You might not expect a movie from 1922 to actually work as an action movie with actual suspense and car chases and things, but somehow it does? This is the story of the prototype supervillain.
Category Archives: German movies
DAS CABINET DES DR.CALIGARI (1920)
This was one of the earliest horror movies and depicted a world like the dream of an insane person.
DIE BÜCHSE DER PANDORA (1929)
A rediscovered silent classic featuring an iconic central performance by Louise Brooks as its doomed heroine
Considered the first great film made about the Olympics, it is also, unfortunately, a highly effective piece of Nazi propaganda.
AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES (1972)
A descent into madness with conquistadors searching fruitlessly for El Dorado, that Werner Herzog dragged a full movie crew down the Amazon to shoot.
NOSFERATU, EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS (1922)
In a silent movie, nobody can hear you scream.
MADCHEN IN UNIFORM (1931)
Maybe the first feature film dealing with themes of homosexuality, it feels surprisingly fresh today.