My Favorite Fritz Lang Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   M (1931)

2.   Spies (1928)

3.   Scarlet Street (1945)

4.   While the City Sleeps (1956)

5.   Liliom (1934)

6.   Fury (1936)

7.   The Woman in the Window (1944)

8.   You Only Live Once (1937)

9.   Moonfleet (1955)

10. The Big Heat (1953)

11. Rancho Notorious (1952)

12. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

13. Die Nibelungen (1924)

14. Destiny (1921)

15. The Tiger of Eschnapur/The Indian Tomb (1959)
(a.k.a. Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic)

16. Metropolis (1927)

17. The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)

18. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) 

19. Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922)

20. You and Me (1937)

21. Clash by Night (1952)

22. Secret Beyond the Door (1948)

23. The Blue Gardenia (1953)

24. Human Desire (1954)

25. House by the River (1950)

26. Ministry of Fear (1944)

27. Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

28. Man Hunt (1941)

29. Western Union (1941)

30. The Return of Frank James (1940)

31. Cloak and Dagger (1946)

32. Woman in the Moon (1929)

33. The Spiders Parts I and II (1919/1920)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Harikari (1919)

2.   American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)


4 thoughts on “My Favorite Fritz Lang Films

  1. I think The Big Heat is the only one I’ve seen out of this selection. I’ve got lots of Lang to look forward to.

    P.S. I’m having a lot of trouble with my computer at the moment, so it might be a few day before I catch up with all your updates.

  2. I absolutely love M. It is nothing short of a masterpiece. The suspense and terror that Lang creates with the children singing about a murderer and the little girl meeting him; her mother waiting and worrying and then the child’s balloon caught in the high wires.
    This child killer is the most despicable of all humans–so vile–that even the criminal element hunts him and, yet, I found myself pitying him when he is hiding in the in the building’s storage room. That is nothing short of inspired, masterful direction.
    I’m surprised that the Big Heat is not higher on your list. I think a lot of the movie–I’m a Gloria Grahame fan but, that said, M and The Big Heat are the only Fritz Lang films that I’ve seen, so I’ve written out of turn.

  3. I agree with everything you just said about M. The Big Heat is a great one as well and the only reason it is not higher is because he did so many great ones. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂

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