Most Popular Feature Films/TV Series Released 1972-01-01 to 1972-12-31 With Country of Origin France


1. Last Tango in Paris (1972)

NC-17 | 129 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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77 Metascore

A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi, Giovanna Galletti

Votes: 36,282

2. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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93 Metascore

A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Paul Frankeur, Bulle Ogier

Votes: 27,244 | Gross: $0.20M

3. The Canterbury Tales (1972)

X | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.5
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Pasolini's artistic, sometimes violent, always vividly cinematic retelling of some of Chaucer's most erotic tales.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Hugh Griffith, Laura Betti, Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti

Votes: 4,641

4. What? (1972)

X | 112 min | Comedy

5.9
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A young American woman (Sydne Rome) traveling through Italy finds herself in a strange Mediterranean villa where nothing seems right. Her visit becomes an absurd, decadent, oversexed ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Sydne Rome, Hugh Griffith, Romolo Valli

Votes: 2,539

5. Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Though he has an adoring wife, a bourgeois man is still tempted to pursue other women.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Bernard Verley, Zouzou, Françoise Verley, Daniel Ceccaldi

Votes: 4,285

6. The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.3
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A hapless orchestra player becomes an unwitting pawn of rival factions within the French secret service after he is chosen as a decoy by being identified as a super secret agent.

Director: Yves Robert | Stars: Pierre Richard, Bernard Blier, Jean Rochefort, Mireille Darc

Votes: 5,038

7. Roma (1972)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various people and events of life in Italy's capital.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Britta Barnes, Peter Gonzales Falcon, Fiona Florence, Pia De Doses

Votes: 8,693

8. Un Flic (1972)

PG | 98 min | Crime, Thriller

7.1
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72 Metascore

Bank robbery in small town ends with one of the robbers being wounded. The loot from the robbery is just an asset for the even more spectacular heist. Simon, gang leader and Paris night ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Alain Delon, Richard Crenna, Catherine Deneuve, Riccardo Cucciolla

Votes: 5,211 | Gross: $0.05M

9. The Valachi Papers (1972)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lino Ventura, Jill Ireland, Walter Chiari

Votes: 1,994

10. The Call of the Wild (1972)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Family

5.9
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A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Charlton Heston, Michèle Mercier, Raimund Harmstorf, George Eastman

Votes: 1,164

11. State of Siege (1972)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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In Uruguay in the early 1970s, an official of the US Agency for International Development (a group used as a front for training foreign police in counterinsurgency methods) is kidnapped by ... See full summary »

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Renato Salvatori, O.E. Hasse, Jacques Weber

Votes: 2,663

12. Treasure Island (1972)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Family

6.0
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Young Jim Hawkins has an unforgettable encounter with pirate Captain Long John Silver and his murderous mates.

Directors: Andrea Bianchi, John Hough, Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Orson Welles, Kim Burfield, Lionel Stander, Walter Slezak

Votes: 825

13. Pink Floyd at Pompeii (1972)

G | 92 min | Music

8.7
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Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Maben | Stars: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason

Votes: 6,799

14. Bluebeard (1972)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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A World War I pilot whom everybody envies as a "ladykiller" actually is one - after he beds the women he's after, he murders them.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Richard Burton, Raquel Welch, Virna Lisi, Nathalie Delon

Votes: 878

15. The Grand Duel (1972)

R | 98 min | Western

6.5
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A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront the powerful trio of brothers who want him dead.

Director: Giancarlo Santi | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Alberto Dentice, Jess Hahn, Horst Frank

Votes: 1,648

16. Man of the East (1972)

PG | 123 min | Action, Comedy, Western

6.7
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By his dying father's last wish Joe is sent to the Wild West to become a real guy. The dreamy young man despises guns and fights, likes poems and prefers bicycles to horses. Now his three ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo Barboni | Stars: Terence Hill, Gregory Walcott, Yanti Somer, Dominic Barto

Votes: 1,682

17. The Outside Man (1972)

PG | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Jean-Louis Trintignant plays a French contract assassin hired by a Los Angeles crime family, ostensibly to perform a hit on some other mafia target. But simultaneously, as he arrives to do ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Deray | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ann-Margret, Roy Scheider, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 596

18. César and Rosalie (1972)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Rosalie is amicably divorced, dividing her time between her mother's house, with her siblings and small daughter, and César's. He's self made, a scrap iron king, outgoing, amiable, in love ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Yves Montand, Romy Schneider, Sami Frey, Bernard Le Coq

