Best French Film 1990-1999

Seven best French films by year (1990-1999)
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1.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy. (137 mins.)
“ Best French Film of the year 1990 ” - guillaume836076
 
2.
My Father's Glory (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father... (105 mins.)
Director: Yves Robert
 
3.
The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Antoine has always been fascinated with a hairdresser's delicate touch, the beguiling perfume and the figure of a woman with an opulent bosom, moreover, he knew that he would marry one, fulfilling his dream of a perfect and idealised love. (82 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
4.
May Fools (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Like Vanya, in Malle's last film, Milou never left the family estate. His mother dies during the May 1968 student uprising in Paris... (107 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
5.
La Femme Nikita (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin. (117 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
6.
The Little Gangster (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Marc and Nathalie are brother and sister living separately since their parents' separation. Marc decides to visit Nathalie but in order to finance his trip he robs a shop bringing him to the attention of the police. (100 mins.)
Director: Jacques Doillon
 
7.
Uranus (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists... (100 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
8.
The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge. (125 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
9.
La belle noiseuse (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The former famous painter Frenhofer revisits an abandoned project using the girlfriend of a young visiting artist. Questions about truth, life, and artistic limits are explored. (238 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
10.
Delicatessen (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. (99 mins.)
 
11.
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected. (98 mins.)
 
12.
'Merci la vie' (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Camille, a naive schoolgirl meets an intiguing influence in Joelle, a slightly older and much more experienced spirit... (117 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
 
13.
Tous les matins du monde (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
It's late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away... (115 mins.)
Director: Alain Corneau
“ Best French Film of the year 1991 ” - guillaume836076
 
14.
Van Gogh (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The final sixty-seven days of Van Gogh's life is examined. (158 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
 
15.
The Lover (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other. (115 mins.)
 
16.
La crise (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When Victor finds out one morning that his wife had left him and that she had forgotten to at least buy milk for the Kids... (95 mins.)
Director: Coline Serreau
 
17.
Indochine (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
This story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. A widowed French woman who works in the rubber fields... (159 mins.)
Director: Régis Wargnier
 
18.
L.627 (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This gritty police drama shows us the underbelly of the Parisian drug trade. Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who... (145 mins.)
 
19.
Savage Nights (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality... (126 mins.)
Director: Cyril Collard
“ Best French Film of the year 1992 ” - guillaume836076
 
20.
And the Little Prince Said (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A divorced Swiss couple must come to terms with their daughter's life-threatening illness. He, a scientist... (115 mins.)
 
21.
Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins... (105 mins.)
Director: Claude Sautet
 
22.
Normal People Are Nothing Exceptional (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After hitting her head, a woman has to face living in a mental institution for a period of time. (95 mins.)
 
23.
Germinal (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In mid-nineteenth-century northern France, a coal mining town's workers are exploited by the mine's owner. One day, they decide to go on strike, and the authorities repress them. (160 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
24.
My Favorite Season (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine... (127 mins.)
 
25.
The Scent of Green Papaya (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter... (104 mins.)
Director: Tran Anh Hung
 
26.
Smoking/No Smoking (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In Yorkshire, Toby Teasdale is the alcoholic director of a school and married with two children with Celia Teasdale that is very unhappy... (298 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
“ Best French Film of the year 1993 ” - guillaume836076
 
27.
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. (98 mins.)
 
28.
Les visiteurs (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A medieval nobleman and his squire are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer... (107 mins.)
 
29.
Le fils préféré (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Nicole Garcia's film shows a family through an adult man's figure, and his weekdays. The main character... (100 mins.)
Director: Nicole Garcia
 
30.
Jeanne la Pucelle I - Les batailles (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A part of Joan of Arc's life. At the beginning, Jeanne (Joan) has already left Domremy, she is trying... (160 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
31.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade. (110 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
32.
The Patriots (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
At 18, Ariel Brenner leaves Paris and his family to live in Israel. He secretly joins the Mossad, the Isreali secret service... (138 mins.)
Director: Eric Rochant
 
33.
Queen Margot (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family. (159 mins.)
 
34.
Wild Reeds (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends... (110 mins.)
“ Best French Film of the year 1994 ” - guillaume836076
 
35.
Three Colors: Red (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy. (99 mins.)
 
36.
Happiness Is in the Field (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Francis, the boss of a small plumbing supply company, is harassed by tax collectors, striking employees... (106 mins.)
 
