Movies like One Night in Berlin

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One Night in Berlin (2011)
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One Night in Berlin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Berlin. Night. An old, homeless drunk stumbles down the street. Ignored by everyone - almost everyone. A woman suddenly appears in front of him - mid-thirties, thin, a drug addict. She stands face-to-face for the first time in years with the man she despises. Father and daughter, Volker and Anna. Anna is desperate and on the run from the police. She needs money urgently and demands the key to grandpa's safety deposit box, a key which she knows her father still has. But Volker claims to have hidden it on the other side of the city. They set out on foot through the Berlin night, heading west. On the way, with Anna in pain, Volker discovers she is bleeding from her stomach - but not all the blood is hers. And then he finds the bloodied knife she is carrying... As time runs out and the police close in, father and daughter hurry through the night. Under cover of darkness the secrets of their East German past explode in a final confrontation - and the consequences of times past come to ...
Style: road movie
Plot: nazi, inheritance, berlin wall, separation, past
Place: germany, berlin germany, gdr, east germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, road movie and tense films with plots about friendship, berlin wall, german, border crossing, cold war, female nudity and hotel mostly in Drama, Comedy and War genres. Some movies like One Night in Berlin: Die Klasse - Berlin '61 (2015), The Wall - The Final Days (2008), Der Turm (2012), Westler (1985), Bornholmer Straße (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Die Klasse - Berlin '61 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Secondary school students from East Berlin are taking final exam in West Berlin (being politically rejected in GDR) as the Berlin wall is built. The dramatization is combined with interviews of the actual people 50 years later.
Plot: berlin wall, repression, reenactment, river crossing, friendship, escape attempt, arrest
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: east berlin, berlin germany, east germany, west germany
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The Wall - The Final Days (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The Berlin wall separated families and friends for 28 years. Some accepted it, and some worked hard to make it fall.
Plot: police, male female relationship, german reunification, berlin wall, nationalism, intercourse, kitsch, soldier, german, border, automatic rifle, border crossing
Time: year 1989
Place: gdr, berlin germany, west germany
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Der Turm (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adapted from an award-winning best-selling book by Uwe Tellkamp, 'The Tower' depicts a higher class family’s struggles during crumbling communist rule in 1980’s East Germany. It illustrates the weaknesses and pending downfall of the ...
Plot: family, communism, countryside, attempted rape, female nudity
Place: east germany, gdr
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85%
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Westler (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Felix from West-Berlin falls in love with Thomas in East-Berlin. At first they keep their relationship going by regular visits from Felix, but the curfew forces him to return every evening. When the East-German authorities become suspicious, Thomas ...
Plot: berlin wall, lgbt, curfew, cold war, communism, gay bar, homosexual, love, escape
Place: east germany, west germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin east germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Germany 09: 13 Short Films About the State of the Nation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Thirteen German directors present short films exploring the state of their country.
Plot: anthology
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Bornholmer Straße (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A lighthearted look at the opening of the border crossing of Bornholmer Straße in Berlin from the point of view of the confused border guards.
Plot: berlin wall, embroidery, uniform, iron curtain, propaganda, border crossing
Time: year 1989
Place: germany, gdr
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76%
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Cold Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wall - Berlin '61.
Plot: berlin wall, fear, military, sweat, wall, thief, smuggling, danger, barbed wire, escape, border, separation
Time: year 1961, 1960s
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Angel Express (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Angel Express is a film about people restlessly seeking for the ultimate experience. Set in late nineties Berlin, it shows images of radical change: Young urban heroes in the glare of flashlights; an environment in which coldness and affection or ...
Plot: drugs, prostitute, female nudity, gun, love, sex, male nudity
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Singing the Blues in Red (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Persona Non Grata in his homeland, protest singer Klaus Drittemann must leave East Berlin, his wife and child and emigrate to West Berlin, where the representatives of an American record company are eagerly waiting for him. They plan to exploit his ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: politics, berlin wall, singer, journalist, social differences, society, captivity, introspection, innocence lost, unemployment, journalism, idealism ...
Place: east germany, europe, germany, england, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
As We Were Dreaming (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Andreas Dresen's adaptation of Clemens Meyer's novel about a group of East German friends right after the fall of the Wall.
Style: realistic, gloomy, sincere, serious
Plot: buddies, friends, dull life, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, cause and meaning, friendship between boys, teenage boy, female nudity
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: east germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Crash Point: Berlin (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a mid-air collision, an uncontrollable passenger plane with 90 souls on board speeds through the skies over Germany. The impact point for the inevitable plane crash is easily calculated: the center of Berlin. Now the race is on to prevent the ...
Plot: fighter pilot, fighter jet, crash, aviation, airplane, airplane accident, explosive decompression, runway, passenger, airport, pilot, flight attendant
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Berlin Is in Germany (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Martin, a former GDR citizen, is released from jail, he lately becomes confronted with the consequences of the German re-unification.
Style: serious, emotional, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: taxi driver, fish out of water, social differences, society, estrangement, stripper, friendship, berlin wall, parent child relationship, unsociability, jealousy, prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, 90s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Si-o-se Pol (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Released from prison and terminally ill, Parvis Karimpour is determined to be reunited with his daughter, Nasrin, who fled Iran for Europe many years before. Crossing the Mediterranean only to be unceremoniously dumped on the Spanish coast, ...
Style: road movie
Plot: isolation, migration, refugee, immigration, friendship, migrant
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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West (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: East Germany. Summer, late 70's. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij's apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious
Plot: social decay, hopes, immigrants, family relations, starting over, society, single parent, bunk bed, bearded man, interracial sex, border, border crossing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, gdr, german democratic republic ...
