Most Popular Feature Films/TV Series Released 1956-01-01 to 1956-12-31 With Country of Origin France


1. ...And God Created Woman (1956)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jürgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jane Marken

Votes: 5,714 | Gross: $2.00M

2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)

PG | 104 min | Drama, History

6.8
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The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo.

Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Jean Danet, Alain Cuny

Votes: 1,792

3. Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (1956)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.2
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Captured French Resistance fighter Lieutenant Fontaine awaits a certain death sentence for espionage in a stark Nazi prison. Facing malnourishment and paralyzing fear, he must engineer an ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Votes: 12,706

4. Bob le Flambeur (1956)

PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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80 Metascore

Bob, an old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend, a high official from the police, to rob a gambling casino in Dauville. Everything is ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey, Daniel Cauchy, Guy Decomble

Votes: 7,815 | Gross: $0.04M

5. Four Bags Full (1956)

80 min | Comedy

7.5
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Two men, a painter and a poor guy, have to cross over Paris by night during World War II and to deliver black market meat. As they walk along dark Parisian streets, they encounter various ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Autant-Lara | Stars: Jean Gabin, Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Jeannette Batti

Votes: 2,560 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Helen of Troy (1956)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.2
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The Iliad's story of the Trojan war, told from the Trojan viewpoint.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Stanley Baker, Rossana Podestà, Brigitte Bardot, Jacques Sernas

Votes: 1,581

7. 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: 1,230

8. Naughty Girl (1956)

86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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Nightclub entertainer Jean Clery discovers too late that the 'baby' he agreed to take care of is a wild, shapely sex kitten.

Director: Michel Boisrond | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jean Bretonnière, Françoise Fabian, Mischa Auer

Votes: 333

9. Death in the Garden (1956)

104 min | Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Chark, an adventurer comes to small village in the near of a gold digger's camp. He is arrested by the local police, who accuse him of having comitted a bank robbery in a neighoured town. ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Simone Signoret, Georges Marchal, Charles Vanel, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 1,160

10. Gervaise (1956)

116 min | Drama

7.5
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Gervaise Macquart, a young lame laundress, is left by her lover Auguste Lantier with two boys... She manages to make it, and a few years later she marries Coupeau, a roofer. After working ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément | Stars: Maria Schell, François Périer, Jany Holt, Mathilde Casadesus

Votes: 853

11. Plucking the Daisy (1956)

98 min | Comedy

6.0
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A Paris schoolgirl unwittingly ignites hellfire in the minds of men from Seine to Sorbonne.

Director: Marc Allégret | Stars: Daniel Gélin, Brigitte Bardot, Robert Hirsch, Jacques Dumesnil

Votes: 401

12. Main Street (1956)

99 min | Drama

8.0
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A couple of friends decide to have a good time and play a trick on an unmarried woman. Therefore one of them has to pretend to fall in love with her.

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem | Stars: Betsy Blair, José Suárez, Yves Massard, Luis Peña

Votes: 883

13. Deadlier Than the Male (1956)

113 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him. She happens to be the daughter of his estranged wife, Gabrielle, that André... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Jean Gabin, Danièle Delorme, Robert Arnoux, Liliane Bert

Votes: 768

14. Michael Strogoff (1956)

111 min | Adventure, History, War

6.3
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In 19th century Russia, a Tartar rebellion led by Feofar Khan separates Russia from Siberia where the Tsar's brother and his troops are making a last stand. The Tsar entrusts Captain Michel Strogoff to deliver a vital message to them.

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Geneviève Page, Jacques Dacqmine, Sylva Koscina

Votes: 283

15. Nero's Mistress (1956)

104 min | Comedy, History

5.8
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Nero is on holiday at the seaside. Poppea, Seneca and many other guests are with him. Nero is preparing a great show where he will be the star. When Agrippina, his mother, arrives with her ... See full summary »

Director: Steno | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio De Sica, Gloria Swanson, Brigitte Bardot

Votes: 205

16. What a Woman! (1956)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Antonietta viene fotografata per caso e la sua foto finisce in copertina. Il suo fidanzato vuol far causa al giornale per questo, ma Antonietta decide di farsi conoscere e con l'aiuto di ... See full summary »

Director: Alessandro Blasetti | Stars: Sophia Loren, Charles Boyer, Marcello Mastroianni, Elisa Cegani

Votes: 165

17. Cela s'appelle l'aurore (1956)

102 min | Drama

6.9
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The wife of a physician who diligently cares for the poor, grows weary of their dull South France factory town and pressures her older husband to move to glorious Nice, on the Mediterranean... See full summary »

