Best Movies from France

TOP FILMS FROM FRANCE 


1. Léon - 1994 - Crime - Luc Besson
2. Amelie (Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain) - 2001 - Comedy - Jean-Pierre Jeunet
3. A Trip to the Moon (Le voyage dans la lune) - 1902 - Short - Georges Méliès
4. The Passion of Joan of Arc - 1928 - Biography - Carl Theodor Dreyer
5. Diabolique (Les Diaboliques) - 1955 - Thriller - Henri-Georges Clouzot
6. Grand Illusion (La grande illusion) - 1937 - Drama -Jean Renoir
7. The Wages of Fear - 1953 - Thriller - Henri-Georges Clouzot
8. The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups) - 1959 - Drama - François Truffaut
9. The Fifth Element - 1997 - Science-Fiction - Luc Besson
10. The Rules of the Game (La Règle du jeu) - 1939 - Drama - Jean Renoir



11. Taken - 2008 - Action - Pierre Morel
12. Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) - 1946 - Drama - Jean Cocteau
13. Breathless (À bout de souffle) - 1960 - Crime - Jean-Luc Godard
14. Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) - 1955 - Documentary - Alain Resnais
15. Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) - 1945 - Drama - Marcel Carné
16. L'Atalante - 1934 - Drama - Jean Vigo
17. Napoléon - 1927 - Biography - Abel Gance
18. Rififi (Du rififi chez les hommes) - 1955 - Crime - Jules Dassin
19. La jetée - 1962 - Short - Chris Marker
20. The Golden Age (L'âge d'or) - 1930 - Fantasy - Luis Buñuel
21. The Mysterious Cities of Gold - 1982 - Animation Edouard David
22. Adventures of David Gray - 1932 - Horror - Carl Theodor Dreyer
23. A Day in the Country (Partie de campagne 1936 Drama Jean Renoir
24. Jules and Jim (Jules et Jim) - 1962 - Drama - François Truffaut
25. The Samurai (Le samouraï) - 1967 - Crime - Jean-Pierre Melville
26. The Name of the Rose (Der Name der Rose) - 1986 - Mystery - Jean-Jacques Annaud
27. Hiroshima, My Love (Hiroshima mon amour) - 1959 - Drama - Alain Resnais
28. La Haine - 1995 - Crime - Mathieu Kassovitz
29. Monsieur Verdoux - 1947 - Comedy - Charles Chaplin



