Battleship Potemkin (1925) Sergei Eisenstein

Battleship Potemkin 1925 poster

Based on the historical events the movie tells the story of a riot at the battleship Potemkin. What started as a protest strike when the crew was given rotten meat for dinner ended in a riot. The sailors raised the red flag and tried to ignite the revolution in their home port Odessa.

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.

The Hands of Orlac (1924) Robert Wiene

The Hands of Orlac poster

World-famous pianist Paul Orlac loses his hands after a tragic accident. To play the piano again, Orlac needs someone else’s hands. These new hands will cause Orlac to fight himself.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) Robert Wiene

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari poster

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.

M (1931) Fritz Lang

M poster

The German police force can not solve child murders that take place one after the other. The underground world comes into play when the people are now desperate in the face of the ongoing murders. The whole city (police, public, underworld) goes after the killer.

Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922) Fritz Lang

Dr. Mabuse the Gambler poster

Dr. Mabuse is a mind-controlled psychoanalyst. He uses this ability in illegitimate ways such as removing wealth in casinos and speculating on the stock market. But not everything goes smoothly. Dr. Mabuse’s rapid rise sparks the suspicion of Attorney General Von Wenk.