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Sugar Sand (2017)
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Sugar Sand (2017)
Original name: Zuckersand
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 other. But they want to dig a tunnel to Australia to meet there themselves again. When Jonas should leave the country with his mother this night changes everything.
Plot: border, friendship, german, single mother, boy, emigration, immigration, border crossing, little boy, emigrant, baltic sea, mother son relationship
Place: east germany, germany, german democratic republic, west germany, gdr

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about friendship, german, male nudity, female nudity, couples, love and romance and berlin wall mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Sugar Sand: Friedliche Zeiten (2008), Sushi in Suhl (2012), Meier (1986), The Wall - The Final Days (2008), West (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Friedliche Zeiten (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Plot: cowardliness, sibling relationship, childhood memory, hysteria, infidelity, underdog, family life, husband wife relationship, singing in a car, sister sister relationship, adultery, family dinner ...
Time: 1960s
Place: east germany, west germany
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95%
 6.3
 333
Sushi in Suhl (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One evening in the mid-sixties, Rolf Anschütz, a chef who runs a small restaurant in a town called Suhl in the middle of the East German province of Thuringen offers his guests a unique and exotic meal - Japanese Sukiyaki. It was intent to be a ...
Plot: food, sushi, male nudity, pubic hair
Place: east germany
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91%
 7.3
 79
Meier (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Meier, a paperhanger in East Berlin, inherits from his father in West Berlin. With this money he wants to fulfil himself the dream of his life: a journey around the world. He buys a forged West German passport and pretends to go on a trip to ...
Plot: political satire, wallpaper, berlin wall, female nudity
Place: gdr, east germany, germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: kitsch, german, nationalism, german reunification, male female relationship, border crossing, automatic rifle, border, police, berlin wall, intercourse, soldier
Time: year 1989
Place: gdr, west germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.5
 814
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: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: starting over, hopes, society, immigrants, single parent, social decay, family relations, female protagonist, little boy, violence, flowers, undressing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, german democratic republic, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, uniform, iron curtain, propaganda, border crossing, embroidery
Time: year 1989
Place: germany, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 480
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: communism, family, attempted rape, countryside, female nudity
Place: east germany, gdr
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Trace of Stones (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A film about living and working conditons in the GDR of the 60's Includes a little lovestory of course.
Style: banned film
Plot: working class, love triangle, unwanted pregnancy, competition, life, communism, swimming, gender roles, socialism, job, pregnancy, dancing ...
Time: 1960s
Place: east germany, gdr, german democratic republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Berlin Blues (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of students, artists, bohemians and barflys had flourished among ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, clever, cynical, humorous ...
Plot: social misfits, twentysomething life, bar, misfit, buddies, parents and children, unfulfilled love, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, lifestyle, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: germany, europe, east germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 212
Heavy Girls (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Sven lives with his mother Edeltraut, who is suffering from dementia. He shares his entire life, the apartment, even the bed with her. During the day he works at a bank. While he is at work, Daniel comes to the apartment to look after Edeltraut. He ...
Plot: gay crush, gay lead character, alzheimer's disease, dementia, elevator, picnic, friendship, friendship between men, gay relationship, search, skinny dipping, man with glasses ...
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 448
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: friendship, moral dilemma, friends, betrayal, investigation, stalking, relationship vs career, ambition, crimes, danger, dishonesty, snitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, gdr, german democratic republic, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 303
Heroes Like Us (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young man from an early age falls in love with a girl whose family is not in good standing with the ruling Communist party. His father however is a member of the "Stasi", the secret state police. The father not only hinders his ...
Plot: berlin wall, love of one's life, german reunification, masturbation, love interest, coming of age, secret police, mother son relationship
Place: german democratic republic, east berlin, gdr, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Friend of Mine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An introverted insurance executive at a car rental service is annoyed by his hyperactive, garrulous coworker, but the two end up becoming friends.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, love triangle, opposites attract, car race, airport, stewardess, couples, friends, unfulfilled love, love and romance, disorder, wild ride ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, barcelona spain, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 11K
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, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: german, doctor, iron curtain, small town, fascism, doctors and patients, visa, lover, confined, society, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, northern germany, gdr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 4K
Gigantics (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The Hamburg friends Walter, Ricco and Floyd take each day as it comes between the estates of tower blocks and fast food restaurants. All three are in their early twenties and are dreaming of another life when Floyd suddenly takes a job on a ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, emotional, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: friendship, soccer, buddies, farewell, intensive care, working class, urban, romance, friends, best friends, city life, city ...
