East Germany (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Forbidden Love (1990)

91 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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: 187

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: 446

3. 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: 125

4. First Spaceship on Venus (1960)

Unrated | 79 min | Sci-Fi

4.6
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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: 2,719

5. Coming Out (I) (1989)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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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: 1,584

6. 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: 408

7. Stein (1991)

108 min | Drama

6.6
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Actor Ernst Stein, having abdicated from the stage in 1968 in protest of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, has long since retreated from the world around him. In a remote house ... See full summary »

Director: Egon Günther | Stars: Rolf Ludwig, Franziska Herold, Evelin Dahm, Johanna Möhring

Votes: 30

8. Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (1985)

79 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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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: 129

9. 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.

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

Votes: 771

10. Blue Bird (1979)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.2
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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: 107

11. Das Eismeer ruft (1984)

78 min | Adventure

6.5
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1934 in Prague in Czechoslovakia, several children set forth to save the shipwrecked passengers who are on brash ice in the Arctic Ocean.

Director: Jörg Foth | Stars: Oliver Karsitz, Alexander Rohde, Vivian Schmidt, Thomas Gutzeit

Votes: 38

12. Sonnensucher (1958)

116 min | Drama

6.3
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People are sent off to a Soviet controlled uranium mine in 1950's Germany.

Director: Konrad Wolf | Stars: Ulrike von Zerboni, Günther Simon, Erwin Geschonneck, Manja Behrens

Votes: 140

13. 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: 1,225

14. Biologie (1990)

91 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.2
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Director: Jörg Foth | Stars: Stefanie Stappenbeck, Cornelius Schulz, Carl Heinz Choynski, Katrin Klein

Votes: 18

15. Im Schlaraffenland (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Kurt Jung-Alsen | Stars: Jan Spitzer, Marylu Poolman, Erwin Geschonneck, Katharina Thalbach

16. The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)

Not Rated | 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: 1,087

17. And Next Year at Lake Balaton (1980)

85 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Gudrun Ritter, Peter Bause, Fred Delmare, Günter Schubert

Votes: 76

18. Barfuß ins Bett (1988–1990)

55 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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Stars: Jörg Panknin, Renate Blume, Gudrun Okras, Andreas Jahnke

Votes: 28

19. 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: 372

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

75 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Stars: Peter Przybylski, Erhard Köster, Karin Ugowski, Ernst-Georg Schwill

Votes: 15

21. Eolomea (1972)

82 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.7
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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: 538

22. Jonny Comes (1988 TV Movie)

105 min | Family

6.4
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Director: Richard Engel | Stars: Petra Kelling, Joachim Siebenschuh, Sebastian Hattop, Benjamin Burkhardt

Votes: 22

23. The Heathens of Kummerow (1967)

94 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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Children reviving an old heathen ritual by standing in the frigid waters of the Baltic Sea; the one standing in the longest shall be referred to as the king of Kummerow.

Director: Werner Jacobs | Stars: Paul Dahlke, Ralf Wolter, Fritz Tillmann, Rainer Penkert

Votes: 170

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: 50

25. Man of Straw (1951)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Diederich Heßling is scared of everything and everyone. But as he grows up, he comes to realize that he has to offer his services to the powers-that-be if he wants to wield power himself. ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Staudte | Stars: Werner Peters, Paul Esser, Renate Fischer, Ernst Legal

Votes: 834

26. The Gleiwitz Case (1961)

70 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.9
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Re-enacted true story of successful assault by Nazis, posing as Poles, on a German border radio station so that Hitler could "justify" thereby his invasion of Poland.

Director: Gerhard Klein | Stars: Hannjo Hasse, Christoph Beyertt, Wolfgang Kalweit, Georg Leopold

Votes: 272

27. 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: 321

28. Das Feuerzeug (1959)

83 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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A young soldier discovers three chests of copper, silver and gold and an old tinder-box in the hollow of an old oak tree. He is now rich. But he squanders the money until it is all gone. ... See full summary »

Director: Siegfried Hartmann | Stars: Rolf Ludwig, Heinz Schubert, Rolf Defrank, Hannes Fischer

Votes: 226

29. Pelle der Eroberer (1986 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

7.2
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Near the end of the 19th century ten-year-old Pelle and his elderly widowed father Lasse leave Sweden for Denmark. Due to his age Lasse can only find work on a large farm where workers are ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Steinke | Stars: Stefan Schrader, Martin Trettau, Klaus Manchen, Karin Gregorek

Votes: 56

30. Naked Among Wolves (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

7.2
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In the last weeks of World War II, inmates of Buchenwald concentration camp hide a Polish child from the SS guards, hoping that the advance of the American forces will set them free.

