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Poll: A Little Bit of Germany

Here's a cross section of German films since 1920. They are not all exclusively German productions, but German production companies were involved in the making of all of them.

Which of these films would you most like to watch (once again)?

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    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

    THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI - Dr. Caligari's somnambulist, Cesare, and his deadly predictions.
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    Nosferatu (1922)

    NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF TERROR - Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story "Dracula."
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    Faust (1926)

    FAUST - The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul.
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    Metropolis (1927)

    In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
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    The Blue Angel (1930)

    THE BLUE ANGEL - featuring the legendary Marlene Dietrich. An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer.
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    M (1931)

    When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.
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    The Punch Bowl (1944)

    THE PUNCH BOWL - A successful writer, home-schooled in his youth, masquerades as a student at a secondary school to experience all the fun and pranks he missed out on.
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    The Captain from Köpenick (1956)

    THE CAPTAIN FROM KOEPENICK - Oscar nominated comedy drama based on Carl Zuckmayer's play. A petty thief is released from prison and finds himself in a vicious circle, because he can't get a job without identification papers, and he can't get identification papers without a job.
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    Winnetou (1963)

    US title: APACHE GOLD - Film adaption of the novel by Karl May. When violent conflict breaks out between greedy railroaders and a tribe of Mescalero Apaches, only two men, destined to be blood brothers, can prevent all-out war: chief's son Winnetou and German engineer Old Shatterhand.
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    Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

    AGUIRRE, WRATH OF GOD - In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.
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    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

    FEAR EATS THE SOUL - An almost accidental romance between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger leads to their marriage, appalling everyone around them.
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    The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

    THE MYSTERY OF KASPAR HAUSER - based on the true story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to speak or walk, who later reveals that he has been held captive in a dungeon for his entire life until he was released for reasons unknown to him.
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    The Tin Drum (1979)

    THE TIN DRUM - Oscar winning drama. A boy, equipped with full intellect at birth, decides on his third birthday not to grow up as he sees the crazy world around him at the eve of World War II. He refuses to conform to society norms, and his tin drum symbolizes his protest against the middle-class mentality of his family and neighborhood, which stand for all passive people in Nazi Germany at that time.
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    Das Boot (1981)

    Multi Oscar nominated war drama about a German submarine.
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    Christiane F. (1981)

    CHRISTIANE F. - Biographical drama. The film portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of 14-year-old Christiane F.
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    Fitzcarraldo (1982)

    Werner Herzog's film about Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, a man obsessed with the idea of building an opera house in the middle of the Amazonial jungle.
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    The NeverEnding Story (1984)

    THE NEVERENDING STORY - A troubled boy dives into a wonderous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.
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    Wings of Desire (1987)

    WINGS OF DESIRE - An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.
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    Pappa ante Portas (1991)

    Comedy featuring the legendary 'Loriot'. After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire.
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    Schtonk! (1992)

    Fritz is a forger who draws a picture of Eva Braun, the girlfriend of Adolf Hitler. When he meets Hermann, he tells him about some Nazi- material. When Hermann pays good money for this, Fritz starts to write "Hitlers private diary". The film is based on real events in Germany in the 1980's.
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    Beyond Silence (1996)

    BEYOND SILENCE - Oscar nominated drama about Lara, both of whose parents are deaf mute, and her difficult decision between loyalty to her parents and a career in music, which she has a great talent for.
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    Run Lola Run (1998)

    A young woman in Germany has twenty minutes to find and bring 100,000 Deutschmarks to her boyfriend before he robs a supermarket.
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    Nowhere in Africa (2001)

    NOWHERE IN AFRICA - Oscar winning biographical drama about a German Jewish refugee family who moves to and adjusts to a farm life in 1930's Kenya.
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    The Experiment (2001)

    THE EXPERIMENT - The film is based on the infamous "Stanford Prison Experiment" conducted in 1971.
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    The Miracle of Bern (2003)

    THE MIRACLE OF BERN - Film about the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954, interwoven with the story of a German POW returning from Russia and struggling with life back at home, and the story of a reporter covering the soccer tournament.
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    Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

    In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
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    Downfall (2004)

    DOWNFALL - Oscar nominated biographical drama about Hitler's last days in his Berlin bunker.
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    Before the Fall (2004)

    BEFORE THE FALL - A boy's boxing skill get him into the National Political Academy, a school that produces the new Nazi elite. During his time there he loses his innocence.
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    The Edukators (2004)

    THE EDUKATORS - Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.
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    Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

    SOPHIE SCHOLL: THE FINAL DAYS - Dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose.
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    The Lives of Others (2006)

    THE LIVES OF OTHERS - In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
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    The Reader (2008)

    Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.
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    The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

    THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX - A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
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    Soul Kitchen (2009)

    In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef.
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    The White Ribbon (2009)

    THE WHITE RIBBON - Oscar nominated film about events in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment, with the abused and suppressed children of the villagers at the heart of this mystery.