Movies and TV shows set in west germany

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in west germany ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, tense, talky, bleak and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with german, husband wife relationship, politics, cigarette smoking, cold war, mother daughter relationship, wartime, prison, danger and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres shot in Germany, West Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as west germany: Red Heat (1985), Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991), Westler (1985), The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978), Deutschland 83 (2015), Starfighter (2015), Friedliche Zeiten (2008), The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015), Germany in Autumn (1978), Bridge of Spies (2015).
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Westler (1985)
Drama
West Germany
94 min.
 6.7
Heimat II: A Chronicle of a Generation (1992)
Drama
Germany, UK, Spain, Sweden, France, Norway, Finland, Austria, Denmark, Australia
532 min.
 8.9
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Balloon (2018)
Drama, History, Thriller
Germany
120 min.
 7.9
Sugar Sand (2017)
Comedy, Drama
Germany
89 min.
 6.7

List of movies set in west germany

 4.9
 622
Red Heat (1985)
Genre: Thriller
Country: West Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: East Germans abduct a U.S. coed (Linda Blair) and throw her in a women's prison run by a brutal inmate (Sylvia Kristel).
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, rape, interrogation, kidnapping, women in prison, missing person, college, prison life, confined, crimes, buddies, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
Place: west germany, europe, germany, east germany
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Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 62 min.
Story: The supremely world-weary Lemmy Caution, last seen in Godard's "Alphaville" (France/1965), has several strange encounters while trying to make his way from the former East Germany to "the west."
Plot: german reunification
Time: year 1990
Place: west germany, germany
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 6.7
 321
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, homosexual, communism, love, escape
Place: east germany, west germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin east germany
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The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, surreal, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, soldier, materialism, post war, human nature, german, empowerment, penitentiary, black market, wartime life, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1954, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, canada
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Deutschland 83 (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A gripping coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch as the 24 year-old East Germany native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: espionage, cold war, political intrigue, military, political unrest, working undercover, state affairs, undercover, secret agents, dishonesty, rivalry, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: germany, east germany, gdr, west germany
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 6.6
 188
Starfighter (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young pilots of the German Air Force only want to fly the new Starfighter. But after a short time, more and more pilots crash and die - and the German government and the air force cover up these incidents.
Plot: tv, plane crash, uniform, strong female character, corruption, strong female lead, ends with historical notes, woman, democracy, airplane accident, bribery
Time: 1960s
Place: west germany
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Friedliche Zeiten (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Plot: hysteria, childhood memory, sibling relationship, cowardliness, underdog, infidelity, family life, sister sister relationship, singing in a car, husband wife relationship, adultery, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 1960s
Place: east germany, west germany
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The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is the late 1950s. Flourishing under the economic miracle, Germany grows increasingly apathetic about confronting the horrors of its recent past. Nevertheless, Fritz Bauer doggedly devotes his energies to bringing the Third Reich to justice. One ...
Plot: war criminal, justice, courtroom, homosexuality, death threat, mossad, human rights, nightclub singer, unhappy marriage, shoah, holocaust, nightclub ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s
Place: west germany, israel
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Germany in Autumn (1978)
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se; it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes, to give the audience the mood of Germany during the late 1970s. The movie covers the two month time period during 1977 when a businessman ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: society, raf, terrorism, state affairs, gays and lesbians, terror, leadership, kidnapping, political unrest, politics, confined, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, west 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, dramatic ...
Plot: cold war, cia, legal, lawyer, spy, espionage, pilot, undercover, state affairs, government agency, rescue, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1957, year 1960 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, europe, east germany, germany ...
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The Miracle of Bern (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the father returns from Russia after eleven years. The second ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, exciting, sentimental
Plot: soccer, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, against the odds, soccer coach, underdog, athlete and trainer, parents and children, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, hungary, switzerland, europe, budapest ...
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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, political unrest, politics, betrayal, escape, berlin wall, 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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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: clever, talky, witty, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, forbidden love, communist, secretary, couple relations, politics, culture clash, love affair, joke, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, east berlin, soviet union, russia ...
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A Girl Called Rosemary (1996)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Katja Flint, Hannelore Elsner and Heiner Lauterbach star in this German film about a woman who climbs the social ladder by sleeping with those she encounters on her way to the top. When she's discovered dead in her apartment in 1957, the police ...
Plot: call girl, prostitution, sex, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, breasts, nipples, car, topless, convertible, mercedes benz, woman ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century
Place: west germany
