New French Extremity

by Mighty_Emperor | created - 13 Mar 2012 | updated - 09 Dec 2013 | Public

French transgressive and horror films most of which have fallen under the label of the New French Extremity.

See also: Torture porn (and their antecedents), a list this one crosses over with due to the violence in a lot of these films. Splat Pack films, movies by a more tightly-knit group of anglophone creators whose work has often been labelled as 'torture porn' even though most of their output doesn't reach the heights (depths?) of some of the films listed here. New Japanese Gore films are also extreme films create by a closely-knit ground of movie-makers.

Further reading: The 8 Most Disturbing Films of The New Wave of French Horror, The Best French Horror And Extreme Films Of The Decade and 50 Must-See French Horror Movies (this last one looking at earlier films too). This blog has reviewed a lot of them in some depth.

Others: Anatomy of Hell is flagged as porn so can't be added.

Comments: As I don't have a Facebook account I cannot interact with the new comments system, so have switched it off. I will start a thread on the message board and link it in here shortly.

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1. Carne (1991)

40 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.4
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After a dreadful incident coupled with an ungovernable paroxysm of violence, a butcher will fall into a downward spiral that will burn to the ground whatever dignity still remained in him.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankie Pain, Marie Berto

Votes: 4,729

2. The Life of Jesus (1997)

96 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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74 Metascore

A social movie about current life in the north of France. Freddy and his friends are all unemployed. They pass away time by wandering around on their motorcycles and by directing their ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: David Douche, Marjorie Cottreel, Kader Chaatouf, Sébastien Delbaere

Votes: 2,023

3. Assassin(s) (1997)

128 min | Drama, Crime

6.5
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Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Michel Serrault, Mathieu Kassovitz, Mehdi Benoufa, Robert Gendreu

Votes: 1,737

4. I Stand Alone (1998)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A horse meat butcher's life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Philippe Nahon, Blandine Lenoir, Frankie Pain, Martine Audrain

Votes: 15,728 | Gross: $0.05M

5. Sombre (1998)

112 min | Drama, Horror

6.3
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A car, following the Tour de France. Children screaming in front of the puppet show. Women, often prostitutes, trying to scream as they are being strangled. Then he will meet Claire, the ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Grandrieux | Stars: Marc Barbé, Elina Löwensohn, Géraldine Voillat, Coralie

Votes: 1,191

6. Sitcom (1998)

Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Évelyne Dandry, François Marthouret, Marina de Van, Adrien de Van

Votes: 4,013

7. La classe de neige (1998)

96 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Clément van den Bergh, Emmanuelle Bercot, Yves Verhoeven, Lokman Nalcakan

Votes: 1,272

8. Les amants criminels (1999)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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59 Metascore

After a perverted impulse drives them to kill, Alice and her boyfriend, Luc, drag the body into the woods, only to find themselves hopelessly lost - much like the fairy-tale plight of ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Natacha Régnier, Jérémie Renier, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Salim Kechiouche

Votes: 3,346 | Gross: $0.05M

9. Pola X (1999)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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65 Metascore

A young writer becomes intrigued with a mysterious dark-haired woman who claims to be his long-lost sister and he begin an unusual relationship with her prompting a downward spiral involving his domineering mother and lovely fiancée

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Guillaume Depardieu, Yekaterina Golubeva, Catherine Deneuve, Delphine Chuillot

Votes: 3,808 | Gross: $0.17M

10. Humanité (1999)

141 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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77 Metascore

When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ask more questions than it answers.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Emmanuel Schotté, Séverine Caneele, Philippe Tullier, Ghislain Ghesquère

Votes: 3,136 | Gross: $0.11M

11. Rape Me (2000)

Unrated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.5
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35 Metascore

Two young women, marginalised by society, go on a destructive tour of sex and violence. Breaking norms and killing men - and shattering the complacency of polite cinema audiences.

Directors: Virginie Despentes, Coralie | Stars: Raffaëla Anderson, Karen Lancaume, Céline Beugnot, Adama Niane

Votes: 15,333 | Gross: $0.01M

Thelma and Louise just with unsimulated sex and a lot more violence, giving it a very, raw, chaotic and realistic feel, possibly at the expense of a story.

12. Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes (2000)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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73 Metascore

In 1970s Germany, a 50-year-old businessman falls in love with a 20-year-old man.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Bernard Giraudeau, Malik Zidi, Ludivine Sagnier, Anna Levine

Votes: 5,209 | Gross: $0.09M

13. The Crimson Rivers (2000)

R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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49 Metascore

A murder detective must follow the footsteps of a brutal killer within the secrets of a classist college.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel, Nadia Farès, Dominique Sanda

Votes: 51,730 | Gross: $0.63M

14. With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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75 Metascore

Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.

Director: Dominik Moll | Stars: Laurent Lucas, Sergi López, Mathilde Seigner, Sophie Guillemin

Votes: 8,846 | Gross: $3.82M

15. Promenons-nous dans les bois (2000)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

4.2
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A group of artists, composed of the young actors Wilfried and Matthieu and the actresses Sophie, Mathilde and the dumb Jeanne, is hired by a millionaire, Axel de Fersen, to present a ... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Delplanque | Stars: Marie Trintignant, Suzanne MacAleese, Maud Buquet, Alexia Stresi

Votes: 2,200 | Gross: $0.06M

16. Murderous Maids (2000)

94 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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78 Metascore

Based on the true story of two chambermaids (the Papin sisters) of 1930s France who murdered their employer and her daughter.

Director: Jean-Pierre Denis | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Isabelle Renauld, Dominique Labourier

Votes: 1,084 | Gross: $0.23M

17. Trouble Every Day (2001)

Not Rated | 101 min | Horror, Thriller, Drama

6.0
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40 Metascore

Two American newlyweds in Paris experience a love so strong, it almost devours them.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle, Alex Descas

Votes: 5,822 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Intimacy (2001)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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69 Metascore

A failed London musician meets once a week with a woman for a series of intense sexual encounters to get away from the realities of life. But when he begins inquiring about her, it puts their relationship at risk.

Director: Patrice Chéreau | Stars: Mark Rylance, Kerry Fox, Susannah Harker, Alastair Galbraith

Votes: 9,916 | Gross: $0.10M

19. Le pornographe (2001)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama

5.3
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Jacques Laurent made pornographic films in the 1970s and '80s, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the '60s counter-culture, had elevated the entire genre. ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Bonello | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jérémie Renier, Dominique Blanc, Catherine Mouchet

Votes: 1,983

20. Un jeu d'enfants (2001)

85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.2
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Content with two children in an upper class French marriage, a woman finds herself faced with visions of rape, violence and the supernatural. Her husband, a successful businessman also ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Tuel | Stars: Karin Viard, Charles Berling, Ludivine Sagnier, Camille Vatel

Votes: 658

21. Irreversible (2002)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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51 Metascore

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Jo Prestia

Votes: 96,396 | Gross: $0.75M

22. Dans ma peau (2002)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Horror

6.3
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68 Metascore

A woman grows increasingly fascinated with her body after suffering a disfiguring accident.

Director: Marina de Van | Stars: Marina de Van, Laurent Lucas, Léa Drucker, Thibault de Montalembert

Votes: 4,314 | Gross: $0.03M

23. Choses secrètes (2002)

Unrated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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55 Metascore

Two young women find themselves struggling to survive in Paris, street-wise Nathalie, a stripper, and naïve Sandrine, a barmaid. Together, they discover that sex can be used to their ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau | Stars: Coralie Revel, Sabrina Seyvecou, Roger Miremont, Fabrice Deville

Votes: 3,954 | Gross: $0.10M

24. Porn Theater (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

5.5
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55 Metascore

In a Parisian porn theater, a cashier, a 50-year-old man and a young projectionist are drawn into a complex love affair.

Director: Jacques Nolot | Stars: Vittoria Scognamiglio, Jacques Nolot, Sébastien Viala, Olivier Torres

Votes: 694 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Maléfique (2002)

90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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In a penitentiary, four prisoners occupy a cell: Carrère, who used his company to commit a fraud and was betrayed by his wife; the drag Marcus and his protégée, the intellectually disabled ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Valette | Stars: Gérald Laroche, Philippe Laudenbach, Clovis Cornillac, Dimitri Rataud

Votes: 3,343

26. Demonlover (2002)

R | 129 min | Thriller, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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64 Metascore

Two corporations compete for illicit 3D manga pornography, sending spies to infiltrate each other's operations.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Connie Nielsen, Gina Gershon, Chloë Sevigny, Charles Berling

Votes: 4,032 | Gross: $0.23M

27. La vie nouvelle (2002)

102 min | Drama

6.6
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The story involves a young American who falls obsessively in love with a mysterious courtesan named Melania against the backdrop of a dilapidated Eastern European landscape.

