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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.

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

Votes: 260,068 | Gross: $11.28M

2. 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: 114,613 | Gross: $4.06M

3. 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: 9,307

4. The Defector (1966)

106 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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Montgomery Cliff (in his last role) plays James Bower, an American physicist visiting West Germany who's recruited by a shady CIA agent, named Adam, to help them with the defection of a ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Lévy | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Hardy Krüger, Macha Méril, David Opatoshu

Votes: 493

5. Two Lives (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: 2,228 | Gross: $0.00M

6. Friendship! (2010)

110 min | Comedy

6.6
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A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago.

Director: Markus Goller | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Friedrich Mücke, Alicja Bachleda, Todd Stashwick

Votes: 4,628

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: 555

8. Jacob the Liar (1974)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A Jewish ghetto in the east of 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: 922

9. Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

82 min | Drama, Fantasy, Family

8.0
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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: 5,720

10. 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: 5,102

11. A Dandy in Aspic (1968)

107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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Double-agent Alexander Eberlin is assigned by the British to hunt out a Russian spy, known to them as Krasnevin. Only Eberlin knows that Krasnevin is none other than himself! Accompanying ... See full summary »

Directors: Anthony Mann, Laurence Harvey | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Tom Courtenay, Mia Farrow, Harry Andrews

Votes: 500

12. This Ain't California (2012)

100 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.3
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76 Metascore

This Ain't California is a celebration of the lust for life, a contemporary documentary trip into the world of roller boarding in the German Democratic Republic. A coming-of-age tale of ... See full summary »

Director: Marten Persiel | Stars: David Nathan, Anneke Schwabe, Bill Clinton, Zaneta Fuchsová

Votes: 767

13. 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 »

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Krystyn Wójcik, Fred Delmare

Votes: 544

14. The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)

105 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. ... See full summary »

Director: Heiner Carow | Stars: Angelica Domröse, Winfried Glatzeder, Heidemarie Wenzel, Fred Delmare

Votes: 790

15. Singing the Blues in Red (1986)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

6.5
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A singer swaps the political intimidation of working in East Germany for the equally controlling capitalist music industry in the West.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Gerulf Pannach, Fabienne Babe, Sigfrit Steiner, Cristine Rose

Votes: 318

16. The Red Cockatoo (2006)

128 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.8
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A coming-of-age story set in Germany in the 1960s. Siggi becomes involved in a love triangle when he falls for Luise, but the tightening political climate forces him to make a fateful decision.

Director: Dominik Graf | Stars: Max Riemelt, Jessica Schwarz, Ronald Zehrfeld, Ingeborg Westphal

Votes: 739

17. Shores of Hope (2012)

116 min | Drama

6.6
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The dream of two young men to become sailors collides with the harsh realities of life in East Germany.

Director: Toke Constantin Hebbeln | Stars: Alexander Fehling, August Diehl, Ronald Zehrfeld, Thao Vu

Votes: 379

18. NVA (2005)

98 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 1,356

19. Blackest Heart (1990)

63 min | Comedy, Horror

5.0
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In "German Chainsaw Massacre" people meet up with a household of butchers. They detect low cost meat in the East Germans moving over the old boundary into the West and start turning them ... See full summary »

Director: Christoph Schlingensief | Stars: Karina Fallenstein, Susanne Bredehöft, Artur Albrecht, Volker Spengler

Votes: 553

20. Chingachgook, die grosse Schlange (1967)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Director: Richard Groschopp | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Rolf Römer, Helmut Schreiber, Jürgen Frohriep

Votes: 211

21. Ich war neunzehn (1968)

115 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.8
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April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Wolf | Stars: Jaecki Schwarz, Vasiliy Livanov, Aleksey Eybozhenko, Galina Polskikh

Votes: 598

22. 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.

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Manfred Krug, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Jutta Hoffmann, Eberhard Esche

Votes: 622

23. The Architects (1990)

95 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 165

24. Das war der wilde Osten (1992)

93 min | Comedy

4.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 261

25. 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 »

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

Votes: 350

26. Boxhagener Platz (2010)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.5
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Feature adaptation of Torsten Schulz's novel set in East Berlin in 1968.

Director: Matti Geschonneck | Stars: Gudrun Ritter, Michael Gwisdek, Samuel Schneider, Meret Becker

Votes: 367

27. Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck (1953)

100 min | Family, Fantasy

7.1
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An old man living in an oriental city tells the story of his life to a group of kids: He too was once a young boy by the name of Little Muck - much like them, but with better manners and a ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Staudte | Stars: Thomas Schmidt, Johannes Maus, Friedrich Richter, Trude Hesterberg

Votes: 352

28. Never Mind the Wall (2001)

94 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Germany 1982: The country is divided into two parts. Nele, coming from West-Germany, travels to East-Germany where she meets Captain, singer of a band. They fall in love with each other, ... See full summary »

Director: Connie Walter | Stars: Anna Bertheau, Antonio Wannek, Tim Sander, Carmen Simone Birk

Votes: 386

29. 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 »

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

Votes: 226

30. Fünf Patronenhülsen (1960)

87 min | War

6.9
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The Spanish Civil War in the year 1936. Five brigadiers are singled out to stay behind in the Spanish Sierras and fend off the fascist enemy while the rest of the troops recede. They are ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Ernst Busch, Erwin Geschonneck, Manfred Krug, Edwin Marian

Votes: 121

31. Berlin - Ecke Schönhauser (1957)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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The story of a group of rebellious teens in East Berlin.