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: idealism, political unrest, politics, terrorism, anti war, rebellion, revolution, police brutality, bomb, suicide, protest, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1976, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, indonesia ...
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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: racism, foreigner, romance, immigrants, fall in love, german, wife husband relationship, unsociability, parent child relationship, urban, unlikely couple, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, europe, west germany, munich germany
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Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the research for his non-fiction book "Der Baader-Meinhoff-Komplex", "Spiegel" journalist Stefan Aust wrote the screen play to Reinhard Hauff’s controversial feature film that re-narrates the startling trial against ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, thought provoking
Plot: terrorism, courtroom, prison, courtroom drama, confined, legal, society, against the rules, rebelliousness, political unrest, prison life, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, germany, west germany
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 7.9
 651
Balloon (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 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: electrician, physicist, lieutenant colonel, two on a motorcycle, secret plan, first kiss, u.s. embassy, american abroad, pharmacist, sewing machine, manhunt, sewing ...
Time: year 1979, year 1989
Place: east germany, west germany, kindergarten, east berlin east 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, arrest, escape attempt, friendship, river crossing, reenactment, repression
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: east berlin, berlin germany, west germany, east germany
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Heimat 2: A Chronicle of a Generation (1992)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, UK, Spain, Sweden, France, Norway, Finland, Austria, Australia
Duration: 532 min.
Story: The movie consist of 13 separate episodes each handling a period between 1960 and 1970. It tells the story of a group of people in Munich (mostly music and film students). The movie tells a story in many different levels about love, friendship, ...
Style: avant garde, psychedelic
Plot: love, singer, song, singing, artist, cold war, friendship, marriage, divorce, politics, musician, painter ...
Place: munich germany, west germany, east germany
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Germany Pale Mother (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Germany 1939. Hans and Lene marry the day before the war breaks out, and Hans is sent to the Eastern front. During a bombing raid their daughter Anna is born. The house is destroyed and Lene and Anna moves in with relatives in Berlin. Hans survives ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, disturbing
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, war, wartime life, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family relations, family life, soldier, family in crisis, couples, motherhood ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany
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Schwarz Rot Gold (1982)
Genre: Crime
Country: West Germany
Story: Schwarz-Rot-Gold is a German television series.
Plot: money, customs, bureaucracy, trick
Place: hamburg germany, west germany
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 7.3
 14K
Phoenix (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A disfigured concentration-camp survivor, unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: physical appearance, haunted by the past, neo noir, auschwitz, survivor, singing, obsession, hidden identity, neo-noir, cons and scams, under the surface, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1945, year 1943, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, tel aviv israel, west germany, west berlin west germany ...
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 6.7
 118
Sugar Sand (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: End of the 1970s in East Germany: Fred and Jonas are close friends. The 10-year-olds live near at the German-German frontier. After the mother from Jonas has made an exit application, the boys have to recognize that they are soon separated from each ...
Plot: border, baltic sea, little boy, single mother, boy, friendship, emigration, emigrant, immigration, german, border crossing
Place: east germany, gdr, germany, west germany, german democratic republic
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 5.5
 160
Assignment K (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Philip Scott, the boss of a toy company, is secretly also the chief of a British spy organization. Scott's cover is destroyed when enemy agents kidnap his girlfriend to force him to reveal the identities of his fellow spies.
Plot: spy, espionage, agent, secret
Place: england, west germany, europe, austria
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Under the Pavement Lies the Strand (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: West Berlin, 1974. The revolution didn't happen like it was supposed. Grischa, a 30-year-old actress dissatisfied with standard left-wing politics, interviews working women to find out how they deal with being both mothers and members of ...
Plot: dilemma, sex, shower, female nudity, working mom, kitchen, politics, argument, divorce, interview, dog, male nudity ...
Place: west germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany
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Toto and Peppino Divided in Berlin (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antonio, seguendo le indicazioni della "Smorfia", dategli in sogno da una zia monaca "attraversa l'Alto Adige" e arriva a Berlino Ovest per incontrare il magliaro Giuseppe e fare fortuna. Ma Antonio e somigliantissimo ...
Plot: fake identity, dream, secret service, italian abroad, ghost, russian
Place: west germany, east germany, german democratic republic, gdr, berlin germany
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Future War 1986 (1982)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An American scientist constructs a laser satellite with hopes of preventing any nuclear conflicts from occurring. However, after a fatal error from both the US and the USSR governments, war breaks out and humanity faces a new bloodshed.
Plot: cold war, world, world war three, nuclear war, space shuttle
Place: soviet union, west germany, moscow russia, middle east, japan ...
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 6.8
 138
Cat's Play (1974)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Karoly Makk's heartbreaking story of two unmarried sisters who cast wistful glances back at their lives, but still believe in hope and love, earned an Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 1974. In this follow-up to the ...
Plot: shopping, sister sister relationship, infidelity, binoculars, singer, fear, dying, song, telephone call, umbrella, bookstore, love ...
Place: hungary, west germany, budapest hungary, munich germany, frankfurt germany
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Eight Hours are Not a Day (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 495 min.
Story: A sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic look at domestic relationships and labour relationships, with particular focus on skilled worker Jochen and his new girlfriend, Marion.
Plot: working class, social problem, everyday life, solidarity
Place: west germany
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