With Les Films de la Pléiade (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Truth About Charlie (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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55 Metascore

A woman returns from holiday to find her husband has been murdered, and several groups of people are pressuring her to unravel the mystery of his true identity and activities during his final days.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins, Olga Sékulic

Votes: 9,364 | Gross: $5.35M

2. Jules and Jim (1962)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Vanna Urbino

Votes: 32,644

3. My Night at Maud's (1969)

GP | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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The rigid principles of a devout Catholic man are challenged during a one-night stay with Maud, a divorced woman with an outsize personality.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian, Marie-Christine Barrault, Antoine Vitez

Votes: 8,674

4. Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

8.0
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Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, André S. Labarthe, Guylaine Schlumberger

Votes: 22,912

5. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters, ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier

Votes: 15,186

6. The Soft Skin (1964)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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78 Metascore

Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean Desailly, Françoise Dorléac, Nelly Benedetti, Daniel Ceccaldi

Votes: 5,777

7. Muriel, or the Time of Return (1963)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.5
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In the seaside town of Boulogne, no one seems to be able to cope with their past, least of all Hélène, an antique furniture saleswoman, her stepson Bernard, and her former lover Alphonse.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Nita Klein, Jean-Baptiste Thiérrée

Votes: 2,378

8. Moi, un noir (1958)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

7.4
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"I, a Negro" depicts young Nigerien immigrants who left their country to find work in the Ivory Coast, in the Treichville quarter of Abidjan, the capital. These immigrants live in squalor ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Oumarou Ganda, Gambi, Petit Touré, Alassane Maiga

Votes: 680

9. Les maîtres fous (1955)

36 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

6.8
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A documentary short depicting a Hauka ceremony where young workers are possessed by British colonial officers.

Director: Jean Rouch | Star: Jean Rouch

Votes: 1,232

10. La punition (1962)

Not Rated | 58 min | Drama

6.8
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An aimless young woman is sent home from school with nothing to do. Drifting through the streets of Paris, she comes across a variety of people.

Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Nadine Ballot, Jean-Claude Darnal, Modeste Landry, Jean-Marc Simon

Votes: 30

11. Catch Me a Spy (1971)

R | 94 min | Comedy

5.3
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Andrej, a smuggler of microfilmed Russian manuscripts, uses the luggage of unsuspecting travelers to transport the contraband out of the country.

Director: Dick Clement | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Marlène Jobert, Trevor Howard, Tom Courtenay

Votes: 233

12. La pyramide humaine (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.8
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The arrival of Nadine, a new student, in the Abidjan Lyceum is the starting point for a discussion about interratial relationships.

Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Nadine Ballot, Denise, Elola, Jean-Claude

Votes: 239

13. Mammy Water (1953)

19 min | Short, Documentary

7.1
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After experience a bad catch, the inhabitants of a fishing village hold a ceremony to honour Mammy Water and restore their fortunes.

Director: Jean Rouch

Votes: 89

14. Petit à petit (1970)

96 min | Comedy

7.3
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An African travels to Paris to learn about the construction of tall buildings, but is soon taken up with the oddities of French life.

Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Damouré Zika, Lam Dia, Illo Goudal, Safi Faye

Votes: 154

15. Les mistons (1957)

18 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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Five young boys in pre-puberty are collectively attracted by a beautiful, young woman, Bernadette Jouve. She awakes in them the springs of luminous sensuality. As they are too young to love... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Gérard Blain, Bernadette Lafont, Michel François, Alain Baldy

Votes: 2,587

17. Une histoire d'eau (1961)

18 min | Romance, Short

6.9
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A young woman is going to Paris by bus, but when she steps out of her house she discovers that her garden and the whole village is flooded with water. With a boat and a bike she succeeds to... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Caroline Dim, Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 1,155

18. L'eau à la bouche (1960)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Miléna is living in her grandmother's baroque château when the rich lady dies. The lawyer Miguel, who had a previous relationship with Miléna, insists the other two grandchildren, Fifine ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Doniol-Valcroze | Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Françoise Brion, Alexandra Stewart, Michel Galabru

Votes: 140

19. Le chant du Styrène (1959)

19 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.0
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Poetic and aesthetic visit of a large polystyrene factory.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Pierre Dux, Sacha Vierny

Votes: 802

20. Jaguar (1968)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

7.4
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The adventures of three young men who leave their homeland Savannah, Niger, and go looking for fortune in Ghana.

