East Germany (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Police Call 110 (1971– )

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Alexander Bukow is a cop who doesn't mind working at the edge of the law to get results. His straight-laced partner Katrin Koenig is a control freak whose life is the job. Together, they're... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Borgelt, Jürgen Frohriep, Wolfgang Winkler, Jaecki Schwarz

Votes: 510

2. First Spaceship on Venus (1960)

Unrated | 79 min | Sci-Fi

4.6
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When an alien artifact discovered on Earth is found to have come from Venus, an international team of astronauts embarks to investigate its origins.

Director: Kurt Maetzig | Stars: Yôko Tani, Oldrich Lukes, Ignacy Machowski, Julius Ongewe

Votes: 2,905

3. Gritta of the Rats' Castle (1985)

79 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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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: 147

4. Forbidden Love (1990)

91 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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18-year old-Georg and 13-year-old Barbara played together as children; later, play becomes love, which leads to a catastrophe, as their parents are hostile, leading to a report being filed to the court, as Barbara is underage.

Director: Helmut Dziuba | Stars: Julia Brendler, Hans-Peter Dahm, Gudrun Ritter, Heide Kipp

Votes: 216

5. 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: 1,686

6. Stein (1991)

108 min | Drama

6.9
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Actor Ernst Stein, having abdicated from the stage in 1968 in protest of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, has long since retreated from the world around him. In a remote house ... See full summary »

Director: Egon Günther | Stars: Rolf Ludwig, Franziska Herold, Evelin Dahm, Johanna Möhring

Votes: 35

7. The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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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: 1,139

8. The Arctic Is Calling (1984)

78 min | Adventure

6.3
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1934 in Prague in Czechoslovakia, several children set forth to save the shipwrecked passengers who are on brash ice in the Arctic Ocean.

Director: Jörg Foth | Stars: Oliver Karsitz, Alexander Rohde, Vivian Schmidt, Thomas Gutzeit

Votes: 46

9. Eolomea (1972)

82 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Eight space cargo-ships disappear without a trace within three days. And the orbit station "Margot" has suddenly fallen silent. The space council is faced with a mystery and the scientist ... See full summary »

Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Cox Habbema, Ivan Andonov, Rolf Hoppe, Vsevolod Sanaev

Votes: 586

10. Blue Bird (1979)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.1
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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: 131

11. And Next Year at Lake Balaton (1980)

85 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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Überraschung. Mutter Irene (Gudrun Ritter) hat eine wunderbare Idee: Ein Strandurlaub in Bulgarien für die ganze Familie inklusive Tochter Ines' (Odette Bereska) neuem Freund Jonas (René ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 108

12. Biology (1990)

91 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.5
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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: 29

13. Jacob the Liar (1974)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A Jewish ghetto in central 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: 1,297

14. Sleeping Beauty (1980 TV Movie)

81 min | Family

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Director: Dieter Bellmann | Stars: Paul Arenkens, Dieter Bellmann, Peter Ensikat, Hans-Joachim Frank

15. Unser Sandmännchen (1959– )

10 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.4
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The Sandman's everyday life, travels and fantastic adventures. The character often showcased socialist technological achievements, such as the use of awe-inspiring vehicles like futuristic cars and flying devices.

Stars: Sergey Obraztsov, Paul Robeson, Josef Skupa, German Titov

Votes: 154

16. 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: 431

17. In the Dust of the Stars (1976)

95 min | Sci-Fi

5.4
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After a six year journey, the Spaceship Cyrno lands on the planet TEM 4 from where they had received a call for help. Strangely enough, the Temers deny having sent this message. As ... See full summary »

Director: Gottfried Kolditz | Stars: Jana Brejchová, Alfred Struwe, Ekkehard Schall, Milan Beli

Votes: 389

18. 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: 863

19. Pianke (1983 TV Movie)

90 min | Family

6.8
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The story of a young German boy and his father who befriend a Jewish family.

Director: Gunter Friedrich | Stars: Alexander Heidenreich, Volkmar Kleinert, Renate Heymer, Hans Teuscher

Votes: 28

20. 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: 915

21. Der Staatsanwalt hat das Wort (1965–1991)

75 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Stars: Peter Przybylski, Erhard Köster, Karin Ugowski, Ernst-Georg Schwill

Votes: 18

22. Weisse Wölfe (1969)

101 min | Drama, History, Western

5.7
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Farsighted Falcon, the Dakota chief, seeks refuge in the Black Hills with his wife Blue Hair and two warriors, the sole survivors of his tribe, in order to join part of the Cheyenne headed ... See full summary »

Directors: Konrad Petzold, Bosko Boskovic | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Horst Schulze, Barbara Brylska, Holger Mahlich

Votes: 265

23. 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: 34

24. Gelb ist nicht nur die Farbe der Sonne (1979 TV Movie)

80 min | Crime

6.6
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A DI is on his way to the Baltic Sea: bit by bit, he reconstructs the background of a tragic car accident, which he initially believes to be a fantasy of the little, unknown diary writer. A strange fascination emanates from the memories.

Director: Rainer Bär | Stars: Werner Tietze, Horst Drinda, Annegret Siegmund, Michèle Marian

Votes: 30

25. 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: 348

26. Mama mia (1987 TV Movie)

40 min | Musical

5.3
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Director: Udo Witte | Stars: Petra Kelling, Helmut Müller-Lankow, Rachel Sophia-Anthony, Lina Wendel

Votes: 10

27. Ein Kolumbus auf der Havel (1978 TV Movie)

78 min | Adventure, Family

6.8
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An eleven-year old girl goes on a sailing trip with her parents who don't know much about sailing.

