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1. Die Parallelstrasse / The Parallel Street (1962, Ferdinand Khittl)
2. Chinesisches Roulette / Chinese Roulette (1976, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
3. Metropolis (1927, Fritz Lang)
4. Fitzcarraldo (1982, Werner Herzog)
5. Der blaue Engel / The Blue Angel (1930, Josef von Sternberg)
6. Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage (1926, F.W. Murnau)
7. M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (1931, Fritz Lang)
8. Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte / The White Ribbon (2009, Michael Haneke)
9. Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (1922, Fritz Lang)
10. Karl May (1974, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg)

11. Angst essen Seele auf / Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
12. Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle / The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974, Werner Herzog)
13. Welt am Draht / World on a Wire (1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
14. Ich bin ein Elefant, Madame / I Am an Elephant, Madame (1969, Peter Zadek)
15. Der Kongreß tanzt / The Congress Dances (1931, Erik Charell)
16. Baal (1970, Volker Schlöndorff)
17. Das schreckliche Mädchen / The Nasty Girl (1990, Michael Verhoeven)
18. Die Brücke / The Bridge (1959, Bernhard Wicki)
19. Der Himmel über Berlin / Wings of Desire (1987, Wim Wenders)
20. Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant / The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

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1. The Lives of Others (2006)
2. M (1931)
3. The Blue Angel (1930)
4. Fitzcarraldo (1982)
5. Run Lola Run (1998)
6. The Tin Drum (1979)
7. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
8. Paris, Texas (1984)
9. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
10. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
11. The Nasty Girl (1990)
12. Stroszek (1977)
13. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
14. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
15. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
16. The Fan (1982)
17. Downfall (2004)
18. The White Rose (1982)
19. Nowhere in Africa (2001)
20. The 3 Penny Opera (1931)
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01. Der müde Tod (1921)
02. Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (1922)
03. Der letzte Mann (1924)
04. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
05. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924)
06. Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage (1926)
07. Metropolis (1927)
08. Die Büchse der Pandora (1929)
09. Warum läuft Herr R. Amok (1970)
10. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (1972)
11. Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (1972)
12. Welt am Draht (1973)
13. Martha (1974)
14. Fontane Effi Briest (1974)
15. Angst essen Seele auf (1974)
16. Angst vor der Angst (1975)
17. Stroszek (1977)
18. Woyzeck (1979)
19. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
20. Lola (1981)
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1. Der Himmel über Berlin - Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1987)
2. Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte - The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)
3. Der amerikanische Freund - The American Friend (Wim Wenders, 1977)
4. Der Untergang - Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004)
5. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes - Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)
6. Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1920)
7. Das Leben der Anderen - The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
8. Phoenix (Christian Petzold, 2014)
9. Welt am Draht - World on a Wire (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973)
10. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
11. Barbara (Christian Petzold, 2012)
12. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
13. Victoria (Sebastian Schipper, 2015)
14. Alice in den Städten - Alice in the Cities (Wim Wenders, 1974)
15. Bis ans Ende der Welt - Until the End of the World (Wim Wenders, 1991)
16. M (Fritz Lang, 1931)
17. Chinesisches Roulette - Chinese Roulette (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976)
18. Undine (Christian Petzold, 2020)
19. Auf der anderen Seite - The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin, 2007)
20. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht - Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog, 1979)
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I agree with the view that The White Ribbon is a German film, including on the basis of its Oscar nomination as a German film. As others have observed, in this case the Oscars' bizarre insistence on one submission per country in this category may actually be helpful. There are also precedents for disqualifying submissions (maybe even a nomination) for insufficient links to the submitting country.

I'm confident all of my other picks are eligible, although eligibility confirmation would be helpful for The Castle and The Edge of Heaven. Other eligibility rulings that would be helpful are The Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas, 2014) and Lola Montes (Max Ophuls, 1955). I can provide backups if anything is ruled out.

EDIT: Since Das Schloß - The Castle (Michael Haneke, 1997) is considered Austrian, I'll swap in Paris, Texas at #10 and drop everything below it down one spot.
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I second that The White Ribbon is a German film - (mostly) German funding, German locations, story about Germany and the Academy Award Nomination vs. Austrian director and a (minor) Austrian funding percentage.

