Top French Movies


The Top French Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top French List". Lists are calculated daily.

41. Hiroshima, My Love ( Hiroshima mon amour )

Year of Release: 1959
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama/War
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Alain Resnais
Actors: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud
Plot: A French actress in Hiroshima, for a film about peace, spends the night with a Japanese man. It reminds her of an earlier relationship she had in WWII with a German soldier.

42. Martyrs

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama/Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Pascal Laugier
Actors: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin
Plot: Years after escaping from a regime of brutal torture, a young woman tracks down her captors and exacts her revenge. However, this is just the beginning of an ordeal that will lead to the truth behind her captivity and plumb the depths of horror.

43. Holy Motors

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Leos Carax
Actors: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue
Plot: A man is driven through the streets of Paris where he takes on various roles: a family man, a wealthy industrialist, a murderer, a victim, a pauper - as he interacts with the people around him in this surreal odyssey.

44. Eyes Without a Face ( yeux sans visage, Les )

Year of Release: 1962
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama/Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Georges Franju
Actors: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Edith Scob
Plot: A doctor feels responsible for ruining his daughter's face in an accident - so much that she must wear a mask. He kidnaps young women with help from his assistant in order to remove their faces and graft it onto his daughter. Despite numerous failures, he refuses to give up, in his twisted mind it is all for his daughter.

45. Tenant, The ( locataire, Le )

Year of Release: 1976
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Thriller/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Roman Polanski
Actors: Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet
Plot: A man searching for the apartment finds the perfect place. One day he starts becoming like the former tenant, even though he had no previous knowledge of him.

46. Two Days, One Night ( Deux jours, une nuit )

Year of Release: 2014
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Actors: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne, Simon Caudry
Plot: A young, Belgian mother finds out about a plot at her workplace: her co-workers are willing to sack her in order to receive a significant pay increase. Now she has only the weekend to somehow convince the majority to keep her on and give up the extra money.

47. Mouchette

Year of Release: 1970
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Robert Bresson
Actors: Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Marie Cardinal, Paul Hebert
Plot: Fourteen-year-old Mouchette's mother is an invalid and her father is a mean drunk. Her bleak existence doesn't improve as she searches for security.

48. Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The ( Charme discret de la bourgeoisie, Le )

Year of Release: 1972
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Luis Buñuel
Actors: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Fernando Rey, Bulle Ogier, Delphine Seyrig
Plot: A group of six six middle-class people come together for a nice dinner - only to have the meal constantly interrupted in this surreal journey.

49. Of Gods and Men ( hommes et des dieux, Des )

Year of Release: 2011
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Xavier Beauvois
Actors: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach
Plot: The threat of terrorism in a small Algerian community forces of group of Trappist monks to make the tough decision to stay and help the people, and possibly sacrifice their lives, or leave and survive but risk their faith.

50. Pierrot le fou

Year of Release: 1969
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: French
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Actors: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani
Plot: A disaffected Parisian and his lover travel across the French countryside, on the lam from some criminals who are after her in this breezy, brightly colored crime caper from Godard.

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