What are the best Fritz Lang movies?

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    #1M

    M

    M (1931) is a movie by Fritz Lang. With a simple, haunting musical phrase whistled offscreen we know that a young girl will be killed. "Who Is the Murderer?" pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert closes in on little Elsie Beckmann...

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    Judith Reynolds
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "One of the seldom movies in the early 1900's that can hold my interests is the movie M. I like the fact that it is in black and white and definitely looks the part of the time it takes place in. The movie is also suspenseful and keeps me on my toes. I definitely would recommend this movie to anyone who is looking for a good thriller genre of films. "
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    #2Metropolis

    Metropolis

    Metropolis is a 1927 German science fiction motion picture directed by Fritz Lang. It was set in a futuristic city in the year 2026 where the human race is divided between mistreated workers and the rich people who enjoys a lavish living.

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    Angela Spencer
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Metropolis is a good movie. It has a very high rating on IMDb. It could be the best Fritz Lang movies."
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    #3The Big Heat

    The Big Heat

    The Big Heat (1953) is a Fritz Lang movie where Glenn Ford stars as a rogue homicide cop who takes the law into his own hands. He sets out to smash a vicious crime syndicate and in the process finds who planted the car bomb that killed his wife. 

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    Bobby Davis
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "The Big Heat is a classic movie especially if you enjoy Fritz Lang movies. Don't miss out on this one."
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    #4Scarlet Street

    Scarlet Street
    Scarlet Street is Fritz Lang's 1945 remake of Jean Renoir's 1931 La Chienne. When middle-aged milquetoast Chris Cross (Edward G. Robinson) rescues street-walking bad girl Kitty (Joan Bennett) from the rain slicked gutters of Greenwich Village, he plunges headlong into a whirlpool of lust, larceny, and revenge. 
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    Nicolás Carrasco
    Written on September 30, 2017
    "Scarlet Street is Fritz Lang's 1945 remake of La Chienne. It centers around Chris Cross rescuing Kitty who is a street walker, from the gutters of Greenwich Village. It has very good ratings on both amazon and imdb. If you are into old movies, then this might be for you and it might fit the topic."
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    #5The Woman in the Window

    The Woman in the Window

    The Woman in the Window is a Fritz Lang movie where a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale. This results in him getting plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder.

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    Sandra Ramirez
    Written on September 23, 2017
    "This movie is an oldie but a good. The suspense in this is great. Just check out the reviews they don't lie. This is by far one of my favorite old classic movies that is sure to entertain."
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    #6The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

    The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933) is a Fritz Lang movie with Rudolph Klein Rogge, Oskar Beregi, Camilla Spira, and Theodor Loos. This film is a horror classic, one of the best 'mad doctor' stories ever made. It's the supernatural fantasy about the evil Dr. Mabuse, who terrorizes a German city.

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    Carl Herrera
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "Fritz Lang is one of the great filmmakers of the early Hollywood motion picture era. One of my favorite Fritz Lang movies is The Testament of Dr. Mabuse. It's a fantastic mad doctor story that puts Lang's directorial abilities to the test."
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    #7Fury

    Fury

    Fury is a Fritz Lang movie considered a hard-edged exposé of mob violence where young Joe Wilson is mistakenly arrested for kidnapping while traveling through a small town on his way to meet his fiancée.

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    Wayne Bishop
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "The movie is a bit dated but still an excellent choice to watch. Spencer Tracy, the main character, goes through all the feelings of being severely wronged by an entire town. If you are looking for a hero moment, you'll find it here."
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    #8Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt is a Fritz Lang movie where Novelist Tom Garrett (Dana Andrews) and publisher Austin Spencer (Sidney Blackmer) intend to show how lawyer Roy Thompson (Philip Bourneuf) has been using circumstantial evidence in capital punishment trials. They concoct a scheme in which flimsy evidence will point to Garrett as a murder suspect, but Spencer will exonerate him at the end. Meanwhile, they keep the plan a secret from Spencer's daughter, Susan (Joan Fontaine), who is engaged to Garrett. However, the trial doesn't go as planned.

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    Margaret West
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "Fritz Lang movies are always one of my favorites. I watched Beyond a Reasonable Doubt this weekend and it was just what I was looking for. It was very mysterious and full of suspense. There are twists in the plot that keep you interested. I love older movies, it seems like they put more into the story, and not so much into just graphics. This story is based on real events which I love, because I can picture it in real life"
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    #9Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler

    Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler

    Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922) is a Fritz Lang movie. It's the first film in the Dr. Mabuse series, about the character Doctor Mabuse who featured in the novels of Norbert Jacques.

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    José Antonio Barajas
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "One of my favorte Lang movies of all time. Very close to the novel which I also really liked. The acting is excellent and the plot twists keep things interesting!"
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    #10You Only Live Once

    You Only Live Once

    You Only Live Once (1937) is a Fritz Lang movie where the public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.

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    Rubén Hernández
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "This may not be Fritz Lang's best or most well know movie. Those would be Metropolis and M, but if you want a Film Noir style of movie, You Only Live Once fits the bill. It also stars a young Henry Fonda so you know the acting will be good."

Summary

Best What are the best Fritz Lang movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1MMovies 23 Free
2MetropolisMovies 19 Paid
3The Big HeatMovies 17 Paid
4Scarlet StreetMovies 14 Paid
5The Woman in the WindowMovies 12 Paid
6The Testament of Dr. MabuseMovies 9 Paid
7FuryMovies 8 Paid
8Beyond a Reasonable DoubtMovies 6 Paid
9Dr. Mabuse, the GamblerMovies 3 Paid
10You Only Live OnceMovies 1 Free
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