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, exciting, suspenseful, sexy and suspense films and TV shows about / with cold war, berlin wall, betrayal, escape, spy, espionage, father son relationship, cigarette smoking, surveillance and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in Germany, USA, West Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as east berlin: The Coldest City (2017), Cold War (2018), Escape from East Berlin (1962), Coming Out (1989), Meier (1986), One, Two, Three (1961), The Tunnel (2001), Octopussy (1983), Solo Sunny (1980), The Weissensee Saga (2010).

List of movies set in east berlin

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, harsh, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: female spy, female assassin, undercover agent, double agent, woman fights a man, female agent, female warrior, spy, lesbian, femme fatale, cold war, undercover ...
Time: year 1989, 20th century, 80s, year 1987
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany, germany, eastern europe ...
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 7.6
 51K
Cold War (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Poland, UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Cold War-era love story follows the passionate love affair between a mismatched couple.
Style: romantic, sad, tragic ending, melancholic
Plot: loveless marriage, cold war, tragic love, female singer, musician, defector, suicide, prison, jazz, audition, folklore, folk music ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1951 ...
Place: paris france, east berlin, former yugoslavia, east berlin east germany, poland ...
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Escape from East Berlin (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 94 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: family relations, berlin wall, cold war, secret message, secret meeting, auto repair, iron curtain, neighbor, rehearsal, shooting, police, escape ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, west berlin west germany, west germany, east berlin east germany ...
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 7.0
 2K
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: sincere, psychological, sexual, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, love triangle, gay teenager, sexuality, teacher, concert, gay relationship, bittersweet, couples, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: east berlin, europe, germany, berlin germany, east berlin east germany
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 7.3
 85
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, female nudity, berlin wall, wallpaper, bathtub, satire, stasi
Place: berlin germany, east germany, east berlin, germany, east berlin east 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, satire, secretary, capitalist, forbidden love, politics, german, culture clash, communism, communist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, ussr, west berlin west germany, east berlin, germany ...
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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, breast feeding, heroes, danger, daring rescue, freedom, wartime, family relations, cold war ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, east germany ...
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 6.5
 97K
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, adventure, espionage, secret service, terrorism, race against time, secret agents, british secret service, top secret, gadget, smuggling, james bond ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india, east berlin, europe, east germany ...
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 7.0
 577
Solo Sunny (1980)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: East Germany
Duration: 104 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: touching, offbeat, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: hopes, self fulfillment, solitude, nudity (full frontal - brief), introspection, adolescence vs adulthood, nightlife, human nature, life is a bitch, performer's life, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, east germany, germany, europe ...
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The Weissensee Saga (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Weissensee is a German television series. The series is set in East Berlin in 1980 and 1987 and follows two families.
Style: realistic, compassionate, poignant, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: stasi, berlin wall, communism, star crossed lovers, adolescence, prejudice, family feud, dysfunctional family, social differences, forbidden love, first love, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: east germany, east berlin, german democratic republic, berlin germany, germany
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 6.9
 167
Forbidden Love (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A coming of age drama from the fall of the Berlin Wall era.
Plot: first love, judge, forbidden love, schoolgirl, gynecologist, sex with a minor, female full frontal nudity, sex, father daughter relationship, sexuality, sexual abuse, first sex ...
Place: east berlin
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Das Wunder von Berlin (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: East Germany, 1988: working as a state security service agent, Jürgen Kaiser is loyal to the party line, but worried about his son Marco, a punk. As he is arrested after a concert, Marco is forced to join the army, where he surprisingly identifies ...
Style: parody
Plot: border, separation, politics, skinny dipping, propaganda, german reunification, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), butt naked, man in underwear, clothed male naked male, strip search ...
Time: 80s
Place: west berlin west germany, east germany, east berlin, central europe, german democratic republic ...
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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, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, spy, photographer, double agent, deadly, graphic violence, couples, mole, secret identity, undercover, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: west berlin west germany, england, germany, europe, east berlin ...
