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Films in the Onleihe

Over 100 German films – classic movies as well as current productions – are available for free on our eMedia platform, the eLibrary.

The online movie collection of the Goethe-Institut is all about German films.
You’ll find unforgettable cinema classics based on the books by Erich Kästner, such as Das doppelte Lottchen [Lottie and Lisa], Emil und die Detektive [Emil and the Detectives] or Drei Männer im Schnee [Three Men in the Snow], and can now watch them from the comfort of your own sofa.
Apart from these classics, our film selection also includes current productions – from feature films and documentaries all the way to children’s films and comedies.
Look forward to a range of gripping, funny and surprising films on topics like Germany in general, society, history, culture, arts and literature, women and LGBT, all in the original German version: There’s the remake of the fairy tale Das kalte Herz [Heart of Stone], the children’s film Rettet Raffi! [Save Raffi!], the girl power feature Tiger Girl, the literary film Die Habenichtse [The Have-Nots], the arts and culture documentary Schatzkammer Berlin [Berlin’s Treasure Trove], the LGBT documentary Mein wunderbares West-Berlin [My Wonderful West Berlin], the feature film LUX – Krieger des Lichts [LUX – Warrior of Light] about a misfit hero, the comedies Fack ju Göthe 1-3 [Suck Me Shakespeer 1-3], the socially critical documentary Deportation Class and many more.
Simply log in to Mein goethe.de (see top right of this page) and start streaming. If you don’t have an account yet, you can register for free.

We hope you’ll have fun browsing and discovering these films!
You will find more information on using our eLibrary here.