Tartuffe (1925) F.W. Murnau

Tartuffe

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

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

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

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

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

Nerven

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.

Waxworks (1924) Leo Birinsky, Paul Leni

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.

Metropolis (1927) Fritz Lang

Metropolis

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s creator falls in love with a working-class prophet who fights against the class differences.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) Robert Wiene

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

At a carnival in Germany, Francis and his friend Alan encounter the crazed Dr. Caligari. The men see Caligari showing off his somnambulist, Cesare a hypnotized man who the doctor claims can see into the future. Cesare sees the future. What will happen in the future is death.





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