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1. The Train (1964)

Unrated | 133 min | Thriller, War

7.9
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In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon

Votes: 10,643

2. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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A chronicle of the trial of Jeanne d'Arc on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz

Votes: 27,930

3. Port of Shadows (1938)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michèle Morgan, Pierre Brasseur

Votes: 6,397 | Gross: $0.03M

4. L'Atalante (1934)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy.

Director: Jean Vigo | Stars: Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté, Michel Simon, Gilles Margaritis

Votes: 10,941

5. La Chienne (1931)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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A woman and her pimp exploit a painter for money.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Michel Simon, Georges Flamant, Janie Marèse, Roger Gaillard

Votes: 2,414

6. It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958)

97 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

7.9
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Having doubts about the guilt of the obvious suspect in the murder of an eight year old girl, a police detective decides to investigate the case on his own.

Director: Ladislao Vajda | Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Sigfrit Steiner, Siegfried Lowitz, Michel Simon

Votes: 3,351

7. Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

7.5
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Boudu, a tramp, jumps into the Seine. He is rescued by Mr Lestingois, a gentle and good bookseller, who gives shelter to him. Mrs Lestingois and the maid Anne-Marie (Mr Lestingois' mistress... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Michel Simon, Marcelle Hainia, Sévérine Lerczinska, Jean Gehret

Votes: 3,963

8. Panic (1946)

91 min | Drama

7.9
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In the suburbs of Paris, an old maid has just been murdered. Every body talks about that, except the misanthrope Mr Hire. The same evening, Alice, just getting out of jail, arrives and ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Viviane Romance, Michel Simon, Max Dalban, Émile Drain

Votes: 574 | Gross: $0.03M

9. Blanche (1971)

92 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Blanche is the young, pure, beautiful wife of the Master of the castle, in a secluded land. Every man is in love with her, including the King and his servant Bartolomeo, visiting the Master.

Director: Walerian Borowczyk | Stars: Michel Simon, Georges Wilson, Jacques Perrin, Ligia Branice

Votes: 412

10. The Battle of Austerlitz (1960)

122 min | Drama, History, War

6.4
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Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Pierre Mondy, Martine Carol, Claudia Cardinale, Leslie Caron

Votes: 405

11. Beauty and the Devil (1950)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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The Faust story retold, with an aged alchemist accepting the gift of renewed youth from the devilish Mephistopheles.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Michel Simon, Gérard Philipe, Nicole Besnard, Simone Valère

Votes: 997

12. The Head (1959)

97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A scientist invents a serum that keeps a dog's head alive after its body dies. When the scientist dies of a heart attack, his crazed assistant cuts off his head and, using the serum, keeps ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Trivas | Stars: Horst Frank, Karin Kernke, Helmut Schmid, Paul Dahlke

Votes: 431

13. The Two of Us (1967)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Claude is a Jew. Because of the risks of an arrest (France is occupied by the Nazis), his parents send him away to an elderly couple in the country. Pepe, the husband, is a Petain supporter... See full summary »

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Michel Simon, Roger Carel, Paul Préboist, Luce Fabiole

Votes: 1,415 | Gross: $0.05M

14. The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1962)

126 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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1) Jerôme Chambard, a retired man, taken in by nuns in a convent, swears like a trooper. 2) Françoise takes a lover because he has promised her a diamond necklace. 3) Denis, a seminarist, ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Michel Simon, Lucien Baroux, Claude Nollier, Françoise Arnoul

Votes: 527

15. Fabiola (1949)

96 min | Drama, History

6.7
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In ancient Rome a love story blossoms between Fabiola, daughter of a senator, and Rhual, a gallic gladiator. When Fabiola's father is killed, the Romans blame the Christians and the ... See full summary »

Director: Alessandro Blasetti | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Henri Vidal, Michel Simon, Louis Salou

Votes: 133

16. La più bella serata della mia vita (1972)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A salesman chasing by car a beautiful female biker in order to flirt finds a castle where he is accused in a game trial for murder.

