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, suspenseful, suspense, tense and sexy films and TV shows about / with berlin wall, cold war, betrayal, cigarette smoking, male nudity, politics, spy, husband wife relationship, death and espionage 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: 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), Das Wunder von Berlin (2008).

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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
Plot: border, undressing, propaganda, nude swimming, man in underwear, taking off pants, politics, parody, embarrassment, male objectification, separation, skinny dipping ...
Time: 80s
Place: east germany, east berlin, gdr, 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, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: espionage, double agent, spy, photographer, couples, deadly, dishonesty, undercover, graphic violence, secret identity, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, germany, east berlin, berlin germany ...
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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, repression, reenactment, friendship, river crossing, escape attempt, arrest, classroom
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: east berlin, berlin germany, east germany, west 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: 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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Die Luftbrücke (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: cold war, blackout, iron curtain, air force, woman, pow, officer, adultery, soldier, military, food, airplane ...
Place: east berlin, germany, berlin germany, west berlin west 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: fall in love, nightlife, nightclub, friends, hip hop, love triangle, disco, city life, romance, twentysomething life, musician's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, east berlin, berlin germany
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Company (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 286 min.
Story: Real-life figures from the Cold War era mix with a fictional story based on a group of CIA operatives and their counterparts in the KGB, MI6, and the Mossad.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, epic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, spy, cia, suspicion, betrayal, undercover, mole, double life, politics, state affairs, intrigue, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, moscow russia, england, yale university ...
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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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Gaz Bar Blues (2003)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This is the story of Mr. Brochu, whose friends like to call "the Boss". He runs his gas station the best he can and tries to stay happy no matter what happens. This movie relates all the small tragedies surrounding the gaz bar, such as ...
Style: sincere, contemplative, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: family business, hopes, family in crisis, crimes, human nature, single parent, working class, family problems, gas station, bar, blues, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, germany, east berlin east germany, quebec, east berlin
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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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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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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: espionage, terrorist, frame up, chase, danger, assassination attempt, race against time, politics, car chase, revenge, mistaken identity, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, virginia, jerusalem, berlin germany ...
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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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Company Business (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aging agent is called back by "the Company" to run a hostage trade of a Soviet spy for an American agent.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sinister, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, chase, assassination attempt, kgb, mole, betrayal, prison, politics, secret agents, political conspiracy, race against time, espionage ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, germany, paris france, europe, russia ...
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