37.
La Cérémonie (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A new-hired maid for a rich countryside family befriends a post-office clerk, who encourages her to rebel against her employers. (112 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
38.
The City of Lost Children (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process. (112 mins.)
 
39.
French Twist (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After learning of her husband's infidelities, a housewife invites an itinerant lesbian to move in with them. None of their lives will ever be the same again. (104 mins.)
Director: Josiane Balasko
 
40.
La Haine (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot. (98 mins.)
“ Best French Film of the year 1995 ” - guillaume836076
 
41.
The Horseman on the Roof (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband. (135 mins.)
 
42.
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When Nelly, a woman being just divorced, meets by chance M. Arnaud, a mature salesman just retired,... (106 mins.)
Director: Claude Sautet
 
43.
Captain Conan (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The war exploits of French captain Conan and his men during World War I and during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. (129 mins.)
 
44.
The Eighth Day (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An unusual and wonderful friendship develops between a busy but unhappy salesman and a resident of a mental asylum. (118 mins.)
 
45.
Ponette (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A four-year-old girl tries to come to terms with the sudden death of her mother. (97 mins.)
Director: Jacques Doillon
 
46.
Ridicule (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles. (102 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
“ Best French Film of the year 1996 ” - guillaume836076
 
47.
Family Resemblances (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An upper middle-class French family celebrates a birthday in a restaurant. In one evening and during one meal... (110 mins.)
 
48.
A Self-Made Hero (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator... (107 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
49.
Thieves (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son... (117 mins.)
 
50.
On Guard (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The Comte de Gonzague schemes against his cousin, the Duc de Nevers, even though he is the Duke's heir and will inherit his estates... (128 mins.)
 
51.
The Fifth Element (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay. (126 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
52.
Marius and Jeannette (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles... (105 mins.)
 
53.
Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it... (88 mins.)
Director: Alain Berliner
 
54.
Dry Cleaning (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A bored couple takes in a young man who turns their lives inside out (93 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
 
55.
Same Old Song (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral... (120 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
“ Best French Film of the year 1997 ” - guillaume836076
 
56.
Western (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Catalonian Paco is a traveling rep for a shoe manufacturer. When he stops to pick up Russian emigree hitchhiker Nino... (124 mins.)
Director: Manuel Poirier
 
57.
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Friends of a recently deceased minor painter Jean-Baptiste take a train in Paris for Limoges, where he wished to be buried... (122 mins.)
 
58.
The Dinner Game (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime... (80 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
 
59.
Only God Sees Me (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A sound engineer who is chronically hesitant has to make a hard choice between three successively charming young women. (120 mins.)
 
60.
The Crazy Stranger (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more. (102 mins.)
Director: Tony Gatlif
 
61.
Place Vendôme (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Realising a dishonest deal has been found out a diamond merchant commits suicide, leaving the gems in question for his wife... (117 mins.)
Director: Nicole Garcia
 
62.
Taxi (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers. (86 mins.)
Director: Gérard Pirès
 
63.
The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's... (113 mins.)
Director: Erick Zonca
“ Best French Film of the year 1998 ” - guillaume836076
 
64.
It All Starts Today (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Daniel is schoolmaster of a kindergarten in a small French town. The local economy, which depended entirely on coal production... (117 mins.)
 
65.
The Children of the Marshland (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A chronicle of a group of friends in rural France in 1918. Garris and Riton live in the marshlands along the banks of the Loire river... (115 mins.)
Director: Jean Becker
 
66.
East/West (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa... (121 mins.)
Director: Régis Wargnier
 
67.
Girl on the Bridge (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
It's night on a Paris bridge. A girl leans over Seine River with tears in her eyes and a violent yearning to drown her sorrows... (90 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
68.
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors. (158 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
69.
La maladie de Sachs (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
This is a story about the world of a doctor called Bruno Sachs.He wrote a book called 'La Maladie DE Sachs' in which he describes his consultations with different patients. (107 mins.)
Director: Michel Deville
 
70.
Venus Beauty Institute (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Employees of a beauty parlor in search of love and happiness. (105 mins.)
Director: Tonie Marshall
“ Best French Film of the year 1999 ” - guillaume836076