East Germany (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Coming Out (I) (1989)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A young teacher in East Berlin struggles with accepting his homosexuality.

Director: Heiner Carow | Stars: Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer, Michael Gwisdek

Votes: 1,424

2. Polizeiruf 110 (1971– )

TV-14 | Crime, Drama

6.3
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In German with English subtitles. Alexander Bukow is a cop who doesn't mind working at the edge of the law to get results. His straight-laced partner, Katrin Koenig, is a control freak ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Borgelt, Jürgen Frohriep, Wolfgang Winkler, Jaecki Schwarz

Votes: 376

3. First Spaceship on Venus (1960)

Unrated | 79 min | Sci-Fi

4.5
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When an alien artifact discovered on Earth is found to have come from Venus, an international team of astronauts embarks to investigate its origins.

Director: Kurt Maetzig | Stars: Yôko Tani, Oldrich Lukes, Ignacy Machowski, Julius Ongewe

Votes: 2,380

4. Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (1985)

83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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The tale of young Gritta who lives with her father, an unsuccessful inventor. When her new stepmother tries to put her away in a convent she discovers some dark secrets there.

Director: Jürgen Brauer | Stars: Nadja Klier, Hermann Beyer, Suher Saleh, Fred Delmare

Votes: 107

5. Forbidden Love (1990)

86 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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18-year old Georg and 13-year old Barbara have been playing together as children. Play becomes love later, which leads to a catastrophe , as their parents are hostile leading to file a report to the court, as Barbara is still under age.

Director: Helmut Dziuba | Stars: Julia Brendler, Hans-Peter Dahm, Gudrun Ritter, Heide Kipp

Votes: 143

6. The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. ... See full summary »

Director: Heiner Carow | Stars: Angelica Domröse, Winfried Glatzeder, Heidemarie Wenzel, Fred Delmare

Votes: 943

7. The Singing Ringing Tree (1957)

74 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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A brave prince wants to win the heart of a stubborn princess by finding the singing, ringing tree for her. He finally locates it in the magical realm of an evil dwarf who offers him a deal:... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Stefani | Stars: Christel Bodenstein, Charles Hans Vogt, Eckart Dux, Richard Krüger

Votes: 674

8. Zwei schräge Vögel (1989)

100 min | Comedy

7.6
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The two computer specialists Frank and Kamminke are not the type of citizens the party likes. Thus they are sent to the landscape where they still find enough stuff to do: They repair the ... See full summary »

Director: Erwin Stranka | Stars: Götz Schubert, Matthias Wien, Simone Thomalla, Peter Sodann

Votes: 76

9. Sieben Sommersprossen (1978)

79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Teens in a holiday-camp. First love, first sex, first self-made theatre performance of "Romeo and Julliet" - quite interesting to have a look at the east-German youth in the seventies.

Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Kareen Schröter, Harald Rathmann, Christa Löser, Evelyn Opoczynski

Votes: 346

10. Jacob the Liar (1974)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A Jewish ghetto in central Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Vlastimil Brodský, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hübchen, Blanche Kommerell

Votes: 1,101

11. Heart of Stone (1950)

106 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

7.4
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Peter Munk, a poor charcoal burner, lives with his mother in The Black Forest. Poverty prevents him from marrying Lisbeth, the girl he loves. When he comes across the Little Glass Man, the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Lutz Moik, Hanna Rucker, Paul Bildt, Paul Esser

Votes: 473

12. Die goldene Gans (1964)

67 min | Family, Fantasy

6.5
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Klaus lives with his two brothers Kunz and Franz in a little village. Together, they ply their trade as cobblers in a small workshop. But the workload rests mainly on the shoulders of ... See full summary »

Director: Siegfried Hartmann | Stars: Kaspar Eichel, Uwe-Detlev Jessen, Peter Dommisch, Gerd E. Schäfer

