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List of Armin Mueller-Stahl Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. The Game (1997)
105
31
The Game
R
105
31

The Game is a psychological thriller focusing on a lonely investment banker who is gifted a voucher for a unique game by his estranged brother that ends up wreaking havoc in his life. Starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn as the two brothers, this film sees Douglas lose all his money in this game that becomes intrinsically connected to his real life.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Carroll Baker, Spike Jonze, James Rebhorn, Deborah Kara Unger
3. Night on Earth (1991)
23
7
Night on Earth
R
23
7

Night on Earth is an anthology comedy drama film, which tells us the story of five different cab drivers in five different cities, and the bond they form with their passengers during their journeys on the same eventful night. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Jim Jarmusch
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
4. Shine (1996)
22
7
Shine
PG-13
22
7

Shine is a 1996 biographical drama film, which tells the story of pianist David Helfgott, who has to struggle a lot throughout his childhood due to the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father. Due to this, he suffers a mental breakdown years later, but manages to return as a legend. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Scott Hicks
Genres:
Romance, Music, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Noah Taylor, Lynn Redgrave, John Gielgud, Geoffrey Rush, Chris Haywood
5. Veronika Voss (1982)
10
3
Veronika Voss
R
10
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
6. Eastern Promises (2007)
68
21
Eastern Promises
R
68
21

Anna Khitrova, a British midwife of Russian origin, comes across the diary of Russian teenager Tatiana who died during childbirth, and learns that she was raped, drugged and forced into prostitution by Russian crime-lord Semyon. In her quest to deliver the baby to Tatiana's family, she finds an unlikely ally in Nikolai, Semyon's driver and family "cleaner".

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Tatiana Maslany, Mina E. Mina
7. Lola (1981)
9
3
Lola
R
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Von Bohm
Director:
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Udo Kier, Christine Kaufmann, Mario Adorf, Matthias Fuchs
8. Colonel Redl (1985)
8
3
Colonel Redl
R
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Thronfolger
Director:
István Szabó
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Hans Christian Blech, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jan Niklas, Gudrun Landgrebe
9. Music Box (1989)
9
3
Music Box
PG-13
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Laszlo
Director:
Costa-Gavras
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Jessica Lange, Donald Moffat, Frederic Forrest, Lukas Haas
10. Avalon (1990)
9
3
Avalon
PG
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Krichinsky
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Aidan Quinn, Kevin Pollak, Elijah Wood, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon, Lou Jacobi
11. The Power of One (1992)
9
4
The Power of One
PG-13
9
4

The Power of One is a drama film which tells the story of an English boy named Peekay, living in Africa during the time of the Second World War. He lives in a village where most of the people he cares about are leaving the place or passing away. He befriends an older man and learns boxing from him, and soon he also falls for a girl named Maria.

As:
Cast
Director:
John G. Avildsen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Daniel Craig, John Gielgud, Nomadlozi Kubheka, Agatha Hurle, Nigel Ivy
12. Jacob the Liar (1974)
7
3
Jacob the Liar
7
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Crime, War, Drama, Comedy
13. The X Files (1998)
31
13
The X Files
PG-13
31
13

FBI special agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, are assigned to investigate a bomb in a Dallas Federal building; however, they fail to stop the destruction that kills four people inside. Risking their lives they dig deep, and unearth a faction of powerful people determined to cover up a dangerous conspiracy concerning a devastating alien virus capable of destroying the life on Earth. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Rob Bowman
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
David Duchovny, Lucas Black, Martin Landau, Blythe Danner, John Neville, Gillian Anderson, William B. Davis
14. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
23
10
The Thirteenth Floor
R
23
10
As:
Cast
Role:
Hannon Fuller
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller
16. Kafka (1991)
9
4
Kafka
PG-13
9
4

Kafka is a clerk working for an insurance company, who is drawn into a strange world of mystery and danger when a close friend and colleague disappears all of a sudden. Eventually, this event leads him to discover a mysterious and underground society, having strange objectives.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
17. Der Unhold (1996)
7
3
Der Unhold
R
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Count von Kaltenborn
Director:
Volker Schlöndorff
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Malkovich, Gottfried John, Marianne Sägebrecht, Volker Spengler
18. Local Color (2006)
7
3
Local Color
R
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Nicholi Seroff
Director:
George Gallo
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ray Liotta, Charles Durning, Trevor Morgan, Samantha Mathis
19. Angels & Demons (2009)
69
34
Angels & Demons
PG-13
69
34

