Most Popular Feature Films/TV Series Released 1971-01-01 to 1971-12-31 With Country of Origin France


1. Death in Venice (1971)

GP | 130 min | Drama

7.5
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In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based on Gustav Mahler) travels to a Venetian seaside resort in search of repose after a period... See full summary »

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Nora Ricci

Votes: 14,402

2. The Decameron (1971)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron".

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Jovan Jovanovic, Vincenzo Amato

Votes: 7,229

3. Red Sun (1971)

PG | 112 min | Action, Western

7.0
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In 1870, a gang robs a train and steals a ceremonial Japanese sword meant as a gift from Japan to the U.S. President, prompting a man hunt to retrieve it.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Charles Bronson, Toshirô Mifune, Alain Delon, Ursula Andress

Votes: 5,821

4. Daughters of Darkness (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.7
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A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide.

Director: Harry Kümel | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet, Andrea Rau

Votes: 3,155

5. The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)

GP | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: James Franciscus, Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak, Pier Paolo Capponi

Votes: 6,974

6. Murmur of the Heart (1971)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Lea Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 6,761 | Gross: $1.20M

7. A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)

Unrated | 95 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it?

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Stanley Baker, Jean Sorel, Silvia Monti

Votes: 2,978

8. Out 1, noli me tangere (1971)

729 min | Drama

8.2
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87 Metascore

"Out 1" is a very precise picture of post May '68 malaise - when Utopian dreams of a new society had crashed and burned, radical terrorism was starting to emerge in unlikely places and a ... See full summary »

Directors: Jacques Rivette, Suzanne Schiffman | Stars: Michèle Moretti, Hermine Karagheuz, Karen Puig, Pierre Baillot

Votes: 763 | Gross: $0.03M

9. 4 mosche di velluto grigio (1971)

PG | 104 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A musician is stalked by an unknown killer who's blackmailing him for an accidential killing of another stalker. But is everything what it appears to be?

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Bud Spencer

Votes: 5,081

10. Libido: The Urge to Love (1971)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.8
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A young woman falls down a staircase, and suddenly becomes... a nymphomaniac.

Director: Max Pécas | Stars: Sandra Julien, Janine Reynaud, Yves Vincent, Patrick Verde

Votes: 167

11. Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife, much in the same way tarantulas are killed by the black ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Cavara | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Barbara Bouchet, Rossella Falk

Votes: 1,893

12. Trafic (1971)

G | 96 min | Comedy

7.2
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Mr. Hulot drives a recreational vehicle from Paris to Amsterdam in his usual comical, disastrous style.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Marcel Fraval, Honoré Bostel, François Maisongrosse

Votes: 4,159

13. Requiem for a Vampire (1971)

R | 65 min | Horror

5.6
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A vampire lures beautiful young women to his castle in Europe.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Marie-Pierre Castel, Mireille Dargent, Philippe Gasté, Dominique

Votes: 1,227

14. The Shiver of the Vampires (1971)

R | 95 min | Horror

5.8
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A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand, Jacques Robiolles, Michel Delahaye

Votes: 1,111

15. Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Horror

6.9
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Anne and Lore, neighbors and best friends, barely into their teens, board at a convent school where they have taken a vow to sin and to serve Satan. Anne keeps a secret diary, they read a ... See full summary »

Director: Joël Séria | Stars: Jeanne Goupil, Catherine Wagener, Bernard Dhéran, Gérard Darrieu

Votes: 1,512

16. Girl Slaves of Morgana Le Fay (1971)

86 min | Horror

5.7
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Two hot chicks happen upon the creepy castle of French witch Morgane le Fay and must choose either to become immortal sex slaves or rot in a dungeon.

Director: Bruno Gantillon | Stars: Dominique Delpierre, Alfred Baillou, Mireille Saunin, Régine Motte

Votes: 523

17. Blanche (1971)

92 min | Drama, History

7.0
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Blanche is the young, pure, beautiful wife of the Master of the castle, in a secluded land. Every man is in love with her, including the King and his servant Bartolomeo, visiting the Master.

Director: Walerian Borowczyk | Stars: Michel Simon, Georges Wilson, Jacques Perrin, Ligia Branice

Votes: 420

18. The Burglars (1971)

PG | 120 min | Crime, Thriller, Action

6.7
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In 1970s Athens a group of professional burglars plan an emerald heist from the home of a gem collector but the corrupt Greek police inspector Abel Zacharia is on their trail.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Omar Sharif, Dyan Cannon, Robert Hossein

Votes: 1,290

19. Frenchie King (1971)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Western

5.3
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Outlaw sisters in the old West inherit a ranch and try to settle down and develop relationships with neighboring family of lots of brothers.

