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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. The Living Daylights (1987)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.7
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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.

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson | Director: John Glen | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Don Baker

3. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

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.

Creator: Bruce Geller | Stars: Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

4. Octopussy (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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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.

Writers: George MacDonald Fraser, Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson | Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn

5. The Jackal (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.3
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36 Metascore

An imprisoned IRA sniper is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.

Writers: Kenneth Ross, Chuck Pfarrer | Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora

6. Torn Curtain (1966)

PG | 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 and then figuring out a plan to escape back to the West.

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

7. Barbara (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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86 Metascore

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

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

8. 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.

Writers: John le Carré, Paul Dehn, Guy Trosper | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker

9. The Russia House (1990)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.

Writers: John le Carré, Tom Stoppard | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox

10. Farewell (2009)

113 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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74 Metascore

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.

Writers: Christian Carion, Serguei Kostine, Eric Raynaud | Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Diane Kruger, John Wayne, Willem Dafoe, James Stewart

11. Stage Fright (1950)

Approved | 110 min | Thriller

7.1
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A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

Writers: Whitfield Cook, Alma Reville, Selwyn Jepson | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd, Michael Wilding

12. One, Two, Three (1961)

Unrated | 115 min | Comedy

8.0
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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.

Writers: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, Ferenc Molnár | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis

13. An American Rhapsody (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

6.9
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51 Metascore

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.

Writer: Éva Gárdos | Director: Éva Gárdos | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Scarlett Johansson, Raffaella Bánsági, Tony Goldwyn

14. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)

145 min | Drama, Mystery

8.2
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92 Metascore

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 »

Writers: László Krasznahorkai, Béla Tarr, Péter Dobai, Gyuri Dósa Kiss, György Fehér | Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky | Stars: Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla, János Derzsi

15. Trumbo (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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71 Metascore

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 »

Writer: Christopher Trumbo | Director: Peter Askin | Stars: Dalton Trumbo, Joan Allen, Brian Dennehy, Michael Douglas

16. Arctic Flight (1952)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.8
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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 »

Writers: Ewing Scott, George Bricker, Robert Hill | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Wayne Morris, Lola Albright, Alan Hale Jr., Carol Thurston

17. Est - Ouest (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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61 Metascore

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 »

Writers: Rustam Ibragimbekov, Sergey Bodrov, Louis Gardel, Régis Wargnier | Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sandrine Bonnaire, Catherine Deneuve, Sergey Bodrov Jr.

18. Enigma (1983)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A CIA agent tries to infiltrate Soviet intelligence to stop a murderous diabolical plot.

Writers: Michael Barak, John Briley | Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Brigitte Fossey, Derek Jacobi

19. Cold War (1998 TV Mini-Series)

1,120 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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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.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Richard Nixon, Anatoli Dobrynin, John F. Kennedy

20. Never Say Goodbye (1956)

96 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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 »

Writers: Luigi Pirandello, Bruce Manning, John D. Klorer, Leonard Lee, Charles Hoffman | Directors: Jerry Hopper, Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Cornell Borchers, George Sanders, Shelley Fabares

21. 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

22. Red Planet Mars (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.9
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An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions.

Writers: John L. Balderston, Anthony Veiller, John Hoare | Director: Harry Horner | Stars: Peter Graves, Andrea King, Herbert Berghof, Walter Sande

23. Dangerous Moves (1984)

100 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Writer: Richard Dembo | Director: Richard Dembo | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Alexandre Arbatt, Liv Ullmann, Leslie Caron

24. Windmills of the Gods (1988 TV Movie)

187 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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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 »

Writers: John Gay, Sidney Sheldon | Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Robert Wagner, Ian McKellen, Michael Moriarty

25. The Maiden Danced to Death (2011)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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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.

Writer: Endre Hules | Director: Endre Hules | Stars: Endre Hules, Bea Melkvi, Deborah Kara Unger, Zsolt László

26. A Love Divided (1999)

Unrated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

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 »

Writers: Deirdre Dowling, Gerry Gregg, Stuart Hepburn | Director: Syd Macartney | Stars: Peter Caffrey, Brendan Conroy, Orla Brady, Liam Cunningham

27. Mieletön elokuu (2013)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Writer: Raija Talvio | Director: Taru Mäkelä | Stars: Laura Birn, Kati Outinen, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Krystof Hádek

28. The Secret Ways (1961)

112 min | Adventure, History, Mystery

5.9
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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 »

Writers: Alistair MacLean, Jean Hazlewood | Directors: Phil Karlson, Richard Widmark | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sonja Ziemann, Charles Regnier, Walter Rilla

29. The Gamma People (1956)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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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.

