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1. La Grande Illusion (1937)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

8.1
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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.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 30,293 | Gross: $0.17M

2. The Rules of the Game (1939)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély

Votes: 23,533

3. The Lower Depths (1936)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A charismatic thief makes friends with a bankrupt baron who comes to live in the thief's slum. Meanwhile the thief seeks the love of a young woman, who is held emotionally captive by her slumlord family.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Suzy Prim, Louis Jouvet, Jany Holt

Votes: 2,590

4. La Bête Humaine (1938)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Julien Carette, Simone Simon, Fernand Ledoux

Votes: 5,834

5. La Chienne (1931)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A woman and her pimp exploit a painter for money.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Michel Simon, Janie Marèse, Georges Flamant, Roger Gaillard

Votes: 2,991

6. The River (1951)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Three adolescent girls growing up in Bengal, India, learn their lessons in life after falling for an older American soldier.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Patricia Walters, Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Arthur Shields

Votes: 4,852

7. This Land Is Mine (1943)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

7.6
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A mild-mannered school-teacher in a Nazi-occupied town during W.W.II finds himself being torn between collaboration and resistance.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders, Walter Slezak

Votes: 2,400

8. The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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 description. His name is Amedee Lange, and he murdered Batala in Paris. ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: René Lefèvre, Florelle, Jules Berry, Marcel Lévesque

Votes: 2,422 | Gross: $0.04M

9. French Cancan (1955)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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This comedy drama from Jean Renoir chronicles the revival of Paris' most notorious dance as it tells the story of a theater producer who turns a humble washerwoman into a star at the Moulin Rouge.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, María Félix, Anna Amendola

Votes: 3,214

10. Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

7.5
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A bookseller saves a tramp from drowning and shelters him, but the tramp's odd behavior starts to wear everyone down.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Michel Simon, Marcelle Hainia, Sévérine Lerczinska, Jean Gehret

Votes: 4,532

11. Toni (1935)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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In the 1920s, the Provence is a magnet for immigrants seeking work in the quarries or in agriculture. Many mingle with locals and settle down permanently - like Toni, an Italian who has ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Charles Blavette, Celia Montalván, Jenny Hélia, Édouard Delmont

Votes: 1,244

12. The Southerner (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

7.3
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The life of the poor Tucker family, that worked as cotton pluggers and decided to get their own ground, but nature is against them.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Zachary Scott, Betty Field, J. Carrol Naish, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 2,315

13. The Golden Coach (1952)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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Three men of varying social standing - a viceroy, a bullfighter, and a soldier - vie for the affections of an actress in 18th-century Peru.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Anna Magnani, Odoardo Spadaro, Nada Fiorelli, Dante

Votes: 2,204

14. La Marseillaise (1938)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, History, Music

7.2
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A news-reel like movie about early part of the French Revolution, shown from the eyes of individual people, citizens of Marseille, counts in German exile and, of course the king Louis XVI, ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Pierre Renoir, Lise Delamare, Louis Jouvet, Léon Larive

Votes: 888

15. Swamp Water (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town.

Directors: Jean Renoir, Irving Pichel | Stars: Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews

Votes: 1,313

16. The Elusive Corporal (1962)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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An upper-class corporal from Paris is captured by the Germans when they invade France in 1940. Assisted and accompanied by characters as diverse as a morose dairy farmer, a waiter, a myopic... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Claude Brasseur, O.E. Hasse, Claude Rich

Votes: 625

17. Le déjeuner sur l'herbe (1959)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Etienne Alexis, a candidate for president of the new Europe, is a scientist promoting artificial insemination for social betterment and therapy to eliminate passion. His wealthy household (... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Paul Meurisse, Charles Blavette, André Brunot, Régine Blaess

Votes: 729

18. Nana (1926)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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When the vivacious and beautiful Nana bombs at the Théâtre des Variétés, she embarks on the life of a courtesan, using her allure and charisma to entice and pleasure men.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Pierre Lestringuez, Jacqueline Forzane, Werner Krauss

Votes: 613

19. Whirlpool of Fate (1925)

TV-PG | 71 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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After her father's death and her uncle having drunk all the inheritance, Virginia is left alone. She is accepted by a family of bohemians but a quarrel between the bohemians and the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Charlotte Clasis, Pierre Champagne, Maurice Touzé

