Best Way to Learn German
If you like German, and you are very eager to master this language, you should start from the very basic things. Watching movies is a good option. You won’t get that fluent at once, but German will become very familiar to you.
1. Run Lola Run (Lola rennt) (1998)
The plot is veryyy simple: a girl named Lola needs money to save her boyfriend in 20 minutes. You will pick up some good spoken German, not complicated structures and word combinations!
2. The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) (2006)
Imagine that you are a socialist spy of East Germany and you have to spy on people from the Western part. The main character learns about the private lives of his targets and realizes the communist government is flawed. The language in the movie is rich and beautiful, so watching it is on the list of the best learning German tips.
3.Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004)
A good historical drama depicts Adolf Hitler experiencing the last ten days of the Third Reich. Sophisticated language plus a small portion of Austrian accent comprise useful learning German tips for a curious person like you.
4. The White Ribbon (Das weiße Band) (2009)
The movie is not for the lighthearted because it describes a story of a small Protestant village suffering from the plague.
5. Good Bye Lenin! (Good Bye, Lenin!) (2003)
Extremely funny, philosophic, and just the best movie! In my humble opinion, it is the best film on the list. And a very simple and easy-to-memorize language.
6. Revanche (Revanche) (2008)
A grotesque comedy that involves bank robbery, love, intrigues, and wicked women. Trash, and a good Austrian dialect, by the way.
7. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant)(1972)
One of the best German films ever. Drama, complicated plot, and again German grotesque is a complete must for watching!
8. Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika) (2001)
Again, a dramatic tearjerker which describes a story of a Jewish family escaping to Africa from Nazi Germany. The best film for students who study German.
9. The Baader Meinhof Complex (Der Baader Meinhof Komplex) (2008)
A real thriller with fights, smoking barrels, and other action stuff. It is based on a book, and I should say that it is a well-filmed interpretation of the novel!
10.Paradise: Love (Paradies: Liebe) (2013)
A woman aged 50 starts a crazy trip, which involves sex tourism. The woman feels concerned whether her random partners are satisfied with her, and that makes her keep traveling. A strange but thought-provoking movie, which will help you to cope with your Austrian German quite well.
Watch a couple of these movies, or better all of them, and you’ll feel making a small talk in German is no longer a problem for you.