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 is a combination of French prizes and Box-Office. You will find here:
- The winners of the Prix Lumières for Best film, Best script, Best director, Best actor, best actress (since 1996).
- The winners of the Prix Louis-Delluc (since 1937).
- The nominees and winners of the Cesar Awards for Best film, Best script, Best director, Best actor, Best actress (since 1976).
- The French Ministry of Foreign's Affairs' Top French Films (until 2000).
- The French Box-Office with French movies having more than 3 millions of tickets sold.
- The Best Of by Films-de-France.com with 5 stars.
The order is alphabetical.
Jacques Tati (1907-1982) was a French filmmaker, working as a comedic actor, writer and director. In a poll conducted by Entertainment Weekly of the Greatest Movie Directors Tati was voted the 46th greatest of all time.
Per Films de France: "Just about everybody seems to be busy compiling their Top 100 films lists these days, so we thought we’d have a go. Here are what we (humbly) consider to be the best 100 (and a bit) French films so far..."
Below are the films that have won over five "industry awards," defined as those awards selected by professionals in the movie business. I limited the pool of film industry bodies to those from the following countries: Australia (AACTA, formerly AFI), China (Golden Horse & Golden Rooster), France (Cesar), Germany (Lola), Great Britain (BAFTA), Italy (Donatello), India (Lotus), Japan (Awards of the Japanese Academy), Mexico (Ariel), Russia (Nika), Sweden (Guldbagge), and the United States (Oscar).
All titles are sorted first by total, then by year of release. The leader (at 23) is "The Last Emperor" with 9 Oscars, 9 Donatellos, 3 BAFTAs, 1 Cesar, and an award from the Japanese Academy.
These are the films that have won more than one best picture award, usually by winning Best Picture in its country of origin, then Best Foreign Film in another. For the sake of this list, I limited the list of recognized industry bodies to those from Australia, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. In the interest of including all continents, I have made two exceptions to the industry award rule for the Gramado & Ouagadougou Film Festivals.
I included award categories for feature-length animation, but omitted shorts and documentaries. I also included variations on Best Film and Best Foreign Film, such as BAFTA's Outstanding British Film, the Hong Kong award for Best Asian Film, and the Donatello for Best European Film.
All titles are sorted first by number of honors, then year of release. The leader (with 7) is Pedro Almodovar's "All About My Mother", which won the Goya for Best Film plus the Oscar, BAFTA, Cesar, Lola, Donatello, and Guldbagge awards for Best Foreign Film.
Romance blooms on a belle époque street corner. A dark-eyed girl in Montmartre runs her hand through a bag of dried beans. In the suburbs, Arabs square up to skinheads. Nicotine-stained tales of sexual misadventure unfold in beds all over the city, while gangsters commit crimes and cartoon rats cook up a storm. Paris, which boasts a higher concentration of picture houses than any other city, has been the inspiration and the backdrop for countless films. Below, we present 50 of the best, organised by era. Be they Nouvelle Vague masterpieces or populist comedies, the capital is always in the starring role...
-Time Out Paris
This list is organized chronologically.
All films directed by French filmmaker Jean Eustache (excluding the segment he directed for the TV Movie "Contes modernes: A propos du travail" (1982) and including "Der amerikanische Freund" in which he had a small acting role).
Trivia: In 1981, Eustache was partially immobilized in an auto accident. Later that year he killed himself in his Paris apartment, four weeks before his 43rd birthday.
Top French movies since 1990. you will find a very eclectic choice of movies in terms of genre, success or not at the box-office, well known or quite anonymous.
I have to admit you can find it popular but that's my tastes. Cinema is a popular and entertaining art
the 50 first movies are my favorites and are sorted by release date
"Here is a list of the "essential" French films of the Occupation period, from Raymond Chirat's book Le cinéma français des années de guerre.
The first part of the list are the films that have received lasting critical acclaim. The other titles listed in the second part (starting with #29: La fille du puisatier (1940)) are of lesser importance (according to Chirat) but were popular successes of that year." - Clemmetarey
This tour (Tour de Cine Francés) is a film festival that displays the best selection of the french contemporaneous films at their original version with subs, all around Mexico and Central America every year at mid september.
The Annecy International Animated Film Festival is the world's most prestigious festival for animated films. The highest honour is the prize for best short film. From 1960 to 2002 it was known as the Grand Prize (Grand Prix), and since 2003 as the Annecy Cristal (Cristal d'Annecy).