With Deutsche Film (DEFA) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
5. Shchit i mech (1968)
191 min | Adventure, Drama, War
Alexander Belov (Lyubshin) is a Russian spy in the Nazi Germany, working under cover name as Johann Weiss. His perfect German and cool demeanor allows him to make a career in the SS ... See full summary »
6. The Crucible (1957)
145 min | Drama, History
Salem 1692. The young Abigail, seduced and abandoned by John Proctor, accuses John's wife of being a witch in revenge. It will be the beginning of a series of witchcraft trials and a dark moment in American history.
7. Murderers Among Us (1946)
85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
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.
9. Bürgschaft für ein Jahr (1981)
93 min | Drama
Nina Kern is a divorced woman in her late twenties who will soon be fully deprived of her custody rights for her three children, who already reside in a home for the displaced, due to many ... See full summary »
11. Gritta of the Rats' Castle (1985)
79 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The tale of young Gritta who lives with her father, an unsuccessful inventor. When her new stepmother tries to put her away in a convent she discovers some dark secrets there.
12. Liberation (1971)
125 min | Drama, History, Romance
This five part WW2 epic drama gives a dramatized detailed account of the five major eastern front Soviet campaigns against Nazi Germany.
13. Blue Bird (1979)
96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In the middle of the 18th Century, the Ruster family immigrates to the United States. The father, a former farm laborer, leads a hard life as a settler along with his family. One day the ... See full summary »
14. Chingachgook, die grosse Schlange (1967)
92 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
It is 1740 and the English and French colonial forces are waging war against each other in their struggle to take control of North America. Both powers take advantage of existing tribal ... See full summary »
15. Naked Among Wolves (1963)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War
In the last weeks of World War II, inmates of Buchenwald concentration camp hide a Polish child from the SS guards, hoping that the advance of the American forces will set them free.
18. Sieben Sommersprossen (1978)
79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
20. Bitva za Moskvu (1985)
358 min | Drama, History, War
The battle of Moscow was the first major defeat of German Wehrmacht in the Second World War. The film is dedicated to some fighting events that took place in the USSR after Hitler's conquest of western Europe.
21. The Divided Heaven (1964)
116 min | Drama, Romance
After a breakdown, Rita returns to her childhood village. It is 1961. As she recovers, she remembers the past two years: her love for the chemist Manfred, ten years her senior; his ... See full summary »
23. Jak se budí princezny (1978)
83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The king Dalimil and the queen Eliska waited to see a longed-for offspring - a daughter Ruzenka. But Eliska's envious and bad sister Melánie curses her. When Ruzenka becomes 17 years old ... See full summary »
24. Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck (1953)
100 min | Family, Fantasy
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 »
25. The Bicycle (1982)
88 min | Drama
Susanne is a young single mother who lives a somewhat "carefree" lifestyle. After quitting her job, she finds herself in trouble financially and attempts a minor insurance fraud to make ... See full summary »
26. Man of Straw (1951)
109 min | Comedy, Drama
Diederich Heßling is scared of everything and everyone. But as he grows up, he comes to realize that he has to offer his services to the powers-that-be if he wants to wield power himself. ... See full summary »
28. Pavlova: A Woman for All Time (1983– )
155 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The film is based on the biography of the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. She became an internationally regarded ballerina after her performances in 1909 with the Dyaghilev's ... See full summary »
31. Snow White (1961)
63 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance
Hated by her jealous and bloodthirsty stepmother, Snow White flees a murder attempt and seeks shelter in the woods with seven kindly dwarfs. Feeling she is safe from harm, Snow White ... See full summary »
32. flüstern & SCHREIEN (1989)
100 min | Documentary, Music
Documents important parts of the East German rock music scene of the late 1980s, from well-established bands like Silly, to underground rock bands like Feeling B. This road movie features ... See full summary »
Director: Dieter Schumann
33. Osvobozhdenie: Ognennaya duga (1970)
93 min | Drama, History, Romance
The "Fiery Arc" tells of a grandiose battle on the Kursk Bulge in the summer of 1943. Here was the largest tank battle in the history of World War II. Along with the personal fate of the ... See full summary »
35. The Heathens of Kummerow (1967)
94 min | Comedy, Family
Children reviving an old heathen ritual by standing in the frigid waters of the Baltic Sea; the one standing in the longest shall be referred to as the king of Kummerow.
36. Nachhilfe für Vati (1984 TV Movie)
85 min | Family
Siblings Sebastian and Bettina come to their father, who is separated from the family, during the holidays. While he struggles with the unfamiliar role of a father, the children try all sorts of tricks to bring the parents back together.
37. Ursula (1978 TV Movie)
110 min | Drama, Romance, War
Switzerland 1523. The mercenary Hansli Gyr returns with his soldiers from Italy to his home in the Oberland. They have fought for the Pope and now find a religious upheaval in Switzerland.
38. The Rabbit Is Me (1965)
110 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
39. Stielke, Heinz, Fifteen (1987)
95 min | War
Follows the 15-year-old, Heinz Stilke, a member of the Hitler Youth. Heinz is proud of his father, who died bravely for his fatherland, but suddenly learns that he himself is half Jewish. ... See full summary »
41. Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (1976)
105 min | Drama, Romance
The young and rebellious Werther is passionately, but hopelessly, in love with Lotte. Although he knows that she is married to somebody who can offer her a secure future, Werther tries to ... See full summary »
43. Somewhere in Berlin (1946)
77 min | Drama
After WWII, Berlin lies in ruins. For Gustav, Willi and their friends the rubble provides an adventurous, dangerous playground. Especially for Gustav, it helps pass the time, as he longs ... See full summary »
45. Ulzana (1974)
91 min | Adventure, Western
After the events of Apachen (1973), Native American warrior chief Ulzana has found a place for his Apache tribe in Arizona. The local merchants hire Burton, a corrupt army officer lusting after Ulazana's Mexican wife, to kick them out.
46. Mother Holly (1963)
59 min | Family, Fantasy
The widow has an ugly and lazy daughter, Pechmarie, and a beautiful and hard-working step-daughter, Goldmarie. Because Pechmarie is her real daughter, the widow clearly favors her and makes... See full summary »
47. One, Two, Three: Corona (1948)
86 min | Crime, Drama
Post-war Germany 1945: Two rival gangs of uprooted boys fight each other in the ruins of Berlin, whose business is the black market out of necessity in order to survive. Their respective ... See full summary »
185 min | Action, Drama, History
In June 1941, the Emergency Headquarters of the Defense of Leningrad, under the leadership of Zhdanov and Voroshilov, decided to build the Luga defensive line. Heavy fighting west of Pskov ... See full summary »
50. A Tale of Five Women (1951)
86 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
1951. Drama. Stars, Bonar Colleano, Barbara Kelly, Eva Bartok & Gina Lollobrigida. When an Englishman leaves America to enlist in the RAF, his gruelling combat experiences result in a loss of memory.