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

Votes: 762

31. Mama mia (1987 TV Movie)

40 min | Musical

5.1
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Director: Udo Witte | Stars: Petra Kelling, Helmut Müller-Lankow, Rachel Sophia-Anthony, Kerstin Wendel

Votes: 8

32. Ulzana (1974)

91 min | Adventure, Western

5.7
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After the events of Apachen (1973), Native American warrior chief Ulzana has found a place for his Apache tribe in Arizona. The local merchants hire Burton, a corrupt army officer lusting after Ulazana's Mexican wife, to kick them out.

Director: Gottfried Kolditz | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Renate Blume, Rolf Hoppe, Colea Rautu

Votes: 246

33. Apachen (1973)

94 min | Western

5.9
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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: 357

34. So viele Träume (1986)

85 min | Drama

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Director: Heiner Carow | Stars: Jutta Wachowiak, Dagmar Manzel, Peter-René Lüdicke, Heiko Hehlmann

35. Stielke, Heinz, Fifteen (1987)

95 min | War

6.6
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Follows the 15-year-old, Heinz Stilke, a member of the Hitler Youth. Heinz is proud of his father, who died bravely for his fatherland, but suddenly learns that he himself is half Jewish. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kann | Stars: Marc Lubosch, Jens Müller, Gert Gütschow, Berthold Schulze

Votes: 27

36. Ein Kolumbus auf der Havel (1978 TV Movie)

78 min | Adventure, Family

6.9
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An eleven-year old girl goes on a sailing trip with her parents who don't know much about sailing.

Director: Hans Kratzert | Stars: Frank Schulze, Carl-Hermann Risse, Ellen Rappus, Janek Zalaewski

Votes: 12

37. 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: 330

38. 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: 368

39. Till Eulenspiegel (1975)

100 min | Comedy

6.7
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In medieval Germany, poor and witty Till Eulenspiegel fools and cheats citizens, churchmen, and landlords. Although in most cases he uses his wit for personal well-being, he often helps the... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Simon | Stars: Winfried Glatzeder, Cox Habbema, Franciszek Pieczka, Eberhard Esche

Votes: 60

40. Das Mädchen und der Junge (1982 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Director: Wolfgang Hübner | Stars: Birgit Käding, Sven Martinek, Reiner Heise, Katharina Körner

Votes: 15

41. Trail of the Falcon (1968)

121 min | Drama, Western

5.9
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In the latter half of the 19th century, gold is discovered in the Black Hills, an area which has already been allocated to the Dakota Indians as a winter reservation in a treaty. ... See full summary »

Director: Gottfried Kolditz | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Hannjo Hasse, Barbara Brylska, Lali Meskhi

Votes: 223

42. Stars (1959)

91 min | War, Drama

7.5
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The tragic love of the Jewish girl and the Nazi officer is presented as a symbol of human purity defeated by fascism and racial prejudice.

Director: Konrad Wolf | Stars: Sasha Krusharska, Jürgen Frohriep, Erik S. Klein, Stefan Pejchev

Votes: 391

43. Pianke (1983 TV Movie)

90 min | Family

6.7
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The story of a young German boy and his father who befriend a Jewish family.

Director: Gunter Friedrich | Stars: Alexander Heidenreich, Volkmar Kleinert, Renate Heymer, Hans Teuscher

Votes: 20

44. Grüne Hochzeit (1989)

77 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Anja Kling, Marc Lubosch, Heike Krone, Horst-Alexander Hardt

Votes: 60

45. Aber Vati! (1974– )

360 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Stars: Erik S. Klein, Helga Labudda, Jochen Thomas, Ralf Lemcke

Votes: 46

46. KLK Calling PTZ: The Red Orchestra (1971)

178 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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East German film about the history of Red Orchestra, a real life German pro-Soviet spy ring created after the rise of Hitler that turned into a resistance movement led by a leftist Nazi officer, Harro Schulze-Boysen, and Arvid Harnack.

Director: Horst E. Brandt | Stars: Horst Drinda, Irma Münch, Horst Schulze, Barbara Adolph

Votes: 29

47. Snow White (1961)

63 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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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: 211

48. Johann Sebastian Bach (1985– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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Sophisticated German miniseries on the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), one of the greatest musicians and composers of all time.

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

Votes: 84

49. Solo Sunny (1980)

104 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: 601

50. Little Red Riding-Hood (1962)

72 min | Family, Fantasy

5.6
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Once upon a time there was a little girl named Rotkaeppchen. She lived with her father and mother at the edge of a village, and often visited her grandmother on the other side of the woods.... See full summary »

Director: Götz Friedrich | Stars: Jochen Bley, Werner Dissel, Harald Engelmann, Blanche Kommerell

Votes: 130


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