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Die Klasse - Berlin '61 (2015)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, History
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, arrest, river crossing, repression, escape attempt, friendship, reenactment, classroom
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: east berlin, west germany, berlin germany, east germany
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 6.1
 309
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, stasi, masturbation, coming of age, love interest, german reunification, secret police, satire, sperm, mother son relationship
Place: german democratic republic, east berlin, east germany, gdr
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Die Luftbrücke (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: touching, exciting, light, sincere
Plot: cold war, heroism, air force, anti communist, army, military, soldier, pow, iron curtain, blackout, officer, adultery ...
Time: post world war two
Place: west berlin west germany, east berlin, 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: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, sentimental, serious
Plot: fall in love, nightlife, nightclub, love triangle, friends, romance, city life, introspection, grownups, hip hop, disco, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany, east berlin
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The Silent Revolution (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It's 1956. During a visit to a cinema in West Berlin, East German high school pupils Theo and Kurt see disturbing newsreel footage of the uprising in Budapest. Back in Stalinstadt, one of the GDR’s flagship workers’ settlements, they have ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating
Plot: classroom, high school, cold war, learning the truth, friendship, solidarity, betrayal, teenager, border crossing, father son relationship, cold war era, friendship between boys ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany, german democratic republic ...
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 7.6
 293K
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, India
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, spy, lawyer, cia, pilot, rescue, legal, danger, justice, mission, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: soviet union, usa, ussr, europe, berlin 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 rock, berlin wall, anal sex, gay friend, gay slur, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male nudity, american abroad, father son relationship, female nudity, mother son relationship, punk rocker
Time: 80s
Place: east berlin, east berlin east germany, west berlin west germany
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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: comic, suspense, surprise ending, intense, entertaining ...
Plot: superhero team, apocalypse, mutant, super strength, superhero, world domination, immortality, superhuman, comics, transformation, heroes, battlefield ...
Time: 80s, future, year 1983, 2010s
Place: egypt, poland, new york, west berlin west germany, berlin 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: humorous, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, romance, love and romance, father son relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, international relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, society, kicked in the crotch, subway station, reckless driving ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe, west berlin west germany, east berlin, berlin germany ...
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The Assignment (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jack Shaw (DONALD SUTHERLAND) has experienced the terror first-hand. He's a top CIA agent who's tracked international killer-for-hire Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez for over twenty years and barely survived Carlos' devastating ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, mistaken identity, terrorist, frame up, chase, danger, assassination attempt, race against time, politics, car chase, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, virginia, jerusalem, montreal quebec canada ...
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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, journalist, singer, captivity, innocence lost, introspection, urban ghetto life, idealism, culture clash, working class, unemployment ...
Place: east germany, europe, england, germany, east berlin ...
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 6.5
 362
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, lgbt, cold war, curfew, gay interest, communism, escape, homosexual love, gay bar, homosexual, love
Place: east germany, west germany, east berlin, west berlin west germany, east berlin east germany ...
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 6.2
 7K
Gotcha! (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A student on a trip to France is tricked into smuggling secrets across the Iron curtain by a sexy spy.
Style: sexy, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, college, espionage, adventure, underdog, chases and races, femme fatale, coming of age, rivalry, youth, dishonesty, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, germany, berlin germany, ussr ...
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 5.4
 1K
The Soldier (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, race against time, hijacking, terrorism, kgb, soldier, terrorist, oil, escapades, chases and races, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, east berlin east germany, big ben london, west berlin west germany ...
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 5.1
 28K
Casino Royale (1967)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Sir James Bond is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH, James thinks up the ultimate plan - that every agent will be named 'James Bond'. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take ...
Style: parody, stylized, humorous, exciting, not serious ...
Plot: 007, espionage, chase, farce, satire, femme fatale, secret agents, escapades, betrayal, undercover, race against time, kgb ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: scotland, england, germany, east berlin east germany, big ben london ...
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 5.7
 186
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: microfilm, eurospy
Plot: spy, traitor, military police, berlin wall, secret agent, cold war, defector, secret agents, espionage, vodka, jeep, kidnapping
Place: russia, soviet union, east berlin east germany, rome italy, paris france ...
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 6.9
 91
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: communism, anti communist, crisis of conscience, pastor, christianity, conservatory, propaganda, conscience, socialism, religious persecution
Place: east germany, east berlin east germany, east berlin
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