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Movies and TV Shows for German learners

Hello there!
Does anyone have suggestions of German movies or TV Shows to improve the listening skills in German?
Danke!
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Not specifically shows and movies, but you may find this useful..

http://www.germanwithandrew.com/list...german-online/
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Re: Movies and TV Shows for German learners

First - watch the weather report. Best way to train numbers.

Then watch the evening news, after you have read/seen an English language equivalent. You will already know something of the top stories and so should be better able to follow along.

To train my ear further, I started by watching German movies, any and all I could get my hands on, with the English subtitles on. Then watched the movie again with the subtitles off.

Choose any German movie that looks interesting; 'Goodbye Lenin' and 'Lola Rennt' were favorites at the time.

You might also look for TV shows or DVDs produced in German reflecting a hobby or interest where you are already comfortable with the subject, like a how-to cooking show or (no surprises here) a dog training video. Martin Rütters' series (Sprachkurs Hund, or 'Ein Couch für alle Fell', usw.) worked well for me.

Any silly TV show is good. Light plots make for easier comprehension. I'm embarassed to say that my vocabulary still bears traces of 'Kommisar Rex'.

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Watch German language television with the subtitles switched on.
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Hello there!
Does anyone have suggestions of German movies or TV Shows to improve the listening skills in German?
Danke!


Start with watching the evening news. If English is your mother tongue you can watch the BBC news earlier: knowing what the major items are helps to figure out what is being said in German.


Stick with it. It is heavy going at the beginning, but life is so much easier if you don't carry a language barrier around with you.
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I am a big fan of "Heute Show" and "NEO Magazin Royale", both of which can be found on youtube. in terms of movies, "Im Labyrinth Des Schweigens" is a recent flick that comes with English subtitles and is quite well-done.
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Had this list on my comp , in "German Language" folder, since long

songs to learn German-
http://www.google.com/search?q=songs...n+german&hl=en

movies to learn german


1. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) Werner Herzog
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
2. The American Friend (1977) Wim Wenders
3. Beyond Silence (1996) Caroline Link
Jenseits der Stille
4. Blue Angel, The (1930) Joseph von Sternberg
Der blaue Engel
5. Boat Is Full, The (1982) Markus Imhoof
Das Boot ist voll is about Switzerland during WWII.
6. Das Boot (1981) Wolfgang Petersen
7. BRD Trilogy (1970s) Rainer Werner Fassbinder
DVD set: The Marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, Lola
8. Brother of Sleep (1995) Joseph Vilsmaier
Schlafesbruder
9. Downfall (2005) Oliver Hirschgbiegel
Der Untergang
10. Europa, Europa (1991) Agnieszka Holland
Hitlerjunge Salomon
11. Faraway, So Close (1993) Wim Wenders
In weiter Ferne, so nah
12. Fitzcarraldo (1982) Werner Herzog
13. Good-Bye Lenin! (2003) Wolfgang Becker
14. Go, Trabi, Go* (1990) Peter Timm
15. Harmonists, The (1997) Joseph Vilsmaier
Comedian Harmonists
16. Heimat (6-film series) Edgar Reitz
Heimat (now on Region 1 DVD)
17. The Inheritors (1997) Stefan Ruzowitzky
Die Siebtelbauer
18. Lives of Others, The* (2006)
Das Leben der Anderen is about the East German Stasi.
19. M (1931) Fritz Lang
20. Marlene (1986) Maximilian Schell
(Interview with Dietrich in Ger. & Eng.)
21. Marriage of Maria Braun, The (1978) Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Die Ehe der Maria Braun (part of Fassbinder's BRD Trilogie)
22. Men* (1990) Doris Dörrie
Männer - a German comedy!
23. Miracle of Bern, The* (2003)
Das Wunder von Bern was Germany's 1954 soccer win.
24. Mostly Martha (2001) Sandra Nettelbeck
Bella Martha/Fünf Sterne
25. Mystery of Kaspar Hauser, The (1974) Werner Herzog
Kaspar Hauser
26. Nasty Girl, The (1990) Michael Verhoeven
Das schreckliche Mädchen
27. Nosferatu, the Vampyre (1979) Werner Herzog
Nosferatu, Phantom der Nacht
28. Nowhere in Africa (2001) Caroline Link
Nirgendwo in Afrika - Acad. Award Best Foreign Film
29. Rosenstrasse (2004) Margarethe von Trotta
Rosenstraße
30. Run Lola Run (1998) Tom Tykwer
Lola rennt is one of the best German films ever
31. Sophie Scholl - The Last Days (2004) Marc Rothemund
Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage
Topic: 'The White Rose' (see below)
32. Stalingrad (1992) Joseph Vilsmaier
33. The Tin Drum (1979) Volker Schlöndorff
Die Blechtrommel
34. White Rose, The* (1983) Michael Verhoeven
Die weiße Rose (anti-Nazi group; true story)
35. Vaya con Dios* (2002) Zoltan Spirendelli
36. Wings of Desire (1987) Wim Wenders
Der Himmel über Berlin
37. Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl, The (1993) Ray Müller
Die Macht der Bilder: Leni Riefenstahl
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and then there was this saved in my youtube playlist

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...11X4w5QctOQQZG
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I recommend using Netflix.
I started with English audio and German subtitles and then switched to German audio and German subtitles since my vocabulary improved. I first tried German voice and English subtitles, but I focused too much on reading the subtitles. I barely understood what they were saying Also, I started by watching movies I have already watched long time ago. Maybe this method works out also for you
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Re: Movies and TV Shows for German learners

Lip synching in german spoken movies is usually rather poor unless they're originally german. For that reason any locally produced stuff, including Der Komissar, is a good idea.

If you're looking for relatively simple vocabulary, any childrens broadcast may be well suited (perhaps preferably audio only as then you could listen while commuting and similar).
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I am a big fan of "Heute Show" and "NEO Magazin Royale", both of which can be found on youtube.
Me too, but both aren't the easiest for a new learner of the language as they require a certain understanding of German politics and society as well as quite some vocabulary... it's like learning English by watching John Oliver on Last week tonight.
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id say if you want to learn german, watch "sendung mit der maus" oder "löwenzahn". all them movies are beautiful, but way too avanced to listen to or learn german from, i say. yes, my advice are kids TV but with a bit of a higher level of things they look at. it has a complex texts, speaker narrates clear and not too slow but one that is good to follow...
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and then there was this saved in my youtube playlist

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...11X4w5QctOQQZG
thats a pretty cool list! lammbock is just ace, haha!
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Re: Movies and TV Shows for German learners

There are two apps that I really like for listening to German while on the train or when I just have a few minutes: FluentU and SlowGerman The FluentU app has short videos and includes the subtitles. On both apps, you can join for free and access some of the content and then if you'd like, pay for an upgrade to get more content.
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To be honest, I've been watching cartoons with my Kid and have picked up quite a bit. Sounds funny but it's true!
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Oh, I have a great tip, Podcast for German learners, for example this one is an audio with all irregular verbs in German, you can download it on your phone and learn German on the way back from the office.

http://slowgerman.com/2009/02/26/slo...essige-verben/

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...it's like learning English by watching John Oliver on Last week tonight.
John Oliver speaks English??????

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Would podcast also be an option ?

I like those from Migros school a lot:
http://www.podclub.ch/

There are the fairytales from Switzerland also in Swiss German:
http://www.podclub.ch/sendungen/andrea-erzaehlt-de
http://www.podclub.ch/sendungen/andrea-erzaehlt-ch
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