Idiots like Uwe Boll give Germans a bad name. But these are without a doubt great directors from the heartland of Germany.
1. Werner Herzog: A legendary documentary and filmmaker. He is an Oscar nominated director, His films include the critically accalimed, Grizzly Man, Resuce Dawn, Encounters at The End of The World, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Into The Abyss and more. This man is the anti-Uwe Boll, he is much stronger then that so called Boxer and could kick his ass!
2. Wolfgang Peterson: Sadly we don't see him anymore despite being Oscar nominated and having a slew of hits with only one flop
But his films include Das Boot(One of my personal favorite WWII films), The Neverending Story, Enemy Mine, Airforce One, In The Line of Fire, Outbreak, The Perfect Storm, Troy and more.
3. Michael Haneke: The Oscar winning director behind Amour, The White Ribbon, The Piano Teacher, Cache, and more.
4. Florian Gallenberger: The Oscar winning director behind John Rabe, Shadow of Time, and more
5. Wim Wenders: The Oscar nominated director of Pina, Buena Vista Social Club, Wings of Desire, Until The End of The World, and more.