Une histoire du cinéma français V - Today years 80-2000

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1. The Taste of Others (2000)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

The lives of 6 people over 35 in Rouen, France, and their relationship to each other.

Director: Agnès Jaoui | Stars: Anne Alvaro, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Alain Chabat, Agnès Jaoui

Votes: 8,575 | Gross: $0.64M

3. So Long, Stooge (1983)

100 min | Crime, Drama

Lambert, a burned-out case, works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone, drinking. Bensoussan, raised in foster homes, now a small-time pusher for a bar owner ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Coluche, Richard Anconina, Agnès Soral, Mahmoud Zemmouri

Votes: 2,241

4. Marius and Jeannette (1997)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles. Jeannette is bringing up her two children alone with her poor checkout operator ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Pascale Roberts, Jacques Boudet

Votes: 1,481 | Gross: $0.28M

5. Human Resources (1999)

TV-14 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

The 35-hour work week has all of France in its thrall. This film turns it into a feature about economic and familial politics. Frank, a business school graduate, returns to his provincial ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: Jalil Lespert, Jean-Claude Vallod, Chantal Barré, Véronique de Pandelaère

Votes: 2,404 | Gross: $0.12M

6. Venus Beauty (1999)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Employees of a beauty parlor in search of love and happiness.

Director: Tonie Marshall | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Bulle Ogier, Samuel Le Bihan, Jacques Bonnaffé

Votes: 3,785 | Gross: $0.42M

7. No Smoking (1993)

298 min | Comedy, Drama

In Yorkshire, Toby Teasdale is the alcoholic director of a school and married with two children with Celia Teasdale that is very unhappy. They have a maid, Sylvie Bell, and a guardian and ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Pierre Arditi, Peter Hudson

Votes: 1,580 | Gross: $0.06M

8. 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: 3,722 | Gross: $0.03M

9. It All Starts Today (1999)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

78 Metascore

Daniel is schoolmaster of a kindergarten in a small French town. The local economy, which depended entirely on coal production, has been mired in a depression ever since the mines were ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Torreton, Maria Pitarresi, Nadia Kaci, Véronique Ataly

Votes: 2,221 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999)

Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Inhabitants of the last unconquered village in Gaul (ancient France) use a magical potion to hold their independence from Roman invaders.

Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Christian Clavier, Gérard Depardieu, Roberto Benigni, Michel Galabru

Votes: 36,905 | Gross: $1.64M

11. The Fifth Element (1997)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

Votes: 409,374 | Gross: $63.54M

12. The Visitors II: The Corridors of Time (1998)

G | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Knight Godefroy has to return to our time from 1023 to get back the sacred jewels that Jacquouille has taken to the 20th century.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Muriel Robin, Marie-Anne Chazel

Votes: 9,874 | Gross: $0.15M

13. Taxi 2 (2000)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Police inspector Emilien and his taxi-driver pal Daniel are back, this time on the tail of a group of Japanese yakuza.

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Emma Wiklund, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 48,351 | Gross: $0.73M

14. Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)

PG | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, History

79 Metascore

Embarrassed by his large nose, a romantic poet/soldier romances his cousin by proxy.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Vincent Perez, Jacques Weber

Votes: 21,044 | Gross: $15.14M

15. The Horseman on the Roof (1995)

R | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband.

Director: Jean-Paul Rappeneau | Stars: Olivier Martinez, Juliette Binoche, Pierre Arditi, François Cluzet

Votes: 5,397 | Gross: $1.88M

16. Colonel Chabert (1994)

110 min | Drama, History, Romance

Colonel Chabert has been severely wounded in the French-Russian Napoleonic war to the point that the medical examiner has signed his death certificate. When he regains his health and memory... See full summary »

Director: Yves Angelo | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Fabrice Luchini, André Dussollier

Votes: 1,613 | Gross: $0.73M

17. Germinal (1993)

R | 160 min | Drama, Romance

In mid-nineteenth-century northern France, a coal mining town's workers are exploited by the mine's owner. One day, they decide to go on strike, and the authorities repress them.