Director: Jean Rouch

Votes: 193

21. La chasse au lion à l'arc (1966)

80 min | Documentary

7.5
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A group of West African hunters embark on a ritual hunt, tracking a pride of lions which has been attacking their cattle.

Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Tahirou Koro, Issiaka Moussa, Belébia Moussa, Wangari Moussa

Votes: 162

22. Charlotte et son Jules (1960)

20 min | Short, Drama

6.6
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A jilted man (Jean-Paul Belmondo) rants at his mostly silent former lover (Anne Collette).

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anne Collette, Gérard Blain

Votes: 1,293

23. Fantasia chez les ploucs (1971)

100 min | Comedy

4.6
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Sagamore lives in the countryside on a farm where he secretly distills whiskey. A young stranger and her companion who is a gangster come to disturb their peace.

Director: Gérard Pirès | Stars: Lino Ventura, Mireille Darc, Jacques Dufilho, Jean Yanne

Votes: 205

24. Charlotte et Véronique, ou Tous les garçons s'appellent Patrick (1959)

21 min | Short, Comedy

7.2
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Two French college girls each meet a boy named Patrick and quickly realize that it is less a coincidence then they think.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Claude Brialy, Anne Collette, Nicole Berger

Votes: 1,984

25. Astragal (1968)

103 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Director: Guy Casaril | Stars: Horst Buchholz, Marlène Jobert, Magali Noël, Claude Génia

Votes: 53

26. Le coup du berger (1956)

28 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

7.4
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When an unfaithful wife receives a fur coat from her lover as a gift, they must figure out a way to keep the husband from discovering the coat's true origins.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Virginie Vitry, Anne Doat, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, Jean-Claude Brialy

Votes: 638

27. De l'amour (1964)

90 min | Comedy

6.4
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Hélène, who has just broken up with Raoul, a dentist, lets herself be seduced (though not without great resistance) by the obstinate Serge. Raoul, a modern Don Juan, now focuses on charming... See full summary »

Director: Jean Aurel | Stars: Anna Karina, Elsa Martinelli, Michel Piccoli, Jean Sorel

Votes: 84

28. La fleur de l'âge, ou Les adolescentes (1964)

80 min | Drama

7.1
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Un film en quatre épisodes présentant des adolescentes choisies parmi les plus représentatives de leur pays et de notre temps, en Italie, en France, au Japon et au Canada. En dépit des ... See full summary »

Directors: Gian Vittorio Baldi, Michel Brault, Jean Rouch, Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Michel Aracheguesne, Bernard Arcand, Nadine Ballot, Geneviève Bujold

Votes: 32

29. Une fille et des fusils (1965)

93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.2
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Five youths quit their low paying work to become thieves, and inspired by film noir study boxing and judo to set up a school for future gangsters.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Janine Magnan, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Jacques Portet, Amidou

Votes: 78

30. Erotissimo (1969)

100 min | Comedy

5.6
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Annie is a middle-age wife, still sexy and pampered by her husband, Phillippe, who is the owner and general manager of a dynamic company. Under the deluge of sexy Swedish movies, sexy ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Pirès | Stars: Annie Girardot, Jean Yanne, Francis Blanche, Dominique Maurin

Votes: 153

31. The Immoral Moment (1962)

105 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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A traitor considered a hero after WW2.

Director: Jacques Doniol-Valcroze | Stars: Maurice Ronet, Françoise Brion, Nicole Berger, Sacha Pitoëff

Votes: 110

32. Guernica (1951)

13 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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On April 26 1937 the small Basque town of Guernica was bombed without warning by the German aviation. Two thousand people, all civilians, got killed. Like millions all over the world, Pablo... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hessens, Alain Resnais | Stars: María Casares, Jacques Pruvost

Votes: 828

33. Trois hommes sur un cheval (1969)

90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.7
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A man has found a way to win any bet he places on a horse. However, he himself must never be the person to place the bet.

