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 serious, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, german, danger, female nudity, cigarette smoking, politics, friendship, murder, marriage and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in Germany, West Germany, USA and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as west germany: Deutschland 83 (2015), Germany in Autumn (1978), Red Heat (1985), Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991), Der Fall Barschel (2015), Westler (1985), Damascus Cover (2017), Night of the Zombies (1981), Captain America (1990), The Package (1989).

List of movies set in west germany

 8.1
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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: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, working undercover, political intrigue, rivalry, state affairs, undercover, military, double agent, political unrest, archive footage, border guard ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, west germany, gdr
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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: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: society, terrorism, funeral, state affairs, confined, danger, gays and lesbians, political unrest, deadly, leadership, kidnapping, politics ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, west germany
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 4.9
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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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, rape, women's prison, interrogation, escapades, confined, crimes, chases and races, prison life, strong female presence, gays and lesbians, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s
Place: west germany, germany, europe, 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: germany, west germany
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Der Fall Barschel (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 ...
Plot: drug abuse, german history, investigative journalism, press conference, foosball, train ride, unfaithful husband, marital problem, husband wife conflict, woman crying, government coverup, taxi ride ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1987
Place: west germany, berlin germany, zurich switzerland, hamburg germany, beirut lebanon ...
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 6.5
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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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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: disturbing, captivating, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, mission, deadly, adaptation, danger, adventure, female nudity, gunfight, justice, martial arts, murder, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, year 1989
Place: syria, west germany, israel, middle east
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Night of the Zombies (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Investigators search for soldiers' missing bodies, and hear unbelievable rumors about zombies. Dismissing those rumors they set out to investigate. After two men are found dead, CIA special-agent Nick Monroe is sent to flush out what are ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: zombie, nerve gas, cia agent, cannibal, cia, gore, violence, nazi, toxic, united states army, undead, living dead ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 70s
Place: germany, alps, west germany, bavaria, europe
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Captain America (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During World War II, a brave, patriotic American Soldier undergoes experiments to become a new supersoldier, "Captain America." Racing to Germany to sabotage the rockets of Nazi baddie "Red Skull", Captain America winds up frozen ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, touching, suspense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, captain, heroes, rivalry, danger, imaginary, crimes, undercover, escapades, superhuman powers, good versus evil, battle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: italy, washington d.c., california, west germany, europe ...
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 6.4
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The Package (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, military, investigation, soldier, airport, assassination attempt, sergeant, prisoner, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, government agency ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe, chicago illinois, russia, berlin germany ...
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 7.5
 5K
Lola (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola, a seductive cabaret singer-prostitute exults in her power as a temptress of men, but she wants out—she wants money, property, and love. Pitting a corrupt building contractor against the new straight-arrow ...
Style: stylized, gloomy, realistic, sexy, tense ...
Plot: femme fatale, corruption, brothel, prostitution, couples, dishonesty, redemption, cabaret, power relations, righting the wronged, post war, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, bavaria
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 7.1
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Wackersdorf (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Plot: police brutality, political protest, german history, nuclear, archive footage, paramilitary, riot police, conflict between friends, disagreement, protestor, fence, microphone ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: west germany, munich germany, bavaria
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Alice in the Cities (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 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, psychological, feel good, touching, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, airport, polaroid, friendship, self discovery, escapades, social misfits, adventure, partners, disorder, friends, culture clash ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, new york, west germany, amsterdam ...
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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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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: based on true events, bleak, macabre, suspenseful, melancholic
Plot: serial killer, murder, misfit, sex crime, loner, prostitute, pub, male nudity, loser, mentally unstable, brutality, murder of a prostitute ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, 20th century, year 1974
Place: hamburg germany, west germany
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 5.2
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Stray Cats (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two bestfriends, a gay man and a woman, are always unlucky in finding love.
Plot: parody, female executive, cold war, cologne, pickpocket, advertising agency, advertising, gay man has sex with a woman, novelist, writers, cemetery, gay ...
Time: year 1983, year 1981, 80s
Place: west germany, europe, germany
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The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Sweden, 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, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, harsh ...
Plot: female assassin, spy, double agent, undercover agent, female spy, lesbian, lesbianism, cold war, shooting, brutality, blonde, sexy woman ...
Time: year 1987, year 1989, 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east berlin, berlin germany, east berlin east germany, eastern europe ...
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Barschel: A Murder in Geneva (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A conspiracy-theorizing filmmaker meets with a prospective producer in order to pitch a movie about the death of real-life German politician Uwe Barschel, in which the official ruling of suicide raised more questions than answers.
Plot: german abroad, clandestine, suspicion of murder, mysterious death, corpse, politician
Time: year 1987
Place: west germany
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Eight Miles High (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Achim Bornhak's movie focuses on the restless life of Uschi Obermaier, the icon of the 1968 movement in Germany and groupie. At the age of 16, Uschi is bored by her job in a photo lab, but soon becomes the "it girl" of Munich's ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, politics, rising to stardom, rise and fall, music band, love and romance, destructive relationship, musician's life, small town life, couples, teenage life, prodigy ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, 20th century, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, munich germany, west germany ...
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 7.8
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Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, country music, music, marriage, accident, musician, couple relations, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, divorce, performer's life ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, memphis, germany, tennessee, arkansas ...
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 7.5
 7K
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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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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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: psychedelic, avant garde
Plot: terrorist, song, singer, cold war, painter, friendship, divorce, terrorism, commune, marriage, unrequited love, poetry ...
Place: east germany, west germany, munich germany, venice
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, family life, couples, soldier, family relations, life turned upside down, wartime life, couple relations, family in crisis, war, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany
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The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
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, psychological, touching, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, world war two, love triangle, post war, lovers reunited, romance, rise to the top, couples, wartime life, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 1950s ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada
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Schwarz Rot Gold (1982)
Genre: Crime
Country: West Germany
Story: Schwarz-Rot-Gold is a German television series.
Plot: bureaucracy, trick, customs, cheating, money
Place: hamburg germany, west germany
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 7.3
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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, captivating, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: neo noir, survivor, haunted by the past, physical appearance, singing, betrayal, neo-noir, husband wife relationship, hospital, surgery, strong female character, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1943 ...
Place: europe, berlin germany, germany, palestine, west germany ...
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 6.7
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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, immigration, emigrant, emigration, border crossing, german, single mother, little boy, friendship, boy, baltic sea, immigrants ...
Time: 70s
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, west germany, germany, gdr
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 5.5
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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.
Style: eurospy
Plot: spy, espionage, secret, agent
Place: west germany, england, austria, europe
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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: female director, pets, dilemma, female doctor, childish behavior, laughter, tape recording, demonstration, abortion, autumn, film within a film, physician ...
Time: 70s
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany
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