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Renaud, Gérard Depardieu, Miou-Miou, Jean Carmet

Votes: 4,353 | Gross: $0.38M

18. Uranus (1990)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

After World War II, a small French village struggles to put the war behind as the controlling Communist Party tries to flush out Petain loyalists. The local bar owner, a simple man who ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Gérard Depardieu, Michel Blanc, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Votes: 1,119 | Gross: $0.34M

19. On Guard (1997)

TV-14 | 128 min | Drama, Adventure

69 Metascore

The Comte de Gonzague schemes against his cousin, the Duc de Nevers, even though he is the Duke's heir and will inherit his estates. The Count has kept secret the existence of the Duke's ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Perez, Marie Gillain

Votes: 3,119 | Gross: $0.10M

20. The Lover (1992)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Jane March, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Frédérique Meininger, Arnaud Giovaninetti

Votes: 17,784 | Gross: $4.90M

21. The Name of the Rose (1986)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Helmut Qualtinger, Elya Baskin

Votes: 95,568 | Gross: $7.15M

22. Une femme française (1995)

100 min | Drama, Romance

Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through ... See full summary »

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Daniel Auteuil, Gabriel Barylli, Jean-Claude Brialy

Votes: 1,121 | Gross: $0.17M

23. East/West (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, History

61 Metascore

June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or ... See full summary »

Director: Régis Wargnier | Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Sandrine Bonnaire, Catherine Deneuve, Sergey Bodrov

Votes: 4,409 | Gross: $2.78M

24. Camille Claudel (1988)

R | 175 min | Biography, Drama, History

Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Nuytten | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu, Madeleine Robinson, Laurent Grévill

Votes: 5,739 | Gross: $0.20M

25. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Rab Affleck, Stéphane Algoud

Votes: 61,722 | Gross: $14.28M

"Le meilleur film de Besson"...

26. Mélo (1986)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

In Paris in the 1920s, a concert violinist meets and falls in love with a stylish young flapper who's the wife of an old friend. Romaine instigates the affair with Marcel, and carries it ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Fanny Ardant, Pierre Arditi, André Dussollier

Votes: 989

27. A Few Days with Me (1988)

PG | 131 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

Martial's mother owns a chain of supermarkets. He had spent some years in a mental hospital because of pervasive indolence. Hoping that an active task may improve his condition, he is sent ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Dominique Lavanant

Votes: 774

28. Un Coeur en Hiver (1992)

105 min | Drama, Romance

Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Béart, André Dussollier, Elizabeth Bourgine

Votes: 8,348 | Gross: $1.67M

29. 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: 15,457 | Gross: $2.02M

30. Lacenaire (1990)

120 min | Biography, Drama

On 9 January 1836, Pierre Lacenaire goes to the guillotine, a murderer and a thief. He gives Allard, a police inspector, his life story, written while awaiting execution. He also asks ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Girod | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Jean Poiret, Jacques Weber, François Périer

Votes: 234

31. Mama, There's a Man in Your Bed (1989)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

A company president gets framed with a food-poisoning scandal and the only person who can help him is the evening cleaning-woman, who always seems to be at the right place at the right time.

Director: Coline Serreau | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Firmine Richard, Pierre Vernier, Maxime Leroux

Votes: 1,395 | Gross: $0.50M

32. Ménage (1986)

84 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A bisexual petty criminal named Bob encounters a married couple arguing in a bar. Bob breaks up the fight and proceeds to seduce first the wife and then the husband. Then Bob teaches the ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Michel Blanc, Miou-Miou, Michel Creton

Votes: 2,341 | Gross: $0.93M

33. Monsieur Hire (1989)

PG-13 | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A recluse is accused of murdering a young woman simply because his neighbors think he is strange.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Michel Blanc, Sandrine Bonnaire, Luc Thuillier, André Wilms

