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

2. The Game (1997)
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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.

Starring:
Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Carroll Baker, Spike Jonze, James Rebhorn, Deborah Kara Unger
Directed By:
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. 

Starring:
Directed By:
Jim Jarmusch
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. 

Starring:
Noah Taylor, Lynn Redgrave, John Gielgud, Geoffrey Rush, Chris Haywood
Directed By:
Scott Hicks
5. Veronika Voss (1982)
10
3
Veronika Voss
R
10
3
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".

Starring:
Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Tatiana Maslany, Mina E. Mina
Directed By:
7. Lola (1981)
9
3
Lola
R
9
3

Herr von Bohm is a reputed building commissioner, who falls for a woman named Marie Louise, a single mother, who is the daughter of his landlady. However, he doesn’t know that she is also a singer working at a bordello, and is the mistress of Schuckert, a corrupt builder.

Role:
Von Bohm
Starring:
Udo Kier, Christine Kaufmann, Mario Adorf, Matthias Fuchs
Directed By:
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
8. Colonel Redl (1985)
8
3
Colonel Redl
R
8
3
Role:
Thronfolger
Starring:
Hans Christian Blech, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jan Niklas, Gudrun Landgrebe
Directed By:
István Szabó
9. Music Box (1989)
9
3
Music Box
PG-13
9
3

Ann Talbot is a lawyer who needs to defend her father, who has been accused of heinous war crimes during the battle of Budapest. She soon discovers that there is a lot more to the case than it seems.

Role:
Mike Laszlo
Starring:
Jessica Lange, Donald Moffat, Frederic Forrest, Lukas Haas
Directed By:
Costa-Gavras
10. Avalon (1990)
9
3
Avalon
PG
9
3

After migrating to the US during the mid-twentieth century, Sam, a Polish Jewish immigrant, and his family struggle to secure their personal and professional lives. With more and more families moving into the suburbs of the US, they face several issues while trying to adjust to the American culture and lifestyle.  

Role:
Sam Krichinsky
Starring:
Aidan Quinn, Kevin Pollak, Elijah Wood, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon, Lou Jacobi
Directed By:
Barry Levinson
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.

Starring:
Morgan Freeman, Daniel Craig, John Gielgud, Nomadlozi Kubheka, Agatha Hurle, Nigel Ivy
Directed By:
John G. Avildsen
12. Jacob the Liar (1974)
7
3
Jacob the Liar
7
3
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. 

Starring:
David Duchovny, Lucas Black, Martin Landau, Blythe Danner, John Neville, Gillian Anderson, William B. Davis
Directed By:
Rob Bowman
14. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
23
10
The Thirteenth Floor
R
23
10
Role:
Hannon Fuller
15. The House of the Spirits (1993)
12
5
The House of the Spirits
R
12
5

Based on a novel of the same name, this drama film is set during the military dictatorship in Chile. It revolves around the life of a young woman named Clara, and her husband Esteban Trueba and his political career.  

Starring:
Jeremy Irons, Antonio Banderas, Vincent Gallo, Glenn Close, Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep, Winona Ryder
Directed By:
Bille August
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.

Starring:
Ian Holm, Joel Grey, Alec Guinness, Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell
Directed By:
17. Der Unhold (1996)
7
3
Der Unhold
R
7
3
Role:
Count von Kaltenborn
Starring:
John Malkovich, Gottfried John, Marianne Sägebrecht, Volker Spengler
Directed By:
Volker Schlöndorff
18. Local Color (2006)
7
3
Local Color
R
7
3
Role:
Nicholi Seroff
Starring:
Ray Liotta, Charles Durning, Trevor Morgan, Samantha Mathis
Directed By:
George Gallo
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. 

Starring:
Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor, Ayelet Zurer, Stellan Skarsgård, Pierfrancesco Favino
Directed By:
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. 

Role:
Wilhelm Wexler
Starring:
Clive Owen, Ben Whishaw, Naomi Watts, Brían F. O'Byrne, Ulrich Thomsen
Directed By:
Tom Tykwer
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.

