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1. Atomic Blonde (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 151,038 | Gross: $51.57M

2. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

8.4
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89 Metascore

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.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 324,388 | Gross: $11.29M

3. Balloon (2018)

125 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.7
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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.

Director: Michael Herbig | Stars: Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross, Alicia von Rittberg

Votes: 2,252

4. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Wolfgang Becker | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Katrin Saß, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

Votes: 129,309 | Gross: $4.06M

5. Deutschland 83 (2015)

42 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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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.

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen, Sylvester Groth

Votes: 9,579

6. Barbara (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.2
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86 Metascore

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke

Votes: 11,324

7. Carlos (2010)

Not Rated | 334 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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94 Metascore

The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.

Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra, Lamia Ahmed

Votes: 12,046 | Gross: $0.15M

8. The Same Sky (2017– )

120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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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.

Stars: Tom Schilling, Sofia Helin, Friederike Becht, Ben Becker

Votes: 1,573

9. Gundermann (2018)

128 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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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.

Director: Andreas Dresen | Stars: Peter Schneider, Bjarne Mädel, Alexander Scheer, Milan Peschel

Votes: 800

10. Sun Alley (1999)

101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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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 »

Director: Leander Haußmann | Stars: Alexander Scheer, Alexander Beyer, Robert Stadlober, Teresa Weißbach

Votes: 5,782

11. Two Lives (2012)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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62 Metascore

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."

Directors: Georg Maas, Judith Kaufmann | Stars: Juliane Köhler, Liv Ullmann, Sven Nordin, Ken Duken

Votes: 2,741 | Gross: $0.00M

12. Nothing to Hide (2017)

86 min | Documentary

7.4
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An independent documentary dealing with surveillance and its acceptance by the general public through the "I have nothing to hide" argument.

Director: Marc Meillassoux | Stars: Max Thommes, Vera Lengsfeld, Thomas Drake, Joel Domenjoud

Votes: 88

13. The Defector (1966)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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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.

Director: Raoul Lévy | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Hardy Krüger, Macha Méril, David Opatoshu

Votes: 603

14. Honigfrauen (2017– )

260 min | Drama

6.8
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Honigfrauen is a three-part German TV movie from the year 2017.

Stars: Cornelia Gröschel, Sonja Gerhardt, Anja Kling, Götz Schubert

Votes: 206

15. Hidden Agenda (1999)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

4.6
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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.

Director: Iain Paterson | Stars: Kevin Dillon, Andrea Roth, J.T. Walsh, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 352

16. Kruso (2018 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Thomas Stuber | Stars: Albrecht Schuch, Jonathan Berlin, Andreas Leupold, Peter Schneider

Votes: 71

17. Terror's Advocate (2007)

Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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75 Metascore

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.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jacques Vergès, Klaus Barbie, Barbet Schroeder, Bassam Abu Sharif

Votes: 1,419 | Gross: $0.04M

18. The Red Cockatoo (2006)

128 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.8
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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.

Director: Dominik Graf | Stars: Max Riemelt, Jessica Schwarz, Ronald Zehrfeld, Ingeborg Westphal

Votes: 778

19. Beloved Berlin Wall (2009)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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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 »

Director: Peter Timm | Stars: Felicitas Woll, Maxim Mehmet, Anna Fischer, Thomas Thieme

Votes: 430

20. Shores of Hope (2012)

116 min | Drama, History

6.6
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The dream of two young men to become sailors collides with the harsh realities of life in East Germany.

Director: Toke Constantin Hebbeln | Stars: Alexander Fehling, August Diehl, Ronald Zehrfeld, Thao Vu

Votes: 459

21. The Diplomat (2013)

50 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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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 »

Directors: Jennifer Arnold, Senain Kheshgi | Stars: Brian Boitano, Egon Krenz, Jutta Müller, Lothar Raschker

Votes: 30

22. The Man on the Wall (1982)

105 min | Drama

6.3
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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.

Director: Reinhard Hauff | Stars: Marius Müller-Westernhagen, Julie Carmen, Towje Kleiner, Patricia von Miseroni

Votes: 60

23. The End of America (2008)

74 min | Documentary

7.5
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"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 »

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: David Antoon, Vincent Cannistraro, James Cullen, Amy Goodman

Votes: 759

24. An die Grenze (2007 TV Movie)

Drama, Romance

6.8
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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 »

Director: Urs Egger | Stars: Jacob Matschenz, Bernadette Heerwagen, Max Riemelt, Florian Panzner

Votes: 230

25. Meier (1986)

99 min | Comedy

7.3
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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.

Director: Peter Timm | Stars: Rainer Grenkowitz, Nadja Engelbrecht, Thomas Bestvater, Alexander Hauff

Votes: 81

26. Der Blaue (1994)

96 min | Drama

6.1
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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 »

Director: Lienhard Wawrzyn | Stars: Manfred Krug, Ulrich Mühe, Meret Becker, Klaus Manchen

Votes: 23

27. Der Stich des Skorpion (2004 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Thriller

7.3
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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 »

Director: Stephan Wagner | Stars: Jörg Schüttauf, Martina Gedeck, Matthias Brandt, Kathrin Kühnel

Votes: 188

28. The Secrets of Handsome Leo (2018)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.4
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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 »

Director: Benedikt Schwarzer | Stars: Ruth Schwarzer, Alfred Sauter, Richard Thiel, Hans Korneli

Votes: 5

29. Romeo (2001 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.8
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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 »

Director: Hermine Huntgeburth | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Sylvester Groth, Katrin Bühring, Martin Glade

Votes: 41

30. Rotwang muß weg! (1994)

82 min | Comedy

6.8
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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.

Director: Hans-Christoph Blumenberg | Stars: Udo Kier, Sybill Norvak, Heikko Deutschmann, Beate Finckh

Votes: 52

31. The Faction

Thriller | Pre-production

Inspired by true events. A running duel between MI6 and the Stasi flares up violently on the streets of 1979 Berlin.

Star: Simran Mishrikoti

32. Feindberührung (2010)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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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

Votes: 16

33. One Night in Berlin (2011)

R | 76 min | Drama

7.1
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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.

Director: Kivmars Bowling | Stars: Beate Malkus, Helmuth Meier-Lautenschläger, Michael Herrmann, Thea Schrader

Votes: 16

34. Der Sturz - Honeckers Ende (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.0
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About the last days of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and the last dictator Erich Honecker and his wife Margot.

Director: Eric Friedler | Stars: Lothar de Maizière, Peter-Michael Diestel, Mikhail Gorbachev, Gregor Gysi

Votes: 20

35. Face the Wall (2009 Video)

84 min | Documentary

7.7
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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

Votes: 7

36. Anderson - Anatomie des Verrats (2014)

90 min | Documentary

6.6
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Sascha Anderson, writer, pop and media star in the GDR. Depicts her double life as a radical dissident and a Stasi informer.

Director: Annekatrin Hendel | Stars: Sascha Anderson, Wilfriede Maaß, Ekkehard Maaß, Cornelia Schleime

Votes: 29

37. Besuch aus der Zone (1958 TV Movie)

75 min

8.8
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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 »

Director: Rainer Wolffhardt | Stars: Paula Denk, Olga von Togni, Werner Peters, Siegfried Lowitz

Votes: 25

38. Ein Volk unter Verdacht - Die Staatssicherheit der DDR (2010 Video)

40 min | Short, History

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A young reporter tries to find out what the "Stasi" really was and how they worked.

Director: Franziska Schlotterer | Star: Malin Büttner

39. Die Wahrheit über die Stasi (1992)

50 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.5
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A satire on the political and spiritual conditions in GDR by the end of the 80s.

Director: Alexander Zahn | Stars: Wolfgang Dahl, Thomas Dorl, Dirk Feinermann, Flake

Votes: 13

40. Die Nachrichten (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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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.

Director: Matti Geschonneck | Stars: Jan Josef Liefers, Dagmar Manzel, Henry Hübchen, Uwe Kockisch

Votes: 118

41. The Fall (VII)

Drama, History | Announced

Inspired by historic events. East Berlin, 1989: A single mother is coerced into espionage when her son is framed for murder. After a deadly betrayal, she turns double-agent to exact her ... See full summary »

42. TwinKomplex (2011 Video Game)

Crime, History, Mystery

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Director: Martin Burckhardt | Stars: Bernhard Schütz, Christine Utterberg, Dieter Bach, Christian Beermann

43. Der schwarze Kasten (1992)

94 min | Documentary

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Directors: Johann Feindt, Tamara Trampe | Stars: Jochen Girke, Tamara Trampe

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.

Director: Blake Fitzpatrick | Stars: Jean Seberg, Jack Webb, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Nixon

45. Förräderi (1994)

58 min | Documentary

7.8
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Directors: Björn Cederberg, Fredrik von Krusenstjerna | Stars: Helga Ahlgrimm, Sascha Anderson, Björn Cederberg, John Hurt

Votes: 12

46. Palace of Tears

Drama, Romance, Thriller | Announced

The year is 1962 in the divided Cold War city of Berlin. Josef, a disgraced border guard under investigation by the East German Secret Police (Stasi), is forced to make a daring escape from... See full summary »

47. Die Schönste aus Bitterfeld (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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Director: Matthias Tiefenbacher | Stars: Astrid Meyerfeldt, Doreen Jacobi, Marie-Luise Schramm, Wolke Hegenbarth

Votes: 23

48. Cyclist (2008)

30 min | Short, Biography, History

6.7
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Being classified as subversive, GDR photographer Harald Hauswald was for many years observed by the STASI under the code name Radfahrer (Cyclist).

Director: Marc Thümmler

Votes: 7

49. 10 Tage im Oktober (1989)

80 min | Documentary

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Revolution in East-Berlin, October 1989

Director: Thomas Frick

50. The Decomposition of the Soul (2002)

82 min | Documentary

7.5
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65 Metascore

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Directors: Massimo Iannetta, Nina Toussaint | Stars: Sigrid Paul, Hartmut Richter

Votes: 13



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