Most Popular Stasi Movies and TV Shows
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1. Atomic Blonde (2017)
R | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 151,038 | Gross: $51.57M
2. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Votes: 324,388 | Gross: $11.29M
3. Balloon (2018)
125 min | Drama, History, Thriller
Balloon is a German thriller that deals with the crossing of the inner German border of the families Strelzyk and Wetzel from the GDR to West Germany with a homemade hot-air balloon.
4. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
Votes: 129,309 | Gross: $4.06M
5. Deutschland 83 (2015)
42 min | Drama, History, Romance
Martin Rauch is recruited by the HVA to infiltrate the West Germany army. As a rookie spy, his decisions constantly put his cover at risk and force his agency to take extreme measures.
7. Carlos (2010)
Not Rated | 334 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.
Votes: 12,046 | Gross: $0.15M
8. The Same Sky (2017– )
120 min | Drama, Thriller
Lars is a "Romeo agent" from East Germany in the 1970s. His task is to go West, first to seduce and then to spy on Western women who worked in government or defense institutions.
9. Gundermann (2018)
128 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The movie deals with the real life story of East German singer and writer Gerhard Gundermann and his struggles with music, life as a coal miner and his dealings with the secret police (STASI) of the GDR.
10. Sun Alley (1999)
101 min | Comedy, Romance
A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The ... See full summary »
11. Two Lives (2012)
Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller
As the Berlin Wall crumbles, Katrine, the daughter of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier, finds her idyllic life disrupted as she refuses to testify a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of her fellow "war children."
Votes: 2,741 | Gross: $0.00M
13. The Defector (1966)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller
An American scientist is sent by the CIA to East Germany to retrieve a secret microfilm from a Soviet scientist interested in defecting to the West but the Stasi secret police's surveillance complicates matters.
15. Hidden Agenda (1999)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A young medical student travels to Berlin to investigate the apparent death of his brother and discovers a secret life of espionage, betrayal and murder at the highest levels.
17. Terror's Advocate (2007)
Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.
Votes: 1,419 | Gross: $0.04M
18. The Red Cockatoo (2006)
128 min | Comedy, Drama, History
A coming-of-age story set in Germany in the 1960s. Siggi becomes involved in a love triangle when he falls for Luise, but the tightening political climate forces him to make a fateful decision.
19. Beloved Berlin Wall (2009)
103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Berlin, 1989. Sascha is a young East German border guard and Franzi is a lively young West German woman who's just moved into a flat next to Sascha's watchtower at the Berlin Wall. It takes... See full summary »
21. The Diplomat (2013)
50 min | Documentary, Sport
At the height of the Cold War, Katarina Witt became one of East Germany's most famous athletes. Trained in an ice rink that gave rise to socialist heroes, Witt dominated her field by ... See full summary »
22. The Man on the Wall (1982)
105 min | Drama
An East German man finds a way to cross the border between East and West Berlin. But when he succeeds in bringing his wife out as well, things are not quite as expected.
23. The End of America (2008)
74 min | Documentary
"The End of America" details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward fascism. It's not a "lefty" taught-to-me, but rather a historical look at trends in once-functioning ... See full summary »
24. An die Grenze (2007 TV Movie)
1974. The world is divided into two rigid power blocs. A highly guarded and deadly armed border cuts across Germany. ALEXANDER KAROW, 19, son of a chemistry professor, chooses to serve in ... See full summary »
25. Meier (1986)
99 min | Comedy
Satirical comedy about an East German citizen who manages to acquire a West Germany passport and go to live in the West, only to find that not all is gold that glitters.
26. Der Blaue (1994)
96 min | Drama
Ex-GDR citizen Dr. Otto Skrodt is about to become an important politician in Bonn when his old friend Karl shows up to ask him for some financial help. Karl had been imprisoned in the GDR ... See full summary »
27. Der Stich des Skorpion (2004 TV Movie)
90 min | Biography, Thriller
Based on a true story, Stephan Wagner's thriller focuses on a man and his fight against the East German secret service. After an escape attempt, Wolfgang Stein is sentenced to ten years in ... See full summary »
28. The Secrets of Handsome Leo (2018)
80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Leo Wagner was a co-founder of the CSU, the Conservatives, and a member of the German Federal Parliament in Bonn. During the day, the wartime generation of politicians did their duty at the... See full summary »
29. Romeo (2001 TV Movie)
88 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Great and important movie about the German-German Cold War history. Or did you know that East-German spies never were prosecuted in the re-united Germany (they never broke laws of their ... See full synopsis »
30. Rotwang muß weg! (1994)
82 min | Comedy
Mr. Rotwang, an industrialist who also worked for the government, is murdered. Who is behind the murder? Different groups seem to have a motive: the RAF, the Stasi and his wife.
32. Feindberührung (2010)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History
Enemy Engagement tells a story from the GDR from three different angles: The dissident writer and his friend who secretly reported to the Stasi, the GDR secret police and was responsible ... See full summary »
Director: Heike Bachelier
33. One Night in Berlin (2011)
R | 76 min | Drama
A woman on the run has one night to find her estranged, homeless father on the streets of Berlin - under cover of darkness the secrets of their East German past come to light.
34. Der Sturz - Honeckers Ende (2012 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary
About the last days of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and the last dictator Erich Honecker and his wife Margot.
35. Face the Wall (2009 Video)
84 min | Documentary
Five stories of the dream of freedom and the soul-crushing methods of the Stasi detention. The five protagonists represent a group of around 72,000 ex-convicts, imprisoned in the GDR for attempting to flee the Republic.
Director: Stefan Weinert
36. Anderson - Anatomie des Verrats (2014)
90 min | Documentary
Sascha Anderson, writer, pop and media star in the GDR. Depicts her double life as a radical dissident and a Stasi informer.
37. Besuch aus der Zone (1958 TV Movie)
Herr Reichert and Herr Kleinschmidt were business partners and jointly owned a company in what became East Germany after the war. Kleinschmidt fled to West Germany with his family while he ... See full summary »
38. Ein Volk unter Verdacht - Die Staatssicherheit der DDR (2010 Video)
40 min | Short, History
A young reporter tries to find out what the "Stasi" really was and how they worked.
40. Die Nachrichten (2005 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
A journalist has from DDR is now the anchorman of one of the major television channels. Privately he is happy with a beautiful gallery owner, daughter of one of Germany's richest men.
44. Lewd Enforcement
100 min | Documentary | Filming
An in depth look into the shadowy and controversial practice of police stalking and harassment of innocent civilians in the United States and the suicides that it leads to.