With Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (INA) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. The Dreamers (2003)
NC-17 | 115 min | Drama, Romance
A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.
Votes: 104,555 | Gross: $2.53M
3. Playtime (1967)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy
Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction.
4. Senna (2010)
PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.
Votes: 58,411 | Gross: $1.61M
5. The Insult (2017)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.
Votes: 12,557 | Gross: $1.00M
6. Man on Wire (2008)
PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".
Votes: 50,648 | Gross: $2.96M
10. Shine a Light (2008)
PG-13 | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A career-spanning documentary on The Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.
Votes: 10,718 | Gross: $5.36M
12. One Sings, the Other Doesn't (1977)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, History
The lives of Pomme, an aspiring singer, and Suzanne, a struggling mother, as they search for their own identity in 1970s France.
Votes: 996 | Gross: $0.02M
13. The Eichmann Show (2015 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama, History
Dramatisation of the team hoping to televise the trial of Adolf Eichmann, an infamous Nazi responsible for the deaths of millions of Jews. It focuses on Leo Hurwitz, a documentary film-maker and Milton Fruchtman, a producer.
14. Apocalypse La Guerre Des Mondes 1945-1991 (2019– )
312 min | Documentary, History, War
Summer 1945. An iron curtain comes down, separating the Communist Eastern bloc and the West, led by the Americans. And nuclear weapons leaves mankind under perpetual threat of a new ... See full summary »
Star: Mathieu Kassovitz
16. Hitler: A Film from Germany (1977)
442 min | Biography, Drama
Director Hans-Jurgen Syberberg examines the rise and fall of the Third Reich in this brooding seven-hour masterpiece, which incorporates puppetry, rear-screen projection, and a Wagnerian ... See full summary »
18. Graduate First (1978)
TV-14 | 86 min | Drama, Romance
A study of a group of young working class people in a French village, who are embarking upon adult life. The film follows the choices and decisions made for their futures.
19. 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.
20. S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003)
Unrated | 101 min | Documentary, History, War
A unique documentary on the notorious S-21 prison, today the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with testimony by the only surviving prisoners and former Khmer Rouge guards.
Votes: 973 | Gross: $0.02M
22. Delphine and Carole (2019 TV Movie)
69 min | Documentary
In the 70s and 80s, activist Carole Roussopoulos and actress Delphine Seyrig made use of new video technologies to fight for the women's movement. Archive material documents their interventions into the events of the time.
23. Noroît (1976)
Not Rated | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
On an island beach a woman vows to avenge her brother's death at the hands of a pirate leader. With help, the woman spies on the pirates and then gets a job as bodyguard to the pirate leader.
24. Agatha and the Limitless Readings (1981)
90 min | Drama
A dialogue-driven drama about a woman and her brother who meet at a deserted seaside hotel to deal with their passionate incestuous feelings for each other and reminisce about their happy childhood.
27. Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask (1995)
70 min | Documentary, Biography
Explores the life and work of the psychoanalytic theorist and activist Frantz Fanon who was born in Martinique, educated in Paris and worked in Algeria. Examines Fanon's theories of ... See full summary »
Votes: 97 | Gross: $0.01M
28. Led Zeppelin DVD (2003 Video)
Not Rated | 320 min | Documentary, Music
A double-DVD set which features over five hours of previously unreleased concert and archival performance footage from Led Zeppelin, spanning the years 1969 to 1979.
29. The Hunters (1977)
168 min | Drama
On New Year's Eve, a bourgeoisie group of hunters finds the frozen body of a long dead WWII partisan fighter. They spend the night debating what to do with it, which reveals their sins from the war and leads to their symbolic punishment.
30. A Grin Without A Cat (1977)
240 min | Documentary
French essay film focusing on global political turmoil in the 1960s and '70s, particularly the rise of the New Left in France and the development of socialist movements in Latin America.
32. The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978)
66 min | Drama, Mystery
Two narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings. The on-screen narrator walks through three-dimensional reproductions of each painting, ... See full summary »
130 min | Crime, Drama
Based on documents compiled by leading French philosopher Michel Foucault, this unique and original film charts the gruesome events which took place in a Normandy village in 1835, when a ... See full summary »
36. Thierry la Fronde (1963–1966)
26 min | Adventure
Fictional adventures of Thierry de Janville, nicknamed "Thierry la fronde or Thierry the sling-slingshot", after his weapon of choice. A young of brave nobleman in XIVth century France, ... See full summary »
38. Piazzolla, the Years of the Shark (2018)
90 min | Documentary
For the first time ever the hidden archives of bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla are opened by his son. A cinematic portrait of the worldwide legendary composer who changed tango.
42. Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 77 min | Documentary
Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios. Raised by his mother and his aunt, his films often ... See full summary »
43. The World of Jacques Demy (1995)
90 min | Documentary
In tribute to her late husband, the wife of the respected French director honors his life and artistic works by highlighting his vision in clips and interviews.
44. Manuel on the Island of Wonders (1984– )
130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Manuel's fantasy travel through Time goes from Long Ago (Episode 1 - O jardim proibido / Le Jardin interdit) through Now (Episode 2 - O pique-nique dos sonhos / Le Pique-nique des rêves), ... See full summary »
45. Baxter, Vera Baxter (1977)
91 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
In response to a new friend's queries, Vera recounts her life, starting with her no-good husband Jean, who has been using her to keep his failing building business afloat - up to the present affair she's having with Cayre (Depardieu).
46. The Model Couple (1977)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A perfectly average young couple volunteers to live in a modern household for a long televised experiment undertaken by the Ministry of Future.
47. Anna Karina, souviens-toi (2017)
55 min | Documentary, Biography
The legendary actress of the Nouvelle Vague, Anna Karina, is closely related to the revival of French cinema in the 1960s. Dennis Berry, the actress's current husband, tells the story of ... See full summary »
48. From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
Two segments. The first one arranges six stories from Cesare Pavese's "Dialoghi con Leucò", taken from classical mythology. The second segment is taken from Pavese's novel "La luna e i falò... See full summary »
49. Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown (2016 TV Movie)
61 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Since the early days, Jerry Lewis - in the line of Chaplin, Keaton and Laurel - had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches and signature slapstick humor. Yet Lewis was... See full summary »
50. Mystères d'archives (2009– )
26 min | Documentary, Short, History
A series of documentary shorts, focusing on various important historical events captured on film. Each episode, the film's and pictures of one event are carefully analyzed. As to why, how ... See full summary »