Starring:
Robin Williams, Liev Schreiber, Alan Arkin, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Éva Igó, István Bálint
Directed By:
Peter Kassovitz
22. The Third Miracle (1999)
7
4
The Third Miracle
R
7
4
Starring:
Michael Rispoli, Sofia Polanska, Pavol Simon, Ivan Lukac, Patrik Minar
Directed By:
Agnieszka Holland
23. Momo (1986)
6
3
Momo
6
3
Role:
Chef der Grauen Männer
Starring:
John Huston, Leopoldo Trieste, Mario Adorf, Sylvester Groth
Directed By:
Johannes Schaaf
24. Jesus (1999)
6
4
Jesus
6
4
Role:
Joseph (unknown episodes)
Starring:
Gary Oldman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jeremy Sisto, Debra Messing
Directed By:
Roger Young
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. 

Starring:
George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iures, Aleksandr Baluev, Rene Medvesek
Directed By:
Mimi Leder
26. Leningrad (2009)
6
4
Leningrad
PG-13
6
4
Role:
Fon Leeb (as Armin Myuller Shtal)
Starring:
Mira Sorvino, Gabriel Byrne, Olga Sutulova, Mikhail Efremov
Directed By:
Aleksandr Buravskiy
27. Buddenbrooks (2008)
5
4
Buddenbrooks
5
4
Role:
Johann 'Jean' Buddenbrook
28. The Dust Factory (2004)
5
4
The Dust Factory
PG
5
4
Role:
Grandpa Randolph
Starring:
Hayden Panettiere, George De La Pena, Kim Myers, Ryan Kelley
Directed By:
Eric Small
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. 

Starring:
Connie Nielsen, Don Cheadle, Timothy Francis Robbins, Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins
Directed By:
30. Knight of Cups (2015)
9
7
Knight of Cups
R
9
7

Rick is a successful screenwriter living in Los Angeles, California, but his life is filled with emptiness. He searches for love and for himself via a series of adventures with six different women.

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

TV Shows

The West Wing
50
6
The West Wing
TV-14
50
6
Starring:
Jon Bon Jovi, Jane Lynch, Laura Dern, Brian Dennehy, James Cromwell, Martin Sheen, Allison Janney
Directed By:
Christopher Misiano, Alex Graves, Thomas Schlamme, Lesli Linka Glatter, Laura Innes
Das unsichtbare Visier
8
2
Das unsichtbare Visier
8
2
Tatort
8
3
Tatort
8
3
Starring:
Bruno Ganz, Roger Moore, Nastassja Kinski, Christoph Waltz, Udo Kier, Sebastian Koch, Klaus J. Behrendt
Directed By:
Georg Tressler, Peter Weck, Fritz Eckhardt, Wolfgang Petersen, Fritz Umgelter
Sonderdezernat K1
6
3
Sonderdezernat K1
6
3
Starring:
Udo Kier, Hubert Suschka, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hermann Treusch
Derrick
6
3
Derrick
6
3
Starring:
Sybil Danning, Christoph Waltz, Sebastian Koch, Lilli Palmer, Maria Schell, Horst Buchholz, Christine Kaufmann
A Case for Two
6
3
A Case for Two
6
3
Starring:
Christoph Waltz, Sebastian Koch, Günter Strack, Barbara Valentin, Claus Theo Gärtner, Renate Kohn
Amerika
5
3
Amerika
5
3
Starring:
Lara Flynn Boyle, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Neill, Robert Urich, Wendy Hughes, Cindy Pickett
Directed By:
Donald Wrye
Le gorille
4
3
Le gorille
4
3

Animation Movies

Taxandria (1994)
10
5
Taxandria
10
5
Role:
Karol / Virgilus

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. 

Role:
Ray Beck (uncredited)
Starring:
Connie Nielsen, Don Cheadle, Timothy Francis Robbins, Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins
Directed By:

Director

Conversation with the Beast (1996)
10
5
Conversation with the Beast
10
5