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.
Made up from 10 similar length lists of best French film - this includes everything that appears on more than one of these:
Le cinéma français
Time Out's 100 Best French Films
Histoire(s) De Films Francais: 91 French Films
Films de France Top 100 French Films
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Top French Films
Les Inrocks: 100 greatest french films
100 French films for an ideal Cinematheque (René Prédal)
iCM Forum's Favourite French Films
Top 100 French Films as Voted by RYMers
Times' 100 Best French Films
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.
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
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 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.