First 11: Lukas Rupp talks films

Lukas Rupp, 28, is fighting his way back to fitness after sustaining a cruciate ligament injury in May 2018. The Heidelberg native is hoping to resume team training very soon. But while the wait continues, the midfielder sat down with SPIELFELD to name to 11 favourite films – just in time for this year's Oscars, which take place on Sunday night in Los Angeles.

Pearl Harbor

A moving film with a historical background. The movie tells a story of love, friendship and death all while portraying the Japanese air strike on the US marine base Pearl Harbor at the end of 1941. Spectacular stuff. 

Butterfly Effect

A low-budget film that uses time travel to illustrate the butterfly effect. The most minute changes can have the largest impact. Even (Ashton Kutcher) changes his past in order to improve his present. And fails time and time again.

The Prisoners

For me, this is one of the best thriller films there is. Lasting two and a half hours, it's a tense and dark movie in which everyone is under suspicion. Stars sensational actors such as Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Law-Abiding Citizen

Gerald Butler watches on powerlessly as his wife and child are murdered during a robbery. Once the perpetrator is released after three years, he devises his own revenge plan that gave me – and I suspect many others – food for thought.

The Wolf of Wall Street

A masterpiece that stars Leonardo di Caprio as a crazy broker. "The Wolf of Wall Street" tells the true story of the stockbroker Jordan Belfort – and shows how appearance and reality can be linked and where it can all end up.

Lord of the Rings

There are lots of good film series, but for me nothing comes close to the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Although the three movies are now over 15 years old, I can still watch any of them over and over and I enjoy every minute.


Ingenious science fiction film with amazing special effects. Simultaneously expresses mistrust towards the visible world and computer technology. Borders on the philosophical. And by the way, the film won four Oscars in 2000.

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is based on the novel by the famous author Stephen King. It tells the story of Andy Dufresne, who is sentenced to lifelong imprisonment but devises an ingenious plan to escape.

Inglourious Basterds

I think that, after Pulp Fiction, this is the second masterpiece of director legend Quentin Tarantino. The film was nominated for six Oscars – and Christoph Waltz deservedly won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for playing the infamous SS officer Hans Landa.



A cult film that became a series of eight movies. The underdog story of the boxer Rocky Balboa is an inspiration that underlines the importance of believing in your own strengths. Won the Oscar for Best Film in 1977; a spin-off movie, "Creed II - Rocky's Legacy", is currently in cinemas.

8 Mile

The film is about the life of the rapper Eminem, who grows up in the suburbs of Detroit and tries to use music – and rap in particular – to avoid drifting into a life of violence. As an actor in "8 Mile", Eminem shows how hard life can sometimes be.

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