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1.
The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
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In the Paris of the late 19th century, Louise, wife of a general, sells the earrings her husband gave... (105 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
 
2.
Le Bonheur (1965)
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Francois is a young carpenter married with Therese. They have two little children. All goes well, life is beautiful... (79 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
3.
Casque d'Or (1952)
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In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca's gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of them, Marie... (96 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
 
4.
A Day in the Country (1936 Short Film)
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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. (40 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
5.
A Simple Story (1959)
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A woman arrives in Paris with her little girl to look for work. With limited funds and no luck, they end up penniless, homeless and dependent on the rare kindness of strangers. (68 mins.)
Director: Marcel Hanoun
 
6.
Sans Soleil (1983 Documentary)
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"He wrote me...." A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory... (100 mins.)
Director: Chris. Marker
 
7.
La Grande Illusion (1937)
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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. (114 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
8.
Innocence (2004)
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A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls. (122 mins.)
 
9.
Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)
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In Paris outskirts Blanche, a young clerk, befriends Lea, a girl livelier than she is. Lea is going... (103 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
10.
Judex (1963)
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Favraux, an unscrupulous banker, receives a threatening note, signed by "Judex", demanding that he pay back the people he has swindled... (98 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
 
11.
My Night at Maud's (1969)
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The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality. (110 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
12.
Claire's Knee (1970)
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On holiday, a conflicted man lusts after beautiful stepsisters despite his betrothal to a diplomat's daughter. (105 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
13.
Orpheus (1950)
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A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
14.
Children of Paradise (1945)
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The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her. (190 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
15.
L'Atalante (1934)
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Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
 
16.
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
 
17.
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
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A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war. (90 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
18.
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
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A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama... (193 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
19.
The Rules of the Game (1939)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
20.
Summer (1986)
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It's July, and Delphine has nowhere to go for the summer. She feels very bored and "empty", but this won't last; one day she accidently meets someone who seems to be totally made for her... (98 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
21.
The Arrival of a Train (1896 Documentary)
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A group of people are standing in a straight line along the platform of a railway station, waiting for a train... (1 mins.)
 
22.
La fée aux choux (1896 Short Film)
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The first film directed by a female director, "The Cabbage Fairy" presents a brief fantasy tale involving... (1 mins.)
Director: Alice Guy
 
23.
The India Rubber Head (1901 Short Film)
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A chemist carries out a bizarre experiment with his own head. (3 mins.)
 
24.
A Trip to the Moon (1902 Short Film)
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon. (13 mins.)
 
25.
The Hasher's Delirium (1910 Short Film)
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Four customers are having a peaceful game of cards in a quiet café. The atmosphere bring heavy, the... (5 mins.)
Director: Émile Cohl
 
26.
L'enfant de Paris (1913)
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The young daughter of an army captain missing in action runs away from school and is kidnapped by Parisian lowlifes. When the kidnapper flees to Nice with the child, the kind-hearted employee of one of his accomplices sets off in pursuit. (100 mins.)
Director: Léonce Perret
 
27.
Falling Leaves (1912 Short Film)
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Trixie Thompson concludes that the only way she could save her sister from dying of the "white plague" is by preventing the autumn leaves from falling... (12 mins.)
 
28.
Tiny Tim and the Adventures of His Elephant (1913 Short Film)
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Bout de Zan is a very precocious young man! When the circus comes to town, he does what any kid might... (9 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
29.
Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913)
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Inspector Juve is tasked to investigate and capture an infamous criminal Fantomas. (54 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
30.
Les vampires (1915)
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An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires. (399 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
31.
Tih Minh (1918)
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Jacques d'Athys, a French adventurer, returns to his home in Nice after an expedition to Indochina where... (418 mins.)
Director: Louis Feuillade
 
32.
Crainquebille (1922)
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A poor vegetable peddler in Paris runs afoul of the law and finds himself ground up in the cogs of the corrupt French judicial system. (90 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
33.
The Woman from Nowhere (1922)
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(61 mins.)
Director: Louis Delluc
 
34.
The Wheel (1923)
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Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (whom Sisif rescued from... (273 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
35.
The Faithful Heart (1923)
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Marie wants to escape from her job and also from her lover, Paul, an unemployed drunk. She dreams of going off with Jean... (87 mins.)
Director: Jean Epstein
 
36.
The Smiling Madame Beudet (1923)
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One of the first feminist movies, The Smiling Madame Beudet is the story of an intelligent woman trapped in a loveless marriage... (54 mins.)
Director: Germaine Dulac
 
37.
Entr'acte (1924 Short Film)
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An absolute dada movie. Somebody gets killed, his coffin gets out of control and after a chase it stops. The person gets out of it and let everybody who followed the coffin dissapear. (22 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
38.
The Inhuman Woman (1924)
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Claire Lescot is a famous prima donna. All men want to be loved by her. Among them is the young scientist Einar Norsen... (135 mins.)
 
