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List of famous film directors from Germany, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Germany has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best German directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Germany and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best German directors?" and "Which directors are from Germany?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Germany in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented German directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Achim von Borries is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Ades Zabel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Ades Zabel age 54

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Adrian Pasdar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Adrian Pasdar age 52

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Adnan G. Köse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Adolf Winkelmann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Aleksandra Khokhlova is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Aleksandra Khokhlova Died at 88 (1897-1985)

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Alexander Mann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Alex Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alex Schmidt age 39

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Alexander Adolph is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Alexander Gellner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Alexander Jovy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Alexander Kluge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Alexander von Eschwege is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alexander von Eschwege Died at 52 (1948-2000)

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Alfred Abel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alfred Abel Died at 58 (1879-1937)

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Alfred Ehrhardt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alfred Ehrhardt Died at 83 (1901-1984)

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Alfred Schirokauer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alfred Schirokauer Died at 74 (1880-1954)

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Alfred Vohrer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alfred Vohrer Died at 72 (1914-1986)

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Alfred Weidenmann is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alfred Weidenmann Died at 82 (1918-2000)

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Alfred Zeisler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alfred Zeisler Died at 93 (1892-1985)

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Alfredo B. Crevenna is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alfredo B. Crevenna Died at 82 (1914-1996)

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Ali Selim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Alice Gruia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Alice Gruia age 34

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Anthony Mann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Anthony Mann Died at 61 (1906-1967)

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Almut Getto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Almut Getto age 53

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Andi Niessner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Andi Niessner age 50

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André Erkau is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
André Erkau age 49

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André F. Nebe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Andre Hormann is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Andre Hormann age 42

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André Nier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
André Nier age 40

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Artur Brauner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Artur Brauner age 99

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Andreas Arnstedt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Andreas Dresen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Andreas Hykade is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Andreas Samland is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Andreas Schnaas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Andreas Thiel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Andreas Thiel Died at 49 (1957-2006)

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Andres Veiel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Andres Veiel age 58

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Andrew Thorndike is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Andrew Thorndike Died at 70 (1909-1979)

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Andrzej Seweryn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Andy Fetscher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Andy Fetscher age 37

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Angela Christlieb is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Angela Schanelec is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Angela Steffen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Angelina Maccarone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Bruce Lee Died at 33 (1940-1973)

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Ann-Kristin Reyels is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Carl Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany
Carl Wilhelm Died at 64 (1872-1936)

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Anna Bergmann is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Anna Frances Ewert is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

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Anne Wiazemsky is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany