With Les Films Michel François (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Ran (1985)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama

8.2
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96 Metascore

In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Votes: 95,856 | Gross: $3.52M

2. For Your Eyes Only (1981)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.8
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54 Metascore

Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson

Votes: 81,454 | Gross: $62.30M

3. Moonraker (1979)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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66 Metascore

James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle, and discovers a plot to commit global genocide.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel

Votes: 79,517 | Gross: $70.31M

4. A Little Romance (1979)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A French boy (Daniel) and an American girl (Lauren), who go to school in Paris, meet and begin a little romance. They befriend Julius, who enchants them with his storytelling. In an attempt... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Thelonious Bernard, Arthur Hill

Votes: 4,570

5. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

7.9
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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: 32,383 | Gross: $0.20M

6. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

Recounted in flashback are the romantic perils of Mathieu, a middle-aged French sophisticate as he falls for his nineteen year-old former chambermaid Conchita.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Julien Bertheau

Votes: 17,645 | Gross: $0.06M

7. Day for Night (1973)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 17,225 | Gross: $0.02M

8. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

PG | 104 min | Drama, War

8.0
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A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carré de Malberg

Votes: 27,462 | Gross: $4.54M

9. Diva (1981)

R | 117 min | Thriller

7.3
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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: 10,545 | Gross: $0.11M

10. The Phantom of Liberty (1974)

R | 104 min | Comedy

8.0
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A series of surreal sequences that critique morality and society in a stream of consciousness style.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Adolfo Celi, Michel Piccoli, Monica Vitti

Votes: 12,199 | Gross: $0.01M

11. That Most Important Thing: Love (1975)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Servais Mont, a photographer, meets Nadine Chevalier who earns her money starring in cheap soft-core movies. Trying to help her, he borrows the money from the loan sharks to finance the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Romy Schneider, Fabio Testi, Jacques Dutronc, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 2,871 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Mr. Klein (1976)

123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Francine Bergé, Juliet Berto

Votes: 4,454

13. The Fugitives (1986)

95 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Jean is taken hostage at a bank by a foolish bank robber. As Jean left prison an hour earlier, the police assume he's the robber. Everything goes comically wrong. The robber's little daughter joins the fugitives.

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Pierre Richard, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Carmet, Maurice Barrier

Votes: 5,120

14. I... comme Icare (1979)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Conspiracy thriller inspired by the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of JFK. After a fictional president is assassinated, a determined, tough prosecutor investigates the emerging conspiracy behind it.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Yves Montand, Michel Albertini, Roland Amstutz, Jean-Pierre Bagot

Votes: 3,051

15. And Hope to Die (1972)

PG | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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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: 447

16. Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)

Not Rated | 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: 1,587

17. The Man from Acapulco (1973)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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Francois Merlin is an espionnage-book writer. He likes to mix every-day character he can met in his book. In his book, he is Bob Saint Clar, his neighbour Christine appears as Tatiana and ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jacqueline Bisset, Vittorio Caprioli, Hans Meyer

Votes: 3,779

18. The Burglars (1971)

PG | 120 min | Crime, Thriller, Action

6.9
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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: 1,520

19. Mistral's Daughter (1984)

390 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Beautiful and naïve Maggy Lunel arrives in Paris completely broke. She becomes an artist's model and the toast of Paris, attracting the attention of Picasso-like painter Julien Mistral, an ... See full summary »

Stars: Stefanie Powers, Lee Remick, Stacy Keach, Ian Richardson

Votes: 561

20. César and Rosalie (1972)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Cesar is in love with Rosalie. But Rosalie isn't making it easy for him, especially when her old flame enters the picture.

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

Votes: 2,155

21. Lancelot of the Lake (1974)

85 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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74 Metascore

A million miles away from 'Camelot' or 'Excalibur', this film ruthlessly strips the Arthurian legend down to its barest essentials. Arthur's knights, far from being heroic, are conniving ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Luc Simon, Laura Duke Condominas, Humbert Balsan, Vladimir Antolek-Oresek

Votes: 2,938

22. Providence (1977)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.9
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A dying writer bases his last book on his own perception of his family.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn, John Gielgud, David Warner

Votes: 2,656

23. Le train (1973)

95 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France.

