Filmrolle Photo: Mark Römisch/© Goethe-Institut Boston

Film Ideas

We’ve compiled a list of German Films and German TV Shows, all with English subtitles, for streaming on various platforms in the US. Perfect for long days at home.

Goethe on Demand
In cooperation with Filmgalerie 451 the Goethe-Institut is launching an online streaming program called Goethe on Demand. It contains a still small but exquisite selection of films, is free of charge and will be available worldwide until June 30, 2020. All films are available in the original German version, with English subtitles. To obtain a password/code that allows you to view one or more of these films, please contact
Film Selection

At the Goethe-Institut's eLibrary, just register and check out films for streaming for up to 7 days. Registration process is in German, but some of the films have English subtitles. When in doubt, just click on the green box! 
eLibrary Here are 10 current recommended films; all come with English subtitles (even if the trailers don’t):

Binge Fever! Where to stream the most successful German TV shows in the US – all with English subtitles.   Coolidge Corner Theatre Virtual Screening Room
Virtual Screening Room Coolidge
Amherst Cinema Virtual Screening Room
Virtual Cinema Amherst
Bright Lights at Home
Live moderated discussions with directors and film scholars, every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm in April
Selected Films

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Coolidge Corner Theatre
While you are there, check out their new online series: Coolidge Corner Theatre Staff Picks
Coolidge Corner Theatre Staff Picks
The Brattle Theatre
Amherst Cinema
West Newton Cinema