Berlin wall movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant berlin wall movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, harsh, interesting, suspenseful and talky films and TV shows about / with berlin wall, cold war, culture clash, politics, storytelling, espionage, german, betrayal, police and dishonesty plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in Germany, UK, West Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as berlin wall: Bornholmer Straße (2014), The Lives of Others (2006), The Tunnel (2001), Good Bye Lenin! (2003), Die Klasse - Berlin '61 (2015), Escape from East Berlin (1962), Never Mind the Wall (2001), The Architects (1990), The Berlin Conspiracy (1992), Westler (1985).

List of berlin wall movies

Bornholmer Straße (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A lighthearted look at the opening of the border crossing of Bornholmer Straße in Berlin from the point of view of the confused border guards.
Plot: berlin wall, uniform, iron curtain, propaganda, border crossing, embroidery
Time: year 1989
Place: germany, gdr
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
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: bleak, tense, compassionate, gloomy, heartbreaking ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, german, politics, corruption, paranoia, morality, redemption, suicide ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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 7.8
 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, 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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 7.7
 128K
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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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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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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Never Mind the Wall (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Germany 1982: The country is divided into two parts. Nele, coming from West-Germany, travels to East-Germany where she meets Captain, singer of a band. They fall in love with each other, but the regime "takes care" of their relationship, ...
Plot: berlin wall, teenage crush, punk, punk music, sex, female nudity, strong female character, strong female lead
Place: german democratic republic, berlin germany
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 7.0
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The Architects (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The architect Daniel Brenner is in his late thirties when he receives his first challenging and lucrative commission: to design a cultural center for a satellite town in East-Berlin. He accepts the offer under the condition that he gets to choose ...
Plot: berlin wall, socialism, divorce, friendship, self fulfillment, architect, architecture, resistance, german reunification, career, communism, partnership ...
Place: german democratic republic, east germany
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The Berlin Conspiracy (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Story: As the Berlin Wall crumbles, four canisters containing biological weapons are stolen by European terrorists. The East and West must work together to stop the terrorists from selling the weapons to the highest bidder. It is up to the CIA and an East ...
Plot: terrorism, berlin wall, cia, terrorist
Place: germany, europe
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 6.7
 328
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, cold war, curfew, lgbt, gay bar, escape, love, communism, homosexual
Place: east germany, west germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, east berlin east germany
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Singing the Blues in Red (1986)
Genre: Drama
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: politics, berlin wall, singer, journalist, musician's life, rock, idealism, urban ghetto, innocence lost, introspection, social differences, culture clash ...
Place: east germany, england, europe, germany, berlin germany ...
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Learning to Lie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, berlin wall, teenage love, love letter, roommate, extramarital affair, first time, becoming an adult, school trip, cologne, only child, teenage crush ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: germany
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 5.4
 234
Lena's Holiday (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Lena, from East Germany travels to Hollywood. After landing she loses her bag and can't find her hotel. She befriends a cab driver who doesn't believe someone is out to get her.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: hollywood, tourist, bikini, berlin wall, fish out of water, on the road, crimes, underwear, disorder, nothing goes right, fall in love, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, east germany
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Wings of Desire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Wings of Desire is Wim Wender’s artistically beautiful film about the lonely and immortal life of angels during a post-war Berlin. It’s a poetic journey from the perspective of the angels of which one falls in love with a living woman and wants ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: immortality, angel, library, circus, mortality, berlin wall, dream, temptation, poet, diary, desire, supernatural romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, west germany
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Funeral in Berlin (1966)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cerebral, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, spy, espionage, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, politics, government agency, defection, secret agents, assassination attempt, manhunt ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: east germany, germany, europe, england, berlin germany ...
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Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave him a choice between the army and jail, Ray spends much of his free time cooking cocaine for ...
Style: witty, dark humor, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Plot: black market, corruption, heroin, soldier, berlin wall, army, murder, cold war, military, drug dealing, bribery, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, iraq, vietnam
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 7.1
 3K
Two Lives (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Europe 1990, the Berlin wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany, but now living in Norway for the last 20 years, is a “war child”; the result of a love relationship between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: trial, secret, berlin wall, haunted by the past, dishonesty, family relations, espionage, couple relations, parents and children, family life, undercover, buried truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1969, year 1990
Place: norway, germany, east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
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 7.8
 941
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: based on true events
Plot: border patrol, berlin wall, german history, escape plan, american abroad, teenage boy, teenage girl, interrogation, deserter, child in peril, sewing, pharmacy ...
Time: year 1989, year 1979
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, kindergarten, 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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 7.4
 1K
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.
Plot: berlin wall, spy, espionage, surveillance, female nudity, seduction, male nudity, sister sister relationship, teacher, cold war, swimmer, homosexual ...
Time: year 1974
Place: berlin germany, west germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin east germany, east germany
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Berlin Is in Germany (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Martin, a former GDR citizen, is released from jail, he lately becomes confronted with the consequences of the German re-unification.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, humorous, touching
Plot: taxi driver, fish out of water, prisoner, unsociability, friendship, berlin wall, parent child relationship, jealousy, society, social differences, estrangement, stripper ...
Time: 21st century, 90s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic, berlin germany
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 5.9
 303
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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 6.7
 1K
Fuehrer Ex (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ingo Hasselbach, whose parents were Communist Party members in East Germany during his childhood, has lived at both ends of the political seesaw. The question of how people reach a change of heart is a profound one; Hasselbach describes the external ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, violence, friendship, fascism, innocence lost, obsession, escape, berlin wall, prison life, kids in trouble, politics, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic, east germany
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Pink Floyd The Wall (1982)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.
Style: psychedelic, psychological, surreal, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, isolation, rock, wall, teacher, police brutality, nightmare, racial slur, hallucinations, musician's life, rebellion, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: england, europe
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Go for Zucker (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Germany director Dani Levy filmed this comedy about Jewish life in today’s Germany along side the familiar east-west conflict. With it great success this film is a joyful comedy of humor and knowledge.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty
Plot: culture clash, casino, nightclub, dysfunctional family, last wish, coma, rehearsal, parents and children, daughter, single, berlin wall, sibling relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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 7.6
 254K
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, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold war, cia, espionage, lawyer, pilot, rescue, justice, danger, spy, mission, secret agent, fighter pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1960 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany ...
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 7.3
 79
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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The Man on the Wall (1982)
Country:
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: ransom, cold war, berlin wall, culture clash, iron curtain, border guard, passport, jail, binoculars, border crossing, separation, border ...
Place: west berlin west germany, east berlin east germany, east germany, gdr, berlin germany
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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: talky, bleak, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, iron curtain, secret agents, library, whiskey, cynicism, grocer, communist, atheist, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, germany, 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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