Which masterpieces takes the prize?
Greatest French Film of All Time?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||March 25, 2022 1:55 PM|
Obviously I left some good ones out, like
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 17, 2022 7:03 PM|
Lift to the scaffold and le feu follet are in my top ten.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 17, 2022 7:08 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 17, 2022 7:10 PM|
I Surrender ( 1940)
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 17, 2022 7:12 PM|
This list is useless without The 400 Blows or Breathless.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 17, 2022 7:13 PM|
L'homme di Rio
La nuit americaine (Day for Night)
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 17, 2022 7:14 PM|
The Young Girls of Rochefort
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
|by Anonymous||reply 7||January 17, 2022 7:15 PM|
Also Le Mepris is from 1963, but it's not as good as other Godard works of the period like Breathless, Vivre Sa Vie, and Pierrot le Fou. I'd rank no 4 of Godard with A Woman is a Woman.....
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 17, 2022 7:15 PM|
I notice you do not have any starring moi
|by Anonymous||reply 9||January 17, 2022 7:16 PM|
LE CORBEAU (42).
A village full of secretive Dataloungers is plagued with vicious poison pen letters. Who are the cunty culprits?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 17, 2022 7:20 PM|
The 400 Blows? Possibly the pinnacle of the French New Wave movement.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 17, 2022 7:21 PM|
La Femme Nikita
|by Anonymous||reply 12||January 17, 2022 7:25 PM|
Forbidden Games (1952) belongs on any list of top 10 films.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 17, 2022 7:30 PM|
Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud). Noir, AND, Miles Davis' famous improvised soundtrack.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 17, 2022 7:33 PM|
Two more Rene Clement greats: PLEIN SOLEIL (59) and LES MAUDITS (47).
Replete with perverse malefactors.
I love French movies because they don't feel the need to have "likable" character or happy endings.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 17, 2022 7:34 PM|
A nous la liberte
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 17, 2022 7:35 PM|
Did the French make no films between 1971-2000, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 17, 2022 7:39 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 17, 2022 7:44 PM|
Regles de jeux
is possibly one of the top ten films of all time
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 17, 2022 7:44 PM|
Some personal favourites not on OP's list
Les Diaboliques (1955)
Le Rayon Vert (1986)
Un Coeur En Hiver (1992)
The Beat My Heart Skipped (2006)
|by Anonymous||reply 20||January 17, 2022 7:47 PM|
Jean de Florette and Manson of the Springs may not be groundbreaking but they are so well executed. A great introduction for people who don’t like foreign films.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 17, 2022 7:51 PM|
The Baker's Wife
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 17, 2022 7:53 PM|
[italic]Breathless[/italic] is the sexiest movie ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 17, 2022 7:57 PM|
Vagabond (1985), my favorite by Agnès Varda
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 17, 2022 8:00 PM|
You only get ten slots. It is kind of hard to pick some over the others.
Are we all in concurment that The Rules of the Game, Le Grande Illusion, and Children of Paradise should be on this list?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 17, 2022 8:18 PM|
Another vote for "Les Quatre Cents Coups."
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 17, 2022 8:19 PM|
Okay, it's the Rules of the Game, but I did enjoy the former.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 17, 2022 8:44 PM|
La règle du jeu 1939
Le corbeau 1942
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 17, 2022 8:46 PM|
Day for Night
The Last Metro
Jules and Jim
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 17, 2022 8:50 PM|
R23 He was the hottest and sexiest French guy ever. Yes, hotter than Delon, who may be beautiful but has the sex appeal of a Greek statue.
Belmondo had such a great body, especially for the 1960s when gym and fitness culture wasn't a thing........
Anyways, some more French films I consider masterworks that aren't listed or haven't been mentioned it (FWIW op, I agree strongly with Le Grand Illusion, The Rules of the Game, Children of Paradise, Eyes Without a Face, and Playtime):
- Orpheus + Testament of Orpheus - dir. Jean Cocteau
- Leon Morin, Priest - dir. Jean-Pierre Melville
- My Night at Maud's - dir. Eric Rohmer
- The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie - dir. Luis Bunuel
- Celine and Julie Go Boating - dir. Jacques Rivette
- La Haine - dir. Matthieu Kassovitz
- Beau Travail - dir. Claire Denis
- The Piano Teacher - dir. Michael Haneke
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 17, 2022 9:00 PM|
My favorite is Leon Morin, Priest, starring the most beautiful Jean Paul Belmondo who plays a priest during Occupied France.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 17, 2022 9:04 PM|
The Earrings of Madame De, The Last Metro, Au Revoir les Enfants
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 17, 2022 9:30 PM|
Débbie Fait Dunkerque
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 17, 2022 11:26 PM|
Coup de torchon (1981)
La vie et rien d'autre (1989)
by Bertrand Tavernier who left us last year.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 17, 2022 11:58 PM|
Last Year at Marienbad in my book.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 18, 2022 1:21 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 18, 2022 1:23 AM|
[quote] This list is useless without The 400 Blows or Breathless.
This list is useless without criteria.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 18, 2022 1:29 AM|
From the list - Joan of Arc
Off the top of my head - 400 Blows
That said, France for me has the prettiest actor, Alain Delon
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 18, 2022 2:24 PM|
Gerard Philipe was French cinema's cutest actor (40s and early 50s).
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 18, 2022 8:36 PM|
The Rules of the Game vs Children of Paradise
|by Anonymous||reply 40||March 24, 2022 11:09 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||March 24, 2022 11:13 PM|
Thanks R32! Au Revoir Les Enfants was my first French film, from like 8th grade. What memories!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||March 24, 2022 11:16 PM|
Au hasard Balthasar Une Aussi Longue Absence are favorites of mine.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||March 24, 2022 11:26 PM|
Sacrilege but I'm extremely fond of the French-language films of German genius Max Ophüls
|by Anonymous||reply 44||March 24, 2022 11:34 PM|
I enjoyed lusting after twinky Gaël Morel in Wild Reeds.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||March 24, 2022 11:48 PM|
Leon Morin, Priest starring the very hunky Jean Paul Belmondo.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||March 25, 2022 2:25 AM|
Betty Blue (37.2 le matin)
|by Anonymous||reply 47||March 25, 2022 2:39 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 48||March 25, 2022 2:44 AM|
^^^ I forgot to mention this film SHOULD be the favorite French film of all DLers
|by Anonymous||reply 49||March 25, 2022 2:45 AM|
My favourite Godard is "Pierrot le fou", and my favourite (French) Haneke is"Cache". Tbh I don't really think of "The Passion of Jeanne d'Arc" as a French film, as it was made by a Dane (of course Haneke is Austrian too, but I feel it's different with silent movies).
|by Anonymous||reply 50||March 25, 2022 2:48 AM|
R20 loves films about musicians.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||March 25, 2022 2:53 AM|
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie
Le Souffle au Coeur
|by Anonymous||reply 52||March 25, 2022 2:55 AM|
Ok, the thread has moved to Film in French?
Le Roi de coeur.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||March 25, 2022 4:27 AM|
Le Grande Illusion
|by Anonymous||reply 54||March 25, 2022 1:55 PM|