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1. The Dictator's Guns (1965)
103 min | Crime, Drama
Jacques Cournot, a freelance skipper, is hired by Mr Hendrix in Santo Domingo, first of all to advise him regarding the acquisition of a sailing boat. After a thorough inspection of a ... See full summary »
2. The French Detective (1975)
91 min | Crime, Drama
When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit... See full summary »
3. Magnet of Doom (1963)
102 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Broke French ex-paratrooper turned amateur boxer Michel Maudet becomes bodyguard for the fugitive corrupt banker Ferchaux.
4. La balance (1982)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Nicole is a Parisian streetwalker and Dede is her racketeer boyfriend, on the outs with his mob bosses because of a dispute over Nicole. When a police informant ("balance") is murdered, the... See full summary »
5. The Counterfeiters of Paris (1961)
98 min | Comedy, Crime
"Le Dabe" retired many years ago and now he lives in the Tropics where he owns stables and horses. He is a very rich man. He was the king of all money counterfeiters. He is contacted from ... See full summary »
6. Any Number Can Win (1963)
118 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Charles (Jean Gabin), a sixtyish career criminal fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cellmate, Francis (Alain Delon)... See full summary »
Votes: 2,617 | Gross: $1.00M
8. The Upper Hand (1966)
86 min | Crime, Drama
In Paris, a gold smuggler is at war with other local gangsters who want piece of the action. Then the mob shows up and makes things worse. Also, an undercover US Treasury Department agent is trying to infiltrate the smuggler's business.
9. Action Man (1967)
95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Sophisticated crook talks ex-crook and now respectable business man into one last caper. This highly planned and well executed crime goes off without a hitch until rival bad guys want a piece of the action.
10. Pasha (1968)
90 min | Crime, Drama
Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his... See full summary »
11. The Sicilian Clan (1969)
GP | 122 min | Crime, Drama
A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.
Votes: 6,574 | Gross: $3.00M
12. La horse (1970)
90 min | Crime, Thriller
Near the Baie de la Seine swamps, opposite the Port of Le Havre, Auguste Maroilleur, an elderly farmer, exploits 400 hectares of crop land with the help of his family, over which he rules ... See full summary »
13. Le Chat (1971)
86 min | Drama
Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished... See full summary »
14. Killer (1972)
87 min | Crime, Drama
Whilst being transferred to a psychiatric hospital, a ruthless serial killer Gassot makes a break and goes on the run. He arrives in Marseilles, intending to escape abroad. Here, he falls for a young prostitute, Gerda.
15. Two Men in Town (1973)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama
A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.
16. Alphaville (1965)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.
Votes: 21,274 | Gross: $0.05M
18. Band of Outsiders (1964)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery.
Votes: 20,981 | Gross: $0.04M
19. Les Bonnes Femmes (1960)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Four Parisian women navigate the world of romance and daily life looking to fulfill their dreams but often find real-life to be inescapable.
Votes: 2,221 | Gross: $0.01M
21. Breathless (1960)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama
A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.
Votes: 67,652 | Gross: $0.34M
22. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Charlie is approached by his crook brother Chico, who is chased by two gangsters. Charlie helps him to escape, but he upsets the criminals, so when his brother Fido is kidnapped, Charlie has to take an attitude with tragic consequences.
23. Made in U.S.A (1966)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
In the near future, leftist writer Paula goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité when she learns of the death of a former colleague and lover, Richard P. Is she there to ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,422 | Gross: $0.08M
25. The Burglars (1971)
PG | 120 min | Crime, Thriller, Action
In 1970s Athens a group of professional burglars plan an emerald heist from the home of a gem collector but the corrupt Greek police inspector Abel Zacharia is on their trail.
26. La Cérémonie (1995)
Not Rated | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A newly hired maid for a rich countryside family befriends a post-office clerk who encourages her to rebel against her employers.
Votes: 9,288 | Gross: $0.08M
28. 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: 2,842 | Gross: $0.09M
29. Le Doulos (1962)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Thriller
A burglar betraying other criminals, prepares for a big heist with a trusted friend that might be as untrustworthy as he.
Votes: 8,283 | Gross: $0.08M
30. Le Deuxième Souffle (1966)
Not Rated | 150 min | Crime, Drama
A gangster escapes jail and quickly makes plans to continue his criminal ways elsewhere, but a determined inspector is closing in.
31. Le Samouraï (1967)
GP | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses his efforts to provide himself an alibi drive him further into a corner.
Votes: 41,375 | Gross: $0.04M
32. Coup de Torchon (1981)
Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A pathetic police chief, humiliated by everyone around him, suddenly wants a clean slate in life - and resorts to drastic means to do so.
34. Love Crime (2010)
Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Ruthless executive Christine brings on young Isabelle as her assistant taking delight in toying with her innocence. But when Christine starts passing on her protege's ideas as her own, things take a dark turn.
Votes: 4,927 | Gross: $0.53M
35. The Bridesmaid (2004)
Not Rated | 111 min | Thriller, Drama, Romance
A hard-working young man meets and falls in love with his sister's bridesmaid. He soon finds out how disturbed she really is.
Votes: 2,549 | Gross: $0.11M
36. The Swindle (1997)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money.
Votes: 1,966 | Gross: $0.23M
37. L'Enfer (1994)
Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity. As he succumbs to green-eyed jealousy, his life starts to ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,895 | Gross: $0.19M
38. Betty (1992)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
A drunken self-destructive woman called Betty wanders through bars and meets a man that drives her to a restaurant outside Paris called Le Trou (The Hole). She meets the middle-aged ... See full summary »
39. Inferno (2009)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary
Votes: 1,482 | Gross: $0.02M
40. Joy House (1964)
97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
French filmmaker Rene Clement presents Alain Delon as a petty criminal on the run from the underground. On the Rivera, he seeks refuge in a flophouse whose soup line is served by Jane Fonda... See full summary »
41. Purple Noon (1960)
PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.
43. Inspecteur Lavardin (1986)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Inspector Lavardin is induced to investigate the murder of a province's notable who was taking himself as the moral guardian of his village. The perspective of the inquiry changes when the ... See full summary »
44. Cop au Vin (1985)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Mystery