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)
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: 171,418 | 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: 397

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: 2,460

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: 515

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: 8,015

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: 1,470

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: 110

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: 317

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: 511

Und nächstes Jahr am Balaton (1980)

85 min | Adventure, Comedy

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

Votes: 52

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: 705

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: 988

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: 153

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: 1,147

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: 378

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: 479

Sieben Sommer-sprossen (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: 361

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: 30

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: 1,327

Men and Beasts (1962)

178 min | Drama

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Director: Sergey Gerasimov | Stars: Nikolay Eryomenko, Tamara Makarova, Zhanna Bolotova, Tatyana Gavrilova

Votes: 70

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: 502

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: 812

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: 338

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: 235

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: 16

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: 96

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: 316

Feuer unter Deck (1979)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Manfred Krug, Renate Krößner, Bert Brunn, Charlotte Lippold

Votes: 24

Nachhilfe für Vati (1984 TV Movie)

85 min | Family

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Director: Karola Hattop | Stars: Sebastian Paasch, Jana Zoller, Falk Rockstroh, Katrin Saß

Votes: 10

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: 313

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: 43

Barfuß ins Bett (1988–1990)

55 min | Drama, Family

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

Votes: 26

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: 694

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: 504

Johann Sebastian Bach (1985– )

Biography, Drama, Music

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

Votes: 75

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: 107

Gelb ist nicht nur die Farbe der Sonne (1979 TV Movie)

80 min | Crime

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Director: Rainer Bär | Stars: Werner Tietze, Horst Drinda, Annegret Siegmund, Michèle Marian

Votes: 18

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: 186

Osvobozhdenie: Proryv (1970)

87 min | Drama, History, Romance

A five part WW2 epic drama that gives a dramatized detailed account of Soviet Union's war against Nazi Germany from 1943 to 1945.Each of the five parts represents a separate major eastern ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 215

Ein Zimmer mit Ausblick (1978– )

45 min

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Stars: Bernhard Baier, Michael Pan, Albrecht Götte, Petra Klemich

Votes: 7

Archiv des Todes (1980– )

742 min | Drama, War, Action

Deutsche partizan serie, Georg und freunden

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

Votes: 134

Mama mia (1987 TV Movie)

40 min | Musical

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

Votes: 6

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: 477

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: 41

Front ohne Gnade (1984– )

780 min | War, Drama, Action

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Stars: Jürgen Zartmann, Günter Naumann, Alfred Struwe, Hans Teuscher

Votes: 47

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: 288

Das Mädchen und der Junge (1982 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, Romance

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

Votes: 10

Die Russen kommen (1968)

92 min | Drama, War

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Director: Heiner Carow | Stars: Gert Krause-Melzer, Viktor Perevalov, Dorothea Meißner, Norbert Christian

Votes: 44

Zwei schräge Vögel (1989)

100 min | Comedy

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

Ulzana (1974)

91 min | Adventure, Western

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: 220

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