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ESSENTIAL GERMAN FILMS

by Kenji
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. 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… Read more

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.

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

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