Film 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

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Paul Wegener, Gerhard Bienert, Harald Paulsen Unheimliche Geschichten is a 1932 German horror/comedy film directed by the prolific Austrian film director Richard Oswald, starring Paul Wegener, and produced by Gabriel Pascal. The story is a ...more

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Conrad Veidt, William Dieterle, Emil Jannings Waxworks is a 1924 German silent fantasy-horror film directed by Paul Leni. The film is about a writer who accepts a job from a waxworks proprietor to write a series of stories about the ...more

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Fritz Feld, Ernst Deutsch, Paul Wegener The Golem: How He Came into the World is a 1920 silent horror film co-directed by and starring Paul Wegener. The picture was directed by Carl Boese and Wegener, written by Wegener and Henrik ...more

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Nita Naldi, Malcolm Keen, Bernhard Goetzke The Mountain Eagle is a 1927 British silent film, and Alfred Hitchcock's second as director following The Pleasure Garden. The film, a romantic melodrama set in Kentucky, is about a widower who ...more

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Miles Mander, Carmelita Geraghty, Virginia Valli The Pleasure Garden is a 1925 British silent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock in his directorial debut. Based on a novel by Oliver Sandys, the film is about two chorus girls at the Pleasure ...more

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Magnus Hirschfeld, Conrad Veidt, Reinhold Schünzel Different From The Others is a German film produced during the Weimar Republic. It was first released in 1919 and stars Conrad Veidt and Reinhold Schünzel. The story for Anders als die ...more

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Rudolf Forster, Fritz Genschow, Camilla Spira Morgenrot is a 1933 German submarine film set during World War I. Released three days after Adolf Hitler became Reichskanzler, it was the first film to have its screening in Nazi Germany. It ...more

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Anton Walbrook, Fritz Odemar, Hilde Hildebrand Viktor and Viktoria is a 1933 German musical comedy film directed by Reinhold Schünzel, starring Renate Müller as a woman pretending to be a female impersonator. At the same time ...more

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Lotte Lenya, Rudolf Forster, Reinhold Schünzel The Threepenny Opera is a 1931 German musical film directed by G. W. Pabst. It was produced by Seymour Nebenzal's Nero-Film for Tonbild-Syndikat AG, Berlin and Warner Bros. Pictures GmbH, ...more

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Emil Jannings, Kurt Gerron, Georg John Variety is a 1925 silent drama film directed by Ewald Andre Dupont based on the novel Der Eid des Stephan Huller by Felix Hollaender. Jannings portrays "Boss Huller," an ex-trapeze ...more

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Paul Wegener Hans Westmar was the last of an unofficial trilogy of films produced by the Nazis shortly after coming to power in January 1933, celebrating their Kampfzeit – the history of their period in ...more

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Ernst Busch Comradeship is a 1931 dramatic directed by Austrian director G. W. Pabst. The French-German co-production drama is noted for combining expressionism and realism. The picture concerns a mine ...more

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Hans Albers Flüchtlinge is a 1933 German film depicting Volga German refugees persecuted by the Bolsheviks on the Sino-Russian border in Manchuria in 1928. The film was directed by Gustav Ucicky and ...more

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Leni Riefenstahl, Luis Trenker, Frida Richard The Holy Mountain is a 1926 German mountain film directed by Arnold Fanck and starring Leni Riefenstahl, Luis Trenker and Frida Richard. It was the future filmmaker Riefenstahl's first screen ...more

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Vladimir Sokoloff, Gustav Diessl, Aribert Mog Westfront 1918 is a German film, set mostly in the trenches of the Western Front during World War I. It was directed in 1930 by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, from the novel Vier von der Infanterie by ...more

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Georg John, Lil Dagover, Carl de Vogt The Spiders is a German silent serial adventure film written and directed by Fritz Lang. It was released in two parts in 1919 and 1920. Two more parts were originally planned but never made.

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Olga Chekhova, Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Paul Otto Der Choral von Leuthen was a 1933 German film depicting Frederick the Great, directed by Carl Froelich. The screenplay was written by Johannes Brandt and Ilse Spath-Baron. The film starred Otto ...more

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Leni Riefenstahl, Ernst Udet, Kurt Gerron The White Hell of Pitz Palu is a 1929 German silent mountain film co-directed by Arnold Fanck and Georg Wilhelm Pabst and starring Leni Riefenstahl, Gustav Diessl, Ernst Petersen, and World War ...more

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Erika Mann, Hertha Thiele, Dorothea Wieck Mädchen in Uniform is a 1931 German feature-length film based on the play Gestern und heute by Christa Winsloe and directed by Leontine Sagan with artistic direction from Carl Froelich, who ...more

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Gustav Fröhlich, Hans Albers, Rosa Valetti Asphalt is a German silent film. The film was one of the last silent films released in Germany as the world was entering the era of sound film.

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Brigitte Horney, Aribert Mog Abschied is a 1930 German romantic comedy film directed by Robert Siodmak and written by Emeric Pressburger. The film starred Brigitte Horney and Aribert Mog.

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Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis is a 1927 German film directed by Walter Ruttmann, co-written by Carl Mayer and Karl Freund. The film is an example of the city symphony film genre. A musical ...more

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Fritz Kortner, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim Schatten – Eine nächtliche Halluzination is a 1923 German silent film directed by Arthur Robison. It is considered part of German Expressionism.

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Miles Malleson, Jameson Thomas, Garry Marsh Night Birds is a 1930 British-German thriller film directed by Richard Eichberg and starring Jack Raine, Muriel Angelus and Jameson Thomas. A separate German language version Der Greifer was ...more

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The Adventures of Prince Achmed is a 1926 German animated fairytale film by Lotte Reiniger. It is the oldest surviving animated feature film; two earlier ones were made in Argentina by Quirino ...more