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Michel Simon, Charles Vanel, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 455

17. La fin du jour (1939)

99 min | Drama

7.8
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Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures. One day Raphael Saint-Clair comes; he has been a famous actor and had a lot of ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Victor Francen, Michel Simon, Louis Jouvet, Madeleine Ozeray

Votes: 399

18. Bizarre, Bizarre (1937)

84 min | Comedy

7.6
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In Victorian London, a Crime Novelist and his Wife fake their disappearance in order to hide from an uptight Anglican Bishop who is leading a campaign against the "evils" of crime fiction.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Louis Jouvet, Françoise Rosay, Michel Simon, Jean-Pierre Aumont

Votes: 1,322

19. Les disparus de St. Agil (1938)

98 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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In a college, three friends form a secret society. Their objective - going to America. A night, after one of their secret meetings, one of them see a man coming out from a wall. Then the ... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Michel Simon, Armand Bernard, Aimé Clariond

Votes: 493

20. Candide (1960)

88 min | Comedy

6.5
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Based on the classic novel "Candide" by Voltaire, but set in the World War II era. In this story, Candide, a young Westphalian born in the castle of Thunder-ten-tronckh, is driven out of ... See full summary »

Director: Norbert Carbonnaux | Stars: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Pierre Brasseur, Daliah Lavi, Michel Simon

Votes: 82

21. Cyrano et d'Artagnan (1964)

145 min | Adventure

6.6
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Duelist and poet Cyrano de Bergerac and musketeer d'Artagnan meet and team up to stop the conspiracy against King Louis XIII of France.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: José Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sylva Koscina, Daliah Lavi

Votes: 156

22. La Poison (1951)

85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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Through a series of circumstances and plot twists an enterprising man manages to get away with murdering his wife, even though he cheerfully admits his guilt in court.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Michel Simon, Jean Debucourt, Jacques Varennes, Jeanne Fusier-Gir

Votes: 598

23. L'étrange désir de Monsieur Bard (1954)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A terminally ill Mr. Bard, a casino bus driver forced to quit his job, miraculously wins a fortune playing roulette. Instantly becoming a millionaire, he wants to fulfill his life's dream: ... See full summary »

Director: Géza von Radványi | Stars: Michel Simon, Yves Deniaud, Geneviève Page, Georgette Anys

Votes: 61

24. On purge bébé (1931)

46 min | Comedy

6.2
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Porcelain maker invites a guest to sell him chamber pots, however family problems cause interruptions.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marguerite Pierry, Jacques Louvigny, Michel Simon, Olga Valéry

Votes: 204

25. Marco Polo (II) (1962)

Adventure

8.3
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Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Alain Delon, Dorothy Dandridge, Michel Simon, Bernard Blier

Votes: 7

26. The Anatomy of Love (1954)

134 min | Comedy

6.0
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A five-part compilation film. in "The Baby," a poverty-ridden couple with children decides that their recently-born child is too much and they decide to leave him him in a church for ... See full summary »

Directors: Alessandro Blasetti, Paul Paviot | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Elisa Cegani, Memmo Carotenuto, Guido Celano

Votes: 61

27. Le dernier tournant (1939)

90 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Frank, a hobo, ends up in a garage-truck stop in the middle of nowhere. Nick Marino, its naive owner, is a good man married to Cora, a young and sexy bitch, half his age. Frank, although ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Chenal | Stars: Fernand Gravey, Michel Simon, Marcel Vallée, Auguste Bovério

Votes: 164

28. Le bateau d'Émile (1962)

98 min | Drama

6.4
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Charles-Edmond, the eldest of the Larmentiel brothers decides to return to his hometown La Rochelle to die. Forty years earlier, he had been driven by his father. Before passing away he had... See full summary »

Director: Denys de La Patellière | Stars: Annie Girardot, Lino Ventura, Michel Simon, Pierre Brasseur

Votes: 113

29. Le bonheur (1935)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Gaby Morlay, Charles Boyer, Paulette Dubost, Jean Toulout

Votes: 119

30. Tosca (1941)

105 min | Drama, Music

6.5
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Directors: Carl Koch, Jean Renoir | Stars: Imperio Argentina, Michel Simon, Rossano Brazzi, Carla Candiani

Votes: 48

31. Saadia (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

5.5
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Saadia is a wild, strange Arab girl whose life has been dominated by a local sorceress, a vengeful outcast in the community, who has convinced her she has the "evil eye" and brings disaster... See full summary »

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Mel Ferrer, Rita Gam, Michel Simon

Votes: 95

32. Ladies Lake (1934)

106 min | Drama

6.4
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A handsome but penniless young man takes a summer job as a swimming instructor in a picturesque Alpine lake resort. He falls in love with a young heiress who is staying there with her ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Allégret | Stars: Rosine Deréan, Simone Simon, Illa Meery, Odette Joyeux

Votes: 62

33. Cinéastes de notre temps (1964–1972)

Documentary

8.5
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Stars: Michel Simon, Jean Renoir, Jacques Rivette, André S. Labarthe

Votes: 47

34. Du haut en bas (1933)

79 min | Comedy

7.2
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Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Jean Gabin, Janine Crispin, Micheline Bernard, Pauline Carton

