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List of films set in Berlin, via Wikipedia.

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1. Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922)

Not Rated | 242 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede-Nissen, Gertrude Welcker, Alfred Abel

Votes: 6,672

2. The Last Laugh (1924)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz

Votes: 11,141 | Gross: $0.09M

3. Variety (1925)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Prologue: The murderer "Boss" Huller - after having spent ten years in prison - breaks his silence to tell the warden his story. "Boss", a former trapeze artist, and his wife own a cheap ... See full summary »

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Lya De Putti, Warwick Ward

Votes: 837 | Gross: $0.71M

4. Slums of Berlin (1925)

113 min | Drama

A young engineer lies to protect his fiancée, and is later convicted of perjury (after which his fiancée abandons him) and sent to prison. When he gets get, he tries to return to his former... See full summary »

Director: Gerhard Lamprecht | Stars: Bernhard Goetzke, Paul Bildt, Aud Egede-Nissen, Arthur Bergen

Votes: 49

8. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

This movie shows us one day in Berlin, the rhythm of that time, starting at the earliest morning and ends in the deepest night.

Director: Walter Ruttmann | Star: Paul von Hindenburg

Votes: 3,510

9. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 145,630 | Gross: $1.24M

11. Asphalt (1929)

90 min | Drama

Joe May's sensual drama of life in the Berlin underworld is in many ways the perfect summation of German filmmaking in the silent era: a dazzling visual style, a psychological approach to ... See full summary »

Director: Joe May | Stars: Albert Steinrück, Else Heller, Gustav Fröhlich, Betty Amann

Votes: 1,265

12. Mother Krause's Journey to Happiness (1929)

121 min | Drama

Mutter Krause and her children live in the poorer section of Berlin's Wedding district. The film depicts the cruelty of poverty and communism as a rescuing force that reaches Mutter Krause and the child too late.

Director: Phil Jutzi | Stars: Alexandra Schmitt, Holmes Zimmermann, Ilse Trautschold, Gerhard Bienert

Votes: 227

13. People on Sunday (1930)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Edwin, a taxi driver, lives with Annie, a neurasthenic model. They plan to spend Sunday at the Nikolassee beach with Wolfgang, an officer, gentleman, antiquarian, gigolo, at the moment a ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Rochus Gliese, Curt Siodmak, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Erwin Splettstößer, Brigitte Borchert, Wolfgang von Waltershausen, Christl Ehlers

Votes: 2,450

14. Symphonie einer Weltstadt (1950)

87 min | Documentary

This film seeks to pass itself off as a positive and definitive history of the city of Berlin before the outbreak of World War Two. It is heavily influenced by the bent of the National ... See full summary »

Director: Leo de Laforgue | Stars: René Carol, Madeleine Lohse, Friedrich Luft, Paul Edwin Roth

Votes: 19

15. Three from the Filling Station (1930)

99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Willy, Kurt and Hans are broke, so they sell their car and open a filling station. Then they all fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Willy Fritsch, Lilian Harvey, Heinz Rühmann, Oskar Karlweis

Votes: 703

16. Cyankali (1930)

89 min | Drama

A fervid drama forcefully illustrates the catastrophic consequences of keeping abortion illegal.

Director: Hans Tintner | Stars: Grete Mosheim, Nico Turoff, Claus Clausen, Herma Ford

Votes: 13

17. Emil und die Detektive (1931)

75 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

Director: Gerhard Lamprecht | Stars: Rolf Wenkhaus, Käthe Haack, Fritz Rasp, Rudolf Biebrach

Votes: 512

18. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 129,483 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980– )

Not Rated | 931 min | Crime, Drama

In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight; however he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld.

Stars: Günter Lamprecht, Claus Holm, Hanna Schygulla, Franz Buchrieser

Votes: 3,614

20. Berlin-Alexanderplatz - Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs (1931)

90 min | Crime, Drama

Franz Biberkopf has served four years in prison. His return to normal life is not successful.

Director: Phil Jutzi | Stars: Heinrich George, Maria Bard, Margarete Schlegel, Bernhard Minetti

Votes: 527

21. The Captain from Köpenick (1931)

107 min | Comedy

A poor cobbler named Wilhelm Voigt purchased the second-hand uniform of a Prussian infantry captain. Wearing this, he traveled to the borough of Köpenick and ordered a troop of guardsmen to... See full summary »

Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Max Adalbert, Ernst Dernburg, Willi Schur, Paul Wagner

Votes: 52

24. Grand Hotel (I) (1932)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery

Votes: 15,800 | Gross: $1.24M

25. Kuhle Wampe or Who Owns the World? (1932)

71 min | Drama

During Great Depression, a family is evicted from their apartment and with no other option they move to a tent camp called Kuhle Wampe.