Votes: 5,540 | Gross: $1.42M

34. Merci la vie (1991)

117 min | Drama

Camille, a naive schoolgirl meets an intiguing influence in Joelle, a slightly older and much more experienced spirit. Camille follows her new friend through the discovery of sex and the ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Blier | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anouk Grinberg, Michel Blanc, Jean Carmet

Votes: 1,035

35. Marche à l'ombre (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Two friends, one a musician the other constantly depressed wander around Greece and France till they get to Paris without a penny to their name. Here they spend nights in the underground, ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Blanc | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Michel Blanc, Sophie Duez, Katrine Boorman

Votes: 1,195

36. Dead Tired (1994)

R | 92 min | Comedy

What is going on here?!? French director, Michel Blanc (as Himself), just doesn't understand why his life is suddenly falling apart. This nightmarish comedy-thriller is all about identity. ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Blanc | Stars: Michel Blanc, Carole Bouquet, Philippe Noiret, Josiane Balasko

Votes: 1,710 | Gross: $0.55M

37. The Escort (1999)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

Tom is a male escort boy for ladies, a gigolo. His friend Pierre doesn't find this out until later, when Tom takes him to a party without telling him why and they are paid by two lady clients.

Director: Michel Blanc | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Stuart Townsend, Liza Walker, Noah Taylor

Votes: 1,163

38. The Last Woman (1976)

X | 112 min | Drama

Gerard and his 9-month-old son have been left by his wife for feminist reasons. The custody of his son is being threatened by his next romance.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Ornella Muti, Michel Piccoli, Renato Salvatori

Votes: 971

39. Bye Bye Monkey (1978)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A man walking on the beach near New York City finds the corpse of King Kong. He also finds Kong's orphaned son, and takes it to a friend who lives in the city, and they decide to raise it.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Marcello Mastroianni, James Coco, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 1,007

40. The Woman Next Door (1981)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

Two ex-lovers wind up living next door to each other with their respective spouses. Forbidden passions ensue.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Henri Garcin, Michèle Baumgartner

Votes: 6,318

41. Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Romance about Simon Donnadieu and his decision to leave his ever-loving wife Rachel.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Laurence Masliah, Bernard Verley, Aude Amiot

Votes: 1,024

42. A Good Marriage (1982)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sabine vows to give up married lovers, and is determined to find a good husband. Her best friend Clarisse introduces her to her cousin Edmond, a busy lawyer from Paris. Sabine pursues ... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Béatrice Romand, André Dussollier, Féodor Atkine, Arielle Dombasle

Votes: 2,099

43. Love on the Ground (1984)

125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A play within a play within a play within a play. Actors perform a play in a house, an audience member invites them to work in his own home improvising a play around his own life. The line between fiction and reality blur.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Jane Birkin, Geraldine Chaplin, André Dussollier, Isabelle Linnartz

Votes: 409

44. The Children (1985)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy

7 year-old boy Ernesto intrigues people around him for several reasons. Despite such a young age, he looks like a man on his 40's and also seems a little more intelligent than any of his ... See full summary »

Director: Marguerite Duras | Stars: Axel Bogousslavsky, Daniel Gélin, Tatiana Moukhine, Martine Chevallier

Votes: 137

45. Les longs manteaux (1986)

106 min | Action, Adventure

A reporter becomes involved with a band of terrorists hiding in the mountains between Peru and Bolivia.

Director: Gilles Béhat | Stars: Bernard Giraudeau, Claudia Ohana, Robert Charlebois, Federico Luppi

Votes: 122

46. Les spécialistes (1985)

94 min | Adventure, Crime

During a routine transfer of prisoners from one jail to another, an accused cop killer, Paul Brandon, is temporarily chained to a con with only a year left to serve, Stéphane Carella. Paul ... See full summary »

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Bernard Giraudeau, Gérard Lanvin, Christiane Jean, Maurice Barrier

Votes: 849

47. Passion of Love (1981)

117 min | Drama, Romance

7.2