Funny Games (1997)

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Avg Rating: 4.1 / 5. Voted: 71

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Directed by: Michael Haneke
Starring: Susanne Lothar (Anna), Ulrich Mühe (Georg), Arno Frisch (Paul), Frank Giering (Peter), Stefan Clapczynski (Kid)
Country: Austria
Language: German (English subtitles)
Runtime: 01:48:48
Genres: Home Invasion, Family, Torture

Plot – Spoilers:
One of the greatest home invasion films from a master. This one here is the original German version.

An Austrian family of Mum, Dad and son head to their lake home for the holidays. It’s meant to be a couple of weeks of socializing with similar neighbors and plenty of classical music. Instead, a couple of young men inflict riveting terror and grindcore on the family while also involving the viewer in their fun ‘n games.

Funny Games was remade a decade later in an almost identical US version.

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Johnny
Johnny
April 19, 2020 6:30 pm

Haven’t seen funny games in years. But I remember liking this version better than the updated version. Love EUM

Tom Roman
Tom Roman
April 26, 2020 7:05 am

Maybe breaking the 4th wall in a murder flick was cool at the time but it seems a slight gimick that kinda reduces this a mediocre b-movie slasher.

And the remote control… fucking please.

Nobody
Nobody
August 4, 2020 1:14 am

I did not rate this because, like A Girl Next Door, I really can’t stand watching nice people being humiliated. The actress who played the mother was fantastic. So yeah…great acting, great job, great movie, and I hated it!

tenya iida
tenya iida
August 24, 2020 2:46 am

i absolutely loved this movie! it has some cheesiness to it, (namely the remote control scene) yet they’re important enough to the messages and story that it’s not unbearable. it’s an amazing movie at just making you think and question yourself, even if you know the film is fake, you truly have the power to pause and stop their deaths. a wonderful movie, beautifully acted, shot, directed, just perfect!

John Martin
John Martin
September 6, 2020 7:37 pm

In this version The German dad looks better than in the American version – which is good! The american actor justlooks silly!

princessdestruction#8028
princessdestruction#8028
September 13, 2020 11:09 pm

the dad is the most useless character ever, the killers never really revealed who they are and why they chose to do this, and i was left with 0 emotion throughout the whole movie

big drip
big drip
September 30, 2020 10:03 pm

always has and always will be one of my favourites, thanks for uploading!

OJ
OJ
October 15, 2020 10:12 am

Bad try, Long, boring, disappointing , weak in compare with Japanese rivals. Don’t see all fascination. And why on earth you make another garbage 10 years later???!!!!!!

Santi
Santi
November 27, 2020 3:12 am

great soundtrack

I'm-behind-you
I'm-behind-you
September 19, 2021 8:24 pm

One of my favourite films. I love Michael Haneke. I’ve not watched the English speaking remake with Tim Roth. I made that mistake with another one of my fav films ([REC]/Quarantine). It’s never explained why they do what they do which for me is fine. I don’t need plots that explain everything to you. As home invasion films go, this is definitely one of the best.

lynn
lynn
December 18, 2021 9:56 pm

arno just made this film 1000 better

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
March 20, 2022 10:57 pm

Gets better every watch.. I usually check in about once a year … An absolute classic ….. Funny.. slick… Horrible….. Got it all.. even the remake is good .. in fact I may watch it next . love Chopper.

Narfling
Narfling
April 5, 2022 6:28 pm

I could swear I saw the boy get blasted in front of the tele in the uncut back in 99.

lordbaelish
lordbaelish
April 30, 2022 4:45 pm

never seen easier victims

mrxll666
mrxll666
August 28, 2022 11:20 pm

naked city wtf

billy
billy
August 30, 2022 9:04 pm

hyou guys were fucking lying your asses off when you said this was your favorite movie i hope we both die

BestCriticInHere
BestCriticInHere
September 26, 2022 7:38 am

Great movie, I won’t spoil too much but I guess the main point was to show that movies cannot be too realistic because in real life the villains win quite easily. The acting was great outside from a couple of scenes who could have been polished better, particularly with the father in the golf bat scene which was more convincing in the remake than in this one. Aside from that, I majorly prefer this one over the remake. Ideally I could give it a 5/5 but the after taste of the movie is too sour and more geared towards a drama than a shock movie. So a solid 4/5 it is. It’s not perfect but it definitely left its mark.

Leo di Gotti
Leo di Gotti
December 6, 2022 6:06 pm

This is the absolute piece of garbage!!! IF they wanted me to feel anything but HATE – they did everything WRONG!!!
My ass is burning! Horrible (!!!) unrealistic behaviour, spineless personages (!!!) YET perfect plot, perfect atmosphere of DOOM and perfect acting if so!!! NO I cant stand this! This is an equivalent of idiocracy but in a family aspect! NO NO NO!!! Make me unsee this!
Imprison and humiliate a scenarist for this tasteless piece of shit! Im just spewing fire from every one of my holes nature gave me!!!

HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE! HORRIBLE!
-5 out of 5