Director: Slatan Dudow | Stars: Hertha Thiele, Ernst Busch, Martha Wolter, Adolf Fischer

Votes: 576

26. Our Flags Lead Us Forward (1933)

87 min | Drama

In the depths of the Great Depression and in the waning days of the crumbling Weimar Republic, a poor Berlin youth is torn between loyalty to his unemployed Communist father and his ever-growing fascination to the Hitler Youth movement.

Director: Hans Steinhoff | Stars: Heinrich George, Berta Drews, Jürgen Ohlsen, Hermann Speelmans

Votes: 1,563

27. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime

A new crime wave grips the city and all clues seem to lead to the nefarious Dr. Mabuse, even though he has been imprisoned in a mental asylum for nearly a decade.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Gustav Diessl, Rudolf Schündler

Votes: 10,349

28. Tugboat M 17 (1933)

78 min | Drama

Heinrich George plays Henner who lives with his wife and child on a tugboat, going on the river to Berlin. There he meets the attractive Gescha (Betty Amann), and a story of love, betrayal and sadness ensues.

Directors: Heinrich George, Werner Hochbaum | Stars: Heinrich George, Berta Drews, Joachim Streubel, Betty Amann

Votes: 29

30. Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

When a strategically important new aerial guidance system is stolen, Charlie traces it to the Berlin Olympics, where he has to battle spies and enemy agents to retrieve it.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Warner Oland, Katherine DeMille, Pauline Moore, Allan Lane

Votes: 1,400

34. Furlough on Parole (1938)

87 min | Drama, War

Four soldiers on leave from the German army refuse to participate in the leftist October 1918 revolution in Berlin.

Director: Karl Ritter | Stars: Ingeborg Theek, Iwa Wanja, Rolf Möbius, Fritz Kampers

Votes: 26

35. Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Sport

The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: David Albritton, Arvo Askola, Jack Beresford, Erwin Blask

Votes: 3,966

36. Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (1938)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin, orchestrated as Nazi propaganda.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Sheigo Arai, Jack Beresford, Ralf Berzsenyi, Ferenc Csík

Votes: 3,317

37. The Stars Shine (1938)

80 min | Musical

A young secretary quits her job and goes to Berlin to try to be a film star. She enters Gloria Films as an extra, there many German and foreign film stars appear as pictures in process are ... See full summary »

Director: Hans H. Zerlett | Stars: La Jana, Vera Bergman, Carla Rust, Ernst Fritz Fürbringer

Votes: 27

39. The Four Companions (1938)

96 min | Drama, Romance

Four graduates of an industrial design school team up and form a small business. The protagonist is so excited by the venture that she turns down the proposal of her dashing instructor. ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Froelich | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Sabine Peters, Carsta Löck, Ursula Herking

Votes: 65

41. Silvesternacht am Alexanderplatz (1939)

86 min

Mr. Reinhardt is tired of life and wants to end it on New Year's Eve. He confesses to his best friend Dr. Storp, who persuades him to spend the night with him at the emergency room at ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Schneider-Edenkoben | Stars: Hannes Stelzer, Carl Raddatz, Jutta Freybe, Karl Martell

Votes: 7

42. Request Concert (1940)

103 min | Musical, Romance, War

At the Olympic games in Berlin 1936 Inge Wagner falls in love with Luftwaffenleutnant (Airforce Lieutenant) Herbert Koch. They want to marry, but he receives orders to go to Spain - ... See full summary »

Director: Eduard von Borsody | Stars: Hedwig Bleibtreu, Joachim Brennecke, Heinz Goedecke, Paul Hörbiger

Votes: 93

44. Friedemann Bach (1941)

102 min | Drama, Music

During a house concert, the Bach family gets a visit by their son Wilhelm Friedemann, who has just given up his position in Dresden because he no longer could endure the reprisals of his superiors.

Directors: Traugott Müller, Gustaf Gründgens | Stars: Gustaf Gründgens, Leny Marenbach, Johannes Riemann, Camilla Horn

Votes: 56