Votes: 190

13. Eolomea (1972)

82 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Eight space cargo-ships disappear without a trace within three days. And the orbit station "Margot" has suddenly fallen silent. The space council is faced with a mystery and the scientist ... See full summary »

Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Cox Habbema, Ivan Andonov, Rolf Hoppe, Vsevolod Sanaev

Votes: 457

14. Johann Sebastian Bach (1985– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.3
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Stars: Ulrich Thein, Franziska Troegner, Rosemarie Bärhold, Yvetta Kornová

Votes: 69

15. Geschichten übern Gartenzaun (1982– )

55 min | Family

6.3
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Stars: Claudia Gallus, Boris Lehmann, Helga Göring, Herbert Köfer

Votes: 15

16. Solo Sunny (1980)

100 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life ... See full summary »

Directors: Konrad Wolf, Wolfgang Kohlhaase | Stars: Renate Krößner, Alexander Lang, Dieter Montag, Heide Kipp

Votes: 485

17. In the Dust of the Stars (1976)

95 min | Sci-Fi

5.4
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After a six year journey, the Spaceship Cyrno lands on the planet TEM 4 from where they had received a call for help. Strangely enough, the Temers deny having sent this message. As ... See full summary »

Director: Gottfried Kolditz | Stars: Jana Brejchová, Alfred Struwe, Ekkehard Schall, Milan Beli

Votes: 332

18. Unser Sandmännchen (1959– )

10 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.4
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The Sandman's everyday life, travels and fantastic adventures. The character often showcased socialist technological achievements, such as the use of awe-inspiring vehicles like futuristic cars and flying devices.

Stars: Sergey Obraztsov, Paul Robeson, Josef Skupa, Gabriele Sturm

Votes: 101

19. Die Geschichte von der Gänseprinzessin und ihrem treuen Pferd Falada (1989)

79 min | Family, Fantasy

6.7
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Princess Aurinia embarks on a journey to seal the union of two kingdoms. The evil Princess Liesa forces Aurinia to change roles. Because of Liesa's cruel nature, the promised Prince Aurinas... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Petzold | Stars: Dana Morávková, Michaela Kuklová, Eberhard Mellies, Regina Beyer

Votes: 116

20. Barfuß ins Bett (1988–1990)

55 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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Stars: Jörg Panknin, Renate Blume, Gudrun Okras, Andreas Jahnke

Votes: 23

21. Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971)

136 min | Drama

7.0
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As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya - played by the great Lithuanian actor Donatas Banionis (The Red Tent, Solaris) - has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Wolf | Stars: Donatas Banionis, Olivera Katarina, Fred Düren, Tatyana Lolova

Votes: 281

22. Naked Among Wolves (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

7.1
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As rumors reach them that the Allied armies are advancing on their concentration camp at Buchenwald, Polish prisoners renew their feeble hope for survival and freedom. When a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Krystyn Wójcik, Fred Delmare

Votes: 657

23. Blue Bird (1979)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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In the middle of the 18th Century, the Ruster family immigrates to the United States. The father, a former farm laborer, leads a hard life as a settler along with his family. One day the ... See full summary »

Director: Ulrich Weiß | Stars: Robin Jaeger, Gabriel Marian Oseciuc, Jutta Hoffmann, Kurt Böwe

Votes: 92

24. Das unsichtbare Visier (1973–1979)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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The adventures of an East German secret agent.

Stars: Wolfgang Greese, Alfred Struwe, Walter Niklaus, Jessy Rameik

Votes: 38

25. Apachen (1973)

94 min | Western

5.8
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Directed by Gottfried Kolditz, this action-packed Eurowestern is based loosely on the legend of heroic Apache warrior Ulzana.