Votes: 30

35. Paris New-York (1940)

90 min | Comedy

5.9
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Directors: Yves Mirande, Claude Heymann, Georges Lacombe | Stars: Gaby Morlay, Michel Simon, André Lefaur, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 49

36. Tire au flanc (1928)

87 min | Comedy

6.5
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Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Georges Pomiès, Michel Simon, Félix Oudart, Jean Storm

Votes: 172

37. Fric-Frac (1939)

92 min | Comedy

7.1
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Marcel works as assistant to a jeweller whose bossy daughter Renée keeps hitting on him. When he meets lovely Loulou and her lazy friend Jo, he is fascinated by the girl and somehow ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Lehmann | Stars: Fernandel, Michel Simon, Arletty, Hélène Robert

Votes: 270

38. Contestazione generale (1970)

131 min | Comedy

6.6
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Director: Luigi Zampa | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Nino Manfredi, Alberto Sordi, Enrico Maria Salerno

Votes: 56

39. Non coupable (1947)

95 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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An alcoholic doctor accidentally kills someone and manages to make the death look like an accident. The episode triggers a sense of confidence and he resolves to correct the miseries of his life.

Director: Henri Decoin | Stars: Michel Simon, Jean Debucourt, Georges Bréhat, François Joux

Votes: 104

40. Shop Girls of Paris (1943)

83 min | Drama

6.7
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Denise Baudu, an orphaned girl in need, decides to go to Paris where her uncle Baudu keeps a small draper's shop, "Le Vieil Elbeuf". The young woman hopes her kinsman will be able to give ... See full summary »

Director: André Cayatte | Stars: Michel Simon, Albert Préjean, Blanchette Brunoy, Suzy Prim

Votes: 85

41. Feu Mathias Pascal (1926)

170 min | Drama

7.1
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Mathias Pascal, only son of a once rich family, marries beautiful Romalinda, who has a terrible mother-in-law. She controls her daughter, and soon his home life becomes a nightmare, as well... See full summary »

Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Marcelle Pradot, Lois Moran, Marthe Mellot

Votes: 225

42. Il mondo di notte numero 3 (1964)

100 min | Documentary

5.5
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A documentary highlighting some of the oddest, strangest and more grotesque examples of human behavior. Included are a tour of the Grand Guignol theater in Paris, a man who sticks long ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Proia | Stars: George Sanders, Laura Betti, Léo Campion, Eberhard Diepgen

Votes: 63

43. L'Ibis rouge (1975)

90 min | Comedy

6.0
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Forty eight hours in an area around a Parisian canal where a former Tango champion meets a killer.

Director: Jean-Pierre Mocky | Stars: Michel Simon, Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru, Jean Le Poulain

Votes: 194

44. Casanova (1927)

132 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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Director: Alexandre Volkoff | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Suzanne Bianchetti, Diana Karenne, Jenny Jugo

Votes: 129

45. Derrière la façade (1939)

85 min | Drama

6.8
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The owner of an apartment building is found murdered. Two rival policemen, Boucheron and Lambert, investigate the matter and get into the private lives of the tenants: an unfaithful judge, ... See full summary »

Directors: Georges Lacombe, Yves Mirande | Stars: Lucien Baroux, Jules Berry, André Lefaur, Gaby Morlay

Votes: 88

46. Brelan d'as (1952)

118 min | Drama

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Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Louis Blanche, André Chanu, André Dalibert, Jo Dest

47. Les amants du pont Saint-Jean (1947)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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On the banks of the Rhône, not far from Tain l'Hermitage, Alcide Garonne, an old ferryman - and incidentally a poacher - lives out of wedlock with Victorine Rousset nicknamed Maryse, a ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Decoin | Stars: Michel Simon, Gaby Morlay, Paul Frankeur, Marc Cassot

Votes: 19

48. Les 3 font la paire (1957)

85 min | Comedy

6.8
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Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Michel Simon, Sophie Desmarets, Philippe Nicaud, Jean Rigaux

Votes: 66

49. Le boucher, la star et l'orpheline (1975)

85 min | Comedy

7.3
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Director: Jérôme Savary | Stars: Gérard Croce, Valérie Kling, Rosa Fumetto, Elisabeth Mortensen

Votes: 12

50. La maison (1970)

Comedy

6.5
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Former professor of natural history, Louis Compiegne lives in retirement in a big house, with Pascal, his faithful servant. The arrival of a young American student comes to disorder the quiet life of the pensioner.

Director: Gérard Brach | Stars: Michel Simon, Patti D'Arbanville, Paul Préboist, Alain Libolt

Votes: 32