With Werner Herzog Filmproduktion (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

PG | 158 min | Adventure, Drama

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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: 26,699

2. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

PG | 107 min | Horror

7.6
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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: 27,950

3. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.0
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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: 45,323

4. Into the Inferno (2016)

104 min | Documentary

7.2
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76 Metascore

An exploration of active volcanoes around the world.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Katia Krafft, Maurice Krafft, Clive Oppenheimer

Votes: 5,176

5. Into the Abyss (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall

Votes: 14,651 | Gross: $0.22M

6. Stroszek (1977)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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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: 11,362

7. Cobra Verde (1987)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

During the 1800s, paroled Brazilian bandit Cobra Verde is sent to West Africa with a few troops to man an old Portuguese fort and to convince the local African ruler to resume the slave trade with Brazil.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, King Ampaw, José Lewgoy, Salvatore Basile

Votes: 6,238

8. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 13,613 | Gross: $5.23M

9. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared 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: 14,639

10. Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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70 Metascore

In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Justo González

Votes: 9,263 | Gross: $0.10M

11. Meeting Gorbachev (2018)

90 min | Documentary

6.6
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The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order.

Directors: Werner Herzog, Andre Singer

Votes: 56

12. Woyzeck (1979)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

7.2
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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: 7,898

13. Invincible (2001)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, War

6.5
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55 Metascore

A Jewish strongman performs in Berlin as the blond Aryan hero Siegfried.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Jouko Ahola, Tim Roth, Anna Gourari, Max Raabe

Votes: 3,813 | Gross: $0.08M

14. Lektionen in Finsternis (1992)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, War

8.1
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This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has to be fascinated by it.

Director: Werner Herzog | Star: Werner Herzog

Votes: 4,529

15. Heart of Glass (1976)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 4,733

16. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as a U.S. naval pilot in the Viet Nam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Viet Cong, recreating many events for the camera.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Dieter Dengler, Werner Herzog, Eugene Deatrick

Votes: 5,159

17. The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

Not Rated | 80 min | Sci-Fi

6.3
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65 Metascore

An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visits to Earth and Earth's man-made demise, while human astronauts attempt to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Brad Dourif, Donald Williams, Ellen Baker, Franklin Chang-Diaz

Votes: 3,081

18. Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen (1970)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A group of inhabitants of a correctional colony for people of small stature raises a riot against the local order. Tired of adhering to the many rules that require good behavior from them, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,834

19. Julianes Sturz in den Dschungel (2000 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.6
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Werner Herzog returns to the South American jungle with Juliane Koepcke, the German woman who was the sole survivor of a plane crash there in 1971. They find the remains of the plane and recreate her journey out of the jungle.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Juliane Koepcke, Juan Zaplana Ramirez

Votes: 803

20. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)

R | 100 min | Drama

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A geologist employed by an Australian mining company finds himself disputing the rights of some aborigines who believe their land to be sacred.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruce Spence, Wandjuk Marika, Roy Marika, Ray Barrett

Votes: 1,781

21. Fata Morgana (1971)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Footage shot in and around the Sahara Desert, accompanied only by a spoken creation myth and the songs of Leonard Cohen.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Lotte Eisner, Eugen Des Montagnes, James William Gledhill, Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg

Votes: 2,977

22. The White Diamond (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

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83 Metascore

About the daring adventure of exploring rain forest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Graham Dorrington, Dieter Plage, Adrian de Schryver

Votes: 3,973

23. Wheel of Time (2003)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.2
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65 Metascore

Wheel of Time is Werner Herzog's photographed look at the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, India.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Lama Lhundup Woeser, Takna Jigme Sangpo, Matthieu Ricard

Votes: 1,984

24. Lebenszeichen (1968)

91 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 1,699

25. Habermann (2010)

104 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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46 Metascore

A mill owner in the Sudetenland and his family's lives are changed as Europe heats up in 1938.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Mark Waschke, Karel Roden, Ben Becker, Hannah Herzsprung

Votes: 800

26. 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: 2,148

27. On Death Row (2012– )

49 min | Documentary

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An inside look at a maximum security prison in Texas featuring interviews with death row inmates.

Stars: Werner Herzog, James Barnes, Linda Carty, Joseph C. Garcia

Votes: 947

28. Echoes From a Somber Empire (1990)

91 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documentary examining Bokassa's rule in the Central African Republic using the testimony of witnesses and visits to key sites.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Michael Goldsmith, Werner Herzog, Augustine Assemat, David Dacko

Votes: 455

29. Glocken aus der Tiefe - Glaube und Aberglaube in Rußland (1993)

60 min | Documentary

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What is faith and religion to Russians after the fall of communism? We get the insight into the Russian Orthodox church as well as different folk and shamanic beliefs.

Director: Werner Herzog

Votes: 701

30. Ode to the Dawn of Man (2011)

39 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Sean Bergin, Harmen Fraanje, Ernst Reijseger

Votes: 104

31. Die große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner (1974)

45 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.8
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A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Walter Steiner, Werner Herzog

Votes: 1,956

32. Ballade vom kleinen Soldaten (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 46 min | Documentary

7.4
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The film focuses on a group of Miskito in Nicaragua who used child soldiers in their resistance against the Sandinistas.

