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My Favourite French Movies

It was really difficult to choose a top 20 - and even harder to put them into preferential order

  1. Amelie (Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le) (2001)
  2. Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin) (DC) (1986)
  3. Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) (CE) (2006)
  4. City of the Lost Children (La Cité des enfants perdus) (1995)
  5. Delicatessen (SE) (1991)
  6. Piano Teacher, The (Pianiste, La) (2001)
  7. Sarah's Key (2010)
  8. Artist, The (2011)
  9. Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) (1955)
  10. Irreversible (Irréversible) (2002)
  11. Anatomy of Hell (Anatomie de l'enfer) (2003)
  12. Brotherhood of the Wolf (Pacte des Loups, Le) (CE) (2001)
  13. High Tension (Haute Tension) (2003)
  14. Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2009)
  15. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La vie d'Adèle - Chapitres 1 et 2) (2013)
  16. Angel-A (DC) (2005)
  17. Camille Rewinds (Camille Redouble) (2012)
  18. Eden Log (2007)
  19. Goodbye Children (Au Revoir Les Enfants) (1987)
  20. Immortal (ad vitam Immortel) (2004)

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French Movies that I have watched

  1. 22 Bullets (L'immortel) (2010)
  2. Amelie (Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le) (2001)
  3. An Andalusian Dog (Un Chien Andalou) (1929)
  4. Anatomy of Hell (Anatomie de l'enfer) (2003)
  5. Angel-A (DC) (2005)
  6. Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur et les Minimoys) (2006)
  7. Artist, The (2011)
  8. Beast, The (La bête) (1975)
  9. Before Sunrise (1995)
  10. Before Sunset (2004)
  11. Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin) (DC) (1986)
  12. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La vie d'Adèle - Chapitres 1 et 2) (2013)
  13. Brotherhood of the Wolf (Pacte des Loups, Le) (CE) (2001)
  14. Camille Rewinds (Camille Redouble) (2012)
  15. City of the Lost Children (La Cité des enfants perdus) (1995)
  16. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
  17. Dead Shadows (2012)
  18. Delicatessen (SE) (1991)
  19. District B13 (Banlieue 13) (2004)
  20. Dreamers, The (2003)
  21. Eden Log (2007)
  22. Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec, The (2010)
  23. Fat Girl (For My Sister) (A Ma Soeur) (2001)
  24. Female Agents (Les femmes de l'ombre) (2008)
  25. Femme Fatale (2002)
  26. Flight of the Red Balloon (Voyage du ballon rouge, Le) (DC) (2007)
  27. Fox and the Child, The (Le renard et l'enfant) (2007)
  28. Goodbye Children (Au Revoir Les Enfants) (1987)
  29. Gwendoline (aka The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of Yik Yak) (1984)
  30. Haunted Castle, The (aka The Devil's Castle) (aka The House of the Devil) (Le manoir du diable) (1897)
  31. High Tension (Haute Tension) (2003)
  32. Hiroshima Mon Amor (Hiroshima my Love) (1959)
  33. Holy Motors (2012)
  34. Horde, The (La Horde) (2009)
  35. I Stand Alone (Seul contre tous) (1998)
  36. I've Loved You So Long (Il y a longtemps que je t'aime) (2008)
  37. Illusionist (L'illusionniste), The (2010)
  38. Immortal (ad vitam Immortel) (2004)
  39. In Their Sleep (Dans ton sommeil) (2010)
  40. Irreversible (Irréversible) (2002)
  41. Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) (CE) (2006)
  42. L'appartment (The Apartment) (1996)
  43. La Femme Nikita (1990)
  44. La Grande Bouffe (aka Blow Out) (1973)
  45. Last Metro, The (Dernier métro, Le) (1980)
  46. Les Enfants Terribles (1950)
  47. Les visiteurs (1993)
  48. Livid (Livide) (2011)
  49. Lockout (2012)
  50. Lorna's Silence (Le Silence de Lorna) (2008)
  51. Lorna the Exorcist (Les possédées du diable) (1974)
  52. March of the Penguins (2005)
  53. Martyrs (2008)
  54. Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2009)
  55. My Mother (Ma mère) (2004)
  56. Nadja (1994)
  57. Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) (1955)
  58. Novo (2002)
  59. Paris Asleep (Paris Qui Dort) (1925)
  60. Passion of Joan of Arc, The (La passion de Jeanne d'Arc) (1928)
  61. Persepolis (2007)
  62. Piano Teacher, The (Pianiste, La) (2001)
  63. Pier (La jetée), The (1962)
  64. Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) (CE) (1994)
  65. Rape-Me (Baise-moi) (2000)
  66. Red Balloon, The (Le ballon rouge) (1956)
  67. Renaissance (2006)
  68. Romance (1999)
  69. Sarah's Key (2010)
  70. Them (ils) (2006)
  71. They Came Back (Les revenants) (2004)
  72. Three Colors: Blue (Trois couleurs: Bleus) (1993)
  73. Three Colors: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge) (1994)
  74. Three Colors: White (Trzy kolory: Blanc) (1994)
  75. Time of the Wolf (DC) (2003)
  76. Time Out (L'emploi du temps) (2001)
  77. Trip to the Moon, A (Le Voyage Dans La Lune) (1902)
  78. Triplets of Belleville, The (Les triplettes de Belleville) (2003)
  79. Trouble Every Day (2002)
  80. Valet (la Doublure), The (2006)
  81. Very Long Engagement, A (Un long dimanche de fiançailles) (SE) (2003)
  82. White Mane: The Wild Horse (Crin blanc: Le cheval sauvage) (1953)
  83. Wrong (2012)
  84. Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2013)

