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, talky, tense, dramatic and harsh films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, german, cigarette smoking, cold war, politics, danger, culture clash, runaway, wartime and prison plots mostly in Drama, History and Thriller genres shot in Germany, West Germany, USA 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), Walk the Line (2005), The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978), Deutschland 83 (2015), Starfighter (2015), Friedliche Zeiten (2008), The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015), Germany in Autumn (1978).

List of movies set in west germany

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, bleak, realistic, 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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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, escape, love, communism, homosexual
Place: east germany, west germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, east berlin east germany
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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, marriage, country music, music, couple relations, accident, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, artists and showbiz, performer's life, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, arkansas, germany, memphis, tennessee ...
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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, black market, soldier, materialism, post war, human nature, german, penitentiary, empowerment, wartime life, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, year 1954 ...
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, working undercover, state affairs, undercover, secret agents, dishonesty, rivalry, political unrest, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, gdr, west germany
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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: plane crash, uniform, airplane accident, bribery, strong female lead, woman, ends with historical notes, corruption, democracy, strong female character, tv
Time: 1960s
Place: west germany
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Friedliche Zeiten (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Plot: cowardliness, sibling relationship, childhood memory, hysteria, infidelity, underdog, family life, husband wife relationship, singing in a car, sister sister relationship, adultery, family dinner ...
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, holocaust, homosexuality, justice, courtroom, anti semitism, death threat, blackmail, nazi, mossad, murder, unhappy marriage ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s
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: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: society, terrorism, state affairs, gays and lesbians, terror, leadership, kidnapping, political unrest, politics, confined, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, west germany
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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: realistic, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: cold war, cia, espionage, lawyer, pilot, rescue, justice, danger, spy, mission, secret agent, fighter pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 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, soccer coach, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, against the odds, underdog, athlete and trainer, parents and children, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, hungary, switzerland, europe, budapest ...
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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, realistic, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: tunnel, politics, betrayal, escape, berlin wall, political unrest, 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, communist, forbidden love, secretary, couple relations, politics, culture clash, love affair, capitalist, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1961, 1960s, 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: prostitution, call girl, sex, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, car, nipples, rolls royce, mercedes benz, convertible, topless, 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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: idealism, politics, terrorism, anti war, rebellion, revolution, political unrest, police brutality, bomb, suicide, protest, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1976, year 1977 ...
Place: germany, europe, west berlin west germany, west germany, dubai ...
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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: 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, sincere, realistic, 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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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.
Plot: serial killer, severed arm, severed head, pub, alcoholic, disposing of a dead body, red light district, night watchman, urinating on someone, one eyed man, birthday party, severed leg ...
Time: 20th century, year 1974, year 1970
Place: hamburg germany, west germany
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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: cemetery, gay man has sex with a woman, novelist, advertising, parody, female executive, pickpocket, advertising agency, cold war, gay, homosexual, cat ...
Time: year 1981, year 1983
Place: west germany, europe, germany
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The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, USA, 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, sexy, atmospheric, suspense, harsh ...
Plot: double agent, undercover agent, cold war, spy, shooting, bisexual woman, sexy woman, blonde, man fights a woman, brutality, vodka, murder ...
Time: 20th century, year 1987, year 1989
Place: germany, east berlin east germany, europe, berlin germany, east berlin ...
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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: mysterious death, suspicion of murder, corpse, politician, german abroad
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: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: music band, musician's life, free love, sex scandal, rock, sexuality, drug addiction, group sex, prodigy, small town, rise and fall, rising to stardom ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany, bavaria, west 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: based on true events
Plot: border patrol, berlin wall, german history, escape plan, american abroad, teenage boy, teenage girl, interrogation, deserter, child in peril, sewing, pharmacy ...
Time: year 1989, year 1979
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, kindergarten, east berlin east germany, west 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, reenactment, repression, arrest, river crossing, friendship, escape attempt
Time: 60s, 50s
Place: east berlin, east germany, west germany, berlin 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: poet, communism, singing, artist, love, musician, politics, villa, holocaust, suicide, music school, lake ...
Place: west germany, east germany, munich 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: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, 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: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany
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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, money
Place: west germany, hamburg germany
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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, realistic, gloomy, serious, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, auschwitz, survivor, singing, physical appearance, haunted by the past, neo-noir, cons and scams, betrayal, obsession, nazi, holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1945, year 1943 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, switzerland, west berlin west germany ...
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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, border crossing, baltic sea, emigrant, single mother, little boy, german, emigration, friendship, boy, mother son relationship
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, gdr, germany, west germany
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