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1. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.9
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In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Votes: 55,277

2. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

PG | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

Votes: 33,705

3. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Horror

7.5
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79 Metascore

Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor

Votes: 34,811

4. The Tin Drum (1979)

R | 142 min | Drama, War

7.5
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Katharina Thalbach

Votes: 23,469

5. Querelle (1982)

R | 108 min | Drama

6.7
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A handsome sailor is drawn into a vortex of sibling rivalry, murder, and explosive sexuality.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet

Votes: 6,348

6. Alice in the Cities (1974)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

8.0
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78 Metascore

A German journalist is saddled with a nine-year-old girl after encountering her mother at a New York airport.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Yella Rottländer, Rüdiger Vogler, Lisa Kreuzer, Edda Köchl

Votes: 11,179

7. The American Friend (1977)

Not Rated | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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79 Metascore

Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain

Votes: 15,537

8. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.8
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Maria marries Hermann Braun in the last days of World War II, only for him to go missing in the war. Alone, Maria puts to use her beauty and ambition in order to find prosperity during Germany's "economic miracle" of the 1950s.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny, Gisela Uhlen

Votes: 13,274

9. World on a Wire (1973)

Not Rated | 212 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.8
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76 Metascore

Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His ... See full summary »

Stars: Klaus Löwitsch, Barbara Valentin, Mascha Rabben, Karl Heinz Vosgerau

Votes: 5,919

10. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A successful fashion designer abandons a sado-masochistic relationship with her female assistant in favor of a love affair with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes

Votes: 9,305

11. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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A lonely widow meets a much younger Arab worker in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love, to their own surprise and to the outright shock of their families, colleagues, and drinking buddies.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann

Votes: 20,404

12. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)

Not Rated | 931 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight. However, he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld.

Stars: Günter Lamprecht, Claus Holm, Hanna Schygulla, Franz Buchrieser

Votes: 4,396

13. Deadlock (1970)

93 min | Thriller, Western

6.6
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In a deserted mining town at the end of nowhere three desperate men fight over a suitcase full of cash.

Director: Roland Klick | Stars: Mario Adorf, Marquard Bohm, Anthony Dawson, Mascha Rabben

Votes: 1,214

14. Fox and His Friends (1975)

Not Rated | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A suggestible working-class innocent wins the lottery but lets himself be taken advantage of by his bourgeois new boyfriend and his circle of materialistic friends.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm, Adrian Hoven

Votes: 5,799

15. Lola (1981)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A seductive cabaret singer-prostitute pits a corrupt building contractor against the new straight-arrow building commissioner, launching an outrageous plan to elevate herself in a world where everything-and everyone-is for sale.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Mario Adorf, Matthias Fuchs

Votes: 5,860

16. Stroszek (1977)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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In Berlin, an alcoholic man, recently released from prison, joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens Scheitz, Wilhelm von Homburg

Votes: 13,896

17. Woyzeck (1979)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

7.1
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Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by forces he can not control.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes, Wolfgang Reichmann, Willy Semmelrogge

Votes: 9,482

18. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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A young man named Kaspar Hauser suddenly appears in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge

Votes: 17,305

19. Kings of the Road (1976)

Not Rated | 175 min | Drama

7.8
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A traveling projection-equipment mechanic works in Western Germany along the East-German border, visiting worn-out theatres. He meets with a depressed young man whose marriage has just broken up, and the two decide to travel together.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Rüdiger Vogler, Hanns Zischler, Lisa Kreuzer, Rudolf Schündler

Votes: 5,602

20. Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A group of dwarfs at a correctional facility erupt in anarchy.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Helmut Döring, Paul Glauer, Gisela Hertwig, Hertel Minkner

Votes: 5,757

21. Satan's Brew (1976)

112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A famous poet who hasn't written a word in two years unconsciously plagiarizes the work of Stefan George, while dealing with several mistresses, his dim-witted brother, and a murder investigation.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Kurt Raab, Margit Carstensen, Helen Vita, Volker Spengler

Votes: 1,915

22. Veronika Voss (1982)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.8
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Partially based on the life of Sybille Schmitz, who found fame under the Nazi regime, but whose career was destroyed afterward. Veronika Voss is a once prominent UFA actress, kept by her doctor, who raises suspicion in a sports journalist.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Rosel Zech, Hilmar Thate, Cornelia Froboess, Annemarie Düringer