Director: Hans Kratzert | Stars: Frank Schulze, Carl-Hermann Risse, Ellen Rappus, Janek Zalaewski

Votes: 15

28. Pinocchio (1967)

G | 75 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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A lovely, humorous live-action rendition of the classic children's story by Carlo Collodi about the adventures of a wooden boy carved from a magical piece of wood by a puppetmaker.

Directors: Walter Beck, Ron Merk | Stars: Martin Flörchinger, Alfred Müller, Martin Hellberg, Vera Oelschlegel

Votes: 30

29. 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: 394

30. Johann Sebastian Bach (1985– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.3
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Sophisticated German miniseries on the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), one of the greatest musicians and composers of all time.

Stars: Ulrich Thein, Franziska Troegner, Rosemarie Bärhold, András Kozák

Votes: 96

31. 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: 804

32. 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: 896

33. 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: 188

34. Barfuß ins Bett (1988–1990)

55 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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Stars: Jörg Panknin, Renate Blume, Gudrun Okras, Andreas Jahnke

Votes: 31

35. Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971)

136 min | Drama

7.1
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As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya - played by the great Lithuanian actor Donatas Banionis (The Red Tent, Solaris) - has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Wolf | Stars: Donatas Banionis, Olivera Katarina, Fred Düren, Tatyana Lolova

Votes: 359

36. Pelle der Eroberer (1986 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

7.3
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Near the end of the 19th century ten-year-old Pelle and his elderly widowed father Lasse leave Sweden for Denmark. Due to his age Lasse can only find work on a large farm where workers are ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Steinke | Stars: Stefan Schrader, Martin Trettau, Klaus Manchen, Karin Gregorek

Votes: 66

37. Du und icke und Berlin (1978 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Director: Eberhard Schäfer | Stars: Jürgen Heinrich, Susanne Linser, Micaela Kreißler, Gerhard Bienert

Votes: 23

38. Snow White (1961)

63 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

6.3
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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: 238

39. 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: 258

40. Das Mädchen und der Junge (1982 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Puberty drama about the first love of a 15 year old girl from Berlin.

Director: Wolfgang Hübner | Stars: Birgit Käding, Sven Martinek, Reiner Heise, Katharina Körner

Votes: 18

41. Die Geschichte von der Gänseprinzessin und ihrem treuen Pferd Falada (1989)

79 min | Family, Fantasy

6.5
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Princess Aurinia embarks on a journey to seal the union of two kingdoms. The evil Princess Liesa forces Aurinia to change roles. Because of Liesa's cruel nature, the promised Prince Aurinas... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Petzold | Stars: Dana Morávková, Michaela Kuklová, Eberhard Mellies, Regina Beyer

Votes: 158

42. Ich liebe Victor (1984 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A teenage girl and her best friend spend the summer holidays together in a village. Then a good looking teenage boy appears, which creates a rift between them as they compete for his attention.

Director: Karola Hattop | Stars: Annegret Siegmund, Henriette Engel, Timo Jakob, Gabriele Geißler

Votes: 22

43. 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: 607

44. Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (1976)

105 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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Rebellious young 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 be near ... See full summary »

Director: Egon Günther | Stars: Hans-Jürgen Wolf, Katharina Thalbach, Hilmar Baumann, Heinz-Dieter Knaup

Votes: 73

45. Das tapfere Schneiderlein (1956)

83 min | Fantasy, Family

6.4
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Screen version of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm "The Brave Little Tailor"

Director: Helmut Spieß | Stars: Kurt Schmidtchen, Christel Bodenstein, Horst Drinda, Fred Kronström

Votes: 123

46. Wenn einer was versprochen hat (1976 TV Movie)

73 min | Family

5.5
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Jens hangs out with a group of boys, then learns they're bullies when they pull a series of pranks and he reports them to the police.

Director: Gunter Friedrich | Stars: Kay Ortmann, Peter Glöckner, Jens Binneböse, Katrin Heinze

Votes: 28

47. Abschiedsdisko (1990)

91 min | Drama, Family

6.2
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A village has to be destroyed for coal mining. Henning, a 15 years old boy, who wants to visit his grandfather one more time, realizes that nothing will be the way it used to be.

Director: Rolf Losansky | Stars: Holger Kubisch, Jaecki Schwarz, Horst Schulze, Annelise Matschulat

Votes: 34

48. Ernst Thälmann - Sohn seiner Klasse (1954)

124 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.5
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This historical-biographical film begins in the first days of November 1918 on the western front. News comes to the soldiers of a revolutionary uprising in Kiel. Young Thälmann, a soldier ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Maetzig | Stars: Günther Simon, Hans-Peter Minetti, Erich Franz, Erika Dunkelmann

Votes: 129

49. The Divided Heaven (1964)

116 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 1961, Rita returns to her childhood village after a breakdown. As she recovers, she remembers the past two years: her love for chemist Manfred, 10 years her senior; his enthusiasm about ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Wolf | Stars: Renate Blume, Eberhard Esche, Hans Hardt-Hardtloff, Hilmar Thate

Votes: 369

50. 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: 233


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