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, political, tense, disturbing and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with suspense, photograph, nude, cigarette smoking, female nudity, danger, spy, murder, politics and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in Germany, West Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as west germany: Bridge of Spies (2015), Deutschland 83 (2015), Fatal News (2015), Great Freedom (2021), Buffalo Soldiers (2001), Germany in Autumn (1978), Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991), Red Heat (1985), Damascus Cover (2017), Wackersdorf (2018).

List of movies set in west germany

Bridge of Spies (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
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: political, realistic, dramatic, tricky, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lawyer, cold war, espionage, spy, suspense, cia, court, berlin wall, negotiation, politics, justice, mission ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1960, year 1957, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, east germany, west germany, new york, ussr ...
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Deutschland 83 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
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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: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, stasi, spy, political intrigue, undercover, state affairs, rivalry, secret police, military, double agent, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, year 1983, 80s
Place: germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, german democratic republic, west germany
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Fatal News (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 177 min.
Story: The Barschel case is one of the most important political scandals in recent German history. Not least because it has remained unsolved. Countless speculations and conspiracy theories have grown up to the present day to the dramatic death of the ...
Style: feel good, disturbing, psychological, erotic
Plot: mysterious death, german politics, investigative journalism, crooked politician, conspiracy, political scandal, politics, politician, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female reporter ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1987
Place: west germany, berlin germany, northern germany, geneva switzerland, zurich switzerland ...
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Great Freedom (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies does not mean freedom for everyone. Hans Hoffmann is repeatedly imprisoned under Paragraph 175, which criminalizes homosexuality. Nevertheless, over the decades, he continues his quest for freedom and ...
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, psychological, talky ...
Plot: prison, gay, prison life, homosexuality, lgbt, prison sex, gay sex, lgbtq, holocaust survivor, love, prisoner, flirting ...
Time: 20th century, year 1968, year 1957, year 1945, year 1969 ...
Place: germany, west germany, australia
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, clever ...
Plot: corruption, military, heroin, drug dealing, dark humor, soldier, military life, arms dealing, greed, unlikely criminals, black market, rebelliousness ...
Time: year 1989, 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: west germany, berlin germany, germany, iraq, europe ...
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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: art house, political, semi documentary, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, funeral, society, german history, marxist, anarchist, raf, dispute, autumn, cemetery, television ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, west 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."
Style: surreal, eurospy
Plot: spy, german reunification, post cold war
Time: year 1990
Place: west germany, germany
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Red Heat (1985)
Genre: Thriller
Country: West Germany, Austria
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: erotic, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, lesbian rape, women in prison, rape, lesbian sex, coitus, lesbianism, lesbian, female nudity, women's prison, interrogation, woman with a gun ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, west germany, europe, east germany
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Damascus Cover (2017)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, disturbing
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spy, mission, arab israeli conflict, adaptation, lone hero, life is a bitch, suspense, sex, gunfight, justice, female nudity, murder ...
Time: year 1989
Place: syria, israel, west germany, middle east, united kingdom
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Wackersdorf (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Not an easy decision! District Administrator Hans Schuierer from the Upper Palatinate first opposed his own political line in 1981 and finally against the entire Bavarian Free State and Prime Minister Strauss. Because the planned reprocessing plant ...
Audience: date night
Plot: police brutality, political protest, conflict between friends, german politics, disagreement, german history, protestor, forest, nuclear, family relations, plan, riot police ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: germany, west germany, southern germany, bavaria, munich germany
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Alice in the Cities (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: German journalist Philip Winter has a case of writer’s block when trying to write an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and while trying to book a flight, encounters a German woman and her nine year old daughter ...
Style: road movie, surreal, stylized, art house, psychological ...
Plot: airport, on the road, stranger, journalist, single mother, road trip, child abandonment, strong female character, travel, swimming, children, loneliness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, amsterdam, new york, japan, tokyo ...
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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: exciting, captivating, sincere, art house, intellectual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: painter, art gallery, nazism, artist, father daughter relationship, world war two, forced abortion, pregnancy, sex scene, nazi, romantic relationship, struggling artist ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, 60s ...
Place: east germany, germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany ...
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The Golden Glove (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.
