With Deutsche Film (DEFA) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Germany Year Zero (1948)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, War

7.8
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A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post-WWII Berlin.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Otto Krüger

Votes: 12,714

2. Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Family

7.7
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Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the chauffeur gives her three magical hazelnuts.

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

Votes: 10,477

3. Les Misérables (1958)

210 min | Drama

7.4
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Jean Valjean, convicted of a minor crime, spends the rest of his life being pursued by a cruel and unrelenting policeman, Javert.

Director: Jean-Paul Le Chanois | Stars: Jean Gabin, Bernard Blier, René Fleur, Julienne Paroli

Votes: 1,616

4. Murderers Among Us (1946)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.4
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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: 2,392

5. The Crucible (1957)

145 min | Drama, History

7.2
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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.

Director: Raymond Rouleau | Stars: Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Jean Debucourt, Alfred Adam

Votes: 720

6. The Singing Ringing Tree (1957)

74 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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A brave prince wants to win the heart of a stubborn princess by finding the singing, ringing tree for her.

Director: Francesco Stefani | Stars: Christel Bodenstein, Charles Hans Vogt, Eckart Dux, Richard Krüger

Votes: 895

7. Seven Freckles (1978)

79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A well-made, enjoyable, East German coming-of-age film. Cunningly weaving Shakespeare's play 'Romeo and Juliet' into its plot. All set in a summer vacation camp.

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

Votes: 456

8. And Next Year at Lake Balaton (1980)

85 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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A true road movie. Set in the 1970-s, in Communist Central Europe. An East German guy with a Dutch girl -- hitchhiking their way, with all sorts of adventures. This movie feels like you're on a holiday yourself.

Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Gudrun Ritter, Peter Bause, Fred Delmare, Günter Schubert

Votes: 116

9. Coming Out (I) (1989)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A young teacher in East Berlin struggles with accepting his homosexuality.

Director: Heiner Carow | Stars: Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer, Michael Gwisdek

Votes: 1,723

10. Stalingrad (1990)

196 min | Drama, War

7.0
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The WWII pivotal battle of Stalingrad is shown through the eyes of the soldiers and officers on both sides of the war.

Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Powers Boothe, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Sergey Nikonenko, Fernando Allende

Votes: 446

11. A Tale of Five Women (1951)

86 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.3
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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.

Directors: Montgomery Tully, Romolo Marcellini, Emil E. Reinert, Wolfgang Staudte, Irma von Cube, Géza von Cziffra | Stars: Bonar Colleano, Barbara Kelly, Anne Vernon, Karin Himboldt

Votes: 123

12. Blue Bird (1979)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.0
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Nine-year old George, son of British settlers, is kidnapped by Iroquois and raised by the chief who adopts him. Later he gets the chance to return to his family but refuses because he has discovered that the palefaces are the true savages.

Director: Ulrich Weiß | Stars: Robin Jaeger, Gabriel Marian Oseciuc, Jutta Hoffmann, Kurt Böwe

Votes: 133

13. Gritta of the Rats' Castle (1985)

79 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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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.

Director: Jürgen Brauer | Stars: Nadja Klier, Hermann Beyer, Suher Saleh, Fred Delmare

Votes: 155

14. Chingachgook, die grosse Schlange (1967)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.0
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Chingachgook is about to marry the daughter of the Delaware chief, when the Hurons kidnap her. Chingachgook and his friend Deerslayer try to rescue her though white scalp hunters interfere until the tribes unite against the palefaces.

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

Votes: 418

15. Biology (1990)

91 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.4
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Ulla is a sensitive and principled 10th-grader in a small East German town. When Winfried falls in love with her, he adopts her passion for protecting the environment. Ulla tries to stop illegal trout farm and gets her classmates involved.

Director: Jörg Foth | Stars: Stefanie Stappenbeck, Cornelius Schulz, Carl Heinz Choynski, Katrin Klein

Votes: 31

16. Naked Among Wolves (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 807

17. Bitva za Moskvu (1985)

358 min | Drama, History, War

7.3
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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.

Stars: Helmut Hellstorff, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Artyom Karapetyan, Yakov Tripolsky

Votes: 423

18. The Shield and the Sword (1968)

191 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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The title refers to the emblem of the Soviet NKVD ; the story involves a spy who infiltrates the German SS during World War II.

