Stasi movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant stasi movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating and psychological films and TV shows about / with stasi, berlin wall, cold war, espionage, female nudity, spy, betrayal, surveillance, dishonesty and secret police plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in Germany, West Germany, France and other countries.
stasi movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as stasi: Balloon (2018), Die Nachrichten (2005), Deutschland 83 (2015), The Red Cockatoo (2006), The Lives of Others (2006), Barbara (2012), Heroes Like Us (1999), Never Mind the Wall (2001), The Wall - The Final Days (2008), The Lite Trap (1982).

List of stasi movies

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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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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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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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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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: psychological, tense, sincere, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: german, doctor, introspection, power relations, confined, lovers apart, life is a bitch, secret service, society, who to trust, fascism, cold war ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: east germany, germany, europe, german democratic republic, gdr ...
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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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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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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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The Lite Trap (1982)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Germany, 1981. State Security Service agent Harald Love is sent on a secret mission from the GDR to the Federal Republic, to verify an informant with the code name "Heinz" who is suspected to be a double agent. A job that may change his ...
Plot: double agent, espionage, stasi, spy, cold war, bathtub, female nudity, code name
Time: 80s
Place: west germany
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Crackerjack (1994)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A cop on vacation at a mountain resort comes to the rescue when the resort is taken over by violent criminals.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: mountain, heroes, terrorism, terrorist plot, hotel fight, hostage, resort, escapades, hostages, confined, good versus evil, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: east germany
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The Naked Runner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic, microfilm
Plot: assassination, spy, secret agents, deadly, child in peril, espionage, undercover, danger, intelligence, invention, on the run, holiday ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, germany, london, east germany, copenhagen ...
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Torn Curtain (1966)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, iron curtain, politics, political intrigue, state affairs, working undercover, double agent, secret agents, couple relations, dishonesty, museum ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, berlin germany, copenhagen, east berlin ...
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The Defector (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Professor Bower, an American physicist, is effectively blackmailed by a shady CIA agent named Adams to help the CIA obtain secret microfilm from a defecting Russian scientist. The reluctant Bower travels to East Germany undercover as an antiques ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, culture clash, danger, chases and races, secret agents, state affairs, undercover, dishonesty, government agency, political conspiracy, political intrigue, kgb ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, german democratic republic
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Gundermann (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The real life story of East German singer and writer Gerhard Gundermann and his struggles with music, life as a coal miner and his dealings with the secret police (STASI) of the GDR.
Plot: coal mining, stasi, little girl, husband wife relationship, love triangle, miner, rock band, marital infidelity, songwriter, communist party, informant, husband wife conflict ...
Time: year 1992, year 1975
Place: budapest hungary, budapest
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Carlos (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 330 min.
Story: The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, hostage situation, revolutionary, gunfight, crimes, wanted, radical, murderer, mission, leader, danger ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: lebanon, middle east, europe, sudan, africa ...
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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 Man on the Wall (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An East German man finds a way to cross the border between East and West Berlin. But when he succeeds in bringing his wife out as well, things are not quite as expected.
Plot: couples, iron curtain, separation, smuggling, border, taxi driver, passport, jail, adulteress, border guard, weirdo, a vision ...
Place: gdr, german democratic republic, east germany, berlin germany, east berlin east germany ...
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Rotwang Must Go! (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A comedy directed by Hans-Christoph Blumenberg.
Plot: obscene finger gesture, tennis racket, terrorist, blackmail, stasi, satire, german reunification, buggy, video, gun, female nudity, parody ...
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Der Blaue (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this German political drama, an ex-Stasi agent encounters an old friend whom he may have betrayed after his friend tried to escape East Germany. The former East German agent is Otto Skrodt who after many years is about to be promoted in the ...
Plot: german reunification, stasi, clandestine, agent, disguise, female nudity, intrigue
Place: german democratic republic, gdr
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The Same Sky (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Lars is a "Romeo agent" from East Germany in the 1970s. His task is to go West, first to seduce and then to spy on Western women who worked in government or defense institutions.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: berlin wall, spy, sister sister relationship, seduction, espionage, surveillance, cold war, teacher, male nudity, female nudity, stasi, homosexual ...
Time: year 1974
Place: berlin germany, east berlin east germany, east germany, west berlin west germany, west germany ...
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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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The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, harsh ...
Plot: female assassin, spy, double agent, undercover agent, female spy, lesbian, lesbianism, cold war, shooting, brutality, blonde, sexy woman ...
Time: year 1987, year 1989, 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east berlin, berlin germany, east berlin east germany, eastern europe ...
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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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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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Hidden Agenda (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young medical student travels to Berlin to investigate the apparent death of his brother and discovers a secret life of espionage, betrayal and murder at the highest levels.
Style: rough, psychological, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, undercover, estrangement, conspiracy, crime, chases and races, investigation, espionage, government agency, deadly, political conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, eastern europe
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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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Two Lives (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Europe 1990, the Berlin wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany, but now living in Norway for the last 20 years, is a “war child”; the result of a love relationship between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: secret, trial, berlin wall, haunted by the past, family life, undercover, buried truth, espionage, dishonesty, testimony, lawyer, new life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, year 1969
Place: norway, germany, gdr, german democratic republic, east germany
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Beloved Berlin Wall (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Berlin, 1989. Sascha is a young East German border guard and Franzi is a lively young West German woman who's just moved into a flat next to Sascha's watchtower at the Berlin Wall. It takes only a slight mishap and a selfless act of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, love and romance, romance, father son relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, international relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, society, plastic bag, german history, ice cream ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin ...
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Shores of Hope (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
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, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: friendship, danger, dishonesty, snitch, investigation, stalking, relationship vs career, crimes, moral dilemma, friends, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
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