Writers: John W. Gossage, John Gilling, Louis Pollock | Director: John Gilling | Stars: Paul Douglas, Eva Bartok, Leslie Phillips, Walter Rilla

30. The Red Danube (1949)

Passed | 119 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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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 »

Writers: Gina Kaus, Arthur Wimperis, Bruce Marshall | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Ethel Barrymore, Peter Lawford, Angela Lansbury

31. The Whip Hand (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.6
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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 »

Writers: George Bricker, Frank L. Moss, Roy Hamilton | Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Carla Balenda, Elliott Reid, Edgar Barrier, Raymond Burr

32. 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

33. Die Mauer (1991)

99 min | Documentary

6.9
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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 »

Writers: Jürgen Böttcher, Thomas Plenert | Director: Jürgen Böttcher

34. 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

35. Disco and Atomic War (2009)

80 min | Documentary

7.5
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59 Metascore

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 »

Creators: Kiur Aarma, Jaak Kilmi | Director: Jaak Kilmi | Stars: Gerda Viira, Oskar Vuks, Toomas Pool, Jaan-Joosep Puusaag

36. Konec velkých prázdnin (1996– )

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Fates of twelve people just after their emigration from Czechoslovakia to Austria in June to October 1983.

Stars: Martin Dejdar, Vilma Cibulková, Pavel Zednícek, Sabina Laurinová

37. Red Snow (1952)

Approved | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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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 »

Writers: Robert Peters, Tom Hubbard, Orville H. Hampton | Directors: Boris Petroff, Harry S. Franklin | Stars: Guy Madison, Mala, Carole Mathews, Gloria Saunders

38. Billy Graham: God's Ambassador (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary

6.6
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The life and times of the evangelist Billy Graham are the subject of this documentary.

Writer: Henry O. Arnold | Director: Michael Merriman | Stars: John Akers, Cliff Barrows, Ralph Bell, Richard Bewes

39. Der Mann auf der Mauer (1982)

105 min

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Writer: Peter Schneider | Director: Reinhard Hauff | Stars: Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Julie Carmen, Towje Kleiner, Patricia von Miseroni

40. The Secret History of Eurovision (2011 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Phil Craig, Stephen Oliver | Director: Stephen Oliver | Stars: Linda Cropper, ABBA, Timo Kojo, Lordi

41. The Willi Busch Report (1979)

119 min | Drama, Comedy

6.3
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Writer: Niklaus Schilling | Director: Niklaus Schilling | Stars: Tilo Prückner, Kornelia Boje, Dorothea Moritz, Karin Frey

42. Genosse Münchhausen (1962)

89 min | Comedy

7.8
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Director: Wolfgang Neuss | Stars: Wolfgang Neuss, Corny Collins, Ingrid van Bergen, Peer Schmidt

43. Sauna (1992 TV Movie)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Writer: Filip Bajon | Director: Filip Bajon | Stars: Boguslaw Linda, Gabriela Kownacka, Marian Opania, Henryk Bista

44. In sat la noi (1952)

66 min | Drama, History, Music

5.1
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This Romanian Communist propaganda film was made during Stalinist times and aimed to show the supposed benefits of the Soviet-style agricultural collectivization taking place in Romania during the early 1950s.

Writer: Petru Dumitriu | Directors: Jean Georgescu, Victor Iliu | Stars: Constantin Ramadan, George Manu, Nana Ianculescu, Aurel Ghitescu

45. Preis der Freiheit (1966 TV Movie)

83 min | Drama

8.2
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Writer: Dieter Meichsner | Director: Egon Monk | Stars: Eberhard Fechner, Ortwin Speer, Jochen Genscher, Lutz Mackensy

46. Der Boss aus dem Westen (1988 TV Movie)

94 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Writer: Klaus Poche | Director: Vivian Naefe | Stars: Alexander Radszun, Barbara Auer, Stefan Reck, Petra Zieser

47. Familie Rechlin (1982 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

7.0
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Writers: Jochen Hauser, Bernd Schirmer | Director: Vera Loebner | Stars: Marianne Wünscher, Gerry Wolff, Katrin Saß, Frank Lienert

48. The Cold War (1948)

Approved | 19 min | Short, History

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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 »

Writer: Richard De Rochemont | Director: Richard De Rochemont | Stars: Jackson Beck, Robert Schuman, Charles de Gaulle, George C. Marshall

49. Bigbít (1998–2001)

60 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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Stars: Vladimír Misík, Vojtech Lindaur, Jirí Cerný, Radim Hladík Sr.