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.
"There’s no need to fear subtitles when so much of what Hollywood has come to love (pop-cultural patter, epic swordplay, urban ennui, etc.) has its original source in a distant land. But where to begin? Let us be your (extremely opinionated) guides. Our only ground rules for this foreign-language list: no silent films (sorry, Metropolis), and no movies from Britain, Australia or other English-speaking countries. We’re bound to have forgotten a raft of classics—how could we not, with a whole globe to choose from?"
A list of 101 French films, divided into eight periods, that follows the development and history of French cinema according to French film historian Michel Marie. This list is taken from the companion anthology "La belle histoire du cinéma français en 101 films" published by Armand Colin.
The eight periods of French film are as follows:
1895-1929 : Le cinéma muet, de l’invention au passage au parlant ;
1930-1944 : des débuts du parlant à la libération ;
1945-1958 : Le cinéma de la IVe République ;
1959-1969 : Autour de la Nouvelle Vague ;
1970-1980 : Les années politiques ;
1981-2000 : Cinéma d’auteurs et industrie culturelle ;
2001-2012 : Les vétérans et les jeunes cinéastes du second siècle ;
2013-2016 : Épilogue.