Directors: Christian-Jaque, Guy Casaril | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Claudia Cardinale, Michael J. Pollard, Micheline Presle

Votes: 766

20. Two English Girls (1971)

130 min | Romance, Drama

7.5
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At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Kika Markham, Stacey Tendeter, Sylvia Marriott

Votes: 3,691

21. È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! (1971)

PG | 100 min | Western

5.7
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Hobsonville's citizens hire a gunslinger to rid them of the McIntock clan that is forcibly and unlawfully taxing the townsfolk under the pretext of town development.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Reiner Schöne, Giampiero Albertini, Ignazio Spalla

Votes: 1,292

22. Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)

GP | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Riccardo Cucciolla, Cyril Cusack, Rosanna Fratello

Votes: 1,990

23. Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)

87 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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The 'dreamer' is Jacques, a young painter, who by chance runs into Marthe as she's contemplating suicide on the Pont-Neuf in Paris. They talk, and agree to see each other again the next ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Isabelle Weingarten, Guillaume des Forêts, Jean-Maurice Monnoyer, Giorgio Maulini

Votes: 1,225

24. The Savior (1971)

105 min | Drama, War

6.7
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In 1943, rural French teenager Nanette meets an injured British airman and decides to give him shelter at her family's farm after falling in-love with him.

Director: Michel Mardore | Stars: Horst Buchholz, Muriel Catalá, Hélène Vallier, Roger Lumont

Votes: 126

25. Jo (1971)

85 min | Comedy

7.2
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Antoine Brisebard, a famous comedy playwright, is struggling with financial difficulties and is preparing to sell his country villa to an English couple. What no one knows, however, is that... See full summary »

Director: Jean Girault | Stars: Louis de Funès, Claude Gensac, Michel Galabru, Bernard Blier

Votes: 2,023

26. Long Live Death (1971)

90 min | Drama, War

6.9
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At the end of the Spanish civil war, Fando, a boy of about ten, tries to make sense of war and his father's arrest. His mother is religious, sympathetic to the Fascists; his father is ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Arrabal | Stars: Anouk Ferjac, Núria Espert, Mahdi Chaouch, Ivan Henriques

Votes: 1,034

27. The Deadly Trap (1971)

PG | 96 min | Thriller

5.6
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Jill is surprised and angry when her computer-genius boyfriend decides to quit his job in a big company for unclear reasons. But when her children disapear mysteriously and seem to have ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Frank Langella, Barbara Parkins, Karen Blanguernon

Votes: 268

28. Le chat (1971)

86 min | Drama

7.6
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Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Jean Gabin, Simone Signoret, Annie Cordy, Jacques Rispal

Votes: 1,204

29. Someone Behind the Door (1971)

GP | 97 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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A neurosurgeon with a cheating wife takes an amnesiac into his home and conditions him to believe that the cheating wife is his own and to take the "appropriate" action.

Director: Nicolas Gessner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Anthony Perkins, Jill Ireland, Henri Garcin

Votes: 839

30. Lady Liberty (1971)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

5.6
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Maddalena and Michele fall in love in Italy in the 1960s, while working at a meat factory in Emilia stormed by the workers' protest, but their love can't be, because he is married and Italy... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Sophia Loren, William Devane, Gigi Proietti, Beeson Carroll

Votes: 295

31. Malpertuis (1971)

125 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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A young sailor finds himself trapped in the labyrinthine mansion of his occultist uncle, along with a number of eccentric and mysterious relatives who all seem to be harboring a dark secret.

Director: Harry Kümel | Stars: Orson Welles, Susan Hampshire, Michel Bouquet, Mathieu Carrière

Votes: 996

32. Max et les ferrailleurs (1971)

Not Rated | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Max is a Paris detective, aloof, independently wealthy, and frustrated by gangs of robbers whom he cannot catch. To re-establish his stature and save face, he decides to inveigle a group of... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Danielle Durou, Alain Belard, Michel Piccoli, Romy Schneider

Votes: 1,477 | Gross: $0.03M

33. Just Before Nightfall (1971)

100 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Charles Masson, an advertising executive, is having an affair with Laura, the wife of his best friend, the architect François Tellier. Charles strangles Laura when one of their S&M games ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Celia, Marina Ninchi, Michel Bouquet, Stéphane Audran

Votes: 1,263

34. Swashbuckler (1971)

98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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Nicolas Philibert goes to America after killing a French aristocrat. On his return he tries to divorce his wife, Charlotte, but when he sees others trying to woo her his own interest is rekindled.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marlène Jobert, Laura Antonelli, Michel Auclair

Votes: 956

35. Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! (1971)

R | 113 min | Crime, Thriller, Action

5.5
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Interpol investigates the freelance killings of drug and porn peddlers.

