Movies about Berlin

Movies about Berlin
List of the best movies about Berlin, selected by visitors to our site: The Lives of Others, Father of a Soldier, Berlin Station, Berlin Blues, Barry Lyndon, Sources of Life, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Cabaret, Good bye, Lenin!, Balloon.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryGermany, France
Duration02:17
CharactersSpy, Actors
PlotPolitical, Blackmail
PlaceGermany
TimeCold War
StyleAction, Soulful, Gloomy, Depressive

A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the system.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:27
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Farmers
PlotTravel
PlaceVillage, Russia, Caucasus, Berlin
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Touching, For men

During World War II, оld Georgian peasant wine-grower Georgy (Sergo Zakariadze) leaves his Georgian village and goes off to the front line, hoping to find his son. George should see and transfer a lot of things, he becomes a soldier and only in the last days of war finds the son...

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:45
CharactersCIA, Spy, Investigators, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Weapon, Political
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Tense, For men

A contemporary spy series that follows Daniel Miller, an undercover agent at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryGermany
CharactersDogs, Losers, Artists
PlotDepression, Love at first sight
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleSmart

In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of students, artists, bohemians and barflys had flourished among crumbling buildings. Part of that microcosm is barkeeper Frank, semi-formally called 'Herr Lehmann' by friends and patrons. He hangs out drinking, sports utter disregard for anything beyond SO 36 and lazily pursues an affair with cook Katrin. His lifestyle is gradually disturbed, when his parents show up for a visit, things go awry with Katrin and his best friend Karl starts to act strange. Meanwhile, political turmoil mounts on the other side of the Wall.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration03:04
CharactersHorses, Spy, Military, Soldier
PlotBoxing, Jealousy, Debts, Funeral
PlaceEngland, Ireland
Time18th century
StyleFascinating, Epic

An Irish rogue uses his cunning and wit to work his way up the social classes of 18th century England, transforming himself from the humble Redmond Barry into the noble Barry Lyndon.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration02:54

This is a family story that covers thirty years in the life of the Freytag family (narrated by the grandson, Robert). When his grandfather returns from Russia in 1949, he becomes part of the German "economic miracle" by producing garden gnomes. Klaus, Robert's father, wants to become a writer. He marries Gisela who almost immediately gets pregnant with Robert - but the marriage doesn't work. Both parents abandon the child, and Robert goes on living with both pairs of grand parents. While his father belongs to the 1968 generation that rebels against their fathers he falls in love with the neighbor's's daughter Laura.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersChildrens, Jews, Friends
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleSad ones, To cry, Heavy, Gloomy, Touching

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
PlotLove triangle, Political
PlaceGermany, Night Clubs
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration02:01
CharactersTaxi drivers
PlotPolitical, Mystery, Cheating
PlaceGermany
StyleTo cry, Smart, Fancy

An affectionate and refreshing East/West-Germany comedy about a boy who’s mother was in a coma while the Berlin wall fell and when she wakes up he must try to keep her from learning what happen (since she was an avid communist supporter) to avoid shocking her which could lead to another heart attack.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, family, history
CountryGermany, France, USA
CharactersStrong women
PlotOn real events, The escape
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape the GDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to escape and immediately starts investigations, while the two families are forced to build a new escape balloon. With each passing day the Stasi is closer on their heels – a nerve-wracking race against time begins.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryGermany, Italy
Duration02:16
CharactersDogs, Artists, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Relationship, Art
PlacePrison, Germany, Berlin
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago.

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany, West Germany, France
Duration02:10
CharactersAngels, Immortals, Poets
PlotLove, Friendship, Supernatural, Life after death
PlaceGermany
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Touching

Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds -- with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk -- that it might be possible for him to take human form.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredocumentary, music
CountryGermany
Duration02:36
PlotLove

Music, art and chaos in the wild West-Berlin of the 1980s. The walled-in city became the creative melting pot for sub- and pop-culture. Before the iron curtain fell, everything and anything seemed possible. B-Movie is a fast-paced collage of mostly unreleased film and TV footage from a frenzied but creative decade, starting with punk and ending with the Love Parade, in a city where the days are short and the nights are endless. Where it was not about long-term success, but about living for the moment - the here and now.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union, Poland, Yugoslavia, East Germany, Italy
Duration02:03

