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: 9,666

2. 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: 505

3. 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: 8,011

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: 1,439 | 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: 1,467

6. 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: 922

7. 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: 110

8. 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: 704

9. Liberation (1971)

125 min | Drama, History, Romance

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: 478

10. 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: 81

11. 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: 361

12. Nachhilfe für Vati (1984 TV Movie)

85 min | Family

7.4
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Director: Karola Hattop | Stars: Sebastian Paasch, Jana Zoller, Falk Rockstroh, Katrin Saß

Votes: 10

13. 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: 501

14. Stalingrad (1990)

196 min | Drama, War

6.8
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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: 378

15. 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: 1,326

16. 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: 1,910

17. Bitva za Moskvu (1985– )

358 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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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: 316

18. 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: 96

19. 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: 812

20. 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: 74

21. 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: 316

22. Ernst Thälmann - Führer seiner Klasse (1955)

140 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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The second part of the Ernst Thaelmann films encompasses the time period between 1930 and Thaelmann's murder in 1944. It shows Thaelmann's battle to achieve a united front with all German ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Maetzig | Stars: Günther Simon, Hans-Peter Minetti, Karla Runkehl, Paul R. Henker

Votes: 88

23. Osvobozhdenie: Ognennaya duga (1970)

93 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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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: Nikolay Olyalin, Larisa Golubkina, Boris Seidenberg, Sergey Nikonenko

Votes: 233

24. Isabel on the Stairs (1984)

69 min | Drama

7.7
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Isabel and her mother Rosita flee to East Germany from Chile after the Pinochet coup. Amidst the prejudice many of their new neighbors harbor, Isabel waits on the stairs in hopes of intercepting news of her father.

Director: Hannelore Unterberg | Stars: Irina Gallardo, Mario Krüger, Teresa Polle, Jenny Gröllmann

Votes: 10

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

68 min | Drama, Family

7.1
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Director: Hannelore Unterberg | Stars: Ulrike Dräger, Sören Lißner, Cindy Scholp, Ulrike Knabe

Votes: 12

26. 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: 316

27. 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: 186

28. Naked Among Wolves (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

7.2
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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

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. Karla (1965)

128 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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East German romance about a non conformist young school teacher and a disenchanted journalist turned fisherman.

Director: Herrmann Zschoche | Stars: Jutta Hoffmann, Klaus-Peter Pleßow, Hans Hardt-Hardtloff, Inge Keller

Votes: 134

31. 1-2-3 Corona (1948)

86 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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Director: Hans Müller | Stars: Eva Ingeborg Scholz, Lutz Moik, Piet Clausen, Ralph Siewert

Votes: 7

32. 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: 47

33. 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: 468

34. Die Russen kommen (1968)

92 min

7.1
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Director: Heiner Carow | Stars: Gert Krause-Melzer, Viktor Perevalov, Dorothea Meißner, Norbert Christian

Votes: 42

35. 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: 504

36. 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: 734

37. 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: 203

38. Stielke, Heinz, Fifteen (1987)

95 min | War

7.1
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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: 14

39. 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

40. Mother Courage and Her Children (1961)

151 min | Drama, War

8.1
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Directors: Peter Palitzsch, Manfred Wekwerth | Stars: Helene Weigel, Angelika Hurwicz, Ekkehard Schall, Heinz Schubert

Votes: 31

41. Osceola (1971)

109 min | Western, Drama

5.9
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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: 182

42. Thomas Müntzer (1956)

134 min | Drama, War

7.8
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Director: Martin Hellberg | Stars: Wolfgang Stumpf, Margarete Taudte, Wolf Kaiser, Martin Flörchinger

Votes: 21

43. 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: 219

44. Cherez Gobi i Khingan (1981)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Directors: Vasili Ordynsky, Badrahin Sumhu | Stars: Aleksandr Ovchinnikov, Lyudmila Petrova, Vladimir Ivashov, Bolot Beyshenaliev

Votes: 42

45. Tecumseh (1972)

109 min | Western

5.5
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At the beginning of the 19th century, white settlers regularly make and break treaties with the Native American inhabitants to gain possession of vast hunting grounds at ludicrously low ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Kratzert | Stars: Gojko Mitic, Annekathrin Bürger, Rolf Römer, Leon Niemczyk

Votes: 150

46. Die Geschichte vom kleinen Muck (1953)

100 min | Family, Fantasy

6.8
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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: 539

47. Die Fledermaus (1946)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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The plot from the famous Johann Strauss operetta adapted as a comedy film with most of the songs left out.

Director: Géza von Bolváry | Stars: Marte Harell, Johannes Heesters, Will Dohm, Willy Fritsch

Votes: 92

48. Osvobozhdenie: Bitva za Berlin (1971)

86 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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Stalin orders to hasten the Vistula-Oder offensive in order to relieve the Allies. Karl Wolff is sent to negotiate with the Americans. Zhukov rejects Stavka's order to take Berlin, the Soviets and the Poles storm the Tiergarten.

Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Nikolay Olyalin, Larisa Golubkina, Barbara Brylska, Yury Durov

Votes: 200

49. The Turning Point (1983)

102 min | Drama

6.5
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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: 130

50. 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: 346


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