Film Movies Directed By Werner Herzog

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List of all movies directed by Werner Herzog, listed alphabetically. These popular films directed by Werner Herzog include trailers of the movies when available. This collection includes some of the best movies directed by Werner Herzog, so use the list to find some movies you haven't already seen. From Werner Herzog's studio films to Werner Herzog's independent films, this Werner Herzog filmography includes movies from all genres.

List features Fata Morgana, Ballad of the Little Soldier and more.

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Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, Peter Berling Aguirre, the Wrath of God, known in the UK as Aguirre, Wrath of God, is a 1972 West German epic film written and directed by Werner Herzog. Klaus Kinski stars in the title role. The soundtrack ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer After Katrina, police sergeant Terence McDonagh rescues a prisoner, hurts his back in the process and earns a promotion to lieutenant plus an addiction to cocaine and painkillers. Six months ...more

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Werner Herzog, Denis Reichle Ballad of the Little Soldier is a 1984 documentary film directed by Werner Herzog about children soldiers in Nicaragua. The film focuses on a group of Miskito Indians who used children soldiers ...more

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Bells from the Deep: Faith and Superstition in Russia, is a 1993 documentary film written and directed by Werner Herzog, produced by Werner Herzog Filmproduktion.

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Charles Fathy Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a 2010 3D documentary film by Werner Herzog about the Chauvet Cave in southern France that contains the oldest human-painted images yet discovered. Some of them were ...more

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Klaus Kinski, Peter Berling, Benito Stefanelli Cobra Verde is a 1987 German drama film directed by Werner Herzog and starring Klaus Kinski. It was based upon Bruce Chatwin's 1980 novel, The Viceroy of Ouidah. The film depicts the life of a ...more

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Milva Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices is a 1995 film by German director Werner Herzog filmed for ZDF television. The film explores the music of Carlo Gesualdo and the legends surrounding Gesualdo's ...more

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On Death Row is a television mini-series written and directed by Werner Herzog. The series of four episodes grew out of the same project which produced Herzog's documentary film Into the Abyss. ...more

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Echoes From a Sombre Empire is a documentary film by Werner Herzog about Jean-Bédel Bokassa. Unlike most of Herzog's documentaries, the main body of the film does not provide any ...more

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Werner Herzog Encounters at the End of the World is a 2007 American documentary film by Werner Herzog. The film studies people and places in Antarctica. It was released in North America on June 11, 2008, and ...more

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Paul Glauer, Lajos Zsarnoczay, Hertel Minkner Even Dwarfs Started Small is a 1970 West German comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Werner Herzog.

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Lotte H. Eisner, Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg, James William Gledhill Fata Morgana is a film by Werner Herzog, shot in 1969, which captures mirages in the Sahara desert. Some narration recites Mayan creation myth by Lotte Eisner, text written by Herzog himself.

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Claudia Cardinale, Klaus Kinski, Milton Nascimento Fitzcarraldo is a 1982 West German adventure-drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog and starring Klaus Kinski as the title character. It portrays would-be rubber baron Brian Sweeney ...more

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Game in the Sand Game in the Sand is an unreleased short film written and directed by Werner Herzog in 1964. The plot concerns four children and a rooster in a cardboard box, and includes a scene where the ...more

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Giovanna D'Arco: Teatro Comunale Di Bologna Susan Dunn

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God's Angry Man is a 1981 documentary film about Gene Scott, directed by Werner Herzog. The film was produced for television. The German title Glaube und Währung translates as Faith and ...more

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Grizzly Man is a 2005 documentary film by German director Werner Herzog. It chronicles the life and death of bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell. The film includes some of Treadwell's own footage ...more

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Handicapped Future is a 1971 documentary film by Werner Herzog about physically disabled children in Munich. The film was made at the request of a disabled friend of Herzog's, specifically in ...more

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Werner Herzog, Nikolay Nikiforovitch Siniaev, Gennady Soloviev Happy People: A Year in the Taiga is a 2010 documentary film directed by Werner Herzog and Dmitry Vasyukov and produced by Herzog. The film depicts the life of the people in the village of ...more

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Werner Herzog, Josef Bierbichler, Volker Prechtel Herz aus Glas is a 1976 comedy drama film directed by Werner Herzog.

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Herakles is a 1962 short film and the first film by the German director Werner Herzog, then 20 years old. The film relates to six of the twelve labours of Heracles. The film starts with shots of ...more

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Werner Herzog, Walter Steiner How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck is a 1976 documentary film by German director Werner Herzog, produced by Werner Herzog Filmproduktion. It is a 44 minute film documenting the World ...more

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Huie's Sermon is a 1981 documentary film made for television by Werner Herzog. It consists almost entirely of a sermon delivered by Huie Rogers of the Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ ...more

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Into the Abyss, subtitled A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life, is a documentary film written and directed by Werner Herzog about two men convicted of a triple homicide which occurred in Conroe, ...more

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Tim Roth, Werner Herzog, Udo Kier Invincible is a 2001 drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog. The film stars Tim Roth, Jouko Ahola, Anna Gourari, and Max Raabe. The film tells the story of a Jewish strongman in ...more

