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1. Never Look Away (2018)

R | 189 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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69 Metascore

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl

Votes: 5,202 | Gross: $1.30M

2. 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: 150,983 | Gross: $51.57M

3. Walk the Line (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

Votes: 213,160 | Gross: $119.52M

4. Stripes (1981)

R | 106 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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68 Metascore

Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates

Votes: 59,054 | Gross: $85.30M

5. Bridge of Spies (2015)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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81 Metascore

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, Amy Ryan

Votes: 263,506 | Gross: $72.31M

6. 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: 2,247

7. Octopussy (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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63 Metascore

A fake Fabergé egg, and a fellow Agent's death, lead James Bond to uncover an international jewel-smuggling operation, headed by the mysterious Octopussy, being used to disguise a nuclear attack on N.A.T.O. forces.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn

Votes: 86,926 | Gross: $67.90M

8. The Golden Glove (2019)

115 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.7
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28 Metascore

A serial killer strikes fear in the hearts of residents of Hamburg during the early 1970s.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Adam Bousdoukos, Jonas Dassler, Marc Hosemann, Margarete Tiesel

Votes: 1,425

9. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 58,014 | Gross: $3.21M

10. 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: 9,578

11. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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60 Metascore

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.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk

Votes: 25,591 | Gross: $33.83M

12. Demons (1985)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

6.7
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A group of random people are invited to a screening of a mysterious movie, only to find themselves trapped in the theater with ravenous demons.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny, Fiore Argento

Votes: 17,877

13. Christiane F. (1981)

R | 138 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14-year-old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-story... See full summary »

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Natja Brunckhorst, Eberhard Auriga, Peggy Bussieck, Lothar Chamski

Votes: 19,570

14. Damascus Cover (2017)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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36 Metascore

A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.

Director: Daniel Zelik Berk | Stars: Olivia Thirlby, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, John Hurt, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 1,539

15. One, Two, Three (1961)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy

7.9
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In West Berlin during the Cold War, a Coca-Cola executive is given the task of taking care of his boss' socialite daughter.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis

Votes: 17,733

16. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.4
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76 Metascore

A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno Ganz

Votes: 33,593 | Gross: $0.48M

17. High Flight (1957)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, War

5.6
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The Commanding Officer of an RAF Training School must deal with a difficult cadet, but the cadet reminds the C.O. of himself when young.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Ray Milland, Bernard Lee, Kenneth Haigh, Anthony Newley

Votes: 208

18. 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: 1,570

19. The American Friend (1977)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain

Votes: 11,945

20. Alice in the Cities (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

8.0
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A German journalist is saddled with a nine-year-old girl after encountering her mother at a New York airport.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Yella Rottländer, Rüdiger Vogler, Lisa Kreuzer, Edda Köchl

Votes: 8,663

21. The Odessa File (1974)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, a journalist in possession of the man's diary investigates the alleged sighting of a former S.S. Captain, who commanded a concentration camp during World War II.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Mary Tamm

Votes: 9,086

22. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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An almost accidental romance is kindled between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger. They abruptly decide to marry, appalling everyone around them.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann

Votes: 16,538

23. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An arrogant fashion designer falls in love with an icy beauty who wants to be a model.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes

Votes: 7,412

24. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.9
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A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny, Gisela Uhlen

Votes: 10,920

25. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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Biography of Ben Carson who grew up to be Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Kimberly Elise, Aunjanue Ellis, Harron Atkins

Votes: 7,958

26. Labyrinth of Lies (2014)

R | 124 min | Drama, History

7.3
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62 Metascore

A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.

Director: Giulio Ricciarelli | Stars: André Szymanski, Alexander Fehling, Friederike Becht, Johannes Krisch

Votes: 10,457 | Gross: $0.79M

27. Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018)

TV-PG | 205 min | Documentary

7.7
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Elvis Presley's evolution as a musician and a man.

Director: Thom Zimny | Stars: Steve Allen, Ann-Margret, Chet Atkins, Chris Bearde

Votes: 923

28. G.I. Blues (1960)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can win the heart of an untouchable dancer...but when Dynamite is transferred, Tulsa must replace him in the bet.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas

Votes: 2,916 | Gross: $4.30M

29. The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)

PG | 99 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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When two sisters inherit their family castle, a string of murders committed by a mysterious dark haired woman in a red cloak decimates their circle of friends. Is the killer their ancestor,... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Miraglia | Stars: Barbara Bouchet, Ugo Pagliai, Marina Malfatti, Marino Masé

Votes: 1,667

30. Lola (1981)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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In post-war West Germany, the charming Von Bohm is appointed a city's new Building Commissioner. His morality is tested when he unknowingly falls in love with a brothel worker, Lola, the paid mistress of a corrupt property developer.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Mario Adorf, Matthias Fuchs

Votes: 4,533

31. Kings of the Road (1976)

Not Rated | 175 min | Drama

7.9
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A traveling projection-equipment mechanic works in Western Germany along the East-German border, visiting worn-out theatres. He meets with a depressed young man whose marriage has just broken up, and the two decide to travel together.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Rüdiger Vogler, Hanns Zischler, Lisa Kreuzer, Rudolf Schündler

Votes: 4,411

32. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A young woman's life is scrutinized by police and tabloid press after she spends the night with a suspected terrorist.

