The Golem (1920) Carl Boese, Paul Wegener

The Golem poster

In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem – a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

Tartuffe (1925) F.W. Murnau

Tartuffe poster

A young man shows his millionaire grandfather a film based on Molière’s Tartuffe, in order to expose the old man’s hypocritical governess who covets his own inheritance.

The Last Laugh (1924) F.W. Murnau

The Last Laugh poster

When an aging doorman for a prestigious hotel is demoted, his shame leads him to conceal the truth. But when the truth is discovered, he is ridiculed by his friends, neighbors and family.

Destiny (1921) Fritz Lang

Destiny poster

As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and imprisoned behind a doorless, windowless wall. The woman finds a mystic door to enter the wall and she meets Death. She starts to negotiate with Death to save her lover.

Warning Shadows (1923) Arthur Robison

Warning Shadows poster

A wealthy man invites the local wealthy bachelors over for a puppet show about men who covet another man’s wife. The puppeteer is a witch and she gives the men nightmares regarding her puppet show.

Phantom (1922) F.W. Murnau

Phantom poster

Lorenz Lubota is a city official with no purpose in life. On his way to work, he is crushed by a woman driving a carriage. Lorenz becomes obsessed with the female rider.

Nerves (1919) Robert Reinert

Nerves poster

Factory owner Roloff loses his mind because of catastrophes and social disturbances in Germany. Roloff starts an unfair fight against the teacher Lehrer Johannes who turns into a radical revolutionary with the support of the masses. Lehrer Johannes also feels a secret love for Roloff’s sister.

Vampyr (1932) Carl Theodor Dreyer

Vampyr poster

Allan Gray arrives in the village of Courtempierre and settles in a small inn. In the night, an old man enters Gray’s room to tell him “she must not die”. One of the old man’s daughters, Leone, has been bitten by a vampire. To break the curse, Gray and Gisele must find the vampire.

Waxworks (1924) Leo Birinsky, Paul Leni

Waxworks poster

William Dieterle accepts a job from a waxworks proprietor to write stories about the exhibits of Caliph of Baghdad, Ivan the Terrible and Jack the Ripper to boost waxwork business.