Time: 90s
Place: hamburg germany, europe, germany, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A fateful day pushes an aimless college dropout (Tom Schilling) to stop wasting his time and finally engage with life.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, humorous, tragicomedy ...
Plot: coffee, german, slacker, social misfits, jazz, urban, twentysomething life, dull life, misfit, unfulfillment, introspection, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 425
Runaway Horse (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Helmut and Sabine Halm have always managed vacations of lazy privacy at their favorite retreat on Germany′s Lake Constance. So when the energetic, handsome Klaus Buch turns up with his beautiful girlfriend Helene, Helmut is quite ready to dismiss ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexy, realistic, psychological
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Toto and Peppino Divided in Berlin (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antonio, seguendo le indicazioni della "Smorfia", dategli in sogno da una zia monaca "attraversa l'Alto Adige" e arriva a Berlino Ovest per incontrare il magliaro Giuseppe e fare fortuna. Ma Antonio e somigliantissimo ...
Plot: dream, fake identity, secret service, italian abroad, russian, ghost
Place: berlin germany, gdr, west germany, german democratic republic, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Grave Decisions (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this black comedy set in small-town Bavaria, 11-year-old Sebastian thinks you can never be too young to be a murderer. He's convinced that he killed his mother on the day he was born and is certain he's already been condemned to ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: dealing with death, teacher, radio station, parents and children, single, suicide attempt, swamp, village, religions or cults, single parent, redemption, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 158
Cold Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Wall - Berlin '61.
Plot: danger, barbed wire, escape, border, separation, smuggling, berlin wall, thief, sweat, wall, military, fear
Time: year 1961, 1960s
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
For Here or to Go? (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aspiring Indian tech entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley finds himself unexpectedly battling the bizarre American immigration system to keep his dream alive or prepare to return home forever.
Plot: immigration
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 1K
Frau Ella (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man goes on a road trip with an old lady he saves from a hospital.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, road movie
Plot: odd couple, on the road, partners, golden years, couple relations, nothing goes right, elderly, escapades, couples, disorder, mercedes benz, classic car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, france, berlin germany, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 2K
Naked (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nackt is the story of three couples, one of which just broke up, one that seems to be about to and one perfectly okay. They are all friends and from time to time they gather to talk about everything.One time they gather for dinner at the second ...
Style: semi serious, sexual, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: bicycle, friendship, self discovery, couple relations, relationship problems, man-woman relation, couples, romance, love and romance, social relations, kitchen, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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 ...
Style: road movie
Plot: nazi, inheritance, berlin wall, past, separation
Place: gdr, germany, east germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Whiskey with Vodka (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A renowned actor named Otto is the epitome of the problematic but beloved ladies man. Even when drunk he still knows more about filmmaking than does the amateur who is directing him in his latest movie. But what should the unreliable star do when a ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: actor's life, alcohol abuse, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, aging, couple relations, showbiz, love and romance, hung over, troublemaker, lifestyle, drunk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Nobody Loves Me (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, looking for love, love and romance, rich man, voodoo, single, prophecy, falling in love, couples, gays and lesbians, opposites attract, singleness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, europe, japan, tokyo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 376
Westwind (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Hungary
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in the Summer of 1988 and based on real events, the film tells the story of East-German twins Isabel and Doreen, two aspiring oarswomen, whose lives are changed dramatically during a training camp at Lake Balaton in Hungary. There, the girls ...
Plot: twin sister, volkswagen, female athlete, walkman, rowing, campfire, fraternal twins, twins, stowaway, twin sisters, group of friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Life is All You Get (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After he loses his job, his father, and his girlfriend, Jan's life is a shambles. Then suddenly he meets freakish street musician Vera, and a bittersweet romance unfolds...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, clever ...
Plot: police, human nature, slaughterhouse, couple relations, new love, escape, friendship, romance, social differences, fall in love, love and romance, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, nazi germany, fascism, little boy, boxing, single mother, black boy, child protagonist, interracial friendship, boxer ...
Place: germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 615
Night Shapes (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Pope is in town and the night of his stay is anything but heavenly for some of Berlin′s inhabitants. Rich and poor, down-and-outs and policemen, street kids and taxi drivers - in their search for a little bit of happiness, they all end up on ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: clergy, social misfits, urban, illegal prostitution, refugee, lovers, city life, society, immigrants, prostitute, chaos and mayhem, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%