Metropolis was filmed in 1925, at a cost of approximately four million Reichsmarks.
It was the most expensive movie of its time.
It is considered to be the only 'Art Deco' movie ever made
Director Fritz Lang quoted Goebbels quoting Hitler: ‘Here is a man (Fritz Lang) who will give us great Nazi films.’ Hitler, in short, wanted Lang to serve as the head of a new agency supervising motion picture production in the Third Reich. He would become the Nazi’s Fuhrer of film”
Fritz Lang left the need to leave Germany and head for Paris and America
Metropolis ranked No. 12 in Empire magazine's "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" in 2010.
It was ranked number 2 in a list of the 100 greatest films of the Silent Era.