Based on Dan Brown’s best-selling novel ‘Angels & Demons’, the movie sees the return of Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. The story follows him to Rome where he uncovers a secret conspiracy to murder the Pope and the truth behind the resurgence of the ancient brotherhood of the Illuminati. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård, Pierfrancesco Favino
20. The International (2009)
26
14
The International
R
26
14

Interpol agent, Louis Salinger, teams up with Assistant District Attorney, Eleanor Whitman, to investigate and stop the International Bank of Business and Credit from funding terrorism, money laundering, etc. This, however, puts their lives at risk from powerful people who will stop at nothing. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Wilhelm Wexler
Director:
Tom Tykwer
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Action, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Ben Whishaw, Naomi Watts, Brían F. O'Byrne, Ulrich Thomsen
21. Jakob the Liar (1999)
10
5
Jakob the Liar
PG-13
10
5

Jakob the Liar is a war drama film which tells the story of Jakob, an ordinary man who tries to keep the hopes of the people high during the days of Nazi Germany, when Hitler was in power. Meanwhile, he also tries to hide a young Jewish girl from the authorities.

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Kassovitz
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Robin Williams, Liev Schreiber, Alan Arkin, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Éva Igó, István Bálint
22. The Third Miracle (1999)
7
4
The Third Miracle
R
7
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Agnieszka Holland
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Rispoli, Sofia Polanska, Pavol Simon, Ivan Lukac, Patrik Minar
23. Momo (1986)
6
3
Momo
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Chef der Grauen Männer
Director:
Johannes Schaaf
Genres:
Mystery, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Huston, Leopoldo Trieste, Mario Adorf, Sylvester Groth
25. The Peacemaker (1997)
16
11
The Peacemaker
R
16
11

A US Army Colonel, Thomas Devoe, and Julia Kelly, a nuclear expert, is on a mission to find a set of Russian nuclear weapons which are believed to be stolen by terrorists. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Mimi Leder
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iures, Aleksandr Baluev, Rene Medvesek
26. Leningrad (2009)
6
4
Leningrad
PG-13
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Fon Leeb (as Armin Myuller Shtal)
Director:
Aleksandr Buravskiy
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Mira Sorvino, Gabriel Byrne, Olga Sutulova, Mikhail Efremov
27. Buddenbrooks (2008)
5
4
Buddenbrooks
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Johann 'Jean' Buddenbrook
Genres:
Drama
28. The Dust Factory (2004)
5
4
The Dust Factory
PG
5
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Grandpa Randolph
Director:
Eric Small
Genres:
Family, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Hayden Panettiere, George De La Pena, Kim Myers, Ryan Kelley
29. Mission to Mars (2000)
18
14
Mission to Mars
PG
18
14

The first manned mission to Mars ends in disaster when after landing, Commander Luke Graham, gets sucked into a giant opening with a humanoid face. When the rescue mission Mars II reaches Luke on the red planet, they decide to investigate the opening and discover the origins of humanity. 

