Famous Film Directors from Germany

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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 Munich, Germany

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    Berlin, Germany

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

    Adrian Pasdar USA, Massachusetts, Pittsfield

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    Adnan G. Köse

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

    Adolf Winkelmann Hallenberg, Germany

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    Berlin, Germany

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    Alexander Mann

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    Alex Schmidt Berlin, Germany

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    Alexander Adolph Munich, Germany

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    Alexander Gellner Berlin, Germany

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    Berlin, Germany

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

    Alexander Kluge Halberstadt, Germany

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    Eschwege, Germany

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    Leipzig, Germany

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    Alfred Ehrhardt Triptis, Germany

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    Alfred Schirokauer Cottbus, Germany

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    Stuttgart, Germany

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    Stuttgart, Germany

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    Frankfurt, Germany

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    Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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    Alice Gruia Ratingen, Germany

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    USA, California, San Diego

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    Almut Getto Kandel, Germany

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    Andi Niessner Munich, Germany

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    André Erkau Dortmund, Germany

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    André F. Nebe Berlin, Germany

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    Andre Hormann Bremen, Germany

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    André Nier Schwedt, Germany

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

    Artur Brauner Łódź, Poland

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    Andreas Arnstedt

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    Gera, Germany

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    Altötting, Germany

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    Andreas Samland Oelde, Germany

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    Germany, Hamburg

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    Düsseldorf, Germany

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    Stuttgart, Germany

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    Andrew Thorndike Frankfurt, Germany

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    Heilbronn, Germany

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    Andy Fetscher Munich, Germany

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    Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

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    Aalen, Germany

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

    Angela Steffen Eurasia, Lower Saxony, Dannenberg

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    Angelina Maccarone Pulheim, Germany

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    Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Germany

    Bruce Lee Chinatown, California, United States of America

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    Leipzig, Germany

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    Vienna, Austria

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    Anna Bergmann

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    Anna Frances Ewert Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

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

    Anne Wiazemsky Berlin, Germany

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