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Top (West) German Films (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Metropolis 1927 Fritz Lang 38
2 Fight Club1 1999 David Fincher 68
3 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly2 3 1966 Sergio Leone 69
4 M 1931 Fritz Lang 71
5 Nosferatu 1922 F.W. Murnau 89
6 The Usual Suspects1 1995 Bryan Singer 94
7 Amélie4 2001 Jean-Pierre Jeunet 117
8 Aguirre: The Wrath of God 1972 Werner Herzog 151
9 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920 Robert Wiene 168
10 Wings of Desire4 1987 Wim Wenders 197
11 The Conformist2 4 1970 Bernardo Bertolucci 205
12 Fanny and Alexander4 5 1982 Ingmar Bergman 212
13 Das Boot 1981 Wolfgang Petersen 248
14 The Lives of Others 2006 Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck 293
15 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg4 1964 Jacques Demy 340
16 The Decalogue6 1989 Krzysztof Kieslowski 364
17 The Pianist4 6 7 2002 Roman Polanski 376
18 Paris, Texas1 4 7 1984 Wim Wenders 379
19 Fitzcarraldo8 1982 Werner Herzog 419
20 Ali: Fear Eats the Soul 1974 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 431
21 Hidden2 4 9 2005 Michael Haneke 466
22 Inglourious Basterds1 2009 Quentin Tarantino 469
23 Triumph of the Will 1935 Leni Riefenstahl 470
24 The Last Laugh 1924 F.W. Murnau 485
25 The Blue Angel 1930 Josef von Sternberg 496
26 Stranger than Paradise1 1984 Jim Jarmusch 512
27 Run Lola Run 1998 Tom Tykwer 514
28 A Fistful of Dollars2 3 1964 Sergio Leone 525
29 F for Fake4 10 1973 Orson Welles 539
30 Vampyr4 1932 Carl Theodor Dreyer 554
31 Downfall2 9 2004 Oliver Hirschbiegel 557
32 Bowling for Columbine1 11 2002 Michael Moore 560
33 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery1 1997 Jay Roach 567
34 Olympia 1938 Leni Riefenstahl 573
35 Pandora's Box 1929 Georg Wilhelm Pabst 576
36 Au Revoir, les Enfants2 4 1987 Louis Malle 578
37 A History of Violence1 11 2005 David Cronenberg 596
38 Chicago1 11 2002 Rob Marshall 597
39 The Bourne Ultimatum1 2007 Paul Greengrass 603
40 The Sorrow and the Pity4 12 1969 Marcel Ophüls 609
41 Dead Man1 13 1995 Jim Jarmusch 633
42 The Marriage of Maria Braun 1979 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 646
43 Casino Royale1 7 14 15 2006 Martin Campbell 660
44 Dogville2 4 5 7 16 17 18 19 2003 Lars von Trier 664
45 Waltz with Bashir1 4 12 16 20 21 22 2008 Ari Folman 702
46 Dancer in the Dark1 2 3 4 5 7 16 17 18 19 23 2000 Lars von Trier 709
47 Down by Law1 1986 Jim Jarmusch 710
48 The Tin Drum4 6 24 1979 Volker Schlöndorff 712
49 The Vanishing4 17 1988 George Sluizer 720
50 Heavenly Creatures25 1994 Peter Jackson 737
51 Ghost World1 7 2001 Terry Zwigoff 775
52 Sátántangó12 26 1994 Béla Tarr 780
53 For a Few Dollars More2 3 1965 Sergio Leone 799
54 Zoolander1 2001 Ben Stiller 814
55 The Bourne Supremacy1 2004 Paul Greengrass 822
56 Nosferatu the Vampyre4 1979 Werner Herzog 830
57 Faust 1926 F.W. Murnau 834
58 Bend It Like Beckham1 7 2002 Gurinder Chadha 853
59 Werckmeister Harmonies2 4 26 2000 Béla Tarr 861
60 Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler 1922 Fritz Lang 863
61 The City of Lost Children3 4 1995 Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet 865
62 Underground4 14 24 26 27 1995 Emir Kusturica 871
63 Whale Rider25 2002 Niki Caro 902
64 King Kong1 25 2005 Peter Jackson 905
65 Gran Torino1 2008 Clint Eastwood 915
66 Distant Voices, Still Lives7 1988 Terence Davies 919
67 The Bourne Identity1 14 2002 Doug Liman 922
68 Star Trek1 2009 J.J. Abrams 945
69 Lola Montčs4 1955 Max Ophüls 964
70 Traffic1 2000 Steven Soderbergh 1009
71 Crash1 2004 Paul Haggis 1026
72 The Mystery of Kaspar Hausar 1974 Werner Herzog 1046
73 Berlin Alexanderplatz2 1980 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 1072
74 Siegfried 1924 Fritz Lang 1109
75 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring28 2003 Ki-duk Kim 1115
76 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story1 2004 Rawson Marshall Thurber 1124
77 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai1 4 13 1999 Jim Jarmusch 1150
78 The Piano Teacher4 9 2001 Michael Haneke 1162
79 The School of Rock1 2003 Richard Linklater 1165
80 Alice7 12 14 1988 Jan Svankmajer 1175
81 Team America: World Police1 2004 Trey Parker 1200
82 The White Ribbon2 4 9 2009 Michael Haneke 1205
83 Russian Ark11 13 16 18 29 2002 Aleksandr Sokurov 1218
84 Alice in the Cities 1974 Wim Wenders 1232
85 V for Vendetta1 7 2005 James McTeigue 1233
86 The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant 1972 Rainer Werner Fassbinder 1258
87 Kings of the Road 1976 Wim Wenders 1292
88 Mephisto9 26 1981 István Szabó 1299
89 Yeelen4 13 30 1987 Souleymane Cissé 1321
90 Berlin: Symphony of a Great City 1927 Walter Ruttmann 1333
91 Mother and Son29 1997 Aleksandr Sokurov 1339
92 The Hangover1 2009 Todd Phillips 1359
93 Walk the Line1 2005 James Mangold 1366
94 Buena Vista Social Club1 4 7 31 1999 Wim Wenders 1394
95 Heimat 1984 Edgar Reitz 1409
96 19002 4 1976 Bernardo Bertolucci 1416
97 Amour4 9 2012 Michael Haneke 1428
98 Germany, Year Zero2 4 1948 Roberto Rossellini 1449
99 The Aviator1 2004 Martin Scorsese 1469
100 Good Bye Lenin! 2003 Wolfgang Becker 1473

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2 Joint production with Italy.
3 Joint production with Spain.
4 Joint production with France.
5 Joint production with Sweden.
6 Joint production with Poland.
7 Joint production with the United Kingdom.
8 Joint production with Peru.
9 Joint production with Austria.
10 Joint production with Iran.
11 Joint production with Canada.
12 Joint production with Switzerland.
13 Joint production with Japan.
14 Joint production with Czechoslovakia or the Czech Republic.
15 Joint production with the Bahamas.
16 Joint production with Finland.
17 Joint production with the Netherlands.
18 Joint production with Denmark.
19 Joint production with Norway.
20 Joint production with Belgium.
21 Joint production with Australia.
22 Joint production with Israel.
23 Joint production with Iceland.
24 Joint production with Yugoslavia.
25 Joint production with New Zealand.
26 Joint production with Hungary.
27 Joint production with Bulgaria.
28 Joint production with South Korea.
29 Joint production with Russia.
30 Joint production with Burkina Faso and Mali.
31 Joint production with Cuba.
32 Joint production with Turkey.
33 Joint production with India.
34 Joint production with the People's Republic of China.
35 Joint production with Brazil.
36 Joint production with Argentina and Chile.
37 Joint production with Thailand.
38 Joint production with Ireland.
39 Joint production with Greece.

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