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André Heller Jag Mandir, sometimes known by its subtitle, The Eccentric Private Theatre of the Maharaja of Udaipur, is a 1991 documentary film directed for television by Werner Herzog. The bulk of the film ...more

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Peter Auty, Mary Plazas La Bohème is a 2009 short film from directed by Werner Herzog. The four-minute film features images of harsh life in Ethiopia set to "O Soave Fanciulla" from the opera La ...more

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La Soufrière – Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe is a 1977 West German documentary film in which German director Werner Herzog visits an island on which a volcano is predicted ...more

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Rolf Illig, Fini Straubinger, Heinrich Fleischmann Land of Silence and Darkness is a 1971 documentary film by German director Werner Herzog. Produced by Werner Herzog Filmproduktion.

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Last Words is a 1968 short film by Werner Herzog shot in Crete and on the island of Spinalonga. The film was shot in two days during the filming of Herzog's feature Signs of Life, and edited in ...more

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Werner Herzog Lessons of Darkness is a 1992 film by director Werner Herzog. Shot in documentary style on 16mm film from the perspective of an almost alien observer, the film is an exploration of the ravaged ...more

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Little Dieter Needs to Fly is a 1997 documentary film made for German television, written and directed by Werner Herzog, produced by Werner Herzog Filmproduktion. The film was released to DVD in ...more

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Mick Jagger, Jason Robards Jr. My Best Fiend is a 1999 German documentary film written and directed by Werner Herzog, about his tumultuous yet productive relationship with German actor Klaus Kinski. It was released on DVD in ...more

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Willem Dafoe, Dave Bautista, Chloë Sevigny My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? is a 2009 film directed by Werner Herzog and produced by David Lynch, inspired by the story of murderer Mark Yavorsky. Herzog describes the film as "a ...more

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No One Will Play With Me is a 1976 short film by Werner Herzog. The film focuses on a boy, Martin, who is outcast from the other children at his school. The film was made with pre-school ...more

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Isabelle Adjani, Klaus Kinski, Bruno Ganz Nosferatu the Vampyre is a 1979 West German art house vampire film written and directed by Werner Herzog. Its original German title is Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht. The film is set primarily in ...more

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Pilgrimage Pilgrimage is a 2001 documentary film by Werner Herzog. Accompanied only by music the film alternates between shots of pilgrims near the tomb of Saint Sergei in Sergiyev Posad, Russia and ...more

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Werner Herzog, Lotte H. Eisner Portrait Werner Herzog is an autobiographical short film by Werner Herzog made in 1986. Herzog tells stories about his life and career. The film contains excerpts and commentary on several ...more

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Precautions Against Fanatics is a short film by Werner Herzog filmed at a harness racing track near Munich, Germany. It was Herzog's first film shot in color. The film features several horse ...more

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Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson Queen of the Desert is a 2015 epic biographical drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog and is based on the life of British traveller, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and ...more

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Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies Rescue Dawn is a 2006 American war drama film directed by Werner Herzog, based on an adapted screenplay written from his 1997 documentary film Little Dieter Needs to Fly. The film stars ...more

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Donald Sutherland, Brad Dourif, Mathilda May Scream of Stone is a 1991 film directed by Werner Herzog about a climbing expedition on Cerro Torre. The film was shot on location at Cerro Torre, with several scenes filmed close to the summit. ...more

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Werner Herzog, Henry van Lyck, Wolfgang Reichmann Signs of Life is a 1968 feature film written, directed, and produced by Werner Herzog. It was his first feature film, and his first major commercial and critical success. The story is roughly ...more

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Bruno Schleinstein, Eva Mattes, Wilhelm von Homburg Stroszek is a 1977 film by German director Werner Herzog. Written specifically for Bruno S., the film was shot in Berlin, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. Most of the lead roles are played by ...more

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Chloë Sevigny, Dominic West Ten Minutes Older is a 2002 film project consisting of two compilation feature films titled The Trumpet and The Cello. The project was conceived by the producer Nicolas McClintock as a ...more

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Ten Thousand Years Older is a 2002 documentary film by Werner Herzog about the Amondauas people of Brazil. The ten-minute film was produced and included as part of the Ten Minutes Older project, ...more

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The Dark Glow of the Mountains is a TV documentary made in 1984 by German filmmaker Werner Herzog. It is about an expedition made by freestyle mountain climber Reinhold Messner and his partner ...more

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Herbert Achternbusch, Bruno Schleinstein, Brigitte Mira The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser is a 1974 German drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog and starring Bruno Schleinstein and Walter Ladengast. The film follows the real story of foundling ...more

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The Flying Doctors of East Africa is a 1969 documentary film by Werner Herzog about the "flying doctors" service of the African Medical and Research Foundation in Tanzania, Kenya, and ...more

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Robyn Sumners The French as seen by... was the title and subject of a series of five short films by notable directors. It was initiated and sponsored by the newspaper Le Figaro, as part of the 1988 ...more