30. Delicatessen - 1991 - Fantasy - Marc Caro
31. Pépé le Moko - 1937 - Crime - Julien Duvivier
32. Z - 1969 - Thriller - Costa Gavras
33. Isn't Life a Bitch (La chienne) - 1931 - Drama - Jean Renoir
34. Orpheus - 1950 Fantasy Jean Cocteau
35. The Red Balloon (Le ballon rouge) - 1956 - Fantasy - Albert Lamorisse
36. The Human Animal (La bête humaine) - 1938 - Drama - Jean Renoir
37. Daybreak (Le jour se lève) - 1939 - Thriller - Marcel Carné
38. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie - 1972 - Fantasy - Luis Buñuel
39. Zero for Conduct (Zéro de conduite) - 1933 - Short - Jean Vigo
40. The Crow (Le corbeau) - 1943 - Crime - Henri-Georges Clouzot
41. Boudu Saved from Drowning (Boudu sauvé des eaux) - 1932 - Comedy - Jean Renoir
42. Port of Shadows (Le quai des brumes) - 1938 - Drama - Marcel Carné
43. Freedom for Us (À nous la liberté) - 1931 - Musical René Clair
44. Daylight Beauty (Belle de jour) - 1967 - Drama - Luis Buñuel
45. Band of Outsiders (Bande à part) - 1964 - Crime - Jean-Luc Godard
46. Pickpocket - 1959 - Crime - Robert Bresson
47. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg - 1964 - Musical - Jacques Demy
48. The Million (Le million) - 1931 - Musical - René Clair
49. Contempt (Le mépris) - 1963 - Drama - Jean-Luc Godard
50. My Uncle (Mon Oncle) - 1958 - Comedy - Jacques Tati
51. The Blood of a Poet (Le sang d'un poète) - 1930 - Fantasy - Jean Cocteau
52. Diary of a Country Priest - 1951 - Drama - Robert Bresson
53. Forbidden Games (Jeux interdits) - 1952 - Drama - René Clément
54. L'Argent - 1928 - Drama - Marcel L'Herbier
55. Last Year at Marienbad - 1961 - Drama - Alain Resnais
55. Army of Shadows (L'armée des ombres) - 1969 - Drama - Jean-Pierre Melville
56. Eyes Without a Face (Les yeux sans visage) - 1960 - Horror - Georges Franju
57. The City of Lost Children - 1995 - Fantasy - Marc Caro
58. Mr. Hulot's Holiday - 1953 - Comedy - Jacques Tati
59. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - 2007 - Biography - Julian Schnabel
60. The Sorrow and the Pity (Le chagrin et la pitié) - 1969- Documentary M. Ophüls
61. The Trial (Le procès) - 1962 - Crime - Orson Welles
62. The Red Circle (Le cercle rouge) - 1970 - Crime - Jean-Pierre Melville
63. Under the Roofs of Paris (Sous les toits de Paris) - 1930 - Comedy - René Clair
64. A Man Escaped - 1957 - Drama - Robert Bresson
65. Bob the Gambler (Bob le flambeur) - 1956 - Crime - Jean-Pierre Melville
66. The Hole (Le trou) - 1960 - Crime - Jacques Becker
67. Goodbye, Children (Au revoir les enfants) - 1987 - Drama - Louis Malle
68. Vivre sa vie - 1962 - Drama - Jean-Luc Godard
69. The Earrings of Madame de... - 1952 - Drama - Max Ophüls
70. Hôtel du Nord - 1938 - Drama - Marcel Carné
71. Crime of Monsieur Lange - 1935 - Comedy - Jean Renoir
72. The Baker's Wife (La femme du boulanger) - 1938 - Comedy - Marcel Pagnol
73. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge - 1962 - Short - Robert Enrico
74. Day for Night (La nuit américaine) - 1973 - Drama - François Truffaut
75. Shoot the Piano Player - 1960 - Crime - François Truffaut
76. Jean de Florette - 1986 - Drama - Claude Berri
77. Play Time - 1967 - Comedy - Jacques Tati
78. The Tenant (Le locataire) - 1976 - Thriller - Roman Polanski
79. A Very Long Engagement - 2004 - Drama - Jean-Pierre Jeunet
80. Jenny Lamour (Quai des Orfèvres) - 1947 - Drama - Henri-Georges Clouzot
81. Touchez pas au grisbi - 1954 - Crime - Jacques Becker
82. Pierrot le fou - 1965 - Crime - Jean-Luc Godard
83. Golden Helmet (Casque d'or) - 1952 - Crime - Jacques Becker
84. Manon of the Spring (Manon des sources) - 1986 - Drama - Claude Berri
85. Cléo from 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) - 1962 - Drama Agnès Varda
86. Chosen-By-Lot Balthazar (Au hasard Balthazar) - 1966 - Crime - Robert Bresson
87. Purple Noon (Plein soleil) - 1960 Crime René Clément
88. Masculin, féminin - 1966 - Drama - Jean-Luc Godard
89. Confessions of a Cheat (Le roman d'un tricheur) - 1936 - Comedy - Sacha Guitry
90. Celebration Day (Jour de fête) - 1949 - Comedy - Jacques Tati
91. The River (Le fleuve) - 1951 - Drama - Jean Renoir
92. Stolen Kisses (Baisers volés) - 1968 - Comedy - François Truffaut
93. March of the Penguins (La marche de lempereur) - 2005 - Documentary - L. Jacquet
94. A Woman Is a Woman (Une femme est une femme) - 1961 - Musical - Jean-Luc Godard
95. Masculine, Feminine: In 15 Acts - 1966 - Drama - Jean-Luc Godard
96. My Night at Maud's - 1969 - Drama - Éric Rohmer
97. Round (La ronde) - 1950 - Drama - Max Ophüls
98. The Phantom of Liberty (Le fantôme de la liberté) - 1974 - Comedy - Luis Buñuel
99. Pleasure (Le plaisir) - 1952 - Comedy - Max Ophüls
100. The King and the Bird (Le roi et l'oiseau) - 1980 - Animation - Paul Grimault
101. Sundays and Cybele - 1962 - Drama - Serge Bourguignon
102. Carnival in Flanders (La kermesse héroïque) - 1935 - Comedy - Jacques Feyder
103. Mouchette - 1967 - Drama - Robert Bresson
104. Murmur of the Heart (Le souffle au coeur) - 1970 - Drama - Louis Malle
105. F for Fake (Vérités et Mensonges) - 1974 Documentary Orson Welles
106. Ladies of the Park - 1945 - Drama - Robert Bresson
107. The Triplets of Belleville - 2003 - Animation - Sylvain Chomet
108 . Dick Tracy on Mars - 1965 - Science-Fiction - Jean-Luc Godard
109. The Fire Within (Le feu follet) - 1963 - Drama - Louis Malle
110. Second Wind (Le deuxième souffle) - 1966 - Crime - Jean-Pierre Melville
111. The Chorus (Les choristes) - 2004 - Drama - Christophe Barratier
112. The Mother and the Whore - 1973 - Drama - Jean Eustache
113. The Italian Straw Hat - 1928 - Comedy - René Clair
114. The Passionate Life of Edith Piaf - 2007 - Biography - Olivier Dahan
115. I as in Icarus (I... comme Icare) - 1979 - Thriller - Henri Verneuil



116. Notre-Dame de Paris - 1999 - Drama - Gilles Amado
117. Paris, I Love You (Paris, je t'aime) - 2006 - Romance - Olivier Assayas
118. French Cancan - 1954 - Musical - Jean Renoir
119. Home - 2009 - Documentary Yann Arthus-Bertrand
120. The Fantastic Planet (La planète sauvage) - 1973 - Animation - René Laloux
121. A Song of Love (Un chant d'amour) - 1950 - Short - Jean Genet
122. The Wild Boy (L'enfant sauvage) - 1970 - Drama - François Truffaut
123. The Young Girls of Rochefort - 1967 - Musical - Jacques Demy
124. Cyrano de Bergerac - 1990 - Comedy - Jean-Paul Rappeneau
125. Winged Migration (Le peuple migrateur) - 2001 - Documentary - Jacques Perrin
126. Lacombe, Lucien - 1974 - Drama - Louis Malle
127. Atlantic City - 1980 - Drama - Louis Malle
128. The Butcher (Le boucher) - 1970 - Thriller - Claude Chabrol
129. Sunless (Sans soleil) - 1983 - Documentary - Chris Marker
130. Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire) - 1970 - Drama - Eric Rohmer
131. Week-End - 1967 - Drama - Jean-Luc Godard
132. Lola Montès - 1955 Drama Max Ophüls
133. Love in the Afternoon (L'amour l'après-midi) - 1972 - Drama - Eric Rohmer
134. Celine and Julie Go Boating - 1974 - Mystery - Jacques Rivette
135. Hidden (Caché) - 2005 - Mystery - Michael Haneke
136. Microcosmos - 1996 - Documentary - Claude Nuridsany
137. Lola - 1961 - Romance - Jacques Demy
138. Happy Christmas (Joyeux Noël) - 2005 - War - Christian Carion
139. Seven Years in Tibet - 1997 - Biography - Jean-Jacques Annaud
140. Euro Pudding (L'auberge espagnole) - 2002 - Comedy - Cédric Klapisch
141. Shoah - 1985 - Documentary - Claude Lanzmann
142. A Love to Hide - 2005 - Drama - Christian Faure
143. A Prophet (Un prophète) - 2009 - Crime - Jacques Audiard
144. My American Uncle (Mon oncle d'Amérique) - 1980 - Comedy - Alain Resnais
145. Providence - 1977 - Drama - Alain Resnais
146. The Apartment (L'appartement) 1996 Mystery Gilles Mimouni
147. Hôtel Terminus - 1988 - Documentary - Marcel Ophüls
148. A Heart in Winter (Un coeur en hiver) - 1992 - Romance - Claude Sautet
149. Diva - 1981 - Mystery - Jean-Jacques Beineix
150. Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi) - 1985 - Drama - Agnès Varda


151. Monsieur Hire - 1989 - Thriller - Patrice Leconte
152. Summer (Le rayon vert) - 1986 - Drama - Eric Rohmer
153. Money (L'argent) - 1983 - Crime - Robert Bresson
154. Two or Three Things I Know About Her - 1967 - Drama - Jean-Luc Godard
155. La Belle Noiseuse - 1991 - Drama Jacques Rivette
156. Train of Life (Train de vie) - 1998 - Comedy - Radu Mihaileanu
157. Kirikou and the Sorceress - 1998 - Animation - Michel Ocelot
158. Read My Lips (Sur mes lèvres) 2001 Crime Jacques Audiard
159. The Ax - Le couperet - 2005 - Crime Costa-Gavras
160. Van Gogh - 1991 - Biography - Maurice Pialat
161. Time Out (L'emploi du temps) - 2001 - Drama - Laurent Cantet
162. Human Resources (Ressources humaines) - 1999 - Drama - Laurent Cantet
163. Intouchables - 2011 - Biography - Olivier Nakache

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Chitta Ranjan Biswal said...

Léon
Amelie
The Fifth Element
Taken
The Samurai
Home
The Apartment
Intouchables

8/163

Dany said...

-Yoyo (1965) Pierre Étaix
-Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) Krzysztof Kieslowski
-Petit à petit (1971)Jean Rouch
-Le doulos (1962) Jean-Pierre Melville
-Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (1957) Louis Malle
-Remorques (1941)Jean Grémillon

Dany said...

-Les croix de bois (1932) Raymond Bernard

Raúl Santos López said...

I know that Pierre Morel is already represented here by Taken (which I haven't seen yet), but what about adding District B13 to the list? I found it to be quite remarkable.