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1. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Writer: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

2. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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68 Metascore

In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.

Writers: Bernd Lichtenberg, Wolfgang Becker, Achim von Borries, Hendrik Handloegten, Christoph Silber | Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

3. Two Lives (2012)

97 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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62 Metascore

As the Berlin Wall crumbles, Katrine, the daughter of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier, finds her idyllic life disrupted as she refuses to testify a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of her fellow "war children."

Writers: Georg Maas, Christoph Tölle, Ståle Stein Berg, Judith Kaufmann, Hannelore Hippe, Änne Tröster | Directors: Georg Maas, Judith Kaufmann | Stars: Juliane Köhler, Liv Ullmann, Sven Nordin, Ken Duken

4. Sun Alley (1999)

101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Brussig, Leander Haußmann, Detlev Buck, Heike Sperling | Director: Leander Haußmann | Stars: Alexander Scheer, Alexander Beyer, Robert Stadlober, Teresa Weißbach

5. Night Crossing (1982)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, History

6.4
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Two men want to escape from East Germany (under Communist rule) but they will only go if they can take their families with them. Based on a true story.

Writer: John McGreevey | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: John Hurt, Jane Alexander, Doug McKeon, Keith McKeon

6. The Looking Glass War (1969)

M | 108 min | Action, Thriller, Drama

6.0
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From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.

Writers: John le Carré, Frank Pierson | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Christopher Jones, Pia Degermark, Ralph Richardson, Paul Rogers

7. The Tunnel (2001)

150 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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72 Metascore

Based on a true story a group of East Berliners escaping to the West. Harry Melchior was a champion East German swimmer at odds with the system under which he has already been imprisoned. ... See full summary »

Writer: Johannes W. Betz | Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz, Sebastian Koch, Alexandra Maria Lara

8. The Legend of Rita (2000)

103 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant ... See full summary »

Writers: Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Volker Schlöndorff | Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Bibiana Beglau, Richard Kropf, Martin Wuttke, Nadja Uhl

9. Das Versprechen (1995)

R | 115 min | Romance, Drama

6.9
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East-Berlin, 1961, shortly after the erection of the Wall. Konrad, Sophie and three of their friends plan a daring escape to Western Germany. The attempt is successful, except for Konrad, ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Schneider, Felice Laudadio, Margarethe von Trotta | Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Corinna Harfouch, Meret Becker, August Zirner, Anian Zollner

10. West (2013)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.6
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She Can See Her Future, But Can't Escape Her Past.

Writers: Heide Schwochow, Julia Franck | Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Jördis Triebel, Tristan Göbel, Alexander Scheer, Jacky Ido

11. 23 (1998)

99 min | Thriller, Drama

7.3
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The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Dierking, Michael Gutmann, Hans-Christian Schmid | Director: Hans-Christian Schmid | Stars: August Diehl, Fabian Busch, Dieter Landuris, Jan-Gregor Kremp

12. Judgement in Berlin (1988)

PG | 96 min | Drama

5.9
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American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

Writers: Herbert J. Stern, Joshua Sinclair, Leo Penn | Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Wanamaker, Max Gail, Jürgen Heinrich

13. Go Trabi Go (1991)

Comedy

5.7
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Family Struutz lives in Bitterfeld (GDR). After the fall of the wall, they take the opportunity to go on holiday with their car, an old Trabant. They simply want to visit Italy. But there ... See full summary »

Writers: Reinhard Klooss, Peter Timm | Director: Peter Timm | Stars: Wolfgang Stumph, Claudia Schmutzler, Marie Gruber, Dieter Hildebrandt

14. NVA (2005)

98 min | Comedy

5.7
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Writers: Thomas Brussig, Leander Haußmann | Director: Leander Haußmann | Stars: Kim Frank, Oliver Bröcker, Detlev Buck, Jasmin Schwiers

15. Berlin Is in Germany (2001)

99 min | Drama

7.3
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When Martin, a former GDR citizen, is released from jail, he lately becomes confronted with the consequences of the German re-unification.

Writer: Hannes Stöhr | Director: Hannes Stöhr | Stars: Jörg Schüttauf, Julia Jäger, Robin Becker, Robert Lohr

16. The Miracle of Berlin (2008 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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A TV movie that follows an East Berlin family torn by political strife and the fast-changing events that led to the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989.

Writer: Thomas Kirchner | Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Kostja Ullmann, Karoline Herfurth, Veronica Ferres, Heino Ferch

17. Nackt unter Wölfen (1963)

100 min | Drama, War

7.3
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As rumors reach them that the Allied armies are advancing on their concentration camp at Buchenwald, Polish prisoners renew their feeble hope for survival and freedom. When a group of ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruno Apitz, Frank Beyer, Alfred Hirschmeier, Willi Schafer | Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Krystyn Wójcik, Fred Delmare

18. Solo Sunny (1980)

100 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life ... See full summary »

Writers: Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Dieter Wolf | Directors: Konrad Wolf, Wolfgang Kohlhaase | Stars: Renate Krößner, Alexander Lang, Dieter Montag, Heide Kipp

19. Escape from East Berlin (1962)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

6.4
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In January of 1962, 29 East Berliners escaped to West Berlin via a tunnel they had dug beneath the Berlin Wall, led by Erwin Becker, a chauffeur in the car pool of the East Germany ... See full summary »

Writers: Gabrielle Upton, Peter Berneis, Millard Lampell | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Don Murray, Christine Kaufmann, Werner Klemperer, Ingrid van Bergen

20. Kleinruppin forever (2004)

103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Writers: Peer Klehmet, Sebastian Wehlings | Director: Carsten Fiebeler | Stars: Tobias Schenke, Anna Brüggemann, Michael Gwisdek, Uwe Kockisch

21. Spur der Steine (1966)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A film about living and working conditons in the GDR of the 60's Includes a little lovestory of course.

Writers: Erik Neutsch, Karl-Georg Egel, Frank Beyer | Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Manfred Krug, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Jutta Hoffmann, Eberhard Esche

22. Heroes Like Us (1999)

93 min | Comedy

5.9
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Heroes Like Us presents as heroes ordinary teenagers and young East German adults, who in Thomas Brussig's (the novel and screenplay author) story, caused the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Our ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Brussig, Markus Dittrich, Sebastian Peterson | Director: Sebastian Peterson | Stars: Daniel Borgwardt, Xenia Snagowski, Adrian Heidenreich, Luca Lenz

23. Das war der wilde Osten (1992)

93 min | Comedy

4.3
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The Struutz family return from holidays after the fall of the Berlin Wall to find their home being bulldozed to make way for a golf course. It gets worse when Udo inherits a nearly-bankrupt... See full summary »

Writers: Stefan Cantz, Reinhard Klooss | Directors: Wolfgang Büld, Reinhard Klooss | Stars: Wolfgang Stumph, Marie Gruber, Claudia Schmutzler, Rolf Zacher

24. The Architects (1990)

95 min | Drama

7.0
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The architect Daniel Brenner is in his late thirties when he receives his first challenging and lucrative commission: to design a cultural center for a satellite town in East-Berlin. He ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Kahane, Thomas Knauf | Director: Peter Kahane | Stars: Kurt Naumann, Rita Feldmeier, Uta Eisold, Jürgen Watzke

25. Berlin - Ecke Schönhauser (1957)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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The story of a group of rebellious teens in East Berlin.

Writers: Gerhard Klein, Wolfgang Kohlhaase | Director: Gerhard Klein | Stars: Ekkehard Schall, Ilse Pagé, Ernst-Georg Schwill, Harry Engel

26. An die Grenze (2007 TV Movie)

Drama, Romance

6.9
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1974. The world is divided into two rigid power blocs. A highly guarded and deadly armed border cuts across Germany. ALEXANDER KAROW, 19, son of a chemistry professor, chooses to serve in ... See full summary »

Writer: Stefan Kolditz | Director: Urs Egger | Stars: Jacob Matschenz, Bernadette Heerwagen, Max Riemelt, Florian Panzner

27. The Rabbit Is Me (1965)

110 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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The Rabbit Is Me was made in 1965 to encourage discussion of the democratization of East German society. In it, a young student has an affair with a judge who once sentenced her brother for... See full summary »

Writers: Manfred Bieler, Kurt Maetzig | Director: Kurt Maetzig | Stars: Angelika Waller, Alfred Müller, Ilse Voigt, Wolfgang Winkler

28. The Case of the Red Monkey (1955)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.2
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Several murders of nuclear scientists, that baffles Scotland Yard, occur in London about the same time that Bill Locklin, a special officer from the United States State Department, arrives ... See full summary »

Writers: Eric Maschwitz, James Eastwood, Ken Hughes | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Richard Conte, Rona Anderson, Russell Napier, Sylva Langova

29. Toto and Peppino Divided in Berlin (1962)

103 min | Comedy

6.6
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Antonio, seguendo le indicazioni della "Smorfia", dategli in sogno da una zia monaca "attraversa l'Alto Adige" e arriva a Berlino Ovest per incontrare il magliaro Giuseppe e fare fortuna. ... See full summary »

Writers: Luigi Angelo, Sandro Continenza, Dino De Palma, Luciano Ferri, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli | Director: Giorgio Bianchi | Stars: Totò, Peppino De Filippo, Nadia Sanders, Luigi Pavese

30. Romeo (2001 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.6
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Great and important movie about the German-German Cold War history. Or did you know that East-German spies never were prosecuted in the re-united Germany (they never broke laws of their ... See full synopsis »

Writer: Ruth Toma | Director: Hermine Huntgeburth | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Sylvester Groth, Katrin Bühring, Martin Glade

31. When the Wall Came Tumbling Down: 50 Hours that Changed the World (1999 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

8.6
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A detailed reconstruction of the events from Nov. 9th to 11th, 1989, which led to the Berlin wall tumbling down, on a local, national and international level.

Directors: Hans-Hermann Hertle, Gunther Scholz | Stars: Gert Heidenreich, Martin Seifert, Thomas Vogt, Liane Dammenheyn

32. Il tunnel della libertà (2004 TV Movie)

Drama

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Just as the Berlin wall is built, in 1962 two Italian students, lucky to live in the western side, decide to help their friend and his family, stuck in the eastern part, to escape the ... See full summary »

Writers: Francesco Bruni, Enzo Monteleone | Director: Enzo Monteleone | Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Antonia Liskova, Paolo Briguglia, András Bálint

33. Meier (1986)

99 min | Comedy

7.2
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Writer: Peter Timm | Director: Peter Timm | Stars: Rainer Grenkowitz, Nadja Engelbrecht, Thomas Bestvater, Alexander Hauff

34. No Way Back (1953)

87 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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In 1945, Mischa, a Red Army officer, discovers a frightened German girl, Anna, huddled in a Berlin cellar. He gives her a safe escort home and wins her gratitude. Seven years later, Mischa ... See full summary »

Writers: Gregory Klimov, Gerhard T. Buchholz, Victor Vicas, Beate von Molo | Director: Victor Vicas | Stars: Ivan Desny, Ruth Niehaus, René Deltgen, Karl John

35. Die Reise nach Sundevit (1966)

75 min | Adventure, Family

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Writers: Benno Pludra, Heiner Carow, Gudrun Deubener | Director: Heiner Carow | Stars: Ralf Strohbach, Siegfried Höchst, Ralph Borgwardt, Fritz Bartholdt

36. Die Wahrheit über die Stasi (1992)

50 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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Writer: Alexander Zahn | Director: Alexander Zahn | Stars: Wolfgang Dahl, Thomas Dorl, Dirk Feinermann, Flake

37. Volkspolizei 1985 (1985)

60 min | Documentary

7.6
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Writer: Thomas Heise | Director: Thomas Heise

38. Onkel Dieter (2009)

13 min | Short, Drama

8.6
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Three sisters and their families meet each other for lunch every other week at their mother's. They do not touch on their own problems, but instead talk about trivial things or about their ... See full summary »

Writer: Tanja Schwerdorf | Director: Tanja Schwerdorf | Stars: Marie-Anne Fliegel, Karina Schieck, Birgit Stauber, Linda Kochbeck

39. Genosse Münchhausen (1962)

89 min | Comedy

7.7
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Director: Wolfgang Neuss | Stars: Wolfgang Neuss, Corny Collins, Ingrid van Bergen, Peer Schmidt

40. Bankett für Achilles (1975)

89 min | Drama

6.7
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Karl Achilles has been working at the Bitterfeld chemical plant ever since he helped build it up in 1945. Now he is 65 years old and the time has come for him to retire. The movie depicts ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Stephan, Manfred Wolter | Director: Roland Gräf | Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Elsa Grube-Deister, Jutta Wachowiak, Carl Heinz Choynski

41. Der Sturz - Honeckers Ende (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Eric Friedler | Stars: Lothar de Maizière, Peter-Michael Diestel, Mikhail Gorbachev, Gregor Gysi

42. The Decomposition of the Soul (2002)

82 min | Documentary

7.2
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Directors: Massimo Iannetta, Nina Toussaint | Stars: Sigrid Paul, Hartmut Richter

43. 10 Tage im Oktober (1989)

80 min | Documentary

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Revolution in East-Berlin, October 1989

Writer: Thomas Frick | Director: Thomas Frick

44. Lars (2010)

18 min | Short, Action, Drama

7.9
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East Berlin, 1985. Lars, a young Stasi Lieutenant, discovers his parents are underground smugglers. Now, with his commanding officer over for dinner, Lars struggles to reconcile his feeling of kinship with his ideology.

Writer: Manuela Rossi | Director: Manuela Rossi | Stars: Heiko Obermöller, Thomas Mikusz, Annette Remter, Christopher Karl Johnson

45. Der schwarze Kasten (1992)

94 min | Documentary

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Writers: Johann Feindt, Tamara Trampe | Directors: Johann Feindt, Tamara Trampe | Stars: Jochen Girke, Tamara Trampe

46. Face the Wall (2009 Video)

84 min | Documentary

6.9
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Five stories of the dream of freedom and the soul-crushing methods of the Stasi detention. The five protagonists represent a group of around 72,000 ex-convicts, imprisoned in the GDR for attempting to flee the Republic.

Writer: Stefan Weinert | Director: Stefan Weinert

47. Altlastpalast (2006)

66 min | Documentary

7.0
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The story of the Palace Of Republic and its deconstruction in year 2006. This story reveals itself as political and democratic scandal, and is presented from the point of view of Palast-Retter, people who try to save the building representing the DDR past.

Writers: Irina Enders, Rebecca Zabel | Director: Irina Enders | Stars: Peter Conradi, Bruno Flierl, Kirsten Heidler, Ingeborg Junge-Reyer

48. Ich bin ein Bürger der DDR (1973 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary

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Writer: Erika Runge | Director: Erika Runge

49. Autobahn Ost (2004)

95 min | Documentary

6.6
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Writers: Axel Doßmann, Gerd Kroske | Director: Gerd Kroske | Stars: Manfred Mädchen, Johannes Werner Schenk, Hans-Christian Schink, Werner Veigel

50. Tatort (1970– )
Episode: Taxi nach Leipzig (1970)

88 min | Crime

6.7
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Writers: Friedhelm Werremeier, Peter Schulze-Rohr | Director: Peter Schulze-Rohr | Stars: Walter Richter, Renate Schroeter, Paul Albert Krumm, Hans Peter Hallwachs