Eight By Fritz Lang

Eight By Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang's prolific career took him from Germany to Hollywood, spanning the silent era through the 1960s. Acclaimed as one of the greatest directors of the German Expressionist style, Lang is best known for his epic silent films in a variety of genres, including crime thrillers, fantasy, and science fiction. His shadowy, atmospheric visual style later made him one of the most celebrated directors of Film Noir, and continues to influence the design of many sci-fi and fantasy films today.

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Eight By Fritz Lang
  • Destiny

    Fritz Lang • Germany • 1921

    When her fiancée disappears, a young woman confronts the personification of Death in an effort to save his life. Death weaves three romantic tragedies and offers to unite the girl with her lover if she can prevent the lovers’ death in at least one instance. Thus beg...

  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler

    Fritz Lang • Germany • 1922

    Dr. Mabuse is a gambler, hypnotist, and all-around criminal mastermind. This legendary silent film contains many crime genre elements from the time, including characters who slip in and out of disguise, mind control, gambling clubs, exotic women, brutal henchmen and ...

  • Die Nibelungen, Part 1: Siegfried

    Fritz Lang • Germany • 1924

    One of the greatest artistic and technical achievements of German silent cinema, Die Nibelungen is a passionate retelling of Nordic legend.

    Scripted by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou, and originally released as two separate features, the saga begins by constructin...

  • Die Nibelungen, Part 2: Kriemhild's Revenge

    Fritz Lang • Germany • 1924

    In the long-underrated second half of Die Nibelungen, Siegfried’s death causes fantasy to devolve into nightmare, as his beloved Kriemhild enacts a vengeance that contaminates everyone in its path—a vengeance as ferocious and uncompromising as anything the cinema has ...

  • Metropolis

    Fritz Lang • Germany • 1927

    Incorporating more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage, this 2010 restoration of Metropolis is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang’s science fiction masterpiece. Backed by a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz’s 1927 score, the film’s dazzling visual design a...

  • Spies

    Fritz Lang • Germany • 1928

    Having defined the espionage film with Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler, Fritz Lang returns to the genre with this surprisingly fast-paced thriller. Rudolf Kleine-Rogge stars as Haghi, the head of an elaborate criminal empire, with Willy Fritsch as the undercover agent assigne...

  • Woman In the Moon

    Fritz Lang • Germany • 1929

    Two years after revolutionizing the science fiction film with his epic Metropolis, director Fritz Lang revisits the genre with an ambitious spectacle dramatizing the first lunar expedition. Instead of relying on pure fantasy, Lang, screenwriter Thea von Harbou and a g...

  • Scarlet Street

    Fritz Lang • United States • 1945

    When middle-aged milquetoast cashier Chris Cross rescues street-walking bad girl Kitty from the rain-slicked gutters of Greenwich Village, he plunges into a whirlpool of lust, larceny and revenge. As his obsession grows, Chris is corrupted, humiliated and transf...