French Revolution

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French Revolution

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1. Danton (1983)

PG | 136 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1793, as the Terror begins in France, Georges Danton, a champion-of-the-people, returns to clash against Maximilien Robespierre and his extremist party.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Anne Alvaro, Roland Blanche

Votes: 5,744

2. Danton (1921)

60 min | Drama

The true story of the conflict between Danton and Robespierre, the leaders of the French Revolution.

Director: Dimitri Buchowetzki | Stars: Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss, Ossip Runitsch, Ferdinand von Alten

Votes: 32

4. Reign of Terror (1949)

Approved | 89 min | History, Romance, Thriller

Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart, Arlene Dahl

Votes: 1,263

5. Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution (2009 TV Movie)

Drama

In 1794, French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre produced the world's first defense of "state terror" - claiming that the road to virtue lay through political violence. This film ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Hindmarch | Stars: Stephen Hogan, Vasile Albinet, David Andress, Martin Hancock

Votes: 45

6. The Lady and the Duke (2001)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, History, Romance

72 Metascore

During the French Revolution, a Scottish aristocrat and her former lover, the Duke of Orleans, find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Lucy Russell, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Alain Libolt, Charlotte Véry

Votes: 2,441 | Gross: $0.33M

7. La révolution française (1989)

335 min | Drama, History, Thriller

When Louis XVI summoned the Etats-Generaux, he unleashes a revolution that would change his country and cost his life. This is the story of one of the crucial points in the history of France, and Europe, divided into two parts.

Directors: Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jane Seymour, François Cluzet, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 1,164

8. Marie Antoinette (2006)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

65 Metascore

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Judy Davis

Votes: 93,669 | Gross: $15.96M

9. Marie Antoinette (1938)

Passed | 149 min | Biography, Drama, History

The tragic life of Marie Antoinette, who became queen of France in her late teens.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier | Stars: Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Robert Morley

Votes: 2,470

11. Captain of the Guard (1930)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A captain of the king's guards secretly works for the rebels.

Directors: John S. Robertson, Pál Fejös | Stars: Laura La Plante, John Boles, Sam De Grasse, James A. Marcus

Votes: 19

12. Chouans! (1988)

143 min | Adventure, History, War

In 1793 when terror is widespread in France, peasants known as Chouans fight the revolutionaries in attempt to restore the monarchy.

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Vincent Schmitt, Raoul Billerey, Claudine Delvaux

Votes: 602

13. Dangerous Exile (1957)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

During the French Revolution, a French nobleman saves the 10-year-old son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette from the guillotine with the help of an English woman.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Belinda Lee, Keith Michell, Richard O'Sullivan

Votes: 202

14. Dear Caroline (1968)

PG | 105 min | Drama, History

France, July, 1789. Whilst a party of aristocrats are enjoying themselves in the Bois de Vincennes, the French Revolution is beginning to get underway. At the insistence of her father, 16 ... See full summary »

Director: Denys de La Patellière | Stars: France Anglade, Vittorio De Sica, Bernard Blier, Karin Dor

Votes: 55

15. That Night in Varennes (1982)

R | 150 min | Drama, History

In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 1,853

16. The Carmelites (1960)

112 min | Drama, History

This is about the execution of 21 carmelite nuns in the latter stages of the terror during the French Revolution.

Directors: Philippe Agostini, Raymond Leopold Bruckberger | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Alida Valli, Madeleine Renaud, Pascale Audret

Votes: 152

17. I due sanculotti (1966)

90 min

The brothers Franco and Ciccio La Capra moves to France in the days of the French Revolution, putting themselves in a lot of trouble.

Director: Giorgio Simonelli | Stars: Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Barbara Carroll, Heidi Hansen

Votes: 35

18. Farewell, My Queen (2012)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, Romance

67 Metascore

A look at the platonic relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her female readers during the first days of the French Revolution.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger, Virginie Ledoyen, Noémie Lvovsky

Votes: 7,594 | Gross: $0.07M

19. Lady Oscar (1979)

124 min | Drama, History, Romance

The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catriona MacColl, Barry Stokes, Christine Böhm, Jonas Bergström

Votes: 429

20. Madame (1961)

98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Catherine, an out-spoken Parisian laundress follows Napoleon's army to the battlefront to be near her Sergeant Lefevre. The couple perform a deed of heroism which abets Napoleon's victory, ... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Sophia Loren, Robert Hossein, Renaud Mary, Léa Gray

Votes: 248

21. Marat/Sade (1967)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

In an insane asylum, Marquis de Sade directs Jean Paul Marat's last days through a theater play. The actors are the patients.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Patrick Magee, Clifford Rose, Glenda Jackson, Ian Richardson

Votes: 2,133

22. Swashbuckler (1971)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Nicolas Philibert goes to America after killing a French aristocrat. On his return he tries to divorce his wife, Charlotte, but when he sees others trying to woo her his own interest is rekindled.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marlène Jobert, Laura Antonelli, Michel Auclair

Votes: 1,178

23. La Marseillaise (1938)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, History, Music

A news-reel like movie about early part of the French Revolution, shown from the eyes of individual people, citizens of Marseille, counts in German exile and, of course the king Louis XVI, ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Pierre Renoir, Lise Delamare, Louis Jouvet, Léon Larive

Votes: 929

24. Orphans of the Storm (1921)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History, Romance

Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Frank Losee

Votes: 4,427 | Gross: $0.79M

25. Ridicule (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant, Judith Godrèche

Votes: 6,740 | Gross: $2.50M

27. Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)

M | 90 min | Comedy, History

Two mismatched sets of identical twins, one aristocrat, one peasant, mistakenly exchange identities on the eve of the French Revolution.

