Movies and TV shows set in east berlin east germany

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in east berlin east germany ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, tense and sexy films and TV shows about / with berlin wall, cold war, politics, german, betrayal, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, spy, escape and espionage plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in USA, West Germany, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as east berlin east germany: Cold War (2018), The Coldest City (2017), Balloon (2018), Suspiria (2018), Solo Sunny (1980), Meier (1986), The Man on the Wall (1982), The Dirty Game (1965), Escape from East Berlin (1962), Westler (1985).

List of movies set in east berlin east germany

 7.6
 44K
Cold War (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Poland, UK, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Cold War-era love story follows the passionate love affair between a mismatched couple.
Style: sad, romantic, melancholic, tragic ending
Plot: loveless marriage, cold war, tragic love, female singer, musician, jazz, suicide, song, folklore, audition, prison, defector ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 1960s, year 1955 ...
Place: paris france, yugoslavia, east berlin, east berlin east germany, poland ...
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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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 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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 6.8
 54K
Suspiria (2018)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A young ballet dancer travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, touching, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: ballet, witchcraft, mysterious event, dance performance, psychotherapist, ritual sacrifice, choreography, secret, good versus evil, mysterious death, paranormal phenomena, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1943
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, ohio, east berlin east germany
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 7.0
 508
Solo Sunny (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: East Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 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 as a whole. She begins a relationship with the amateur ...
Style: sincere, offbeat, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), self fulfillment, solitude, hopes, nightlife, rock, strong female presence, sexual content, human nature, gender, introspection, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: east germany, berlin germany, east berlin, germany, europe ...
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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 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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 5.7
 171
The Dirty Game (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A U.S. intelligence general (Robert Ryan) recalls three Cold War cases of Soviet (Henry Fonda), French and Italian (Vittorio Gassman) spies.
Style: eurospy, microfilm
Plot: spy, jeep, secret agents, military police, cold war, espionage, secret agent, defector, vodka, berlin wall, traitor, kidnapping
Place: east berlin east germany, east berlin, africa, rome italy, soviet union ...
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Escape from East Berlin (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Director Robert Siodmak's 1962 film, inspired by true events, is about an East Berlin resident who attempts to escape to West Berlin with his family and girlfriend through a secret underground tunnel.
Plot: berlin wall, family relations, cold war, desertion, tunnel, death of friend, defection, secret passageway, shooting, border guard, betrayal, fondling ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, german democratic republic, east berlin east germany, west germany ...
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 6.5
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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, curfew, lgbt, cold war, love, homosexual, escape, communism, gay bar, gay interest
Place: west germany, east germany, berlin germany, east berlin east germany, west berlin west germany ...
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 7.5
 2K
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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 7.1
 2K
Lan Yu (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A love story between a country boy in Beijing to study and a wealthy businessman set against the backdrop of the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: older man younger man relationship, lifestyle, social differences, love affair, fighting the system, couples, political unrest, society, romance, politics, gay relationship, gay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, year 1988
Place: china, asia, hong kong, east berlin east germany, shanghai china ...
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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
Style: suspense, comic, exciting, epic, psychotronic ...
Plot: apocalypse, mutant, superhero team, superhero, world domination, immortality, comics, transformation, teleportation, betrayal, mentor, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1983, 2010s
Place: egypt, poland, west berlin west germany, sydney australia, east berlin east germany ...
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 6.9
 1K
Coming Out (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Reportedly the first film to come out of East Germany to deal openly with gay issues. Philipp, a closeted teacher is dating a female collegue to keep up appearances. One night, by 'accident' he stumbles into a gay bar, meets and promptly ...
Style: sexy, psychological, touching, sexual, sentimental ...
Plot: coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, love triangle, teacher, sexuality, gay teenager, concert, gay bar, gay relationship, love and romance, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: east berlin, europe, germany, berlin germany, east berlin east germany
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Tod den Hippies!! Es lebe der Punk! (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 1980: 19 year old Robert, fed up with Hippy phoniness and bourgeoise narrow mindedness alike, flees the German provinces for West Berlin. A tour de force through the glorious dirt of West Berlin ensues. Full of sex, drugs, love and PUNK.