Director: Gottfried Kolditz | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Milan Beli, Colea Rautu, Leon Niemczyk

Votes: 304

26. I Was Nineteen (1968)

115 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.5
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April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Wolf | Stars: Jaecki Schwarz, Vasiliy Livanov, Aleksey Eybozhenko, Dieter Mann

Votes: 778

27. Spuk unterm Riesenrad (1979– )

170 min | Family, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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Three dolls from a ghost train, the Giant, the Witch and Rumplestiltskin, come to live. Chased by the ghost train's owner and his grandchildren, the three flee across Germany and try to hide in a castle.

Stars: Katja Paryla, Stefan Lisewski, Siegfried Seibt, Katrin Raukopf

Votes: 147

28. Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt (1965)

164 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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Two 17-year-olds, Werner Holt and Gilbert Wolzow, are pulled out of school and into Hitler's army. Gilbert becomes a fanatical soldier, but at the front Werner begins to understand the ... See full summary »

Director: Joachim Kunert | Stars: Klaus-Peter Thiele, Manfred Karge, Arno Wyzniewski, Günter Junghans

Votes: 300

29. Gelb ist nicht nur die Farbe der Sonne (1979 TV Movie)

80 min | Crime

6.2
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Director: Rainer Bär | Stars: Werner Tietze, Horst Drinda, Annegret Siegmund, Michèle Marian

Votes: 18

30. Ein Kessel Buntes (1972–1992)

Music

4.9
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'Ein Kessel Buntes' was a great series on channel DDR run from 29 Januar 1972 to 19 December 1992, 6 times in a year on Saturday evening and always has a huge budge to show the biggest ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Horst Köbbert, Lutz Stückrath, Manfred Uhlig, Das Deutsche Fernsehballett

Votes: 11

31. Snow White (1961)

63 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

6.3
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Hated by her jealous and bloodthirsty stepmother, Snow White flees a murder attempt and seeks shelter in the woods with seven kindly dwarfs. Feeling she is safe from harm, Snow White ... See full summary »

Director: Gottfried Kolditz | Stars: Doris Weikow, Marianne Christina Schilling, Wolf-Dieter Panse, Harry Hindemith

Votes: 169

32. Ernst Thälmann - Sohn seiner Klasse (1954)

124 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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This historical-biographical film begins in the first days of November 1918 on the western front. News comes to the soldiers of a revolutionary uprising in Kiel. Young Thälmann, a soldier ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Maetzig | Stars: Günther Simon, Hans-Peter Minetti, Erich Franz, Erika Dunkelmann

Votes: 92

33. Bockshorn (1984)

103 min | Drama

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Two adolescents, Sauly and Mick, get to know each other while hitchhiking and stick together for the long haul. They both want to reach the ocean, which is some thousand kilometers away. An... See full summary »

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Jeff Dominiak, Bert Löper, Djoko Rosic, Anton Karastoyanov

34. The Architects (1990)

95 min | Drama

7.0
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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: 239

35. Das Fahrrad (1982)

88 min | Drama

6.9
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Susanne is a young single mother who lives a somewhat "carefree" lifestyle. After quitting her job, she finds herself in trouble financially and attempts a minor insurance fraud to make ... See full summary »

Director: Evelyn Schmidt | Stars: Rita Adolph, Heidrun Bartholomäus, Hilmar Baumann, Gisela Bestehorn

Votes: 22

36. Winter adé (1989)

116 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Helke Misselwitz | Star: Helke Misselwitz

Votes: 55 | Gross: $0.01M

37. Karla (1965)

128 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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East German romance about a non conformist young school teacher and a disenchanted journalist turned fisherman.

Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Jutta Hoffmann, Klaus-Peter Pleßow, Hans Hardt-Hardtloff, Inge Keller

Votes: 129

38. Spur der Steine (1966)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A film about living and working conditions in the GDR of the 60's. Includes a little love story of course.

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Manfred Krug, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Jutta Hoffmann, Eberhard Esche

Votes: 761

39. The Berlin Celebration Concert (1989 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary, Music

9.3
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A performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, in commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The word "Joy" in the "Ode to Joy" (sung in German), has been replaced by "Freedom".

Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, June Anderson, Sarah Walker, Klaus Konig

Votes: 17

40. Chingachgook, die grosse Schlange (1967)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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It is 1740 and the English and French colonial forces are waging war against each other in their struggle to take control of North America. Both powers take advantage of existing tribal ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Groschopp | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Rolf Römer, Helmut Schreiber, Jürgen Frohriep

Votes: 300

41. El Golpe blanco - Der weiße Putsch (1975)

Documentary, History

8.7
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A documentary about the violent putsch of general Augusto Pinochet against the legitimate Chilean president Salvador Allende in September 1973.

Directors: Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann | Stars: Salvador Allende, Augusto Pinochet

Votes: 10

42. Der geteilte Himmel (1964)

116 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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After a breakdown, Rita returns to her childhood village. It is 1961. As she recovers, she remembers the past two years: her love for the chemist Manfred, ten years her senior; his ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Wolf | Stars: Renate Blume, Eberhard Esche, Hans Hardt-Hardtloff, Hilmar Thate

Votes: 281

43. Rotation (1949)

80 min | Drama, History

7.3
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The mechanic Behnke wants to join the Nazi party to secure a good living. However, after his Jewish neighbors have been taken away, he changes his views. Trying to remain "a non-political ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Staudte | Stars: Paul Esser, Irene Korb, Karl Heinz Deickert, Reinhold Bernt

Votes: 286

44. The Sons of Great Bear (1966)

92 min | Western

6.0
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Although the Indians were assured their lands adjacent to the Black Hills by contract, the Whites want to expel them. Meanwhile, gold has been discovered there and the unscrupulous settler,... See full summary »

Director: Josef Mach | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Jirí Vrstála, Rolf Römer, Hans Hardt-Hardtloff

Votes: 302

45. Spuk von draußen (1987– )

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

8.1
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After a family moved into an infamous haunted house in a small town, the children realize that their strange housemate Opa Rodenwald is a robot and that he and the house were built by aliens who want both things back.

Stars: Madeleine Lierck, Wolf-Dieter Lingk, Kathrin Bachert, Janine Demuschewsky

Votes: 88

46. The Rabbit Is Me (1965)

110 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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The Rabbit Is Me was made in 1965 to encourage discussion of the democratization of East German society. In it, a young student has an affair with a judge who once sentenced her brother for... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Maetzig | Stars: Angelika Waller, Alfred Müller, Ilse Voigt, Wolfgang Winkler

Votes: 308

47. Spuk im Hochhaus (1982– )

180 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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Two criminal tavern-owners, August and Jette Deibelshmitt, get cursed and have to return 200 years later as ghosts. To be free, they have to perform seven good deeds in the tower building which is located where once their tavern was.

Stars: Katja Paryla, Heinz Rennhack, Stefan Lisewski, Klaus Mertens

Votes: 159

48. Der Staatsanwalt hat das Wort (1965–1991)

75 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Stars: Peter Przybylski, Erhard Köster, Karin Ugowski, Ernst-Georg Schwill

Votes: 12

49. Blutsbrüder (1975)

100 min | Western, Drama

5.2
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An Indian village is attacked by the American army. The Indians are cruelly killed. One of the soldiers called Harmonika is disgusted by the murders of the innocent women and children. He ... See full summary »

Director: Werner W. Wallroth | Stars: Dean Reed, Gojko Mitic, Gisela Freudenberg, Jörg Panknin

Votes: 178

50. Jugendweihe (1978 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama

5.6
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Every year in the spring the pupils of the 8th grade in the GDR receive the 'Jugendweihe' and are admitted to the circle of adults. This year, Tim is ready. For him and his classmates, the ... See full summary »

Director: Celino Bleiweiß | Stars: Gertraud Kreissig, Martin Trettau, Michael Böttcher, Janina Hartwig

Votes: 5


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