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1. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery, 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: 378,581 | Gross: $11.29M

2. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Stars: Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 9,202

3. 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: 303,301 | Gross: $72.31M

4. Atomic Blonde (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, 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: 187,448 | Gross: $51.69M

5. Spy Game (2001)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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63 Metascore

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 153,860 | Gross: $0.03M

6. Octopussy (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.5
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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: 103,124 | Gross: $67.90M

7. Top Secret! (1984)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

7.2
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68 Metascore

An American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 64,690 | Gross: $20.50M

8. The Debt (I) (2010)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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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: 68,482 | Gross: $31.18M

9. Never Look Away (2018)

R | 189 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.8
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68 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: 19,845 | Gross: $1.30M

10. Torn Curtain (1966)

PG | 128 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.6
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55 Metascore

An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin before planning an escape back to the West.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, Hansjörg Felmy

Votes: 26,494

11. 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: 143,425 | Gross: $4.06M

12. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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85 Metascore

A gender-queer punk-rock singer 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: 34,941 | Gross: $3.03M

13. Deutschland 83 (2015)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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: 13,468

14. 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: 6,658

15. 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: 14,009

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

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Instead of coming in from the Cold War, British agent Alec Leamas chooses to face another mission.

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

Votes: 16,561

17. Deutschland 89 (2020)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Martin Rauch experiences the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 during his activities as an East German spy.

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Sylvester Groth, Corinna Harfouch

Votes: 2,425

18. Balloon (2018)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.5
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53 Metascore

East Germany, 1979. After initially failing to flee from the East to the West in a self-built hot-air balloon, two families struggle to make a second attempt, while the East German State Police are chasing them.

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

Votes: 10,821 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Deutschland 86 (2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Abandoned by Moscow and desperate for cash, the East German leadership pushes their secret operatives to experiment with global capitalism and save their sinking socialist ship. Long ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Florence Kasumba, Sylvester Groth

Votes: 4,425

20. One, Two, Three (1961)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy

7.9
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73 Metascore

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: 20,714

21. Police Call 110 (1971– )

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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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 whose life is the job. Together, they're... See full summary »

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

Votes: 492

22. Wild Geese II (1985)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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: 1,350

23. 23 (1998)

99 min | Thriller, Drama

7.3
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When the orphaned Karl Koch and his friend David start breaking into government and military computers, an acquaintance senses that there is money in computer cracking - and travels to east Berlin to try to contact the KGB.

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid | Stars: August Diehl, Fabian Busch, Dieter Landuris, Jan-Gregor Kremp

Votes: 6,744

24. The Weissensee Saga (2010–2018)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, History

8.2
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The lives of two families in East Berlin between 1980 and 1990 as the era of communist DDR slowly comes to an end.

Stars: Florian Lukas, Jörg Hartmann, Uwe Kockisch, Ruth Reinecke

Votes: 2,025

25. Virus: The End (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.2
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After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Masao Kusakari, Tsunehiko Watase, Isao Natsuyagi, Shin'ichi Chiba

Votes: 2,583

26. The Silent Revolution (2018)

PG | 111 min | Drama, History

7.4
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A group of twelfth-grade pupils in East Germany decide to show their solidarity with the victims of the 1956 Hungarian uprising by staging two minutes of silence during lessons.

Director: Lars Kraume | Stars: Leonard Scheicher, Tom Gramenz, Lena Klenke, Isaiah Michalski

Votes: 4,948

27. Crackerjack (1994)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller

4.6
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A cop on vacation at a mountain resort comes to the rescue when the resort is taken over by violent criminals.

Director: Michael Mazo | Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, Nastassja Kinski, Christopher Plummer, George Touliatos

Votes: 759

28. The Same Sky (2017)

120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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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: 2,332

29. Mother Night (1996)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sheryl Lee, Tony Robinow, Michael McGill

Votes: 5,188 | Gross: $0.39M

30. Yella (2007)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.7
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Yella is estranged from her possessive and violent husband; but he can't quite bring himself to give her up. When their fraught interaction finally comes to dramatic conclusion, Yella's life takes an odd shift.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow, Hinnerk Schönemann, Burghart Klaußner

