Top 16 Godard movies(best selected)

Those are all my Godard movies that i have seen.My ratings are based on my own scale of rating(for me 10 is a masterpiece,and 4 means extremely bad),so please don't judge me about the order or ratings.We all have our own tastes.

Godard made only experimental films.Some are masterpieces,some are great for their innovations,but mediocre due to the lack of action and plot,and some are failures.He is the only director who i consider one of the best,although he has movies rated with 4 and 5.A living paradox.

I hope it will help Godard fans,or wanna be fans to have a view over this genius's films.

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1.
My Life to Live (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution. (80 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ Clearly a masterpiece,highly influential,and extraordinary visual experience,a very touching movie,although part of the Nouvelle Vague.

10/10 ” - andrei_hodorogea
 
2.
Contempt (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue. (103 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ Cinema,Godard,Lang,Brigitte Bardot,Capri,the death of the old school cinema and the american dominance over film industry...

10/10 ” - andrei_hodorogea
 
3.
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ The final scene is absolutely priceless.Plus,the charm of Jean Paul Belmondo expressed through a character emotionless and with an unbreakable mind makes this movie a must see

10/10

No.1,2 and 3 are all on the same level ” - andrei_hodorogea
 
4.
In Praise of Love (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In part one there is talk of a project on the subject of love, with the example of three couples, one young... (97 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ Honestly,the only "deep" movie i saw in my life.A theory about "shot" and "contrashot",reality and imaginary,feelings and life,an attack against the Americans(Godard...),and three stories about love told in an unique way.

10/10 ” - andrei_hodorogea
 
5.
Alphaville (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. (99 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ the alpha computer still gives me the creeps...

What would be a world without feelings?

10/10 ” - andrei_hodorogea
 
6.
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A French striptease artist is desperate to become a mother. When her reluctant boyfriend suggests his best friend to impregnate her, feelings become complicated when she accepts. (85 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ 9/10

speaking through books...literaly ” - andrei_hodorogea
 
7.
Notre musique (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Divided into three "kingdoms" -- Enfer (Hell), Purgatoire (Purgatory) and Paradis (Paradise) -- Notre Musique is an indictment of modern times. (80 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ 9/10

a symphony in 3 movements...in the first are only pictures from "la guerre"(the war)-hell.The purgatory is represented by our world,in which men and women are struggling to understand it and express their remorse.Heaven-in the lush luxuriant woods,guarded by American soldiers. ” - andrei_hodorogea
 
8.
Breathless (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy. (90 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ The most known Godard film,and in some person's opinion his best.I would say that it is nowhere near the first 4 movies in my opinion,but the great things about this film are the atmosphere(the jazz,the chase,the cigarette smoking,the humphrey bogart style,even the death..) and the inovation of jump-cutting.


9/10 ” - andrei_hodorogea
 
9.
Every Man for Himself (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations. (87 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ 8/10

3 persons,seeking for help in different ways.Preety brutal and grose in some parts,but the inovation in a "stop-motion" let's say picture is just
Unbeliveable! ” - andrei_hodorogea
 
10.
Masculin Féminin (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A romance between young Parisians, shown through a series of vignettes. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ 7/10

completly plotless,but the dialogue scenes are fascinating and intresting.

An old Godard thory:The woman-a spoiled little doll.The man-a confused down-to-earth sociopath taking refugee in communism ” - andrei_hodorogea
 
11.
La chinoise (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and... (96 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ 7/10

the mao doctrine(an i say MAO MAO song).How confused youths cand evolve from small-time communists to killers. ” - andrei_hodorogea
 
12.
Band of Outsiders (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery. (95 mins.)
Director: Cinéma
“ 7/10

france noir,preety good,especialy the dancing scene,but lacking of action ” - andrei_hodorogea
 
13.
Weekend (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A surreal tale of a married couple going on a road trip to visit the wife's parents with the intention of killing them for the inheritance. (105 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ 7/10(6.5)

the cannibalism was just too much... ” - andrei_hodorogea
 
14.
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A day in the life of a Parisian housewife/prostitute, interspersed with musings on the Vietnam War and other contemporary issues. (87 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ boring,plotless,not interseting at all.Only the Godard cinematography,editing and directing touch makes the time worth it.But unless you love Godard,don't watch it.

6/10 (5.5) ” - andrei_hodorogea
 
15.
Film socialisme (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages... (102 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ It has no theme,no basic idea,no nothing.It doesn't say anything or analyse anything.In the old times,Goadrd through the narrator would take long monlogues to express himself.This moive is just a string of images shot with a digital camera(*sigh*),and glued together.I didn't liked it at all.

5/10 ” - andrei_hodorogea
 
16.
Les Carabiniers (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits. (75 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ horrible.

4/10 ” - andrei_hodorogea