Director: Philippe Grandrieux | Stars: Zachary Knighton, Anna Mouglalis, Marc Barbé, Zsolt Nagy

Votes: 763

28. High Tension (2003)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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42 Metascore

Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Cécile De France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun

Votes: 59,169 | Gross: $3.68M

29. Twentynine Palms (2003)

Unrated | 119 min | Drama

5.2
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43 Metascore

David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Yekaterina Golubeva, David Wissak

Votes: 3,726 | Gross: $0.05M

30. Swimming Pool (2003)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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70 Metascore

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Jean-Marie Lamour

Votes: 37,294 | Gross: $10.11M

31. Time of the Wolf (2003)

R | 114 min | Drama

6.6
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71 Metascore

When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Anaïs Demoustier, Béatrice Dalle, Patrice Chéreau

Votes: 8,150 | Gross: $0.06M

32. Dead End (I) (2003)

R | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.

Directors: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa | Stars: Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Mick Cain, Alexandra Holden

Votes: 21,555

33. Calvaire (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

6.2
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52 Metascore

Marc, a traveling entertainer, is on his way home for Christmas when his van brakes in the middle of a jerkwater town with some strange inhabitans.

Director: Fabrice du Welz | Stars: Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny, Jean-Luc Couchard

Votes: 10,196 | Gross: $0.00M

Belgian, but it has been linked to the NFE.

34. Process (I) (2004)

93 min

6.2
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An actress makes several suicide attempts. Through flashbacks the trials and hardships that drove her to this point are revealed.

Director: C.S. Leigh | Stars: Béatrice Dalle, Guillaume Depardieu, Julia Faure, Daniel Duval

Votes: 122

35. Ma mère (2004)

NC-17 | 110 min | Drama, Romance

5.1
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35 Metascore

When his father dies, a young man is introduced by his attractive, amoral mother to a world of hedonism and depravity.

Director: Christophe Honoré | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Louis Garrel, Emma de Caunes, Joana Preiss

Votes: 5,398 | Gross: $0.07M

36. Les rivières pourpres 2 - Les anges de l'apocalypse (2004)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.9
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Pierre Niemans faces the threat of the apocalypse while investigating a series of ritual murders.

Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Jean Reno, Benoît Magimel, Christopher Lee, Camille Natta

Votes: 17,235

37. Saint Ange (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.0
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In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families with the administrator Francard. Anna, ... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Lou Doillon, Catriona MacColl, Dorina Lazar

Votes: 3,911

38. Aquarium (2004)

67 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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Six people wake up locked in an empty room. They are observed by a camera and loudspeaker broadcasts music on hold. After meeting, they try to find a way out, but the only possible outcome ... See full summary »

Director: Frédéric Grousset | Stars: Karen Bruere, Abel Divol, Capucine Mandeau, Julien Masdoua

Votes: 66

39. 13 Tzameti (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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61 Metascore

A man takes over a dead man's task but doesn't realize the horror it entails.

Director: Géla Babluani | Stars: George Babluani, Aurélien Recoing, Pascal Bongard, Fred Ulysse

Votes: 15,528 | Gross: $0.12M

40. Sheitan (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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A group of youngsters go out to a disco on Christmas Eve and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of pure insanity.

Director: Kim Chapiron | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Olivier Barthelemy, Roxane Mesquida, Nico Le Phat Tan

Votes: 7,400

41. Them (2006)

R | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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60 Metascore

Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise... they're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.

Directors: David Moreau, Xavier Palud | Stars: Olivia Bonamy, Michaël Cohen, Adriana Mocca, Maria Roman

Votes: 26,143

An effective home invasion film, but it is quieter final moments in the film that really stuck with me.