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
32. Theodore Rex (1995)
1
4
Theodore Rex
PG
1
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Elizar Kane
Director:
Jonathan R. Betuel
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Action, Family
Star Cast:
Whoopi Goldberg, Bud Cort, Stephen McHattie, Juliet Landau
33. Der Andere neben dir (1963)
11
1
Der Andere neben dir
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Reinhard Marschner
Genres:
Drama
34. Wohin und zurück - Teil 1: An uns glaubt Gott nicht mehr - Ferry oder Wie es war (1982)
8
3
Wohin und zurück - Teil 1: An uns glaubt Gott nicht mehr - Ferry oder Wie es war
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Gandhi
Genres:
Drama
35. Far from Berlin (1992)
8
3
Far from Berlin
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Otto Lindner
36. Geschlossene Gesellschaft (1978)
7
3
Geschlossene Gesellschaft
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert (as Armin Müller-Stahl)
Genres:
Drama, Romance
37. Hautnah (1985)
7
3
Hautnah
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dold
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime
38. Naked Among Wolves (1963)
7
3
Naked Among Wolves
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
André Höfel
Genres:
Drama, War
39. Angry Harvest (1985)
7
3
Angry Harvest
R
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Leon Wolny
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
40. Spider's Web (1989)
7
3
Spider's Web
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Baron von Rastchuk
Director:
Bernhard Wicki
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Andrea Jonasson, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ulrich Mühe, Corinna Kirchhoff
41. Der Dritte (1972)
7
3
Der Dritte
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Blinder
Genres:
Drama, Romance
42. Royal Children (1962)
7
3
Royal Children
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael
Genres:
War, Drama
43. A hecc (1989)
7
3
A hecc
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Marnó, kabinos, Tamás barátja
44. Alaskafüchse (1964)
7
3
Alaskafüchse
7
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Crime
45. Rauhreif (1963)
7
3
Rauhreif
7
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
46. Glut (1983)
7
3
Glut
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
François Korb / Andres Korb
Genres:
Drama
47. Christine (1963)
7
3
Christine
7
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
48. The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time (1985)
7
3
The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Blinder Regisseur
Genres:
Drama
49. Die Flucht (1977)
6
3
Die Flucht
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Schmidt
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
50. Trauma (1983)
6
3
Trauma
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam
Genres:
Thriller
51. A Lord of Alexander Square (1967)
6
3
A Lord of Alexander Square
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Achim Engelhardt
Genres:
Comedy
52. Preludio 11 (1964)
6
3
Preludio 11
6
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
53. Collin (1981)
6
3
Collin
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Andreas Roth
Genres:
Drama
54. The Wounded Man (1983)
7
3
The Wounded Man
7
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Patrice Chéreau
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Claude Berri, Lisa Kreuzer, Roland Bertin, Jean-Hugues Anglade
55. Vergeßt Mozart (1985)
6
3
Vergeßt Mozart
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Graf Pergen
Genres:
Mystery
56. Nelken in Aspik (1976)
6
3
Nelken in Aspik
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Wolfgang Schmidt
Genres:
Comedy
57. Bronstein's Children (1991)
6
3
Bronstein's Children
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Aaron
Genres:
Drama
58. A Love in Germany (1983)
6
3
A Love in Germany
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mayer
Director:
Andrzej Wajda
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Daniel Olbrychski, Hanna Schygulla, Piotr Lysak, Ralf Wolter
59. The Last Good Time (1994)
6
3
The Last Good Time
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Joseph Kopple
Director:
Bob Balaban
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Lionel Stander, Maureen Stapleton, Olivia d'Abo, Adrian Pasdar
60. Fünf Patronenhülsen (1960)
6
3
Fünf Patronenhülsen
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Pierre
Genres:
War
61. Utz (1992)
6
3
Utz
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Baron Kaspar Joachim von Utz
Director:
George Sluizer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Scofield, Gaye Brown, Peter Riegert, Brenda Fricker
62. Conversation with the Beast (1996)
6
3
Conversation with the Beast
6
3
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Adolf Hitler
Genres:
Drama
63. Der Kinoerzähler (1993)
6
3
Der Kinoerzähler
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Kinoerzähler (Movie Teller)
Genres:
Drama
64. The Lite Trap (1982)
6
3
The Lite Trap
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Harald Liebe
Genres:
Thriller, Romance
65. ...und deine Liebe auch (1962)
5
3
...und deine Liebe auch
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ullrich Settich
Director:
Frank Vogel
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Alfonso Arau, Ulrich Thein, Kati Székely, Katharina Lind
66. The Commissioner (1998)
