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1. Same Old Song (1997)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral thesis has fallen in love with an estate agent who is responsible for Odile's apartment ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Bacri, André Dussollier

Votes: 3,745 | Gross: $0.03M

2. The Story of a Cheat (1936)

81 min | Comedy

A charming scoundrel reflects on his exploits, from childhood through to manhood.

Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Adolphe Borchard, Marcel Lucien, Raymond Clunie

Votes: 1,737

3. Stolen Kisses (1968)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After being discharged from the army, Antoine Doinel centers a screwball comedy where he applies for different jobs and tries to make sense of his relationships with women.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 10,637

4. Duelle (1976)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

The Queen of the Night battles the Queen of the Sun over a magical diamond that will allow the winner to remain on Earth, specifically in modern day Paris.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Juliet Berto, Bulle Ogier, Jean Babilée, Hermine Karagheuz

Votes: 1,088

5. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

G | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Two sisters leave their small seaside town of Rochefort in search of romance. Hired as carnival singers, one falls for an American musician, while the other must search for her ideal partner.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, George Chakiris, Françoise Dorléac, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 7,321 | Gross: $0.09M

6. Pauline at the Beach (1983)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Marion is about to divorce from her husband and takes her 15-year-old niece Pauline on a vacation to Granville. She meets an old love...

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Amanda Langlet, Arielle Dombasle, Pascal Greggory, Féodor Atkine

Votes: 6,050

7. The Banned Woman (1997)

100 min | Drama, Romance

This movie is foremost distinguished by the use of a subjective camera, and nearly 100 % of the time consists of close-up of Isabelle Carré's face. She is capable of changing her facial ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Harel | Stars: Isabelle Carré, Philippe Harel, Nathalie Conio, Sophie Niedergang

Votes: 623

8. Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983)

117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A drunken sailor recounts the surrealistic odyssey of his life story to a murderous student.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Jean-Bernard Guillard, Philippe Deplanche, Nadège Clair, Lisa Lyon

Votes: 628

9. Second Chance (1976)

PG | 105 min | Drama

For assistance to murder Catherine Berger (Catherine Deneuve) is sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment. There she gives birth to a son, Simon (Jean-Jaques Briot). After her release Catherine ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Anouk Aimée, Charles Denner, Francis Huster

Votes: 210

10. My American Uncle (1980)

PG | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The intersecting stories of three people who face difficult choices in life-changing situations are used to illustrate the theories espoused by Henri Laborit about human behavior and the relationship between the self and society.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Nicole Garcia, Roger Pierre, Nelly Borgeaud

Votes: 4,232

11. Va Savoir (Who Knows?) (2001)

PG-13 | 154 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Jeanne Balibar, Sergio Castellitto, Marianne Basler, Hélène de Fougerolles

Votes: 2,248 | Gross: $0.91M

12. The Good and the Bad (1976)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The story takes place in France from 1935 to 1945 where a gang use a Citroën car to hold up stores and banks.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Marlène Jobert, Jacques Dutronc, Brigitte Fossey, Bruno Cremer

Votes: 278

13. Bay of Angels (1963)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

Jean is a clerk in a bank. His colleague Caron is a gambler and gives him the virus. In the casinos, Jean meets Jackie. Their love affair will follow their luck at the roulette.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Claude Mann, Paul Guers, Henri Nassiet

Votes: 2,488 | Gross: $0.09M

14. Belle de Jour (1967)

R | 100 min | Drama

A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page

Votes: 36,893 | Gross: $0.03M

15. The Intruder (2004)

Unrated | 130 min | Drama

85 Metascore

An emotionally cold man leaves the safety of his Alpine home to seek a heart transplant and an estranged son.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin, Yekaterina Golubeva, Bambou

Votes: 1,607 | Gross: $0.04M

16. Happy New Year (1973)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Released from prison apparently under a New Year amnesty, a criminal tries to pick up the threads of a life changed not only by his daring plan to rob a jewellers in out-of-season Cannes ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Lino Ventura, Françoise Fabian, Charles Gérard, André Falcon

Votes: 1,250

17. Lola Montès (1955)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Biopic of adventurer Lola Montès who ends up as a circus attraction after being romantically involved with famous European men.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol

Votes: 4,497 | Gross: $0.11M

18. We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

A husband and wife in a loveless marriage struggle to remain ignorant to their failed relationship.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Marlène Jobert, Jean Yanne, Christine Fabréga, Patricia Pierangeli

Votes: 1,354 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Donkey Skin (1970)

G | 91 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

70 Metascore

A fairy godmother helps a princess disguise herself so she won't have to marry a man she doesn't love.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Micheline Presle

Votes: 3,695

20. Les Misérables (1995)

R | 175 min | Drama, History

A variation on Victor Hugo's classic novel by means of the story of a man whose life is affected by and somewhat duplicated by the Hugo story of the beleaguered Jean Valjean.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel Boujenah, Alessandra Martines, Salomé Lelouch

Votes: 3,480 | Gross: $1.04M

21. Queen Margot (1994)

R | 159 min | Biography, Drama, History

Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.

