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1. Bridge of Spies (2015)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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81 Metascore

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

Votes: 222,561 | Gross: $72.31M

2. 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.

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

Votes: 281,541 | Gross: $11.28M

3. Octopussy (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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63 Metascore

A fake Fabergé egg and a fellow agent's death lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn

Votes: 78,622 | Gross: $67.90M

4. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Stars: Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 5,916

5. Top Secret! (1984)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

7.2
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Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 49,219

6. Spy Game (2001)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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63 Metascore

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 126,474 | Gross: $0.03M

7. West (2013)

R | 102 min | Drama

6.5
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65 Metascore

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

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Jördis Triebel, Tristan Göbel, Jacky Ido, Anja Antonowicz

Votes: 703

8. The Debt (I) (2010)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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65 Metascore

In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 57,560 | Gross: $31.15M

9. Deutschland 83 (2015– )

42 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

8.2
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Martin Rauch is recruited by the HVA to infiltrate the West Germany army. As a rookie spy, his decisions constantly put his cover at risk and force his agency to take extreme measures.

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen, Sylvester Groth

Votes: 6,816

10. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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.

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

Votes: 120,096 | Gross: $4.06M

11. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

Votes: 27,539 | Gross: $3.03M

12. Torn Curtain (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Thriller

6.7
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An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin before planning an escape back to the West.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, Hansjörg Felmy

Votes: 19,951

13. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

Unrated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 11,592

14. One, Two, Three (1961)

Unrated | 115 min | Comedy

8.0
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In West Berlin during the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis

Votes: 15,959

15. Barbara (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.2
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86 Metascore

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke

Votes: 10,114

16. Weissensee (2010– )

50 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives of two families in East Berlin between 1980 and 1990 as the era of communist DDR slowly comes to an end.

Stars: Florian Lukas, Uwe Kockisch, Jörg Hartmann, Ruth Reinecke

Votes: 721

17. Mother Night (1996)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sheryl Lee, Alan Arkin, Bernard Behrens

Votes: 4,384 | Gross: $0.39M

18. Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Family

7.9
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Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 6,288

19. Funeral in Berlin (1966)

102 min | Thriller

6.9
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A British agent is sent to Berlin to receive a Communist defector, but the true situation turns out to be rather more complicated.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Oskar Homolka, Paul Hubschmid, Eva Renzi

Votes: 4,242

20. The Looking Glass War (1970)

M | 108 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Christopher Jones, Pia Degermark, Ralph Richardson, Paul Rogers

Votes: 749

21. Der Tunnel (2001)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

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 »

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz, Sebastian Koch, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 5,490 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Red Heat (1985)

R | 104 min | Thriller

4.8
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An American woman visiting her fiancée in West Germany is caught up with a defecting spy and captured by those in the East. After brutal interrogation she is placed in a prison along with ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Collector, Ernst Ritter von Theumer | Stars: Linda Blair, Sylvia Kristel, Sue Kiel, William Ostrander

Votes: 585

23. Zwei Leben (2012)

97 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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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."

Directors: Georg Maas, Judith Kaufmann | Stars: Juliane Köhler, Liv Ullmann, Sven Nordin, Ken Duken

Votes: 2,475 | Gross: $0.00M

24. Wild Geese II (1985)

R | 125 min | Adventure, Thriller, Action

4.8
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A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Scott Glenn, Barbara Carrera, Edward Fox, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 953

25. Herr Lehmann (2003)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »

Director: Leander Haußmann | Stars: Christian Ulmen, Katja Danowski, Detlev Buck, Janek Rieke

Votes: 5,679

26. Night Crossing (1982)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, History

6.4
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Two men want to escape from East Germany but they will only go if they can take their families with them.

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

Votes: 968

27. Yella (2007)

89 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.7
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Yella is estranged from her possessive and violent husband; but he can't quite bring himself to give her up. When their fraught interaction finally comes to dramatic conclusion, Yella's life takes an odd shift.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow, Hinnerk Schönemann, Burghart Klaußner

Votes: 2,355

28. 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 »

Director: Leander Haußmann | Stars: Alexander Scheer, Alexander Beyer, Robert Stadlober, Teresa Weißbach

Votes: 5,356

29. Enigma (1982)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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A CIA agent tries to infiltrate Soviet intelligence to stop a murderous diabolical plot.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Brigitte Fossey, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 893

30. Pentathlon (1994)

R | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

3.9
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An Olympic gold medalist escapes to freedom in the US, only to be tracked down by his sadistic ex-coach.

Director: Bruce Malmuth | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, David Soul, Renée Coleman, Roger E. Mosley

Votes: 1,416

31. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,869 | Gross: $0.67M

32. Judgment 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.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Wanamaker, Max Gail, Jürgen Heinrich

Votes: 567 | Gross: $0.23M

33. Sieben Sommersprossen (1978)

79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Teens in a holiday-camp. First love, first sex, first self-made theatre performance of "Romeo and Julliet" - quite interesting to have a look at the east-German youth in the seventies.

Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Kareen Schröter, Harald Rathmann, Christa Löser, Evelyn Opoczynski

Votes: 287

34. Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution (2007)

102 min | Comedy

5.8
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She left the land of Marks & Spencer and went to the world of Marx and Lenin. Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution is a feelgood comedy following one dysfunctional family's journey from 1968 West ... See full summary »

Director: Bille Eltringham | Stars: Catherine Tate, Iain Glen, Brittany Ashworth, Heike Makatsch

Votes: 568

35. The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz (1968)

Unrated | 113 min | Comedy

4.6
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A beautiful East German Olympic hopeful pole-vaults over the Berlin Wall to freedom.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Elke Sommer, Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, Joey Forman

Votes: 195

36. Driving Me Crazy (1991)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

3.5
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An eccentric, East German inventor/defector travels to Los Angeles to sell a prototype revolutionary new car that runs on vegetables and produces no pollution, but he runs into one madcap ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Thomas Gottschalk, Billy Dee Williams, Dom DeLuise, Milton Berle

Votes: 435

37. The Enemy (2001)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.8
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A CIA agent and a geneticist battle to keep a deadly biological weapon from falling into the wrong hands when the weapon's inventor is kidnapped.

Director: Tom Kinninmont | Stars: Luke Perry, Olivia d'Abo, Roger Moore, Horst Buchholz

Votes: 451

38. Murderers Among Us (1946)

85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.6
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After returning from a concentration camp, Susanne finds an ex-soldier living in her apartment. Together the two try to move past their experiences during WWII.

Director: Wolfgang Staudte | Stars: Hildegard Knef, Elly Burgmer, Erna Sellmer, Hilde Adolphi

Votes: 1,592

39. Salmonberries (1991)

R | 95 min | Drama

6.3
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A woman who grew up in a small town in Alaska goes to the public library to try and find out who her parents were. She was brought to town as a baby in a cardboard box with "Kotzebue" on it... See full summary »

Director: Percy Adlon | Stars: Rosel Zech, k.d. lang, Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley, Eugene Omiak

Votes: 521 | Gross: $0.10M

40. Paragraph 175 (2000)

81 min | Documentary, History, Romance

7.9
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85 Metascore

Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Rupert Everett, Klaus Müller, Karl Gorath, Pierre Seel

Votes: 1,645 | Gross: $0.07M

41. Sehnsucht (2006)

88 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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62 Metascore

A metalworker and volunteer firefighter, who is content with his marriage to his childhood sweetheart, sees his life turn upside down when he falls in love with an attractive waitress from a nearby town.

Director: Valeska Grisebach | Stars: Andreas Müller, Ilka Welz, Anett Dornbusch, Erika Lemke

Votes: 434

42. Als wir träumten (2015)

117 min | Drama

6.3
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In 1990s east Germany, three boys are in love with techno music and start their own club.

Director: Andreas Dresen | Stars: Merlin Rose, Julius Nitschkoff, Joel Basman, Marcel Heuperman

Votes: 825

43. Circle of Deceit (1981)

R | 108 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Laschen, a German journalist, travels to the city of Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians to produce an essay about the situation. Together with his photographer, he... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Hanna Schygulla, Jean Carmet, Jerzy Skolimowski

Votes: 582

44. Jacob the Liar (1974)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A Jewish ghetto in central Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Vlastimil Brodský, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hübchen, Blanche Kommerell

Votes: 982

45. The Tower (2012 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama

6.9
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67 Metascore

A look at Communist East Germany in its final decade. The story unfolds in 1982, when the cracks in the repressive police state's facade are beginning to surface. Despite the restrictions, ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Hans-Uwe Bauer, Klaus Bieligk, Martin Bruchmann, David C. Bunners

Votes: 441

46. Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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67 Metascore

Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly.

Director: Michael Schorr | Stars: Horst Krause, Harald Warmbrunn, Karl-Fred Müller, Ursula Schucht

Votes: 3,416 | Gross: $0.59M

47. Inside Out (1975)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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Thirty years after WW2, a team of former GIs and German soldiers plans to retrieve Nazi loot hidden in the Soviet occupied East Germany, its exact location only known to an imprisoned Nazi war criminal.

Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: Telly Savalas, Robert Culp, James Mason, Aldo Ray

Votes: 291

48. 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 inheritance in a flat and a ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 5,848

49. Game, Set, and Match (1988– )

60 min | Drama

8.9
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Bernard Samson is a spy in the employ of SIS, London Central.

Stars: Ian Holm, Michael Culver, Michael Degen, Anthony Bate

Votes: 154

50. No One Sleeps (2000)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.0
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San Francisco is preparing for the premiere of a new staging of the Puccini opera, Turandot. The passionate story of the Chinese princess Turandot, and the mysterious three riddles which ... See full summary »

Director: Jochen Hick | Stars: Tom Wlaschiha, Irit Levi, Jim Thalman, Richard Conti

Votes: 246