With Deutsche Film (DEFA) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Germany Year Zero (1948)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, War

7.9
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A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Otto Krüger

Votes: 9,463

2. Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Family

7.8
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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: 7,896

3. 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: 696

4. The Innocent (1993)

R | 119 min | Drama

5.6
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A young engineer is sent to post World War II Berlin to help the Americans, in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man's best friend, he falls in love ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Anthony Hopkins, Campbell Scott, Ronald Nitschke

Votes: 1,428 | Gross: $0.55M

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: 1,453

6. Les Misérables (1958)

210 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 1,295

7. Mesmer (1994)

Not Rated | 107 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism."

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Donal Donnelly, David Burke, Peter Dvorsky, Alan Rickman

Votes: 913

8. The Crucible (1957)

145 min | Drama, History

7.1
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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: 497

9. 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: 680

10. Hostess (1976)

98 min | Drama

5.9
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Director: Rolf Römer | Stars: Annekathrin Bürger, Roswitha Marks, Marion van de Kamp, Gerhard Bienert

Votes: 51

11. Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (1985)

83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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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

12. Murderers Among Us (1946)

85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.4
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After returning from a concentration camp, Susanne finds an ex-soldier living in her apartment. Together the two try to move past their experiences during WWII.

Director: Wolfgang Staudte | Stars: Hildegard Knef, Elly Burgmer, Erna Sellmer, Hilde Adolphi

Votes: 1,876

13. 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: 137

14. The Tigress (1992)

R | 83 min | Crime, Drama

5.1
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It's the roaring twenties in Berlin. The Tigress, a gorgeous, wild, and very independent street walker, falls for a handsome grifter. When one of her lovers gets jealous, she betrays him ... See full summary »

Director: Karin Howard | Stars: Valentina Vargas, James Remar, George Peppard, Ferdy Mayne

Votes: 79

15. Liberation (1971)

125 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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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: 444

16. Stalingrad (1990)

196 min | Drama, War

6.9
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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: 374

17. Die Schlüssel (1974)

97 min | Drama

7.0
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During their holiday in Kraków, a young worker and a student are asked if their love, despite different views on life, will endure. The accidental death of the girl brings to the young man ... See full summary »

Director: Egon Günther | Stars: Jutta Hoffmann, Jaecki Schwarz, Magdalena Zawadzka, Jerzy Jogalla

Votes: 31

18. 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: 795

19. 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: 499

20. 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: 93

21. 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: 333

22. Osvobozhdenie: Ognennaya duga (1970)

93 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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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: Bukhuti Zakariadze, Vasiliy Shukshin, Nikolay Rybnikov, Vladislav Strzhelchik

Votes: 204

23. 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: 311

24. Bitva za Moskvu (1985– )

358 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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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: 309

25. 1-2-3 Corona (1948)

86 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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Director: Hans Müller | Stars: Eva Ingeborg Scholz, Lutz Moik, Piet Clausen, Ralph Siewert

Votes: 6

26. 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: 47

27. A Tale of Five Women (1951)

86 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.6
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An Englishman has been working in the US so long he now speaks with an American accent. He is drafted into the British Army during WWII but is injured and loses his memory. Because he talks... See full summary »

Directors: Montgomery Tully, Romolo Marcellini, Emil E. Reinert, Wolfgang Staudte, Irma von Cube, Géza von Cziffra | Stars: Bonar Colleano, Barbara Kelly, Anne Vernon, Karin Himboldt

Votes: 63

28. Shchit i mech (1968– )

344 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.7
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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: 491

29. If All the Guys in the World... (1956)

95 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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While fishing in the North Sea, eleven out of the twelve men of the Lutèce, a fishing-boat from Concarneau, get intoxicated after having eaten rotten ham. The only one unscathed is Mohammed... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: André Valmy, Jean Gaven, Marc Cassot, Georges Poujouly

Votes: 144

30. 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: 311

31. 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

32. 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: 24

33. Und nächstes Jahr am Balaton (1984)

85 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Gudrun Ritter, Peter Bause, Fred Delmare, Günter Schubert

Votes: 52

34. 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: 532

35. Pavlova: A Woman for All Time (1983– )

155 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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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: 202

36. Mord am Montag (1968)

103 min | Crime

6.4
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Monika Stangel, a prostitute who is in the middle of a big fraud, is murdered in her apartment. The Laube police inspector quickly finds many leads to the perpetrators of the murder, but ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Kratzert | Stars: Barbara Brylska, Herbert Köfer, Helga Göring, Eberhard Esche

Votes: 12

37. Front ohne Gnade (1984– )

780 min | War, Drama, Action

7.6
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Stars: Jürgen Zartmann, Günter Naumann, Alfred Struwe, Hans Teuscher

Votes: 46

38. 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: 727

39. 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: 352

40. King Thrushbeard (1965)

74 min | Fantasy

6.8
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Tale of the capricious princess. Adapting the Tales of the Brothers Grimm "King Thrushbeard".

Director: Walter Beck | Stars: Karin Ugowski, Manfred Krug, Martin Flörchinger, Evamaria Heyse

Votes: 182

41. Somewhere in Berlin (1946)

77 min | Drama

6.6
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After WWII, Berlin lies in ruins. For Gustav, Willi and their friends the rubble provides an adventurous, dangerous playground. Especially for Gustav, it helps pass the time, as he longs ... See full summary »

Director: Gerhard Lamprecht | Stars: Charles Brauer, Harry Hindemith, Hedda Sarnow, Fritz Rasp

Votes: 115

42. Die Schauspielerin (1988)

88 min | Drama

7.6
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The film is set in the 1930s in Germany. Maria Rheine and Mark Löwenthal, two young actors working in a small theater, are in love with each other. Their love affair is interrupted by Nazi ... See full summary »

Director: Siegfried Kühn | Stars: Corinna Harfouch, André Hennicke, Michael Gwisdek, Blanche Kommerell

Votes: 23

43. Archiv des Todes (1980– )

742 min | Drama, War, Action

7.5
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Deutsche partizan serie, Georg und freunden

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

Votes: 130

44. 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: 179

45. 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: 186

46. The Turning Point (1983)

102 min | Drama

6.4
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Teenage German soldier is falsely accused of being a war criminal and arrested in Poland of 1945.

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Sylvester Groth, Fred Düren, Matthias Günther, Klaus Piontek

Votes: 127

47. 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: 215

48. 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: 306

49. Euch werd ich's zeigen (1972)

88 min | Family

6.2
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Young Bernd is having great difficulty in adjusting to his family's move to a distant city.

Director: Rolf Losansky | Stars: Friedhelm Barck, Helga Labudda, Carmen Pioch, Manfred Karge

Votes: 13

50. Jak se budí princezny (1978)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.1
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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: 464


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