Those who experienced the unusual and captivating performance of Werner Herzog for the first time in The Mandalorian may have been left wanting more. He brings an overwhelming presence to the screen and commands every scene. It might be surprising that Herzog is actually known principally as a director, not an actor. His films are often bizarre but also straightforwardly entertaining. They are matched by some incredible stories behind the productions that highlight the director’s unique personality. It can be difficult to know where to start with his work. These are the films that I think give the best introduction to his work. The five listed here will give you a good order in which to begin watching his 50 plus movies.