With Parafrance Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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76 Metascore

In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 108,918 | Gross: $25.24M

2. Blood Simple (1984)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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81 Metascore

A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 77,713 | Gross: $2.15M

3. City Lights (1931)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers

Votes: 140,527 | Gross: $0.02M

4. S.O.S. Titanic (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, History

6.3
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On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable R.M.S. Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: William Hale | Stars: David Janssen, Cloris Leachman, Harry Andrews, David Battley

Votes: 950

5. The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak (1984)

R | 87 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.2
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Gwendoline arrives in China in a box, and is helped out of her immediate predicament by a female contact and a devil-may-care adventurer. She's on a mission to find her father, who was last... See full summary »

Director: Just Jaeckin | Stars: Tawny Kitaen, Brent Huff, Zabou Breitman, Bernadette Lafont

Votes: 2,173 | Gross: $1.34M

6. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

PG | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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65 Metascore

The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera, Leon Isaac Kennedy

Votes: 9,403 | Gross: $12.23M

7. Class (1983)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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33 Metascore

A young man in private school spends one crazy night out, but soon realizes the woman he hooked up with is not who he expected.

Director: Lewis John Carlino | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 8,589

8. Emmanuelle (1974)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama

5.3
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The wife of a French diplomat in Bangkok, Emmanuelle embarks on a voyage of sexual discovery.

Director: Just Jaeckin | Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny, Marika Green, Daniel Sarky

Votes: 8,401 | Gross: $8.72M

9. Quadrophenia (1979)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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79 Metascore

Jimmy loathes his job and parents. He seeks solace with his mod clique, scooter riding, and drugs only to be disappointed.

Director: Franc Roddam | Stars: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Phil Davis, Mark Wingett

Votes: 15,114

10. Gorky Park (1983)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A Moscow police officer investigates a vicious triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level international political conspiracy.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy, Ian Bannen

Votes: 10,985 | Gross: $15.90M

11. Dead of Night (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Horror

7.7
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An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall

Votes: 9,282

12. Emmanuelle 3 (1977)

X | 100 min | Drama, Romance

3.6
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Emmanuelle and her architect husband continue their amoral lifestyle in the Seychelles. But when a casual dilliance between her and a film director starts to turn serious her husband shows ... See full summary »

Director: François Leterrier | Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Jean-Pierre Bouvier, Alexandra Stewart

Votes: 1,271

13. Emmanuelle II (1975)

NC-17 | 83 min | Drama, Romance

4.7
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Emmanuelle returns to her husband in Hong Kong and proceeds to have several extramarital affairs -- with his knowledge, of course. Her husband's lover and American guest are both very ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Giacobetti | Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Frédéric Lagache, Catherine Rivet

Votes: 2,563

14. Charly (1968)

M | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.1
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An intellectually disabled man undergoes an experiment that gives him the intelligence of a genius.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney

Votes: 5,598

15. First Name: Carmen (1983)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.6
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A woman involved with a terrorist group becomes dangerously close to the police officer guarding the bank they plan to rob.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Maruschka Detmers, Jacques Bonnaffé, Myriem Roussel, Christophe Odent

Votes: 2,782

16. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

PG | 84 min | Comedy

7.5
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80 Metascore

In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte, Sandy Baron

Votes: 21,384 | Gross: $10.60M

17. The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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Miss Marple comes to solve the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 5,884

18. Coup de Torchon (1981)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A worn-out, ineffective police chief humiliated by everyone around him decides one day to improve his life, by any means.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Votes: 4,358

19. Beau Pere (1981)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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: 2,248

20. Zulu Dawn (1979)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.6
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A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Simon Ward, Denholm Elliott, Peter Vaughan

Votes: 5,646

21. Godard's Passion (1982)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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A film director has an inspirational crisis while working on the production, Passion, and struggles with the nature of work and art.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Hanna Schygulla, Michel Piccoli, Jerzy Radziwilowicz

Votes: 2,036

22. Shock Corridor (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best

Votes: 9,589

23. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

G | 103 min | Adventure, War

7.3
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During World War II, an American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain are deserted on a small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. There, they must cease their hostility and cooperate if they want to survive, but will they?