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Romy Schneider, Maurice Biraud, Paul Amiot

Votes: 943

24. The Mother and the Whore (1973)

210 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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The chauvinist Alexandre balances relationships with several women, including the maternal Marie and the sexually liberated Veronika, in the post-1968 intellectual scene of Paris.

Director: Jean Eustache | Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Françoise Lebrun, Isabelle Weingarten

Votes: 4,251

25. Duvar (1983)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

8.0
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Teens in a Turkish prison struggle to survive under hideous conditions. Made by dying Yilmaz Guney in France, after he escaped from a Turkish prison, enabling him to accept his award at ... See full summary »

Director: Yilmaz Güney | Stars: Tuncel Kurtiz, Ayse Emel Mesci Kuray, Malik Berrichi, Nicolas Hossein

Votes: 3,260

26. Le juge et l'assassin (1976)

128 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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An unstable former French Sergeant commits many atrocities. A judge considers how this case could benefit or damage his career.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Michel Galabru, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Claude Brialy

Votes: 1,393

27. Nord (1991)

88 min | Drama

6.8
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The story of a dysfunctional family in Northern France. Dad is a mean abusive drunk pharmacist, mom is addicted to pills and has incestuous desire for her son, the son is skipping school to fish and daughter is mentally handicapped.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Xavier Beauvois, Bulle Ogier, Bernard Verley, Agnès Evrard

Votes: 103

28. Hunter Will Get You (1976)

110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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L'Alpagueur is a free-lance spy from the French secret agency. He's put on the investigation about L'epervier, a serial-killer who employs young boys to help him robbing banks before ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Labro | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bruno Cremer, Jean Négroni, Patrick Fierry

Votes: 1,519

29. La chair de l'orchidée (1975)

110 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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A disturbed young woman is kept prisoner in a castle by her aunt for her money. The game-keeper, her guardian, tries to rape her but she escapes. In her flight she meets a man also running ... See full summary »

Director: Patrice Chéreau | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Bruno Cremer, Edwige Feuillère, Simone Signoret

Votes: 309

30. Lucky Luke: Ballad of the Daltons (1978)

Not Rated | 82 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.9
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In a small saloon, a man with a banjo begins to sing a song about Lucky Luke, and his recent capture of the Dalton brothers: Joe, William, Jack, and Averell.

After being sent to prison, the ... See full synopsis »

Directors: René Goscinny, Henri Gruel, Morris, Pierre Watrin | Stars: Roger Carel, Georges Atlas, Daniel Ceccaldi, Jacques Balutin

Votes: 1,275

31. Sans mobile apparent (1971)

PG | 100 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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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: 526

32. Eaux profondes (1981)

94 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Melanie enjoys flirting and having little affairs. Her husband Victor seems to bear her antics with utmost calm and nonchalance. This impression turns out to be wrong, very wrong indeed.

Director: Michel Deville | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Sandrine Kljajic, Éric Frey

Votes: 569

33. A Tale of Springtime (1990)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Simple conversations engender complicated human interactions. Jeanne is open and even-tempered, a philosophy teacher at a lycée. Her fiancé is away and she doesn't want to stay at his messy... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Anne Teyssèdre, Hugues Quester, Florence Darel, Eloïse Bennett

Votes: 2,870 | Gross: $0.20M

34. Poulet au vinaigre (1985)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Mystery

6.7
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When a small town begins losing its citizenry in a series of grisly murders, out-of-town police inspector Jean Lavardin (Jean Poiret) is sent to investigate. Could the killers be a bullied ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Jean Poiret, Stéphane Audran, Michel Bouquet, Jean Topart

Votes: 1,287

35. Faustine et le bel été (1972)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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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, Maurice Garrel, Francis Huster

Votes: 201

36. Vincent, François, Paul and the Others (1974)

118 min | Drama

7.7
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Three friends face mid-life crises. Paul is a writer who's blocked. François has lost his ideals and practices medicine for the money; his wife grows distant, even hostile. The charming ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Yves Montand, Michel Piccoli, Serge Reggiani, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 1,756

37. Le corps de mon ennemi (1976)

116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a football star lie slaughtered. He thinks he has been framed by the mob. Going underground, he finds that the trail leads all the way to the top - to ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bernard Blier, Marie-France Pisier, Charles Gérard

Votes: 1,140

38. L'effrontée (1985)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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Charlotte (Gainsbourg) is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself.

