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, talky, psychological and tense films and TV shows about / with cold war, berlin wall, betrayal, escape, friendship, danger, female nudity, brutality, hospital and state affairs 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: offbeat, touching, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: solitude, self fulfillment, friends, rock, ambition, self discovery, nightlife, music band, love and romance, unfulfillment, adolescence vs adulthood, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: east berlin, east germany, germany, europe, gdr ...
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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, neighbor, police, betrayal, death, musician, cold war era, escape, defection, baby ...
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, photographer, spy, double agent, couples, dishonesty, undercover, secret identity, deadly, mole, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, germany, europe, east berlin, german democratic republic ...
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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, touching, sexual, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming out, gay, love triangle, gays and lesbians, couples, political unrest, infidelity, society, gender, social differences, romance, love and romance ...
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, repression, reenactment, river crossing, friendship, escape attempt, arrest
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: east berlin, berlin germany, east germany, west 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, female nudity, wallpaper, berlin wall
Place: east germany, gdr, east berlin, germany, 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: love of one's life, berlin wall, coming of age, masturbation, secret police, love interest, german reunification, 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: iron curtain, blackout, cold war, hunger, woman, candy, anti communist, post world war two, adultery, boys and girls, kitsch, pow ...
Place: east berlin, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, 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, twentysomething life, fall in love, city life, romance, disco, friends, musician's life, nightlife, buddies, hip hop, love triangle ...
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: witty, clever, talky, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, secretary, communist, forbidden love, politics, german, culture clash, communism, disorder, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, russia, 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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: tunnel, betrayal, politics, cold war, berlin wall, escape, political unrest, communism, state affairs, escapades, confined, daring rescue ...
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret service, race against time, terrorism, james bond, british secret service, top secret, nuclear threat, smuggling, gadget, adventure, kgb ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, europe, east berlin, east germany ...
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The Defector (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 106 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, government agency, political conspiracy, political intrigue, undercover, dishonesty, working undercover, secret agents, hitman, military, kgb, danger ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, german democratic republic, 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, psychological, serious, reflective, talky ...
Plot: rescue, black market, afterlife, angel, redemption, fish out of water, save the world, gangsters, crimes, love and romance, hopes, cold war ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin, tokyo
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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, suspense, atmospheric, harsh, exciting ...
Plot: double agent, undercover agent, cold war, spy, lesbian, shooting, bisexual woman, blonde, brutality, man fights a woman, sexy woman, female assassin ...
Time: year 1987, 20th century, year 1989
Place: germany, east berlin east germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany ...
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: tunnel, escape, getting home, human spirit, heroes, political unrest, obsessive quest, military, soldier, ambition, state affairs, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: germany, europe, east germany, east berlin
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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: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, bleak, scary
Plot: hotel, against humanity, secret agents, life is a bitch, teleportation, danger, supernatural, genocide, strong sexual content, college, estrangement, time travel ...
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: realistic, gloomy, serious
Plot: social decay, hopes, immigrants, family relations, starting over, society, single parent, bunk bed, bearded man, interracial sex, border, border crossing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, gdr, german democratic republic ...
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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, war criminal, righting the wronged, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, war crime, nazi, cold war, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: israel, middle east, germany, ukraine, europe ...
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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: talky, clever, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, friendship, teenage life, politics, love and romance, state affairs, coming of age, society, innocence lost, social differences, friends, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: german democratic republic, germany, europe, berlin 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: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, psychological
Plot: bank, mystery, crimes, amateur detective, danger, rescue, deadly, dishonesty, plane crash, faked death, arms smuggling, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, year 1960
Place: egypt, mexico, middle east, latin america, africa ...
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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, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coma, idealism, german, communism, politics, confession, deception, doctor, russian, arrest, taxi driver, berlin wall ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, 1990s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany, east berlin ...
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