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.
This is a list of 100 greatest/most beautiful ("plus beaux") french films compiled by the french magazine Les Inrockuptibles in 2014. The list was revealed incrementally, and the top 25 finally went online on the 5th of February.
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..."
A French film director and screenwriter and whose films are usually characterized by sharp satirical wit and a freewheeling view on human sexuality.
He has achieved international acclaim for his films 8 femmes (2002) and Swimming Pool (2003). Ozon is considered to be one of the most important young French film directors in the new “New Wave” in French cinema such as Jean-Paul Civeyrac, Philippe Ramos, and Yves Caumon, as well as a group of French filmmakers associated with a "cinema du corps/cinema of the body"
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.
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.
From the books by Colin Crisp, in which the author analyzes 101 key films from each period.
Volume I: 1929-1939
Volume II: 1940-1958
"This invaluable resource by one of the world’s leading experts in French cinema presents a coherent overview of French cinema in the 20th century and its place and function in French society."
(from the publisher)
This is an ongoing series. A third volume covering 1958-1974 is forthcoming.