My ranked list:

01. Dr. Mabuse the Gambler - Fritz Lang, 1922
02. Black Gravel - Helmut Käutner, 1961
03. World on a Wire - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973
04. Nosferatu - F.W. Murnau, 1922
05. Christiane F. - Uli Edel, 1981
06. Lola - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1981
07. Das Boot - Wolfgang Petersen, 1981
08. Transit - Christian Petzold, 2018
09. Katzelmacher - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1969
10. M - Fritz Lang, 1931
11. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse - Fritz Lang, 1933
12. Inquest - Robert Siodmak, 1931
13. Fox and His Friends - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975
14. The Invincibles - Dominik Graf, 1994
15. Aguirre, the Wrath of God - Werner Herzog, 1972
16. Death Is My Trade - Theodor Kotulla, 1977
17. Woman in the Moon - Fritz Lang, 1929
18. I Was Nineteen - Konrad Wolf, 1968
19. In the Aisles - Thomas Stuber, 2018
20. Rückfälle - Peter Beauvais, 1977

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Ranked:

1. Nirgendwo in Afrika (2001)
2. Systemsprenger (2019)
3. Bagdad Café (1987)
4. Die Puppe (1919)
5. Der Fall Gleiwitz (1961)
6. Das Beil von Wandsbek (1951)
7. Sabine Kleist, 7 Jahre... (1982)
8. Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008)
9. Wo die grünen Ameisen träumen (1984)
10. Geheimnisse einer Seele (1926)
11. Despair (1978)
12. Hamlet (1921)
13. Schramm (1993)
14. Welt om Draht (1973)
15. Der Samurai (2014)
16. Die Brücke (1959)
17. Cloud Atlas (2012)
18. Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (2000)
19. Mutter Küsters' Fahrt zum Himmel (1975)
20. Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination (1923)
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1. M (1931): 10!
2. Metropolis (1927): 9.0
3. Acht Stunden sind kein Tag [Eight Hours Are Not a Day] (1972): 9.0
4. Die Brücke [The Bridge] (1959): 9.0
5. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924): 9.0
6. Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit [Land of Silence and Darkness] (1971): 9.0
7. Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse [The Testament of Dr. Mabuse] (1933): 8.8
8. Der himmel über Berlin [Wings of Desire] (1987): 8.8
9. Das Boot (1981): 8.8
10. Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage(1926): 8.5

11. Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo [We Children from Bahnhof Zoo] (1981): 8.5
12. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache [Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge] (1924): 8.5
13. Im Lauf der Zeit [Kings of the Road] (1976): 8.5
14. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997): 8.5
15. Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt [Berlin: Symphony of a Great City] (1927): 8.5
16. Der Blaue Engel [The Blue Angel] (1930): 8.2
17. Der Letzte Mann [The Last Laugh] (1924): 8.2
18. Das Leben der Anderen [The Lives of Others (2006): 8.2
19. Alice in den Städten [Alice in the Cities] (1974): 8.2
20. Tagebuch einer Verlorenen [Diary of a Lost Girl] (1929): 8.2

