Jean-Luc Goddard Films

by TarquinMcLusky | created - 30 Nov 2012 | updated - 09 Dec 2012 | Public

"Godard 's work poses fundamental questions about narrative. While his first films, such as Breathless and A Woman Is a Woman, have fairly straightforward plots, he gradually moved toward a more fragmentary, collage structure. A story is still apparent, but it is deflected into unpredictable paths. Godard juxtaposes staged scenes with documentary material (advertisements, comic strips, crowds passing in the street), often with little connection to the narrative. Far more than his New Wave contemporaries, Godard mixes conventions drawn from popular culture, such as detective novels or Hollywood movies, with references to philosophy or avant-garde art. The inconsistencies, digressions, and disunities of Godard's work make most New Wave films seem quite traditional by comparison." - Kristin Thompson & David Bordwell, Film History: An Introduction

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1. Breathless (1960)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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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.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet

Votes: 58,795 | Gross: $0.34M

2. A Woman Is a Woman (1961)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henri Attal

Votes: 11,946 | Gross: $0.10M

3. My Life to Live (1962)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

8.1
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Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, André S. Labarthe, Guylaine Schlumberger

Votes: 21,111

4. Le Petit Soldat (1963)

Not Rated | 88 min | War, Drama

7.4
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97 Metascore

During the Algerian War, a man and woman from opposing sides fall in love with one another.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Michel Subor, Henri-Jacques Huet, Paul Beauvais

Votes: 4,589 | Gross: $0.02M

5. Les Carabiniers (1963)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.0
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During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Patrice Moullet, Marino Masé, Geneviève Galéa, Catherine Ribeiro

Votes: 2,501

6. Contempt (1963)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

7.7
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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Giorgia Moll

Votes: 22,561 | Gross: $0.04M

7. Band of Outsiders (1964)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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88 Metascore

Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur, Danièle Girard, Louisa Colpeyn

Votes: 18,437 | Gross: $0.04M

8. Une Femme Mariée (1964)

TV-PG | 94 min | Drama

7.4
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A superifical woman has conflict between choosing her abusive husband and her vain lover.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Bernard Noël, Macha Méril, Philippe Leroy, Christophe Bourseiller

Votes: 2,349

9. Alphaville (1965)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.2
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Valérie Boisgel

Votes: 18,678 | Gross: $0.05M

10. Pierrot le Fou (1965)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani, Aicha Abadir

Votes: 22,483

11. Masculin Féminin (1966)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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92 Metascore

A romance between young Parisians, shown through a series of vignettes.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Chantal Goya, Marlène Jobert, Michel Debord

Votes: 9,847 | Gross: $0.20M

12. Made in U.S.A (1966)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.5
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Set in the near future, Paula, a leftist writer, goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité when she learns of the death of a former colleague and lover, Richard P. Is she there to... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, László Szabó, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Marianne Faithfull

Votes: 2,920 | Gross: $0.08M

13. 2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle (1967)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A day in the life of a Parisian housewife/prostitute, interspersed with musings on the Vietnam War and other contemporary issues.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Marina Vlady, Anny Duperey, Roger Montsoret, Raoul Lévy

Votes: 5,275 | Gross: $0.10M

14. La chinoise (1967)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anne Wiazemsky, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Juliet Berto, Michel Semeniako

Votes: 4,322 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Weekend (1967)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A surreal tale of a married couple going on a road trip to visit the wife's parents with the intention of killing them for the inheritance.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Karl Marx

Votes: 11,012

16. Un film comme les autres (1968)

100 min | Drama

6.1
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Workers on a car factory argue with revolutionary students.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 160

17. Le gai savoir (1969)

95 min | Drama

6.4
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How do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Juliet Berto, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 611

18. Tout Va Bien (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.7
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Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin | Stars: Yves Montand, Jane Fonda, Vittorio Caprioli, Elizabeth Chauvin

Votes: 2,564

19. Numéro deux (1975)

88 min | Drama

6.7
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An analysis of the power relations in an ordinary family.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Sandrine Battistella, Pierre Oudrey, Alexandre Rignault, Rachel Stefanopoli

Votes: 601

20. How Is It Going? (1976)

78 min | Drama

6.1
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A film about politics and the media, in which two workers in a newspaper plant attempt to make a film.

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville | Stars: Michel Marot, Anne-Marie Miéville

Votes: 197

21. Every Man for Himself (1980)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

7.0
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An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye, Roland Amstutz

Votes: 2,503

22. Godard's Passion (1982)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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On a movie set, in a factory, and at a hotel, Godard explores the nature of work, love and film making. While Solidarity takes on the Polish government, a Polish film director, Jerzy, is ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Hanna Schygulla, Michel Piccoli, Jerzy Radziwilowicz

Votes: 1,916

23. First Name: Carmen (1983)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Carmen is a member of a terrorist gang who falls in love with a young police officer guarding a bank that she and her cohorts try to rob. She leads him on while dragging the two of them ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Maruschka Detmers, Jacques Bonnaffé, Myriem Roussel, Christophe Odent

Votes: 2,616

24. Soft and Hard (1985)

52 min

7.0
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Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Mieville talk about their films, while doing everyday tasks around their house.

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville | Stars: Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville

Votes: 128

25. King Lear (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespear Junior the Fifth to restore the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Woody Allen, Freddy Buache, Leos Carax, Julie Delpy

Votes: 1,037

26. Le rapport Darty (1989)

50 min

6.4
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Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville | Stars: Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville

Votes: 47

27. Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991)

62 min | Drama

7.2
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Characterized by deconstructivism and philosophical references and by briefly exposing the good, bad, and ugly periods of the country's history, this post-modern film portrays the abstract ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Hanns Zischler, Claudia Michelsen, Nathalie Kadem

Votes: 534

28. Les enfants jouent à la Russie (1993)

60 min | Drama

6.4
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A famous French filmmaker is hired by a major Hollywood producer to make a documentary on the state of post-Cold War Russia. The filmmaker, though, subverts the project by stubbornly ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: László Szabó, Jean-Luc Godard, Bernard Eisenschitz, André S. Labarthe

Votes: 108

29. For Ever Mozart (1996)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.6
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Jean-Luc Godard's densely packed rumination on the need to create order and beauty in a world ruled by chaos is divided into four distinct but tangentially related stories, including the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Madeleine Assas, Ghalia Lacroix, Bérangère Allaux, Vicky Messica

Votes: 694

30. Éloge de l'amour (2001)

PG | 97 min | Drama

6.5
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62 Metascore

In part one there is talk of a project on the subject of love, with the example of three couples, one young, one mature and the other elderly. At this point the author comes into contact ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Bruno Putzulu, Cécile Camp, Jean Davy, Françoise Verny

Votes: 2,436 | Gross: $0.25M

31. Notre musique (2004)

80 min | Drama

7.0
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77 Metascore

Divided into three "kingdoms" -- Enfer (Hell), Purgatoire (Purgatory) and Paradis (Paradise) -- Notre Musique is an indictment of modern times.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Sarah Adler, Nade Dieu, Rony Kramer, Simon Eine

Votes: 2,567 | Gross: $0.14M

32. Film socialisme (2010)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

5.8
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64 Metascore

A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages, between the passengers, almost all of whom are on holiday... Our Europe.... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Marc Stehlé, Agatha Couture, Mathias Domahidy, Quentin Grosset

Votes: 2,168 | Gross: $0.03M