Allisoncm's Top French Films

Allison from CinemaBecomesHer.com chooses her favorite French films.
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1.
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
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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.)
 
2.
Three Colors: Red (1994)
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Final entry in a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns a model who discovers her neighbour is keen on invading people's privacy. (99 mins.)
 
3.
La Cérémonie (1995)
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The upper-class owner of a gallery, Catherine Lelievre, hires the efficient and quiet maid Sophie to... (112 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
 
4.
Bon voyage (2003)
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An actress, a writer, a student, and a government worker band together in an effort to escape Paris as the Nazis move into the city. (114 mins.)
 
5.
Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
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Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor. (90 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
6.
Camille Claudel (1988)
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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin... (175 mins.)
Director: Bruno Nuytten
 
7.
Normal People Are Nothing Exceptional (1993)
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After hitting her head, a woman has to face living in a mental institution for a period of time. (95 mins.)
“ Normal People Are Nothing Special ” - allisonalmodovar
 
8.
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
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Two sisters leave their small seaside town of Rochefort in search of romance. Hired as carnival singers, one falls for an American musician, while the other must search for her ideal partner. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
“ The Young Girls of Rochefort ” - allisonalmodovar
 
9.
Angele (1934)
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A young and naive peasant girl in Provence, who has been seduced and abandoned, moves to Marseilles and becomes a street-walker after having her baby. (145 mins.)
Director: Marcel Pagnol
 
10.
Je vous aime (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A woman invites all four men she loved in her life for the dinner of New Year's Eve at the same time and unites them all in her house... (105 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
11.
Confidentially Yours (1983)
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Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place than Julien Vercel, an estate agent that... (110 mins.)
“ Confidentially Yours
François Truffaut ” - allisonalmodovar
 
12.
Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980)
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Prof. Henri Laborit uses the stories of the lives of three people to discuss behaviorist theories of survival... (125 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
“ Alain Resnais ” - allisonalmodovar
 
13.
Breathless (1960)
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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
“ Breathless

Jean-Luc Godard ” - allisonalmodovar
 
14.
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
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The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette. (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
“ Robert Bresson ” - allisonalmodovar
 
15.
Girl on the Bridge (1999)
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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
“ Girl on the Bridge 

Patrice Leconte ” - allisonalmodovar
 
16.
Intimate Strangers (2004)
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A Frenchwoman tells her marital troubles to a man she mistakes for a psychiatrist, and soon they form an unusual relationship. (104 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
“ Intimate Strangers

Patrice Leconte ” - allisonalmodovar
 
17.
La passante du Sans-Souci (1982)
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Max Baumstein is a reputable businessman, a rich self-made man with a conscience - he founded a highly... (110 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rouffio
“ The Passerby ” - allisonalmodovar
 
18.
Quai des Orfèvres (1947)
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Jenny Lamour wants to succeed in music hall. Her husband and accompanist is Maurice Martineau, a nice but jealous guy... (106 mins.)
Director: H. G. Clouzot
“ Henri-Georges Clouzot ” - allisonalmodovar
 
19.
Violette (2013)
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Violette Leduc, born a bastard at the beginning of last century, meets Simone de Beauvoir in the years after the war in St-Germain-des-Prés... (139 mins.)
Director: Martin Provost
 
20.
The Intouchables (2011)
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After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
 
21.
Forbidden Games (1952)
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A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death. (86 mins.)
Director: René Clément
“ Forbidden Games 

René Clément ” - allisonalmodovar
 
22.
The Well-Digger's Daughter (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1930s southern France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper. (107 mins.)
Director: Daniel Auteuil
 
23.
Coup de torchon (1981)
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1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racialist and lustful)... (128 mins.)
“ Bertrand Tavernier ” - allisonalmodovar
 
24.
Pauline at the Beach (1983)
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Marion is about to divorce from her husband and takes her 15-year-old niece Pauline on a vacation to Granville. She meets an old love... (94 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
“ Pauline at the Beach

Éric Rohmer ” - allisonalmodovar
 
25.
Tomboy (2011)
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A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children. (82 mins.)
Director: Céline Sciamma
 
26.
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
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A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face. (90 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
“ Eyes Without a Face 

Georges Franju ” - allisonalmodovar
 
27.
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison. (117 mins.)
 
