My Favorite Wim Wenders Films

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

1.   Kings of the Road (1976)

2.   Paris, Texas (1984)

3.   Alice in the Cities (1974)

4.   Wings of Desire (1987)

5.   The Wrong Move (1975)

6.   The American Friend (1977)

7.   The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1972)
(a.k.a. The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

8.   Lightning Over Water (1980)
(co-directed with Nicholas Ray)
(Documentary)

9.   Beyond the Clouds (1995)
(co-directed with Michelangelo Antonioni)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   Ten Minutes Older (2002)
(Segment: “Twelve Miles to Trona”)

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

1.   The Salt of the Earth (2014)
(Documentary)

2.   Pina (2011)
(Documentary)

3.   Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
(Documentary)

4.   The Soul of a Man (2003)
(Documentary)
(Episode of PBS’s “The Blues”)
(TV Documentary miniseries)

5.   Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989)
(Documentary)

My Favorite Douglas Sirk Films

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1.   Written on the Wind (1956)

2.   Imitation of Life (1959)

3.   There’s Always Tomorrow (1956)

4.   A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

5.   All That Heaven Allows (1955)

6.   The Tarnished Angels (1957)

7.   Magnificent Obsession (1954)

8.   All I Desire (1953)

9.   Interlude (1957)

10. Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (1952)

11. Thunder on the Hill (1951)

12. Lured (1947)

13. A Scandal in Paris (1946)

14. Shockproof (1949)

15. Captain Lightfoot (1955)

16. Taza, Son of Cochise (1954)

My Favorite G.W. Pabst Films

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1.   Pandora’s Box (1929)

2.   Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)

3.   Kameradschaft (1931)

4.   Westfront 1918 (1930)

5.   The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927)

6.   The Threepenny Opera (1931)

7.   The White Hell of Pitz Palu (1929)
(co-directed with Arnold Fanck)

8.   Secrets of a Soul (1926)

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

1.   Don Quixote (1933)

2.   L’Atlantide (1932)

My Favorite Max Ophuls Films

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1.   The Earrings of Madame de… (1953)

2.   Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

3.   La Ronde (1950)

4.   Le Plaisir (1952)

5.   Lola Montes (1955)

6.   The Reckless Moment (1949)

7.   Caught (1949)

8.   Liebelei (1933)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

9.   Everybody’s Woman (1934)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

10. The Exile (1947)

My Favorite F.W. Murnau Films

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

1.   Sunrise (1927)

2.   Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)

3.   The Last Laugh (1924)

4.   Nosferatu (1922)

5.   Faust (1926)

6.   City Girl (1930)

7.   Tartuffe (1925)

8.   Phantom (1922)

9.   The Finances of the Grand Duke (1924)

10. The Haunted Castle (1921)

My Favorite Ernst Lubitsch Films

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

1.   Trouble in Paradise (1932)

2.   The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

3.   One Hour with You (1932)
(with assistance from George Cukor)

4.   Heaven Can Wait (1943)

5.   The Wild Cat (1921)

6.   The Love Parade (1929)

7.   Monte Carlo (1930)

8.   The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

9.   Design for Living (1933)

10. The Marriage Circle (1924)

11. Eternal Love (1929)

12. Broken Lullaby (1932)

13. Lady Windermere’s Fan (1925)

14. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)

15. The Oyster Princess (1919)

16. Madame DuBarry (1919)

17. The Doll (1919)

18. Anna Boleyn (1920)

19. Sumurun (1920)

20. The Merry Widow (1934)

21. Angel (1937)

22. Cluny Brown (1946)

23. Ninotchka (1939)

24. That Uncertain Feeling (1941)

25. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

26. Bluebeard’s Eight Wife (1938)

27. Carmen (1918)

28. I Don’t Want to Be a Man (1918)

My Favorite Fritz Lang Films

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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)

My Favorite Werner Herzog Films

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

1.   Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

2.   Grizzly Man (2005)
(Documentary)

3.   Fitzcarraldo (1982)

4.   Lessons of Darkness (1992)
(Documentary)

5.   The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

6.   Stroszek (1977)

7.   Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

8.   Lo & Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)
(Documentary)

9.   The White Diamond (2004)
(Documentary)

10. Ballad of the Little Soldier (1984)
(Documentary)

11. Fata Morgana (1971)
(Documentary)

12. Cobra Verde (1987)

13. Woyzeck (1979)

14. Bad Lieutenant: Port Call of New Orleans (2009)

15. Rescue Dawn (2006)

16. The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)
(Documentary)

17. Invisible (2001)

18. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
(Documentary)

19. Into the Abyss (2011)
(Documentary)

20. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
(Documentary)

21. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
(Documentary)

22. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)
(Documentary)

23. The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974)
(Documentary)

24. Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)
(Documentary)

25. Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)

26. Heart of Glass (1976)

27. Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)

28. Signs of Life (1968)

29. Herdsmen of the Sun (1989)
(Documentary)

30. The Dark Glow of the Mountains (1984)
(Documentary)

31. My Best Fiend (1999)
(Documentary)

32. Wheel of Time (2003)
(Documentary)

33. How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1976)
(Documentary)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   La Soufriere (1977)
(Documentary Short)

2.   Precautions Against Fanatics (1969)

3.   Ten Minutes Older (2002)
(Segment: “Ten Thousand Years Older”)

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

1.   The Flying Doctors of East Africa (1969)
(Documentary)

My Favorite Rainer Werner Fassbinder Films

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

1.   Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
(German Miniseries)

2.   Querelle (1982)

3.   The Third Generation (1979)

4.   In a Year of 13 Moons (1978)

5.   Despair (1978)

6.   The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)

7.   Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)

8.   Effi Briest (1974)

9.   Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

10. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

11. Veronika Voss (1982)

12. Fox and His Friends (1975)

13. Lola (1981)
(no relation to the 1961 film)

14. Mother Kusters’ Trip to Heaven (1975)

15. Chinese Roulette (1976)

16. Satan’s Brew (1976)

17. I Only Want You To Love Me (1976)
(German TV Film)

18. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

19. Martha (1974)
(German TV Film)

20. World on a Wire (1973)
(German TV Serial)

21. Whity (1971)

22. Gods of the Plague (1970)

23. Katzelmacher (1969)

24. The American Soldier (1970)

25. Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)

26. Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
(co-directed with Michael Fengler)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Anthology Films)

1.   Germany in Autumn (1978)
(Documentary)

My Favorite Rainer Werner Fassbinder Films (Revised and Updated)

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

1.   Querelle (1982)

2.   Fox and His Friends (1975)

3.   Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

4.   In a Year of 13 Moons (1978)

5.   Veronika Voss (1982)

6.   The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971)

7.   Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
(Mini-Series)

8.   Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)

9.   I Only Want You to Love Me (1976)
(TV Film)

10. Whity (1971)

11. Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)

12. The American Soldier (1970)

13. Gods of the Plague (1970)

14. World on a Wire (1973)
(TV Film)

15. Katzelmacher (1969)

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

1.   The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

2.   The Third Generation (1979)

3.   Lola (1981)