Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders

Highest Rated: 100% Alice in the Cities (1974)

Lowest Rated: 23% Submergence (2017)

Birthday: Aug 14, 1945

Birthplace: Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

One of the more successful and prolific filmmakers to emerge from the New German Cinema movement, iconoclastic director Wim Wenders continually walked the line between art house aesthetic and commercial appeal with his vast body of work. Stark early efforts, such as the nihilistic "The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick" (1972) and road movies like "Alice in the Cities" (1974), led to more focused works along the lines of "The American Friend" (1977). Having gained international notoriety, Wenders indulged his fascination with Americana in the acclaimed "Paris, Texas" (1984) then returned to Berlin for his beloved fantasy-drama "Wings of Desire" (1987). He also broadened the scope of his artistic pursuits with forays into music video and television commercial directing, photographic exhibitions, authoring several essay collections and more. "Until the End of the World" (1991) was accompanied by one of the most acclaimed movie soundtracks of the 1990s, with a line-up of talent ranging from Neneh Cherry to Nick Cave. Wenders also displayed his remarkable acumen with music documentaries like "Buena Vista Social Club" (1999). With "Don't Come Knocking" (2005) he returned to the well for another American road movie with "Paris, Texas" collaborator Sam Shepard, while the audacious 3-D dance documentary "Pina" (2011) proved the director still capable of pushing boundaries. Boasting a career that spanned more than 40 years and included over 50 highly personal, yet largely accessible films, Wenders was easily one of his generation's most appreciated independent filmmakers.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet In My Own Time: A Portrait of Karen Dalton Executive Producer - 2020
82% 75% Pope Francis -- A Man of His Word Director,
Writer,
Producer
$2M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waiting for the Miracle to Come Executive Producer - 2018
70% 73% Buena Vista Social Club: Adiós Executive Producer $118.3K 2017
23% 33% Submergence Director - 2017
70% No Score Yet Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life Himself (Character) - 2017
30% 20% The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2016
100% 60% National Bird Executive Producer $8.8K 2016
28% 24% Every Thing Will Be Fine Director - 2015
90% 57% Our Last Tango Executive Producer $99.9K 2015
95% 90% The Salt of the Earth Narrator,
Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer,
Writer
$1.1M 2014
No Score Yet 62% Cathedrals of Culture Director - 2014
43% 67% Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle Executive Producer - 2012
92% 76% Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction Unknown (Character) - 2012
80% 90% The Story Of Film: An Odyssey Unknown (Character) - 2011
95% 81% Pina Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$3.5M 2011
No Score Yet 60% Au Revoir Taipei Executive Producer - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 62% Palermo Shooting Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2008
No Score Yet 90% Invisibles Director - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Invisible Crimes Director - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Who Set Forth: Wim Wenders' Early Years Unknown (Character) - 2007
43% 60% Don't Come Knocking Director,
Executive Producer
$438.7K 2005
No Score Yet 59% The Sons of Buena Vista Executive Producer - 2004
62% 62% Land of Plenty Director,
Writer
- 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Torcedura Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2004
No Score Yet 86% The Soul of a Man Director,
Writer
- 2003
86% 78% Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet Director - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fassbinder in Hollywood Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ode to Cologne: A Rock 'n' Roll Film Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
- 2002
25% 67% The Million Dollar Hotel Director,
Producer
$52.5K 2000
92% 90% Buena Vista Social Club Director,
Writer
$7M 1999
58% 82% City of Angels Writer (Screenplay) $78.7M 1998
29% 44% The End of Violence Director,
Writer,
Producer
$283K 1997
No Score Yet 53% A Trick of the Light Director,
Producer
- 1995
67% 67% Beyond the Clouds Director,
Writer
$30.9K 1995
No Score Yet 86% Lisbon Story Director,
Producer
- 1994
58% 88% Faraway, So Close! Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
- 1993
88% 89% Until the End of the World Director,
Writer (Story)
$662.2K 1991
80% 70% Notebook on Cities and Clothes Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1989
98% 93% Wings of Desire Director,
Writer,
Producer
$120.8K 1987
60% 78% Tokyo-Ga Director,
Producer
- 1985
97% 93% Paris, Texas Director - 1984
75% 62% Hammett Director - 1982
40% 84% The State of Things Director - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Der Stand Der Dinge Director - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reverse Angle: A Letter From New York Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1982
No Score Yet 54% Room 666 Director,
Writer
- 1982
67% 70% Lightning Over Water Himself (Character),
Director
- 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Long Shot Another Director (Character) - 1978
91% 80% The American Friend Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Left-Handed Woman Producer - 1977
100% 89% Kings of the Road Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
- 1976
71% 67% The Wrong Move Director - 1975
100% 91% Alice in the Cities Director - 1974
No Score Yet 27% The Scarlet Letter Director - 1973
No Score Yet 57% The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick Director,
Writer
- 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer in the City Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alabama: 2000 Light Years From Home Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver City Revisited Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Polizeifilm Director,
Screenwriter,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet 3 American LPs Director,
Film Editor
- 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Same Player Shoots Again Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1968

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2012

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