39.
Faces of Children (1925)
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A man whose wife has died remarries, and his new wife has a daughter of her own from a previous marriage... (114 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
40.
Ménilmontant (1926 Short Film)
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A couple is brutally murdered in the working-class district of Paris. Later on, the narrative follows the lives of their two daughters, both in love with a Parisian thug and leading them to separate ways. (38 mins.)
 
41.
Napoleon (1927)
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A film about the French Field Marshal's youth and early military career. (240 mins.)
Director: Abel Gance
 
42.
L'invitation au voyage (1927 Short Film)
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(36 mins.)
Director: Germaine Dulac
 
43.
The Chess Player (1927)
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In 1776, an inventor conceals a Polish nobleman in his chess-playing automaton, a machine whose fame leads it to the court of the Russian empress. (135 mins.)
Director: Raymond Bernard
 
44.
The Starfish (1928 Short Film)
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Two people stand on a road, out of focus. Seen distorted through a glass, they retire upstairs to a bedroom where she undresses... (21 mins.)
Director: Man Ray
 
45.
The Horse Ate the Hat (1928)
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On his way through the woods to his marriage, Fadinard's horse eats the hat of a married lady spending here a few moments with her lover... (60 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
46.
Misdeal (1928)
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Maldone is a canal worker, happy with his life after running away from his family estate. He falls in love with Zita... (102 mins.)
Director: Jean Grémillon
 
47.
The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)
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Allan has a hard time finding the Usher's house, which is known to be cursed... But he is a personal friend of Roderick Usher... (63 mins.)
Director: Jean Epstein
 
48.
L'argent (1928)
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The business tycoon Nicolas Saccard is nearly ruined by his rival Gunderman, when he tries to raise capital for his company... (195 mins.)
 
49.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
 
50.
Under the Roofs of Paris (1930)
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Albert is smitten for Pola but ends up wrongly committed in jail, in the meantime her affections are sort after by his friend, and on his release both love and friendship must be tested. (96 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
51.
À Propos de Nice (1930 Documentary)
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants. (25 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
 
52.
L'Age d'Or (1930)
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A surrealist tale of a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society. (60 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
53.
Marius (1931)
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César runs a bar along Marseilles' port, assisted by his 23 year old son, Marius. Colorful characters abound: M... (130 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Korda
 
54.
Le Million (1931)
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An impoverished painter and his rival engage in a race across Paris to recover a jacket concealing a winning lottery ticket. (81 mins.)
Director: René Clair
 
55.
Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
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Boudu, a tramp, jumps into the Seine. He is rescued by Mr Lestingois, a gentle and good bookseller, who gives shelter to him... (85 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
56.
Fanny (1932)
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Marius has left, signed up for a five year hitch on a ship bound for the Indian Ocean. In his few letters to his father César... (140 mins.)
Director: Marc Allégret
 
57.
Zero for Conduct (1949)
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Fotis is in love with Bilio, a last-year student at a provincial high-school, and serenades her frequently... (83 mins.)
 
58.
The Mascot (1933 Short Film)
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A toy stuffed dog has just been sewn together when it hears a young child ask for an orange. The child's mother explains that they have no money... (26 mins.)
 
59.
L'Atalante (1934)
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Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Jean Vigo
 
60.
Les Misérables (1935)
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In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman. (108 mins.)
 
