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2. The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1972)
101 min | Drama, Sport
A goalkeeper Josef Bloch is ejected during a game for foul play. He leaves the field and goes to spend the night with a cinema cashier.
3. The Scarlet Letter (1973)
90 min | Drama, History
In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet A because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older ... See full summary »
6. Kings of the Road (1976)
Not Rated | 175 min | Drama
A traveling projection-equipment mechanic works in Western Germany along the East-German border, visiting worn-out theatres. He meets with a depressed young man whose marriage has just broken up, and the two decide to travel together.
10. Lightning Over Water (1980)
91 min | Documentary
Director Nicholas Ray is eager to complete a final film before his imminent death from cancer. Wim Wenders is working on his own film Hammett (1982) in Hollywood, but flies to New York to ... See full summary »
11. Hammett (1982)
PG | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Fictional account of real-life mystery writer Dashiell Hammett, and his involvement in the investigation of a beautiful Chinese cabaret actress' mysterious disappearance in San Francisco.
Votes: 2,687 | Gross: $0.04M
12. Room 666 (1982 TV Movie)
45 min | Documentary
During the '35th Cannes International Film Festival' (14th-26th May 1982), German director Wim Wenders asked a sample of 15 other international film directors to get, each one at a time, ... See full summary »
13. The State of Things (1982)
121 min | Drama
On location in Portugal, a film crew runs out of film while making their own version of Roger Corman's Day the World Ended (1955). The producer is nowhere to be found and director Friedrich... See full summary »
Votes: 2,548 | Gross: $6.00M
14. Paris, Texas (1984)
R | 145 min | Drama
Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family.
Votes: 76,768 | Gross: $2.18M
18. Notebook on Cities and Clothes (1989)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary
Wim Wenders talks with Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto about the creative process and ponders the relationship between cities, identity and the cinema in the digital age.
19. Red Hot and Blue (1990 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 88 min | Music
Modern pop performers reinterpreting several songs of Cole Porter in music videos directed by established directors.
Directors: Percy Adlon, David Byrne, Alex Cox, Jonathan Demme, Philippe Gautier, Jim Jarmusch, Neil Jordan, Edward Lachman, Adelle Lutz, John Maybury, Steve McLean, Sandy McLeod, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Zak Ove, Mark Pellington, Roger Pomphrey, Matthew Rolston, John Scarlett-Davies, Wim Wenders | Stars: Afrika Bambaataa, Bono, David Byrne, Neneh Cherry
20. Until the End of the World (1991)
R | 158 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In 1999, Claire's life is forever changed after she survives a car crash. She rescues Sam and starts traveling around the world with him. Writer Eugene follows them and writes their story, as a way of recording dreams is being invented.
Votes: 8,068 | Gross: $0.75M
22. Lisbon Story (1994)
PG | 100 min | Drama, Music
The director Friedrich Monroe has trouble with finishing a silent b&w movie about Lisbon. He calls his friend, the sound engineer Phillip Winter, for help. As Winter arrives Lisbon weeks ... See full summary »
23. Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance
Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,147 | Gross: $0.03M
24. Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky (1995)
79 min | Biography, Drama
A rare gem of cinematic storytelling that weaves docudrama, fictional reenactment, and experimental photography into a powerful, reflective work on the early days of German cinema. The film... See full summary »
25. The End of Violence (1997)
R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller
Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,494 | Gross: $0.28M
27. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
G | 105 min | Documentary, Music
Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.
Votes: 15,513 | Gross: $7.00M
29. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Tragi-comic, romantic whodunnit set in a run down hotel which plays host to mentally ill people too poor to afford medical insurance.
Votes: 20,066 | Gross: $0.05M
31. The Soul of a Man (2003)
103 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The dramatic tension in the blues between the sacred and the profane by exploring the music and lives of three of director Wim Wenders's favorite blues artists.
The Blues (2003)
The Soul of a Man
127 min | Documentary, Music
Wim Wenders entry into this in depth series documenting the blues. This film follows the exploits of three legendary blues men Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J B Lenoir. Includes ... See full summary »
34. Don't Come Knocking (2005)
R | 122 min | Drama, Music
An aging cowboy movie star deserts a film set and tries to reconnect with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in thirty years, only to learn that he has a child he never knew about.
Votes: 6,963 | Gross: $0.44M
36. Palermo Shooting (2008)
124 min | Drama
After the wild life-style of a famous young German photographer almost gets him killed, he goes to Palermo, Sicily to take a break. Can the beautiful city and a beautiful local woman help him calm himself down?
38. Invisible World (2012)
93 min | Drama
An anthology film following different stories around the theme of invisibility in the modern world.
Directors: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Gian Vittorio Baldi, Marco Bechis, Laís Bodanzky, Beto Brant, Maria de Medeiros, Manoel de Oliveira, Atom Egoyan, Guy Maddin, Jerzy Stuhr, Cisco Vasques, Wim Wenders | Stars: Ashot Adamyan, Jupiter Apple, Gian Vittorio Baldi, Sônia Braga
39. Cathedrals of Culture (2014)
165 min | Documentary
Six directors tackle the question "If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?" by capturing iconic buildings with narration from the perspective of the buildings.
40. The Salt of the Earth (2014)
PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.
Votes: 17,567 | Gross: $1.34M
41. Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama
One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?
42. The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (2016)
97 min | Drama
A beautiful summer day. A garden. A terrace. A woman and a man sit at a table beneath the trees, with a soft summer wind. In the distance, in the vast plain, the silhouette of Paris. A ... See full summary »
43. Submergence (2017)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
In a room with no windows on the eastern coast of Africa, a Scotsman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters. Thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders ... See full summary »
44. Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (2018)
PG | 96 min | Documentary, Biography
Pope Francis travels the world speaking to those in need and delivering a message of hope.
Votes: 1,489 | Gross: $1.82M