Werner Herzog

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

IMDb: 7.1
1974
109min

The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who wears a black overcoat and top hat who feeds him.

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Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

IMDb: 7.2
2010
94min

In the center of the story is the life of the indigenous people of the village Bakhtia at the river Yenisei in the Siberian Taiga. The camera follows the protagonists in the village over a period of a year. The natives, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, keep living their lives according to their own cultural traditions.

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Queen of the Desert

Queen of the Desert

Queen of the Desert

IMDb: 5.7
2015
128min

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell’s life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

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Grizzly Man

Grizzly Man

Grizzly Man

IMDb: 7.8
2005
103min

Werner Herzog’s documentary film about the “Grizzly Man” Timothy Treadwell and what the thirteen summers in a National Park in Alaska were like in one man’s attempt to protect the grizzly bears. The film is full of unique images and a look into the spirit of a man who sacrificed himself for nature.

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Rescue Dawn

Rescue Dawn

Rescue Dawn

IMDb: 7.3
2006
126min

A US Fighter pilot’s epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

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Nosferatu the Vampyre

Nosferatu the Vampyre

Nosferatu the Vampyre

IMDb: 7.6
1979
107min

Ghoulish Count Dracula lures a naive estate agent, Jonathan Harker, to his decaying Transylvanian castle with the promise of easy money. But when he spies a portrait of the man’s beautiful young wife Lucy, the vampire becomes obsessed and sets in motion their destruction.

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

IMDb: 6.6
2009
122min

Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to prescription pain medication. McDonagh finds himself involved with a drug dealer who is suspected of murdering a family of African immigrants.

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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

IMDb: 6.3
2009
91min

Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true story, this gripping and unnerving blend of deadpan comedy, melodrama and raw tragedy is fleshed out by an expert cast, including Willem Dafoe and Chloe Sevigny

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

IMDb: 7.4
2010
90min

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting.

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Into the Inferno

Into the Inferno

Into the Inferno

IMDb: 7.2
2016
104min

Werner Herzog and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer embark upon a global journey exploring some of the world’s most mythical volcanoes in Indonesia, Ethiopia, Iceland and North Korea. Speaking with scientists and indigenous peoples alike, they seek to understand the complex and deeply rooted relationship between mankind and one of nature’s greatest wonders.

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Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

IMDb: 7.1
2016
98min

Werner Herzog’s exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

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Encounters at the End of the World

Encounters at the End of the World

Encounters at the End of the World

IMDb: 7.8
2007
99min

Herzog and cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger go to Antarctica to meet people who live and work there, and to capture footage of the continent’s unique locations. Herzog’s voiceover narration explains that his film will not be a typical Antarctica film about “fluffy penguins”, but will explore the dreams of the people and the landscape.

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Into the Abyss

Into the Abyss

Into the Abyss

IMDb: 7.3
2011
105min

In intimate conversations with those involved, including 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (who was scheduled to die eight days after his interview with Herzog), legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog achieves what he describes as “a gaze into the abyss of the human soul.” As he’s so often done before, Herzog’s investigation unveils layers of humanity, making an enlightening trip out of ominous territory.

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Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo

IMDb: 8.1
1982
158min

Fitzcarraldo, a dreamer who plans to bring opera and Enrico Caruso to the South American jungles. With limited funding, he must figure out how to finance the opera house, and ultimately decides to capitalize on South America’s rubber production. He discovers a hidden forest of rubber trees that is well protected by rapids, but the only way to get there is via a river on the other side of a small group of mountains. Fitzcarraldo therefore hires natives to pull his steamship over the mountain.

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Cobra Verde

Cobra Verde

Cobra Verde

IMDb: 7.0
1987
111min

A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires Cobra Verde to oversee his slaves. But when Cobra Verde impregnates Don Octávio’s three daughters, the incensed plantation owner exiles the outlaw to Africa where he is expected to reopen the slave trade. Following his trans-Atlantic journey, Cobra Verde exploits tribal conflicts to commandeer an abandoned fortress and whips an army of naked warriors into a frenzied bloodlust as he vies for survival.

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Salt And Fire

Salt And Fire

Salt And Fire

IMDb: 4.1
2016
98min

A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.

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