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, suspenseful, captivating, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with berlin wall, friendship, politics, cold war, cigarette smoking, male nudity, murder, flashback, female nudity and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in Germany, UK, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as berlin wall: Bornholmer Straße (2014), Two Lives (2012), Singing the Blues in Red (1986), Balloon (2018), The Same Sky (2017), Berlin Is in Germany (2001), Fuehrer Ex (2002), The Legend of Rita (2000), The Red Cockatoo (2006), Die Klasse - Berlin '61 (2015).

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.
Style: humorous, captivating, tense, light
Plot: berlin wall, falling, propaganda, border crossing, society, friendship, rivalry, german humor, uniform, iron curtain, embroidery
Time: year 1989
Place: germany, gdr, german democratic republic
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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: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: secret, trial, berlin wall, haunted by the past, family life, undercover, buried truth, espionage, dishonesty, testimony, lawyer, new life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1990, year 1969
Place: norway, germany, gdr, german democratic republic, east germany
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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, singer, journalist, introspection, journalism, unemployment, terminal illness, hopes, urban ghetto life, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Place: east germany, germany, england, europe, 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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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: emotional, touching, humorous, realistic, serious
Plot: taxi driver, fish out of water, estrangement, social differences, society, friendship, prisoner, unsociability, berlin wall, jail, stripper, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, 90s
Place: europe, germany, german democratic republic, berlin germany
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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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: prison, fascism, friendship, violence, politics, moral dilemma, racism, survival, obsession, youth, prison life, escape ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany
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The Legend of Rita (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant fear of having her cover blown, which unavoidably happens ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: politics, starting over, danger, state affairs, secret identity, terrorism, activist, dark past, espionage, bribery, berlin wall, runaway ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, paris france, vietnam, german democratic republic, france ...
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The Red Cockatoo (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story set in Germany in the 1960s. Siggi becomes involved in a love triangle when he falls for Luise, but the tightening political climate forces him to make a fateful decision.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, nightclub, love triangle, infidelity, rebellion, youth, against the rules, couples, dishonesty, political unrest, lifestyle, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: german democratic republic, europe, 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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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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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, female director, stasi, sex, strong female character, strong female lead, punk music, female nudity
Place: berlin germany, german democratic republic
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The Architects (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 102 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: divorce, berlin wall, socialism, parenting, secret police, german reunification, self fulfillment, gender roles, architect, friendship, partnership, career ...
Place: german democratic republic, east germany
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The Berlin Conspiracy (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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, bio weapon, cia, terrorist
Place: germany, europe
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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, curfew, lgbt, cold war, love, homosexual, escape, communism, gay bar, gay interest
Place: west germany, east germany, berlin germany, east berlin east germany, west berlin west germany ...
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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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Learning to Lie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexual ...
Plot: lovers apart, teenage love, looking for love, teenage life, youth, family relations, romance, teenage crush, first love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age, berlin wall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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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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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: meditative, atmospheric, surreal, touching, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: angel, immortality, mortality, poet, diary, desire, dream, impossible love, german, supernatural, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, west germany
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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, witty, emotional, intense ...
Plot: idealism, coma, politics, deception, socialism, culture clash, communism, protecting from truth, social differences, parents and children, lifestyle change, political unrest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990, 70s ...
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, europe, berlin 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, realistic, serious, psychotronic, complex ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, berlin wall, chase, betrayal, special agents, secret agents, chases and races, state affairs, crimes, working undercover ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, east germany, germany, europe, england ...
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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: dark humor, cynical, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: drug dealing, black market, corruption, soldier, army, bribery, military base, military life, unlikely criminals, crimes, rebellion, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, hawaii, iraq ...
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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: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: hollywood, tourist, bikini, berlin wall, gangsters, fall in love, chases and races, crimes, love and romance, on the road, heist, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, east 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, 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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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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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, cult film, psychological, adult animation, experimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: music, rock, hallucination, isolation, teacher, nightmare, racial slur, police brutality, wall, childhood, rebellion, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 70s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: england, europe, los angeles
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Go for Zucker (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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: witty, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: culture clash, family relations, dysfunctional family, love and romance, parents and children, couple relations, gender, human nature, holocaust, estrangement, politics, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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Superman: Red Son (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the thick of the Cold War, Red Son introduces us to a Superman who landed in the USSR during the 1950s and grows up to become a Soviet symbol that fights for the preservation of Stalin’s brand of communism.
Style: suspense, serious, surprise ending, psychotronic, adult animation
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: super villain, alien, danger, superhuman powers, superhero, revenge, monster, journalist, reporter, super powers, human alien, flying man ...
Time: year 1961, 80s, year 1955, 50s, year 1967 ...
Place: russia, nevada, soviet union, berlin germany, moscow russia ...
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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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Never Look Away (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, sincere, based on true events
Plot: painter, nazism, love, ss, holocaust, manipulation, father daughter relationship, truth, portrait painting, pregnant woman, childhood memory, pregnant ...
Time: year 1961, year 1963, year 1956, year 1951, 1940s ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, east germany, west berlin west germany ...
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