my favourite films

by pierre filmon | created - 09 Jun 2011 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

From 1 to 476, films are listed following the chronological order of the name of the director. From 478 to 495, films by Charles Chaplin. From 496 on, films last seen and enjoyed... Further visiting if curious at www.pierrefilmon.com FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER : @pierrefilmon

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1. Vera Cruz (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Western

During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero

Votes: 7,391

2. Too Late the Hero (1970)

GP | 145 min | Action, War, Drama

A reluctant hero, American Lieutenant Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Ian Bannen, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,833

3. Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)

R | 146 min | Drama, Thriller

An imprisoned rogue USAF general with a secret personal agenda, escapes the brig and takes over an ICBM silo, threatening to start WW3.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Roscoe Lee Browne, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 2,336

4. Manèges (1950)

91 min | Drama

After having spent all his money to fullfill the smallest wish of his wife Dora, Robert is still madly in love with her. Now, she is at agony, and her mother comes. She will reveal to ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Allégret | Stars: Bernard Blier, Simone Signoret, Jacques Baumer, Mona Dol

Votes: 180

5. Whatever Works (2009)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

45 Metascore

A middle-aged, misanthropic divorcée from New York City surprisingly enters a fulfilling, Pygmalion-type relationship with a much younger, unsophisticated Southern girl.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Larry David, Henry Cavill, Adam Brooks

Votes: 64,643 | Gross: $5.31M

6. Midnight in Paris (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

81 Metascore

While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller

Votes: 338,290 | Gross: $56.82M

7. La vieille dame indigne (1965)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

The shameless old lady ate the bread of life till its last crumbs .

Director: René Allio | Stars: Sylvie, Malka Ribowska, Etienne Bierry, Victor Lanoux

Votes: 223

8. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

R | 120 min | Drama, Western

A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, William Devane

Votes: 18,499

9. Nashville (1975)

R | 160 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Shelley Duvall

Votes: 19,805 | Gross: $9.98M

10. Short Cuts (1993)

R | 188 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

The day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles residents.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins, Bruce Davison

Votes: 37,981 | Gross: $6.11M

11. It Happens in Roma (1955)

89 min | Comedy

Renata and Carlo covet the same apartment in Rome. They first quarrel but Carlo finds an original way out: what if they married and shared the place? Renata agrees but on one condition: ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Amato | Stars: Linda Darnell, Vittorio De Sica, Peppino De Filippo, Rossano Brazzi

Votes: 28

12. Il ladro di bambini (1992)

114 min | Drama

Antonio, a policeman (carabiniere), has an order to take two children (Rosetta and her brother Luciano) from Milan to Sicily to an orphanage. Their mother has been arrested for forcing ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Amelio | Stars: Enrico Lo Verso, Valentina Scalici, Giuseppe Ieracitano, Florence Darel

Votes: 2,154 | Gross: $0.93M

13. This Sporting Life (1963)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell

Votes: 5,004

14. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

93 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

Votes: 433,255 | Gross: $40.22M

16. Coup de tête (1979)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

François Perrin plays football at the AS Trincamp. During a training session, he gets into a fight with Bertier, the team's star, and is ordered off the field. The club's boss, who is also ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Patrick Dewaere, France Dougnac, Dorothée Jemma, Maurice Barrier

Votes: 1,328

17. L'hirondelle et la mésange (1924)

80 min | Drama

A bargeman, his wife and sister-in-law navigate the canals of northern Belgium in their two vessels, the eponymous "L'Hirondelle et la Mésange," taking the time to appreciate the sites and ... See full summary »

Director: André Antoine | Stars: Maguy Deliac, Pierre Alcover, Louis Ravet, Jane Maylianes

Votes: 126

18. L'Eclisse (1962)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman meets a vital young man, but their love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Monica Vitti, Alain Delon, Francisco Rabal, Lilla Brignone

Votes: 13,667

19. Blow-Up (1966)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle

Votes: 47,313

20. Le Amiche (1955)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman returns to her home town of Turin to set up a new fashion salon and gets involved with a troubled woman and her three wealthy friends.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Eleonora Rossi Drago, Gabriele Ferzetti, Franco Fabrizi, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 2,042 | Gross: $0.05M

21. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

During his final days, a dying man is reunited with old friends, former lovers, his ex-wife, and his estranged son.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Rémy Girard, Dorothée Berryman, Stéphane Rousseau, Marie-Josée Croze

Votes: 26,217 | Gross: $3.43M

22. The Wrestler (2008)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sport

81 Metascore

A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis

Votes: 269,551 | Gross: $26.24M

23. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Votes: 57,329 | Gross: $30.18M

24. A Prophet (2009)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb

Votes: 84,969 | Gross: $2.08M

25. Billy Boy (1954)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A farmer is initially delighted to get a baby goat, but this soon turns to apprehension when he discovers that it eats literally anything (including, at one point, the animation artwork).

Director: Tex Avery | Star: Daws Butler

Votes: 291

26. Cinderella Meets Fella (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A partial updating of the Cinderella story. When the fairy godmother is late, Cinderella calls the police, who put out an APB and find her in a bar. Her first attempt at turning the pumpkin... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bernice Hansen, Cliff Nazarro

Votes: 127

27. La virgen de los sicarios (2000)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

The tempestuous love story between Fernando, an older man who has recently returned to his crime-ridden drug capitol hometown of Medellin, Colombia and the gun-happy 16-year-old assassin ... See full summary »

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Germán Jaramillo, Anderson Ballesteros, Juan David Restrepo, Manuel Busquets

Votes: 3,384 | Gross: $0.53M

28. Kiss of Death (1995)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A reformed convict goes undercover with the help of an angry detective to ensnare a psychotic mobster.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: David Caruso, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicolas Cage, Helen Hunt

Votes: 15,278 | Gross: $14.94M

29. Desperate Measures (1998)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Frank Conner is an honest police officer who desperately needs to save his son's life. However, after losing all hope, he finds out that a criminal Peter McCabe in jail is his only savior.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Michael Keaton, Andy Garcia, Brian Cox, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 14,674 | Gross: $13.81M

30. Sparrows (1926)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

Molly, the eldest child at a baby farm hidden deep in a swamp, must rescue the others when their cruel master decides that one of them will be disposed of.