Reserve, cause I'm not sure about Little Dieter... : Oh Boy [A Coffee in Berlin] (2012): 8.2 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1954701/. If more replacement are necesarry let me know.
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1. Metropolis (1927) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017136/
2. Nosferatu (1922) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013442/
3. M (1931) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022100/
4. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0010323/
5. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068182/
6. Paris, Texas (1984) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087884/
7. Wings of Desire (1987) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093191/
8. The Last Laugh (1924) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015064/
9. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071141/
10. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071691/
11. Heimat (1984) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087400/
12. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080196/
13. Das Boot (1981) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082096/
14. Downfall (2004) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363163/
15. The Triumph of the Will (1935) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025913/
16. Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020475/
17. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023563/
18. Fitzcarraldo (1982) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083946/
19. Die Puppe (1919) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0010600/
20 .The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062804/
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21. Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013086/
22. Lessons of Darkness (1992) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104706/
23. The Lives of Others (2006) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405094/
24. The Tin Drum (1979) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078875/
25. Toni Erdmann (2016) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4048272/
26. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015532/
27. The Joyless Street (1925) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015842/
28. Alice in the Cities (1974) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069687/
29. The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068278/
30. Stroszek (1977) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075276/
Please use the films in teh reserved category, if any of the Top 20 is deemed ineligible.
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1. Metropolis (1927)
2. Fitzcarraldo (1982)
3. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens [Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror] (1922)
4. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes [Aguirre, the Wrath of God] (1972)
5. Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari [The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari] (1920)
6. Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle [The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser] (1974)
7. M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder [M] (1931)
8. Paris, Texas (1984)
9. Angst essen Seele auf [Ali: Fear Eats the Soul] (1974)
10. Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage [Faust] (1926)
11. Alice in den Städten [Alice in the Cities] (1974)
12. Halt auf freier Strecke [Stopped on Track] (2011)
13. Der müde Tod [Destiny] (1921)
14. Die Puppe [The Doll] (1919)
15. Lola rentt (1998)
16. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried [The Nibelungs Part I: Siegfried] (1924)
17. Berlin - Die Sinfonie der Großstadt [Berlin: Symphony of a Great City] (1927)
18. Faustrecht der Freiheit [Fox and His Friends] (1976)
19. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed [The Adventures of Prince Achmed] (1926)
20. Lektionen in Finsternis [Lessons of Darkness] (1992)
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Der Untergang [Downfall] (2004)
Der letzte Mann [The Last Man] (1924)
Das Boot [The Boat] (1981)
Hitler, ein Film aus Deutschland [Hitler: a Film From Germany] (1977)
Der Tiger von Eschnapur [The Tiger of Eschnapur] (1959)
Kameradschaft [Comradeship] (1931)
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Finally made/found time to properly go through all the lists. I'll try and get to them all tonight so that people still have a week to make changes and updates or provide rebuttals to anything.

First things first:
Fergenaprido wrote: May 5th, 2022, 8:17 pm
Torgo wrote: May 5th, 2022, 8:00 pm What about Das weiße Band?
As for The White Ribbon, it seems to be an Austrian-German co-production, with different sources indicating which country should be first. Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia:
Michael Haneke has said the project was in development for more than ten years.[6] The initial version of the script was written as a television mini-series for the Austrian broadcaster ORF, but when no co-producer who was willing to invest in the project had been found after five years had passed, Haneke decided to put the project on hold.[7] Eventually revived as a feature film, the production was led by the Austrian company Wega Film. It was also co-produced by X Filme (Germany), Les Films Du Losange (France) and Lucky Red (Italy).[8] The film received financial support from the Austrian Film Institute, various local funds in Germany, the French CNC and the Council of Europe's film fund Eurimages.[9] It had a total budget of around 12 million Euro.[7]

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With a fully German cast and setting, as well as co-production by a German company, it has been discussed whether the film should be regarded as an Austrian or German production. Haneke himself has expressed indifference on the question: "In the Olympic Games the medal doesn't go to the country, but to the athlete." The general feeling is that it is primarily a Michael Haneke film.[18]

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The film was a nominee in the category Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards. Its submission as an entry of Germany rather than Austria was the source of some controversy,[34] since the Academy would have accepted it as a submission from either country. Martin Schweighofer, head of the Austrian Film Commission, expressed misgivings about the decision: "The discomfort arises because of the vague rules of the Academy. In essential functions the film is Austrian." It has been reported that the American distributor, Sony Pictures Classics, pressured Germany to submit it rather than Austria because the Academy had nominated Austrian films two years running and three in a row was considered unlikely.[35]
So it seems it's primarily an Austrian production based on that, with German (and other) funding coming later, even though the story is set and filmed in Germany itself. IMDB has X Filme and Germany listed first, but that could just be an error by whoever added the info. I'll check my copy of the film later and see what information I can find in the onscreen credits, but for now I'm leaning toward this being an Austrian film, and thus ineligible.

