The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Top French Films

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This chronological listing was posted on the French Ministry of Foreign Affair’s website c. 2000.

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  1. 1.
    Poil de carotte (1925)
    by Julien Duvivier

  2. 2.
    A Nous La Liberte (The Criterion Collection)
    by René Clair

  3. 3.
    L' Atalante
    by Jean Vigo

  4. 4.
    Pension Mimosas (1935)
    by Jacques Feyder

  5. 5.
    ?
    Toni (1935)
    by Jean Renoir

  6. 6.
    A Day in the Country [Region 2]
    by Jean Renoir

  7. 7.
    Le roman d'un tricheur (The Story of a Cheat) (1936)
    by Sacha Guitry

  8. 8.
    ?
    Regain (Harvest) (1937)
    by Marcel Pagnol

  9. 9.
    Grand Illusion (The Criterion Collection)
    by Jean Renoir

  10. 10.
    Daybreak
    by Marcel Carné

  11. 11.
    ?

  12. 12.
    ?
    Douce/Love Story
    by Claude Autant-Lara

  13. 13.
    ?
    Le ciel est à vous
    by Jean Grémillon

  14. 14.
    Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (The Criterion Collection)
    by Robert Bresson

  15. 15.
    Children of Paradise (The Criterion Collection)
    by Marcel Carné

  16. 16.
    La Bataille du Rail
    by Rene Clement

  17. 17.
    Beauty and The Beast (The Criterion Collection)
    by Jean Cocteau

  18. 18.
    Quai des Orfevres (The Criterion Collection)
    by Henri-Georges Clouzot

  19. 19.
    Orpheus (Original French) [Criterion Collection]
    by Jean Cocteau

  20. 20.
    Casque d'Or (The Criterion Collection)
    by Jacques Becker

  21. 21.
    Le Plaisir
    by Max Ophuls

  22. 22.
    Earrings of Madame de...
    by Max Ophuls

  23. 23.
    ?
    Rue de l'estrapade (1953)
    by Jacques Beck

  24. 24.
    M. Hulot's Holiday (The Criterion Collection)
    by Jacques Tati

  25. 25.
    French Cancan - Criterion Collection
    by Jean Renoir

  26. 26.
    The Grand Maneuver [Region 2]
    by René Clair

  27. 27.
    ...And God Created Woman (The Criterion Collection)
    by Roger Vadim

  28. 28.
    ?
    Pot-Bouille (1957)
    by Julien Duvivier

  29. 29.
    Elevator to the Gallows (The Criterion Collection)
    by Louis Malle

  30. 30.
    Breathless
    by Jean-Luc Godard

  31. 31.
    Hiroshima Mon Amour (The Criterion Collection)
    by Alain Resnais

  32. 32.
    Jules and Jim (The Criterion Collection)
    by François Truffaut

  33. 33.
    Cleo from 5 to 7 (The Criterion Collection)
    by Agnès Varda

  34. 34.
    Les Tontons Flingueurs (Original French ONLY Version)
    by Georges Lautner

  35. 35.
    The Fire Within (The Criterion Collection)
    by Louis Malle

  36. 36.
    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
    by Jacques Demy

  37. 39.
    Belle de Jour
    by Luis Buñuel

  38. 40.
    Le Samourai (The Criterion Collection)
    by Jean-Pierre Melville

  39. 41.
    Les choses de la vie (1969)
    by Claude Sautet

  40. 42.
    La Maman et la putain
    by Jean Eustache

  41. 43.
    India Song
    by Marguerite Duras

  42. 44.
    ?
    Monsieur Klein (1976)
    by Joseph Losey

  43. 45.
    ?
    La chambre verte
    by François Truffaut

  44. 46.
    Buffet Froid
    by Bertrand Blier

  45. 47.
    ?
    Coup de tête (1979)
    by Jean-Jacques Annaud

  46. 48.
    Série noire (1980)
    by Alain Corneau

  47. 49.
    Mon Oncle D'Amerique
    by Alain Resnais

  48. 50.
    ?
    Le Roi et l'Oiseau (Original French Version)
    by Paul Grimault

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Untitled — 4 years ago

Seems crazy that there’s no Abel Gance on this list, especially given some of the mediocrities included here.




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