List of films set in Berlin

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The world city Berlin is setting and filming location of numerous movies since the beginnings of the silent film era.

This is a list of films whose setting is Berlin, Germany.

1920s[edit]

1922
1924
  • The Last Laugh (Der Letzte Mann), 1924 - the aging doorman at a Berlin hotel is demoted to washroom attendant but gets the last laugh, by F.W. Murnau.
1925
1926
1927
1928
  • Refuge (Zuflucht), 1928 - a lonely and tired man comes home after several years abroad, lives with a market-woman in Berlin and starts working for the Berlin U-Bahn. Directed by Carl Froelich.
1929

1930s[edit]

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1931
1932
1933
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1939

1940s[edit]

1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
  • Es lebe die Liebe, 1944 - a famous operetta star wants to engage a Spanish dancer for his Apollo Theater in Berlin, but she gets ill for one year. After her mandatory break she comes to Berlin and creeps into his theatre and his life under a different name. Directed by Erich Engel.
  • Under the Bridges (Unter den Brücken), 1944/45 - two men and a woman shipping on the river Havel shortly before Berlin gets totally destroyed. Directed by Helmut Käutner.
  • The Buchholz Family (Familie Buchholz), 1944 - based on the novels by Julius Stinde. During the German Empire the resolute mother of a Berlin middle-class family wants to get her two daughters married befitting their social rank, and she writes her first novel about her experiences. Directed by Carl Froelich.
  • Neigungsehe, 1944 - following Familie Buchholz, the resolute mother Buchholz tries unsuccessfully to marry her remaining daughter via a marriage advertisement in the newspaper, but the daughter celebrates a secret wedding with a painter on Heligoland island. Directed by Carl Froelich.
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
  • Unser täglich Brot, 1949 - about the difficult life of an extended family in destroyed Berlin in 1946. Directed by Slatan Dudow.
  • Rotation, 1949 - showing the life of a mechanic in Berlin between 1920 and 1945. During the Third Reich, as a member of the Nazi Party, he aids a resistance group in printing anti-war propaganda and is finally turned into the authorities by his own son who is a frenetic member of the Hitler Youth. Directed by Wolfgang Staudte.
  • The Beaverskin (Die Buntkarierten), 1949 - the fate of a typical working-class family in Berlin between 1883 and 1949 facing child labour, trade union engagement, war, depression, unemployment and the rise and fall of Nazism. Directed by Kurt Maetzig.
  • Die Kuckucks, 1949 - five orphaned siblings in destroyed Berlin cannot find a domicile for longer periods. So they refurbish with high personal contribution a villa in Grunewald district, though the legal position concerning property is not clear. Directed by Hans Deppe.

1950s[edit]

1950
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1959

1960s[edit]

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1970s[edit]

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1980s[edit]

1980
1981
1982
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1986
1987
1988
1989

1990s[edit]

1990
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1997
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1999

2000s[edit]

2000
2001
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2003
2004
2005
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2008
2009

2010s[edit]

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

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