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Georges Marchal, Lucia Bosé, Julien Bertheau, Jean-Jacques Delbo

Votes: 488

18. Her Bridal Night (1956)

95 min | Romance, Comedy

5.7
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A country girl is discovered by a Paris magazine and becomes a top model

Director: Pierre Gaspard-Huit | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Micheline Presle, Louis Jourdan, Marcel Amont

Votes: 121

19. The Blonde Witch (1956)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

6.9
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Brulard, a French civil engineer on assignment in Sweden for a lumber company meets Ina, a local nature-girl type, falls in love, has an affair, tries to convert her to "civilization", but ... See full summary »

Director: André Michel | Stars: Marina Vlady, Maurice Ronet, Nicole Courcel, Michel Etcheverry

Votes: 213

20. Si Paris nous était conté (1956)

130 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.5
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A witty journey through the history of Paris told to a group of students by Sacha Guitry, from its foundation at the time of Caesar to 1955. Among others you will meet King Charles VII ... See full summary »

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Françoise Arnoul, Jeanne Boitel, Gilbert Bokanowski, Julien Carette

Votes: 178

21. Des gens sans importance (1956)

101 min | Drama

7.2
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Mid-aged married truck driver falls in love with a young waitress he meets while making a break on a long trip. They try to make it work, but she can't get a decent job or place to stay in ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, Pierre Mondy, Yvette Etiévant

Votes: 278

22. Crime and Punishment (1956)

107 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Director: Georges Lampin | Stars: Jean Gabin, Marina Vlady, Ulla Jacobsson, Bernard Blier

Votes: 150

23. Shadow of the Guillotine (1956)

120 min | Drama, History

6.7
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Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Richard Todd, Jacques Morel, Jeanne Boitel

Votes: 92

24. Paris, Palace Hôtel (1956)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Charles Boyer, Françoise Arnoul, Roberto Risso, Tilda Thamar

Votes: 42

25. If All the Guys in the World... (1956)

95 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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While fishing in the North Sea, eleven out of the twelve men of the Lutèce, a fishing-boat from Concarneau, get intoxicated after having eaten rotten ham. The only one unscathed is Mohammed... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: André Valmy, Jean Gaven, Marc Cassot, Georges Poujouly

Votes: 117

26. The Bigamist (1956)

110 min | Comedy

6.8
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A traveling salesman is sent to prison after being accused of bigamy, while his wife and son are forced to consider leaving him permanently.

Director: Luciano Emmer | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Franca Valeri, Giovanna Ralli, Marisa Merlini

Votes: 99

27. Fernandel the Dressmaker (1956)

95 min | Comedy

6.1
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A modest taylor the women found irresistible inherit a Maison de couture in financial difficulty. Decided to save it he prepare a great collection. But when his wife discovered his ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Boyer | Stars: Fernandel, Suzy Delair, Fred Pasquali, Françoise Fabian

Votes: 127

28. Bonjour sourire! (1956)

90 min

4.9
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A small European Kingdom wants to make a frowning Princess smile for the upcoming Royal photo to be done. A mischievous Prime Minister goes to Paris to kidnap three famous comics to force ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Henri Salvador, Jimmy Gaillard, Annie Cordy, André Philip

Votes: 47

29. Le pays d'où je viens (1956)

94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.3
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Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Françoise Arnoul, Gilbert Bécaud, Madeleine Lebeau, Claude Brasseur

Votes: 84

30. Bold Adventure (1956)

102 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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Directors: Gérard Philipe, Joris Ivens | Stars: Gérard Philipe, Jean Vilar, Fernand Ledoux, Nicole Berger

Votes: 95

31. Era di venerdì 17 (1956)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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The Provence, somewhere in the 1950's. Paul Verdier, traveling salesman, leaves his home and his quarrelsome wife for his weekly round. On the train he meets a young woman, Marie, who looks... See full summary »

Director: Mario Soldati | Stars: Fernandel, Giulia Rubini, Fosco Giachetti, Leda Gloria

Votes: 66

32. Don Juan (1956)

93 min | Comedy

6.0
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Film based on the myth of Don Juan.

