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1. The Train (1964)

Unrated | 133 min | Thriller, War, Action

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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.

Writers: Franklin Coen, Frank Davis, Rose Valland | Directors: John Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon

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.

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

3. L'Atalante (1934)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live with him as he captains a river barge. Besides the two of them, are a cabin boy and the strange old second mate Pere Jules. Soon bored by life ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Guinée, Albert Riéra, Jean Vigo | Director: Jean Vigo | Stars: Dita Parlo, Jean Dasté, Michel Simon, Gilles Margaritis

4. Port of Shadows (1938)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city.

Writers: Pierre Dumarchais, Jacques Prévert | Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michèle Morgan, Pierre Brasseur

5. Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

7.6
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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 »

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

6. It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958)

100 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

7.8
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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.

Writers: Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Hans Jacoby, Ladislao Vajda | Director: Ladislao Vajda | Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Sigfrit Steiner, Siegfried Lowitz, Michel Simon

7. The Battle of Austerlitz (1960)

122 min | Drama, History

6.3
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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.

Writers: Abel Gance, Nelly Kaplan, Roger Richebé | Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Pierre Mondy, Martine Carol, Claudia Cardinale, Leslie Caron

8. Blanche (1972)

92 min | Drama, History

7.3
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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.

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

9. 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 »

Writers: Claude Berri, Gérard Brach, Michel Rivelin | Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Michel Simon, Roger Carel, Paul Préboist, Luce Fabiole

10. Fabiola (1949)

96 min | Drama, History

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Nicholas Patrick Wiseman, Alessandro Blasetti, Mario Chiari, Diego Fabbri, Jean-Georges Auriol, Antonio Pietrangeli, Cesare Zavattini, Emilio Cecchi, Vitaliano Brancati, Corrado Pavolini | Director: Alessandro Blasetti | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Henri Vidal, Michel Simon, Louis Salou

11. The Head (1959)

97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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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 »

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

12. The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1962)

143 min | Comedy, Drama

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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 »

Writers: David Alexander, Michel Audiard, René Barjavel, Maurice Bessy, Julien Duvivier, Henri Jeanson, Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Michel Simon, Lucien Baroux, Claude Nollier, Françoise Arnoul

13. Beauty and the Devil (1950)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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The Faust story retold, with an aged alchemist accepting the gift of renewed youth from the devilish Mephistopheles.

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

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

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Writers: Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Ettore Scola, Sergio Amidei | Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Michel Simon, Charles Vanel, Claude Dauphin

15. La Chienne (1931)

95 min | Drama

7.7
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Cashier Maurice Legrand is married to Adele, a terror. By chance, he meets Lucienne, "Lulu", and makes her his mistress. He thinks he finally met love, but Lulu is nothing but a ... See full summary »

Writers: Georges de La Fouchardière, André Girard, André Mouézy-Éon, Jean Renoir | Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Michel Simon, Georges Flamant, Janie Marèse, Magdeleine Bérubet

16. Drole de Drame (1937)

84 min | Comedy

7.6
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A French farce set in Victorian London where a botanist and his wife get into trouble when they pretend to go missing in order to hide from their sanctimonious cousin -- an Anglican bishop who is leading a campaign against such writing.

Writers: J. Storer Clouston, Jacques Prévert | Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Louis Jouvet, Françoise Rosay, Michel Simon, Jean-Pierre Aumont

17. Candide (1960)

88 min | Comedy

6.4
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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 »

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

18. Ecco (1964)

100 min | Documentary

5.6
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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 »

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

19. La Poison (1951)

85 min | Comedy

7.8
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Writer: Sacha Guitry | Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Michel Simon, Jean Debucourt, Jacques Varennes, Jeanne Fusier-Gir

20. Panic (1946)

91 min | Drama

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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 »

Writers: Charles Spaak, Julien Duvivier, Georges Simenon | Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Viviane Romance, Michel Simon, Max Dalban, Émile Drain

21. Baby's Laxative (1931)

46 min | Comedy

6.2
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Writer: Georges Feydeau | Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marguerite Pierry, Jacques Louvigny, Michel Simon, Olga Valéry

22. The Anatomy of Love (1954)

134 min | Comedy

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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 »

Writers: Giorgio Bassani, Alessandro Blasetti, Achille Campanile, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Sandro Continenza, Silvio D'Arzo, Eduardo De Filippo, Ennio Flaiano, Agenore Incrocci, Giuseppe Marotta, Alberto Moravia, Marino Moretti, Ercole Patti, Vasco Pratolini, Claude-André Puget, Anton Germano Rossi, Furio Scarpelli | Directors: Alessandro Blasetti, Paul Paviot | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Elisa Cegani, Memmo Carotenuto, Guido Celano

23. The Sad Sack (1928)

87 min | Comedy

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Writers: André Sylvane, André Mouézy-Éon, Jean Renoir, Claude Heymann, André Rigaud | Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Georges Pomiès, Michel Simon, Félix Oudart, Jean Storm

24. Boys' School (1938)

98 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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In a college, three friends form a secret society. There 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 »

Writers: Jean-Henri Blanchon, Pierre Véry | Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Michel Simon, Armand Bernard, Aimé Clariond

