10 Essential Werner Herzog Movies, From Divine Wrath to Gonzo Docs

A quick what-you-need-to-see primer on the legendary German filmmaker's work, from crazed conquistadors to 3-D cave tours

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'Grizzly Man' (2005)

Activist Timothy Treadwell lived among the grizzlies of Alaska ... until one clawed him to death in 2003. Arguably the peak in Herzog's biographical documentaries, this intimate portrait is both a master class in nonfiction irony and an unexpectedly moving look at a well-intentioned and highly delusional animal lover. You could not ask for a better case study in what Herzog calls "the overwhelming indifference of nature."

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