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ESSENTIAL GERMAN FILMS

by Kenji
Click on Read More and the green links. Metropolis . 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. Kings of the Road . My favourites: Alice in the Cities Paris Texas Metropolis Kings of the Road Aguirre Wrath of God Nosferatu Home from Home The White Ribbon Madchen in Uniform Pandora’s Box Saltmen of Tibet People on Sunday Signs… Read more

Click on Read More and the green links. Metropolis .

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.

Kings of the Road .

My favourites:

Alice in the Cities
Paris Texas
Metropolis
Kings of the Road
Aguirre Wrath of God
Nosferatu
Home from Home
The White Ribbon
Madchen in Uniform
Pandora’s Box
Saltmen of Tibet
People on Sunday
Signs of Life
Toni Erdmann
The Marriage of Maria Braun
M
Liebelei

The Marriage of Maria Braun

Lists
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

Article
Cinema of Germany, wikipedia

List below in year order. Suggestions welcome

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