Try "The lives of the others" ("Das Leben der Anderen").
I thought that one was alright. Then again, I'm not sure how familiar you are with the whole east/west thing and the Stasi.
Another one (I forgot the name, sorry) was about a guy who pulls all kinds of weird stunts to keep his elderly mother(or grandmother? Don't remember) from realizing that the reunification happened and the DDR is basically gone.
Maybe fattyfat knows which movie I'm talking about...
Guess you're the opposite of me then. I prefer English over German...
Finding German movies or shows that don't suck is tricky business if you ask me.
Seems like most of them are about one or two of the following:
-Teen drama / wanna-be artsy stuff that's basically all the same.
-About the DDR etc (some of those are alright, like the ones I mentioned)... That bit of recent German history is like a zombie horse with it's limbs hacked off. It won't die no matter what.
-Incredibly pedestrian movies about local crime. But this is not the U.S., so crime isn't all that interesting...
-A TV series rather than a movie, and I can't think of a single German series that isn't utterly painful to watch. Talk shows too.
Oh wait, there is the German remake of "the office":
Try that one, too... I guess that qualifies as a decent series.