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



1. Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Family

7.9
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Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

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

Votes: 6,969

2. Das singende, klingende Bäumchen (1957)

74 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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A brave prince wants to win the heart of a stubborn princess by finding the singing, ringing tree for her. He finally locates it in the magical realm of an evil dwarf who offers him a deal:... See full summary »

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

Votes: 623

3. Germany Year Zero (1948)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, War

7.9
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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: 8,512

4. The Innocent (1993)

R | 119 min | Drama

5.7
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A young engineer is sent to post World War II Berlin to help the Americans, in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man's best friend, he falls in love ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Anthony Hopkins, Campbell Scott, Ronald Nitschke

Votes: 1,380 | Gross: $0.55M

5. Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck (1953)

100 min | Family, Fantasy

6.9
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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: 469

6. 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: 1,366

7. Sieben Sommersprossen (1978)

79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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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: 314

8. Les misérables (1958)

210 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 1,169

9. Jak se budí princezny (1978)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.2
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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: 402

10. Murderers Among Us (1946)

85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.5
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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: 1,736

11. Mesmer (1994)

Not Rated | 107 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism."

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Donal Donnelly, David Burke, Peter Dvorsky, Alan Rickman

Votes: 880

12. Das kalte Herz (1950)

106 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

7.5
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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: 444

13. Osvobozhdenie: Napravlenie glavnogo udara (1971)

125 min | Drama, Romance, War

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: 376

14. 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: 158

15. Stalingrad (1990)

196 min | Drama, War

7.1
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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: 342

16. Die Tigerin (1992)

R | 83 min | Crime, Drama

5.0
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It's the roaring twenties in Berlin. The Tigress, a gorgeous, wild, and very independent street walker, falls for a handsome grifter. When one of her lovers gets jealous, she betrays him ... See full summary »

Director: Karin Howard | Stars: Valentina Vargas, James Remar, George Peppard, Ferdy Mayne

Votes: 75

17. Froschkönig (1988)

65 min | Fantasy, Romance

5.2
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Fairytale in which a princess fails to keep her promises and is taught a lesson.

Director: Walter Beck | Stars: Jana Mattukat, Jens-Uwe Bogadtke, Peter Sodann, Franziska Glöss-Ebermann

Votes: 62

18. Apachen (1973)

94 min | Western

5.9
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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: 296

19. Nackt unter Wölfen (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

7.3
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As rumors reach them that the Allied armies are advancing on their concentration camp at Buchenwald, Polish prisoners renew their feeble hope for survival and freedom. When a group of ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 631

20. Die vertauschte Königin (1984)

74 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.2
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Director: Dieter Scharfenberg | Stars: Ursula Karusseit, Kurt Böwe, Klaus Piontek, Christian Steyer

Votes: 27

21. The Crucible (1957)

145 min | Drama, History

7.2
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Salem, 1692. Industrious farmer, John Proctor, has twice made love to 17-year-old Abigail, a youth he and his wife have taken in. (His wife Elisabeth has rebuffed him for seven months; she ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 366

22. Der Untertan (1951)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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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: 704

23. Chingachgook, die grosse Schlange (1967)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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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: 283

24. Vergeßt mir meine Traudel nicht (1957)

85 min | Comedy

7.1
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Director: Kurt Maetzig | Stars: Eva-Maria Hagen, Horst Kube, Günther Haack, Erna Sellmer

Votes: 20

25. Cherez Gobi i Khingan (1981)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, War

8.0
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Directors: Vasili Ordynsky, Badrahin Sumhu | Stars: Aleksandr Ovchinnikov, Lyudmila Petrova, Vladimir Ivashov, Bolot Beyshenaliev

Votes: 37

26. Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot (1979)

70 min | Family, Fantasy

6.7
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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: 295

27. Das Feuerzeug (1959)

83 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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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: 164

28. Ich war neunzehn (1968)

115 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.7
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April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 749

29. Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (1985)

83 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: 101

30. Anna Pavlova (1983– )

155 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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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: 189

31. Glück im Hinterhaus (1980)

97 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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Karl Erp is a fairly well-off librarian in his mid-forties with two children and a boring marriage. His love for his intern, Miss Broder, brings him out of his lethargy. He tells his wife, ... See full summary »

Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Dieter Mann, Jutta Wachowiak, Peter Bause, Gerry Wolff

Votes: 22

32. 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.

Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Yakov Tripolsky, Mikhail Ulyanov, Aleksandr Goloborodko, Bruno Frejndlikh

Votes: 271

33. Osvobozhdenie: Proryv (1970)

87 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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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: Larisa Golubkina, Bukhuti Zakariadze, Vasiliy Shukshin, Nikolai Rybnikov

Votes: 132

34. Osvobozhdenie: Ognennaya duga (1970)

85 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Bukhuti Zakariadze, Vasiliy Shukshin, Nikolai Rybnikov, Vladislav Strzhelchik

Votes: 141

35. A Tale of Five Women (1951)

86 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.5
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An Englishman has been working in the US so long he now speaks with an American accent. He is drafted into the British Army during WWII but is injured and loses his memory. Because he talks... See full summary »

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: 52

36. Frau Holle (1963)

59 min | Family, Fantasy

6.4
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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: 145

37. Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt (1965)

164 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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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: 286

38. Shchit i mech (1968)

344 min | Adventure, War, Drama

7.8
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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 »

Director: Vladimir Basov | Stars: Stanislav Lyubshin, Alla Demidova, Helga Göring, Lyudmila Chursina

Votes: 445

39. Wer reißt denn gleich vorm Teufel aus (1977)

92 min | Family, Fantasy

6.8
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Adaptation of Grimm's fairy tale "Der Teufel mit den drei goldenen Haaren"

Director: Egon Schlegel | Stars: Hans-Joachim Frank, Dieter Franke, Rolf Ludwig, Katrin Martin

Votes: 62

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

95 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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While fishing in the North Sea, eleven out of the twelve men of the Lutèce, a fishing-boat from Concarneau, get intoxicated after having eaten rotten ham. The only one unscathed is Mohammed... See full summary »

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

Votes: 128

41. Ursula (1978 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.2
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Switzerland 1523. The mercenary Jackie Geer returns with his soldiers from Iatly to his home in the Oberland. They have fought for the Pope and now find a religious upheaval i Switzerland.

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

Votes: 24

42. The Rabbit Is Me (1965)

110 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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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 »

Director: Kurt Maetzig | Stars: Angelika Waller, Alfred Müller, Ilse Voigt, Wolfgang Winkler

Votes: 280

43. Berlin um die Ecke (1965)

85 min | Drama

7.5
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Director: Gerhard Klein | Stars: Dieter Mann, Monika Gabriel, Erwin Geschonneck, Hans Hardt-Hardtloff

Votes: 30

44. Bold Adventure (1956)

84 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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Directors: Gérard Philipe, Joris Ivens | Stars: Gérard Philipe, Jean Vilar, Fernand Ledoux, Nicole Berger

Votes: 107

45. Mother Courage and Her Children (1961)

151 min | Drama, War

8.2
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Directors: Peter Palitzsch, Manfred Wekwerth | Stars: Helene Weigel, Angelika Hurwicz, Ekkehard Schall, Heinz Schubert

Votes: 30

46. Sleeping Beauty (1971)

71 min | Family, Fantasy

6.0
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The King and Queen plan an opulent feast to celebrate the birth of their long-awaited child, Dornröschen. They invite not only the members of the court, but also the fairies, so that they ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Beck | Stars: Juliane Korén, Vera Oelschlegel, Helmut Schreiber, Burkhard Mann

Votes: 85

47. Septemberliebe (1961)

78 min

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Director: Kurt Maetzig | Stars: Doris Abeßer, Ulrich Thein, Annekathrin Bürger, Hans Lucke

48. Spur der Steine (1966)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A film about living and working conditions in the GDR of the 60's. Includes a little love story of course.

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

Votes: 713

49. Archiv des Todes (1980– )

742 min | Drama, War, Action

7.8
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Deutsche partizan serie, Georg und freunden

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

Votes: 119

50. 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: 86


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