Votes: 3,725

31. Go Trabi Go (1991)

92 min | Comedy

6.0
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Family Struutz lives in Bitterfeld (GDR). After the fall of the wall, they take the opportunity to go on holiday with their car, an old Trabant. They simply want to visit Italy. But there ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Timm | Stars: Wolfgang Stumph, Claudia Schmutzler, Marie Gruber, Dieter Hildebrandt

Votes: 1,392

32. 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: 1,403 | Gross: $8.00M

33. Red Heat (1985)

R | 104 min | Thriller

4.8
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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: 790

34. The Tunnel (2001)

150 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.7
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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: 6,161 | Gross: $0.01M

35. The Looking Glass War (1970)

M/PG | 108 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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From the John le Carré novel about a British spy, who sends a Polish defector to East Germany, to verify missile sites.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Christopher Jones, Pia Degermark, Ralph Richardson, Paul Rogers

Votes: 1,131 | Gross: $0.17M

36. Enigma (1982)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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A C.I.A. Agent tries to infiltrate Soviet intelligence to stop a murderous diabolical plot.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Brigitte Fossey, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 1,400

37. Game, Set, and Match (1988– )

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Bernard Samson is a spy in the employ of S.I.S., London Central.

Stars: Ian Holm, Michael Culver, Michael Degen, Anthony Bate

Votes: 226

38. A Perfect Crime (2020)

40 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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In April 1991, Detlev Rohwedder, the head of Treuhand, the East German Privatization and Restructuring Agency, was assassinated in Dusseldorf. This documentary details the strange evidence recovered.

Stars: Sam Booth, Theo Waigel, Rainer Hofmeyer, Willi Fundermann

Votes: 1,370

39. Als wir träumten (2015)

117 min | Drama

6.3
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In 1990s east Germany, three boys are in love with techno music and start their own club.

Director: Andreas Dresen | Stars: Merlin Rose, Julius Nitschkoff, Joel Basman, Marcel Heuperman

Votes: 1,227

40. Dear Thomas (2021)

150 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Rebel. Poet. Revolutionary: LIEBER THOMAS is a declaration of love to the writer Thomas Brasch, brought to life congenially by exceptional actor Albrecht Schuch.

Director: Andreas Kleinert | Stars: Albrecht Schuch, Jella Haase, Ioana Iacob, Jörg Schüttauf

Votes: 136

41. 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: 7,231

42. Salmonberries (1991)

R | 95 min | Drama

6.2
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A woman who grew up in a small town in Alaska goes to the public library to try and find out who her parents were. She was brought to town as a baby in a cardboard box with "Kotzebue" on it... See full summary »

Director: Percy Adlon | Stars: Rosel Zech, k.d. lang, Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley, Eugene Omiak

Votes: 683 | Gross: $0.10M

43. Adam & Evelyn (2018)

100 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Summer 1989, East Germany. Adam works as a tailor, Evelyn as a waitress. They are planning a vacation together when Evelyn finds out that Adam is cheating on her and decides to leave for the holiday on her own.

Director: Andreas Goldstein | Stars: Florian Teichtmeister, Anne Kanis, Lena Lauzemis, Milian Zerzawy

Votes: 129

44. Driving Me Crazy (1991)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

3.5
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An eccentric East German inventor and defector travels to Los Angeles, California to sell a prototype revolutionary new car that runs on vegetables and produces no pollution, but he runs ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Thomas Gottschalk, Billy Dee Williams, Dom DeLuise, Milton Berle

Votes: 703

45. The Naked Runner (1967)

101 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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During the Cold War, an American industrial-designer living in London is used by the MI-6 as an unwilling pawn in the spy game during a trip to a trade show in East Germany.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Peter Vaughan, Derren Nesbitt, Nadia Gray

Votes: 482

46. 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: 1,263

47. 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: 3,103 | Gross: $0.00M

48. I Was Nineteen (1968)

115 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.5
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Gregor Hecker, who fled Germany with his parents, returns to Germany as a lieutenant in the Red Army.

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

Votes: 929

49. Inside Out (1975)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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Thirty years after WW2, a team of former GIs and German soldiers plans to retrieve Nazi loot hidden in the Soviet occupied East Germany, its exact location only known to an imprisoned Nazi war criminal.

Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: Telly Savalas, Robert Culp, James Mason, Aldo Ray

Votes: 430

50. Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)

442 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece, which incorporates puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Jürgen Syberberg | Stars: Heinz Schubert, Peter Kern, Hellmut Lange, Rainer von Artenfels

Votes: 825



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