5
3
The Commissioner
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Hans Koenig
Director:
George Sluizer
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
John Hurt, Alice Krige, Johan Leysen, Rosana Pastor
67. Tödlicher Irrtum (1970)
5
3
Tödlicher Irrtum
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Chris Howard
Genres:
Western
68. Un dimanche de flic (1983)
5
3
Un dimanche de flic
5
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Crime
69. Die Hosen des Ritters Bredow (1973)
5
3
Die Hosen des Ritters Bredow
5
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
70. Die Mitläufer (1985)
5
3
Die Mitläufer
5
3
As:
Cast
71. In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1997)
5
3
In the Presence of Mine Enemies
PG-13
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Rabbi Adam Heller
Director:
Joan Micklin Silver
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Charles Dance, Elina Löwensohn, Chad Lowe, Don McKellar
72. Kit & Co. (1974)
5
3
Kit & Co.
5
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Western
73. The Assistant (1997)
5
3
The Assistant
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Morris Bober
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Drama
74. Viadukt (1983)
5
3
Viadukt
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Tetzlav
Genres:
Drama, Crime
75. Crociati (2001)
4
4
Crociati
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Dominique Othenin-Girard
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Franco Nero, Alessandro Gassman, Thure Riefenstein, Barbora Bobulova
76. The Long Run (2001)
4
3
The Long Run
R
4
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Bertold 'Barry' Bohmer
Genres:
Sport, Drama
77. Pilgrim (2000)
4
4
Pilgrim
R
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Mac
Director:
Harley Cokeliss
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Action
Star Cast:
Ray Liotta, Daniel Kash, Gloria Reuben, Lisa Owen
78. Red Hot (1993)
4
4
Red Hot
PG
4
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Haggis
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Carla Gugino, Donald Sutherland, Jan Niklas, Hugh O'Conor
79. Schweinegeld (1989)
4
3
Schweinegeld
4
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Maxwell
Genres:
Comedy
80. Unser Mann im Dschungel (1987)
4
3
Unser Mann im Dschungel
4
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Lutz Kehlmann
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
81. Rita Ritter (1984)
4
3
Rita Ritter
4
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Herbert Achternbusch
Star Cast:
Barbara Valentin, Josef Bierbichler, Herbert Achternbusch, Judit Achternbusch
82. A Pyromaniac's Love Story (1995)
4
4
A Pyromaniac's Love Story
PG
4
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Joshua Brand
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
John Leguizamo, Michael Lerner, Erika Eleniak, William Baldwin
83. I Am the Other Woman (2006)
4
4
I Am the Other Woman
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Karl Winter
Director:
Margarethe von Trotta
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Karin Dor, Dieter Laser, Katja Riemann, August Diehl
84. The Story of an African Farm (2004)
4
4
The Story of an African Farm
PG
4
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Otto
Genres:
Drama, Family
85. Tausend Augen (1984)
3
4
Tausend Augen
3
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Arnold
Director:
Hans-Christoph Blumenberg
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Karin Baal, Wim Wenders, Hannelore Hoger, Peter Kraus
86. Der Joker (1987)
3
3
Der Joker
3
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Patzak
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael York, Karl Merkatz, Massimo Ghini, Peter Maffay
87. Killing Blue (1988)
3
3
Killing Blue
3
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Inspector Alex Glass
Director:
Peter Patzak
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael York, Morgan Fairchild, Monica Bleibtreu, Frank Stallone

TV Shows

Das unsichtbare Visier
8
2
Das unsichtbare Visier
8
2
As:
Cast
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Action, Thriller
Sonderdezernat K1
6
3
Sonderdezernat K1
6
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Udo Kier, Hubert Suschka, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hermann Treusch
A Case for Two
6
3
A Case for Two
6
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Christoph Waltz, Sebastian Koch, Günter Strack, Barbara Valentin, Claus Theo Gärtner, Renate Kohn
Le gorille
4
3
Le gorille
4
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Action

Animation Movies

Taxandria (1994)
10
5
Taxandria
10
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Karol / Virgilus
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Animation

Special Appearance/Cameo

Mission to Mars (2000)
8
7
Mission to Mars
PG
8
7

The first manned mission to Mars ends in disaster when after landing, Commander Luke Graham, gets sucked into a giant opening with a humanoid face. When the rescue mission Mars II reaches Luke on the red planet, they decide to investigate the opening and discover the origins of humanity. 

As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Ray Beck (uncredited)
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:

Director

Conversation with the Beast (1996)
10
5
Conversation with the Beast
10
5
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Genres:
Drama