This five part epic war drama gives a dramatized detailed account of Soviet Union's war against Nazi Germany during world war two. Each of the five parts represents a separate major eastern front campaign.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryGermany
Duration00:51
CharactersSpy, Military
PlotRivalry
PlaceGermany
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A gripping coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch as the 24 year-old East Germany native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an undercover spy for the Stasi foreign service. Hiding in plain sight in the West German army, he must gather the secrets of NATO military strategy. Everything is new, nothing is quite what it seems and everyone he encounters is harboring secrets, both political and personal.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military
CountryGermany, Netherlands
Duration02:16
StyleTouching

When Ruth's husband dies in New York, in 2000, she imposes strict Jewish mourning, which puzzles her children. A stranger comes to the house - Ruth's cousin - with a picture of Ruth, age 8, in Berlin, with a woman the cousin says helped Ruth escape. Hannah, Ruth's daughter engaged to a gentile, goes to Berlin to find the woman, Lena Fisher, now 90. Posing as a journalist investigating intermarriage, Hannah interviews Lena who tells the story of a week in 1943 when the Jewish husbands of Aryan women were detained in a building on Rosenstrasse. The women gather daily for word of their husbands. The film goes back and forth to tell Ruth and Lena's story. How will it affect Hannah?

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:34
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotUprising
PlaceGermany
TimeCold War
StyleTwisted plot, Smart, Black humor

Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave him a choice between the army and jail, Ray spends much of his free time cooking cocaine for the MPs. When a soldier dies and a toxicology screen shows an alarming level of illegal narcotics, someone is sent in to investigate.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryFinland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersGay, Teachers, Thieves, Artists, Jews
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Poker, Relationship
PlaceAircraft, Trains, Party, Germany, USA
TimeWinter

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:40
CharactersFamily, Businessmen
PlotTravel, Relationship
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleTwisted plot, Light

A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Presidential, Pilots
PlotWar, Apocalypse, End of the world, UFO, Alien invasion
PlaceSpaceships
StyleExciting, Action, Patriotic, Tense, Disturbing

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersTerrorists, Heroes, Military, Soldier, Tourists
PlotOn real events, Travel, Friendship, Vacation
PlaceAfghanistan, School, Trains, Paris, France
StyleAction, By books, Heavy, Disturbing

In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. One was a college student, one was a martial arts enthusiast and airman first class in the U.S. Air Force, and the other was a member of the Oregon National Guard, and all three pals proved fearless as they charged and ultimately overpowered the gunman after he emerged from a bathroom armed and ready to kill.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTaxi drivers, Surgeons, Poor
PlotLove, Fight, Wedding, Friendship, Birthday
PlaceBeach, Hospitals, Hotels, Berlin, Night Clubs
TimeWorld War I, Honeymoon

A love story centered on the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who is dying of tuberculosis.

Duration01:21
PlotMoney, Fate, Self-sacrifice
StyleExciting

Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. She has 20 minutes to raise this amount and meet Manni. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three different alternatives may happen depending on some minor event along Lola's run.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
CharactersArtists, Lawyers, Sisters, Priests, Farmers
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Motorcycles, Betrayal
PlacePrison, Village, Trains, Court, Mountains
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Makes me think

The story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. Based on real events.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration02:32
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, CIA, Spy, Scouts
PlotOn real events, Survival, Passion, Fight, Seduction
PlaceRussia, USSR, Caucasus, Germany, Berlin
Time19th century, Cold War
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Atmospheric, Tense, Good music

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersWriters, Psychiatrists, Actors
PlotObsession, Depression
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Smart, Fancy

A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
CharactersScammers, Old man
PlotRelationship, Money, Loneliness, Computers, Seduction
PlaceMetro, Hotels, USA, Berlin
StyleUnexpected ending, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, For men

An aging con artist cannot believe his luck when he meets a wealthy widow and marks her as his next target. But she hides a secret of her own.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:44
CharactersSharks, Military, Lawyers
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Friendship
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean, Court, Warships
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Disturbing

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany, China, Italy
Duration02:06
CharactersCIA, Spy, Terrorists, Heroes, Nurses
PlotSkirmishes, Fight, Betrayal
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersWriters, Friends
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Political, Border
PlaceTrains, Germany, Berlin
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.





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