East Germany (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. 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: 350

2. 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: 2,270

3. 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: 637

4. Zur See (1977)

Drama

8.3
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Stars: Horst Drinda, Jürgen Zartmann, Günter Naumann, Wilfried Pucher

Votes: 37

5. 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: 161

6. Johann Sebastian Bach (1985– )

Biography, Drama, Music

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

Votes: 59

7. 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

8. 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: 921

9. Fischzüge (1975 TV Movie)

154 min | Comedy

7.2
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Director: Günter Stahnke | Stars: Dietmar Richter-Reinick, Otmar Richter, Günter Schubert, Alfred Struwe

Votes: 5

10. 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: 24

11. 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: 1,062

12. König Drosselbart (1965)

74 min | Fantasy

6.7
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Director: Walter Beck | Stars: Karin Ugowski, Manfred Krug, Martin Flörchinger, Evamaria Heyse

Votes: 166

13. 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: 305

14. 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: 1,373

15. Reise ins Ehebett (1966)

84 min | Comedy

5.5
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A sailor on a 5,000-ton cargo ship is good at his job, but a philanderer and a rogue. The numerous shore leaves produce their share of complicated situations with women that frequently ... See full summary »

Director: Joachim Hasler | Stars: Anna Prucnal, Claus Jurichs, Eva-Maria Hagen, Frank Schöbel

Votes: 11

16. Die schwarze Mühle (1975 TV Movie)

80 min | Family, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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Director: Celino Bleiweiß | Stars: Leon Niemczyk, Klaus Brasch, Wolfgang Penz, Irma Münch

Votes: 35

17. Das unsichtbare Visier (1973–1979)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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The adventures of an East German secret agent.

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

Votes: 36

18. 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: 449

19. 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

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

75 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Stars: Peter Przybylski, Erhard Köster, Karin Ugowski, Ernst-Georg Schwill

Votes: 8

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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: 721

24. 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: 635

25. 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: 753

26. Die Gäste der Mathilde Lautenschläger (1981 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy

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Director: Wolf-Dieter Panse | Stars: Agnes Kraus, Micaela Kreißler, Heinz Behrens, Holm Bever

27. Der Vogel (1988 TV Movie)

64 min | Comedy

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Director: Norbert Büchner | Stars: Heinz Rennhack, Myriam Stark, Karin Düwel, Renate Geißler

28. 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: 316

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

79 min | Family, Fantasy

6.7
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Director: Konrad Petzold | Stars: Dana Morávková, Michaela Kuklová, Eberhard Mellies, Regina Beyer

Votes: 108

30. 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: 427

31. 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: 9

32. 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: 297

33. 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: 474

34. 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: 709

35. 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: 281

36. 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: 275

37. 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

38. 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

39. Frühstück im Bett (1983 TV Movie)

Comedy

5.9
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Director: Eberhard Schäfer | Stars: Micaela Kreißler, Petra Strowjasiewicz, Jürgen Trott, Alfred Struwe

Votes: 10

40. 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: 154

41. 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

42. 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: 251

43. Das Zaubermännchen (1960)

73 min | Family, Fantasy

6.7
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Once upon a time, there was a lazy miller, who spent all his time drinking wine and telling lies. When the king's treasurer demands payment of taxes, the miller lies that his daughter Marie... See full summary »

Director: Christoph Engel | Stars: Karl-Heinz Rothin, Karin Lesch, Reinhard Michalke, Peter Dommisch

Votes: 54

44. 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: 47

45. 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: 444

46. Spuk im Hochhaus (1982– )

180 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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Stars: Katja Paryla, Heinz Rennhack, Stefan Lisewski, Klaus Mertens

Votes: 148

47. 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

48. Tecumseh (1972)

109 min | Western

5.8
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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: 136

49. Stein (1991)

108 min | Drama

7.2
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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: 19

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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