Style: bleak, disturbing, controversial, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, mentally unstable, murder of a prostitute, murder, macabre, sex crime, loser, murderer, alcoholic, brutality, misfit, loner ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1970
Place: hamburg germany, germany, northern germany, west germany, central europe
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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: warplane, corruption, cold war era, nato, plane crash, flying, airplane, air disaster, boy girl relationship, historical event, mishap, german politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: west germany
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Friedliche Zeiten (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer 1968. It has been seven years since the Striesow family fled the GDR to a quiet suburb in West Germany. But Irene, the mother, does not support her situation as a housewife. Especially since Dieter, her husband, is absent more and more. Their ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, family life, sister sister relationship, underdog, cowardice, sibling relationship, infidelity, hysteria, father daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: west germany, east 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 ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, unusual plot structure
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: war criminal, nazi, holocaust, nazi war criminal, courtroom, world war two, suspense, death threat, justice, shoah, mossad, nazi hunter ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: germany, west germany, frankfurt germany, buenos aires argentina, jerusalem ...
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Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, lawyer, investigation, nazi, prosecutor, world war two, fighting the system, idealism, nazi war criminal, ex nazi, genocide, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, post world war two, year 1958, year 1963, 50s
Place: germany, frankfurt germany, berlin germany, 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, compassionate, captivating, political ...
Plot: tunnel, berlin wall, politics, suspense, betrayal, communism, escape, political unrest, wartime, freedom, breast feeding, brutality ...
Time: 60s
Place: east germany, germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, german democratic republic ...
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The Nasty Girl (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her.
Style: realistic, witty, surreal, stylized, talky ...
Plot: world war two, convent school, nazi, nude, wartime, small town, female nudity, holocaust, moral ambiguity, mentor, idealism, honest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, post world war two
Place: germany, bavaria, berlin germany, east germany, west germany ...
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The Odessa File (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense, harsh ...
Plot: investigation, nazi, spy, world war two, espionage, jewish, war criminal, conspiracy, war crime, holocaust, israeli, neo nazi ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1963, post world war two ...
Place: germany, hamburg germany, israel, vienna, west germany ...
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Octopussy (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
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, tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, cold war, espionage, circus, terrorism, race against time, spy, secret agents, agent, british secret service, kgb, train ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, east germany, east berlin, russia, asia ...
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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: love story, german history, prostitution, call girl, sex, female nudity, car, historical event, woman, nude, female full frontal nudity, nipples ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: west germany
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The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
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: political, bleak, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, anti war, bomb, revolutionary, journalist, prison, idealism, protest, rebellion, court ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, israel ...
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Demons (1985)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of people are trapped in a West Berlin movie theater infested with ravenous demons who proceed to kill and possess the humans one-by-one, thereby multiplying their numbers.
Style: scary, splatter, slasher, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, demon, supernatural, plague, panic, death, demonic possession, survival horror, body horror, suspense, chaos, cinema ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, west germany, germany, italy, rome italy
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Marianne & Juliane (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Germany, 1968: The priest's daughters Marianna and Juliane both fight for changes in society, like making abortion legal. However their means are totally different: while Juliane's committed as a reporter, her sister joins a terroristic ...
Style: feminist film, political, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: years of lead, terrorism, politics, marxist, prison escape, prison, family relations, sister sister relationship, terrorist, german politics, radical, rebelliousness ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, west germany, europe
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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer -- arrogant, caustic, and self-satisfied. She mistreats Marlene (her secretary, maid, and co-designer). Enter Karin, a 23-year-old beauty who wants to be a model. Petra falls in love with Karin and ...
Style: art house, sexy, sexual, feminist film, erotic ...
Audience: adult
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbtq, all female cast, gays and lesbians, s&m, lgbt, gay, fashion designer, secretary, love triangle, loser ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, west germany, sydney australia, zurich switzerland, frankfurt germany ...
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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 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: art house, political, atmospheric, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: racism, loneliness, older woman younger man relationship, culture clash, female nudity, foreigner, marriage, working class, relationships, age-gap relationship, misfit, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, munich germany, africa, west 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: controversial, realistic, serious, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: terrorism, prison, courtroom, spy, politics, prison escape, marxist, terrorist, legal, german politics, prisoner, justice ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1976, 20th century, year 1975
Place: germany, west germany, europe
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The Reader (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as ...
Style: sexy, melancholic, touching, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, forbidden love, court, first love, nazi, holocaust, older woman younger man sex, secret, world war two, sex ...
Time: year 1958, year 1988, year 1966, post world war two, year 1980 ...
Place: germany, israel, west berlin west germany, hamburg 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: lgbt, gay, cold war, gay interest, lgbtq, berlin wall, curfew, man in underwear, gay crush, gay sex, slaughterhouse, police chase ...
Place: west berlin west germany, west germany, east germany, berlin germany, east berlin
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