Director: Marcel Moussy | Stars: Robert Dhéry, Colette Brosset, Jean Poiret, Pierre Tornade

Votes: 25

34. 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: 111

35. La cavale (1971)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A young couple of burglars, waiting for trial, marry in jail. Annick writes down her observations of the women's ward. When she hears that her lover must serve a twice as long prison ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Mitrani | Stars: Juliet Berto, Jean-Claude Bouillon, Catherine Rouvel, Geneviève Page

Votes: 11

36. Le mystère de la chambre jaune (1949)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.5
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Director: Henri Aisner | Stars: Serge Reggiani, Hélène Perdrière, Pierre Renoir, Marcel Herrand

Votes: 35

37. Miroir (1947)

90 min | Drama

6.6
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Portrait of a two-faced man. By day he is rich, brilliant and respectable financial officer Lussac; at night, he becomes "Mirror", a ruthless gang leader in Marseilles.

Director: Raymond Lamy | Stars: Jean Gabin, Antonin Berval, Daniel Gélin, Gisèle Préville

Votes: 45

38. Martin Soldat (1966)

91 min | Comedy

6.6
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Director: Michel Deville | Stars: Robert Hirsch, Véronique Vendell, Walter Rilla, Anthony Sharp

Votes: 45

39. Un coeur gros comme ça (1961)

105 min | Drama

6.7
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Semi-documentary about a young black boxer named Abdoullah Faye and his life in Paris.

Director: François Reichenbach | Stars: Abdoulaye Faye, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marcel Bouchard, Buchard

Votes: 14

40. L'amour existe (1960)

21 min | Short, Documentary

7.5
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A social commentary on post-war France's urban developments.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Star: Jean-Loup Reynold

Votes: 462

41. Les dégourdis de la 11ème (1937)

91 min | Comedy

5.8
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A colonel decided to be represented at the regiment festival of a tragedy in verse by the poem written by his sister.

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Fernandel, André Lefaur, Saturnin Fabre, Ginette Leclerc

Votes: 31

42. I. You. They. (1969)

79 min | Fantasy

5.5
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Little did this pretty brunette know when she applied for a babysitting job that her employer was an artist and that everything at his place differed from the outside world. What struck her... See full summary »

Director: Peter Foldes | Stars: Jacqueline Coué, Monique Lejeune, Henri Piégay, Francis Blanche

Votes: 6

43. La sixième face du pentagone (1968)

Not Rated | 28 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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On October 21, 1967, over 100,000 protestors gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam. It was the largest protest gathering yet, and it brought together ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Marker, François Reichenbach

Votes: 259

44. L'amour avec des si (1964)

85 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Guy Mairesse, Janine Magnan, Jean Franval, Richard Saint-Bris

Votes: 148

45. Êtes-vous fiancée à un marin grec ou à un pilote de ligne? (1971)

96 min | Comedy

5.2
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Director: Jean Aurel | Stars: Jean Yanne, Françoise Fabian, Francis Blanche, Nicole Calfan

Votes: 43

46. Les grands moments (1965)

85 min

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Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Amidou, Pierre Barouh, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Janine Magnan

47. Le coup de grâce (1965)

101 min | Drama

6.1
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During WWII, Bruno has given many people away to the Gestapo. Now, 25 years after, with a new face given by plastic surgery, he is back and becomes friend with his victims' relatives or friends.

Directors: Jean Cayrol, Claude Durand | Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, Olivier Hussenot, Florence Guerfy

Votes: 24

48. Night Women (1964)

67 min | Drama

4.2
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Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Lucia Amram, Marie-Ange Aniès, Jean d'Estrée, France-Noëlle

Votes: 12

49. Les veuves de 15 ans (1965)

25 min | Short

6.8
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Director: Jean Rouch | Stars: Michel Aracheguesne, Nadine Ballot, Marie France De Chabaneix, Véronique Duval

Votes: 37

50. Tire au flanc (1933)

103 min | Comedy

5.6
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Director: Henry Wulschleger | Stars: Bach, Félix Oudart, Sim Viva, Simone Simon

Votes: 7


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