Votes: 6,736

23. In a Year with 13 Moons (1978)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

7.5
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A transgender woman tries to salvage something from the wreckage love has made of her life by confronting her anguished past, hoping to find ultimate acceptance among former acquaintances and herself.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Volker Spengler, Ingrid Caven, Gottfried John, Elisabeth Trissenaar

Votes: 4,036

24. Chinese Roulette (1976)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Both the parents of a young teen who walks with crutches, goes on each their secret meeting with lovers, both surprising each other at the family's county home. The daughter arrives and initiates a guessing game of "Chinese roulette".

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Anna Karina, Margit Carstensen, Brigitte Mira, Ulli Lommel

Votes: 4,026

25. Lili Marleen (1981)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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In 1938, a German singer falls in love with a Jewish composer in Zurich, who helps Jews flee Nazi Germany. She wants to help but is forced back to Germany. Her song "Lili Marleen" becomes a hit with soldiers and the Nazi top.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Giancarlo Giannini, Mel Ferrer, Karl-Heinz von Hassel

Votes: 3,810

26. Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Unusual gangster story, in which a small-time pimp Franz, who is torn between his mistress and Bruno the gangster sent after him by the syndicate that he has refused to join. Things are ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Ulli Lommel, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Liz Söllner

Votes: 2,998

27. Wrong Move (1975)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.0
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A writer goes on a road trip across West Germany with a group of eclectic people he meets along the way.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Rüdiger Vogler, Hanna Schygulla, Hans Christian Blech, Nastassja Kinski

Votes: 3,258

28. Despair (1978)

119 min | Drama, History

7.1
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In early-1930s Berlin, an elegant Russian émigré and eccentric chocolatier convinces himself that he has seen his doppelgänger, and hatches a murderous plan to trade his existence for an entirely new one. Will he get over the deep despair?

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Andréa Ferréol, Klaus Löwitsch, Volker Spengler

Votes: 2,383

29. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A young woman's life is scrutinized by police and tabloid press after she spends the night with a suspected terrorist.

Directors: Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf, Dieter Laser, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 4,284

30. Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)

Not Rated | 82 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Using his status as a police informant to procure his victims, baby-faced, shaven-headed Fritz Haarmann dismembers their bodies after death and sells the flesh to restaurants, dumping the remainder out of sight.

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Kurt Raab, Jeff Roden, Margit Carstensen, Ingrid Caven

Votes: 1,374

31. Young Törless (1966)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

7.3
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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 »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Marian Seidowsky, Bernd Tischer, Fred Dietz

Votes: 2,338

32. Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)

924 min | Drama, History, War

8.7
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The village of Schabbach experiences the shifting fortunes of Germany from 1919 to 1982.

Stars: Marita Breuer, Rüdiger Weigang, Kurt Wagner, Gertrud Bredel

Votes: 3,100

33. Supermarket (1974)

84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Willi is a street kid trying to make a living with petty crimes. He befriends both a journalist who wants to help him make an honest living and an older petty criminal looking for a quick buck.

Director: Roland Klick | Stars: Charly Wierczejewski, Eva Mattes, Michael Degen, Walter Kohut

Votes: 792

34. Eight Hours Don't Make a Day (1972–1973)

Not Rated | 476 min | Drama

8.3
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The young toolmaker Jochen fights with his colleagues to a performance bonus. He gets to know the girl Marion. For both, it is love at first sight.

Stars: Gottfried John, Wolfried Lier, Anita Bucher, Werner Finck

Votes: 464 | Gross: $0.02M

35. Effi Briest (1974)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, History

6.9
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In the nineteenth century, seventeen year old Effi Briest is married to the older Baron von Instetten and moves into a house, that she believes has a ghost, in a small isolated Baltic town.... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Wolfgang Schenck, Ulli Lommel, Karlheinz Böhm

Votes: 2,423

36. Katzelmacher (1969)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

7.0
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Jorgos, a migrant worker from Greece, joins a group of young people in Munich usually hanging around. This foreigner incites hostility and jealousy among them, and he is insulted as a "... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Lilith Ungerer, Rudolf Waldemar Brem, Elga Sorbas

