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, psychological, tense, atmospheric and bleak films and TV shows about / with german, cold war, husband wife relationship, friendship, female nudity, male nudity, cigarette smoking, marriage, berlin wall and death 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: Red Heat (1985), Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991), Westler (1985), Wackersdorf (2018), Alice in the Cities (1974), Never Look Away (2018), The Golden Glove (2019), Stray Cats (2005), The Coldest City (2017), Barschel: A Murder in Geneva (1993).

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: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, rape, interrogation, military, friendship, missing person, prison life, investigation, rescue, soldier, college, mistaken identity ...
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, lgbt, curfew, cold war, communism, gay bar, homosexual, love, escape
Place: east germany, west germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin east germany, berlin germany
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Wackersdorf (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Plot: police brutality, political protest, german history, nuclear, riot police, paramilitary, disagreement, protestor, fence, husband wife relationship, microphone, forest ...
Time: year 1986
Place: west germany, bavaria, munich germany
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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, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: on the road, airport, friendship, social misfits, adventure, friends, disorder, partners, society, human nature, escapades, culture clash ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, new york, west germany, tokyo ...
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Never Look Away (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
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 ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, professor, marriage, flashback, schizophrenia, father son relationship, modern art, doctor, painter, world war two, cigarette smoking, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1961, year 1963, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: west germany, west berlin west germany, east germany, 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, male nudity, teenage boy, teenage girl, disfigured face, red light district, one eyed man, urinating on someone, night watchman, birthday party, severed leg, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, year 1970, year 1974
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: novelist, female executive, parody, landlord, pickpocket, advertising agency, gay man has sex with a woman, advertising, cat, homosexual, gay, cold war ...
Time: year 1983, year 1981
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, suspense, atmospheric, harsh, exciting ...
Plot: double agent, undercover agent, cold war, spy, lesbian, shooting, bisexual woman, blonde, brutality, man fights a woman, sexy woman, female assassin ...
Time: year 1987, 20th century, year 1989
Place: germany, east berlin east germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany ...
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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, suspicion of murder, corpse, politician, mysterious death
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
Plot: teenage life, couples, drug abuse, addiction, revolution, politics, ambition, small town, prodigy, musician's life, small town life, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: europe, germany, hamburg germany, bavaria, west 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, accident, couple relations, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, musician, divorce, loss of sibling ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, germany, arkansas, memphis, tennessee ...
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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: berlin wall, german history, border patrol, escape plan, physicist, teenage girl, interrogation, teenage boy, hotel room, electrician, secret plan, first kiss ...
Time: year 1979, year 1989
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, west germany, east berlin east germany, kindergarten
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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, repression, reenactment, river crossing, friendship, escape attempt, arrest
Time: 50s, 60s
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: avant garde, psychedelic
Plot: friendship, painter, cold war, marriage, song, divorce, cello, singer, politics, musician, singing, love ...
Place: east germany, munich germany, west 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: realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: family relations, soldier, wartime life, couples, family life, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, family in crisis, war, wartime ...
Time: 30s, 40s, year 1939, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west germany
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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, psychological, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, post war, materialism, soldier, black market, german, rise to the top, interracial relations, couples, love triangle, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, europe, west 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: trick, bureaucracy, customs, money
Place: west germany, hamburg germany
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: espionage, cold war, state affairs, working undercover, secret agents, undercover, political intrigue, dishonesty, rivalry, military, political unrest, border guard ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, west germany, gdr
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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, tense, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, survivor, singing, auschwitz, haunted by the past, physical appearance, cons and scams, obsession, neo-noir, betrayal, nazi, holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1938, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, tel aviv israel, 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, german, emigrant, emigration, friendship, boy, single mother, little boy, baltic sea, mother son relationship
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, west germany, gdr, germany
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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.
Plot: spy, agent, secret, eurospy, espionage
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: working mom, shower, politics, tape recorder, female doctor, film within a film, abortion, tape recording, autumn, demonstration, male nudity, mother ...
Place: west berlin west germany, west germany, berlin germany
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Toto and Peppino Divided in Berlin (1962)
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, russian, ghost, secret service, fake identity, dream
Place: berlin germany, gdr, west germany, east germany, german democratic republic
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Future War 1986 (1982)
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: world, cold war, space shuttle, nuclear war, world war three
Place: usa, west germany, soviet union, washington d.c., germany ...
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Cat's Play (1974)
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, dancing, cigarette smoking, rehearsal, elevator, eating, teacher, dog, professor, father daughter relationship, friendship, wheelchair ...
Place: munich germany, frankfurt germany, budapest hungary, hungary, west germany
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Eight Hours are Not a Day (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 495 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: everyday life, working class, social problem, solidarity
Place: west germany
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Escape from East Berlin (1962)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
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: berlin wall, cold war, politics, neighbor, police, betrayal, death, musician, cold war era, escape, defection, baby ...
Time: 1960s
Place: east berlin, gdr, german democratic republic, east berlin east germany, west germany ...
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The Lite Trap (1982)
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, female nudity, cold war, spy, code name
Place: west germany
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Train Station Pickups (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mix between "Schoolgirl Report" and "Christiane F.".
Plot: drug addict, blackmail, male prostitute, drug deal, hustler, gym teacher, drug dealer, heroin addict, heroin addiction, red light district, teenage prostitute, pimp ...
Place: berlin germany, west germany
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