I know the film was nominated for and won a slew of Lolas (German Film Awards), but it's also likely the same would have happened at the Austrian Film Awards had they existed at the time (the Austrian Film Academy was created in 2009, the same year the film was released, and had their first ceremony in 2011 for films from 2010).
Edit: The film did win a bunch of Romy Awards, which are run by the Austrian newspaper Kurier, and I think might be analogous to critics awards in other countries.
So I checked my copy and X Filme is indeed the first production company listed in the opening credits, so that tips the scales for me and I'm ruling this a German film for the purposes of these polls, and thus eligible.
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Silga wrote: May 5th, 2022, 8:18 pm 8. Evolution (Kornél Mundruczó, 2021)
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The only one I'm unsure about is this Hungarian-German co-production. I'm leaning toward Hungarian and non-eligible, but there's not a lot of info around so if you've got something that indicates it's more of a German production, let me know.
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RolandKirkSunglasses wrote: May 5th, 2022, 8:47 pm I'd like some eligibility rulings on these:

Ludwig (1973)
Marquise of O (1976)
Seventh Continent (1989)
It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958)
Ludwig (1973) - Italy/France/W. Germany - Italian film not eligible
Die Marquise von O... [The Marquise of O] (1976) - W. Germany/France - German film, eligible
Der siebente Kontinent [The Seventh Continent] (1989) - Austria - Austrian film, not eligible
Es geschah am hellichten Tag [It Happened in Broad Daylight] (1958) - Switzerland/W. Germany/Spain - Swiss film, not eligible
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Perception de Ambiguity wrote: May 6th, 2022, 12:16 am unsortiert / nicht rangiert / ungeordnet

Rammstein: Deutschland (2019, Specter Berlin)
Ich Mhh-bin Die Biene

Your first URL is a person, not a title. I'm assuming it's supposed to be this one? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10095856/
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ororama wrote: May 6th, 2022, 12:35 am 1. M (1931)
2. Nosferatu (1922)
3. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
4. Spies (1928)
5. Chinese Roulette (1976)
6. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
7. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
8. The Tin Drum (1979)
9. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
10. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
11. The Bridge (1959)
12. Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (2018)
13. Fox and His Friends (1975)
14. Handicapped Future (1971)
15. In July (2000)
16. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
17. Angry Harvest (1985)
18. The Doll (1919)
19. The State I Am In (2000)
20. Alice in the Cities (1974)

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Pope Francis is a Swiss film (or maybe a Vatican film, it might have been commissioned by them), so it's not eligible. Everything else looks fine, I think.
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zomgmouse wrote: May 6th, 2022, 12:40 am could we please have eligibility rulings on:

My Joy https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1646114/
Donbass https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8282042/
Being There https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078841/
Zeros and Ones https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13432484/
When Pigs Fly https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108554/
Loznitsa's films are a bit hard to classify. My Joy is largely German funded, but also significantly Ukrainian, despite the action taking place in Russia and the dialogue in Russian. The director himself grew up in Ukraine but later moved to Germany, and I'm not familiar enough with his work to be definitive about my decisions. Anyone with more information is welcome to chime in here. Donbass leans more Ukrainian for me as it was embraced by the Ukrainian Film Academy and was the Oscar selection for Ukraine that year, though the main production companies appear to be the same/similar for both films.

Schaste moe [My Joy] (2010) - Germany/Ukraine - likely German
Donbass (2018) - Ukraine/Germany - maybe Ukrainian
Being There (1979) - USA - American, not eligible - I don't know where that West Germany credit came from on imdb, as there are no German production companies mentioned, nor any information including Germany in the wikipedia article... seems to be a wholly American production from what I can see. I'm updating imdb to fix it.
Zeroes and Ones (2021) - USA/UK/Germany/Italy? - I'm calling this one American, so not eligible. The imdb credits are at odds with the reporting from industry publications, which I think are more reliable. They all state production from a British and then a German production company, and the Executive Producer is from an American company. I don't fully understand the producer/executive producer differences, but I think the EP is higher up and has more control than the P, so I'm sticking with American.
When Pigs Fly (1993) - USA/Netherlands/Germany - Another unclear one with little information. Seemingly shot in Germany as a stand-in for New Jersey, but funded by a Dutch company? I don't have a clear answer for this one yet.
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I've paused at zzzorf's post for now, as I want to watch a film before bed. I'll continue tomorrow.
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Fergenaprido wrote: May 25th, 2022, 2:52 am
zomgmouse wrote: May 6th, 2022, 12:40 am could we please have eligibility rulings on:

