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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'Nosferatu the Vampyre' (1979)

Remake one of the most iconic horror movies of all time? Why not! Herzog's tribute to F.W. Murnau's 1922 silent film – what the filmmaker has declared is his candidate for the greatest German film of all time – is an indelible take on the Dracula legend, with Klaus Kinski looking unsettlingly rat-like as the title character. The star fully embraces the lovelorn-bloodsucker aspects of the title character; Isabelle Adjani's Lucy Harker, meanwhile, is the single most erotic take on Bram Stoker's heroine to date.


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