Famous Movies From Weimar Republic

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List of popular movies from Weimar Republic, listed by popularity with movie trailers when available. All prominent movies shot in Weimar Republic are included. This list of famous films made in Weimar Republic includes additional information about the movies, such as who directed them and what genre they are. Any top rated movies made in Weimar Republic should appear on this list, with the most well-known ones at the top. The most popular cinema of Weimar Republic is included below, so if you see a movie that's missing then it probably isn't very well-known.

Examples of movies on this list: Metropolis, Faust and many more. This list answers the questions What movies were shot in Weimar Republic?"
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Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Theodor Loos
Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist epic science fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang. The film was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou, and starred Brigitte Helm, Gustav ...more
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Peter Lorre, Theo Lingen, Georg John
M is a 1931 German drama-thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Peter Lorre. It was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou and was the director's first sound film. Now ...more
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Sybille Schmitz, Nicolas de Gunzburg, Maurice Schutz
Vampyr is a 1932 German–French horror film directed by Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer. The film was written by Dreyer and Christen Jul based on elements from J. Sheridan Le Fanu's ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings, Roland Varno
The Blue Angel is a 1930 German tragicomedic film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich and Kurt Gerron. Written by Carl Zuckmayer, Karl Vollmöller ...more
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Louise Brooks, Francis Lederer, Fritz Kortner
Pandora's Box is a 1929 German silent melodrama film based on Frank Wedekind's plays Erdgeist and Die Büchse der Pandora. Directed by Austrian filmmaker Georg Wilhelm Pabst, the film stars ...more
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William Dieterle, Emil Jannings, Yvette Guilbert
Faust is a 1926 silent film produced by UFA, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Gösta Ekman as Faust, Emil Jannings as Mephisto, Camilla Horn as Gretchen/Marguerite, Frida Richard as her ...more
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Walter Slezake, Karl Freund, Grete Mosheim
Michael was a German silent film released in 1924, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, director of other notable silents such as The Passion of Joan of Arc, Master of the House, and Leaves from ...more
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Lionel Barrymore, Werner Krauss, Bernhard Goetzke
Decameron Nights is a 1924 British-German silent drama film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Lionel Barrymore, Ivy Duke and Werner Krauss. It is based on the novel Decameron by Giovanni ...more
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Oscar Beregi, Sr., Rudolf Klein-Rogge
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse is a 1933 German crime film directed by Fritz Lang. The movie is a sequel to Lang's silent film Dr. Mabuse the Gambler and features many cast and crew members from ...more
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Georg John, Charles Puffy, Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Dr. Mabuse the Gambler is the first film in the Dr. Mabuse series, about the character Doctor Mabuse who featured in the novels of Norbert Jacques. It was directed by Fritz Lang and released in ...more
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Der Sieg des Glaubens is a 1933 documentary film directed by Leni Riefenstahl.
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Margarete Schön, Georg John, Theodor Loos
Kriemhild's Revenge is a 1924 fantasy adventure film written by Thea von Harbou and Fritz Lang and directed by Fritz Lang.
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Paul Bildt, Olga Chekhova, Arnold Korff
The Haunted Castle, also known as Schloß Vogelöd and Castle Vogeloed, is a silent chamber-drama directed by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau.
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Georg John, Lil Dagover, Bernhard Goetzke
Destiny is a 1921 silent film directed in Germany by Fritz Lang. The film, rich in special effects, is structured as a frame tale with three stories within the story.
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Leni Riefenstahl, Bela Balazs, Mathias Wieman
The Blue Light is a black-and-white 1932 film written and directed by Leni Riefenstahl and Béla Balázs, with uncredited scripting by Carl Mayer. In Riefenstahl's film version, the ...more
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Kurt Gerron, Valeska Gert, Heinrich Gretler
People on Sunday is a 1930 German silent drama film directed by Curt and Robert Siodmak from a screenplay by Billy Wilder. The film follows the lives of a group of residents of Berlin on a ...more
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Emil Jannings, Georg John, O. E. Hasse
Der letzte Mann is one of the most influential films in the history of cinema. It was directed by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau in 1924 in the studio of Universum Film AG, known as Ufa and located in ...more
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Die Nibelungen is a series of two silent fantasy films created by Austrian director Fritz Lang in 1924: Die Nibelungen: Siegfried and Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge. The screenplays for ...more
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Lil Dagover, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Lya De Putti
Phantom is a 1922 silent film that was directed by F. W. Murnau the same year Murnau directed Nosferatu. It is an example of German Expressionist film and has a surreal, dreamlike quality.
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Emil Jannings, Lil Dagover, Camilla Horn
Tartuffe is a German silent film produced by Erich Pommer for UFA and released in 1926. It was directed by F. W. Murnau, photographed by Karl Freund and written by Carl Mayer from ...more
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Bela Lugosi, Conrad Veidt, Willy Kaiser-Heyl
The Head of Janus is a 1920 German horror silent film directed by F. W. Murnau. The film was an unauthorized adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. ...more
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Tilla Durieux, Gustav von Wangenheim, Fritz Rasp
Woman in the Moon is a science fiction silent film that premiered 15 October 1929. It is often considered to be one of the first "serious" science fiction films. It was written and ...more
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Louise Brooks, Kurt Gerron, Sig Arno
Diary of a Lost Girl is a 1929 silent film directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst and starring the American silent star Louise Brooks. It is shot in black and white, and various versions of the film ...more
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Curt Bois, Victor Janson, Hans Junkermann
The Oyster Princess is a 1919 German silent film directed by Ernst Lubitsch. It is a grotesque comedy in 4 acts about an American millionaire’s spoiled daughter’s marriage that does not go as ...more
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Brigitte Helm, Albert Bassermann
Alraune is a German science fiction horror film directed by Richard Oswald. Like the 1928 version this movie again features Brigitte Helm in the role of Alraune. This version aimed for greater ...more