Directors: Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf, Dieter Laser, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 3,517

33. Red Heat (1985)

R | 104 min | Thriller

4.9
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An American woman visiting her fiancée in West Germany is caught up with a defecting spy and captured by those in the East. After brutal interrogation she is placed in a prison along with ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Collector, Ernst Ritter von Theumer | Stars: Linda Blair, Sylvia Kristel, Sue Kiel, William Ostrander

Votes: 653

34. Manta, Manta (1991)

91 min | Comedy

5.6
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Proud German owners of Opel Manta's race the streets against VW's and Mercedes. They decide to set up a real race with lots of money involved.

Director: Wolfgang Büld | Stars: Til Schweiger, Tina Ruland, Stefan Gebelhoff, Lena Sabine Berg

Votes: 3,932

35. Night Crossing (1982)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, History

6.5
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True tale about two men planing to escape from communist East Germany in a hot air balloon, but only if they can take their families with them.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: John Hurt, Jane Alexander, Doug McKeon, Keith McKeon

Votes: 1,105 | Gross: $8.00M

36. The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.

Director: Lars Kraume | Stars: Rüdiger Klink, Burghart Klaußner, Andrej Kaminsky, Jörg Schüttauf

Votes: 3,552 | Gross: $0.28M

37. The Black Forest Clinic (1985–1989)

90 min | Drama, Family

5.4
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The Brinkmann family of doctors run the Black Forest Clinic in West Germany.

Stars: Klausjürgen Wussow, Gaby Dohm, Sascha Hehn, Barbara Wussow

Votes: 443

38. The Legend of Rita (2000)

103 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Bibiana Beglau, Richard Kropf, Martin Wuttke, Nadja Uhl

Votes: 1,989 | Gross: $0.67M

39. Eight Hours Don't Make a Day (1972– )

Not Rated | 495 min | Drama

8.5
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The young toolmaker Jochen fights with his colleagues to a performance bonus. He gets to know the girl Marion. For both, it is love at first sight.

Stars: Gottfried John, Hanna Schygulla, Luise Ullrich, Werner Finck

Votes: 236 | Gross: $0.02M

40. The Miracle of Bern (2003)

118 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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A young boy from a working class family in post-war Germany struggles with his estranged father returning from war captivity, while a friend of his plays for the German National Soccer Team at the 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland.

Director: Sönke Wortmann | Stars: Louis Klamroth, Peter Lohmeyer, Johanna Gastdorf, Lucas Gregorowicz

Votes: 6,206

41. The Third Generation (1979)

111 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Spengler, Margit Carstensen

Votes: 1,708

42. One Day in September (1999)

R | 94 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.9
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82 Metascore

The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Michael Douglas, Ankie Spitzer, Jamal Al Gashey, Gerald Seymour

Votes: 5,382 | Gross: $0.16M

43. The Blue Angel (1959)

107 min | Drama

6.3
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During the 1950s in a small German town, high school Professor Immanuel Rath falls in-love with a young cabaret entertainer, with dramatic consequences.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Curd Jürgens, May Britt, Theodore Bikel, John Banner

Votes: 255

44. Eight Miles High (2007)

Unrated | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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32 Metascore

Akiz'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 ... See full summary »

Director: Akiz | Stars: Natalia Avelon, Matthias Schweighöfer, David Scheller, Friederike Kempter

Votes: 2,627

45. Wackersdorf (2018)

123 min | Drama, History

7.1
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Add a Plot

Director: Oliver Haffner | Stars: August Zirner, Fabian Hinrichs, Anna Maria Sturm, Johannes Zeiler

Votes: 188

46. The Nasty Girl (1990)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.4
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When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her.

Director: Michael Verhoeven | Stars: Lena Stolze, Hans-Reinhard Müller, Monika Baumgartner, Elisabeth Bertram

Votes: 2,272 | Gross: $2.28M

47. Der König von St. Pauli (1998– )

622 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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The King of St. Pauli is a six-part television drama by Dieter Wedel.

Stars: Heinz Hoenig, Hilmar Thate, Hans Korte, Oliver Hasenfratz

Votes: 216

48. Rampage (1963)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Romance

5.7
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In colonial Malaysia, British big game-hunter Otto Abbot and American trapper Harry Stanton clash over the ethics of catching versus killing animals and over Abbot's mistress, Anna.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Elsa Martinelli, Jack Hawkins, Sabu

Votes: 450

49. Sugar Sand (2017 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Dirk Kummer | Stars: Tilman Döbler, Valentin Wessely, Katharina M. Schubert, Christian Friedel

Votes: 123

50. 21 Hours at Munich (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, History, Sport

6.4
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A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered eleven Israeli athletes.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: William Holden, Shirley Knight, Franco Nero, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 811



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