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith, Jack MacGowran

Votes: 2,489

28. The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

R | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

42 Metascore

In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Hilary Swank, Simon Baker, Jonathan Pryce, Adrien Brody

Votes: 4,860 | Gross: $0.43M

29. L'Autrichienne (1990)

98 min | Biography, Drama, History

Last days of queen Marie Antoinette stunningly portrayed by a director who's clearly done a massive historical research. An accurate plot and a very moving rendering.

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Ute Lemper, Patrick Chesnais, Daniel Mesguich, Philippe Leroy

Votes: 69

30. Jefferson in Paris (1995)

PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

45 Metascore

One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president, had an affair with (and fathered a child with) his 15-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Gwyneth Paltrow, Estelle Eonnet

Votes: 2,687 | Gross: $2.47M

35. Lafayette (1962)

Not Rated | 158 min | Biography, Drama, History

During the American War of Independence, French officer and nobleman La Fayette comes to America's aid with men, money and weapons and becomes a Major-General under George Washington's command.

Director: Jean Dréville | Stars: Pascale Audret, Jack Hawkins, Michel Le Royer, Folco Lulli

Votes: 115

36. Marquis (1989)

R | 83 min | Animation, Comedy

The scene is a pre-French Revolution Bastille, where various political prisoners are being held: a woman who was raped and impregnated by the king, a police chief who was accused of selling... See full summary »

Director: Henri Xhonneux | Stars: François Marthouret, Valérie Kling, Michel Robin, Isabelle Wolfe

Votes: 1,078

37. Goya's Ghosts (2006)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

52 Metascore

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid

Votes: 28,172 | Gross: $1.00M

38. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Romance

During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Ian McKellen, James Villiers

Votes: 4,033

39. Scaramouche (1952)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In France during the late 18th Century, a man sets out to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a master swordsman.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Mel Ferrer

Votes: 5,176

40. A Tale of Two Cities (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, History, Romance

An ex-aristocrat from France and an alcoholic English lawyer find themselves crossing paths and in love with the same woman during the French Revolution.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Chris Sarandon, Peter Cushing, Kenneth More, Barry Morse

Votes: 643

41. A Tale of Two Cities (1958)

117 min | Drama, History, Romance

During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette (Dorothy Tutin) falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay (Paul Guers), who's hiding his true identity and purpose.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin, Cecil Parker, Stephen Murray

Votes: 1,220

42. Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Antony Sher, Samuel West

Votes: 3,419

43. Don't Lose Your Head (1967)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The time of the French revolution, and Citizen Robespierre is beheading the French aristocracy. When word gets to England, two noblemen, Sir Rodney Ffing and Lord Darcy take it upon ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 2,245

44. Pandaemonium (2000)

PG-13 | 124 min | Biography, Drama

60 Metascore

Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Linus Roache, John Hannah, Samantha Morton, Emily Woof

Votes: 753

45. The Black Tulip (1964)

115 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In 1789, when the Revolution went on, a bandit named "Black Tulip" held the surroundings of village Roussillon in fear. The poor people respected him as Robin Hood, who declare himself a ... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Alain Delon, Virna Lisi, Dawn Addams, Adolfo Marsillach

Votes: 1,817

46. Sade (2000)

100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

A man prepares himself to be transferred to a detention center and rest home where he will relive one more time the highlights of his youth.

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Marianne Denicourt, Jeanne Balibar, Grégoire Colin

Votes: 1,609 | Gross: $0.03M

47. Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971)

136 min | Drama

As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya - played by the great Lithuanian actor Donatas Banionis (The Red Tent, Solaris) - has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King ... See full summary »

Director: Konrad Wolf | Stars: Donatas Banionis, Olivera Katarina, Fred Düren, Tatyana Lolova

Votes: 281

48. Charlotte Corday (2008 TV Movie)

93 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Set In July 1793 During The Outbreak Of The Revolution In France In This 2008 Crime Thriller A Young Girl From Caen Named Charlotte Corday Who Assasinated A Jacobin Newspaper Editor ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Helman | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Bernard Blancan, Thierry Gibault, Marc Fayet

Votes: 51

49. Du Barry, Woman of Passion (1930)

Passed | 90 min | Romance, Drama

A French milliner becomes a casino hostess and courtesan, eventually rising to the position of mistress of King Louis XV.

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Norma Talmadge, William Farnum, Conrad Nagel, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 37

50. Cadet Rousselle (1954)

105 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.3