Votes: 1,711

19. Indian Summer (1972)

132 min | Drama

7.4
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In Italy, the gambler and professor of poetry Daniele Dominici arrives in the seaside town of Rimini and is hired to teach for four months in the Liceu replacing another teacher. His ... See full summary »

Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Alain Delon, Giancarlo Giannini, Sonia Petrovna, Renato Salvatori

Votes: 1,088

20. The Senator Likes Women (1972)

R | 96 min | Comedy

5.9
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Senator Pupis feels a strong and uncontrollable urge to grab women's bottoms, a habit than can lead to embarrassment, especially if the woman in question is head of another state and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Lando Buzzanca, Lionel Stander, Laura Antonelli, Corrado Gaipa

Votes: 386

21. The Valley (Obscured by Clouds) (1972)

106 min | Drama

6.5
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Filmmaker Barbet Schroeder explores themes of sexual freedom, mind alteration, and pursuit of paradise against the backdrop of an early 70's encounter with the Mapuga rain forest tribe in upland New Guinea.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jérôme Beauvarlet, Monique Giraudy, Michael Gothard, Jean-Pierre Kalfon

Votes: 817

22. A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972)

PG | 92 min | Western

6.2
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Branded a coward for surrendering his New Mexico fort to the Confederates without firing a shot, a Union colonel attempts to redeem himself by leading a band of condemned prisoners on a suicide mission to recapture it.

Director: Tonino Valerii | Stars: James Coburn, Telly Savalas, Bud Spencer, Georges Géret

Votes: 1,216

23. Justine de Sade (1972)

X | 100 min | Drama

5.4
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Therese, a beautiful but naive young girl, who finds herself being passed around from depraved pervert to depraved pervert, enduring just about every kind of sexual degradation there is ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Pierson | Stars: Alice Arno, Yves Arcanel, Michel Bertay, Georges Beauvilliers

Votes: 271

24. 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: 2,318

25. The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with politics, promoting socialism to the world. Stalin has sent out an ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Richard Burton, Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 1,156

26. Love to Eternity (1972)

100 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Liza slowly replaces Melampo, Giorgio's dog. While she accepts it, Giorgio forces her to wear collars and leashes.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Marcello Mastroianni, Corinne Marchand, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 409

27. The Sexcapades of Don Diego (1972)

Unrated | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.6
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An "adults only" retelling of the legend of Zorro.

Directors: Robert Freeman, William Allen Castleman | Stars: Douglas Frey, Jacqueline Giroux, Penny Boran, John Alderman

Votes: 208

28. It Can Be Done Amigo (1972)

PG | 109 min | Western, Comedy

5.8
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A drifter with fast fists and a gunfighter- pimp with fast guns help a child to claim his inheritance.

Director: Maurizio Lucidi | Stars: Bud Spencer, Jack Palance, Renato Cestiè, Francisco Rabal

Votes: 924

29. Alfredo, Alfredo (1972)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Alfredo, a timid young Italian, lusts after and woos the beautiful Maria Rosa. But when he manages to marry her, he discovers life is not nearly so blissful as he expected.

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Stefania Sandrelli, Carla Gravina, Saro Urzì

Votes: 630

30. A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (1972)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Stanislas Previne is a young sociologist, preparing a thesis on criminal women. He meets in prison Camille Bliss to interview her. Camille is accused to have murdered her lover Arthur and ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Claude Brasseur, Charles Denner, Guy Marchand

Votes: 1,529

31. L'aventure, c'est l'aventure (1972)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions. Among their hostages are singer Johnny Hallyday and an ambassador in ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Lino Ventura, Jacques Brel, Charles Denner, Johnny Hallyday

Votes: 1,548

32. Blanche (1972)

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: 383

33. We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)

110 min | Drama

7.5
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Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Marlène Jobert, Jean Yanne, Christine Fabréga, Patricia Pierangeli

Votes: 955 | Gross: $0.01M

34. The Beguines (1972)

90 min | Drama

5.4
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The young Helene searching for love because of missing her dead mother is falling in love with her fathers bisexual girlfriend Tamara who has a strong personality and knows exactly how to ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Casaril | Stars: Anicée Alvina, Nicole Courcel, Venantino Venantini, Jean Martin

Votes: 29

35. La fille de Dracula (1972)

87 min | Horror, Mystery

5.3
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A young woman visits her gravely ill grandmother at the family estate. On her death bed, the old woman reveals to her granddaughter the family curse: they're all vampires. The young woman ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Britt Nichols, Anne Libert, Alberto Dalbés, Howard Vernon