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42%
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The Architects (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The architect Daniel Brenner is in his late thirties when he receives his first challenging and lucrative commission: to design a cultural center for a satellite town in East-Berlin. He accepts the offer under the condition that he gets to choose ...
Plot: socialism, divorce, berlin wall, career, communism, partnership, german reunification, architecture, architect, friendship, gender roles, self fulfillment ...
Place: east germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Shores of Hope (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In this vivid historical drama set in 1980s East Germany, two dockworkers and best friends who dream of escaping the repressive regime are forced to choose their loyalties when the state police promise them safe passage out of the country — if ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: friendship, betrayal, crimes, relationship vs career, investigation, moral dilemma, ambition, friends, stalking, danger, dishonesty, snitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Berlin Affair (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In 1938 Berlin, Gudrun Landgrebe, wife of Nazi functionary Kevin McNally, begins taking art lessons. She makes the acquaintance of another student, Japanese ambassador's daughter Mio Takaki. Soon afterwards, the two women begin a passionate ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, bisexual, tennis, suicide pact, nazi, threesome, lesbianism, lesbian kiss, female nudity, menage a trois, unhappy ending, sexuality ...
Time: 1930s
Place: berlin germany
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Before Snowfall (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, Iraq
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Before Snowfall starts with a dramatic escape: Eighteen year-old Nermin runs away from her wedding in a village in Iraqi Kurdistan. Being the elder of the family, her younger brother Siyar becomes responsible for finding her and restoring the family ...
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, tragic ending
Plot: chase, village, family life, family relations, village life, young heroes, on the road, survival, on the run, innocence lost, revenge, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Barbara (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1980 in East Germany and, alone, Barbara is confined to living and working as a doctor in a small provincial town - her punishment for attempting to emigrate to the West. She has only one focus; to escape and for this, she has to ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: german, iron curtain, doctor, fascism, small town, introspection, society, secret service, power relations, who to trust, lovers apart, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, gdr, northern germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Journey (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A young man living in a cold southern village in South America, decides to start a trip looking for his father. By doing this he discovers unexpected facts about his Latin American essence.
Style: road movie
Plot: parent child relationship, bicycle, riding a bicycle, travel, father son relationship, flood, abortion, social issues, search for father, phantom, social criticism, father son reunion ...
Place: patagonia, mine, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 123
Sugar Sand (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: End of the 1970s in East Germany: Fred and Jonas are close friends. The 10-year-olds live near at the German-German frontier. After the mother from Jonas has made an exit application, the boys have to recognize that they are soon separated from each ...
Plot: border, immigration, border crossing, german, emigrant, emigration, friendship, boy, single mother, little boy, baltic sea, mother son relationship
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, west germany, gdr, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Frost (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
Story: Time of darkness. Time of fire kindled against cold and fear. During the Holy Night, the seven year old Micha has to escape with his young mother Marianne from the violence of his drunken father... During their one week odyssey through frozen ...
Style: road movie
Plot: christmas, domestic violence, apartment building, drunk, cow, new year, night, sleeping, church, amusement park, church bell, fireworks ...
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Silvester Countdown (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young Berlin couple travel to a friend's place for the celebration of Silvester and New Year's Eve. During that period, we witness today's juvenile sub-culture, especially the ways of keeping a partnership - or breaking it up in ...
Plot: pubic hair, male nudity
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Innocent (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young engineer is sent to post-WWII 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 with a mysterious woman who will take him on the dark side of evil.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, espionage, government agency, couples, fall in love, mysterious character, state affairs, secret agents, undercover, heroes, dishonesty, political conspiracy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This drama is based on the childhood memories of Hans Jürgen Massaquoi, who was one of the few black native Germans in Nazi Germany. In 1935 at the age of nine, he lives with his German mother in a small flat in Hamburg's working class ...
Style: national socialism
Plot: prosecution, xenophobia, gestapo, boxer, nurse, boy, world war two, flashback, black boy, single mother, boxing, little boy ...
Place: hamburg germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Now (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A mysterious accident has separated Jaap from his beloved Rose, but they continue to talk to each other in their minds and dreams. As Jaap struggles to come to terms with what happened, his best friend JP suggests they travel to France to visit Rose ...
Style: road movie
Plot: loss, loneliness, friendship, friend, russian, love, accident, coma
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 362
Hitler's Grave (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asia is a young Iranian woman whose brother has been tortured in prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the recent controversial presidential elections in Iran. She goes to Berlin to find the grave of Hitler fulfilling a promise made to her ...
Style: tense, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: rabbi, religions or cults, political unrest, society, iranian, promise
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, germany, middle east, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Invention of the Curried Sausage (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: World War II is grinding to a close, and middle-aged Lena Bruecker (Barbara Sukowa) is caught in the fallout of Germany's crushing defeat. Her husband is missing in action on the Eastern Front, her children are all grown and out of touch with ...
Plot: male nudity, woman, sausage
Place: germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Das Wunder von Berlin (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: East Germany, 1988: working as a state security service agent, Jürgen Kaiser is loyal to the party line, but worried about his son Marco, a punk. As he is arrested after a concert, Marco is forced to join the army, where he surprisingly identifies ...
Plot: politics, propaganda, nude swimming, european history, embarrassment, barefoot male, crotch grab, taking off clothes, humiliation, undressing, male nudity, german reunification ...
Place: berlin germany, gdr, central europe, east germany, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Future of Emily (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Emily, a child, stays with her bourgeois grandparents during frequent periods when her mother makes films. Isabelle wraps a picture, flies to her childhood home to pick up Emily, and plans to leave for her place in France. Old wounds between ...
Plot: telephone call, autograph, fisherman, surf, resentment, affair, news report, argument, beach, travel, fish, actor ...
Place: berlin germany, normandy, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%