East Germany (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. 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: 389

2. 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: 693

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: 2,414

4. 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: 498

5. 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: 1,441

6. 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

7. 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: 349

8. 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: 1,118

9. 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: 959

10. Bürgschaft für ein Jahr (1981)

93 min | Drama

6.7
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Nina Kern is a divorced woman in her late twenties who will soon be fully deprived of her custody rights for her three children, who already reside in a home for the displaced, due to many ... See full summary »

Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Katrin Saß, Cornelia Förder, Enrico Robert, Michaela Hotz

Votes: 44

11. Stein (1991)

108 min | Drama

6.8
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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: 23

12. 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: 720

13. 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: 789

14. Forbidden Love (1990)

86 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: 152

15. 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: 24

16. Pelle der Eroberer (1986 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 41

17. 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: 669

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: 103

19. Johann Sebastian Bach (1985– )

Biography, Drama, Music

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

Votes: 73

20. Grüne Hochzeit (1989)

77 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Anja Kling, Marc Lubosch, Heike Krone, Horst-Alexander Hardt

Votes: 45

21. 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

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

136 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 285

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. 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: 468

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: 307

26. Husaren in Berlin (1971)

92 min | Comedy

5.3
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Director: Erwin Stranka | Stars: Manfred Krug, Evelyn Opoczynski, István Iglódi, Rolf Herricht

Votes: 13

27. 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: 213

28. Mama mia (1987 TV Movie)

40 min | Musical

6.8
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Director: Udo Witte | Stars: Petra Kelling, Helmut Müller-Lankow, Kerstin Wendel, Achim Wolff

Votes: 5

29. 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: 305

30. 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: 175

31. Pianke (1983 TV Movie)

90 min | Family

6.8
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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: 17

32. 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: 492

33. Stars (1959)

91 min | War, Drama

7.4
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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: 329

34. 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: 80

35. In the Dust of the Stars (1976)

95 min | Sci-Fi

5.3
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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: 336

36. Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot (1979)

70 min | Family, Fantasy

6.6
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In an enchanted forest, the princely brothers Michael and Andreas get lost and are transformed, by a mountain spirit who jealously guards his underground treasure, into animals until the ... See full summary »

Director: Siegfried Hartmann | Stars: Julie Juristová, Katrin Martin, Pavel Trávnícek, Bodo Wolf

Votes: 323

37. 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: 772

38. 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: 185

39. Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck (1953)

100 min | Family, Fantasy

6.9
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An old man living in an oriental city tells the story of his life to a group of kids: He too was once a young boy by the name of Little Muck - much like them, but with better manners and a ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Staudte | Stars: Thomas Schmidt, Johannes Maus, Friedrich Richter, Trude Hesterberg

Votes: 525

40. Treffpunkt Flughafen (1986– )

6.5
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Stars: Walter Plathe, Günter Naumann, Jürgen Zartmann, Günter Schubert

Votes: 20

41. 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

42. 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

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

75 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Director: Wolfgang Hübner | Stars: Birgit Käding, Sven Martinek, Reiner Heise, Katharina Körner

Votes: 10

44. Mother Holly (1963)

59 min | Family, Fantasy

6.5
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The widow has an ugly and lazy daughter, Pechmarie, and a beautiful and hard-working step-daughter, Goldmarie. Because Pechmarie is her real daughter, the widow clearly favors her and makes... See full summary »

Director: Gottfried Kolditz | Stars: Mathilde Danegger, Karin Ugowski, Katharina Lind, Elfriede Florin

Votes: 177

45. Ursula (1978 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.2
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Switzerland 1523. The mercenary Jackie Geer returns with his soldiers from Iatly to his home in the Oberland. They have fought for the Pope and now find a religious upheaval i Switzerland.

Director: Egon Günther | Stars: Suzanne Stoll, Jörg Reichlin, Matthias Habich, Jutta Hoffmann

Votes: 26

46. Das Feuerzeug (1959)

83 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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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: 192

47. Beauty and the Beast (1976)

25 min | Animation, Short, Family

5.0
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English dubbed release of Beauty and the Beast (1976), the East German stop-motion animation version of the famous fairy tale, notable for its Beast appearing as an elephant.

Votes: 8

48. The Heathens of Kummerow (1967)

94 min | Comedy, Family

6.7
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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: 135

49. Große Liebe gesucht (1989 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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Conny will finish high school soon and is not sure yet if she wants to be a doctor or an actor.

Director: Peter Vogel | Stars: Iris Albrecht, Oliver Bäßler, Carl Heinz Choynski, Susanne Eipper

50. ...und ich dachte, du magst mich (1987)

68 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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Director: Hannelore Unterberg | Stars: Ulrike Dräger, Sören Lißner, Cindy Scholp, Ulrike Knabe

Votes: 11


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