Favourite films first then year order. Click on Read More and the green links.
A basic list designed to cover a gap when it was made. Now we have some superb lists- see links below- by people who know their stuff.
I’m including a few important Third Reich films i despise, e.g by Riefenstahl, which may still be useful for a critical understanding of events and ideology. Also, White Ribbon and The Counterfeiters, both Austrian-German films.
Apursansar’s German Film Canon
New German Cinema, by Apursansar
Weimar Cinema by Apursansar
Apursansar’s Top 50 German Films of the 21st Century by Apursansar
Third Reich: 1933-1945, by Kolar
German Rubble Film: 1946-9, by Kolar
Favourite Films from my own f… Country, by Rudiger Tomczak
Germany- Land of my Cinematic Dreams, by WBA
Cinema of Germany, wikipedia