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List of Fritz Lang Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. M (1931)
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M
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In the streets of Berlin, a murderer is on the prowl, killing innocent children. As the children keep vanishing, the city police become especially vigilant and their regular raids make it hard for the underworld to operate. In desperation, the crime lords meet together to decide that they will undertake a parallel search for the murderer. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Peter Lorre, Theodor Loos, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke
2. Metropolis (1927)
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Metropolis
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The futuristic Metropolis city is sharply divided into two classes: the workers operating underground machines, and the upper-class living above in utopia. Freder, son of city’s mastermind Johhan Fredersen, is shocked to discover the plight of workers. After meeting Maria, activist of the workers, he decides to work with her to help the exploited. But his authoritative father plots a devious scheme. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Theodor Loos, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Alfred Abel, Fritz Rasp, Gustav Fröhlich
3. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
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Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
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As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Theodor Loos, Margarete Schön, Gertrud Arnold, Hanna Ralph, Paul Richter
4. The Big Heat (1953)
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The Big Heat
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Glenn Ford, Lee Marvin, Carolyn Jones, Alexander Scourby, Gloria Grahame
5. Fury (1936)
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Fury
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As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Spencer Tracy, Sylvia Sidney, Bruce Cabot, Edward Ellis
6. Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)
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Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler
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As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Bernhard Goetzke, Gertrude Welcker, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Alfred Abel, Aud Egede-Nissen
7. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)
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Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Theodor Loos, Margarete Schön, Gertrud Arnold, Hans Carl Mueller, Erwin Biswanger
8. Scarlet Street (1945)
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Scarlet Street
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As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Thriller, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Margaret Lindsay, Dan Duryea, Rosalind Ivan
9. The Woman in the Window (1944)
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The Woman in the Window
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Edmund Breon, Raymond Massey, Dan Duryea
10. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
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As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Crime
Star Cast:
Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gustav Diessl, Rudolf Schündler, Oskar Höcker, Theo Lingen
11. The Last Will of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
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The Last Will of Dr. Mabuse
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The Last Will of Dr Mabuse is a German crime thriller film which tells the story of Dr Mabuse, who is writing his crime plans in an insane asylum, and the attempts of Inspector Lohmann to stop him. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang, René Sti
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Thomy Bourdelle, Karl Meixner, Jim Gérald, Monique Rolland
13. Destiny (1921)
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Destiny
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As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Thriller, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Bernhard Goetzke, Hans Sternberg, Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Karl Rückert
14. Spies (1928)
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Spies
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As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Louis Ralph, Gerda Maurus, Lien Deyers, Craighall Sherry
15. Hangmen Also Die! (1943)
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Hangmen Also Die!
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As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Film-Noir, War, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart, Brian Donlevy, Dennis O'Keefe
16. You Only Live Once (1937)
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You Only Live Once
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney, Barton MacLane, William Gargan, Jean Dixon
17. Man Hunt (1941)
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Man Hunt
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
War, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
John Carradine, Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, George Sanders, Roddy McDowall
18. Woman in the Moon (1929)
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Woman in the Moon
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As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gustav von Wangenheim, Willy Fritsch, Gerda Maurus, Klaus Pohl, Gustl Gstettenbaur
19. Ministry of Fear (1944)
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Ministry of Fear
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Film-Noir, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Ray Milland, Carl Esmond, Marjorie Reynolds, Hillary Brooke, Percy Waram
20. Clash by Night (1952)
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Clash by Night
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Stanwyck, J. Carrol Naish, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas
21. Human Desire (1954)
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Human Desire
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Broderick Crawford, Glenn Ford, Edgar Buchanan, Gloria Grahame, Kathleen Case
22. House by the River (1950)
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House by the River
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Wyatt, Carl Switzer, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Louis Hayward, Lee Bowman, Ann Shoemaker
23. You and Me (1938)
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You and Me
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A departmental store-owner employs ex-convicts to give them a second chance. One ex-con, Joe Dennis, falls for co-worker Helen Roberts, but is unaware of her past. They get married which is against Helen’s parole terms, so she keeps it secret. When Joe discovers her past, he furiously joins criminals to rob the store. Helen must stop him from reverting to old ways. 