Director: Patrice Chéreau | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vincent Perez

Votes: 15,537 | Gross: $2.02M

22. Summer (1986)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

It's July, and Delphine has nowhere to go for the summer. She feels very bored and "empty", but this won't last; one day she accidently meets someone who seems to be totally made for her...

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Marie Rivière, María Luisa García, Vincent Gauthier, Amira Chemakhi

Votes: 5,667 | Gross: $0.04M

23. Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Reinette and Mirabelle are two young girls. Reinette lives in the countryside, Mirabelle in Paris. They meet during a holiday of Mirabelle in the country, when Reinette helps her to repair ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Joëlle Miquel, Jessica Forde, Mr. Housseau, Mme. Housseau

Votes: 1,686 | Gross: $0.22M

24. The King's Daughters (2000)

119 min | Drama, History, Romance

Madame de Maintenon rises from humble beginnings to become a courtesan to the royal court and eventually marries King Louis XIV. With the king's indulgence, Maintenon opens a special school for girls.

Director: Patricia Mazuy | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Simon Reggiani, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 583

25. La Collectionneuse (1967)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A womanizing art dealer and a painter find the serenity of their Riviera vacation disturbed by a third guest, a vivacious bohemian woman known for her long list of male conquests.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Patrick Bauchau, Haydée Politoff, Daniel Pommereulle, Alain Jouffroy

Votes: 5,471

26. The Story of Adele H (1975)

PG | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

Adèle Hugo's unrequited love for a lieutenant.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson, Sylvia Marriott, Joseph Blatchley

Votes: 6,811

27. The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Antoine has always been fascinated with a hairdresser's delicate touch, the beguiling perfume and the figure of a woman with an opulent bosom, moreover, he knew that he would marry one, fulfilling his dream of a perfect and idealised love.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Anna Galiena, Roland Bertin, Maurice Chevit

Votes: 8,529 | Gross: $1.16M

28. Code Unknown (2000)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A young man harasses a homeless woman, another man protests, the police arrest both and the woman has to leave the country. What were their various story-lines leading up to this event?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Alexandre Hamidi

Votes: 10,908 | Gross: $0.10M

29. Betty Blue (1986)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

A lackadaisical handyman and aspiring novelist tries to support his younger girlfriend as she slowly succumbs to madness.

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix | Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle, Gérard Darmon, Consuelo De Haviland

Votes: 16,401 | Gross: $2.00M

30. Mood Indigo (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

54 Metascore

Wealthy, inventive bachelor Colin endeavors to find a cure for his lover Chloe after she's diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy

Votes: 14,472 | Gross: $0.30M

31. Cat and Mouse (1975)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A very unorthodox police inspector is assigned to investigate a millionaire's mysterious death.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Serge Reggiani, Philippe Léotard, Jean-Pierre Aumont

Votes: 357

32. The Apartment (1996)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A recently engaged man sees a former lover and becomes obsessed with meeting her again.

Director: Gilles Mimouni | Stars: Romane Bohringer, Vincent Cassel, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 13,045

33. A Woman Is a Woman (1961)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

A French striptease artist is desperate to become a mother. When her reluctant boyfriend suggests that his best friend impregnate her, feelings become complicated when she accepts.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henri Attal

Votes: 13,745 | Gross: $0.10M

34. The Big Blue (1988)

PG | 168 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport

35 Metascore

The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Shenar

Votes: 45,595 | Gross: $3.50M

35. The Green Room (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama

A French little town, at the end of the twenties. Julien Davenne is a journalist whose wife Julie died a decade ago. He gathered in the green room all Julie's objects. When a fire destroys ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: François Truffaut, Nathalie Baye, Jean Dasté, Patrick Maléon

Votes: 2,489

36. Wild Grass (2009)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A quirky woman who spends her free time as a pilot has her purse stolen; when a mysterious man finds her wallet, they embark on a peculiar romance.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma, Anne Consigny, Emmanuelle Devos

Votes: 3,497 | Gross: $0.40M

37. The Girl on the Bridge (1999)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

One night, a fading entertainer intervenes when a woman contemplates suicide, beginning a strange, unpredictable relationship.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Daniel Auteuil, Frédéric Pfluger, Dimitris Georgalas

Votes: 12,639 | Gross: $1.71M

38. Beau travail (1999)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Djibouti.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin, Richard Courcet

Votes: 7,298 | Gross: $0.25M

39. Elevator to the Gallows (1958)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

94 Metascore

A self-assured businessman murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin

Votes: 18,963 | Gross: $0.11M

40. À Nos Amours (1983)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

An erratic young woman's family desperately tries to prevent her increasingly erotic ways.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat, Christophe Odent, Dominique Besnehard

Votes: 4,865

41. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier

Votes: 4,239 | Gross: $0.03M

42. La Femme Nikita (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Thriller