This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
This list acknowledges the classics of the genre, the big-budget studio noirs and the cheapest of B noirs made on the fringes of the Hollywood studio system. But we’ve also taken a more expansive view of noir, allowing room for supreme examples of the proto-noirs that anticipated the genre and the neo-noirs that resulted from the genre being rebooted in the midst of the Cold War, seemingly absorbing the world’s darkest and deepest fears.
The 100 Greatest films from France by the great and underrated film critic, Dennis Grunes;
July 2009. Below you will find what I consider to be a a given moment on a given day the one hundred best films from France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland. Each film is given a 295-300-word entry. The first 15, a stab at my most favorites of these films, are given in order of preference ; the remaining 85, in chronological order—and in alphabetical order where there are multiple titles for a given year.
There are certain omissions. Obviously, films I haven’t seen or have forgotten seeing cannot be included. Also, films in Africa, such as those by Jean Rouch, as well as Jean-Louis Bertucelli’s Ramparts of Clay, have already been included in a previous list of mine, The 100 Greatest Films from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and are not included again here, for no other reason than to give other films a chance. You should also be forewarned that nothing or no filmmaker has been included for purely historical interest or importance. Cinéaste Olivier Stockman has reasonably suggested that Georges Méliès ought to be represented because, in addition to his “personality and vitality,” “his work created a vital link between the live show and the concept of cinema going as a legitimate form of entertainment/art.” Alas, the few films of Méliès that I have seen do not strike my fancy—although the one a bit of which is shown in Heddy Honigmann’s Forever (2006), a film included in this list, absolutely amazes me, and I describe it in my entry on Honigmann’s film. So, in a way, Méliès is included in the list below.
In any case, 100 is a hard number, and various inclusions and omissions are bound to disappoint. (Why is there nothing by Jacques Becker, Henri-Georges Clouzot or Albert Lamorisse?) However, I have done my best, and it is possible that a film possessing multiple nationalities is included in one of the other lists. Jon Jost’s Oui non (2002) posed a different problem, though. Officially, it is a film from Italy but was shot in Paris with everyone speaking French.
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Movies and TV shows that are referenced by other movie the most, using weighted references.
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Entertainment Weekly dug into the scores of great performances that have been overlooked by Oscar over the past 87 years. Some are so iconic that they had to triple-check the history books to make sure that Oscar had been so blind. (Really? Ingrid Bergman wasn’t nominated for Casablanca?) They could’ve made a list of 250—but from that list, they culled it down to 51 and ranked them, counting down to the single greatest acting performance that failed to grab Oscar’s attention.
Note: The list makers place Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke together in Before Midnight as the 51/50 greatest performances. Additionally, they place John Cazale at 14 and Diane Keaton at 41, both for their work in The Godfather: Part II. The list, therefore, comprises 49 different films.
“On the most recent episode of The A24 Podcast, directors and self-proclaimed Ingmar Bergman devotees, Ari Aster and Robert Eggers, name-dropped 42 movies in the 55 minute runtime (almost a movie a minute). We compiled every film mentioned — from Andrei Rublev to Conan the Barbarian to a whopping 18 Bergman films — into an annotated watch list for those of you that have approximately 87 hours to kill.”
Note: The annotated version on their website mentions “Up series (1970-2019) dir. Michael Apted”, and for this reason the original “Seven Up!” movie, directed by Paul Almond in 1964, has not been included in this list.