Jean Renoir's Films

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1. Backbiters (1924)

84 min | Drama

6.4
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Directors: Albert Dieudonné, Jean Renoir | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Albert Dieudonné, Eugénie Nau, Pierre Lestringuez

Votes: 104

2. Whirlpool of Fate (1925)

TV-PG | 71 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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After her father's death and her uncle having drunk all the inheritance, Virginia is left alone. She is accepted by a family of bohemians but a quarrel between the bohemians and the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Charlotte Clasis, Pierre Champagne, Maurice Touzé

Votes: 468

3. Nana (1926)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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When the vivacious and beautiful Nana bombs at the Théâtre des Variétés, she embarks on the life of a courtesan, using her allure and charisma to entice and pleasure men.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Pierre Lestringuez, Jacqueline Forzane, Werner Krauss

Votes: 577

4. Sur un air de Charleston (1927)

17 min | Short, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Shot in three days, this surreal, erotic silent short shows a native white girl teaching a futuristic African airman the Charleston dance.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Johnny Hudgins, Pierre Braunberger, André Cerf

Votes: 530

5. Marquitta (1927)

70 min | Drama

7.0
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Street singer Marquitta is Prince Vlasco's mistress. He overlooks her humble origins until an expensive jewelry disappears and she gets blamed. He throws her out. Some time later, Vlasco ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Angelo, Marie-Louise Iribe, Henri Debain, Félix d'Aps

Votes: 10

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6. La petite marchande d'allumettes (1928)

40 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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An impoverished girl tries to sell matches on NYE. Shivering with cold and unable to sell her wares, she sits in a sheltered nook. Striking a match to keep warm, she sees things in the flame.

Directors: Jean Renoir, Jean Tédesco | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Eric Barclay, Jean Storm, Manuel Raaby

Votes: 956

7. Tire au flanc (1928)

87 min | Comedy

6.5
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Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Georges Pomiès, Michel Simon, Félix Oudart, Jean Storm

Votes: 176

8. Le tournoi dans la cité (1928)

90 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Aldo Nadi, Jackie Monnier, Enrique Rivero, Blanche Bernis

Votes: 39

9. Le bled (1929)

104 min | Adventure

6.3
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A young French woman who inherits her uncle's property in Algeria finds herself schemed against by her envious cousins, and romanced by a handsome but previously irresponsible young man who works for his uncle on a neighbouring farm.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Alexandre Arquillière, Jackie Monnier, Enrique Rivero, Diana Hart

Votes: 46

10. On purge bébé (1931)

46 min | Comedy

6.3
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Porcelain maker invites a guest to sell him chamber pots, however family problems cause interruptions.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marguerite Pierry, Jacques Louvigny, Michel Simon, Olga Valéry

Votes: 231

11. La Chienne (1931)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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A woman and her pimp exploit a painter for money.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Michel Simon, Janie Marèse, Georges Flamant, Roger Gaillard

Votes: 2,708

12. La nuit du carrefour (1932)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A gang of thieves utilizes a cross-road garage as the hideaway. During their last caper, the gang has accidentally murdered a jewel thief, and the heat is on.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Pierre Renoir, Georges Térof, Winna Winifried, Georges Koudria

Votes: 468

13. Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

7.5
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A bookseller saves a tramp from drowning and shelters him, but the tramp's odd behavior starts to wear everyone down.

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

Votes: 4,313

14. Chotard et Cie (1933)

83 min

6.0
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François Chotard , wholesale grocer , gives his daughter in marriage to Julien Collinet , a writer who prefers dreaming to working - a situation conducive to quarrels between the son and ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jeanne Boitel, Fernand Charpin, Georges Pomiès, Jane Loury

Votes: 68

15. Madame Bovary (1934)

101 min | Drama

6.7
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Soon after the death of his first wife (whose dowry was inadequate), Charles Bovary, a country doctor in Normandy, marries Emma Rouault, who is well-endowed in every sense. In her new home,... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Max Dearly, Valentine Tessier, Pierre Renoir, Robert Le Vigan

Votes: 297

16. Toni (1935)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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In the 1920s, the Provence is a magnet for immigrants seeking work in the quarries or in agriculture. Many mingle with locals and settle down permanently - like Toni, an Italian who has ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Charles Blavette, Celia Montalván, Jenny Hélia, Édouard Delmont

Votes: 1,146

17. A Day in the Country (1936)

Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love to a man at the inn, where they spend the day.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Sylvia Bataille, Jane Marken, Georges D'Arnoux, André Gabriello

Votes: 4,574

18. The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A man and a woman arrive in a cafe-hotel near the Belgian frontier. The customers recognize the man from the police description. His name is Amedee Lange, and he murdered Batala in Paris. ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: René Lefèvre, Florelle, Jules Berry, Marcel Lévesque

