East Germany (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. First Spaceship on Venus (1960)

Unrated | 79 min | Sci-Fi

4.3
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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: 2,298

2. Polizeiruf 110 (1971– )

Crime, Drama

6.5
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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: 354

3. 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: 1,375

4. Trotz alledem! (1972)

125 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Biographical war drama about the life of German socialist Karl Liebknecht.

Director: Günter Reisch | Stars: Horst Schulze, Lyudmila Kasyanova, Ute Illmann, Lutz Fremde

Votes: 29

5. Jacob the Liar (1974)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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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: 1,070

6. 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: 641

7. Stein (1991)

108 min | Drama

6.8
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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: 20

8. Forbidden Love (1990)

86 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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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: 142

9. Leichensache Zernik (1972)

100 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Directors: Gerhard Klein, Helmut Nitzschke | Stars: Alexander Lang, Gert Gütschow, Norbert Christian, Kurt Böwe

Votes: 37

10. Johann Sebastian Bach (1985– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.2
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Stars: Ulrich Thein, Franziska Troegner, Rosemarie Bärhold, Yvetta Kornová

Votes: 62

11. Die Legende von Paul und Paula (1973)

105 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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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: 922

12. 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: 102

13. 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: 637

14. Insel der Schwäne (1983)

85 min

7.3
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Fourteen-year-old Stefan Kolbe, along with his mother and sister, moves from an idyllic small town to the developing area of Berlin-Marzahn, where his father works as a construction worker.... See full summary »

Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Axel Bunke, Mathias Müller, Sven Martinek, Britt Baumann

Votes: 57

15. Im Staub der Sterne (1976)

95 min | Sci-Fi

5.5
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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: 321

16. Das kalte Herz (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: 453

17. Meine Frau macht Musik (1958)

85 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Director: Hans Heinrich | Stars: Lore Frisch, Günther Simon, Maly Delschaft, Alice Prill

Votes: 11

18. Die Söhne der großen Bärin (1966)

92 min | Western

6.1
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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: 283

19. Der geteilte Himmel (1964)

116 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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: 262

20. 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: 23

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

136 min | Drama

7.2
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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: 277

22. Solo Sunny (1980)

100 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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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: 448

23. Eolomea (1972)

82 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.8
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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: 430

24. 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: 287

25. 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: 728

26. 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: 309

27. 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

28. 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: 285

29. 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: 306

30. 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: 162

31. Pianke (1983 TV Movie)

90 min | Family

6.5
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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: 14

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

75 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Stars: Peter Przybylski, Erhard Köster, Karin Ugowski, Ernst-Georg Schwill

Votes: 9

33. 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: 755

34. Einzug ins Paradies (1987– )

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Kurt Böwe, Walfriede Schmitt, Friedhelm Eberle, Michaela Hotz

Votes: 17

35. 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: 201

36. Mama mia (1987 TV Movie)

40 min | Musical

6.8
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Director: Udo Witte | Stars: Petra Kelling, Helmut Müller-Lankow, Kerstin Wendel, Achim Wolff

Votes: 5

37. Der Untertan (1951)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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: 707

38. Husaren in Berlin (1971)

92 min | Comedy

5.3
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Director: Erwin Stranka | Stars: Manfred Krug, Evelyn Opoczynski, István Iglódi, Rolf Herricht

Votes: 13

39. Das Eismeer ruft (1984)

78 min | Adventure

6.5
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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: 26

40. 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

41. 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: 487

42. 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: 158

43. Rotation (1949)

80 min | Drama, History

7.4
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The mechanic Behnke wants to join the Nazi party to secure a good living. However, after his Jewish neighbors have been taken away, he changes his views. Trying to remain "a non-political ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Staudte | Stars: Paul Esser, Irene Korb, Karl Heinz Deickert, Reinhold Bernt

Votes: 277

44. 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: 321

45. Aber Vati! (1974– )

360 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Stars: Erik S. Klein, Helga Labudda, Jochen Thomas, Ralf Lemcke

Votes: 37

46. Und nächstes Jahr am Balaton (1984)

85 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Gudrun Ritter, Peter Bause, Fred Delmare, Günter Schubert

Votes: 49

47. Bis daß der Tod euch scheidet (1979)

96 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Scenes from an East German marriage. A young couple, Sonya and Jens, are very much in love; they get married and have a child. When Sonya wants to go back to work after her maternity leave,... See full summary »

Director: Heiner Carow | Stars: Katrin Saß, Martin Seifert, Berko Acker, Renate Krößner

Votes: 43

48. Alarm am See (1973 TV Movie)

55 min | Crime

5.4
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A German TV movie about the stolen graphic "A Harlot's Progress" of William Hogarth, counted as 15th episode of the German TV crime series "Police call 110", but initially run without the title. Place of action is a sailing team.

Directors: Jerzy Bednarczyk, Jan Laskowski | Stars: Jürgen Frohriep, Karin Ugowski, Siegfried Weiß, Emil Karewicz

Votes: 17

49. Levins Mühle (1980)

113 min | Drama, History

8.0
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In a small village in West Prussia in the 1870s, Germans and Poles, Gypsies and Jews live together as neighbors. Johann, the rich owner of a large mill, does not want the Jew, Levin, to ... See full summary »

Director: Horst Seemann | Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Katja Paryla, Christian Grashof, Ilonka Ilieva

Votes: 18

50. Trail of the Falcon (1968)

121 min | Drama, Western

6.0
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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: 181


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