Most Popular Titles With Volker Schlöndorff
1. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
In a dystopicly polluted rightwing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.
Votes: 6,261 | Gross: $4.96M
2. Return to Montauk (2017)
106 min | Drama, Romance
The author Max Zorn, now in his early 60s, is on a promotional book tour in New York when he meets up again with the woman he could never forget. They spend a weekend together. 17 years have passed. Can there be a future for their past?
3. The Tin Drum (1979)
R | 142 min | Drama, War
In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.
4. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.
Votes: 17,504 | Gross: $1.21M
5. American Masters (1985– )
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »
7. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
G | 90 min | Documentary, History
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
Votes: 12,719 | Gross: $5.23M
9. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Mystery
In a strange and isolated chateau, a man becomes acquainted with a woman and insists that they have met before.
Votes: 15,715 | Gross: $0.14M
10. The Fire Within (1963)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good ... See full summary »
11. Viva Maria! (1965)
Not Rated | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Somewhere in Central America in 1907: Maria II is the daughter of an Irish terrorist. After her father's death, she meets Maria I, a singer in a circus. She decides to stay with the circus,... See full summary »
12. Diplomatie (2014)
Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, War
A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Choltitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling.
Votes: 3,829 | Gross: $0.23M
13. Le Doulos (1963)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Thriller
Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of a break-in. He is also preparing a house-breaking, and his friend ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,805 | Gross: $0.08M
14. Voyager (1991)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance
Walter Faber has survived a crash with an airplane. His next trip is by ship. On board this ship he meets the enchanting Sabeth and they have a passionate love affair. Together they travel ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,504 | Gross: $0.52M
15. Butterfly Kisses (II) (2017)
89 min | Drama
We follow Jake and his two best friends through a world distorted by sex and porn. They all have their own demons, but Jake's secret is one that he can't tell anyone.
17. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
R | 106 min | Crime, Drama
A young woman's life is scrutinized by police and tabloid press after she spends the night with a suspected terrorist.
18. Der Unhold (1996)
R | 118 min | Drama
Frenchman Abel Tiffauges likes children, and wants to protect them against the grown-ups. Falsely suspected as child molester, he's recruited as a soldier in the 2nd World War, but very ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,070 | Gross: $0.05M
19. Swann in Love (1984)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance
Elegant and educated bachelor, Charles Swann, moves in the most powerful and fashionable circles of Paris in the 1890's. When he falls in love with Odette de Crecy, a courtesan, his friends... See full summary »
20. A Very Private Affair (1962)
103 min | Drama
When Jill becomes a movie star, she soon discovers that her private life is destroyed by persistent fans that won't leave her alone. Her mother's ex-lover, Fabio, tries to protect her.
21. Young Torless (1966)
Approved | 87 min | Drama
At a boarding school in the pre-war Austro-Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates, Basini, who has been caught stealing money from one of the two. The ... See full summary »
23. Deutschland im Herbst (1978)
123 min | Drama
Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se; it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes, to give the audience the mood of Germany during the late 1970s. The movie ... See full summary »
Directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alf Brustellin, Hans Peter Cloos, Alexander Kluge, Maximiliane Mainka, Edgar Reitz, Katja Rupé, Volker Schlöndorff, Peter Schubert, Bernhard Sinkel | Stars: Wolfgang Bächler, Heinz Bennent, Wolf Biermann, Joachim Bißmeier
24. The Legend of Rita (2000)
103 min | Drama, Romance
Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,877 | Gross: $0.67M
29. Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (2002)
146 min | Drama, Music, Musical
Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old ... See full summary »
Directors: Bernardo Bertolucci, Claire Denis, Mike Figgis, Jean-Luc Godard, Jirí Menzel, Michael Radford, Volker Schlöndorff, István Szabó | Stars: Amit Rayani, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Mark Long, Rudolf Hrusínský
30. A Gathering of Old Men (1987 TV Movie)
PG | 91 min | Drama
A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en ... See full summary »
33. Circle of Deceit (1981)
R | 108 min | Drama, War
Laschen, a German journalist, travels to the city of Beirut during the fights between Christians and Palestinians to produce an essay about the situation. Together with his photographer, he... See full summary »
35. Hitler in Hollywood (2010)
85 min | Drama
A bio-doc about Micheline Presle changes into a thrilling investigation of the long hidden truth about European cinema. This mockumentary thriller uncovers Hollywood's unsuspected plot ... See full summary »
36. Une femme française (1995)
100 min | Drama
Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,054 | Gross: $0.17M
119 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Focuses on the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) and its 'collective spirit' in cinema. The purpose of film as a cultural tool is examined. Based on celebrated sociologist Siegfried Kracauer's seminal book 'From Caligari to Hitler' (1947).
