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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Top Picks on Netflix Germany

I never had Netflix when I lived in the U.S. Now that it has come to Germany, however, I am obsessed. Although I know many expats complain about the selection of Netflix Germany vs. Netflix USA, I am pretty happy with it so far. So, I figured I would share what I have been loving on Netflix Germany lately for my other movie-streaming residents of Germany.

Oh, and if you do not have Netflix or live in Germany, then just consider this a  list of movies and TV shows that I have been enjoying lately :)

TV Series

1. Orphan Black

Orphan Black

This show is about clones. Does that sound kind of cheesy? Yes. But it is amazingly well done, and the main actress, who actually plays over five characters in the show, does an amazing job at making each character completely unique. 

2. Der Tatortreiniger

Der Tatortreiniger

For any German-speakers out there, this is definitely worth a watch. Each episode simply shows the main character, Schotty, and the strange things and people he encounters as he cleans a crime scene for 30 minutes.

3. Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black

If you have Netflix, then you have probably already seen, or at least heard of, Orange is the New Black. It's about a women's prison. I know that may not sound "like your thing," but the German boyfriend thought that too, and he ended up liking it.


1. In Bruges

In Bruges

"Maybe that's what hell is, the entire rest of eternity spent in Bruges."

Despite the fact that that's the last line of the film, this movie actually made Marco and me really want to visit Bruges...

Warning: the accents in this movie are incredibly difficult to understand. Marco said that it might as well just have been a silent movie, because he could not understand a word anyone said until we finally turned subtitles on. Unfortunately, however, they only Netflix only had German subtitles, which is annoying when you are watching the movie in English.

2. Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

You have to have been living in a hole if you have not yet seen Pan's Labyrinth, but in case you haven't, I highly recommend it. And if you have already seen it, it is always worth a second watch.

3. The Next Three Days

72 Stunden | The Next Three Days

I'm a sucker for a good action movie that adds suspense by always telling you how many days are left until the climax of the movie. Also, as a type 1 diabetics, Marco and I also find it funny when action movies incorporate type 1 diabetes into the plot of the film. Thanks to this film, we now know how to break each other out of jail!

4. Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading

I was only going to name 3 movies, but I just felt like I had to include this after watching it the last week. This movie does not have awesome ratings on Netflix or IMDB, but I really liked the pointlessness of it all. Heck, this story is probably eerily similar to how a lot of situations in government and law enforcement play out.

Do you have any TV or movie recommendations?


  1. Cool, I was wondering if anyone else was watching it! Have you seen all the episodes? I just watched "Schottys Kampf" yesterday -- that was definitely the funniest so far.

  2. thanks for the recommendations, i fell asleep while watching burn after reading at the movies, idk if ishould watch it haha

  3. Oh my goodness, that one is SO good. :-D I've seen all the episodes that are on Netflix. Apparently there are new episodes starting soon (or maybe already started) but I don't know when they'll be on Netflix.

    Did you know the actor is also on Stromberg? (We watched the movie on Netflix...might have been funnier if I had actually seen the series, but I was shocked halfway through when I realized that it was the Tatortreiniger guy! Such a different character!)

  4. Oh man, I thought there were more episodes, but I just watched the last one on Netflix yesterday :( I looked at the NDR website, and there are a few more, but I don't know where/when they will be available online.

  5. I knoooow! I was so sad when we reached the end of what was available on Netflix! We kind of binge watched it a few nights in a row.

  6. The other seasons are on Amazon Prime Instant Video. :)

  7. Really? Thanks!

    I have Amazon Prime Instant Video, but normally just turn on Netflix because I like it a lot better (I really hate the Amazon Prime interface for the Smart TV).

  8. I totally agree. And the Smart TV apps are really slow as hell.. :/ So I have a Fire TV now for watching Netflix and Amazon Prime. It's a lot faster and the interfaces are not that bad.

  9. I've been meaning to watch In Bruges for ages. Lots of people say that it made them want to visit Bruges, but I've yet to see it, but I have been to Bruges. I'm curious to know what it's all about :)

  10. And is Bruges worth visiting, or is it hell on earth like In Bruges taught me?

  11. Haha, no, it's not a bad little place. Personally I prefer Ghent. Or another little town where there's far less tourists!

    It's very tourist heave in Bruges.

  12. Big fan of Orphan Black too. Just discovered your blog and I'm having fun looking around ;-)

  13. Are you watching the third season already? Not sure whether I should just start streaming somewhere else online or wait for Netflix to get it...

    (and thanks!!!)


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