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, suspense, tense, captivating and talky films and TV shows about / with politics, runaway, storytelling, nudity (full frontal - brief), catastrophe, culture clash, mentor, cold war, suprisingly clever and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and History genres shot in Germany, West Germany, USA and other countries.
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west germany movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as west germany: Der Fall Barschel (2015), Deutschland 83 (2015), Germany in Autumn (1978), Red Heat (1985), Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991), Westler (1985), Damascus Cover (2017), Night of the Zombies (1981), Captain America (1990), The Package (1989).

List of movies set in west germany

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 ...
Style: feel good, twists and turns, psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: mysterious death, german politics, german history, investigative journalism, crooked politician, conspiracy, husband wife relationship, corrupt politician, marital problem, female reporter, political scandal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1987
Place: west germany, berlin germany, hamburg germany, beirut lebanon, geneva switzerland ...
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 8.1
 12K
Deutschland 83 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, working undercover, political intrigue, undercover, rivalry, state affairs, stasi, military, double agent, political unrest, archive footage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, west germany, east germany, west berlin west germany ...
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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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Plot: society, terrorism, funeral, politics, danger, confined, deadly, state affairs, gays and lesbians, leadership, political unrest, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, west germany
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 4.9
 700
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: suspenseful, rough, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, women's prison, rape, interrogation, escape, college, friendship, kidnapping, heist, prison life, survival, strong female presence ...
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, post cold war
Time: year 1990
Place: germany, west germany
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 6.5
 362
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, lgbt, cold war, curfew, gay interest, communism, love, homosexual, gay bar, escape
Place: east germany, west germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin east germany, berlin germany ...
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Damascus Cover (2017)
Genre: 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, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spy, mission, adaptation, adventure, danger, deadly, life is a bitch, martial arts, lone hero, female nudity, justice, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, year 1989
Place: syria, middle east, west germany, israel
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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, toxic, living dead, army, agent, soldier, nerve gas, undead, nazi, violence, cannibal, world domination ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 80s
Place: west germany, alps, europe, bavaria, germany
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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, tense, captivating, touching, suspense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, captain, heroes, imaginary, crimes, danger, rivalry, undercover, superhuman powers, escapades, good versus evil, battle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1936, year 1943, year 1993 ...
Place: italy, rome italy, washington d.c., california, ohio ...
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 6.4
 9K
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, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, military, soldier, airport, assassination attempt, prisoner, sergeant, investigation, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, government agency ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, chicago illinois, europe, 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, brothel, corruption, prostitution, artists and showbiz, performer's life, love and romance, power relations, post war, cabaret, couples, bribery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, west germany, berlin germany
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 7.0
 387
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 ...
Plot: police brutality, political protest, nuclear, riot police, protestor, disagreement, german history, protest sign, forest, tear gas, husband wife relationship, archive footage ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: west germany, munich germany, bavaria, southern 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, psychological, feel good, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: on the road, airport, friendship, polaroid, adventure, society, escapades, friends, disorder, self discovery, human nature, culture clash ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, amsterdam, europe, new york, west germany ...
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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, father daughter relationship, ss, third reich, manipulation, pregnant, pregnant woman, portrait painting, childhood memory, truth ...
Time: year 1937, year 1966, 60s, year 1951, year 1948 ...
Place: germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, crimea, 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.
TV show
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, cello, circus, terrorism, divorce, youth, cold war, music school, unrequited love, painter, love, artist ...
Place: venice, west berlin west germany, west germany, east germany, munich germany
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 5.6
 498
Rampage (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A German zoo hires two hunters to catch a rare breed of panther in Malaysia. The girlfriend of one of the hunters accompanies them on their hunt.
Style: serious
Plot: jungle, love triangle, zoo, animal life, couples, danger, escapades, adventure, dangerous animal, infidelity, tiger, camp ...
Time: 60s
Place: malaysia, asia, germany, west germany
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Heimat II: A Chronicle of a Generation (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK, Spain, Sweden, France, Norway, Finland, Austria, Denmark, Australia
Duration: 532 min.
TV show
Story: The movie consist of 13 separate episodes each handling a period between 1960 and 1970. The length of these periods varies from one day to some years. It tells the story of a group of people in Munich (mostly music and film students). Every episode ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, sincere, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: youth, friendship, idealism, urban, couple relations, fall in love, city life, introspection, coming of age, musician's life, love and romance, buddies ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, venice ...
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 6.5
 929
West (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: East Germany. Summer, late 70's. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij's apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, starting over, social decay, hopes, family relations, society, haunted by the past, single mother, love triangle, intergenerational friendship, friendship, suspicion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany ...
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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: disturbing, serious, captivating, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, nazi, post world war two, lawyer, genocide, idealism, fighting the system, uncover truth, prosecutor, nazi officer, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1963, year 1958
Place: germany, frankfurt germany, west germany, berlin germany
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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: strip search, journalism, investigation, media, freedom of the press, carnival, terrorist, crimes, tragic hero, dishonesty, politics, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany, israel
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 7.7
 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, tense, captivating, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: tunnel, politics, betrayal, political unrest, heroes, breast feeding, danger, daring rescue, freedom, wartime, family relations, cold war ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, east germany ...
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 6.9
 66K
Stripes (1981)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, u.s. army, friendship, soldier, basic training, military life, disorder, military, taxi driver, sergeant, flirting, obstacle course ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, kentucky, milan italy, west germany, czechoslovakia ...
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The Legend of Rita (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant fear of having her cover blown, which unavoidably happens ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: politics, starting over, danger, state affairs, secret identity, terrorism, activist, dark past, espionage, bribery, berlin wall, runaway ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, paris france, vietnam, german democratic republic, asia ...
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The Nasty Girl (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her.
Style: realistic, witty, serious, biting, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, archive, holocaust, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, war crime, uncover truth, wartime life, human nature, introspection, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: bavaria, germany, europe, paris france, southern germany ...
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The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, witty, funny ...
Plot: farce, kidnapping, vengeance, chase, crimes, save the world, comedy of errors, manic, danger, law enforcement, master criminal, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west germany, england, munich 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: witty, clever, talky, suspense, biting ...
Plot: cold war, iron curtain, farce, satire, secretary, capitalist, forbidden love, politics, german, culture clash, communism, communist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1961, 1960s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, germany, europe ...
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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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, war criminal, war crime, murder, espionage, assassin, diary, attempted murder, journalism, execution, suicide, concentration camp ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, vienna, west germany ...
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 6.6
 96K
Octopussy (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nuclear threat, adventure, espionage, secret service, terrorism, race against time, secret agents, james bond, british secret service, gadget, top secret, smuggling ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india, east berlin, europe, east germany ...
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Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Frau Kusters is preparing dinner late one seemingly ordinary afternoon in her seemingly ordinary kitchen in Frankfurt, Germany. Mrs. Kusters wants to add canned sausages to the stew, her annoying daughter-in-law thinks otherwise. The point, we soon ...
Style: disturbing, dark humor, cynical, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: politics, death of father, widow, suicide, communist, media manipulation, working class, class differences, injustice, state affairs, society, journalism ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, frankfurt germany, west germany
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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: nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, female full frontal nudity, sex, call girl, prostitution, nipples, breasts, topless, car, mercedes benz, rolls royce ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: west germany
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