28.
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
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Recounted in flashback are the romantic perils of Mathieu, a middle-aged French sophisticate as he falls for his nineteen year-old former chambermaid Conchita. (102 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
“ That Obscure Object of Desire 

Luis Buñuel ” - allisonalmodovar
 
29.
Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)
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Though he has an adoring wife, a bourgeois man is still tempted to pursue other women. (97 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
“ Love in the Afternoon

Éric Rohmer ” - allisonalmodovar
 
30.
Sundays and Cybele (1962)
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After killing a child when his plane crashes in a Vietnamese village, Pierre suffers from delayed stress and partial amnesia... (110 mins.)
“ Serge Bourguignon ” - allisonalmodovar
 
31.
The Red Head (1932)
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(91 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ The Red Head 

Julien Duvivier ” - allisonalmodovar
 
32.
Diabolique (1955)
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The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. (116 mins.)
Director: H.G. Clouzot
“ Diabolique
Clouzot ” - allisonalmodovar
 
33.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
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The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed. (112 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
“ The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Julian Schnabel ” - allisonalmodovar
 
34.
Wild Grass (2009)
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A wallet lost and found opens the door to romantic adventure for Georges and Marguerite. After examining the ID papers of its owner... (104 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
“ Wild Grass 

Alain Resnais ” - allisonalmodovar
 
35.
The Story of a Cheat (1936)
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A charming scoundrel reflects on his exploits, from childhood through to manhood. (81 mins.)
Director: Sacha Guitry
“ The Story of a Cheat 

Sacha Guitry ” - allisonalmodovar
 
36.
Le Boucher (1970)
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An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town. (93 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
“ Claude Chabrol ” - allisonalmodovar
 
37.
Lola (1961)
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A bored young man meets with his former girlfriend, now a cabaret dancer and single mother, and soon finds himself falling back in love with her. (90 mins.)
Director: Jacques Demy
“ Jacques Demy ” - allisonalmodovar
 
38.
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
“ Beauty and the Beast

Jean Cocteau ” - allisonalmodovar
 
39.
“ Jeanne la Pucelle II: The Prisons 
Jacques Rivette ” - allisonalmodovar
 
40.
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
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One of Luis Bunuel's most free-form and purely Surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes - most famously... (104 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ The Phantom of Liberty

Luis Buñuel ” - allisonalmodovar
 
41.
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
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Celestine, the chambermaid, has new job on the country. The Monteils, who she works for are a group of strange people... (101 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ Diary of a Chambermaid 

Luis Buñuel ” - allisonalmodovar
 
42.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
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A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together. (102 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
“ The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 

Luis Buñuel ” - allisonalmodovar
 
43.
J'ai faim, j'ai froid (1984 Short Film)
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(12 mins.)
Director: Chantal Akerman
 
44.
The Last Metro (1980)
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In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs. (131 mins.)
“ The Last Metro

François Truffaut ” - allisonalmodovar
 
45.
Bed & Board (1970)
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Some time after "Baisers Volés", Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Christine Darbon (Claude Jade) are married and Antoine works dying flowers... (100 mins.)
“ Bed and Board 

François Truffaut ” - allisonalmodovar
 
46.
Zazie dans le métro (1960)
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This merry farce depicts a satirical view of the French society: Ten-year-old Zazie has to stay two days with her relatives in Paris... (93 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ Zazie dans le métro

Louis Malle ” - allisonalmodovar
 
47.
The Girl from Paris (2001)
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Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer... (103 mins.)
“ The Girl from Paris 

Christian Carion ” - allisonalmodovar
 
48.
My Life to Live (1962)
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Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution. (80 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ My Life to Live

Jean-Luc Godard ” - allisonalmodovar
 
49.
À nos amours (1983)
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Suzanne is sixteen and is having sex with many boys, just for fun, but did not manage to really love one of them... (95 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
“ Maurice Pialat ” - allisonalmodovar
 
50.
Caché (2005)
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A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch. (117 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
“ Hidden

Michael Haneke ” - allisonalmodovar
 
51.
The Milky Way (1969)
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Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages. (98 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ The Milky Way ” - allisonalmodovar
 
52.
Indiscretions (1936)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Sacha Guitry
 
53.
Masculin Féminin (1966)
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Paul is young, just demobbed from national service in the French Army, and dishillusioned with civilian life... (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ Jean-Luc Godard ” - allisonalmodovar
 
54.
Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
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Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother... (81 mins.)
“ Shoot the Piano Player 

François Truffaut ” - allisonalmodovar
 
55.
Femmes Fatales (1976)
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Two men flee to the countryside to escape their sexual duties and settle for a quiet, rustic life. (97 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
 