40. Michael Kohlhaas - Der Rebell (1969)
M | 98 min | Drama
It's medieval times. Kohlhaas merchants with horses. When going to the local fair to sell his horses, is forced by a noble to leave him part of the merchandise as payment for traveling ... See full summary »
42. A Free Woman (1972)
100 min | Drama
A divorced woman in her thirties fights a losing battle in Munich to attain belated self-fulfillment. The die is cast in a briskly impersonal society geared to male dominance and early training for career women.
43. Ulzhan (2007)
105 min | Drama
Somewhere in the endless steppes of Central Asia lies a treasure. One man holds the key to it, a fragment of an ancient map. But in his restless quest, Charles isn't looking for fame or ... See full summary »
47. Rece do góry (1981)
76 min | Drama
Censored by the Polish authorities, this film was reedited and new footage added. It begins with a sci-fi motif: abstract images and electronic music take the viewer from ruins of Lebanon ... See full summary »
48. Degree of Murder (1967)
R | 87 min | Drama, Crime
After accidentally shooting dead her ex-lover during a fight, Marie enlists the help of a stranger, Gunther, and his friend, Fritz, to dispose of the body while becoming intimate with both men.
49. Rio das Mortes (1971 TV Movie)
84 min | Comedy
Michel and Guenther, working in dead-end jobs, are obsessed with going to Peru to find buried treasure, using a map of the Rio das Mortes. Michel's girlfriend, Hanna, humors their plan, but... See full summary »
54. Krieg und Frieden (1982)
123 min | Documentary
At the peak of the Cold War, the short-range missile crisis, neutron bombs could have potentially annihilated Central Europe.
57. Die Blechtrommel - Erinnerungen von Volker Schlöndorff (2001 Video)
21 min | Documentary, Short
59. Billy Wilder Speaks (2006 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary
Billy Wilder discusses his life and films in interviews filmed by Volker Schlondorff over two weeks in 1988.
60. Die Eisprinzessin (1996 TV Movie)
60 min | Fantasy, Music
This is another variation of the Cinderella story: the bright and beautiful Ella lives in the household of a lord since her mother died. She's unhappy because the lord's daughters treat her... See full summary »
62. Die Moral der Ruth Halbfass (1972)
89 min | Crime, Drama
Ruth Halbfass has been married to the industrialist Erich Halbfass for sixteen years in a loveless marriage and they have a fourteen year-old teenage daughter, Aglaia. Ruth has a love ... See full summary »
65. Der Kandidat (1980)
129 min | Documentary
In 1980 Franz Josef Strauss competed against Helmut Schmidt for the Office of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.
71. Lunch with Archer King (2018)
Documentary | Filming
Who was Archer King? He was a man with a discerning and intuitive instinct for talent, who discovered Hollywood acting legends, distinguished directors, and prominent writers. That gift sustained his astonishing career.
81. Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2001)
100 min | Documentary, Biography
The films, affairs and struggles of the iconic star of The Blue Angel as told by Rosemary Clooney, Roger Corman, Deanna Durbin and many more.
93. Filmmakers in Action (2005)
102 min | Documentary, Biography
Following the documentary "Filmmakers vs. Tycoons", this second part focus on the measures to protect authors' copyright, and the legal difference in the figure of the author in the United States or in France.
94. Sous le nom de Melville (2008 TV Movie)
76 min | Documentary
Mixing interviews, rare archival footage and film extracts, the film shows how Melville's works were impacted by what he experienced in his youth during WWII, and how it structured his ... See full summary »
97. Mathias Kneissl (1971)
94 min | Drama
Inspired by the real life events of Mathias Kneißl, a marginal man, son of poor farmers from Bavaria, in the late XIX Century. Mathias stole from the riches to give to the poor, becoming a ... See full summary »
98. Bandes originales: Maurice Jarre (2007 TV Movie)
52 min | Documentary
The second documentary of this collection is dedicated to Maurice Jarre. 60 years of successful career, 200 themes music, 70 years of theater. From the most beautiful hours of Popular ... See full summary »
100. Beto Nervio contra el poder de las tinieblas (1979)
A comic strip detective and a superhero are hired to investigate separated ly the successive murders of CEOs within a real life corporation symbolizing a nation, while subversive groups and... See full summary »