Stars: Stanislav Lyubshin, Alla Demidova, Valentina Titova, Oleg Yankovskiy

Votes: 633

19. Heart of Stone (1950)

106 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

7.3
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Peter Munk, a poor charcoal burner, lives with his mother in The Black Forest. Poverty prevents him from marrying Lisbeth, the girl he loves. When he comes across the Little Glass Man, the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Lutz Moik, Hanna Rucker, Paul Bildt, Paul Esser

Votes: 615

20. The Heathens of Kummerow (1967)

94 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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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.

Director: Werner Jacobs | Stars: Paul Dahlke, Ralf Wolter, Fritz Tillmann, Rainer Penkert

Votes: 195

21. Osvobozhdenie: Ognennaya duga (1970)

93 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.4
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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 »

Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Nikolay Olyalin, Larisa Golubkina, Boris Seidenberg, Sergey Nikonenko

Votes: 424

22. Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck (1953)

100 min | Family, Fantasy

6.8
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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: 717

23. Karbid und Sauerampfer (1963)

85 min | Comedy

7.2
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After the second World War, Dresden has a lot of reconstructing to do. To get the cigarette factory he once worked for running again, Kalle has to travel to Wittenberg - the only place ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Marita Böhme, Manja Behrens, Margot Busse

Votes: 282

24. Stielke, Heinz, Fifteen (1987)

95 min | War

6.6
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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 »

Director: Michael Kann | Stars: Marc Lubosch, Jens Müller, Gert Gütschow, Berthold Schulze

Votes: 36

25. Ein Mädchen aus Schnee (1978)

57 min | Family

5.3
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It centers on the ten-year-old Peter who is in love with his classmate Jana. Much to his despair, however, Una is attracted to another classmate. Peter escapes into a dream world.

Director: Hannelore Unterberg | Stars: Sebastian Kozik, Jana Franke, Günter Naumann, Friederike Aust

Votes: 10

26. Pavlova: A Woman for All Time (1983– )

155 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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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 »

Stars: Galina Belyaeva, Lina Buldakova, Sergey Shakurov, Vsevolod Larionov

Votes: 238

27. The Axe of Wandsbek (1950)

110 min | Drama

7.1
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After a crime is committed during the Nazi era in the Reeperbahn area of Hamburg, the aspiring local leader, a ship owner, needs to find an executioner to kill the perpetrators and turns to a butcher.

Director: Falk Harnack | Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Käthe Braun, Gefion Helmke, Willy A. Kleinau

Votes: 173

28. Osceola (1971)

109 min | Western, Drama

5.8
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Florida, 1830 - Of all eastern Native American tribes, only the Seminoles have resisted being moved to reservations. Having retreated to Florida, they live a simple horticultural life. But ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Petzold | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Horst Schulze, Iurie Darie, Karin Ugowski

Votes: 236

29. Ulzana (1974)

91 min | Adventure, Western

5.8
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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.

Director: Gottfried Kolditz | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Renate Blume, Rolf Hoppe, Colea Rautu

Votes: 275

30. Mother Holly (1963)

59 min | Family, Fantasy

6.3
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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 »

Director: Gottfried Kolditz | Stars: Mathilde Danegger, Karin Ugowski, Katharina Lind, Elfriede Florin

Votes: 245

31. The Second Life of F.W.G. Platow (1973)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Platow worked for the railways his entire working life. Now, the line is to be electrified and Platow, who cannot cope with the new technology, has to work on a secondary local line.

Director: Siegfried Kühn | Stars: Fritz Marquardt, Fred Delmare, Hilmar Baumann, Jürgen Holtz

Votes: 28

32. Das Feuerzeug (1959)

83 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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A young soldier discovers three chests of copper, silver and gold and an old tinder-box in the hollow of an old oak tree. He is now rich. But he squanders the money until it is all gone. ... See full summary »

Director: Siegfried Hartmann | Stars: Rolf Ludwig, Heinz Schubert, Rolf Defrank, Hannes Fischer

Votes: 266

33. How to Wake a Princess (1978)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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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 »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Jirí Sovák, Vladimír Mensík, Milena Dvorská, Frantisek Filipovský

Votes: 611

34. Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt (1965)

164 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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Two 17-year-olds, Werner Holt and Gilbert Wolzow, are pulled out of school and into Hitler's army. Gilbert becomes a fanatical soldier, but at the front Werner begins to understand the ... See full summary »

Director: Joachim Kunert | Stars: Klaus-Peter Thiele, Manfred Karge, Arno Wyzniewski, Günter Junghans

Votes: 352

35. Snow White (1961)

63 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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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 »

Director: Gottfried Kolditz | Stars: Doris Weikow, Marianne Christina Schilling, Wolf-Dieter Panse, Harry Hindemith

