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.

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.

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.

Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) Fritz Lang

Die Nibelungen Siegfried poster

Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, Kriemhild. On his way to reach Kriemhild, Siegfried hunts a dragon, finds an invisibility mask and he discovers hidden treasure. Siegfried has everything to get Kriemhild. Except for Gunter’s friendship.

Faust (1926) F.W. Murnau

Faust poster

Mephisto bets God on Earth. The winner of the bet will be determined by whether Faust, who has devoted himself to wisdom, will surrender his soul to Mephisto. Mephisto descends to reach his goal.