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Clothilde Baudon, Julie Glenn, Bernadette Lafont

Votes: 1,556

39. The Little Thief (1988)

R | 109 min | Drama

7.0
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In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends (Michel... See full summary »

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Didier Bezace, Simon de La Brosse, Clotilde de Bayser

Votes: 1,593 | Gross: $1.06M

40. Incorrigible (1975)

100 min | Comedy

6.7
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Victor Vautier is incorrigible: he's in constant motion, working several cons at once, using different names and changing disguises. He's charming and outrageous, incapable of uttering a ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Geneviève Bujold, Julien Guiomar, Charles Gérard

Votes: 1,122

41. Lady Oscar (1979)

124 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.1
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The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catriona MacColl, Barry Stokes, Christine Böhm, Jonas Bergström

Votes: 412

42. Barocco (1976)

110 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

6.3
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The story of a girl in love with a boxer. They plan to go abroad after making a lot of money by participating in an interview intended to discredit a politician at elections time. But the ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Marie-France Pisier, Jean-Claude Brialy

Votes: 613

43. La vie est un long fleuve tranquille (1988)

90 min | Comedy

6.9
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Two babies are switched at birth. When the mistake is discovered 12 years later, it leads to complications in the lives of both families. One family is affluent, with dutiful and (... See full summary »

Director: Étienne Chatiliez | Stars: Benoît Magimel, Valérie Lalande, Tara Römer, Jérôme Floch

Votes: 3,502 | Gross: $0.19M

44. Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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In Paris outskirts Blanche, a young clerk, befriends Lea, a girl livelier than she is. Lea is going steady with Fabien who is a friend to Alexandre who is going steady with Adrienne but is ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Anne-Laure Meury, Eric Viellard

Votes: 2,871 | Gross: $0.82M

45. Descente aux enfers (1986)

88 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

5.4
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The marriage of the famous writer Alan and his young wife Lola is in a crisis. On a vacation in Haiti Lola wants to decide if their relationship still has a future. But since Alan doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Girod | Stars: Claude Brasseur, Sophie Marceau, Betsy Blair, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 392

46. La baby sitter (1975)

110 min | Crime, Thriller

5.6
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A naive young girl is forcefully kidnapped while babysitting the son of a wealthy food mogul. Her and the boy are held hostage by an ex-stuntman and a vengeful movie star.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Maria Schneider, Sydne Rome, Vic Morrow, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 239

47. Malevil (1981)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.3
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In southern France, in a quite little town, the mayor, who also owns a castle with some cattle, is in the wine cellar with some other people: the pharmacist, the veterinary, and some of his... See full summary »

Director: Christian de Chalonge | Stars: Michel Serrault, Jacques Dutronc, Jacques Villeret, Robert Dhéry

Votes: 525

48. The French Detective (1975)

91 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Lino Ventura, Patrick Dewaere, Victor Lanoux, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 1,139

49. Le ruffian (1983)

108 min | Adventure, Crime

6.2
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Director: José Giovanni | Stars: Lino Ventura, Bernard Giraudeau, Claudia Cardinale, Béatrix Van Til

Votes: 582

50. L'homme pressé (1977)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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Pierre is an antique dealer living in our modern fast paced society. The rub is he tries to move even faster than the surrounding world. Alain Delon and Mireille Darc (Pierre's wife) starr

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Alain Delon, Mireille Darc, Monica Guerritore, Marie Déa

Votes: 449


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