Movies and TV shows set in east berlin

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in east berlin ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, suspenseful, harsh and psychological films and TV shows about / with cold war, berlin wall, betrayal, female nudity, friendship, hospital, escape, brutality, danger and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in Germany, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as east berlin: Solo Sunny (1980), Escape from East Berlin (1962), A Dandy in Aspic (1968), Coming Out (1989), Die Klasse - Berlin '61 (2015), Meier (1986), Heroes Like Us (1999), Die Luftbrücke (2005), Berlin by the Sea (2008), One, Two, Three (1961).

List of movies set in east berlin

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, serious, realistic, offbeat, touching
Plot: solitude, self fulfillment, performer's life, adolescence vs adulthood, rock, ambition, artists and showbiz, friends, music band, desire for fame, feminism, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: east berlin, east germany, europe, germany, berlin germany ...
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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, cold war, politics, death, musician, escape, police, neighbor, deserter, betrayal, truck, trust ...
Time: 1960s
Place: east berlin, gdr, german democratic republic, east berlin east germany, west germany ...
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A Dandy in Aspic (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Double-agent Alexander Eberlin is assigned by the British to hunt out a Russian spy, known to them as Krasnevin. Only Eberlin knows that Krasnevin is none other than himself! Accompanying him on his mission is a ruthless partner, who gradually ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: espionage, double agent, photographer, spy, chases and races, british intelligence, berlin wall, homesickness, cold war, dishonesty, undercover, secret identity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, east berlin, germany, west berlin west germany ...
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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: psychological, sexual, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, love triangle, romance, sexual relations, gender, society, couples, prostitute, infidelity, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany, berlin germany
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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, reenactment, repression, arrest, river crossing, friendship, escape attempt
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: east berlin, east germany, west germany, berlin germany
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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, wallpaper, berlin wall, female nudity
Place: gdr, east germany, germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany ...
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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: 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
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Die Luftbrücke (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: blackout, iron curtain, cold war, candy, anti communist, airforce, airfield, boys and girls, kitsch, woman, hunger, pilot ...
Place: east berlin, west berlin west germany, germany, berlin germany
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Berlin by the Sea (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: They are students - at least that's what their parents think - they are the disc-jockeys in the in-clubs in town, they party with no end, they fall in love, they have the best summer in their life in the coolest city of the world: Berlin.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: nightclub, disco, buddies, romance, love triangle, alcohol, intern, disc jockey, falling in love, celebration, sea, music ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, east berlin
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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: clever, talky, witty, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, communist, forbidden love, secretary, couple relations, politics, culture clash, love affair, capitalist, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, soviet union, russia ...
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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, realistic, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: tunnel, politics, betrayal, escape, berlin wall, political unrest, cold war, parents and children, border, danger, communism, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s
Place: germany, europe, german democratic republic, east berlin, east germany ...
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Octopussy (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, circus, atomic bomb, british secret service, kgb, octopus, tiger, clown, crocodile, snake charmer, secret service, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, europe, east berlin, east germany ...
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The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, USA, 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, sexy, atmospheric, suspense, harsh ...
Plot: double agent, undercover agent, cold war, spy, shooting, bisexual woman, sexy woman, blonde, man fights a woman, brutality, vodka, murder ...
Time: 20th century, year 1987, year 1989
Place: germany, east berlin east germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin ...
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Faraway, So Close! (1993)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The film opens with the angel Cassiel (Otto Sander) standing on the statue of the Angel of Victory overlooking post-Cold War Berlin. Growing ever more despondent over his fate as a mere observer of human life, rather than a vital part of it, Cassiel ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, reflective, talky ...
Plot: rescue, angel, afterlife, redemption, black market, human nature, friends, righting the wronged, fish out of water, crimes, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, berlin germany, tokyo
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Berlin Tunnel 21 (1981)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In Berlin in 1961, an American soldier and a German engineer join forces to build a tunnel under the Berlin Wall in order to smuggle out refugees, including the soldier's East German girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: escape, tunnel, obsessive quest, adventure, against the odds, love letter, wall, new love, political unrest, ambition, escapades, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, germany, east berlin, east germany
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The Cold Room (1984)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A girl brought to modern Germany experiences events that occurred during the World War II era.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, bleak
Plot: hotel, genocide, strong sexual content, secret agents, mystery, time travel, college, estrangement, against humanity, danger, life is a bitch, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany, east berlin, east germany
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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: 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 ...
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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: secret agents, spy, mossad, secret agent, haunted by the past, righting the wronged, moral dilemma, nazi, cold war, redemption, war crime, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: israel, middle east, germany, europe, east germany ...
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Sun Alley (1999)
Genre: Comedy, 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: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, youth, rock, innocence lost, becoming an adult, teenage love, teenage life, coming of age, love and romance, society, friends, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: german democratic republic, europe, germany, east germany, east berlin ...
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Ruby Cairo (1992)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Baseball cards and a food-aid worker help a woman follow her shady husband's money trail around the world.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: bank, arms smuggling, mystery, crimes, amateur detective, rescue, cons and scams, danger, deadly, dishonesty, murder disguised as accident, irishman ...
Time: 90s, year 1960
Place: mexico, egypt, africa, middle east, latin america ...
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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, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: idealism, coma, communism, politics, german, berlin wall, socialism, deception, taxi driver, confession, russian, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, 1990s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany, berlin germany ...
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