My Joy https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1646114/
Donbass https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8282042/
Being There https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078841/
Zeros and Ones https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13432484/
When Pigs Fly https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108554/
Loznitsa's films are a bit hard to classify. My Joy is largely German funded, but also significantly Ukrainian, despite the action taking place in Russia and the dialogue in Russian. The director himself grew up in Ukraine but later moved to Germany, and I'm not familiar enough with his work to be definitive about my decisions. Anyone with more information is welcome to chime in here. Donbass leans more Ukrainian for me as it was embraced by the Ukrainian Film Academy and was the Oscar selection for Ukraine that year, though the main production companies appear to be the same/similar for both films.

Schaste moe [My Joy] (2010) - Germany/Ukraine - likely German
Donbass (2018) - Ukraine/Germany - maybe Ukrainian
Being There (1979) - USA - American, not eligible - I don't know where that West Germany credit came from on imdb, as there are no German production companies mentioned, nor any information including Germany in the wikipedia article... seems to be a wholly American production from what I can see. I'm updating imdb to fix it.
Zeroes and Ones (2021) - USA/UK/Germany/Italy? - I'm calling this one American, so not eligible. The imdb credits are at odds with the reporting from industry publications, which I think are more reliable. They all state production from a British and then a German production company, and the Executive Producer is from an American company. I don't fully understand the producer/executive producer differences, but I think the EP is higher up and has more control than the P, so I'm sticking with American.
When Pigs Fly (1993) - USA/Netherlands/Germany - Another unclear one with little information. Seemingly shot in Germany as a stand-in for New Jersey, but funded by a Dutch company? I don't have a clear answer for this one yet.
many thanks for your digging so far! will wait for the other rulings
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Fergenaprido wrote: May 25th, 2022, 2:00 am
Perception de Ambiguity wrote: May 6th, 2022, 12:16 am unsortiert / nicht rangiert / ungeordnet

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Your first URL is a person, not a title. I'm assuming it's supposed to be this one? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10095856/
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1. The External World (2010)
2. Die unendliche Geschichte (1984)
3. Das Boot (1981)
4. Die Sehnsucht der Veronika Voss (1982)
5. Unter den Brücken (1946)
6. Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920)
7. Nekromantik (1987)
8. Paris, Texas (1984)
9. Lola rennt (1998)
10. Rammbock (2010)
11. Balance (1989)
12. Kirschblüten - Hanami (2008)
13. Das Rad (2001)
14. Spione (1928)
15. Staplerfahrer Klaus - Der erste Arbeitstag (2000)
16. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
17. Seelische Konstruktionen (1927)
18. Schwarzfahrer (1993)
19. Nirgendwo in Afrika (2001)
20. Das Experiment (2001)

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23. Sterne (1959) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053306/
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zzzorf wrote: May 6th, 2022, 2:05 am 4. Höstsonaten (1978)
15. The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)
19. La Paura (1954)

Reserves:
21. Vampyros Lesbos (1971)
As counterintuitive as it sounds, it seems Autumn Sonata is indeed a German film, made when Bergman was in exile from Sweden for tax reasons. So, it is eligible for this poll, in case people want to update their ballots to include it. It'll likely make mine.

I'd thought the second NeverEnding Story was American, but it seems it was also a German production like the first, though strangely the first has a German original title and the second has an English one. :shrug: So it is also eligible.