Directors: William Beaudine, Tom McNamara | Stars: Mary Pickford, Roy Stewart, Mary Louise Miller, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 1,017 | Gross: $0.97M

31. Des hommes et des dieux (2010)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, History

86 Metascore

Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach

Votes: 13,504 | Gross: $3.95M

32. Casque d'Or (1952)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca's gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of them, Marie, aka "Casque d'Or" (Golden Helmet) meets Manda, a carpenter. Her man Roland belongs ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Claude Dauphin, Raymond Bussières

Votes: 3,960

33. Diva (1981)

R | 117 min | Thriller

Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller.

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix | Stars: Wilhelmenia Fernandez, Frédéric Andréi, Richard Bohringer, Thuy An Luu

Votes: 10,238 | Gross: $0.11M

34. A Leap in the Dark (1980)

120 min | Drama, Romance

Mauro, a judge, is worried about his older sister Marta, who took care of him since he was a boy, and is now affected by psychic problems and suicide fantasies. She seems to recover from ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Anouk Aimée, Michele Placido, Gisella Burinato

Votes: 161

35. Fists in the Pocket (1965)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

A young man takes drastic measures to rid his dysfunctional family of its various afflictions.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Lou Castel, Paola Pitagora, Marino Masé, Liliana Gerace

Votes: 2,949

36. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Two turn-of-the-century baseball players, who work in vaudeville during the off-season, run into trouble with their team's new female owner and a gambler who doesn't want them to win the pennant.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett

Votes: 2,655

37. Je vous aime (1980)

105 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

A woman invites all four men she loved in her life for the dinner of New Year's Eve at the same time and unites them all in her house. In sentimental flashbacks they recall the former times.

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Gérard Depardieu, Serge Gainsbourg

Votes: 326

38. He Ran All the Way (1951)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Nick and his partner Al stage a payroll holdup. Al is shot and Nick kills a policeman. Nick hides out at a public pool, where he meets Peg Dobbs. They go back to her apartment and he forces her family to hide him from the police manhunt.

Director: John Berry | Stars: John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford, Selena Royle

Votes: 1,486

39. La commare secca (1962)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Near the Tiber river, in a Roman park, a prostitute was killed. The police tracks down people that were inside the park during that night. They are questioned and have to explain why they ... See full summary »

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Francesco Ruiu, Giancarlo De Rosa, Vincenzo Ciccora, Alfredo Leggi

Votes: 1,765

40. Last Tango in Paris (1972)

NC-17 | 129 min | Drama, Romance

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: 41,674 | Gross: $36.14M

41. Luna (1979)

R | 142 min | Drama

While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her 15-year-old son to help him overcome his heroin addiction.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Veronica Lazar, Renato Salvatori

Votes: 3,595

42. The Weight of Water (2000)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

45 Metascore

A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of ... See full summary »

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Sean Penn, Sarah Polley, Elizabeth Hurley

Votes: 8,175 | Gross: $0.10M

43. 4 passi fra le nuvole (1942)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

A family man travelling for work, Paolo Bianchi, meets on a train a lonely girl, Maria. He sees her again on a bus and she reveals him that she's in troubles: she's pregnant, her baby's ... See full summary »

Director: Alessandro Blasetti | Stars: Gino Cervi, Adriana Benetti, Giuditta Rissone, Carlo Romano

Votes: 251

44. Beau Pere (1981)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

After her mother dies, fourteen-year-old Marion falls in love with her stepfather, Remy.

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Ariel Besse, Maurice Ronet, Geneviève Mnich

Votes: 2,144

45. Too Beautiful for You (1989)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A car dealer, well-to-do and with a beautiful wife, finds himself attracted to his rather plain new temporary secretary. Despite her own commitments she feels the same and the two soon ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Josiane Balasko, Carole Bouquet, François Cluzet

Votes: 2,159 | Gross: $1.78M

46. Ride Lonesome (1959)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Western

A bounty hunter escorts a killer to be tried for murder, but allows the man's outlaw brother to catch up with them to have a showdown over a previous shocking murder.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James Best

Votes: 3,454

47. What's Up, Doc? (1972)

G | 94 min | Comedy

The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 16,055

48. Per le antiche scale (1975)

R | 110 min | Drama

A mental hospital somewhere in Tuscany during the thirties. Far away from fascism, this closed world is rules over by Dr. Bonaccorsi, a passionate benevolent psychiatrist whose dream is to ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Françoise Fabian, Marthe Keller, Barbara Bouchet

Votes: 272

49. Giovani mariti (1958)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

A movie about the mixed feelings of young adulthood. Main characters rather casually enter into marriage, never intending true fidelity to their spouses. When they realize that they're ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Isabelle Corey, Antonio Cifariello, Franco Interlenghi, Raf Mattioli

Votes: 88

50. Bell' Antonio (1960)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

Women love handsome Antonio because they think of him as the perfect lover. But he has problems to fullfill this ideal and Barbara only notices his failures when they are married. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Pierre Brasseur, Rina Morelli

Votes: 1,008

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