Votes: 286

36. The Assassination (1972)

PG | 120 min | Thriller

6.9
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Sadiel, rebel leader in a North African state, takes refuge in Switzerland in the aftermath of a coup. Aware of the threat posed by Sadiel, the ruthless Colonel Kassar contacts the French ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Michel Piccoli, Jean Seberg, Gian Maria Volontè

Votes: 341

37. And Hope to Die (1972)

PG | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A crook on the run hooks up with a criminal gang to commit a kidnapping. However, things don't go quite as planned.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Robert Ryan, Lea Massari, Aldo Ray

Votes: 371

38. Tintin and the Lake of Sharks (1972)

81 min | Adventure, Mystery, Animation

6.3
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Tintin is sent to guard an absent-minded professor in a Balkan country, but a local criminal tries to lure him away by kidnapping two children. The professor, however, has invented a ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Leblanc | Stars: Jacques Careuil, Georges Atlas, Jacques Balutin, Nadine Basile

Votes: 1,733

39. Torino nera (1972)

105 min | Drama, Crime

6.1
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Mino and Lello, two sons of a worker wrongly accused of murder, try to find out evidence of his innocence and begin to investigate mafia business in Torino.

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Andrea Balestri, Domenico Santoro, Françoise Fabian, Marcel Bozzuffi

Votes: 175

40. Summertime Killer (1972)

PG | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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A six-year-old boy witnesses mobsters beat his father to death. Twenty years later, the now-grown boy begins to track down and eliminate the men who did it, determined to wipe out the ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi | Stars: Karl Malden, Olivia Hussey, Christopher Mitchum, Raf Vallone

Votes: 213

41. L'udienza (1972)

112 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A young man from north Italy named Amedeo decides to come to Rome.He has a crazy idea in his head to meet the pope.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Enzo Jannacci, Claudia Cardinale, Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 376

42. Faustine et le bel été (1972)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Faustine who is just 16 years old makes the most of her youth during a beautiful summer when she learns a lot about love.

Director: Nina Companeez | Stars: Muriel Catalá, Claire Vernet, Jacques Spiesser, Francis Huster

Votes: 163

43. Scoumoune (1972)

101 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Episodic portrait of a criminal, from 1934 until after the war. Roberto Borgo is tough, cool, sardonic, loyal, and deadly. He comes to Marseilles to help his friend Xavier Saratov get out ... See full summary »

Director: José Giovanni | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Claudia Cardinale, Michel Constantin, Enrique Lucero

Votes: 697

44. The Monk (1972)

94 min | Drama, Horror

5.9
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Ambrosio (Franco Nero) is a monk who is sexually tempted by an emissary of the Devil, a young girl in monk's robes. After he has committed numerous crimes, it appears that he will be caught... See full summary »

Director: Adonis Kyrou | Stars: Franco Nero, Nathalie Delon, Nicol Williamson, Nadja Tiller

Votes: 194

45. Scoundrel in White (1972)

95 min | Comedy

6.1
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Doctor Popaul doesn't trust beautiful women: he says he prefers "moral beauty". Among colleagues he makes a bet who manages to sleep with the most ugly woman during the next year - and wins... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Mia Farrow, Laura Antonelli, Daniel Lecourtois

Votes: 443

46. Flic Story (1972)

95 min | Comedy, Crime

6.2
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For a special mission to destroy drug dealers in Nice, hardcore bachelor inspector Campana has to don the role of a married man with a child. He adjusts himself well but will have to fight a lot before being able to achieve final victory.

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Alain Delon, Michel Constantin, Michael Lonsdale, Daniel Ivernel

Votes: 349

47. Afyon oppio (1972)

100 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

5.9
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An American underworld up-and-comer relocates to Europe and immerses himself in the dangerous and mysterious world of heroin production.

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Silvia Monti, Fausto Tozzi, Jess Hahn

Votes: 55

48. Amigo, Stay Away (1972)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Western

6.7
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When, after serving a three-year sentence, Ben Bellow is released from prison, Charlie Logan is waiting for him. Not to hug him. Not to welcome him. Just to let him know, a bit bluntly for ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, George Eastman, Vittorio Congia, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 243

49. Stadium Nuts (1972)

80 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.9
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Les Charlots, a French rock group, continue their adventures, in the manner of the Beatles in Hard Day's Night. This is their second adventure. The foursome are on holiday, camping outside ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Jean-Guy Fechner, Gérard Filipelli, Gérard Rinaldi, Jean Sarrus

Votes: 534

50. The Sin (1972)

R | 96 min | Drama

5.5
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A nun falls in love with her patient, who happens to be a communist.

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Sophia Loren, Adriano Celentano, Fernando Rey, Juan Luis Galiardo

Votes: 123