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Film-Noir, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Roscoe Karns, Sylvia Sidney, George Raft, Barton MacLane, Robert Cummings
24. The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)
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The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
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As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Peter van Eyck, Dawn Addams, Wolfgang Preiss, Gert Fröbe, Werner Peters
25. Liliom (1934)
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Liliom
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Liliom, a carousel barker, is in love with a chambermaid, Julie; but both are fired by the jealous carousel owner. When Julie is pregnant, Liliom tries to get money by helping in a robbery, which fails and he loses his life. Instead of admitting him in the heaven, after purgatory, he is sent back to do one good deed to make amends.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Charles Boyer, Antonin Artaud, Madeleine Ozeray, Robert Arnoux, Roland Toutain
26. El vampiro negro (1953)
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El vampiro negro
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As:
Writer
Director:
Román Viñoly Barreto
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Olga Zubarry, Nathán Pinzón, Roberto Escalada, Nelly Panizza, Ángel Laborde
27. While the City Sleeps (1956)
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While the City Sleeps
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
John Drew Barrymore, Vincent Price, Thomas Mitchell, George Sanders, Dana Andrews
28. The Blue Gardenia (1953)
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The Blue Gardenia
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Raymond Burr, George Reeves, Anne Baxter, Ann Sothern, Jeff Donnell
29. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Dana Andrews, Arthur Franz, Philip Bourneuf
32. Mysteries of India, Part II: Above All Law (1921)
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Mysteries of India, Part II: Above All Law
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As:
Writer
Director:
Joe May
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Erna Morena, Mia May, Bernhard Goetzke, Conrad Veidt, Olaf Fønss
33. M (1951)
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M
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As:
Writer
Director:
Joseph Losey
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Raymond Burr, Howard Da Silva, Steve Brodie, Luther Adler, David Wayne
34. Moontide (1942)
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Moontide
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang, Archie Mayo
Genres:
Film-Noir, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Claude Rains, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Jerome Cowan, Jean Gabin
35. Mysteries of India, Part I: Truth (1921)
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Mysteries of India, Part I: Truth
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As:
Writer
Director:
Joe May
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Erna Morena, Mia May, Bernhard Goetzke, Conrad Veidt, Olaf Fønss
36. Journey to the Lost City (1960)
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Journey to the Lost City
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2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Paul Hubschmid, Debra Paget, Luciana Paluzzi, Walther Reyer, Claus Holm
37. Secret Beyond the Door... (1947)
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Secret Beyond the Door...
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As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Mystery, Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Joan Bennett, Barbara O'Neil, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere, Natalie Schafer
38. Moonfleet (1955)
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Moonfleet
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Stewart Granger, George Sanders, Joan Greenwood, Viveca Lindfors, Jon Whiteley
39. Tiger of Bengal (1959)
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Tiger of Bengal
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As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Adventure, Thriller, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Hubschmid, Debra Paget, Luciana Paluzzi, Walther Reyer, Claus Holm
40. Western Union (1941)
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Western Union
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
History, Western
Star Cast:
John Carradine, Randolph Scott, Robert Young, Dean Jagger, Virginia Gilmore
41. The Indian Tomb (1959)
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The Indian Tomb
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As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Paul Hubschmid, Debra Paget, Walther Reyer, Claus Holm, Sabine Bethmann
43. Cloak and Dagger (1946)
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Cloak and Dagger
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Film-Noir, Thriller, War, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Robert Alda, J. Edward Bromberg, Lilli Palmer, Vladimir Sokoloff
44. Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See (1919)
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Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See
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After receiving a bottled message, with a map of lost Incan civilization, from missing Harvard professor, sportsman Kay Hoog starts an expedition in quest of Incas’ gold. Criminal syndicate, ‘The Spiders’ and their chief, Lio Sha, are also after the treasure. After saving Inca priestess, Naela, at Golden Lake, love-struck Kay brings her home, but when Lio Sha kills her, Kay pledges revenge. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Adventure, Western
Star Cast:
Georg John, Lil Dagover, Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Paul Biensfeldt
45. Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff (1920)
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Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff
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This film revolves around an organization named ‘Die Spinnen’, who is trying to obtain a certain diamond that can give its owner rule over the entire Asian continent. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Georg John, Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Rudolf Lettinger, Thea Zander
46. Vier um die Frau (1921)
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Vier um die Frau
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As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hermann Böttcher, Carola Toelle, Lilli Lohrer, Ludwig Hartau, Anton Edthofer
47. Confirm or Deny (1941)
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Confirm or Deny
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang, Archie Mayo
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Don Ameche, Joan Bennett, John Loder, Raymond Walburn, Roddy McDowall
48. Die Pest in Florenz (1919)
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Die Pest in Florenz
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2
As:
Writer
Director:
Otto Rippert
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Theodor Becker, Karl Bernhard, Julietta Brandt, Erner Huebsch, Franz Knaak
49. The Wandering Image (1920)
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The Wandering Image
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The Wandering Image is a silent drama film which tells the story of a young woman Mia May, who surrenders herself to a disciple of free love. After giving birth to a child, she marries the twin brother and lookalike of her lover.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Mia May, Hans Marr, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Loni Nest, Harry Frank
50. American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)
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American Guerrilla in the Philippines
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2
As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Tyrone Power, Micheline Presle, Tom Ewell, Robert Patten, Tommy Cook
51. Hilde Warren und der Tod (1917)
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Hilde Warren und der Tod
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2
As:
Writer
Director:
Joe May
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Mia May, Bruno Kastner, Georg John, Hans Mierendorff, Ernst Matray
52. Harakiri (1919)
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Harakiri
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As:
Director
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Georg John, Lil Dagover, Paul Biensfeldt, Meinhart Maur, Rudolf Lettinger
53. Der Totentanz (1919)
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Der Totentanz
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2
As:
Writer
Director:
Otto Rippert
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Fred Goebel, Karl Bernhard, Arnold Czempin, Sascha Gura, Richard Kirsch

Animation(s)

Metropolis (2001)
Metropolis
TV-14
As:
Writer
Director:
Rintaro
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Animation
Star Cast:
Kôsei Tomita, Scott Weinger, Steve Blum, Yuka Imoto, Kei Kobayashi