Votes: 246

36. Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot (1979)

70 min | Family, Fantasy

6.6
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In an enchanted forest, the princely brothers Michael and Andreas get lost and are transformed, by a mountain spirit who jealously guards his underground treasure, into animals until the ... See full summary »

Director: Siegfried Hartmann | Stars: Julie Juristová, Katrin Martin, Pavel Trávnícek, Bodo Wolf

Votes: 417

37. Erscheinen Pflicht (1984)

72 min

6.9
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Add a Plot

Director: Helmut Dziuba | Stars: Vivian Hanjohr, Frank Nowak, Lissy Tempelhof, Peter Sodann

Votes: 48

38. Stars (1959)

91 min | War, Drama

7.5
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The tragic love of a Jewish girl and a Nazi officer is presented as a symbol of human purity defeated by fascism and racial prejudice.

Director: Konrad Wolf | Stars: Sasha Krusharska, Jürgen Frohriep, Erik S. Klein, Stefan Pejchev

Votes: 439

39. Rapunzel or the Magic of Tears (1988 TV Movie)

84 min | Family, Fantasy

7.0
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Rapunzel lives alone in the woods, in a tower with no doors. Then, one day, a mysterious stranger comes for a visit.

Director: Ursula Schmenger | Stars: Sylvia Wolff, Dirk Schoedon, Renate Blume, Günther Grabbert

Votes: 53

40. I Was Nineteen (1968)

115 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.5
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Gregor Hecker, who fled Germany with his parents, returns to Germany as a lieutenant in the Red Army.

Director: Konrad Wolf | Stars: Jaecki Schwarz, Vasiliy Livanov, Aleksey Eybozhenko, Dieter Mann

Votes: 971

41. Blutsbrüder (1975)

100 min | Western, Drama

5.3
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1864, Sand Creek, Co. When an army detail massacres men, women and children of a Cheyenne village a disgusted soldier called Harmonica deserts his post, befriends and lives with the Cheyenne, joining their fight as the army raids continue.

Director: Werner W. Wallroth | Stars: Dean Reed, Gojko Mitic, Gisela Freudenberg, Jörg Panknin

Votes: 236

42. Apachen (1973)

94 min | Western

5.8
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Directed by Gottfried Kolditz, this action-packed Eurowestern is based loosely on the legend of heroic Apache warrior Ulzana.

Director: Gottfried Kolditz | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Milan Beli, Colea Rautu, Leon Niemczyk

Votes: 406

43. Blokada: Luzhskiy rubezh, Pulkovskiy meredian (1974)

185 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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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 »

Director: Mikhail Yershov | Stars: Yuriy Solomin, Evgeniy Lebedev, Irina Akulova, Lev Zolotukhin

Votes: 132

44. Man of Straw (1951)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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 »

Director: Wolfgang Staudte | Stars: Werner Peters, Paul Esser, Renate Fischer, Ernst Legal

Votes: 910

45. Trace of Stones (1966)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A film about living and working conditions in the GDR of the 1960s, including a little love story, of course.

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

Votes: 928

46. Ursula (1978 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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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.

Director: Egon Günther | Stars: Suzanne Stoll, Jörg Reichlin, Matthias Habich, Jutta Hoffmann

Votes: 43

47. Liberation (1971)

125 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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This five part WW2 epic drama gives a dramatized detailed account of the five major eastern front Soviet campaigns against Nazi Germany.

Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Mikhail Nozhkin, Nikolay Olyalin, Mikhail Ulyanov, Larisa Golubkina

Votes: 675

48. Archiv des Todes (1980– )

742 min | Drama, War, Action

7.5
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Deutsche partizan serie, Georg und freunden

Stars: Jürgen Zartmann, Gojko Mitic, Leon Niemczyk, Krzysztof Stroinski

Votes: 155

49. Osvobozhdenie: Proryv (1970)

87 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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A five part WW2 epic drama that gives a dramatized detailed account of Soviet Union's war against Nazi Germany from 1943 to 1945.Each of the five parts represents a separate major eastern ... See full summary »

Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Nikolay Olyalin, Larisa Golubkina, Boris Seidenberg, Sergey Nikonenko

Votes: 374

50. If All the Guys in the World... (1956)

95 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Crew members of a French fishing ship in the North Sea fall ill one by one, intoxicated by rotten meat. They can only survive by getting serum within the following hours. Joint actions of rescuers from different countries commence.

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: André Valmy, Jean Gaven, Marc Cassot, Georges Poujouly

Votes: 201


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