Classic French Moviesby jf_daumas | created - 17 Apr 2014 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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3. Cento giorni a Palermo (1984)
102 min | Crime, Drama
In the late 1970s and early 80s, assassinations in Sicily get the attention of Communist deputy, Pio La Torre, who appeals to General Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa to become prefect in Palermo... See full summary »
6. A Pain in the Ass (1973)
PG | 85 min | Comedy
Ralf Milan, a hitman, arrives in Montpellier to kill an important witness. He checks in a hotel without knowing that his neighbour has become neurotic after his wife left him.
7. Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.
Votes: 18,857 | Gross: $0.11M
8. The Mask of the Gorilla (1958)
90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Géo Paquet, aka The Gorilla, breaks from jail. Now an escaped convict, the elite agent must infiltrate a dangerous gang working for a foreign embassy as their leader, a spy enjoying diplomatic immunity, can't be arrested by regular police.
9. 125 rue Montmartre (1959)
85 min | Crime, Drama
Pascal (Lino Ventura) sells newspapers . He is a simple man who one day resting on the banks of the Seine sees a drowning stranger . Pascal saves his life and begins his adventure next to a... See full summary »
10. Classe Tous Risques (1960)
Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Abel Davos is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife, Thérèse, and their two young sons. Abel and ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,791 | Gross: $0.09M
12. Monsieur Gangster (1963)
105 min | Comedy, Action, Crime
Ex-gangster Fernand (Lino Ventura) receives a call from a dying friend, a mob boss nicknamed "The Mexican". The doomed mobster talks Fernand into taking care of some criminal business and ... See full summary »
14. Last Known Address (1970)
105 min | Crime, Thriller
Police inspector Léonetti, a tough, efficient policeman, has been sent to a second-rate police station after being reprimanded. There he is given a partner, young and beautiful Jeanne Dumas... See full summary »
15. Reproduction interdite (1957)
90 min | Crime, Drama
Also known as 'Meurtre à Montmartre'
16. La Bête Humaine (1938)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama
In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder.
17. Deadlier Than the Male (1956)
113 min | Drama, Thriller
André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him. She happens to be the daughter of his estranged wife, Gabrielle, that André... See full summary »
18. Love Is My Profession (1958)
105 min | Drama, Crime, Romance
Married French lawyer Andre defends succesfully the case of Yvette, who committed a robbery. He falls in love with her, but she isn't true to him.
20. The Dominici Affair (1973)
Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, History
This film explores the ins and outs of the Dominici Affair that made the headlines back in 1952. As a result of the case, a family man named Gaston Dominici was sentenced to death for the ... See full summary »
21. People of No Importance (1956)
101 min | Drama
Mid-aged married truck driver falls in love with a young waitress he meets while making a break on a long trip. They try to make it work, but she can't get a decent job or place to stay in ... See full summary »
22. The Possessors (1958)
92 min | Drama
Noël Schoudler is the head of a wealthy and powerful family in France. He manages his financial and commercial concerns with an iron grip, leaving little room for his son François to prove himself.
23. The Baron of the Locks (1960)
92 min | Comedy
Antoine, said the Baron, hero of the First World War and penniless, lives in Deauville playing casino. He starts to win some nice money and a yacht as payment. The Baron goes to Monte Carlo. But his luck is likely to turn quickly .
24. Hi-Jack Highway (1955)
92 min | Crime, Drama
After a spending the night with his girlfriend, trucker Jean encounters a dead body on the road home. He reports the incident to the police who suspect that Jean was responsible for the death.
25. Rue de Paris (1959)
87 min | Drama
While Henri was a POW during the war, his wife passed away and he returned to face the challenges of bringing up three children alone. Henri may get drunk and angry at times but he also has a better side that will not stay buried.
28. The Toy (1976)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
A poor journalist finds himself as a toy of a boss' son. Making friends with a naughty child, he tries to save him from the cruel power of his father.
29. The Fugitives (1986)
95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Jean is taken hostage at a bank by a foolish bank robber. As Jean left prison an hour earlier, the police assume he's the robber. Everything goes comically wrong. The robber's little daughter joins the fugitives.
30. The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Mystery
A hapless orchestra player becomes an unwitting pawn of rival factions within the French secret service after he is chosen as a decoy by being identified as a super secret agent.
31. La Chevre (1981)
91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A daughter of a millionaire, distinguish by incredible bad luck, goes missing. The idea how to find her is either insane or brilliant - to send after her an equally unlucky person.
32. The ComDads (1983)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Crime
The woman, whose troubled son has left a home, informs two different men from her past that each of them is a real father. Too different men.
33. The Troubles of Alfred (1972)
98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Alfred has always been down on his luck. An unlucky baby, he turns into... an unlucky child before metamorphosing into... an unlucky teenager! As an adult, he manages to become an architect... See full summary »
35. I'm Losing My Temper (1974)
PG | 92 min | Comedy
Pierre Durois is a bumbling school teacher with an eye for the older female students; his father is a reputable surgeon who is running for Mayor. There's a film shooting crew in town and ... See full summary »
36. The Return of the Tall Blond Man (1974)
84 min | Comedy
With 'little captain' Cambrai raising serious doubts about the reality of the so-called "super spy", Colonel Toulouse kidnaps Christine and forces Francois to play again the character of "... See full summary »
38. It's Not Me, It's Him (1980)
105 min | Comedy
Georges Vallier is a famous screenwriter author of vaudevilles. He jealously keeps the secret from the existence of his "ghostwriter" Pierre Renaud.
39. The Twin (1984)
104 min | Comedy
Matthias Duval is in love, but he can't choose between the two twin sisters Betty and Liz Kerner. To pick up the two sisters, he invents his own twin brother and will play both characters.
42. Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)
Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
For several months in 1978 and 1979, inhabitants of Oise live in fright and terror as a serial killer disturbs the peace and quiet.
Votes: 2,279 | Gross: $0.00M
44. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1954)
92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Rich oriental lord Cassim's cheeky servant Ali Baba was sent to buy a meaty girl-slave, but brings dancer Morgiane, whom he is enamored with. When he's part of a caravan robbed by Abdel's ... See full summary »
45. The Cupboard Was Bare (1948)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Crime
The aunt of Alfred Puc, a meek tax-collector in Paris, dies while riding in a moving van. The driver, not wishing to be bothered by a police interrogation, hides her corpse in a cupboard ... See full summary »
46. Armaguedon (1977)
95 min | Crime, Thriller
After years of poverty, Carrier, a repairman, inherits a large sum of money upon his brother's death in an accident. Now rich, he decides it is time to make his mark and be known at any cost. Becoming more and more mentally unstable, he begins to threaten police and the government signing his tracts, "Armaguedon". A detective from Interpol heads the investigation and prepares a trap at an ... See full summary »
47. Boomerang (1976)
100 min | Crime, Drama
Under the influence of drugs, a teenager, Eddy, kills a policeman. His father, Jacques, pleads extenuating circumstances and nearly succeeds in gaining the confidence of the policeman's widow. But the press reveals that Jacques is an ex-gangster who has spent time in prison.
49. Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
Not Rated | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller