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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: 4,938 | 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: 150,645 | Gross: $51.57M

3. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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56 Metascore

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 240,814 | Gross: $45.45M

4. 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: 323,950 | Gross: $11.29M

5. The Giver (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.5
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47 Metascore

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift

Votes: 105,051 | Gross: $45.09M

6. 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: 263,214 | Gross: $72.31M

7. Possession (1981)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror

7.4
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72 Metascore

A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent

Votes: 20,353 | Gross: $1.11M

8. Casino Royale (1967)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy

5.2
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48 Metascore

In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH.

Directors: Val Guest, Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Richard Talmadge | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles

Votes: 25,098

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: 57,945 | Gross: $3.21M

10. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

Votes: 29,542 | Gross: $3.03M

11. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

R | 113 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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67 Metascore

An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, Julia Roberts

Votes: 79,077 | Gross: $16.00M

12. The Debt (I) (2010)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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65 Metascore

In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 61,076 | Gross: $31.18M

13. 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: 129,208 | Gross: $4.06M

14. Buffalo Soldiers (2001)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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56 Metascore

A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.

Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Anna Paquin, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn

Votes: 22,251 | Gross: $0.35M

15. Beyond Borders (2003)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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32 Metascore

The world's cruelty is confronted with the love of two different people who tries to save mankind from poverty and war.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Clive Owen, Angelina Jolie, Linus Roache, Teri Polo

Votes: 25,187 | Gross: $4.43M

16. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (1965)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 13,091

17. The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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58 Metascore

After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.

Director: Felix Herngren | Stars: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer

Votes: 35,459 | Gross: $1.08M

18. Funeral in Berlin (1966)

Not Rated | 102 min | Thriller

6.9
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A British Agent is sent to East Berlin to receive a Communist defector, but the true situation turns out to be rather more complicated.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Oskar Homolka, Paul Hubschmid, Eva Renzi

Votes: 4,869

19. Target (1985)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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When American Donna Lloyd is kidnapped during a trip to Europe, her son Chris and her husband Walter start searching for her.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon, Gayle Hunnicutt, Randy Moore

Votes: 3,646

20. My Golden Days (2015)

R | 123 min | Drama

6.8
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87 Metascore

Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric, Dinara Drukarova

Votes: 2,830 | Gross: $0.27M

21. Amnesia (I) (2015)

96 min | Drama

6.1
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59 Metascore

Jo has come to Ibiza to be a DJ in the club Amnesia. He befriends a solitary woman who's trying to forget her past. As Jo draws her into techno music, Martha puts everything she had previously lived by into question.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Marthe Keller, Max Riemelt, Bruno Ganz, Corinna Kirchhoff

Votes: 808

22. Lulu on the Bridge (1998)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

6.3
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A famous jazz saxophonist whose life is forever changed after he is accidentally shot.

Director: Paul Auster | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino, Richard Edson, Don Byron

Votes: 3,696

23. Wild Geese II (1985)

R | 125 min | Adventure, Thriller, Action

4.8
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A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Scott Glenn, Barbara Carrera, Edward Fox, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 1,078

24. The Soldier (1982)

R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.2
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Terrorists take over a plutonium bomb and threaten to detonate it in a Saudi Arabian oil field. A special anti-terrorist unit is sent in to stop them.

Director: James Glickenhaus | Stars: Ken Wahl, Alberta Watson, Jeremiah Sullivan, William Prince

Votes: 933 | Gross: $6.33M

25. Night People (1954)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

6.5
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During the Cold War, an American soldier is abducted by Soviet agents in West Berlin, sparking a recovery effort led by Colonel Steve Van Dyke.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Broderick Crawford, Anita Björk, Rita Gam

Votes: 920

26. The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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A teenage boy loses his footing when he finds himself drawn to the new boy in class.

Director: Stian Kristiansen | Stars: Rolf Kristian Larsen, Arthur Berning, Ida Elise Broch, Ole Christoffer Ertvaag

Votes: 4,151

27. Pentathlon (1994)

R | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.0
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An Olympic gold medalist escapes to freedom in the US, only to be tracked down by his sadistic ex-coach.

Director: Bruce Malmuth | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, David Soul, Renée Coleman, Roger E. Mosley

Votes: 1,567

28. 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: 5,775

29. Naqoyqatsi (2002)

PG | 89 min | Documentary, Music

6.6
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59 Metascore

A visual montage portrait of our contemporary world dominated by globalized technology and violence.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Belladonna, Marlon Brando, Elton John, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Votes: 4,951 | Gross: $0.13M

30. Berlin Blues (2003)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »

Director: Leander Haußmann | Stars: Christian Ulmen, Katja Danowski, Detlev Buck, Janek Rieke

Votes: 6,120

31. The Tunnel (2001)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.8
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72 Metascore

During the Cold War, Germany was divided into two states - East and West. This epic story tells about their dramatic connections.

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Heino Ferch, Nicolette Krebitz, Sebastian Koch, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 5,772 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Friends from France (2013)

101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.0
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1979. Carole and Jerome are 20 and go on tour in Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. They are cousins and pretend engaged. The day as tourists, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening... See full summary »

Directors: Philippe Kotlarski, Anne Weil | Stars: Soko, Jérémie Lippmann, Vladimir Friedman, Ania Bukstein

Votes: 114

33. Bullyparade: The Movie (2017)

100 min | Comedy

4.9
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Feature film adaptation of the German sketch comedy show, in which comedians present five parodies of popular films.

Director: Michael Herbig | Stars: Michael Herbig, Christian Tramitz, Rick Kavanian, Sky du Mont

Votes: 2,555

34. Baltic Storm (2003)

113 min | Drama, Thriller

3.9
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A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.

Director: Reuben Leder | Stars: Greta Scacchi, Jürgen Prochnow, Donald Sutherland, Dieter Laser

Votes: 976

35. The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz (1968)

Unrated | 113 min | Comedy

4.6
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A beautiful East German Olympic hopeful pole-vaults over the Berlin Wall to freedom.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Elke Sommer, Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, Joey Forman

Votes: 200

36. 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: 2,739 | Gross: $0.00M

37. 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: 1,987 | Gross: $0.67M

38. Children of the Revolution (1996)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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76 Metascore

Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ...

Director: Peter Duncan | Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, F. Murray Abraham, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 2,166 | Gross: $0.83M

39. Tunnel 28 (1962)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.6
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In 1962, a group of East Berliners escapes to West Berlin through a tunnel dug from the basement of a house located near the Berlin Wall.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Don Murray, Christine Kaufmann, Werner Klemperer, Ingrid van Bergen

Votes: 365

40. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

3.8
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20 Metascore

Ben Stein examines the issue of academic freedom and decides that there is none when it comes to the debate over intelligent design.

Director: Nathan Frankowski | Stars: Ben Stein, Lili Asvar, Peter Atkins, Hector Avalos

Votes: 11,676 | Gross: $7.69M

41. Judgement in Berlin (1988)

PG | 96 min | Drama

5.8
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American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Wanamaker, Max Gail, Jürgen Heinrich

Votes: 625 | Gross: $0.23M

42. Chris the Swiss (2018)

90 min | Documentary, Animation

7.2
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Croatia, 7th of January 1992: In the middle of the war a young journalists' body is being found dressed with an uniform of the international mercenary group. 19 years later, his cousin Anja Kofmel detects his story.

Director: Anja Kofmel | Stars: Joel Basman, Marko Cindric, Megan Gay, Domagoj Jankovic

Votes: 183

43. B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989 (2015)

92 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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Music, art and chaos in the wild West-Berlin of the 1980s. The walled-in city became the creative melting pot for sub- and pop-culture. Before the iron curtain fell, everything and anything... See full summary »

Directors: Jörg A. Hoppe, Heiko Lange, Klaus Maeck | Stars: Andi, Bela B., Blixa Bargeld, Ben Becker

Votes: 1,583

44. The Secret Agents (1965)

125 min | Drama, History, Thriller

5.8
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The US intelligence chief in Europe relates the stories of three different operations that he was involved in with colleagues in Paris and Djibouti, Rome, and Berlin.

Directors: Christian-Jaque, Werner Klingler, Carlo Lizzani, Terence Young | Stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan, Vittorio Gassman, Annie Girardot

Votes: 165

45. Punk Berlin 1982 (2015)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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1980: 19 year old Robert, fed up with Hippy phoniness and bourgeoise narrow mindedness alike, flees the German provinces for West Berlin. A tour de force through the glorious dirt of West Berlin ensues. Full of sex, drugs, love and PUNK.

Director: Oskar Roehler | Stars: Tom Schilling, Wilson Gonzalez, Emilia Schüle, Frederick Lau

Votes: 590

46. The Architects (1990)

95 min | Drama

7.1
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The architect Daniel Brenner is in his late thirties when he receives his first challenging and lucrative commission: to design a cultural center for a satellite town in East-Berlin. He ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Kahane | Stars: Kurt Naumann, Rita Feldmeier, Judith Richter, Jürgen Watzke

Votes: 232

47. La 7ème cible (1984)

108 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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The writer Bastien (Lino Ventura), is beaten up by strangers. After another attack, a blackmailer asks for $ 1 million. After Bastien learns why the gigantic sum is demanded, the hunt for the criminal leads him up to the Berlin Wall.

Director: Claude Pinoteau | Stars: Lino Ventura, Lea Massari, Jean Poiret, Roger Planchon

Votes: 417

48. The Cold Room (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.0
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A girl who arrives in modern day East Germany begins reliving the horrifying events that happened to a young girl in 1936.

Director: James Dearden | Stars: George Segal, Amanda Pays, Renée Soutendijk, Warren Clarke

Votes: 192

49. Die Wölfe (2009– )

270 min | Drama, History

7.4
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The birth, separation and reunion of a group of friends in Berlin at three key times: as children in the streets of postwar Berlin, in the 60s when walls are built, and in the late 80s when a new generation breaks them down.

Stars: Axel Prahl, Barbara Auer, Matthias Brandt, Johanna Gastdorf

Votes: 114

50. Singing the Blues in Red (1986)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

6.3
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A singer swaps the political intimidation of working in East Germany for the equally controlling capitalist music industry in the West.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Gerulf Pannach, Fabienne Babe, Sigfrit Steiner, Cristine Rose

Votes: 389



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