East Germany (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Polizeiruf 110 (1971– )

TV-14 | Crime, Drama

6.3
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In German with English subtitles. 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 ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 400

2. First Spaceship on Venus (1960)

Unrated | 79 min | Sci-Fi

4.5
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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: 2,480

3. Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (1985)

83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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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: 115

4. Forbidden Love (1990)

86 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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18-year old Georg and 13-year old Barbara have been playing together as children. Play becomes love later, which leads to a catastrophe , as their parents are hostile leading to file a report to the court, as Barbara is still under age.

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

Votes: 153

5. 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: 709

6. Und nächstes Jahr am Balaton (1980)

85 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Gudrun Ritter, Peter Bause, Fred Delmare, Günter Schubert

Votes: 54

7. Treffpunkt Flughafen (1986– )

6.4
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Stars: Walter Plathe, Günter Naumann, Jürgen Zartmann, Günter Schubert

Votes: 24

8. The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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: 997

9. Coming Out (I) (1989)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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: 1,490

10. Chingachgook, die grosse Schlange (1967)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 328

11. Jacob the Liar (1974)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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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: 1,153

12. 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: 481

13. Solo Sunny (1980)

100 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life ... See full summary »

Directors: Konrad Wolf, Wolfgang Kohlhaase | Stars: Renate Krößner, Alexander Lang, Dieter Montag, Heide Kipp

Votes: 531

14. Barfuß ins Bett (1988–1990)

55 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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Stars: Jörg Panknin, Renate Blume, Gudrun Okras, Andreas Jahnke

Votes: 25

15. Johann Sebastian Bach (1985– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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Stars: Ulrich Thein, Franziska Troegner, Rosemarie Bärhold, Yvetta Kornová

Votes: 77

16. Sieben Sommersprossen (1978)

79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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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.

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

Votes: 367

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

75 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Stars: Peter Przybylski, Erhard Köster, Karin Ugowski, Ernst-Georg Schwill

Votes: 11

18. 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: 704

19. Das unsichtbare Visier (1973–1979)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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The adventures of an East German secret agent.

Stars: Wolfgang Greese, Alfred Struwe, Walter Niklaus, Jessy Rameik

Votes: 42

20. Mama mia (1987 TV Movie)

40 min | Musical

5.7
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Director: Udo Witte | Stars: Petra Kelling, Helmut Müller-Lankow, Rachel Sophia-Anthony, Kerstin Wendel

Votes: 7

21. Blue Bird (1979)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 96

22. 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 Red Army.

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

Votes: 831

23. Stars (1959)

91 min | War, Drama

7.5
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The tragic love of the Jewish girl and the 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: 348

24. 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: 23

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

136 min | Drama

7.0
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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: 290

26. 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: 327

27. 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: 188

28. Aber Vati! (1974– )

360 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Stars: Erik S. Klein, Helga Labudda, Jochen Thomas, Ralf Lemcke

Votes: 44

29. Unser Sandmännchen (1959– )

10 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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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, Gabriele Sturm

Votes: 109

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

75 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Director: Wolfgang Hübner | Stars: Birgit Käding, Sven Martinek, Reiner Heise, Katharina Körner

Votes: 10

31. Ulzana (1974)

91 min | Adventure, Western

5.7
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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: 219

32. The Sons of Great Bear (1966)

92 min | Western

6.0
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Although the Indians were assured their lands adjacent to the Black Hills by contract, the Whites want to expel them. Meanwhile, gold has been discovered there and the unscrupulous settler,... See full summary »

Director: Josef Mach | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Jirí Vrstála, Rolf Römer, Hans Hardt-Hardtloff

Votes: 321

33. 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: 544

34. Tecumseh (1972)

109 min | Western

5.5
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At the beginning of the 19th century, white settlers regularly make and break treaties with the Native American inhabitants to gain possession of vast hunting grounds at ludicrously low ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Kratzert | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Annekathrin Bürger, Rolf Römer, Leon Niemczyk

Votes: 151

35. Pianke (1983 TV Movie)

90 min | Family

6.7
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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: 18

36. 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: 341

37. King Thrushbeard (1965)

74 min | Fantasy

6.8
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Tale of the capricious princess. Adapting the Tales of the Brothers Grimm "King Thrushbeard".

Director: Walter Beck | Stars: Karin Ugowski, Manfred Krug, Martin Flörchinger, Evamaria Heyse

Votes: 189

38. Stielke, Heinz, Fifteen (1987)

95 min | War

7.0
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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: 16

39. Heart of Stone (1950)

106 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

7.4
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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: 506

40. 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: 44

41. Trail of the Falcon (1968)

121 min | Drama, Western

5.9
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In the latter half of the 19th century, gold is discovered in the Black Hills, an area which has already been allocated to the Dakota Indians as a winter reservation in a treaty. ... See full summary »

Director: Gottfried Kolditz | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Hannjo Hasse, Barbara Brylska, Lali Meskhi

Votes: 196

42. Mother Holly (1963)

59 min | Family, Fantasy

6.5
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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: 185

43. 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: 321

44. Heißer Sommer (1968)

91 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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In this East German teen musical, a group of girls are planning to take their summer vacation together on the Baltic coast. When a loud and obnoxious group of boys intrudes on their holiday... See full summary »

Director: Joachim Hasler | Stars: Chris Doerk, Frank Schöbel, Regine Albrecht, Hanns-Michael Schmidt

Votes: 264

45. 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: 744

46. Maxe Baumann (1976–1982)

Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Gerd E. Schäfer, Traute Sense, Heinz Behrens, Margot Ebert

Votes: 7

47. Front ohne Gnade (1984– )

780 min | War, Drama, Action

7.6
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Stars: Jürgen Zartmann, Günter Naumann, Alfred Struwe, Hans Teuscher

Votes: 47

48. Till Eulenspiegel (1975)

100 min | Comedy

7.0
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In medieval Germany, poor and witty Till Eulenspiegel fools and cheats citizens, churchmen, and landlords. Although in most cases he uses his wit for personal well-being, he often helps the... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Simon | Stars: Winfried Glatzeder, Cox Habbema, Franciszek Pieczka, Eberhard Esche

Votes: 47

49. Men and Beasts (1962)

178 min | Drama

7.5
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Director: Sergey Gerasimov | Stars: Nikolay Eryomenko, Tamara Makarova, Zhanna Bolotova, Tatyana Gavrilova

Votes: 72

50. Der geteilte Himmel (1964)

116 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 303


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