Votes: 2,781

37. Taxi zum Klo (1980)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Frank Ripploh is a rascal: he is a shaggy-haired, bearded teacher who is gay and has a very active sex life plus an interest in making films. He keeps his personal life separate from his ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Ripploh | Stars: Frank Ripploh, Bernd Broaderup, Orpha Termin, Peter Fahrni

Votes: 1,600

38. Marianne & Juliane (1981)

106 min | Drama

7.4
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Two sisters both fight for women's rights. Juliane is a journalist and Marianne a terrorist. When Marianne is jailed, Juliane feels obligated to help her despite their differing views on how to live.

Director: Margarethe von Trotta | Stars: Jutta Lampe, Barbara Sukowa, Rüdiger Vogler, Doris Schade

Votes: 2,167

39. Martha (I) (1974 TV Movie)

116 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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After the death of her abusive father, the lonely librarian Martha marries an equally vile businessman - Helmut. The cruel and torturous nature of their relationship leads Martha to believe Helmut might be trying to kill her.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Margit Carstensen, Karlheinz Böhm, Barbara Valentin, Peter Chatel

Votes: 2,631

40. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

7.4
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Hans Epp is a self-destructive man who lives a dissatisfied life. He tries to find meaning as a fruit vendor, but a heart attack impedes his ability to work, which turns his dissatisfaction into despair.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hans Hirschmüller, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch

Votes: 4,606

41. The Third Generation (1979)

111 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Peter Lenz, a mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Spengler, Margit Carstensen

Votes: 2,363

42. The State of Things (1982)

121 min | Drama

7.0
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The crew is running out of money to finish their film.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Allen Garfield, Samuel Fuller, Isabelle Weingarten, Rebecca Pauly

Votes: 3,158 | Gross: $6.00M

43. Signs of Life (1968)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

7.2
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A wounded German paratrooper named Stroszek is sent to the quiet island of Kos with his wife Nora, a Greek nurse, and two other soldiers recovering from minor wounds. Billeted in a decaying... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Peter Brogle, Wolfgang Reichmann, Athina Zacharopoulou, Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg

Votes: 2,116

44. Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975)

108 min | Drama

7.6
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Frau Kusters is preparing dinner late one seemingly ordinary afternoon in her seemingly ordinary kitchen in Frankfurt, Germany. Mrs. Kusters wants to add canned sausages to the stew, her ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Brigitte Mira, Ingrid Caven, Margit Carstensen, Karlheinz Böhm

Votes: 1,894

45. Lightning Over Water (1980)

91 min | Documentary

6.7
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Wim Wenders abandons the shoot of one of his own films in order to help his friend and fellow director Nicholas Ray create his swan song before he dies.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Wim Wenders | Stars: Gerry Bamman, Ronee Blakley, Pierre Cottrell, Stefan Czapsky

Votes: 1,347

46. The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1972)

101 min | Drama, Sport

6.6
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A goalkeeper Josef Bloch is ejected during a game for foul play. He leaves the field and goes to spend the night with a cinema cashier.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Arthur Brauss, Kai Fischer, Erika Pluhar, Libgart Schwarz

Votes: 1,828

47. The Scarlet Letter (1973)

90 min | Drama, History

5.9
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In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older ... See full summary »

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Senta Berger, Lou Castel, Yelena Samarina, Hans Christian Blech

Votes: 788

48. Heart of Glass (1976)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.0
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The foreman of a small village glassworks dies without revealing the secret to the famous "Ruby Glass".

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Josef Bierbichler, Stefan Güttler, Clemens Scheitz, Volker Prechtel

Votes: 5,914

49. Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

8.0
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Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people, this film shows how the deaf and blind... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Fini Straubinger, M. Baaske, Elsa Fehrer, Heinrich Fleischmann

Votes: 2,775

50. Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Comedy

4.5
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Joe Pesci is a small man looking for a big break. Owner of a bowling alley and nightclub in Jersey, Ruby Dennis (Pesci) sets his sights on making it big in Vegas. But Ruby finds more than ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Lilienthal | Stars: Joe Pesci, Karen Ludwig, Frank Vincent, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 262



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