Director: John Berry | Stars: Fernandel, Carmen Sevilla, Roland Armontel, Simone Paris

Votes: 70

33. La vie est belle (1956)

90 min | Comedy

3.9
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Directors: Roger Pierre, Jean-Marc Thibault | Stars: Roger Pierre, Jean-Marc Thibault, Noël Roquevert, Béatrice Arnac

Votes: 11

34. La sonate à Kreutzer (1956)

50 min

6.2
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Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Éric Rohmer, Françoise Martinelli, Jean-Claude Brialy, André Bazin

Votes: 68

35. Le sang à la tête (1956)

83 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Gilles Grangier | Stars: Jean Gabin, Paul Frankeur, Claude Sylvain, Georgette Anys

Votes: 119

36. Castle of the Banned Lovers (1956)

93 min | Drama, History

6.9
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Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Micheline Presle, Gino Cervi, Fausto Tozzi, Frank Villard

Votes: 68

37. Walk Into Hell (1956)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure

7.5
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Steve McAllister, an Australian official for The New Guinea Administration, gets orders to investigate an oil discovery by Ned 'Shark-Eye' Kelly in the interior. He selects his native ... See full summary »

Directors: Lee Robinson, Marcello Pagliero | Stars: Chips Rafferty, Françoise Christophe, Reg Lye, Pierre Cressoy

Votes: 47

38. Wild Love (1956)

85 min | Comedy

6.9
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The film is about some youths' love stories: Franco and his hairdresser girlfriend Adriana, Otello another hairdresser who is hopelessly in love with Adriana. The youths usually meet in a ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Antonella Lualdi, Franco Interlenghi, Sergio Raimondi, Valeria Moriconi

Votes: 99

39. Man and Child (1956)

90 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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Director: Raoul André | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Juliette Gréco, Folco Lulli, Jacqueline Ventura

Votes: 27

40. The Lebanese Mission (1956)

105 min | Action, Thriller

5.9
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Jean Servais and Omar Sharif are explorers searching for uranium in the Arabian desert. They run into spies, thieves and two attractive mysterious women played by Juliette Greco and Luciana Paluzzi.

Director: Richard Pottier | Stars: Jean-Claude Pascal, Gianna Maria Canale, Jean Servais, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 28

41. L'homme aux clefs d'or (1956)

92 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Léo Joannon | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Annie Girardot, Gil Vidal, Jean Rigaux

Votes: 59

42. Bébés à gogo (1956)

86 min | Comedy

6.3
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Director: Paul Mesnier | Stars: Jane Sourza, Raymond Souplex, Louis de Funès, Jean Carmet

Votes: 46

43. Folies-Bergère (1956)

102 min | Musical

4.9
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Director: Henri Decoin | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Zizi Jeanmaire, Yves Robert, Jacques Morel

Votes: 18

44. Guilty? (1956)

93 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: Barbara Laage, Michael Anthony, Lucien Callamand, Félix Clément

Votes: 25

45. Ce soir les jupons volent (1956)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

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At Christmastime, the love affairs of five clothing models working for Pierre Roussel, a renowned Paris fashion designer. Marlène hesitates between two suitors. Blanche, who loves Jean, ... See full summary »

Director: Dimitri Kirsanoff | Stars: Sophie Desmarets, Brigitte Auber, Jean Chevrier, Anne Vernon

46. Defend My Love (1956)

95 min | Drama

6.4
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As part of a story, a reporter goes to meet Elisa, a young woman he met a few years ago on a trial on which she was finally exonerated.

Directors: Giulio Macchi, Vincent Sherman | Stars: Martine Carol, Vittorio Gassman, Gabriele Ferzetti, Charles Vanel

Votes: 14

47. La melodía misteriosa (1956)

84 min | Crime

5.1
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Film inspired by the radio contest of the same title.

Director: Juan Fortuny | Stars: Dany Carrel, Bobby Deglané, Ricardo Fusté, Salvador Garrido

Votes: 16

48. Honoré de Marseille (1956)

80 min | Comedy, Musical

4.7
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Director: Maurice Régamey | Stars: Fernandel, Andrex, Francis Blanche, Claire Diamant

Votes: 110

49. Law of the Streets (1956)

100 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Ralph Habib | Stars: Raymond Pellegrin, Silvana Pampanini, Fernand Ledoux, Jean-Louis Trintignant

Votes: 7

50. Diary of a Bad Girl (1956)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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Born into a well-off family, Hélène has become a devoted and passionate social worker. Touched by the lot of Christine, a young girl in distress, she persuades her father to take her at his... See full summary »

Director: Léonide Moguy | Stars: Anne Vernon, Danik Patisson, François Guérin, Simone Paris

Votes: 12