coworkers as possible staffing informants, clinic head André seems to trust her and covers her engagement for the escape. But Barbara is suspicious.

André’s friendly nature cast a doubt on her as to whether he had been assigned to her as a spy or did he had just fall in love with her. Barbara learns more about her life, which puts her desires and the people around her in a new light. With her changing perspective, she is afraid to fall in love as the day of her escape approaches and finds herself facing a painful moral dilemma that forces her to choose what she values.

This was our list of the best 10 Germany romance movies. Do you agree with our list? Please let us know in the comments below.

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