56.
This Man Must Die (1969)
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Single father obsessed with murdering the hit&run driver who killed his only child, poses as a screenwriter... (110 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
“ This Man Must Die 

Claude Chabrol ” - allisonalmodovar
 
57.
The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
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A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc (based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial)... (65 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
“ The Trial of Joan of Arc 

Robert Bresson ” - allisonalmodovar
 
58.
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
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Solange is depressed: she's stopped smiling, she eats little, she says less. She has fainting fits.... (108 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
“ Get Out Your Handkerchiefs 

Bertrand Blier ” - allisonalmodovar
 
59.
Murmur of the Heart (1971)
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In the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself between the urge to discover love and the ever-present, dominating affection of his mother. (118 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ Murmur of the Heart

Louis Malle ” - allisonalmodovar
 
60.
Day for Night (1973)
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A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew. (115 mins.)
“ Day For Night
François Truffaut ” - allisonalmodovar
 
61.
Kings & Queen (2004)
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Parallel storylines tell the current state of affairs for two ex-lovers: Nora's a single mother who comes to care for her terminally ill father; holed in up in mental ward, Ismael, a brilliant musician, plots his escape. (150 mins.)
“ Kings and Queen 

Arnaud Desplechin ” - allisonalmodovar
 
62.
The Gleaners & I (2000 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life as lived by the country's poor and its provident, as well as by the film's own director... (82 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
“ The Gleaners & I 

Agnès Varda ” - allisonalmodovar
 
63.
Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
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A small town in the south-west of France, summer of 1944. Having failed to join the resistance, the 18 year old Lucien Lacombe... (138 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ Louis Malle ” - allisonalmodovar
 
64.
Roman de gare (2007)
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A popular novelist researches unlikely sources to find characters for her next bestseller. (103 mins.)
Director: Claude Lelouch
“ Claude Lelouch ” - allisonalmodovar
 
65.
The Adultress (1953)
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A truckdriver kills the husband of the woman he loves, and becomes the object of blackmail. (102 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
“ Marcel Carné ” - allisonalmodovar
 
66.
Late August, Early September (1998)
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A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and... (112 mins.)
Director: Olivier Assayas
“ Late August, Early September
Olivier Assayas ” - allisonalmodovar
 
67.
Les Biches (1968)
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Architect Paul Thomas insinuates himself into the relationship of two bisexual women living in a St. Tropez villa with tragic consequences. (100 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
“ Claude Chabrol ” - allisonalmodovar
 
68.
I Stand Alone (1998)
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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. (93 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
“ I Stand Alone 

Gaspar Noé ” - allisonalmodovar
 
69.
The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Watchmaker finds out one day that his son has become a murderer. He tries to understand for whom and why. (105 mins.)
“ The Clockmaker of St. Paul

Bertrand Tavernier ” - allisonalmodovar
 
70.
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
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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
“ Jean-Luc Godard ” - allisonalmodovar
 
71.
The Class (2008)
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Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood. (128 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
“ The Class 

Laurent Cantet ” - allisonalmodovar
 
72.
Hotel du Nord (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A young couple, Renee and Pierre, take one night a room at the Hotel du Nord, in Paris, near the canal Saint-Martin... (95 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
“ Marcel Carné ” - allisonalmodovar
 
73.
Bob le Flambeur (1956)
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Bob, an old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend... (98 mins.)
Director: Melville
“ Bob the Gambler
Jean-Pierre Melville ” - allisonalmodovar
 
74.
Claire's Knee (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
On holiday, a conflicted man lusts after beautiful stepsisters despite his betrothal to a diplomat's daughter. (105 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
“ Claire's Knee 

Éric Rohmer ” - allisonalmodovar
 
75.
Les Bonnes Femmes (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Four Parisian women navigate the world of romance and daily life looking to fulfill their dreams but often find real-life to be inescapable. (100 mins.)
Director: Claude Chabrol
“ Good Time Girls

Claude Chabrol ” - allisonalmodovar
 
76.
Time to Leave (2005)
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A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him. (81 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
“ Time to Leave 

François Ozon ” - allisonalmodovar
 
77.
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
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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
“ A Woman Is a Woman

Jean-Luc Godard ” - allisonalmodovar
 
78.
Pickpocket (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Michel is released from jail after serving a sentence for thievery. His mother dies and he resorts to pickpocketing as a means of survival. (75 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
79.
La Vie en Rose (2007)
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Biopic of the iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf's life was filled with tragedy. (140 mins.)
Director: Olivier Dahan
“ La vie en rose

