Movies and TV shows set in german democratic republic

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in german democratic republic ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, captivating, serious, melancholic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with berlin wall, stasi, friendship, female nudity, male nudity, politics, state affairs, german reunification, society and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in Germany, USA, Italy and other countries.
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german democratic republic movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as german democratic republic: Friendship! (2010), NVA (2005), Deutschland 83 (2015), The Red Cockatoo (2006), Fuehrer Ex (2002), Balloon (2018), Bornholmer Straße (2014), The Wall - The Final Days (2008), Meier (1986), The Legend of Rita (2000).

List of movies set in german democratic republic

 6.5
 5K
Friendship! (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man from East Germany travels to San Francisco to search for his father, who fled 12 years ago. Together with his best friend, he starts the journey from New York with no money and the only word they ever learned in english-lessons: ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, melancholic, touching
Plot: friendship, obsessive quest, on the road, disorder, culture clash, social relations, friends, fish out of water, friendship between men, road trip, best friends, male friendship ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, contemporary
Place: german democratic republic, usa
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 5.7
 2K
NVA (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of young recruits doing their compulsory military service in the East German army 'NVA' prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: military base, soldier, army, rebelliousness, military life, daydreamer, boot camp, basic training, friends, military, misfit, prank ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: german democratic republic, germany, europe, gdr, east germany
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 8.1
 11K
Deutschland 83 (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A gripping coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch as the 24 year-old East Germany native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, working undercover, political intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, undercover, military, double agent, political unrest, archive footage, border guard ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, west germany, gdr
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The Red Cockatoo (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story set in Germany in the 1960s. Siggi becomes involved in a love triangle when he falls for Luise, but the tightening political climate forces him to make a fateful decision.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, nightclub, love triangle, infidelity, rebellion, youth, against the rules, couples, dishonesty, political unrest, lifestyle, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: german democratic republic, europe, germany
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 6.6
 1K
Fuehrer Ex (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ingo Hasselbach, whose parents were Communist Party members in East Germany during his childhood, has lived at both ends of the political seesaw. The question of how people reach a change of heart is a profound one; Hasselbach describes the external ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prison, fascism, friendship, violence, politics, moral dilemma, racism, survival, obsession, youth, prison life, escape ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany
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 7.5
 7K
Balloon (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape DDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to escape and immediately starts investigations, while the two families are forced to ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, suspense, based on true events
Plot: border patrol, balloon, escape plan, german history, berlin wall, manhunt, husband wife relationship, secret plan, interrogation, stasi, couples, danger ...
Time: year 1979, 20th century, 70s, year 1989
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, east berlin east germany, berlin germany, east berlin ...
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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.
Style: humorous, captivating, tense, light
Plot: berlin wall, falling, propaganda, border crossing, society, friendship, rivalry, german humor, uniform, iron curtain, embroidery
Time: year 1989
Place: germany, gdr, german democratic republic
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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: stasi, soldier, intercourse, kitsch, german reunification, male female relationship, police, nationalism, berlin wall, border, german, border crossing ...
Time: year 1989
Place: german democratic republic, gdr, germany, west germany, berlin germany
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 7.3
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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, stasi, wallpaper, satire, berlin wall, bathtub, female nudity
Place: gdr, east berlin, east germany, german democratic republic, berlin germany ...
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The Legend of Rita (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant fear of having her cover blown, which unavoidably happens ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: politics, starting over, danger, state affairs, secret identity, terrorism, activist, dark past, espionage, bribery, berlin wall, runaway ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, paris france, vietnam, german democratic republic, france ...
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Never Mind the Wall (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany 1982: The country is divided into two parts. Nele, coming from West-Germany, travels to East-Germany where she meets Captain, singer of a band. They fall in love with each other, but the regime "takes care" of their relationship, ...
Plot: berlin wall, teenage crush, punk, female director, stasi, sex, strong female character, strong female lead, punk music, female nudity
Place: berlin germany, german democratic republic
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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: emotional, touching, humorous, realistic, serious
Plot: taxi driver, fish out of water, estrangement, social differences, society, friendship, prisoner, unsociability, berlin wall, jail, stripper, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, 90s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic, berlin germany
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 6.8
 6K
Sun Alley (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The antics of these kids, their families, of the "West ...
Style: humorous, talky, sentimental, controversial, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, defloration, coming of age, social differences, society, innocence lost, political unrest, teenage life, friends, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: german democratic republic, europe, germany, east berlin, east germany ...
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: tense, sincere, gloomy, bleak, compassionate ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, voyeurism, espionage, blackmail, german, interrogation, communism, iron curtain, politics, actress, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, europe ...
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 6.1