Votes: 2,231 | Gross: $0.03M

19. La vie est à nous (1936)

66 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.1
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A propaganda film of the communist party of France, showing who the comrades help the proletarian people against the capitalists. It also features propagandistic speeches of leading members... See full summary »

Directors: Jacques Becker, Jacques B. Brunius, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jean-Paul Le Chanois, Maurice Lime, Pierre Unik, André Zwoboda, Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Dasté, Jacques B. Brunius, Simone Guisin, Teddy Michaud

Votes: 186

20. The Lower Depths (1936)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A charismatic thief makes friends with a bankrupt baron who comes to live in the thief's slum. Meanwhile the thief seeks the love of a young woman, who is held emotionally captive by her slumlord family.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Suzy Prim, Louis Jouvet, Jany Holt

Votes: 2,476

21. La Grande Illusion (1937)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama, War

8.1
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During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 29,007 | Gross: $0.17M

22. La Marseillaise (1938)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, History, Music

7.2
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A news-reel like movie about early part of the French Revolution, shown from the eyes of individual people, citizens of Marseille, counts in German exile and, of course the king Louis XVI, ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Pierre Renoir, Lise Delamare, Louis Jouvet, Léon Larive

Votes: 834

23. La bête humaine (1938)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Julien Carette, Simone Simon, Fernand Ledoux

Votes: 5,516

24. The Rules of the Game (1939)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély

Votes: 22,443

25. Swamp Water (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town.

Directors: Jean Renoir, Irving Pichel | Stars: Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews

Votes: 1,231

26. This Land Is Mine (1943)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

7.6
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A mild-mannered school-teacher in a Nazi-occupied town during W.W.II finds himself being torn between collaboration and resistance.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders, Walter Slezak

Votes: 2,233

27. Salute to France (1944)

34 min | Short

6.3
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Directors: Garson Kanin, Jean Renoir | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Burgess Meredith, Philip Bourneuf

Votes: 18

28. The Southerner (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

7.3
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The life of the poor Tucker family, that worked as cotton pluggers and decided to get their own ground, but nature is against them.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Zachary Scott, Betty Field, J. Carrol Naish, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 2,107

29. The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Celestine, the chamber-maid, has a new job in the country, at the Lanlaires. She has decided to use her beauty to seduce a wealthy man, but Mr. Lanlaire is not a right choice: the house is ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith, Hurd Hatfield, Francis Lederer

Votes: 993

30. The Woman on the Beach (1947)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.6
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A Coast Guardsman suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress becomes involved with a beautiful and enigmatic seductress married to a blind painter.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Joan Bennett, Robert Ryan, Charles Bickford, Nan Leslie

Votes: 1,448

31. The River (1951)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Three adolescent girls growing up in Bengal, India, learn their lessons in life after falling for an older American soldier.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Patricia Walters, Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Arthur Shields

Votes: 4,590

32. The Golden Coach (1952)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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In Peru in the eighteenth century. Camilla, the star of a theater company, hesitates between three men. The Viceroy gives her his magnificent golden coach. A young Spanish officer suggests ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Anna Magnani, Odoardo Spadaro, Nada Fiorelli, Dante

Votes: 2,035

33. French Cancan (1955)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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This comedy drama from Jean Renoir chronicles the revival of Paris' most notorious dance as it tells the story of a theater producer who turns a humble washerwoman into a star at the Moulin Rouge.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, María Félix, Anna Amendola

Votes: 3,005

34. Elena and Her Men (1956)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Polish countess Elena falls in love to a Frensh radical party's candidate, a general, in pre world war I Paris, but another officer pines for her.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Jean Marais, Mel Ferrer, Jean Richard

Votes: 1,310

35. Experiment in Evil (1959 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 95 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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Mr. Joly, doctor Cordelier's lawyer, is amazed to discover that his client and friend leaves his possessions to a stranger, Opale, a sadistic criminal. He needs this man to prove that people's behavior can be adjusted at will...

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Teddy Bilis, Sylviane Margollé, Jean Bertho

Votes: 832

36. Le déjeuner sur l'herbe (1959)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Etienne Alexis, a candidate for president of the new Europe, is a scientist promoting artificial insemination for social betterment and therapy to eliminate passion. His wealthy household (... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Paul Meurisse, Charles Blavette, André Brunot, Régine Blaess

Votes: 681

37. The Elusive Corporal (1962)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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An upper-class corporal from Paris is captured by the Germans when they invade France in 1940. Assisted and accompanied by characters as diverse as a morose dairy farmer, a waiter, a myopic... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Claude Brasseur, O.E. Hasse, Claude Rich

Votes: 591

38. The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir (1970 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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Made for television, this film consists of four parts: Part One, "The Last Christmas Dinner," is about the relationship between an old man and an old woman, both homeless. Part Two, "The ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Nino Formicola, Milly, Roger Trapp, Robert Lombard

Votes: 165