Olivier Dahan ” - allisonalmodovar
 
80.
Private Fears in Public Places (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn. (120 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
“ Private Fears in Public Places 

Alain Resnais ” - allisonalmodovar
 
81.
A Good Marriage (1982)
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Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond... (97 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
“ A Good Marriage

Éric Rohmer ” - allisonalmodovar
 
82.
The Beautiful Person (2008 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias... (97 mins.)
“ Christophe Honoré ” - allisonalmodovar
 
83.
Jean de Florette (1986)
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A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell. (120 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
“ Claude Berri ” - allisonalmodovar
 
84.
Antoine and Colette (1962 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
This short film is the first segment of five in the multinational feature Love at Twenty, all five segments on the theme of first adult love... (32 mins.)
“ Antoine & Colette

François Truffaut ” - allisonalmodovar
 
85.
Manon of the Spring (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier. (113 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
“ Claude Berri ” - allisonalmodovar
 
86.
Nathalie... (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Nathalie is the name a Parisian prostitute assumes for a special mission or "private investigation."... (106 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
“ Anne Fontaine ” - allisonalmodovar
 
87.
Quand j'étais chanteur (2006)
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Alain Moreau sings for one of the few remaining dance-bands in Clermont-Ferrand. Though something of... (112 mins.)
Director: Xavier Giannoli
“ The Singer

Xavier Giannoli ” - allisonalmodovar
 
88.
The Chorus (2004)
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The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music. (97 mins.)
“ The Chorus 

Christophe Barratier ” - allisonalmodovar
 
89.
Après Vous (2003)
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Antoine (Auteuil) saves Louis (Garcia) from hanging himself, though in his attempt to get Louis back on his feet, Antoine gets caught in a romantic triangle. (110 mins.)
“ After You 

Pierre Salvadori ” - allisonalmodovar
 
90.
Jules and Jim (1962)
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Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. (105 mins.)
“ Jules and Jim

François Truffaut ” - allisonalmodovar
 
91.
My Father's Glory (1990)
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A young boy's life in turn-of-the-century France. Marcel, witnesses the success of his teacher father... (105 mins.)
Director: Yves Robert
“ My Father's Glory 

Yves Robert ” - allisonalmodovar
 
92.
Queen Margot (1994)
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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.)
“ Queen Margot 

Patrice Chéreau ” - allisonalmodovar
 
93.
The Hussy (1979)
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Misfit François kidnaps young Mado and takes her to live with him in the attic of his parents' home. A strange relationship evolves till the police comes upon them. (90 mins.)
Director: Jacques Doillon
 
94.
In the Name of My Daughter (2014)
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Agnès Le Roux, a young independent woman, returns to Nice in 1976 to have a new start in her life after a failed marriage. All while falling in love with an older lawyer. (116 mins.)
 
95.
The Man Who Loved Women (1977)
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Bertrand Morane's burial is attended by all the women the forty-year-old engineer loved. We then flash back to Bertrand's life and love affairs... (120 mins.)
“ The Man Who Loved Women

François Truffaut ” - allisonalmodovar
 
96.
The Closet (2001)
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A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work. (84 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
“ The Closet

Francis Veber ” - allisonalmodovar
 
97.
Le signe du lion (1962)
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A French-American in Paris lives by sponging off his working friends, and throws a party using borrowed money when his rich American aunt dies, believing firmly in his horoscope. (103 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
“ The Sign of Leo

Éric Rohmer ” - allisonalmodovar
 
98.
Avenue Montaigne (2006)
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A young woman arrives in Paris where she finds a job as a waitress in bar next on Avenue Montaigne that caters to the surrounding theaters and the wealthy inhabitants of the area. She will meet a pianist, a famous actress and a great art collector, and become acquainted with the "luxurious" world her grandmother has told her about since her childhood. (106 mins.)
“ Avenue Montaigne

Danièle Thompson ” - allisonalmodovar
 
99.
A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (1972)
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Stanislas Previne is a young sociologist, preparing a thesis on criminal women. He meets in prison Camille Bliss to interview her... (98 mins.)
“ A Gorgeous Bird Like Me 

François Truffaut ” - allisonalmodovar
 
100.
Read My Lips (2001)
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She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
“ Read My Lips

Jacques Audiard ” - allisonalmodovar