La paura/Fear is listed as both a German-Italian and Italian-German poroduction, but everywhere lists the Italian production company first, so I'm considering it an Italian film, and thus not eligible.
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rnilsson19 wrote: May 6th, 2022, 2:23 pm Twice Lived (Max Mack, 1912)
Diary of a Lost Girl (G.W. Pabst, 1929)
Woman in the Moon (Fritz Lang, 1929)
Mädchen in Uniform (Leontine Sagan, 1931)
Great Freedom No. 7 (Helmut Käutner, 1944)
The Great Sacrifice (Veit Harlan, 1944)
Street Acquaintances (Peter Pewas, 1948)
Gods of the Plague (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1970)
The Death of Maria Malibran (Werner Schroeter, 1972)
The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (Wim Wenders, 1972)
Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972)
World on a Wire (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973)
Behindert (Stephen Dwoskin, 1974)
Diary of a Lover (Sohrab Shahid Saless, 1974)
Kings of the Road (Wim Wenders, 1976)
Satan’s Brew (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976)
Christiane F. (Uli Edel, 1981)
The Fan (Eckhart Schmidt, 1982)
Nightfall (Fred Kelemen, 1999)
Transit (Christian Petzold, 2018)
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peeptoad wrote: May 7th, 2022, 11:37 am * can I get a ruling on this one, please? If it's not accepted here I'll use it for my Poland list...

*4. Rabbit à la Berlin (2009)

alternates-
Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination (1923)
Blutiger Freitag (1972)
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920)
Undine (2020)
I've checked and decided Rabbit à la Berlin is more of a Polish film, so not eligible here. Everything else, including your alternates, check out, so let me know which one you want to append to your list.
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RolandKirkSunglasses wrote: May 8th, 2022, 3:47 pm 7. Ludwig (1973)
11. It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958)

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Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
The White Ribbon (2009)
Enigma of Kasper Hauser (1976)
Destiny (1921)
Lessons of Darkness (1992)
Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)
These two are not eligible, but all of your alternates are, so you can pick two of them to replace them.
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Caracortada wrote: May 9th, 2022, 4:55 am Weird mixture of three entirely different periods. I used German language as an extra filter on imdb.
  1. Mephisto (1981)
Mephisto is primarily a Hungarian film, so not eligible for this poll.
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Gordon_Gekko wrote: May 9th, 2022, 12:26 pm Es geschah am hellichten Tag is swiss (or spanish), imo. Please ruling if eligible.
In case you missed my earlier post, yes, this films is Swiss, and not eligible for this poll. :)
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twodeadmagpies wrote: May 9th, 2022, 3:07 pm hat wolff von amerongen konkursdelikte begangen? (2004)***

***please rule on amerongen - director was austrian but content all german???
Yes, all of the production credits seem to indicate this was German, so it is eligible for this poll.
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matthewscott8 wrote: May 9th, 2022, 11:32 pm 11. Der siebente Kontinent / The Seventh Continent (1989 - Michael Haneke)
The Seventh Continent is wholly Austrian, and not eligible for this poll.
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Opio wrote: May 12th, 2022, 6:52 pm Have a few eligibility questions:

Germania anno zero https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039417/
Kameradschaft https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022017/
Autumn Sonata https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077711/
And Roland already asked about Die Marquise von O...

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Germania - Italian, not eligible
Kameradschaft - German, eligible
Autumn Sonata - German, eligible
Marquise - German, eligible
Torgo wrote: May 13th, 2022, 12:18 am Wow, not for a second would I have considered Höstsonaten ..
English Wikipedia says: "Due to his battle with the Swedish tax authorities at the time,[n 1] Ingmar Bergman produced Autumn Sonata through his West German company, Personafilm GmbH, with main financing from Lew Grade's British ITC Film, and shot the film in an old film studio outside Oslo in Norway.[2] Although formally a German production (with the German title, Herbstsonate, being the official original title), the dialogue is in Swedish, most of the crew and actors were Swedish,[3] and the world premiere was in Stockholm.[4]"
I hope that's enough to rule it out :geek:
I have the exact opposite takeaway from you - That information helps to confirm to me that it's not a Swedish production after all, but a German one.
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TraverseTown wrote: May 13th, 2022, 5:33 am 6 The Apple
10 Possession
I'd had The Apple as American, but it seems it's solely German (unless something was changed on imdb). Nothing I can find contradicts that, though, so it is eligible for this poll.
Possession is primarily a French film, despite the setting, so not eligible for this poll.
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I majored in German film, so most everything was stuff I watched back then, as we unfortunately haven't watched that much German cinema since then, for no real reason other than it just doesn't come up - even though we're both certainly interested. But this was a pretty easy list to throw together, and hopefully everything is eligible.


01. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
02. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
03. Der verlorene Sohn (1934)
04. Die Austernprinzessin (1919)
05. In Gefahr und größter Not bringt der Mittelweg den Tod (1974)
06. Menschen am Sonntag (1930)
07. Anders als die Andern (1919)
08. Der blaue Engel (1930)
09. Der Kongreß tanzt (1931)
10. Die sieben Männer der Sumuru (1969)
11. Die 3 Groschen-Oper (1931)
12. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924)
13. Staplerfahrer Klaus - Der erste Arbeitstag (2001)
14. Berlin - Die Sinfonie der Großstadt (1927)
15. Die Legende von Paul und Paula (1973)
16. Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (1926)
17. Die Puppe (1919)
18. Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
19. Varieté (1925)
20. Ich möchte kein Mann sein (1918)
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Fergenaprido wrote: May 27th, 2022, 4:31 am
TraverseTown wrote: May 13th, 2022, 5:33 am 6 The Apple
I'd had The Apple as American, but it seems it's solely German (unless something was changed on imdb). Nothing I can find contradicts that, though, so it is eligible for this poll.
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Tried to give every part of german film history a slot (Expressionismus, post war, Neuer Deutscher Film, DDR, film of today), but it's tough.

1. Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
2. M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder
3. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
4. Der Totmacher
5. Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
6. Das Weiße Band
7. Welt am Draht
8. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
9. Angst essen Seele auf
10. Triumph des Willens
11. Das Leben der Anderen
12. Zeit der Kannibalen
13. Das Boot
14. Gegen die Wand
15. Die Brücke
16. Das Experiment
17. Die unendliche Geschichte
18. Der Untertan
19. Wir Wunderkinder
20. Der Hauptmann
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Fergenaprido wrote: May 27th, 2022, 3:51 am
peeptoad wrote: May 7th, 2022, 11:37 am * can I get a ruling on this one, please? If it's not accepted here I'll use it for my Poland list...

*4. Rabbit à la Berlin (2009)

alternates-
Schatten - Eine nächtliche Halluzination (1923)
Blutiger Freitag (1972)
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920)
Undine (2020)
I've checked and decided Rabbit à la Berlin is more of a Polish film, so not eligible here. Everything else, including your alternates, check out, so let me know which one you want to append to your list.
Thanks, Ferg. I just edited my list, moving Warning Shadows up...
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Fergenaprido wrote: May 27th, 2022, 4:13 am
matthewscott8 wrote: May 9th, 2022, 11:32 pm 11. Der siebente Kontinent / The Seventh Continent (1989 - Michael Haneke)
The Seventh Continent is wholly Austrian, and not eligible for this poll.
oof very embarrassing! Have edited in Händler der vier Jahreszeiten / The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972 - Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
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Minkin wrote: May 27th, 2022, 5:04 am 13. Staplerfahrer Klaus - Der erste Arbeitstag (2001)
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It feels strange placing Paris, Texas as my number one film in a Germany poll but it is one of my all-time favourites and has cropped up in a few other people's lists. If Ferg is including it as eligible then I am definitely backing it, although I feel a little torn in doing so...

1. Paris, Texas
2. M
3. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
4. Goodbye Lenin!
5. The White Ribbon
6. Run Lola Run
7. Cloud Atlas
8. Metropolis
9. Aguirre
10. Fitzcarraldo
11. Toni Erdmann
12. The Bridge
13. Christiane F.
14. Woyzeck
15. Nekromantik
16. Rammbock
17. Schramm
18. Der Fan
19. Berlin Alexanderplatz
20. Der Nacthmahr
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21. Stations of The Cross
22. The Marriage of Maria Braun
23. The Counterfeiters
24. The Tin Drum
25. The Last Laugh
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Fair call, Tom. I won't be including it in mine, and the same goes for Autumn Sonata as they don't feel "German enough" to me (non-German language, setting, actors, etc.) but they clearly have a claim to being German films.
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Paris, Texas is indeed eligible, and I don't think I've ever seen it considered as anything other than a German film, despite the setting. Similar to Percy Adlon's US-set film Bagdad Café, though that has a stronger German connection plotwise and actorwise. Perhaps Wenders's brand is strong so people don't consider it American?
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