Most Popular "Iron Curtain" Titles
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1. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.
2. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
3. The Living Daylights (1987)
PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov.
4. Octopussy (1983)
PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
5. The Jackal (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An imprisoned IRA sniper is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.
6. Jack Strong (2014)
128 min | Action, Biography, Crime
The most spectacular Polish spy of the Cold War era, colonel Ryszard Kuklinski, informs Americans about the communist block's top secrets in the face of the upcoming martial law.
7. Torn Curtain (1966)
PG | 128 min | Thriller
An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin and then figuring out a plan to escape back to the West.
9. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Unrated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
10. The Russia House (1990)
R | 123 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.
11. One, Two, Three (1961)
Unrated | 115 min | Comedy
Comedy about Coca-Cola's man in West Berlin, who may be fired if he can't keep his American boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
12. Trumbo (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography
Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. ... See full summary »
13. Stage Fright (1950)
Approved | 110 min | Thriller
A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.
14. Farewell (2009)
113 min | Drama, Thriller
The French intelligence service alerts the U.S. about a Soviet spy operation during the height of the Cold War, which sets off an unfortunate chain of events.
15. An American Rhapsody (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama
A young Hungarian girl struggles to find her place in the world when she's reunited with her parents in the USA years after she was left behind during their flight from the communist country in the 1950s.
16. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
145 min | Drama, Mystery
This story takes place in a small town on the Hungarian Plain. In a provincial town, which is surrounded with nothing else but frost. It is bitterly cold weather - without snow. Even in ... See full summary »
18. Night Crossing (1982)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, History
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.
19. Never Say Goodbye (1956)
96 min | Drama, Romance
In present-day U.S., Dr. Michael Parker, a prominent surgeon, unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend, ... See full summary »
20. Cold War (1998 TV Mini-Series)
1,120 min | Documentary, History
A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
21. Windmills of the Gods (1988 TV Movie)
187 min | Drama, Thriller
When Mary Ashley is approached to become ambassador of the United States of America in Romania she does not take the offer because her husband does not want to give up his well-going ... See full summary »
22. A Love Divided (1999)
Unrated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The true story of a Catholic man and his Protestant wife, and the events resulting in the Co. Wexford, Ireland community when the wife decides she doesn't appreciate being forced to send ... See full summary »
23. Man on a Tightrope (1953)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Czech circus owner-Clown and his entire troupe employ a daring stratagem in order to escape en masse from behind the iron curtain.
24. Red Planet Mars (1952)
Approved | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions.
25. Dangerous Moves (1984)
100 min | Drama, Thriller
Two masters of chess duel each other not only in their game but also in their different ideologies. The veteran Akiva is a Soviet Jew and ferocious Communist, master of his game but also ... See full summary »
26. Bornholmer Straße (2014 TV Movie)
A comic look at the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989, told from the point of view of the German border guards at the checkpoint where it all started.
27. The Secret Ways (1961)
112 min | Adventure, History, Mystery
Vienna, 1956. After Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian uprising, soldier-of-fortune Mike Reynolds is hired to help a threatened Hungarian scientist (Prof. Jansci) escape from Budapest. He and... See full summary »
28. The Red Danube (1949)
Passed | 119 min | Drama, Romance, War
Shortly after the end of World War II, British Colonel Michael 'Hooky' Nicobar is assigned to a unit in the British Zone of Vienna. His duty is to aid the Soviet authorities to repatriate ... See full summary »
29. The Maiden Danced to Death (2011)
100 min | Drama
There were two brothers - two dancers - in Communist Hungary. One defected, the other stuck it out. One gave his soul to commerce, the other to the Party. After twenty years, they meet again. And the dance begins.
30. An die Grenze (2007 TV Movie)
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 »
31. The Whip Hand (1951)
Approved | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Matt Corbin, a vacationing magazine writer, takes a fishing trip to Minnesota, and stumbles across a lake, near a ghost-town, where all the fish have mysteriously died. None of the locals ... See full summary »
32. The Gamma People (1956)
Approved | 76 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
An American reporter smells a story when he is stranded in an Iron Curtain country where the local dictator is using gamma rays to transform children into mutated henchmen.
33. Est - Ouest (1999)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, Romance
June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or ... See full summary »
34. Disco and Atomic War (2009)
80 min | Documentary
A story about growing up in the Soviet Union. The film tells the story of a strange kind of information war, where a totalitarian regime stands face to face with the heroes of popular ... See full summary »
35. The Secret History of Eurovision (2011 TV Movie)
55 min | Documentary, History
A decade after the end of the Second World War, Marcel Besançon, a Swiss exec working for the European Broadcasting Union, had a daring idea. He wanted to stage a live Pan-European singing ... See full summary »
36. Mieletön elokuu (2013)
103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
August Fools is a romantic comedy set against the political background of the Cold War. Elsa (Kati Outinen), a middle-aged hat maker and part-time clairvoyant, is apparently in total ... See full summary »
38. 1989 (II) (2014)
97 min | Documentary, History, Thriller
The political drama of the fall of the Iron Curtain as told by one of its power brokers and the widow of one of its casualties.
39. Red Snow (1952)
Approved | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Lieutenant Johnson, a U. S. Air Force pilot, on the tip of Alaska, a few miles from the Bering Straits from Siberia, helps foil a Soviet plot to test a new secret weapon by loyal Alaskan ... See full summary »
40. Arctic Flight (1952)
Approved | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Mike Wein, an Alaskan bush pilot operating the the Bering Sea area, makes friends with John W. Wetherby, posing as a wealth United States businessman. But, in reality, he is a Russian spy ... See full summary »
43. Il tunnel della libertà (2004 TV Movie)
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 »
47. Die Mauer (1991)
99 min | Documentary
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 »
49. Greetings from Agigea (1984)
63 min | Comedy, Drama, History
This mid-80s Romanian Communist propaganda film deals with the topic of young high-school graduates and members of the Romanian Communist Youth Union being sent to work at the Danube-Black Sea Canal mega-project.
50. The Cold War: Act 1 - France (1948)
Approved | 19 min | Short, History
The subject deals with Europe's problem of economic recovery, following WWII, and the struggle against the expanding pressure by Russia. The film shows that the Communists lost their first ... See full summary »