25. Cinéastes de notre temps (1964–1972)

Documentary

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

26. Dim Dam Dom (1965– )

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Stars: Marguerite Duras, Serge Gainsbourg, Sylvie Vartan, France Gall

27. Saadia (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

5.4
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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 »

Writers: Francis D'Autheville, Albert Lewin | Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Mel Ferrer, Rita Gam, Michel Simon

28. Cyrano et d'Artagnan (1964)

145 min | Adventure

6.7
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Writers: Abel Gance, Rafael García Serrano, José Luis Dibildos | Director: Abel Gance | Stars: José Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sylva Koscina, Daliah Lavi

29. Mirages (1938)

98 min | Drama

5.6
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Writers: François Campaux, Léopold Marchand | Director: Alexandre Ryder | Stars: Arletty, Jeanne Aubert, Michel Simon, Jean-Louis Barrault

30. La fin du jour (1939)

99 min | Drama

7.9
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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 »

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

31. The Living Dead Man (1926)

170 min | Drama

6.9
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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 »

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

32. Strange Desire of Mr. 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 »

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

33. Le dernier tournant (1939)

90 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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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 »

Writers: James M. Cain, Sabine Berritz, Charles Spaak, Henri Torrès | Director: Pierre Chenal | Stars: Fernand Gravey, Michel Simon, Marcel Vallée, Auguste Bovério

35. Hôtel des Invalides (1952)

22 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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A tour of the Hotel des Invalides, and more particularly of the Army Museum and the Saint Louis Chapel. From François I's armor to Guynemer's airplane, to Napoleon's and Marshall Foch's ... See full summary »

Writer: Georges Franju | Director: Georges Franju | Star: Michel Simon

36. The Story of Tosca (1941)

105 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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Writers: Alessandro De Stefani, Carmine Gallone, Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica, Carl Koch, Victorien Sardou | Directors: Carl Koch, Jean Renoir | Stars: Imperio Argentina, Rossano Brazzi, Michel Simon, Adriano Rimoldi

37. Faisons un rêve... (1936)

86 min | Comedy

7.4
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Writer: Sacha Guitry | Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Raimu, Jacqueline Delubac, Arletty

38. Cavalcade of Love (1940)

100 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.8
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A triple love story stopped each time by low material interests.

Writers: Jean Anouilh, Jean Aurenche | Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Michel Simon, Janine Darcey, Simone Simon

39. Ladies Lake (1934)

106 min | Drama

6.2
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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 »

Writers: Vicki Baum, Colette | Director: Marc Allégret | Stars: Rosine Deréan, Simone Simon, Illa Meery, Odette Joyeux

40. The Red Ibis (1975)

90 min | Comedy

6.3
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Writers: Fredric Brown, Jean-Pierre Mocky, André Ruellan | Director: Jean-Pierre Mocky | Stars: Michel Simon, Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru, Jean Le Poulain

41. Shop Girls of Paris (1943)

83 min | Drama

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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 »

Writers: André Cayatte, André Legrand, Émile Zola, Michel Duran | Director: André Cayatte | Stars: Michel Simon, Albert Préjean, Blanchette Brunoy, Suzy Prim

42. The Loves of Casanova (1927)

132 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Writers: Norbert Falk, Ivan Mozzhukhin, Alexandre Volkoff | Director: Alexandre Volkoff | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Suzanne Bianchetti, Diana Karenne, Jenny Jugo

43. High and Low (1933)

79 min

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Writers: Anna Gmeyner, Leslie Bush-Fekete, Georges Dolley | Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Jean Gabin, Janine Crispin, Micheline Bernard, Pauline Carton

44. The Butcher, the Star and the Orphan (1975)

85 min | Comedy

7.0
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Writers: Jean Bach, Jérôme Savary, Roland Topor | Director: Jérôme Savary | Stars: Gérard Croce, Valérie Kling, Rosa Fumetto, Elisabeth Mortensen

45. Les 3 font la paire (1957)

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

46. Comedy of Happiness (1940)

108 min | Comedy

6.5
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Monsieur Jourdain is a dangerous madman : he wants to share his fortune! His relatives do what any sensible fellow on earth would do: they have him committed to a mental hospital. But ... See full summary »

Writers: André Cerf, Jean Cocteau, Nicolas Evreinoff, Marcel L'Herbier, Fernand Nozière | Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Michel Simon, Ramon Novarro, Jacqueline Delubac, Micheline Presle

47. Le bonheur (1935)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Writers: Henri Bernstein, Michel Duran, Marcel L'Herbier | Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Gaby Morlay, Charles Boyer, Paulette Dubost, Jean Toulout

48. Fric-Frac (1939)

92 min | Comedy

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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 »

Writers: Édouard Bourdet, Michel Duran | Directors: Claude Autant-Lara, Maurice Lehmann | Stars: Fernandel, Michel Simon, Arletty, Hélène Robert

49. La vie d'un honnête homme (1953)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Writer: Sacha Guitry | Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Michel Simon, Marguerite Pierry, Laurence Badie, François Guérin

50. Emile's Boat (1962)

98 min | Drama

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Writers: Michel Audiard, Georges Simenon, Albert Valentin, Denys de La Patellière | Director: Denys de La Patellière | Stars: Annie Girardot, Lino Ventura, Michel Simon, Pierre Brasseur