Director: Romain Gary | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Jean Seberg, James Mason, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 176

36. Bad Man's River (1971)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

4.6
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Robber Roy King loses his wife, Alicia, to revolutionary Montero. Despite their rivalry they collaborate in an attempt to rob the Mexican government of one million dollars.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, James Mason, Gina Lollobrigida, Simón Andreu

Votes: 497

37. Un posto ideale per uccidere (1971)

90 min | Crime, Thriller

6.1
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Two hippies find themselves on the run from the law and soon end up going undercover in a villa owned by a mysterious woman.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Irene Papas, Ray Lovelock, Ornella Muti, Michel Bardinet

Votes: 361

38. Homo Eroticus (1971)

R | 92 min | Comedy

5.2
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Michele is a three-testicle, sexually insatiable man who goes around bedding all women in town (regardless of age), until one day things goes terribly wrong.

Director: Marco Vicario | Stars: Rossana Podestà, Lando Buzzanca, Luciano Salce, Adriana Asti

Votes: 108

39. Delusions of Grandeur (1971)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, History

7.3
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Don Salluste, a petty tyrant in his own home and minister of the King of Spain, falls from grace. Wanting revenge, he tries to compromize the Queen with his valet Blaze, introduced as his ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Louis de Funès, Yves Montand, Alice Sapritch, Karin Schubert

Votes: 4,842

40. La veuve Couderc (1971)

92 min | Drama, Action, Romance

7.1
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Her youth has been spent working for a farm family, being raped by father and son, marrying the son who has now left her a happy widow. She is happy because World War I is over and she is ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Alain Delon, Simone Signoret, Ottavia Piccolo, Jean Tissier

Votes: 826

41. Catch Me a Spy (1971)

94 min | Comedy

5.2
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Andrej (Kirk Douglas), a smuggler of microfilmed Russian manuscripts, uses the luggage of unsuspecting travelers to transport the contraband out of the country.

Director: Dick Clement | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Marlène Jobert, Trevor Howard, Tom Courtenay

Votes: 203

42. Arsène Lupin (1971–1974)

52 min | Comedy

8.0
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The adventures of the iconic gentleman-burglar, loosely adapted from Maurice Leblanc's pages.

Stars: Georges Descrières, Yvon Bouchard, Roger Carel, Jacques Monod

Votes: 190

43. Ten Days Wonder (1971)

PG | 110 min | Mystery, Drama

6.3
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Anthony Perkins, a young sculptor with a weird penchant for waking up in strange hotels with his memory wiped clean and bloodied hands, invites a former professor (Michel Piccoli) to the ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Michel Piccoli, Marlène Jobert, Orson Welles

Votes: 606

44. The Chambermaid's Dream (1971)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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A sexually frustrated woman, living with her sister and the latter's husband, is tormented by bizarre nightmares and violent erotic fantasies.

Director: José Bénazéraf | Stars: Janine Reynaud, Michel Lemoine, Elizabeth Teissier, José Bénazéraf

Votes: 96

45. Sur un arbre perché (1971)

90 min | Comedy

6.3
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Politician get hitch hikers on road and in one car accident they all end up on a tree above the sea.

Director: Serge Korber | Stars: Louis de Funès, Geraldine Chaplin, Olivier De Funès, Alice Sapritch

Votes: 1,992

46. Daisy Town (1971)

71 min | Animation, Comedy, Western

6.8
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When the members of a caravan of pioneers find a daisy growing in the middle of the desert they decide to stop there and to build their town on this very spot. Houses soon spring up like ... See full summary »

Director: René Goscinny | Stars: Marcel Bozzuffi, Pierre Trabaud, Jacques Balutin, Jacques Jouanneau

Votes: 902

47. It Only Happens to Others (1971)

GP | 90 min | Drama

6.8
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Catherine and Marcello are secluded in their house, living under the candlelight. Unable to accept the injustice behind the loss of their nine-month-old baby, they face a slow but definite self-destruction.

Director: Nadine Trintignant | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Marcello Mastroianni, Serge Marquand, Dominique Labourier

Votes: 147

48. Sans mobile apparent (1971)

PG | 100 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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A strange series of murders are being committed in Nice on the French riviera. The commissionaire Carella is in charge and tries desperately to find a missing link between all of these ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Labro | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Sanda, Sacha Distel, Carla Gravina

Votes: 464

49. Long Live Robin Hood (1971)

G | 103 min | Adventure

6.5
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A fun film with stylish costumes that has Gemma as the heir to the Nottingham dukedom who is robbed of his heritage. He joins the already-established 'Merrie Men' and becomes their leader.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Mark Damon, Luis Dávila, Silvia Dionisio

Votes: 210

50. A Girl Is a Gun (1971)

100 min | Western

5.8
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Despite most Cahiers du cinéma critics admired many western authors, when they themselves became filmmakers few dared to overtly revisit that genre... See full synopsis »

Director: Luc Moullet | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Rachel Kesterber, Jean Valmont, Bruno Kresoja

Votes: 104