Plot: punk rocker, berlin wall, punk rock, gay slur, male nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female nudity, father son relationship, anal sex, gay friend, american abroad, mother son relationship
Time: 80s
Place: east berlin east germany, east berlin, west berlin west germany
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 5.9
 356
Inside Out (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Telly Savalas is an American ex-WW II POW who returns to Germany 30 years after the war. He teams up with James Mason, the former commander of his prison camp. Together they spring a Nazi war criminal (Wolfgang Lukschy) from jail. He's the only ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, kidnapping, prison, obsessive quest, confined, adventure, criminal heroes, unlikely partners, escapades, crime, stash, chase ...
Place: germany, england, europe, east berlin, london ...
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 6.9
 83
Question 7 (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suspenseful story of a boy and his father, each forced to decide his future on his willingness to stand up for what he believes.
Plot: christianity, propaganda, pastor, anti communist, communism, religious persecution, socialism, conscience, crisis of conscience
Place: east berlin, east berlin east germany, east germany
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 6.6
 100
Little Angel (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ramona lives her lonely life in Berlin working in a lipstick factory. One day she accidentally runs into Andrzei, a Polish mechanic illegally selling cigarettes in Germany during the weekend. One thing leads to another, and soon she finds herself ...
Plot: female director, subway, death of child, black market, secret, kiss, husband wife relationship, looking in a window, female nudity, adultery, police, love ...
Place: east berlin, east berlin east germany, poland
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Singing the Blues in Red (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
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: serious, realistic
Plot: berlin wall, politics, singer, journalist, introspection, journalism, unemployment, terminal illness, hopes, urban ghetto life, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Place: east germany, germany, england, europe, berlin germany ...
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 7.6
 277K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, India, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, tricky, intense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, cia, spy, lawyer, pilot, rescue, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 1960, 1960s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, europe, berlin germany, east germany ...
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 6.8
 63K
The Debt (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Rachel Singer is a former Mossad agent who tried to capture a notorious Nazi war criminal – the Surgeon of Birkenau – in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mossad, secret agents, war criminal, spy, secret agent, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, righting the wronged, war crime, cold war, redemption, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: israel, middle east, germany, europe, ukraine ...
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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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 6.7
 24K
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 Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the cold war during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
Style: bleak, talky, realistic, clever, captivating ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, communist, double agent, library, court martial, grocer, cynicism, alcoholic, whiskey, iron curtain ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, england, germany, europe, east germany ...
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 5.3
 997
The Soldier (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Terrorists take over a plutonium bomb and threaten to detonate it in a Saudi Arabian oil field. A special anti-terrorist unit is sent in to stop them.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, hijacking, race against time, terrorism, soldier, undercover, oil, terrorist, cia, law enforcement, political conspiracy, special agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, new york, austria, berlin germany ...
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One, Two, Three (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
Style: witty, clever, talky, suspense, biting ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, secretary, forbidden love, politics, satire, german, culture clash, communism, communist, business venture ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, germany, europe, soviet union ...
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 6.6
 92K
Octopussy (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: James Bond is sent to investigate after a fellow “00” agent is found dead with a priceless Fabergé egg. James Bond follows the mystery and uncovers a smuggling scandal and a Russian General who wants to provoke a new World War.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, espionage, secret service, secret agents, terrorism, race against time, james bond, british secret service, nuclear threat, gadget, smuggling, top secret ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, east berlin, europe, 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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Judgement in Berlin (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, sincere, touching
Plot: terrorism, politics, hijacking, legal, legal action, courtroom drama, deadly, fighting the system, danger, culture clash, save the day, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, west berlin west germany, east germany ...
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hansel Schmidt, is a young East German boy, born and raised during the Cold War in communist East Berlin. In his 20s, he meets Luther Robinson, an older American soldier, who falls in love with Hansel and the two decide to marry, which will allow ...
Style: cult film, emotional, sentimental, semi serious, lyrical ...
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, singer, musician, gender bending, betrayal, gays and lesbians, sex, musician's life, self discovery, artist, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, kansas, usa, east germany ...
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