Votes: 488

20. The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Celestine, the chamber-maid, has a new job in the country, at the Lanlaires. She has decided to use her beauty to seduce a wealthy man, but Mr. Lanlaire is not a right choice: the house is ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith, Hurd Hatfield, Francis Lederer

Votes: 1,056

21. La nuit du carrefour (1932)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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A gang of thieves utilizes a cross-road garage as the hideaway. During their last caper, the gang has accidentally murdered a jewel thief, and the heat is on.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Pierre Renoir, Georges Térof, Winna Winifried, Georges Koudria

Votes: 521

22. Madame Bovary (1934)

101 min | Drama

6.7
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Soon after the death of his first wife (whose dowry was inadequate), Charles Bovary, a country doctor in Normandy, marries Emma Rouault, who is well-endowed in every sense. In her new home,... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Max Dearly, Valentine Tessier, Pierre Renoir, Robert Le Vigan

Votes: 317

23. Marquitta (1927)

70 min | Drama

6.7
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Street singer Marquitta is Prince Vlasco's mistress. He overlooks her humble origins until an expensive jewelry disappears and she gets blamed. He throws her out. Some time later, Vlasco ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Angelo, Marie-Louise Iribe, Henri Debain, Félix d'Aps

Votes: 11

24. The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A missionary tries to outwit the U.S. government and smuggle Chinese orphans into the country.

Directors: Bruce Manning, Jean Renoir | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Edmond O'Brien, Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Treacher

Votes: 227

25. Tosca (1941)

105 min | Drama, Music

6.6
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Directors: Carl Koch, Jean Renoir | Stars: Imperio Argentina, Michel Simon, Rossano Brazzi, Carla Candiani

Votes: 53

26. The Woman on the Beach (1947)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.5
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A Coast Guardsman suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress becomes involved with a beautiful and enigmatic seductress married to a blind painter.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Joan Bennett, Robert Ryan, Charles Bickford, Nan Leslie

Votes: 1,515

27. Tire au flanc (1928)

87 min | Comedy

6.5
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Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Georges Pomiès, Michel Simon, Félix Oudart, Jean Storm

Votes: 187

28. Le bled (1929)

104 min | Adventure

6.5
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A young French woman who inherits her uncle's property in Algeria finds herself schemed against by her envious cousins, and romanced by a handsome but previously irresponsible young man who works for his uncle on a neighbouring farm.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Alexandre Arquillière, Jackie Monnier, Enrique Rivero, Diana Hart

Votes: 60

29. 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 French 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: 1,398

30. Le tournoi dans la cité (1928)

90 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Aldo Nadi, Jackie Monnier, Enrique Rivero, Blanche Bernis

Votes: 40

31. The Ways of Love (1950)

Drama

6.4
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Anthology film by three directors, "A Day in the Country", "Jofroi" and "The Miracle".

Directors: Marcel Pagnol, Jean Renoir, Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Sylvia Bataille, Federico Fellini, Anna Magnani, Vincent Scotto

Votes: 8

32. Backbiters (1924)

84 min | Drama

6.3
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Directors: Albert Dieudonné, Jean Renoir | Stars: Catherine Hessling, Albert Dieudonné, Eugénie Nau, Pierre Lestringuez

Votes: 109

33. On purge bébé (1931)

46 min | Comedy

6.2
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Porcelain maker invites a guest to sell him chamber pots, however family problems cause interruptions.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marguerite Pierry, Jacques Louvigny, Michel Simon, Olga Valéry

Votes: 248

34. La vie est à nous (1936)

66 min | Drama, History

6.1
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A propaganda film of the communist party of France, showing who the comrades help the proletarian people against the capitalists. It also features propagandistic speeches of leading members... See full summary »

Directors: Jacques Becker, Jacques B. Brunius, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jean-Paul Le Chanois, Maurice Lime, Pierre Unik, André Zwoboda, Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Dasté, Jacques B. Brunius, Simone Guisin, Teddy Michaud

Votes: 200

35. Chotard et Cie (1933)

83 min

5.9
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François Chotard , wholesale grocer , gives his daughter in marriage to Julien Collinet , a writer who prefers dreaming to working - a situation conducive to quarrels between the son and ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jeanne Boitel, Fernand Charpin, Georges Pomiès, Jane Loury

Votes: 74



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