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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: stasi, love of one's life, berlin wall, love interest, coming of age, masturbation, secret police, sperm, german reunification, satire, mother son relationship
Place: german democratic republic, east berlin, east germany, gdr
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 7.7
 134K
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy who’s mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happen (since she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, witty, emotional, intense ...
Plot: idealism, coma, politics, deception, socialism, culture clash, communism, protecting from truth, social differences, parents and children, lifestyle change, political unrest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990, 70s ...
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, europe, berlin germany ...
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The Baldheaded Gang (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 74 min.
Story: August 1961. The former Foreign Legionnaire, King, has collected a gang of hooligans, with whom he creates mischief in the GDR. After some careless work on a construction site, an event during which two people lose their lives, they move to a ...
Plot: skinhead, biker, motorcycle gang, chase, dog, nickname, violence, police, criminal, death, cigarette smoking, telephone call ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: gdr, german democratic republic, east germany, central europe
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 7.8
 53K
Night on Earth (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.
Style: intellectual, talky, humorous, touching, witty ...
Plot: taxi driver, taxi, nightlife, passenger, culture clash, confession, priest, night, heart attack, friendship, social misfits, city life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, paris france, finland, rome italy, new york ...
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Die Nachrichten (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still missing
Plot: stasi, archive, german reunification, memories, secret police, reminiscence, tv, media, stripper, bureaucracy, career, journalist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: german democratic republic, east germany
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Kings of the Road (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Itinerant projection-equipment repairman Bruno Winter (Rüdiger Vogler) and depressed hitchhiker Robert Lander (Hanns Zischler)--a doctor who has just been through a break-up with his wife and a half-hearted suicide attempt--travel along the Western ...
Style: road movie, contemplative, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: on the road, buddies, mechanic, friendship, odd couple, friends, dull life, unfulfillment, hitchhiker, partners, male friendship, suicide ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, german democratic republic, west germany
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 5.3
 40K
Balls of Fury (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy Daytona was a child ping pong prodigy who lost his chance at Olympic gold when his father is murdered by the mysterious Feng over a gambling debt. 15yrs later he's down on his luck and scraping a living doing seedy back room shows in ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rivalry, ping pong, sport, prodigy, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, redemption, talent, underdog, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: german democratic republic, central america, seoul, latin america
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 5.6
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Dessau Dancers (2014)
Genre: Comedy, History, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The unbelievable story of Breakdance in East Germany
Plot: dancing, dance, breakdance, tv show, sex scene, hip hop, undressing, female nudity, television
Place: german democratic republic
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No More Mr. Nice Guy (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Die Brüder Kipp (Joachim Król) und Most (Horst Krause) machen sich auf den Weg, um das Gut ihrer Oma zu erben. Auf diesem Weg begegnen sie Viktor (Konstantin Kotljarov), einem desertierten russischen Soldaten, der die beiden kidnappt und Nadine ...
Style: realistic, humorous, not serious, road movie
Plot: on the run, siblings relations, goofy hero, uneducated, nothing goes right, misfit, on the road, disorder, family relations, communication problem, farce, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic
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 7.7
 6K
The Tunnel (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Olympic swimmer Harry Melchior defects from East Germany in the 1960s and hatches a daring plot to help his sister and others flee East Berlin through a 145-yard underground tunnel.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: tunnel, politics, betrayal, political unrest, heroes, danger, daring rescue, freedom, wartime, family relations, cold war, escape ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, berlin germany, east berlin, east germany, europe ...
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 7.3
 6K
23 (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home computer. At first he dials up to bulletin boards to ...
Style: mind bending, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: cold war, kgb, hacker, espionage, conspiracy, computer, hospital, conspiracy theory, spy, cocaine, computers and web, political conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic, east germany, hamburg germany ...
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 6.0
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Hot Summer (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: East Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The 1968 East German film Heißer Sommer brought six million East Germans into the theaters and today is regarded as one of the greatest DEFA films. Actors Frank Schobel and Chris Doerk were made famous from the film.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: youth, holiday, baltic sea, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, teenage love, friends, disorder, couples, teenage life, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic
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Never Look Away (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, sincere, based on true events
Plot: painter, nazism, love, ss, holocaust, manipulation, father daughter relationship, truth, portrait painting, pregnant woman, childhood memory, pregnant ...
Time: year 1961, year 1963, year 1956, year 1951, 1940s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, east germany, west berlin west germany ...
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 6.9
 503
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, female nudity, countryside, attempted rape
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
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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, stasi
Place: berlin germany, german democratic republic, east germany, germany, gdr
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Operation Skorpion (2004)
Genre: Biography, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Stephan Wagner's thriller focuses on a man and his fight against the East German secret service. After an escape attempt, Wolfgang Stein is sentenced to ten years in prison, but is finally ransomed by the West German ...
Plot: police brutality, attempted murder, forger, uniform, stasi, trafficking, interrogation, jail cell, passport, nurse, seal, cold war ...
Place: gdr, east germany, german democratic republic
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