61.
Toni (1935)
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In the 1920s, the Provence is a magnet for immigrants seeking work in the quarries or in agriculture... (81 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
62.
Carnival in Flanders (1935)
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Tells the story of the Spanish invasion of Flanders (110 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
63.
Pension Mimosas (1935)
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Mr. and Mrs. Noblet run a boarding house on the French Riviera. One day, they are led by circumstances to welcome a little boy Pierre... (109 mins.)
Director: Jacques Feyder
 
64.
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
 
65.
The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)
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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's description... (80 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
66.
César (1936)
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Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest... (168 mins.)
Director: Marcel Pagnol
 
67.
They Were Five (1936)
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Those five are unemployed penniless workers. Together they win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery... (101 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
68.
Dance Program (1937)
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Christine, newly widowed and consumed by the memory of a ball she attended age 16, decides to track down the men she danced with that night and discover their fates. (144 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
69.
Pépé le Moko (1937)
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A wanted gangster is both king and prisoner of the Casbah. He is protected from arrest by his friends, but is torn by his desire for freedom outside. A visiting Parisian beauty may just tempt his fate. (94 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
 
70.
La Grande Illusion (1937)
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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. (114 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
71.
Port of Shadows (1938)
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A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city. (91 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
72.
Hotel du Nord (1938)
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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
 
73.
La Bête Humaine (1938)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
74.
The Baker's Wife (1938)
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In this little Provencal village, a new baker, Aimable, settles down. His wife Aurelie is beautiful and much younger than he... (133 mins.)
Director: Marcel Pagnol
 
75.
Le Jour se Leve (1939)
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After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events the led him to the killing. (93 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
76.
The Rules of the Game (1939)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
77.
The Well-Digger's Daughter (1940)
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A rural maiden's two suitors go off to war, leaving her pregnant. (170 mins.)
Director: Marcel Pagnol
 
78.
Stormy Waters (1941)
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Andre Laurent, the captain of a tugboat, married Yvonne ten years ago. She has a heart disease but does not want to tell him... (91 mins.)
Director: Jean Grémillon
 
79.
Fantastic Night (1942)
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Denis is distracted: he's studying all day for philosophy exams and working all night at the flower market; plus... (103 mins.)
 
80.
It Happened at the Inn (1943)
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In a french lost village an old woman is killed and her savings stolen. Several members of her family, all called:"Goupi-...", are suspected. (104 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
 
81.
Love Story (1943)
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In Paris in 1887, Irène works as a governess to Douce, the grand-daughter of the dowager Countess de Bonafé... (104 mins.)
 
82.
Le Corbeau: The Raven (1943)
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French village doctor becomes target of poison-pen letters sent to village leaders, accusing him of affairs and practicing abortion. (92 mins.)
 
83.
The Woman Who Dared (1944)
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The wife of a mechanic and former fighter pilot falls in love with the idea of flying herself. This soon becomes an obsession and she undertakes a lofty feat: the longest solo flight ever made by a woman. (105 mins.)
Director: Jean Grémillon
 
84.
Children of Paradise (1945)
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The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her. (190 mins.)
Director: Marcel Carné
 
85.
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
 
86.
Farrebique (1946 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
 
87.
The Battle of the Rails (1946)
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This movie is a story about French railroad workers who were part of organized resistance during the German WW2 occupation. (85 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
88.
Devil in the Flesh (1947)
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During World War I, the star-crossed affair of an underage French student with a woman engaged to a soldier. (110 mins.)
 
89.
The School for Postmen (1947 Short Film)
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School for Postmen" is a 1947 short film directed and starring Jacques Tati, playing a French postman adamant to prove he can be just as fast as American postmen at delivering mail. (16 mins.)
Director: Jacques Tati
 
90.
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
 
91.
 
92.
Occupe-toi d'Amélie..! (1949)
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Once a lowly chambermaid, Amelie Pochet now revels as the pampered mistress of a military man named Etienne. (92 mins.)
 
93.
Orpheus (1950)
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A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
94.
La Ronde (1950)
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An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900. A soldier meets an eager young lady of the evening... (97 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
 
95.
Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
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A young priest taking over the parish at Ambricourt tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment. (115 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
96.
La Poison (1951)
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Through a series of circumstances and plot twists an enterprising man manages to get away with murdering his wife, even though he cheerfully admits his guilt in court. (85 mins.)
Director: Sacha Guitry
 
97.
Casque d'Or (1952)
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In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca's gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of them, Marie... (96 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
 
98.
Le Plaisir (1952)
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Three stories about the pleasure. The first one is about a man hiding his age behind a mask to keep going to balls and fancying women... (97 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
 
99.
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
 
100.
White Mane (1953)
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In the Camargue, France, a young boy bonds with a white haired horse that escaped from ranchers. (47 mins.)