East Germany (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
7.8
67 metascore

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 164,803 | Gross: $4.00M

Polizeiruf 110 (1971– )

TV-14 | Crime, Drama

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: 374

First Spaceship on Venus (1960)

Unrated | 79 min | Sci-Fi

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: 2,372

The Singing Ringing Tree (1957)

74 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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: 672

Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Family

Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Carola Braunbock, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 7,471

Coming Out (I) (1989)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

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

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

Votes: 1,414

Shchit i mech (1968– )

344 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Alexander Belov (Lyubshin) is a Russian spy in the Nazi Germany, working under cover name as Johann Weiss. His perfect German and cool demeanor allows him to make a career in the SS ... See full summary »

Stars: Viktor Zadubrovsky, Stanislav Lyubshin, Alla Demidova, Helga Göring

Votes: 471

Les Misérables (1958)

210 min | Drama

Jean Valjean, convicted of a minor crime, spends the rest of his life being pursued by a cruel and unrelenting policeman, Javert.

Director: Jean-Paul Le Chanois | Stars: Jean Gabin, Bernard Blier, René Fleur, Julienne Paroli

Votes: 1,244

The Crucible (1957)

145 min | Drama, History

Salem, 1692. Industrious farmer, John Proctor, has twice made love to 17-year-old Abigail, a youth he and his wife have taken in. (His wife Elisabeth has rebuffed him for seven months; she ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Rouleau | Stars: Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Jean Debucourt, Alfred Adam

Votes: 413

Sieben Sommersprossen (1978)

79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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

Nicht schummeln, Liebling (1973)

88 min | Comedy

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Director: Joachim Hasler | Stars: Rolf Herricht, Stefan Lisewski, Dorit Gäbler, Christel Bodenstein

Votes: 34

Jacob the Liar (1974)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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: 1,100

Forbidden Love (1990)

86 min | Drama, Romance

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

The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)

105 min | Drama, Romance

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: 939

Solo Sunny (1980)

100 min | Drama, Music

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: 477

Heart of Stone (1950)

106 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

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: 466

Johann Sebastian Bach (1985– )

Biography, Drama, Music

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

Votes: 67

Der Staatsanwalt hat das Wort (1965–1991)

75 min | Crime, Drama

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

Votes: 11

Jonny Comes (1988 TV Movie)

105 min | Family

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

Votes: 17

Stalingrad (1990)

196 min | Drama, War

The WWII pivotal battle of Stalingrad is shown through the eyes of the soldiers and officers on both sides of the war.

Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Powers Boothe, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Sergey Nikonenko, Fernando Allende

Votes: 360

Naked Among Wolves (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

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: 655

Liberation (1971)

125 min | Drama, Romance, War

This five part WW2 epic drama gives a dramatized detailed account of the five major eastern front Soviet campaigns against Nazi Germany.

Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Mikhail Nozhkin, Nikolay Olyalin, Mikhail Ulyanov, Larisa Golubkina

Votes: 413

Der geteilte Himmel (1964)

116 min | Drama, Romance

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: 278

Berlin - Ecke Schönhauser (1957)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The story of a group of rebellious teens in East Berlin.

Director: Gerhard Klein | Stars: Harry Engel, Siegfried Weiß, Ingeborg Beeske, Ekkehard Schall

Votes: 294

Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt (1965)

164 min | Drama, Romance, War

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

Blue Bird (1979)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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: 91

In the Dust of the Stars (1976)

95 min | Sci-Fi

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: 331

Geschichten übern Gartenzaun (1982– )

55 min | Family

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

Votes: 15

Jak se budí princezny (1978)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

The king Dalimil and the queen Eliska waited to see a longed-for offspring - a daughter Ruzenka. But Eliska's envious and bad sister Melánie curses her. When Ruzenka becomes 17 years old ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Jirí Sovák, Vladimír Mensík, Milena Dvorská, Frantisek Filipovský

Votes: 440

Stein (1991)

108 min | Drama

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: 22

Heißer Sommer (1968)

91 min | Comedy, Musical

In this East German teen musical, a group of girls are planning to take their summer vacation together on the Baltic coast. When a loud and obnoxious group of boys intrudes on their holiday... See full summary »

Director: Joachim Hasler | Stars: Chris Doerk, Frank Schöbel, Regine Albrecht, Hanns-Michael Schmidt

Votes: 256

Barfuß ins Bett (1988–1990)

55 min | Drama, Family

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

Votes: 23

Tambari (1977)

91 min | Drama

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Director: Ulrich Weiß | Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Kurt Böwe, Hans-Peter Reinecke, Barbara Dittus

Votes: 9

Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (1985)

83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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: 106

Pelle der Eroberer (1986 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

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: 39

The Small White Mouse (1964)

76 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Every morning, Helene rides her motor scooter past Fritz, the police officer who controls traffic at the intersection. He shows his affection by favorably switching the green light for her.... See full summary »

Director: Gottfried Kolditz | Stars: Rolf Herricht, Karin Schröder, Marianne Wünscher, Gerd Ehlers

Votes: 37

Bitva za Moskvu (1985)

358 min | Drama, History, War

The battle of Moscow was the first major defeat of German Wehrmacht in the Second World War. The film is dedicated to some fighting events that took place in the USSR after Hitler's conquest of western Europe.

Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Yakov Tripolsky, Mikhail Ulyanov, Aleksandr Goloborodko, Bruno Frejndlikh

Votes: 292

I Was Nineteen (1968)

115 min | Biography, Drama, War

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: 770

The Architects (1990)

95 min | Drama

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: 237

Till Eulenspiegel (1975)

100 min | Comedy

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: 46

Die Gerechten von Kummerow (1982)

95 min | Family

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Director: Wolfgang Luderer | Stars: Erich Brauer, Angela Brunner, Wolfgang Dehler, Fred Delmare

Votes: 26

Spur der Steine (1966)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 757

Wie heiratet man einen König (1969)

74 min | Family

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Director: Rainer Simon | Stars: Cox Habbema, Eberhard Esche, Sigurd Schulz, Hannes Fischer

Votes: 59

Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971)

136 min | Drama

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: 282

Chingachgook, die grosse Schlange (1967)

92 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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: 297

Aber Vati! (1974– )

360 min | Comedy, Family

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

Votes: 38

Man of Straw (1951)

109 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 716

Pavlova: A Woman for All Time (1983– )

155 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The film is based on the biography of the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. She became an internationally regarded ballerina after her performances in 1909 with the Dyaghilev's ... See full summary »

Stars: Galina Belyaeva, Lina Buldakova, Sergey Shakurov, Vsevolod Larionov

Votes: 199

Johann Strauss: The King Without a Crown (1987)

124 min | Drama, Musical

Drama based of the life of Johann Strauss.

Director: Franz Antel | Stars: Oliver Tobias, Mathieu Carrière, Karin Dor, Audrey Landers

Votes: 44

Stars (1959)

91 min | War, Drama

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: 317

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