Top Ten Outdoor Movies

Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972)
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Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972)

Aguirre is no Hollywood action movie: The famed German director, Werner Herzog—who shot this incredibly vibrant film on location in Peru—brilliantly captures the intense realism of colonial South America. Klaus Kinski is riveting as the deluded leader of a 16th-century Spanish expedition searching for gold along the Amazon. This tale of greed and madness is strangely hypnotic, and Herzog does an amazing job of conveying the menacing power of nature and despair.


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