Directors: Werner Herzog, Denis Reichle | Stars: Werner Herzog, Denis Reichle

Votes: 670

33. Glaube und Währung - Dr. Gene Scott, Fernsehprediger (1981 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary

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The documentary follows Gene Scott, famous televangelist involved with constant fights against FCC, who tried to shut down his TV show during the 1970's and 1980's, and even argues with his... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Gene Scott, Werner Herzog

Votes: 607

34. How much Wood would a Woodchuck chuck... - Beobachtungen zu einer neuen Sprache (1976 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary

6.4
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Herzog examines the world championships for cattle auctioneers, his fascination with a language created by an economic system, and compares it to the lifestyle of the Amish, who live nearby.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Steve Liptay, Scott McKain, Ralph Wade

Votes: 962

35. Gasherbrum - Der leuchtende Berg (1985 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

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Werner Herzog follows mountaineers Hans Kammerlander and Reinhold Messner during their expedition into climbing the Gasherbrum mountains, which has some of the most difficult peaks to be ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Reinhold Messner, Hans Kammerlander, Werner Herzog

Votes: 691

36. Behinderte Zukunft (1971 TV Movie)

42 min | Documentary

7.1
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Illuminating look at the way physically disabled people were dealt with in West Germany in the late 60's / early 70's.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Rolf Illig, Werner Herzog, Adolf Ratzka

Votes: 268

37. La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe (1977)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.7
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Herzog takes a film crew to the island of Guadeloupe when he hears that the volcano on the island is going to erupt. Everyone has left, except for one old man who refuses to leave. Herzog ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Star: Werner Herzog

Votes: 1,647

38. Wodaabe - Die Hirten der Sonne. Nomaden am Südrand der Sahara (1989 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.4
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Herzog's documentary of the Wodaabe people of the Sahara/Sahel region. Particular attention is given to the tribe's spectacular courtship rituals and 'beauty pageants', where eligible young... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Star: Werner Herzog

Votes: 584

39. Herakles (1962)

12 min | Short

5.7
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Weight lifting men who compete to achieve individual bodily perfection through muscle building.

Director: Werner Herzog | Star: Reinhard Lichtenberg

Votes: 645

40. Die fliegenden Ärzte von Ostafrika (1970 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

6.6
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Film about the doctors that fly all over central Africa to bring medical help to the people living in the bush.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Wilfried Klaus, Michael Woods

Votes: 381

41. Die beispiellose Verteidigung der Festung Deutschkreutz (1967)

15 min | Short

6.0
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Four guys break into an old castle and find uniforms and military equipment. They then prepare to defend it from an imaginary enemy.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Peter Brumm, Georg Eska, Karl-Heinz Steffel, Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg

Votes: 593

42. Werner Herzog: Filmemacher (1986)

28 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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A self portrait documentary by Werner Herzog.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Reinhold Messner, Lotte Eisner, Paul Hittscher

Votes: 266

43. Huie's Predigt (1981 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary

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The reverend Huie L. Rogers delivers an intense and impassioned sermon at his church in Brooklyn.

Director: Werner Herzog | Star: Huie L. Rogers

Votes: 276

44. Tod für fünf Stimmen (1995 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.0
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Works, legend and murders of Carlo Gesualdo, a notorious Italian composer and murderer from the 16th century.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Pasquale D'Onofrio, Salvatore Catorano, Angelo Carrabs, Milva

Votes: 608

45. Die Verwandlung der Welt in Musik: Bayreuth vor der Premiere (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Music

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This film was prepared as a introduction to a series of opera broadcasts on German television. It depicts the behind-the-scenes maneuverings in preparation for the annual opera festival in ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Norbert Balatsch, Daniel Barenboim, Plácido Domingo, Dieter Dorn

Votes: 62

46. Letzte Worte (1968)

13 min | Short

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The story of a solitary man who refuses to leave a Greek island (at one time a leper colony) is told by a strange variety of characters who don't have much to say except to repeat their ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Lefteris Daskalakis, Antonis Papadakis

Votes: 665

47. Massnahmen gegen Fanatiker (1969)

12 min | Short, Drama

5.9
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The film features several horse trainers and other track workers talking about their roles at the track, always eventually interrupted by an older man who claims to be the true authority, ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Petar Radenkovic, Mario Adorf, Hans Tiedemann, Herbert Hisel

Votes: 610

48. Pilgrimage (2001)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Werner Herzog

Votes: 240

49. Spiel im Sand (1964)

14 min | Short

8.2
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Director: Werner Herzog

Votes: 23

50. Location Africa (1987 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

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This film essay by Steff Gruber is a report on the exceedingly difficult work of making Werner Herzog's film COBRA VERDE in Ghana. The very personal film however is more than just a blow by... See full summary »

Director: Steff Gruber | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Steff Gruber, Peter Berling

Votes: 63


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