French TV

  • The Adventures of Tintin Series (1990)
  • Minuscule - The Private Life of Insects (Series 1-4) (2006)
  • Returned, The (Les Revenants) (2012)

French Movies that I haven't seen yet

The ones marked with Asterisks are in my collection waiting to be watched.

  1. 36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004)
  2. 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups) , The (1959)*
  3. 8 Women (2001)
  4. A Heart in Winter (1992)
  5. Amer (2009)*
  6. Anthony Zimmer (2005)
  7. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
  8. Belle de jour (1967)*
  9. Benny's Video (1992)*
  10. Big Blue, The (1988)
  11. Birds of a Feather (1978)
  12. Bitter Moon (1992)
  13. Breathless (1992)
  14. Captive, The (La Captive) (2000)*
  15. Cat in Paris, A (Une Vie De Chat) (2010)*
  16. Children of Paradise (1945)
  17. Closet, The (2001)
  18. Dinner Game, The (1998)
  19. Discrete Charm of the Bougoisie, The (1972)
  20. District B13 Ultimatum (Banlieue 13 Ultimatum) (2009)*
  21. Diva (1981)
  22. Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The (Le scaphandre et le papillon) (2007)*
  23. Dominici Affair, The (1972)
  24. Double Life of Veronique, The (1991)
  25. Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2009)*
  26. Eyes without a Face (Les yeux sans visage) (1959)*
  27. Fantastic Planet (La Planete Sauvage) (1973)*
  28. French Twist (1995)
  29. Frontier(s) (Frontière(s)) (2007)*
  30. Ghost Writer, The (aka The Ghost) (2010)*
  31. Girl On The Bridge, The (1999)
  32. Hairdresser’s Husband, The (Le mari de la coiffeuse) (1990)*
  33. Hate, The (1995)
  34. Hidden (2005)
  35. Human Zoo (2009)*
  36. In My Skin (Dans ma peau) (2002)*
  37. Inside (A L'Interieur) (2007)*
  38. Jean de Florette (1986)
  39. Jesus of Montreal (1989)
  40. Jules et Jim (1961)
  41. Kid with a Bike, The (Le gamin au vélo) (2011)*
  42. Kiss of the Dragon (2001)*
  43. La Belle Captive (1983)*
  44. La Controverse de Valladolid (1992)
  45. La Vie En Rose (La môme) (2007)*
  46. Leaving (Partir) (2009)*
  47. Leon The Professional (aka Léon) (1994)*
  48. Les rivières pourpres (2000)
  49. Low Profile (Profil bas) (1993)
  50. M. Hulot's Holiday (Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot) (1953)*
  51. Maniac (2012)*
  52. Manon of the Spring (1986)
  53. Monsieur Hire (1989)
  54. Monster in Paris, A (Un monstre à Paris) (2011)*
  55. Mood Indigo (L'écume des jours) (2013)*
  56. My Life in Pink (1997)
  57. One Swallow Brought Spring (2001)
  58. Orpheus (Orphée) (1950)*
  59. Pack, The (La Meute) (2010)*
  60. Past, The (Le Passe) (2013)*
  61. Possession (1981)*
  62. Prophet, A (Un prophète) (2009)
  63. Read My Lips (Sur Mes Le`vres) (2001)*
  64. Reader, The (1988)
  65. Real Young Girl, A (Une Vraie Jeune Fille) (aka A Real Young Lady) (1976)*
  66. Red Nights (Les Nuits Rouges Du Bourreau De Jade) (2009)*
  67. Return of Martin Guerre, The (1982)
  68. Ridicule (1996)
  69. Romantics Anonymous (les émotifs anonymes) (2012)*
  70. Special Forces (Forces spéciales) (2011)*
  71. Swimming Pool (2003)
  72. Tell No One (Ne le dis à personne) (2006)*
  73. Tenant, The (Le locataire) (1976)*
  74. Town Called Panic, A (Panique au village) (2009)*
  75. Under The Sun Of Satan (Sous Le Soleil De Satan) (1987)*
  76. Vatel (2000)*
  77. Vinyan (2008)*
  78. Welcome to the Sticks (2008)
  79. White Material (2009)*