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

Votes: 211

32. 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 »

Director: Giorgio Bianchi | Stars: Totò, Peppino De Filippo, Nadia Sanders, Luigi Pavese

Votes: 205

33. Vaterlandsverräter (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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Once with the Stasi, always with the Stasi? Once you were in the agent controller's grasp you could never escape - that's what they say, anyway. Writer Paul Gratzik was an unofficial ... See full summary »

Director: Annekatrin Hendel | Stars: Paul Gratzik, Sascha Anderson, Renate Biskup, Gabriele Dietze

Votes: 25

34. Die Mauer (1991)

99 min | Documentary

6.8
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A documentary about the deconstruction of the Berlin Wall which makes no use of vocal commentary but instead focuses on visual elements. From the Potsdamer Platz to the Brandenburg Gate, ... See full summary »

Director: Jürgen Böttcher

Votes: 39

35. Summer League (2011)

7 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Victor M.A. Nash | Stars: Jim Jackman, Jody Matzer, James Wasilewski, Jake Oswell

36. Lars (2010)

18 min | Short, Action, Drama

9.1
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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.

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

Votes: 8

37. Verliebt, verlobt, verloren (2015)

95 min | Documentary

8.8
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This documentary follows the story of young men from North Korea, who are learning and studying in the 1950s in the German Democratic Republic. There they are falling in love with German ... See full summary »

Director: Sung Hyung Cho | Stars: Renate Hong, Ruth Runge, Marga Sim, Ina Grauer

Votes: 5

38. Hälfte des Lebens (1985)

98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Ten decisive years (1796 - 1806) in the life of the great German poet Friedrich Hölderlin. In order to earn money as a tutor "Hölder" moves in with the Gontards, a banker's family in ... See full summary »

Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Jenny Gröllmann, Swetlana Schönfeld, Michael Gwisdek

Votes: 30

39. The Red Elvis (2007)

90 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary on the late American entertainer Dean Reed, who became a huge star in East Germany after settling there in 1973.

Director: Leopold Grün | Stars: Dean Reed, Isabel Allende Bussi, Rodemil Arenda Flores, Manuel Berríos Saleh

Votes: 57

40. Deckname Pirat (2014)

97 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Was my father really a spy, as his file in the former East German Secret Service (STASI) suggests? This question marks the starting point of a personal and ironic journey into my father's ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Asch | Star: Eric Asch

Votes: 6

41. Too Much Future (2006)

93 min | Documentary, Music

6.8
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Directors: Michael Boehlke, Carsten Fiebeler | Stars: Cornelia Schleime, Colonel, Daniel Kaiser, Bernd Stracke

Votes: 33

42. Unter Männern - Schwul in der DDR (2012)

91 min | Documentary

6.7
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This documentary feature addresses the question of how gay men lived and could live their lives under 'real socialism', where GDR ideology considered homosexuality to be a remnant of ... See full summary »

Directors: Ringo Rösener, Markus Stein | Stars: Jürgen Wittdorf, Christian Schulz, Helwin Leuschner, Eduard Stapel

Votes: 36

43. Über das Meer (2011)

80 min | Documentary

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Director: Arend Agthe | Stars: Erhard Schelter, Lisa Adler, Christian Arnold, Björn Bugri

44. Die Reise nach Sundevit (1966)

75 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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Director: Heiner Carow | Stars: Ralf Strohbach, Siegfried Höchst, Ralph Borgwardt, Fritz Bartholdt

Votes: 37

47. The Decomposition of the Soul (2002)

82 min | Documentary

7.7
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65 Metascore

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

Votes: 11

48. Bankett für Achilles (1975)

89 min | Drama

6.9
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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 »

Director: Roland Gräf | Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Elsa Grube-Deister, Jutta Wachowiak, Carl Heinz Choynski

Votes: 17

49. Altlastpalast (2006)

66 min | Documentary

7.7
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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.

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

Votes: 9

50. Beziehungen sind alles! (2011)

3 min | Documentary, Short

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People talk about their consumption behavior in the GDR. The circumstances are mirrored on a second, performative level.

Director: Katharina Duve | Stars: Barbara Wagner, Monika Duve, Wolfgang Duve, Monika Schröder