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Lee Marvin, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 6,897

24. Bolero (1981)

173 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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Trough fabulous music, this movie tracks three generations of musicians and dancers from Russia, Germany, France and the U.S., from before World War II through the war and the Holocaust, to... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Robert Hossein, Nicole Garcia, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniel Olbrychski

Votes: 2,138

25. Custer of the West (1967)

G | 143 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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George Armstrong Custer's love of the heroic traditions of the Calvary and his distaste with the coming of industrialization leads him to his destiny at the Little Big Horn.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Ty Hardin, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 1,093

26. Deathsport (1978)

R | 82 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

3.8
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Futuristic Science Fiction about a sport to the death, using "destructocycles".

Directors: Allan Arkush, Nicholas Niciphor, Roger Corman | Stars: David Carradine, Claudia Jennings, Richard Lynch, William Smithers

Votes: 1,194

27. Fingers (1978)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.9
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A dysfunctional young man is pulled between loyalties to his Italian mob-connected loan shark father and his mentally disturbed Jewish concert pianist mother.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tisa Farrow, Jim Brown, Michael V. Gazzo

Votes: 2,028

28. Harry & Son (1984)

PG | 120 min | Drama

5.8
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Harry Keach has been widowed for two years and works as a demolition crane operator on a demolition crew.

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Paul Newman, Robby Benson, Ellen Barkin, Wilford Brimley

Votes: 1,748

29. Running (1979)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport

5.9
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American marathon runner Michael Andropolis sets his heart on representing his country at the Olympic games. Meanwhile his marriage has fallen apart and his children have no respect for him... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Michael Douglas, Susan Anspach, Lawrence Dane, Eugene Levy

Votes: 640

30. The Adolescent (1979)

PG | 90 min | Drama

6.8
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The summer of 1939. Marie, at 13, goes with her parents to visit her grandmother in a small town near Avignon. Although rumors of war reach the countryside, it's an idyllic place. Marie's ... See full summary »

Director: Jeanne Moreau | Stars: Simone Signoret, Francis Huster, Laetitia Chauveau, Edith Clever

Votes: 132

31. Les novices (1970)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

5.0
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Agnes is a nun who goes with her order to the beach for a swim in the ocean. Agnes finds some perfectly-fitting mod garb and a motor bike left for her to use, and she takes off on an adventurous romp.

Directors: Guy Casaril, Claude Chabrol | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Annie Girardot, Jean Carmet, Jacques Duby

Votes: 186

32. Sex-Power (1970)

81 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A young Frenchman arrives in Northern California looking to forget a lost love and ends up encountering various forms of feminine power.

Director: Henry Chapier | Stars: Alain Noury, Juliette Villard, Jane Birkin, Bernadette Lafont

Votes: 36

33. The Seduction of Mimi (1972)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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In Sicily, the mine worker Carmelo "Mimí" Mardocheo votes in the Communist Party candidate instead of in the Mafia's one believing that the suffrage is secret. After the elections, he loses... See full summary »

Director: Lina Wertmüller | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Turi Ferro, Agostina Belli

Votes: 1,481

34. Battletruck (1982)

PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.1
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Post World War III futuristic tale of collapsed governments & bankrupt countries heralding a new lawless age.

Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Michael Beck, Annie McEnroe, James Wainwright, Bruno Lawrence

Votes: 915

35. The Blood of Others (1984)

135 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.3
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WWII. In German occupied Paris, Helene is torn between the love for her boyfriend Jean, working for the resistance and the German administrator Bergmann, who will do anything to gain her ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Jodie Foster, Michael Ontkean, Sam Neill, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 457

36. Triangle of Venus (1978)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama

4.3
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Bea Fiedler and Olivia Pascal star in this erotic tale set against the backdrop of the sun soaked Seychelles, and detailing the situation that arises when an incurable gambling addict loses... See full summary »

Director: Hubert Frank | Stars: Olivia Pascal, Philippe Garnier, Elisa Servier, Bea Fiedler

Votes: 175

37. Marie-poupée (1976)

120 min | Drama

6.6
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Marie is a 17-year old who was orphaned as a young girl. as a result, she has a tad of arrested development that makes her act much younger than her age. One day she looks in a store window... See full summary »

Director: Joël Séria | Stars: Jeanne Goupil, André Dussollier, Andréa Ferréol, Bernard Fresson

Votes: 193

38. 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: 666

39. L'année des méduses (1984)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

5.6
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Chris, a sexy teenager who appears mostly bare-breasted on the French Riviera, has a crush on Romain, her mother's lover. In reaction to her inability to attract his attention, she experiments with other risque affairs.

Director: Christopher Frank | Stars: Bernard Giraudeau, Valérie Kaprisky, Caroline Cellier, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 830

40. Le Boucher (1970)

GP | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, Antonio Passalia, Pascal Ferone

Votes: 6,550

41. L'Enfance Nue (1968)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

7.6
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An anguished foster child takes to mischief and lies as his foster parents do their best to love and care for him. But it might be too little, too late in this emotionally devastating portrayal of the orphaned child.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Michel Terrazon, Linda Gutenberg, Raoul Billerey, Pierrette Deplanque

Votes: 1,797

42. La passante du Sans-Souci (1982)

110 min | Drama

6.8
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Max Baumstein is a reputable businessman, a rich self-made man with a conscience - he founded a highly visible and active international organization fighting against violations of human ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Rouffio | Stars: Romy Schneider, Michel Piccoli, Helmut Griem, Dominique Labourier

Votes: 751

43. Choice of Arms (1981)

Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Galabru

Votes: 1,340

44. La menace (1977)

117 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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The main character is unhappily married and has an affair. When his wife finds out, she lures his girlfriend to a cliff and throws herself of it, making the girlfriend look as her killer. ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Yves Montand, Carole Laure, Marie Dubois, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 596

45. Un mauvais fils (1980)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.3
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Bruno is released from prison. He looks for a job and tries to start a new life. His first stop is at his father's apartment.

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Brigitte Fossey, Jacques Dufilho, Yves Robert

Votes: 731

46. The Purple Taxi (1977)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.7
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With its mauve taxi, the old philosopher Dr. Seamus Scully runs around the small green roads of the south of Ireland, becoming confident of his patients, while trying to help them find their way.

Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Noiret, Peter Ustinov, Fred Astaire

Votes: 469

47. Hôtel des Amériques (1981)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Hélène, a distracted pill-popping anesthetist, almost runs down Gilles one evening on a Biarritz street. She is still numb from the drowning death earlier that year of her lover, a ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Patrick Dewaere, Etienne Chicot, Sabine Haudepin

Votes: 626

48. Les voleurs de la nuit (1984)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A couple goes on the run after being accused for a crime they didn't commit.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Véronique Jannot, Bobby Di Cicco, Victor Lanoux, Stéphane Audran

Votes: 137

49. Final Mission (1984)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, War

4.7
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Vince Deacon, a higly decorated Vietnam War veteran, serves as a SWAT team captain for LAPD. When his family gets attacked by thugs and he kills one of them in self defense he's being ... See full summary »

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: Richard Young, Christine L. Tudor, Jason Ross, John Dresden

Votes: 148

50. Edith and Marcel (1983)

170 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.0
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The world's most popular entertainer and Europe's greatest boxer: the film puts the love affair of these two national heroes against a backdrop of the end of World War II, hotel suites in ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Evelyne Bouix, Jacques Villeret, Francis Huster, Jean-Claude Brialy

Votes: 307


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