East Germany (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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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: 420

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: 2,587

Trace of Stones (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: 838

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: 8,690

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.

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

Votes: 745

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: 27

Osceola (1971)

109 min | Western, Drama

Florida, 1830 - Of all eastern Native American tribes, only the Seminoles have resisted being moved to reservations. Having retreated to Florida, they live a simple horticultural life. But ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Petzold | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Horst Schulze, Iurie Darie, Karin Ugowski

Votes: 197

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: 1,551

The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)

Not Rated | 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: 1,053

Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (1985)

79 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: 121

Benno macht Geschichten (1982 TV Movie)

143 min | Comedy

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Director: Helmut Krätzig | Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Agnes Kraus, Wolfgang Greese, Walfriede Schmitt

Votes: 23

The Crucible (1957)

145 min | Drama, History

Salem 1692. The young Abigail, seduced and abandoned by John Proctor, accuses John's wife of being a witch in revenge. It will be the beginning of a series of witchcraft trials and a dark moments in American history.

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

Votes: 575

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: 394

Liberation (1971)

125 min | Drama, History, Romance

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: 544

Einfach Blumen aufs Dach (1979)

91 min | Comedy

A normal East-German family leads a normal life, until the father and the elder son, in a car knacker, come across a luxury car. It is the kind of vehicle that only important people, like ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Oehme | Stars: Martin Trettau, Barbara Dittus, Lars Jung, Carl Heinz Choynski

Votes: 38

Apachen (1973)

94 min | Western

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: 340

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: 1,186

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: 102

Biologie (1990)

91 min | Drama, Family, Romance

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

Votes: 13

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.

Stars: Helmut Hellstorff, Artyom Karapetyan, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Yakov Tripolsky

Votes: 345

Eolomea (1972)

82 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

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: 512

Zwerg Nase (1978 TV Movie)

75 min | Fantasy

Twelve-year-old boy Jacob helped his mother sell vegetables on the market. Once he made fun of the appearance of an old woman who was buying greens. For this, the old witch turned Jacob into an ugly dwarf.

Director: Karl-Heinz Bahls | Stars: Matthias Glugla, Carmen-Maja Antoni, Peter Jahoda, Doris Abeßer

Votes: 42

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: 517

Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck (1953)

100 min | Family, Fantasy

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: 572

Der tapfere Schulschwänzer (1967)

67 min | Family

Young Thomas skipped school and while walking the Berlin streets he notices a house afire and two small children were saved. It was determined to locate this "unknown" boy, but Thomas remained silent for fear of being exposed as a truant.

Director: Winfried Junge | Stars: André Kallenbach, Günter Ott, Ilse Voigt, Hartmut Tietz

Votes: 15

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

68 min | Drama, Family

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

Votes: 15

Cyankali (1977 TV Movie)


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Director: Jurij Kramer | Stars: Heinz Behrens, Hermann Beyer, Ursula Braun, Annekathrin Bürger

Votes: 7

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: 400

Das Eismeer ruft (1984)

78 min | Adventure

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: 34

Geschwister (1975 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

Ilona, a single father who is employed by the train gets to know and love Ekkehard, a colleague who is also single. The two decide to get married. Both bring children into the marriage. So ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Hübner | Stars: Marijam Agischewa, Stefan Naujokat, Walfriede Schmitt, Bert Paul

Votes: 20

Naked Among Wolves (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

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: 738

Snow White (1961)

63 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

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: 198

And Next Year at Lake Balaton (1980)

85 min | Adventure, Comedy

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

Votes: 61

Osvobozhdenie: Ognennaya duga (1970)

93 min | Drama, History, Romance

The "Fiery Arc" tells of a grandiose battle on the Kursk Bulge in the summer of 1943. Here was the largest tank battle in the history of World War II. Along with the personal fate of the ... See full summary »

Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Nikolay Olyalin, Larisa Golubkina, Boris Seidenberg, Sergey Nikonenko

Votes: 302

Blutsbrüder (1975)

100 min | Western, Drama

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: 202

Trail of the Falcon (1968)

121 min | Drama, Western

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: 211

Das unsichtbare Visier (1973–1979)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

The adventures of an East German secret agent.

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

Votes: 45

Weisse Wölfe (1969)

101 min | Drama, History, Western

Farsighted Falcon, the Dakota chief, seeks refuge in the Black Hills with his wife Blue Hair and two warriors, the sole survivors of his tribe, in order to join part of the Cheyenne headed ... See full summary »

Directors: Konrad Petzold, Bosko Boskovic | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Horst Schulze, Barbara Brylska, Holger Mahlich

Votes: 234

Unser Sandmännchen (1959– )

10 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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: 117

Pianke (1983 TV Movie)

90 min | Family

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: 19

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: 811

The Sons of Great Bear (1966)

92 min | Western

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: 338

Laila Majnu (II) (1976)

140 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Kaish Amari comes from a wealthy Islamic family. At the tender age of six he is sent to school and gets friendly with a young girl named Laila. Both of them become close friends, so much so... See full summary »

Director: Harnam Singh Rawail | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Ranjeeta Kaur, Danny Denzongpa, Aruna Irani

Votes: 259

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: 321

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: 355

Johann Sebastian Bach (1985– )

Biography, Drama, Music

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: 78

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: 305

Stielke, Heinz, Fifteen (1987)

95 min | War

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: 24

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: 43

Hồ Sơ Thần Chết (1980– )

742 min | Drama, War, Action

Deutsche partizan serie, Georg und freunden

Stars: Jürgen Zartmann, Gojko Mitic, Leon Niemczyk, Krzysztof Stroinski

Votes: 138

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