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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, suspenseful and dramatic films and TV shows about / with german, politics, cold war, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, betrayal, female nudity, friendship, society and mother daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in West Germany, Germany, USA and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as west germany: Red Heat (1985), Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991), Westler (1985), Deutschland 83 (2015), Starfighter (2015), Friedliche Zeiten (2008), The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015), Germany in Autumn (1978), Bridge of Spies (2015), The Miracle of Bern (2003).
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Westler
Drama
West Germany
94 min.
 6.7
Deutschland 83
Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Germany
42 min.
 8.2
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Sugar Sand
Comedy, Drama
Germany
89 min.
 6.6
The Same Sky
Drama, Thriller
Germany
120 min.
 7.4

List of movies set in west germany

 4.9
 612
Red Heat
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, kidnapping, missing person, college, prison life, confined, crimes, interrogation, rape, buddies, gays and lesbians, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany, west germany, east germany
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Germany Year 90 Nine Zero
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
 314
Westler
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, lgbt, curfew, cold war, communism, gay bar, homosexual, escape, love
Place: east germany, west germany, east berlin east germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany
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Deutschland 83
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, tense, realistic
Plot: espionage, political intrigue, political unrest, working undercover, state affairs, undercover, secret agents, dishonesty, rivalry, cold war, spy, military uniform ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: germany, east germany, gdr, west germany
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 6.6
 185
Starfighter
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, woman, ends with historical notes, democracy, bribery, airplane accident, strong female lead, corruption, strong female character
Time: 1960s
Place: west germany
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Friedliche Zeiten
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Plot: cowardliness, sibling relationship, childhood memory, hysteria, infidelity, underdog, family life, sister sister relationship, singing in a car, husband wife relationship, family dinner, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 1960s
Place: east germany, west germany
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The People vs. Fritz Bauer
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, homosexuality, justice, unhappy marriage, nightclub singer, shoah, holocaust, human rights, mossad, death threat, anti semitism, blackmail ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
Place: west germany, israel
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Germany in Autumn
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, bleak, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: society, state affairs, terrorism, gays and lesbians, leadership, kidnapping, political unrest, politics, confined, danger, deadly, terror ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, west germany
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 7.6
 246K
Bridge of Spies
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, India
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, suspense, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: cold war, lawyer, spy, espionage, cia, politics, surveillance, court, justice, russian, paranoia, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1960, year 1957 ...
Place: east germany, germany, russia, europe, usa ...
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The Miracle of Bern
Genre: Comedy, 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: serious, feel good, exciting, realistic, sentimental
Plot: sport, athlete's life, soccer, underdog, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, athlete and trainer, soccer coach, parents and children, working class, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, germany, switzerland, hungary, budapest ...
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 7.8
 6K
The Tunnel
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, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, betrayal, communism, freedom, surveillance, tunnel, parents and children, german, prison escape, political unrest, tragedy, idealism ...
Time: 1960s
Place: germany, east germany, europe, east berlin, german democratic republic ...
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One, Two, Three
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
Style: clever, talky, witty, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: farce, cold war, politics, culture clash, german, communism, iron curtain, couple relations, transformation, screwball, love affair, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, year 1961
Place: germany, east germany, europe, tokyo, japan ...
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A Girl Called Rosemary
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, woman, mercedes benz, rolls royce, convertible, topless, nipples, car, breasts, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century
Place: west germany
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The Baader Meinhof Complex
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, intellectual, serious, rough ...
Plot: idealism, terrorism, politics, rebellion, german, fighting the system, revolution, brutality, violence, capitalism, assassination, genocide ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1977, year 1976 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, east germany, west germany ...
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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
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, reflective, meditative, enigmatic ...
Plot: racism, romance, immigrants, german, loneliness, marriage, prejudice, culture clash, drinking, working class, interracial romance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, europe, morocco, west germany, munich germany
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Stammheim - The Baader-Meinhof Gang on Trial
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, sincere, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking
Plot: terrorism, prison, courtroom drama, courtroom, 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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Heimat 2: A Chronicle of a Generation
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: psychedelic, avant garde
Plot: music school, black and white segues into color, marriage crisis, cello, circus, villa, poet, holocaust, communism, unrequited love, poetry, youth ...
Place: munich germany, east germany, west germany
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Germany Pale Mother
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: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, disturbing
Plot: couple relations, parents and children, wartime life, war, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family relations, family life, soldier, family in crisis, couples, motherhood ...
Time: 30s, 40s, year 1939, 1940s
Place: europe, germany, west germany, berlin germany
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The Marriage of Maria Braun
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, psychological, serious, surreal, reflective ...
Plot: marriage, german, human nature, infidelity, loneliness, women, character study, relationships, sacrifice, tragedy, wartime life, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s, year 1954 ...
Place: germany, europe, canada, west germany
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Schwarz Rot Gold
Genre: Crime
Country: West Germany
Story: Schwarz-Rot-Gold is a German television series.
Plot: trick, bureaucracy, customs, money
Place: west germany, hamburg germany
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 7.3
 14K
Phoenix
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: tense, serious, gloomy, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, nazi, holocaust, german, jewish, neo noir, hidden identity, jews, divorce, hospital, nazis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1938, year 1944, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, tokyo, tel aviv israel ...
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 6.6
 107
Sugar Sand
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, emigrant, emigration, immigration, border crossing, german, single mother, little boy, boy, friendship, mother son relationship
Place: east germany, gdr, german democratic republic, west germany, germany
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 5.4
 153
Assignment K
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: west germany, europe, austria, england
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Under the Pavement Lies the Strand
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, choice, pet, feminism, laughter, abortion, autumn, tape recording, demonstration, film within a film, physician, female doctor ...
Place: west germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany
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Toto and Peppino Divided in Berlin
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: italian abroad, secret service, fake identity, dream, ghost, russian
Place: gdr, east germany, german democratic republic, west germany, berlin germany
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Future War 1986
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: nuclear war, world war three, world, space shuttle, cold war
Place: west germany, soviet union, middle east, moscow russia, japan ...
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 6.8
 137
Cat's Play
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, suicide of father, prescription, peacock, grandfather clock, night watchman, pension, comrade, starvation, slide projector, old age, knitting ...
Place: frankfurt germany, munich germany, budapest hungary, hungary, west germany
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Eight Hours are Not a Day
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 472 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, solidarity, everyday life
Place: west germany
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Escape from East Berlin
Genre: Drama
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: defection, border guard, comrade, communist, secret passage, anti communist, cellar, cold war era, berlin wall, german shepherd, informant, digging ...
Place: gdr, east berlin east germany, german democratic republic, west germany, berlin germany
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The Lite Trap
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Germany, 1981. State Security Service agent Harald Love is sent on a secret mission from the GDR to the Federal Republic, to verify an informant with the code name "Heinz" who is suspected to be a double agent. A job that may change his ...
Plot: double agent, espionage, code name, female nudity, cold war, spy
Place: west germany
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6.7
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