42. Flandres (2006)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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67 Metascore

Bruno Dumont follows up the controversial Twentynine Palms with this tale of a group of young soldiers who go off to war and experience some life-changing events. Flandres won the Grand Prix Prize at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Adélaïde Leroux, Samuel Boidin, Henri Cretel, Jean-Marie Bruveart

Votes: 2,457 | Gross: $0.02M

43. Inside (2007)

R | 82 min | Horror

6.8
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Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Claude Lulé, Dominique Frot

Votes: 31,930

44. Frontier(s) (2007)

Unrated | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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44 Metascore

A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.

Director: Xavier Gens | Stars: Karina Testa, Aurélien Wiik, Patrick Ligardes, Samuel Le Bihan

Votes: 21,923

45. Eden Log (2007)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A man wakes up deep inside a cave. Suffering amnesia, he has no recollection of how he came to be here or of what happened to the man whose body he finds beside him. Tailed by a mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Franck Vestiel | Stars: Clovis Cornillac, Vimala Pons, Zohar Wexler, Sifan Shao

Votes: 6,053

46. Martyrs (2008)

R | 99 min | Horror

7.1
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A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin

Votes: 66,889

47. Vinyan (2008)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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A couple are looking for their child who was lost in the tsunami - their search takes them to the dangerous Thai-Burmese waters, and then into the jungle, where they face unknown but horrifying dangers.

Director: Fabrice du Welz | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Rufus Sewell, Petch Osathanugrah, Julie Dreyfus

Votes: 4,906

48. La horde (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror

5.9
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An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies.

Directors: Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher | Stars: Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 13,905

The film starts off like a grim and gritty French crime drama and rapidly transitions into a solid zombie film.

49. Mutants (2009)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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In the middle of a zombie apocalypse, a resourceful couple hides out in an isolated abandoned building. The woman is pregnant and the man is infected, slowly transforming into the kind of inhuman monster they are trying to escape.

Director: David Morlet | Stars: Hélène de Fougerolles, Francis Renaud, Dida Diafat, Marie-Sohna Condé

Votes: 3,581

Crosses over with my contagious violence list.

50. Barbe bleue (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Fantasy

6.3
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73 Metascore

An adaptation of the classic tale of a wealthy aristocrat with a blue beard.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Dominique Thomas, Lola Créton, Daphné Baiwir, Marilou Lopes-Benites

Votes: 1,103 | Gross: $0.04M

51. Dans ton sommeil (2010)

84 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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Sarah and her husband have moved to a house in the country; their son, Loic, a college student, chaffs at the isolation and a tragedy occurs. A year later, Sarah lives alone in the house; ... See full summary »

Directors: Caroline du Potet, Éric du Potet | Stars: Anne Parillaud, Arthur Dupont, Thierry Frémont, Jean-Hugues Anglade

Votes: 1,253

52. Enter the Void (2009)

Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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69 Metascore

A French drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander

Votes: 52,910 | Gross: $0.34M

53. 7 Days (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.5
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A doctor seeks revenge by kidnapping, torturing and killing the man who raped and murdered his young daughter.

Director: Daniel Grou | Stars: Claude Legault, Rémy Girard, Martin Dubreuil, Fanny Mallette

Votes: 6,339

54. La meute (2010)

R | 84 min | Horror

4.8
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One winter morning, while driving through the desolate French countryside, traveler Charlotte picks up hitchhiker Max. Together they stop at a roadside diner, where a strange and depraved horror awaits.

Director: Franck Richard | Stars: Yolande Moreau, Émilie Dequenne, Benjamin Biolay, Philippe Nahon

Votes: 1,885

55. Hors Satan (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

6.4
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63 Metascore

In a village on the French Opal Coast, a drifter engages in a perplexing relationship with a young woman who has suffered abuse.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: David Dewaele, Alexandra Lemâtre, Christophe Bon, Juliette Bacquet

Votes: 1,505

56. Livide (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

5.7
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The suggestion of a big treasure hidden somewhere inside Mrs Jessel's once renowned classical dance academy will become an irresistible lure to a fiendish trap for Lucie and her friends.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Chloé Coulloud, Félix Moati, Jérémy Kapone, Catherine Jacob

Votes: 5,454

57. The Hunt (I) (2012)

74 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.4
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Since the dawn of time man has always hunted something or other.

Director: Thomas Szczepanski | Stars: Guillaume Beylard, Zuriel De Peslouan, Sarah Lucide, Jellali Mouina

Votes: 101